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Tottenham Hotspur extend Jan Vertonghen's contract until 2020

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:37:00 GMT

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino plays down the 'rumours' suggesting he's in the running to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. In a tough-to-call Champions League tie between Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund, Steve Nicol explains why Spurs' defence could make the difference. Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they have extended defender Jan Vertonghen's contract until 2020. Spurs announced that they have agreed new terms with the Belgium international, who joined from Ajax in 2012 and has made 264 appearances. In September, 31-year-old Vertonghen said he was not concerned about his future and was optimistic that he would stay at Spurs beyond the current season. "I have an option in my contract. If Tottenham activate it, I'll be with them for another season, and I...

Tottenham's Kyle Walker-Peters boosted by mature display at Barcelona

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:53:00 GMT

In a tough-to-call Champions League tie between Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund, Steve Nicol explains why Spurs' defence could make the difference. Tottenham's Kyle Walker-Peters says he overcame the toughest mental challenge of his career so far at the Camp Nou last week. The 21-year-old full-back made only his second start of the season in the decisive Champions League showdown with Barcelona and suffered a nightmare start, losing the ball to Ousmane Dembele to score in the seventh minute. But he was pleased with his reaction in a game Spurs went on to draw 1-1, which was enough to put his team into the round of 16. And, as Tottenham now prepare...

Manchester United line up interim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to replace Jose Mourinho - sources

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 03:09:00 GMT

Gab Marcotti delves into what went wrong for Jose Mourinho at Man United and addresses what his next move should be. As Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United, ESPN take a look back at his best and worst moments in the media. Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be named as interim manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, if the club can negotiate his release from Norwegian side Molde, sources have told ESPN FC. United owners the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward called time on Mourinho's two-and-a-half year reign as manager on Tuesday, less than 48 hours after the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool which left the team 19 points behind the Premier League leaders. United sack Mourinho LIVE: All the latest Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United, follow all the developments throughout the day and join the chat with our editors using the #AskESPNFC on Twitter. Mourinho sacked by United Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho after Saturday's defeat at Liverpool left the club 11 points adrift of the Premier League top four. United want Pochettino Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is Manchester United's top target to become the club's next permanent manager. Jose Mourinho's Last Stand Deliberate isolation. Petty feuds. Constant turmoil. The Manchester United manager wouldn't have it any other way, writes Sam Borden. - Pogba quickly deletes social media reaction Sources have told...

Mourinho's Meltdown 2018

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:04:22 GMT

As Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United, ESPN take a look back at his best and worst moments in the media.

Jose Mourinho leaves Man United LIVE - all the news as it happens

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:54:00 GMT

As Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United, ESPN take a look back at his best and worst moments in the media. Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United, follow all the developments throughout the day and join the chat with our editors using the #AskESPNFC.

Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:50:00 GMT

ESPN FC's Mark Ogden and Rob Dawson delve into Man United's decision to sack Jose Mourinho and assess Ed Woodward's search for a new manager. Craig Burley explains the timing of Jose Mourinho's exit from Manchester United and how Paul Pogba also bears responsibility for the club's woes. With Jose Mourinho finally out at Old Trafford, Craig Burley takes a look at who he thinks is the best fit to take over in a permanent role at Man United. Gab Marcotti delves into what went wrong for Jose Mourinho at Man United and addresses what his next move should be. As Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United, ESPN take a look back at his best and worst moments in the media. Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho after Sunday's defeat at Liverpool left the club 11 points adrift of the Premier League top four. Mourinho, 55, departs Old Trafford after two-and-a-half years with United sitting sixth in the table, and with only one win in the league since Nov. 3. He was informed of the decision at the club's Carrington training ground on Tuesday, with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward delivering the news in person around 9:30 a.m. The club are closing in on the appointment...

Man United will be better off without Mourinho and Pogba, even if their exits prove costly

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:11:00 GMT

Following Manchester United's resounding defeat at Liverpool, Craig Burley slams the club's lack of leadership, from the boardroom to the pitch. Jose Mourinho was happy with his team selection and has no regrets about not playing Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho did not appreciate getting asked if he has the backing of the dressing room following Manchester United's loss to Liverpool. Will Paul Pogba be a Manchester United player by the time United play Paris Saint-Germain in his home city of Paris in March? The French World Cup winner, who sat on the bench as United were outclassed and beaten 3-1 at Liverpool on Sunday for a second defeat in five days, might be United's record signing and the man with the most commercial pull at the club, but he has long been open to leaving, and his coach, Jose Mourinho, would have no problem with him doing so. Pogba and Mourinho have had an...

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne rejects Pep Guardiola's exhaustion claims

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:30:00 GMT

Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Man City produced a convincing win over a battling Everton side in Manchester. Alejandro Moreno and Dan Thomas recap all the action from Saturday's array of fixtures in the Premier League. Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Man City produced a convincing win over a battling Everton side in Manchester. Pep Guardiola admitted he'll be watching the big game between Liverpool and Man United at Anfield tomorrow. Kevin De Bruyne has had enough time off and now he wants to help fire Manchester City to more silverware, but says he wasn't "exhausted" after a busy year. The Belgium midfielder missed the first two months of the season with a knee ligament injury and was then hit by another knee injury in his other leg, three matches into his comeback. City boss Pep Guardiola had claimed De Bruyne finished last season "exhausted" after playing 52 matches for club and country, but the 27-year-old disagreed and...

Chelsea's win at Brighton followed by reports of antisemitic chants on train

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:52:00 GMT

Chelsea's Mauricio Sarri admitted that Eden Hazard's injury is not a serious one and that he was substituted as a precaution during their win over Brighton. Eden Hazard assisted the first and scored the second goal for Chelsea as the Blues escape Brighton with all three points. Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek spoke out on the alleged racism his England team mate Raheem Sterling received by some 'Blues' fans in Man City's 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge. British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses as they investigate reports of antisemitic chanting on a train after Chelsea's 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday. The alleged chants, which were heard on a train between Falmer -- which serves the Amex Stadium -- and Brighton train station at around 4 p.m. GMT, raise further questions about the conduct of a minority of Chelsea supporters attending matches. In a statement issued to ESPN FC, British Transport Police said: "Officers received reports...

Liverpool's win over Man United wasn't a surprise, but their dominance was

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:49:00 GMT

What stands out about Liverpool's win over Manchester United isn't that it happened -- they were at home, and there's a reason the sides were separated by 16 points at kickoff -- it's the way it occurred. To put on a display of this intensity just a few days after a massive Champions League clash isn't to be taken lightly. It's not just a physical thing -- it's mental as well. Great teams can win multiple games in a row against big opponents; doing it while also turning in top-notch performances...

Manchester United extend Anthony Martial's contract - sources

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:08:00 GMT

Gab Marcotti delves into what went wrong for Jose Mourinho at Man United and addresses what his next move should be. Jose Mourinho was happy with his team selection and has no regrets about not playing Paul Pogba Manchester United's Jose Mourinho believes he can still reach the top four in the second half of the season despite trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by 11 points. Following Manchester United's resounding defeat at Liverpool, Craig Burley slams the club's lack of leadership, from the boardroom to the pitch. Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time since 2013/14 as they reclaim the top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City. Jose Mourinho did not appreciate getting asked if he has the backing of the dressing room following Manchester United's loss to Liverpool. Manchester United have triggered an option in Anthony Martial's contract to extend his deal until 2020, sources have told ESPN FC. His contract was set to expire at the end of the season but United have exercised a clause that will see the 23-year-old stay for an additional 12 months. It follows their decision to trigger a similar option in David De Gea's contract. United are in talks with Martial's representatives about a longer deal and are confident they will tie down the forward with fresh terms. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton. Watch live games, ESPN FC TV and MLS Rewind on ESPN+ in the U.S. FC Exclusives - Arsenal want Bailly, Cahill - Pogba not for sale; Juve keen - Steffen on brink of Man City transfer - Under eyed by City, Arsenal, Chelsea - Real Madrid interested in Diaz Martial...

Manchester United boss Mourinho in clear as FA drops offensive language case

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:16:00 GMT

Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time since 2013/14 as they reclaim the top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City. Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time since 2013-14 as they reclaim the top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City. Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time since 2013-14 as they reclaim the top spot in the Premier League from Manchester City. With Liverpool getting their first league win over Manchester United since 2014, FC's Shaka Hislop examines the gulf in class between the two sides. With Liverpool getting their first league win over Manchester United since 2014, FC's Shaka Hislop examines the gulf in class between the two sides. Jose Mourinho was happy with his team selection and has no regrets about not playing Paul Pogba Manchester United's Jose Mourinho believes he can still reach the top four in the second half of the season despite trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by 11 points. Following Manchester United's resounding defeat at Liverpool, Craig Burley slams the club's lack of leadership, from the boardroom to the pitch. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will not face any action for allegedly swearing into a television camera following the win over Newcastle. Mourinho was charged with using "abusive, insulting and improper language" as he walked down the touchline following United's 3-2 victory at Old Trafford in October. After the initial charge was found to be "not proven" the Football Association last month announced its decision to appeal, but in a statement released on Monday English football's governing...

Premier League: 28 goals in 90 seconds

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:52:51 GMT

Check out every goal scored in the Premier League this weekend including Xherdan Shaqiri's brace, Christian Eriksen's winner and more.


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