Manchester United’s only chance of beating City in the FA Cup final lies in these tactical tricks

Rodri has been one of Manchester City’s most influential players this season – Getty Images/Andrew Kearns Manchester United fans travel to Wembley with hope rather than expectation and may fear being embarrassed by Manchester City in the FA Cup final. Erik ten Hag was characteristically optimistic after last year’s final, praising United for keeping the … Read more

Wayne Rooney accuses Manchester United players of faking injuries

Wayne Rooney with fellow ex-Manchester United captain and current TV pundit Roy Keane before Sunday’s match against Arsenal – Reuters/Carl Recine Wayne Rooney has launched a scathing attack on a number of injured Manchester United players, accusing them of deliberately leaving matches to protect themselves ahead of the FA Cup final or European Championship this … Read more

Premier League: 10 things to watch out for in this weekend’s football

The contenders to replace Erik ten Hag at Man Utd if he is fired this summer

Tuchel has an impressive record as a manager, both in the Premier League and on the continent – Getty Images/Alexander Hassenstein Manchester United reached a new low after Monday’s dismal 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. Manager Erik ten Hag is effectively on trial until the end of the season, with United’s new technical director Jason … Read more

Arsenal have released Kai Havertz – and it could have implications for their transfer activities

Arsenal bought Kai Havertz as a midfielder, but he is flourishing as a striker – Getty Images/Charlotte Wilson When it comes to matters off the pitch, Mikel Arteta cannot be described as a particularly flexible manager. Just ask Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi, two recent Arsenal players who were banned from the club for not … Read more