Manchester United and Manchester City will be unable to secure an extension to the Premier League campaign in order to avoid a punishing end-of-season fixture backlog, even if both clubs continue to progress in the FA Cup and European competition, sources have told ESPN FC.
City and United have been forced to postpone this weekend's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium due to United's involvement in Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton at Wembley and no date has yet been set for the rescheduled...
Potentially the most thrilling game in this second week of Champions League last-16 matchups sees Pep Guardiola's Manchester City face off against the top scorers in the big five European leagues this season, attacking wizards Monaco. With Paris-Saint Germain's dismantling of Barcelona fresh in the mind, the one team ahead of them in the Ligue 1 table should not be underestimated. Both squads are chock-full of attacking talent, and the winner here can be a danger to all as they move through the competition.
Despite a recent run of good form, questions still remain around Guardiola's ability to set this Manchester City team up to compete against the best. The loss of Gabriel Jesus with a broken metatarsal was also a blow to the squad with his early impact being decisive and impressive. So how do these teams shape up here? If successful, are Manchester City capable of making a deep run? Let's take a look.
HUDDERSFIELD -- Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Arsene Wenger and says the criticism of managers in "unacceptable."
The Arsenal boss has come under intense scrutiny after the Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League with ex-players questioning whether he should get a new contract at the Emirates.