Man United and Solskjaer get plans for the summer going with latest deal

Manchester United have announced academy graduate Tahith Chong has joined Werder Bremen on loan for the 2020/21 season.

Chong joined United from Feyenoord in 2016 and has been limited to just 16 appearances in all competitions since being promoted to the first team in 2018.

The winger, 20, signed an improved contract in March, keeping him with the club until the end of the 2022 season.

Negotiations between the two European clubs concluded after a decision was reached over how the player’s wages will be split.

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Charles Leclerc reflects on ‘massive struggle’ to get into Q3 in Spain

Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc says he found his car very difficult to drive, ending up P9 at the end of qualifying.

The Monegasque driver will line up P9 for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, after having had a difficult qualifying session in the heat at Catalunya.

The Ferrari driver made it into Q3 after setting a 1:16.953 on his first run on Softs in Q2, but went a tenth slower in Q3 to set a 1:17.087. This drop off in pace meant he could only manage P9, with just Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly behind him.

Charles Leclerc admitted after the session he just wasn’t comfortable with the handling of his SF1000 during the session, as the behaviour of the car changed after third practice.

“I’m just not happy, I was not happy with the car today,” said Leclerc. “At least this morning [in FP3] I was. The beginning of qualifying it was … Read the rest

When Djokovic Surprised ATP And NHL Stars In Ball Hockey Game

Editor’s Note: ATPTour.com is resurfacing features to bring fans closer to their favourite players and tournaments during the current suspension in tournament play. This story was originally published on 4 July 2016.

Novak Djokovic knows the Roger Cup Centre Court inside and out. The Serbian returned to those familiar confines in 2016, but in a different context.

“It was a unique opportunity to share an experience with [NHL players] in their environment,” said Djokovic, who traded his tennis racquet for a hockey stick in joining the annual exhibition ball hockey game alongside professional hockey players Connor McDavid, Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza and other NHL stars. ATP Tour players competing at the event were Denis Kudla, John Millman, Andrey Kuznetsov and the young Canadian trio of Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger Aliassime and Benjamin Sigouin. “At the same time, it was not an ice rink, so it allowed me and the other tennis … Read the rest

Cyberpunk 2077 Celebrates National Liberation Day of Korea With Johnny Silverhand Artwork

Today CD Projekt released new artwork inspired by its upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077.

The artwork was shared by the Korean official Twitter account of the developer, portraying famous rocker Johnny  Silverhand, who appears in a supporting role in the game played by Keanu Reeves.

The celebratory artwork is inspired by the National Liberation Day of Korea which is celebrated locally every year on August 15, commemorating the nation’s independence from the Empire of Japan at the end of World War II.

The message reads:

“Honoring the patriotic ancestors who returned the light to Korea by dedicating their bodies and mind to protect the country.

In commemoration of Korea’s 75th anniversary of the

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Versatile Willian a Swiss Army Knife signing

It was interesting to read Mikel Arteta talk about the reasons behind the signing of Willian on a free transfer. There was a financial element, of course, in that he is nominally ‘free’, in as much as we didn’t have to pay a fee for him.

“That really suits us at the moment,” said the manager, and you can understand why. He also spoke about the player’s character, calling him a ‘winner’, and making it clear that’s something he feels the squad needs. In his seven years at Chelsea, the Brazilian racked up plenty of medals and trophies, including two Premier League titles and a Europa League win in a game I have no recollection of whatsoever.

But if you’re looking for the real insight into this deal – from a footballing perspective at least – Arteta says:

We had a clear intention to strengthen in the attacking midfielder and

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Trent explains why he’s “nowhere near” fulfilled after winning basically everything with Liverpool

Young right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has said he’s “nowhere near” fulfilled after winning the Premier League title with his boyhood club.

The Scouser has been with the Reds his whole life, and has lived the dream of every fan by lifting the two most illustrious trophies available to a Liverpool player.

2019 brought the Champions League title, and the English league title followed just over 12 months later – it’s been an incredible ride for everyone involved.

But Trent isn’t yet fulfilled at Liverpool, and wants to continue fighting for more. Speaking to The Face, the full-back said he has a desire to win at any cost.

I’d say I’m chill, quite laid back,” he admits. ​“But when you step onto the pitch there’s something that clicks and it’s just that competitive nature that’s in every athlete really.

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Video: Man City punished on the break as Maxwel Cornet fires Lyon into the lead

In the 23rd minute of Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Lyon, the Citizens found themselves in danger after a lovely ball was played over the top of their high line.

Karl Toko Ekambi ran onto the pass and before being tackled by Eric Garcia, but the ball spilled out and into the path of Maxwel Cornet.

The forward punished sweeper-keeper Ederson for being out of his goal as he tucked the ball into the back of the net with a tidy first-time finish from just outside the box.

Take a look at Lyon’s opener that sets them on the way to another upset below:

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Differing reports on Dybala future

There are different reports on Paulo Dybala’s future at Juventus as Gazzetta dello Sport report that the club would only entertain offers over €90 million for the player while Fabrizio Romano suggests his future in Turin is secure.

La Joya was widely expected to renew his contract with the Bianconeri this summer, extended his deal to 2024 or possibly 2025, with just a final agreement missing.

Tuttosport now report that the renewal talks are on hold for the moment, at least until after the summer, as La Joya has asked for at least €15 million a season, while Juve are only prepared to offer €8 million plus bonuses.

Alongside, Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Covid crisis negatively affected Juventus’ balance sheet (an estimate: €70 million as of 30/6/2020) and could force the Bianconeri to think about a heavy sale to finance the new course they’re taking.

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'Get me signed'- Former Man United man reveals reason he left

Former Manchester United man Ashley Young has opened up on what made him leave the club a little suddenly.

The experienced Englishman left Old Trafford in January to join Inter Milan despite being the club’s captain at the time.

Young was one of United’s more senior players and was understood to be an influential member of the dressing room.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gotten rid of a fair number of players in his short tenure so far and the versatile defender opted to leave halfway through the season.

At the time Young wasn’t a regular in the starting XI as he was battling it out with Luke Shaw and surprise up comer Brandon Williams.

According to the Mirror, Young said: “Obviously being in England all my life, it was a totally different change, but it was an experience that I jumped at.

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2020 Spanish GP, Ferrari second practice report: Charles P6, Sebastian P12

Lewis  Hamilton has led the way in second practice at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, taking over from the position Valtteri Bottas took in first practice during the morning.

Hamilton set a 1:16.883 on the Soft tyres during the blisteringly hot afternoon session, which was a quarter of a second clear of what Bottas could manage on the same tyre. These times were some 0.4 quicker than what the pair managed in FP2 in 2019.

Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc ended up sixth for the Maranello team, ahead of home hero Carlos Sainz Jr and Perez, who continued his return to F1 action following his COVID-19 quarantine during the two British races with eighth for Racing Point.

Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly rounded out the top 10 for Renault and AlphaTauri.

Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who has a new chassis this weekend after a crack was discovered in his old … Read the rest