If Pogba is unhappy at Man Utd, he should leave

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

When Paul Pogba returned to Man Utd after a few years away at Juventus, the Red Devils and supporters welcomed the return of the Frenchman, with #Pogback trending on Twitter following the announcement of the deal. Pogba had been seen as “the one that got away” from Sir Alex Ferguson, having gone on to become one of the world’s finest players during his spell in Serie A. The deal would set United back a then-world record £89m, and alongside fellow new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic it appeared that the club could…

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Man Utd to miss out on Premier League top 4 – says supercomputer

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

Technology is a great thing when it works. The advent of smartphones and, of course, the emergence of the internet have allowed us to surround ourselves with football in every nook and cranny of our lives. We can find out exactly what has gone on within the corridors at our club with just a few taps of the thumb, or a few clicks of a mouse. Football and technology seem made to go hand-in-hand as both evolve and develop over the course of months and years. One of the most…

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How Can Manchester United Dethrone City In 2018-2019

Manchester United underwhelmed under Jose Mourinho last season, despite enjoying the club’s best domestic season since the Alex Ferguson era. Finishing second behind bitter cross-town rivals – and runaway winners Manchester City – there was disappointment from the Old Trafford fans with the way the manager set up the team and the manner of their play. This was compounded by the club going trophy-less in 2018. This year could be a defining one for Mourinho. He has led United to Europa League and League Cup wins and oversaw the team’s…

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Mourinho bemoans “bad” pre-season as Man United seek to close gap on City

Man United manager Jose Mourinho has never been shy about coming forward, and so it will have come as little to no surprise really to hear that he has stated the Red Devils’ pre-season is a bad one owing to so many absentees. The vast majority of those not present are players still on holiday after good-to-remarkable World Cup campaigns of course, while former Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has remained in England to sort out some “personal administrative issues”. With such a depleted squad able to partake in some warmup…

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Man City interested in former Arsenal target

Man City are plotting a summer move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, according to latest reports. Spanish newspaper AS claims that City manager Pep Guardiola wants to bring the Portugal international to Etihad Stadium as he wishes to revamp his squad ahead of the next season. Carvalho, who was a part of the Euro Championship winning Portugal squad, has been one of the most in-demand midfielders in football ever since his impressive performances in European Under-21 Championship in 2015. He was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal for…

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Best Premier League XI Of ‘Summer 2017’ Free Agents

A Different League brings, The Best Premier League XI of Summer 2017 Free Agents consisting of the best players across the Premier League who will be free agents this summer provided they are not offered a contract extension by their respective clubs. City goalie Willy Caballero (35) has made just 30 appearances for the club in two and half years, but was impressive in their successful Capital One Cup campaign in 2016, edges out Manninger (39) and Eduardo (34) between the sticks who are yet to make a start for Liverpool…

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Manchester United move ahead of Barca and Madrid to top the Deloitte’s Football Money League

Manchester United might be sitting on a lowly 6th position in the English Premier League but find themselves sitting pretty at the top of the Deloitte’s Money Football League (2015-2016) for the first time since 2003-2004. The Deloitte Football Money League measures clubs’ earnings from matchday revenue, broadcast rights and commercial sources, and ranks them on that basis. Champions League holders Real Madrid were top of this table for last 11 years but slipped to the third position behind United and arch-rivals Barcelona despite crossing the €600-million barrier for the first time.…

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Transfer Round: Evra returns, Depay to leave, Terry stays

January transfer window is known for its unsettling nature which involves players losing focus halfway through the season, panic buys and inflated deals. A Different League brings you the top transfer stories from the iconic day that today is, Friday the 13th. CHELSEA LEGEND JOHN TERRY GOING NOWHERE The 36-year-old central defender has found it difficult to break into Conte’s back three having made just four starts in the Premier League this season. Following the arrival of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, there were rumours linking the former England captain with…

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Pochettino waits in the shadows as Mourinho faces critical period

As the Premier League season continues on its merry way, so do the rumours about the famous managerial merry-go-round kicking into life once again as well. With Sunderland and Hull changing their head honcho in the summer, only Swansea so far have changed the face in their technical area. That was when Bob Bradley became the first American manager in Premier League history when he replaced Francesco Guidolin at Swansea at the start of October. Looking at sportsbooks such as betway.com.gh, there are interesting odds for which manager could be the next…

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New look to EPL Champions League representatives

English representation in Champions League has a different feel to it this year. The usual suspects such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are missing from the tournament, while the likes of Tottenham and Leicester City are rubbing shoulders with the European elites. However, Manchester City and Arsenal have retained a certain level of familiarity in the club football’s biggest prize. It’s been four years since an English club last won the tournament, and this season, City represents Premier League’s biggest hope in the tournament. The last year’s semi-finalists now…

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Gary Neville doubtful of managerial return

Former Manchester United defender and Sky pundit Gary Neville has revealed he may not make a return to football management following his disappointing spell with Spanish club Valencia last season. Neville, 41, spent three months at the beginning of 2016 on the bench at the Mestalla, but won just three of 16 Primera Liga matches in the dugout alongside brother Philip. Talking to Sky Sports he said: “I always say ‘never say never’ because my love of football is too great, but I genuinely believe it will be very difficult for…

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Man Utd set for big money Verratti move

Manchester United are being heavily linked with a big money, 100m Euro offer for Paris St. Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to various sources. United now have Jose Mourinho at the helm, and the Portuguese is said to be keen to add first Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the the Italian defensive midfielder, from PSG. The latter is reported by Italian sports daily Courier dello Sport, to be valued at £79m, a figure United are thought to be willing to pay. Verratti, 23, will not be part of Italy’s Euro 2016 campaign, due…

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No Real Madrid bid for Man Utd stopper

Real Madrid are yet to make a move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, despite reports that the Spanish club were looking to renew their interest in the Spain number one. Last Summer Madrid nearly completed a move for De Gea, however the transfer window shut before all paperwork could be processed on a £29.3m move – the delay was something that Real accused United of doing on purpose, in order to prevent their number one making an Old Trafford exit. As such, it has largely been expected that the…

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Victor Valdes’ exit left Manchester United fans feeling sorry for him

Victor Valdes’ tumultuous spell at Manchester United is inching closer to an end. The former Barcelona goalkeeper arrived amidst huge expectations at Old Trafford last year, but he was soon pushed out of the Red Devils’ squad after he fell out of favor with manager Louis van Gaal. After playing only two games during a year-long spell with the Red Devils, the 34-year-old is set to join Belgian club Standard Liege on a loan deal, according to the BBC. Last summer, a deal to join Turkish side Besiktas fell through. The…

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Manchester United are getting serious about PSG star

Manchester United are looking for goals and, therefore, are seriously considering a January move for PSG striker Edison Cavani. ESPN FC cites reliable sources and claims that the Red Devils are genuinely interested in bringing the 28-year-old striker to Old Trafford. The Uruguayan international’s representatives have supposedly initiated the contract with Man Utd and have informed them of the player’s wish to move to the Premier League. Louis Van Gaal’s side has struggled to score goals this season and, despite Wayne Rooney’s return to form, they are in search for a…

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Top 5 Asian players in Premier League history

Only a small number of Asian players are remembered for their time in the Premier League. And from that short list, we have picked top five Asian players to ever play at the highest level in England. Honorable mentions go out to Lee Young-pyo, Lee Chung-yong and Ali Al-Habsi. 5) Ashkan Dejagah (Iran, Fulham) The Iranian attacking midfielder/winger stayed in the Premier League for only two seasons, but he was voted as Fulham’s player of the year by club fans for the season 2013-14. He scored five goals in 22 appearances for…

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Manchester United fans are hoping for the departure of Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini seems to have lost the backing of club fans, with a potential move to Milan hailed as a great solution. The Belgian arrived in a £27.5 million deal from Everton in 2013, but has failed to cement his spot in United’s first team. “Big Fella” has received a lot of criticism for his performances recently and has been reduced to a scapegoat for the Red Devil’s failings this season, winning just three times with Fellaini playing. According to the latest reports (like the one by…

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Top five controversial transfers from the Premier League era

The winter transfer window is truly on, and a bunch of Premier League clubs are being linked with players left and right. In this feature, we take a trip down memory lane and take a look at the five most controversial transfers from the Premier League era. 5) Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano (Corinthians to West Ham, 2006) The two Argentinian players signed for West Ham from Brazilian club Corinthians in 2006 and played crucial roles in saving the Hammers from relegation that season. However, both transfers were found to…

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Real Madrid ready to sell Manchester United target

Manchetser United have recently been linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Tony Kroos. French source A Bola (as reported by Metro) are now claiming that the La Liga giants have agreed to sell the German midfielder. According to the report, Los Blancos are demanding a transfer fee of £40 million for their player. The 26-year-old midfielder arrived at Santiago Bernabeu in a £22.3 million deal from Bayern Munich in 2014. He has provided seven assists in 18 league appearances this season for Real. The Galacticos plan to fund a move…

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Top five Premier League footballers who saw their careers ruined by injuries

Life of a professional footballer has its attractions, but it also has its horrors. Over the years, many footballers have had their careers ruined by injuries. Many promises have gone unfulfilled, and many talents have gotten wasted. Here we will take a look at five such Premier League footballers who seemed destined to rule the world of football before injuries destroyed their careers. 5) Dean Ashton (Norwich City, West Ham) He was once regarded as one of most talented English strikers. He joined West Ham United from Norwich City in…

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Top 5 Champions League finals from the last decade

A Champions League final is the biggest spectacle of club football. Over the years, we have witnessed some breathtaking football in the finals of the continental competition. Here we will take a look at the top five Champions League finals from the last decade: 5. Manchester United Vs Chelsea (2008) Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard scored for their respective teams during the regular time, but both teams couldn’t be separated after 120 minutes and the game had to be decided on penalties. John Terry slipped on what could have been…

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Jurgen Klopp calls Alex Ferguson “the John Lennon of football”, Twitter reacts

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his pre-match conference on Friday called former Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson the John Lennon of football. Klopp was addressing the media ahead of United’s Sunday trip to Anfield, and he was full of praise for the legendary manager. Comparing Sir Alex to the famous Liverpool musician, he said: “Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something.” Users on Twitter, as usual, reacted in numbers to the comments. United fans loved them, Liverpool fans not so much. If Sir…

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Top five WAGs who are beauty with brains

Behind (almost) every professional football player can be found a strong and supportive wife or girlfriend. WAGs as they are called. Some are much more than just being wives and girlfriends of their football playing husband or boyfriend. The following WAG’s have not only got the looks to die for, but they have also made a name for themselves in their respective fields. Here’s our list of top five WAG’s who are beauty with brains: 5. Christine Bleakley: She married Chelsea legend Frank Lampard last year. She is famous for her Television work…

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Manchester United given encouragement in their pursuit of Edinson Cavani

Man Utd have been given encouragement in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to The Daily Mail. French publication L’Equipe recently claimed that the Uruguayan striker has made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that he wants a central striking role at the club, or he would consider leaving the French giants in June, with Man Utd as his preferred destination. And now PSG’s manager Laurent Blanc’s latest comments have suggested that all is not well between the striker and the club, meaning he could be allowed…

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Pep Guardiola apologises to Premier League managers for putting pressure on them

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has apologised to Premier League managers for unknowingly putting pressure on their jobs by admitting that his next destination will be a Premier League club, according to the BBC. The former Barcelona manager last week announced that he will be moving to Premier League once his contract with Bayern is over in the summer. Since then, he has been consistently linked with the jobs at Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal by various media outlets. Newcastle legend Alan Shearer even called out Guardiola for…

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