Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The Borussia Dortmund boss claims the 25-year-old could return to action quicker than expected but has stressed he will not rush his recovery

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The Bayern Munich boss has confirmed the winger could feature against Borussia Monchengladbach this week after recovering from back surgery

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Phil Kitromilides believes the Spaniards' first game of pre-season, coupled with some high-profile absentees, means they may struggle to net in the first 45 minutes

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Having raised the spirits around San Siro since taking over, Al Hain-Cole expects the new coach to lead his strengthened side to victory against an unimpressive Greek team

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The new Red Devils manager deployed his side with three at the back in a 7-0 pre-season win against LA Galaxy and intends to maintain that shape in the Premier League

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The 22-year-old struck twice against Toronto to give his manager a first win in charge of the north Londoners, while the new Spurs boss also praised the acquisition of Ben Davies

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The England striker scored from the penalty spot and tapped home from close-range as the Premier League giants ran riot at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in the Dutchman's first game

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The Premier League champions ran out comfortable winners against the MLS leaders as they continue to prepare for the 2014-15 season, with both defenders netting in the rout

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All eyes will be on Louis van Gaal as he takes charge of the Red Devils for the first time but the Dutchman will be forced to make do without the services of Robin van Persie

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Brendan Rodgers and Rudi Garcia both named strong sides for the clash at Fenway Park, and it was the Italians who earned a late victory through the Dane's unfortunate strike

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The club-record signing hit a brace in the first half but the MLS side fought back in the second half to draw level, before a late Andros Townsend strike settled the encounter

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Key men such as Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany may be absent because of their World Cup exertions but Manuel Pellegrini still has a star-studded squad to choose from

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The Croatian club insist there was no racial abuse directed towards Seko Fofana and instead suggest the team walked off due to the player being sent off and conceding

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Brendan Rodgers could give a run-out to new arrival Lazar Markovic as the Reds arrive in the United States for a friendly with another American-owned outfit

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Former England striker Jermaine Defoe will be going up against his old club as the MLS outfit welcome Spurs to the BMO Field in Ontario

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The summer signing from Bayern Munich started the friendly clash at the Estadio Municipal in Burgo de Osma but was upstaged by a teenage team-mate

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The 21-year-old attacker netted for the fourth successive game, slotting home a pass from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, before Marquinhos bagged what proved to be the game's decisive goal