Afternoon Report: May 14

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New Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Old Trafford striker Wayne Rooney is one of the best players in the world.

The outgoing Everton manager recalled Rooney’s brilliance as a teenager during training with the Toffees and labelled him ‘the last street footballer’.

Roberto Mancini is in line for a £20million pay-off following his sacking as Manchester City manager on Monday night.

The futures of a number of backroom staff at the Etihad Stadium are uncertain as Citizens owners set about a major shake-up at the club.

Arsenal will have competition from Serie A side Napoli if they want to sign Sunderland’s Simon Mignolet this summer.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly looking to inject more competition for the number one spot at Emirates Stadium, with the Belgian high on his list.

Chelsea defender David Luiz has admitted it will feel weird when he turns out against former aside Benfica in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.

The Brazilian moved to Stamford Bridge from the Portuguese side in 2011 and admitted his knowledge of the players and manager could give Chelsea the edge.

Tottenham Hotspur talisman Gareth Bale has admitted his desire to one day try his hand at playing in a foreign league.

The Welsh winger has been crucial to Spurs’ top four chase this term and his good form has led to links with the likes of Real Madrid, but he insisted he was only concentrating on Tottenham for now.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could be set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a thigh injury.

The Camp Nou club clinched the Primera Division title at the weekend, but the celebrations were hit with the news that Messi would be out of up to three weeks.

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