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Afcon 2021: Drogba reveals why he visited and trained with Ivory Coast in Cameroon
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Afcon 2021: Drogba reveals why he visited and trained with Ivory Coast in Cameroon

The 43-year-old clears the air on why he visited and trained with the Elephants after their opening win against Equatorial Guinea in Douala   Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed why he visited Ivory Coast’s training camp ahead of their second Africa Cup of Nations Group E contest against Sierra Leone on Sunday. The 43-year-old visited the Elephants camp in Douala, Cameroon, and went further to train with the side at Annex of the Reunification Stadium.
Roy Keane slams Maguire for ‘rubbish’ comments amid dressing room crisis at Man United
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Roy Keane slams Maguire for ‘rubbish’ comments amid dressing room crisis at Man United

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has hit out at captain, Harry Maguire over the defender’s recent comments amid reports of dressing room ‘crisis’ at Old Trafford. Maguire had recently said that Man United have failed to live up to the expectations the fans had during pre-season. But Keane branded Maguire’s comments as ‘rubbish’, adding that the England international should start performing on the pitch rather than make public assurances. The Irishman said that he judges a player on his ability on the pitch rather than what he says off it. Speaking to ITV, Keane said: “How many times has he said that? I wouldn’t listen too much to what Harry has to say. “I judge a player on what he does on a football pitch, not what rubbish he comes out with about ‘we need to stick toget...
Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate
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Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has named the three Red Devils legends he wants to emulate at Old Trafford. Maguire said he wants to repeat the achievements of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at Man United, adding that he grew up idolizing the trio. The England defender stated this ahead of Man United’s FA Cup third round tie against Aston Villa on Monday night. “I grew up idolizing the likes of Wayne [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand] and [Nemanja] Vidic and I want to repeat what they achieved,” Maguire said as quoted by Sportskeeda. “I’m privileged to be captain and I have got a responsibility to lead the players and turn things round.” Rooney, Ferdinand and Vidic were all part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad that won every available trophy for Man United. ...
You should be concerned about Rangnick – Carragher to Man United fans
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You should be concerned about Rangnick – Carragher to Man United fans

Jamie Carragher has told Manchester United fans to be concerned about the club’s interim manager, Ralf Rangnick. He noted that the lack of chances Manchester United created under the German should be a serious worry for their fans. Manchester United was forced to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United on Monday night and Rangnick maintained his unbeaten start at United intact, but it has been anything but a thrilling time on the pitch since the German took over. Carragher believes the lack of attacking threat that United are showing under Rangnick should be a worry for them. Carragher feels that the system Rangnick is employing is wasting the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo. “The thing that would worry me as a Manchester United fan is the lack of chances they’re creating in games,” t...
Real Madrid reject £21m bid for Eden Hazard from Chelsea’s London rivals
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Real Madrid reject £21m bid for Eden Hazard from Chelsea’s London rivals

Real Madrid have rejected West Ham’s £21 million bid for former Chelsea star, Eden Hazard, according to Catalan outfit, El Nacional. The West London side made an audacious £21 million bid at the weekend to take the 30-year-old Belgian back to London. Newcastle United and a few other Premier League clubs are also said to have shown interest in the Belgium international. Hazard joined Madrid from Chelsea in June 2019 but could only be described as a flop at the Bernabeu having endured a number of fitness issues and injuries. Newcastle want the Belgian forward following the Saudi-led consortium takeover at St James Park. He had once been linked with a return to Chelsea where he remains a legend after spending trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge.
Ferdinand, Owen name 2 Man Utd Players that have won Rangnick’s heart
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Ferdinand, Owen name 2 Man Utd Players that have won Rangnick’s heart

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has said that Mason Greenwood and Luke Shaw are the only Manchester United players who can force their way into Ralf Rangnick XI. United went into the last group game against Young Boys on Wednesday already qualified for the Champions League knockout stages as group winners. The interim boss, Rangnick made 11 changes to his side on Wednesday night with Greenwood starting his first match under the German and repaid that faith by the opener after nine minutes. Shaw, who is just returning from injury lay out provided the assist for Greenwood’s goal before being replaced on the hour. Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard were also handed rare starts while Aaron Wan-Bissaka returned to the side following Diogo Dalot’s recent impr...
Champions League: Rio Ferdinand names three teams to win trophy
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Champions League: Rio Ferdinand names three teams to win trophy

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has named three favourite clubs to win the UEFA Champions League this season. Ferdinand was asked to name the main Champions League contenders for this season after Liverpool became the first Premier League side to win all six of their Champions League group games on Tuesday night. Recall that Liverpool defeated AC Milan 2-1 at San Siro last night, thanks to Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi’s goals. But Ferdinand believes Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are the three favourites to win this season’s Champions League. “I don’t see past the three English teams, Bayern might stake a claim, but they [Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool] are so powerful and have who I think are the three best managers,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “When you...
Mikel Arteta Reacts as Yaya Toure gets Coaching job
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Mikel Arteta Reacts as Yaya Toure gets Coaching job

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has offered to help former Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, insisting that the Ivory Coast legend can call him to ask a question. Arteta said this while reacting to Toure’s new coaching experience job with English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Toure is spending a couple of days with Tottenham’s academy staff and players as he works towards his UEFA A Licence coaching badge, sponsored by the Welsh FA. Toure was in a Tottenham tracksuit at the club’s Hotspur Way training last week, training the youth team. The 38-year-old is believed to be open to extending his stay with Tottenham’s development groups as he works with academy manager Dean Rastrick and head of academy coaching Chris Powell. S...
Pogba will leave Man United – Paul Ince
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Pogba will leave Man United – Paul Ince

Manchester United legend Paul Ince is convinced midfielder, Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford in the summer. The Frenchman has been out of the spotlight in recent weeks as he recovers from injury. Pogba missed United 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Thursday and may also be sidelined for their trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday. His contract situation continues to cause debate as he has refused to talk extension on his current deal that ends next summer. And Paul Ince believes he is on his way out of the club. “I don’t think he’ll sign; I don’t think he’ll sign whoever the manager is, that’s my honest opinion,” Ince told Amazon Prime when asked if he thinks Pogba will stay at Old Trafford beyond next summer. “I think as a free agent the world’s his oyster. And I can see him g...
‘Messi deserves everything beautiful in this world’ – Eto’o reveals his Ballon d’Or verdict
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‘Messi deserves everything beautiful in this world’ – Eto’o reveals his Ballon d’Or verdict

The PSG superstar claimed his seventh Ballon d’Or crown on Monday, a few weeks after he clinched the GOAL50 prize African legend Samuel Eto’o has defended Lionel Messi’s emergence as the winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or - a record seventh win. The 34-year-old forward pipped Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski to the crown while Chelsea's Jorginho and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema finished in the third and fourth spots respectively. In the year under review, he led Argentina to Copa America glory and he also won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona before he clinched La Liga's top scorer award for the eighth time after scoring 30 goals in 35 games last season.  
Roy Keane names Club to Win Premier League title this Season
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Roy Keane names Club to Win Premier League title this Season

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane and Jamie have both predicted that Manchester City would win the Premier League this season ahead of title rivals Chelsea and Liverpool. While Chelsea settled for a 1-1 with Manchester United on Sunday, Manchester City brushed aside stubborn West Ham United 2-1 to close the gap in the Premier League to just one point. Chelsea still maintain their lead at the summit with just one point ahead of Manchester City while Liverpool are just two points off the top after their empathic 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. Keane said he has been impressed by the form of Chelsea and Liverpool but still believes City will defend their title and become English champions for an eighth time. Keane told Sky Sports, “I kind of wrote off M...
What I think about Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Man United manager – Rooney
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What I think about Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Man United manager – Rooney

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has given his verdict on the club’s appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the interim boss at Old Trafford. Rooney, United’s all-time highest goal scorer, believes the German, seen by many as the godfather of modern football, has a ‘tough’ job on his hands at Manchester United. The former England international believes the German will bring ‘stability’ to the squad. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last Sunday following series of disappointing results and United have moved to appoint Rangnick as an interim manager for the remainder of the season. Rangnick who is said to have vast experience in the Bundesliga with Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, was also offered a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford which he will begin ne...
You have to give everything for Tottenham – Ray Parlour charges Conte
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You have to give everything for Tottenham – Ray Parlour charges Conte

Former Arsenal star, Ray Parlour has said Antonio Conte should put regrets behind him and do his job at Tottenham Hotspur. Parlour said this after Alan Brazil, a former Spurs player, said Conte could be regretting accepting the Tottenham job. Parlour said the Italian gaffer should not let any second thoughts cross his mind, adding that the Manchester United job was not guaranteed for him. Brazil, who played for both Man United and Tottenham said the Italian may be regretting not waiting for the Old Trafford job. “You can’t think like that now,” the Arsenal legend told talkSPORT. “[Solskjaer] was on thin ice but they could have beat Watford and suddenly gone on a run. “They might have beat Villarreal in the Champions League then suddenly he’s got his job again, so I thin...
Professional snowboarder Marko Grilc, 38, dies after hitting his head on a rock
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Professional snowboarder Marko Grilc, 38, dies after hitting his head on a rock

A professional snowboarder has died from fatal head injuries at an Austrian ski resort. Marko Grilc, 38, from Slovenia, who wasn't wearing a helmet when he fell, hit his head on a rock covered in snow on Tuesday. A police press release from Tyrol, Austria said a 38-year-old man from Slovenia died in a snowboarding accident while filming with his team. His team and staff at the Sölden ski resort tried to resuscitate him, but he died at the scene, CNN reports. Burton Snowboards and GoPro, both sponsors of Grilc, confirmed the news in a statement. Burton Snowboards tweeted: 'With a heavy heart we share that yesterday, our dear friend and Burton team rider Marko "Grilo" Grilc passed away in an accident while snowboarding. 'Our heart goes out to his fiancée Nina and their ch...
You’ll never win Champions League with Messi, he’s a passenger – Carragher warns PSG
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You’ll never win Champions League with Messi, he’s a passenger – Carragher warns PSG

Jamie Carragher has sounded it clear that the presence of Lionel Messi in the Paris Saint-Germain team would cost them the Champions League. According to the former Liverpool star, PSG won’t win the competition as they are ‘carrying three passengers’ in Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The French side only finished aa runners-up in Group A after suffering a 2-1 defeat in the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening. Mbappe gave the visitors the lead but City fired back through Raheem Sterling before Gabriel Jesus scored the winner with 14 minutes remaining. City delivered a dominant display against the French side with Messi and Neymar both struggling to make much of an impact. And the Liverpool legend believes the Ligue1 giants’ fo...
‘Real problem’ – Gary Neville issues title warning to Liverpool after 4-0 win over Arsenal
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‘Real problem’ – Gary Neville issues title warning to Liverpool after 4-0 win over Arsenal

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has issued a Premier League title warning to Liverpool following the Reds’ 4-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday. Neville feels it will be a ‘real problem and difficult’ for Liverpool to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title despite thrashing Mikel Arteta’s side over the weekend. According to him, if Jurgen Klopp’s side lost some of their key players from the starting XI, then they could fall behind Chelsea and Man City in the title race. Chelsea presently tops the Premier League table with three points ahead of second-place Man City and four points ahead of third-place Liverpool after 12 games. “I think it is most difficult for Liverpool because they are so finely tuned. I think the other two [Chelsea and Manch...
Wayne Rooney dismisses reports linking him to Man United job, blasts players
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Wayne Rooney dismisses reports linking him to Man United job, blasts players

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has reacted to speculation linking him with the vacant managerial position at the club. The former England striker has been linked with the job of interim manager at Old Trafford. But the 36-year-old said he is focused on his current role as Derby County manager, and also sent a damning message to the Red Devils players. Following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, the club is now looking around for an interim boss. Rooney, a former United captain, is currently battling relegation in the Championship with Derby County after their points deduction. “Listen, firstly it’s always sad when a manager loses their job, especially a former teammate,” Rooney told Sky Sports. “So I feel for Ole. I think the club have made their decis...
Roko Simic: Salzburg’s €4m teenage striker linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal
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Roko Simic: Salzburg’s €4m teenage striker linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal

The 18-year-old, who is the son of a Croatia legend and has been likened to Dusan Vlahovic, has scored 15 goals for club and country already this term   The term 'elite striker factory' is thrown around when fans speak about Red Bull Salzburg, but there is no doubt that the Austrian champions do something right when it comes to developing No.9s. Erling Haaland is, of course, the poster boy, but he is not the only centre forward who has thrived when wearing the red and white of Salzburg. Patson Daka left for Leicester City in the summer of 2021 with a better than one-in-two record, and Karim Adeyemi looks set to be the next to fly the nest after scoring 15 goals in 22 games to start the season, drawing interest from the great and good of the European elite.
Flying full-backs and Klopp-style pressing: What Aston Villa can expect from Gerrard
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Flying full-backs and Klopp-style pressing: What Aston Villa can expect from Gerrard

The former Rangers boss has taken influence from managers he's worked under in the past, but will also lean on a close ally for tactical detail There is something particularly enticing about Steven Gerrard becoming the new Aston Villa manager. Beyond the pairing of a Premier League legend with an historic English club, this is a match with huge risks but with potential rewards on both sides. Villa and Gerrard are each stepping into the unknown, gambling on one another’s promising position in their respective development.  
Freixa urges Barcelona to go for Man Utd striker Ronaldo
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Freixa urges Barcelona to go for Man Utd striker Ronaldo

Former Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa says they should move for Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese great is only months into his return to United, though press speculation has suggested he is already seeking an escape route. Watching from afar is Freixa, who believes Barca should make a move for the Real Madrid legend. He declared on La Porteria: "If there's ever to be a moment to make people crazy, it's now..." Thus far, sources close to Ronaldo have insisted he wishes to stay at Old Trafford.
Boxing legend, Mike Tyson confirms return to ring with Logan Paul as next potential opponent
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Boxing legend, Mike Tyson confirms return to ring with Logan Paul as next potential opponent

Boxing legend, Mike Tyson has confirmed his plans to return to the ring in February next year. Tyson made a shock comeback last year in an exhibition against former heavyweight legend Roy Jones Jr. The bout was declared a draw but many believed that Tyson should have won, after landing Jones by a wide margin. The event reportedly generated more than 1.6 million pay-per-view buys - with Jake Paul fighting former NBA point guard Nate Robinson on the undercard - as Tyson earned a purse of around £7.5m and Jones approximately £2.25m. Now, Tyson has confirmed that he plans to return to the ring in February 2022 with reports that YouTube star Logan Paul could be his next opponent. Tyson said during his attendance at the undisputed clash between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant: ...
EPL: You’ve done what Man Utd signed you for, now leave – Rio Ferdinand tells Solskjaer
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EPL: You’ve done what Man Utd signed you for, now leave – Rio Ferdinand tells Solskjaer

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that he has done what the Red Devils signed him. Ferdinand also insisted that now would be the time for Solskjaer to leave Man United, with his head held high. According to him, Solskjaer, who joined Man United in 2018, can not deliver the Premier League or Champions League to the club this season. Solskjaer is under intense pressure at Man United after a poor run of form in which they have lost four out of their last six Premier League matches. Solskjaer’s side are already nine points off league leaders, Chelsea at the top of the table after 11 matches. “He’s done actually what he’s been brought in to do. He’s come in and given the fans hope again, made the fans want to come back and...
Arsenal’s Aubameyang had a ‘poor game’ in Watford victory – Wright
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Arsenal’s Aubameyang had a ‘poor game’ in Watford victory – Wright

The Gunners’ legend feels the Gabonese forward had a game to forget against the Hornets at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday Ian Wright has claimed Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a “poor game” against Watford in their 1-0 Premier League win on Sunday. The 32-year-old Gabon international captained the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium as they battled the Hornets and they had to wait until the 56th minute to score the winner courtesy of Emile Smith Rowe. However, in the first half, Arsenal saw an effort from Bukayo Saka in the 15th minute ruled out by VAR for offside and then Aubameyang got the chance to give the Gunners the lead from the penalty spot, but his poorly taken spot-kick was saved by Ben Foster.  
New Barcelona boss Xavi reveals ‘good luck’ text from Messi & addresses Guardiola comparisons
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New Barcelona boss Xavi reveals ‘good luck’ text from Messi & addresses Guardiola comparisons

A club legend has also outlined his objectives after succeeding Ronald Koeman in the Camp Nou hot seat New Barcelona boss Xavi has revealed that he received a "good luck" text from Lionel Messi ahead of his return to the club, while also addressing comparisons between himself and Pep Guardiola. Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman in the Camp Nou hot seat last week after terminating his contract at Al Sadd, with Barca turning to a club legend to steady the ship after a disappointing start to the 2021-22 campaign. The 41-year-old, who enjoyed a trophy-laden career in Catalunya as a player, has been wished well in his new position by his former team-mate and friend Messi, but does not regret missing out on the chance to coach the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.
UCL: Don’t sign new contract, Man Utd have failed you – Rio Ferdinand tells Pogba
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UCL: Don’t sign new contract, Man Utd have failed you – Rio Ferdinand tells Pogba

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told Paul Pogba not to sign a new contract with the club right now. Ferdinand also suggested that Man United have failed to bring out the best of Pogba at Old Trafford. According to him, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have not been able to help the 28-year-old replicate his performance for France national team for the Red Devils. Pogba is out of contract at the end of the season and the midfielder is keen to leave Man United amid interest from Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Speaking on his YouTube channel before Man United’s Champions League tie with Atalanta on Tuesday night, Ferdinand said: “I wouldn’t commit if I was him [Pogba]. I have got to be honest, I wouldn’t. “The biggest thing for me is that when...
How Fela’s Daughter, Yeni Kuti, Reacted To BBNaija Star, Cross’ Viral N*de Video
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How Fela’s Daughter, Yeni Kuti, Reacted To BBNaija Star, Cross’ Viral N*de Video

Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's daughter, Yeni Kuti, has reacted to the viral n*de video of BBNaija star, Cross which he claimed he mistakenly shared on his Snapchat. Reacting, Yeni said maybe Cross 'shared' the n*de video because he has ''thrown his key of shame''. According to her, when her father, Fela, was alive, he used to walk outside completely n*ked and he wasn't ashamed at all. Watch a video of her speaking about the n*de video below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial)
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...
You have to get high to talk to God – Seun Kuti
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You have to get high to talk to God – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has revealed the only way to easily get access to God. The singer revealed this in a post via his Instagram story on Sunday. He said that in order to get to God, one must get high. According to him, “One cannot get access to the most high unless they get high.” He also noted that he wants to get high so he can be able to talk to God. “Me, I want to get high so I can talk to God. “If you don’t get high, you cannot talk to God,” he wrote.
UCL: I love Salah but he’s not – Thierry Henry names best player in the world
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UCL: I love Salah but he’s not – Thierry Henry names best player in the world

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry has said that Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski are far ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in terms of who is currently the best player in the world. Henry said the Egyptian should not be classed as the best player in the world despite the 29-year-old making an impressive start to the season with Liverpool scoring 12 goals in 11 appearances so far. According to the France legend, Salah should be considered as the best player in the Premier League at the moment but not in the world. When asked by CBS Sport if he considers Salah as the best player in the world, Henry said: “Not yet.
No player dared disregard Ferguson – Ferdinand charges Solskjaer to be firmer with players
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No player dared disregard Ferguson – Ferdinand charges Solskjaer to be firmer with players

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to make more demands from his players. Ferdinand explained that Man United players would not have been able to go against the club’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s tactics when he was managing the Red Devils. The former cent-back said this ahead of Man United’s Champions League clash with Atalanta on Wednesday night. Recall that Man United were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City in a Premier League tie last weekend. Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube podcast, Ferdinand was asked whether there was ever a time where he or his former Man United teammates chose to not listen to what their manager Ferguson said, the former England international quickly responded: “Are you mad? “That can...
EPL: Ian Wright blames two Arsenal players after 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace
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EPL: Ian Wright blames two Arsenal players after 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has called out Ben White and Nicolas Pepe following their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday night. Wright feels Patrick Vieira’s men were “unfortunate” not to win at the Emirates. Second-half substitute Alexandre Lacazette ensured the Gunners got a point, scoring with the last kick of the play. Goals from Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard had given Palace hope of winning, following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s eighth-minute opener. The result stretched Arsenal unbeaten streak to six matches in all competitions and moved Mikel Arteta’s men up to 12th in the Premier League table. But Wright was not impressed with White and Pepe. “I think it’s a little bit of a worry for Arsenal because when you look at both goals, we’re not getting defend...
Arteta reacts as Thierry Henry questions Arsenal’s progress under him
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Arteta reacts as Thierry Henry questions Arsenal’s progress under him

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has labelled remarks made by club legend Thierry Henry as “just another opinion”. Henry, in an interview this week, questioned the Gunners’ progress under Arteta. Arsenal have won 10 points from their last four Premier League fixtures, but Henry doesn’t feel things are going in “the right direction”. When asked whether he had read Henry’s comments, Arteta told a press conference on Thursday: “I haven’t. I am just hearing them from you.” Henry also said Arsenal had “suffered” in their 0-0 draw at Brighton in their most recent league game. Pressed on whether it was helpful for a former player to make such remarks, Arteta added: “It’s just another opinion. You have to respect that.”
Paul Scholes exposes Man Utd’s major weakness under Solskjaer this season
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Paul Scholes exposes Man Utd’s major weakness under Solskjaer this season

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has revealed the club’s major weakness under their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this season. Scholes believes Man United’s lack of balance in midfield is their major weakness this season, adding that it may cost them the Premier League title because their two title rivals play more ‘aggressive’ systems. He also backed Man United midfielder, Scott McTominay, to play in the holding role in Solskjaer’s midfield. “You mention McTominay, I think he is the best one for that role out of the four of them, I would definitely go for him,” Scholes told Webby and O’Neill. “I think he has got everything, he is athletic, he can get around the pitch, he has got great ability as well. He is capable of sitting in that position. “Ole doesn’t seem to...
Luis Suarez brutally slams Ronald Koeman over the 40 seconds phone call which ended his Barcelona career
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Luis Suarez brutally slams Ronald Koeman over the 40 seconds phone call which ended his Barcelona career

Luis Suarez has brutally criticised Ronald Koeman, accusing the Barcelona coach of 'lacking personality'. The former Liverpool striker was allowed to join Atletico Madrid in a £5.5million transfer from the Catalan giants last year following a phone call with the then newly-appointed Dutch boss. The 34-year-old Uruguayan came back to haunt his former club last weekend, scoring the second goal to inflict a first league defeat of the season on Barcelona. Suarez denied that the phone call gesture after scoring was directed at Koeman, but he has now criticised the 58-year-old publicly, insisting the Dutch coach did not make it clear if it was him or the club who wanted him gone. The Koeman phone call to tell me that he was not counting on me lasted 40 seconds, it is not the ...
EPL: Carragher reveals Jurgen Klopp’s replacement at Liverpool
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EPL: Carragher reveals Jurgen Klopp’s replacement at Liverpool

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has backed Leicester City coach, Brendan Rodgers, to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield when the German eventually leaves the club in the future. Klopp replaced Rodgers at Liverpool in 2015, but the Northern Irishman’s reputation has soared after spells at Celtic and Leicester City. Rodgers nearly guided Liverpool to their first Premier League title since 1990, but a disappointing end to the 2013-14 campaign saw them pipped by Manchester City. But Carragher, who played under Rodgers for a year at Liverpool, believes the door could be open for a return when Klopp eventually leaves the club. “I am a huge fan of Brendan Rodgers and think he’s a brilliant manager, I really do,” Carragher told Sky Sports about Rodgers. “I have worked with him for 1...
R&B singer, Andrea Martin dies at 49
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R&B singer, Andrea Martin dies at 49

American R&B singer, Andrea Martin has died at the age of 49. Martin's death was announced in a statement shared to her Instagram Story last night. "Dear Family and Friends, it is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our beautiful Andrea Martin also known as 'Annie,' " the statement read. "Andrea will always be remembered for her passion and dedication to her family and friends. Her impact will continue to be felt and heard for a lifetime." "We thank you in advance for your condolences, love, compassion and understanding during this time," the message continued. "Please limit calls as we are trying to finalize arrangements at this time, Once finalized, we will be sure to post arrangements. "Forever a legend. April 14 - September 27," the post concluded. A ca...
I thought Arsenal had lost Aubameyang’ – Manchester United legend Neville
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I thought Arsenal had lost Aubameyang’ – Manchester United legend Neville

The Gunners skipper played a crucial role in helping the team claim a vital win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted he thought Arsenal had lost their star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a few months ago owing to his inconsistencies. The 32-year-old scored in Sunday's North London derby against sworn rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a 3-1 win in the Premier League assignment at the Emirates Stadium. The remaining two goals were scored by youngsters Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. "Before [the Sunday game], when you saw that team come through and you saw [Saka, Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard] behind Aubameyang," Neville said in his podcast.
Eto’o’s haul at Inter Milan equaled by Martinez
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Eto’o’s haul at Inter Milan equaled by Martinez

The 24-year-old needed 138 matches to achieve the same number of goals set by the Cameroon legend Argentine attacker Lautaro Martinez equaled Samuel Eto'o's haul with Serie A giants Inter Milan after his strike against Atalanta in a league assignment that ended 2-2 on Saturday. The 24-year-old converted a Nicolo Barella pass after just five minutes to hand the defending champions an excellent start at San Siro, in Milan. It was the goal that equalled the tally set by Cameroon legend Eto'o who scored 53 goals for Internazionale in all competitions during his stint with them. Eto'o had joined the Italian side from Spanish outfit Barcelona in 2009 and went on to play 102 matches for them. He went on to win the Serie A title, Italian Cup, Coppa Italia, and the Uefa Champions League. ...
Ansu Fati breaks silence on inheriting Messi’s no 10 shirt at Barcelona
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Ansu Fati breaks silence on inheriting Messi’s no 10 shirt at Barcelona

Barcelona forward, Ansu Fati, has broken his silence on inheriting the club’s legend Lionel Messi’s no 10 shirt at Camp Nou. Fati said it was an honour for him to inherit Messi’s no 10 shirt at Barcelona, adding that it is a challenge for him because the iconic jersey comes with a lot of pressures. Barcelona handed Messi’s no 10 shirt to Fati after the Argentine captain left the LaLiga giants for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window. “It’s an honour for me. I want to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to wear it, along with the captains and also the fans,“ Fati told Barca TV+. “It is a challenge because of everything that the number 10 entails. Leo [Lionel Messi] had it, Ronaldinho and other great players had it. “For me, if you are at ...
Yves Bissouma: ‘I would love to see him at Arsenal’ – Ray Parlour
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Yves Bissouma: ‘I would love to see him at Arsenal’ – Ray Parlour

The Gunners legend states the Mali international has qualities that would benefit the North Londoners Ex-Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour insists Yves Bissouma is a player he would love to see playing for the Gunners The Mali international has been consistent for Brighton & Hove Albion since joining in 2018 and has been linked with moves to Manchester United and the North Londoners. A move from the Seagulls in the last transfer window was expected but it did not happen. The 48-year-old still hopes the Gunners can bring in a 'top-class player' in the next transfer window.  
I feel bad for him – Lampard snubs Ronaldo, names best players he ever faced
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I feel bad for him – Lampard snubs Ronaldo, names best players he ever faced

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has snubbed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, and named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, as the two best players he ever faced during his career. Lampard, who played against Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho during his career, insisted that he felt bad for the Portugal captain. “There is two I would say – one is Lionel Messi, because he is just the best, And I feel bad with Cristiano [Ronaldo] because what Cristiano has done in big games, winning finals and stuff, I think that is such a tight call,” Lampard told Coral’s All to Play For Podcast. “But to play against him [Messi], I didn’t play Ronaldo at his peak. I played him at Man United when he was getting towards it, but not at Real Madrid, where...
Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky
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Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky

The young winger recently joined up with his new team-mates after moving from Fluminense Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes Manchester City wonderkid Kayky can become a star for the club within a few years. Kayky made a £9 million ($12.3m) move to Manchester from Fluminense, where he made 32 senior appearances while scoring three goals and adding two assists. The Brazilian officially joined up with the club last week, having previously been expected to move in January, and began training with his new team-mates last Friday   .
James McAtee: Man City’s ‘Salford Silva’ who turned his back on Man Utd
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James McAtee: Man City’s ‘Salford Silva’ who turned his back on Man Utd

The 18-year-old midfielder is pushing for his opportunity in Pep Guardiola's first team after making a superb start to the season in the youth ranks Being a teenage Manchester City player with the nickname 'The Salford Silva' means having to live up to plenty of hype. That is the position James McAtee finds himself in, after it was noted that a number of the midfielder's main assets were extremely similar to those possessed by City legend David Silva. Elegance on the ball, quick feet, perfectly weighted passes and a ferocious desire to keep possession; 'El Mago' had it all, as he went from being written off for being too small and fragile to the template for modern midfielders to replicate over the course of a decade.
Beckham tells Neville how to handle Romeo after professional debut for Man Utd legend’s son
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Beckham tells Neville how to handle Romeo after professional debut for Man Utd legend’s son

A promising 19-year-old is looking to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, but he will be getting no special treatment in Fort Lauderdale David Beckham has seen his son Romeo make a professional debut for Fort Lauderdale CF, and the Manchester United legend wants Inter Miami coach Phil Neville to be "harder on him than anyone else". At 19 years of age, Beckham Jr is looking to follow in the illustrious footsteps of his former England captain father. He will be given no special treatment in that quest, having previously spent time in the academy ranks at Arsenal, but is showing the potential that suggests he could have a career in the game.  
Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham
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Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, on Sunday evening, joined the club’s legend Didier Drogba in the Blues’ history book after scoring a goal in his side’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea defeated Tottenham in an away Premier League tie, thanks to three goals from Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger. Silva’s goal against Tottenham means the Brazilian has now become the second oldest Chelsea player to score in the Premier League behind only Drogba at aged 36 years and 362 days. Drogba had scored against Leicester City at age 37 years and 49 days in April 2015. Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020. The veteran centre-back will now hope to lead Chelsea to victory when they host Manchester City in their next Premier League tie on Septemb...
Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd
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Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, have slammed the decision for West Ham captain, Mark Noble, to take and miss a 95th-minute penalty against the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday. Noble was subbed on by West Ham manager, David Moyes, late on and immediately took the ball for the late spot-kick during the encounter, which was saved by David De Gea. But Keane believes it was a strange decision for Noble to take the penalty against Man United, adding that the player did not warm up properly before he was introduced into the game. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half strike and a late goal from Jesse Lingard gave Man United all three points against West Ham at the London Stadium. “Strange decision, he can’t have warmed up properly because it was so late in the game. I didn’...
Manchester United legend Beckham increases stake in MLS franchise Inter Miami
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Manchester United legend Beckham increases stake in MLS franchise Inter Miami

  The former England captain, along with Jorge and Jose Mas, has taken on greater control and remains "more committed than ever" Manchester United legend David Beckham has increased his stake in Inter Miami, with the former England captain saying he is "more committed than ever" to the MLS franchise. Beckham is a co-owner of the Florida-based outfit but, along with Mas brothers Jorge and Jose, has taken on even greater control after finalising the buyout of Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son. Inter Miami have also announced that Ares Management has "joined the club as a preferred equity investor".      
Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record
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Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record

Thanks to his awe-inspiring performance against the Lions, the Cote d’Ivoire ace has matched a feat only achieved by the Dutch football legend Sebastien Haller’s four goals in Ajax’s 5-1 obliteration of Sporting CP has seen him match Marco van Basten’s 29-year-old Champions League record. The Cote d’Ivoire international became just the second player to score four goals on his maiden appearance in the competition’s history. Prior to the Ivorian’s heroics, Netherlands great Van Basten was the only player to achieve that feat – which he first accomplished in November 1992 against IFK Goteborg during his spell at Serie A side AC Milan.
How Annie Idibia assaulted Tuface – musician’s brother alleges
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How Annie Idibia assaulted Tuface – musician’s brother alleges

Brother to Music legend, Tuface Idibia, Charles has continued to drag his wife, Annie on social media over her recent accusations against the star. Recall that 2baba’s wife had earlier called out her husband for sleeping over at his ex-lover Pero’s house. Annies outburst led to some back and forth between her and Tuface’s brother, Uduak on social media as they insulted each other. Charles in a new post on his Instagram page on Saturday accused Annie Idibia of assaulting and humiliating Tuface on several occasions. “Even though I have been nothing but respectful to you…you can’t actually be demanding respect from me anymore when you have none for your husband or any for members of his family, his friends, or his staff,” he wrote. “You publicly humiliate him every chance you g...
You lack home training – Zubby Michael chides Annie Idibia
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You lack home training – Zubby Michael chides Annie Idibia

Popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael has slammed Annie Idibia for calling out her husband, Tuface on social media. DAILY POST recalls that Annie took to Instagram on Thursday night accusing Tuface of spending the night with his ex-lover, Pero. Annie went ahead to say that the legend’s family do not like her and try to do everything to disgrace her publicly. But Annie’s brother responding accused Annie’s mother of using Juju on Tuface, adding that his brother is unhappy and dying slowly. He demanded that Annie releases proof of his family’s wrongs against her. Zubby Michale, reacting to the development on Instagram, knocked Annie for bringing her marital crisis to social media, which he described as ‘market square’. According to him, a God-fearing woman with ho...

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