Jose Mourinho says Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata were better options than £26m signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in United’s opening matches. The Armenian was named on the substitutes bench for the Community Shield and United’s opening Premier League match at Bournemouth – getting on in both for a combined total of 16 minutes of action.
But Tottenham’s spending is unlikely to stop with N’Koudou, who can play on either wing and scored ten goals last season. Spurs are still in the market for a No 10 after missing out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who joined Manchester United instead. They were also interested in Palermo’s Franco Vazquez before he agreed to join
A cast of stellar names are in the running for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award after the ten-man shortlist was announced today. Nominees in profile Journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations provided a list of their five best-ranked players, with the first receiving five points, the second four and so
Us at Starsport reckon Daniel Sturridge had a shocker so we’ve handed him a paltry three out of 10. His Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson didn’t fare much better with a five. But who was England’s best player? And which other players flopped? CLICK THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE THE FULL RATINGS
As the days pass by, it seems more and more players are being linked with moves to Manchester United. Interest in the Red Devils is high with them appointing Jose Mourinho as their new manager, to replace Louis van Gaal. And a new boss means new players, so it’s no surprise to see them linked
Sheffield United are reportedly set to offer goalkeeper George Long a new contract to ward off interest from West Brom. The highly-rated 22-year-old custodian has made over a 100 appearances for the Blades since making his debut in a game against Swansea in 2011.
Long was loaned out to Oxford United and Motherwell in the
He wants to get as many matches under his belt as possible and has asked Van Gaal if he can be considered for reserve games in the coming weeks. The under-21 side have games against Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Tottenham next month and he is expected to be involved in two of those matches. Former United
Sunderland are determined to hold out for their full asking price if Emanuele Giaccherini leaves the club in the summer. The winger never cracked it on Wearside after joining the club for around Â£6million from Juventus back in 2013 and this season he has been on loan back in Italy at Bologna.
The 30-year-old has
The Three Lions head over to Berlin in good spirits following their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualifying and with plenty of players in top form in their ranks. Click through the gallery above to see the players at Birmingham airport ahead of their flight.
Defender Ryan Bertrand will miss England’s friendly against Germany in Berlin on Saturday after returning to Southampton for treatment. The full-back picked up an injury in his side’s Barclays Premier League win over Liverpool last weekend and the England medical team have determined he will not be fit to face the world champions. The Football