TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Conte makes clear to Man Utd he wants jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAntonio Conte has told Manchester United chief Ed Woodward he wants the manager’s job.The former Chelsea boss, reports TMW, has turned down AS Roma and Real Madrid convinced the United job would soon become available.And after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, Conte’s minders have assured Woodward his ambition hasn’t changed.The two parties have been in contact for the past two months, with Conte keeping himself available for the United post.However, working against Conte is Woodward’s priority, who remains Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lingard hails Martial goal for Man Utd routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard hailed the manner of Anthony Martial’s goal for victory at Cardiff City.Lingard’s two second-half strikes added an impressive gloss to the scoreline, but arguably the pick of United’s goals came in the minutes leading up to half-time, when our no.14 made the final pass in the build-up to Martial’s goal – United’s third – after some slick combination play involving Martial and Paul Pogba.“When we play close, we play one and two-touch, it’s enjoyable football,” confessed Lingard.“You saw Anthony’s goal, it was a great goal, great link-up play, and we did that throughout the game.”Personally, I think it was the best goal. Everyone was involved, from the back players to the front, and it was finished off in style.“
Real Madrid directors upset with Zidane over Ceballos treatmentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePressure is growing on Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane over his treatment of Dani Ceballos last season.Currently on-loan with Arsenal, Ceballos is proving his quality in England.Okdiario says his success has directors inside the Real boardroom frustrated with the way Zidane jettisoned Ceballos over the summer.Indeed, there’s now a belief inside the club that Real would be in a better position this season if Ceballos had remained.The Spain U21 star is on a straight season-long loan at Arsenal and due back in Madrid in June. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona finance chief Tombas: Two different Neymar offers tabledby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona finance chief Enrique Tombas has confirmed they made two offers for PSG star Neymar.Tombas also insisted they had enough cash reserves to reach a deal with Barca.He revealed, “With the conditions we offered, the recruitment of Neymar was perfectly viable.”We made two proposals, one with players included in the transaction, one without. But they refused both.”After his return to action last week for victory over Strasbourg, Neymar admitted: “Everyone knows that I wanted to leave, I have always been clear. I will not go into details, because it would affect other people.”
Burnley striker Wood happy with 3 pointsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley striker Chris Wood was happy to finish off Norwich City in double-quick time.Wood scored for the first time since his two goals against Cardiff City in April all but secured the Clarets’ Premier League safety and last season. This time around they are in rude health with a 2-0 Turf Moor win over Norwich making it eight points from the opening six games.“It was nice to get on the score sheet and even better to get the three points,” said the Clarets’ frontman, who has now scored in his last four games against the Canaries.“It’s been a little time coming but it’s nice to be off the mark and rolling.“I backed myself that they would come. I knew that it was hopefully only a matter of time.“We just had to keep working hard as a team and thankfully they went in today.“You want to get off the mark but as a striker you know the next chance is around the corner so you can’t get too dis-heartened or too down.“You’ve just to make sure you’re ready for when they do fall so you can stick them in the back of the net.“It was nice to get two goals up for the team and we never looked like conceding after that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Milan Skriniar: Inter Milan must defend betterby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMilan Skriniar says Inter Milan must defende better after defeat to Juventus.The Nerazzurri lost 2-1 midweek at Camp Nou and the same result this evening in the Derby d’Italia at San Siro.“It has been a mixed week, because we played not badly in Barcelona and here tonight too. We kept the ball and created chances, but were unable to score the goals,” Skriniar told Sky Sport Italia.“Juve are a strong side, we all knew that. We have a lot to improve and that’s the beauty of it, as we are constantly learning and developing.“I think we need to be more aggressive in our defending around the penalty area, as Barcelona were very dangerous there too with their passes. We need to get closer to the forwards.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Dani Olmo insists he’s happy at Dinamo Zagrebby Carlos Volcano12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain Under-21 playmaker Dani Olmo insists he’s happy at Dinamo Zagreb.Olmo was linked with a return to Barcelona over the summer, along with Tottenham.He told Marca: “In the end there was no way out but I’m glad I stayed at Dinamo. They have given me a lot and this year we have the opportunity to play in the Champions League after having an incredible campaign last year. We qualified for the Champions League for the first time after 49 years and we want to do something great and for that, we need all the players.”It is a competitive league, it is not at the level of the Top 5 but in the end we play in European competitions, and coming to the national team helps me to keep improving.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Lindelof spies bigger leadership roleby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Victor Lindelof is eager to take more responsibility on the pitch after the team were criticised for a lack of leaders in the dressing room.Former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar recently suggested the club’s current struggles are in part due to a lack of strong characters and leaders in the dressing room. “I think I’ve always had good leadership qualities,” the Swedish defender told Expressen. “And I think those who have had me as the team captain over the years are quite happy, if you may say so. I probably take a little more responsibility, maybe talk a little more. “In the past I was, as I said, maybe a little more laid back.”Being able to read situations, a person who is easy to talk to and who inspires confidence and who you can talk to.”It’s something I would try to strive for if I was the team captain. That the guys should be able to trust me, that they can say anything to me and that I can lead the group.”
Man Utd hero Viv Anderson questions leadership inside current squadby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Viv Anderson has questioned the leadership inside the current squad.While manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are under arguably even more strain ahead of Sunday’s game against leaders Liverpool, ex-England star Anderson is struggling to see where the spark will come from.He told The Sun: “The problem is it doesn’t seem to me like the senior players have what we would do in their thinking.“The likes of Nemanja Matic . . . he looks like he thinks he’ll be leaving; Ashley Young probably thinks this is his last season at Old Trafford.“There are not that many players who are going to be there for the long haul to keep the younger ones on their toes.“The dressing room is really a young dressing room and you can’t see many older heads being around for the next three or four years. And that’s a problem.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
IOWA CITY, IA – SEPTEMBER 10: Fans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa is 12-0, ranked fourth in the College Football Playoff, and headed to the Big Ten championship game for the first time in program history. Hawkeyes fans are feeling pretty good right now. One Iowa fan created an awesome “Back in Black” hype video to commemorate the season thus far. In addition to the guitar-heavy sounds of AC/DC, the video contains audio clips of Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd, who called the Hawkeyes “frauds” recently and incorrectly predicted they would beat Nebraska. It’s pretty clear that right now, no one is going to rain on Iowa’s parade, not even Colin Cowherd. Come Saturday, Michigan State will try to put a damper on the black and gold party.