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Sports Reporter — Guardian

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Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United evolution: who stays and who goes?

theguardian.com — Víctor Valdés Age 33 Games last season 2 Víctor Valdés Age 33 Games last season 2 Valdés describes Louis van Gaal as the "most important person" in his career after the Dutchman handed him his debut at Barcelona in 2002 so he has a chance of being the next first-choice goalkeeper.

Bournemouth join Tottenham in race to sign Burnley defender Kieran Trippier

theguardian.com — Tottenham Hotspur will have to convince Kieran Trippier he will be given regular game-time in order to secure his signature for the north London club, with Bournemouth having joined the race for the Burnley right-back.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema emerges as target for Manchester United

theguardian.com — Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid striker viewed by the manager as an answer to Manchester United's goalscoring problems. If Van Gaal does decide to make a move for Benzema, who would cost in the region of £40m, he may have to fight off interest from Arsenal as their manager, Arsène Wenger, retains an interest in the player.

Manchester United target Nicolás Otamendi ready to force Valencia exit

theguardian.com — Manchester United have been put on alert after the agent of Nicolás Otamendi claimed the Argentina central defender will force his way out of Valencia if he has to in order to leave. Louis van Gaal is targeting a top-class centre-back in the summer window and the 27-year-old is of interest.

Manuel Pellegrini confident about his future as Manchester City manager

theguardian.com — Manuel Pellegrini landed in Canada on Monday evening for Manchester City's post-season tour convinced he will remain in place as the manager for next season. Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the City chairman, spent time with Pellegrini on Sunday when City played their final home match of the season, the 2-0 victory over Southampton.

Brendan Rodgers backed by FSG to walk through Liverpool storm

theguardian.com — Brendan Rodgers' job as Liverpool manager is not under threat, with the club having no plans to review his position despite their dismal end to the season that featured only one victory in the last seven matches. On Sunday Rodgers oversaw a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City, Liverpool's worst result since 1963.

Manchester United’s Phil Jones hoping for strong start to next season

theguardian.com — Phil Jones believes Manchester United will hit the ground running next season, with the central defender stating the team will also be ready for the Champions League play-off in mid-August. United began this season poorly, managing only 13 points from their first 10 matches, which was the club's worst start in the league since the 1986-87 campaign.

Michael Dawson admits Hull face a ‘slog’ in the Championship next season

theguardian.com — Michael Dawson admits it will be a slog next season if Hull City are to bounce straight back into the Premier League following the club's final day relegation, with the defender stating it is the players fault they now find themselves in the Championship.

Steve Bruce hails Hull City support but faces striking facts over relegation

theguardian.com — They began the afternoon cheering and ended it in the same admirable manner despite having just witnessed their team being relegated. The Hull City support offered as proud a performance as Steve Bruce's team, who dominated here but, as has been the sorry tale of this season, were just not good enough.

Sam Allardyce says he agreed West Ham exit as Steve Bruce faces Hull questions

theguardian.com — Steve Bruce left his future as Hull City manager in doubt after the club were relegated and Newcastle United survived on a tumultuous final day on which West Ham United also confirmed Sam Allardyce's contract would not be renewed following their 2-0 defeat at St James's Park.
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May 28, 2015

RT @owen_g: Police vans outside Fifa Congress. This stuff is writing itself... pic.twitter.com/rwXGpRFEwB

May 28, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories review – from Lady Chatterley to Christine Keeler and the Great Train Robbery gu.com/p/498tn/stw

May 27, 2015

Heysel stadium disaster: ‘I saw the rows of bodies piled high’ gu.com/p/499hn/stw

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