Timothy Fosu-Mensah completed his one season loan from Manchester United after a phone call with his former boss, Frank de Boer, showed that the Eagles boss was keen on the 19 year old defender being part of his squad once again. “The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away and I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club. “I am only 19 years old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development.” His spell at Palace will not only see him working under Frank again but he will once again be under the watchful eye of assistant boss,
Manchester United were outclassed as Spanish and European champions Real Madrid retained the Uefa Super Cup victory in a sweltering Skopje. Madrid dominated from the start and deservedly led when Casemiro - who looked offside - slid in a half volley. They doubled their lead when Isco calmly slotted in from eight yards after a neat one-two with Gareth Bale, who started ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. New £75m striker Romelu Lukaku tapped in before Marcus Rashford scuffed wide. The Europa League winners were given encouragement by Lukaku's strike, despite rarely threatening the Madrid goal in the previous hour, and could have scored a barely deserved equaliser through half-time substitute Rashford with nine minutes left. United were unable to create another clear-cut chance as Mad
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has accused Manchester United and Liverpool fans of calling him a "black monkey" in messages on social media. The 24-year-old posted on Instagram: "If Man United and Liverpool fans feel better by calling me a black monkey in my messages .. feel free to carry on if it makes your day better." Ivory Coast international Zaha signed for Manchester United in 2013. Zaha is in Hong Kong with the club for the Premier League Asia Trophy. He posted the message following the 2-0 win over West Brom on Sunday in which Palace manager Frank de Boer said the winger had been the victim of rough treatment. Source: BBC
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will rest players for Sunday's Premier League trip to Arsenal. United's 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win at Celta Vigo on Thursday was their 10th game since 1 April. With Mourinho's side lying fifth in the Premier League, the Europa League could represent their best chance of reaching next season's Champions League. "The players that have accumulated lots of minutes are not going to play next weekend," said Jose Mourinho. Marcus Rashford's free-kick gave United victory in Spain, along with an away goal to take back to Old Trafford for next Thursday's second leg. If United reach the final in Stockholm on 24 May, it will be their 64th game of the season. Their stretched squad received a boost in Spain, with defender ...
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would prefer to play "without a referee" in Thursday's derby with Manchester United after criticizing the standard of officiating in the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal. Referee Craig Pawson ruled out Sergio Aguero's first-half strike at Wembley. Replays suggested the goal should have stood and City went on to lose the game 2 - 1 after extra time. "I think the referees have to stop this," said Toure. "I am very disappointed. It is not the first time, there have been a couple of times. "Maybe on Thursday we are going to have a better referee or maybe play without a referee - I'd prefer that." Officials ruled that Leroy Sane's cross had gone out of play before reaching Aguero. The Argentina striker later did score to put City a...
Ghana's Frank Acheampong and Dennis Appiah have crushed out of this year's Europa League competition after their club Anderlecht suffered a defeat to Manchester United. The duo were kicked out of this year's European competitions after losing 1 - 2 to English giants Manchester United at away from home. Both players excelled in their respective positions but could not help their side sail through after Herik Mekitayan and Marcus Rushford scored two goals in each half to help the Red Devils qualify to the next round. Both players lasted the entire duration of the game which was played at the Old Trafford.
Ghanaian born Spanish striker Inaki Williams has revealed that he is in no rush to leave Athletic Bilbao after he was link to several premiership clubs. The former Spanish youth star has been link with Manchester United, West Ham, Dortmund and Liverpool who are bent on taking him away from Bilbao. But the forward has stated that the San Mames is his 'home' and he is in no rush to move to the English Premier League. "The first thing I would do is talk to the president. Lots of things are coming out in the news but I am calm," he told Sportium. "If clubs are looking at me it's because I'm doing things right, they've given me everything. "Staying put is my first option right now, I love this club, my teammates and the city. I'm happy in Bilbao, Same for my family." he added.
Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world last season, according to a report published by Deloitte. United dethrone Real Madrid - who held top spot for 11 years - after accumulating a record revenue of 689m euros (£515m) during the 2015-16 term. The Premier League club saw commercial revenue grow by 100m euros (£71m). Combined revenue for the top 20 clubs during the 2015-16 season grew 12% to 7.4bn euros (£6.41bn) - a new record. It is the first time Manchester United have topped the annual Deloitte Football Money League since the 2003-04 season. Real drop down to third, behind Spanish rivals Barcelona, who remain in second spot. German giants Bayern Munich move up a position to fourth and Manchester City also climb a spot to fifth
Hammersmith & Fulham Council have unanimously approved planning permission for Chelsea to redevelop Stamford Bridge. The proposed rebuild to increase capacity to 60,000 was presented in model form at a hearing at Hammersmith Town Hall on Wednesday. The council had already initially recommended that the application be approved and, after a three-hour meeting attended by Blues chairman Bruce Buck and director Eugene Tenenbaum, permission was granted. Chelsea presented a model of their proposed rebuild to the planning meeting The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan now has 14 days to call in the verdict, should he wish to, on a stadium expected to cost £500m and take three years to build. In a statement, Chelsea said: "We are grateful that planning permission was granted for the re
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie could be out for a year with a knee injury, says manager Ronald Koeman. Bolasie, 27, injured his right knee during the Toffees' 1 - 1 draw with Manchester United on 4 December. Manager Koeman said on Wednesday: "It will be around 11-12 months before he is back. That is a big disappointment but he will come back." Bolasie is due to have a second operation - on his anterior cruciate ligament - in the coming weeks. The DR Congo international signed for Everton from Crystal Palace in a £25m deal in August, and had played in every league game this campaign up until his injury. Manchester United's Memphis Depay could be brought in to fill the position in attacking midfield, with Koeman having this season expressed his desire to sign his fellow Dutc