- Mon Aug 7 5:15 PM
• Manchester United face Real Madrid in European Super Cup final on Tuesday • ‘If he’s not selected, I will try to be waiting for him on the other side’ José Mourinho has said he will “fight” for Gareth Bale
’s signature if Real Madrid do not want him, with the Portuguese predicting that the forwa...
- Mon Aug 7 1:00 PM
José Mourinho has spent lavishly again this summer to create a big, powerful side equipped for the title race – yet Manchester United must buy again Guardian writers’ predicted position 3rd (NB: this is not necessarily Jamie Jackson’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips) Last season’s...
- Mon Aug 7 10:32 AM
• Manchester United defender to have medical ahead of move • Barcelona interested in signing Jean Michaël Seri from Nice Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan from Manchester United, with the defender due for medical on Monday. Frank de Boer has been searching fo...
- Mon Aug 7 8:33 AM
Today’s fluff is letting it all soak in Having been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United that Real Madrid insisted would not happen, Gareth Bale could end up at Chelsea if Antonio Conte gets his way. Reports from the Spanish capital suggest that if Real land Monaco striker Kylian Mb...
- Mon Aug 7 8:20 AM
Before last season, the leading narrative was that of a Manchester divided – two huge personalities with plenty of baggage and history, taking charge of two of England’s biggest clubs, just a couple of miles apart. By their lofty standards, both City and United had disappointing seasons, but with...
- 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...