Blunt attack, weak defence: The stats that show United's downfall vs Palace

Manchester United fans are rightfully disgusted by their team’s performance vs Crystal Palace and unfortunately, the statistics don’t make for good reading either.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell to a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in what was their first fixture of the season.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the loss, there’s no real way to defend United as there was no excuse for how comfortable Palace were.

United had fewer minutes in their legs and a few key players missing but those factors can’t even be considered simply because of how poor they were.

There should’ve been enough about the starting XI Solskjaer picked to still get a result but the statistics below shows the exact opposite.

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Thiago confirms Bayern exit on Instagram: ‘My decision is purely of a sporting nature’

Thiago has taken to Instagram to thank Bayern Munich supporters for their support, and confirm he is leaving the club.

He doesn’t go as far to say he’s signing for Liverpool – but considering he’s at Melwood having a medical and the deal has been agreed – we’re pretty sure we know where he’s headed!

Below, you can see the post a translation of the message he left for his (very almost, former) club.

“Yes, I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career,” it reads.

“I will close this chapter in this wonderful club, where I have grown as a player for seven years. Triumphs, joy and also hard times.

“But what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams, and now I will leave completely fulfilled with a club, a history and a culture.Read the rest

Wolf Tooth Components adds new IS42 headset size, available in all the colors

If you’re looking to upgrade that cheap stock headset with something stronger and higher quality, Wolf Tooth Components’ new IS42 size gives you another size option. With tons of colors, and three different spacer cap heights, it’s also a way to both bling out and tidy up your cockpit, too. The new IS42 upper headset […]

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Melzer/Roger-Vasselin Charge Into Rome Semi-finals

Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin needed just 53 minutes to book their place in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia semi-finals on Friday.

The unseeded duo saved each of the three break points it faced to defeat Australian Open finalists Max Purcell and Luke Saville 6-1, 6-1. After saving three match points in their opening match against Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Stefanos Tsitsipas on Wednesday, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin have dropped only eight games across their past two matches.

The Dubai semi-finalists are attempting to reach their first final as a team. Melzer and Roger-Vasselin will face Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin in the semi-finals. The Frenchmen recovered from a set down to beat Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 7-5, 10-7.

[TENNIS RADIO]

Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos saved one match point to defeat US Open champions Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares 4-6, 7-6(7), 10-6 in just under two hours. The fourth seeds … Read the rest

FC Porto’s Alex Telles agrees five year deal to join Man United

Manchester United have agreed the terms of a five-year contract with FC Porto’s Alex Telles.

The news was broken by reliable RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, who said:

‘Alex Telles has agreed a 5-year contract with Manchester United – Premier League club will now seek to agree a fee with FC Porto. PSG are also there, still thinking about whether or not to make a concrete move.’

Although United have not yet agreed a fee with Porto for the player, as reported here yesterday, the Dragons have set a minimum price of €20 million, which is half of the 27-year-old’s buy-out clause.
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Thiago: Coutinho and Xabi Alonso told me to sign for Liverpool

Thiago is a Liverpool player, Reds.

How good does that sound?

The deal was made official this afternoon – and now we get to enjoy one of the world’s best midfielders amongst our rank.

The Spaniard has explained to Liverpool’s official website that both Coutinho and Xabi Alonso, who he’s spent time with at Bayern Munich, encouraged him to sign for their former club.

“Yeah, for sure. More than the football aspect because in the end, Liverpool is what it is for the last years, the last decades,” he began. “They were amazing, they performed and it is raising every year as much as you can, as much as they can, as much as we can, is what I should say. More than that, it is the family aspect, the life aspect – how is the city? Where to go. How was the life [here]? People like Philippe Coutinho and Read the rest

Bimotal Elevate uses your disc brakes to turn any bike into an e-bike

We all have our favorite bike, and giving up that love affair to get an e-bike is no small decision. And no small cost. But Bimotal lets you add a little electric assist to any bike, then quickly remove it when it’s not needed. Not only does it require virtually no modification to your bike, […]

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Which #NextGenATP Star Is On Shapovalov’s Latest Track?

They may be rivals on the ATP Tour, but that hasn’t stopped Denis Shapovalov from collaborating with fellow #NextGenATP star Corentin Moutet for his latest single.

The Canadian announced that Moutet will feature on his latest single ‘Drip’ via his second Instagram account: @shapo.music. The song, to be released this Friday, follows the release of Shapovalov’s debut single ‘Night Train’ last month. Alongside his music release, Shapovalov will also be in action on Friday when he faces Ugo Humbert for a place in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarter-finals.

“It’s like Night Train. I just did it at my home. During the pandemic there was so much time and I saw Corentin Moutet releasing a lot of music, so I figured, ‘Why … Read the rest

Shock: The Championship player Man United see as an alternative to Sancho

Manchester United have reportedly turned their attentions towards Watford’s Ismaila Sarr as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

With a few media outlets claiming the sensational Englishman will not be sold, the claims are that those at Old Trafford are considering their options.

Watford were relegated last season and so Sarr could represent a cheap purchase if United can secure his signature.

The young Senegalese score six goals and grabbed six assists in almost 24 appearances worth of minutes, meaning every other game he had some involvement in a goal.

The right-winger is seen as a bright prospect but no one would’ve expected his name to pop up and be linked with Old Trafford.

According to the Independent, intermediaries have enquired over Sarr’s availability as the Red Devils consider him as an alternative to Sancho, with his price-tag believed to be around £30m.

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Bayern CEO confirms Thiago has left German champions for “great wish” Liverpool

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the departure of Thiago Alcantara ahead of a proposed move to Liverpool.

The news broke early on Thursday morning, with The Athletic, Sky Sports and the BBC all confirming that the Reds have an agreement with the German champions.

As revealed exclusively by BILD, Rummenigge said it was Thiago’s “great wish” to join Liverpool.

We reached an agreement with Liverpool this morning. it was the great wish of Thiago,” is the full quote, as you can see in Christian Falk’s tweet below:

MORE: Bayern boss Flick confirms Thiago is off to Liverpool & has already said his goodbyes

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