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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola
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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and joked the midfielder might be lying about his age. City were heading out of the Champions League on away goals after the 17-year-old scored in the 15th minute. However, Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty, before Phil Foden lashed in the winner, to see Guardiola’s men qualify for the semi-final on a 4-2 aggregate. Bellingham’s goal made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League. “I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” Guardiola said when asked about Bellingham’s performances over the two legs. “He’s so good for 17-years-old, he’s a fantastic player. “I spoke with his manager, Edin [Terzic], and he told me what you see in these two games is like ev...
Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form
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Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has suggested the red wrap on the seats at Old Trafford, could have contributed to their inconsistent home form. According to him, the players were unable to pick each other out during games. United have won 27 points at Old Trafford this season, losing four times and drawing three. However, on the road, they have picked up 36 points and are unbeaten in 23 Premier League games. The Red Devils face Granada in their Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday, looking for a first knockout round home win in this season’s competition. Solskjaer feels the team are now at an advantage because the banners around the seats have changed. “You’ll see a change now, if you see the banners around the club, it’s not ...
Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer
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Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has recalled when Sir Alex Ferguson, “absolutely lambasted,” him, after he got sent off during a game against Newcastle back in 1998. United were fighting for the Premier League title with eventual champions Arsenal and every point mattered as the campaign neared its conclusion. Newcastle had come to Old Trafford and were on course for a draw, while United threw bodies forward in search of a goal. It was then, in the 89th minute, that the visitors broke away with Rob Lee charging down on Raymond van de Gouw’s goal with a clear chance to win the game, until Solskjaer’s timely intervention to scythe down his opponent and ensure his team avoided defeat. Solskjaer was promptly shown a straight red card, but had salvaged...
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie at Anfield on Wednesday night. Zidane announced the squad in a post on Real Madrid’s official website on Tuesday. Zidane’s men had won Liverpool 3-1 in the first-leg in Spain last week. Real Madrid head to the game after beating Barcelona 2-1 in the LaLiga El Clasico clash last weekend. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Liverpool: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, F. Mendy and Chust. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Marvin and Arribas. Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo. The kick-off time for Real Madrid vs Liverpool is...
Allegri tells Juventus Chief, Agnelli to Sell Cristiano Ronaldo
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Allegri tells Juventus Chief, Agnelli to Sell Cristiano Ronaldo

  Former Juventus boss, Max Allegri, told the club’s chief, Andrea Agnelli, to sell forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, before he departed from the Old Lady in 2019. Allegri was the manager of Juventus for five years, from 2014 to 2019. The 53-year-old won five Serie A titles in a row as well as four Coppa Italia trophies. The Italian worked with Ronaldo for a season, in 2018/2019, following his move from Real Madrid. According to Italian outlet, La Repubblica, in Allegri’s last meeting with Agnelli before his departure from Juventus, he encouraged the Turin club to sell Ronaldo as he was stalling the growth of the team. The report added that, in Allegri’s view, Ronaldo’s presence blocked the pathway for the club’s young players to progress into the first-team squad and ...
Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed
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Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed

  Bayern Munich’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night in France has been confirmed. Bayern Munich manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, released a list of 19 players to tackle PSG in a tweet via the club’s official Twitter handle. Flick’s men had lost 3-2 against PSG in the first-leg last week in Germany. Bayern head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game on Saturday. Bayern’s squad against PSG: Neuer, Nubel, Pavard, Kimmich, Martinez, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Sarr, Hernandez, Nianzou, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Musiala, Stanisic and Zaiser. The kick-off time for PSG vs Bayern is 8 pm.
Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United
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Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United

  Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy has reached a decision over the future of manager Jose Mourinho after Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, according to Voetbal 24. The report says that the club hierarchy has decided to keep the Portuguese for next season simply because it will cost too much to sack him. The Portuguese, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, is currently under significant pressure at the club following a series of poor performances by the team. Tottenham were beaten convincingly by Manchester United on Sunday afternoon making their chances of finishing top this season slimmer. Spurs still have the League Cup final to play which could be the only source of silverware this season. It has previously been reported that Levy wil...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has announced his squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United. Spurs are looking to bounce back when they host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men today. They thrashed United 6-1 in the reverse fixture, but have only won one of their last three in the league. Mourinho revealed in his pre-match press conference that only Ben Davies and Matt Doherty were unavailable for selection from the main first-team squad. Full Tottenham squad available to face Manchester United include Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Joe Hart Defenders: Serge Aurier, Marcel Lavinier, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon, Ben Davies, Dennis Cirkin. Midfielders: Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile...
Barcelona’s Dembele Snubs Koeman, Names his Best Manager
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Barcelona’s Dembele Snubs Koeman, Names his Best Manager

  Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has snubbed manager, Ronald Koeman and named Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel as the best coach he ever worked with. Dembele was coached by Tuchel during their time together at Borussia Dortmund. The France international said Tuchel convinced him during their time at Dortmund, adding that the former PSG manager was his favourite coach. “Thomas Tuchel really convinced me. He’s my favourite trainer too,” Dembele told BeinSport. “With Thomas Tuchel, I played a little more on the right side at the start of the season and then he refocused me in the axis at the No.10 and sometimes even in the middle of three. “He was telling me to stay a little in the middle of the field, to take the espresso, and the ball will come, and there you go. ...
Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte
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Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he left out Sergio Aguero from his squad to face Leeds United on Saturday, because he had “niggles”. Guardiola has shuffled his pack for the Premier League clash, making seven changes from the team that beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League. Only Ederson, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Joao Cancelo all keep their places. In come Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy, Feran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Rodri and Phil Foden start from the bench, but there was no place for Aguero in the squad. “[Aguero] has niggles. He had problems the last three, four days and couldn’t train,” Guardiola said. Aymer...
We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer
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We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players not to be deceived by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham team on Sunday. Solskjaer, speaking ahead of the game admitted that his men will be fired up to avenge the 6-1 thrashing they suffered at Old Trafford six months ago. United were already 2-1 down when Anthony Martial hit out after provocation from Erik Lamela and got sent off by Anthony Taylor. Solskjaer’s side then collapsed to an embarrassing defeat. “We got conned into a red card. We gave ourselves a difficult game by having ten men. “And that is something we have to be aware of, that we can’t react like this because we know in games like this we will be wound up,” Solskjaer said. Solskjaer also feels Mourinho will be telling his players...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane names Madrid squad for El Clásico tie on Saturday 
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane names Madrid squad for El Clásico tie on Saturday 

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has named his squad for the LaLiga El Clásico clash with Barcelona on Saturday night, April 10. The French manager released a list of 19 players to face Barcelona at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in a post via the club’s website on Friday. Real Madrid will be without their captain Sergio Ramos, Raphaël Varane, Marcelo, and Daniel Carvajal. The Los Blancos are currently in the third position on the LaLiga table with 63 points from 29 games, while Ronald Koeman’s side are in the second position with 65 points from the same number of games played. See the squad list below.  Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola and F. Mendy. Midfielders: Kroos, Modri?, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco. ...
He’s still Alive – DMX’s Manager, Steve Rifkind says after false reports Surface that he Passed Away
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He’s still Alive – DMX’s Manager, Steve Rifkind says after false reports Surface that he Passed Away

Social media posts paying tribute to DMX broke out on Thursday night, stating that the American rapper passed away at the age of 50 after being taken off life support. Comedian and actress, Luenell, also helped fuel the rumours when she posted to her stories that her friend was “gone” following his hospitalization for a reported drug overdose that triggered a heart attack last week. “It is over, my friend is gone,” she wrote in the post. “Soar. Join the best that ever did it. RIP DMX.” Clarifying her post, Luenell wrote, “When your spirit leaves and your organs fail you. The body becomes just a shell. One becomes wrapped in the lords arms. That’s what ‘I’ call gone. I’m sorry to all.” A number of celebrities also paid tribute ...
Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada
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Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without three of his key players for the return leg of their Europa League quarter-finals clash against Granada next week United won the first leg 2-0 in Spain with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes but Solskjaer noted that it was “not a perfect night” after three bookings ruled out three players through suspension. Manchester United look well set for a place in the semi-finals after goals in each half from Rashford and Fernandes secured a 2-0 victory against the Spanish side. However, defender, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw will not be available for next week’s return game after they all picked up bookings. Speaking with BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer said he was happy with th...
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates
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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has criticised manager, Mikel Arteta and his players after their deflating 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night. Nicolas Pepe almost secured a narrow win for Arsenal at the Emirates in the first leg of their quarter-final tie after he fired the hosts ahead with a late goal. But the visitors shocked the English side with a dramatic injury-time equaliser through Tomas Holes, a result that has now given Slavia an advantage ahead of the second leg next week. Arteta’s side failed to take a number opportunities before the two late goals and the Gunners Europa League ambitions are now hanging in the balance. Wright expressed his disappointment with the result and Arsenal’s finishing during the match and also cri...
Arsenal Given Names of Five Players to Sign for Arteta
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Arsenal Given Names of Five Players to Sign for Arteta

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Michael Thomas, has urged the club to sign five new players for their manager, Mikel Arteta, this summer transfer window. The five players are Achraf Hakimi, Ryan Bertrand, Yves Bissouma, Martin Odegaard, and a left-winger. Thomas stated this ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Slavia Praha on Thursday night. “I don’t think Arsenal need to be thinking about a new manager just yet,” Thomas told CaughtOffside. “A new manager will experience the same issues until they have their own team of players in place to produce what they want. “I think Arteta needs to finish the season on a high with the Europa League and try and get more of his own players integrated into the team. “If then he cannot get his group of players to perf...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea
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Tuchel vs Lampard: Michael Essien Names right Manager for Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, has named Thomas Tuchel as the ‘right’ manager for the Blues ahead of his predecessor, Frank Lampard. Essien disclosed this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against FC Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla. Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge after the Englishman was sacked by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, last January. “I have to be proud of him [Frank Lampard] for what he did because I think he did a very good job [at Chelsea],” Essien told talkSPORT. “He brought several young players through, so I think he did a good job. He did very well. “But it’s the business of football. If the results aren’t coming, then the manager pays for it, but he should be very proud of himself. “Knowing Fr...
De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer
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De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has told David De Gea he is in a battle with Dean Henderson to be the club’s long-term No.1 goalkeeper. De Gea has been Solskjaer’s regular first-choice for much of the season. But the Spaniard has lost his place to Henderson after flying home to attend the birth of his child. Henderson was selected for the 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday, with De Gea forced to watch from the bench. “When you are a part of Man United there is always going to be players coming in that don’t just come to fill the bench,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Wednesday. “David has had 10 fantastic years at Man United and he’s had, challengers. Of course, they want to play. Sergio [Romero] probably played fewer games than he deserv...
Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates
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Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates

  Mikel Arteta has responded to Lucas Torreira’s emotional public plea to leave the club. Arteta is calling on the midfielder to remain calm after the Arsenal midfielder requested to be sold this summer following the death of his mother. Torreira joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 and made a positive impression under former manager, Unai Emery. The Uruguay international, however, found life much difficult during his second season at the club, after Emery put him in a more advanced role. He then featured prominently during the early weeks of Arteta’s reign but was hit by an ankle injury and he is now struggling to win his place back in the team upon his return to fitness. The midfielder was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid following Arsenal’s decision to sign...
Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool
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Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has responded to the speculations linking him to a return to Juventus as manager. The Frenchman refused to rule himself out of a return to the Italian champions. There have been speculations that the former Juventus midfielder could return to the club as replacement for Andrea Pirlo. Zidane played for five seasons for Juve before moving to Real Madrid to become the most expensive player in the world with a £47.5million move to the Bernabeu in 2001. Zidane’s position as Real Madrid manager is already under scrutiny heading into the summer with constant pressure at the Bernabeu – particularly as rivals Atletico Madrid are currently top of La Liga. This has led to rumours that the World Cup winner could return to Turin in a bid to ...
Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund
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Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has identified areas his team must improve after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Tuesday night at Etihad. Guardiola, who congratulated his players after securing a vital win over Bundesliga giants, said Man City must improve more on their pressing and build-up in order to qualify for the semi-final. Kelvin de Bruyne opened the scoring for Man City in the first half, but Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the second half, but Phil Foden’s late winner gave the Premier League leaders a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week in Germany. “I want to congratulate the players,” Guardiola told the club website after the game. “How they stuck together. The quality o...
Solskjaer adds Anthony Elanga to Man United’s Squad to Face Granada
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Solskjaer adds Anthony Elanga to Man United’s Squad to Face Granada

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has added forward, Anthony Elanga, to his side’s squad to face Granada in the Europa League quarter-final, first-leg tie in Spain on Thursday night. Man United disclosed this in a statement on the club’s official website on Tuesday. The Red Devils head to the game following a 2-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. The statement read, “The Reds are due to fly to Spain on Wednesday for the quarter-final first leg, and Elanga is the latest youngster in contention for a place as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to show his faith in youth. “Clubs are allowed to add homegrown players to their B list for the competition if they meet certain criteria. “The reigning Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year is fit again a...
Marcos Alonso Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight with Kepa
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Marcos Alonso Opens up on Rudiger’s Fight with Kepa

  Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, has opened up on fellow teammates, Antonio Rudiger’s fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Rudiger and Kepa were involved in an altercation at Chelsea’s training ground after their Premier League 5-2 shock defeat to West Brom over the weekend. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, had sent Rudiger away from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa. Tuchel dismissed Rudiger to calm him down after pushing and shoving with Kepa. However, reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League tie with Porto, Alonso played down the training ground bust-up between Rudiger and Kepa by saying it was “good for the team”. “These are things that happen,” Alonso told INSPORTS. “This shows the level of competition there is in the team, t...
I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
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I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand

  Manchester United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand has accused Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho of ‘creating a rift’ within his own team after the Portuguese took another swipe at his Spurs squad following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs were unable to beat Newcastle on Sunday, a result that would have seen them climb to fourth place after Chelsea were thrashed by West Brom earlier on Saturday. After the game against Newcastle, reporters reminded the Portuguese gaffer that his teams are usually good at defending leads and he responded: “Same coach, different players.” Ferdinand said that the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager may have done more harm than good with his usual attacks on his players, adding that he ‘fears’ for...
De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson
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De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson

  Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, is reportedly preparing to leave Old Trafford after clashing with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, over teammate Dean Henderson. De Gea has been Man United’s first-choice goalkeeper for nearly a decade, but the return of Henderson after his loan spell at Sheffield United last season has provided Solskjaer with a serious dilemma. Henderson started for Man United in their 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, but it is believed problems between De Gea and Solskjaer go much further back. The England international is currently ahead of De Gea in Solskjaer’s pecking order of keepers. According to MailSport, De Gea, who is still considered one of the best goalkeepers in Europe, is now ready to quit Man United. The 30-year-old, who...
Why Tottenham May Avoid £30m Mourinho Pay-off if he is Sacked
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Why Tottenham May Avoid £30m Mourinho Pay-off if he is Sacked

Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay less than the reported £30million in pay-off, if they decide to sack Jose Mourinho as manager this summer, Daily Mail reports. Rumours had claimed Mourinho would be due a huge compensation if the club decided to sack him ahead of his contract expiring in 2023. The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss is said to be earning around £15million a year with Spurs and with no break clause, chairman Daniel Levy would have to stump up the remainder of his expected salary should he choose to let the manager go. However, Mourinho’s payout is dependent on Tottenham’s league position and if the club qualifies for Europe. Failure to reach the Champions League or Europa league would see his entitlement reduced in the event he was to lose his job....
Chelsea Players “Confused” by Tuchel’s Treatment of Abraham
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Chelsea Players “Confused” by Tuchel’s Treatment of Abraham

Some Chelsea players have been left “confused” by manager Thomas Tuchel’s treatment of striker, Tammy Abraham. Abraham was a key player during former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s regime. The England international scored 18 goals in all competitions last season under Lampard. Abraham has fallen out of favour since Tuchel replaced Lampard last January. The 23-year-old has been left out of a number of matchday squads, most recently on Saturday for Chelsea’s 5-2 shock defeat to West Brom. Explaining Abraham’s absence in Chelsea’s defeat to West Brom, Tuchel said: “He was not in the squad. I have to nominate 18 players. “So we have to leave three players out, and Tammy [Abraham] was one of the three players. It’s nothing personal or nothing big.” However, according t...
Man Utd Suffer Big Injury Blow after Brighton win Ahead of Granada Clash
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Man Utd Suffer Big Injury Blow after Brighton win Ahead of Granada Clash

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he was forced to withdraw Marcus Rashford during their 2-1 victory over Brighton due to an injury concern. Rashford made it 1-1 after former United forward Danny Welbeck gave Brighton an early lead. Mason Greenwood sealed the comeback win with an 83rd-minute header, but Rashford was already off the pitch having been replaced by Daniel James. Speaking after the victory, Solskjaer said: “I’m not sure. He got caught with a tackle so he had to come off. “Let’s see how he goes again. Marcus doesn’t want to miss any games or any minutes, but he had to come off. “It’s one of them again. Your fingers are crossed and you hope he’s going to recover from it. He had to come off but he’s a tough one.” Rashford...
Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Arteta told to drop Aubameyang, Start Martinelli
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Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Arteta told to drop Aubameyang, Start Martinelli

  Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has urged manager Mikel Arteta to drop captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to him, Gabriel Martinelli should take Aubameyang’s place in the starting XI. Arteta dropped Aubameyang a few weeks ago for the North London Derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur, after he arrived late for a team meeting. The Gabon striker was again ineffective as Arsenal lost 3-0 to Liverpool on Saturday. And ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague at the Emirates, Keown feels Arteta has to make a similar decision again. “Arteta has a big decision to make on his captain. He set an example by dropping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the north London derby recently. “Should Arteta not be dropping him for perfo...
Granada vs Man Utd: Solskjaer names player who will miss game over COVID-19
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Granada vs Man Utd: Solskjaer names player who will miss game over COVID-19

  Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly, will miss their Europa League quarter-final clash against Granad this Thursday, as he has tested positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer revealed the player contracted the virus while on international duty with Ivory Coast. Bailly was unavailable for the Red Devils’ 2-1 comeback win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Solskjaer, speaking after the game, explained that Bailly is yet to return to England and will not be available for selection for the time being. “Unfortunately he won’t be with us for a little while,” Solskjaer was quoted by the club website after the game. “He’s been away with Ivory Coast and he tested positive with COVID-19 and he’s not back in the c...
De Gea Clashes with Solskjaer over Henderson
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De Gea Clashes with Solskjaer over Henderson

  David de Gea’s future at Manchester United is increasingly in doubt, as his relationship with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become strained over who is the number one goalkeeper at the club, according to the Manchester Evening News. De Gea has been first choice for nearly a decade at Old Trafford. But the return of Dean Henderson after his loan spell at Sheffield United last season has provided Solskjaer with a serious dilemma. Henderson started in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Brighton, but it is believed problems between De Gea, who has a contract until 2023 and earns £375,000-a-week, and his manager go much further back. It is understood Solskjaer planned on dropping De Gea in November against West Brom, but the 30-year-old took it so badly that his manager decided...
Guardiola blasts UEFA, FIFA for ‘killing’ players
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Guardiola blasts UEFA, FIFA for ‘killing’ players

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hit out at UEFA and FIFA, accusing them of “killing” players with a hectic schedule. Guardiola’s men are still on track for a historic quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. However, the Spaniard has the luxury of rotating players for matches in all of those competitions, as he left Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones on the bench for the 2-0 weekend victory at Leicester City. But Guardiola says he has no option but to rotate his players. “UEFA and FIFA kill the players and it is too much,” he said after the win at the King Power. “We haven’t had one midweek off since we started. They are human beings, not machines. “Some of them want to play every day,...
Mourinho Blames Individual Mistakes for Tottenham’s 2-2 Draw with Newcastle
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Mourinho Blames Individual Mistakes for Tottenham’s 2-2 Draw with Newcastle

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has blamed individual mistakes for his side’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United on Sunday. Joelinton gave Newcastle the lead in 28 minutes before Harry Kane’s brace put Spurs in front after the first 45 minutes. However, Arsenal loanee Joe Willock scored a late equalizer for the Magpies as both teams shared a point each. “It’s not a good point. We came here with the objective to win it, so (I am) not happy with a point,” Mourinho said at a post-match press conference. “I don’t want to go very deep on my analysis because what I feel, what I think, what I want to say, cannot be with you. It can only be in the dressing room.” He added, “I would say that (there were) too many individual mistakes and then mistakes give instability and ma...
What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel
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What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

  Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their first loss in 14 games, the manager said he made the player understand that they have to accept and find a away to deal with it. Since taken over from Frank Lampard towards the end of January, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues kept over 7 clean sheets and had 14 matches unbeaten run in all competitions. The German gaffer also said that he will digest the game later once they are less ‘emotional’. Chelsea took at Stamford Bridge through Christian Pulisic but the game flippe...
De Gea Set to leave Man United
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De Gea Set to leave Man United

  Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, is set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season with a big pay-off to cut his contract at the club early as Dean Henderson officially becomes manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice keeper. According to the Mirror, De Gea and three other senior keepers, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Joel Pereira, are expected to be let go at the end of the season. Man United are ready to part ways with De Gea and want to get his eye-watering £350,000-a-week wages off their books. But with two years left to run on De Gea’s contract, any move by Man United to move the 30-year-old on will likely involve a substantial pay-out to cut his time at the Red Devils short. De Gea’s form has come under significant scrutiny over the past fe...
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
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PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea
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Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce has criticised the Premier League after his side’s 5-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Englishman believes that the Premier League are making things difficult for West Brom with their hectic scheduling as they (his team) fight to avoid relegation. West Brom produced what could be argued as the upset of the season on Saturday with a dramatic 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Prior to the game, Chelsea were unbeaten in 14 games under Thomas Tuchel. But Sam Allardyce’s side inflicted a first defeat on Tuchel, scoring five goals in the process. Matheus Pereira and substitute Callum Robinson both scored twice after Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and Mbaye Diagne added the 5th. Although Allardyce is aware ...
Arteta ‘in Shock’ and Calls on Arsenal to Show ‘big balls’ after Liverpool loss
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Arteta ‘in Shock’ and Calls on Arsenal to Show ‘big balls’ after Liverpool loss

The Gunners were crushed 3-0 by the Reds at the Emirates, and their manager was not happy Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal’s dismal loss to Liverpool left him "in shock," and has called on his players to show "big balls" and fashion a response. Arsenal’s outside hopes of making a late push for the European places suffered a huge setback with a 3-0 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday. The score flattered Arsenal, as they were second best in every facet of the game.
Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win

West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has hailed his team’s finishing, following their 5-2 win at Chelsea on Saturday. Allardyce, before the game, admitted he was “jealous” of Thomas Tuchel’s array of top talents at Stamford Bridge. However, it was the Baggies who put up a show against the Blues on their own turf, to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start as manager in West London. Thiago Silva’s red card made it easier, but West Brom showed both their tactical discipline and clinical attacking play. “I am really pleased and satisfied about how the players applied our tactics today, how we set out to control Chelsea’s attacks and then what we could do in possession of the ball. “Because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and because of our quality...
I Have Great Option of Two Top Goalkeepers – Solskjaer on Man Utd’s First-choice Goalkeeper
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I Have Great Option of Two Top Goalkeepers – Solskjaer on Man Utd’s First-choice Goalkeeper

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has spoken about his first-choice goalkeeper, with David de Gea’s return. The Red Devils welcome Brighton on Sunday in the Premier League. Dean Henderson had featured in United’s last six features, after De Gea was given permission to fly to Spain for the birth of his child. Despite a number of high-profile mistakes by De Gea this season, Solskjaer has remained loyal to the Spaniard for United’s biggest games. With both goalkeepers now available, Solskjaer has said he will use both Henderson and De Gea in the coming weeks, rather than install either as his first choice. “I have the great option of two top goalkeepers and it’s a pleasure to have them here. “We’ve got nine games, plus five in the Europa League h...
I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane
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I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he will not “play that game” of speculating on Harry Kane’s future. According to him, Kane should “be happy with the moment he is living” for England and Spurs. The 27-year-old striker stoked rumours he may consider leaving Tottenham after Euro 2020 when asked about reports linking him with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid. “I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there,” Kane said in response. However, Mourinho, speaking at a press conference on Friday, said: “I cannot play that game. I have to focus on what is for us. “Of course I am always pleased when my players go to national teams and do well. “...
Guardiola Opens up on Replacing Aguero with Haaland
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Guardiola Opens up on Replacing Aguero with Haaland

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted they cannot land Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, to replace Sergio Aguero this summer. Haaland has emerged as the hottest player in world football and is widely expected to leave the Bundesliga side. Dortmund is prepared to allow the 20-year-old leave for €180 million this summer. Real Madrid and Barcelona have spoken to Haaland’s agent and father in Spain on Thursday, with the Norway international also a target for Manchester United and Chelsea. But Guardiola has claimed City won’t be able to afford the player if he becomes available this summer. “With these prices, we are not going to buy any striker. It is impossible, we cannot afford it. “All the clubs struggle financially and we are not an ...
Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash
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Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash

  Chelsea have received a triple injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to see the return of a number of his first-team players, Thiago Silva, Tammy Abraham and Jorginho, when Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The trio was at Chelsea’s training ground (Cobham) earlier this week with the rest of their team-mates in a bid to get ready for the West Brom clash. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last ten games due to a thigh injury. Abraham had missed Chelsea’s last seven games due to an ankle problem he picked in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle United. Jorginho was ruled out of Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final and...
Champions League: Micah Richards Predicts Club that’ll Reach Final
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Champions League: Micah Richards Predicts Club that’ll Reach Final

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has tipped Chelsea to reach the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League final. Richards stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 clash against FC Porto on April 7. According to him, Chelsea are ‘dark horses’ in the Champions League this season after being proved wrong by their manager, Thomas Tuchel. Recall that Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 in March. “Chelsea are dark horses, you know,” Richards told Super 6 podcast. “I did a piece a couple of months ago saying it is a disgrace that Frank Lampard is out the door. And then Tuchel comes in, and I was like, “how’s that? No!” “But actually, look at them now. They have only conceded like two or three goals. They have got Porto next a...
What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona
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What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona

  It has been revealed that Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi was so worried about losing his spot when Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the club in 2008/09. Messi, according to the report, had to message manager Pep Guardiola about his position. Guardiola, then Barca manager, signed Ibrahimovic from Inter, with Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o moving in the opposite direction. However, Ibrahimovic lasted just one season in Catalunya before moving back to Italy to join AC Milan. The Swede’s arrival at Camp Nou worried Messi, who complained to the manager that his spot for Barca was no longer secure. A book, ‘The Messi Mystery’ written by Sebastian Fest and Alex Juillard, explains that the arrival of Ibrahimovic forced Messi into messaging manager Guardiola. According to...
Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death
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Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death

Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, has said he wants to join Boca Juniors in order to be closer to his family, following his mother’s death. In an emotional interview with ESPN Argentina, Torreira who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, confirmed his mother had passed after a battle with COVID-19. The Uruguay international also admitted he has long dreamed of playing for Boca, and he intends to fulfil the wish of his father by returning to South America. Torreira said: “I am trying to understand the situation. It is difficult to come to terms with it but as time passes, we will come to live with this pain. “My mother was 53 years old and died from Covid. There was an outbreak in Fray Bentos (Torreira’s hometown in Uruguay) and she spent 11 days fighting but on Monday ...
Jorginho’s Agent, Santos Drops Fresh Comment on Midfielder’s Future at Chelsea
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Jorginho’s Agent, Santos Drops Fresh Comment on Midfielder’s Future at Chelsea

  Joao Santos, the agent of Chelsea’s Jorginho, has confirmed that the midfielder will stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer transfer window. Santos said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Jorginho has been linked with a move to Napoli and Juventus from Chelsea in the past. His current contract with Chelsea will expire in 2023. The Italy international has become a firm favourite under current Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, in the Blues midfield’s heart. Speaking on Jorginho’s future at the West London club, Santo told TuttoMercatoWeb: “He has a two-year contract with Chelsea. “He thinks about playing the European Championship. And then the World Cup in Qatar. “He will remain at Chelsea, one hundred per c...
World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad
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World Cup qualifier: Roy Keane Names Outstanding, Fantastic Player in England Squad

  Former Manchester United star, Roy Keane has identified Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount as an ‘outstanding player’ in the England squad. The former England international also branded as ‘idiots’ those who doubt the Chelsea midfielder. Mount extended his excellent form at club level to his national team during the international break with England and now looks to have cemented his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championship this summer. And the former Manchester United captain Keane believes Mount is now an integral part of the England set up. “Well that is pretty important, that your manager likes you,” Keane told ITV. “Doesn’t matter what people outside the game think, there are a lot of idiots out there. “Ultimately, I think the players...
Guardiola Reacts as Aguero’s Exit from Man City Becomes Certain
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Guardiola Reacts as Aguero’s Exit from Man City Becomes Certain

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has described Sergio Aguero as “irreplaceable” ahead of the striker’s exit this summer. On Monday, City confirmed that Aguero would be leaving the Etihad at the end of the season. It brings an end to a 10-year stint, which saw the Argentine become the club’s all-time top scorer. “We have still two months ahead and today I saw the training session, how brilliant he was and his commitment,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Sergio is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of numbers he can be replaceable, it’s not easy when you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals, the number of titles. “So it’s the legend, the best striker this club has ever had for this century through the years, but is irreplaceable in the souls, in the h...

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