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The 20-year-old attacking midfielder moved to Signal Iduna Park at the end of August but could not break into BVB’s first team picture, making just six substitute appearances in the Bundesliga, plus three starts in Europe. Belgium international Januzaj is now back under Louis van Gaal’s tutelage at Old Trafford, briefly appearing in the Red Devils’ recent defeat to Southampton.
Van Gaal literally doing to Mourinho what Mourinho figuratively doing to him, Back of the Net reveal...
Louis van Gaal is collecting Jose Mourinho’s CVs as they emerge from the fax machine and taking them with him to the bathroom, it has emerged. Mourinho has been spent several months attempting to replace Van Gaal at Manchester United, but the Dutch maniac has declared himself unruffled by the Portuguese lunatic’s repeated job applications, handwritten letters, heartfelt sonnets and desperate sky-writing.
Still loved and adored by the Rojiblancos' faithful, El Nino seemingly has four months left at the Vicente Calderon and will want to sign off in style with that elusive 100th goal... http://fft.sm/Ik0s5U
Atletico Madrid’s €42 million sale of Jackson Martinez to Guangzhou Evergrande understandably dominated their January transfer business, yet one of the biggest developments at the Vicente Calderon wasn’t what Atleti did in the market, but what they chose not to do.
1. Paolo Di Canio Sunderland’s players should have known what was coming. After all, Di Canio had already squared up to striker Leon Clarke on the touchline when he was Swindon manager. But the Black Cats players were still “shocked” when the Italian took over. “He said he didn’t want us to laugh and smile in training,” recalled striker Steven Fletcher. “To be scared to say anything in case he had a crack at you, it’s not nice is it?”
“It was written in the stars…” So believes Kalusha Bwalya, the Zambian legend who claimed the Golden Boot at the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations. ‘King Kalu’ netted five goals in South Africa, but it wasn’t enough to stop the hosts from marching to victory. As Neil Tovey lifted the trophy in front of a beaming Nelson Mandela, the future of South African football looked bright. Madiba Magic emanated across the country, and the ‘Rainbow Nation’ had conq...
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