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Like A Fine Wine, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is Getting Better With Age

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United at Ewood Park on February 19, 2017 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for his self-confidence but even the much traveled 35-year-old cannot help but be surprised at just how quick he has adapted to life in English football. In the latter stages of his illustrious career, like a fine wine, the Swede seems to be getting better with age.  Sunday’s winner at Ewood Park saw the former Paris St-Germain …

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Superb Elastico Nutmeg Against Espanyol


Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo pulled off an outrageous elastico nutmeg in the first-half of the Galacticos 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday. With Madrid attacking down the left flank, Ronaldo did supremely well to keep the ball in play before nutmegging Espanyol midfielder David López with a brilliant elastico. The move was ultimately nullified by the Espanyol defence but summarised the …

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Looking Back On Football Italia As Roberto Baggio Turns 50

16 Sep 2000: Roberto Baggio of Brescia (left) and Alessandro Del Piero of Juventus (right) talk before the start of the match during his debut in the Coppa Italia first leg match between Brescia and Juventus played in Brescia. The Match finished a 0-0 draw. Mandatory Credit: Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT

Those of us growing up in the 1990s are lucky enough to remember the glory days of Football Italia on Channel 4 when Italy’s Serie A was probably even more popular than the Premier League is today. Watching host James Richardson browsing the Italian newspapers on the streets of Milan or Rome while enjoying his cappuccino as we delved into the …

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Opinion: Five Signings Who Could Rejuvenate Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 06: Luis Enrique manager of Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between FC Barcelona and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Camp Nou on December 6, 2016 in Barcelona, . (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

PSG’s 4-0 hammering of Barcelona shocked many people but perhaps when you look deeper into the situation, it is not as big as a surprise as it sounds. Barca have struggled to keep the pace with Real Madrid this season in La Liga and have looked like a side whose batteries are low on charge for much of the season. …

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Manchester United’s Eric Bailly Recommends New Signing To Jose Mourinho

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United gives Eric Bailly of Manchester United and Antonio Valencia of Manchester United instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 24, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United are busy planning for next summer with rumours continuing as to whom Jose Mourinho may be after to further strengthen his squad as he aims to return Manchester United to the summit of English football. United defender Eric Bailly has offered his opinion on whom Mourinho should be signing and has recommended his International teammate, Ivory Coast international …

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Why Are Premier League Clubs Continuing To Struggle In Europe?

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (L-R) of Arsenal react during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Premier League is renowned as the best league in the world but if you look at the list of previous winners of the Champions League, English teams are way down the list of winners or even finalists. The last three seasons have seen the Champions League trophy remain in Spain.  While Sevilla have landed the last three Europa League …

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Manchester United’s Defensive Midfield Frailties Cannot Be Hidden By 3-0 Win

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United keeps his eye on the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on February 11, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United all but booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a 3-0 win over French side Saint-Etienne, courtesy of a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick. United played well on the night but gave away some decent chances through lack of concentration and sloppy defending. Michael Carrick missed the game with a slight muscle injury …

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Watch: All Three Of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Goals Versus St Etienne

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his third and his sides third goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between Manchester United and AS Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford on February 16, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Despite playing the majority of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with just a one-goal advantage, Manchester United alway seemed in control and will now surely advance to the last 16 barring a major upset in France in the return leg next week.  Two set-piece goals and one well-worked cross were enough for Jose Mourinho’s men to record a 3-0 victory, …

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Video: Ibrahimovic Just Scored One Of The Strangest Free-Kicks Of His Career

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between Manchester United and AS Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford on February 16, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The build-up to Manchester United’s last 32 Europa League clash against Saint-Etienne had centred around a certain Pogba-related rivalry, however Zlatan Ibrahimovic has, as per usual, managed to divert attention back to himself.  With United awarded a free-kick at the edge of the box inside the first 15 minutes of the game, there was only going to be one man to …

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