Customize ESPN

How Mourinho unravelled at Man United: The inside story

Fear, paranoia, difficult behavior and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable: Jose Mourinho's exit as Man United manager.

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Ogden: Pochettino the only candidate for United

Mark Ogden breaks down what makes Mauricio Pochettino the perfect candidate to succeed Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.


What's next for Jose Mourinho?

Is Jose Mourinho now damaged goods? Gab Marcotti pontificates on when and where we might see the Special One return to coaching.


Pogba justified in taking a 'pop' at Mourinho

ESPN FC's Julien Laurens explains Paul Pogba's likely relief in Jose Mourinho's exit, and the timing of his deleted instagram post.


Woodward aiming to 'rehabilitate reputation'

ESPN FC's Mark Ogden and Rob Dawson delve into Man United's decision to sack Jose Mourinho and assess Ed Woodward's search for a new manager.


Key games


editors' picks

Torreira, Fabinho, Jorginho, Fred define their clubs

Four of the Premier League's Big Six imported South American midfielders last summer, and the quartet's success directly translate to their clubs'.


What does your club need in the January transfer window?

The transfer window is nearly upon us, but clubs across Europe are already planning for their January business. Who will come in? Who will depart?

De Bruyne an 8/10 in return as City knock out Leicester

Making his first start in six weeks, Kevin De Bruyne needed just 14 minutes before netting as Man City beat Leicester to move on in the Carabao Cup.

Leicester 1-1 Man City: City through on pens

Manchester City advanced to the Carabao Cup semifinals following a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Leicester City.


Albrighton's vicious volley levels it for Leicester

Carabao Cup: Marc Albrighton (73') Leicester 1-1 Man City


De Bruyne's rocket gives Man City the lead

Carabao Cup: Kevin De Bruyne (14') Leicester 0-1 Man City


UEFA Champions League

UCL draw a nightmare for United, a dream for City

Manchester United won't relish going up against Neymar and Kylian Mbappe with PSG, but Man City landed one of the easiest UCL knockout games.


Klopp meets the team he turned down

Gab Marcotti digs into each of the round of 16 matchups in the UEFA Champions League as the draw put together some heavyweight teams.

Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Nicol: Liverpool-Bayern UCL tie is a team vs. individuals

Steve Nicol says Liverpool's complete team should be favoured against Bayern Munich's experienced individuals in the Champions League round of 16.


Will the back line make or break Spurs vs. Dortmund?

In a tough-to-call Champions League tie between Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund, Steve Nicol explains why Spurs' defence could make the difference.


Time for Ronaldo to earn his keep at Juventus

Alejandro Moreno says Cristiano Ronaldo is the reason Juventus will be favoured against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16.


Are Ajax favourites against Real Madrid?

Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno discuss the notion that sees Ajax as slight favourites in their Champions League tie against Real Madrid.



Transfer Talk: Pochettino keen on Man Utd move

Despite dismissing the Manchester United vacancy, the Spurs boss reportedly sees it as a role "too good to turn down." Transfer Talk has the latest.

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

PSG and Rabiot contract saga turns ugly

Adrien Rabiot was supposed to become a shining example for PSG. Instead he's been banned from the first-team squad and will leave the club.

Premier League

Is Man United's squad good enough to finish top 4?

Craig Burley doubts Manchester United can mount a fight to finish top four, and says a big restructure awaits Jose Mourinho's replacement.


Premier League in 90 Seconds: Shaqiri saves Alisson from exile

The boys from Exploding Heads bring you everything that happened from the Premier League weekend in a tidy 90-second (plus stoppages) package.


Customize ESPN