On this day: Gundogan pressured over future, McDermott says sorry

Ilkay Gundogan

News about Manchester United, Arsenal and Leeds United all features.

The latest round of FA Cup games has been completed with the focus now switching back to the Premier League this weekend.

The fourth round draw has thrown up some interesting ties, with Tottenham and Burnley forced into a replay after a 1-1 draw.

We’ve decided to take a look back at the stories making the headlines on this day last year.

‘Gundogan pressured over future’

The Mirror carried a report, which suggested that Manchester United linked Ilkay Gundogan was under pressure to make a decision over his future.

The German star missed most of the last campaign through injury, with Borussia Dortmund eager for him to sign a new deal with the club.

He eventually did, extending his contract to the end of the current campaign.

‘Walcott ruled out for six months’

Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott was ruled out for a total of six months.

The England international ruptured knee ligaments during the 2-0 FA Cup win against Tottenham Hotspur.

He’s only recently returned to the first team setup.

‘McDermott says sorry’

Former Leeds United manager Brian McDermott apologised to the club’s fans after their FA Cup exit.

Leeds were well beaten away at Rochdale, who were playing in two divisions below them in the Football League.

“I’d like to apologise to the fans who were there on Saturday. That was my worst moment in football. I’ve lost a Play-Off final, but that was worse,” he told the Leeds website.

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