Guardiola’s side are in China for their pre-season tourManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will let his players choose the Premier League champions’ next captain.Previous skipper Vincent Kompany retired at the end of last season.Midfielder David Silva captained City for Wednesday’s pre-season 4-1 friendly win against West Ham in China but a permanent replacement…

By Simon Stone BBC Sport at Optus Stadium, Perth Manchester United named a different XI in each halfAfter a troubled summer off the field, Manchester United started their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win against Perth Glory in front of a crowd of 50,206 at the Optus Stadium.England striker Marcus Rashford, playing for the first…

Solskjaer (left) was named permanent Man Utd boss in March after initially succeeding Jose Mourinho on a caretaker basisManchester United have flown 9,000 miles to Australia to begin their six-match pre-season tour but if manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought the distance would provide an escape from the problems that have been piling up at Old…

Mata scored six goals in 32 appearances for United in all competitions last seasonMidfielder Juan Mata has agreed a new contract at Manchester United.Mata’s present deal expires on 30 June but it is understood he will sign an extension in excess of one year.Unlike fellow Spaniard Ander Herrera, who is set to join PSG, Mata,…

Manchester City reached the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 Champions LeagueManchester City have filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) after Uefa claimed they breached Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.City are challenging Uefa’s decision to refer them to its financial watchdog, the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), which would decide on any…

Jose Mourinho spent two and a half years in charge at Manchester United before being sacked in December 2018Jose Mourinho has won two Champions Leagues, eight league titles and 10 cup competitions.So when, the day before Manchester United’s opening game of the season against Leicester in August, the then manager said he regarded finishing second…

Pep Guardiola’s appointment as Manchester City manager was viewed as a major step towards bringing Champions League success to the club – but now Uefa investigators are understood to want the Premier League champions banned from the competitionThe Premier League champions find themselves embroiled in one of the most controversial and high-profile financial fair play…