The Offside Daily – Pearson wins manager of the month, extra Europa League spot for the Premier League and Aston Villa subject to £150m takeover


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1) Van Gaal has suggested that Man United were forced to sign Memphis Depay early to stop him going elsewhere.

2) Leicester City’s Nigel Pearson has been awarded Manager of the Month for April.

3) The Premier League has been granted an extra Europa League spot through the Fair Play table.

4) Daniel Sturridge is expected back to fitness in September after hip surgery.

5) Aston Villa are the subject of a £150million takeover bid.

6) Just one day after returning to Leeds United’s board Massimo Cellino is under investigation again. (BBC Sport)

7) Mauricio Pochettino has suggested Bale’s poor form at Real Madrid has been because of the change in diet and eating times from when he was in England. (The Sun)

8) Cristiano Ronaldo has been shown up by reserve goalkeeper Keylor Navas. (Metro)

9) It has been revealed that despite his success Jose Mourinho has only won Manager of the Month 3 times, the last was in 2007. (Daily Mail)

10) Watch this spectacular goal from US High School James Island. (Daily Mail)

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