Agent updates on future of Lyon skipper Nabil Fekir

Submitted by content on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:39

The representative of Nabil Fekir has refused to confirm that his client could leave Lyon at the end of the season. The France international has been in a purple patch for Les Gones this term, and he has contributed 16 goals and assisted a further six goals in 24 league appearances for the club.

Jose Mourinho issues public apology to Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Submitted by content on Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:37

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has issued a public apology to Henrikh Mkhitaryan after he was substituted midway the Red Devils' win over Derby County in the FA Cup. The Armenia international made his second straight start of the campaign versus the Rams, but he only lasted until the half-time break.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho felt it was unfair on his part to sub Mkhitaryan, but he did not have much of a choice as he had to enforce a change to change the dynamics of the match, he said: "[It was] unfair [to take Mkhitaryan off] and I told him that at half-time.
"I didn’t like what I did. He didn’t deserve it, he was playing well, he wasn’t playing bad. He had a couple of missed passes but he was playing well and giving a good dynamic to the team. My feeling was just that Rashford is not going to score a goal and because of that I’m not going to lose time and I’m going to play Romelu [Lukaku] so then I had to sacrifice a player."

BAD WEATHER THREATENS FABIO'S BORO MATCH

Submitted by isport on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:36

Leeds United are set to clash with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Friday. However, bad weather is posing a serious threat. The snow and ice would be dangerous to the game, which could mean that it will be called off, according to reports.

If the weather conditions do not change and Boro ready to continue with the fixture, the game would have to be rescheduled. Both sides would be hoping to avoid a rescheduling as they do not know what the future holds as the season runs to a close.

STRUGGLE CONTINUES FOR POSSEBON

Submitted by isport on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:28

Former Manchester United wonderkid (and colleague of both Fabio and Rafael) Rodrigo Possebon has his career in shambles after being released from a Vietnamese football club Ho Chi Minh City. The player used to be a top rated defensive midfielder when he signed to Old Trafford from South America.

United’s Brazil-based scout John Calvert-Toulmin recommended the player to then manager Sir Alex Ferguson whilst he was on scouting duties for Fabio and Rafael Da Silva.

Lyon Manager Happy with the Response from Memphis Depay

Submitted by content on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 09:04

Lyon manager Bruno Genesio is happy with the response given by Memphis Depay after being dropped the bench over the last few matches. The Dutchman was signed from Manchester United back in January 2016 for around €16 million. He has become one of the key players for Lyon since this transfer, but there have been occasions where the player has not been performing up to his best. He has been a regular first-team player after being named on the bench only for two out of the nine games this season. Yet, there has been a feeling that Depay had not been giving his 100% in recent matches.

This proving to be the case and manager Genesio decided to act by dropping the player to the bench for the recent game against Dijon. This surprise decision from the manager towards the end of September started rumours that Depay may be sold in the January transfer window. Yet, it appears to have been a ploy to get the former PSV Eindhoven winger back to focus. Since then, the player has been on a great run of form and has been able to score four goals. He also came up with a hat-trick in the 5-0 victory over Troyes during the weekend. This was an extremely important result for Lyon, as it moved them into the top four places.

Mourinho critical of England on Phil Jones

Submitted by isport on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:11

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho was critical over England's handling of Phil Jones after the centre-back aggravated a thigh injury against Germany last weekend.

The 25-year-old had been struggling with the problem prior to the international friendly, but the Three Lions got Jones to take six pain-killing injections in order to make the playing field.

Ryan Giggs wants Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial to add more goals to their game

Submitted by content on Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:46

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Ryan Giggs believes Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial could be termed as top-class players, should they start scoring for Manchester United on a regular basis.


The pair have shared the duties on the left side of the attack with Jose Mourinho reluctant to play them together on the playing field.

Rafael da Silva recalls how Sir Alex Ferguson confused him with Fabio

Submitted by content on Sun, 09/24/2017 - 08:20

Former Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva has recalled an amusing story about how Sir Alex Ferguson would struggle to differentiate him from his identical twin brother Fabio in first-team training.


The Da Silva brothers were first spotted by United scouts when they were playing as 15-year-olds for the Fluminense's youth side. Ferguson, in particular, was impressed by the progress shown by the twins, and he decided to pursue them in the summer of 2008 once they turned 18.

TOTTENHAM’S OFFER FOR RAFAEL DA SILVA REJECTED

Submitted by content on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:23

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs have had their bid for former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva thrown out.


Spurs reportedly made the move to land the current Olympique Lyonnais man but the move has failed to pull through.

The 27-year old Brazilian right back arrived from South Africa a decade ago alongside his twin brother. Manchester United were forced to buy Rafael as the players were young then, though their original interest was his brother Fabio. Rafael had the better career, stayed at Old Trafford for longer before he moved to France.

RAFAEL BACKS LUKAKU TO SUCCEED

Submitted by isport on Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:35

Former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva feels Romelu Lukaku has the potential to become a top player under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho. The Belgium international joined the Red Devils from Everton earlier last month after they finalised an initial £75m for his transfer.

Speaking to Omni Sport, Rafael, who won three Premier League titles at Old Trafford between 2008 and 2015, recalls Lukaku bagging an impressive hat-trick for West Bromwich Albion during the 5-5 draw against United in the final game of the 2012-2013 season.

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