- Sat May 19 9:49 PM
A isolated outing for the forward added was dismaying proof that skilful attackers are being left to regress at Old Trafford On a sweaty, heavy, oddly gruelling Wembley day Manchester United’s sweaty, heavy, oddly gruelling season was finally euthanised to a close. It has been a good season in so...
- Sat May 19 7:14 PM
If this turns out to be Antonio Conte’s final game as Chelsea manager, as all the evidence suggests, at least he has gone out on a high. For all the politics at Stamford Bridge, all the discontentment and the impression of a manager who knows his time is up, another trophy has been added to the c...
- Sat May 19 4:00 PM
Live updates from the 5.15pm BST kick-off at Wembley How Conte lost his mojo | Herrera: ‘my future is the final’ Email Scott with your thoughts | Sign up for The Fiver 4.00pm BST Chelsea are hoping to avoid becoming the first club to lose back-to-back finals since Newcastle United in the late 199...
- Fri May 18 10:30 PM
Manchester United midfielder has struggled for an automatic place in the first team but he scored the winner in the semi-final and is keen to continue in that vein Ander Herrera has a self-possession that allows rare honesty when he is asked how Manchester City’s runaway title win and Liverpool p...
- Fri May 18 10:29 PM
A year ago he was hailed as a genius for turning Chelsea from a shambles into champions, and yet today’s FA Cup final is expected to be his last game. What went so wrong, so quickly? Antonio Conte, clean‑shaven on the eve of the FA Cup final, digested the question, took a deep breath and then con...
- Fri May 18 2:12 PM
• Manchester United manager will not judge season on outcome • Romelu Lukaku
to get last-minute fitness check, says Mourinho José Mourinho insists the past is irrelevant as he prepares to face his former club Chelsea for the chance to lift the FA Cup, and promises an “entertaining” final, albeit...
- Fri May 18 9:59 AM
José Mourinho’s dig at Antonio Conte has diverted attention from the FA Cup final’s pivotal confrontation in which Chelsea’s midfield could be overrun by Manchester United “I’m not, ” José Mourinho said after Manchester United’s home win over Liverpool in March, “the kind of mechanic coach that s...
- Thu May 17 12:03 PM
A Cup triumph used to really matter but Roberto Mancini and Louis van Gaal were sacked regardless and Chelsea’s manager seems set to go whatever happens at Wembley “I didn’t bring the magic, it’s always been here, ” Bob Stokoe said modestly after second division Sunderland had toppled mighty Leed...
- Wed May 16 10:45 AM
Today’s fluff was a wildcard call-up This summer could be a lot of fun at Tottenham Hotspur, where various employees are harrumphing about their salaries and Daniel Levy’s vice-like wallet. Mauricio Pochettino got the ball rolling early to pique Chelsea’s interest (but says he’s happy where he is...
- Tue May 15 8:41 AM
Today’s whispers are beach-body ready Despite doing everything to show that he is a man for the big occasion in helping his team reach a third successive Champions League final, Real Madrid are continuing their seemingly never-ending search for Keylor Navas’s replacement by switching their sights...
- Mon May 14 11:10 AM
Man City, Liverpool and Spurs all gave youth a chance to telling effect but there were plenty more young pretenders Player of the season | Manager of the season | Goal of the season | Match of the season Welcome to theguardian.com review of the 2017-18 Premier League season . We have nominated so...
- Mon May 14 9:06 AM
Today’s tell-all doesn’t care about your damn yellow buzzards In need of a left-back and ready to plump for experience over youth, José Mourinho will look beyond Celtic’s Kieran Tierney and sign Alex Sandro
from Juventus instead. A deal could be done following next Saturday’s FA Cup final and any...
- Sun May 13 10:29 PM
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- Sun May 13 5:10 PM
’s 464th and final Manchester United appearance – barring an unlikely run-out in the FA Cup final – featured a vintage moment via a sweet pass that created Marcus Rashford’s first‑half winner. The midfielder had walked out to a guard of honour and on 80 minutes strode off the turf...
- Sun May 13 2:04 PM
Keep up with all the 3pm BST Premier League kick-offs Follow Liverpool v Brighton – live! Latest in-running Premier League table Feel free to email Simon or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 2.04pm BST Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Loftus-...