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In a shocking turn of events, yesterday Romelu Lukaku has completed a move to Manchester United after months of speculation that he was on the verge of a move back to Chelsea. The Belgian comes to Old Trafford for £75m with £15m in add ons signing a 5 year deal, which has to make him as the main striker for the club going forward. He completed his medical over the weekend and then the deal was officially confirmed by the club a short while later. Chelsea matched the offer and …

Having had such a monstrously poor run to Christmas with defending champions Chelsea last season, it alternatively presented itself as a handy benchmark to judge just how badly Mourinho ended his last job, and compare it to just how much he could improve his work with a brand new one. Surely after such a pathetic title defence in the first half of the 15/16 season, the spiky Portuguese would not need to exert a whole of energy to re-establish himself and prove to everyone that he is anything but a …

Mourinho has long been a curse Wenger has failed to shake. Even when the Portuguese was sacked last December after a dismal first couple of months with champions Chelsea, the Blues travelled to the Emirates that following January and managed a 1-0 win.
Even though it was Guus Hiddink standing in the Chelsea technical area, it still felt to me that as the final whistle blew, signalling a brilliant victory over an Arsenal side who had been in very good form, that the ghost of Mourinho somehow remained, spooking Wenger, aiming …

He’s the £100 million man who has grabbed headlines throughout the summer months, and now with a move to Manchester United seemingly imminent there is one big question to be asked. Is Paul Pogba worth it?
Since he first departed Manchester in 2012 he has gone on to become one of the most complete midfielders in Europe and a lynch-pin for a Juventus side that have won five domestic trophies. He delivered 14 assists and created 9 goals as they won the Scudetto – the club’s 32nd in total.
As the seasons pass he continues to build on his achievements and grow as a player, …

Old Trafford, the once fortress like coliseum of entertaining and ruthless football is no longer apparent in more recent times. Scents of past glories gloom continually throughout the entire club. The rumble of the ever rising ‘noisy neighbours’ grows louder season by season. Never more than now.
The appointment of Pep Guardiola is will only increase demand to keep up with the chasing pack. Most notably Manchester City’s grip on English football has tighten. The class of players they have managed to sign, the fleeting success over the clubs academy system, the …

Ever since the “special one” was sacked with Chelsea one point above the relegation zone, the rumour windmill started spreading news that he was destined to take over at United. Firstly we were meant to believe that sacking Van Gaal was eminent and that Alex Ferguson’s throne was soon to be occupied by the Portuguese, and when that turned out to be untrue, we started reading that Mou is being lined up for next season. This coincided with the sports’ news gossip sections being flooded with stories that he has …

It is fair to say that Manchester United were out-classed, out-played and torn to pieces by Arsenal in the first half of their performance at the Emirates Stadium three weeks ago. But if anyone understands football enough, then it is pretty obvious as to why that happened.
LVG said in his post-match press conference, “When you give a team like Arsenal so much space to play football then you know you will lose.” But why did Man United allow that to happen? No pace. United simply had now pace to …

England national team striker Wayne Rooney was overheard telling the media and fans that equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal record is a humongous honour. This milestone had been awaited for quite some time as the punters who placed free bets in favour of Rooney matching Sir Charlton’s on this particular game were extra thrilled.
Sir Charlton is credited with helping England win the World Cup and scoring 49 goals for his country. 29-year-old Wayne Rooney scored penalty helping his side win 6-0 over San Marino. The goal he scored helped Rooney …

As Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney settles into his place as one of England’s greatest soccer players, the accolades keep coming in following his record-breaking performance on September 8 versus Switzerland. For those who don’t know yet, Rooney blasted a penalty shot past the Swiss goalkeeper for his 50th goal in international competition while playing for The Three Lions, England’s national team. The goal broke the long standing record of 49 set 45 years ago by English soccer great Sir Bobby Charlton.
Among those who offered congratulations were none other than …

Due to the competitive nature of the Premier League, there are now more ‘derby’ matches than ever before. While the traditional local derbies are still popular, rivalry fixtures have become much more important as these play a key role in the fate of the title race. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all feature highly in this list of the top five top flight derby matches but there are also others that may catch you by surprise. Here are our selections:

Manchester United vs Manchester City
One of the most important clashes …