Manchester United victory comes at a cost

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC forced off through injury before extra time in Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht at Old Trafford on Thursday. The veteran United striker landed awkwardly after challenging Kara for a high ball in the 92nd minute of regulation time and went down for treatment when the second half finished –Read moreRead more

‘He must be fuming not to be brought on’ – Keane reckons it’s end of Man Utd road for Rooney

ANOTHER EVENING ON the bench at Manchester United has put “the final nail in the coffin” for Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford, says Roy Keane. The Red Devils’ club captain was included in Jose Mourinho’s matchday squad for the Europa League clash with Anderlecht last night. He was, however, to see no action as AnthonyRead moreRead more

Van Bommel sacked after overseeing a decline ‘too large and unworthy of PSV’

MARK VAN BOMMEL has been sacked by PSV, with the club 10 points off the pace in the battle for the Eredivisie title. The former Netherlands midfielder, who had two spells at the Philips Stadion as a player, was named head coach at PSV in June 2018, replacing Phillip Cocu. PSV finished second in VanRead moreRead more

‘If someone hears my name and thinks, that’s the guy who was sexually abused, I’m okay with that’

RICHIE SADLIER SPENT the first part of his adult life primarily trying to impress a large group of strangers. Now, he says, he has learned not to care what strangers think. His memoir, ‘Recovering’, written with sports journalist Dion Fanning, has been widely acclaimed, recently winning the sports category in the Irish Book Awards. ItRead moreRead more

Thiago Motta sacked after just two months in charge of Serie A strugglers

SERIE A BASEMENT club Genoa have sacked coach Thiago Motta and appointed former player Davide Nicola in his place, the Serie A club announced. Motta, also a former Genoa player, took over two months ago, but was fired after the western port side lost 4-0 to Inter Milan in their last game before the winterRead moreRead more

Dream week to continue with ‘natural born goalscorer’ Idah in line for FA Cup start

AFTER MAKING HIS Premier League debut on Wednesday night, it looks like Cork teenager Adam Idah will lead the line for injury-hit Norwich City in the FA Cup this weekend. The Canaries face Preston North End at Deepdale tomorrow, with manager Daniel Farke hinting at his plans for ‘natural born goalscorer’ Idah in his pressRead moreRead more

Niall Quinn wants Irish football representatives making ‘regular trips’ to the Dáil

THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of Ireland’s Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn outlined his future hopes for Irish football clubs during the League of Ireland media day on Wednesday. The former Arsenal striker, along with his new colleagues at the FAI, have been tasked with reinvigorating the game in this country after a series of off-field controversiesRead moreRead more

‘Ole Gunnar has been very important… But Dortmund was the best option’ – Haaland

ERLING HAALAND already had his heart set on a move to Borussia Dortmund by the time Manchester United made a move for his services. Click Here: Leicester City Jersey Sale Dortmund signed Haaland after agreeing to meet his €22.5million release clause at Salzburg in late December, and the 19-year-old has made a flying start toRead moreRead more

‘It was said the first day I came here: We don’t mind you using us as a stepping stone’

IT BEGAN WITH a Facebook message from a Derry City legend. It was Paddy McCourt, now a coach with the Candystripes, who got in touch with Norwegian striker Tim Nilsen. “He wrote a long message and told me he was hoping I would answer it,” Nilsen tells The42. “I didn’t have him as a friendRead moreRead more

After an injury-ravaged few years, a familiar face is back and seeking a rebirth in MLS

HE’S BEEN WITHOUT a club since the summer of 2018 as injuries took their toll on his body but Giuseppe Rossi, the 33-year-old attacker, is starting a new chapter. The New Jersey native will play in Major League Soccer for the very first time after Real Salt Lake confirmed his signing on Thursday.  Born andRead moreRead more