MANCHESTER United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering a summer move for Borussia Dortmund's England starlet Jadon Sancho. The 19-year-old, who starred in the Three Lions' 7-0 win over Montengro on Thursday, has had a troubled spell at the German Bundesliga club. Sources claim he is ready to return to England, igniting a £100million chase for the winger.£86,000 and forced to train alone in the rain after returning back for training late following England duty. Then, Dortmund boss Lucien Favre subbed him after just 36 MINUTES during last week's crushing 4-0 loss at rivals Bayern Munich. Liverpool and Real Madrid are also after the former Manchester City player, who joined Dortmund in 2017. Any transfer would mean a huge windfall for the Germans.Etihad chiefs let Londoner Sancho go for just £8m when he was a 17-year-old - two years after signing him from Watford. United, Liverpool and Real all know they will have to pay big money for the youngster, who signed a … [Read more...] about Man Utd lining up move for Jadon Sancho after his recent troubles at Borussia Dortmund
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“Any ideas on the most completed passes ever recorded in a football match?” asks Charlie Welton. Despite locking all our finest boffins into rooms tasked with watching every football match of the last 120 years to add up every pass, we could not get the answer. Instead we fired up the Stat-Signal and Opta mercifully saved us decades of work to review Europe’s top five leagues since 2006-07. Where better to start than at a Barcelona game, as ball-hogging has become a pastime for the Catalonians in the past two decades. Their short-passing heroics has brought them many wins, trophies and kudos, peaking at 988 completed passes in May 2011 against Levante. Inexplicably, they were only able to secure a 1-1 draw. Manchester City collectively tippy-tapped the ball around 942 times in their 5-0 pummelling of Swansea in April 2018. It was not their most successful day of passing, which happened just one month prior when they played Basel off the park in the Champions League in … [Read more...] about Which football team have completed the most passes in a match?
A filthy night in the Bronx. Pep Guardiola is at Yankee Stadium to watch the last of a six-game Major League Baseball series between New York Yankees and New York Mets. The Manchester City manager is taking a break from the club’s summer tour, his side having lost the opener against Borussia Dortmund in Chicago two days earlier. Guardiola was to throw the opening pitch of the decisive game in the Subway Series, which the Yankees are leading 3-2 but incessant rain forces a postponement and he heads for the exit. What Guardiola does next signifies where his and City’s focus is going to be when the 2018-19 season begins a few weeks later. Before leaving to be driven back to the hotel Guardiola catches sight of the Carabao Cup and Premier League trophies, won by his team the previous season and on display at the stadium. He approaches them and, ignoring the Carabao Cup, leans forward and kisses the Premier League trophy. “I love this one,” he says, eyes sparkling. … [Read more...] about New York kiss to Brighton bliss: the story of Manchester City’s triumph