• After cup win, Mourinho hopes Ibrahimovic stays at United
    Associated Press

    After cup win, Mourinho hopes Ibrahimovic stays at United

    Six months into their first seasons at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have collected their first winners' medals. Just how long this partnership of serial winners endures at United remains uncertain. There's little doubt Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic to commit to staying at United into next season, especially after the 35-year-old striker's double clinched the League Cup with a 3-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

  • Jurgen Klopp defends Leicester City players after Claudio Ranieri axe: 'Players don't sack managers, the board does'
    The Telegraph

    Jurgen Klopp defends Leicester City players after Claudio Ranieri axe: 'Players don't sack managers, the board does'

    Jürgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, says the idea of ‘player power’ is exaggerated and claims only the Leicester City board, not the dressing room, should be held responsible for Claudio Ranieri’s sacking last week. The debate regarding the circumstances of Ranieri’s dismissal continues, but Klopp – who takes his side to the King Power Stadium tonight – rejected the accusation players force owners to act. The players need to be powerful but not in sacking managers.

  • Real Madrid overcomes two-goal deficit to beat Villarreal and keep La Liga lead
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    Real Madrid overcomes two-goal deficit to beat Villarreal and keep La Liga lead

    Ronaldo and Real Madrid escaped with all three points. (Reuters) So far this La Liga season, Villarreal’s Yellow Submarine had tied Real Madrid away, beaten Atletico Madrid at home and tied Barcelona at home. In the sixth-place side’s first game against