Category : Other Sports

Sports / Other Sports - 5 hours ago

‘Pogba Is So Inconsistent’- Ryan Giggs

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has insisted that midfielder, Paul Pogba has been so inconsistent for the club so far this season. The Wales manager also urged Man United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Leicester City’s James Maddison. According to Giggs, both Grealish and Maddison could unlock the door for Solskjaer’s side to succeed this season. “I don’t think he’s [Solskjaer] got the players,” Giggs told beIN Sports. “He’s probably a couple of players short in actually changing that way of playing. You know, that No.10, that focal point, and also a midfielder. “Whether Pogba is that, he’s been so inconsistent, obviously on his day he could be that player. But, they are missing a Grealish, Maddison and a player like that really that could unlock the door. “Because of the pace that we’ve got it suits the way that they play and also when you come up against good teams they like to dominate possession.” Man United will face Burnley on Wednesday night in the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford following a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool over the weekend. The post ‘Pogba Is So Inconsistent’- Ryan Giggs appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 7 hours ago

SEE IT!! Pochettino Gives Condition To Replace Solskjaer As Man United Manager

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino is willing to replace Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the season if the Red Devils’ hierarchy give him full control over transfers at Old Trafford, according to Metro UK. Pochettino has been long admired by Man United’s board and was thought to be their first choice after sacking Jose Mourinho in December 2018. Talks have already begun with the Argentine as he wants control over singing of players at the club. Pochettino has been without a job since he was sacked by Tottenham last November. He recently refused to rule out the possibility of returning to management in either Spain or England. Man United have started the season poorly and Solskjaer is under pressure to turn things around quickly. Last weekend, United were defeated 2-0 by Liverpool and now sit in 5th place on the Premier League table. Solskjaer’s side will now face Burnley at home in their Premier League fixture on Wednesday night. The post SEE IT!! Pochettino Gives Condition To Replace Solskjaer As Man United Manager appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 7 hours ago

YOU ARE WRONG!! Angry Lampard Fires Back At Roy Keane Over Solskjaer Comments

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has dismissed remarks made by Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, that he avoids criticism in his job because he is English. The Blues currently sit in fourth position on the Premier League table, five points clear of the fifth-placed Red Devils. Speaking to Sky Sports after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle United on Saturday, Keane said: “I watched Chelsea last night, decent team, they couldn’t get the job done. “They’ve lost eight games but for some reason, Frank’s doing alright, maybe ’cause he’s English, I don’t know.” However, speaking to reporters on Monday, Lampard praised Keane for the passion in his punditry but insisted he isn’t treated differently as a manager because of his birth country. “[That comment] was the moment my ears pricked up because I don’t think being English gives you any sort of a bye from criticism. “In fact, I heard quite a lot when I first got this job of [people] writing me off because I’m young and English and only had a year at Derby. “Fair play to Roy, I love watching him talk about football because of how passionate and to the point he is, but I don’t think I’ve had any byes for being English and sometimes it feels slightly different. “I don’t need to name names. But certain people were saying you shouldn’t give...

Sports / Other Sports - 7 hours ago

‘Sadio Mane Copies Everything I Do’ – Firmino

Liverpool forward, Roberto Firmino has said that his Senegalese teammate, Sadio Mane, copies everything he (Firmino) does. Mane, copying the goal celebrations of Firmino, has become essential viewing for the Reds fans. The Brazil international has revealed that Mane had jokingly claimed to actually invented the goal celebrations. Firmino has always celebrated his goals different ways and Mane is regularly one of the first to congratulate him. “I always say to (Sadio) that he copies my celebrations, he copies everything that I do!” Fiirmino was quoted by the Independent, UK. “It’s really funny, we talk about it a lot after games. “He says he doesn’t copy me that he creates them. It’s cool and funny. He said he invented that celebration (the way down to one side) as I do it with one hand and he does it with two! “He has grown in confidence on the pitch and I think it’s to do with adapting. We’ve been playing together here for almost four years now.” Firmino, speaking to the LFC official matchday programme, added, “It’s about training, getting better every day and doing well in games. “I’m really happy for him with his African Player of the Year award and I’d like to congratulate him on it as well.” The post ‘Sadio Mane Copies Everything I Do’ – Firmino appeared first o...

Sports / Other Sports - 7 hours ago

Pep Guardiola Reveals Who Is To Blame For Harry Kane & Rashford Injuries

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has blamed football’s power brokers in England, for injuries to key players, which might threaten the Three Lions’ chances of success at Euro 2020. Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford are facing long injury lay-offs, with both facing a battle to prove their fitness ahead of this summer’s tournament. Tottenham’s Kane suffered a ruptured tendon in his hamstring which required surgery, while Manchester United forward Rashford sustained a double stress fracture at his back. Guardiola feels the Football Association and the Premier League only have themselves to blame for the injuries, because of the fixture demands on players. “I’m so sorry for Kane and Rashford, but we demand a lot from the players, it’s too much. “The players deserve to be treated as they should be, so they perform as well as possible. “It’s unsustainable. The players fall down. It’s too much. They [the authorities] should reflect on it but all the managers complained about it and they don’t care. “The players suffer. We push and push, but the body says stop, it’s enough. Of course, it’s too much to expect. “The players arrive at the Euros, playing with the national teams, trying their best, then back hereafter no more than 20 days because the business, the show must go on. “The b...

Sports / Other Sports - 7 hours ago

Four midweek matches to watch

Arsenal are still poor travellers while Chelsea don’t have home comforts at Stamford Bridge this season, which means an intriguing match in view. The post Four midweek matches to watch appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Sports / Other Sports - 8 hours ago

See What Arteta Said About Ozil Ahead Of Chelsea vs Arsenal

Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, has claimed Mesut Ozil has been “unlucky” not to score more goals and assists during his time as Gunners boss. The 31-year-old’s attacking numbers have dipped since he signed a new three-year deal with the club. Ozil has just two assists and no goals in all competitions this term, but Arteta believes that the German’s play in the final third has been deserving of better statistics than that. “The demands that we have to put on him are to make the difference every single game,” Arteta said ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League clash with Chelsea. “To do that he needs the right structure and players around him to help him to do that. “I think he could have had more assists and probably more goals in the games he has played under me which has been a little bit unlucky but overall I think that his performance has improved a lot.” The post See What Arteta Said About Ozil Ahead Of Chelsea vs Arsenal appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 8 hours ago

MUST SEE! Man City Facing Fresh Calls For Champions League Ban

Manchester City are facing fresh calls for a Champions League ban, with LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, telling UEFA not to let City off the hook because their “figures do not add up.” City are under investigation, over a possible breach of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. Tebas is one of the most powerful figures in European football and is determined to ensure that both City and Paris Saint Germain are punished, if there is evidence they have broken strict spending rules. “I do know the Manchester City figures, where their income comes from and that figures don’t add up to a certain extent, if we take into account the market figure, so I think that some kind of penalty needs to be imposed. “One of the major issues in European football is related to [financial] doping. Obviously, with PSG we were very aware of the accusations, because we have very solid evidence of this. “In the case of Man City and the investigations that took place I’m not that aware of the circumstances of it as I’m not sure of the specificities of it. But obviously, a sanction needs to be imposed. There has been a lot of buzz about this. “I think in some cases they (UEFA) have dealt with some FFP cases in the right way and for that they should be congratulated but there are two specific cases, Manchester Ci...

Sports / Other Sports - 11 hours ago

UNITED FANS!! Who Would You Choose For Manchester United To Sign This January?

We are tired It’s hard being a United fan this time around. We really need to go back to our winning ways and trophy lifestyle as soon as possible Below are 5 Players lined up for Manchester United this transfer window. Edinson Cavani Moussa Dembélé Timo Werner Krzysztof Piatek — Guys, if you are to choose for Manchester United during this Jan transfer window – Out Of These 5 Players – Who Would You Choose? For Me:- I will gladly pick Werner or worst-case scenario Cavani. Let’s hear from you too – who would you pick? Drop your comments The post UNITED FANS!! Who Would You Choose For Manchester United To Sign This January? appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 18 hours ago

WAKE UP!! Lacazette Blast Arsenal Team-mates Ahead Of Must Win Clash Against Chelsea

Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has criticized his team mates for being “naive”, following a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United. The Gunners looked on course to beat the Blades on Saturday, but conceded late to share points. John Fleck’s deflected shot in the 83rd minute, cancelled out Gabriel Martinelli’s effort before half time. Arsenal have led against Crystal Palace (twice), Chelsea, Eintracht Frankfurt, Vitoria, Wolves and Watford this season, only to fail to take three points. And Lacazette has slammed the Gunners for their poor mentality. “They were not very dangerous but this match summarises how we are this season. We are winning the match but don’t get it over the line,” Lacazette told RMC Sport. “We are quite naive at the moment. We need to be nastier and more consistent in the 90th to 93rd minutes of matches. “Especially when we can do better than this. We have the players required. It is a shame.” The post WAKE UP!! Lacazette Blast Arsenal Team-mates Ahead Of Must Win Clash Against Chelsea appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 18 hours ago

NOT POSSIBLE! See Why Man United Can’t Recall Alexis Sanchez After Rashford’s Injury

Manchester United will not be able to bring Alexis Sanchez back to Old Trafford to replace the injured Marcus Rashford, because there is no recall option in his loan deal at Inter Milan, the Daily Mail reports. Rashford has been ruled out for up to three months with a double stress fracture in his back. On Sunday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that United will look at signing a short-term replacement for their 22-year-old striker this month. And with just 11 days of the January transfer window remaining, United now face a race against time to strengthen their squad, having allowed Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to leave for Inter in the summer. While Lukaku signed for Inter permanently, Sanchez joined on loan until the end of the season and could have been an option to return in United’s hour of need. But it’s understood that the two clubs did not include a clause enabling United to bring him back. The post NOT POSSIBLE! See Why Man United Can’t Recall Alexis Sanchez After Rashford’s Injury appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 18 hours ago

ITS OFFICIAL! Real Madrid Announce New Signing (PHOTO)

Real Madrid have completed the signing of 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Reinier Jesus for £26m. Reinier, who has signed a six-year deal at the Spanish giants, only made his senior debut for Flamengo on 31 July last year. He was part of the side that won the Brazilian league and the Copa Libertadores last season. “We wish him great success in this new phase of their life,” Flamengo said in a statement Reinier was the top scorer at the Dubai Under-16 World Cup in 2018, where the club beat Real Madrid in the final. He played at the Club World Cup in Qatar in December and was an unused substitute in the final against Liverpool. The post ITS OFFICIAL! Real Madrid Announce New Signing (PHOTO) appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 22 hours ago

TEAM NEWS! Chelsea Get Major Boost Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

Chelsea have been handed a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. This is after Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard confirmed in his pre-match press conference on Monday that defenders, Reece James and Marcos Alonso are in contention to feature against Mikel Arteta’s men following their recovery from injuries. “Reece has got an injury to the back of the knee,” Lampard said as quoted by Football London. “Not as bad as it could have been. He’s in contention for tomorrow, but we will decide tomorrow. He has had an [ankle] injury at the beginning of the season. Hopefully he will be back tomorrow.” “Yes, Alonso is back fit,” Lampard added. “This league is so competitive. I know that they are a good team with good players. There has been a change when Arteta came on, we must be on guard and at our best.” Chelsea head to the game following a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United over the weekend. The post TEAM NEWS! Chelsea Get Major Boost Ahead Of Arsenal Clash appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 22 hours ago

OMG! Man United Goalkeeper Escapes Death After Road Accident Following Defeat To Liverpool

Manchester United goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, on Monday morning escaped death in a ghastly accident, which left his Lamborghini badly damaged, according to Sky Sports. The Argentina international was unhurt after the accident occurred on the Carrington Spur Road through Ashton, not far from Man United’s Carrington training ground. This is coming less than 24hrs after their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. However, Police were later seen at the scene of the accident as the debris were cleared from the road. Sergio Romero Romero has made 23 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in all competitions since joining the Red Devils in 2015 from Sampdoria. He will now hope to feature for Man United when they take on Burnley on Wednesday in the Premier League. The post OMG! Man United Goalkeeper Escapes Death After Road Accident Following Defeat To Liverpool appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 1 day ago

DONE DEAL! West Ham Goalkeeper Roberto Joins New Club

West Ham goalkeeper Roberto has joined Alaves on loan until the end of the season after just 10 appearances. The 33-year-old Spaniard joined the Hammers from Espanyol in the summer and deputised for the injured Lukasz Fabianski in the autumn. But a series of high-profile mistakes blighted his time in the Premier League and West Ham re-signed Darren Randolph as cover for Fabianski last week. Roberto still has 18 months left on his contract at London Stadium. During his time at West Ham, Roberto conceded 17 goals, including three in three successive games in December. In the last appearance of that run, against Tottenham, he was ridiculed by his own supporters. The post DONE DEAL! West Ham Goalkeeper Roberto Joins New Club appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

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