Ranking England’s build-up to major tournaments since 2000. Never worse than now

England have not enjoyed a positive build-up for the World Cup. Actually, it’s been bloody awful. They haven’t won in five games, losing three along the way, including Friday’s defeat to Italy. So far, over seven games this year, they’ve earned an average of 1.14 points per game – the lowest number during the build-up … Read more

Virgil van Dijk reveals exactly what Man Utd are missing after summer transfer snub

Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk has championed Jurrien Timber and feels the Ajax defender is better than he was at the same stage of their respective careers. United chief Erik ten Hag made no secret of his desire to sign the 21-year-old during the summer. The former Ajax manager knows the youngster well from his … Read more

Jurgen Klopp linked with Man Utd flop as Liverpool favourite touted for Barcelona switch

A report claims Liverpool may move for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay in January and are prepared to send Roberto Firmino in the opposite direction. Firmino, 30, is currently in his eighth season with the Reds after signing from Hoffenheim in June 2015. However, the Brazil international has now entered the last 12 months of his … Read more

Failed Man Utd summer transfer could go through in January as Juve opt to sell Adrien Rabiot

After failing to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus in the summer, Manchester United could complete the transfer when the January window opens, according to a report. Manchester United set their sights on Rabiot in August, amid their struggle to land Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. According to The Athletic, Rabiot was viewed by Manchester United as a … Read more

Harry Maguire told how to break Varane-Martinez partnership, as ex-Man Utd star fires Ten Hag warning

How Harry Maguire can regain his status as a regular Man Utd starter has been detailed by Wes Brown who suggested Erik ten Hag’s decision has paid off so far. Eyebrows were raised when Manchester United splashed out £56.7m to sign Lisandro Martinez this summer. The Argentine’s abilities as a defender weren’t in question. Indeed, … Read more

Report reveals which Prem club star wants to join when leaving Man City

A report claims Jack Grealish is considering a switch to Arsenal, should his Manchester City exit go through. 90Min claimed on Tuesday that the winger is unhappy at City. He has apparently told those close to him that he won’t be at the Etihad by the end of next summer. Plus, Grealish has supposedly told … Read more

The ridiculous stats after his half-decent start to Premier League life

Erling Haaland scored another goal in another Manchester City win this weekend, taking his total in his first seven Premier League games to 11 goals, which is a silly number of goals. He’s got three more in a couple of Champions League outings for the giggles as well, and has done all this despite famously … Read more

Major Man Utd revelation with Bruno Fernandes ‘really angry’ about failed Tottenham transfer

Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes has revealed he could have actually ended up playing for a Premier League rival after Tottenham tried to sign him in 2019. Fernandes spent time at Italian clubs Udinese and Sampdoria before joining Sporting Lisbon in summer 2017. He had a great spell in his native Portugal, registering 63 goals and 50 … Read more

Will Toney be a Shaw or a Mawson? England’s World Cup bolters have a pretty grim record

Ivan Toney’s stellar start to the season for Brentford has earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England’s Nations League games next week.   The next time Southgate names an England squad, it will be his World Cup squad. So what are the omens for Toney? Which other uncapped players have come into England squads … Read more

‘Max Kilman for England’ plea as Gareth Southgate and Harry Maguire split the Mailbox…

The Mailbox reacts to Gareth Southgate’s last England squad before he picks his World Cup party. Also: more All-Star missives, Man Utd in Moldova, and Shaun Goater. Get your views in to [email protected]…   England expectsWhat we’re hoping for… 4-1-4-1Pickford – just shades it Chilwell – England’s best left-backDier – filling the Maguire meat head … Read more