Tag Archives: Manchester

Manchester City banned from Champions League for two seasons | Football

Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next two seasons by Uefa and fined €30m (£25m) after they were found to have seriously misled European football’s governing body and broken financial fair play rules. The severity of the ban from both of Uefa’s elite club competitions, …

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Football transfer rumours: Allegri to become Manchester United manager? | Football

Even if it makes a novel change from repeatedly seeing Mauricio Pochettino linked with his job, Ole Gunnar Solskjær is unlikely to be too impressed with gossip doing the rounds in Italy suggesting Max Allegri has reached an agreement to replace him at Manchester United. Since leaving Juventus last summer, …

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Manchester City’s fury at FFP case ‘leaks’ laid bare in court documents | Football

Manchester City’s fierce hostility to Uefa’s investigation into the club’s alleged breaches of financial fair play regulations has been laid bare in court documents, which show City sought financial damages from Uefa for alleged leaks of the process to the media. The furious case mounted by City is detailed in …

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Football transfer rumours: Sancho to Chelsea or Manchester United? | Football

Having been given the keys to the Old Trafford transfer kitty by Ed Woodward, Ole Gunnar Solskjær appears to be desperate to empty it this summer. Depending on where you consume your transfer guff, the Manchester United manager is planning to pump £160m into the Midlands economy with a double …

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Manchester City run the risk of rust as Real Madrid showdown looms | Football

Pep Guardiola’s record in the Champions League with Manchester City remains underwhelming.

Sunday’s postponement of Manchester City’s match against West Ham may have an undesired corollary for Pep Guardiola’s side: they now risk being undercooked for the Champions League last-16 first leg against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu on 26 February. Factor in doubt over Raheem Sterling’s availability because of a hamstring …

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Football transfer rumours: Lionel Messi to join Manchester City? | Football

Cutting an increasingly grumpy figure at Barcelona, where he has made headlines after very publicly criticising the club’s sporting director (and his former team-mate) Eric Abidal, Lionel Messi has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club for free come season’s end should he so desire. …

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Six of the Best: when George ran riot for Manchester United 50 years ago | Football

George Best heads his and Manchester United’s first goal.

The meticulousness with which even the lowliest football clubs prepare for matches these days makes Northampton’s meeting the day before their FA Cup fifth-round game against Manchester United 50 years ago seem endearingly quaint. Convening in the County Ground boardroom for sherry, the fourth division side’s players were on a …

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