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BREAKING: Man Utd’s senior officials in urgent meeting to discuss Solskjaer’s sack
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BREAKING: Man Utd’s senior officials in urgent meeting to discuss Solskjaer’s sack

Senior officials at Manchester United are having an emergency meeting today, to discuss if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be fired as manager. This comes 24 hours after the Red Devils were humiliated 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford. Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick, while Naby Keita and Diogo Jota also got on the scoresheet, as United put the sword in front of their fans. The result saw Liverpool climb back into second place with 21 points, one behind leaders Chelsea, while United dropped to seventh place with 14 points. On Monday, United’s managing director, Richard Arnold, cancelled all his appointments to hold talks with the owners, The Glazer family, about Solskjaer’s position. According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, he tweeted: “Manchester United’s managing direc...
Man Utd considering sacking Solskjaer before next game
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Man Utd considering sacking Solskjaer before next game

Manchester United are considering sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of the club, Manchester Evening News reports. Man United hierarchy is giving serious consideration to dismissing Solskjaer before the club’s next Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Man United managing director, Richard Arnold, cancelled his appointments on Monday in order to hold urgent talks with Joel Glazer amid mounting pressure on Solskjaer, and an increased clamour for his almost-three year tenure to be brought to an end. This is coming after Man United suffered an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday at Old Trafford. The defeat to Liverpool was Man United’s worst-ever home loss to their biggest rivals. It was also their five defeats in their last nine games, and they ...
Solskjaer’s project taking too long, no time in football – Schweinsteiger to Man Utd
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Solskjaer’s project taking too long, no time in football – Schweinsteiger to Man Utd

Former Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger, has told the club that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s project at Old Trafford is taking too long in his eyes. Schweinsteiger believes Solskjaer’s project is not delivering results quickly, adding that there is no time in football. According to him, Norwegian keeps mentioning that Man United is in working progress despite having the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in his squad. “United are still a work in progress, Solskjaer keeps mentioning that,” Schweinsteiger told BBC Radio 5 Live via Goal. “It takes too long, though, for me in my eyes. If you look at [Manchester] City or Chelsea and the impact that Tuchel had on them – it was unbelievable. They have a strategy and a DNA. They have more in the...
Ballon D’Or 2021: Winner for this year’s award decided
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Winner for this year’s award decided

The winner for the Ballon D’Or 2021 has now been decided on Monday, October 25, according to GFFN. This means voting for all the 30 shortlisted nominees has been closed. However, the winner will be unveiled at a ceremony in Paris on November 29. GFFN tweeted today: “Ballon D’Or voting for 2021 is now closed – the winner has been decided – we find out on 29th November.” A selection of international journalists, national team coaches and captains vote to decide the winner. They will choose their top five from the 30 footballers left in the running. The players will be ordered from first to fifth based on: individual and collective performances during the year, player class and an overall view of the player’s career. The total points for each player from every journa...
Solskjaer fighting to save job as Man Utd players turn on him, Conte on standby
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Solskjaer fighting to save job as Man Utd players turn on him, Conte on standby

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is fighting to save his job, as a number of his squad members have already lost faith in him. ESPN reports that even before the 5-0 mauling in the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, the players had turned on Solskjaer. United’s hierarchy is also aware that former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, is on standby and prepared to return to management at Old Trafford. Solskjaer was appointed as interim manager following Jose Mourinho’s sack in December 2018. However, the 49-year-old has now lost five of his last nine fixtures. It has reduced his support in the dressing room to the core of United’s British players and a small number of the foreign players. The defeat against Liverpool only helped to cast an air of resi...
Reason Pogba may leave Man Utd after 5-0 defeat to Liverpool revealed
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Reason Pogba may leave Man Utd after 5-0 defeat to Liverpool revealed

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, will leave Old Trafford if the Red Devils continue to lose matches. This claim was made by Chelsea hero, Frank Leboeuf. Leboeuf said this while reacting to Man United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Pogba was sent off in the second half of the match following a reckless tackle on Naby Keita. But Leboeuf believes Pogba’s red card came as a result of his ‘frustration’ at being left on the bench. “I don’t know what’s going on there,” Leboeuf told ESPN. “Seeing that he didn’t start today for the most important game of the season for Manchester United, it made me think that it could be the end for Paul Pogba. “He must be very upset, he was frustrated, which is why he was red carded. If Manchester United ...
You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare
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You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has slammed Harry Maguire following the Red Devils’ 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Neville said that Maguire is not doing anything at Old Trafford following his display for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Liverpool, adding that the center-back is nowhere near it. A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota gave Jurgen Klopp’s side all three points against Man United. Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Neville said: “Harry Maguire’s not doing anything, he’s not doing anything at the moment. “That interview was an interview of a man who’s nowhere near his best himself. I said last week he shouldn’t have played, he’s nowhere near it out there. “He’s go...
Mourinho exposes Napoli’s game plan with Osimhen
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Mourinho exposes Napoli’s game plan with Osimhen

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said Napoli initially tried to play a direct game through Victor Osimhen, during their 0-0 draw on Sunday. The two Serie A teams settled for a goalless draw at the Stadio Olimpico. It was the first time Osimhen and his team mates had failed to score in the league this season, after a 100 percent winning record in their previous eight matches. “The game had a lot of transitions in it – they tried to play really directly through Osimhen and then bring others into play around him. “When we dropped a bit deeper then Insigne started to play in central areas, and that was when it became important for [Jordan] Veretout and Bryan Cristante to close that space down. “[On Sunday] I liked the organisation, and the way we controlled – in a certain sens...
Lingard reveals touchline conversation with Man Utd fans after Liverpool win
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Lingard reveals touchline conversation with Man Utd fans after Liverpool win

Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard, has revealed his touchline conversation with a section of furious Red Devils fans following his side’s Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Lingard revealed that he told Man United supporters that he was not even on the pitch during the encounter after they told him to ‘work harder’. The England international was an unused substitute as Man United lost to Jurgen Klopp’s side following Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick and a goal each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. The 28-year-old, along with Paul Pogba and Diogo Dalot, were warming up near the tunnel entrance in the first half of the match when footage appeared to show him taking abuse from Man United fans. Speaking on the development via his Twitter account after the game, Lingard...
EL Clasico: Barcelona reacts as fans attack Koeman after 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid
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EL Clasico: Barcelona reacts as fans attack Koeman after 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid

Barcelona have condemned the ‘violent’ attack on their manager, Ronald Koeman, following their LaLiga El Clasico 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday. A group of angry Barcelona fans surrounded Koeman’s car, as he drove away from the Nou Camp after their defeat to Real Madrid. Koeman’s men lost to Real Madrid at home following goals from David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez as Sergio Aguero’s late goal was not enough. Reacting to the development, Barcelona, in a tweet via their Twitter handle, said they would implement measures to ensure “such unfortunate events do not happen again”. Barcelona tweeted, “FC Barcelona publicly condemns the violent and disdainful acts that our manager experienced when leaving the Camp Nou. “The Club will take security and disciplinary measures so tha...
Klopp delivers verdict on Ronaldo red card claim as Liverpool humbles Man Utd
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Klopp delivers verdict on Ronaldo red card claim as Liverpool humbles Man Utd

Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp, believed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, should have been sent off during his side’s Premier League 5-0 win against the Red Devils on Sunday. Ronaldo had kicked Curtis Jones on the floor during the first half of the match. Liverpool’s players were angry with Ronaldo’s actions, but referee Anthony Taylor only gave a yellow card to the Portugal captain. But Klopp, however, believes Ronaldo was fortunate to escape a red card. Recall that Klopp’s men thrashed Man United at Old Trafford, thanks to three goals from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. Man United were reduced to 10 men in the second half during the encounter after Paul Pogba was sent off for his reckless tackle on Keita. Asked about R...
EPL Predictions Week 10, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi
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EPL Predictions Week 10, 2021/22 – Marcus Owolabi

  Looking back at a weekend full of action and drama, including a historic victory for Liverpool at Old Trafford against Manchester United, you can never get enough of the premier league. Below are my predictions for week 10... Leicester vs Arsenal - Both teams to score Burnley vs Brentford - Away Win Liverpool vs Brighton - Over 2.5 Man City vs Crystal Palace - Home Win Newcastle vs Chelsea - Over 2.5 Watford vs Southampton - Both teams to score Tottenham vs Man United - Both teams to score Norwich vs Leeds - Away Win Aston Villa vs Westham - Over 2.5 Wolves vs Everton - Draw Good Luck Follow @marcusowolabi on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook and Telegram
Top scorers in Premier League after match-day 9 games
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Top scorers in Premier League after match-day 9 games

Following the conclusion of the Premier League match-day nine fixtures on Sunday night where Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford, below are currently the highest goal scorers in the English top-flight league. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with ten goals. The Egyptian international scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s victory over Man United to take his tally to ten goals so far this season. Behind Salah is Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, who has seven goals so far. Premier League top scorers after match-day nine: 10 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 7 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City). 6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham). 5 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool). 4 goals: Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Bruno Ferna...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Greenwood accused of cheating during EPL 5-0 defeat
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Greenwood accused of cheating during EPL 5-0 defeat

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has accused forward, Mason Greenwood of ‘cheating’ during the club’s Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Scholes believes Greenwood ruined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with his poor decision making during the defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The former midfield maestro criticized the 20-year-old’s role in Liverpool’s opening goal as the England striker ran out of position to close down the Reds centre-back, Virgil van Dijk, which then forced Man United’s defence to change shape. Man United lost to Liverpool following Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick and a goal each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. “Tactically, it was bad today, really bad,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “But on the other side of that players have g...
Sir Alex Ferguson shows his true feelings as Man Utd loses 5-0 to Liverpool
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Sir Alex Ferguson shows his true feelings as Man Utd loses 5-0 to Liverpool

Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, was caught on camera looking shocked and appalled, as they suffered humiliation in the hands of their rivals, Liverpool, on sunday. The Red Devils were drubbed 5-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s men at Old Trafford. Fergie was among the 76,000 spectators in the stadium for the Premier League clash. After Mohamed Salah scored the fifth goal in the 50th minute, the camera panned to the Scot. Ferguson didn’t look impressed in the slightest, with thousands of United fans across the world sharing his frustration. Some of the supporters could also be seen walking out of the stadium and heading home, with the game all but lost. After a 1-1 draw with Everton at home, Ferguson was heard criticizing Solskjaer during a conversation with U...
Koeman’s car mobbed by angry Barcelona fans after 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid
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Koeman’s car mobbed by angry Barcelona fans after 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid

A group of furious Barcelona fans surrounded manager, Ronald Koeman’s car, as he drove away from the Nou Camp after their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday. Barca came into El Clasico having won their last two fixtures against Valencia and Dinamo Kiev. However, David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez gave Madrid a two-goal lead, meaning that Sergio Aguero’s first goal for the Catalans was merely a consolation. Throughout the game, the Barca supporters passionately backed their team, singing and chanting. But things turned ugly outside the stadium, when Koeman was spotted driving out in his Audi. While some fans simply stopped for a selfie, others banged on the bonnet and shouted abuse. One could be heard yelling “Get out now,” while another added “Get to the street!” Koeman ...
Ballon d’ Or: ‘He has to win it’ – Javier Zanetti names player who deserve award
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Ballon d’ Or: ‘He has to win it’ – Javier Zanetti names player who deserve award

Inter Milan legend, Javier Zanetti has named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi as the player who should win the Ballon d’ Or this year. Zanetti believes his fellow compatriot, Messi has to win the Ballon d’ Or this year because he is still a different player from the rest. Messi, who led Argentina to win the Copa America this year, was recently nominated among a 30-man shortlist to win the Ballon d’ Or this year. The former Barcelona captain has already won the Ballon d’ Or for a record six times in the past. Speaking with Olé, Zanetti said: “For me, Messi has to win the Ballon d’Or because he is still a different player from the rest, always decisive and unbalanced. We are talking about the essence of football. “His numbers are impressive since he started playing footbal...
Cristiano Ronaldo apportions blames for Man Utd’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool
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Cristiano Ronaldo apportions blames for Man Utd’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has blamed himself and his teammates following their Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday evening. Ronaldo also admitted that the result against Liverpool was not what Man United wanted, adding that it is now up to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to deliver going forward. The Portugal captain was unable to help Man United as Liverpool thrashed the Red Devils at Old Trafford following a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a goal each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. Reacting, Ronaldo, in a post via his Instagram account after the game, wrote, “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want. “And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame. “Our fans were, once...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: After 5-0 humiliation, Solskjaer is a Gunnar
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: After 5-0 humiliation, Solskjaer is a Gunnar

Nobody saw that coming. Yes, Manchester United have been pretty bad all season. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stumbled on results that kept him in the job for much longer. Just last Wednesday, the Red Devils came from two goals down to defeat Atalanta 3-2. So Solskjaer named the same starting XI for the second game running. And when they went two goals down against Liverpool on Sunday in the first half, there was not really panic. But this is Liverpool. Yes, the same Liverpool team with a red-hot Mohamed Salah. And within 12 between either side of the two halves, he scored three times to take the tie beyond United. By the time Paul Pogba was sent off after barely 20 minutes on the pitch, the game had long been won and lost. In fact, Jurgen Klopp’s men chose to have mercy...
Rio Ferdinand blasts Ronaldo, others after 5-0 loss to Liverpool
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Rio Ferdinand blasts Ronaldo, others after 5-0 loss to Liverpool

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has slammed the club’s players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, following the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday evening. Ronaldo was unable to help Man United as they went 4-0 down by halftime and were booed off the pitch by their supporters at home. Mohammed Salah scored his third goal in the second half as Paul Pogba was sent off following a tackle on Naby Keita. Ferdinand summed Man United’s shocking first-half performance against Liverpool as “men against boys.” “We are always gonna pose a threat because of the individuals we have…..but we are so easy to play through it’s unreal!”, Ferdinand wrote on Twitter. “Embarrassing 1st half… men against boys!” The result against Liverpool means Man United are n...
Conte ‘interested’ in replacing Solskjaer as Man Utd manager
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Conte ‘interested’ in replacing Solskjaer as Man Utd manager

Former Inter Milan and Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, is reportedly interested in becoming the next manager of Manchester United. Conte has been out of work since he left the San Siro after winning the Serie A at Inter. Before his two-season stint with Inter, the Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League title and FA Cup during a successful stint at Stamford Bridge. A mixed start to the campaign has raised questions of whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, now into his third full season, is capable of winning silverware as United boss. Journalist Duncan Castles claims Zinedine Zidane, who left Real Madrid at the end of last season, is also in the running for the United job. “Conte’s position, I’m told, is that he is interested in the Manchester United job but not without restrict...
Ronaldo blamed for Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd
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Ronaldo blamed for Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd

Former England midfielder, Danny Murphy, has blamed Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Manchester United for Jadon Sancho’s struggles at Old Trafford. Murphy believes Sancho is struggling at Man United because Ronaldo’s return at the club has restricted the 21-year-old’s opportunities in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this season. Sancho is yet to score or assist for Man United following his £73million summer move from Borussia Dortmund this year. “Sancho hasn’t been helped by Ronaldo’s arrival, because it’s restricted his opportunities in his favoured position, with Greenwood also having to play wide,” Murphy told the Daily Mail. “I don’t think arriving at United late after the Euros has helped. Pre-season at a new club is key and I would have turned up the minute I signed if it m...
This result is insane’ – Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Man Utd
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This result is insane’ – Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Man Utd

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 5-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. Klopp described Liverpool’s victory over Man United as insane, adding that he never expected the result. A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota gave Liverpool all three points against Man United. Paul Pogba was sent off during the encounter. “What can I say? Did I expect that? No,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the match. “What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls, scored wonderful goals. I told them at half-time to play better. We started incredibly well and stopped playing football. We controlled the game after the fifth, it was not about scoring more, just trying to ge...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer speaks on resigning as manager after 5-0 defeat
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer speaks on resigning as manager after 5-0 defeat

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted he will not resign following a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at Old Trafford, as the Reds outclassed their hosts in the Premier League encounter. Diogo Jota and Naby Keita also scored for Liverpool, as they inflicted a huge defeat on Solskjaer’s men. The game saw United fans walk out of the stadium as early as the 50th minute, amid calls for the Norwegian to resign or be sacked. The 46-year-old has however made it clear he will be sticking around. “I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now. “It is going to be a difficult one. The players will be low but there’s loads of characters there. “We know we are rock bottom, we can’t ...
Antonio winner lifts West Ham past Spurs
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Antonio winner lifts West Ham past Spurs

West Ham lifted themselves to fourth in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Tottenham as Michail Antonio’s goal proved the difference. Antonio struck with 17 minutes remaining as he met Aaron Cresswell's fierce corner from the left, meaning West Ham have now scored 18 goals via set-pieces since the start of last season. The response from Spurs was non-existent following the goal with Nuno Espirito Santo's team failing to register a shot on goal in the second half as their run of two straight victories came to an end. The victory sends the Hammers above Spurs in the table with the north Londoners now suffering four straight defeats in London derbies.
Liverpool thrash shambolic Man Utd to pile pressure on Ole
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Liverpool thrash shambolic Man Utd to pile pressure on Ole

Ten-man Manchester United suffered one of their worst defeats in recent memory as rivals Liverpool piled pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 5-0 thrashing at Old Trafford. United's performance was nothing short of a shambles as Liverpool feasted on some inept defending and questionable tactics, going ahead after five minutes through Naby Keita's low finish having been released through on goal. Diogo Jota made it 2-0 (13) at the far post from Trent Alexander-Arnold's centre after miscommunication between Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, before Mohamed Salah scored for the 10th straight game in all competitions, converting near post from Keita's pass (38) Image:Salah celebrates with Virgil van Dijk, right, after scoring his Liverpool's third goal vs Manchester United ...
Ballon d’Or: ‘He has no rival’ – Luis Suarez names player who should win award
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Ballon d’Or: ‘He has no rival’ – Luis Suarez names player who should win award

Atletico Madrid striker, Luiz Suarez, has named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi as the player who should win the Ballon d’Or this year. Suarez, a former club teammate with Messi at Barcelona, believes the Argentina captain deserves the 2021 Ballon d’Or after leading his country to win the Copa America this year. According to the Uruguay international, Messi has no rival in this year’s Ballon d’Or. Messi was recently named in a 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or this year. The 34-year-old forward has already won the Ballon d’Or for a record six times in the past. Speaking with Olé, Suarez said, “I think Leo deserves to be the Ballon d’Or because he has had a spectacular year on a personal level despite only winning the Copa del Rey with Barcelona. “What he performed...
Danny Murphy questions Man Utd over Van de Beek transfer
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Danny Murphy questions Man Utd over Van de Beek transfer

Former Liverpool player, Danny Murphy, has questioned Manchester United for signing Donny van de Beek. Van de Beek has endured a frustrating spell at Man United following his £35 million move from Ajax in the summer of 2020. The Netherlands international has scored just once in 39 appearances for Man United. The midfielder is yet to start a Premier League match for the Red Devils this season and has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford ahead of the January transfer window. Asked about Van de Beek’s situation at Man United, Murphy told the Daily Mail: “Who bought him? Was it a bit of public relations because he was one of the few well-known names available at the time? “Sometimes you sign a player and when they turn up, he doesn’t tick the boxes you expect...
Man Utd players ask Ronaldo to take up new role
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Man Utd players ask Ronaldo to take up new role

Manchester United players have asked Cristiano Ronaldo to take up a new role in the dressing room, the UK Sun reports. The 36-year-old reportedly interrupted manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s half-time talk, with United two goals down against Atalanta in the Champions League in midweek. Solskjaer was trying to defuse the situation, but Ronaldo stepped in and gave United players the hairdryer treatment. It is claimed Ronaldo asked his United teammates “Are you not ashamed?” as he blasted their first-half performance. The Portugal captain eventually netted the decisive third goal, as the Red Devils went on to win 3-2 at Old Trafford. And in the wake of that, United players have now asked him to take up a “bigger role” in the dressing room and act as a bridge between the players...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Ronaldo reacts to calls for Solskjaer to be sacked
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Ronaldo reacts to calls for Solskjaer to be sacked

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said that poor results are not entirely down to manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. According to Ronaldo, the players must also take responsibility. Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure this season, with United picking up only 14 points from their opening eight fixtures. Sunday’s fixture at home against Liverpool, will provide another acid test of the Norwegian’s reign. Ahead of the game, Ronaldo has defended Solskjaer and says that recent performances and results have as much to do with the players than the manager. The 36-year-old told Sky Sports: “We have to [take responsibility]. To play for Manchester United and to be a coach of Manchester United you will always be criticised, and you have to accept that it’s part o...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Salah is the most selfish player I have ever seen – Souness
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Salah is the most selfish player I have ever seen – Souness

Sky Sports pundit, Graeme Souness, has said Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “the most selfish player I’ve ever seen”. Salah has become one of the most prolific attackers in European football since he joined Liverpool in 2017. The Egyptian has scored 137 goals in 214 appearances for the Reds. 12 of those efforts have come in the current campaign, leading to Jurgen Klopp hailing Salah as the “best player in the world”. Souness has, however, offered his own take on his performance. “I agree with Jurgen Klopp that Mohamed Salah has been the best player in the world this season. “He is perhaps as greedy a player as I have seen. All the top names have an element of that but he is extremely selfish. “Personal targets are important to him and he shoots from every possible angle...
Klopp names Man Utd player who has created problem for Solskjaer
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Klopp names Man Utd player who has created problem for Solskjaer

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has named Mason Greenwood as the Manchester United player who has created a nice ‘problem’ for the Red Devils head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Klopp also hailed Greenwood as an outstanding talent, adding that the forward has pushed Jadon Sancho out of position in Solskjaer’s squad. The Reds boss said this while speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday evening. Speaking about Greenwood, Klopp said: “Wow! What a talent he is. “I think that he may have pushed Jadon [Sancho] out of position. “Mason can play in the centre, but there is no space anymore, so maybe they will share. It’s a problem that you want to have as a manager, 100 per cent.” Greenwood has starte...
Man Utd’s plan for Solskjaer’s revealed
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Man Utd’s plan for Solskjaer’s revealed

Manchester United have made it clear to agents, that there are no plans to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager, the UK Sun reports. The 48-year-old has increasingly come under pressure in recent weeks, with his side managing just one point from their last three league matches. That run leaves the Red Devils in sixth place ahead of the visit of Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday. Even the Champions League victory over Atalanta was not straightforward, with the Serie A side taking a 2-0 lead into the half-time break. That has led to speculation as to how unsafe Solskjaer’s job is at Old Trafford. But United have made it clear they still have faith in the Norwegian. It is understood a number of agents have expressed interest in helping the Premier League club fi...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

The Manchester United duo of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford are among the players that checked into The Lowry Hotel on Saturday, ahead of today’s clash with Liverpool. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said earlier in the week that the two players are in doubt for the game, after they picked up knocks in their Champions League fixture in midweek. Rashford scored against Atalanta on Wednesday before suffering a dead leg. Fernandes played the entire 90 minutes in the 3-2 win over the Italian club, but Solskjaer admitted he was a “doubt” for the visit of the Reds. Like Rashford and Fernandes, midfielder Fred is facing a late fitness test before he can be involved against Liverpool due to a thigh injury. Among those who also appeared to be absent from The Lowry Hotel were ...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer warns his players about title race
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer warns his players about title race

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his squad to improve or they will be left behind in the Premier League title race. United have won only one of their last four fixtures in the league. This poor run has included defeats to Leicester and Aston Villa. The Red Devils head into Sunday’s match with Liverpool sitting in sixth place and risk falling seven points behind the Reds with a defeat at Old Trafford. “We’ve lost points recently that we’re not happy with. We have to take it from here and really, really get going. “There is no time to lose because even though it’s a long season, the teams we are competing against are not going to give you too many options to catch them,” Solskjaer said.
Osimhen rated ahead of Mbappe
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Osimhen rated ahead of Mbappe

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti, has said he has always rated Victor Osimhen ahead of Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe. When former Lazio chief, Walter Sabatini, was asked to choose between Osimhen and Mbappé, he went for the Nigerian striker. “If I were to pick one of them, I’d go for Osimhen. “He is unstoppable because he can run onto seemingly impossible balls and make them count. “Right now, I would choose Osimhen,” Sabatini told the Corriere dello Sport. Spalletti was also asked the same question ahead of Sunday’s Serie A clash with Roma. “I agree with what he said and I have always thought that,” Spalletti replied.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: El Clasico missing stars, significance resulting to loss of interests
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: El Clasico missing stars, significance resulting to loss of interests

There was a time, not too long ago, when the El Clasico was the most watched football fixture globally. The players on parade included Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Sergio Ramos, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves. However, on Sunday at the Nou Camp, we will be watching the likes of Ansu Fati, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Pedri and Valverde. Not to take anything away from them, but the number of eyeballs that will tune in to watch Sunday’s LaLiga clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid, will be nothing spectacular. The absence of genuinely superstar footballers has reduced El Clasico to another random game in the Spanish top flight. Not only that the league is being stripped of these big names, but games between Real Madrid and Barcelona no longer decide who wi...
EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton
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EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea striker, Chris Sutton, says the club’s 7-0 victory against Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday proves why the Blues will go on to win the English top-flight league title this season. According to Sutton, Thomas Tuchel’s side are so strong, and their academy players are flourishing. Chelsea thrashed Norwich City at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Mason Mount’s hat-trick and a strike each from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Max Aarons’ own goal. “This is why I believe Chelsea will win the Premier League – their squad is so strong and their academy players are flourishing,” Sutton told BT Sport. “Today’s performance was excellent, but last month the performances have not been there. “That is a tremendous mentality to have. They have a s...
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for El Clasico
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for El Clasico

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has named his side’s squad to face Barcelona in Sunday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou. Ancelotti released a list of 23 players to tackle Barcelona in a post via Real Madrid’s official website on Saturday. Real Madrid head to the game following a 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Barcelona: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Luis López. Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo and Mendy. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., Camavinga and Blanco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Rodrygo and Mariano. The kick-off time for Barcelona vs Real Madrid is 3.15 pm.
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he’ll retire from playing football
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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he’ll retire from playing football

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed that he would retire from playing football when he feels he is not capable of running, dribbling and shooting. The Portugal captain said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in international football last month. When asked by Sky Sports on international retirement, the 36-year-old said: “But Why? I think it’s not my time yet. It’s not what people want, it’s what I want. “It’s when I feel that I’m not capable to run, to dribble, to shoot, if the power is gone … but I still have that stuff so I want to continue because I’m still motivated. It’s the main word – [motivated] to do my stuff, to make people happy and my family happy and the fans and ...
Real reason I left Chelsea – Kurt Zouma
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Real reason I left Chelsea – Kurt Zouma

West Ham United defender, Kurt Zouma, has revealed the real reason why he left Chelsea this year to join the Hammers. Zouma said he left Chelsea for West Ham because he wanted a different challenge. The centre-back joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 under Jose Mourinho’s regime. He hardly cements his place in the heart of Chelsea’s defence under a succession of managers. The 26-year-old spent time out on loan at the likes of Stoke City, Saint-Etienne and Everton in a bid to get his career back on track. Zouma had started to make significant progress under former Blues manager, Frank Lampard, but after he was sacked in January, the France international struggled to win the faith of Thomas Tuchel. He was left out of the team which won the Champions League at the end of ...
Alexander-Arnold reveals Liverpool’s plan to beat Man United at Old Trafford
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Alexander-Arnold reveals Liverpool’s plan to beat Man United at Old Trafford

Liverpool defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold, has revealed his side’s plan to beat Manchester United. Liverpool will on Sunday face Manchester United at Old Trafford in a Premier League clash. But Alexander-Arnold is now saying that Jurgen Klopp’s side will aim to exploit Man United’s weakness. According to him, Liverpool will analyse Man United’s weak area, what they can do to get past Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. “I think, first and foremost, it’s having a good defensive structure,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s official website. “They have outstanding attacking talent that we need to kind of keep quiet. They have got big names, they are a strong, attacking side on the back of a good comeback in midweek, so they will have a bit of confidence. “But I think our defens...
Cornet double earns Burnley point at Saints
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Cornet double earns Burnley point at Saints

Two of the Premier League's lowest-scoring sides played out a four-goal thriller as Maxwel Cornet's double earned Burnley a 2-2 draw at Southampton. Cornet nodded the visitors ahead with 13 minutes gone from Matt Lowton's pinpoint cross, but Tino Livramento equalised four minutes before half-time by powering home Nathan Redmond's corner. Southampton took the lead for the first time in the game when Ibrahima Diallo intercepted James Tarkowski's poor ball forward and released Armando Broja, who raced through before finding the bottom corner with his second goal in as many games. Cornet would have the last laugh though, as he pulled Burnley level out of nowhere with a first-time effort from outside the box after an Ashley Westwood flick. Burnley remain winless an...
Last-gasp Rodrigo pen rescues point for Leeds
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Last-gasp Rodrigo pen rescues point for Leeds

Rodrigo's stoppage-time penalty rescued a point for a spirited Leeds United as they eased the pressure on Marcelo Bielsa with a 1-1 draw with Wolves at Elland Road. Hwang Hee-chan's early strike looked to have fired Wolves to four successive victories in the Premier League for the very first time, but Leeds youngster Joe Gelhardt was the catalyst for the dramatic late comeback. With talisman Raphinha forced off with an ankle injury, 19-year-old Gelhardt had two attempts on goal before his driving run in stoppage-time drew a rash challenge and penalty from Nelson Semedo. Rodrigo kept his cool from 12 yards, converting a pressure spot-kick as Leeds salvaged a point from the jaws of defeat to maintain the three-point buffer between themselves and the relegation zone. Wolves, meanwh...
Wilson overhead stunner earns Newcastle point at Palace
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Wilson overhead stunner earns Newcastle point at Palace

Callum Wilson's stunning overhead kick earned Newcastle their first point under new ownership, drawing 1-1 with a wasteful Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. It had been another turbulent week for Newcastle, having dismissed Steve Bruce on Wednesday and placing his assistant Graeme Jones in interim charge for the next two games. It was a tough assignment at Selhurst Park too, with Crystal Palace unbeaten at home under Patrick Vieira this season. The hosts dominated the first half, but had little to show for it at the break. Christian Benteke had nodded onto the post in the first of a plethora of missed chances. After another miss early in the second half, Benteke did finally make the breakthrough when he deservedly nodded Palace ahead (56). But their lead lasted less than 10 min...
King haunts Everton with treble in stunning Watford comeback
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King haunts Everton with treble in stunning Watford comeback

Josh King came back to haunt former club with a hat-trick as Everton's second-half capitulation gave Claudio Ranieri's Watford a stunning 5-2 comeback victory at Goodison Park. Just a week after conceding five against Liverpool, Ranieri's side this time hit five, including four in 14 minutes in a second-half flurry, helped by former Toffee King, scoring his first goals in 29 league appearances across three clubs having not made a single start in his 11 games at Everton last season. Tom Davies put Everton ahead early on from close range after fine work from Demarai Gray (3), but Watford levelled through King's far-post finish, awarded after a VAR intervention (13). Just under three minutes after coming on, Richarlison edged Everton ahead, stooping low to head Michael Keane's cros...
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Koeman names squad for El Clasico
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Koeman names squad for El Clasico

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has announced a 23-man squad to face Real Madrid in Sunday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou. Koeman named the squad in a post via Barcelona’s official website on Saturday. Koeman’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday. Barcelona are currently in the seventh position on the LaLiga table with 15 points from eight games. Below is Barcelona’s squad against Real Madrid: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, Kun Agüero, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric, Iñaki Peña, Nico, Gavi and Balde. R. Araujo, O. Meanwhile, Dembéle, Braithwaite and Pedri miss out through injury. The kick-off time for Ba...
Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich
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Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich

Chelsea ensured they will stay at the top of the Premier League for another week at least as Mason Mount's hat-trick inspired Thomas Tuchel's side to a thumping 7-0 victory over bottom side Norwich at Stamford Bridge. The gulf in class between the two sides was there for all to see from the very first whistle as Chelsea raced out of the blocks to take an early advantage through Mount (8). The Blues were hardly tested at the back and the goals continued to flow at the other end as Callum Hudson-Odoi (18) and Reece James (42) sent them in at the break three goals to the good. Hapless Norwich's woes continued after the break as Ben Chilwell (57) continued his fine scoring run before Max Aarons' own goal (62) continued a torrid afternoon for Daniel Farke's side, who also had Ben G...
Arteta receives strong warning after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa
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Arteta receives strong warning after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has warned manager, Mikel Arteta that he needs to change his tactics when the Gunners play the top teams, despite their Premier League 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday night. Wright feels Arteta’s side has to sit deep and adopt a counter-attacking approach, rather than attempt to press high and outplay their opponents like they did against Aston Villa. Arsenal defeated Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium, thanks to three goals from Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Emile Smith Rowe. “That is the consistency and the kind of tempo that Arsenal needs to have in all games,” Wright told Premier League Productions. “They are going to come up against teams who are going to cause them problems, but this kind of energy will cause teams a lot of pro...
How I’ll close mouths of critics at Man Utd – Cristiano Ronaldo
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How I’ll close mouths of critics at Man Utd – Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said that he would close the mouths of critics by winning something at Old Trafford. Ronaldo disclosed this while speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Man United’s home Premier League clash with Liverpool. The Portugal captain, who returned to Man United on transfer deadline day from Juventus, had been criticized recently for his defensive role at the Red Devils. “To be honest, I’m 36, I win everything so am I going to be worried about the people who say bad things about me? I sleep good at night,” Ronaldo said. “I go to my bed with my conscience very good. Keep going with that because I will still close mouths and win things. “Criticism is always part of the business. I’m not worried about that. And I see it as a good thing to ...

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