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Premier League: The complete schedule for the remaining fixtures

By Omnisport

After what will have been a three-month absence, the Premier League is set to restart on June 17.

The first games following the coronavirus pandemic will see Manchester City take on Arsenal and Aston Villa play Sheffield United, before a full round of fixtures begins on June 19.

I didn't get any of my transfer targets in Man Utd – Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has criticised Manchester United's transfer strategy during his time in charge and says he is proud of what he achieved at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman succeeded David Moyes as United boss in 2014 and lasted two seasons before being sacked, two days after victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.

United spent big on Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind ahead of Van Gaal's first season, while Radamel Falcao joined on loan.

Ancelotti: Zidane changed my idea about football

By Omnisport

Carlo Ancelotti says coaching Zinedine Zidane at Juventus changed his ideas on how to play football.

Ancelotti was in charge of the Bianconeri from 1999 to 2001 but was unable to deliver silverware beyond the Intertoto Cup despite boasting a talented squad that included Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Edgar Davids and Filippo Inzaghi.
However, his time with the 1998 Ballon d'Or winner helped to shape his coaching style for the remainder of a hugely successful career.

Naomi Osaka becomes highest-paid sportswoman in history

Naomi Osaka has become the world's highest-paid sportswoman, with her $37.4 million (£30.7m) earnings the largest ever total for a female athlete over 12 months.

The Japanese two-time major champion beat Maria Sharapova's previous record of $29.7m (£24.4m) over a year-long period in 2015 to top Forbes' annual list for the first time, just edging out Serena Williams by $1.4m (£1.2m).

Solskjaer warns Man United squad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want a**holes in his Man United squad.

That’s right, the baby-faced assassin is not here to make friends. Even though he seems like a very, very nice bloke.

The Norwegian coach has spoken about rebuilding the Red Devils squad after he took charge on an interim basis in December 2018 and wasn’t exactly complimentary about the characters in the squad.

Speaking to Man United Fanzine ‘United We Stand’ Solskjaer detailed that he needs players to act as a collective rather than individuals.

McTominay names his top three Manchester United academy talents to watch

The Manchester United academy is famed for bringing through top talents, and Scott McTominay believes three new graduates could follow his footsteps to stardom.

McTominay joined the club's youth system at the age of five, coming up through the ranks until he made his first-team debut under Jose Mourinho at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Chelsea star Hudson-Odoi arrested on suspicion of rape

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of rape following an alleged incident at his west London apartment.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that both they and the London Ambulance Service were called in the early hours of Sunday, May 17 to a report of an unwell woman.

The statement added: "When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to hospital.

Man Utd made a mistake sacking Van Gaal - Rooney

Wayne Rooney feels Manchester United were wrong to sack Louis van Gaal in 2016 after two years at the Old Trafford helm.

Van Gaal was axed in favour of Jose Mourinho shortly after winning the FA Cup, with United having finished outside of the top four in the Premier League.

Under Mourinho, United finished sixth in the final 2016-17 Premier League standings but won both the EFL Cup and Europa League.

Yet Rooney, who was United's captain at the time, insists the club should have given Van Gaal another year to prove he could be a success.

Rooney: Pique was 'bullied' out of Premier League at Bolton

Gerard Pique was "bullied" out of the Premier League because he could not handle Bolton Wanderers' physicality, according to Wayne Rooney.

Before he returned to Barcelona and became a key figure in sides that won La Liga and the Champions League on multiple occasions, Pique spent four years at Manchester United.

However, with Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand the regular centre-back pairing of choice for Alex Ferguson, Pique only featured in 12 Premier League games prior to re-joining Barca in 2008.

Dortmund humble Schalke 04 with 4-0 as Bundesliga returns

Borussia Dortmund were in clinical mood on Saturday afternoon battering Schalke 04 4-0 as Bundesliga returns after coronavirus lockdown.
However, the victory was in an empty stadium with players also observing social distancing during celebration.
The 19-year-old striking sensation, Haaland, opened scoring in 29 before Raphael Guerriro (two goals) and Hazard joined.

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