Man Utd expected to fine Pogba after Mourinho postby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are to fine Paul Pogba after his social media post celebrating Jose Mourinho’s sacking yesterday, it has been claimed.The Daily Mail says the photo of a smirking Pogba appeared on the player’s Instagram account on Tuesday with the message “caption this”.The post was deleted 10 minutes later but not before it was liked by more than 64,000 people and drew a response from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville who wrote: “You can do one as well!” United bosses were angered by the post which they believe was in bad taste and disrespectful by the club’s £89million record signing. Pogba, who earns £300,000 a week at Old Trafford, is expected to be fined for his actions. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli reach agreement with Genoa for Christian Kouameby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli have found an agreement with Genoa for Christian Kouame, it has been revealed.Corriere dello Sport says the deal will be completed on Wednesday – which will include a medical.The move is believed to be worth €20m plus up to €5m from any future sale.The Ivorian striker will sign a five-year contract in the region of €500,000 per season.Kouame will spent the remainder of the season on-loan with Genoa.
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl: I want January signingsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says the club are looking to sign players this month.Saints have already let Steven Davis and Manolo Gabbiadini leave, but Hasenhuttl has revealed he wants more activity before the end of January.”The squad is still a little bit too big for me,” Hasenhuttl said. “Sometimes there are 24 players and that makes it not possible to play 11 v 11 because there are three or four guys left out there.”We took a few young players into the squad, which I thought was necessary, because it helps us create a new hierarchy and bring in a few young, hungry players in.”It always helps to put a challenge on the older ones – it’s a good mix.”Our eyes are open and the transfer market at the moment is a little bit quiet. There were five or so players changing in the Premier League in January.”We will look for one in this transfer market for sure when and what position you will see and we will tell you.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona lose Dembele for Real Madrid clashby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrance attacker Ousmane Dembele won’t be available for Barcelona’s Clasico with Real Madrid on October 26.Dembele saw red in victory over Sevilla.The competition committee have confirmed this Wednesday morning that the Frenchman’s suspension will be for two games, which means he will miss the matches against Eibar and Los Blancos.Dembele was sent off at the weekend for telling referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz that he is “very bad”.
Watford midfielder Chalobah seeks to help crocked Crichlowby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is helping one of the club’s injured Under-23 players by offering him accommodation and transport.Kane Crichlow, who joined Watford from AFC Wimbledon on a two-year contract in the summer, suffered a broken ankle in first-team training last month after going in for a tackle with defender Daryl Janmaat.The London Evening Standard says Chalobah is aware that Crichlow is far from his home in Bermuda so has invited him to stay with him in Hertfordshire, while the midfielder has also been providing the youngster with lifts to training.Chalobah is also able to offer support when it comes to recovering from long-term injuries after damaging his knee cap two years ago. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Leicester defender Soyuncu coping well with replacing Maguireby Ansser Sadiq11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu has admitted that he is enjoying the change in his role this season.After the departure of Harry Maguire to Manchester United, Soyoncu stepped up as the club’s first choice center half alongside Jonny Evans.He only played six times for the Foxes last term, but he has been nearly ever present this term.Leicester are flying high in the Premier League as they chase a top four finish.”Of course, it’s not easy to replace world’s most expensive defender,” the 23-year-old told TRT Spor.”There is pressure and that’s completely normal. But as a footballer, you have to overcome the pressure.”Every player in the Premier League has that pressure. But my teammates and the manager are helping me a lot. I think we started the season quite well; we have a great friendship inside the team.”
colin cowherd criticizes coach kOregon knocked Duke out of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night, and if you missed it, the end of the contest was a little dicey. Ducks star Dillon Brooks, on his team’s final possession, launched and hit a three-pointer that was inconsequential to the score – and then celebrated the shot. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reportedly told Brooks in the handshake line that he is “too good” of a player to be showing off.As you’d imagine, the hot takes regarding the incident are coming from all angles. Friday morning, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd got involved, criticizing Coach K for the move. The gist? Cowherd doesn’t like how college basketball coaches try to control everything – including the players. He doesn’t think it was Krzyzewski’s place to talk to Brooks..@ColinCowherd on Coach K: You’re getting trounced. You don’t get an opinion on what another player is doing.https://t.co/mJPrsT08OK— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 25, 2016What do you think? Was Coach K out of bounds or is this being blown out of proportion?
Athletic Club have stepped up their pursuit of Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente as they look to bring the forward back to Bilbao.Goal understands the Liga outfit have made initial contact with Llorente’s representatives in a bid to gauge whether he would be open to leaving north London during the January transfer window.Llorente spent eight years with Athletic, scoring 111 goals in 327 appearances before departing for Juventus in 2013. 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? From Turin he moved to Sevilla and then Swansea City before joining Spurs in the summer of 2017.He has struggled to make an impact for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, however, netting on just nine occasions – three of which came in Friday’s FA Cup win over Tranmere Rovers – as he continues to play second fiddle to Harry Kane.And Athletic are now keen to bring him back to San Mames as they fight off the threat of relegation in La Liga.Los Leones sit 17th in the Liga table having won just three matches all season, though they have seen results improve since new manager Gaizka Garitano was appointed.And with new sporting director Rafael Alkorta keen to bring a series of former Athletic players back to the club, Llorente is high on their list.They have already completed the signing of winger Ibai Gomez, who has enjoyed an impressive season at Alaves, while they are also looking into the possibility of signing Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera.Athletic had hoped to tempt Herrera back to the Basque country as he struggled for consistency under Jose Mourinho, but the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager at Old Trafford has coincided with an upturn in form for the 29-year-old.As such, Herrera is hopeful that he will be able to sign a new deal with the Red Devils, and Athletic have conceded that it is unlikely they will be able to sign him this January.
Argentina star Lionel Messi has admitted that he is unsure if he will be able to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Messi will be 34 when the tournament kicks off, with Argentina still in search of their first World Cup title since Diego Maradona led them to glory in 1986. The Barcelona forward has won all there is to win at the individual and club level in his career, but is still chasing an elusive major senior trophy with his country. 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? Messi has endured a frustrating run of final appearances with Argentina, losing in the Copa America final on three occasions and in the World Cup decider in 2014 against Germany. The 31-year-old will have another chance to finally win a major trophy with his country this summer when the Copa America takes place in Brazil. And Messi has said that he still hopes to win a first major trophy with the Albiceleste before he retires.”I want to finish my career having won something with the Argentine national team, or if not having tried as many times as possible,” Messi told Fox Sports Argentina. “I do not want to be left with the feeling that it did not happen and I let opportunities pass by.”An opportunity to win the next World Cup could pass Messi by, though, as he’s confessed that he doesn’t know if he will make it to the tournament in Qatar. “I do not know if I will reach the World Cup in Qatar,” Messi said. “God will decide whether it is given to me or not. “Today I feel great, very well physically, but I’m [almost] 32 years old and I don’t know how it’s going to go. “A lot of things can happen, I hope I don’t have any serious injuries.”Messi is coming off another brilliant individual campaign with Barcelona, having scored 51 goals in all competitions. Barca’s season fell short of perfection, however, as the Blaugrana won La Liga but lost to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final and fell to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.Argentina kick off their Copa America campaign on June 15 against Colombia, before closing out group play with games against Paraguay and Qatar.
Wayne Rooney has called Louis van Gaal the best coach he has ever worked with, pipping Sir Alex Ferguson to the number one spot in his list. Ferguson won an enviable haul of honours during his remarkable 26-year tenure at Manchester United, with Rooney enjoying notable success himself under the Scot.However, when it comes to coaching, Rooney expressed his admiration for Van Gaal, despite the Dutchman only winning one trophy during his time as United manager. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “Van Gaal is by far the best coach I have worked with – one hundred percent,” Rooney told De Telegraaf.“His tactical skills, his way of preparing and his attention to the finest of details, I found amazing. I admired that in him. I had never looked at stuff like that before.”It was no secret that Rooney and Ferguson had a number of differences during the striker’s 13-year career at the club with the former England captain handing in a transfer request back in 2010.After being appointed in 2014, Van Gaal had limited success at United in bringing only one trophy to the club, but Rooney praised his style of management and regrets how things ended. “Van Gaal knows that the way he works is tough for players. I made him aware of that at the time and we talked about this very well together. “I regret how it all ended, yet I know one thing for sure – I have learnt a lot from him and I am definitely going to use those lessons for when I am a manager.”The former England captain is currently playing out his last years at Major League Soccer side D.C. United but is keen to emulate the success of former team-mates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on the managerial front. “Physically, I feel good and I am still ambitious. But once my career is over, I am going to consider all the options,” he continued.“It is great to see that Frank and Steve have been given these chances at big clubs. That gives me hope too because I do think about these things. But for the time being, I am enjoying my life as footballer. I want to win more trophies.”Rooney has been working on his coaching badges out in the States, preparing for a step into management in the future. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.