Pep Guardiola ‘honored’ by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s praise – now he wants to build Barcelona 2.0

Pep Guardiola would love to build a Manchester City Champions League-winning side dominated by academy graduates like Phil Foden – Adam Davy/PA Wire Pep Guardiola briefly basked in the praise of Manchester United’s new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe as he prepared for Sunday’s Etihad derby, although the City manager’s focus was on the future and … Read more

Marcus Rashford criticizes Man Utd’s lifestyle and commitment

Marcus Rashford has had an up and down season at Old Trafford – AFP/Oli Scarff Marcus Rashford has hit back at criticism of his lifestyle and commitment to Manchester United and believes he has suffered a backlash over his campaign against child food poverty which “seemed to rub certain people the wrong way”. Rashford was … Read more

Sliding doors, ‘blue billionaire bottlers’ and the Haaland-De Bruyne axis of pain

Special report: Fans at Premier League matches are being treated worse than ever – PSR could be to blame

Football fans increasingly feel like they are at the bottom of the priority list in the sport they love Shortly after 5pm on a Friday afternoon earlier this month, Chelsea published an urgent travel update on their website. With around 24 hours to go until kick-off of their match against Manchester City, the club was … Read more

Erik ten Hag bites back at Jamie Carragher – but admits his criticism of Man Utd is justified

Ten Hag prepares his team for a crucial FA Cup match on Wednesday evening – Manchester United/Ash Donelon Erik ten Hag has hit back at Jamie Carragher for his criticism of Manchester United’s performance against Fulham, accusing the former Liverpool defender of having an agenda against the club. Carragher provided a detailed analytical overview of … Read more

Eddie Howe is safe, but an FA Cup run would save Newcastle’s season

Eddie Howe has described Newcastle’s season as ‘challenging’ – PA/Bradley Collyer Newcastle United have always expected this season to be much more difficult than the last, but as we head into spring, Eddie Howe desperately needs another FA Cup win to avoid the season turning into regret and an anti-climax. Newcastle has been in danger … Read more

Premier League and Carabao Cup final: 10 talking points from the weekend

Chelsea vs Liverpool, Carabao Cup final 2024: Kick-off today and how to watch on TV

Liverpool aim to claim the first of a possible quadruple in their Carabao Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley. With Jürgen Klopp leaving at the end of the season, the players have an extra incentive to start the game. For Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to win his first trophy in English football and … Read more

Chelsea vs Liverpool, Carabao Cup final 2024: start time and how to watch on TV

Liverpool aim to claim the first of a possible quadruple when they take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. With Jürgen Klopp leaving at the end of the season, the players have an extra incentive to start the game. For Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to win his first … Read more