MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson (L) poses with Sir Bobby Charlton, who made his United debut 50 years ago, prior to the Barclays Premiership match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 22, 2006 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Bobby Charlton after the South Stand at Old Trafford was renamed after Charlton.
“My time at United has been laced with all these great moments,” said the Manchester United legend. “But none more so than my time with Bobby, with all that he has done for me.
“Having a stand named after you is the best moment of your life and you don’t ever forget it.”
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Antonio Conte will become the fifth manager to take the reigns at Chelsea after being appointed as head coach on a three-year contract.
Conte succeeds Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as manager in December, and will take up his role after managing Italy in this summer’s European Championships.
The 46-year-old said on chelseafc.com: “I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation.”
The West London club have quite a track record of previously appointing Italian managers.
From the tinker-man Claudio Ranieri, who is of course on the brink of a Premier League title with Leicester, to 2010 Blues championship winner Carlo Ancelotti – Chelsea’s love affair with Italy roots back to Gianluca Vialli’s arrival as player/manager way back in 1998.
The Chilean hit his 15th goal of the campaign, his eighth strike in the Premier League, as Arsenal routed the Hornets 4-0.
Sanchez has quickly formed a good understanding with Iwobi, with the two attackers both assisting each other on Saturday at the Emirates.
The partnership has maybe arrived too late to salvage the Gunners’ title bid but Arsenal will need Sanchez, who is expected to pen a new deal at the north London club, despite his recent revelation that Wenger has asked him to rest more against his will.
The on-loan forward from Dynamo Kyiv has proved to be an important acquisition for Alex Neil’s men this term, and he scored his fifth goal of the campaign, his first in eight matches, to help the Canaries beat Newcastle 3-2.
Mbokani, 30, smashed in a stunning effort in a man-of-the-match display as Norwich eased their relegation fears against the Magpies.
The DR Congo striker was recently caught up in the March 22 attacks at Brussels’ Zaventum Airport.
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The Austrian star, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Brittania Stadium this summer, set-up Stoke’s opener in the 2-2 home draw with Swansea – laying the ball on for Ibrahim Afellay to head home.
Arnautovic didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet but came close to adding to the 11 Premier League goals he has hit this season, as Stoke’s European push took a hit.