Europe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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ANALYSIS: There were some big-name drop-outs and exclusions from this year's rankings - who is likely to make a return and who is gone forever?

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The newly appointed Red Devils manager calls his Blues counterpart a "friend" and insists that he will not be "falling out" with any Premier League opponents this season

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The 36-year-old says the club made no effort to convince him to stay on as a pundit following his decision to retire, and insists he is unlikely to ever return to Anfield

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The left-back joined the Premier League giants from Southampton and made his debut against LA Galaxy, but the Dutchman claims he is not yet in peak condition

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The Argentine coach is not surprised by his side's Liga triumph last season and is confident they can challenge for more silverware in 2014-15

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The Arsenal full-back looked set to move to Hull City in a €3.75 million transfer, but the 22-year-old wants to stay in London and the Gunners have sanctioned a temporary move

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The Dutchman has deployed the formation in both of the club's pre-season friendly wins - over LA Galaxy and Roma - this pre-season and explained his reasons for the choice

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COMMENT: The Portugal international may not be the greatest of all time, but has there ever been a player with such a perfect blend of technique and physique?

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The Uruguay international joined Barcelona in a €88m deal earlier this summer and the England striker believes he can replace the departed 27-year-old in 2014-15

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Following on from the results of the 2013 Wada Testing Figures, the world football body disclosed to Goal that it believes most positive doping tests are due to social drugs

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It was hoped that the Japanese might finally flourish under the newly-appointed Dutch coach but the former Bayern Munich boss has opened the door for the playmaker to leave

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Los Blancos have paid €80 million for the Colombia international but the Portugal defender believes the 23-year-old will justify such an extravagant outlay

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The Netherlands international, who had been linked with Manchester United, will complete a reported €9 million move to the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday

Monday, July 28, 2014

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The Norway international attacker only joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Bluebirds in January but will spend the first five months of the season with the Scottish champions