10 months agoMan Utd U18 boss Ryan lauds ‘match-winner’ Greenwood

first_imgMan Utd U18 boss Ryan lauds ‘match-winner’ Greenwoodby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United U18s coach Neil Ryan has praised Mason Greenwood as a match-winner after his incredible hat-trick against Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup on Monday.The Red Devils clinched a 4-3 victory and passage into the fourth round over the five-time consecutive champions.”Mason’s the match-winner it’s clear, you can see he’s going to get you goals and he’s always dangerous, but you can’t underestimate the rest of the team and the work they’ve done,” Ryan told reporters after the match. “D’Mani Mellor ran himself into the ground, and so did every player on the pitch. We’re not just a one-man team, it’s the full squad and we have players to come back.”Yes, Mason was fantastic, I can’t fault that. Great goals, and he gets a hat-trick in one of the biggest games, and we want more of these big games for our boys.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoFergie prefers Pochettino ahead of Zidane for Man Utd job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fergie prefers Pochettino ahead of Zidane for Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSir Alex Ferguson wants to see Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as next Manchester United manager.Pochettino is United’s No1 target to succeed Jose Mourinho from next season, with Fergie championing him behind the scenes.The Sun says Poch famously had lunch with the Old Trafford legend two-and-a-half years ago at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair, London.Ferguson, who won 13 Premier League titles during his 26 years at United, remains a huge fan of the Argie coach.United will step up their search for Mourinho’s successor and appoint at the end of the season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepping in as caretaker.Zinedine Zidane is in the running and will not cost a penny in compensation after leaving Real Madrid in the summer. last_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace chairman Parish admits likely final Zaha season

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace chairman Parish admits likely final Zaha seasonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits this could be the last season at Selhurst Park for Wilfried Zaha.Parish insisted Zaha will not be leaving this January after a link with a move to the Chinese Super League.The Ivory Coast winger signed a new five-year contract earlier this year worth £130,000-a-week but Parish said: “We have got a long history with Wilf. He loves the club and we love him. But of course people want to do well in their career over time.“We have to look at it. We have to look at the right circumstances for Wilf, the right circumstances for the club.“Right now, I know he is 1,000% committed to Crystal Palace Football Club. He doesn’t think about anything else. He is not interested in going to China. He wants to help us get up the table. That is all he is focused on right now.” last_img read more

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a month ago​Liverpool star Mane worth much more than £100m – Aldridge

first_img​Liverpool star Mane worth much more than £100m – Aldridgeby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge believes that Sadio Mane is worth more than £100 million.The Senegalese winger was always seen as a talented attacker, but he has increased his goal output and improved his consistency in recent months.Such improvements mean that Aldridge sees Mane as near irreplaceable, hence the high price tag.Mane has 65 goals in 129 Premier League games for the club.Aldridge told the Irish Independent: “Mane was something of an unknown quantity when Liverpool signed him from Southampton in the summer of 2016 and while he always had raw pace, Klopp and his coaching staff have turned him into a potent scoring weapon in the last couple of seasons.”He is there with Salah now as a scoring threat and if either of the pair were put up for sale by Liverpool (which is not happening by the way!) the fee they would command would be well beyond the £100m mark.”Keeping those three fit is vital to Liverpool and Klopp’s hopes of success this season, with the opening few weeks of this season confirming the European champions mean business in the Premier League.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoChelsea midfielder Willian: I wanted to take it

first_imgChelsea midfielder Willian: I wanted to take itby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Willian admits he wanted to take last night’s penalty in defeat to Valencia.Ross Barkley took the spotkick and missed to hand Los Che the Champions League win.Willian said: “I wanted to take it but he (Barkley) was confident to take it.”This is football. He missed the penalty but it could be me that missed, or Jorginho or whoever. So football is like this. But when we win, we win together, and when we lose, we lose together.”Barkley added: “If there was another penalty in the game, I would have been confident of taking it,You can miss penalties. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve got five more group stage games to go that we’re aiming to win. The Valencia game just didn’t go our way, it’s disappointing really.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard hails Jorginho for Brighton win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard hails Jorginho for Brighton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard hailed Jorginho after their 2-0 defeat of Brighton.A penalty from Jorginho followed by a deflected drive by Willian secured the precious points for the Blues. Lampard said, “Everyone has been drawn to talking about the young players but they will always need experienced players around them. You’re talking about Jorginho with the coolness of head to score the penalty, and Willian who not only created chances for himself and got his goal but showed fantastic work ethic as well.”Those are the standards. Some of the experienced players can set those standards and the young players must follow.”Jorginho’s a leader in his personality. For whatever reasons, people made judgements about him last season but I can only judge what I see in front of me and from pre-season he’s been one of the leaders in the dressing room and on the pitch.”He wants to win and to show that in everything you do is so important. He does that so I’m pleased with him. The young players need to look up to that kind of attitude that he has daily.” last_img read more

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2 days agoHamann: Liverpool have great interest in Sancho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hamann: Liverpool have great interest in Sanchoby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League winner Dietmar Hamann says his old club are keen on Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.With English clubs seemingly lining up to bring Sancho back to the Premier League, Hamann claims that Liverpool are one of them. “What I hear is that Liverpool have great interest,” Hamann told Sky Germany.”I would imagine that next summer they could become one of the biggest interested parties.”He’s from Manchester City and I do not know if he would come back again, and it’s a thing for Manchester United, too, if they’ve ever been to the rivals.” last_img

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Here’s How The Big Ten Would Handle A 3-Team Tiebreaker

first_imgA Michigan fans reaction to the end of the Michigan Michigan State game.Where will Michigan fans rank? Michigan FansMichigan FansOn Saturday, Michigan State snuck past Michigan on a touchdown off of a fumbled punt. The Spartans now have an important edge on the Wolverines, but the game proved that the two teams are incredibly close. Ohio State beating Michigan State, and Michigan defeating Ohio State in “The Game” definitely seems plausible at the moment, and if those three teams don’t lose to anyone else, the Big Ten could find itself with a ridiculous tiebreaker scenario. A three-way tie between the Buckeyes, Spartans, and Wolverines would negate the first four tiebreakers: records vs. one another, records vs. rest of division, records vs. highest finishers in the division, and record against common conference opponents. The fifth tiebreaker sends things to the College Football Playoff poll, which could complicate things further. ESPN’s Brian Bennett has more:The fifth tiebreaker states that the highest ranked team in the College Football Playoff poll would be the division representative in Indianapolis, unless the two highest-ranked teams are within one spot of each other. So if, say, Ohio State was No. 4 and Michigan was No. 5 and Michigan State 7th, the Wolverines would go based on their head-to-head win vs. the Buckeyes.Michigan jumping a higher ranked Ohio State would be controversial to begin with, but this scenario could also have the three teams waiting for a few days to find out which team heads to Indianapolis at all.The potential issue here, of course, is that the playoff selection committee’s poll does not come out until Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. ET. So we could have a situation where all three teams are waiting around for three full days after their regular-season finale, unsure who is advancing to play the West Division champion. That would make for a nightmare situation in terms of game preparation for the East teams and the West winner. Add in ticket sales, hotel rooms and other travel arrangements, and it becomes total chaos.If this comes to pass, we have to imagine that the Big Ten will look to streamline their process going forward. Right not, it definitely doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch. [ESPN]last_img read more

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Buffon close to sensational Juventus return

first_imgJuventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is set to make a sensational return to the club after announcing his Paris Saint-Germain departure.The 41-year-old left the Serie A champions at the end of his contract in June 2018 after 17 years with the club, opting to move to France and sign a one-year deal with PSG.He recently announced his intention to leave Paris , despite being offered a contract extension, and Goal can confirm that the Italian is set to make an unexpected return to Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Buffon’s return will see him act as back-up to first-choice keeper Wojciech Szczesny, whose stock has increased after cementing his place as one of Serie A’s finest between the sticks.Although the move seemed unthinkable only a few days ago, the Italian’s relationship with Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli has helped to push the move through with Buffon having already agreed a one-year contract.The move will be made official once the future of current back-up goalkeeper Mattia Perin has been decided, with the 26-year-old expected to leave the club this summer amid interest from Roma and Sevilla.Buffon still feels he has something to offer at the highest level after leaving PSG with a Ligue 1 winners’ medal, and will possibly look at moving into management when he decides to call an end to his playing days.The World Cup winner is not the only man who donned a PSG shirt last season who Juventus are interested in bringing to Turin this summer, however, with midfielder Adrien Rabiot high on the club’s transfer target list.The France international was suspended by the club in December and has been linked with a move to various top European clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United as a result, but sources close to the deal have told Goal that the Old Lady are confident of completing a deal .The central midfielder’s contract is set to expire at the end of June, and Juventus are offering him a deal worth €7 million (£6m/$8m) per season, excluding any additional bonuses.The Serie A champions are looking to move forward with transfer targets swiftly during the summer transfer window, having appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on June 16.last_img read more

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New York Red Bulls vs NYCFC: TV, stream & preview

first_imgThe New York Red Bulls can overtake New York City FC in the Eastern Conference with victory in the first New York derby match of 2019.NYCFC are just one point ahead of their city rivals in fifth place after their club-record 14 game unbeaten run in all competitions was brought to an end with a home defeat to the Portland Timbers last weekend.The Red Bulls meanwhile have won just one of their last four MLS matches and needed a 93rd minute equaliser from Bradley Wright-Phillips to secure a 3-3 draw against Atlanta United last weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Game New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC Date Sunday, July 14 Time 11:30pm BST / 6:30pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Deportes/Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on Sky Sports and streamed on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go Squads & Team News Position NYCFC players Goalkeepers Barraza, Johnson, Stuver Defenders Callens, Chanot, Ibeagha, Matarrita, Scally, Sweat, Tinnerholm Midfielders Bedoya, Haak, Medina, Moralez, Ofori, Parks, Ring, Rocha, Sands,Torres Forwards Dos Santos, Castellanos, Mackay-Steven, Mitrita, Tajouri-Shradi New York City FC have a number of injury concerns with Sean Johnson, Alexander Callens, Tony Rocha, James Sands and Joe Scally all set to miss out.Potential NYCFC XI: Stuver, Sweat, Tinnerholm, Chanot, Matarrita, Ibeagha, Ring, Moralez, Castellanos, Ofori, Parks. Position New York Red Bulls players Goalkeepers Louro, Meara, Robles Defenders Duncan, Lade, Lawrence, Long, Murillo, Nealis, Parker, Tarek Midfielders Bezecourt, Casseres Jr. Davis, Epps, Fernandez, Ivan, Koffi, Mines, Muyl, Kaku, Royer, Rzatkowski, Valot. Forwards Etienne Jr. Barlow, Jorgensen, White, Wright-Phillips The Red Bulls have Michael Murillo and Kaku available after suspension but Florian Valot and Tim Parker remain sidelined. Aaron Long is also unlikely to feature after playing for the USMNT in the Gold Cup final against Mexico on Sunday.Potential New York Red Bulls XI: Robles, Tarek, Duncan, Nealis, Lawrence, Muyl, Davis, Royer, Rzatkowski, Casseres Jr, White.Betting & Match Odds New York Red Bulls are priced at evens to win, according to bet365, while a draw is available at 5/2. A win for NYCFC is priced at 13/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more . Match Preview Ismael Tajouri NYCFC 2017-18In addition to bragging rights, the winner of this Sunday’s Hudson River derby will give themselves a huge boost in the race for the playoffs.New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls are fifth and sixth respectively in the Eastern Conference. Toronto FC sits in the seventh and final playoff position, two points behind the Red Bulls. Given they have at least two games in hand on all of their opponents at the top of the table, a win for NYCFC would not only see them pull four points clear of their city rivals but give themselves the platform to cement their place in the top seven.They will also be looking to bounce back after their defeat to Portland last weekend, which was followed up by a penalty shootout loss to Orlando City on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.”When you lose in penalties, in my opinion, the soccer was not fair with us, but it is what it is,” said boss Domenec Torrent. “We have to rest well because now we play the Red Bulls, everyone knows how tough it is to play against this type of [pressing] team.”They’re an aggressive team, but if you take the ball and pass the ball and you have control, it’s more easy to play this type of team.”The Red Bulls, meanwhile, will be glad to return to Red Bull Arena after some shaky results on the road in recent weeks. They threw away a 2-0 lead at Philadelphia at the start of last month before being thrashed 4-0 at Houston, ending the game with nine men.They needed a late equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Atlanta last weekend and coach Chris Armas hopes the intensity of that game will prove ideal preparation for Sunday’s derby.“Does that one help you prepare for what’s ahead? I hope so. To understand the intensity needed, the focus needed, the quality needed at times, and the discipline that those games demand,” he said.“Even what we said after the game to the guys is that has to be the standard. That shouldn’t be something we can pull out of the hat on certain days. The good thing is we have that in us. The challenge for every team and top players and coaches is to maintain that standard of work all the time.”last_img read more

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