Fergie to help find new United manager

Each member of the Manchester United board, including Sir Alex Ferguson, will be asked for their views on who should replace David Moyes.

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Manxman Peter Kennaugh could lead Team Sky at Giro

Peter Kennaugh Credit: PA Pictures

Manxman Peter Kennaugh has been named in Team Sky's provisional squad for the Giro d'Italia, which begins in Belfast on May 9.

The 24-year-old was a key member of the Team Sky squad which helped Chris Froome to Tour de France glory in 2013 and could yet be given the chance to lead the British squad in the Italian race, which begins in Northern Ireland and also visits Dublin.

Richie Porte's withdrawal to focus on the Tour leaves a vacancy as Team Sky leader, with Kennaugh, Italian Dario Cataldo, and Kanstantsin Siutsou of Belarus all possible options.


PM: As a Villa fan I'll save advice for Moyes' successor

Asked if he had any advice for the person who takes over from David Moyes at Manchester United, David Cameron said he would save the advice as a fan of Aston Villa who had had a "ropey season".

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Pool

The Prime Minister said: "As an Aston Villa fan, we've had a bit of a ropey season, so I think I'll save the advice on football management - a subject about which I know precious little."



Everton's Kevin Mirallas out for rest of season

Mirallas has scored some vital goals this season Credit: PA Pictures

Everton's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League have been dealt a blow with the news Kevin Mirallas will miss the rest of the season.

The Belgian suffered a groin injury late in Everton's 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday and will be sidelined for three weeks.

That means he will not be available for the Toffees' remaining games against Southampton, Manchester City and Hull.

Everton reported the news on their website, saying: "Roberto Martinez today revealed that the Belgian has a small tear in his groin and will be out for the next three weeks."

Mirallas has scored eight goals for Everton this season, including three in the last four games.

He netted the second goal against United on Sunday, scoring from a tight angle after beating the offside trap.

Everton trail Arsenal by a point in the race for fourth place as they bid to finish in the top four for only the second time in the Premier League era.

Martinez will hope for better news to come on the injury front, with captain Phil Jagielka, Steven Pienaar and Darron Gibson all in line to return before the end of the season.

Manchester United's share price rises in New York after Moyes sacking

United's share price rose after Moyes sacking Credit: PA Pictures

Manchester United's share price climbed by one per cent immediately after the New York Stock Exchange opened following the news that manager David Moyes had been sacked.

The shares had slumped in value on Monday when reports started surfacing that Moyes was set to be axed.

But the official confirmation of his departure was followed by a spike in share price up 27 cents from 17.72 US dollars to 17.99 dollars in the first 20 minutes of trading.

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