Documentary About Arsenal & Manchester United Rivalry Set to Air Following Arsene Wenger Resignation

​Channel 5 are set to air a documentary about the rivalry between ​Arsenal and ​Manchester United following the news Arsene Wenger will be ​stepping down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.

The documentary, titled ‘Fergie v Wenger: The Feud’, will air on Monday night at 10pm, and will reminisce on the rivalry between two of England’s most successful clubs in recent years as well as the rivalry between both Wenger and former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Arsenal v Manchester United

The hour-long programme will include interviews with former and current players as well as coaches and journalists who will be looking back at the rivalry which ignited English football in the late 1990s and the early 2000s.

From Wenger’s appointment at Arsenal in 1996 to Ferguson’s retirement at United in 2013, the clubs won a combined 13 Premier League titles along with eight FA Cups, with a rivalry including some of the most memorable moments in English football history.

Martin Keown and Ruud Van Nistelrooy argue

From fights between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira in the tunnel prior to a game to Arsenal players swarming Ruud van Nistelrooy after missing a penalty and even witnessing one of the greatest goals in FA Cup history in the form of Ryan Giggs’ solo run in 1999, the rivalry had everything a football fan could’ve wanted and more. 

With Manchester United deep into the post-Ferguson era, Arsenal are now set to follow suit with the club announcing Wenger will be leaving the club at the end of the season after 21 years in charge of Arsenal.


While Arsenal fans don’t have much to remember in recent seasons, the documentary will give them as well as footballing neutrals the chance to revisit the Gunners in their prime years in one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.


Leon Bailey’s Leverkusen Future in Doubt After Agent and Adoptive Father’s Furious Social Media Rant

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey could leave the club this summer, even though the player’s contract runs until 2022, after an extraordinary rant from his father and agent on Instagram.

According to the Mirror, the Bundesliga club would be unlikely to reject an offer of more than £35m for the 20-year-old, who has taken German football by storm since moving to the BayArena from Belgian side Genk last year.

Bailey has netted 12 goals this season, helping to propel Leverkusen to third place in the Bundesliga.

However, the club’s relationship with Bailey’s agent Craig Butler – who is also his adoptive father – is bound to be extremely strained, after Butler publicly criticised the way Bailey was used in a 6-2 drubbing by Bayern Munich in the German Cup semi-final.

In a strongly-worded Instagram post, Butler wrote: “They put him on the bench. They put him on at left-back. They don’t pass to him. The opponent double teams him. They kick him down. “What does he do? Gets up and put the free kick in the back of the damn net.”

​In addition, Bailey has admitted that he aspires to move to a bigger club than Leverkusen, even though he is content at the BayArena for now. Speaking in February, he said: “Leverkusen is perfect for me. I want to develop and then I can take the next step. When I move to a big club, the people there will want to know me.”

Although he is Jamaican-born and has represented the Reggae Boyz at Under-23 level, Bailey is yet to pledge his allegiance to any nation at senior level.

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Among other countries, he is reportedly eligible for England, which has given rise to speculation that he may yet represent the Three Lions – though ​his agent has also reportedly claimed he could represent Germany.


Zlatan Ibrahimović Explains Why He Won’t Create ‘Future Legends’ in US Football

Sweden legend Zlatan Ibrahimović has claimed that he could revolutionise football in the USA – but he won’t because he wants to devote his time to his family.

Interviewed on the Dan Patrick Show, a legendary sports show in the USA, and ​quoted on the LA Galaxy website, the LA Galaxy striker said: “I have my wife, I got my two kids. If I was single I would spread my investment here in the US and you would have future legends in the soccer. But sorry I’m already occupied by my wife and two kids.”

The former Manchester United striker has never been short of self-confidence, as illustrated by his comments when discussing his superstar status in his native Sweden in the same interview: “I don’t think that you can measure how popular I am. I am Sweden. They will even change the name Sweden to my name on the map. 

“When you navigate in Sweden, you don’t write Sweden, you write Zlatan.. 

Ibrahimović’s remarks about not helping with the development of US soccer don’t seem to have caused offence to his current team LA Galaxy, at least not if the club’s official website is anything to go by. Their recently-acquired striker is merely described as ‘his usual quotable self’.

Then again, this is hardly surprising, seeing as he has already scored three goals for the Major League Soccer side in just three appearances.

The Swede has also broadly hinted that he will play at this year’s FIFA World Cup, having retired after Sweden’s dismal showing in the 2016 European Championships.

However, even though he is Sweden’s all-time record goalscorer with 62 international goals in 116 caps – including a sensational double brace against England in 2012 – the prospect of him playing in Russia this summer has had a mixed reception in Sweden. Some Swedes feel that his egotistical and individualistic approach may detract from their team spirit.

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Sweden qualified for the World Cup without their former talisman, stunning Italy in the playoffs last autumn.


Julio Cesar Reveals Curious Details About His Relationship With Former Boss Jose Mourinho

Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar has revealed some interesting details about his relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho.

In an interview with Selecao Sportv (via ​Marca), Cesar – ​who is retiring from football at the end of this season – revealed Mourinho had treated him harshly during some of his time at Inter, but had kind words for him following the 2013 Confederations Cup final.

Inter Milan's Brazilian goalkeeper Julio

Cesar had just been named Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament following Brazil’s 3-0 victory over Spain in the final, and collected his award in Iker Casillas’ shirt as a tribute to the Spaniard.

“When I got to the dressing room, I saw a message from Mourinho on my mobile phone,” Cesar explained. ‘You’re crazy, it’s Casillas who would have to put on your shirt and not you,’ it read. And he told me that with only one arm I stopped more than Casillas.

“Iker went to the dressing room to talk to me [to thank him for the gesture] and I told him to have a discussion with Mourinho, which is difficult but he had to face it,” Cesar continued. “Mourinho likes to go face to face with the players who are considered stars in the teams that he coaches.”

Inter Milan's Portuguese coach Jose Mour

The Brazilian goalkeeper also discussed life under Mourinho’s management, and revealed the harsh words that Mourinho would say to him.

“The first year was great, but the second one was more difficult,” he added. “I went into games with a fear of being wrong, and I thought: either I face it or it ends my career.

“In training Mourinho approached me and said ‘you are the best goalkeeper in the world, but today you’re a Serie C goalkeeper.'”

Bayern Munich's Dutch striker Arjen Robb

This was not the only time Mourinho was rude to Cesar. who explained the Portugese manager’s weird obsession with a yellow shirt.

“There was a time when Mourinho wanted me to play with a yellow shirt,” Cesar said. But it wasn’t part of the colours of the goalkeepers of that season, which were white, black and grey.


“He gave me a yellow shirt, which was the training shirt, and I told him I was not going to play in yellow. Mourinho mocked me in every way possible and told me I was afraid of the ball. In short…I played in yellow.”


Man Utd Striker Romelu Lukaku Signs Deal With Rapper Jay-Z’s Management Company

​Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has teamed up with Jay-Z’s sports management firm Roc Nation Sports, per ​RTE.

The Belgian joins Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng as the second high-profile footballer to join the rapper’s company, which represents numerous American athletes across the NBA, MLB and NFL, and is the first from England’s top flight.


Lukaku helped United to a ​2-0 win over Bournemouth on Wednesday night, coming off the bench to score United’s second goal, which he celebrated by displaying Jay-Z’s trademarked diamond symbol.

Jay has actually filed legal documents to obtain exclusive rights to the hand symbol, something he has been using for many years.


Despite Lukaku signing on with Roc Nation Sports, Mino Raiola remains his agent. It is not clear how this latest development will affect them, however.

Paul Pogba, meanwhile, set Lukaku’s goal against Bournemouth up during the victory, and the forward has since revealed what the manager ​told the Frenchman during half time before they connected to put United’s second past the Cherries defence.

“Of course, we knew we had space going forward,” the former Chelsea and Everton man said after the match. “At half-time he told Paul to keep making those runs.

“He did, it was a perfect pass and the finish was great.”


The Red Devils have seen their rivals Manchester City win the Premier League title this season after postponing their clinching of first spot with a 3-2 comeback win and then ironically following that up with a charitable loss to West Brom. But they will be hoping to be more competitive next season in an effort to snatch the trophy away.