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De Gea crowned Man U's Player of the Year award

De Gea crowned Man U's Player of the Year award

London, May 3 : Goalkeeper David de Gea has bagged Manchester United's Player of the Year award for the third consecutive time.

The Spaniard, who joins Cristiano Ronaldo as the only United player to achieve the award three times, has become the only footballer to pick up the coveted prize for three seasons in a row.

Jubilant with his feat, De Gea admitted that it was a huge honour for him, adding that he would now try to guide his side to the FA Cup glory.

`Delighted` Ranieri lauds players' determination post Leicester PL glory

`Delighted` Ranieri lauds players' determination post Leicester PL glory

London, May 3 : Jubilant with his side's maiden Premier League title, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has heaped praised on his players' determination and focus that led his side to the recent glory.

Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5000-1 odds of winning the prestigious English Premier League title, lifted their maiden trophy in the club's 132-year history after Tottenham Hotspurs were held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea in their league clash at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester lift maiden English Premier League title as Spurs falter

Leicester lift maiden English Premier League title as Spurs falter

London, May 3 : Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5000-1 odds of winning the prestigious English Premier League title, created history by clinching the trophy after Tottenham Hotspurs were held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea in their league clash at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane put his side ahead in the 35th minute of the match before they doubled their lead through Son Heung-min just one minute prior to the half-time.

Rooney casts doubts over Man U's top four PL finish

Rooney casts doubts over Man U's top four PL finish

London, May 2 : Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has admitted it will be 'tough' for his side to make a top four Premier League finish after they were held to a 1-1 draw against top-ranked Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Although Louis van Gaal's side were able to postpone Leicester' hopes of clinching the trophy at the Old Trafford, their chances of qualifying for the next year's Champions League still remain under shadow.

United not used to being champions: van Gaal

United not used to being champions: van Gaal

Manchester, April 30 : Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal was left red-faced on Saturday after erroneously claiming that they have very little title-winning experience.

The Dutchman said much of his squad was not used to be champions ahead of their meeting with Leicester City who are on the brink of winning their maiden English Premier League title.

"The players who are now playing, they are not used to being champions," van Gaal was quoted as saying by Mirror. co. uk.

Lopez's late goal dents Liverpool's Europa League bid

Lopez's late goal dents Liverpool's Europa League bid

London, Apr. 29 : Adrian Lopez scored the decisive goal in the stoppage time as Villarreal edged past Liverpool 1-0 to hold a slender advantage ahead of next week's Europa League return leg at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's side were on course for a creditable draw before the Spaniard delighted the home fans with a sucker punch following a Denis Suarez's well-worked low cross, the Mirror reported.

Both the sides will face each other on Thursday in the second leg and the winners will meet either Spanish holders Sevilla or Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in the final. (ANI)

Ronaldo remains doubtful for CL second leg against City

Ronaldo remains doubtful for CL second leg against City

Madrid, Apr. 28 : Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss next week's Champions League semifinal second leg against Manchester City after MRI scans revealed that he has suffered a muscle tear.

The Portuguese international was forced to sit on the bench in the goalless first leg clash against City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Ronaldo, who has scored 47 goals in 45 appearances this season, also faces the prospect of missing several games apart from the Champions League fixture, goal. com reported.

Niguez gives Atletico edge over Bayern in Champions League semis

Niguez gives Atletico edge over Bayern in Champions League semis

Johannesburg, Apr. 28 : Saul Niguez scored the decisive goal as Atletico Madrid edged past Bayern Munich 1-0 in their first leg semifinal clash of the Champions League to give the Spanish club a slender advantage ahead of next week's return leg at the Allianz Arena.

Niguez outwitted Bayern's defenders to find the net in the 11th minute of the game, Sport24 reported.

Although the German champions dominated the second half, Atletico held firm till the end with striker Fernando Torres hitting the post in a rare counter.

Ferdinand says FA Cup glory can save Van Gaal's job at Man Utd

Ferdinand says FA Cup glory can save Van Gaal's job at Man Utd

London, Apr. 27 : Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that manager Louis van Gaal can save himself from being sacked if he manages to lead his side to the FA Cup glory and to the top four Premier League finish.

The Dutchman's job has been under scrutiny following his side's inconsistent performances in the Premier League and after the early exit from the Champions League.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is being widely considered as the potential candidate to replace van Gaal at Old Trafford.

Hart declares Man City ready for `old fashioned rumble` in Madrid

Hart declares Man City ready for `old fashioned rumble` in Madrid

London, Apr. 27 : Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has declared that his side are poised for an 'old fashioned rumble' against Real Madrid when both sides will meet again in next week's Champions League return leg at the Bernabeu.

Hart once again rose to the occasion as he produced two demonstrations of the razor-sharp reflexes in the second half as City held a dominant Real to a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.



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