Holland World Cup keeper Jasper Cillesson has emerged as a £25m target for Louis Van Gaal. Cillessen, remembered for being substituted before the quarterfinal penalty shootout against Costa Rica excelled under Louis van Gaal as Netherlands finished third at last summer’s World Cup and Van Gaal is keen to replace Madrid bound David De Gea with the Holland International. United are looking for a goalkeeper after Van Gaal admitted that Manchester United are almost certain to lose their Player Of The year to Real Madrid. United have offered De gea a lucrative new contract worth £150,000 a week, but the Spaniard is yet to sign it. Van Gaal signed former Barcelona number one Victor Valdes in the winter transfer window, but at 33, Valdes will certainly not be a successor to De Gea. Ajax, who are Cillesson’s current employers are determined not to let the Dutch international leave cheaply and Ajax Sporting Director Marc Overmars insists not even a bid […]

The visitors failed to notch up a single shot in the opening half, but Louis van Gaal’s men failed to take advantage and will likely now face a Champions League playoff. Ander Herrera took advantage of some sloppy marking to hand Manchester United the lead, but Theo Walcott’s cross flew in off Tyler Blackett’s leg and the match ended 1-1. The Gunners failed to register a single shot on target in the first half but were bailed out by Theo Walcott in the dying minutes of the game to secure third place in the Premier League table. United could have had a second in first-half stoppage-time thanks to more lax marking. Daley Blind, completely unmarked, flashed a curling shot towards goal from Juan Mata’s corner, but captain for the day Chris Smalling accidentally blocked his teammate’s effort. Arsenal continued to struggle immediately after the break. Alexis Sanchez volleyed well over the bar but Olivier Giroud fared much better, spinning Marcos […]

The Citizens secured a top three finish with a hard fought 4-2 victory in Wales. Yaya Toure scored a brace at the Liberty Stadium as City edged a thrilling 4-2 win over Swansea. James Milner and Wilfried Bony were also on target in a see-saw battle at The Liberty Stadium that had seen the hosts fight back from two goals down at one stage, but the Blues responded superbly with Joe Hart outstanding throughout to secure a place in the top three in the Barclays Premier League. City are now assured a place in the Champions League group stage next season ahead of the final round of Premier League fixtures next weekend. Swansea’s defeat means their hopes of Europa League qualification are definitely over as Garry Monk’s men will finish eighth. Both teams came into the game on the back of four successive Premier League victories and with both teams looking for a place in next season’s European Competitions. Swansea […]

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s final appearance at Anfield ended in disappointment as his side lost 1-3 at the hands of Crystal Palace. Adam Lallana put Liverpool ahead after latching onto a mispass by former Liverpool player Martin Kelly but goals from Jason Puncheon and substitutes Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray ruined the script as Palace ended a four-game losing streak and claimed a first league win at Anfield since 1991. The defeat ended Liverpool’s slim mathematical hope of Champions League qualification ahead of their final game at Stoke City, but that was of minor concern on a day that belonged to their beloved, home-grown captain. Several former Liverpool greats were among the 44,673 people in attendance, as well as ex-manager Gerard Houllier, who handed an 18-year-old Gerrard his debut as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers in November 1998. Players from both sides formed a guard of honour as Gerrard took to the pitch accompanied by his daughters Lourdes, Lexie […]

The Spaniard has continually been linked with Real Madrid and now Spanish daily Marca are claiming he has agreed terms on a long-term contract. Manchester United Goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly agreed personal terms over a move to Real Madrid this summer. The Manchester United stopper is out of contract at the end of next season and has continually been touted for a move to the Bernabeu, replacing long-term No.1 Iker Casillas and according to Spanish publication Marca, the 24-year-old has reached an agreement on a £4million-a-year deal. De Gea’s contract in Madrid would then be between five and six years, although the two clubs are yet to agree a fee. The 24-year-old has enjoyed another excellent campaign at Old Trafford and it is thought the Red Devils would demand at least £30million for his services. United have offered De Gea an improved £140,000-a-week contract but Louis van Gaal conceded last month that they are powerless to keep him […]

The Liverpool captain will make his final Anfield appearance on Saturday against Crystal palace before departing for LA Galaxy, but his manager says the 34-year-old’s exit will not be permanent. Gerrard will play his final home game for Liverpool against Crystal Palace on Saturday before moving to MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of the season. The Liverpool captain, who has played for his boyhood club for 17 years, has already indicated his desire to return to Merseyside as a coach and Rodgers was adamant that that was a very real possibility. Rodgers has revealed he has already spoken with Steven Gerrard about a possible return to Liverpool in the future. “Steven leaving here isn’t permanent,” Rodgers told reporters. “He’s somebody I’d love to have working with me when he has finished playing.” “That opportunity for him to come back will be there for as long as I’m here.” “I’ll miss him. [He] played 42 games in my first […]

The former Red Devils midfielder thinks his old side should be eyeing to retain their place in the top four rather than talking up topping the table. Paul Scholes doesn’t think Manchester United will challenge for the Premier League title next season. United have cemented their return to the Champions League next season, and Scholes believes they should focus their energies on retaining their spot in the top four. The Red Devils have already added PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay to their squad ahead of the new campaign, and Ed Woodward hinted earlier today that they would be looking to strengthen further in the summer. However, Scholes expects Chelsea to be even stronger, and says Arsenal will challenge as well. “I’d be looking at Champions League again for next year,” he told FullTimeDEVILS. “I think it’s probably a bit early to challenge for the league.” “We know Chelsea will buy two or three players and you have to say they […]

The Dutchman is on the verge of joining Manchester United after they thrashed out a £25million deal with PSV Eindhoven for the 21-year-old winger. Memphis Depay has his sights set on becoming a Manchester United icon – just like his boyhood hero Cristiano Ronaldo. Depay became Louis van Gaal’s first signing of the summer when United announced a £25million deal with PSV Eindhoven to sign the Dutch winger. The 21-year-old, who scored 25 goals in 39 appearances for PSV this season to help them land the Dutch title, is regarded as one of the most exciting young players in Europe. Depay’s Dutch team-mate, QPR midfielder Leroy Fer, said this week that United’s newest signing could have the same impact as Ronaldo and become a world-beater at Old Trafford. Depay, who has the words ‘Dream Chaser’ tattooed across his chest, is determined to realise his ambitions at the Theatre of Dreams and draw comparisons with United legend Ronaldo. Depay, who wears the […]

The Spaniard’s place in Bavaria has been coming under increasing pressure but despite four straight defeats he says he will remain for the final year of his contract. Pep Guardiola has declared that he will still be manager of Bayern Munich next season, dismissing the growing speculation linking him with a summer switch to Manchester City. Guardiola, whose contract at Bayern is due to expire in a little over a year, has been linked with a move to City for some time. City chiefs Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain worked with Guardiola at the Camp Nou, and Bild has reported that Guardiola met with Begiristain in Munich the day after Bayern’s 6-1 win over Porto. Guardiola has been much criticised recently, particularly following the departure of long-time club doctor Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt and after his side’s 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg loss at Barcelona. But with his future shrouded in doubt, Guardiola has sought to clarify that he will be […]