How Cristiano Ronaldo left John O’Shea ‘needing oxygen’ and ‘in bits’ before completing Manchester United transfer

13 Apr

Rio Ferdinand has revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo’s destruction of John O’Shea led to the prodigious talent getting a lucrative move to Manchester United. The mercurial winger made a name for himself at Sporting Lisbon and was one of the most coveted talents in the world when the Red Devils came to visit Portugal in 2003. […]

Coronavirus in sport: All the events cancelled or postponed including Premier League, Euro 2020, Olympics, The Open, Wimbledon and Anthony Joshua fight

13 Mar

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the worldwide sporting calendar. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have all called a halt to the action. Meanwhile, England’s cricket team cut short their tour of Sri Lanka, while the year’s first golf major, […]

Porto striker Moussa Marega cites racist abuse from Vitoria fans for walking off pitch and launches response on Instagram

17 Feb

Porto striker Moussa Marega walked off the pitch against Vitoria, claiming he was racially abused by opposition supporters. Despite pleas from his teammates, Marega stormed down the tunnel, giving the thumbs down signal to the crowd as he made his way off. Marega scored the second-half winner in Porto’s 2-1 away win and, when celebrating […]

Man United paid £16.5m MORE than they should have for Bruno Fernandes as Sporting Lisbon chief explains transfer mistake

15 Feb

Manchester United shelled out £16.5million more than they should have done to sign Bruno Fernandes, according to Sporting Lisbon vice-president Francisco Salgago Zenha. In a transfer battle which lasted for more than six months, United finally signed the 25-year-old on the final week of the January transfer window for £67m. However, Zenha insists that although the […]

Why Bruno Fernandes moved to Manchester United and not Tottenham in transfer window

13 Feb

Tottenham Hotspur had the chance to beat Manchester United to the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon, but refused to meet their valuation. That’s according to the Portuguese club’s president Frederico Varandas, who sanctioned a £50million deal to sell Fernandes to United last month. After months of speculation, the midfielder completed his move to […]

Adel Taarabt has made ‘astonishing’ transition from flashy playmaker to crunching CDM as ex-QPR and Tottenham star shines for Benfica

4 Feb

Mention the name Adel Taarabt to a football fan of a certain age and watch as the corners of their mouth curl ever so slightly into a wry smile. Faded memories of nutmegs, dragbacks and finesses shots from obscene angles have since been condensed into short video clips accompanied by a heinous Europop soundtrack. Adel […]

Bruno Fernandes: Profile of the Sporting Lisbon midfielder eyeing Manchester United transfer this month

13 Jan

Manchester United are looking to land Portugal ace Bruno Fernandes this month with reports a £65million deal is close to completion. The talented 25-year-old midfielder has attracted the eye of United and several other Premier League sides in recent seasons. He came close to leaving Sporting Lisbon last summer but remained with the club and […]

Who is Gedson Fernandes? Tottenham have signed a box-to-box midfielder who won’t need time to settle in London

31 Dec

Tottenham have made their first signing under Jose Mourinho. Gedson Fernandes has joined the Premier League club from Benfica on an 18-month loan deal. Tottenham have beaten off competition from West Ham and have the option to complete his signing on a permanent basis in the summer of 2021. Don’t know much about him? Well […]

Football’s biggest local rivalries ranked by passion and ferocity, including Merseyside, Manchesterm Old Firm and north London

4 Dec

If you live somewhere like Glasgow or Manchester where there is more than one club, you’ll know what it’s like on derby day. No, you’re almost certainly well aware of what it’s like way before derby day, with the build-up usually lasting an entire week and in some towns much longer. Friendships are divided and […]