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Man Utd must be ready for return to ‘normality’, says Solskjaer

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking at transfer targets during the lockdown and believes Manchester United are well-placed to exploit any knock-on effects of the coronavirus suspension. With training and matches halted in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Norwegian has used some of this unexpected free …

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Rooney says handling of Premier League pay row ‘a disgrace’

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Wayne Rooney has criticised the UK government and the Premier League for placing footballers in a “no-win situation” over proposed pay cuts after players were urged to make sacrifices during the coronavirus crisis. The former England captain, now playing with Championship side Derby, penned an …

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UEFA demand leaves Scottish football clubs in the lurch

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  UEFA’s ultimatum to national leagues that a failure to complete the football season could lead to exclusion from European competition has left the continent’s less wealthy leagues, like Scotland, in limbo. Scottish clubs were due to meet by video-conference on Friday with the possibility of …

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Gundogan says Liverpool deserve to be champions

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool should be awarded the Premier League title if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. Jurgen Klopp’s men were a tantalising two wins away from their first league crown since 1990 when the season was suspended earlier this month. …

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Neville ‘doesn’t get’ voiding of English non-league season

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Former England defender Gary Neville said he “doesn’t get” the decision to have all English football season from the seventh-tier down brought to an end with results from the campaign voided in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Thursday saw England’s governing Football Association announce that no promotion or relegation …

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Virus chaos leaves English clubs fearing for their future

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Forced into lockdown by the coronavirus, English teams outside the lucrative Premier League are facing an unprecedented period of financial uncertainty. Championship, League One and League Two matches will not resume until April 30 at the earliest and even that date looks optimistic given the …

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Fernandes says Man Utd revival not just down to him

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Bruno Fernandes says his stellar form since he arrived at Manchester United in January is not the only reason why the club’s fortunes have improved on the pitch. After an inconsistent first half of the season, United are unbeaten in the nine games Fernandes has featured in since his …

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