Ed WoodwardThe League Managers’ Association (LMA) have issued a statement in which they say that United were guilty of behaving in an “unprofessional manner” in the way they handled the firing of David Moyes yesterday.

Everyone knew on Monday afternoon that Moyes was going to be sacked, but it was not until a meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday morning that he was actually told he was being let go.

“The LMA is very disappointed with the nature of David’s departure from Manchester United, and to read extensive reports in the press confirming David’s sacking before David himself had been spoken to officially by the club,” said LMA chief executive Richard Bevan.

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FILE - Jose Mourinho to leave Real Madrid At End of SeasonChelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he wants to rest key players for Sunday’s trip to league leaders Liverpool a move that could well hand Liverpool the title.

Brendan Rodgers side are five points clear of Chelsea with three games left but Mourinho wants to focus on the Blues’ Champions League semi-final, level at 0-0 after Tuesday’s first leg.

“I would play the players that are not going to play next Wednesday [against Atletico Madrid],” he said.

“I can’t decide by myself. I’m just the manager. I have to listen to the club.”

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Ronaldo-Ballon-DoRThe August 2 preseason exhibition between Manchester United and Real Madrid will be played at Michigan Stadium. Organizers expect the attendance to top the the 101,799 record for a soccer game in the US, that was set at the 1984 Olympic Gold medal match between France and Brazil at the Rose Bowl.

United have also announced a fourth USA tour game, as they will take on the LA Galaxy on July 23rd at the Rose Bowl.

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double-decker-busIn as dour a semi-final as you will ever see, Jose Mourinho’s parked the bus at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday night and left Madrid with a goalless draw.

Lone striker Fernando Torres, starting against his former club, was ignored almost all match as Chelsea packed men behind the ball, with Gary Cahill marking Atletico dangerman Diego Costa superbly. Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, playing against his parent club, was a spectator for much of the contest, which saw Chelsea’s long-time No1 Petr Cech go off injured, clutching his shoulder after a heavy fall, inside the opening 20 minutes.

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Gary Neville has blasted Manchester United for the way they handled the sacking of David Moyes.

Reports of Moyes’ imminent departure emerged on Monday afternoon and Neville was sad that the United manager’s exit proved to be an undignified one.

“The last 15, 16 hours or however long it’s been, I don’t like it, it’s not the way in which the club should portray itself,” the former right-back, who won eight Premier League titles with United, told Sky Sports News.

“But it’s the modern world, it’s how things seem to be dealt with now, but I’m a traditionalist and I think it could have been dealt with a whole lot better.

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David-Moyes-FunnyAfter only nine months, Manchester United has ended the reign of David Moyes, firing him today. The official statement from the club said simply:

Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the Club.



The Club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.

United legend Ryan Giggs will take over until a permanent is made.

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john-terryIt’s decision time for Chelsea captain John Terry after Chelsea’s latest one year contract offer proposes to cut his current £150,000-a-week deal in half.

Despite having an outstanding season for the Blues, Chelsea are standing firm on their policy that outfield players over 30 are only offered one-year extensions, and on reduced terms.

Terry faces a major dilemma over whether to quit the club he loves and where a fans’ banner at Stamford Bridge famously proclaims him as ‘Captain. Leader, Legend.’ Or whether to bolt for someone like Galatasary and get one last big payday.

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messi_world-player-of-yearIt has been a season of discontent for both Lionel Messi and Barcelona this season as both have endured on and off the field issues.

Messi is reportedly upset with Barca for not backing him over his tax situation this summer and his camp feel that the reason is picking up so many injuries is because he has been overused in recent years..

Now a report by well-informed Catalan sports channel Esport3 says that Messi believes that Barcelona now him see him as a saleable asset and not their untouchable star player.

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Juan-Mata-MUFCSome interesting comments from Juan Mata about joining United and next. Many so called pundits have started to come out and say that without Champions League football that United will struggle to attract the best players this summer.

I don’t buy that. With United’s financial strength and recent success, players will be attracted to United if they are convinced that this was just a one season dip. The singing of Mata in January showed that that top players are still attracted by playing at Old Trafford:

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pep-bayernFascinating comment by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola that he would be happy to leave Bayern Mat the end of the season if the club’s hierarchy are not happy with his work.

Guardiola has been his usual brilliant self in Munich, wining the league in record time, winning the Club World Cup, and reaching the  German Cup final and Champions League semifinals where they will meet Real Madrid.
However, not everyone is happy with Pep’s tiki-taka style of play with honorary president Franz Beckenbauer recently having to row back on comments he made about finding the team “unwatchable.”

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