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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal
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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month. Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions. And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United. Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t. “We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has given the rules ...
Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested
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Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested

  The Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has that said that his former club, Barcelona will get back to the top soon. Guardiola stated this while reacting to arrest of former president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, a development he described as “an uncomfortable.” Bartomeu slept in jail on Monday as part of an investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou. “It’s an uncomfortable situation but I hope it will finish well,” Guardiola said at his press conference. “He’s already innocent until the court proves he is guilty. “Only I’m concerned is that in one week we’ll have a new president. “It’s a difficult situation at Barcelona but the new man needs to have the courage to lead in the next years. As many people as possible can vote and lead the best club in th...
Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer
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Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said his team has a score to settle with Crystal Palace when both sides clash in the Premier League on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace defeated Man United, 3-1 at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture last September. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Solskjaer said, “You could say patience but also you need the quality because he [Roy Hodgson] has a great record of organising his teams. “They have some very experienced players that know the game. We felt that early on in the first game of the season, of course. “They counter attacked a few times against us and scored. So we have got a score to settle, to be honest.” Man United heads to the game after playing a 0-0 draw against ...
Solskjaer Rules Juan Mata Out of Chelsea vs Man United Game
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Solskjaer Rules Juan Mata Out of Chelsea vs Man United Game

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that midfielder, Juan Mata, will miss the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening. According to Solskjaer, Mata, a former Chelsea star, will be out of action for a couple of weeks as the Spaniard aims to recover from injury. Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Solskjaer said, “Juan will, unfortunately, be out for a couple of weeks, so he missed tonight, [Chelsea clash].” Man United head to the game after qualifying for the Europa League last-16 with a 4-0 aggregate win against Real Sociedad. They are currently in the second position on the English Premier League table with 10 points behind leaders Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The kick-off time for the C...
Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man United: You Have Done Really Well – Solskjaer Tells Thomas Tuchel

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has done really well at Stamford Bridge since he took over from Frank Lampard last January. Solskjaer said that the current Chelsea squad under Tuchel has the ability to keep teams away from their own goal. He also said that his job is to end Tuchel’s unbeaten run at Chelsea so far. The Norwegian spoke on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Tuchel has won six of his last eight matches in charge of Chelsea since his appointment last month. “You can see in the results, stats and possession they have had, the ability to keep teams away from their own goal, he’s done really well,” Tuchel said. “It is n...
Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg
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Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has commented on midfielder, Dele Alli’s performance following his side’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Alli scored an overhead kick as goals from Carlos Vinicius (2), and Gareth Bale ensured Tottenham qualified for Europa League last-16 ahead of Wolfsberg. Tottenham had won the first-leg 4-1 last week. Speaking on Alli’s display, Mourinho said at his post-match press conference that the England international played well against the visitors. “The goal I don’t need to speak because all the people around the world will see it,” Mourinho said. “For me, around the goal, he [Alli] played very well. You can see he is not fresh, but in this moment where we are going to play every three days, he will be important...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel speaks on being sacked
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel speaks on being sacked

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said it does not matter whether he signs a long or short term contract, adding that the club will still sack him if they don’t like him. Tuchel led Chelsea to a 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg in Spain on Tuesday night. The victory means that the German has not tasted defeat as the Blues manager. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager also revealed that the board of the former Premier League and Champions League holders are demanding that he plays and gets the best out of their two expensive players Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Asked about his short term contract, the German said, “It affects me, but in a very positive way,” Tuchel told Ferdinand 5 Live podcast. “I didn’t like it at first...
“can I sit on your face” – Lady sacked on first day at work after making sexual advances her boss
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“can I sit on your face” – Lady sacked on first day at work after making sexual advances her boss

A young lady has allegedly been sacked on her first day at work for making advances at her boss after complimenting his look. According to a popular development coach and lecturer Dipo Awojide with Twitter username @ogbenidipo, the lady in question shoots her shot at her boss which ended up getting her sacked on the same day. In his words, "If you get to a new job please behave yourself. Don't go and be shooting unnecessary romantic shots that can get you sacked! How can you go and ask your male manager "you look so cute, do I stand a chance with you? Can I sit on your face" on the first day at your new job? Some of you are very bold but enjoy unnecessary wahala. Don't you like your job? Now HR has been involved. Be open about your romantic feelings but respect yourself in th...
Thomas Tuchel Singles Out Kante, Zouma for Praise
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Thomas Tuchel Singles Out Kante, Zouma for Praise

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has singled out N’Golo Kante and Kurt Zouma for praise ahead of his side’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night at National Arena in Romania. Tuchel said he was very pleased with Kante and Zouma’s performances so far for the club. The German handed Kante and Zouma their first Premier League starts under his tenure over the weekend in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Atletico Madrid, Tuchel was quoted by the Blues’ official website as saying: “It is a process and I have learnt a lot of positives about Zouma. I was very happy with Kurt’s performance. “He performed his role at a top-level, which pleased me.” “With N’Golo, I saw how well he’s been playi...
We Suffered a lot, Arteta Knows Everything – Guardiola
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We Suffered a lot, Arteta Knows Everything – Guardiola

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said that his team suffered a lot following their 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday. Guardiola also praised Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, adding that his former assistant “knows everything” about football. Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal ensured Man City defeated Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Speaking after the game, Guardiola told Sky Sports: “It was hard like we expected it would be. We suffered a lot. It’s difficult to play against Arsenal and Mikel [Arteta]. That’s why I give the players incredible credit for this victory. “Mikel knows everything. He’s so good. It’s not because he’s my friend. He’s so clever. I learn a lot watching his teams. Today I learned something that I can use in the future. He knows everything abo...
Mikel Arteta Criticized for Starting Odegaard Ahead of Smith Rowe
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Mikel Arteta Criticized for Starting Odegaard Ahead of Smith Rowe

  English television presenter and pundit, Alex Scott, has criticized Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta’s decision to start Martin Odegaard ahead of Emile Smith Rowe against Manchester City. Odegaard had a poor game and was replaced by Smith Rowe in the second half, but Scott believes Arteta should have started the England youngster ahead of the Real Madrid loanee. Arteta saw Man City defeated Arsenal at Emirates following Raheem Sterling’s early goal. “Today, you look at Odegaard. For me, he was bang average,” Scott told Sky Sports after the game. “And so you question the decision actually with Smith Rowe not being selected ahead of him. “I think we’re going to see his [Odegaard’s] real qualities over the next couple of weeks. “Is he good enough to be in this starti...
David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho
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David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho

  West Ham United boss, David Moyes, has commented on Jesse Lingard’s performance after the attacking midfielder scored a goal in his side’s Premier League 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Moyes also hailed Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, as one of the top managers in football. The Scottish saw West Ham defeat Spurs at the London Stadium following goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard as Lucas Moura’s strike was not enough to give Mourinho’s men a point. Speaking after the game, Moyes told a post-match press conference: “Jesse has been a very good player. We should not take that away. He has had a difficult year. He has given us something else and helped us get better. “There is always a first for everything, and Jose Mourinho has had great tea...
Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham United, Names Best Player
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Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham United, Names Best Player

  Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Mourinho also named Lucas Moura as the best player on the pitch during Tottenham’s clash with West Ham at the London Stadium. West Ham defeated Tottenham, thanks to two goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard. Moura did score a second-half goal for Mourinho’s side. Speaking after the game, Mourinho Mourinho told a post-match press conference: “Thursday was not in the legs because we started with only one player that played 90 minutes which was Eric Dier. “Lucas Moura played 65 minutes on Thursday and was the best player for our team. “Nothing to do with that. The way we finished the game showed it was not a physical p...
‘Liverpool win a gift to Everton fans’ – Ancelotti pleased after ‘special’ Merseyside derby victory
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‘Liverpool win a gift to Everton fans’ – Ancelotti pleased after ‘special’ Merseyside derby victory

The Italian boss was delighted to see his side get back to winning ways with a stunning win over the Premier League champions at Anfield Carlo Ancelotti says Everton's "special" Merseyside derby victory against Liverpool was a "gift" to their fans. Everton earned their first win at Anfield since 1999 thanks to goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, moving level on points with Liverpool in the Premier League standings in the process. The Toffees came into the clash on the back of two successive defeats, and Ancelotti was delighted to see his team get back to winning ways in impressive fashion against the Reds.
Pochettino Gives Fresh Update on Mbappe’s Future at PSG
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Pochettino Gives Fresh Update on Mbappe’s Future at PSG

  Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has provided an update on forward, Kylian Mbappe’s future at Le Parc des Princes. Mbappe, who led PSG to defeat Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first-leg tie at Camp Nou earlier this week, is yet to sign a new contract with the French Ligue 1 champions. The France international’s contract at PSG will expire in the summer of 2022. Providing an update on Mbappe ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Monaco this weekend, Pochettino said the 22-year-old’s uncertain future would “be clarified soon” following reports linking the player with a move away from PSG this summer. “PSG can give Mbappé all the tools he needs to be happy,” Pochettino told Catalunya Radio program Tot Costa. “I think it’ll be clarified soon.” ...
Man City Deny Offering Messi £430m Deal
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Man City Deny Offering Messi £430m Deal

Manchester City have denied offering Lionel Messi a £430 million contract. The 33-year-old tried to force a move away from Spain last summer and was heavily linked with City, where his former boss and mentor, Pep Guardiola works now. However, it is looking increasingly likely Messi will now leave at the end of the season. According to The UK Sun, City offered the 33-year-old a five-year deal worth £600m last summer, but have now tabled a new package of £430m. The report claims the Premier League leaders are not prepared to match their previous offer due to the financial climate and that Messi is another year into his career. But a City spokesperson has denied those claims, insisting there have been no offers made, either in the summer or since. Messi is Barca’s highes...
Real Sociedad vs Man United: Solskjaer Gives Fresh Injury Update on Pogba
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Real Sociedad vs Man United: Solskjaer Gives Fresh Injury Update on Pogba

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has provided the latest injury update on midfielder, Paul Pogba, ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Real Sociedad on Thursday night. Pogba has not played for Man United since limping out of the 3-3 draw with Everton on February 6 with a thigh injury. The France World Cup winner also missed last week’s FA Cup win over West Ham and Sunday’s draw with West Brom. Providing an update on Pogba, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference that the former Juventus star would not return to action until March at the earliest. “Paul is recovering well,” Solskjaer told reporters. “He’s starting the treatment, but it will still be a few weeks. He won’t be playing in February, that’s for sure, it’s still a few weeks before w...
Barcelona vs PSG: Pochettinho reveals Conversation With Mbappe
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Barcelona vs PSG: Pochettinho reveals Conversation With Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that his forward, Kylian Mbappe, told him that he (Pochettino) would win at Camp Nou for the second time of his managerial career. Pochettino disclosed this after PSG defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday night, thanks to a hat-trick from Mbappe and a strike from Moise Kean. “Great footballers create their own path, and those three goals have put him in the media spotlight,” Pochettino told a post-match press conference. “We had no doubts, and we are very happy for him [Mbappe]. “Confidence always has to be absolute, and he felt calm [before the game]. “He asked me yesterday in training: ‘How many times have you won at Camp Nou?’ I told him once. He answered: ‘Tomorr...
Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou
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Champions League: Pochettino Makes Demand after PSG Thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou

  Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has urged his players to focus on their next game against Monaco in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Pochettino made the plea following PSG’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach also said that PSG are capable of doing anything after thrashing Barcelona 4-1. A hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean’s goal gave PSG an advantage ahead of the second leg in Paris. Lionel Messi did score a goal for Ronald Koeman’s side at Camp Nou. “When you win, you are always happy and then the performance was very good,” Pochettino told PSG TV. “The players deserve everything and we feel very proud of our players for their fantastic match. “But now we n...
EPL: We Don’t Want Second Position – Solskjaer
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EPL: We Don’t Want Second Position – Solskjaer

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said they will not settle for second in the Premier League title race. The Red Devils have only taken 10 points from their last seven league games. On Sunday, they fell further away, following a 1-1 draw at West Brom. Despite returning to second place on goal difference, they have ultimately slipped further behind local rivals Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side are now seven points ahead at the top of the table and have a game in hand, but Solskjaer insists Man Utd will not be letting them get away too easily. He said: “No one will give it away this early. This season is so unpredictable, life is so unpredictable, anything can happen and of course we’re not going to settle for second. “It’s a compliment to...
West Brom vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Dares Players Who Want to Leave Old Trafford
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West Brom vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Dares Players Who Want to Leave Old Trafford

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned some players in his squad who believe they are bigger than the club. Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against West Brom, Solskjaer has told such players to find new clubs. Referring to his experience as a player with United, he told VG: “As a super-sub, as I was called a lot, I helped us win the extra points that helped us not to be number two, but league champion. “I try to make everyone on my team understand that they are involved and contribute in their own way. Then, there are some, who want to be the big fish in a small pond. Then maybe it’s time to go. United go into the game third on the log with 45 points, eight behind leaders Manchester City.
EPL: Brendan Rodgers Explains Why Liverpool Lost Against Leicester City
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EPL: Brendan Rodgers Explains Why Liverpool Lost Against Leicester City

  Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has explained that the Foxes defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday because he changed the shape of his team after getting the equalizer against the Reds in the second half. Rodgers said that Leicester reinforced after the break and attacked Liverpool more as goals from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes gave the host all three points against Jurgen Klopp’s side. Mohamed Salah’s strike was not enough to give Liverpool a point against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. “We obviously had to withstand pressure early on,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “We were a little bit passive in the game, I thought. We did not defend strongly enough, but we still had chances. “We still showed the quality that we can pl...
Hazard injury update offers Champions League hope for Zidane and Real Madrid
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Hazard injury update offers Champions League hope for Zidane and Real Madrid

The Blancos boss has revealed that a Belgian playmaker is closing in on a return to full training following another untimely spell on the sidelines Zinedine Zidane has suggested that Eden Hazard could come back into contention ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League last-16 encounter with Atalanta, as the Belgian forward is stepping up his recovery from another untimely injury. The Belgium international, who has suffered a string of fitness setbacks since joining the Blancos in 2019, has been back on the treatment table with a muscle complaint. He will play no part in a La Liga clash with Valencia on Sunday, but may be ready for a recall before the Blancos return to European action on February 24.
‘I’ll Call Messi’ – Guardiola Challenges Bayern Munich to a sextuple Match With Barcelona after Winning Club World Cup
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‘I’ll Call Messi’ – Guardiola Challenges Bayern Munich to a sextuple Match With Barcelona after Winning Club World Cup

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has challenged manager Hansi Flick and his Bayern Munich team to a ‘battle of the sextuples.’ The challenge came after Bayern Munich matched Guardiola’s Barcelona team’s achievement with a sixth straight trophy. Bayern beat Tigres to win the Club World Cup on Thursday, adding to five other titles they won in a single year. Bayern won the Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB-Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and DFL-Supercup titles over the last year. This means that the Bundesliga giants became only the second side ever to win the sextuple, matching Guardiola’s legendary 2009 Barcelona team. Reacting to the development, Guardiola who now manages Manchester City, congratulated Bayern Munich and the manager for equaling his record. “But I would like...
West Brom vs Man United: Solskjaer Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash
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West Brom vs Man United: Solskjaer Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that midfielder, Paul Pogba, will miss the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with West Brom on Sunday at Hawthorns. Pogba sustained a thigh muscle injury during Man United’s Premier League 3-3 draw against Everton at Old Trafford last weekend. The France international missed Man United’s FA Cup 1-0 victory against West Ham United on Tuesday. ”Paul [Pogba] is still out [for the game],” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Friday. He added, “We have had a rare opportunity to do a bit of training and actually some recovery. “You have got Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and not a game until Sunday. That has been a rarity for us really.” The kick-off time for West Brom vs Man United is 3 ...
EPL: Man United Gets Major Boost Ahead of West Brom Clash
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EPL: Man United Gets Major Boost Ahead of West Brom Clash

  Manchester United have been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Sunday. Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, confirmed that defender, Eric Bailly, has returned to the club’s training ahead of the West Brom clash at Hawthorns. Bailly has not played for Man United since the 2-1 win at Fulham last month due to injury. The Ivory Coast centre-back also missed Man United’s FA Cup 1-0 win over West Ham on Tuesday. “Eric has been training, so that’s a boost to us, “Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying at his pre-match press conference on Friday. “Eric is available. He has trained for a couple of days so he will be available for selection. So that’s a positive. “Apart from that, n...
Leicester City vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals Talk With Alisson Becker
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Leicester City vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals Talk With Alisson Becker

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed that he had a ‘little talk’ with goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon. Alisson made two massive blunders last Sunday as Man City defeated Liverpool at Anfield, thanks to goals from Ikay Gundogan (2), Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp said he had a brief discussion with the Brazilian shot-stopper to help brush off the disappointment of his costly mistakes against Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Leicester. “Oh we [me and Alisson] had, of course, a little talk,” Klopp said. “If it is then about encouragement or whatever, I don’t know. It is just a little talk and he was n...
FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand Feels Sorry for Mourinho After Everton Defeated Tottenham
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FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand Feels Sorry for Mourinho After Everton Defeated Tottenham

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has said that he “feels sorry” for Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, after Everton defeated Spurs 5-4 in the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday night. Ferdinand also criticised Mourinho’s men for “consistently” making individual mistakes. Bernard’s first half extra-time goal ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s side eliminated Tottenham from the competition after the match ended 4-4 after 90 minutes at Goodison Park. “I have to say I actually feel sorry for him [Mourinho] in some ways,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “Because in recent weeks he’s changed quite a few times in the way they have approached games. The West Brom game was a bit different when Harry Kane was not playing, and now tonight was open and expansive. “But each and every o...
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Loses Mother
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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Loses Mother

  Elisabeth, the mother of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has died at the age of 81 but the Anfield boss will not be able to attend her funeral because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Travel restriction means Klopp who lives with his family in Liverpool is prohibited from travelling to his home country because of fears of spreading variants of the coronavirus. Speaking to the Schwarzwalder Bote newspaper, Klopp paid tribute to his mother, saying ‘she meant everything to me’ and that a ‘wonderful commemoration’ will be planned when travel opens up again. The 53-year-old said: ”She meant everything to me. She was a real mum in the best sense of the world. As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now.” He last visited Elisabeth in Germany for her 80th birthd...
Man United vs West Ham: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss FA Cup Clash
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Man United vs West Ham: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss FA Cup Clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players who will miss his side’s Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup fifth-round clash with West Ham United. According to Solskjaer, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, along with Paul Pogba would not take part in Man United’s squad to tackle West Ham at Old Trafford due to injury. Solskjaer’s men head to the game after playing a 3-3 draw with Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. “Eric is getting better. He’s still not available for the Cup game tomorrow we don’t think,” Solskajer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying on Monday. “He’s been out on the grass and training and we will make a decision tomorrow. I don’t think he will be involved. “Everyone [else] is available and trained this morning, apart from P...
Mourinho Names Kane as Best Striker in the World
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Mourinho Names Kane as Best Striker in the World

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has named Harry Kane, as one of the world’s best strikers. Mourinho said this after Kane scored a goal in Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over West Brom on Sunday. Kane’s goal against West Brom means the England international has now drawn level with the club’s legend, Bobby Smith’s 208 goals for Spurs. Only Jimmy Greaves has more goals than Kane, who scored the opener against West Brom. “He [Kane] is a special player in the history of the club and will beat every possible record,” Mourinho said at post-match. “He is one of the best strikers in the world. There is nothing else you say. “The team depends a lot on him. I can’t hide that. It is the goal he can score, it is the assist he can make, he is the link player that he is. “He has...
EPL: ‘We Started Really Well’ – Guardiola Reveals why Man City Thrashed Liverpool, Hails Phil Foden
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EPL: ‘We Started Really Well’ – Guardiola Reveals why Man City Thrashed Liverpool, Hails Phil Foden

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said that his team thrashed Liverpool 4-1 in the Premier League on Sunday evening at Anfield because his players started really well and adjusted their set up in the second half. Guardiola also singled out Phil Foden as a ‘huge talent,’ adding that the 20-year-old kept the ball really well and was aggressive against Liverpool. A brace from Ikay Gundogan and a strike each from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden gave Guardiola’s side all three points against Liverpool. “We played in the way you have to suffer here. Hopefully next time we can win here with people,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Anfield is always impressive but with people it is much more. “Huge victory for us. 3 more points at the end but I take into consideration th...
EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer
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EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer

Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said that he always engages in a “battle” with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to get inspiration, SportingLife reports. Fernandes believes Solskjaer getting “angry sometimes” in arguments, keeps him on his toes as he targets a treble this season. The 26-year-old also feels the Norwegian’s flexible man-management is behind United’s incredible transformation into title contenders. The £55million midfielder has been Solskjaer’s star performer since arriving from Sporting Lisbon 13 months ago. Fernandes has now spoken about two clashes he had with his boss. He told TV2: “It’s not so much. I’ve played 54 games now. During those fights he has been angry with me twice, it’s not bad, so I’m happy with that. “But I think it’s im...
‘I would be surprised’ – Klopp expects Gomez to miss rest of season as Liverpool boss targets centre-back signing
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‘I would be surprised’ – Klopp expects Gomez to miss rest of season as Liverpool boss targets centre-back signing

The 23-year-old has not featured since damaging his knee in November, with the Reds manager admitting he is still 'far away' from a return Jurgen Klopp has admitted it would be a surprise if Joe Gomez can play again this season, as the Liverpool boss looks to make a late January signing to alleviate the club’s defensive crisis. Gomez has not featured since suffering a serious knee injury during a training session with England back in November, with Klopp revealing on Friday that the 23-year-old was still “far away” from a return to action. “Joe Gomez is actually in a pretty good place, but far away from being back,” Klopp told reporters. “So he walks round, looks completely normal, is not yet out on the pitch running, or even out of the gym. It’s just a really tough injury as well...
‘The squad is full of quality’ – Man Utd don’t need to dip into January transfer market, says Solskjaer
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‘The squad is full of quality’ – Man Utd don’t need to dip into January transfer market, says Solskjaer

The Norwegian boss is not expecting to see any new faces arrive at Old Trafford before the end of the month Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn't think Manchester United need to dip into the January transfer market because his squad is already “full of quality”. After guiding United to a third-place Premier League finish last season, Solskjaer added Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri to his ranks in the summer window, An agreement was also reached with Atalanta for the transfer of Amad Diallo, who finally completed his £37 million ($51m) move to Old Trafford at the start of the month.  
Man City boss Guardiola hints Fernandinho set to leave
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Man City boss Guardiola hints Fernandinho set to leave

  Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hinted Fernandinho will be leaving this summer. The veteran comes off contract in June. Guardiola said today, "With the players in this part of the season, everything is open, like if we don't get results we will be sacked. We have to win our positions every day but I am more than impressed and surprised about the role of the first captain Fernandinho. "He is leading us in an exceptional way, in the good moments but especially in the bad moments and I think what everyone can take an example from what he has done so far the team will be stronger. "I am more than delighted with what Fernandinho has done through all our time together but especially this season."
Beijing Guoan appoint former West Brom boss as Slaven Bilic manager
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Beijing Guoan appoint former West Brom boss as Slaven Bilic manager

Slaven Bilic has been named manager of Chinese Super League Beijing Guoan, three weeks after being sacked by West Bromwich Albion. The 52-year-old former Croatia defender has signed a two-year contract and replaces Frenchman Bruno Genesio. Beijing Guoan finished third in a coronavirus-disrupted 2020 season as Jiangsu Suning won the title. The are the seventh club he has managed in addition to a spell in charge of his country between 2006 and 2012. Bilic secured promotion to the Premier League during 18 months with West Brom but was sacked last month with the club one place off the bottom of the table. The new Chinese Super League season starts in the spring but is likely to take place in a Covid-secure 'bubble'.
‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future
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‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future

The Red Devils boss remains focused on the club and not his own position at the helm Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deflected questions about his long-term future at the club, instead insisting that "this team is going places". The Norwegian club legend is contracted at Old Trafford until 2022 with the Red Devils yet to give any indication of whether they intend to stick with Solskjaer beyond that. United's results so far this season have been mixed with Solskjaer's side winning just four of their first eight Premier League games to currently sit 13th.
Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties
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Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties

A staff of of Tuns Farms Nigeria, in Osogbo, Osun State, Abdul Rasheed Olawale Aderogba was killed by hoodlums who invaded and looted properties of the company on Saturday October 26, under the pretext of EndSARS protest. The hoodlums armed with knives, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons stormed the popular farm belonging to a renowned business mogul and the Chairman of Osun State Palliatives Committee, Alhaji Tunde Badmos and made away with valuable items after shooting the worker. Managing Director of the company, Mr Taofeek Badmus, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, October 25, said the deceased, a graduate of Animal Production and Health from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, was shot dead by the rampaging hoodlums because he could recognise mo...
Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season
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Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season

Former England striker, Alan Shearer, has said Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has a big decision to make about goalkeepers next season. David de Gea was at fault for Tottenham’s goal as United drew 1-1 on Friday night. The result put a dent on their top-four hopes, especially with Chelsea defeating Aston Villa 2-1 yesterday. De Gea has made seven errors leading to goals this campaign, the joint most in the Premier League, while Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United. Shearer told the UK Sun that Solskjaer has to decide whether to stick with De Gea or give Henderson a shot at becoming No.1. “Dean Henderson has had a taste of the limelight at Sheffield United and is not going to want to sit on the Old Trafford ...
Zidane Releases Real Madrid Squad to Face Real Sociedad
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Zidane Releases Real Madrid Squad to Face Real Sociedad

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has released a 23-man squad to tackle Real Sociedad in tonight’s La Liga fixture at the Reale Arena Stadium. Zidane announced the list in a post via the club’s official website on Saturday night. Zidane’s men head to the game following a 3-0 victory against Valencia in their last La Liga encounter on Thursday. Real Madrid squad against Sociedad: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube. Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Mendy, Javi Hernández. Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, James. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Asensio, Brahim, Mariano, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo. The kick-off for the match is 9 pm, Nigerian time.
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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is expecting Paul Pogba to “gradually improve” as he plays more with a few games left this season. Pogba has managed only eight appearances in all competitions this season, after undergoing ankle surgery in January. However, the Frenchman is fit and ready to play again, with United eyeing a place in the top four and silverware in the Europa League and FA Cup. The 27-year-old will however find plenty of competition for places after impressive performances from Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay, that saw Solskjaer’s side go unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions before the COVID-19 break. “I want the same from Paul as from all the others. Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world so ...
Hernandez is Dynamic Despite his ‘Tactical Deficits’, says Bayern Coach Flick
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Hernandez is Dynamic Despite his ‘Tactical Deficits’, says Bayern Coach Flick

The French defender has been linked with a move away from Bavaria after a tough debut season Lucas Hernandez still needs to get up to speed with the tactical demands of playing for Bayern Munich following his spell on the sidelines, according to boss Hansi Flick. World Cup-winning France international Hernandez was an €80 million (£72m/$91m) acquisition from Atletico Madrid last year but he has struggled during his debut campaign in Bavaria. The 24-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage at the end of October and was sidelined for more than three months.
‘Good players should be able to play with each other’ – Giggs hoping Pogba & Fernandes pairing works out for Man Utd
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‘Good players should be able to play with each other’ – Giggs hoping Pogba & Fernandes pairing works out for Man Utd

The Wales boss is excited to see the pair in conjunction for the first time but it wary of putting too much pressure on the Portuguese Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs believes that Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba is a central-midfield combination that can bring success to the club. Bruno has proven a smash hit since arriving from Sporting CP in January, but the Portuguese has not had the opportunity to work in conjunction with Pogba yet due to an ankle injury the World Cup winner has been suffering from. The Frenchman’s form has been a source of scrutiny for many months, but Giggs believes that in Bruno, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may just have the perfect foil for a star whose potential has not yet been unlocked at Old Trafford.
RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann: Losing Werner like Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich
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RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann: Losing Werner like Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has compared losing Timo Werner to Robert Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich. The Germany striker has been linked with Liverpool, Bayern and Manchester United amid reports he has a £52m release clause. "Of course you have conversations from time to time, but I have not spoken to him about that in the recent past," Nagelsmann told a news conference ahead of Leipzig's clash with Cologne. "I think he now has 34 goals and assists [this season]. I think you have to mention that I would like to keep him. That is an extraordinary quality. "If he leaves for the next season there would be a big gap. It's like if Robert Lewandowski leaves Bayern Munich. Nobody shouts 'Hurray!' there either, I think. They're clearly weakened then, and it's the same with us...
Mosimane wants Champions League titles and to develop more European stars
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Mosimane wants Champions League titles and to develop more European stars

The Masandawana boss speaks about his challenges as he enters his new four-year tenure at Chloorkop Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has labelled the team that won four trophies in one year as his ‘Super Team’, saying his challenge is to see his players such as Bongani Zungu playing in the German Bundesliga as well as in the Italian Serie A. Just after signing a new four-year contract, ‘Jingles’ reveals why he is hurt when he looks at the badge of clubs such as Al Ahly, Wydad Casablanca, and Esperance. The four-time Premier Soccer League (PSL) title winner speaks on why striker Jeremy Brockie failed to score for his club and declines to comment on George Maluleka who is bound to join the Brazilians next season.
Again, Burna Boy Trolls Davido Over Post On Snapchat
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Again, Burna Boy Trolls Davido Over Post On Snapchat

The feud between self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’ Burna Boy and DMW boss, Davido started a few hours ago on Snapchat before it went to the streets of Twitter. It appears that Burna had earlier been trolling the singer on Snapchat before taking matters to Twitter. On Davido’s Snapchat, he had shared that fans should be expecting something from him in July as he just shared the month ‘July’ on his snap. Reacting to his post, Burna took to the same platform to share that he was expectant of what July would bring and he would laugh accordinly. See Posts Here:
‘Pochettino was all over Maguire’ – Spurs wanted Man Utd’s £80m defender, says Rose
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‘Pochettino was all over Maguire’ – Spurs wanted Man Utd’s £80m defender, says Rose

The former Tottenham boss was eager to do a deal for the England international centre-half after seeing him star in the Premier League for Hull City Mauricio Pochettino had hoped to take Harry Maguire to Tottenham, says Danny Rose, with the former Spurs boss having been “all over” a commanding centre-half long before Manchester United put a record-breaking £80 million ($97m) deal in place. The England international became the most expensive defender in world football when making a switch to Old Trafford in the summer of 2019. That move was made from Leicester, with the Foxes having acquired the 27-year-old from Hull City two years earlier.
Chioma’s Engagement Ring to Davido has Been Taken From – Olunloyo
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Chioma’s Engagement Ring to Davido has Been Taken From – Olunloyo

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has claimed that Chioma‘s engagement ring to Davido has been retrieved by the singer. Taking to Twitter, the popular journalist insinuated that Davido collected back the engagement ring which he gave her some months back. She asked her fans if any of them know the reason why the singer took the engagement ring from his fiance. In her words; “#BREAKING EXCLUSIVE. Does anyone know why Chioma Rowland’s engagement ring to singer Davido taken from her?#Kemitalks”. While most of her fans were curious to know the reason behind her claims, others bashed her for always poke-nosing into Davido’s affairs. launch with celebrities in Africa The controversial journalist, of course has been for ages, on the family issue of the Adelekes,...
EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did
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EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did

Former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has claimed his 4-0 win over Manchester United during his early days at Stamford Bridge, was his turning point at the club. Conte spent only two years with the Blues, winning the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in his final game in 2018. However, the Italian didn’t have the finest of starts, as he lost two of his first six games in charge. Conte switched to a back three following a demoralising 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in September and it provided instant results. But the third match was their biggest test yet, when Mourinho returned to the club for the first time since his sacking a year earlier. Chelsea went ahead to hammer United 4-0 in emphatic style. “I live my job in an intense way!” Conte told Sky Sports, aft...