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Today’s News

Mourinho pays tribute to axed Leicester boss Ranieri

The Manchester United manager has once again expressed his support for the sacked former Leicester City boss.

Joaquin was tapped up by Real Madrid... in a toilet!

A much sought-after talent in his heyday, the ex-Spain international has revealed that he snubbed interest from Chelsea.

Here’s every SSE Airtricity League Premier Division transfer ahead of the 2017 season

It’s been a busy off-season for a number of teams

Our writers make 5 predictions ahead of 2017 Airtricity League season

We give our tips on players to watch, likely title winners and more.

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Yesterday’s News

'Happiness more important than money' - AC Milan star rejects €12 million-a-year China approach

Carlos Bacca has turned down a massive offer from Asia with under a week to go in the Chinese Super League’s transfer window.

Rooney pledges future to Man United amid rumours of move to China

The club’s record goalscorer wants to remain a part of the Red Devils’ push for success this season.

'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video Memory Lane This post contains videos

'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video

Pete Finnerty looks back at a huge day in sport for the county.

Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Eddie Jones springs surprise by dropping Jonathan Joseph from England squad

Meanwhile, Conor O’Shea has made four changes to his Italy team for Sunday’s clash at Twickenham.

Stunner from West Ham flop Zaza helps Valencia to surprise win against Real Barca Lifeline This post contains videos

Stunner from West Ham flop Zaza helps Valencia to surprise win against Real

The result gives Barcelona and Sevilla a great boost in their push for the La Liga title.

'He must work harder, I give nothing for free' – Mourinho tells out-of-favour Shaw

The left-back should learn from his Old Trafford team-mate in his bid to start for the Red Devils, Jose Mourinho said.

That is why Manchester City wanted me - Guardiola

The Etihad outfit won an eight-goal game against Monaco, with the manager claiming he was brought to the club for nights such as this.

Chinese Super League club confirms approach for Rooney and bid for Aubameyang

Tianjin Quanjian boss Fabio Cannavaro has revealed he had a “chat” with the Man Utd striker over a move.

A+ for Caballero as goalkeeper confirms he studied Falcao's penalty pattern before game

The Manchester City goalkeeper saved from the Colombian early in the second-half when a goal would’ve made it 3-1 to Monaco.

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Freddie Roach says it would be 'an honour' to train Conor McGregor to fight Floyd Mayweather

“One punch can change everything. It’s the sport we’re in. I’m not going to count him out completely.”

Monday 20 February, 2017

Brazilian player leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse Controversy This post contains videos

Brazilian player leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse

Everton Luiz suffered abuse during the match in Serbia and grew emotional after confronting Rad supporters.

Barcelona have no idea how to treat players - Dani Alves slams Camp Nou board

Dani Alves won 23 titles across eight seasons at Barcelona but the manner of his departure left a bitter taste for the Brazil international.

Guardiola slams 'unacceptable' Wenger treatment

The Man City boss is unhappy with the treatment of his Arsenal counterpart.

'Chelsea are already Premier League champions'

Jose Mourinho has seemingly started the mind games, after his side drew the Blues in the FA Cup.

Sunday 19 February, 2017

Late Messi penalty saves Barca embarrassment following another disappointing display

The late goal salvaged a Barcelona win over Leganes on Sunday despite the Catalans producing a terrible display.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Ex-Ireland boss Trapattoni aiming to make international football return

The South African Football Association say the veteran Italian manager is among the applicants for the vacant national team post.

Alexis out! Thousands of Chileans to march for Sanchez to ditch Arsenal

A Facebook group in the player’s homeland have organised a peaceful protest to try and convince the star that he is wasting his time.

Mourinho slams Man United's lack of concentration in Europa League win

The Portuguese boss criticised his team leading up to kick-off and during the first 45 minutes at Old Trafford.

Thursday 16 February, 2017

The Brazilian Beckham? Fluminense urge Fifa to consider this rocket for the Puskas Bend It Like Scarpa This post contains videos

Scholes expects Rooney to leave Manchester United

The former Red Devils midfielder believes that the captain will be struggling to cope with his place on the substitutes’ bench.

Bailly flourishing at Manchester United after one-on-ones with Mourinho

The centre-back has thanked his manager for helping him to make a seamless transition to Premier League football.

'Guardiola will consider signing Wilshere'

Ex-Barcelona midfielder Xavi has revealed that his former manager is a big admirer of the on-loan Bournemouth star.

Man United made €100m bid for Muller, Bayern confirm

The club’s finance chief has admitted a huge offer for the Germany international from Old Trafford was turned down out of hand last summer.

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Hat-trick for Dubliner Rooney and Ireland international Hayes also on target in 7-2 rout

The win against Motherwell moves Aberdeen three points clear of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

One of women's football's biggest stars joins Manchester City

The Women’s Super League champions have signed USA captain Carli Lloyd for their Champions League campaign.

Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Blow for Man City's faint title hopes as Jesus suffers setback

The club confirmed that the teenage striker has suffered a fractured metatarsal.

Monday 13 February, 2017

'I asked about Van Dijk but Liverpool said no'

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool originally passed up on the chance to sign the in-demand defender.

There's more to Liverpool than Mane, claims Wijnaldum

The Liverpool midfielder has played down the importance of the Senegalese striker.

Celtic star has potential of Coutinho and Sterling, says Rodgers

The coach believes Moussa Dembele is capable of emulating those at Anfield.

There's nothing done yet - Ibrahimovic unsure about United future

Manager Jose Mourinho is keen for the Swedish striker to stay at Old Trafford.

Sunday 12 February, 2017

'It's all about timing' - Ferdinand reaches out to Pogba after social media criticism

The France international should time his social media posts better, says the former Manchester United star.

'Very defensive' Chelsea will win Premier League, says Mourinho

The Red Devils have maintained their strong run of form, but the manager chose to aim a dig at the current league leaders.

Pulis blasts 'absolutely disgraceful' Shawcross voicemail talk Row

Pulis blasts 'absolutely disgraceful' Shawcross voicemail talk

The West Brom boss is not at all happy with the latest episode in the simmering feud between himself and Mark Hughes’ Stoke City.

Friday 10 February, 2017

Confusion at Rangers after manager reportedly denies he resigned

In a bizarre scenario, the Scottish club announced that Mark Warburton had stepped down contrary to other claims.

'Balotelli lets his head go down too easily'

Nice’s Valentin Eysseric has suggested the mental aspect of his game is preventing him reaching his true potential.

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