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Guardian - Fri Nov 16 9:27 AM
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard was full of praise for Wayne Rooney after the forward made his final appearance for 'The Three Lions' during a 3-0 win over the USA Continue reading
Guardian - Fri Nov 16 9:01 AM
Today’s fluff might be heading north soon If Thursday felt like deadline day for the British cabinet then it follows that Friday should be a little woozy, a touch mellow, spent in a fug of regret and looming fear of whatever the Bad Thing was. Fortunately The Mill only knows football and, well, h...
Guardian - Fri Nov 16 12:00 AM
• Southgate unhappy with second-half performance • Rooney: ‘It was a special day for me and my family’ Gareth Southgate shelved plans to criticise his players for their second-half performance in victory over USA after Wayne Rooney stole the stage by delivering a tearful post-match speech in the...
Guardian - Thu Nov 15 11:47 PM
It was a slightly odd occasion and Rooney’s reappearance in an England shirt provided a reminder how much football has changed In the end Wayne Rooney got the biggest cheer of the night. Which was, after all, the whole point. With 58 minutes gone there was a roar from the bleachers that almost be...
Guardian - Thu Nov 15 10:40 PM
Debutant Callum Wilson scored and shone, while Wayne Rooney’s farewell was a fitting reminder of his quality Jordan Pickford Saved well from Pulisic to deny USA an unlikely opening goal. Subbed at half-time. 6 Related: Jadon Sancho lights up Wayne Rooney’s farewell match for England against USA C...
Guardian - Thu Nov 15 10:03 PM
There were glimpses for the majority inside this arena to cherish, flashbacks to the skill and vision Wayne Rooney had delivered for England over a career now complete, and celebrated, at 120 caps. The former captain’s final cameo amounted to 32 minutes, a period illuminated by one sharp shift on...
Guardian - Thu Nov 15 7:41 PM
• Sánchez signing and new Fellaini contract part of £77m bill • Club’s revenue down to £135m from £143m Manchester United’s wage bill has increased by more than 10%, the club’s latest financial figures have shown. The rise was attributed primarily to investment in the first-team squad and follows...
Guardian - Thu Nov 15 5:06 PM
• Victory in Cardiff would secure promotion to Group A • Wales manager wary of Christian Eriksen threat Ryan Giggs has likened Friday night’s Nations League game against Denmark to a cup final and urged his players to get the win that would put Wales within 180 minutes of qualifying for Euro 2020...
Guardian - Thu Nov 15 12:14 PM
Moore, Baggio, Maradona, Maldini and ‘the 12th man’ have all been given the honour but is it really a sign of weakness? By Ricci Potts for The Gentleman Ultra Not long ago I was speaking to some Napoli fans about Lorenzo Insigne. He was born in Naples, signed for the club aged 15 and has been run...
Guardian - Thu Nov 15 8:24 AM
Today’s rumours think nothing says Christmas quite like an extended trailer for next year’s biopic Manchester United defender Chris Smalling could swap life at one mid-table Premier League club for another if speculation linking with with a move to Everton turns out to carry any weight. Tabloid t...
Guardian - Wed Nov 14 6:23 PM
Former England captain Wayne Rooney will bring down the curtain on his record-breaking international career with an honorary appearance against the USA on Thursday. The 33-year-old has been invited back into the national team squad to mark his achievements as the country’s all-time leading goals...
Guardian - Wed Nov 14 5:30 PM
• Rooney will be given armband when he comes on as substitute • Fabian Delph due to captain team in friendly until that point Wayne Rooney will wear the No 10 shirt and be given the armband by the captain Fabian Delph when he comes on for his farewell England appearance against the USA on Thursda...
Guardian - Wed Nov 14 11:13 AM
Today’s questions are back for one night only • Sports quiz of the week: Rooney, City v United and F1 Against which team did Wayne Rooney make his Premier League debut for Everton on 17 August, 2002? Liverpool Tottenham Arsenal Norwich In which part of Liverpool did Rooney grow up? Huyton Toxteth...
Guardian - Tue Nov 13 10:30 PM
• Returning forward sometimes tried ‘too hard’ for England • ‘There were times when I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should’ Wayne Rooney, almost for old time’s sake, ended up addressing pressure. This is a player who had grown used to lugging the weight of expectation during an England career that...
Guardian - Tue Nov 13 6:28 PM
Wayne Rooney has said he hopes his England farewell could be repeated in the future for the likes of current captain Harry Kane as he shrugged off criticism about his last international appearance. Rooney will win his 120th and final cap on Thursday in a friendly against the United States at We...
Guardian - Tue Nov 13 11:21 AM
Our resident cartoonist picks over the bones of Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over their city rivals If you like David’s cartoons , buy his new book: Goalless Draw Continue reading
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 8:07 PM
The latest Manchester derby provided more evidence of a gulf in class but United can bridge the divide with a squad overhaul Manchester United face a crisis: are they prepared to accept mediocrity or will Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, allow José Mourinho a serious squad overhaul? When...
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 5:07 PM
• One-year extensions beyond this season being discussed • José Mourinho keen for the 33-year-olds to stay at United Manchester United are in discussions with Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young regarding new one-year deals, with the players’ contracts due to expire after this season. Valencia and...
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 2:58 PM
Depay has been more effective in Ligue 1 this year than Neymar or Kylian Mbappé but his mentality is holding him back By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News Memphis Depay is not often associated with the words “effective” or “consistent” but he is on a remarkable run. He scored...
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 10:01 AM
Coach deployed Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini as defensive block – but City simply skirted round it Two contrasting philosophies, a clash of styles, possession against directness, attack against defence – all that discussion and, in the end, very little of it meant anything. M...
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 8:53 AM
This morning’s fluff is chewing the cud Despite pulling down the pants of their local rivals and administering a good spanking, Manchester City aren’t about to rest on their laurels. Pep Guardiola is once again being linked with a move for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong , who is also wanted by M...
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 8:13 AM
Hugo Lloris ends his madcap day on a high, Everton work out how to stop Chelsea and Salomón Rondón proves his worth Unai Emery delivered an overdue update on Danny Welbeck, the Arsenal striker who was stricken against Sporting in the Europa League last Thursday. Welbeck, the manager reported, und...
Guardian - Sun Nov 11 10:39 PM
• ‘The game was open for 80-something minutes’ • Sterling ticked off by Guardiola for late stepovers José Mourinho reached deep into his book of excuses after Manchester United were outplayed in the derby to fall 12 points behind the Premier League leaders. To almost every observer at the Etihad...
Guardian - Sun Nov 11 9:56 PM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight View the Dozen archive Continue reading
Guardian - Sun Nov 11 8:47 PM
Manchester City’s golden pair of old lags proved the dominant forces as the champions ran rings around Manchester United On an afternoon of cold, imperious dominance at the Etihad Stadium, two things stood out. First Manchester City produced passages of football that were utterly breathtaking, so...
Guardian - Sun Nov 11 7:57 PM
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has blamed exertions for his side's 3-1 derby defeat to Premier League leaders Manchester City . United fought back for a 2-1 victory against the Italian champions Juventus in Turin on Wednesday while City cruised through a home game against Ukrainians...
Guardian - Sun Nov 11 6:28 PM
With this victory in the 177th derby, Manchester City surely killed any lingering hopes Manchester United had of competing for the league title. José Mourinho’s side made a fight of it but City always appeared a class – at least – above and left United staring at a 12-point gulf to the leaders an...
Guardian - Sun Nov 11 3:09 PM
Manchester derby updates from the 4.30pm GMT kick-off at the Etihad Live scores: all the goals from the games around the UK and Europe Email Rob.Smyth@theguardian.com 1.49pm GMT For both teams, this game has the perfect balance of excitement and fear. City will hope to beat United at home for the...
Guardian - Sat Nov 10 10:30 PM
• United manager ‘not such big fan’ of aspects of Agüero’s game • Guardiola says Sterling doesn’t deserve criticism over penalty Raheem Sterling unintentionally put the issue of diving on the pre-Manchester derby agenda with his Norman Wisdom impersonation against Shakhtar Donetsk , not – just so...
Guardian - Sat Nov 10 8:00 PM
All Mourinho’s instincts will be to kill the game but going for broke represents his best chance of another famous win When people said they wanted José Mourinho to make Manchester United more like Alex Ferguson’s treble winners, this, presumably, isn’t quite what they meant. The capacity to figh...