Zinedine Zidane was 29 when he became the most expensive footballer on the planet. There were few cries of ‘How much?’ when Real Madrid made the Frenchman their latest Galactico - and a £45.6m transfer was not re-calculated to include the wages he received over six years at the Bernabeu. His agent’s fee wasn’t used in the morning headlines the day after his volleyed winner against Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park secured the Champions League for Real in 2002.
Pep Guardiola has congratulated Manchester United for winning the race for Alexis Sanchez after Manchester City dropped their interest in the Chilean. The Arsenal striker is on the verge of completing a move to Old Trafford five months after a deadline day switch to the Etihad collapsed. City were ready to re-ignite their interest this month, but refused to meet Arsenal's £35m valuation and the 29-year-old's personal demands.
A Manchester United team sheet just doesn’t look right without its most famous number. By the time Jose Mourinho’s side face Burnley on Saturday that could be rectified. The iconic No7 is waiting for Alexis Sanchez - a shirt that has hung heavily on anyone who has worn it since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure for Real Madrid nine years ago. In the minds of Mourinho - and Ed Woodward - United could hardly pick a better choice to fill it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".