Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United – player and staff tensions, football principles and what’s next

Laurie Whitwell After a fortnight in which INEOS conducted a season review without testimony from Erik ten Hag, the confirmation he is staying means dialogue can now take place about a campaign in which Manchester United exited the Champions League at the group stage and slumped to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League, before […]

Inside Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United reprieve: Tuchel, De Zerbi and the key meetings

Laurie Whitwelll and Adam Crafton A board meeting in Monaco and a face-to-face in Ibiza bookended an astonishing four weeks where Erik ten Hag came back from the brink as Manchester United manager. Having read media reports about INEOS figures speaking to various managerial candidates in the fortnight after his FA Cup win, Ten Hag […]

The Transfer DealSheet: Latest on Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and more

The Athletic UK Staff Sign up for The Athletic today with our limited-time Tournament Sale offer. Welcome to the second edition of the Transfer DealSheet, your weekly guide to what is happening in the summer transfer window. Every week, our team of dedicated writers, including Adam Leventhal and David Ornstein, will take you inside the […]

Wayne Rooney, England’s raging bull at Euro 2004: ‘His movement, his speed… he was not human’

Stuart James “Their average age is 26. They’re in the prime of their footballing lives,” Clive Tyldesley, the ITV commentator, said into his microphone as England prepared to kick off against France at Euro 2004. David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Michael Owen, Sol Campbell… this was England’s golden […]


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