Manchester United 3-1 Reading: Brazilian midfield duo Casemiro and Fred on target in FA Cup win

Old Trafford temperatures weren’t exactly Copacabana Beach but Manchester United’s Brazilians still turned up and had fun to put their team into the FA Cup fifth round. After stubborn Reading resistance had lasted 54 minutes, Casemiro scored a quickfire double before compatriot Fred wrapped up the tie. And it was another countryman Antony who was … Read more

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Jose Mourinho wants to return to Chelsea

Jose Mourinho is eager to return to England next season amid frustration at a lack of financial backing from Roma. An extraordinary third spell at Chelsea would be his ideal scenario and his representatives have let it be known that he would be interested in any vacancy at Stamford Bridge, but the club have made … Read more

Arsenal transfer targets among stars rated at £30m or more who we have never seen play

Two Brazilian teenagers, a giant Italian centre-half, yet another Chelsea target and a £52.8m Arsenal dream. This lot has done well to fly under the radar. It’s not just that we haven’t watched a match in which these players featured. We haven’t seen their YouTube highlights or even a quick Twitter clip. In essence, we’ve … Read more

Man Utd handed huge boost in striker chase but still facing £79m hit; £53m midfielder opts for Arsenal switch

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been given a boost ahead of their expected summer chase to land a top Juventus striker, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that a Gunners midfield target has decided on a move to The Emirates. PREM TRIO ON ALERT AS JUVE OPT FOR STRIKER SALE Juventus are reportedly … Read more

Man Utd ‘delighted’ as double striker transfer chances soar to give Ten Hag embarrassment of riches

A Sky Sports reporter has tipped Man Utd to secure two striker signings in the summer, and a “model professional” is doing everything he can to give Erik ten Hag a forward line that can compete with the best. A restricted budget forced Man Utd into taking the cheaper route when replacing Cristiano Ronaldo this … Read more

DOMINIC KING: Anthony Gordon knows his city and his club, so his no-show at Everton is bewildering

Anthony Gordon was trying to gather his composure, an hour after a day of huge importance. His deflected goal had given Everton a lifeline in their battle to beat relegation and the enormity of what had happened against Manchester United was sinking in. For someone who has been a part of the club since the … Read more

What every Premier League club wants in the January transfer window before it slams shut

The winter transfer window closes in less than a week and everyone in the Premier League is sniffing around the market. Whether it’s Arsenal looking to add firepower to their title charge or teams like Everton and Bournemouth looking to stave off relegation, we can expect more business to be done over the next six … Read more

Harry Maguire to Everton talk fueled by a three-day-old tweet from a nobody

Harry Maguire has been the subject of a ‘blow’ this week but also a hell of a story from a Manchester United Twitter newcomer… All news is bad newsManchester United beat Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night, which means the back pages are adorned with pictures of the bloody lovely and really quite excellent footballer Marcus … Read more

Man United: Lisandro Martinez silenced the doubters by overcoming a rocky start at Old Trafford

TOM COLLOMOSSE: Lisandro Martinez has locked down Man United’s defense after a rocky start and doubts about his height… Harry Maguire has never looked further from Erik ten Hag’s plans Lisandro Martinez has ended debates over Manchester United’s weak back four Martinez helped the Red Devils all but secure a place in the Carabao Cup … Read more

Ten Hag can open trophy floodgates at Man Utd as 2017 Mourinho limit not yet in sight

Manchester United last won a trophy under Jose Mourinho in 2017. While those League Cup and Europa League wins felt like that team’s limit, glory at Wembley for Erik ten Hag at the end of February feels as though it will be the precursor to much more. “I’ve said it before that it is too … Read more