Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Manchester United complete Grant signing

Manchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City for a reported fee of £1.5million. Grant, 35, is expected to serve as United's number three behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero after agreeing a two-year...

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo set to leave Real Madrid for €100 million

After helping Real Madrid win their historic third consecutive UEFA Champions League title, Cristiano Ronaldo sent the world into a dizzying frenzy when he hinted at a potential exit. Despite seemingly backtracking on his claims a few days later,...

Jesse Lingard is the joker in England team at World Cup

REPINO, Russia (AP) — If anybody embodies the new-found positivity and fun coursing through England's World Cup squad, it's Jesse Lingard. He's been racing aboard unicorns in the pool at England's team hotel. He's kept the public back home abreast...

Confronting Lukaku delivered results, says Hazard

Eden Hazard backed his decision to call out Romelu Lukaku for "hiding" in Belgium's World Cup opener against Panama, saying it helped bring the best out of the striker. The Red Devils went in goalless at half-time against the Central...

Spain break World Cup passing record

Spain set a new record for the most successful passes in a World Cup match as they were taken to extra time by Russia in the last 16. An early Sergei Ignashevich own goal had Spain on track to reach...

Kante hails Pogba’s match-winning contribution

N'Golo Kante hailed Paul Pogba's decisive contribution to France's opening World Cup win over Australia on Saturday. The midfielder got his tournament off to a great start in France's 2-1 victory despite a frustrating season at Manchester United, playing a...

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser....

Balotelli would fit in at Marseille – Raiola

Mario Balotelli would be well suited to a move to Marseille according to agent Mino Raiola, who said the Italian striker can "marry well with the Marseillais mentality". Reports have linked the Nice target man with a €10 million switch...

Kane gunning for Ronaldo hat-trick heroics in England opener

England captain Harry Kane is keen to stop Cristiano Ronaldo running away with the World Cup Golden Boot race. Kane will lead England out as captain for their first action of the tournament against Tunisia on Monday in Volgograd, having...

You can’t compare Ronaldo and Messi – Adrien Silva

Adrien Silva refused to be drawn on comparisons between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but praised his Portugal team-mate's leadership on and off the field. Ronaldo was at his very best in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain in their World...