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EPL Talk - Fri Jan 19 2:35 AM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City plan to give Pep Guardiola a belated birthday present when the leaders try to bounce back from their first Premier League defeat in more than nine months against Newcastle on Saturday. City boss Guardiola, who turned 47 on Thursday, watched as h...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 19 1:28 AM
Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United are in optimistic mood as they travel to Burnley on Saturday, having spent the week closing in on the signing of Alexis Sanchez, and with Jose Mourinho close to agreeing to a new contract. The build-up to the game at Turf Moor has been dominated...
EPL Talk - Thu Jan 18 10:48 AM
London (AFP) – Manchester United are set to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal by making him the Premier League’s highest paid player, according to several reports on Thursday. The Chilean striker would earn between 400, 000 and 500, 000 pounds ($555, 000 and $690, 000) a week before tax by moving...
EPL Talk - Thu Jan 18 8:57 AM
London (AFP) – Manchester United are set to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal by making him the Premier League’s highest paid player, according to several reports on Thursday. The Chilean striker would earn between 400, 000 and 500, 000 pounds ($555, 000 and $690, 000) a week before tax by moving...
EPL Talk - Wed Jan 17 11:37 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has agreed to personal terms on a contract that will make him Manchester United’s highest-paid player on yearly wages of £14 million ($19 million) after tax, according to reports on Wednesday. Sanchez is reportedly on the verge of joining United after Jose...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 16 5:30 PM
London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba is becoming a commanding figure in Manchester United’s side after the midfielder extended his personal unbeaten record in the Premier League to 35 matches. The Frenchman joined United for a then world-record £89.3 million ($118.2 million, 100.6 mil...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 16 2:40 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester United’s bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player’s agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal. Chile international Sanchez, who appears to have played his last game fo...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 16 1:27 AM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho remains relaxed about his chances of signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez despite reported late interest from Chelsea. The United manager was speaking at the end of a Monday of high drama in the pursuit of the Chilean, who...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 11:42 PM
London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said Monday it would be “great” if Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez became a Manchester United player as Manchester City’s interest in the Chilean reportedly came to an end. Sanchez, 29, looks to have played his last game for Arsenal, with manager Arsene Wenger saying on Sund...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 11:35 PM
London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said Monday it would be “great” if Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez became a Manchester United player as Manchester City’s interest in the Chilean reportedly came to an end. Sanchez, 29, looks to have played his last game for Arsenal, with manager Arsene Wenger saying on Sund...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 11:26 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United took time off from their pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez to coast to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Stoke at Old Trafford on Monday. Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial in the first half, and Romelu Lukaku after the break, were o...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 10:00 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester United appeared to be closing in on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on Monday as long-time suitors and local rivals Manchester City reportedly ended their attempts to sign the Chile star. Sanchez, 29, looks to have played his last game for Arsenal, with manager Arsene Wen...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 9:45 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester United appeared to be closing in on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on Monday as long-time suitors and local rivals Manchester City reportedly ended their attempts to sign the Chile star. If the transfer goes ahead it would be the third blockbuster move of the January tra...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 3:37 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester United appeared to be closing in on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on Monday, leading the chase to sign the Chile international ahead of long-time suitors and local rivals Manchester City. If the transfer goes ahead it r move of the January transfer window invwould be th...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 3:37 PM
Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said Monday he was “itching” to get back into football after being unveiled as the new Wales boss — his first permanent managerial post. Giggs, who replaces Chris Coleman, revealed he had sought advice from his former Unit...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 9:38 AM
London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are prepared to do business in the January transfer window should a “fantastic opportunity” arise as speculation intensifies that Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Old Trafford. Two weeks ago Mourinho thought it was unlikely there would be any arr...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 15 9:38 AM
London (AFP) – Manchester United great Ryan Giggs is set to be named Wales boss on Monday — his first permanent job as a manager. The Football Association of Wales (FAW) said it would announce the identity of Chris Coleman’s replacement on Twitter ahead of a 1400 GMT press conference. Giggs, 44,...
EPL Talk - Sun Jan 14 11:19 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has indicated that Manchester United will do all they can to extend David de Gea’s contract. The Spain goalkeeper, who almost joined Real Madrid in 2015 and continues to be linked with a move there, has a contract that expires in June 2019, althou...
EPL Talk - Sun Jan 14 6:05 PM
The career of a successful manager is filled with disappointments, failures, and firings. For every Sir Alex Ferguson, who always seemed to succeed, there is an Antonio Conte, who undoubtedly has a sterling resume but seemingly is about to walk away from a second managerial job in his career rath...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 13 11:15 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes his style of play is gaining traction across English football after he experienced a tough first season with Manchester City. Guardiola is pleased to see the high-possession, high-pressing and high-intensity approach he espouses has found...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 13 7:00 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund look to have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign Swiss defender Manuel Akanji, according to German media reports on Saturday. The 22-year-old centre-back is set to cost Dortmund around 21.5 million euros ($26.2m) from Swiss side Basel, according to German...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 12 8:59 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger admitted Friday that Alexis Sanchez’s future is up in the air as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola stayed tight-lipped over potential moves for the forward during the January transfer window. Guardiola’s bid to buy Sanchez collapsed at the end of the summer transfer win...
EPL Talk - Fri Jan 12 7:03 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho on Friday said he felt “contempt” for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as their toxic public row continues to escalate. The Manchester United manager has traded insults with his Chelsea counterpart over the past two weeks, with their dispute becoming...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 9 10:05 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A goal in stoppage time by Sergio Aguero saved Manchester City’s blushes as it was enough to secure a 2-1 win over second-tier Bristol City in their League Cup semi-final first leg clash on Tuesday. The Argentinian’s 19th goal of the season and a fine effort by...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 9 5:57 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte says he will “not forget” Jose Mourinho’s personal slight about match-fixing, but the Chelsea manager added Tuesday he wants to call a halt to the increasingly bitter dispute with his Manchester United counterpart. The 48-year-old Italian — who served a four-month ban...
EPL Talk - Tue Jan 9 12:30 PM
London (AFP) – English minnows Yeovil Town have hailed a second FA Cup clash in four seasons against Premier League giants Manchester United as a “special moment”. The lowest-ranked side left in the competition will face Jose Mourinho’s side later this month at Huish Park, where the 12-time winne...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 8 7:50 PM
London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will travel to fourth-tier minnows Yeovil Town in the English FA Cup fourth round after Monday’s draw, while Newport County will host Tottenham Hotspur. United beat Derby County on Friday in their first match of the tournament, and would equal Arse...
EPL Talk - Mon Jan 8 10:35 AM
London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must match Manchester United and Liverpool by winning trophies in order to become one of the game’s giants — and dazzling football is not enough. The runaway Premier League leaders maintained their relentless charge in four competitions by sweepin...
EPL Talk - Sun Jan 7 12:35 AM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola apologised to Burnley manager Sean Dyche for his behaviour after Manchester City equalised in their 4-1 FA Cup third round victory. City boss Guardiola gestured angrily towards Dyche, making a ‘yapping’ gesture at his counterpart and the fourth o...
EPL Talk - Sat Jan 6 8:30 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte labelled Jose Mourinho “a little man” as the Chelsea manager’s feud with the Manchester United boss escalated following his team’s FA Cup goalless draw against Norwich on Saturday. Conte and Mourinho have exchanged increasingly bitter barbs over the course of this sea...