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  1. Ranking the Best Managers Who Played for Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United

    01.19 / 16:19 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Sir Alex Ferguson was incredibly good at a lot of things. There may be those who argue against the former Manchester United manager being considered the best ever to do the job, but there would be plenty ready to rebuff their claims. Whether or not he was the greatest football manager of all time, though, one thing is certain: He has never been a particularly good teacher of other managers. Where those who played for or coached under Louis van Gaal include Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and…
  2. Pep and Jose Chronicles, Chapter 5: The Zlatan and Aguero Show

    01.19 / 15:06 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Andy Mitten is our man in Manchester as the debut seasons of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola play out at Manchester United and City respectively. This is chapter five of a nine-part series. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero. The two best players at Manchester United and Manchester City; top scorers and fan heroes. Both are brilliant forwards but couldn't be more different—in size, style and personality. One speaks five languages, the other just one. One travels around, proving…
  3. Can Arsenal Break the Curse of Being Themselves and Satisfy Alexis Sanchez?

    01.19 / 12:03 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    After two decades in his current position, Arsene Wenger needs little training in how to publicly defuse a situation. The typically composed Arsenal manager is such a diplomat that he could convincingly explain a 20-man dressing-room brawl as a team-bonding exercise. But just in case his skills in this discipline needed sharpening, Alexis Sanchez is ensuring his boss keeps up his practice.  It's perhaps a reflection of the football-cum-period-drama prism through which we…
  4. Manchester United Transfer News: Bernardo Silva, Antoine Griezmann, Top Rumours

    01.19 / 12:02 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay £70 million for AS Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, whom they want to pair alongside Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann as they prepare a summer transfer raid. According to the Sun's Antony Kastrinakis, United manager Jose Mourinho will have to beat Real Madrid to the Portugal star's signature, however, as the BBC's Neil Henderson provided a look at Thursday's back page: Mouinho already made a massive impact during his…
  5. Manchester United Overtake Real Madrid, Barcelona in Deloitte Money League 2017

    01.19 / 09:35 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Manchester United ended Real Madrid's 11-year reign at the top of the Deloitte Money League after the Premier League outfit generated more revenue than any other football club in 2015-16. Per the Press Association (via ESPN FC), United topped the rankings by becoming the first club to earn over £500 million in a season, the exact figure totalling £515 million.  Per BBC Sport, Barcelona just edged Real into third place thanks to revenues of €620.2…
  6. A-League Week 16 Odds Preview: Victory Travel to Perth, Sydney FC Face Adelaide

    01.18 / 17:39 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    The battle between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory for A-League supremacy took plenty of twists and turns over the past week, and with their crucial Australia Day clash just a week away, both will be desperate to win their Round 16 matches.As it stands, Sydney hold a five-point lead over Victory at the top of the table, but that could have been as little as two after the Sky Blues only managed a 0-0 draw against the Western Sydney Wanderers last week. Victory, who had beaten Brisbane Roar…
  7. Manchester United Transfer News: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Extension, Latest Rumours

    01.18 / 08:28 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Manchester United are reportedly eager for 35-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay on at Old Trafford for two more years following the end of the 2016-17 season as his 19-goal tally in the current campaign has proved his continuing quality.  According to Neil Custis in The Sun, the Red Devils are keen to tie the talismanic striker to a new deal that will expire in June 2019, when he is 37, despite his initial contract signed upon his arrival in the summer only being for 12…
  8. FA Cup 2017: 3rd-Round Results, Updated Schedule After Tuesday's Fixtures

    01.18 / 00:32 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Lincoln City honoured former manager Graham Taylor with a classic FA Cup giant-killing act as they defeated Ipswich Town 1-0 at Sincil Bank in their third-round replay on Tuesday night. Nathan Arnold's last-minute goal broke the Tractor Boys' hearts, as the attacker calmly rounded the goalkeeper to claim the winner—sparking sensational scenes. Sutton United caused a further shock as the non-league side beat AFC Wimbledon on the road, attaining a 3-1 victory to set up a clash with…
  9. Chelsea Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Romelu Lukaku and Andrea Conti

    01.18 / 00:31 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Chelsea are reportedly ready to try and bring Everton centre-forward Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge if they choose to replace unsettled striker Diego Costa. Lukaku, who officially left Chelsea for Goodison Park in 2014, is one of three strikers the Premier League leaders are considering to replace Costa. The other two are Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, according to Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror. A lot will depend on whether Costa is still thought to…
  10. Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata

    01.17 / 20:13 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could replace Keylor Navas at Real Madrid, with the Belgium international "desperate" to join the Galacticos.Spanish radio station Cadena Cope (h/t Jack Otway of the Express) reported the stopper wants to return to La Liga after a successful period on loan at Atletico Madrid ended in 2014.Cadena Cope (h/t Football Espana) added that the 24-year-old consistently returns to Madrid to see his wife and child,…
  11. Barcelona Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Lionel Messi and Diego Costa

    01.17 / 19:37 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Manchester City have reportedly told Barcelona they are ready to pay £100 million to sign Lionel Messi and reunite him with manager Pep Guardiola. Negotiations are even said to have already taken place between Barca and the Citizens. In an exclusive, Phil Cadden of The Sun has revealed how City are determined to equip Guardiola with the star forward who helped him win so many titles for Barcelona: SunSport understands negotiations between executives of both clubs were held at…
  12. Paul Pogba Branded 'Useless' by Eamon Dunphy After Manchester United-Liverpool

    01.17 / 16:32 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been branded "useless" and "never worth £100 million" by former Red Devils youth player Eamon Dunphy. He said Pogba, who cost a world-record fee, would have been expensive at even £20 million.  Pogba was subjected to Dunphy's criticism after United's 1-1 draw with bitter Premier League rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. It was a match during which Pogba missed an excellent early chance with the score deadlocked at 0-0,…
  13. AC Milan's Mattia De Sciglio Would Be an Ideal Signing for Juventus

    01.17 / 15:19 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    As the dust settled on Juventus’ most recent result, the problems faced in a 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina at the weekend were understandably widely discussed. While the Stadio Artemio Franchi was vibrant, loud and passionate, the performance from the Bianconeri was anything but as coach Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell flat once again. Just as they were against AC Milan (twice), Genoa and Inter Milan, the Turin giants were lifeless, devoid of attacking ideas and defensively weak,…
  14. Plymouth Argyle vs. Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's Key Pre-Match Presser Comments

    01.17 / 14:42 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated is it “difficult to accept” FIFA’s decision not to give defender Joel Matip international clearance ahead of Wednesday’s FA Cup replay with Plymouth Argyle. The boss also confirmed at his press conference that 19-year-old Harry Wilson is in contention for the clash.  In a statement on Liverpool’s official website on Sunday it was confirmed Matip had been withdrawn from the squad with Manchester United as the club…
  15. Ranking the 5 Arsenal Players Fans Would Love to See Extend Their Contract

    01.17 / 12:16 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Last week, the French trio of Laurent Koscielny, Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud all signed contract extensions with Arsenal. With the club unlikely to be in the market for new additions during the transfer window, manager Arsene Wenger is instead focusing his energies on securing new deals for the talent he has already amassed at the club. So who would the Arsenal fans like to see commit themselves to the club next? There are a couple of obvious names to mention, but in this piece we…
  16. Chelsea Transfer News: Diego Costa Agreement with Tianjin Quanjian, Top Rumours

    01.17 / 10:24 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    According to Tianjin Quanjian president, Shu Yuhui, the club have agreed personal terms with Chelsea forward Diego Costa over a potential summer transfer.  “We have managed to find an economic agreement with the entourage of Diego Costa, but Chelsea has stated that no one will be sold before June,” he said, per CalcioMercato.com. It was also noted by Yuhui the Chinese Super League outfit have made similar progress with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. More to…
  17. Chelsea Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata

    01.17 / 00:38 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is prepared to sell Diego Costa in the summer, even if the controversial Spain international "redoubles his efforts and wins back his place" in the Stamford Bridge starting XI. Matt Law of the Telegraph reported the Italian will "cash in" on the striker after major interest from Chinese football in his services. The player has been forced to continue training on his own at Cobham after Chelsea beat champions Leicester City in Costa's…
  18. AFCON 2017: Monday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

    01.16 / 19:07 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions Ivory Coast got the defence of their crown off to a stuttering start on Monday, as a determined Togo team held them to a 0-0 draw at the Stade d'Oyem.  Togo dug deep to keep their opponents at bay in a goalless first half and created a couple of opportunities of their own. The Elephants took control of the contest in the second period, although they were unable to muster a goal to take all three points. Later in the day, D.R. Congo and…
  19. Everton vs. Manchester City: Score and Reaction from 2017 Premier League Match

    01.15 / 16:11 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Homegrown hero Tom Davies topped off a magnificent 4-0 victory for Everton, who ravaged Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday. Belgian duo Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas provided the opening goals before Ademola Lookman came on for a dream debut with a last-gasp goal. Morgan Schneiderlin also made his debut as a second-half substitute for Everton, who temporarily moved within three points of sixth-placed Manchester United with the win. City, meanwhile, are stuck in fifth. Claudio…
  20. Joel Matip Withdrawn from Liverpool Lineup Due to Uncertain FIFA Eligibility

    01.15 / 15:35 bleacherreport.com Bleacher Report - Soccer
    Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip has been withdrawn from the club's game against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday while his FIFA eligibility remains uncertain. The Reds confirmed the news in a statement on their official website. More to follow.   Read more World Football news on…