Anthony Martial’s dramatic start to his Manchester United career continued as he scored twice in a 3-2 victory at Southampton on Sunday that left his side second in the Premier League table. Last weekend Martial, 19, made an immediate impression in his first appearance since his move from Monaco for a reported initial fee of £36 million ($55 million, 49 million euros) with a superb debut goal against Liverpool. He followed that up with two more impressive finishes that allowed United to overturn Graziano Pelle’s 13th-minute opener. Juan Mata wrapped up the win in the 68th minute, with Pelle’s second goal coming too late to affect the outcome. After an unconvincing start to the game, United responded to claim a valuable win that moved them to within two points of leaders Manchester City, with the performance of Martial in particular offering the promise of more to come from Louis van Gaal’s side. Southampton, on the other hand, are still struggling […]

Looking for someone to replace their long-serving custodian, Chelsea are reportedly looking at Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic as their top option to take Petr Cech’s place. Begovic is said to be rated at around £8 million, as he has just one year left on his contract. However, Jose Mourinho would have his work cut out, in trying to lure the Bosnian away from Stoke, as he would not get much first-team action in West London. The Blues will have to shell-out a considerable amount of money, in the form of wages, in order to bring Begovic to Stamford Bridge. However, Jose Mourinho is reportedly looking for a quality second keeper to keep No.1 Courtois on his toes. Cech made 16 appearances this season, which is considerably more than the amount of starts that a second choice keeper normally gets. Mourinho will try to lure Begovic with this kind of a deal, according to The Daily Telegraph. Petr Cech, who […]

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 […]