The pressure of playing for Manchester United was so intense for Mickey Thomas that he would down two bottles of wine the night before every home game. The Wales winger had become an instant hit at Old Trafford thanks to his jinking runs and assists for a strike force of Lou Macari, Joe Jordan and Jimmy Greenhoff. He was loved by the manager Dave Sexton after joining from Wrexham in a then big-money £300,000 move in 1978.
Manchester United are among the top clubs monitoring £80million-rated Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. But Old Trafford spies had a wasted trip to Rome on Thursday to watch Sergej in Europa League action against Steaua Bucharest. The 6ft 4in Serb, whose agent is former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman, was stuck on the bench as Lazio won 5-1.
Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino will find themselves on a Paris Saint Germain shortlist when the big spending French club sack current boss Unai Emery. Emery is under severe pressure following PSG's 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 first leg at the Bernabeu in midweek. Multi billionaire owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has invested a huge fortune in building a side to become champions of Europe.
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".