Two teams left in Europa league are better than Man Utd, reckons Andreas Brehme

Manchester United have been labelled the third best team left in the Europa League by Germany legend Andreas Brehme, who reckons Inter Milan and Bayer Leverkusen are both superior to the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition where they will take on FC Copenhagen on Monday evening.
The other quarter-finals see Inter take on Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk play FC Basel and Wolves meet Sevilla.
Brehme, who played for Inter from […]
Two teams left in Europa league are better than Man Utd, reckons Andreas Brehme

Bayer Leverkusen Firm On Havertz Fee, No COVID-19 Discount

Chelsea F.C. remains linked to Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen but will have to raise funds to meet the asking price of Die Werkself. Aware that the 21-year-old is a hot target, sporting director Rudi Voller made it clear that there will be no COVID-19 discount for the services of Havertz.
Leverkusen is seeking $115 million for Havertz, a hefty fee that could force the Blues in a corner. Die Werkself is in no rush to deal away from the German midfielder. Havertz has two years left in his current […]
Bayer Leverkusen Firm On Havertz Fee, No COVID-19 Discount

Man United's Solskjaer faces old teammate in Europa League

Copenhagen’s head coach Staale Solbakken shouts instructions to his players, during the Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Copenhagen and Istanbul Basaksehir, at Telia Parken in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP) Credit: AP
DÜSSELDORF, Germany – (AP) — The Europa League will set up a reunion for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he takes on an old friend in the quarterfinals.
When […]
Man United's Solskjaer faces old teammate in Europa League

Barcelona vs Bayern, Champions League preview: Prediction, team news, TV channel, time, live …

Barcelona are preparing for their toughest test for months as they face Bayern Munich in a one-off game to reach the Champions League semi-finals.
Lionel Messi has at his brilliant best, plus a little stumble, to help down Napoli, while Robert Lewandowski made mincemeat of Chelsea, to complete the last-eight line-up.
The winner between Manchester City and Lyon will lie in wait in the semi-finals as the rejigged Champions League finale in Lisbon plays out.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich is scheduled […]
Barcelona vs Bayern, Champions League preview: Prediction, team news, TV channel, time, live …

What Manchester United can expect vs Guillermo Varela in Copenhagen fixture

Guillermo Varela will come up against some of his former Man United teammates in the Europa League quarter-final in Cologne.
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Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken says Guillermo Varela is not nasty enough as he prepares to face former club Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-final.
Varela became the first United signing after Sir Alex Ferguson retired in the summer of 2013 but did not make his debut until December […]
What Manchester United can expect vs Guillermo Varela in Copenhagen fixture

Man City want to 'take advantage of the situation' with young centre-back – Barcelona 'will not' meet …

Ahead of Manchester City’s second leg match Champions League match against Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola confirmed that Eric Garcia does not want to extend his stay at the English club. The 19-year-old centre is expected to be one of FC Barcelona’s key targets in the current transfer window.
As reported by Miguel Rico and Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, Manchester City want €23m in addition to €12m in bonuses for Garcia. The report further claims that Manchester City are not going to […]
Man City want to 'take advantage of the situation' with young centre-back – Barcelona 'will not' meet …

Alex Ferguson explains why he rejected chance to sign Ronaldo for Man United

At the time, the Brazilian striker was in the middle of his one and only season with Barcelona. In 49 games for the Catalan club, Ronaldo scored 47 goals and helped Bobby Robson’s team win the Uefa Cup.
Powerful and lightning-quick with wonderful technique, Ronaldo was a phenomenon. Despite only being 20, he was the best footballer in the world.
Ronaldo would be dogged by injuries and fitness concerns later in his career. Yet, this version of the player remains arguably the most complete […]
Alex Ferguson explains why he rejected chance to sign Ronaldo for Man United

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Messi, Lewandowski, Neymar, De Bruyne … the ones called to shine in Lisbon
In the absence of the Ballon d’Or gala in 2020, soccer stars hope to shine under the spotlight of the Champions League, whose final tournament begins on Wednesday in Lisbon. Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi will attract many flashes, but other stars will also seek to shine with their own light.

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What next for Dean Henderson at Manchester United as Blades eye alternatives?

The future of Dean Henderson at Manchester United has been a talking point for months.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a second successive successful loan spell at Sheffield United and is now being touted as a potential England number one.
A £12 million transfer bid elsewhere in the Premier League may have handed out a clue about where his immediate future does not lie…
According to the Guardian, Sheffield United have bid £12 million to try and sign goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from relegated […]
What next for Dean Henderson at Manchester United as Blades eye alternatives?

Are Barcelona really planning to hold onto Philippe Coutinho?

FC Barcelona manager Quique Setién has dropped a bombshell by hinting that Philippe Coutinho could still have a future at the club during the 2020-21 season.
“He is still a Barcelona player. You have to pay the clause or a transfer fee to Barca. I think he can be here at the beginning of next season,” he told Radio Station RAC 1, as reported.
“I don’t know if he wants to come back or go away again, I have to talk to him to ask him. He is a great player, no doubt about […]
Are Barcelona really planning to hold onto Philippe Coutinho?