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Juan Mata’s father made sure Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola never crossed paths in his Manchester restaurant. Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata’s father has revealed Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho often ate at his restaurant in Manchester at the same time yet “he made sure they did not meet.” Juan Manuel Mata, a businessman and football
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After another action-packed weekend in soccer, Gab Marcotti reflects on the big talking points in his latest edition of Monday Musings. Jump to: Bayern rout Dortmund | Man City’s Quadruple | Milan-Juve fallout | Arsenal woe | Bravo, Benzema | Rabiot drama at PSG | Watford, Wolves dazzle Barcelona bring Atletico’s season to an end It was
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Bayern seized on Dortmund’s weaknesses from the kickoff to arguably seize control of the title race with six games left. MUNICH, Germany — “Gegen Bayern kann mal verlieren” (“You can lose against Bayern”) is what the hardcore home fans in the Allianz Arena south stand were chanting sarcastically at the final whistle. Yes, you can
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Raf Honigstein believes Bayern Munich will have a busy summer transfer window, buying four to five players and spending €200m. Raphael Honigstein assesses the possibility that Jadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer. Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund take on six-time defending champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening in the most
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The future of Manchester United is becoming clearer. We now know that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be the permanent manager at Old Trafford. A technical director figure may yet be named — possibly an internal appointment, possibly more of an advisor to Solskjaer and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward. Either way, they’ll be sifting through
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BARCELONA, Spain — There’s a joke among local residents in Castelldefels, a town squashed between the sea and the mountains outside of Barcelona, that Philippe Coutinho‘s home is a jinx. Cesc Fabregas bought it months before being sold to Chelsea. Thomas Vermaelen‘s stay there coincided with lengthy spells on the sideline with injuries. Andre Gomes
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