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Joao Felix has expressed his interest in playing alongside Liverpool standout Dominik Szoboszlai at Barcelona in the future. Szoboszlai made a high-profile move to Liverpool from RB Leipzig during the 2023 summer transfer window, securing a £60 million deal and signing a five-year contract at Anfield. The midfielder quickly endeared himself to fans, starting all 14 of Liverpool’s Premier League games in the current season, contributing with one goal and showcasing creativity and skill on the ball. Felix, currently on loan at Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, acknowledged Szoboszlai’s impressive form and expressed his admiration for the Hungarian midfielder. In an…

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Manchester United has received a significant injury boost ahead of their upcoming Premier League match against Bournemouth. In an official statement released on Thursday, the club confirmed that Amad Diallo is back in full training, having successfully recovered from a prolonged injury. Diallo had suffered a serious knee injury in July, and his return to training on the field occurred at the end of October. The statement from Manchester United noted, “Amad has resumed full training with the first-team squad as he regains fitness following a knee injury.” The 21-year-old, anticipated to have a notable season in 2023/24, is considering…

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In the latest Arsenal injury updates reported by Football London, the extent of Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jurrien Timber’s injuries has been unveiled, presenting challenges for the Gunners as they navigate through their Premier League campaign. Ahead of the crucial Villa game, five Arsenal players have been ruled out, with Tomiyasu’s fitness situation now clarified. Following a thrilling 4-3 victory over Luton Town, Arsenal received a boost with Manchester City suffering their third league defeat against Aston Villa. As City now trails Arsenal by six points, the Gunners are increasingly viewed as serious contenders for the English title. However, the demanding…

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Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, remains firm in his stance, asserting that he harbors no regrets regarding his handling of winger Jadon Sancho. A significant dispute unfolded between Ten Hag and Sancho in September when the manager openly criticized the player’s performance in training. In response, Sancho took to social media, rebuffing Ten Hag’s remarks and asserting that he was unfairly singled out for the team’s lackluster start to the season. The England international opted not to apologize for his comments, leading to his absence from the squad since then. As a consequence, the 23-year-old has found himself excluded…

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Gigi Donnarumma is currently in a dismal run of form, prompting questions about his role as PSG’s goalkeeper. The Italy shot-stopper’s recent struggles, highlighted by a red card against Le Havre for a mistimed challenge, have raised concerns about his adaptation to the possession-oriented style demanded by coach Luis Enrique. While Enrique has publicly supported Donnarumma, emphasizing that there is no issue with the goalkeeper, the consistent errors in the past six weeks and a struggle to fit into the team’s playing style have become more apparent. Despite occasional key saves, Donnarumma often makes costly mistakes, such as gifting goals…

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Douglas Luiz has emphasized his complete focus on Aston Villa despite ongoing speculation linking him with potential moves to Arsenal or Liverpool. The Brazilian midfielder has been a standout performer in the current Premier League season, drawing attention from both Arsenal and Liverpool due to his impressive displays for the high-flying Aston Villa. In an interview with Sky Sports, Luiz acknowledged the transfer links but affirmed his commitment to Aston Villa, saying, “I am very happy to hear the stories, but I am here at Aston Villa. My focus is totally here. I don’t spend a lot of time looking…

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Lionel Messi has disclosed that he attempted to return to Barcelona and even explored the possibility of joining the Saudi Pro League before ultimately signing with MLS side Inter Miami. Following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, Messi was initially expected to rejoin Barcelona as a free agent. However, owing in part to the club’s widely acknowledged financial challenges, a reunion with La Blaugrana did not come to fruition. Speaking to TIME after being named their Athlete of the Year, Messi expressed his desire to return to Barcelona, but the move proved unfeasible. He…

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In 2014, James Rodriguez disclosed that both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City presented more lucrative offers than Real Madrid, but he opted for the latter in pursuit of “glory.” Having earned international acclaim for his stunning performances at the 2014 World Cup, where he secured the Golden Boot with six goals, including a memorable volley for Colombia, Rodriguez’s market value soared. Real Madrid secured an €80m (£63m) deal with Monaco capitalizing on his heightened status. However, both PSG and Man City were contenders with tempting contract offers. Speaking to Twitch streamer Pelicanger, Rodriguez revealed, “PSG and City both wanted me.…

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Manchester United displayed a significant improvement as Scott McTominay’s double secured a crucial Premier League victory over a lackluster Chelsea at Old Trafford. Despite Bruno Fernandes missing an early penalty for the home side, McTominay opened the scoring in the first half as Erik ten Hag’s team showcased their prowess. Cole Palmer, a Manchester City alum and lifelong United supporter, leveled the score just before halftime, with both teams squandering opportunities. The game kicked off brightly for the hosts, with Fernandes attempting a long-range shot that narrowly missed the bar, and Rasmus Hojlund testing Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez, with a…

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Arsenal supporters might reflect on that chilly Tuesday night at Kenilworth Road as pivotal in their Premier League title pursuit. Anticipating an easy victory against Luton Town, the Gunners were met with unexpected resistance from Rob Edwards’ tenacious squad. Despite David Raya’s errors granting Luton a 3-2 lead early in the second half, Kai Havertz’s swift response leveled the playing field. In the final third, Arsenal struggled for ideas, but a crucial late cross from Martin Odegaard saw Declan Rice rise highest to secure a 4-3 victory. Though against a smaller opponent, the win held significance for Arsenal’s season goals,…

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Erik ten Hag urgently required a strong performance from his Manchester United side against Chelsea, especially after their lackluster showing at Newcastle the previous Saturday. A subpar display would have invited criticism for the Dutch coach, especially amid reports of discontent within the United squad. In response, Wednesday’s 2-1 victory at Old Trafford showcased a significant improvement. The majority of Ten Hag’s players demonstrated their support for the manager, dominating the game and forcing Chelsea into numerous mistakes. Scott McTominay emerged as the hero with goals on either side of Cole Palmer’s equalizer. The energetic and high-pressing display was noteworthy,…

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Manchester United is actively considering offers for seasoned players, including Raphael Varane and Casemiro, in the upcoming January transfer window. The club, under the management of Erik ten Hag, is looking to part ways with Varane, Casemiro, and Jadon Sancho as part of a squad overhaul. Sancho’s exclusion from the team is attributed to a falling out with ten Hag, while Varane has lost his spot in the starting lineup. Ten Hag is also seeking a midfielder with a different playing profile than Casemiro. The decision to trim the squad reflects the ongoing challenges inherited from previous managers, and reports…

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Manchester City’s midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been selected for the club’s roster in the upcoming 2023 FIFA Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia, marking his return after nearly four months of injury absence. De Bruyne’s last appearance for City dates back to the Premier League season opener against Burnley on August 11, where he suffered a hamstring injury just 23 minutes into the game. In a recent statement, the Belgian likened his hamstrings to “wet kitchen towel” but expressed his hope to return to the field in early 2024. While it remains uncertain whether De Bruyne will see playing…

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Due to a calf injury and potential participation in Japan’s Asian Cup campaign, Takehiro Tomiyasu may not feature for Arsenal until February, according to information obtained by 90min. Following his substitution in the recent 2-1 victory against Wolves, manager Mikel Arteta disclosed the unfortunate news about Tomiyasu’s calf issue, projecting an extended absence. Sources from 90min suggest that the injury may keep Tomiyasu out for a minimum of four weeks, possibly sidelining him until Arsenal’s visit to Burnley on February 17. Assuming Tomiyasu is fit, he is anticipated to join Japan for the 2023 Asian Cup from January 12 to…

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Real Madrid is poised to present an offer to Kylian Mbappe, a long-term target whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain concludes in the summer. However, the Spanish giants stipulate a decision must be reached by 15 January. (AS) Noni Madueke is gearing up to seek a January exit from Chelsea, just a year after his return to England, following limited appearances under Mauricio Pochettino. (TeamTalk) Juventus is anticipated to withdraw from a winter loan pursuit of out-of-favor Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho, who remains on the sidelines at Old Trafford amid discord with Erik ten Hag. (Tuttosport) Borussia Dortmund is considering…

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Erik ten Hag attributes Scott McTominay’s goal-scoring prowess to his intuitive instincts, following the Scottish international’s two crucial goals in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory against Chelsea on Wednesday night. McTominay found the net twice, sandwiching Cole Palmer’s equalizer, elevating his Premier League goal tally to a personal best of five for the season. The double triumph propelled the Red Devils to sixth place, just three points behind local rivals Manchester City. Reflecting on McTominay’s performance, Ten Hag commented, “He has the skills. When he is arriving, he has the skills to arrive at the right moment; he has the instinct,…

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Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged that Chelsea fell short in matching the energy displayed by Manchester United during their defeat at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The 2-1 loss marked Chelsea’s sixth of the season, with Scott McTominay scoring both goals for Man Utd. Expressing his disappointment in the post-match press conference, Pochettino attributed the defeat to his team’s failure to match the Red Devils’ energy levels. He stated, “I am disappointed because we didn’t start the game well. The feeling is that they started better than us, showing more energy than us. We couldn’t match the energy. I think they were…

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Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, has responded to recent criticism by urging his critics to consider his track record. Despite achieving significant success in his debut season, securing the Carabao Cup and a third-place finish in the Premier League, the current campaign has been more challenging for the Red Devils, with ten losses across various competitions and a seventh-place position in the Premier League. In the lead-up to the Premier League clash with Chelsea, ten Hag faced additional scrutiny as four journalists were banned from his pre-match press conference due to reports of discord in the dressing room. However,…

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Liverpool is gearing up for a trial event to assess the new Anfield Road Stand ahead of their highly anticipated clash with Manchester United on December 17. Delays in construction earlier this year, stemming from the bankruptcy of the overseeing firm, prompted Liverpool to start the season with the top tier of the stand closed. In a bid to partially open the expanded top tier for the clash against Manchester United, Liverpool is awaiting a license from Liverpool City Council. To secure this license, a trial event is scheduled for December 11. Over 3,000 fans have been invited to the…

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has dismissed reports of dressing room unrest, countering recent allegations that players were questioning his tactics and signings. Several journalists were barred from Tuesday’s press conference amid claims of disunity following the team’s defeat to Newcastle United. Ten Hag refuted the reports, addressing the issue during the press conference attended by select journalists. He acknowledged the natural discontent among players not in the starting lineup but insisted there were no significant issues. “In every team, there are always players who are not playing as much and may be less happy. In some circumstances, you…

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