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Claude Puel heaps praises on Leicester

Claude Puel reckons that technically his team might have got only one point at Brighton, but morally it was a victory for them after the way they turned it around and earned a draw from a not so great position.

Leicester conceded a lead early in the game and then they were reduced to only 10 players in the 28th minute when James Maddison had to go off having been booked twice in a space of just two minutes. It was an incredibly hard challenge for the visitors to not concede any more goals from there, but they not only managed to ensure that, they actually went on to equalize as well. Puel was mighty pleased with that monumental effort.
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Chelsea manager unsure over Thibaut Courtois’ future

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has said that he is unsure over the position of Thibaut Courtois but he remains hopeful that the goalkeeper will stay put at the club for the upcoming campaign. The Belgium international has shown no intention of extending his contract beyond June 2019 and this has seen him continuously associated with a move to Real Madrid.

Despite this, the European champions have yet to make a formal enquiry for the Belgian and Sarri remains optimistic that the shot-stopper will prolong his stay at Stamford Bridge, he said: “I don’t know. At the moment, Courtois is the goalkeeper of the club, of Chelsea, and so I don’t know in the future. It depends on the club. ‘It depends especially on him I think. But I hope that Courtois will be our goalkeeper.”
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BARCELONA IS EUROPE’S TOP CLUB, BEATS MADRID

Spanish side Barcelona thumped their arch rivals Real Madrid to become the top club on the continent despite Madrid winning their 13th European Cup recently. The La Liga champs overtook Madrid based on a Euro Club Index compiled by data company Gracenote.

Gracenote considered the results of the top 100 clubs on the continent over the past four years. However, the recently concluded season carried two third of the weight. Teams collect or lose points based on the results and circumstances of each game. If any club from a league performs well in Europe, the entire league gets a bonus.
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Romelu Lukaku Does not Fear Zlatan Ibrahimovic Competition

Manchester United’s forward Romelu Lukaku has claimed that he is not worried at the prospect of Zlatan Ibrahimovic providing him a competition in the first team.


The Swede appeared to have left the club on a permanent basis, but he has rejoined the United on a one-year contract.Ibrahimovic is not looking likely to play until January. If he does return to the squad, he will be not satisfied with a place on the bench, as the 36-year-old has always been one of the top dogs in his team. Lukaku has made an excellent start to his life at United after scoring three goals in as many games, but there are concerns about the presence of Ibrahimovic providing him with a spot of bother.

Yet, the Belgian international has dismissed those claims by saying that he would welcome the presence of additional competition in the team. United are looking to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2013 when Alex Ferguson was able to lead the club to success. read more »

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FENERBAHCE DENIES TRANSFER RUMOUR

Turkish football giants, Fenerbahce has come out to deny a transfer rumour that would see them sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


A Turkish sports newspaper Fanatikrecently ran the sensational headline which had them claiming that the club was already on the verge of securing a deal for Ibrahimovic in a transfer that would be regarded as a historic one.

According to the reports, the Yellow Canaries are expected to spend no less than £8.8 million [€10m] per-season to sign the experienced Manchester United striker.

This rumour currently making the rounds has however been denied by the Istanbul giants.In an official statement released by Fenerbahce yesterday, the club asked the sports newspaper to pay for the transfer since they claim it is going on.

The statement also noted that the newspaper report was a complete fabrication and should be disregarded by all and sundry.

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Manchester United is already receiving bad news for the 2017-18 season

In spite of what has been an unremarkable season for Jose Mourinho in his debut campaign in charge of Manchester United, the Portuguese coach is still expected to remain in charge of the Premier League club for at least another season.


However, even though the 2017-18 season has not even started as it’s scheduled to start on August 12 of 2017, it isn’t looking very good for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United and this is due to various things that have emerged recently.

One of the reasons of why the upcoming season might not kick-off in a positive way is due to the fact that Luke Shaw might miss the start of the next campaign. Luke Shaw is a 21 year rising star who is trying to find his place on the 1st team of Jose Mourinho.

Luke Shaw underwent surgery on his injury foot and it remains uncertain as to how long it’s going to take him to get fully recovered but he’s not expected to come back anytime soon.

The English defender has spent the majority of the season on the sidelines but he has been getting playing time on certain matches and has made 11 Premier League appearances which is fairly surprising for a youngster who is trying to make his presence felt in the club that has won the most Premier League titles ever.

Another of the reasons of why the 2017-18 might not initiate in full force for Manchester United is because KylianMbappe does not want to join them the team of Jose Mourinho. read more »

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UNITED TO FACE ROSTOV IN EUROPA LAST 16

Manchester United have been drawn to face FC Rostov in the last 16 of the Europa League competition.


The English side are the only ones in the second-rate tournament in Europe. However, bookmakers consider them one of the favourites to lift the title.

Jose Mourinho’s men thrashed French side Saint Etienne 0-1 in the return leg. Summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan grabbed the only goal of the game even though he could not finish the game as he limped off. Paul Pogba – who lined up against his brother – was awarded the Man of the Match. Another summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic had given Man United the advantage as he scored thrice in the first leg at Old Trafford.

The victory ensured United’s form since November continued strong. After their sloppy side, the team seems to have found the right balance.

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IBRAHIMOVIC TO IGNORE CHINESE OFFERS

Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected the flurry of offers from China to move to the Far East as he opted to extend his stay in English football.


The former Swede international had a lot of critics prior to his move to the Premier League, with many citing strong concerns. The 35-year old star has shamed them all to start his campaign on a brilliant note.

Since leaving French champions Paris St. Germain on a free transfer deal last season, the player has been impressive for the Red Devils. Ibrahimovic has netted 16 times for Manchester United after 25 games.

He was reportedly offered £120 million to move to China but his agent Mino Raiola has revealed that the player would remain with the current set-up. read more »

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Fergie: Offloading Hurt

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken about the awkwardness of the situation when he had to convey to some of the veterans of his Premiership Champion side in 1994 that he was going to offload them.

The Scot says that his emotional connect with those veterans was very strong, but, at the end of the day, he had to tell himself that he was in a job and wasn’t somebody’s guardian and rather than thinking about the future of those particular players, he should think about the future of the team because it’s the team owners who are paying him his salary and they are paying him that only to take care of the team. read more »