- Sun Aug 6 9:44 AM
Fans have their say on key players, weak leaks and summer spending – and make their predictions for the season ahead • Part one: Arsenal to Liverpool This should be our year. Given the money Pep has spent and the overwhelming quality in our squad, anything other than a proper title challenge will...
- Sat Aug 5 10:00 PM
The former Manchester United and Tottenham striker’s desire to make a difference has led him down an usual path after hanging up his boots It is inevitable, yet so many footballers seem unprepared for it. The end of a player’s career is a key moment – a huge change – and how he deals with it will...
- Sat Aug 5 8:00 PM
• Club tell forward they will not try to buy Kylian Mbappé until next summer • Manchester United continue to have an interest in Inter’s Ivan Perisic Gareth Bale
has been assured he is the future of Real Madrid and they will not try to buy Monaco’s Kylian Mbappé until next summer in a move that w...
- Sat Aug 5 1:39 PM
United and City will both expect far better for Manchester this season while Premier League champions Chelsea hope Morata’s goals can retain their crown After Antonio Conte led Chelsea to their fifth Premier League crown in his first campaign, Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho embark on a defining...
- Fri Aug 4 2:16 PM
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata
has called on footballers to join him in pledging 1% of their salaries to a Common Goal, a collective fund that supports football charities around the world. Following a recent visit to Mumbai, Mata is now looking to assemble a ‘Starting XI’ of likeminded pl...
- Fri Aug 4 1:32 PM
The Manchester United and Spain midfielder wants to make it normal for all players to donate part of their salaries – with the ultimate goal being 1% of everything that football generates going into a central charitable fund Juan Mata
is putting together his starting XI. He is in there and there...
- Thu Aug 3 8:00 AM
It remains to be seen if Everton have done good business this summer – it’s certain that they’ve done business, and a lot of it. Wayne Rooney
, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford were acquired for roughly the amount Everton got for their top goalscorer last season, Romelu Lukaku. Cou...
- Wed Aug 2 11:25 PM
• Mnachester United manager praises player but hits out at Phil Jones
’s Uefa ban • Midfielder plays 45 minutes in 2-1 friendly win over Sampdoria José Mourinho has labelled his new signing Nemanja Matic “a genius” after the midfielder made his Manchester United debut in Dublin. Matic started for...
- Wed Aug 2 8:00 AM
Antonio Conte has said he wants to avoid a Mourinho-style second season following Chelsea’s title triumph, something he should manage to achieve Guardian writers’ predicted position 2nd (NB: this is not necessarily Dominic Fifield’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips) Last season’s p...
- Mon Jul 31 6:00 PM
Matic is a classic José Mourinho second-season purchase who should bring the midfield stability and control the manager seeks and allow Paul Pogba to shine Six months into his first season back at Chelsea , José Mourinho had identified three key areas in which his team were deficient. Hindsight s...
- Mon Jul 31 4:04 PM
• Serbian midfielder reunites with José Mourinho at Old Trafford • Matic is United’s third signing of summer after Lindelof and Lukaku Manchester United have completed the purchase of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on a three-year deal, with an option to extend for a further year. Matic’s signing rep...
- Mon Jul 31 3:10 PM
• Jones banned for two European games over conduct after Europa League final • United’s Daley Blind fined over reluctance to take a drug test at same game Phil Jones
has been banned for two matches and Daley Blind fined by Uefa after the Manchester United pair were found guilty of breaching the g...
- Mon Jul 31 9:10 AM
Today’s rumours have their tin hat on Well, this is awkward. After yesterday’s act of gross insubordination , in which the Rumour Mill poured scorn on the futility and utter pointlessness of its own existence, here we are at the start of another week, surveying the football landscape to see what’...