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  • Van Gaal dismisses talk of 'easy' Champions League draw

    Van Gaal dismisses talk of 'easy' Champions League draw

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    Van Gaal dismisses talk of 'easy' Champions League draw

    Louis van Gaal has refused to accept that Manchester United have been fortunate in their Champions League draw and insisted he would take nothing for granted as he prepares for the club’s European return. The English giants, back in Europe’s top competition after a painful one-season absence, were drawn in the same Group B as PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg. It was generally accepted to be one of the more favourable draw available to the four English clubs in this season’s knock-out …

  • Wolfsburg cruise past Schalke minus City-target De Bruyne

    Wolfsburg cruise past Schalke minus City-target De Bruyne

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    Wolfsburg cruise past Schalke minus City-target De Bruyne

    VfL Wolfsburg enjoyed a 3-0 win over Schalke on Friday to top the Bundesliga as they draw close to agreeing a transfer with Manchester City over Kevin de Bruyne. The 24-year-old was left out of Friday's squad with Wolfsburg poised to agree to a reported Bundesliga record fee of 74 million euros ($83.64m, £54m) before Germany's transfer window closes at 1800 (1600 GMT) on Monday. In De Bruyne's absence, Dutch striker Bas Dost gave Wolfsburg an early lead by drilling home a 17th-minute cross …

  • Two more milestones for Mourinho

    Two more milestones for Mourinho

    Reuters
    Two more milestones for Mourinho

    LONDON (Reuters) - (This story adds 2014 at end of para 2 and corrects quote in para 8) Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reaches two more milestones at the club in Saturday's Premier League game at home to London rivals Crystal Palace. It will be his 200th league match, of which he has lost only 20, and a 100th home league game with only one defeat -- by lowly Sunderland in April 2014. "I'm proud of the record but I don't think it has any influence in the future," Mourinho told a news …

  • Everton sign Uruguayan striker Rodriguez

    Everton sign Uruguayan striker Rodriguez

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    Everton sign Uruguayan striker Rodriguez

    Everton have signed Uruguayan striker Leandro Rodriguez on a four-year deal from River Plate Montevideo for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced on Friday. The 22-year-old scored 19 goals in 71 games for his hometown club and Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes he will be an exciting prospect at Goodison Park. "Mason Holgate is a clear example of a really strong, young English defender and Leandro Rodriguez is a young striker with a real knack of scoring goals," he …

  • Wolfsburg beats Schalke 3-0 in Bundesliga

    Wolfsburg beats Schalke 3-0 in Bundesliga

    Associated Press
    Wolfsburg beats Schalke 3-0 in Bundesliga

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg found out there is life after Kevin de Bruyne, beating Schalke 3-0 in a showdown between two highly rated Bundesliga teams on Friday. …