David Moyes says he tried to sign Fabregas, Bale, and Ronaldo while at Manchester United

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David Moyes has done plenty of talking since his departure from Manchester United after a failed year attempting to fill Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes.

This latest bit seems to be nothing less than pure gold.

“I’m not getting in a blame game here but things just didn’t materialize.”

GET YOUR POPCORN, FOLKS. We can wait…

Ok, ready? Let’s do this.

According to the former manager, he did his best to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Cesc Fabregas.

“It’s been well documented that we wanted Cesc Fabregas, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo,” Moyes told the Daily Mail. “There was talk of Ronaldo when I first arrived. We were close to getting a couple of major names.”

Except for the whole part where they didn’t actually get any of them.

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“We knew it was going to take time to make the necessary changes,” Moyes said. “It was going to take time to evolve.”

Signing one or more of those players would definitely count as “evolving” but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.

There were plenty of rumors of United interest in Ronaldo last summer, but it always seemed like talk as the superstar ended up signing a contract extension with Real Madrid.

There was also a flurry of links for Bale to United, but they never seemed like serious players as Bale made it clear Madrid was his first choice. Reports surfaced after the transfer that United was ready to make a serious offer, but Spurs wanted to dump Emmanuel Adebayor on the Red Devils as well, and they weren’t having it.

Manchester United lost its opening match 2-1 to Swansea City on Saturday, the club’s first under Louis van Gaal. Meanwhile, Moyes is learning to golf in Spain.

Report: Manchester United, Inter Milan keen on Perisic deal

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Manchester United wants Ivan Perisic, and both the player and his current club are all about it.

Perisic, 28, is ready to leave Inter Milan, and the Serie A mainstays are happy to accept $46 million for his services according to Sky Sports.

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Primarily a left winger, Perisic moved to Inter from Wolfsburg at the start of the 2015-16 season. He scored 10 goals and added nine assists in Serie A play this season, and has kept up his production pace since moving from the Bundesliga to Italy.

United needs stars and depth for its Champions League campaign, and Perisic would buttress an attack with Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan amongst others. He was a difference maker for Croatia at EURO 2016, and can do the same at Old Trafford.

Celtic secures trophy treble, ends Scottish season unbeaten

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Celtic completed a trophy treble in Scottish soccer and finished the domestic season undefeated after beating Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final thanks to an injury-time goal on Saturday.

Midfielder Tom Rogic scored from an acute angle in the second minute of stoppage time at Hampden Park to ensure Celtic added the cup to the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup.

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Brendan Rodgers became the third manager, after Jock Stein (1967, 1969) and Martin O’Neill (2001), to lead Celtic to a treble of domestic titles.

Celtic hasn’t lost any of its 47 games across in the league and both cups, and is the first team to go through the whole of a Scottish domestic season unbeaten.

No China for Costa: It’ll be Chelsea or Atletico Madrid

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Blues striker Diego Costa offered some insight into his future following Chelsea’s FA Cup Final loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

The combustible striker was subject to a head-turning bid from the Chinese Super League this winter, but is only looking at two European locations for his future.

Those are his current club, Chelsea, as well as former home at Atletico Madrid.

[ JPW: Poignant FA Cup Final reflects English mood ]

The 28-year-old Costa has kept his scoring pace level since arriving in the Premier League. He scored 64 goals in 134 matches for Atleti, and has notched 58 goals for Chelsea in 120 appearances.

Costa reportedly said, “No, no, no” when asked about China, as well as the following:

More Messi wizardry leads Barca to Copa del Rey title (video)

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Sometimes, a match recap needs just a couple keywords instead of paragraphs.

For example: Messi, Barcelona, Cup Final, the best.

The greatest player on Earth was at it again on Saturday, scoring a deft goal before assisting a Paco Alcacer offering as Barcelona won another Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday.

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It’s a third-straight Copa del Rey for the Blaugranas, their 29th crown in the tournament’s history. Barca has also lost 10 Copa finals, the last in 2014 against Real Madrid.

Here’s the goal:

And the pass: