Month: April 2019

  • Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko set to return from injury in Chelsea’s trip to Wembley to face Tottenham

    Eden Hazard is set to return for in Sunday's trip to Wembley to take on Hazard has missed the whole of pre-season after fracturing his ankle while on international duty with Belgium at the start of the summer. But he rcontent_imgeturned to play in a behind closed doors friendly against Queens Park Rangers on Thursday, Hazard came through the game unscathed and even scored during a comprehensive 8-0 victory. New signing Tiemoue Bakayoko also featured in the clash, making his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt since signing from Monaco. The midfielder has been sidelined following minor knee surgery at the end of last season. And there are reports that there is a chance both could yet feature for Chelsea when they travel to Spurs for a key Premier league clash on Sunday at Wembleonio in defeat to Tottenham.Antonio, who added purpose, strength and a goal to the forward line in an impressive 45-minute performance off the substitutes' bench.“I was not surprised because I have seen him working the full week," Pellegrini observy. It would be a major boost for Antonio Conte, who is missing Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas through suspension after they were both sent off during last weekend’s shock home defeat by Burnlransfer ban, it's been suggested in Italy they could sign Van de Beek in January with the aim to taking him to London next summer.However, after victory over PSV Eindhoven in yesterday's Johan Cruyff Shield, Van de Beek responded to the Blues rumoursey on the opening day of the new season. Who will win this weekend's London derby?8000+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo turns ball boy while watching his son play – proves he’s just a regular dad

    He may be the best player of a generation in the eyes of the world. But in the eyes of Cristiano Ronaldo Jr he is just his - the sheer embarrassment of it all, eh? Besides from helping his son win the 'my dad is a better footballer than your dad argument' with his teammates, the striker assists him in other ways. That's right, he is even happy to turn ball boy for the youngster's team - what a man. As you can see in the above video, the three-time winner watches his son play from behind the goal when a shot goes wide. Without stopping to think about it he quickly runs off to go and collect the ball socontent_img the game can resume. Of course, he cannot resist flicking the ball up into his hands in a stylish fashion before galloping back with it like a ll be able to train with the first team squad while he searches for a new club. Rossi asked Villarreal if he could come back so that he can be at peak physical shape for when the winter transfer window opens in January. Villarreal happily accepted Rostallion. He's still Cristiano Ronaldo after all. Don't you ever forget discuss Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.Arsenal keeper Cech, 36, who is due to retire at the end of the season, has been offered a job by Chelsea which could put him in a strange position in Baku next week. Sarri said: “I don't like to speak about an it.
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  • Georginio Wijnaldum enjoying the pressure of Liverpool’s Premier League title quest

    Having been relegated with last season, says he's enjoying the pressure attached to Premier League title quest. The Dutch international arrived at Anfield in the summer, having top-scored in the Magpies ill-fated fight for survival last term. Wijnaldum 26, had arrived at St James' Park hoping to make his own personal splash in England, having joined after captaining PSV Eindhoven to the Dutch championship the previous year. Now after a £25million move to Merseyside in the summer, he's part of Jurgen Klopp's attacking side, who are hoping to end Liverpool's long wait for the title. But Wijnaldum is enjoying the pressure that competing at the top brings. “The d has hit out at the criticism of pundits.“Do they say that I'm more a League coach than a European one? You live by clichés..." said Conte.“As long as someone says something on TV, everyone goes after it. I've played in three Champions Leagues, ifference between the feeling you have when you’re in the bottom three or at the top of the league is huge,” Wijnaldum told Liverpool's official website. “When you’re at the bottom of the league it means f senior teammate Raheem Sterling at Manchester City.Poveda continues to train regularly with Pep Guardiola's squad and says Sterling – who ultimately occupies a wide berth he would hope to fill – has been particularly helpful generous with his ayou are losing a lot of games. And when you lose a lot of games as a football player you don’t feel good, because you want to win games to feel good and have confidence.content_img “At PSV, I was playing for a team that has to be champions every year. That means there is a lot of pressure, but I like that pressure because it’s a pressure that you have to perform well every weekend. And that gives me a good feeling. “If there is no pressure it means that you play in a team who people think can lose. Especially now, everyone expects us to win. I like the pressure.” Wijnaldum is likely to be part of starting lineup at St Mary's, with having picked up a knock during England's 2-2 draw with Spain in midweek. But the Dutch international knows that the Reds have a long way to go in their title quest. “Now we are winning almost every game. We have a good team and we are at the top of the table. That’s the big difference between last season and this season. “But we still have a long way to go until the end of the season, so we must make sure that it stays like this, because everything can change.” Who will win the Premier League title this season?8000+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • Angel Di Maria backed for Manchester United second season success by teammate Marcos Rojo

    Marcos Rojo has backed record signing Angel Di Maria to succeed at Old Trafford. Di Maria, who became British football's most expensive player when he signed for £59.7million from Real Madrid last summer, endured a tough first season at United. The Arged to sell Riyad Mahrez this summer.The Algeria interncontent_imgational is being linked with PSG this week, where he is regarded as a potential replacement for Neymar.Goal says City are aware of PSG's interest and will be prepared to sell for the right price.Cintina playmaker lost his place under Louis van Gaal as problems on and off the field combined to make it a season to forget for But club and country currently playing alongside Di Maria at the Copa America, believes his compatriot will prove his enduring worth at United next season. "For me, the player with the most talent at Manchester United is Angel," said Rojo. "There are great players at the club but Angel, for me, is one of the best in the team and in the world. "It has been a difficult year for him. He had some problems adapting but that's normal. "Any player coming to a new country and a new league has to adapt to the differences and that's what happens, but I'm sure he will drri admitted some relief overcoming Fiorentina 3-0 on Sunday.Two Cristiano Ronaldo penalties and a late Matthijs de Ligt header sealed the win.“It was a difficult match, because Fiorentina were unbeaten in Serie A in 2020," Sarri told Sky Sport Itao really well in the months ahead.” Will Angel Di Maria come good for United next season?1000+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • Pep Guardiola reluctant to talk up Patrick Roberts after on-loan Man City man scores against parent club

    Pep Guardiola was reluctant to talk up Patrick Roberts after the on-loan forward scored against his parent club for Celtic. Teenager Roberts struck just four minutes into his return to the Etihad Stadium as Scottish champions Celtic Roberts, signed by City in an £11million deal from Fulham last year, joined Celtic on an 18-month deal in February. Asked for an opinion on the 19-year-old's performance, City manager Guardiola said: "He scored a good goal." Guardiola was then asked whether Roberts could have a future at City. The Spaniard, speaking in his post-match press conference, said: "We are going to talk about it at the end of the season." Pushed further, Guardiola finally offered more praise. He said: "We know his quality but the decision is not about one game. It is for one season for the perspective. "We are going to speak with him, the managers (agents), between each other we are going to decide. "He has good quality with the winger, ohrough a statement on their club website that the 26-year-old had indeed arrivecontent_imgd from Rayo Vallecano, signing a five-year contract which is due to run until June 2024.A transfer fee of €7.6m was agreed between the two clubs, with a further million ne against one. He worked defensively. He has, of course, potential. I am so happy with his performance, of course." Guardiola's opposite number Brendan Rodgers was more forthcoming on the display of Roberts, whose early strike was quickly cancelled out by Kelechi Iheanacho. The former Liverpool manager said: "It couldn't have been easy for him but the kid showed his quality. "He showed he's in the right plae Guivarc'h praised matchwinner Olivier Giroud yesterday.The Chelsea striker hit the only goal of their Euros qualifying win over Iceland.And ex-Newcastle forward said: "He plays little in England. 17 minutes last month and yet he gives (France coachce at this stage of his career. It's no good him sitting on the bench. "It's great that City allow him to play in a game like this. You've seen a top, young English talent here - a brilliant goal, pressed the game well and showed all his qualities. "I'm very proud of him in terms of his concentration and quality in the game. "You come to Celtic, 60,000 every other week and a huge club with big expectancy. He's dealing with that remarkably well. He's won titles and is understanding about becoming a winner. "I'm sure he'll come back here in the summer and Pep and his staff will have a real good look at him. They will be really encouraged with what they've seen here."
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  • Gary Neville says Liverpool are one of the weakest teams BUT remain one of the favourites to finish in top four

    Former defender Gary Neville believes are one of the weakest teams in the top six BUT still stand a great chance of finishing in the top four this season. Liverpool moved five points clear of Arsenal who are just behind them in the table following their 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday, but looked far from convincing. Neville believes Jurgen Klopp has got a big job on his hand to address the way his team are playing and does not feel they have the quality in the squad to compete for major honours. But despite Arsenal having two games in hand, the United legend still feels Liverpool are one of the strong favourites to secure a Champions League spot as they have one of the best run-ins. Neville, speaking on , said: "There are going to be two big clubs and big managers to drop out of that top four. You'd have to say, at this moment in time, if every team had the same games towards the end of the season, I think Liverpool could be in trouble. "They could potentially be the weakest in some ways, but the fact they've got a really good run does give them an advantage to get in content_imgthere. But it's so tight and it changes week by week.” Liverpool have a superb record against the top teams this season, but have suffered five defeats against teams in the bottom half of the table which has ended any hopes of them challenging for the title. Neville says this is an issue Ings praised their character after they ended a run of three straight Premier League defeats with a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Molineux.Ings, who opened the scoring on 53 minutes, now has three goals in his last three league outings, taking his over they have to put right if they are to be considered a major force in the Premier League again. He added: "I'm not sure it is psychological because it's happened so many times this year," he said. "I think there's a style and tactical issue in terms of how Liverpool play. "We've seen some incredible performances from them in big games where teams have come at them and are open and expansive. But when Liverpool play a team who sit back and go into their shape, they don't seem to have a Plan B. "This current Liverpool are held back by the fact they haven't got the strongest squad, but they have been helped this season by the fact they've got a good programme. "They don't have a Plan B in terms of being able to control the eat at the hands of League One club Sunderland to dash their Carabao Cup aspirations.Max Power's 25-yard stunner after just nine minutes of play proved the difference at Bramall Lane.Blades boss Chris Wilder was scathing over his team's performance wgame in a different style, and when teams don't allow them to use their energy to press they're far less effective. They have a great chance of getting into the top four, but they do have to overcome this style problem." Will Liverpool finish in the top four?6000+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • Kevin Keegan confident Newcastle United will beat the drop – but he isn’t so sure about Sunderland

    Kevin Keegan is confident will beat the drop this season but anticipates a real struggle for neighbours The Magpies and the find themselves in the Premier League relegation zone going into this weekend’s fixtures. Basement boys Aston Villa already look dead and buried, 10 points adrift of Norwich City and safety, however the other two spots remain in the balance. Keegan, who played for and managed , would love to see both North East sides avoid sides slip through the trapdoor, but feels Sunderland are more at risk than his old club. He told the 24 points from 20 games it's fair to say that Arsenal havecontent_img struggled this season. The squad is in need of a major overhaul, but unfortunately, that won't be possible until the end of the season.For now, Mikel Arteta can look to bolster a few areas o : “The fans up here just want great games, great derbies. We’ve had it before. I’m trying to look at the positive.” “What do they [Newcastle] have to do to stay up? Get 38 points. Newcastle's midweek defeat to Everton in pictures: “In all honesty, I think they’re going to be ok and I’m confident they won’t go down but there is a lot of work to do. “I’m a bit more worried for , I think they have a harder fight on their hands, although Sam is a master at getting teams out of this type of situation. “Let’s put it this way, there is a lot still to happen; 14 games and a lot of points still at stake. “I hope they both stay up. This area needs both teams to be up there. Of course, there is a lot of baiting between the fans, particularly when it comes to derby day, but we need to have these type of big matches. “If Middlesbrough can come up, which I believe they can, it would be fantastic for the area to have them all in there together.” Newcastle were the biggest spenders of the January transfer window as the Geordies recruited the likes of Andros Townsend, Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet to boost their chances of staying up. Keegan, who was speaking during the opening of a new spa at Ramside Hall Hotel in County Durham, already sees next month’s Tyne Wear derby as being key to survival. The two relegation-threatened teams will meet at St James’ Park on March 20 in a real six-pointer. He added: “The Tyne Wear derby is coming up next month and that’s going to be a big game of course. “A win there would see them push themselves further away from and help get them out the bottom three. “It hasn’t gone their way in the past six der James' Park supremo says his mindset has changed after struggling to find a buyer at the Premier League club.He told the Daily Mail: "So I have to assume I will stay running this football club. There are no offers. Define an offer. I'm not a believebies. I remember having a better run during my time.” Will Newcastle stay up after their January signings?0+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international retirement paves way for Manchester United switch this summer

    international retirement paves the way for him to sign for this summer. The mercurial striker was initially named in Sweden's squad to play at the Rio Olympics later this summer, meaning that he would miss the start of the Premier League season. And following his involvement in the European Championships, Ibrahimovic would undoubtedly require some time to recharge his batteries before returning to club football. But after announcing that Sweden's exit from the Euros would also , he would now be in line to start the season. United's season starts with the Community Shield clash against Leicester on August 7 before a trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League the following weekend. Ibrahimovic, 34, is still widely expected to join United this summer following the expiration of his contract at French champions Paris Saint-Germain. He has remained qucontent_imgiet on speculation over his future over recent weeks with it unlikely that he announces his next club until after July 1 and the official end of his PSG deal. Ibrahimovic's final-ever appearance for Sweden could come in Wednesday night's clash against Belgium, with his side knowing they need a win to progress from the group stages. "The last game (at Euro 2016) will be my last for , so I hope it will not be tomorrow," he said. "I am very proud of what I have achieved and will always bring the Swedish flag with me." They drew 1-1 with Republic of Ireland in their opener before defeat to Italy. Ibrahimovic made his debut for Sweden against the Faroe Islands in 2001 before being named in their squad for the 2002 World Cup. He added: "Disappointment doesn't exist, only pride. I'm very grateful to all the supporters. "To finish with a disappointment - never." He also played at the World Cup in Germany four years later and has appeared in three separate . Will Zlatan Ibrahimovic be a good sigManchester City are in talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Sut only for 100 million euros or more.The 20-year-old is highly coveted by Europe's top clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. While Bosz admits a transfer could happen this summer, the Dutchman says Bayer will demand an enormous pain midfielder Rodri and are willing to pay his £62.6m release clause, reports BBC Sport.City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to sign a defensively-minded player to bolster the Premier League champions' squad.No deal has been done yet, with Bayern Munich reportedly also showing interest for the 22 year old.ning for Manchester United?18000+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • Manchester United register just 35 per cent possession against Liverpool – their lowest-ever recorded

    recorded jusg made last summer, it has been revealed.Emery was sacked as the Gunners' boss at the end of last month after overseeing the club's worst run of results in over two decades. And it's been claimed the club failed to land his top transfer targets.The At 35 per cent possession during Monday night's bore draw with . The home side dominated as at Anfield. Jose Mourinho claimed his side actually had 42 per cent, but the.The Brazil fullback is a free agent after his contract with PSG expired last month.Manchester City are currently frontrunners for his signature, with Alves mulling over a reunion with his former manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola.Sky Sports says Gu Red Devils had to do a lot of work off the ball to frustrate Jurgen Klopp's men. It was the lowest possession stats United have registered in Premier League history since Opta records began in 2003. However, Mourinho claimed it was a good point for thecontent_img visitors. He said: "It is not the result we wanted but it is a positive result, it is a result that stops a direct opponent getting three points at home so not a bad result. "The game was difficult for both teams but for longer periods it was more difficult for them than us. In pictures - Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: “We controlled the game not just tactically but the emotion of the game, that was probably the quietest Anfield I had and I was expecting it to be the other way. “I think was a positive performance. We had control of the game – there were two amazing saves by David de Gea it’s true but they were out of context. “The reaction from their crowd was permanent disappointment. People expected us to come here and be really in trouble, which we were not. “The team was always comfortable, we lacked a little bit of sharpness in more attacking positions. “This is a point that stopped them winning three. Other candidates for the title have easier fixtures at moment and it is important to keep close to them – our opportunity to get five wins in a row will come.” As it happened Manchester United fans! Do you accept Jose Mourinho's style of play?2000+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan should be first choice at Manchester United, say Michael Owen and Paul Scholes

    Former Manchester United duo and Paul Scholes believe should be one of the first names on the team sheet - ahead of Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney. Mkhitaryan opened his United goalscoring account with a brilliant solo effort as United qualified for the knockout stage of the Europa League with a comfortable 2-0content_img win over Zorya Luhansk. And ex-United striker Owen was full of praise for the Armenian international in the studio after the game. When asked whether Mkhitaryan should start Sunday's match against Tottenham, Owen said, "Yeah I’d say so. He would be my first choice in one of those three positions" "Of course you go Ibra up top but the three in behind whether its left, right or middle, I think he goes in as my first choice" "Mata's had a fantastic season... you’ve got the pace of Rashford, you've got the experience and the quality of Rooney. "You’ve got so many options, Lingard, Martial, but I think Mkhitaryan would go in first if it was me." Owen was particularly buoyed by Mkhiryrans first United goal after he opened the scoring three minutes into the second half, "It was a brilliant run by Rooney but you can’t talk about this goal without waxing lyrical about Mkhitaryan. “You get a sense now he’s off and running. He’s played in the first team, he’s started playing really well and now he’s scored his goal, and it was a really good goal as well, what a goal to open your account." United legend was in full agreement with Owen, "Yeah I must admit, three or four weeks ago I thought it’s only a matter of time you get him playing and he will start producing an we’re seeing that now. "And what he has different from Mata is that little bit of pace. Mata's got the trick, has he quite got the pace to go past people? I don’t think he has. "I think Mkhitaryan's got the trick, he’s got the pace to go past people and produce what he did tonight." Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal sealed qualification with two minutes of normal time remaining and despite setting his sights on breaking his Old Trafford duck, Mkhitaryan affirmed that the victory was the most important thing, "I was waiting a long time for this goalAlisson is "really close" to returning to action.Alisson suffered a calf injury on the opening day of the season in the Reds' win over Norwich.Since then summer signing Adriaspite Everton offering £70m plus James McCarthy and Cenk Tosun, Palace opted not to sell this summer."I'm sure it has a happy ending for everybody," Parish told the Daily Mail. "That's what I want to generate and I'm sure we'll make that happen."We n has played between the sticks for Liverpool, but Alisson is nearing a retu but my next goal has to be in Old Trafford because I want to score at home. "It’s another pleasure to score in Old Trafford so I will try to do my best to do that. “The most important is to have won today and we are going through.” Will Manchester United win the Europa League this season?6000+ VOTES SO FAR Zorya 0-2 Man United: What we learned
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  • FIFA corruption scandal: Jack Warner’s right hand man feels “used and abused” by former Vice-president

    Jack Warner's right hand man says he feels "used and abused" by Oliver Camps was Warner's close friend for over 20 years and chair of Caribben football's finance committee. He signed cheques on Warner's behalf, with authorities alleging the money was a laundering operation. Waominent agent believes players will remain loyal to Manchester City are being treated extremely well over the years.City are in the process of appealing a two-season Champions League ban handed down by UEFA last week after they were found guhe newly promoted side completed the remarkable accomplishment of a top seven finish and Europa League football in their first season back in the top flight.Club captain Coady was an ever present in the team throughout the season, adding to his joy ailty of brner was launched by US authorities last month and taken to prison in Port of Spain, Trinidad’s capital. Speaking to Channel 4 News, Camps insists he had no idea of any wrongdoing and feels extremely let down by someone he was so close to. "We were like brothers. I could tell him what I wanted and we were very frank with each other," he said. "I realise I should not have put so much confidence in him because he made me do the wrong thing and I was doing it very innocently. I feel abused, not only used, abused."

 "If he came to me and told me there was some transaction I had confidence in him I would sign. I am amazed that I did not detect these things at the time but I just didn't. I just thought everything was above board." Camps also claims money WAS exchanged between Mohammed Bin Hamman and Caribbean delegates in his bid for FIFA presidency, with the Qatari delegate alleged to have paid $40,000 bribes. "I knew that it was. l never saw the money but I knew from the information I had that that was being done. I was not present at the time it was being done. I left the meeting," he added. Warner, who is now free on bail and campaigning to be Trinidad's next Prime Minister, is said to have defrauded victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010. FIFA members are said to have paid $750,000 to a Warner controlled account, although the Haiti football president claims just $60,000 arrived. Cacontent_imgmps added: "I am amazed to hear that. It shocks me. I don't believe it. I cannot believe that. I am wondering if that is a mistake. "I am not doubting it in any way. As a matter of fact I am hoping it is a mistake.
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  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek loving life under ‘top quality’ Antonio Conte – ‘He is always talking to me’

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek has clearly made an impression on new boss Antonio Conte. The 20-year-old midfielder may have struggled to convince previous manager Jose Mourinho that he can be a first-team player – bunt.Pires has revealed he chose to move to Arsenal ocontent_imgver Juventus.He recalled to Tutto Juve, “Juve approached me in 2000 after the European Championship. Arsenal and Real Madrid were also after me.“It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I t Conte has got no such ­reservations. avoided the exodus of young players loaned out by Chelsea this season – 26 of the Blues’ 38-man roster of current loanees are aged 21 or under. And his shirt number is now 14. That’s up from 36 last season. It’s all heading in the right direction for Loftus-Cheek, who has set his sights on emulating his new manager. As a midfield general, Conte won five Serie A league titles, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup – as well as runner-up medals at a World Cup and a European Championship. Loftus-Cheek is in good hands, and the young playmaker from Lewisham, south-east London, said: “I’m learning everything the manager knows tactically. “He gives me tips because he was a midfielder as well. “He is always talking to me and he says that if I don’t understand anything, always ask him. “His door is open and he wants to help every young player. Even if you are John Terry he wants to improve you, so that’s a real top quality that I admire in him.” Loftus-Cheek’s self-assurance was there for all to see when he played an influential role in showing a combination of elegance and power. His midfield link with club-mate ­Nathaniel Chalobah was close to being telepathic, and he quickly struck up a dangerous partnership with Manchester United star Marcus Rashford. But perhaps wisely, given the size and quality of ­Chelsea’s first-team squad, Loftus-Cheek has not set himself immediate targets. He said: “No, I haven’t really set any because I never know when I am going to play. “I never know when I am going to get my opportunity. “It is just train every day, get better and increase my chances of playing.” The fact he wasn’t dumped out on loan by Conte was a boost to his confidence. Loftus-Cheek added: “It is good for confidence that he believes in my potential, and I just want to give back to the club. They have shown faith in wanting me to stay and I want to repay that – and when I play, help us win.” Whether he gets a place in the squad for the match at the Liberty Stadium against Swansea this afternoon remains to be seen. But Loftus-Cheek is grateful for the competitive game-time he tasted with the Under-21s. “When I come away with England, it is a chance to get minutes in and I value that really highly,” he added. “Itoodison Park.Schneiderlin, who made 10 top-flight starts in total in 2018-19, says continuing to put in the hard yards on the training pitch has been key to his seamless return to the starting XI.“I always believed in myself," he told evertonfc.com keeps me fitter – and keeps me sharp. “When you get your opportunity, you need to be ready to go. “So coming away with England is a bonus.”
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  • Alex Bruce jokes about Hull City release by insisting he only found out about it on TWITTER

    Finding out that you are being released is one of the worst feelings in football. So, just imagine how it would feel if you found out you were being let go... on TWITTER! Well, that's what appeared to happen to this week, when he posted a comical response to post about players leaving the club. Bruce's five-year stint at the KCOM Stadium is coming to an end following the end of his contract. But when Hull tweeted the news, Bruce responded: "Thanks for letting me know!! All the best." Fear not, Bruce did know that he was going to be leaving Hull at the end of June. He had spent the back end of the season on loan at Wigan Athletic and had announced just three days ago that he was going to be leaving Humberside for good. "My time at Hull is up when my contract finishes in a few weeks," he said in response to a fan's query. The light-hearted banter continued as Scottish Premiership side Motherwell replied to Bruce's tweet about his release. They tweeted: "We're pleased t Roma striker Stephan El Shaarawy admits they need Atalanta to drop points in their top four battle.El Shaarawy struck in yesterday's 1-1 draw with Genoa, which leaves them three points behind fourth placed Atalanta.He said: “I think we need to stao announce the signing of @AlexBruce84 on a 9-to Manchester City.Oyarzabal was interesting City as a replacement for Leroy Sane, though talks were quickly eased after the German's move to Bayern Munich fell through following his ACL injury.“A lot has been said and I have never said anything," year deal. Sorry, we also forgot to tell you Alex!!" Bruce responded with "See you in Pre Season!" Following his tweet, Bruce was thanked for the memories by the official Twitter account - a sentiment that he retweeted and shared for his own followers. The 32-year-old wcontent_imgon promotion to the Premier League twice with Hull as well as helping them to the FA Cup final. He is yet to officially sign for anyone next season.
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  • Ander Herrera hails Jose Mourinho for improving Manchester United standards – ‘he only wants the best’

    Ander Herrera believes Jose Mourinho's determination to make the best has been key to their recent winning run. The Red Devils have won their las McCann admits he wants to sign Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane.Kane starred under McCann at Doncontent_imgcaster Rovers last term and the boss is keen to take him to the Championship.“Herbie's top class, he really is," he said. “He's a Liverpool player. Ht seven matches in all competitions and are now just two points off the top four. has been excellent in recent weeks and continues to shine in a midfield trio with Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba. And the Spaniard has revealed how the United boss has turned things around since Louis van Gaal's departure, "He wants to be the best and he wants us to be the best. He is not happy with good things, he wants the best things and I think he goes very good with the history of this club," he told Premier League TV. "He knows how to treat the players, he knows when he has to push you and when he has to relax. "He has given me a new role, you have all seen that, I am more defensive than with other managers, now I am better organised defensively when we lose the ball against the opposition, but he is playing me sometimes more forward and I am improving at that because he has put everything to help me and teach me. "He's a winning manager, he has shown that all his uttl admits he needs to slash squad numbers.Hasenhuttl wants a squad of 22 players going into their Premier League opener at Burnley on August 10, but the south-coast club currently have 29. Southampton are trying to offload Charlie Austin and Mario career and he is at the perfect place at the biggest club in England and one of the most successful clubs in the world, so we are lucky to have him and I think he is very happy with the squad and the way we are working for him." Will Manchester United get into the top four this season?14000+ VOTES SO FAR
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  • efence allowed Tom Cleverley to make it 2-1 in Sun

    ct with Inter Milan.Inter are still trying to bring in Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku but are keen to press on with other targets.The Dailks playing out from the back.Sokratis' poor pass deep in defence allowed Tom Cleverley to make it 2-1 in Sunday's draw with Watford, who eventually scored again to steal a point.But Leno says it is vital for his team to take risks in ordecontent_imgr to beat thy Mail says new Inter boss Antonio Conte is keen on Llorente after managing the 34-year-old at Juventus.Llore
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