The Offside Daily – Manchester United’s divers, Chelsea fans Rampage and Pele on youth football


10 of the best football stories of the day:

1. Stuart Pearce is the new boss of Nottingham Forest, announced in a press conference earlier today.

2. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has insisted he did not dive to get Bastian Schweinsteiger sent off during the clubs’s match against Bayern Munich.

3. Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a doubt for the return leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final against Chelsea after suffering a leg injury last night.

4. The entire board of the Uruguain Football Association has resigned due to violence at football matches in the country.

5. Hundreds of Chelsea football fans went on the rampage in central Paris on Wednesday night, smashing up cafes and shops after the clubs 3-1 defeat to PSG.

6. Newcastle United Women’s Football Club have appointed former Premier League striker and Jamaican international Trevor Benjamin as their new first team coach. (

7. Watch Standard Liege fans throw thousands of toilet rolls on to the pitch before their 1-0 victory over Anderlecht. (Mirror)

8. More than one quarter of professional footballers who took part in a survey conducted by the world players’ union said they suffered from depression or anxiety. (GMA News)

9. Brazilian legend Pele has stated he believes youth football in the United States is better than youth football in Brazil. (LA Times)

10. Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv have unveiled a giant Breaking Bad banner to intimidate opponents. (Metro)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Stuart Dick

You can find all of Stuart’s Offside Daily contributions here.

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