Louis van Gaal orders Antonio Valencia to have English lessons......
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has been ordered by manager Louis van Gaal to take English lessons - despite having lived here for eight years. Van Gaal is determined his current squad, which includes a number of native Spanish-speakers, should all become fluent in English to help communication on the training ground and the pitch.
This Is Lancashire
FULL-TIME: Blackburn Rovers 3 Wigan Athletic 1
A SUPERB second-half showing spearheaded by the two-goal Ben Marshall ensured Rovers returned to winning ways in this afternoon's Lancashire derby at Ewood Park. Wigan took a deserved lead in the 51st minute when James Perch's 20-yard shot travelled through a host of bodies in the box and beat Paul Robinson low down to his right.
Bowyer: Black is Wigan's biggest threat
BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes the biggest danger to his side today will not come from any of Wigan Athletic's multi-million pound signings - but from one his predecessors in the Ewood Park hotseat. Wigan splashed out A 10m over the summer on big-money captures like midfielders Adam Forshaw and Emyr Huws and strikers Oriol Riera and Andy Delort.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Chelsea Flop Franco Di Santo Turning Heads at Werder Bremen
Drogba will be something out of another world," Di Santo said in 2008, per Ole . "I am going to help him tie his laces."
This Is Lancashire
Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has no problem with his players showing frustration
IF the price of assembling the strongest squad of his Blackburn Rovers ' reign is more players showing their frustration then it is one that Gary Bowyer is fully prepared to pay. On the eve of tomorrow's Lancashire derby with Wigan Athletic the Rovers boss believes the arrivals of Jason Steele, Shane Duffy and Ryan Tunnicliffe on transfer deadline day has provided him with genuine 'quality' competition for places in most areas of the field.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
This Is Lancashire
Spirit fine in Ewood camp, says Rovers boss Bowyer
GARY Bowyer insists Blackburn Rovers will go into this weekend's big Lancashire derby at home to Wigan Athletic with their confidence intact. Rovers headed into the international break on the back of a 3-1 loss at high flying Wolves which has left them 14th in the early Championship standings.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Wigan to receive Manchester City's Financial Fair Play windfall
Having featured in the Europa League last season, Wigan will profit from Manchester City 's failure to comply with FFP. The Premier League champions were fined 50 million for breaching UEFA financial regulations, although they may only have to pay out 20 million if they break-even in future seasons.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
This is South Wales
SWANSEA City have banked A 250,000 after Emyr Huws left Manchester City for Wigan Athletic in a deal worth A 2.5 million. Swansea have received the cash thanks to a ten per cent sell-on clause agreed when Huws exited the Liberty youth set-up to join City back in 2009.
Delays spur Delort to succeed
Andy Delort says he is even more determined to prove himself at Wigan after delays in his deadline day switch from Tours. Delort, who cost a fee reported to be just short of 3million from the French second tier side, was the subject of much speculation throughout the summer as a host of English clubs were said to be keen.
Wigan training ground closer
Wigan have just one final hurdle to clear before they can begin work on a new training ground after a local council planning committee provided their approval. The Latics purchased the site of the former Charnock Richard Golf Club last year and on Sunday their plans for a new complex were given the green light by Chorley Borough Council Planning Committee.
Report: Ex-Burnley boss wanted as Blackpool's Riga replacement
The Seasiders have suffered the worst start to a season in their history, stuck at the bottom of the Championship table having not won a single point in the opening five games. Club owner Karl Oyston has come under major criticism for his running of the club, and the Tangerines faithful are willing to stick with Belgium coach Riga despite the poor start.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Powell Also Completes Loan Move
With the paperwork sneaking through for Tom Lawrence, Leicester have also confirmed that the loan move for Nick Powell went through ahead of the deadline last night.
Deadline day XI: United transfers dominate but does Welbeck make it? Hull & Southampton also feature
We feature the best deals of deadline day with Manchester City, Chelsea , Wigan Athletic , Burnley, QPR and Arsenal transfers also featuring.
Wigan have completed their fourth signing of Deadline Day, turning Emyr Huws loan move from Manchester City into a permanent deal.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
McArthur able to relax after securing return to top flight
The Scotland midfielder was able to doze off quietly last night, having been delivered safe and sound back into the Barclays Premier League.
Transfer news: Andy Delort deal to Wigan confirmed by Tours
The 22-year-old striker, who scored 24 goals in 36 Ligue 2 games last season, was presented to Latics fans ahead of Saturday's win over Birmingham with the Sky Bet Championship side hopeful of ironing out the finer details on Monday.
Forshaw completes Wigan switch
Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of midfielder Adam Forshaw from Brentford for an undisclosed fee on a four-year-deal.
James McArthur set to complete A 7m move to Crystal Palace from Wigan
Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock will be expecting his chairman Steve Parish to wrap up a A 7million deal for Wigan Athletic's James McArthur today.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Wigan whip woeful Birmingham
Wigan wiped the floor with beleaguered Birmingham after claiming a 4-0 victory in their Championship clash at the DW Stadium.