Tottenham’s Gareth Bale became the third person to be named by his peers as English soccer’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the same season.
Former winners Robin van Persie of Manchester United and Gareth Bale of Tottenham are among the nominees for the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year award.
Spain beat France 1-0 to move to the top of its group in qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup, while Montenegro rallied for a 1-1 draw with England.
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck signed a new four-year contract with the 19-time English soccer champion.
Real Madrid beat 10-man Manchester United 2-1 to advance to the Champions League soccer quarterfinals as Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal knocked out his former team after Nani was shown a red card.
Manchester United scored three second-half goals to beat Tottenham and extend its club-record home winning streak in the Premier League to 16 matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his first game against former club Manchester United to give Real Madrid a 1-1 draw in their Champions League round of 16 opener.
Wayne Rooney will still be at Manchester United next season despite his benching for a Champions League match this week, manager Alex Ferguson said.
Manchester United retained its seven-point lead in soccer’s Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool yesterday, as second-place Manchester City won 2- 0 at 10-man Arsenal.
Cristiano Ronaldo, whose jump is better than the average for National Basketball Association players, leaped to Real Madrid’s rescue to keep his team on even terms with Manchester United in soccer’s Champions League.
"Once the chance comes around in training you have got to try different things."
- Danny Welbeck on Jun 15, 2012