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4:39 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager is hanging in the balance following the disastrous 4-1 defeat to Watford, sources have told ESPN. Solskjaer, sources said, is not guaranteed to be in charge for the Champions League trip to Villarreal on Tuesday. – Dawson: Man United in crisis as
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12:49 PM ET Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea tore into his teammates after suffering an “embarrassing” 4-1 defeat away to Watford on Saturday as the side’s poor form continued. United slumped to their worst top-flight loss to a newly-promoted side since 1989 in Saturday’s defeat as captain Harry Maguire was sent off late on
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6:27 AM ET Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has again blasted UEFA for its opposition to the Super League, vowed to push ahead with the project and said he expects the courts to back his vision for European football. – The Super League 12: What was their motivation? – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+
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6:52 AM ET Markus Anfang has quit his job as Werder Bremen coach. Carmen Jaspersen/picture alliance via Getty Images Werder Bremen coach Markus Anfang quit on Saturday after German authorities began to investigate the authenticity of his COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Anfang, who on Friday denied using a fake certificate, said he was resigning for the good
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4:39 PM ET Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Augsburg who struck twice against the run of play in the first half to snatch a memorable victory in Friday’s Bavarian derby. Goals from Mads Pedersen and Andre Hahn in the 23rd and 36th minutes put the hosts in the driving seat,
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12:20 PM ET Associated Press FIFA changed the World Cup qualifying format for the intercontinental playoffs on Friday to be single-leg games at a neutral venue. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access The winners of the matches
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9:05 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he still has the backing of the board and his players as he heads into a crucial clash with Watford. United have lost six of their last 12 games to heap the pressure on Solskjaer but the Norwegian says everyone at the club
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8:26 AM ET Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino said coaching the Ligue 1 side with “the best players in the world” was not easy as he had to manage their emotions as well as their entourages. Pochettino was appointed by PSG at the start of the year in the hope the Argentine would guide the
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6:00 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has said midfielder Tanguy Ndombele must “work much more than the others” in order to have a successful career at the club. Conte will be taking charge of his second Premier League game as Spurs boss against Leeds United on Sunday, having been appointed earlier this month
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5:05 AM ET Washington Spirit forward Trinity Rodman has been named the National Women’s Soccer League’s Rookie of the Year. OL Reign also picked up several awards with Laura Harvey named Coach of the Year and midfielder Jess Fishlock named Most Valuable Player. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide:
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8:32 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Former Barcelona technical secretary Ramon Planes is in the running to become Newcastle United‘s new director of football alongside Michael Emenalo, sources have told ESPN. Planes, 54, left Barca earlier this week after agreeing to rescind his contract, which was due to expire next summer, with the Catalan
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4:34 PM ET Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Jeff Carlisle Close U.S. soccer correspondent Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Bob Bradley is out as LAFC manager after being in charge of the club’s first four seasons. Brace
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12:00 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are facing the prospect of losing Jesse Lingard for nothing in the summer after the midfielder decided to shelve contract talks because of a continued lack of game time at Old Trafford, sources have told ESPN. Lingard has already rejected one offer to extend his deal, which has
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9:57 AM ET Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has denied that he is interested in the Manchester United job amid mounting pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Last month, ESPN reported that Rodgers is a potential replacement for the Norwegian after impressing senior figures at Old Trafford during his short tenure at Leicester. – Insider Notebook:
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4:49 PM ET Ten more people have been arrested in connection with the violence at Old Trafford that led to the postponement of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool in May, Greater Manchester Police said on Wednesday. The game on May 2 was called off after United supporters protesting against the club’s
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2:28 PM ET Associated Press Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha and video assistant Esteban Ostojich were suspended on Wednesday after failing to give a red card to Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi during a World Cup qualifying match against Brazil. Otamendi hit Brazil forward Raphinha with his elbow in the 35th minute of Tuesday’s match in San
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10:14 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said he won’t rule out bringing Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta back to the club after completing the signing of Dani Alves. Alves, 38, has signed a contract with Barca until the end of the season and was presented at Camp Nou in
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4:48 AM ET The Premier League‘s chairman Gary Hoffman has resigned, sources have told ESPN. Hoffman’s resignation comes after a turbulent spell for the top flight, but sources have told ESPN his departure is not expected to impact the daily running of the Premier League. The league has not officially announced Hoffman’s departure but is
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