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Ighalo reveals how he can benefit United following his loan move

March 5, 2020

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has revealed what he can bring to the table after his deadline day move to Manchester United. The Red Devils were linked with a number of high-profile strikers during the closing stages of the January transfer window but they eventually sealed the surprise loan signing of Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua.


Speaking to the club’s official website, Ighalo said that the Red Devils have quality strikers in the squad but they don’t have someone who can provide the physical presence from the centre-forward role. He added that he can provide that aspect of the game by playing as the traditional striker, who can hold-up play and link up with his teammates.
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Arteta sends warning to Arsenal players after managerial appointment

January 11, 2020

Mikel Arteta has sent a warning to the Gunners first-team squad shortly after his appointment as the new manager of the club. The north London side have been in a poor run of form for more than two months and during this period, they have accumulated just one win from 12 matches in all competitions.


This has led to immense criticism of the first-team squad and Arteta has now sent a clear message that he would be prepared to offload players, who are not performing at the expected level, he told: “I don’t want them hiding, I want people to take responsibility for their jobs and I want people who deliver passion and energy in the football club. Anyone who doesn’t buy into this, or that has a negative effect or whatever, is not good enough for this environment or this culture.
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Lukaku says Solskjaer wanted him to stay at Manchester United

December 20, 2019

Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted him to remain with Manchester United, though he had made the decision to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere. The Belgium international’s future was the subject of constant speculation during the summer and he eventually made the move to Inter Milan before the Premier League transfer deadline.


Lukaku has since impressed for the Serie A giants with nine goals from just 12 league appearances and he has spoken about his respect for Solskjaer, who initially wanted him to stay put at Old Trafford, he told: “Solskjaer has my eternal respect. He understood me when I said in March that it was time for me to leave England. I have been in the Premier League as an 18-year-old boy and now I am 26. Solskjaer wanted to keep me, but I was ready for something new.”
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Frank Lampard surprised by the level of Mason Mount’s performances

November 16, 2019

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted that he has been surprised by the level of performances of Mason Mount since making his debut for the club this season. The young midfielder impressed under Lampard at Derby County last term and he has continued the good work by establishing himself at the west London giants.

Mount has already contributed three assists in the Premier League and against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, he was a constant attacking influence and won the penalty scored by Jorginho in the 50th minute. The Blues went on to win the game by a 2-0 scoreline and speaking after the game, Lampard heaped special praise on Mount’s displays.
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Leicester City legend plays down James Maddison exit talk

October 5, 2019

Leicester City legend Steve Walsh has played down the speculation linking James Maddison with a move away from the Foxes. The young attacker has been fancied to make the big-money move to Manchester United in the near future but Walsh is confident that the Englishman will snub the advances to remain committed to the Foxes.

Speaking to The Express, Walsh said that Maddison is content with the proceedings at the east Midlands outfit and the midfielder understands the need to play regularly in the Premier League. He added that the youngster is fairly loyal and won’t jump at the chance of pursuing a fresh challenge at the current point of time.
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Gary Neville slams Paul Pogba after penalty miss against Wolves

September 26, 2019

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has slammed midfielder Paul Pogba following his penalty miss against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. The France international had allowed Marcus Rashford to score the penalty last time around but he took the responsibility for the spot kick at the Molineux, only to squander the chance.

With that, Pogba has now missed four penalties over the past year when compared to Rashford, who has yet to squander an opportunity from 12 yards and this has not pleased Neville. Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said that every club should have a designated penalty-taker in the ranks and it’s not a game of tombola whereby they would be swapping places.
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Marco Silva expects Everton to make progress before the transfer deadline

August 14, 2019

Everton manager Marco Silva has indicated that the Toffees have time to make more additions to the squad before the next month’s transfer deadline. The Merseyside outfit have been largely quiet for most parts of the ongoing transfer window and they have signed just two new players in Fabian Delph and Jonas Lossl while Andre Gomes has joined them on a permanent basis from Barcelona.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Portuguese tactician talked about the club’s pre-season campaign where they have managed just three goals from five matches. He added that Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been working hard upfront but the club may seek to reinforce the department before the transfer window slams shut on August 8.
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Marco Silva hopeful of permanent Kurt Zouma signing from Chelsea

July 13, 2019

Everton boss Marco Silva has said that he remains hopeful over the permanent signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea this summer. The Toffees have already landed the signatures of Jonas Lossl and Andre Gomes in the transfer window and the latter joined them following a season-long loan move last season.

Likewise, Zouma was another player, who excelled on a temporary basis with the Toffees last term and speaking to The Liverpool Echo, Silva has said that he is optimistic over the recruitment of the France international. He added that Zouma can’t remain the sole solution and the Toffees will look elsewhere, should they fail to find the breakthrough with the Blues.
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Pires urges Arsenal board to increase budget for manager Emery

June 27, 2019

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has said that the Gunners must spend big in the transfer window to come close to challenging for the Premier League title. The north London side have struggled to offer a strong push for the league title over the past 15 years and of late, they have failed to qualify for the Champions League itself.

Speaking to The Mirror, Pires said that the Gunners are working on a basic £40m budget for the current transfer window and that remains far from sufficient to sort out the flaws in the team. He added that Premier League success is directly influenced with the money spent and the owner needs to show more intent in the transfer market for the team to compete for the title.

He said: “I read that Arsenal have a small envelope for transfers, only £40m. My opinion is that it isn’t enough. If you want to build a good team, you need to spend a lot of money, especially in the Premier League. I respect Arsenal’s position and the owner, but everybody knows that if you want to win the Premier League, you need to spend a lot of money.”
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Guardiola insists the Champions League not the only motive

April 27, 2019

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that he did not come to the Citizens with the priority of winning the Champions League. The Catalan tactician made a name for himself with two Champions League titles with Barcelona between 2009 and 2012, but he has failed to win the competition thereafter with Bayern Munich and the Citizens.

Speaking in a press conference, Guardiola stressed that the Champions League was not the main aim of joining the Mancunian giants and the focus has been on getting the team to adapt to his style of play, he said: “I know people say I came here to win the Champions League, but I didn’t come here to win the Champions League, honestly.
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