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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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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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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Manchester United star Paul Pogba responds to possible benching for Liverpool showdown

Man Utd: How important is Pogba to the Red Devils Manchester United star Paul Pogba has insisted he’d have no complaints if he was benched for his side’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday. The France international has been in resurgent form of late. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some big calls to make ahead of the crunch showdown at Anfield. United have seen Pogba blow hot and cold throughout his time at Old Trafford. But the France international […]

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Paul Pogba opens up on Man Utd title chances and offers Liverpool verdict

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season – but admits they will not be at Liverpool’s level until they do so. United sit three points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s champions at the top of the table heading into their crunch clash at Anfield on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will become serious title contenders by claiming victory on Merseyside, which would end the hosts’ remarkable 45-month unbeaten home record. And […]

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Arsenal tracking Ivan Toney as Brentford star makes impression on Gunners recruitment team

Arsenal: Arteta reveals conversations over Ozil’s future Ivan Toney has attracted admirers at Arsenal, who are now set to keep a watchful eye over the Brentford frontman. The 24-year-old lashed in 24 goals last season for Peterborough in League One before completing his £5million move to the Bees, in a deal that could still rise to £10m in add-ons. Last summer, Toney was tasked with replacing the 2019/20 Championship Player of the Season in Ollie Watkins, who completed a £28m […]

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