Alexis Sanchez gave his first in-depth interview since he was announced as Manchester United's latest signing and the Chilean admitted his pride at being given the club's iconic No 7 jersey. Speaking to MUTV, Sanchez explained how he nearly came to join the club under Sir Alex Ferguson, how he feels representing Chile at Old Trafford and his desire to win trophies with the Red Devils. The 29-year-old even managed to squeeze in a mention of his Labrador 'mates' Atom and Humber as he sat down to talk about the move...
Red and buried? Liverpool slump to shock loss as Mawson gives struggling Swansea victory after Van Dijk's first half error
SWANSEA 1-0 LIVERPOOL — DOMINIC KING AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM: With each passing minute, the noise got louder. On each side of the ground, they chanted and sang and, for the first time this season, showed unity. The Liberty Stadium has not offered Swansea much freedom in this most testing campaign but, when it mattered, the locals came together. The outcome, against the odds, was a performance to give hope that, perhaps, all is not lost. Liverpool arrived in South Wales on the back of an 18-match unbeaten run but they left in a state of shock, flattened by a goal from the unlikely source of Alfie Mawson and their hopes to put distance between themselves and Tottenham and Arsenal punctured.
'Yo, Pierre, you wanna come out here?': Mkhitaryan appears to reveal Aubameyang is coming to Arsenal in official video
Arsenal announced the signing of one big name on Monday and may well have unwittingly revealed another in the process. Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved to the Emirates in exchange for Alexis Sanchez and it seems his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to follow suit. In a video posted on the club's official YouTube account, Mkhitaryan can be seen briefly filming a video in front of a green screen.
Cristiano Ronaldo was left with a gruesome looking injury after clashing with Fabian Schar during Real Madrid's win over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. The star was left furious with the challenge and footage revealed by the club shows just why the star was so angry. Ronaldo can be seen looking unimpressed as medics treated a cut to the side of his head as blood covered his face.
SANCHEZ SIGNS! Manchester United finally complete £35m deal to land Arsenal star - with Mkhitaryan heading other way - as the one-time City target claims he is joining 'the biggest club in the world'
Manchester United have officially announced the mega-money signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with the Chilean joining on a deal worth £600,000 a week. Sanchez described United as 'the biggest club in the world' after finally completing his transfer from Arsenal. He has switched from the Emirates to Old Trafford with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.
United hero Van Persie enjoys kick around with his son as the striker is officially unveiled at boyhood club Feyenoord
New Feyenoord striker Robin van Persie is already enjoying his return to his boyhood club. The 34-year-old was officially unveiled by the Dutch side at a press conference on Monday before the former Manchester United man enjoyed a kick around on the pitch. Van Persie signed an 18-month deal at the Rotterdam club after leaving Fenerbahce on a free transfer.
'One of the most honest and genuine gentlemen I had the good fortune to meet': Sir Bobby Charlton leads tributes to former England captain and veteran broadcaster Jimmy Armfield after death at 82
England legend and respected broadcaster Jimmy Armfield has passed away at the age of 82 following a long battle with cancer. As well as playing 569 times for Blackpool during his one-club career, Armfield also captained England 15 times during his 43-cap career. After managing Leeds and Bolton, Armfield later went on to become one of the most respected broadcasters in football as an analyst for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Adam posts emotional tribute to 'Mr Blackpool' Jimmy Armfield as midfielder leaves signed Stoke shirt next to icon's statue
Charlie Adam took to social media to post an emotional tribute to Blackpool and England legend Jimmy Armfield before leaving a signed Stoke City shirt at Armfield's statue. Armfield passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer and Adam, who enjoyed a close friendship with Armfield during his XX years at Blackpool, was among many in the footballing community to speak glowingly of the former England captain. Known to Adam as 'Mr Blackpool', the veteran broadcaster was a 'popular' figure and one the 'whole of football' will miss greatly.
PSG ace Alves watches wife Joana Sanz on the catwalk at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week...while wearing £1,100 Versace jacket
Dani Alves once again showed off his unique fashion taste as he watched model wife Joana Sanz at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week wearing a £1,100 Versace blazer. The Paris Saint-Germain right-back put his straight red card against Lyon on Sunday to the back of his mind as Sanz took centre stage at the French capital's showpiece fashion event on Monday. Wearing the £1,100 triptych jacket from the Versace collection, Alves posed for photographs as the latest addition to his wardrobe caught the attention of the fashion-elite crowd.
After leaving for Arsenal at just 20, Van Persie returns to Feyenoord 14 years later as his wife joins him for unveiling
Robin van Persie has been pictured back at boyhood club Feyenoord as he completes his return 14 years after leaving for Arsenal. The Dutch striker began his career at the club, coming through their academy, before going on to score 226 goals at Arsenal, Manchester United and Fenerbahce. After falling out of favour in Turkey, Van Persie agreed a move back home on Friday and he arrived to sign his contract and complete the deal on Monday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took part in what could be his final Borussia Dortmund training session on Monday as the striker edged closer to a transfer to Arsenal. Aubemayang was all smiles at the club's Brackel Training ground as he joked around with his Dortmund team-mates during the session. Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of Aubameyang and flew three club officials out to Dortmund on Sunday in a bid to seal his transfer.
Weah was world footballer of the year, Wenger is his mentor and he played for Chelsea... now he's president of Liberia!
The sun had gone down on another sweltering West African day and mosquitoes and bats filled the humid air while goats roamed the sandy ground of this swampland. In a clearing away from the bamboo-thatch huts that offered slim shelter from the oppressive heat, sat a circle of chairs, 13 of them on the front row, with all eyes turned on the man dressed in a white ‘high-high’ suit, the African tunic and trousers worn by the boss men.
Watford manager Javi Gracia says he is ‘grateful’ to his new employers for giving him another chance after his sacking in Russia. Spaniard Gracia’s reputation took a hit when he left Rubin Kazan last June, just one underperforming season into a four-year contract. But Marco Silva’s surprise sacking on Sunday opened the ‘dream’ door of the Premier League to Gracia, 47, and he says he is ready to go again after resuming his managerial career.
Manchester City close in on £50m move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred as club look to edge out rivals Manchester United to his signature
Manchester City are closing in on making Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred their first January signing in a £50m deal. Shakhtar are reluctant to lose the Brazilian star while they are still in the Champions League but City are wary of rival interest from Manchester United and want to get a deal tied up swiftly. City's move for Fred can help Shakhtar away from the playing squad as they consider a stadium move also amid security fears.