Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unveils captain Harry Maguire of Manchester United's doubts about suitability for derby collision with Man City after "his only roles in training"
- Wounded defender Maguire missed Manchester United's FA Cup victory in Derby
- Solskjaer revealed that the United Skipper was not threatened on Thursday
- Man United extended their undefeated run to nine games by beating Derby
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed before Thursday's 3-0 win that the United skipper was not threatened after picking up the battle in training.
& # 39; I had a word with him before I trained yesterday that I'm not going to rest him & # 39 ;, he told MUTV.
& # 39; But then he rolled his ankle during training, so he had to stay home. Hopefully it will be alright for the weekend, but I'm not sure. & # 39;
Maguire tweeted: & # 39; Disappointed to miss an injury – work hard to get fit as quickly as possible. Good luck to the boys. & # 39;
United extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine games prior to Sunday's derby visit to Manchester City on Sunday and continued to hunt for the FA Cup, Europa League and a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Odion Ighalo hit twice to help Solskjaer's & # 39; s side reach the quarter-final of the FA Cup.
Luke Shaw's second career goal supplemented January with the signing of Ighalo's support in a comfortable 3-0 win.
A trip to Norwich – and the sixth consecutive quarter-final of the FA Cup – is the reward that drove an early storm when Louie Sibley fizzled wide before Sergio Romero stopped Wayne Rooney's free kick against the club for which he scored 253 goals made.
Manchester United players smoke after Club Brugge scored goal starting with ball rolling at goal kick … but Owen Hargreaves blames Sergio Romero for coming offline and claims that & # 39; clear and obvious error & # 39 ; in defense was
- Manchester United has grooved a soft opener home awarded by Emmanuel Dennis
- United granted just seconds after attacking the other side of the field
- ] United players thought the goal should not have stood because the ball was rolling at goal kick
Manchester United players were left smoking after conceding a soft opening goal in their 1-1 draw at Club Brugge on Thursday night.
United went down 1-0 when Emmanuel Dennis came straight to the goal from a goal kick and lobed Sergio Romero who had hurried to collect the ball.
A few seconds earlier, United was on the attack before Nemanja Matic tried and failed to win a corner kick at the corner flag.
Matic thought that United should have been given a corner, but Bruges goalkeeper Simon Mignolet took a quick goal kick that allowed Dennis to score freely.
In the aftermath of the goal, United players then completed the ball rolling when Mignolet hit his goal kick, but the goal was allowed to stand.
BT Sports expert Owen Hargreaves was defensive of United & # 39; s complaints and said that their defense and Romero had failed for the purpose.
He said: & # 39; [The] first goal, Matic tries a corner and doesn't get it One quick long ball, the field is wet, Romero cannot get off his line there, United was disorganized and paid the price.
& # 39; I don't know why they didn't use VAR to judge the tackle on Matic at the corner, but the error is clear and obvious the defense of United.
& # 39; Romero is too far from his line, if he stays on his line, Bruges may not score. Young Dennis is a goal scorer, we saw that against Real Madrid. & # 39;
BT Sport expert and former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was equally devastating about the first half of United in Belgium.
& # 39; Bruges played really well in the first 35 minutes, should have been 2 or 3 zero. United looked flat and sloppy, they are lucky to still be in the game. They received a gift for the purpose.
& # 39; United has not created much, I think they were wrong positionally, they were sloppy. & # 39;
Fortunately for United, a brilliant goal from Anthony Martial, who saw him robbing the Bruges defender before he dribbled on goal and finished them an equalizer shortly before halftime.
The side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer improved in the second period but could not find a second goal, although a 1-1 draw left them in a strong position for the second leg at Old Trafford.
The camera never stops rolling at Tottenham these days. "These guys are 24 hours," laughed Jose Mourinho with a nod to the documentary crew that filmed like flies on the wall. & # 39; Only when I go to the toilet will they not come with me. & # 39;
At the end of a new test week, not only lenses zoomed in, looking for clues to their inner thoughts after three games without profit and long-term injury to Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko as an unbridled Liverpool descendants
Mourinho was prepared: smooth-shaven and cheerful, fighting the urge spiral in a bleak story about life without the & # 39; irreplaceable & # 39; Kane and waving a positive medical bulletin about Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies, both back before the end of the month.
I know you want to talk about Harry, & # 39; said the Spurs boss. "I don't want to talk about Harry, because if I talk too much, I get depressed and you say I will feel miserable and in a bad mood. It's better to talk about things that make me laugh. & # 39;
Everyone laughed. Inevitably, a large part of his media conference revolved around Kane and how his team could adapt without him. & # 39; We don't have another one, & # 39; said Mourinho. "There is a striker in the team. We only have one, he is not fit; we have no other. & # 39;
Why not Son Heung-min? Because he is not a striker. Danny Rose can play right. But he is a left back. It's that simple. Davinson Sanchez can play striker, but he is a central defender. Son is not a striker, what I call a 9, a goalkeeper. & # 39;
Son flourished in Kane's absence last season, although Tottenham had Fernando Llorente to share the burden. Llorente was allowed to leave last year at the end of his contract, which was always a dispute with predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.
& # 39; Some clubs have four or five, & # 39; said Mourinho. "Inter Milan is an example. I can find more. & # 39;
Pochettino seemed frustrated and frayed when the transfer market was open and spent much of last summer struggling to hide the tension between him and President Daniel Levy. appointed in November, he went out of his way to make it clear that he was satisfied with the team at his disposal, but that was before the losses of Kane and Sissoko.
The January transfer window is notoriously difficult, especially for a club that competes for trophies with the European elite, but is unable to compete with them on the market. "Of course I am not happy," said Mourinho. "I want to improve so many things, but it has to be step by step."
He pointed out that Jurgen Klopp was in Liverpool in his fifth season. They look like an unstoppable force, but it didn't happen overnight.
Mourinho would like a left back, a right back, a middle half, a midfielder holding, a forward center and another goalkeeper at Spurs and that takes time.
The process can be speeded up at a price, as he discovered it in Chelsea in 2004 when he built a team in one summer with an open checkbook by Roman Abramovich. "That was pretty simple," said Mourinho. "What is the central defender that I want? That. Thank you.
& # 39; If you need a keeper and you go to one of the three best keepers in the world, you solve the problem in one window.
& # 39; I'm talking about Alisson. Liverpool needed a keeper. Did they go to someone to compete with Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius? No. They went to one of the three best keepers in the world. Tree.
"But we are a different club, we have it in a different way. It is not a problem for me. When I arrived, the train was already on the flight. But I don't think it's fair to comment on what happened before. It is now my situation. One of the reasons I liked it was because everything was crystal clear. & # 39;
Pochettino often used the example of Alisson, with £ 66.8 million signed from Rome or Virgil van Dijk who joined Liverpool from Southampton for £ 75 million.
And it is up to Tottenham to emphasize the uneven field for a game against a team that only dropped two points this season and is 13 points above with a game in hand.
But there will be a plan, probably based on solid defense and Son & # 39; s pace at the front.
Mourinho, you remember, was once the bow spoiler, the manager who astonished Manchester United with Porto and derailed the 2014 Liverpool title bid with a Chelsea team of peripheral players while leaving his first team to rest for a champion s League semi-final.
"We know how good they are," said the Spurs boss as he grabbed the club's press officer. "In this room, only two people think we can win. Maybe only two, but we believe. We have to believe. If you don't believe, go away man. & # 39;
Another joke to reduce the tension. Keep smiling. Look happy. The camera & # 39; s rollers
Great night, Eddie? No sign of Anthony Joshua, the champion remains unobtrusive after a victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. … but Eddie Hearn is seen coming home with Team AJ at 6 AM (and he still smiled!)
The British won almost every round en route to a unanimous points decision, 118-110 118-110 119-109, in a purpose-built stadium with 15,000 seats in Diriyah.
Joshua then celebrated in the ring and immediately stated: & beat me on Instagram, we are going to party tonight! & # 39 ;.
The promoter of the heavyweight, Eddie Hearn, echoed those feelings when he directed cl: "The future plans are celebrating and celebrating hard, Joshua has won Olympic gold for Great Britain and tonight in Saudi he doubled heavyweight champion of the world. "
However, there was only one hint of the night the two enjoyed afterwards with the hunter's entourage.
The only video that emerged from their night celebration was uploaded by Joshua & # 39; s manager Freddie Cunningham, who showed that Hearn and Co looked a bit worse for wear as they went back to the villa they rented. at 6 o'clock in the morning while the sun rose.
While Jamie Velocity, the strength and conditioning coach of AJ, absorbed the beautiful sandy terrain around the base of the team and shared it on Instagram on the early morning of Sunday morning.
Joshua was nowhere to be seen. Although it seems as if he is unobtrusive, the Brit will undoubtedly take some time to enjoy the fruits of his hard work after being twice champion.
However, he speculated about his future. plans in the moments after his monumental victory in Saudi Arabia by saying that he would be interested in a third episode against Ruiz.
& # 39; If you hear it – we're going to do a third & # 39; said Joshua in his after-fight interview.
Not that Joshua is already looking forward to that, but when he needed warnings about the consequences of becoming a bit too much of a world champion, he came across the ring from his opponent.
Ruiz came into the ring on Saturday night a heavier stone than he was for his first fight in New York and then admitted that excessive partying made his preparations difficult and cost him in his rematch with Joshua.
He added: & # 39; I do not want to say that three months of partying has not affected me, because it was.
& # 39; I just want to learn from this mistake. I'm glad I learned it when I was young. & # 39;
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain kicked off the thumping of England, Harry Winks kept ticking things and James Maddison FINALLY made his debut during a strong night for Gareth Southgate & # 39; s midfielders
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks back at its best and is a great option for England
- He made car rides from the midfield and was relentless in the middle of the field
EURO 2020 here we eat This was no game. The faces of Montenegro were almost as red as their shirts.
While Chelsea & Tammy Abraham's striker looked from the sidelines, Harry Kane stole the headlines, scoring a hat trick in the first half. It's good that there is someone putting pressure on Kane now, but let's not forget who started this party at Wembley Stadium.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, at his first start in England since March 2018, opened the score in beautiful style.
He put himself down with his first touch and then shot a fierce shot in the back of the net with his second. He made moving points from midfield and was relentless in the middle of the field.
Gareth Southgate has never returned to let us know how much he values Oxlade-Chamberlain. "He would have been in the start XI for the World Cup if he was fit," Southgate said of the Liverpool player.
Oxlade-Chamberlain showed why on Thursday evening, while Harry Winks kept tapping things neatly beside him.
Midfield is an area where there are places to pick up and there was a good balance. I was also happy that James Maddison finally got his chance – but we have to take into account how poor Montenegro was.
They were men against boys in Wembley and Kane cleaned up. His shape in a recent Tottenham shirt has not been the best, while Abraham is phenomenal to Chelsea.
So Kane made sure that he was well involved in Thursday evening's routing. He started the night on 28 goals, right with Steve Bloomer and Vivian Woodward.
Then he joined Frank Lampard on September 29. Then on November 30, Sir Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse and Alan Shearer. Then he went alone at 31 o'clock – before the break. Thanks to the captain of England.
Telecaster faces the sevenfold challenge of the Aidan stable & # 39; Brien
Trainer Hughie Morrison says he is in the minority on Saturday afternoon, Investec Derby The Oisin Murphy-ridden Dante Stakes winner in York faces the sevenfold challenge of the Aidan R & D stable. 39; Brien
Trai At the end of the 1990s, Morrison gave the green light for an additional £ 85,000 entry fee that Telecaster had to pay to be stopped in the race.
It was a costly decision, taking into account that Telecaster was included in the Derby as a yearling before being withdrawn in March, because it was thought he was too immature to be a contender.
Morrison, who trained for the queen and duchess of Cambridge's parents, Mike and Carole Middleton, said: & # 39; We always thought he was a very beautiful horse and we had a long discussion before he initially pulled him out of the Derby.
& # 39; The glowing moment was his debut with Doncaster in March. It was disappointing to be defeated but to run so well and second to Bangkok, which we had heard was highly appreciated.
Oisin Murphy drives Telecaster to victory in York & Dante Stakes earlier this month
then pressed the button and taught him to be a racehorse in his second race at Windsor. He is an intelligent horse.
Two years ago, there seemed little chance that Morrison would have a runner anywhere, let alone in the Derby, after one of his horses had been tested positive for a forbidden anabolic steroid. ]
He fought to clear his name, arguing that he was the victim of a & # 39; malicious plot & # 39; and a BHA disciplinary panel concluded that, at first glance, & # 39; Morrison was innocent of any involvement & # 39; although he was fined £ 1,000.
Morrison, 58, had to assess whether Telecaster lost its efforts in the Dante Stakes 16 days ago.
He said: & # 39; Normally you don't run a top class horse again within 16 days of your last run, but we discussed it and there were no negatives so you couldn't flee.
] & # 39; The Derby is the Holy Grail. It can be a disaster, but at least we try. "
The manager of the city of Cardiff prepared to be interviewed by the BBC, who refers to him as & # 39; Colin & # 39;
Victory over after the impressive 2-0 victory of his party, willing to answer questions for the camera for the BBC.
When the interviewer was ready for the segment, Warnock could have heard saying: & # 39; Say to Gary Lineker that he has to kick off
Footage of the pre-interview chat was recorded in one way or another and circulated quickly on social media, with Twitter users who found Warnock's answer hilarious.
The luminaire should have, but the English legend should still answers.
Warnock was widely applauded by Cardiff fans on Saturday, when he achieved a major victory on a very emotional afternoon.
Bobby Reid scored a brace when the Bluebirds reached maximum points, and they were celebrated by Emiliano Sala, who flew back to Cardiff along with pilot Dave Ibbotson halfway through the flight after signing the club. keeping a shirt up with the image of the Argentinian striker.
WARNOCK PRISONED AT CAMERA
Warnock: Game of the day? Tell Gary Lineker that he should lose weight.
Do you have that for the camera? It's all right … He called me Colin.
Can I say Colin here? You do not know why Colin, do you?
Interviewer: I know why.