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  • Rooney hopeful of Martial impact at Man Utd

    Rooney hopeful of Martial impact at Man Utd

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    Rooney hopeful of Martial impact at Man Utd

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney admitted on Friday that he knows little about new signing Anthony Martial, but backed the French teenager to prove a success at Old Trafford. United sent shock waves across Europe on Tuesday when they bought 19-year-old Martial from Monaco for a reported initial fee of £36 million ($55.1 million, 49 million euros), which it is thought could rise to £58 million. Martial's new France and United team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin revealed earlier this week that …

  • Shelvey, Vardy, Stones get England starts

    Shelvey, Vardy, Stones get England starts

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    Shelvey, Vardy, Stones get England starts

    Jonjo Shelvey, Jamie Vardy and John Stones will all start in England's 2016 European Championship qualifier away to San Marino on Saturday, manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Friday. All three players have been in the news of late and for different reasons, with Shelvey excelling in midfield for Swansea City, Vardy fined by Leicester City after being caught on camera using a racial slur and Everton's Stones the subject of an unsuccessful approach from Chelsea. …

  • "Lack of experience" killed De Gea deal - Real boss

    "Lack of experience" killed De Gea deal - Real boss

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    "Lack of experience" killed De Gea deal - Real boss

    David de Gea's transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid broke down at the last minute due to the Premier League club management's "lack of experience", Real president Florentino Perez claimed on Friday. Madrid seemed set to conclude the long-running transfer saga late on Monday's deadline day with a deal worth between 30 million ($33.9 million) and 40 million euros and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas joining United. …

  • Bayern's Robben out for four weeks with muscle injury

    Bayern's Robben out for four weeks with muscle injury

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    Bayern's Robben out for four weeks with muscle injury

    Bayern Munich's experienced winger Arjen Robben will miss the start of their Champions League campaign after being ruled out for four weeks with a groin injury, the German champions said on Friday. "Further tests by Bayern team doctor Volker Braun on Friday showed that it is a left adductor muscle injury," the club said in a statement. Bayern start their Champions League Group F. campaign on Sept. 16 at Olympiakos Piraeus and host Dinamo Zagreb on Sept. 29 before facing Arsenal. …

  • Man United says Madrid 'clumsiness' at fault in De Gea spat

    Man United says Madrid 'clumsiness' at fault in De Gea spat

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    Man United says Madrid 'clumsiness' at fault in De Gea spat

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United believes Real Madrid is trying to deflect attention from its own "clumsiness" by blaming the English club for the collapse of David de Gea's transfer. …