& # 39; Gary Neville has such great know-how … I am surprised that Salford City is not in the Premier League! & # 39 ;: Mino Raiola focuses on the legend of Manchester United after criticism on orchestrating the exit of Paul Pogba
Raiola & # 39; s comments come after Neville said his former club should never do business with the Italian-born Dutch agent, because star-shaped Pogba continues to push for a move.
The Pogba agent also unleashed a word war with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just before Manchester United was confronted with Chelsea on Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Raiola, speaking on talkSPORT said about Neville: & # 39; Gary Neville said so & # 39 ; n great know-how of football that I'm surprised that Salford City is not already in the Premier League.
& # 39; He must be on the board of directors of United and ask them for a job, I don't care what he says. & # 39;
Raiola's excavation in Neville comes as his Salford City side is in 11th place in League Two.
Class of 92 stars Neville, his brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham all own a 10 percent stake in Salford that earned promotion for the Football League in May 2019.
Neville and his former teammates invested in the then Premier League Division North Side Salford 2014 with Beckham in January 2019.
Salford has since enjoyed back-to-back promotions to the Football League thanks to financial support from the Football League Class of 92 and majority shareholder Peter Lim.
& # 39; Paul Pogba is our player – NOT Mino Raiola & # 39; s! & # 39 ;: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer focuses on superagent after he again talked about the Manchester United star exit
Raiola has repeatedly fired jabs at United during an eight-lane season in Old Trafford, while Pogba & # 39; s hunger for Champions League threatens to become unsatisfied again.
The Frenchman has been plagued by an injury, this season only eight times. Without a victory Europa League or a finish in the top four, an exit seems inevitable.
United and Raiola have already collided this year after the Premier League side missed the signing of Erling Haaland and Solskjaer again against the cop collided.
& # 39; Paul is our player and not Mino, & # 39; said Solskjaer.
& # 39; I did not sit down and told Paul to tell his agent what to say. I didn't speak to Mino, that's for sure. & # 39;
Pogba last took the field on Boxing Day and made a cameo of 45 minutes during a 4-1 win over Newcastle.
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The ankle injury that had already destroyed his season , however, was cropped again and he has six more missed games after having undergone more operations.
The World Cup winner battles to return for the Manchester derby in March, with Sportsmail revealing that he is desperate to join the United squadron for the final weeks of the season.
United dropped to ninth place prior to their collision with top-four rivals Chelsea on Monday, and Raiola has warned that their shape must change quickly to keep Pogba.
& # 39; He never lost his smile, but a great player is clearly not going to Manchester United not to challenge the Champions League or the Premier League title, & # 39; the agent told the Italian media.
& # 39; It would be a bull for me not to admit that Paul wants to stay at the highest level. & # 39 ;
Raiola also revealed that Juventus was one of Europe & # 39; s elite clubs interested in Pogba, and said that he & # 39; is talking to Pveba about Juve & # 39 ;.
The Frenchman achieved his stardom in Turin, and with close friends such as Paolo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado and Gonzalo Higuain who still play for Juve, they look like his most likely exit route.
According to Gazzette dello Sport Juventus willing to give up £ 125 plus Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot to bring Pogba back to Serie A.
His tricks, long-distance shouts, midfield power and personality enlightened the Italian competition during his four seasons with Juve, winning the Serie A with every attempt and the reach the Champions League final.
That kind of shape is something that United fans still see after Pogba & # 39; s then world record £ 94 million transfer in 2016, and they may wonder what could have happened in the summer.
Barcelona showed a great spirit to beat Real Betis last weekend and they will probably have a others encounter heavy task when they take on Getafe.
Meanwhile, rivals from the title and current leaders have hosted Real Madrid struggling with Celta Vigo and there are numerous other intriguing games in the Spanish top flight.
Sportsmail will lead you this weekend through the best of the action for a new exciting round of competitions in LaLiga …
& # 39; If you do not want it, you do not do this work & # 39 ;: Eddie Jones insists that he can take advantage of abuse because England strives to ignite the Six Nations campaign in Scotland
- England want to put Six Nations campaign back on track against Scotland
- Two Scotland fans were convicted two years ago of harassing Eddie Jones
- England boss is convinced that he is able to deal with the abuse
Three Scotland fans were found guilty of public order violations for harassing Jones on his train journey back from the Calcutta Cup collision two years ago.
Jones plans to return this time around the south on the team flight … but the England coach says vitriol regularly occurs.
The Australian has made five changes to the start-XV who lost to France last weekend and hopes to remain silent with a return to winning ways.
& # 39; It was a minor incident (two years ago), & # 39; said Jones. "It had no meaning whatsoever. That happens every day.
"What do you think will happen when I walk in the street? Some people say nice things, some people love you.
"It happens every day. If you didn't want it, you don't do this work. & # 39;
Jones was widely booed at the Stade de France before his party narrowed to a 24-0 deficit.
He blamed the slow start of England's light preparations in Portugal, but claims that his team will benefit in the final rounds of the competition.
& # 39; For France, for some reason, we were not early on the & # 39; button, said Jones. "We are not happy with how we played in the first 40 minutes and this is a new game and we have a good chance of playing well.
" I think I have already said that I was insufficiently prepared the team before the game, so it took us some time to get in.
& # 39; We were insufficiently prepared for the competition and I assume full responsibility for that. But there is a reason for that and my opinion is that we will see the reason at the end of the competition – that we will be full.
"Consistency is a challenge for every team. Sometimes the circumstances make it difficult to find your best and we discovered that last week.
"We always try to learn and find ways to get better, we had a good lesson last week. Sometimes these things must be learned. & # 39;
England are favorites to lift the Calcutta Cup, despite not having defeated Scotland since 2017. And Jones revealed that the team has looked back on the recent history of results as motivation.
& # 39; What I find today among young players is that history is not so important to them because they don't report to those days, & # 39; said Jones.
& # 39; We have not gone back in the history of the countries – only the recent history of what happened in the games.
& # 39; The historical evidence of how Scotland performs in Murrayfield compared to anywhere else.
& # 39; England has been going up and down against Scotland for the past four years.
& # 39; We had the tight victory there in the first year, the second year we scored a lot of points, the third year we played badly, the fourth year it was like Twenty20 cricket during the break and we they got back in the game – then they had a remarkable final 10 minutes to draw.
& # 39; Scotland is competing hard for the outage and we must be accurate in the outage and have a high operating speed.
The English skipper Owen Farrell insisted that the memory of Sunday's defeat in Paris should provide sufficient motivation.
& # 39; We are disappointed from last weekend – instead of two years ago, & # 39; said Farrell. "Training has been stepped up. We are already working on it.
"When you lose a game, you can sometimes look a little more at your stuff. We want to be better than last week, improve last week and move forward. "
& # 39; Jurgen Klopp spits out his dummy … clubs lose the chance for a replay so he can go on the p *** & # 39 ;: Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt focuses again on Liverpool while FA Cup re-plays
- Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt has once again destroyed Jurgen Klopp
- It is the second time this week that Holt has a has a problem with the German boss
- On Twitter, Holt ventured a series of tweets about Klopp & # 39; s attitude during cup repetitions
- The Liverpool boss confirmed that he would play the children against Shrewsbury in Anfield
It is the second time in a week that Holt has had problems with Klopp on the fourth round of the Reds with Shrewsbury after the German confirmed that he would not be present at the cup match in Anfield.
In a series of tweets, Holt went on a tirade where he accused Klopp of going & # 39; on the p *** & # 39; instead of being in the dugout for the confrontation with the FA Cup.
LIVERPOOL TEAM THAT FA CUP REPLAY CAN PLAY
Kelleher, Hoever, Van den Berg, Boyes, Gallacher, Christie-Davies, Chirivella, Kane, Elliott, Longstaff, Hill.
& # 39; There are no free dates in the calendar to place @EmiratesFACup 4th round repetitions and release for a few weeks prematurely, "he said on Twitter
& # 39; All clubs knew very well when the 4th round had to be played again before the season started. The answer from @PremierLeague to this is to take another chance of the "biggest day" away from our clubs, by also canceling that repetition.
& # 39; LIE AND THINK OF ENGLAND. Klopp spitting out his considerable doll will not change these facts. We lose the chance, so that he can go on the p *** for fourteen days.
& # 39; This is not about @LFC or Klopp, because the big clubs are all the same. They only see one side of the story. Meanwhile, @EFL sinks deeper and deeper.
I have told the @ EFL board that they do not represent our club well. If they were, we wouldn't have a break. & # 39;
Neil Critchley, the Liverpool Under-23 boss, takes charge of the young Reds side with the repeat that will take place during the scheduled two-week interruption of the top flight.
January 29: West Ham (A)
February 1: Southampton (H)
February 4: Shrewsbury (H) FA Cup replay
February 15: Norwich (A)
February 18: Atletico Madrid (A) Champions League
February 24: West Ham (H)
February 29: Watford (A)
Premier League unless otherwise stated
Critchley took charge of the children in the quarter final defeat of the Carabao Cup played at Aston Villa in December, while the first team was away at the Club World Cup in Qatar.
On the crowded list of matches, Liverpool played several games across multiple competitions, leaving the Klopp players with little time to recover.
& # 39; We received a letter from the Premier League in April that we had to respect the winter break for the players, & # 39; said Klopp after his side slipped a lead of two goals at Shrewsbury.
& # 39; It is not allowed to organize international friendly games or competitive games. And we respect that.
& # 39; I told the boys weeks ago that they have a winter break. You can't promise everyone free time and then in the end take that away, I can't work like that. So that is our solution.
& # 39; We will not be there, it will be the children who play that game. I know that's not very popular, but that's how I see it. & # 39;
Barcelona & # 39; let £ 20 million bid for Chelsea winger Willian because they want to steal a march on other sides & # 39; with his contract that expires in the summer
- Willian has attracted late interest from Barcelona in the transfer window of January
- Barcelona wants to sign Willian before the competition is growing for his signature
- The 31-year Brazilian deal at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer
The Calatan giants are desperate to strengthen their forward line after the long-term damage to Luis Suarez and having sacrificed top place in LaLiga to arch-rivals Real Madrid .
And according to Sky Sports Barcelona wants to sign the Brazilian winger before the January windows slam shut.
Barcelona has long admired the 31-year-old star, who has no contract with Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Now that competition is already growing to possibly sign him for a free transfer in the summer, the Spanish outfit is desperate to steal a march on their European rivals to acquire his services before Friday's deadline .
Barcelona was chasing Willian in the summer of 2018 and launched a number of bids for the Chelsea star – with their last bid of £ 55 million.
However, the Premier League side rejected the claims of Barcelona because they looked to retain one of their most experienced stars.
Willian has become one of Frank Lampard & # 39; s most trusted players on Stamford Bridge this season, played 30 times in all competitions.
Since joining Chelsea in 2013, after pipetting Tottenham, Willian won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup and the Europa League.
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri returns to Napoli for the first time since they fired him in 2018 and he will find the club he admitted & # 39; broke his heart & # 39 ;, in a sad state.
It has been another week of controversy in the top flight of Italy and, as always, it is Napoli who dominated the headlines. It seems not so long ago that club president Aurelio De Laurentiis got into trouble after Carlo Ancelotti, who replaced Sarri, did not follow his instructions.
Ancelotti was fired in December and that was meant to be a new, happier start.
Unfortunately that did not happen. The appointment of Gennaro Gattuso always had the opportunity to go wrong, but nobody thought it would all happen so quickly.
Reports in Italy suggest that De Laurentiis was upset and angry about Napoli & # 39; s recent form under Gattuso.
Napoli has lost four of their five league games since the appointment of Gattuso, three of which came in their last three outings.
There are also claims of bust-ups in the dressing room. Last weekend, after Fiorentina's 2-0 defeat in Stadio San Paolo, Dries Mertens and Allan were embroiled in a heated discussion.
Gattuso also seems to have no control over his team, who chose to go to a training retreat after the defeat over which the manager had no control.
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& # 39; I want to win all titles, but if I had to choose one, it would be the Champions League & # 39 ;: Frenkie de Jong is aiming for European glory over national awards if Barcelona strives for triple
- Barcelona continues to hunt for three trophies despite plundering Ernesto Valverde
- Catalan giants are at the top of LaLiga and are in Copa del Rey and Champions League
- ] Frenkie de Jong would give priority to the Champions League more than domestic honors
Barcelona fights on three fronts with the Catalan giant summit of LaLiga, still in the Copa del Rey and next month against Napoli in the last 16 of the Champions League.
De Jong was part of the Ajax side that went through to the semi-final of the Champions League last season and is now desperate to experience how he has won the most prestigious competition in Europe.
Speaking after Barcelona's 2-1 win over Ibiza in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, De Jong said: I want to win all titles, but if I had to choose one, I would choose the Champions League .
& # 39; However, I want to lift LaLiga Santander and the Copa del Rey. & # 39;
De Jong believes that the new boss of Barcelona, Quique Setien, shares the same principles as Ernesto Valverde, making the season transition.
& # 39; [Setien] does not ask me to do anything specific, & # 39; De Jong continued.
& # 39; The idea that he has is the same as that of Valverde because it is the idea of Barcelona … that of possession of football.
& # 39; The only thing that has changed are the small details, but his intention is to have the ball. & # 39;
Russia focuses on UK Anti-Doping as a cross-country agency accusing them of creating & # 39; wall of distrust & # 39; after refusing to hand over urine and blood samples from Sir Mo Farah to WADA
- British anti-doping refuses to transfer Sir Mo Farah's blood and urine samples
- This has led to Russia saying that UKAD is now a & # 39; wall of distrust & # 39; has created
- Farah worked with embarrassed coach Alberto Salazar but never failed test
UKAD CEO Nicole Sapstead insisted last week that she would not allow the samples to be retested unless & # 39; credible evidence & # 39; was supplied to justify this.
Russia, which banned four years after tampering with doping data amid the largest doping scandal in history, responded to the comments.
Russian Deputy General Director Margarita Pakhnotskaya of the Anti-Doping Agency said to TASS: & # 39; The standards for the World Anti-Doping Code and Wada are the same for everyone.
& # 39; Whether it is the British anti-doping agency, Rusada or another. Otherwise the system will not work. That is why I believe that the Ukad must not impede the transfer of samples.
& # 39; According to paragraph 6.5 of the World Anti-Doping Code, the subsequent additional analysis of doping samples can at any time only be based on the instructions of the anti-doping organization or on behalf of Wada.
Any opacity on both sides, and this is not just about Ukad, creates a wall of distrust in the country's anti-doping system and, accordingly, athletes are part of the system. & # 39;
The United States Anti-Doping Agency requested Farah monsters as part of their investigation into his former coach Alberto Salazar, who received a four-year prohibition against which an appeal is made.
Sapstead refused and said that she would not take samples that we keep in storage.
She claims to have told her American colleague & # 39; s that they are going to degrade monsters & # 39 ;, it cannot be part of a & # 39; trawling expedition & # 39;
& # 39; The reason why we store samples is to allow us to retest when science continues, & # 39; she added.
& # 39; So every time we open a monster to look at something, we lose the ability to look for something else, and therefore, if someone wants to re-analyze a monster, with the basics. & # 39;
& # 39; Weak like f *** & # 39 ;: Nate Diaz focuses on Conor McGregor while old rivals claim that Donald Cerrone & # 39; totally fake & # 39; was
McGregor, who had not fought since October 2018, defeated & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; with ease after an early departure kick to the head and a barrage of punches, the match ended in the first minute.
Diaz, who fought the Irishman twice, did not buy the victory at all and went to Twitter to give his opinion.
His first tweet said: & # 39; Weak like f *** & # 39; in response to McGregor's 40-second win – but he didn't stop there.
He followed that by accusing the whole event of an act, tweeting: & # 39; This is all fake & # 39 ;.
Diaz is one of several potential opponents named for the next McGregor fight in the octagon, along with Jorge Masvidal; who defeated Diaz on UFC 244.
After beating Cerrone, McGregor said: & # 39; Any of these little mouthfools can get it. I love this weight distribution, I feel really good, it is good to go up and down.
& God, I wanted to come out of here intact, I'm in shape, I don't believe I'm still here, I still have work to do to get back to where I was. I'm going to party and celebrate tonight, spend time with my family and go back to the gym and the train. & # 39;