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Solskjaer accepts ‘reality check’, defends ‘unlucky’ Pogba – Football Article

Date published: Tuesday 12th February 2019 11:38 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the defeat to PSG offered Manchester United a ‘reality check’ after a run of 11 games unbeaten since he took over. The Red Devils were no match for PSG once the Ligue 1 side upped the tempo in the second half of their Champions League last 16 first-leg clash at Old Trafford. Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe have given United an uphill task but Solskjaer is adamant that the…

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Pochettino answers questions over Zidane restaurant photos – Football Article

Date published: Friday 8th February 2019 2:30 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has responded to rumours that he met up for a meal with former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday evening. Pochettino and Zidane have both been heavily linked with the Manchester United job, while the Argentinian has been a rumoured target for Real in the past. And The Sun reported on Thursday that Pochettino had dined with the France legend and left via the back door, ‘sparking Real Madrid…

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Aston Villa loanee opts to return to Everton – Football Article

Date published: Monday 21st January 2019 4:27 Winger Yannick Bolasie has returned to Everton early after the player decided to cut short his loan spell at Aston Villa. The 29-year-old was farmed out to the SkyBet Championship club by new manager Marco Silva after making just 17 appearances in the previous campaign having come back from a year out with a serious knee injury. Bolasie played 21 times for Villa, currently 13th in the Championship, this season with nine starts…

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10 Under 40: The best young American coaches in the game today | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos – Football Article

The German Bundesliga opens its season today. This is the literal height of sporting news on Germany’s annual domestic sporting calendar, of course, but it’s also a matter of European if not fully trans-continental news. Germany is currently No. 2 in UEFA’s coefficient ranking, which ranks clubs’ performance in Europa League and Champions League competitions. It is not a full reckoning of a league’s vitality, but it provides clues and hints as to which leagues are outperforming their contemporaries. The…

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Highlight video: U15 BNT outside backs George Bello, Joseph Scally shine | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos – Football Article

There is little question among those who’ve watched American flanks break down in chaos time after time that outside back has been something of a bugaboo in USMNT history. The position is scarce to begin with, but the reality is magnified in the halls of American soccer. The list of truly transcendent fullbacks who’ve pulled on a USMNT jersey is notoriously small. There may be help on the way in the coming decade. And you need look no further than…

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Dirty Leeds remind Bielsa of ‘integrity and honesty’ expected – Football Article

Date published: Saturday 12th January 2019 12:23 Leeds have apologised to Derby for spying on their training and will remind head coach Marcelo Bielsa of his responsibilities. The build-up to Friday night’s 2-0 home win over Derby was dominated by claims from the Rams that a man was caught outside their training ground on Thursday. Derbyshire Police were forced to intervene and it transpired the individual was an employee of Leeds, who was watching a training session. Bielsa spoke to…

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