Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat wants to secure survival with weekend win over Leicester City

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has said he wants his side to secure their survival in the Premier League this weekend when they come up against Leicester City. The Dutch coach knows his Black Cats side are all but safe, but wants a final victory to make it a mathematical certainty, reports Sky Sports. Sunderland and Leicester City lock horns in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, with both sides desperate to retain their top-flight status for next season. The Black Cats and Foxes have both enjoyed miraculous turnarounds at the…

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Depay: I can become best in the world at Manchester United

Dutch forward Memphis Depay wants to become one of the world’s best during his time at Manchester United, when he officially makes the move this summer from Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven. He’s drawn comparisons to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, but admits he still has some way to go to be on his level, reports Sky Sports. Manchester United paid over £25M to sign the coveted prolific goalscorer from PSV, with manager Louis van Gaal knowing him well from the time spent together in the Dutch national team. Depay revealed…

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Carragher: Sir Alex Ferguson will regret Pogba sale

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will have big regret in letting Paul Pogba join Juventus, with the Frenchman now on course to win the treble with the Italian giants, but also sympathises if the decision was financially driven. While Juventus were very critical of Ferguson’s judgement in letting Pogba go, as he’s since turned into one of the best midfielders in world football, Carragher has taken a different stance on the matter, and believes the ex-United boss were merely adhering to financial…

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Southampton confident of Clyne extending deal at St Mary’s

Southampton are confident of tying down talented right-back Nathaniel Clyne to an extended contract, amid rumours linking his short-term future away from St Mary’s, reports Sky Sports. The England international has once again impressed this season, which has led to interest from a host of clubs in the Premier League. Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly the three sides particularly keen in Clyne’s services, and the right-back did admit wanting to join a side in the Champions League in the future to harbour his European ambitions. While many assumed…

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Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard admits regret in failing to win the Premier League title

Liverpool’s long-serving captain Steven Gerrard admits he’s hurt by his long-running failure to win a Premier League title. The England international finished runners-up in the table last season, which is the closest he will ever get to sealing the division crown, and the midfielder said it’s his biggest regret, reports BBC Sport. Last season, Liverpool looked to be on their way to the Premier League title, with Brendan Rodgers side going on an incredible ruin of victories at the tail-end of the season, but defeat to Chelsea at Anfield in…

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Pep Guardiola reaffirms desire to stay at Bayern amid Man City rumours

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has denied persistent rumours linking him to Manchester City in the summer, insisting he will see out the last year of his deal at the Allianz-Arena, reports Sky Sports. The Spanish coach was reported to have agreed to deal to join Manchester City at the end of the season, with Bayern Munich looking down and out in the Champions League , while City manager Manuel Pellegrini was expected to depart the Etihad following their trophyless season. But Guardiola has repeatedly denied the rumours linking him…

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Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp blames the club’s relegation on poor recruitment

Ex-Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes the Londoners’ recent relegation from the Premier League can be attributed to their poor recruitment in the summer, reports Sky Sports. Redknapp, 68, was in charge of the Hoops until February, citing health problems as a reason for his departure. He left what many perceived as a sinking ship, and such a tag proved true with successor Chris Ramsey failing to keep Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League. QPR were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City on the weekend which sealed their fate…

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Man City’s Sergio Aguero desperate to reclaim next season’s Premier League title

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is hoping his side to win their Premier League title back off Chelsea next season, after the Sky Blues relinquished their crown with hardly a whimper this campaign, reports Sky Sports. Chelsea led in the Premier League from day one, and no side have managed to topple them throughout the campaign. The Londoners avoided defeat in both games to Manchester City too, which meant they could never gain ground. Manuel Pellegrini’s side suffered a badly-timed dip in form as Chelsea started to drop points, which…

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Swansea’s Neil Taylor could sign new deal in the coming weeks

Swansea City defender Neil Taylor has been offered a new contract, as his existing deal at the Liberty Stadium only had a year to run. It’s thought, however, that manager Garry Monk is still eyeing up another left-back this summer, reports Sky Sports. The Welsh international has been at the club for five years, joining from Wrexham, and has been a key component of the side since they earned promotion to the Premier League. He lost his place in the starting eleven last season due to injury woes and the…

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Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic tips boss Jose Mourinho to be named Manager of the Season

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes Jose Mourinho should win the Manager of the Season award, and doesn’t believe any other boss has come close to the Portuguese coach. The Serbian also expressed bemusement at how Mourinho hadn’t won a Manager of the Month award throughout the season, reports Sky Sports. Chelsea recently captured the Premier League title following a win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. They followed it up with a draw against Liverpool on the weekend, and have been top of the pack since day one in the…

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Clint Hill: Certain people didn’t put effort in to help us avoid relegation

Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill has echoed the sentiments of teammate Joey Barton who said there were “bad eggs” at the club that contributed to their relegation from the Premier League, but the experienced Englishman also believes they didn’t have the quality to stay in the division, reports Sky Sports. Queens Park Rangers were the second team confirmed for relegation following their 6-0 thrashing against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on the weekend. The Londoners have Burnley from Championship promotion last summer to instant relegation this season, and…

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Wolfsburg to fight Aston Villa for Tom Cleverley this summer

According to Sky Sports, German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are looking to sign Aston Villa target Tom Cleverly at the end of the season, with the England international enjoying fantastic form while out on loan from Manchester United. Cleverly is currently playing for Aston Villa until the end of the season, having joined the Midlands club on loan during the summer transfer deadline day. He’s been outstanding under new manager Tom Sherwood, and his form hasn’t gone unnoticed by sides in Europe. He’s excepted to leave Manchester United regardless this summer,…

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Merson: Arsenal must challenge for the title next season

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Arsenal have to challenge for the Premier League title next season, given the players they now have in attack, coupled with their impressive form in 2015 and resources they’ll b given in the summer to recruit even more stellar talent. Merson, a former Arsenal midfielder, says his ex-club still need to spend in the summer, but believes their impressive run of form this year has to count for something next season. He feels it isn’t good enough for Arsenal to go on long winning…

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey wants to rebuild the club in the Championship

Following Queens Park Rangers’ relegation from the Premier League, manager Chris Ramsey admits he wants to be the man to lead them in the Championship to build the club for a promotion charge back to the top-flight, reports Sky Sports. The Londoners lost 6-0 away to Manchester City at the Etihad stadium this weekend which sealed their fate in the Premier League. They went behind minutes into the game, so there was no real fight for survival from the off. Queens Park Rangers knew they stood a difficult task to…

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Pellegrini: We’re not failing despite trophyless season

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini refuted suggestions that his team are on the wane with this season set to end without them adding to their trophy cabinet, while being a considerable distance from eventual Premier League champions Chelsea, reports Sky Sports. Manchester City thrashed Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon, which relegated the visitors from the Premier League. The Sky Blues ended the day temporarily second, but can be caught by Arsenal, who have two games in hand on the two-time top-flight champions. This season, City have been very inconsistent,…

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Neville: Liverpool have underachieved this season

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes Liverpool has performed below expectations this season, with the Reds having all but missed out on Champions League football following their failure to beat Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. While admitting that the Merseyside club overachieved last season which will have put high expectations on them this season despite losing Luis Suarez, he feels their Premier League campaign has been a considerable failure, and was critical of the money they’ve spent in the summer following Suarez’s £65M sale to Barcelona. Summer arrivals such as Mario…

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Souness shocked Liverpool allowing Gerrard to leave this summer

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness remains surprised that Liverpool allowed captain Steve Gerrard to leave the club in the summer, with the former England international to end the season as the Reds’ top scorer, while netting the equaliser in this weekend’s draw against Chelsea. Gerrard has endured a disappointing campaign that has epitomised Liverpool’s season. The long-serving captain has been inconsistent with his performance, but made a telling contribution against Chelsea, scoring at Stamford Bridge to earn the Merseysiders a deserved share of the spoils. He was given an ovation…

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Rodgers: Fabregas should have been sent off for tackle

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas should have been sent off for a dangerous and reckless challenge early into their 1-1 draw this afternoon at the Stamford Bridge, reports Sky Sports. The Spanish international made tough tackle on Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling early in the first-half that saw him immediately booked by referee Andre Marriner. Fabregas could well have been given a red card for the tackle into Sterling’s ankle had the game not have been in the early stages, but nevertheless the Chelsea man got away with…

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Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool: Terry & Gerrard score in a stalemate at Stamford Bridge

The former England old guard of John Terry for Chelsea and Steven Gerrard for Liverpool both scored in a stalemate between the two sides at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, reports BBC Sport. Despite both sides having little to play for in the clash, with Liverpool’s Champions League hopes slim regardless of the outcome, and Chelsea having recently won the Premier League title, the game started with some bite. Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas could have been sent off in the opening few minutes for a strong challenge, but was given…

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Man City 6-0 QPR: Aguero hat-trick relegates lacklustre Hoops at the Etihad

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scored a treble as the Sky Blues thrashed Queens Park Rangers to relegate them to the Championship this afternoon, reports BBC Sport. Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey named an attacking lineup, as anything less than a win at the Etihad would see the Hoops relegated. The plan backfired as City took the lead early on through Aguero. The Argentine netted in the fourth minute to give Rangers a mountain to climb almost instantly. Matters were made worse after half an hour when Aleksandar Kolarov…

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Advocaat: Sunderland can avoid relegation this season

Ahead of their weekend clash to come against Everton, Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat believes the Black Cats can avoid relegation this season, and is also confident at getting a result when they travel to Goodison Park on Saturday, reports Sky Sports. Sunderland are currently in the relegation zone in the Premier League, but could haul themselves from the bottom three if they can beat Everton and results go their. Given they are without an away win this year, it’s certainly a big ask for the Black Cats to get all…

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Bryan Robson insists Angel Di Maria will come good for Manchester United

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Bryan Robson believes the much-maligned Angel Di Maria can prove his worth to United next season, reports Sky Sports. The Argentine international was signed for £65M from Real Madrid last summer, and did initially impress with Manchester United. However, his form dwindled, and he’s been used as a substitute in the Red Devils’ last six Premier League games. Manager Louis van Gaal has preferred the likes of Juan Mata and Ashley Young in the attacking positions, and cannot even entrust Di Maria to play…

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Sherwood: Allardyce won’t be without takers if he leaves West Ham this summer

Ahead of his side’s Premier League meeting against West Ham United this weekend, Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood believes his counterpart Sam Allardyce will have plenty of interest should he leave the London club as expected at the end of the season, reports Sky Sports. Allardyce has been tipped to leave West Ham this summer, with the former of the Londoners having seen their top-10 hopes in jeopardy. United haven’t won any away game in 2015, and have only picked up three wins from their last 18 played. Allardyce looked…

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez fears facing relegation-threatened Sunderland this weekend

Ahead of his side’s meeting against Sunderland in the Premier League this weekend, Everton manager Roberto Martinez feels facing a side fighting for survival is a very difficult proposition, reports Sky Sports. Everton have been in fantastic form in recent weeks, but saw their fine run ended by Aston Villa. Sunderland have been woeful in 2015, and haven’t won an away game this year. But despite the formbook suggesting Everton will earn all three points against the Black Cats, manager Roberto Martinez won’t be taking anything for granted. He feels…

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino confident of making the Europa League for next season

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has set his side a target of three wins from their remaining three Premier League games to ensure they book their place in a European competition for next season, reports Sky Sports. The Londoners are still not mathematically ruled out of the Champions League, but want to finish in a Europa League spot if the former becomes out of their hands. They have been enduring inconsistent form this year, dropping points to the likes of Crystal Palace, West Ham, Burnley and Aston Villa, among others. Spurs…

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