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United paid £5.2m to Moyes and coaching team

Manchester United may have suffered a difficult time on the pitch last season but the club have reported a record annual revenue of £433.2million and a £23.9million profit for 2013/14.

Manchester United paid out £5.2m in compensation to David Moyes and some of his coaching team Credit: PA Images

The annual figures also show that the club paid out £5.2million in compensation payments to sacked manager David Moyes and some members of his coaching team.

The figures do not include any financial losses incurred from failing to qualify for Europe for this season.


Burton manager Gary Rowett rejects Blackpool FC job

Burton manager Gary Rowett Credit: PA

Burton manager Gary Rowett has rejected the chance to become Blackpool manager - despite Jose Riga still being in charge.

The League Two leaders gave Rowett permission to speak to the beleaguered Championship side, who have lost all five league matches this season.

However, following discussions with Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston, Rowett has opted to stay at the Pirelli Stadium.

Rowett said in a statement on his club's official website: "Following discussions with Blackpool, I have decided that I will remain at Burton Albion for the foreseeable future.

Defender Conlan rejoins Burnley

Northern Ireland Under-21 defender Luke Conlan has rejoined Burnley on a one-year contract, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

Luke Conlan has rejoined Burnley Credit: PA Images

Conlan was released by the Clarets over the summer but having recovered from a knee problem has now put pen to paper on a new deal at Turf Moor.

The 19-year-old said on "I'm very happy to be back at the club, I know a lot of the lads from the last few years and this is where I want to be at.

"I want to progress now with Burnley again and hopefully kick on in the next year.

"I had a few other offers from clubs who wanted me to go on trial but as soon as the opportunity came up here to get another contract it was what I wanted to do."

Elsewhere in the Burnley development squad, there have been new deals for Tom Anderson and Steven Hewitt, with 12-month extensions exercised on the contracts of Cameron Howieson and Jason Gilchrist. Anderson has signed on for another year and Hewitt for two.

Man Utd to assess Jones injury

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is expected to meet with the club's medical staff on Tuesday as the Red Devils wait to discover the extent of the injury he sustained on England duty.

Phil Jones limps off during England's 2-0 win over Switzerland Credit: PA Images

Jones limped off in the 77th minute of Monday's 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory in Switzerland due to what appeared to be hamstring problem.

No confirmation has been forthcoming from the Football Association on the matter and United will be eager to assess the 22-year-old when he arrives back in Manchester.

The Old Trafford outfit, without a win to their name yet this season after four matches in all competitions under new boss Louis van Gaal, are next in action when they host QPR in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

Several United players could make debuts in the match, including Jones' fellow England defender Luke Shaw, who it is understood is now fit and ready for selection.

Left-back Shaw has been unable to make a competitive appearance for his new side following a summer switch from Southampton having suffered a hamstring injury of his own in August.

There could also be United bows on Sunday for another defender in Marcos Rojo, with the necessary paperwork for him to do so now signed off, plus the versatile Daley Blind and striker Radamel Falcao, the two transfer deadline day recruits.


Sterling impresses for England

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling impressed again on the international stage for England, take a look at how the Reds' forward played against Switzerland.

Sterling tangles with Valron Behrami Credit: PA Images

Impact: The Liverpool man played at the tip of the diamond and his pace threatened Switzerland. England had scored just three goals in their previous five internationals and needed some punch up front and he grabbed a perfect assist for Danny Welbeck's opener. One jinking run created panic in the Swiss defence before he was halted.

Shooting: He dragged one wide early and almost got on the end of Welbeck's pass for a tap in - although was let down by the striker's cross. He miss-cued a brilliant chance when he linked with Jordan Henderson in the second half. He shot over in injury time but it was not his night in front of goal and he needed to be sharper.

Workrate: One battle with Valon Behrami showed he is deceptively strong for his build and he did well to shake off the former West Ham man for England's opener. So much seems to rest on the Liverpool youngster and he had good awareness when he was able to make the difference and when to just keep England ticking over.

Link-up play: Sterling laid the ball on a plate for Welbeck's 59th-minute goal after initially taking the pass from Rooney. It was devastating from the trio who had not looked on the same wavelength up until that point. There were signs of a blossoming relationship between the front three and it is still early days. He played his part in Welbeck's second when he found Rickie Lambert to start the move.

Full report: Debate over fans standing at football matches

There is renewed debate over fans standing up at top-flight football matches.

All-seater stadiums were brought in following the 1989 disaster in which 96 people lost their lives.

Today the issue became a political one, with the Liberal Democrats saying they want the law changing to allow Premier League and Championship clubs to have safe standing sections.

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