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    Chelsea stars Reece and Lauren James become the first brother and sister pair to play for England and are ‘living dream’

    IN the case of the James clan, it’s very much about keeping it in the family.This weekend, Lauren James earned her first cap for England – coming as a substitute against Austria as Sarina Wiegman’s European Champions booked their place at the World Cup with a 2-0 win.
    Chelsea stars Reece and Lauren James are the first brother and sister to play for EnglandCredit: EPA
    Reece and Lauren James have become professional footballers with the help of dad NigelCredit: Instagram / @rjames
    James made her debut for the Three Lions against Austria over the weekend
    In doing so, she joined her famous brother Reece in becoming a full England international. They are now the first brother and sister to play for the Three Lions, in what is a remarkable achievement.
    While Reece has just signed a new five-year deal with the Blues

    It’s astounding that two talented footballers of the men’s and women’s game are even playing professionally, not to mention representing their country.
    But the London-born pair are living the dream. Part of their success is due to their incredible father, Nigel.
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    A motorbike accident halted his promising career, after spells at Luton Town and Southampton.
    Nigel found his true calling through mentoring youngsters and later set up Nigel James Elite Coaching programme.
    It’s testament to him, his son and his daughter would eventually become pros.
    PARKLIFE
    Reece, 22, and Lauren, 20, grew up in London with football an ongoing backdrop in their lives.
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    As well as a father with footballing aspirations, their elder brother Joshua was on the books of Fulham and Reading. Their mother Emma worked admirably for the NHS.
    If the three siblings weren’t kicking a ball against a wall, they would be down the park honing their skills.
    Often, their dad who would pass on his knowledge and put the three through training drills and exercises.
    Lauren and Reece have always shared a tight bond together
    The siblings grew up in London with football as their backdrop
    Reece and Lauren enjoy a kickabout togetherCredit: Instagram @laurennjjames
    Dad Nigel coached Reece, Lauren and their brother Joshua in the local park
    “We grew up as a three,” Reece of Chelsea proudly told the Blues official website.
    “Obviously, Josh learned from my dad and then it just passed its way down. I started playing because my brother played, and my sister played because I played.
    “We all used to play every day together at the park and over time we all gradually got better. There was a field behind my house, with two pitches, and every day I’d be playing football, either in the field or in the street.”
    Lauren, who joined her brother at Chelsea this summer, echoes the sentiment that the beautiful game dominated their lives.
    “All I ever knew was football, football and football,” she told The Telegraph.
    “My brothers got me into football. Whether it was when Josh was at Fulham or when Reece was at the Chelsea academy, I was there kicking the ball against the fence.
    “I’ve always had a football and it has just taken me to where I am now.”
    PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
    Reece was an early bloomer when it came to his footballing talent.
    By the age of six he joined Chelsea’s impressive development academy, where he progressed through the ranks.
    James joined Chelsea’s youth set-up aged six
    James progressed through Chelsea’s youth teams and won a FA Youth CupCredit: Getty – Contributor
    However, it took him some time to find his best position. He started off as a striker, moved into midfield and then had to learn the art of defending.
    Once he cemented the right-back as his own, there was no stopping him. In the 2017-18 season, he appeared for England at U18, U19 and U20 level.
    A loan at Wigan Athletic the following campaign saw Reece named as their Player of the Year.
    Once he made his debut against Grimsby in the EFL Cup in 2019, scoring one and assisting two, he could no longer be ignored for a first team spot.
    Lauren might be slightly younger than Reece, but her achievements are just as impressive.
    At 13 she joined Arsenal, and because of her experience with playing with her brothers was encouraged to train with the boys’ team.
    Two years later, the prolific forward made her first team debut for the Gunners women’s team – beating Reece to the punch there.
    She created history in the process becoming the youngest player in Arsenal’s history male or female to make their bow for the club.
    In 2017, she moved to the newly reformed Manchester United women’s team to take on a new challenge in a city she never knew.
    In 2017, Lauren James joined Manchester United’s newly formed women’s teamCredit: Getty
    Since joining the Red Devils, James has thrived scoring 27 goals in 54 gamesCredit: Getty
    But that didn’t deter the brave teen, who scored 14 goals in 18 league games as the Red Devils won promotion from the Championship at the first time of asking to the Women’s Super League.
    This summer, Lauren joined Reece at Chelsea – where she has scored once in her five games so far this campaign.
    BATTLING RACISM TOGETHER
    As is a sad indictment of our times, both Reece and Lauren have been targeted with online racist abuse.
    They are united in their efforts to encourage social media companies to do more with their platforms in stopping racism.
    “When we both get messages like that, we turn to each other and discuss it,” Reece said.
    “I think everyone agrees and knows that what’s happening with social media and racism is wrong. Everyone says they want to change, but not many things are changing.”
    MUTUAL RESPECT
    Although they share a competitive nature on the pitch, Reece and Lauren only have a mutual respect for each other’s achievements.
    But Lauren knew she had to emulate her brother by following his footsteps into the England squad.
    “We are not usually competitive,” she revealed.
    “When he got his senior England call-up, it was like, “Right, he got his, I’ve got to get mine now. That’s probably the only time and I laugh about it now.”
    Reece earned his first cap against Wales last October, while a month later Lauren received a senior national team call-up as part of a 29-player training camp at St George’s Park.
    Despite their careers mirroring one another, Reece is adamant they can’t be compared.
    Reece James has become a regular in the England squad since his first call-up last OctoberCredit: Marc Aspland – The Times
    His sister Lauren James celebrated an England call-up last November when she was included in a 29-man squadCredit: Getty
    “I wouldn’t say there’s competition,” he said.
    “You know, she is my sister. Our games are the same, our professions are the same, but it’s still different. I play men’s football when she plays women’s football, you can’t compare them.”
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    Ben Foster was once ‘nailed’ by irate Sir Alex Ferguson after howler in win over Man City while playing for Man Utd

    IT was the most dramatic Manchester  derby  of  all  time.But Ben Foster can only remember it for a ‘b****cking’ that sparked the end of his five-year spell at Old Trafford.
    Ben Foster made a howler in the 2009 Manchester derby – and was hammered by Sir Alex Ferguson afterwards
    Sir Alex Ferguson with ex-Man Utd goalkeeper Ben Foster
    Michael Owen had just scored United’s injury-time winner in the 4-3 classic in September 2009 and the dressing room was bouncing — until goalkeeper Foster was very quickly brought down to earth.
    Boss Sir Alex Ferguson was furious with how Foster had blundered for the visitors’ first goal as he came for a ball that Carlos Tevez ultimately won to set up Gareth Barry to score.
    Then right near the end, he was dummied at his near post by Craig Bellamy as City levelled at 3-3.
    Owen got United out of jail but Foster was firmly in the dock and he was soon to be sent down — to Birmingham City.
    Foster, now a free agent after a four-year stint with Watford, said: “I remember coming in at full-time and Ferguson nailed me.
    “We’d just won the game, so everyone was buzzing. He shut everyone up to nail me. He said, ‘You pull this s**t ever again and that’s you f***ing done’.
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    “Thankfully he kept me in the team and I had a few more decent games — but then I dropped another clanger.
    “We were home to Sunderland, Kenwyne Jones bullied me to the ball and scored with the header. Thankfully Patrice Evra scored a last-minute equaliser, so I was buzzing again.
    “But nah, Fergie’s gone in at me at full-time for two or three minutes, ‘You’re finished. You’re out. You’re in the reserves now, that’s you done.’
    “Scholesy was the only person who went, ‘Don’t worry about it, he does it to everyone’.
    “I wasn’t ready for Man Utd at the time. It was the wrong place at the wrong time. I just couldn’t deal with it. Nobody could drop their standards — ever. That’s what drove them to be the best.”
    Foster was made very aware of those exacting standards soon after arriving in 2005, with a blast from midfield hardman Roy Keane he did not forget.
    Speaking to That Peter Crouch Podcast, Foster said: “I was s**t-scared of him. I rolled the ball to him too slow apparently.
    “He stopped the ball, b****cked me, then turned around and carried on playing.
    “I was so glad he signed for Celtic a few weeks later.”
    Foster is now back training with former club West Brom.
    The ex-United star hit the headlines with his hit YouTube videos last term, which infuriated relegated Watford chiefs in the build-up to his release. More

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    Worst Man Utd signings XI since Sir Alex Ferguson, including, Di Maria, Depay and De Beek that cost a whopping £431m

    SIR ALEX FERGUSON left Manchester United with the Premier League trophy – but a raft of bad signings has seen it taken away with little sign of returning. An incredible £431.7million has been splashed on 13 dodgy deals in particular by flop bosses ranging from Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Romelu Lukaku cost an initial £75m and United struggled to find takers when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to offload the Belgian to Inter where he thrived, before re-joining Chelsea.
    A promising first season was lost with a drop-off in 2018-19, scoring at an average of one every three games before leaving for Italy.At the very least, Lukaku provided some memorable moments but the same cannot be said for Angel Di Maria.
    The winger arrived with much fanfare in 2014 and quickly dropped off the pace, shepherded out to Paris Saint-Germain where he painfully found the form he lacked in England.
    The next expensive error was Fred who joined for £52m, but last season he did prove some doubters wrong with some impressive displays.
    Although, for that kind of outlay, you still want to see more.

    Pogba played over 200 games in total for United, winning two trophies, but often came under fire from sections of the Red Devils’ supportCredit: AFP

    Paul Pogba is perhaps the biggest duff of the lot.
    The £89million paid by Manchester United bring him back in 2016 remains the club’s highest ever transfer fee.
    It was also the world record figure paid for a footballer at the time.
    But now six years later Pogba will leave Old Trafford for NOTHING, with only a League Cup and Europa League winners medal to show for it.
    Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind were picked up in 2014 off the back of good World Cup campaigns – a strategy that rarely pays off and cost the club over £30m.
    And although Matteo Darmian was an Italian international when plucked from Torino, Louis van Gaal’s exit cast him to the fringes.
    De Beek’s has had a torrid time at Old Trafford since joining from Ajax for £35m
    Few have flopped in the Prem like Di MariaCredit: PA:Empics Sport
    Falcao struggled both at United and ChelseaCredit: PA:Empics Sport

    In the slightly more affordable but nonetheless useless category are Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Morgan Schneiderlin, who came in for £30m and £27m respectively.
    Still, United recouped most of the fee they spent on French anchor man Schneiderlin when he joined Everton but Mkhitaryan’s exit saw Alexis Sanchez arrive – making the Chilean’s initial fee cheap and yet still a huge disappointment.
    Among those who arrived with potential and waited until after leaving to go on to great things is Memphis Depay.
    Now a star at Barcelona and with the Dutch national team, his baffling form in the 2015/16 season showed that United had lost their touch when turning young gems into superstars.
    Many United fans point to former executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward as the chief architect of these abysmal deals.
    While replacing the peerless David Gill was a tough assignment, and finding a man capable of replacing Fergie nigh-on impossible, there were serious questions over his approach, which is why Richard Arnold is now orchestrating affairs. Credit: PA:Empics Sport Perhaps the Red Devils thought they were pulling off a cunning piece of Andrea Pirlo-esque business when bringing in Bastian Schweinsteiger but, at 31, the German was far past his best during an 18-month spell.
    Radamel Falcao was still in his late-20s when arriving on loan in 2014 on a £6m fee and massive wage combination yet hit just four goals in 29 games.
    United’s last boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also brought in a few questionable faces to Old Trafford.
    The Norwegian was responsible for recruiting Dutch flop Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £35m last summer.
    But he’s hardly set the Premier League alight, making just four domestic starts since the beginning of last season.
    De Beek’s joined by Jadon Sancho on Solskjaer’s list of poor signings. The winger signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer for a whopping £73m but has flattered to deceive.
    However, the English international may prove doubters wrong next season under new boss Erik ten Haag.
    Of course, not all of Fergie’s signings hit the right note – just ask Kleberson, Eric Djemba Djemba, Juan-Sebastian Veron, Massimo Taibi. More

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    Watch Jack Grealish’s reaction after Man Utd legend Roy Keane advises him to ‘keep off the top shelf’

    JACK GREALISH won’t hold back as he toasts his first Premier League title after a dramatic final day at the Etihad.Manchester City star Grealish linked up with Sky Sports pundits Keane, Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards for a post-match interview while his team-mates celebrated their side’s incredible 3-2 win over Aston Villa.
    Manchester United legend Roy Keane had a hilarious piece of advice for Jack Grealish
    Manchester City star Jack Grealish was left in stitches after Roy Keane’s advice
    The legendary United captain, who won seven Prem titles during his celebrated career, was asked what advice he had for the 26-year-old, who just won the title in his debut season at the Etihad.
    Keane said: “Keep off the top shelf, stick with beer.”
    Grealish and the rest of the panel were left in stitches after that hilarious tip.
    But the forward insists he is ready to wholeheartedly celebrate the greatest moment of his career.
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    Grealish responded: “Not for the next three nights. No chance.”
    City came from behind against Villa to seal the title at the Etihad and end Liverpool’s hopes of an unprecedented Quadruple.
    Legendary Reds captain and Villa manager Steven Gerrard saw his team pick up a two-goal lead with Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho.
    But Pep Guardiola’s men fought back with three goals in just five minutes thanks to Rodri’s strike and Ilkay Gundogan’s brace.

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    United great Keane looked visibly unimpressed after watching his former rivals clinch their fourth title in five years, while ex-City ace Richards was having the time of his life.
    But that didn’t stop the legendary midfielder from praising the Manchester giants’ incredible achievement.
    Keane said: “The bottom line is, the challenge City faced today was in front of them, Aston Villa.
    “You know you’ve got to score three goals to win the title. That’s huge pressure. You’ve got to get the ball running.
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    Ralf Rangnick ‘received intelligence from RUSSIA’ during Man Utd matches this season

    RALF RANGNICK received intelligence from Russia during his stint as Manchester United interim manager, reports suggest.According to The Athletic, Rangnick was in constant contact with his former Lokomotiv Moscow assistant Lars Kornetka during his six-month stint at Old Trafford.
    Ralf Rangnick received help from Russia during his brief spell at Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty
    Former Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick was in contact with Lars KornetkaCredit: AFP
    The German tactician wanted to bring Kornetka with him to Manchester but he stayed in Russia due to commitments with Lokomotiv.
    The two men have been working together for more than a decade at Hoffenheim, Schalke and RB Leipzig.
    Rangnick rates his fellow German’s insight so highly that he has been tapping into him since the day he took over the Red Devils’ hotseat.
    Kornetka would talk to the 63-year-old’s assistant Ewan Sharp on match days and the United caretaker boss always checked his phone at half-time.

    Rangnick’s assistant also dissected videos of the Red Devils as well as their opponents for tactical and training purposes.
    However, Kornetka was never paid from the club during his fellow German’s short stint in charge.
    The 44-year-old assistant is also a friend of incoming United manager Erik ten Hag as they worked together at Bayern Munich as part of then manager Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff.
    And Rangnick was in contact with Ten Hag before his arrival this weekend for the final Premier League game against Crystal Palace thanks to their mutual friend.
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    The two Germans are set to reunite when the former Leipzig boss takes over as Austria manager with Kornetka as his No2.
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    Five Man Utd flops fail audition in front of Ten Hag as incoming manager prepares for summer cull and transfer overhaul

    MANCHESTER UNITED failed to impress incoming manager Erik ten Hag at Selhurst Park.The Dutchman watched from the stands as United sealed their worst ever Premier League run with another hapless performance against Crystal Palace.
    Manchester United incoming boss Erik ten Hag watched from the stands at Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty
    Former Red Devils ace Wilfried Zaha sealed Palace’s first ever Prem win at home against the one-time Manchester giants after 37 minutes.
    It is obvious the Dutch tactician has his work cut out ahead of next season at Old Trafford with a transfer haul looking imminent.
    And the former Ajax boss may have to think twice about the following five players, who flopped on their first audition in front of him.
    Here are the FIVE stars that struggled in front of Ten Hag’s watchful eye in South London:
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    Potuguese has been a huge influence since joining United from Sporting Lisbon in 2020 and he definitely deserves opportunities under Ten Hag.
    But Fernandes will have to do much better than he did at Palace as it was his stray pass that led to the goal and he failed to create dangers in the Eagles’ area.
    Diogo Dalot
    Struggled against Tyrick Mitchell and Zaha down the right flank and carries responsibility for the winner.
    Palace’s goalscorer danced around Dalot before hitting David de Gea’s bottom right corner.
    The full-back produced numerous heavy touches as well as loose passes and picked up a reckless yellow card with a heavy tackle on Conor Gallagher.
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title, Burnley go down and Spurs land CL spot

    Victor Lindelof
    Centre half also carries responsibility for Zaha’s winner as he left space open and didn’t offer enough back-up for Dalot.
    Lindelof failed to read the game properly and his chances of first-team football under Ten Hag are surely low.
    Scott McTominay
    United’s midfield was dreadful against Crystal Palace and McTominay couldn’t exert any authority against Jeffrey Schlupp as well as Will Hughes in the middle of the park.
    McTominay also wasted a major opportunity at the death with a free header that was so weak it caused no alarm for Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.
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    Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes struggled in front of Erik ten HagCredit: AFP
    Fred
    The same goes for Fred who had a number of heavy touches and didn’t bring anything when United tried to get forward.
    The Brazil international will have to show a lot more to keep a place in the starting line-up under Ten Hag. More

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    Man Utd player ratings: David De Gea shines but Diogo Dalot flops against Crystal Palace in front of Ten Hag

    MANCHESTER United lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in front of incoming manager Erik ten Hag.A miserable Premier League season has finally come to an end for United in the same fashion they have got used to throughout this term.
    Manchester United lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park n the final match of the seasonCredit: Getty
    Namely another poor performance combined with a miserable loss.
    Former Red Devils ace Wilfried Zaha scored the winner for Palace on 37 minutes after turning Diogo Dalot inside out and hitting David de Gea’s bottom right corner.
    But who stood out in another poor afternoon for the visitors and who disappointed?
    Here’s how SunSport’s Kostas Lianos rated United stars on their final Premier League game of the season:
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    David de Gea – 7
    De Gea was by far Manchester United’s best performer on the pitch at Selhurst Park.
    Made number of key saves and has no responsibility for Wilfried Zaha’s goal, without him United would have lost by much more.
    Diogo Dalot – 3
    Really struggled defensively against Crystal Palace’s left flank and carries responsibility for the goal as he was turned inside out by Zaha.
    Didn’t contribute anything substantial when moving forward and was booked for a clumsy tackle on Conor Gallagher.
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    Victor Lindelof – 4
    Victor Lindelof didn’t convince at the back during Crystal Palace’s fiery counter-attacks.
    Lindelof can also take some blame for Zaha’s winner as he gave him space for the shot.
    Harry Maguire – 5
    A miserable campaign comes to an end for United captain Harry Maguire, but he goes out with a much better performance.
    Didn’t struggle as much as his centre-back partner Victor Lindelof and didn’t allow too many dangerous shots to pepper his goal.
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    Manchester United put together another poor Premier League performanceCredit: Reuters
    Alex Telles – 5
    Alex Telles didn’t struggle as much as his counterpart Diogo Dalot on the right as he did put together some explosive runs down the left.
    But didn’t add much substance during a difficult afternoon for himself and his team.
    Scott McTominay – 5
    A poor display by United’s midfield general as he couldn’t close spaces for Palace and get the ball to the forwards.
    Some critical mistakes by McTominay, who was dispossessed at times and gave the ball away.
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    Fred – 4
    Fred struggled just like his midfield partner McTominay.
    Had some heavy touches and was dispossessed at times, especially in the first half.
    Anthony Elanga – 5
    Didn’t see much from Anthony Elanga as United’s attack was toothless throughout the encounter.
    One good moment in the first half when he almost set Bruno Fernandes up in front of open goal but his ball was too strong.
    Manchester United incoming manager Erik ten Hag watched the game from the standsCredit: Getty
    Bruno Fernandes – 5
    A poor afternoon for him and his team, wasn’t his usual influential self.
    Didn’t add the necessary spark and couldn’t create any dangers for Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
    Hannibal Mejbri – 6
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    ‘When Utd call, you answer’ – Furious Evra calls out Man Utd’s English legends for missing Liverpool charity match

    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Patrice Evra appeared to lash out at fellow club heroes who missed the charity match defeat to Liverpool.United greats such as Gary Neville, Jaap Stam and Dimitar Berbatov laced their boots one more time to take on former Reds rivals including Jamie Carragher, Dirk Kuyt and Jerzy Dudek.
    Patrice Evra was furious with the lack of English Manchester United legends playing against LiverpoolCredit: Alamy
    Manchester United legend Patrice Evra insists there is no friendly match with LiverpoolCredit: Getty
    The Merseysiders won the friendly encounter in aid of the Manchester United Foundation 3-1 at Old Trafford.
    And Evra was furious at full-time with the absence of some of the Red Devils’ English greats.
    The former France international – who played with Three Lions icons including Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand – was also unhappy with the lack of heroes who are based in England as he himself had to fly from Dubai.
    The former left-back insisted “when Man Utd call, you answer” because “there is no friendly match” against Liverpool.
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    Evra told MUTV: “I’m sorry for the fans.
    “I know it’s a charity game, but there is a rivalry between the two clubs. There is no friendly match.
    “Where are the English players? I live in Dubai. I came from there. When Man Utd call, you answer.
    “I think more legends should be here today. When United calls you, you have to be there.”
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    Super-sub Mark Gonzalez then put the game out of United’s reach with two classy finishes, including a free-kick. More