Sadio Mane reveals how he turned down Old Trafford for Liverpool

Sadio Mane revealed that he came “very close” to signing for Manchester United before joining their arch rivals Liverpool in 2016. Mane had agreed terms with the Red Devils and received a contract from the club before withdrawing from the deal after speaking to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The Senegalese international said Klopp helped convince … Read more

Salah, Ronaldo, Messi and more: the players one year after the end of the contracts

The fight for free agents is becoming the new normal in football. As top players have become more comfortable letting their contracts run out or actually expire, the pool of talent available each summer without paying a transfer fee to get them signed has gotten deeper. Kylian Mbappe should have been the free transfer this … Read more

John Terry responds to Rio Ferdinand on the Premier League Defender Standings

John Terry insisted that “the stats don’t lie” after Rio Ferdinand only positioned him as the fifth best center-back in Premier League history. BT Sport expert, discussing the topic with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk, positioned the pair, along with Nemanja Matic and Jaap Stam, ahead of Terry. Ferdinand and Terry have an affair after … Read more

Real Madrid have more than just black magic against Liverpool

Real Madrid could celebrate another win over Liverpool as they did in 2018.Image: Getty Images While four years is a long time in football and teams can transform dramatically a couple of times in that time frame, Real Madrid and Liverpool look a lot like four years ago. Liverpool are still anchored by Virgil van … Read more

Salah, Ronaldo, Messi and more: the players one year after the end of the contracts

The fight for free agents is becoming the new normal in football. As top players have become more comfortable letting their contracts expire or actually expire, the pool of talent available each summer without paying a transfer fee to get them signed has grown deeper. Kylian Mbappe should have been the free transfer this summer, … Read more

Man United stars in Pogba, Maguire had a season to forget; Kane, Son shone for Spurs

5:30 am ET Ian DarkeESPN.com writer Close Darke, who called the games for the net during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN’s main voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and Champions League since 1982 and has one of the most recognizable football voices in the … Read more

Cox: Rangnick was never a top manager: this “era” was United’s bizarre mistake

Despite all of Manchester United’s troubles since Sir Alex Ferguson retired nine years ago, it has never been more serious. United’s last furlong of the season often offered a certain level of intrigue: in 2016 they were in the FA Cup final. In 2017 and 2021 they were in the Europa League final. In 2020, … Read more

Secure the Champions League, join the changing rooms

4:38 am ET Rob DawsonCorresponding Erik ten Hag has officially started as Manchester United manager, but some more pessimistic fans have already dubbed the Dutchman “Erik ten months”. It’s not that they doubt his skills as a manager – he is widely regarded as an exciting fixture after an impressive spell at Ajax – but … Read more

England call Jarrod Bowen for UEFA Nations League matches; Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho jump again

Jarrod Bowen was selected for England after an impressive campaign at West Ham. Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images West Ham United striker Jarrod Bowen got his first-ever call-up for England for next month’s Nations League matches, but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were not included yet again. England manager … Read more

England call Jarrod Bowen for UEFA Nations League matches; Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho jump again

Jarrod Bowen was selected for England after an impressive campaign at West Ham. Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images West Ham United striker Jarrod Bowen got his first-ever call-up for England for next month’s Nations League matches, but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were not included yet again. England manager … Read more