Mourinho: Why criticise Man Utd?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has refused to comment on his problems at former club Manchester United.Mourinho was sacked by United last month after two-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepping in as caretaker manager until the end of the season.Speaking to Correio da Manha, Mourinho said: “I have learned that, when you leave a club, you don’t go around talking about it, you don’t wash your dirty laundry in public.”The chapter is finished and you don’t go around making criticism.”The other thing I have learned is to respect the clubs who want me and those who don’t want me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Emery wary of burnout concerns for Arsenal playersby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery is wary of burnout concerns for his players.He has admitted he has reduced the workload of some of his players to ensure they are in good shape going into the business end of the season.When asked whether he would give players a break or make changes to his training regime, Emery answered: “We are doing that. We are working, and also thinking and speaking with our performance [analyst] Darren [Burgess] and Julen Masach [strength and conditioning coach], for this week and this month.”You have to balance the players because they play a lot of matches in the next month, with the Europa League and the FA Cup. So we are doing that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea winger Pulisic hooked in USA defeatby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic was dragged before 60 minutes of play in the USMNT’s shock loss to Canada on Tuesday.It was the Canadians’ first victory over their neighbours since 1985.Bayern Munich winger Alphonse Davies played a large role, scoring the game’s opening goal shortly after Pulisic was substituted.The winger’s poor form for Chelsea seemingly carried over to Toronto as he completed just 11 passes in a wasteful display. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Evra: Agent said it was mistake signing for Man Utdby Ansser Sadiq2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Patrice Evra says that he was told by his agent that signing for the club was a mistake, after he started off his United career in the worst possible way.Evra played in the Manchester derby soon after signing for the Red Devils in 2006.That game saw him put one of his worst displays in a United shirt, which led many to question whether he would come good at the club.He admits there were doubts from his own agent after that clash.”When I played my first game with Manchester United, I ate some beans and pasta [before the game] and I feel really sick in my room,” Evra told Sky Sports about that game.”I was going to say to Sir Alex Ferguson, ‘Look I’m not ready to play’, but I was scared because they would say, ‘He’s not the man to play in the derby’. “I play that game and get substituted after 45 minutes.I remember Ferguson was like, ‘Now you sit, you watch and you learn English football’. It was a tough time.”Even my agent said we made a big mistake to sign you for Manchester United. But I was really strong mentally to prove everyone was wrong for myself, because I’m really proud and I did it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Back in late December, it was reported that Texas native Kyler Murray, the No. 2 ranked dual threat quarterback in the country (per 247 Sports), was possibly considering flipping him commitment from Texas A&M to Oklahoma. But Wednesday, with just two weeks left until National Signing Day, Murray may be implying that there is a third team in the mix for his future services. Murray, who must be on an unofficial visit in Austin, posted a photo of a Texas Longhorns jersey with no explanation. pic.twitter.com/UhDj9MTnsp— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) January 21, 2015Another big-time Texas recruit, four-star wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge, also did the same – with a different jersey number.pic.twitter.com/dyDlJb9TWP— DaMarkus Lodge (@DaMarkusLodge18) January 21, 2015Could Murray and Lodge be teaming up to bring the Longhorns back to prominence? It’s an interesting set of tweets, given the circumstances. We’ll find out soon enough what it all means.
Update: Florida State freshman QB Deandre Johnson came to Cager’s defense on Twitter, telling the FSU faithful who took offense to his tweets to back off. @Ljefe18 NoleNation get up off my Boy he just voiced his opinion like a lot of us do. Thanks for the support bro see you October 10— Deandre Johnson (@DredaDon14) May 19, 2015Earlier: Lawrence Cager hasn’t joined the Miami program yet, but the four-star wide receiver signee is already stirring things up on social media. In the wake of the Everett Golson-to-Florida State transfer news, Cager took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t seem too impressed. Everett is just dumb smh should’ve went to South Carolina— Lawrence (@Ljefe18) May 19, 2015I got Quan sacking Everett first series— Lawrence (@Ljefe18) May 19, 2015The “Quan” reference in the second tweet is the nickname of Hurricane redshirt sophomore defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad. Muhammad missed all of last season due to disciplinary reasons but played a role as a true freshman in 2013 and is expected to be a major contributor this fall. Those wondering if Cager’s premonition will prove correct can tune in when FSU and Miami face off on Oct. 10 in Tallahassee.
ABCMichigan’s Jim Harbaugh is kind of a weirdo. A hugely successful weirdo who has done more for the news cycle in this college football off-season than anyone else, but a weirdo nonetheless. That is quite emblematic in a picture posted to Instagram by noted quarterback guru George Whitfield, who worked with Harbaugh and a number of other high-profile counselors at Michigan’s Aerial Assault camp today. Never ever change, Coach Harbaugh.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
YouTube/Nissan USANissan’s ‘Heisman House’ commercial series has been very popular over the last few college football seasons, and the newest member of the vaunted fraternity is featured in the newest clip.Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry, now a Tennessee Titan, kicks things off by controlling a drone, which flies through the house, catching shots of 12 other former Heisman winners doing various activities. Tim Brown (Notre Dame, 1987) and Danny Wuerffel (Florida, 1996) get into a hose fight. Doug Flutie (Boston College, 1984) practices his ballroom dances. Tim Tebow (Florida, 2007) works out, naturally. Noted thespian Eddie George (Ohio State, 1995) practices some Shakespeare Marcus Mariota (Oregon, 2014) takes a bath of rubber ducksHenry, Brown, and Wuerffel teased the new ad with a photo last week. It’s a pretty good one, overall, and the number of former Heisman winners they get for each of these commercials is impressive. Check it out here, via YouTube.Charlie Ward, Mark Ingram, Herschel Walker, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, and George Rogers also make brief appearances during the 1:26 commercial.Henry edged out Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson to take home the 2015 trophy last season. Those two are back in college for the upcoming season, and are among the favorites to take home the vaunted award this fall.
Arsenal have confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has a metatarsal fracture and is expected to return to training in six weeks.The Armenia international has featured sporadically for Unai Emery’s side thus far this season, making 14 Premier League appearances but completing 90 minutes just six times.He has scored four goals and provided one assist domestically, however. 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? Mkhitaryan played the first half of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Tottenham in the League Cup, but was substituted at half-time and was subsequently missing from the Premier League clash with Burnley.The 29-year-old received treatment following a tackle from Lucas Moura in the 30th minute but saw out the rest of the half.However, Mkhitaryan sat out the Gunners’ 3-1 victory over Burnley on Saturday and is not anticipated to return until February.The midfielder will miss clashes with Premier League leaders Liverpool and Chelsea, while Arsenal’s meeting with Manchester City on February 3 is likely to come too soon.Unai Emery’s defensive troubles continue with Nacho Monreal a doubt to face Brighton and Hove Albion on Boxing Day due to a right hamstring issue that forced him off in the first half against Burnley.However, Shkodran Mustafi is expected to return to full training this week, having missed Arsenal’s last four outings due to a hamstring injury.The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League, though they sit level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea, with only goal difference separating the two teams.They are, however, 11 points behind league leaders Liverpool. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been hailed as an “outstanding talent” by former Germany star Michael Ballack.Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi is a transfer target for Bayern Munich, as first revealed by Goal, with the Bundesliga champions’ sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirming last week that talks remain ongoing between the clubs.The 18-year-old has earned 10 first-team appearances for the Blues this season but is yet to make a Premier League start and is reportedly tempted by the prospect of greater opportunities with Bayern. 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? “We’re talking about a player who just came recently from the youth level. He’s trying to achieve the step to the professional level in a top club,” Ballack told Omnisport.”This makes it a lot more difficult for a young player because the standard is very, very high. It’s hard to say whether the player is good enough for this demand or not. It’s a fact that he’s an outstanding talent.”Chelsea have to evaluate whether they want to keep him or maybe send him on loan. I think that’s the philosophy of all top teams – to educate young, top players and to give them the possibility to play.”It’s the most important thing during that young age, to play without losing the player. Bayern had their focus on Hudson-Odoi very early. We will see if the transfer is happening or not.”Ballack was a far more established performer when he swapped Bayer Leverkusen for Bayern in 2002, having inspired Germany’s run to that year’s World Cup final, and he is reluctant to impart any pearls of wisdom upon Hudson-Odoi.“I don’t have any advice for him. He has to see if he has a realistic chance at Chelsea in the first team or not,” he said.”[Recently] he was often part of it and showed his qualities. Is it the right time to go to another top club like Bayern? Every player has to decide this on his own. There’s no special recipe.”The success of 18-year-old England international Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund has been viewed, to a certain extent, as a motivation for Bayern’s interest in signing Hudson-Odoi.Arsenal’s 19-year-old forward Reiss Nelson has also impressed on loan at Hoffenheim this season and England manager Gareth Southgate welcomed the openness to such opportunities among his next generation.”I think Jadon and Reiss Nelson are the obvious ones who have trodden that path, there are some other young players who have done that and haven’t yet appeared in first-team football,” Southgate said, speaking courtesy of William Hill at a Football Writers Association dinner held in his honour in London on Sunday.”I think it’s good that the opportunity is there. Young people now in our country are less restricted in their decision making. They don’t view travelling the world in maybe the way we did when we were younger.”They’re more secure in themselves and they’re ready to go if it gives them an opportunity to play. For all young players, that opportunity to play first-team football is really important.”