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  • Atletico not thinking of cruel past in rerun of 2014 final

    Atletico not thinking of cruel past in rerun of 2014 final

    Associated Press
    Atletico not thinking of cruel past in rerun of 2014 final

    MILAN (AP) — With the pain still fresh in their minds, Atletico Madrid has an added motivation for Saturday's Champions League final rematch against Real Madrid. …

  • Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    Reuters
    Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho will forget what has gone on for the last three disappointing seasons at Manchester United, he said in his first interview after being installed as manager on Friday. Since Alex Ferguson retired after winning the Premier League in 2013 the club have finished seventh, fourth and fifth, securing their only silverware in that time by winning this season's FA Cup. "I think I prefer to forget the past three years," Mourinho told the club's TV …

  • Busquets signs new Barcelona deal until 2021

    Busquets signs new Barcelona deal until 2021

    Reuters
    Busquets signs new Barcelona deal until 2021

    Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has renewed his commitment to the Catalan club by signing a new five-year contract, the club said on Friday. The defensive midfielder and Spain international made his Barcelona debut in 2008 under then-coach Pep Guardiola, a former team-mate of his father Carles. Busquets has won six La Liga titles, five King's Cups and three Champions Leagues in eight seasons with Barca, and has committed to stay at the club until 2021, with an option to extend his …

  • Soccer-Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    Soccer-Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    Reuters
    Soccer-Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho will forget what has gone on for the last three disappointing seasons at Manchester United, he said in his first interview after being installed as manager on Friday. Since Alex Ferguson retired after winning the Premier League in 2013 the club have finished seventh, fourth and fifth, securing their only silverware in that time by winning this season's FA Cup. "I think I prefer to forget the past three years," Mourinho told the club's TV …

  • Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

    Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

    AFP News
    Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

    Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their third new manager in less than three years in their bid to reinstate the club as a title-winning force in England and Europe. After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.5 million euros) a year. The Red Devils need dragging out of the doldrums after first David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal failed to emulate the title-laden glory years under Alex …