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Josh Harrop explains Manchester United exit

New Preston North End signing Josh Harrop says the desire for regular first-team football was behind his decision to leave Manchester United. Harrop enjoyed a dream United debut last month when he scored at Old Trafford in a 2-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace. But the attacking midfielder has now opted to drop to…

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Bale determined to win ‘more trophies’ as Madrid exit rumours persist

Gareth Bale insists he remains focused on “winning more trophies” with Real Madrid despite renewed reports the Wales forward could leave the Santiago Bernabeu. Reports in L’Equipe on Friday suggested Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane told Monaco’s highly sought-after teenage forward Kylian Mbappe that he would be willing to sell one of Los Blancos’ famed ‘BBC’ of…

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Salah signing takes Liverpool a step closer to title – Berger

Mohamed Salah is exactly the type of signing Liverpool needed to advance their Premier League title hopes, according to Patrick Berger, who has warned that more reinforcements are required to realise that dream. The winger arrived from Serie A runners-up Roma on a long-term deal on Thursday, securing a return to the English top flight…

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Schick lauded as Czech’s best ahead of Juventus move

Patrik Schick is Czech Republic’s “brightest star” and his imminent move to Juventus heralds the start of a glittering career at the top, according to compatriot Patrik Berger. The 21-year-old is expected to complete the formalities of his move to the Serie A champions soon, with the club reported to be parting with €25million to…

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The part won’t end if we exit Confederations Cup, says Russia boss Cherchesov

Stanislav Cherchesov believes support for the Russia national team will continue to grow heading into the World Cup even if they exit the Confederations Cup at the group stage. The hosts face Mexico in Kazan on Saturday realistically needing a win to seal their place in the semi-finals, given that they are a point behind…

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Dortmund opportunity too good for Bosz to turn down, says De Boer

Peter Bosz has taken over one of the biggest clubs in Europe, according to Ronald de Boer, who can see why Borussia Dortmund proved more appealing than remaining with Ajax. De Boer had two spells with Ajax as a player, winning five Eredivisie titles and the Champions League in 1995, but even his affection for…

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Ronaldo and Hernandez don’t compare for Vasin

Russia defender Viktor Vasin says it is difficult to compare Cristiano Ronaldo with Javier Hernandez as he prepares to halt the Mexico striker on Saturday. Ronaldo and Hernandez have each scored once in their two Confederations Cup matches so far, with the Real Madrid star heading in Portugal’s winner against Russia and Bayer Leverkusen striker…

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Mauricio Pellegrino Appointed Southampton Manager

Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager. The 45-year-old Argentine replaces Claude Puel, who was sacked earlier this month after one season in charge. Pellegrino stood down as Alaves manager in late May, after losing the Spanish Cup final to Barcelona and finishing ninth in La Liga with a club that had been…