Manchester United have reportedly placed a £43.2m price tag on Anthony Martial’s head amid the ongoing speculation over his future. The France international has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho since Alexis Sanchez’s arrival in January, and this has supposedly linked with a fresh challenge elsewhere during the summer.
Wolves have made an impressive start to life under Nuno, winning five of their seven matches so far this season. They sit fourth in the Championship table with 10 points from five fixtures and hopes are high that, with injury victim Helder Costa soon to return, they can mount a promotion challenge this season and Nuno believes they have the quality to be in the mix.
“We are in the fight,” he said when asked if his squad was good enough to challenge. “We look at us…we must improve but we are doing very well. “The team has character, it’s solid. All teams must be built from the back, all the projects must be built from the back…and we are building from the back. In our defence, in the club, in the squad.” There’s been a high turnover of players this summer, yet Wolves and their new boss have settled quickly in the Championship.
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hailed the progress of Andreas Christensen, who he believes has the potential to become the next John Terry. The Denmark international made his Premier League debut for the Blues earlier this season after having gained experience playing regular first-team football with Borussia Monchengladbach.
The 21-year-old was one of the Bundesliga’s most consistent centre-backs during his two-year loan spell with Monchengladbach, and he has translated a similar showing at Stamford Bridge, where he has been able to command a regular spot in central defence.
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes that his side deserved to win in the match against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. He said that his players give their best on the pitch and that their performance deserved a win in the game against the Spanish side.
Indeed Atletico Madrid came to London knowing that only a victory would allow them to continue their journey in the Champions League, but unfortunately for them, they find a great Chelsea side on their way.
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Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha says Alexis Sanchez will make impact at Old Trafford when he completes the move from the Emirates Stadium. The 29-year old Chilean rejected a new deal at Arsenal and was expected to move to Manchester City. However, City rejected the proposed deal on the grounds that it was too expensive and United swooped in.
Jose Mourinho was on the lookout for an attacker, a midfielder and a defender. He decided to make good use of the opportunity that presented itself in a bid to get a versatile player. Sanchez is expected to undergo a medical ahead of the move. Some reports claim he could feature in the game against Burnley this weekend. Continue reading “SAHA: SANCHEZ WILL MAKE IMPACT”
Ever since Luis Suarez made his debut as a Barcelona player, the Uruguayan player made a huge impact as he provided his teammates with 14 goal-scoring assists and scored 16 of his own goals. This is hugely impressive for a player who was making his debut in a team that is filled with superstar performers in just about every single position in the field.
Fast-forward to the 2016-17 season and Suarez continued to playing one of the most influential roles of Barcelona as he scored 29 goals and assisted in 13 goals of his comrades. However, things have recently been shaking up in Anfield as Neymar was offloaded to Paris Saint-Germain and Luis Suarez is clearly struggling with only 3 goals in 6 appearances and 22 shots being launched. Continue reading “Suarez starting to struggle in Camp Nou”
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accused his team of disrespecting Basel in the Champions League opener on Tuesday night.
The Special One insisted that his team were more focused on ‘PlayStation football’ than showing some professionalism.
Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku put United ahead by a 2-0 scoreline before the hour mark, but Mourinho was not impressed how the team played thereafter. Speaking in his post-match conference, the Portuguese admitted that his side were guilty of making bad decisions which could have cost them on some other night.
He said: “After 2-0, I think everything changed and we stopped to play, stopped to think, stopped to play seriously. We stopped to make the right decisions on the pitch and we could put ourselves in trouble. Bad decisions, fantasy football, PlayStation football, tricks and when you stopped to play as a team and when you stopped to play seriously I don’t like and you gamble a little bit.”
Eventually, United sealed a 3-0 win on the night with Marcus Rashford scoring a goal in his Champions League debut coming on as a late substitute. The Red Devils have shown their progress under Mourinho this season by making a quick start in the Premier League, but the manager does not reckon that they are favourites to compete for the European crown. Continue reading “Jose Mourinho accuses Manchester United of playing ‘PlayStation Football’”
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted that Spanish striker Diego Costa has no future at Stamford Bridge following his training ground bust-up earlier last season.
The 28-year-old has been training alone in Brazil over the past few weeks despite the Blues’ insistence that he should show his attendance in west London.
The former Atletico man recently claimed that Conte had treated him like a criminal following their split this summer, and when asked on the situation, the Italian was in a jovial mood, he said: “It’s great. I prefer to laugh. I can tell you that everyone who was in Chelsea knows very well what happened last season with Diego. It’s funny, this interview.I’m not interested to continue this issue. I repeat: for me, is in the past.”
Meanwhile, the manager was further stressed to comment on Costa, for which a spokesman intervened by saying: “Our position is clear. I don’t think that’s something we’ll get into publicly. As a Chelsea player we’ve said he should return to Chelsea and that’s where we’ll leave it.” Continue reading “Antonio Conte insists Diego Costa is in Chelsea’s past and wouldn’t pick him”
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte employed the 3-4-3 switch in formation last season and it paid off. The system got popular and more managers started deploying wingbacks.
Pundits claim the system is the hardest to play against, especially if the wingbacks are very fast in attacks and can cover the defence very well. If a team is precise in attack and accurate in front of goal, even the strongest defence will crumble. Continue reading “IS 3-4-3 SYSTEM THE NEW TREND?”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants the fans to remain behind the team for next season.
The French manager has just signed a new two-year contract with the Gunners and is looking forward to challenging for the title.
He said that he understands the fans position and that they want the club to win trophies. He said that he would be doing everything he can to help the team challenge for trophies, but it is important that the fans remain behind the team.
He said that the atmosphere has been toxic at times and it was difficult for the players to perform in this condition. Arsene Wenger has called for the fans to forget their differences and to make sure they get behind the team.
He said that the team would be investing in quality players during the transfer window as he feels that they need more quality than quantity. He believes that there is a good foundation and that he will need to build on that. Continue reading “Wenger wants fans backing”