Europa League preview: Manchester clubs qualify

Manchester United and Manchester City are well-placed to reach the Europa League last 16 ahead of this week’s round-of-32 second legs. English Premier League champions United defeated Ajax 2-0 away from home last Thursday, and it will take a major surprise in the return fixture for Sir Alex Ferguson’s experienced European campaigners not to progress. United paid a price for their victory at the Amsterdam… Read more

Arsenal fans demand answers on lack of signings at Supporters Trust meeting

The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) have demanded answers over the club’s failure to fully re-invest the 50 million pounds it made from player sales last summer. The 3,000 strong group held a meeting on Monday evening and will put forward its findings to the club. Amongst other issues brought up at the meeting were the direction of the club and Arsene Wenger’s future, although the… Read more

Champions League preview: Marseille v Inter

Claudio Ranieri will be praying his Inter Milan team rediscover their winning touch away to Marseille in the Champions League round of 16. Ranieri guided Inter to an eight-match winning streak during December and January, but their form has since deserted them and they have now lost five of their past six matches in all competitions. The slump has left Inter seventh in Serie A,… Read more

Andre Villas-Boas: I don’t need support of players

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed he does not need his players’ backing to assert his authority at Stamford Bridge, and thus has no fears over his job security. “They don’t have to back my project, only the owner needs to back my project,” the former Porto man told reporters. “I think the owner has full trust in me and will continue to progress with… Read more