“We got three important points yesterday and we have to keep going now,” Robinho, who has started just ten league games and scored only twice this season, told Milan Channel. “Our objective is third place and we hope to get it on Sunday. We played well in Pescara and we deserved to win. I feel good and I hope to do well in next season’s Champions League.
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Andre Villas-Boas has called on Gareth Bale to end speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur.
Bale last night collected his Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award after a remarkable season which has seen him score 30 times for club and country. The award came less than two weeks after the Professional Footballers Association rewarded him for his efforts by naming him Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.
Bale is under contract until 2016, but has been heavily linked with a big money move to Real Madrid and that speculation will only grow if Bale does not sign a new deal with the club.
Reports out of Spain say that Arsenal have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for striker Gonzalo Higuain. The transfer fee is said to be close to €22m and is conditional on Arsenal finishing in the top four this season.
All eyes will be on Old Trafford and Goodison Park on Sunday as Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes say their emotional farewells at the end of one of the most dramatic weeks in the history of the Premier League.
The world will be watching as Ferguson takes charge of United at Old Trafford for the last time, while Moyes will also be under the microscope ahead of his official move to Manchester on 1 July.
There will be more than a few tears as the 71-year-old Ferguson bids farewell, but the overriding emotion should be joyous celebration of his incredible achievements at United.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists goalkeeper Pepe Reina will not leave the club at the end of the season.
Rumours that the 30-year-old may be on the way out of Merseyside in the close-season have been around for months, with Barcelona thought to be interested in re-signing their former player.
However, speaking ahead of his side’s visit to Fulham on Saturday, Rodgers moved to quash speculation that his number one is set to leave Anfield.
It’s official. Manchester United have announced that David Moyes will replace Sir Alex Ferguson as United manager. Moyes has signed a six-year deal as United manager.
Announcing his successor, Fergie said:
“When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes we unanimously agreed on David Moyes. David is a man of great integrity with a strong work ethic. I’ve admired his work for a long time and approached him as far back as 1998 to discuss the position of Assistant Manager here. He was a young man then at the start of his career and has since gone on to do a magnificent job at Everton. There is no question he has all the qualities we expect of a manager at this Club.”
The race for the final two Champions League places next season from the Premier League will go down to the final games of the season after substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson scored an 80th-minute equaliser to snatch a 2-2 draw for Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea.
With two games to play the table looks like this:
Chelsea’s last games are Aston Villa away and Everton at home. Arsenal play Wigan at home and Newcastle away while Spurs have Stoke away and Sunderland at home. Unless they collapse, Chelsea will be in the Champions League next season and it looks like the North East will determine which North London club will join them.
Arsenal have agreed the biggest kit deal in English football with sports giants Puma worth in excess of £30m-a-year in which the five year contract worth £170m in total.
The deal worth more than Liverpool’s new £25m-a-year contract with Warrior and brings to an end Arsenal’s 20-year tie-up with Nike.
The deal, which will not be announced officially for some time, will give Arsenal major additional financial clout on top of the £150m five year shirt sponsorship deal with Emirates.
The new agreement dwarfs the current kit deal with Nike, which is worth £55m over seven years and expires at the end of NEXT season.
It’s official. Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season after 26 years in charge.
The United boss won 38 trophies, including 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups, during his reign at Old Trafford and will now become a director and ambassador for the club.
‘The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time” Ferguson said.
I wrote a week or so ago that Steven Gerrard would have shoulder surgery at the end of the season, something Rodgers denied at the time.
Well Liverpool have confirmed now that Gerrard will miss the club’s final two games of the season after he undergoes shoulder surgery later this week.
A short statement on the club’s official website said that:
Liverpool have confirmed Steven Gerrard will undergo surgery on a recurrent shoulder problem this week.
The captain’s injury has progressively worsened in recent weeks and requires an operation to cure it.