Mourinho told one Man Utd player: Stay away from Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho told one senior player not to mix with Paul Pogba, it has been claimed.ESPN says Mourinho and Pogba’s relationship had hit such a low that the now former United boss was worried about the Frenchman being a bad influence on other members of the squad.The player involved isn’t named, but is described as a “senior player” within the squad.The fallout between Mourinho and Pogba spread throughout the United squad as trust in the 55-year-old was eroded prior to his sacking on Tuesday.It’s also claimed if Mourinho remained at Old Trafford, “several players were prepared to seek a move away” in the summer, as “90 per cent” of them had lost faith in the manager. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Martinez: Man Utd don’t understand Lukaku; he’s among the bestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium coach Roberto Martinez has hit out at critics of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.The 25-year-old has only managed six goals in all competitions in 2018-19 and was not always guaranteed a regular starting spot during former manager José Mourinho’s final few weeks in charge.”There is a negative way of assessing Romelu’s performance for Manchester United,” Martinez told The Sunday Times.”When Rom scores, everyone expects him to score, and when he doesn’t, he is almost directly the reason United haven’t won.”But Rom is ready for that challenge. He will never hide away. He understands what is expected of him. “For Belgium, he has shown he’s one of the best number nines in the world and I don’t understand why he’s being treated in a manner which he doesn’t deserve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Villarreal coach Luis Garcia: Cazorla is a phenomenonby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVillarreal coach Luis Garcia hailed two goal Santi Cazorla after their 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.They were the first goals scored by the former Arsenal star since 2012.Garcia said, “Santi is a phenomenon, the first two games he did not play with me, but he is an example, I think he’s going to get more, he’s starting to find things better.”He’s an example not only for what he’s done today.”The good work of Santi Cazorla is a good example for players to see that the important thing is not individual work and that one player or another stands out more or less, what is important now is Villarreal.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Babel happy to make Fulham moveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham have signed former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Turkish side Besiktas.The 32-year-old Dutch international, who spent three and a half years at Anfield, has joined the club until the end of the season.Fulham are 19th in the Premier League and five points from safety.”I definitely have faith that Fulham can stay up,” said Babel, who has scored six goals this season. “That’s one of the reasons that I’m here.”Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan added: “Ryan has excelled at playing attacking football on both the club and international stage, and we welcome that experience as we build our squad for a strong second-half push.”Claudio [Ranieri] and I are confident that Ryan’s return to the Premier League here will be every bit as good for him as his addition will be good for our squad.”
Pogba and Shaw make Man Utd training pitchby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is likely to miss their Europa League opener against Astana.Pogba was put through his paces alone today as he continues his rehab from an ankle injury.Pogba missed United’s 1-0 win over Leicester on Saturday after picking up an knock against Southampton before the international break.He was pictured out on the training pitches at Carrington – but he was away from his team-mates with a coach as he appeared to test the injury before a decision is made on his involvement at Old Trafford on Thursday night.Luke Shaw was also separate from the group and appeared to be in the same position as Pogba after recently struggling with a hamstring injury. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Vine/Ryan FaganLSU superstar Ben Simmons picked the wrong night to go silent, because his counterpart—Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody—is doing his best Steph Curry impression. Moody has 21 points so far tonight, with six coming on a pair of absurdly deep threes. LSU has a giant midcourt logo, but no one should be hitting these shots in a game.Stefan Moody shot from the ‘U’ at midcourt with 26 seconds left on the shot clock. And he buried it https://t.co/BV7VVkODz9— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 14, 2016The next #Steph is … #Stef? This is so deep https://t.co/QJb3Vp6Y4A (Vine via @ryanfagan)— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 14, 2016As if those two shots weren’t backbreaking enough, he also had a highlight reel-worthy putback slam.Stefan Moody just out here makin plays https://t.co/Rtpe4EHPqk #SCtop10— Maria Martin (@Ria_Martin) January 14, 2016Moody’s in the zone tonight, and his Rebs lead LSU, a 10 point favorite, 58-54 midway through the second half.
Canyon BarryCharleston graduate transfer guard Canyon Barry has cut his list to seven finalists, according to multiple reports. Charleston transfer Canyon Barry’s finalists: Cal, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Northwestern, Ole miss.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 4, 2016Charleston transfer Canyon Barry told @CBSSports he has cut his list to Cal, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Northwestern, and Ole Miss.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 4, 2016The 6-foot-6 Barry is the son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry. He was averaging 19.7 points per game this season before a shoulder injury ended his season in early January. Barry has also made headlines for copying his father’s famous underhanded free throw style.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)In just over one week, Michigan will officially be making the switch from adidas to Nike. As previously reported, the Wolverines’ football and basketball teams will become the first to wear the Jumpman brand, too. This week, the school has let a few photos of some of the new gear trickle out.The M Den, the official merchandise dealer for Michigan, has posted photos of new tee shirts and shorts on Instagram. ESPN’s Darren Rovell also had some exclusive photos as well.First images of Michigan-Jordan merchandise being released today. Partnership starts 8/1 for football & basketball pic.twitter.com/8Cop0wBHhy— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016Nike will go back to the more traditional yellow for Michigan. Here’s a comparison of adidas yellow vs Nike pic.twitter.com/KTQHQPXKMp— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016 Michigan fans – what do you think so far?
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says that he does not know whether midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will be fit to face league leaders Liverpool on Thursday in the Premier League.The Citizens trimmed the Reds’ advantage at the top of the table to seven points with a restorative 3-1 win at Southampton on Sunday, with David Silva and Sergio Aguero notching efforts either side of a James Ward-Prowse own-goal.De Bruyne made his first league start of the season in the Boxing Day loss at Leicester City following a pair of medial knee ligament injuries but he was absent from Guardiola’s matchday squad at St Mary’s. 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 former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss told a post-match news conference the Belgium star’s latest setback is not as serious as his previous lay-offs, but he admitted that he is unsure if he will be available to take on Jurgen Klopp’s side.“I don’t know how Kevin De Bruyne is,” the Spaniard said.“I know it’s not serious, but I don’t know if he can play on Thursday.”Guardiola conceded it will be “almost impossible” for City to retain their title if they lose to Liverpool, adding: “Of course, I think they’ll drop points but not too many.”Injury and suspension issues have led to the City manager asking players to carry out unfamiliar roles over recent weeks, and Oleksandr Zinchenko was caught out for Southampton’s equaliser through Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who was later sent off for a rash lunge on the excellent Fernandinho.Ukraine midfielder Zinchenko, deployed at left-back, then escaped punishment for a clumsy challenge on Ward-Prowse in the area but regained his poise to deliver a superb cross that Aguero headed home.“Zinchenko was the best player on the pitch today,” Guardiola beamed. “Do you know why? Because after the mistake he didn’t hide.“I said to the guys at half-time, ‘Learn from Zinchenko’. Everybody can make mistakes, everybody. But look at him for the reaction.”Aguero, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling all went close to adding further goals for City and Guardiola repeated a familiar lament of asking his team to be more clinical.“It could’ve been 1-6 or 1-7, you have to score the chances,” he said. “I’m pretty sure Liverpool won’t give us that many chances.“Last season we scored 106 goals, the best ever [in a Premier League campaign], but I thought we could’ve scored more.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 19: Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines waits for a second half punt while playing the Indiana Hoosiers on November 19, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Many believe that Michigan star linebacker Jabrill Peppers could be the difference-maker in Saturday’s big contest between the Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Former OSU star Darron Lee clearly does not.There’s no doubt that Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers is one of the most versatile players in the nation. But former Ohio State star Darron Lee doesn’t think it’s going to matter much on Saturday. Lee, responding to a Michigan fan on Twitter, noted that UM’s use of Peppers in prior years didn’t lead to much. Check it out:Former Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee: not a Jabrill Peppers fan. pic.twitter.com/7PY3ZZo1od— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) November 26, 2016Lee isn’t still in Columbus to help back up his talk, so he’ll have to rely on his former teammates. The Game kicks off in just two hours.