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Ferguson doesn't know the meaning of loyalty! Keane bites back after former boss's barb in new autobiography

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Dailymail

Roy Keane insisted that Sir Alex Ferguson 'doesn't know the meaning of loyalty' after his former manager criticised him in his new autobiography. Ferguson writes how Keane, who spent 12-and-a-half years at the heart of a fearsome United midfield, struggled to cope when his powers as a player waned. ‘He was a great player for me, a great captain but he overstepped the mark and the right ...Full Story »

Iniesta close to signing new Barcelona deal

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Sky Sport

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is close to agreeing a new deal with the Primera Division champions, according to club vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The 29-year-old has spent his entire career at the Nou Camp, but recent reports suggested he could be tempted elsewhere as talks drag on over a new contract. However, Bartomeu has moved to dispel those rumours and insists everything i...Full Story »

Puyol watches the game from the stands

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Marca.com

Carles Puyol was one of the players left out by Tata Martino for the Champions League match in Milan on Tuesday - a surprising decision after the club captain had come through 90 minutes at Osasuna on Saturday. Although there was speculation that he would not start, Puyol would have expected at least a place on the bench in Italy. However, Puyol already knew his fate before he travelled with ...Full Story »

"Neymar isn't Pele"

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Marca.com

César Luis Menotti celebrated his 75th birthday and Radio MARCA was able to congratulate him live on air. A living legend in the Argentinian footballing world, 'El Flaco', as he's affectionately known, happily answered every question that came his way, covering Neymar, Messi, Simeone, Bale, the 2014 World Cup... "Argentina can win the World Cup. There's a chance because when you have Mes...Full Story »

'Napoli playing at 75 per cent' - Benitez

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Goal.com

Following the Partenopei's 2-1 win over Marseille, the Spaniard says his team adhering to a pre-game plan reaped the rewards on Tuesday Rafa Benitez has claimed that Napoli are still only playing at 75 per cent on the back of their eighth win in 11 matches on Tuesday. Goals from Jose Callejon and Duvan Zapata saw the Partenopei defeat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 in the Champions League, ensur...Full Story »

Mourinho praises clinical Torres

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Goal.com

The Spaniard scored twice in Gelsenkirchen as Chelsea defeated Schalke comfortably to move to the top of Group E and inflict the hosts' heaviest home Champions League defeat Jose Mourinho praised Fernando Torres' attitude after the striker inspired Chelsea's 3-0 Champions League victory at Schalke on Tuesday. The Spain international scored twice in Gelsenkirchen on what was his 100th start f...Full Story »

Forget Carrick... Tevez and Anderson were to blame for losing Champions League final

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Dailymail

Carlos Tevez and Anderson were most at fault for United’s 2-0 defeat in the 2009 Champions League final against Barcelona, according to Sir Alex Ferguson. Michael Carrick is often blamed for failing to cope with the Barcelona midfield but Ferguson says Anderson was the problem, claiming he made only  three passes in the first 45 minutes. Ferguson sent on Tevez in the second half but...Full Story »

Lay off Bale! Ronaldo urges fans to give £86m Real Madrid man a break as he prepares to take on Juventus

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Dailymail

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid fans to ease the pressure on Gareth Bale. The Welshman returned from a thigh injury in Saturday's 2-0 win over Malaga at the Bernabeu, coming on with 14 minutes remaining and then winning a penalty in stoppage time, which Ronaldo converted. Bale has only made one start since his summer move from Tottenham to Madrid, which cost Los Blancos £85.5 mill...Full Story »

The game's not finished yet, lads! Neymar swaps shirts with idol Robinho midway through Champions League clash

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Dailymail

Neymar and Robinho seemed very eager to swap shirts during AC Milan's Champions League clash against Barcelona on Tuesday night... and did so at half-time! Despite being international team-mates, Robinho remains one of Neymar's biggest heroes and the pair exchanged shirts as the referee blew for the interval. Neymar paid tribute to the Milan winger, eight years his senior, hours before Tuesday...Full Story »

Wilshere worry for Arsenal as midfielder hobbles off during Dortmund clash

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Dailymail

Arsenal fans must have been fearing the worst as they look at these pictures of midfielder Jack Wilshere with his leg raised and iced on the substitutes bench. Wilshere started the Gunners' Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund, but hobbled off in the 58th minute, with the game delicately poised at 1-1. Santi Cazorla came on in Wilshere's place at the Emirates during the 2-1 defea...Full Story »

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