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6pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: De Gea to sign new deal, Joao Felix blow, Fosu-Mensah to Ajax

MANCHESTER UNITED kept up their unbeaten Premier League record under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last night with a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.
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6pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Kepa brings squad together, Sarri update, Kane escapes headbutt ban

CHELSEA got back to winning ways with a vital 2-0 victory over Tottenham last night as Kepa watched on from the bench.
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6pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Harry Kane cleared for derby, Joao Felix blow, free signings available

ARSENAL are breathing down the necks of rivals Tottenham in the league – and the north London derby is this Saturday.
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Celtic fans hijack Leicester’s first training picture of Brendan Rodgers

BRENDAN RODGERS was labelled a “rat” and a “snake” by Celtic fans after Leicester City uploaded the first snap of their new gaffer in training.
Hoops supporters hijacked the Foxes’ Instagram post, which said: “Brendan Rodgers during his first training session as #lcfc’s first-team manager.”
Rodgers won seven trophies in Glasgow before returning to English Premier LeagueAFP or licensors
That prompted an avalanche of abuse – mainly through rat and snake emojis – towards Rodgers for quitting Parkhead for the King Power Stadium.
One fan wrote: “A man who runs away when things get a little bit tough, rat.”
Another added: “What a snake he is.”
Leicester and Celts diehards were soon trading insults as a social media war of words erupted.

One Foxes fan said: “He still left your p**h excuse of a club for us.”
A Hoops supporter hit back: “And what’s Leicester’s history? A lucky season winning the Premier League and nothing else.
“Celtic are the superior club.”

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Rodgers stunned Scottish football by quitting during Celts’ bid for a historic treble Treble, taking No2 Chris Davies, coach Kolo Toure and fitness coach Glen Driscoll with him.
The Hoops faithful slaughtered him at Tynecastle last night with a banner saying: “You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt. Always a fraud.”

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We told earlier how Celtic’s supporter liaison officer John Paul Taylor took a thinly-veiled dig at the former Liverpool gaffer after the match.”
Rodgers’ replacement Neil Lennon got off to a winning start with a 2-1 win over Hearts thanks to Odsonne Edouard’s injury-time goal.

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Real Madrid boss Solari spots angry fans and does U-turn in his Smart car day after shocking defeat to Barcelona

Category : Football , La Liga

THIS is the hilarious moment Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari decided to do a U-turn in a Smart car after spotting some angry fans.
Supporters descended upon Los Blancos’ training base in the wake of last night’s embarrassing 3-0 Copa del Rey defeat to rivals Barcelona.
This is the hilarious moment Santiago Solari did a U-turn in a Smart carAS TV
The incident happened at Real Madrid’s training ground as crowds gathered in the wake of the 3-0 defeat to BarcelonaAS TV
And although the players didn’t mind driving past the rabble, under-pressure gaffer Solari clearly had other ideas.
Amazing footage caught him driving near to the exit before spotting the crowds lining the street outside.
Solari, incredibly driving a modest Smart car, then pulled off a high-speed U-turn, sending him back into the training ground and presumably to a different entrance.
Whether the great escape helps him formulate a plan for this weekend’s La Liga El Clasico remains to be seen.
Solari saw the crowds and decided to spin around before speeding offAS TV
Solari will be hoping things go better when Real clash with Barcelona again this weekendAS TV

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But Solari is in danger of being axed in the summer after an underwhelming campaign which began in October after Julen Lopetegui’s shock sacking.
Real are nine points behind Barcelona in the table, and two behind Atletico Madrid.
While they are clinging on to a 2-1 advantage over Ajax in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Juventus boss Max Allegri has been tipped to replace Solari this summer, with Chelsea winger Eden Hazard at the top of Real’s shopping list.


Fulham slated for sacking Ranieri but fed-up fans wildly celebrate the news

FULHAM have been widely slated by rival fans for sacking Claudio Ranieri after less than four months but fed-up Cottagers fans have wildly celebrated the news.
SunSport exclusively revealed that the Italian was set to be axed following the club’s dreadful form, with former player Scott Parker appointed on a caretaker basis.
Claudio Ranieri has been fired by Fulham with the club sitting ten points off safetyReuters
The 67-year-old won just three out of his 17 games in charge of the West London side – losing 11 times as Fulham sit ten points off safety with ten games to play.
Yesterday’s 2-0 defeat against Southampton at St Mary’s proved to be the final straw for Ranieri – who replaced Slavisa Jokanovic as boss in November.
Rival fans widely criticised Fulham’s second sacking with the club still fighting for survival with one writing: “What’s the point of signing him in the first place anyways?”
User Rob Walker agreed with that post, writing: “Bizarre Fulham fans blaming Ranieri. What was he supposed to do in January? Sign 18 better players?!”

Bizarre Fulham fans blaming Ranieri. What was he supposed to do in January? Sign 18 better players?!
— Rob Walker (@TangerineRob) February 28, 2019

What's the point of signing him in the first place anyways ?
— KroenkeOut (Kapiccino) (@Kapiccino88) February 28, 2019

Absolute joke. Don't they realise the club just doesn't have the players and it's nothing to do with the manager. Embarrasing
— AJC (@AJ041987) February 28, 2019

Great shame, he is a gentleman and they expected him to work miracles with very limited resources
— pelton boy (@peltonboy) February 28, 2019

Ranieri comes in over the halfway point of the season, taking over a squad that Jokanovic spent 120M on and was still bottom of the league. Ranieri got more points than Jokanovic. Feel sorry for him tbh. https://t.co/63j5fnliVq
— Ross (@rossduffy16) February 28, 2019

Joke of a football club! Spend millions, sack the manager that spent the money. Then employ a manager don’t give him any money to spend and then he gets sacked for not getting them out of trouble. Couldn’t make it up
— ChrisB (@Chris_J_Birkett) February 28, 2019

One fan posted: “Great shame, he is a gentleman and they expected him to work miracles with very limited resources.”
Another argued: “Absolute joke. Don’t they realise the club just doesn’t have the players and it’s nothing to do with the manager. Embarrassing.”
However, despite the critiques of their rivals, Fulham fans have widely celebrated the news with several fans calling for the return of former boss, Slavisa Jokanovic.
Ranieri had also upset Fulham supporters with his controversial decision to drop fan-favourites, Ryan Sessegnon, and Tom Cairney for a more defensive approach.

You can come back home now boss @Jokanovic
— KATIE NICHOLLS (@SuperKatPebbles) February 28, 2019

Get Slav back
— Max Thompson (@MaxThompson10) February 28, 2019

Finally. Give the boys hell Parker! More importantly, let them attack again!
— Nicholas Everett (@NMEverett01) February 28, 2019

Fantastic!! Good luck Scotty.
— Luke (@lukemcewen) February 28, 2019

Sadly the right decision. I was angry when Slav was sacked but the urge to kick in the TV nullified by the fact that we had appointed Ranieri. who seemed a good choice, but not every manager fits every club. All we can do now is back Scott Parker.
— bob cain (@bobcainffc1971) February 28, 2019

Speaking of his exit, Ranieri told Fulham’s website: “I am obviously disappointed with the recent results and that we could not build on the good start we made following my appointment.
“Finally, I would like to thank the club, the players and the fans for the support they have given me during my time at the club.”
Parker’s first match in charge will be against his former employers Chelsea on Sunday, when the Blues travel to Craven Cottage.
Before his struggling side face Leicester away, and then both Liverpool and Manchester City at home.

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Sala tragedy shines light on transfer that saw him leave Nantes to join Cardiff – a deal deeply rooted in long friendship between Warnock and agent pal McKay

A FORTNIGHT on from striker Emiliano Sala’s disappearance, the stress and strain of carrying Cardiff’s good name through this tragedy is getting to Neil Warnock.
A specialist team were yesterday working to bring up a body from the wreckage of Sala’s plane in the Channel.
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has been emotionally affected in football like he never has before following the disappearance of Emiliano Sala
At the same time Cardiff were fearing their manager will carry out his threat to walk away.
Sala’s apparent death has shone a light on the transfer that saw him leave Nantes to join a side scrapping for Premier League survival — a deal deeply rooted in a long friendship between Warnock and the agent Willie McKay.
As soon as McKay had the transfer mandate in his hand, he knew just the man to do business with.
Warnock, his old mucker, was desperate for a goalscorer to take Cardiff away from relegation danger.

The disappearance of Emiliano Sala, who Neil Warnock got to know before signing him, has left Cardiff City players, fans and management in torment
Willie McKay has had a long friendship with Neil Warnock and that helped set up the signing of Emiliano Sala from Nantes
The Bluebirds boss is big pals with McKay, cementing their relationship in 2011 when he pulled the strings as manager of QPR.
Warnock signed Joey Barton on a free from Newcastle, handing him a four-year contract worth a staggering £90,000 a week.
The sums were so vast for a struggling Prem club it needed the intervention of owner Tony Fernandes to sign it off.
McKay has always denied raking in £1.3m to broker Barton’s move to Loftus Road.
Even so, he did very well out of it.

The McKay family has been working with Warnock more recently, establishing a relationship with his latest club after taking Sol Bamba to Cardiff in October 2016.
Willie’s son Mark is named on the official documentation lodged with the FA.
ExCel Foot, where Mark was a director, has since gone into liquidation. That has not prevented the family trading again in football.
The men are even closer after Warnock saw enough potential in Willie’s young son Jack McKay, after a short trial period at Cardiff, to offer the striker a 2½-year deal.

Former club Nantes and Cardiff held emotional tributes to tragic Emiliano Sala
Jack’s contract with Leeds had just been cancelled — and those who have watched him play claim he has no chance of a career in the Prem.
The McKay family became even more closely entwined in this tragedy when Jack, who abruptly left Cardiff to join Chesterfield on loan last week, messaged Sala to say dad Willie would provide him with a private plane to fly him to Wales.
That turned out to be the single-engine Piper Malibu that crashed near Guernsey on January 21.
The suitability of the aircraft in difficult weather has been questioned by experts.
Sala’s £15m transfer fee is also under scrutiny — because it started to rocket after McKay planted fictitious stories in the media about interest from Everton and West Ham.
Nantes fans have been recognising Emiliano Sala, who disappeared two weeks agoAFP or licensors
Speculation in France, picked up by UK websites, created a market for the forward that did not exist.
It was designed to put pressure on Cardiff CEO Ken Choo and chairman Mehmet Dalman to get the deal done.
The bigger the fee, the bigger the slice of the pie for Family McKay.
There was an added complication because Nantes had to honour a 50 per cent sell-on clause due to Sala’s former club Bordeaux.
Neil Warnock showed how high his emotions are by swearing in an interviewPA:Press Association
In an attempt to mitigate the amount they would have to pass on, Cardiff offered a player-exchange to cut the fee — but Nantes said they wanted straight cash.
After a run of good results, Warnock was in a powerful position, urging Cardiff to sign the man who could solve their goalscoring problems.
Cardiff announced Sala’s signing on January 19, with Warnock claiming the Argentinian’s character made him “a manager’s player”.
Warnock is still coming to terms with the air crash. He has talked of how, in a short time, he became close to the player.
Warnock left the field in tears on Saturday, struggling to make sense of it all after Cardiff beat Bournemouth 2-0.
Minutes later, in an emotional outburst to a TV camera, he told Gary Lineker to “f*** off” after the Match of the Day star made fun of his nickname “Colin”.
If, as seems increasingly likely, Sala’s body is retrieved from the ocean floor, a funeral will take place in Argentina.

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Warnock and club officials will be expected to travel to South America.
Willie McKay and son Mark — the two men who helped this deal materialise — will also need to pay their respects.
The two friends are likely to stand together to remember a likeable young footballer whose life was cut tragically short.


Sean Goss to St Johnstone: Former Rangers midfielder joins Saints on loan until the summer

ST JOHNSTONE have confirmed the loan signing of former Rangers midfielder Sean Goss.
The 23-year-old returns to Scotland one year after signing for the Light Blues on a similar deal.
Goss is no stranger to Scottish football after a spell at RangersWillie Vass
Goss, who was on the books of English giants Manchester United, left Old Trafford in January 2017 to join QPR.
But with first-team opportunities few and far between at the English Championship side, he has returned north on a temporary deal until the summer.
On his latest recruit, Tommy Wright told the St Johnstone website: “We’re delighted to get Sean in.
“He’s a player with a good pedigree who has experience of playing in the league having had a spell with Rangers last season.
Wright has brought in the former Man Utd midfielder on loan from QPRWillie Vass
“He’s a player who is very comfortable on the ball and is a threat from set pieces.
“Our fans will remember – not too fondly – the free-kick he scored against us last season.

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“He’s got a great range of passing and a fantastic left foot, and he’s someone who is ready to go fitness wise having played 90 minutes just last week.
“I think it’ll add extra competition for places in the middle of the park but crucially I think he’ll add that little bit of extra quality that I think we need.”

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He added: “It’s up to me to find the right combination in there. Sean’s primarily a sitting midfielder but he can play higher up the pitch.
“His career has maybe not kicked on the way he’d have liked so I believe I’m getting a hungry player who has something to prove and we’ll give him that opportunity over the last few months of the season.”

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Chelsea vs Man Utd FA Cup clash switched to Monday and fans are fuming

MANCHESTER UNITED’S FA Cup clash with Chelsea has been switched to a Monday night – and fans are fuming.
The fifth-round match will now be played on February 18 to ensure it can be broadcast live by the BBC.
Man Utd will play their FA Cup clash with Chelsea on a Monday nightGetty
But the stunt means many travelling United fans will now not make the journey, with others worried about the match atmosphere.
One disgruntled United fan wrote: “5,000+ fans travelling to Chelsea on a Monday night. Have to take a day off work and no trains back.
“If the game goes to penalties, the game will finish after 10pm. Will get home for 4/5am. Work again at 9. Cheers FA.”
Another added: “Monday night for Chelsea – Man U in the cup ridiculous..”
Chelsea will play Man Utd in the FA Cup on February 18 – and fans are not happyGetty
A third joked: “Lucky all the United fans live in London otherwise they’d have a long journey back on a Monday night #MagicOfTheCup”.
Here’s what Twitter had to think on the Monday night showdown… with most not fit for publication.

5,000+ fans travelling to Chelsea on a Monday night. Have to take a day off work and no trains back. If the game goes to penalties, the game will finish after 10pm. Will get home for 4/5am. Work again at 9. Cheers FA.
— MUFC Away Days (@mufcaways_) January 31, 2019

Monday night for Chelsea – Man U in the cup ridiculous..
— Stewarty (@Purdy0823) January 31, 2019

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Lucky all the United fans live in London otherwise they'd have a long journey back on a Monday night #MagicOfTheCup https://t.co/zU9H87HXVx
— Michael Southgate (@Chelsea__Mick) January 31, 2019

chelsea away on a monday night, what an absolute shambles
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Chelsea on Monday night when I’m at work. Sound it’s not like it could be played over the weekend to suit 99.9% of the population
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Monday night for the tie of the round? Haha what a joke…
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Arsenal away we get Friday night.Chelsea away we get Monday night?
You really don’t like us much do you? @FA
— Red Devil Daz (@reddevildaz79) January 31, 2019

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FFS Chelsea is on a Monday night #mufc #FACup5thRound
— Kerry Louise (@KerryKez7) January 31, 2019

Chelsea v United in cup is Monday night. Nice one @FA
— Russell White (@RussWhiteBury) January 31, 2019

LOL Chelsea on Monday night you know United killing the cup eh???
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Chelsea away on a Monday night, what an absolute disgrace
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Chelsea away on a Monday night
— Mike LLB GSM (@FattedIt) January 31, 2019


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