Manchester United turned to Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come to the holders' rescue and eliminate second-tier Blackburn in the FA Cup on Sunday. The duo came off the bench with around 30 minutes remaining at Ewood Park and combined to complete United's comeback. Ibrahimovic ran onto Pogba's long, high pass to clinch the 2-1 victory and set up a quarterfinal reunion for manager Jose Mourinho with Chelsea.
Controversial coach Marcelo Bielsa will take charge of ambitious Lille for next season, signaling his return to French football after a chaotic end to his spell with Marseille. Lille said in a statement on Sunday that Bielsa will replace interim coach Franck Passi on July 1 and has been given a two-year deal. “Marcelo Bielsa is without a doubt one of the most respected and influential coaches in the world and it’s a huge satisfaction for Lille,” said Marc Ingla, a club director. “It also proves the ambition of our club.” A former Argentina manager, Bielsa is highly rated as an innovative, attack-minded leader who brings the best out of his players. With Lille hiring Bielsa, Lyon already settled
Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham cannot compete with their Premier League rivals’ outlandish spending – but Spurs can match them on the pitch. A Harry Kane hat-trick on Sunday secured a comfortable 3-0 win at Craven Cottage and booked the Lilywhites’ place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, where they will host another London rival, Millwall. Mauricio Pochettino and his players will fancy their chances of overcoming the League One outfit at White Hart Lane and progressing to the semi-finals.