Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has been at the club for four-and-a-half years now. Signed by David Moyes for £37.5m from Chelsea, the Spanish international has produced excellent creative moments and important goals alike.
However, in recent seasons, his minutes and productivity in the final third have progressively dwindled under Jose Mourinho’s watch and a lack of regular first-team opportunities has posed questions about his future.
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese international, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title tonight after a dramatic straight-sets victory over Serena Williams. Continue reading
Wales began their Nations League campaign in style with a 4-1 thrashing over the Republic of Ireland on Thursday. Ryan Giggs won his first home game in charge. Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu earned more admirers. In all, it was an impressive display by a side unlucky to miss out on World Cup qualification last October. Continue reading
The points were ultimately shared by Germany and France as their UEFA Nations League opener ended in an entertaining stalemate at the Allianz Arena. PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, making his international debut for France here, made a string of excellent saves as the hosts created plenty of goalscoring opportunities. Continue reading
France’s recent World Cup winners were greeted to a heroic welcome at their Clairefontaine training base this week. It’s now time to move on, though. The new season has already begun. International breaks are never too far behind. Continue reading