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