Ten Hag faces tough task, Man City kick off at West Ham

The fixture schedule for the 2022-23 Premier League season was released on Thursday, with champions Manchester City starting at West Ham and the Erik ten Hag era at Manchester United beginning with a home match against Brighton, kicking off a tough-looking run to start his new job. City clinched the 2021-22 title in extraordinary fashion … Read more

Paul Pogba at Manchester United: No plan, no love but still feted by top clubs

For a glimpse into why Paul Pogba’s time at Manchester United was never truly harmonious, let’s rewind to a scene at the club’s Carrington complex in autumn 2018. Jose Mourinho was the manager then and had instructed Pogba to stay away due to injury. Then Mourinho called a squad meeting. He made a speech on … Read more

I’d prefer to stay at Barcelona

Manchester United have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong with the midfielder telling ESPN he would prefer to stay at Camp Nou. New United manager Erik ten Hag is keen on landing the Netherlands international as part of his Old Trafford rebuild, with the pair enjoying success during their time … Read more

Ten Hag steps up De Jong pursuit at Man United; Neymar made available by PSG

Erik ten Hag is set to step up his pursuit of Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. MORE: Neymar could be on the move. Jump to: PSG soap opera continues amid Neymar talk | Barcelona pushing for mass exodus | Bale, Di Maria snubbed | First clubs keen … Read more

Man City win dramatic title over Liverpool, Tottenham claim UCL spot, Burnley relegated

This was ESPN’s LIVE coverage of the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season! Manchester City won the title with the most incredible comeback inside FIVE minutes from 2-0 down vs. Aston Villa to win 3-2 as Liverpool beat Wolves 3-1. Tottenham Hotspur made it into the Champions League by finishing in the top … Read more

Explained: Why crucial Premier League games will not be broadcast in England

Going into the final day of the Premier League campaign, so much remains at stake. Is the title headed to Manchester City or Liverpool? Will it be Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur playing in next season’s Champions League? Can West Ham United finish ahead of Manchester United and qualify for the Europa League? Who manages to … Read more

Frenkie de Jong: Persist or cash in? Barcelona’s transfer dilemma

Regular Barcelona watchers will recognize the scene. Barca are struggling in a game, laboring to break down their doggedly defending opponents. Around the hour mark, the fourth official holds up a board showing the number 21. Frenkie de Jong walks unhappily from the pitch, and the Nou Camp crowd grumbles. This keeps happening. Before Tuesday … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo honored by Liverpool fans after newborn son’s death

Sometimes the best moments in sports don’t always have to involve the players themselves: it’s the fans that steal the spotlight. Liverpool fans at Anfield orchestrated applause during the 7th minute to pay their respects to Cristiano Ronaldo following the death of his baby son. Footage captured fans singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” in unison … Read more

Manchester United loss to Liverpool was ’embarrassing, humiliating’

7:35 PM ET Rob DawsonMatch Ralf Rangnick branded Manchester United’s performance in their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool as “embarrassing, maybe even humiliating” and said as many as 10 new players might have to arrive in the club’s rebuild. United were hammered at Anfield on Tuesday night, just six months after Liverpool won 5-0 at Old … Read more

Fans’ criticism of Paul Pogba does not make sense

1:36 PM ET Rob DawsonMatch Ralf Rangnick said it “doesn’t make sense” for Manchester United fans to criticize Paul Pogba after the midfielder was booed off at Old Trafford. Rangnick’s decision to substitute Pogba in the second half of the 3-2 win over Norwich on Saturday was initially greeted with cheers by supporters before they … Read more