John Barnes has told talkSPORT Manchester United should learn from the David De Gea transfer debacle, saying the failure to sell the goalkeeper to Real Madrid this summer is a ‘wake-up call’ for the club.The Spaniard with heavily linked with a return to his homeland all summer, but, after lengthy negotiations between the sides, his dream move eventually collapsed moments before Tuesday’s transfer deadline over an administration error.De Gea was desperate the leave United for the La Liga giants, but their mistakes in the window mean he is stuck at Old Trafford until January.And, as much as it pains him to admit, Liverpool hero Barnes says the Red Devils should take a leaf out of Everton’s book, following their successful handling over a similar situation with Chelsea-linked defender John Stones.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former winger said: “Maybe this is bit of a wake-up call to make sure they get it all done early.“It’s not the outcome either team would have wanted. De Gea wanted to go and I’m sure Man United would have wanted the money, but [the deal didn’t happen] because they were waiting until the last minute, Man United to squeeze more money out and Real Madrid to pay less money – it serves them both right!“Talking about the transfer window, I have praise Everton – as much as it kills me to do it.“The way they dealt with the John Stones situation was fantastic and even the way Stones reacted to his transfer request being turned down, it shows the right way it should be done.”
Louis van Gaal felt vindicated by Wayne Rooney’s winner against CSKA Moscow after his decision to take off Anthony Martial was widely booed at Old Trafford.The Manchester United manager responded to three successive goalless draws by starting with Martial as his central striker and playing the England captain in a withdrawn role in the Champions League Group B clash.But with the score locked at 0-0 he hauled the Frenchman off and pushed Rooney up front, a decision that was loudly derided by what seemed a hefty majority inside the stadium.Rooney, though, paid his boss back by heading home the only goal of the match in the 79th minute, Michael Carrick and Jesse Lingard having combined to present the opportunity.Van Gaal was well aware his decision was not welcomed in the stands, but was content with the outcome.Asked if he had heard the crowd’s reaction, the Dutchman said: “Of course, I am not deaf.“That is the opinion of the fans. Afterwards they shall not be disappointed by the decision of the manager.“I’m very happy because I put him again in the striker’s position and he scored.”Van Gaal was otherwise keen to spread the praise on a night when the Red Devils moved a point ahead of PSV Eindhoven at the top of the group.“I back all my players, not only Wayne Rooney. Wayne Rooney is always centre of attention, I have to answer always about Wayne Rooney and now again.“Wayne is Wayne, he shall always contribute in a game.“It was a fantastic goal. The tackle of Marcos Rojo was fantastic, the pass of Michael Carrick and the cutback of Jesse Lingard. Then the header of Rooney.“It was fantastic. I’m very happy about the performance of my players, also about the result and also the fact we are top of the group.” Louis van Gaal 1
Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the committee, has promised a filibuster, meaning it will take 60 votes to be approved. “I’ve had a wonderful time, but this wasn’t it,” Inhofe joked after the daylong session Wednesday and scores of GOP amendments – few of them approved. Aside from Warner, Republicans argued that additional safeguards should be included to assure against economic hardship.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“We now move to the Senate floor,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., who along with Warner had introduced the legislation. The bill calls for the United States to cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2050 from electric power plants, manufacturing and transportation. It would create a “cap-and-trade” system whereby companies would have pollution allowances that they could sell if they went below the emission limits, or buy if they found they could not meet the requirements. The trading is aimed at reducing the economic impact of putting limits on carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, the leading greenhouse gas. But the bill’s prospects are anything but certain. It is not expected to come up for action until next year, and many Republicans have vowed to seek significant changes. WASHINGTON – Democrats turned back repeated efforts by Republican senators to soften the economic impact of a global warming bill before advancing it out of a Senate committee on Wednesday. It was the first bill calling for mandatory U.S. limits on so-called greenhouse gases to be taken up in Congress since global warming emerged as an environmental issue more than two decades ago. The bill was approved 11-8 by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. GOP critics of the bill argued that limiting greenhouse gas emissions could become a hardship because of higher energy costs. But Sen. John Warner of Virginia, a Republican co-sponsor who gave the bill legitimacy among many moderate GOP senators, called it “a chance to give America our opportunity … to be counted on this very very important issue.”
Easons is to open a new store on the site of the old Proctor’s Newsagency at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre.The store will be the second belonging to the book giant in Letterkenny which already operates a store at the Courtyard Shopping Centre.The Proctors Newsagency was one of the most successful in the town. However owner Brendan Proctor says he was forced to withdraw from the shopping centre after a dispute over rents.The new Easons store in Letterkenny is expected to create up to ten new jobs. EASONS TO OPEN NEW SHOP AT OLD PROCTOR’S NEWSAGENCY IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Easonsletterkennynew store
10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre forward) 11 11 17. Maxwell (left back) 2. Thiago Silva (centre back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 7. Lucas Moura (left side attack) 11 11 11 11 11 25. Adrien Rabiot (right centre midfield) Paris Saint-Germain host Manchester City in the Champions League tonight and it’s live on talkSPORT, kick off 7:45pm.The French giants are looking to reach the semi-finals for the first time in their history, though they come up against a City team aiming to achieve the same feat.But, having wrapped up the Ligue 1 title mid-March, with eight games to spare, Laurent Blanc’s side can afford to focus their full attention on the elite European trophy they are yet to get their hands on.So, who might Blanc field to get his side off to a winning start at the Parc des Princes?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Paris Saint-Germain XI by viewing the slideshow above. 14. Blaise Matuidi (left centre midfield) 8. Thiago Motta (centre midfield) 16. Kevin Trapp (goalkeeper) 11 5. Marquinhos (right back) 11. Angel Di Maria (right side attack) 11 11 32. David Luiz (centre back)
1 Liverpool’s pursuit of Mario Gotze may be over… Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, who has parted ways with his agent and seemingly committed his future to Bayern Munich.Jurgen Klopp is keen on bringing his former Borussia Dortmund star to Anfield, and reportedly told the club to do everything they can to get a deal over the line ahead of Euro 2016.The Reds’ chances appeared to be boosted by reports in Germany last week, which claimed the 23-year-old attacker was not in incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team plans in Bavaria and could be available for just £20million this summer.Gotze has struggled for regular game time at the Allianz Arena, particular this season having suffered from persistent injury troubles.But the World Cup hero has poured cold water on the rumours, saying he now plans to stay at Bayern and hopes to impress new manager Carlo Ancelotti.“I look forward to the new season in Munich and will do everything possible to be in top shape during my first training session under Carlo Ancelotti,” Gotze is quoted as saying in Bild.This latest revelation comes immediately following news that Gotze has parted ways with agent Volker Struth.Struth’s company, SportsTotal, represent a number of Germany stars including Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos, Dortmund forward Marco Reus and another Liverpool target – Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius.“SportsTotal and Mario Götze end their six-year collaboration by mutual agreement,” read a statement from the agency. “This is the result of a conversation SportsTotal CEO Volker Struth and the 23-year-old forward who met after Bayern Munich’s game last Saturday.“After extensive deliberations and discussions in the past few weeks, we have come together to decide that we will terminate the cooperation. Therefore we met for a joint discussion and parted by mutual consent. I thank him for his many years of trust and wish him well for the future.”Götze added: “I thank SportsTotal for a very good cooperation with many highlights and great memories that have shaped my career decisively.”Struth has openly criticised Bayern in the past, accusing Pep Guardiola of ‘destroying’ Gotze’s career while also saying the Bundesliga giants have undervalued the World Cup hero.It was Gotze’s agent who was supposedly keen on him moving to Anfield, so the players’ decision to part ways could well be an indication of his wish to stay with the German champions.
Centre midfield: Wayne Rooney – Rooney is starting to excel in central midfield for both club and country, so expect him to feature there for at least the start of the new season. 11 11 11 Goalkeeper: David De Gea – click the arrow right to see the full Manchester United line-up if the transfer rumours are correct – De Gea should be Uniteds no.1 next season after publically stating his desire to work with Mourinho and restore the Premier League title to Old Trafford. 11 Centre attacking midfield: Julian Draxler – German newspaper Bild have said United are preparing a £25.5m bid for Wolfsburg’s star man as Mourinho looks to bolster his attack. 11 Left back: Luke Shaw – Shaw started last season incredibly well before his horrific injury but, having worked through the summer, expect him to be ready for the new campaign. Right back: Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Matteo Darmian is being linked with a move away from the club and Fosu-Mensah impressed at right back last season. Mourinho has promised he will give youth a chance and it looks like here will be one of the areas for him to do it. Centre back: Chris Smalling – Smalling is now Uniteds senior defender and will be expected to shoulder the responsibility of organising the defence. 11 Centre midfield: Paul Pogba – The France star is being linked with a big-money move back to Manchester and will be one of the signings of the summer if Mourinho can pull it off. Left forward: Anthony Martial – Martial will be Uniteds key man next season after a stunning first year at Old Trafford. Manchester United are starting to make their move in the transfer market with talks between a number of players’ representatives ongoing.Manager Jose Mourinho has already brought in Villarreal’s Eric Bailly for £30m to strengthen the defence and is now likely to focus on his midfield and attack, which was so blunt under Louis van Gaal last season.But who will be in Mourinho’s starting line-up away to Bournemouth on the first game of next season as he looks to get United’s title challenge off to the perfect start?Click the arrow above, right, to see the potential Manchester United XI based on the current transfer rumours around Old Trafford. Centre back: Eric Bailly – Bailly is Mourinhos type of defender strong, quick and powerful. However, he is also rash and unconvincing at times and this will need to trained out of him. Right forward: Henrikh Mkhitaryan – The Armenians agent told talkSPORT that Mkhitaryan wants to join the Red Devils and with only a year left on his contract, United believe they can get the transfer done. 11 11 11 11 11 Centre forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Ibrahimovic is pretty much guaranteed to be a Manchester United player next season and his presence will likely restrict starlet Marcus Rashford to a place on the bench.
Croatia v Portugal: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT 1 Every Goal, Every Game, Every DayCroatia have impressed most fans in France as they pipped Spain to top spot in Group D with wins over, there aforementioned rivals and a draw against Czech Republic and will know this is their best chance to reach the final of a tournament since Euro 2008.In there way, though, are a Portugal side who are sputtering into life at the tournament. A thrilling 3-3 draw with Hungary saw them sneak into the knockout stages but the return to form of Cristiano Ronaldo will worrly Ante Cacic and his men in Lens.Whoever wins, though, the victor of this clash will have an opportunity to go far in France with all the traditional European giants being put in the other side of the draw after a some surprising results in the group stages.And the national which triumphs will face Poland in Marseille on June 30 in the quarter-finals after they defeated Switzerland 5-4 on penalites following a 1-1 draw.LIVE on talkSPORT: Croatia v Portugal – click here for live commentary from the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens at 8pm (BST) on June 25, 2016.Confirmed team news: Croatia: Subasic, Srna, Corluka, Vida, Strinic, Modric, Badelj, Brozovic, Rakitic, Perisic, Mandzukic. Subs: Vargic, Vrsaljko, Jedvaj, Kovacic, Kramaric, Schildenfeld, Rog, Nikola Kalinic, Coric, Pjaca, Cop, Lovre Kalinic.Portugal: Rui Patricio, Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Joao Mario, Adrien Silva, William Carvalho, Andre Gomes, Nani, Ronaldo. Subs: Lopes, Bruno Alves, Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Eder, Vieirinha, Danilo Pereira, Renato Sanches, Rafa, Eliseu, Quaresma, Eduardo.
This Wednesday morning on Sportsday we looked back on last night’s Champions League action as Celtic were beaten 1-0 by Gibraltarian part-timers Lincoln Red Imps in the second qualifying round.We also bring you the latest on who will be the new England manager as Sam Allardyce meets with FA chiefs.We also looked ahead to The Open which gets underway tomorrow and reviewed yesterday’s Tour de France action.