Aki Yaoo! Maina Kageni Finally Meets His GREATEST Football Idol, Wayne Rooney (PHOTOS)

Classic 105’s radio presenter Maina Kageni is a big football fan and when it comes to teams, he’s a die-hard fan of Old Trafford’s Manchester United.

The media personality has always talked about his love and support for the team, and now, one of his life long dreams has come true after meeting former Manchester United’s record goalscorer and former captain, Wayne Rooney.

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The 31-year-old left United after 13 years and returned to his boyhood English club Everton, on a free transfer after enduring a frustrating final season at Old Trafford.

Well, Wayne Rooney and his Everton team-mates are currently in Tanzania ahead of their much anticipated friendly against Kenya’s Gor Mahia FC, where he was welcomed by the Tanzania Minister for Information, Culture and Sport, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe on Wednesday morning.

Rooney is set to make his debut for Everton when they lock horns with Gor Mahia on Thursday afternoon at the Tanzanian national stadium which accommodates a total of 60,000 fans.

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But before the big match, Maina Kageni got the rare opportunity to hang out with the football legend, which is one of the happiest days in his life, which he had even mentioned earlier;

Didn’t think I’d say this …but I’ve never been so proud to see one of my all time favorite football stars, the highest scorer in England wearing a Kenyan brand! Kudos.

Maina shared a picture with the former United player as they had a conversation, with this caption; “With the living Legend!! All the best, Wazza…. Thanks for the trophies, goals and great times!!!

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The thrilled radio presenter also got the chance to hang out with Ronald Koeman, a former Dutch footballer, and the current manager of Everton; “With the Gaffer!! Nice to meet you, Ronald Koeman…. Karibu sana.”

Check them out below. He sure does look super excited.

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Maina Kageni Reveals One Surprising Fact You Didn’t Know About Him

Top Classic 105 radio presenter Maina Kageni is a man who needs no introduction. The celebrated radio host has become a household name for hosting the top rated breakfast show in Kenya.

If you are a fan of Maina and King’ang’i in the morning, then there are some facts you definitely know about this top presenter including;

1. Maina Kageni is a staunch Manchester United supporter.
2. His mother is one of the most important people in his life
3. One of his favourite African artists is Ugandan Jose Chameleone.

The radio king also loves travelling and he visited Lamu for the first time over the weekend and revealed something to Mwalimu King’ang’i that we all didn’t know about him.

Listen to the surprising confession below

United suffer miserable return, Ronaldo hits hat-trick

Manchester United suffered a miserable return to the Champions League after a 12-month hiatus as full-back Luke Shaw was taken to hospital with a horror injury during Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at PSV Eindhoven.

Real Madrid had no such trouble as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk.

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Atletico Madrid also began with victories.

But the main talking point in the Netherlands was Shaw’s terrible injury that saw him taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.

The England international was surging into the box when he was crunched by a dangerous tackle from Mexico international Hector Moreno.

After receiving treatment for eight minutes on the pitch, Shaw was stretchered off with an oxygen mask over his face.

Memphis Depay gave United the lead against his former club with a sublime goal on 41 minutes.

But Moreno, who was perhaps lucky just to still be on the pitch, let alone to have not even given away a foul for his challenge, equalised through a deflected header from a corner just before the break.

If that equaliser was against the run of play, PSV’s second had an element of smash-and-grab about it as Luciano Narsingh headed home a deep cross from Maxime Lestienne.

United dominated in terms of possession, territory and chances but simply could not find another goal.

– eight goals –

In Madrid, France striker Karim Benzema gave the hosts a 30th minute lead, although Gareth Bale had already gone off for Real with a calf injury.

Taras Stepanenko then got sent off for a second booking five minutes into the second period and Ronaldo took over.

He scored two penalties and then headed in a third to take his tally of goals within the week to eight following five in La Liga at the weekend.

It also took him three goals clear of great rival Lionel Messi in the all-time Champions League top scorers chart with 80.

At the Parc des Princes, Angel Di Maria started paying back his 63 million euros ($68.9 million) price tag with his first goal for PSG after just four minutes.

The 27-year-old Argentina international was bought from Manchester United to help PSG take the next step on the continental stage after three straight Champions League quarter-final exits.

And he ran onto Marco Verratti’s pass before beautifully finishing past Johan Wiland in the Malmo goal.

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani added a second on the hour mark as he headed home a Zlatan Ibrahimovic flick from Maxwell’s left-wing cross.

PSG should have won more handsomely but Ibrahimovic, in particular, was wasteful.

– dreadful night –

It was a dreadful night in Manchester as perennial European under-achievers City lost 2-1 at home to last season’s finalists Juventus.

City took the lead at the Etihad Stadium in controversial fashion as Vincent Kompany pressured Giorgio Chiellini into scoring an own goal on 57 minutes.

Juve had been holding on at times but Mario Mandzukic touched home Paul Pogba’s cross to equalise on 70 minutes.

And nine minutes from time, Alvaro Morata pounced on an error from Aleksandar Kolarov to snare the winner.

The result was all the more surprising as City had won five from five league games so far while the Old Lady of Turin had drawn one and lost two of their three Serie A fixtures.

French forward Antoine Griezmann scored twice within seven first-half minutes to give Atletico Madrid a 3-0 win at Galatasaray.

Sevilla made it three out of three for La Liga as they cruised past Borussia Moenchengladbach — who have lost all four Bundesliga matches this season — 3-0 with goals from Kevin Gameiro and Ever Banega, both from the spot, and Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Benfica beat Champions League debutants Astana of Kazakhstan 2-0 in Lisbon with goals from Nicolas Gaitan and Kostas Mitroglou.

Julian Draxler went some way to helping Wolfsburg forget the departed Kevin de Bruyne by scoring his first goal for the Wolves in only his second appearance as the Germans beat CSKA Moscow 1-0.

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Check Out Maina Kageni’s Latest Ride- Photos

Classic 105 breakfast presenter and number one Manchester United fan, Maina Kageni has a new ride. Maina who is the official Chevrolet ambassador in Kenya received a brand new red branded vehicle with the Manchester United logo splashed all over it.

Chevrolet are the official kit sponsors of Manchester United after signing a record-breaking deal in 2012 which is worth a reported $559 million.

Mwalimu King’ang’i who is a diehard Chelsea fan is not so happy about Maina receiving the car and even disses his previous branded blue Chevrolet saying that it might as well have been a Kenya Power gift. He has a plea to the Chelsea sponsors in the hilarious conversation below

Maina had previously received a blue Chevrolet in November 2014. There are definitely perks of being a vocal and loyal Manchester United fan. Check out the car Maina Kageni was driving to work this morning

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De Gea signs new Man Utd deal in U-turn after Real move flops

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea signed a new four-year contract with the Old Trafford club on Friday just a week after coming withing minutes of joining Real Madrid.

The announcement caps a remarkable turn of events after the Spain international was on the verge of joining the Spanish giants last week before the transfer collapsed because of paperwork arriving post the permitted deadline.

United said in a statement released on the club’s official Twitter account: “David de Gea has signed a new four-year contract at #mufc with an option to extend for a further year.”

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Man United tardiness scuppers Madrid move for De Gea

Spanish international goalkeeper David de Gea’s proposed move to Real Madrid was halted on Monday night as the documentation needed to formalise the transfer from Manchester United wasn’t completed in time according to reports.

Madrid seemed set to conclude the long-running transfer saga with a deal that would see the Spanish giants pay up to 25 million euros ($28 million, £18.2 million) and send Costa Rican international ‘keeper Keylor Navas to United as part of the deal.

However, Spanish media reported that United failed to send the completed documentation before the Spanish transfer deadline at midnight on Monday night.

De Gea hadn’t featured in any of United’s six games so far this season with manager Louis van Gaal claiming the 24-year-old wasn’t focused at the English giants due to Madrid’s interest.

The 10-time European champions were in the market for a goalkeeper after Spain captain Iker Casillas ended his 25-year association with the club by moving to Porto in July.

De Gea joined United from Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid in 2011 and despite a shaky start went on to shine, winning the club’s fans’ and players’ player of the year awards for the past two seasons.

However, he refused to sign a new deal with United due to his desire to return back to Spain with Real.

A standoff between the two clubs ensued with United also expressing their interest in Real captain Sergio Ramos over the summer before he ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year deal with Los Blancos.

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Van Gaal rules out transfer remedy for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said that he would not jump into the transfer market to solve his side’s goal-scoring problems following their 2-1 defeat at Swansea City.

Juan Mata gave United the lead in the 48th minute at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, but after Swansea manager Garry Monk had altered his midfield configuration to a diamond, the hosts struck twice in five minutes.

Andre Ayew equalised in the 61st minute with a smart downward header that beat Sergio Romero and then produced a fine pass for Bafetimbi Gomis to beat Romero at the near post for the winner.

Ashley Williams’s last-ditch tackle denied Wayne Rooney a late equaliser, ending United’s unbeaten record and leaving Van Gaal’s side with a return of just three goals from four league games.

Asked if he would look to bolster his squad with extra attacking power before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, Van Gaal replied: “You can never speak as a club like United that you are satisfied.

“(But) certainly we shall not sign at the end of the transfer period a player that we have not scouted before.

“We know in offence what is happening or not happening. It is not an issue. When it is like that we have to keep going and in January, the (transfer) window is open again.

“It is a process and I cannot change that process because you are dependable not only (on) the player you want, but also the club.”

One issue still dogging Van Gaal concerns goalkeeper David de Gea.

Van Gaal has dropped De Gea following months of speculation linking the Spaniard with a move to Real Madrid, but the manager said that he was happy to take a back seat in the club’s transfer dealings.

“We will have to wait and see,” he said. “I don’t want to interfere. As a club, we have divided our tasks and the task is for (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward and not me.

“I don’t want to interfere with words or nothing. It is a process and we have to wait and see. The club will announce it and so on.”

– ‘Character and passion’ –

On the game, van Gaal said: “It is a feeling of frustration, but more disappointment.

“For 85 minutes we were the dominant side. However, we have lost the game in five minutes. And we lost because they changed the shape.

“Both teams did everything to win, but in five minutes, they changed shape and scored twice. It’s a big lesson to us because we have to adapt far more quickly than we did. They changed and we didn’t see it.”

Van Gaal was in no mood to point the finger of blame at individuals and dismissed suggestions Romero had been partly at fault for both goals.

“In the end, the pressure for the last defender or the goalkeeper is always higher than it is further up the pitch,” he said. “But I don’t agree that the goalkeeper was not so good today.”

Swansea manager Garry Monk, meanwhile, is in no rush to add anyone to his squad, following an impressive win that left his side in fourth place.

“I’m very happy,” said the former Swansea centre-back, who has won all three of his league games as a manager against United by a 2-1 scoreline.

“I felt we should make a tactical change in the second half and I thought that allowed us to get back into the game. It was the right thing to do and it made us more of a threat.

“We scored the goals at great times and they were both excellent finishes. I thought we were very clinical.

“They didn’t cope with that change and failed to react to it. That’s why we took advantage. After that we defended really well.

“But the most pleasing thing is the character and passion. We have played some amazing football this season, but that passion is just fantastic.”

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Van Gaal’s winning formula boosts United

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says Louis van Gaal has finally discovered a winning formula ahead of Newcastle’s visit to Old Trafford on Saturday.

Van Gaal chopped and changed his side at the start of his United reign last season and had to wait four games for his first Premier League win.

But 12 months later, the United manager is reaping the rewards of selecting a more settled line-up.

And while he may make the odd tweak against Newcastle this weekend, with Bastian Schweinsteiger pressing for a full debut in midfield, continuity appears to be the key.

That is particularly the case in defence with the same goalkeeper and back four likely to continue their ever-present records, having played together for every minute of United’s two Premier League wins and their midweek 3-1 Champions League play-off first-leg victory against Club Brugge.

Smalling is one of those to have benefitted from van Gaal’s policy and he should carry on alongside Daley Blind in the middle of United’s defence.

The England international is convinced the selection policy is paying off as van Gaal’s side have kept clean sheets in their league games against Tottenham and Aston Villa this season.

“Last season there were that many changes it was hard to get a good run – even though I still don’t think we conceded that many goals in the second half of the season,” he said.

“But that togetherness and that work ethic is showing on the pitch now because we are not letting that many chances in.”

– Benchmark –

United’s winning start has made them one of four teams with 100 per cent records in the Premier League.

And with an early kick-off to look forward to against winless Newcastle on Saturday, Smalling wants United to steal an early march on their rivals for top spot.

“We must continue our good start. It is another home game and we have to assert ourselves early on,” he said.

“It is good that we again get to be in the first game that plays and, hopefully, set the benchmark for the weekend.”

United will again be without midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who scored in their Champions League win but still has to complete a domestic three-match ban.

Goalkeeper David de Gea is again expected to be overlooked as his future at Old Trafford remains uncertain, while defender Phil Jones is also set to be absent through injury.

Florian Thauvin hopes to make his Newcastle debut at Old Trafford after sealing his move from Marseille.

The arrival of the France Under-21 international on a five-year contract takes the Tyneside club’s spending since last season to £47.7 million ($74 million), and the 22-year-old former Lille midfielder said: “I’m delighted to be about to start my Newcastle career against such a big team with such a great reputation.

“I can’t wait to get out there, and I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s great to know that Newcastle have wanted me for such a long time, and to know they wanted me so badly. It’s a massive club.”

Newcastle’s Dutch full-back Daryl Janmaat is suspended after his red card in the 2-0 defeat at Swansea that leaves Steve McClaren’s side searching for their first victory of the season, at a ground where they’ve won just once in 43 years.

Steven Taylor is expected to start alongside skipper Fabricio Coloccini in central defence, with Chancel Mbemba switching to right-back.

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Victorious Van Gaal wants more from Man Utd

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal upbraided his attacking players for their sloppiness after they beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Villa Park to record back-to-back Premier League victories.

Adnan Januzaj marked his return to the starting XI with a 29th-minute winner on Friday as United moved to the top of the table, but Van Gaal was dismayed by the ease with which his team conceded possession.

Having mustered only one shot on target in their 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, United found the target just twice against Villa, but it was wayward passes, rather than shots, that concerned Van Gaal.

“When you score more than your opponent, it’s enough,” he said. “But I think you are right, because we had too many unnecessary ball losses.

“That was not only Adnan Januzaj, but also Memphis Depay and Wayne Rooney. So a lot of players. I can say more. We have to improve that.

“But in spite of this, we had more chances than the opposition, and bigger chances, and we scored a fantastic goal after a fantastic pass from Juan Mata and a fantastic cut from Adnan.”

Januzaj’s goal saw him race onto a splendid pass from Juan Mata before cutting inside Villa captain Micah Richards and beating Brad Guzan with the help of a deflection off Ciaran Clark.

Januzaj was replaced by Ander Herrera on the hour and while Van Gaal said the substitution had been pre-planned, he was critical of the Belgian’s use of the ball.

“I’m pleased with the goal, because it was a wonderful goal, how Adnan scored, but you have to do more than only scoring a goal,” said the Dutchman. “That was less good than the goal.”

Asked if Januzaj had lost the ball too much for his liking, Van Gaal replied: “Yes.”

Januzaj has been linked with a loan move to Sunderland, but while he said he intended to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place — dismissing the speculation linking him to the Stadium of Light as “just rumours” — Van Gaal was coy when asked if the winger would be loaned out.

“You have to wait and see until we close the transfer period,” he said. “That’s now my benefit of this transfer period.”

– Sherwood sanguine –

Van Gaal refused to be drawn on David de Gea’s future after the Spanish goalkeeper, strongly linked with Real Madrid, was again left out in favour of Sergio Romero.

And while he said United would go into Tuesday’s Champions League play-off first leg at home to Club Brugge with confidence, he warned that his side would need a defensive performance of similar fortitude to those produced against Villa and Spurs.

“When you win two times then you shall have a lot of confidence, but every match is difficult,” he said.

“Belgian teams can play very compact and can defend and always a team has a chance. When they score out of that chance, it shall be very difficult.”

Villa manager Tim Sherwood gave home debuts to six players and with four of them taking their first steps in the Premier League, he conceded that it will take time for his team to find a winning formula.

“The players are still acclimatising to England, let alone the football, but it’s going to take time,” he said.

“We expected that. But they give me everything and they try and take instruction on. It’s not perfect, but they will improve.

“The idea is to get them on the training field and hope they can gel.”

Villa might have had a penalty shortly before half-time when United right-back Matteo Darmian appeared to grapple with Richards, but Sherwood was sanguine about referee Mike Dean’s decision to wave play on.

“You can get them. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t,” he said.

“I won’t be sticking pins in the referee. We didn’t get it, got a deflection on the goal. Someone wasn’t shining on us.”

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New dawn for Manchester United as US tour kicks off

The future of Manchester United will be on display Friday as Louis van Gaal gives his first glimpse of a new-look side he hopes will return the club to the summit of English football.

The Premier League giants kick off a four-match tour of the United States against Club America of Mexico after completing a flurry of high-calibre signings which look to have strengthened United in several key areas.

The arrival of German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger and French international Morgan Schneiderlin has given United’s midfield a look of class it has lacked arguably since the last of Alex Ferguson’s great sides.

United’s defence has been enhanced by the arrival of highly rated Italian international right back Matteo Darmian while in attack van Gaal has added the exciting talents of winger Memphis Depay.

“I am very happy because they are in my opinion very good players,” van Gaal said ahead of Friday’s game at CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks American football team.

“That is why Manchester United has bought them and I am very happy that they are here before the tour because we can prepare all the team elements what I have to implement with new players.

“It is much better than last year.”

– Fight for places –

Clues as to how van Gaal plans to weave the new arrivals into his existing squad should emerge over the next fortnight in the US, where United will also face games against the San Jose Earthquakes, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain.

But van Gaal has warned his new signings they would need to prove they deserved a place in United’s starting line-up.

“I have to say to the players, you have to fight for your position,” van Gaal said.

“Never is it secure in top sport — even my position is not secure,” added van Gaal, who demonstrated his ruthless streak this week by announcing he planned to sell goalkeeper Victor Valdes, just seven months after signing him, because he had refused to play for the reserves.

Van Gaal reportedly favours a 4-3-3 formation, which could comprise Michael Carrick, Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger in a midfield three.

However he hinted this week that he could opt for a 4-2-3-1 line-up, which may see Schneiderlin and Carrick sitting behind a three of Ander Herrera, Schweinsteiger and Juan Mata.

“I have said already that our selection was not in balance and I have mentioned that I want to make the balance with midfielders,” van Gaal said.

“So you could expect that I shall buy two holding midfielders. Morgan Schneiderlin is the type that I think can play in our system and in our philosophy.”

– Schweinsteiger aims high –

Former Bayern Munich star Schweinsteiger, who completed his transfer from the Bundesliga giants to Old Trafford earlier this week, has set his sights on helping United challenge for silverware once more after the club won just one trophy — the FA Community Shield — in two seasons.

“That is my goal for my time here. I want to win titles and this is what Manchester United is used to and I am the same,” Schweinsteiger said in Seattle.

“I cannot guarantee titles but I will guarantee that we will do everything to be successful in the season,” he said.

“I want to make a positive impact. I think I can contribute a lot to the team.”

Schweinsteiger said he hoped lessons learned during his Bayern career, when the club suffered fallow spells before reasserting their dominance, could prove useful as he attempts to return United to glory.

“We had two seasons when Borussia Dortmund were the champions twice in a row … You learn a lot from these defeats and situations. It was a progress,” Schweinsteiger said.

“It is the same at Manchester United. I know the club are looking forward to winning titles again and I am the same.

“They are the biggest club in the world and I am sure this team has the quality to win titles.”

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Falcao leaves Manchester, returns to Monaco

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has returned to Monaco following his season-long loan spell at Manchester United, the English club announced on Sunday.

The 29-year-old, who joined the Reds on transfer deadline day last September, had a tough time at Old Trafford, scoring just four goals in 29 appearances.

“Falcao is a top professional and a good human being. On behalf of myself and everyone at the club I would like to wish him well for the future,” United’s coach Louis van Gaal told the club’s official website.

United won a hotly-contested race to sign the Colombia striker on loan from Monaco last close season, as La Liga giants Real Madrid seemed poised to attract the former Porto and Atletico Madrid forward.

Manchester had the chance to sign him on a permanent basis for £43.2million, but the club have told Falcao they will not exercise that option.

Falcao was even left out of United’s squad for the final game of the season at Hull on Sunday through injury, according to Van Gaal.

‘El Tigre’, as he is known to Colombian fans, may not stay for long in the Principality as the striker has been reportedly linked with moves to Chelsea, who are looking to replace Didier Drogba, or his former club Atletico, who could lose forward Mario Mandzukic.

Falcao missed last year’s World Cup with a knee injury.

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Van Gaal steals show at Man Utd awards

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was the talk of social media in Britain on Wednesday after an eccentric turn at the club’s end-of-season awards ceremony at Old Trafford.

The 63-year-old Dutchman clipped assistant manager Ryan Giggs around the ear after the Welshman outbid him for a round of golf with former United striker Dwight Yorke during an auction at the event on Tuesday.

He then took to the stage to deliver a rambling seven-minute speech, at one point punching the air and roaring “Yes!” as he recalled a team meeting at which captain Wayne Rooney had urged the team to push for second place in the Premier League.

Van Gaal also said that United had been “very close” to winning the title, despite the fact they currently trail champions Chelsea by 15 points.

After concluding his speech, which was broadcast live on United’s in-house television channel MUTV, Van Gaal returned to the stage and interrupted the presenter by saying: “Hello, hello! Pay attention to the manager!”

He went on to chastise the crowd for not applauding a female saxophonist, saying: “I have seen a lady who plays the saxophone fantastically. Give her a big applause!”

Former United captain Gary Neville tweeted: “LVG is cracking me up here. Great entertainment! One of the best/funniest 20 mins I’ve ever had!”

United goalkeeper David de Gea, who has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, won both the Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year awards for the second season running.

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De Gea’s pop star girlfriend the driving force behind his potential move to Real

David De Gea’s pop star girlfriend Edurne Garcia is the driving force behind his proposed move to Real Madrid this summer, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. The 24-year-old keeper has made no secret of his desire to return to his home city – but it seems his reasons are as much personal as professional.

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Edurne Garcia

De Gea and Garcia, who is representing Spain in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, plan to marry next year and she is keen to remain in Spain to further her career. Madrid will offer United up to £20million, plus add-ons, to secure De Gea’s signature on a five-year deal.

Garcia hit the headlines earlier this year, when she professed Manchester was ‘uglier than the back of a fridge’. Pablo Motos, host of evening light entertainment show El Hormiguero, quizzed her about her trips to Manchester before asking her: “I’ve been told Manchester is uglier than the back of a fridge.”

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Edurne Garcia

She replied: “It’s not very nice, that’s for sure. You have to hunt out specific places, the nicer places. “But even then Spain is nicer. The reason I like it is because David’s there. With him being there, everything looks wonderful.” De Gea will reportedly call a ‘family meeting’, including Garcia, to thrash out where he will be playing his football next season.

Maina Kageni Hangs Out with Manchester United Fans in Eldoret

Sunday was game night for Manchester United and the diehard fans came out ready to show support to their respective teams including Classic 105s breakfast presenter Maina Kageni.

Maina Kageni was in Eldoret this past weekend and he couldn’t resist taking photos with some of United’s fans and giving them some Chevrolet merchandise before the match in which his beloved team lost 3-0 to Everton.

This was Manchester United’s second straight Premier League Defeat after losing 1-0 to Chelsea a fortnight ago that saw Maina Kageni lose sh10,000 to Kiss100 presenter and die hard Chelsea fan Shaffie Weru.

You can bet Maina Kageni will stay off betting for a while. Check out the photo below

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Larry Asego Predicts Manchester United’s Win Against Chelsea Tonight

“Manchester United teaches special one a lesson”, one of the sports pages will read after the Chelsea versus Manchester Game tonight according to a prediction by Larry Asego. The Classic 105 Overdrive presenter  is a Manchester United die hard, he even penned a love letter to United when they lost 2-1 to Arsenal in March, you can read all about it here.

Larry is predicting that Manchester United will topple Chelsea tonight at Stamford Bridge. He is even giving suggestions for headlines on stories after the win.

Check out the suggested headlines for sports stories posted by Larry on his Facebook page;

  1. Man Utd dents Chelsea’s title hopes
  2. Man Utd teaches Special One a lesson
  3. Man Utd thrashes Chelsea
  4. Chelsea see Blue as they’re walloped by on song United

Here’s is a screenshot of Larry’s post on Facebook

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Van Gaal says Man United top dogs after derby romp

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal proclaimed that his side were once again the biggest team in the city after they overwhelmed Manchester City 4-2 in the derby.

City had won the four previous encounters between the teams, drubbing United 4-1 and 3-0 last season en route to the title, but that sequence came to a juddering halt at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Victory, five months on from a 1-0 loss in the reverse fixture, left United four points clear of City in third place in the Premier League, prompting Van Gaal to assert that his men had reclaimed the Manchester throne.

“We are at this moment four points ahead, so that is a fact,” he said when asked if United were once again the dominant team in the city.

“You are playing for the fans and at the beginning of the season it was not so fantastic to be a United fan, because we have started 11 matches with 13 points and still they have supported us.

“And now, this week especially, they can go on the streets, hat up, and say, ‘We are this year the better team, because goal average is in our favour (over the two derby games).'”

Just as they had done in last season’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford, City started briskly and took the lead in the eighth minute when David Silva teed up Sergio Aguero for a tap-in.

But United stormed back with goals from Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling, before Aguero claimed his second goal — and 100th in City’s colours — at the death.

Young and Fellaini, much maligned under Van Gaal’s predecessor David Moyes, have been instrumental to United’s current run of six straight league wins and the Dutchman hailed both players’ contributions.

As well as scoring, from an Ander Herrera cross, Young set up headed goals for Fellaini and Smalling, prompting Van Gaal to describe his performance as “fantastic”.

– Pellegrini ducks future question –

“He was our best player. I am very happy for him,” added the United manager, whose side visit leaders Chelsea next weekend.

“Ashley has always played with me. Fellaini also, because he was a lot of times injured, but he is from day one the player who is always doing what I ask.

“You can say not always very good, but never bad. That’s also very important for a manager, that a player who always gives a certain level of performance.”

United finished the game with 10 men after Michael Carrick went off complaining of stiffness in his calf, the hosts having already made their three permitted substitutions, and Van Gaal said the England midfielder would undergo tests on Monday.

Deflated City manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to discuss his future at the Etihad Stadium, telling reporters: “I am not talking about my position. It is not important.”

The Chilean’s side have lost six times in eight games in all competitions and four times in succession on the road in the Premier League, which represents their worst run since 2006.

City could see their cushion in fourth place reduced to four points if Liverpool beat Newcastle United on Monday, but Pellegrini said their only focus would be on next weekend’s home game with West Ham United.

Asked if he was concerned about his side dropping out of the Champions League places, Pellegrini replied: “We are concerned to try to win the next game.

“We have to play six games more. We spent an important part of the year in the first or second position.

“Losing these two games (against United and Crystal Palace), we are now in fourth position, but United and Arsenal have to play against Chelsea.

“We have 18 points more to play for, so we must not be dramatic. We have to play now two games at home. We must try to recover as soon as we can from this defeat and try to win the next game.”

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United punish Gerrard, Chelsea extend lead

Manchester United punished Steven Gerrard’s moment of madness as Juan Mata’s double secured a vital 2-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea reestablished their stranglehold on the Premier League title race with a 3-2 victory at Hull on Sunday.

United were already leading through Mata’s composed finish in the 14th minute at Anfield when Gerrard made Liverpool’s task even harder as he earned a red card just 43 seconds after coming on as a half-time substitute.

Making his final appearance against United before his close-season move to LA Galaxy, Gerrard was sent off, for the eighth time in his career, for a clear stamp on Ander Herrera.

United took full advantage of their numerical superiority as Mata scored a quite brilliant second goal in the 59th minute.

Angel di Maria picked out the former Chelsea midfielder with a clipped pass that Mata converted with a stunning bicycle kick.

Daniel Sturridge got one back for Liverpool 10 minutes later, but Brendan Rodgers’ side couldn’t find an equaliser, leaving Gerrard to apologise for a mistake that could cost his team a place in next season’s Champions League.

Fifth placed Liverpool are now five points behind fourth placed United in the race for a top four finish and Gerrard said: “I have let my team-mates and manager down today, even more importantly I let all the supporters down and I take full responsibility for my action.”

United’s victory would have been even bigger if Wayne Rooney’s stoppage-time penalty hadn’t been saved by Simon Mignolet, but boss Louis van Gaal was content with a success which keeps them one point behind third-placed Arsenal.

“It’s an amazing result for the fans, because we’ve beaten Liverpool three times this season. We now have a gap from positions five, six and seven which is very important,” he said.

“We kept the ball and created a lot of possibilities to score. I said whoever could beat the pressure shall win. Juan Mata was very good.”

– Superb strike –

At the KC Stadium, Chelsea survived some self-inflicted wounds to secure a win that kept them firmly on course to win the title for the first time since 2010.

After second-placed Manchester City had closed to within three points on Saturday, the west Londoners are now six points clear again, with a game in hand making their position even stronger.

Jose Mourinho’s side took just 78 seconds to go in front as Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard advanced to the edge of the penalty area, where he lashed a superb strike past Allan McGregor.

The Blues looked in complete control in the ninth minute when Spain striker Diego Costa cut in front the left to curl a fine finish into the far corner for his 19th league goal of the season.

But Hull reduced the deficit in the 26th minute thanks to Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady, who swept home Andrew Robertson’s cross from close range.

And Steve Bruce’s team equalised just two minutes later after a disastrous piece of play from Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

When Branislav Ivanovic pushed a risky backpass towards Courtois, the Belgian tried to take a touch before clearing, but he allowed the ball to trickle away from him towards Hernandez and the Uruguayan forward gratefully accepted the present as he slotted into the empty net for his first goal since October.

Courtois redeemed himself with a series of second half saves and Chelsea grabbed a priceless winner in the 77th minute when McGregor allowed a fairly tame shot from French forward Loic Remy, who had only been on for three minutes, to escape his grasp and trickle into the net.

At Loftus Road, Everton erased the frustration of their Europa League exit with a 2-1 success at lowly QPR.

Roberto Martinez’s side had bowed out of Europe with a humbling 5-2 defeat at Dynamo Kiev on Thursday, but they took the lead in the 18th minute through Seamus Coleman.

QPR drew level when substitute Eduardo Vargas struck from close-range in the 65th minute.

But on-loan Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon won it for Everton in the 77th minute to move the Toffees nine points away from the relegation zone and leave second-bottom QPR four points from safety.

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