Manchester United are ready to make Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish their priority this summer. The Red Devils were linked with the Aston Villa captain during the winter window, but no move materialized. As the two clubs were involved in a major course over the season.

Manchester United are trying to force their way back into the champions league, while Aston Villa are doing all they can to avoid an immediate return to the championship. Man United made two signings during the winter transfer window. They brought Bruno Fernandez and Nigerian International Odion Ighalo to boost their top four hopes. Ighalo and Fernandez have impressed since they joined the club.
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We’re going to look back to 2012 on May 13 where Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers played in the final day of the league season. The Citizens need all the three points to be crowned champions. Their first title in decades.

At the same time Manchester United travel away to Sunderland.  Both Manchester clubs were level on 86 points. Although City had superior goal difference leaving them at the top of the Premier League table. Only a few weeks before the season finale. City had defeated United 1–0 thanks to captain Vincent Kompany’s header, but prior to that City had also defeated United 1–6 at Old Trafford, setting a record defeat at home for the Red Devils. Thanks to this victory for City, they had the upper hand and were favourites to claim the title, their first in five decades.
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Manchester United got eliminated by their bitter cross-town rivals on Wednesday night. The Red Devils beat the Citizens at their home, one nil but it was not enough to overturn the deficit of the first leg.

A lot has changed at Manchester City since the days of Stephen Ireland and other everyday average English players represented the club.
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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the captain armband after the series of events that occurred during the Gunners 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Xhaka was reacted furiously to being booed by the home fans when substituted in the game.

He appeared to rile the fans up by cupping his ear and removed his shirt before storming down the tunnel in anger. The aftermath of his behavior had caused anger among fans with former players quick to criticize his reaction to fans’ criticism.
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Phil Foden is a player that has the hopes of an entire club on his shoulders heading into the new season. The Stockport born midfielder is the highest-profile Manchester City youth product to emerge into the first team for a long while.

However, his timing to the club is at both the right and wrong time. Pep Guardiola is an important aspect as he has the ability to improve players. Foden is unfortunate to be in a team stacked with quality in the middle of the park.
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Josh, Son of Stephen Ireland Plays for Youth of England as the Academy of Stoke City Celebrates 5 Call-UPS

The midfielder of Stoke City Academy is following the footsteps of his father Stephen Ireland at the club level. But now, he has been called up to be a part of England team at under-15 level, where he spent his career.  The Ireland Sr. has won a total of 6 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Jr. Ireland played the 2nd of 2 games versus Belgium at the venue St George’s Park of Burton which was played yesterday – with his mom Jessica posting a video clip on her Instagram account of him darting through in order to hit the crossbar with the left leg in defeat by 3-1.

His Stoke Academy teammate named Charlie Edwards was kept on standby for the very same team but he had to back off because of an injury. Nathan Broome who is the goalkeeper of Under 18s of Stoke made his debut for the under 17s of England last week. He kept a clean sheet in a match against Hungary which was played at Pinatar Arena in Spain in the Murcia Tournament. Broome joined the Academy of Stoke last year when he switched from Manchester City and since then he has won many admirers for his shot-stopping as well as distribution.
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Stephen Ireland is well remembered for his time at Manchester City where he briefly shone under Mark Hughes before falling out of favour with the club. The talented Irishman was touted for great things but saw out his career with Aston Villa and Stoke City without achieving any of the heights expected of him.

However, his son Josh Ireland is looking to follow in his father’s footstep and make the cut into professional football.  The youngster currently plays for Stoke City Academy and has impressed the coaching staff with his performances.
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Stephen Ireland Departed From Bolton Wanderers Without Making Any Appearance For The Club

The former republic of international of Ireland named Stephen Ireland has recently left the club of Bolton Wanderers. But he left the club by mutual consensus and that so without making any senior appearance for the team. Stephen Ireland, who is 32 years old, joined the club of Lancashire on a short contract in the last October but he miserably failed to make an entry into the 1st team with the Championship club (cash strapped). The former midfielder of Manchester City, Stephen had spent last 5 seasons with the club of Stoke City, a stint that ruined by an injured leg and because of this injury he was out of action for almost 2 years.

Corkman Ireland, who started his career with the club of Cobh Ramblers before he joined Manchester City as a 15-year-old lad, had stints with Newcastle United and Aston Villa before he joined the Stoke. For Ireland, he made his senior debut in March 2016 and went on to make 6 appearances, scored 4 times, before he said goodbye to the international football. However, Stephen found himself at the controversy’s center after he withdrew from very important qualifier of Euro 2008 which was to be played against the Czech Republic. His reason for withdrawal was very awkward i.e. the demise of his grandmother.
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Manchester City academy graduate, Stephen Ireland has insisted he has a lot to offer at Bolton after moving to the club on a short term deal in the summer.

The Irish professional footballer who suffered a horrific leg break is determined to put the setback behind him and prove he can still turn up at a high level following his move to Bolton. He sees the move the move as an opportunity to rejuvenate his career.
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Aitor Karanka refuses to rule out Ben Brereton exit

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has refused to rule out the loan exit of Ben Brereton amid the ongoing interest from Blackburn Rovers. The 19-year-old had been the subject of a £5m bid from the Rovers which was turned down but there remains the possibility of the teenager heading to Ewood Park on a temporary basis.

Speaking to reporters, Karanka highlighted that the club are in no rush to part ways with Brereton, although he refused to dismiss the possibility of a loan exit, he said: “No, we are not in a rush to sell him. I like the player, I like his character, and he has a bright future in front of him. I have him in the squad and that is the main thing for me. He played last season and he was an important part of the team last season. This season, with his age, he will still have his games here. The club knows that I know how good Ben is.”
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