Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives update on injured Man United star in wake of hefty collision during FA Cup triumph

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shed light on the condition of Eric Bailly after the centre-back was withdrawn during Manchester United’s victory over Watford.

United’s win over the Hornets was less than convincing, but they returned to winning ways and progressed to the next round of the FA Cup – what else matters?

All that will be of concern to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in wake of the game is the condition of Bailly, who was forcibly taken off as a substitute after a hefty collision with goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

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At the time of the incident it looked as though it could have been a head injury, concussion being the assumption, hence why the physios were so insistent to get him off the field.

“I still need to improve” soon to be Juventus player agrees that he needs more playing time

Nicolò Rovella is set to become the next Italian teenage star to play for Juventus.

The Genoa man has impressed in the few games that he has played for them, and Juventus is looking to secure his future.

The Bianconeri are set to sign the 19-year-old and allow him to remain with Genoa until the end of next season.

The midfielder has now explained the rationale behind the decision which he seems to be happy about.

He said that his career development needs him to be at a club where he will be playing matches regularly so that he can develop himself further.

Rovella then says that it will only happen at Genoa now and he will also be given the chance to make a mistake as he continues to grow as a footballer.

This is why his immediate future is with them.

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Fraser Forster reveals he always wanted a second bite of the cherry at Southampton and was never interested in returning to Celtic

Southampton goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, was pursued by Celtic for some time in pre-season. The goalkeeper was also linked with a return to the Glasgow club this month, as the Hoops look to fill the void between the sticks since he left. However, his recent start and clean sheet against Liverpool meant that was looking unlikely, before Forster put the final nail in the Celtic transfer coffin today.

The former England international told the Daily Echo : “It’s been a strange few years, it’s been a tough few years Obviously it’s a club I love a lot. I had some fantastic times here in the past and I’ve always been keen to come back and try and play here.

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“That’s all I wanted to do in the summer. I wanted to come back and give … Read the rest

“He has more running than his father” Mancini praises Juventus star

Federico Chiesa was the star of the night when Juventus beat AC Milan 3-1 Wednesday evening.

The attacker joined the Bianconeri from Fiorentina at the start of this season, and that was a major step up for him.

Some players would struggle to make an impression when they make such a move.

Chiesa didn’t exactly hit the ground running immediately after he made the move, however, the attacker has now emerged as one of the key players for the club.

His two goals against Milan shows that he is developing well and delivering the value that the club thought he could deliver when they signed him in the summer.

His recent performance drew some praise from the Italian national team manager, Roberto Mancini, who spoke about his father Enzo Chiesa and said he is a more mobile attacker than his dad was.

The national team boss also said that joining … Read the rest

West Ham transfer news: Haller set for record-breaking move tomorrow, Lyon identify a replacement for Moussa Dembele

David Moyes has been pretty outspoken on his attacking options (or lack of them) in recent weeks so we can only presume that Sebastian Haller is leaving the club to make way for an upgrade.

The Ivorian striker just hasn’t lived up to his early billing since moving to England so it makes sense to move him on, but it turns out it will still be a record breaking fee if that move goes through:

West Ham minds will immediately turn to who the replacement will be, so it’s definitely exciting news to see that Lyon striker Moussa Dembele has been … Read the rest

Bonucci says they knew they had to deliver after other teams had dropped points

Leonardo Bonucci has hailed the spirit of Juventus after they earned a hard-fought 3-1 win over Milan yesterday.

That win ended Milan’s unbeaten start to the season that has kept them at the top of the league table for much of this season.

It also helped Juve to cut the points gap between them and the top of the league table.

They are still seven points behind Milan, but they have a game in hand on Stefano Pioli’s men.

Juve won with two goals from Federico Chiesa and one from Weston McKennie off the bench, and Bonucci claimed that they knew they had to deliver.

Before that match, title challengers, Inter Milan and Napoli had lost their league games, and it offered Juve the chance to close the gap between them and the top with a win.

Bonucci admits that after learning of the earlier results, they knew that they … Read the rest

Bruno Fernandes hilariously trolled by SAVAGE compilation after Man United are beaten by Man City

Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has been brilliantly trolled by a savage ‘compilation’ put together by a rival fan on Twitter after an uncharacteristically illusive display during his side’s Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

Fernandes has arguably been the player of the season so far in the Premier League, with his influence a major contributor to how and why United find themselves in an unlikely contention for the title. However, he was unable to prevent his side from being beaten by City at Old Trafford.

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The Portuguese midfielder, who oftentimes pops up with a moment of magic to save United’s blushes in their time of need, had no tricks up his sleeve tonight which could overturn the deficit and turn the contest in the Red Devils’ favour. As a result, it’s City … Read the rest

Juventus end AC Milan’s unbeaten record as they close on top spot

Juventus have put AC Milan to the sword at the San Siro this evening, ending their unbeaten status in Serie A.

The Old Lady started the match brightly, despite Cristiano Ronaldo being kept largely quiet, but Federico Chiesa was very much the man to watch.

The game started brightly for both sides, with both playing out confidently and going in search of the opener. Around a quarter of an hour in, Chiesa struck the post after showcasing amazing control to chest the ball down inside the box, but within minutes that same man did break the deadlock.

Chiesa played a neat one-two with Paulo Dybala, who backheels his pass into the path of the Italian perfectly to run into the box, and he places his effort perfectly inside the far post.

We were mostly on the backfoot for much of the remainder of the half however, and while we had … Read the rest

Report suggests Arsenal outcast has given his approval to re-join his former club

Although Arsenal struggled to offload several squad members in the summer, it appears that the January window could be kinder to them.

Only they will know if it’s a case of other clubs getting more desperate or some players reducing their wage demands in a search for regular football, but Sead Kolasinac and William Saliba have already completed moves this month.

Greek defender Sokratis has also been at the centre of rumours about a January exit, and it appears that a reunion with Genoa is a real possibility:

It’s worth noting that nothing has been agreed yet and the report also hints that Mustafi has been sounded out as an alternative, but they do confirm Sokratis has given his approval to return to the Serie A club.

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Another Juventus star tests positive for covid-19 ahead of AC Milan match

Juan Cuadrado has become the latest Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus, joining Alex Sandro, who had tested positive earlier.

The club is about to face AC Milan in the Serie A as they look to get back among the top teams in the division this season.

This round of tests had initially found Sandro to be positive, the Brazilian has now been joined by Cuadrado.

The club released a statement to confirm the development and also said that he has now self-isolated himself.

A club statement via Calciomercato reads: “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, the positivity to Covid 19 of the player Juan Cuadrado emerged . player has already been placed in solitary confinement and is asymptomatic “.

Juventus will be hoping that they record no more positive tests before their match with Milan.

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