Watford dismiss Deeney links with West Brom

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has dismissed speculation of a summer move to West Bromwich Albion for striker Troy Deeney, with reports over the weekend suggesting a £20m price. Mazzarri insisted Deeney remains settled, saying: “We are not interested in these stories, they are just rumours. I do not want to think about these things. “He has always…

Mourinho praises ‘magnificent’ Man Utd after Boro win

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended and both Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan injured, Manchester United managed a 3-1 Premier League win at Middlesbrough on Sunday. “The attitude, the desire and our way of thinking. We don’t have A, B, C, D, E, F and G but we have L, M, N, S, O, P,” said United boss Jose…

Barkley to move on – Redknapp

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp reckons Everton’s Ross Barkley’s drive on self-improvement having gotten a grip in Ronald Koeman’s side after a rough start could result the midfielder wanting a move in the near future. “I was with Ross Barkley this week, what I noticed is that there is a lot of self-analysis going on, trying…

Dropping too many home points – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels his side are dropping too many points from Premier League home matches, potentially costing them Champions League qualification. No team in the English top flight has drawn more home games than United this season, and Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at Old Trafford saw a string of missed opportunites,…

Arsenal weren’t ready – Bellerin

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin felt his teammates were not ready as they were defeated 3-1 at Arsenal. Saturday’s loss leaves them fifth in the Premier League, having lost four of their last six matches in all competitions. Bellerin, who played the full 90 minutes, said: “In the first half it didn’t feel like we were ready and…

Bayer Leverkusen sack coach Schmidt

Following bad form including 11 defeats in 23 league games, the end of their Champions League run this season and their 6-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Satuday, Bayer Leverkusen have sacked manager Roger Schmidt. The club have fallen to ninth in Germany’s top flight, five points behind European spots and 11…

Show a reaction – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side must “show a reaction” after their 3-1 league defeat to Leicester on Monday night when they host Arsenal this weekend. The Reds have won only one of their previous seven league games and are now 14 points behind leaders Chelsea and facing a fight for a top-four finish, but…

Extend or retire – Carrick

Manchester United’s second-longest serving player currently at the club Michael Carrick is likely to retire if his Old Trafford contract is not extended, with his current contract expiring this summer. The 35-year-old midfielder said: “I’ve said for some time now, as long as I feel I can contribute enough that’s fine by me. “I understand…