Van Gaal’s Manchester United still chasing Barça defender Gerard Pique

first_imgIn England there are still reports that Louis van Gaal is refusing to throw in the towel in his pursuit of Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who he wants to complete his defence at Manchester United.  “Now I have a great challenge,” he continued. “I’ve always said I want to retire here,” he said. CET Pique also recognised, though, the interest from United but highlighted: “I’m a Barça fan, I have been since I was a boy and I want to stay.” “It is the first time, in Barcelona, that I am not playing as much as I would like, but I am happy with my form when I am playing.” Pique gave away a penalty in Saturday’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Clasico and has come under some criticism for his recent performances in a blaugrana shirt. “In this moment I am not thinking of leaving; I am very happy.”center_img Still, due to the fact he hasn’t been a firm first choice under Luis Enrique, ‘The Daily Star’ are still linking him with Old Trafford. 26/10/2014 Sport EN But the 27-year-old is happy to fight for his place if he has to. Upd. at 16:58 However, the Catalan defender has recently reiterated his desire to stay at Camp Nou.last_img read more

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Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid are much better now than in derby defeat

first_img “Nobody can take away what we have done until now,” he said. “Failure would be if our attitude is not good, if we do not do what we have been doing. To reach a final without suffering does not happen in football. Then in the final you never know what will happen. Sport EN “Three months have passed. We are a bit better now in every way. I am happy as I know the work has been enormous. There is no favourite in a final, it is 50-50.  28/05/2016 at 02:48 However, even if Madrid are defeated Zidane doesn’t think that it means it will mean they have had a bad season. CEST “Atletico do well against everyone, not just against Real Madrid,” explained Zidane. Losing at home to their rivals was Zidane’s first defeat as Los Blancos boss, on February 27. “In a final it is normal to suffer and to have problems, we will have to come through them if we want to win.” “All I can say is that we are ready, we are very ready.” Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid have improved significantly since Atletico beat them 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in their most recent clash.last_img read more

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L’Equipe: Pogba transfer to United complete

first_img Negotiations began on Tuesday and reached their conclusion on Wednesday, with Juve rejecting United’s first offer of 101 million euros before accepting their subsequent proposal of 120 million. 20/07/2016 Luke Salvin-Hughes Upd. on 23/07/2016 at 10:36 CEST Pogba’s return to Old Trafford appears to be reaching its conclusion after the Red Devils decided to sell the Frenchman to the Bianconeri in 2012 under Sir Alex Ferguson’s management.center_img Paul Pogba’s protracted transfer to Manchester United has reportedly been agreed with Juventus. Juve’s current no.10 has scored 34 goals in 178 appearances during his four years in Turin and has won the Serie A title on four occasions. According to L’Equipe, the 23-year-old will become the world’s most expensive player with a record fee being agreed between the two clubs.last_img read more

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Deschamps: “Neymar gives PSG and French football freshness”

first_img RELATED STORIES CEST 24/08/2017 “It’s fantastic when a player like that comes to the league, the attention he attracts from abroad (..) Look at what he has already done in the league [three goals and two assists],” Deschamps said at the press conference to announce his squad for the matches against The Netherlands and Luxembourg. EFE “He smiles, he is natural, even though he is a star, he gives PSG and French football a freshness,” he added. Upd. at 17:38 IN SPORT.ES The manager of the French national team, Didier Deschamps, has praised the Brazilian Neymar and says that his arrival has brought freshness and spontaneity to the league as well as to PSG. Deschamps: “Neymar da frescura al PSG y a la Ligue 1” Neymar takes case to FIFA over Barça’s unpaid renewal bonuslast_img read more

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UEFA will investigate attack on Mbappe in PSG’s win at Celtic

first_img IN SPORT.ES La UEFA investiga el intento de agresión a Mbappé Neymar, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani were all on target in the game, with Unai Emery’s side hopeful of claiming their first Champions League crown this season after a summer of extreme spending. UEFA have opened an investiagtion after a Celtic supporter tried to attack Kylian Mbappe during Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 win in the Champions League on Tuesday.  Mbappe wasn’t harmed in the incident, although European football’s governing body have decided to look into it, with Celtic likely to be punished.  13/09/2017 CEST The game was brought to a stop in the first half when a fan made his way on to the pitch and tried to kick Mbappe, who joined PSG on loan from Monaco this summer, with an obligatory option to buy for 180 million euros next year.  Celtic fans, it should be pointed out, booed the lone supporter’s actions, with security quickly dealing with him. UEFA will make a decision at their next disciplinary meeting on Oct. 19.  SPORT.ES Upd. at 16:09 last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho not punished despite being sent off

first_img IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 16:26 CEST Mourinho, sin sanción tras ser expulsado The FA will not fine or ban him though, after referee Craig Pawson dismissed the animated Portuguese coach, who had stepped onto the field and also accidentally knocked fourth official Mike Jones. Jose Mourinho was sent off during Man United’s 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. 25/09/2017 Sport EN Once Jones told Pawson he had to dismiss Mourinho, although the former Real Madrid coach had not been offensive so will suffer no further action.last_img

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne arrives in Barcelona

first_imgManchester City star Kevin De Bruyne was seen in Barcelona on Wednesday, May 15. The Belgian international arrived in the Catalan capital with his family and was spotted at the airpory by fans who wanted photographs and autographs.  16/05/2018 Upd. at 12:42 De Bruyne’s visit this time is purely social, though, and even if we are close to the transfer window it has nothing to do with Barça…  CEST De Bruyne en Barcelona | Marc Viñals Kevin De Bruyne, en Barcelona De Bruyne en Barcelona | Marc Viñals Beyond the fact Barça haven’t shown an interest in signing him, despite his obvious quality, he has a long-term contract with City and would potentially cost a world record fee.  @tomasandreu68 IN SPORT.ES De Bruyne, who this week celebrated the Premier League title with his teammates and Pep Guardiola after reaching 100 points, is now taking some time with his family before this summer’s World Cup.  It’s not the first time De Bruyne has visited Barcelona. The midfielder was recognised in September 2016 when he was with his club and international teammate Vincent Kompany. On that occasion, both players were here to see the doctor Ramon Cugat.  Tomàs Andreu In the images above, De Bruyne is posing in the VIP zone at El Prat airport.  RELATED STORIES Pep ties down Man City’s crown jewel Kevin De Bruynelast_img read more

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Chelsea complete world record signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga

first_img Upd. at 00:09 09/08/2018 “His long-term contract reflects the belief we have in him and we look ahead to the coming seasons with an enormous sense of optimism.” Director Marina Granovskaia added: “Kepa is a talent we have admired for a long time and we are extremely excited about his arrival. He has already demonstrated fantastic quality and consistency and will be a big part of any success Chelsea have in the coming years. He is the most expensive goalkeeper in football history, taking over from Alisson who cost Liverpool 75m euros from Roma earlier in the summer. CESTcenter_img “It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life,” said Kepa. Chelsea have completed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record 80 million pounds. The former Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper signs a seven-year deal at Stamford Bridge. “So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League. It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.” The Blues had to strike as they sold Thibaut Courtois to Madrid for 35m euros.last_img read more

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Football: Wrestling superstar Rey Mysterio meets with Manchester United players

first_imgAdvertisement cl6vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbqmpkc0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9giyWould you ever consider trying this?😱24Can your students do this? 🌚mcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Joel Pereira(L) and Andreas Pereira(R) with Rey MysterioThe players of Manchester United were delighted to meet with pro-wrestling and former WWE legend Rey Mysterio on their training day at the United States.Advertisement The official social media accounts of Manchester United posted photos of Rey Mysterio posing with some of the players of United including their coach, Jose Mourinho.From the official Facebook page of Manchester United:Advertisement  Manchester United have also been boosted by the arrival of David de Gea and new Brazilian signee Fred in their pre-season tour of the United States. Read also: Football: Sir Alex Ferguson thanks medics following his life saving surgery  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cricket : Smriti Mandhana equals fastest Women’s T-20 half century record

first_imgAdvertisement 7q94NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vswh1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 99uda2Would you ever consider trying this?😱7bwtiCan your students do this? 🌚hf6rRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana equals the record for the fastest T20 half-century in Women’s T20 cricket during a Kia Super League encounter between Western Storm and Loughborough Lightning.Advertisement New Zealand’s Sophie Devine holds the record of a half-century off 18 balls, set against India during a T20 International in 2015, which has been equalled by Smriti. The Indian blasted a 19 ball 52 overall.Advertisement Her team beat the league leader by 18 runs in a curtailed six over-a-side match on Saturday night. Western Storm posted 85 for two in six overs as Mandhana blasted four sixes and five fours during her 19-ball knock.She started with a sixer and then hit Devine over long-on for another maximum in the next over and then drove Jenny Gunn to the long-off boundary, followed by an exuberant drive through covers at the expense of Kirstie Gordon. Mandhana hit another big six off Georgia Elwiss over long-on and her fourth maximum off Lynsey Smith took Mandhana equal with the fastest half-century record.Advertisement  Also Read :Cricket: MS Dhoni doing stunts on a bicycle goes viral on the internetCricket: Little Master praises Virat Kohli’s work ethics ahead of the 1st test Advertisementlast_img read more

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