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Cruyff: Pep may quit after final

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun

JOHAN CRUYFF has dropped a bombshell on Barcelona's final build-up by claiming boss Pep Guardiola may be ready to quit.Barca legend Cruyff ruled out Guardiola switching clubs but he confessed: "I would not be surprised if Pep left regardless of the result in the final against Manchester United."But Cruyff - a former Nou Camp coach and player, and Guardiola's mentor - says the Barca boss would ...Full Story »

Rio backs Rooney to deliver

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Rio Ferdinand backed Wayne Rooney to rise to the occasion after a difficult year as Manchester United prepared to face Barcelona in Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley. Rooney has endured a torrid 12 months since he flopped for England at last year's World Cup in South Africa, dogged by a prolonged loss of form as well as lurid tabloid revelations about his private life. The 25-year...Full Story »

FIFA in turmoil as Blatter faces corruption probe

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

The battle for the FIFA presidency was thrown further into turmoil on Friday as football's governing body announced they have opened a probe for alleged corruption against president Sepp Blatter. Blatter will appear before FIFA's ethics committee on Sunday after claims he knew about alleged cash payments at the centre of an investigation targeting his election rival Mohamed Bin Hammam. Bin Ham...Full Story »

Rooney can complete redemption against Barcelona

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

The past year for Wayne Rooney has been defined by the loss of his goalscoring touch, injuries, contract wrangles and turmoil in his private life. Even Manchester United’s own fans jeered their star striker at one stage. But on Saturday, on the biggest stage in club football, Rooney’s redemption can be completed, by marking the end of a cheerless chapter in his young life by leadin...Full Story »

Guardiola: Ferguson was right not to sign me

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

While Alex Ferguson speaks wistfully about his failure to sign Pep Guardiola as a player, the Barcelona manager is convinced that his Manchester United counterpart was right not to take him to Old Trafford 10 years ago. As he prepared to take on Barcelona in Saturday’s Champions League final at Wembley, Ferguson lamented a missed opportunity to link up with Guardiola while he was still a ...Full Story »

Ferguson: best Champions League final for years

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson reckons Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona could be the best final of the last 10 years. With Barcelona now regularly lauded as one of the greatest ever club teams and Ferguson insisting that his players are better prepared than when the teams met two years ago, the United manager said Friday that the ingredients are in place for a ...Full Story »

Zidane 'to be Real's sports director'

Posted Friday, May 27, 2011 by Supersport.com

Real Madrid will appoint French great Zinedine Zidane, who currently works as an advisor the the club's president on first-team affairs, as its new sports director, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Real president Florentino Perez announced on Wednesday that the club's management would be restructured following the dismissal of director general Jorge Valdano, who had clashed repeatedly with c...Full Story »

Octopus tips United to beat Barca

Posted Friday, May 27, 2011 by Supersport.com

Iker the 'pyschic' octopus has predicted Manchester United will beat Barcelona to be crowned club champions of Europe in Saturday's final in London. Iker forecast a United win in the Champions League by choosing to eat a sardine from a glass cylinder decorated with the club's crest instead of one from a cylinder with Barcelona's crest at the Sea Life Aquarium in the southern resort of Benalma...Full Story »

Barca nick Cesc from Arsenal

Posted Friday, May 27, 2011 by The Sun

CESC APPEAL ... Pique and Puyol nab picture of Fabregas at Arsenal's training ground BARCELONA stars Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol have finally nicked Cesc Fabregas back from Arsenal.The pair — Fabregas' close pals — risked the wrath of Arsene Wenger by fooling around with a Fabregas picture at the Gunners' training ground.Pique and Puyol infamously forced Fabregas to wear a Barca s...Full Story »

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