Wigan Warriors boss praises full back
Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's final game of the season at West Brom.
Gael Clichy has signed a new four-year deal at Manchester City.
David Beckham said he will retire from professional football at the end of the season, according to the Associated Press.
The 38-year-old collected 115 caps for his country and won a league title in four different countries throughout his career.
His current club Paris Saint-German have reportedly offered him a new one-year deal but sources in the French capital told the newspaper that Beckham has played his last game.
Manchester City have confirmed the departure of five more members of Roberto Mancini's backroom staff.
Mancini was sacked after three-and-a-half years as manager on Monday and his first-team coach David Platt left the following day.
Among those also to have departed are defensive specialist Angelo Gregucci and reserve team boss Attilio Lombardo, the former Sampdoria and Crystal Palace player.
A City statement read: "Manchester City can confirm that Ivan Carminati, Fausto Salsano, Massimo Battara, Angelo Gregucci and Attilio Lombardo have left their respective roles at the football club.
"We thank them for their contribution to Manchester City since their arrival and wish them well with their future careers."
A host of stars turned out for the Manchester United Player of the Year Awards at Old Trafford last night.
Manchester United fans have recognised Robin van Persie’s successful first season by voting him the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year at the club’s end-of-season awards.
The ceremony was held at at Old Trafford last night.
Michael Carrick took second place, with David De Gea voted third.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said: “This is a very special moment in the club’s history and we want to thank everyone from our home town for the tremendous support we have received and the belief the town and the council has shown in us.
We hope lots of people will turn out to celebrate with us, we’re really looking forward to having the chance to see the whole town decked out in the club’s colours again.”
Wigan's FA Cup heroes will celebrate their victory alongside their fans in the town on Monday evening.
The club’s players and manager will parade the cup from an open top bus that will travel the length of Standishgate, before disembarking in Market Place where they will take to a stage to thank Latics’ fans for their support during the club’s momentous cup run.
the team are expected to arrive in the town centre at around 5 pm.
Fans are advised to arrive from 4pm at the latest to ensure they get a good view.
It is important to pay tribute to someone of Rio’s stature and the achievements he had in a senior international career with England over 14 years at the highest level.
– Roy Hodgson, England Manager
To have captained his country, to play at three World Cups and indeed score in one of those, marks him out amongst a very special group of players.
I appreciated the call from Rio to inform me of his decision, which clearly he had spent much time considering before reaching this point.
I wish him all the best in his club career, and I’m sure the former managers he played under and every England fan will join me in thanking him for his service.