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Tottenham Hotspur news: Sanchez says player mentality is key ahead of Liverpool, United and Real Madrid games

Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez is urging his team-mates to carry their Real Madrid momentum into Sunday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool. Spurs are riding high on the back of a hard-earned draw at the home of the European champions on Tuesday, which extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions. They had also won five in a row before the trip to the Santiago Bernabeu and the challenge now is to maintain form, with West Ham in the Carabao Cup, Manchester United, the return fixture against Madrid and…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, 22 October: Man United looking at Casemiro

Man United could be busy in January judging by the latest rumours Sunday, October 22, 2017 The best of Sunday’s transfer gossip. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he had to re-focus Eric Dier after he had been “destabilised” by Man United’s approach for him. (Mail on Sunday) Real Madrid are convinced they will sign Harry Kane next summer. (Sun on Sunday) United manager Jose Mourinho is interested in Benfica’s left-back Alex Grimaldo. (Metro) United are also prepared to offer Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro a huge salary to convince him to swap the Bernabeu for Old Trafford. (Sunday Express) RB Leipzig  Timo Werner…

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Dominant Hamilton on pole for United States GP

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the United States Grand Prix and will have title rival Sebastian Vettel alongside him on the front row. Hamilton beat Vettel by 0.239 seconds as the German rescued his day with a superb final lap. Vettel was fourth after the first runs in final qualifying, over 0.7secs off the pace, but improved at the death. Hamilton, who took his 11th pole in 17 races, will clinch the title if he wins the race with Vettel lower than fifth. Sunday’s race is live on radio…

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Every Manchester United defeat to newly promoted clubs since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure

Louis van Gaal’s expensively assembled Red Devils let a 3-1 lead slip to Nigel Pearson’s side in a pulsating encounter at the King Power Stadium. United were on course to securing all three points after goals from Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera. But a penalty from David Nugent inspired a remarkable turnaround, as further goals from Esteban Cambiasso, Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa capped off a stunning victory. Saturday, October 21, 2017 Winning football games is written into the DNA of Manchester United. The Red Devils…

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Manchester United FC: All the times Jose Mourinho ‘cried’ about injuries

Back in April, Mourinho was annoyed both Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly had to be withdrawn from Man United’s draw with Swansea. Shaw was substituted only nine minutes in, before Bailly had to come off just after the hour mark. The pair joined Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on an impressively long injury list. After the match, Mourinho complained about how easily his players were getting injured: “I think Luke Shaw’s must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes…

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LISTEN – Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel defends manager Jose Mourinho amid criticism of ‘negative’ tactics

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has come to the defence of Jose Mourinho, amid criticism over the manager’s ‘negative’ tactics. Despite the Red Devils being unbeaten this season, sitting just two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and being on the brink of the Champions League knock-out stage, there is an air of negativity hanging over Mourinho at Old Trafford. The manager was hammered for his tactics in the recent goalless draw with arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield, and the haters were out again following their drab 1-0 Champions League…

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Joshua 'in no rush' to fight in United States

Anthony Joshua: The Fight of My Life Watch: Documentary about Joshua’s world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April – more info here When: BBC One at 22:45 BST (23:40 in Northern Ireland) on Wednesday, 18 October British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is “in no rush” to fight in the United States. The 28-year-old will defend his IBF and WBA titles against Carlos Takam in front of 70,000 fans at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 28 October. It will be the Watford-born fighter’s second stadium…

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