ESPN – Raheem Sterling fails to fire as sluggish England draw with Ireland

Neither side threatened the goal too often as the Republic of Ireland and England played out a scoreless draw. Raheem Sterling battles for the ball as England failed to break through. DUBLIN — Three quick thoughts from the 0-0 draw as Ireland held England at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Sunday. 1. England's pace issue holds them back The presence of Raheem Sterling on the left side of England's midfield should have ensure that pace could be injected into their attacking bursts on a sun soaked day in Dublin, yet the Liverpool winger's indifferent performance contributed to a lacklustre display from Roy Hodgson's men. The decision to replace Sterling with Andros Townsend after…

GUARDIAN – Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling considering Manchester United move

• Sterling keen to work under Louis van Gaal at United• No Liverpool player has gone to United since 1938Raheem Sterling is open to a move to Manchester United, although the player is concerned how the transfer would be received given the fierce rivalry between the clubs.The Liverpool winger is aware of United’s interest and would be keen to explore joining and working under Louis van Gaal. Although relations between Liverpool and United are cordial the competition between English football’s two most successful clubs and the enmity between their supporters mean no footballer has moved between them since 1964. Then, Phil Chisnall was transferred from Old Trafford to Anfield. Seventy-seven years have passed since a player has gone the other way, Allenby Chilton joining United from Liverpool in 1938. Continue reading…