Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera labelled his side's derby clash against City as the "game of the season". Ahead of their trip to the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, United are fifth – a point and place behind their rivals as the race for a top-four finish intensifies. Herrera, 27, talked up the importance of the encounter, saying it could be decisive for his team, who are unbeaten in 23 league matches.
Young footballers took to the pitches of Dubai Sports City on April 21 and 22 in the Under 13 Dubai Intercontinental Football Cup. Regional clubs like Al Nasr and Dubai Club were also involved as were teams from Australia, Japan, Spain, Italy and the rest of the Middle East. Despite an early defeat to AFA Angola, Celta Vigo emerged as the champions of the tournament, crowning their victory with a 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the final.
Manchester United can look forward to "better years" after winning the League Cup and qualifying for the Europa League semi-finals, manager Jose Mourinho has said as he begins to take stock of his first season at the Premier League club. It has been a mixed season so far for United, who won their first trophy under Mourinho but also face a fight to finish in the top four of the Premier League and claim an automatic Champions League spot. United can also secure a place in Europe's elite club competition by winning the Europa League, where they face Spanish side Celta Vigo in the first leg of the semi-final on May 4.