& # 39; I don't think the referee has had his best match & # 39 ;: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer destroys decisions not to award Manchester United penalties in surprise defeat to Crystal Palace
- Manchester United fell to a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in Old Trafford
- The hosts received two strong penalty claims from referee Paul Tierney
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he is concerned about the diving reputation of Daniel James
- The former Swansea winger has been booked for simulation in consecutive games
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doubted the decision to finish two Manchester United penalties despite being controlled by VAR.
United were defeated at home with 2-1 against Crystal Palace in Old Trafford, but felt they should have been given a place-kicked by a challenge by Martin Kelly on Anthony Martial and another by the same palace defender against Marcus Rashford.
In addition, referee Paul Tierney decided to give Gary Cahill a yellow card instead of red after he fouled Martial when the Frenchman seemed ready to kick the area and shoot at the target.
& # 39; With Martial it was a clear and clear punishment. "It's nailed," said Solskjaer, whose side was left 1-0 at the time. & # 39; I don't think the referee has had his best match. I am surprised that VAR did not change the decision, Martial does not slip if he does not have a 100-kilo defender on his shoulder.
& # 39; I do not want to go further about the referee, but for the Cahill-tackle (in the first half), Martial is clearly on goal, it is a scoring opportunity, so I have no doubt about that. & # 39;
Solskjaer admitted that he is also concerned that James will not get fair decisions after he was booked for diving against Wolves.
The 21-year-old tumbled after he was caught by Yes, knife McCarthy and again got a hard yellow card.
He (James) is not that type of player. He keeps running so fast. If you watch the video, Wolves was in contact today and in the game. Sometimes he gets kicked and with that pace, that little touch (makes him fall).
& # 39; We have to get used to VAR. It is the same referees who make the decisions, but in a different space. They are in Stockley Park. Instead. Sometimes you think they are wrong. & # 39;
Solskjaer also confirmed that Luke Shaw has scans for a hamstring injury that replaced him after 34 minutes. Alexis Sanchez was not in 18, while Inter Milan continued to give the Chilean on loan.
& # 39; If a player really wants to leave, the club must let him go … but I would be disappointed & # 39 ;: Marco Verratti drops a hint about the future of PSG teammate Neymar in the middle of the interest of Barcelona
- Marco Verratti said that PSG should let Neymar leave if that is what he wants
- Italian did not hear Neymar say that he wants to leave and wants him to stay [19459007
Despite the arrival of Antoine Griezmann the Brazilian was able to return to the Nou Camp this summer, just two years after sealing a £ 198 million move to Paris.
Although Neymar went to Ligue 1 as a duck on the pitch for water, two long spells of midfoot injuries and an apparent break with supporters seems to have talked about a move.
And while teammate Verratti wants Neymar to stay in the French capital, he thinks the club should let the attacker go if that's what the player wants.
& # 39; If a player really wants to leave, the club must let him go according to the conditions set by the club & # 39 ;, the midfielder told RMC Sport.
& # 39; But you cannot keep a player who wants to leave. Of course I would be disappointed to see him go.
& # 39; I never heard him say he wanted to leave after I didn't know what he had told the club. But personally, of course, I prefer to see him stay. & # 39;
Should Neymar make the sensational step back to the Nou Camp, it is thought that Barcelona should also include players plus cash with every possible deal.
In addition to Griezmann, the La Liga champions have also recruited Frenkie de Jong and their wage bill must be weighed against players who leave.
One of these players that can be included in the deal is Philippe Coutinho, who has spent 18 months in the Nou Camp and is likely to fall further down the pecking order after Griezmann's arrival.
Arsenal & # 39; s Henrikh Mkhitaryan & # 39; comes closer to joining Roma on loan & # 39; if European transfer deadline threatens
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan may leave Arsenal to become a member of Serie A club Roma on loan
- Gary Neville held a question and answer session on his Twitter
- A user asked what he would do as the manager of Manchester United
- was offered Neville made it clear that he was not interested in work and would no longer be a manager
- Unai Emery is in Arsenal's second season after replacing Arsene Wenger
- Club ended last season in Premier League and lost Europa League final
- He mentioned major problems in the midfield of Arsenal as an important concern for Emery
- Timo Werner has committed his future to RB Leipzig after signing a new contract
- The attacker had attracted interest this year from Bayern Munich and Liverpool
- RB Leipzig wanted to keep him, hit the £ 50 million price tag on him
- Man United has warned Inter The time in Milan is almost to sign Romelu Lukaku
- . The club values the striker at £ 90m, but Inter was unable to match the price
- The Old Trafford side has several goals as the Belgian international departure
- Granit Xhaka is so bad at tackling. It was there for everyone to see against Tottenham
- He gave unnecessarily gifted Spurs an opener after admitting a fine for a bad tackle
- Unai Emery wants to think long and hard, he deserves to be a regular starter
- Manchester City have been banned from European competitions for two years
- Premier League club is deemed to have violated the rules of the UEFA Financial Fair Play
- Club officials tried to gather players together for a crisis meeting
The Armenian, 30, dropped the pecking order in the north London after the arrival of £ 72 million from Nicolas Pepe and the rise of the young winger Reiss Nelson.
Mkhitaryan, who came off the bench in the Gunners' 2-2 comeback draw against Tottenham on Sunday, could now spend the rest of the season far away from the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan is coming closer to join Serie A club Roma on loan
Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal from Manchester United in January 2018 as part of the exchange agreement whereby Alexis Sanchez went the other way.
The Armenia International could now become a member of Sanchez in Italy, with the Chilean taking out a loan to Inter Milan last week.
Over all competitions, Mkhitaryan played 56 games and scored nine times for the Gunners during his 18-month stay.
He first came to England in 2016, moved to Manchester from Borussia Dortmund, where he made his name as a scoring midfielder with 41 attacks in 140 games.
& # 39; I would run a mile & # 39 ;: Gary Neville insists he would have NO INTEREST when taking over Manchester United and would not return to management after his failed stint in Valencia
Gary Neville insisted he would go a mile run "if he was ever offered the job of Manchester United manager.
The former United full-back & # 39; s comment came when he led a question and answer session on Twitter on Sunday evening Asked if he would ever take the top track at Old Trafford, he replied: "That phone call is not coming and if that was the case, I would run a mile. & # 39;
Neville has less than four months He was in charge of the Spanish club Valencia during the 2015-16 season and won only three of the 16 La Liga games they played during his tenure.
Asked about a possible return to management one day he answered : & # 39; No & # 39; and asked what was the weirdest thing he had been asked to sign, he said: & # 39; Valencia contract & # 39 ;.
His answer was as concise as it went To post the subject of the worst game he had ever dealt with, simply: & # 39; Agueerrrooooo !! & # 39;
Among a series of answers – some more serious than others – Neville also agreed that Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino was world class.
He also expressed the opinion that Manchester City's defensive problems could harm their hopes for the Premier League title.
When asked what the worst performance of his career was, he added, & # 39; Leeds in the cup. Painful & # 39 ;, referring to the loss of United's fierce rivals in 2010.
United had a mixed start to the season, although they climbed to fourth place in the weekend.
They managed to overcome Leicester at Old Trafford in a 1-0 win thanks to Marcus Rashford & # 39; s penalty.
Neville spoke about why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed time in his role as manager earlier in the weekend.
He said: & # 39; Give him three to four transfer windows to clean the garbage in the dressing room, because there is garbage there. You have to remove the weeds, and that's not his fault.
& # 39; He must make his winning team, but it takes time. Liverpool has gone 30 years without winning the Premier League, so it's not so fantastic anywhere. This will take time. & # 39;
& # 39; It's as if Unai Wenger is doing things & # 39 ;: Arsenal legend Paul Merson hits Emery and claims & # 39; nothing has changed & # 39; in Emirates
Former archer Paul Merson Emery has not made significant progress
Paul Merson has Arsenal beaten] boss Unai Emery for failing to make significant progress since leading the club in 2017.
Emery led the Gunners to fifth place and the Europa League final last season, and is in the same position after four games of the current Premier League season after a draw of 2-0 against rivals Tottenham in their last game.
Merson, who spent 12 years in the first Arsenal team, is still not convinced that the club is going in the right direction under the Spaniard, who succeeded Arsene Wenger as manager.
Merson told Sky Sports: & # 39; The North London derby was a great spectacle, a fair amount of love, and Arsenal would have taken a draw if they had scored two goals. But has anything changed at Arsenal? I do not think so.
& # 39; Arsenal was praised for not having collapsed in Liverpool the week before, credit where credit is due, but nothing has changed. It is as if Unai Wenger is arranging things right now.
& # 39; Every time Tottenham broke, they looked like they were going to score, Arsenal was so open. The problems in midfield were serious.
& # 39; You have Granit Xhaka who kicks people and gets booked.
& # 39; Yes, Matteo Guendouzi has found a great pass for the equalizer, but you cannot trust him or Lucas Torreira to consistently put the ball through the eye of a needle. & # 39;
Timo Werner extends his contract with RB Leipzig until 2023 after interest from Bayern Munich and Liverpool
Forward Timo Werner has put pen on paper on a new contract with RB Leipzig, extension of his stay until 2023.
The new deal was announced shortly before the kick-off of their Bundesliga match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
The Germany stood in line before his side after he had linked his future to them for a few more years, and ended in a 2-1 victory.
& I am happy that I have signed with RB Leipzig and therefore act with my control, & Werner said in a statement.
& # 39; Of course this process has been going on for a long time, but I really wanted to be absolutely sure that I could take the next steps in the development of this club.
& # 39; And for the right reasons you just need a little more time. Now I can fully concentrate on playing with our team as successful as possible season. & # 39;
Werner was the club's highest scorer in the past three seasons and achieved 21 in 2016-17, 14 in 2017-18, and 16 in 2018-19.
& # 39; We are pleased that the negotiations with Timo Werner have now been concluded positively and he has decided to extend the contract with us & quot ;, said RB Leipzig director Oliver Minstzlaff.
We have had many intensive discussions over a long period and are very attentive and appreciated by Timo. We are happy that we now have clarity and are happy that Timo remains an important part of our team. & # 39;
He had come under the watchful eye of Bayern Munich in the summer, but they never made a formal offer for his services, which should have been £ 50 million to reach Leipzig's appreciation.
Liverpool was also in the race to sign Werner after Bayern had cooled their interest, but a deal never went ahead.
& # 39; Of course we are pleased that Timo Werner has decided to extend his contract with us and to continue the path that we have followed with our club & # 39 ;, said sports director Markus Krosche.
& # 39; This is a very positive signal and also underlines our aim to bind our core staff to us in the long term and to establish ourselves permanently in the Bundesliga. That of course was a radical decision for his own future, and that is why he took the necessary time for it, which we also gave him. & # 39;
Joe Root & # 39; s pre-match plea to send coach Trevor Bayliss into the sunset with a spring in his step seems to be answered.
On a glorious afternoon in South London, England took control of the fifth and final Ashes Test, Joe Denly confirmed his place on the New Zealand tour with a career-best 94 and Ben Stokes finished the season of his life with 67.
The Australians, it is fair to say, were not satisfied. A little sloppy sledding was led by the inevitable Matthew Wade, who at one point gave umpire Kumar Dharmasena a lecture on the nuances of the lbw law. Steve Smith omitted Stokes for seven minutes and two assessments that would have led to wickets were rejected: Tim Paine's relationship with the Decision Review System remains resolutely unusual.
GOWER PUT THE F IN FAREWELL
David Gower had to apologize on Saturday for marking his farewell test as a commentator for Sky Sports by dropping the F-word live.
In a handover link during lunch, after three seconds of silence, Gower heard: I don't have * ** ing clue & # 39 ;.
The 62-year-old has been working for more than 20 years in the Sky commentary box at the end of the Ashes series. He immediately apologized on social media and wrote on Twitter: "I think a modest apology is appropriate. Sorry. Very, very sorry … & # 39;
It all meant that when stomping on the third day, England was 313 for eight, a total lead of 382 Only a reverse Headingley and the Smith factor can prevent them from securing the first drawn Ashes since 1972 – and maintain Bayliss' unbeaten record in the Home Test series during his four-year reign.
The urn may be irreversible, but England is determined to complete their World Cup-winning summer by refusing the Australians a first series of victories in this country in 18 years, collecting some useful test championship points. They are a competent bow screen that does not achieve both goals.
As much as the determination they have demonstrated here, Root will especially enjoy the performance of Denly, who at the age of 33 is easy to write off as a temporary plug in a leaking line-up.
Instead, he responded with three consecutive second-innings half centuries, two of them after having received the dubious honor of opening the batting to make up for Jason Roy's fight.
An early attack on Nathan Lyon was particularly daring, and included Denly & # 39; s first Test six, a clean straight blow to the pavilion. And he had moved inside six of a Test 100 girl when Peter Siddle found his outer edge.
Denly, who became a father for the second time on Thursday night, seemed to have set up a double celebration, although one thought may have befallen his thoughts as he trudged: come the first test on Mount Maunganui on November 21, he will opening the batting with Rory Burns instead of changing diapers.
Root had previously described this game as the beginning of a new era, which he hopes will result in a victory in Australia in 2021-22, ideally under his captain. That master plan is too far away to be seen as something other than wishful thinking, but he also knows that England has come closer to a feasible line-up for the winter trips to New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
They had resumed at nine without loss, a lead of 78, but Burns only made it to 20 before cutting off a cut-off Lyon. Yet his five-test distance of 390 runs is the most in a series by another English opener than Alastair Cook for a decade. And if questions remain about his technique against the short ball, there can be no doubt about his temperament.
A stand of 54 with Denly – the highest on both sides for the first wicket in this new ball-friendly series – for once, Root did not mean amid a crisis. But, after moving smoothly to 21, he took turns and let Lyon slip.
The catcher was Smith, as if he wanted to remember a player who was once a close rival to the gap that now exists between them. While Root scored 703 points over the last two Ashes out of an average of 39, Smith more than doubled that, with 1,438 points out of 130 – and an inning to come. As he got closer to Don Bradman, Root slipped back to the pack.
Yet at that time England was leading 156 and Australia perhaps a pinch if Smith had clung to a hard chance of slipping if Stokes had mistakenly treated a cut-off Lyon. To increase the frustration of the tourists, Paine failed to judge a good looking lbw shout from Mitchell Marsh when Denly had 54.
When he repeated the mistake after the tea, Buttler missed an off-break against Lyon 19 runs in his final 47, Australian coach Justin Langer held his head in his hands. It has been a series strewn with errors. Throw the wasted review against Jack Leach in the final moments of the Headingley test, and the abuse of technology by the Australians can be the most expensive mistake of the party.
Wickets came and went in the evening session, three to the second new ball, and the only black marker on the England map was a new failure for Jonny Bairstow. His shot for sliding 14 weeks off Marsh meant he ended the series with 214 runs on 23.
If Root takes a new era seriously, it's hard to see how he claims Ben Foakes claims can see the head. the obvious class on both sides of the stumps in Sri Lanka last year should top off a mediocre summer with the bat for Surrey.
But first a series must be drawn and respect must be saved. Only once in their history, at Headingley in 1948, has Australia successfully pursued more in the fourth innings than their arrears here. Then they got Bradman. Now they have Smith. But England is not looking for another miracle.
Manchester United tells Inter to hurry up if they want Romelu Lukaku after they have rejected the original £ 54 million bid, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just over two weeks to sign the replacement
Inter had rejected an opening bid of £ 54 million over the weekend and is now considering an improved offer for the Belgian striker.
United, who wants to get back the total compensation of £ 90 million it took to sign Lukaku from Everton two years ago, will try to replace him if he is sold.
But an earlier Premier League tra nsfer deadline of August 8 means they have a little more than two weeks to complete the deal and sign a new striker. point after which Lukaku cannot be sold because they do not have time to bring a replacement.
Solskjaer knows that he cannot enter the season with only Marcus Rashford as a recognized striker, although he plans to use a more fluid forward line this season.
Anthony Martial is likely to play a more central role more often, but United knows it would be unfair to rely too heavily on Mason Greenwood, despite the teen's impressive performance on tour.
ROMELU LUKAKU 2018-19
Appearance: 22 (10)
Number of shots per game: 1.7
Air duels won per game: 2.9
(statistics from Premier League)
They have different goals in mind as Lukaku goes, although it is clear that Nicolas Pepe from Lille is not one of them.
United is in a similar position above Harry Maguire after Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers warned that there is a time limit for their bid to sign back the £ 80m-valued England center after two bid failures.
They expect to make a slightly improved bid for Sean Longstaff valued at £ 50m by Newcastle, while United believes he is worth closer to £ 20m.
Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward has stayed in England to rsee negotiations, missing his first pre-season tour since taking the reins in 2013.
Woodward has three weeks less than normal to transfer activities from to complete the club as he wants to add £ 65m to Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James this summer.
He continues to work without a technical director, but United still intends to play this role, despite promoting Nicky Butt as head of the development of the first team. , Nick Cox replacing him as head of the club's academy
Although Butt reports to Solskjaer and is on the technical board, it is clear that he has no control over the transfer policy and United still has a technical appoint the director to work with the manager.
Club sources say the search is ongoing, but after striving to have someone in place this summer, it is likely later in the year.
Granit Xhaka is like a fire truck that pops up and discovers that the house has already burned down – it's so late!
Granit Xhaka is so bad at tackling that Arsene Wenger once admitted that he had told the £ 35 million midfielder that he should not worry anymore.
& # 39; I would encourage him not to tackle, to stay afloat, & # 39; said Wenger. Since signing for Arsenal in 2016, Xhaka has given away five penalties – more than any other player in the Premier League in the same period.
He has admitted 149 errors, 27 yellow cards and two red cards. What we saw against Tottenham was the classic Xhaka.
He gave the visitors their spot kick by sliding into Son Heun g-min, right under the nose of referee Martin Atkinson. Did he really think that would end well? Then his constant growth interrupted the flow of Arsenal.
The hosts lost momentum because he continued to interrupt the game. This is what Xhaka does. He is like a fire truck that pops up and discovers that the house has already burned down – it is so late! He does more damage than good when it comes to tackling, so no wonder Wenger told him to stop trying.
I suspect that Xhaka may have borrowed time in this team. He could quickly stand behind others in the pecking order.
Matteo Guendouzi may have brought down the best performance I've seen of him in an Arsenal shirt.
Lucas Torreira must be a starter for me and Dani Ceballos looks good. Emery will have to look at the pros and cons and decide if it is even worth continuing with Xhaka.
Overall this was a great game for the neutral player. It was just like basketball. You attack, we attack. But Emery has work to do. Arsenal seemed deadly in the front, but vulnerable at the back. Emery will want to balance that.
Players from Manchester City & # 39; called for urgent talks with CEO Ferran Soriano & # 39; after news of their European ban with the future of the Pep Guardiola team broke into the balance
On Friday it was announced that the club would not be allowed to participate in European competitions for the next two years due to & # 39; serious offenses & # 39; on the rules of the UEFA Financial Fair Play.
Within an hour of the news, city officials contacted the players to call them to meet with chief executive Ferran Soriano.
More to follow …