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Manchester United's top four chances are slipping away - Ander Herrera

19 hours 18 minutes ago
Steve Nicol and Craig Burley examine Manchester City's dominance of rivals Man United in a 3-1 derby win that showed the gulf between the two sides. David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gündogan all scored for Manchester City as they dominated Manchester United in a 3-1 victory. Craig Burley breaks down Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United, which he says demonstrates the gap in quality between the two rivals. English Premier League: Ilkay Gündogan (86') Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United English Premier League: Anthony Martial 58' PEN) Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United Manchester United are in a battle to finish in the top four this season after the derby defeat to Manchester City, according to Ander Herrera. The midfielder is targeting back-to-back victories over Crystal Palace and Southampton after the international break in a bid to close the gap before the hectic winter fixture list. United, eighth in the table, are seven points adrift of Tottenham in fourth following the 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium and Herrera has said the focus now is to get back into...
Rob Dawson

Thierry Henry backed by Monaco as struggles continue with PSG thrashing

19 hours 35 minutes ago
The guys respond to your tweets about Craig Burley working on a Sunday, the Scudetto race, Thierry Henry at Monaco and Arsene Wenger to Bayern Munich. Monaco have backed coach Thierry Henry after his difficult start continued with a 4-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. Vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told Canal+ that Henry, who has taken only one point from his first four Ligue 1 games, was a "long-term" solution for the club. The Arsenal legend was appointed to his first senior coaching role last month when he succeeded Leonardo Jardim with Monaco struggling in the relegation zone. And speaking after PSG had inflicted a second successive...
Ian Holyman

Samuel Chukwueze announces arrival with first Villarreal goal

19 hours 49 minutes ago
Henry Onyekuru and Samuel Chukwueze were amongst the goals for their clubs, and their scoring form at the weekend will surely delight Gernot Rohr as the pair link up with Nigeria ahead of the international break. KweséESPN reviews the performances of Nigerian players across the European leagues at the weekend. England Isaac Success started and finished for Watford in their 1-1 away draw at Southampton. It was the vastly improved forward's fourth straight Premier League start. Wilfred Ndidi...
Dami Ugbane

Transfer Rater: Denis Suarez to Chelsea, Exequiel Palacios to Manchester United

19 hours 52 minutes ago
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Alexis Sanchez to Paris Saint-Germain Less than one year after joining Manchester United from Arsenal, the Chile international wants to quit the club as he is isolated, bored...
Adam Newson, Football Whispers

Ex-Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura quits Chievo after just four matches

19 hours 54 minutes ago
Chievo Verona blew a 2-1 lead against Bologna, but a draw was enough to erase their Serie A points deduction and get back to zero for the season. Former Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has tendered his resignation as coach of Chievo after picking up his first point at the fourth attempt on Sunday. Just minutes after the Flying Donkeys' 2-2 draw with Bologna, Ventura entered into the dressing room and told his players he would be stepping down, according to the club's sporting director Giancarlo Romairone. "We are still trying to make head and tail of it," Romairone said at the post-match news conference, which he attended instead of Ventura....
Ben Gladwell

Man United's struggles highlighted by confident, controlled Man City

1 day 8 hours ago
Craig Burley breaks down Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United, which he says demonstrates the gap in quality between the two rivals. David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all scored for Manchester City as they dominated Manchester United in a 3-1 victory. MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho was not wrong when he claimed ahead of the 177th Manchester derby that Manchester City are "untouchable." Off the field, the last week has seen the latest Football Leaks revelations pose questions about how City's rise to the top has been funded by their Abu Dhabi owners, but on the pitch their 3-1 derby-day victory over Mourinho's United hammered home the reality that the blue half of Manchester reigns supreme. Pep Guardiola's team are two points clear at the...
Mark Ogden

Boca Juniors, River Plate share thrilling draw in Copa Libertadores final first leg at Bombonera

1 day 8 hours ago
Boca Juniors River Plate 2 2 FT Leg 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats River Plate after Boca Juniors' Carlos Izquierdoz put through his own net. Boca Juniors and River Plate played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the Copa Libertadores final first leg at the Bombonera, which leaves the tie finely poised heading into the Nov. 24 return. This clash was billed as one of the biggest club matches of all-time as Argentina's fiercest rivals were pitted against one another in South America's ultimate game. With the threat of violence between the supporters high, it was decided that no away fans would attend either tie -- but that did not affect the...
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