Guardiola ‘can’t be f**ked’ with reading about Jurgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola has joked that he “can’t be f**ked” with reading about Jurgen Klopp. Manchester City manager Guardiola was speaking at a lecture at Liverpool University this week when he took a comedic jab at his German rival. When asked what books he enjoys reading, Guardiola replied: “I don’t read. I start reading and before …

Robertson backs Liverpool to take title fight to the end

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson insists his side will not get downbeat despite their undefeated start not being enough to put them at the top of the Premier League pile. The Reds have made the 7th best start to a season in English top-flight history, picking up twelve wins in their opening fifteen games and yet …

Five Premier League stars sorely missed by their old clubs

Wilfried Zaha Jose Mourinho has never made any attempt to disguise his love for Willian, nor his lust for Ivan Perisic. But then the Portuguese is fixated with the politics of football, so his fascination with the right wing should perhaps come as no surprise. “My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months: …

Gunners boss calls out his defence after Man Utd draw

Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes his team weren’t good enough defensively after their 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. Shkodran Mustafi gave Arsenal the lead after 30 minutes when David De Gea palmed his header over the goal-line, before Anthony Martial levelled for United in quick fashion. The Gunners would move ahead again as substitute Alexandre …

Man Utd boss Mourinho sends a message out to his ‘lovers’

Jose Mourinho used Manchester United’s narrow 1-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League as a chance to stick two fingers up at the doubters. Young Boys looked set to frustrate, and perhaps even embarrass, the Old Trafford giants on home soil on Tuesday, displaying composure, confidence and camaraderie sorely lacking in their opponents. …

Nations League: Switzerland stun Belgium, Belarus promoted

Switzerland stunned Belgium as they came from two goals down to win 5-2 and pip their opponents for a place in the Nations League Finals in a remarkable match in Lucerne. Trailing to two strikes from Thorgan Hazard, younger brother of Chelsea’s Eden, the hosts struck back with a Haris Seferovic hat-trick and some inspiration …

Gerrard reveals the ‘one word’ he uses to describe Mourinho

Steven Gerrard has revealed the “one word” that comes to mind when he thinks of Jose Mourinho. Gerrard and Mourinho have never worked together during their respective careers – despite the former saying he had the chance to on four separate occasions. Liverpool legend Gerrard even described Mourinho as his “dream” manager in 2015, and …

Mourinho out, Zidane in? Scholes questions the logic

Paul Scholes has warned Manchester United over replacing Jose Mourinho with former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Mourinho has come under intense pressure as United drew 2-2 with Arsenal to make it four Premier League matches without victory. The Red Devils sit in eighth position in the Premier League table, eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea …

Hughes happy to see Saints switch to three-man defence

Southampton manager Mark Hughes has challenged his team to “be versatile” as they look to kickstart their season with a positive result against Manchester United. The Saints boss has found his position in the media spotlight following a poor run of form which has put them in the bottom three of the Premier League. He …

Iwobi: ‘Mentally challenging’ to continue after Welbeck injury

Arsenal duo Petr Cech and Alex Iwobi have admitted it was difficult to play on after Danny Welbeck’s injury in their 0-0 draw with Sporting. The Gunners secured qualification to the knockout stages, but the game was overshadowed as Welbeck was taken off on a stretcher in the first half. The England international challenged for …