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Jul 26

Premier League at 25: best goal – Matt Le Tissier v Manchester United, 1996

It may not even be the Southampton player’s best goal but great goals are like great records: they capture their own time perfectly

The move leading up to Matt Le Tissier’s skip and jink and dreamy little chip over Peter Schmeichel for Southampton against Manchester United in October 1996 emerges out of a few moments of typical 1990s midfield helter-skelter. These days perhaps we would call this “high energy pressing”. Back then it was just sort of general football.

The goal starts from a throw-in on United’s left-wing. The ball bounces back off Jordi Cruyff as he is bumped by Jason Dodd. Eyal Berkovic, still looking a bit wired after scoring the opener half an hour earlier, skitters in and nips the ball away from Phil Neville. Egil Ostenstad lays it to Berkovic, who fizzes a hard flat pass to Le Tissier 40 yards from goal. Le Tissier looks up. There are four United players in front of him. From here it will take six seconds and five touches to put the ball in the net.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/26/premier-league-best-goal-matt-le-tissier-southampton-manchester-united-1996

Jul 26

Football transfer rumours: Manchester City bid £143m for Kylian Mbappé?

Today’s fluff has got the skills to pay the bills

Welcome to the Rumour Mill on a day when Real Madrid could complete a £161m deal for Kylian Mbappé – a player who has, to date, scored 16 league goals. They once got Ferenc Puskás for free.

Anyway, this is where we are, although Real’s hopes of doing irreparable damage to the space-time continuum might be scuppered by Manchester City, who are preparing a £143m bid for Mbappé themselves. It wasn’t too long ago when their big summer spend was £3.8m on Lee Bradbury. The Mill feels very old today.

Related: Transfer window 2017 – every deal in Europe’s top five leagues

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/26/football-transfer-rumours-manchester-city-bid-143m-for-kylian-mbappe

Jul 25

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris urges Moussa Sissoko to seek clarity on future

• Lack of playing time could hit France midfielder’s 2018 World Cup chances
• ‘Moussa is important for the French national team. He needs to play more’

Hugo Lloris has urged Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham Hotspur’s £30m record signing, to seek clarity on his future or risk the chances of missing out on next summer’s World Cup. Sissoko enraged the Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, at the end of May after revealing his unhappiness in north London to a French newspaper as well as detailing a falling out with the Argentinian.

Related: Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier hoping to steal Kyle Walker’s England shirt

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/25/tottenham-hugo-lloris-moussa-sissoko-clarify-future-france

Jul 25

Paul Pogba’s big-game experience and academy roots key for José Mourinho

Manchester United manager believes midfielder’s three finals in Europe and relationship with club will mean he has ‘fantastic role to play’ next season

On a sunny morning at Georgetown University José Mourinho is discussing why Paul Pogba can be Manchester United’s driving force in the Champions League, how “it is difficult to like players” as he does his squad and the rare sadness felt when Wayne Rooney left for Everton.

United are back in Europe’s elite club competition after Mourinho led them to a Europa League triumph last season, defeating Ajax 2-0 in the final. Speaking before United’s training session at the university’s Shaw Field, the manager believes Pogba’s experience in some of the world’s biggest matches will be vital for the forthcoming campaign.

Related: Premier League at 25: the best player – Eric Cantona | Paul Doyle

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/25/paul-pogba-big-game-experience-academy-roots-key-jose-mourinho-manchester-united

Jul 25

José Mourinho: Tottenham will be major rivals for Premier League title

• ‘They have kept hold of the players they wanted to keep’
• Manchester United manager claims his side are ‘not big candidates’

José Mourinho has identified Tottenham as strong rivals to win the Premier League title next season and compared his challenge at Manchester United to the one he faced previously at Real Madrid, insisting the club had been left behind in “the evolution of football” when he succeeded Louis van Gaal last summer.

Mourinho has previously won the championship in every second season of his managerial career but believes this will be difficult in the forthcoming campaign. The manager feels United are candidates to win a 21st league title but identified Spurs as major contenders because they have retained all their players so far apart from Kyle Walker, who Mourinho asserted was sold to Manchester City because his replacement, Kieran Trippier, may be as good.

Related: Manchester United beat Real Madrid after farcical penalty shoot-out

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/25/jose-mourinho-tottenham-major-premier-league-title-rivals

Jul 25

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy mocks ‘unsustainable’ spending

• Manchester City have spent more than £200 million this summer
• Spurs have yet to make a signing in the current transfer window

The Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, has mocked the Premier League’s summer spending, labelling it “unsustainable”.

Spurs are yet to sign anyone for the new campaign and have let Kyle Walker leave for title rivals Manchester City – a club who have so far spent more than £200m in this transfer window. Manchester United and Chelsea have also been busy in the market, bringing in Romelu Lukaku and Álvaro Morata for big-money fees.

Related: Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier hoping to steal Kyle Walker’s England shirt

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/25/tottenham-chairman-daniel-levy-mocks-unsustainable-spending

Jul 25

Transfer spending unsustainable – Spurs chairman Levy

Chairman Daniel Levy defends Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity and says it is “impossible” for other clubs to maintain their spending.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40722879

Jul 25

Oliver Norwood: Fulham sign Brighton midfielder on loan

Fulham sign Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40723105

Jul 25

‘We can challenge for title but must be much better to win Champions League’

Man Utd can challenge in the Premier League but must get “much better” to compete for the Champions League, Jose Mourinho tells BBC Sport.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40720888

Jul 25

Phil Bardsley: Burnley sign former Man Utd defender from Stoke City

Burnley sign defender Phil Bardsley from Premier League rivals Stoke City on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40722798

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