One hopes the TV lip-reader was right: “When you’ve won the Premier League, let me know.” That, allegedly, is what Ashley Young said to Spurs’ Alli during a set-to on Saturday. In the “show-us-yer-medals” culture that is English football, there is no effective rejoinder to that.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Michael Carrick have decisions to make on their careers next summer — the only players whose future Jose Mourinho does not believe Manchester United have under “control” beyond this season.
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick are likely to be unavailable for the EFL Cup final, but Jose Mourinho's main frustration after cruising into the Europa League last-16 was the Football Association's FA Cup scheduling.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2017
Fri, 27 Jan, 2017
I write these words from France while covering the presidential primary fight between Sarkozy, Fillon and Juppé, and am reminded of the local maxim “jamais deux sans trois” — “never two without the third”.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United ended a three-match losing streak and reached the EFL Cup fourth round with a timely, if at times uncomfortable, win at Northampton — but the draw wasn’t kind to United, who now face deadly rivals Manchester City.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
Pessimism may be a tempting and often appropriate outlook when it comes to Irish athletics these days, but in Tullamore on Saturday, even the most cynical of souls couldn’t but be swayed: the future remains bright.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016