Berg insists Solskjaer can handle Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHenning Berg insists former Manchester United teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can handle the job.Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday morning after meeting with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.And Solskjaer, who flopped at Cardiff City, is set to leave Molde to take charge of United to the end of the season.“It was a completely different type of job. This will be one similar to training Molde. It’s a team to win,” Berg said.“It’s great for Norwegian football, but first and foremost it’s great for Ole himself.”United’s next game is away to Cardiff this Saturday.“He has a very big status in the club and trained the reserve team with great success,” Berg added.“He has good contacts in the club so it seems logical as a transition solution, and maybe it’ll go so well he’ll carry on.“It’s rare that there’s smoke without fire. He has the profile, the experience and status that makes him fit to lead the team until the end of the season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini on Brighton draw: Absolute frustrationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted frustration after their 2-2 draw with Brighton.The Irons came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 thanks to Marko Arnautovic’s brace.Pellegrini said, “I’m absolutely frustrated. “The most important way that Brighton scores is from set pieces, they had seven goals form corners, and we allowed them to score two goals this way. I don’t remember any other chances for them, but we didn’t create in the first 45 minutes.”
Real Madrid coach Solari frustrated after Villarreal draw: We had it in our handsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari admitted frustration after their 2-2 draw with Villarreal.Santi Cazorla scored twice as Villarreal denied Real Madrid a chance to reduce the gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona.Cazorla’s curler earned the hosts an early lead before Karim Benzema’s header made it 1-1 after seven minutes.Raphael Varane’s header put Real ahead, but Cazorla’s late header moved Villarreal out of the relegation zone. Solari said, “We had it in our hands, we had to kill the match, then they pressed and scored the equaliser, they squeezed a lot, they are at home, they need the points. They attacked very well and we lacked depth.”On his decision to substitute Luka Modric, Solari explained, “He has given everything, Modric played with flu and has given us a lot of energy, everything he had, he made a great effort and a great match, when you leave everything you do not have energy for 90 minutes. “There are other players that can play, they are not Ballon d’Ors, but (Fede) Valverde at the moment he entered gave us energy and control, he has that stride and we are happy with the contribution of the youth.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal, Valencia in contact with unsettled Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereiraby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are watching the situation of Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira.The Mirror says he could walk away from Manchester United on a free transfer this summer with Arsenal and Valencia both linked.The Brazilian’s current deal concludes at the end of the season and the Red Devils are stalling over offering the 23-year-old a new deal. Two major clubs linked with midfielder are Arsenal and Valencia.Pereira spent last season on loan at the Mestalla and featured in a reasonable 29 appearances for La Liga giants.However, with just two Premier League starts to his name this season and only 17 minutes of action under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, there are fears his progression could plateu.Valencia president Jose Carlos Peres recently revealed: “He is a player that interests us a lot. He is a santista and wants to play for Santos. The family is trying. His father wants to see him at Santos for at least a year.”The problem is that Manchester are playing hard. We know the end of the contract is in the middle of the year, but we want the player now. With his father, I’ve been speaking, but we have not yet entered into the details of values.”Esporte UOL says three Premier League clubs have already made official approaches for Pereira.Among those teams are Arsenal, with Everton and West Ham also keen to recruit the player’s services.
Everton winger Vlasic: Big Sam’s football was awfulby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Nikola Vlasic has taken aim at former manager Sam Allardyce.Now on-loan at CSKA Moscow, Vlasic found himself out of favour and struggling for playing time under Allardyce last season.”Everything changed after (Ronald) Koeman left,” Vlasic told Sportske Novosti.”The football played under Big Sam was awful, if it could even be called football.”In such football I do not have a place. The football team was terrified by everything – the fans mostly.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Neville tells Man Utd to sign five playersby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Gary Neville believes the club has to sign FIVE players if they want to compete at the top end.United have endured a difficult start to the new season, with their latest setback being a 2-0 loss to West Ham United on Sunday.It leaves the Red Devils trailing in the pursuit of a top four finish. Now they face off against Arsenal at home in their next Premier League game.And Neville believes they will not be good enough unless they make significant investments in the transfer market.The ex-England defender said: “Ole will realise that that’s a really poor performance and that he has a lot of work to do.”This team is not ready. There will be lots of pain and it was painful today.”They were lethargic. When you let games drift and pass by, other teams gain confidence.”I’m not panicking but they need to really quickly and efficiently identify five or players to go alongside [David] De Gea, [Harry] Maguire.”They need a couple of midfielders, a striker to carry the frontline, a wide player and a left back.”
Allegri learning English as he targets Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus boss Max Allegri has been learning English as he targets a switch to Manchester United.Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after a slow start to the season, with his team sitting in tenth on the Premier League table.The Guardian says Allegri would be keen to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford if the Norwegian is sacked.The Italian, who left his role at Juventus, would be willing to take the job at United even if the club do not quality for next season’s Champions League.He has been taking English lessons in preparation and would be placed on a two or three man shortlist by United should Solskjaer be sacked.However, the club do not have any plans to part ways with a coach they only recently signed to a three-year extension. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane hails Benzema leadershipby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has hailed the leadership Karim Benzema is showing this season.The French striker shone in victory at Champions League opponents Galatasaray last night.On Benzema’s performance, Zidane said: “The leadership role of Benzema? It comes naturally to him. “He knows he’s a captain and he takes it naturally. We are all in the same boat and everyone has to contribute in their own way. “Karim does it in his way of playing and giving instructions.”
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel cannot stay out of the headlines. Friday night, according to TMZ, Manziel was involved in a fight at Jewel Nightclub in Las Vegas just before a Drake performance was scheduled. Manziel was later kicked out of the club for the incident.Here’s more, via TMZ.Witnesses inside Jewel Nightclub at the Aria tell TMZ Johnny was in a VIP booth near the stage Friday night. Drake showed up for a surprise performance and club goers started to push and shove to get up front. Our sources say Johnny got pushed and turned and slugged the club goer.TMZ also obtained video of a small portion of the incident.Manziel appears to be struggling big time right now. Let’s hope he straightens his life out sooner rather than later.
Kyrgyzstan gave themselves a great opportunity of qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup knockout phase as one of the best third-placed teams after Vitalij Lux’s hat-trick secured a 3-1 win over Philippines on Wednesday.Defeats in their opening two Group C games left Kyrgyzstan in a difficult position, but they rallied against Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men to secure third, finishing with three points and a neutral goal difference, which will likely be enough to see them through.Kyrgyzstan were on top for most of the first period and were good value for their lead when Lux found the top-right corner, doing so again at the start of the second half. 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? The striker completed his treble late on, and although a fluke Stephan Schrock free-kick pulled one back for Philippines, Kyrgyzstan were worthy winners and must now wait and see if they have done enough to reach the last 16.The battle is heated on the stands between Filipino & Kyrgyz fans at Rashid Stadium! #AsianCup2019 #BringingAsiaTogether pic.twitter.com/EXTc6OwkZu — #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 16, 2019 Kyrgyzstan took a deserved lead in the 24th minute, as Lux received a well-placed Akhlidin Israilov pass and struck a first-time effort into the top-right corner from 12 yards.Israilov continued to be a nuisance, forcing Michael Falkesgaard into a save from distance 10 minutes later, before Lux struck the post from close range following a cut-back from the left.Lux did double his tally early in the second half, sending an unstoppable strike into the net from 16 yards after a clever turn.A close-range finish after a shot came back off the post allowed Lux to get his third of the day 13 minutes from time, though Eriksson’s side did claw one back late on – Schrock’s long-range free-kick going all the way in. read more