Author Archives: Dan King

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Man Utd verdict: Bruno Fernandes already Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main man as Red Devils miss his creativity

By | 20th February 2020

SO are Manchester United making progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, or not? The only possible conclusion from this match: it’s very hard to say. And that’s not just because the weather in Bruges often made the business of playing purposeful football difficult. If Solskjaer wanted to maintain momentum from the excellent result at Chelsea, then […]

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Norwich 0 Liverpool 1: Super sub Sadio Mane smashes his 100th goal in English football as title procession continues

By | 15th February 2020

LIVERPOOL’S MANE man made a spectacular return to action and it was Heaven 17 for Jurgen Klopp’s relentless Reds. For just a few seconds, there was the temptation to believe that VAR might help Norwich become only the second side to stop Klopp’s team winning a Premier League game. But Mane’s late goal stood, a […]

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ‘feels sorry’ for Man City rival Pep Guardiola over two-year Uefa ban

By | 15th February 2020

JURGEN KLOPP feels sorry for Pep Guardiola and the Manchester City players over their Uefa ban. But the Liverpool boss believes what City is accused of is “obviously serious” because they have been given a two-year ban from European competition. Klopp said: “I really feel for Pep and the players because, wow, they did nothing […]

Carabao Cup could be SCRAPPED if clubs vote to up number of Champions League matches, warns Prem chief Masters

By | 8th February 2020

THE Carabao Cup is in danger of being killed off by proposed changes to the Champions League. Premier League chief Richard Masters voiced his fear as Uefa try to increase the number of group stage games from six to ten. That would put the EFL Cup in a vulnerable position in what is an already […]

Jack Grealish prefers Man Utd transfer if he leaves Aston Villa despite Real Madrid and Barcelona interest

By | 8th February 2020

JACK GREALISH sees Manchester United as his No 1 destination this summer should he leave Aston Villa. The Villa captain is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as well as Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. And Grealish, close to a first England call-up, is understood to favour a move to Old Trafford above any other club. […]

Brighton 1 Watford 1: Mariappa nets late own goal for Hornets to throw away lead in relegation clash

By | 8th February 2020

ADRIAN MARIAPPA’S moment of madness cost Watford a crucial three points. Mariappa, one of football’s increasing number of vegans, made meaty but needless contact with a late cross by Brighton substitute Alireza Jahanbakhsh to cancel out Abdoulaye Doucoure’s first-half stunner. Watford will be hugely disappointed not to have held on for a victory that would […]

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley yet to accept an offer backed by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

By | 1st February 2020

MIKE ASHLEY is yet to accept an offer to buy Newcastle, backed by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Toon owner is renowned as a tough negotiator and nothing can be taken for granted, even with the emergence of the most credible bid yet to buy him out. The consortium, fronted by financier […]

Tottenham’s star Lo Celso inspired by Villa and Ardiles – and fellow Rosario-born Messi

By | 1st February 2020

GIOVANI LO CELSO hopes to live up to Tottenham’s Argentinian history — and to the reputation of a home town that produced Lionel Messi. Lo Celso knows all about how 1978 World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa became Spurs legends. And he comes from the city of Rosario, which also gave the world […]

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta fears post-Brexit clampdown will HARM the England national team

By | 1st February 2020

MIKEL ARTETA fears a post-Brexit clampdown on foreign imports could actually HARM the England team. The FA wants to increase the number of homegrown players in Premier League squads by revising transfer rules. That could boost the pool of players available to the national side. But Arsenal boss Arteta claims the move would backfire as […]