Oldham have built the North West’s first outdoor futsal centre and with it will surely come fresh initiatives to encourage team spirit among children as England seeks to breed a generation of winners to match 1966.
The shortlist features the world’s 55 best players, including Argentinians Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta, Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure, and club captain Belgian Vincent Kompany.
‘My mission is not finished’: Sepp Blatter tells Manchester a fifth term as Fifa president is his ultimate goal
The Swiss plans to make an ‘official declaration’ later in September to an executive committee.
Once bitten, thrice shy: Liverpool could sue Suarez for World Cup ban, insist legal experts at Manchester Uni
The Uruguayan striker was hit with a four-month ban from all football, a nine-match international suspension and a fine after he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in his side’s 1-0 win in their crunch World Cup Group D finale.
After Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was handed a four-month ban by Fifa for biting an opponent, MM asked the people of Manchester whether this was too harsh.
Sepp up your game or go: FA chairman Greg Dyke urges FIFA ‘old boy’ Blatter to step down over ‘corruption’ claims
British football officials lined themselves up in opposition to Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a day of off field drama that will be difficult to match at the forthcoming World Cup.
Despite Marc Wilmots’s side winning side 5-1 where goals included a hat-trick from Romelu Lukaku, FIFA have ruled the win as invalid due to Wilmots making too many substitutions in the World Cup warm-up match.
Blatter due to step down from his Fifa role in 2015 and Uefa president, Frenchman Michel Platini, is among the favourites to replace him
Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy makes shock comeback… as a FIFA Ultimate Team Legend
Nistelrooy scored 95 times in 150 games for Manchester United
‘Absolute nonsense’: FIFA chief slams Pellegrini after Manchester City boss’ criticism of Barca clash ref
City manager criticised Jonas Eriksson’s performance and may face a UEFA charge upon the governing body’s receipt of the referee’s match report
Call me, maybe? Rio Ferdinand reveals barrage of desperate messages to tempt Ronaldo back to Manchester
Ronaldo spent six years at United, moved to Real Madrid in 2009