Top 10 highest paid players: Man United man tops the list, while Chelsea star sits fourth

While a player’s success is often dependent on whether they manage to justify the transfer fee that was paid to bring them to their respective clubs, their lucrative contracts can also provide an insight into whether they can be considered a success or a big-money flop. The Daily Mail have reported the eye-watering wages of the top ten highest paid players in the Premier League, which is unsurprisingly made up solely of stars from sides that finished in the top four last season. Here is the top ten: 10. John…

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Best Twitter reaction as Man United’s Wayne Rooney becomes England’s all-time leading goalscorer

Wayne Rooney confirmed his place in the England record books last night, as he became the country’s leading goalscorer when his thunderous penalty gave Roy Hodgson’s men a 2-0 lead over Switzerland, and the skipper his 50th goal for the Three Lions. The Manchester United man – who moved level with Sir Bobby Charlton with another penalty, this time against San Marino at the weekend – may have thought that he was going to have to wait until the final Euro 2016 qualifiers take place next month before he could…

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Man United gossip: De Gea set for first team return as young striker nears departure

Tuesday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, is ready to play for Spain on Tuesday and could make his first appearance of the season for the Red Devils against Liverpool on Saturday, The Times reports. The custodian has been left out of United’s squad so far this term amid fears that he isn’t in the right frame of mind to play. However, Argentine Sergio Romero, 28, knows De Gea’s return leaves him with a fight to keep the number one shirt at…

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Wayne Rooney reveals differences with former Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has lifted the lid over differences he had with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson following his quit threat in 2013, the Daily Express reports. The England international sought to leave Old Trafford until he was offered a bumper new deal and has since become the club captain under current boss Louis van Gaal. However, the 29-year-old has highlighted the differences he went through with Sir Alex, stating that differences between players and managers is common, and he sometimes goes through the same thing with England…

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England vs Switzerland – Match preview and team news

Having secured a place at Euro 2016 with the minimum of fuss, England welcome Switzerland to Wembley as they attempt to win Group E and maintain their 100% record. Three points was always a virtual guarantee in San Marino on Saturday, but the 6-0 success contained a few positive aspects. Jonjo Shelvey took full advantage of being handed a start to spray the expansive passes that have now become his trademark, forward duo Harry Kane and Theo Walcott – twice – both found the net with confidence boosting strikes, while Wayne Rooney’s…

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(Video) Wayne Rooney equals Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record with penalty against San Marino

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Wayne Rooney took just over ten minutes of England’s clash with San Marino to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for the Three Lions. The skipper scored his 49th goal in his 106th international appearance – the same amount of caps it took the Manchester United legend to achieve his impressive total – after Roy Hodgson’s side were awarded an early penalty against the minnows. A free-kick appeared to be dealt with, only for the referee to blow his whistle after spotting one of England’s attackers being held by his…

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Man United news: Rooney tips Martial for bright future, but Valdes is still allowed to leave despite squad inclusion

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney has tipped the club’s new signing Anthony Martial for a very bright future at Old Trafford, despite having to ask Morgan Schneiderlin who he was when he heard that Louis van Gaal was pursuing him, the Daily Express report. “He’s got a lot of ability from what I’ve seen and I’m sure he’ll be a great player for us,” he said. Another new signing Matteo Darmian has made some interesting comments regarding his move to…

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San Marino vs England – Match preview and team news

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England could become the first nation to qualify for Euro 2016 on Saturday as they head to San Marino for a match where victory is surely a foregone conclusion. The Three Lions will ensure their inevitable place in the finals in France by taking all three points here and a win for nearest rivals Switzerland over Slovenia. Of all the other sides in Europe, only Austria in Group H have a chance of making it in match day seven, a feat which should not be underestimated given that some of…

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Man United gossip: LVG to FORCE De Gea to pen extended deal but Bale chances DESTROYED

Thursday’s biggest Manchester United news and gossip. Manchester United will make one last attempt to persuade David De Gea to commit his long-term future to the club by offering the 24-year-old Spain goalkeeper a new deal in October, the Daily Mirror reports. Spain keeper De Gea has been left in limbo after his dream move to Real Madrid broke down on deadline day amid war between the two clubs. United’s fall-out with Real Madrid over the De Gea deal has ended their chances of signing Real’s Wales forward Gareth Bale,…

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FIFA 16 player rankings 40-31: Chelsea stopper ranked higher than Man United striker Wayne Rooney

On Wednesday, we brought you the first in a series of lists concerning the player rankings on FIFA 16. And today we continue that run down with numbers 40-31, and though there are no major shocks, the placement of certain names will no doubt ruffle a few feathers amongst fans. 40. Gerard Pique – Barcelona Rating: 85 The Barca defender is still in good nick despite having a quiet season by his own standards. 39. Mats Hummels – Borussia Dortmund Rating: 86 Linked with United over the summer, and we…

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Man United star admits Wayne Rooney had to ask who Anthony Martial was

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that the Red Devils’ skipper Wayne Rooney had to ask who Anthony Martial was once he heard that the Monaco forward could be on his way to Old Trafford, the Daily Mail report. The Mail claim that the 19-year-old is on the verge of completing a £36m move, having been given permission from the French Football Federation to leave training with the national side to seal the deal that could rise to as much as £58m. Despite the incredible fee, Schneiderlin explained that…

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Man United news: Rooney helps pick team, and late Bale bid lined up

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Louis van Gaal has revealed that United skipper Wayne Rooney is allowed to have an input regarding many things around the club, including the team selection, according to The Sun. “Things like the the selection and the kitchen and the members of staff, everything you can mention, he is involved,” he said. The Red Devils are planning to make a late attempt to bring Real Madrid star Gareth Bale to Old Trafford, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that the…

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Louis van Gaal admits Wayne Rooney helps pick Manchester United team

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that captain Wayne Rooney helps to select the side that takes to the pitch for every game, according to The Sun. “Things like the the selection and the kitchen and the members of staff, everything you can mention, he is involved,” he said. The Dutchman made the 29-year-old his skipper not long after he arrived at Old Trafford, and van Gaal explained that they have developed a great relationship during his spell (via The Sun). “I think he trusts me so that…

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Swansea vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides who boast unbeaten records after two matches meet at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea City aim to have the better of Manchester United for the fourth time in five meetings in all competitions. There was a tinge of disappointment for Garry Monk and his players after they were held to a draw by Sunderland last weekend, having missed a number of chances to put the game beyond doubt during a period of dominance early in the second half. On the bright side, it was another positive, dynamic performance…

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Manchester United predicted XI vs Club Brugge: Louis van Gaal’s looking to avoid slip-up in Belgium

Manchester United go into the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Club Brugge knowing that while they carry a two-goal advantage, their lead is still precarious given the Belgian side’s away goal in the opening clash at Old Trafford. Here is how we expect Louis van Gaal’s side to line up for Wednesday’s game: GK- Sergio Romero With David de Gea being left at home (via Manchester Evening News), van Gaal has just Romero and Sam Johnstone to choose from. Given that the tie is not done…

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Louis van Gaal calls Man United’s goalless draw with Newcastle one of the BEST performances of his reign

Despite failing to break down a resilient Newcastle side, Louis van Gaal claimed that Manchester United’s performance was one of the best he has seen since he arrived at Old Trafford, the Daily Express report. The goalless draw ensures that the Red Devils maintain their unbeaten start to the season, and that Sergio Romero has still yet to concede a goal in the Premier League, and his manager believes that he was never in danger of having his streak broken (via Express). “The performance was one of the best in…

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Premier League preview: Man Utd vs Newcastle – New boy Memphis hoping to carry on hot scoring form

Manchester United will be hoping to continue their winning start to the new Premier League season when they take on a Newcastle United side that has lost its last seven away matches stretching back to February. Just like it was against Tottenham on opening day, it was not a vintage Man Utd performance that earned them victory over Aston Villa last time out, with a number of passes going astray and the attacking fluency that they are so renowned for often lacking. Wayne Rooney was again on the periphery, leaving the likes of…

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Man United predicted XI vs Newcastle: Memphis Depay hoping to open Premier League account after midweek heroics

Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Saturday, hoping to extend their perfect start to the new campaign. Louis van Gaal’s side overcame Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League play-off in midweek, with Memphis Depay proving to be the hero with a brace to open his account for the Red Devils. He will be keen to bag his first Premier League goal at the weekend. Here is how we expect United to line up against Steve McClaren’s men: GK- Sergio Romero The Argentinian has…

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Man United captain Wayne Rooney hits back at criticism following goalless patch

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has hit back after his form was questioned following a challenging start to the season, the Daily Express report. Despite Louis van Gaal’s side’s promising start to the new campaign, the 29-year-old has yet to trouble the scorers, having not found the back of the net for the Red Devils since the start of April. Rooney admitted that he was not good enough during the club’s last league game against Aston Villa – who was incidentally, the last side he scored against for United – but…

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Man United news: Rivals launch Pedro bid, but €85m offer made for Bayern Munich star

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Chelsea are hoping to scupper the Red Devils’ bid to land Barcelona winger Pedro, having entered talks with the Catalan giants about a possible fee, according to the Guardian. United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward flew out to Spain earlier in the week to try and reach a deal, but may now have more work on his hands if he wants to sign the Spaniard. Former United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that if his old club can sign the 28-year-old, they have to…

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Man United legend claims Wayne Rooney’s goalless patch is down to being TOO FAT

Man United legend Lou Macari has suggested that Wayne Rooney’s goalless start to the new season is down to the fact that he is carrying too much weight, the Daily Express report. “Some take a few games to get going because they may have put on a few pounds over the summer and I’d probably put Wayne in that category,” he explained. However, Macari – who played 329 times for the Red Devils – believes that the skipper will be back firing, and just needs to get some confidence back…

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Louis van Gaal backs Man United skipper Wayne Rooney to rediscover scoring touch

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has backed under fire striker Wayne Rooney to start scoring despite his goalless start to the campaign piling pressure on the Dutchman, the Daily Express reports. With the Champions League qualifying clash with Belgian outfit Club Brugge on the horizon, van Gaal is aware that a £50m bounty is riding on the outcome, but despite the pressure he is staunch in his defence of Rooney, who has looked out of sorts over the past month. The Dutchman backed his captain to score between 20-30…

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Former Man United man urges Louis van Gaal to sign ‘special’ striker

Former Man United goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw believes that Louis van Gaal desperately needs to add more fire power in front of goal before the transfer window shuts, the Daily Express report. The Red Devils sold Robin van Persie, while Radamel Falcao’s loan was not made permanent following a difficult year at Old Trafford. That means that the club began the season with just Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez – who spent the last campaign out on loan – as the only senior options. And the 52-year-old hinted that his…

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Manchester United predicted XI vs Club Brugge: Bastian Schweinsteiger to make first start for Red Devils

Manchester United host Belgian side Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie on Tuesday night. Louis van Gaal will be hoping that the Red Devils can extend their perfect start to the new campaign, and give themselves a comfortable lead ahead of the second leg next week. Here is how we expect United to line-up at Old Trafford: GK- Sergio Romero The Argentinian is yet to concede since his summer move to Manchester United, and as David de Gea continues to be exiled from the…

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Man United gossip: Ramos HAD agreed massive five-year deal but De Gea DEMANDS to be dropped

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Friday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour roundup. Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergio Ramos, 29, is over, with the Spain defender poised to extend his contract at Real Madrid next week, The Guardian reports. Ramos told Madrid he wanted to leave for Old Trafford at a meeting with the chief executive, José Ángel Sánchez, at the club’s Valdebebas training ground on 24 June and Manchester United made two formal bids for the player. Sergio Ramos had agreed a stunning £9.8million-a-year deal with Manchester United before deciding to stay at…

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