• How did Manchester United make it to the Europa League final?

    How did Manchester United make it to the Europa League final?

    A place in the Champions League next season, as well as European glory, is on the line on Wednesday night in Stockholm when Manchester United and Ajax meet in the Europa League final. United’s route to Friends Arena has rarely been straightforward, but it finds itself 90 minutes away from a second major trophy of the season. Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s team progressed to the final. Feyenoord 1-0 Manchester United, De Kuip, Rotterdam, September 15, 2016 United’s European campaign began inauspiciously with a defeat in the Netherlands. Mourinho made eight changes from the team that had just lost the derby to Manchester City, but that did not shock his team into a response. Tonny Vilhena struck in

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    Stan Kroenke releases statement on Arsenal

    Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has issued a statement regarding his future ownership of the club. The American billionaire was at the center of fan unrest on Sunday as Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League, missing out on a top four finish for the first time in 21 seasons under Arsene Wenger. Kroenke’s fellow Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov (he owns 30 percent of the shares) last week offered over $1.3 billion for Kroenke’s 67 percent stake in the Gunners but Kroenke turned the bid down.