Wayne Rooney’s 10 defining matches as Man Utd and England legend retires

Wayne Rooney has brought his glittering playing career to an end by becoming Derby manager on a full-time basis. The Championship club confirmed on Friday the 35-year-old former England captain had agreed a permanent deal through to the summer of 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November. The club statement confirmed that in accepting the manager's role, Rooney had "elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job". Rooney earned […]

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Gary Lineker leads tributes to retiring star Wayne Rooney

‘One of our all-time great footballers has retired’: Gary Lineker leads tributes to retiring Wayne Rooney after former England and Manchester United star calls time on 19-year career to take over at Derby permanently Wayne Rooney has signed a two-and-a-half year deal to become Derby boss  The move however brings to an end a spectacular end a 19-year playing career   Rooney is England’s record goalscorer and won numerous title for Man United  He also represented Everton and Gary Lineker led […]

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Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes sets Premier League Player of the Month record

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been named Premier League Player of the Month for December, the fourth time the Portuguese has won the award since signing for United last January. Fernandes has been fundamental to United’s resurgence that sees them top of the Premier League table ahead of their trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Sunday. In December, Fernandes’ three goals and four assists helped United win four and draw two of their six league matches in […]

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David Pipe banks on Make Me A Believer at Warwick

Make Me A Believer bids to provide David Pipe with another big-race victory in the Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick. The Pond House handler has enjoyed several Saturday successes this season, with the prolific Main Fact scoring at Haydock, Vieux Lion Rouge landing the Becher Chase at Aintree and Adagio striking Grade One gold in the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow just last weekend. Make Me A Believer made a winning start to his campaign at Cheltenham last month […]

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Wayne Rooney appointed permanent Derby County manager after successful caretaker spell

Wayne Rooney has been appointed the Derby County manager on a permanent basis after a successful spell as caretaker at the helm. The 35-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract which runs until the summer of 2023.  Rooney took charge of the team as player-manager following Phillip Cocu’s sacking in November, and has overseen three wins and four draws from nine games to rejuvenate Derby in their relegation struggle near the foot of the Championship.  Rooney’s group of supporting coaches […]

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‘Go back where you belong’: SCG probes alleged abuse by security guard

The operators of the Sydney Cricket Ground have launched an investigation into claims by an Indian cricket supporter that he was racially profiled and abused during the Sydney Test by a mid-ranking security officer who told him to "go back to where you belong". Krishna Kumar, who lives in Sydney, was accompanied by a solicitor as he met Venues NSW legal personnel on Thursday to lodge an official complaint, telling them he felt "stripped and naked" by his treatment on […]

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Bell, Vaughan & other England greats rate Dan Lawrence debut as Sri Lanka toil

Dan Lawrence scored 73 in his first Test innings and shared a 173-run partnership with centurion Joe Root as England continued to dominate Sri Lanka on day two of the first Test in Galle. Dom Bess claimed a fortunate five-wicket haul and Stuart Broad chipped in with three wickets as England bowled Sri Lanka out for 135 on day one. The tourists asserted their dominance today, with captain Root scoring an unbeaten 168 and Lawrence making his maiden Test fifty […]

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Paul Pogba makes Liverpool admission ahead of huge Anfield Premier League clash

Paul Pogba says Manchester United are not "at the same level" as Liverpool ahead of Sunday's crunch encounter between the two north-west giants. The midfielder's admission comes despite United leading their bitter rivals by three points at the top of the Premier League. The Red Devils are on a lengthy 11-game unbeaten run in the top flight and have won nine of those fixtures to recover emphatically from a poor start to the season. Liverpool, meanwhile, enter derby day out […]

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Steve Bruce promises Newcastle fans a response after Sheff Utd display

Steve Bruce whines about ‘personal’ attacks from critics who have wanted him out of the Newcastle job ‘from day one’ – despite admitting he picked the WRONG team for dismal Sheffield United display to extend winless run to eight matches Steve Bruce has held his hands up after Newcastle’s display at Sheffield United He admitted he picked the wrong team to play Chris Wilder’s basement side  However, he has promised a response, insisting that the ‘gloves are off now’  Newcastle […]

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Alexandre Lacazette could leave Arsenal due to Mikel Arteta relationship

Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Alexandre Lacazette could end up leaving Arsenal due to his relationship with Mikel Arteta. The France international striker has enjoyed a postive run of form in the Premier League after a tricky start, scoring four goals across his last four matches, three of which were victories. His seven goals in the league this season have helped fill the void left by the poor form of Pierre-Emerick […]

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