“It says everything” – Solskjaer sums up his dismay with Man Utd’s performance vs Leicester

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer summed up his dismay at his team’s performance in his post-match press conference yesterday.

The Red Devils were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City in a thrilling encounter at the King Power Stadium, but Solskjaer was clearly far from impressed with his players.

Watch below as Solskjaer points out that it says everything about the display that his goalkeeper David de Gea was probably the best performer, despite conceding four goals…

United supporters will surely be growing impatient with Solskjaer at the moment, with this United team showing some of their worst form during the Norwegian’s reign, despite so much money being pumped into the squad.

Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool eye 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder for the summer

While the 2021 summer transfer window is closed, Barcelona are already setting their sights on the one to come. The likes of Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Dani Olmo have been on the club’s radar for some time. As of now, another name has resurfaced, one that almost made his way to the Catalan capital this past summer.

As per a report relayed by Fichajes, Barça are once again on the lookout for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches. The Portuguese has been scouted by the Catalans for quite some time, and they look to strengthen the midfield in the coming year. 

Ronald Koeman took a liking towards his playing style and the different skill he possesses compared to the rest of the side. His dribbling ability and eye for goal are all praised by the Dutchman. As is the case with every single transfer, no club ever acts alone. 

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“Because there was no real chaos, the result that we drove today was realistic” – Schumacher

Mick Schumacher says there is no reason to be sad even though he finished a lowly nineteenth on Sunday after a positive weekend at Intercity Istanbul Park.

The Uralkali Haas F1 Team driver had started an encouraging fourteenth on the grid after a superb display during the tricky Qualifying session on Saturday afternoon. But being amid the midfield had its perils for the German on Sunday as he was spun around by Fernando Alonso at turn four to fall to be back of the pack.

Nevertheless, Schumacher did not let it affect him and he was able to bring the car home, learning a lot about driving in difficult conditions.  But he knew he was out of position on the grid and felt the race result was reflective on where the pace of the VF-21 is in 2021.

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Journalist confirms Liverpool ready to hand Salah £350k/w to keep him at Anfield

Liverpool and FSG are said to be preparing a bumper contract for Mo Salah, amounting to £350,000-a-week, to persuade him to extend his stay at Anfield until 2025, as noted in a tweet by Ekrem Konur.

The Egyptian international is reportedly looking for a new contract to keep him at the club until 2026, according to Football Insider.

A contract until 2025 would keep the former Chelsea frontman in Merseyside until he turns 33.

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Video: Jack Wilshere wants Declan Rice to stay at West Ham but it will harm his career

The best people to speak to about Declan Rice’s trajectory at West Ham United would be David Moyes and those who have played alongside the midfielder.

Jack Wilshere is one such player, and the former Hammer believes that the England star should stay at West Ham.

With the possible exception of winning the title, Wilshere clearly feels that Rice can achieve everything he wants to in his career whilst plying his trade in east London.

As one of the club’s youngest-ever captains, the football world really is Rice’s oyster, though it’s debatable that he will hit the highest heights if he remains at West Ham.

MORE: Gary Neville’s Mo Salah claim

With all due respect to West Ham, who are doing remarkably well under David Moyes, their ceiling has always been roughly whereabouts they finished last season.

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Barcelona president speaks Messi, Fati, Dembele, Roberto

Barcelona president Joan Laporta’s interview with SPORT has been released and once again, there are many eye-catching quotes from the publication.

The Spanish businessman spoke on topics like Lionel Messi to the renewals of multiple players. Moreover, the interview provides a birdseye view of the happenings at the club. Here are the snippets from the president’s interaction with the media.

On Lionel Messi: “Messi will always be in our hearts and the doors of Barcelona are open for him.”

On his statement regarding Messi playing for free: “I don’t want to talk about it anymore, the only thing I ask is respect for the decision we made. We were sad, we enjoyed him as a footballer and as a person. We must look forward because our responsibility is Barca.”

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John Hunter Nemechek returning to KBM in 2022

If John Hunter Nemechek wins the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, 2022 will be his title defence campaign. If not, he will get another shot.

Despite speculation about potentially moving up to the Xfinity Series, Nemechek announced Thursday that he will instead remain with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the #4 Toyota for the 2022 season. Crew chief Eric Phillips will continue to serve as his crew chief.

Nemechek joined KBM for his first full Truck season since 2017, and has set the series on fire as he leads all drivers in wins (five), top fives (twelfve), and top tens (fifteen, tied with Todd Gilliland). He won the regular season championship and currently still leads the points with one more race before the Championship Round.

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‘Liverpool do like him’ – £28m winger’s agent confirms Reds’ interest

Raphinha’s agent Deco has confirmed Liverpool’s interest in the Leeds United star.

The Reds were reportedly keen on the Brazilian attacker in the summer window, with the Anfield-based outfit said to be considering the possibility of bolstering the forward line following the drop-off in form from Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino.

“Raphinha has become an important player in the Premier League, the club knows he has grown and things will happen naturally,” the former Chelsea star told ge.

“He’s young, he has many challenges ahead, there are certainly several clubs that like him, and Liverpool do like him, there were surveys, but nothing official. 

“Leeds wanted to keep him for another season.”

Despite the pair having started the season positively, amidst the return of a full-strength first-XI, however, speculation remains rife, with the forwards’ contracts set to expire in the summer of 2023.

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Robert Lewandowski isn’t right for Man City even if he’s ousted by Haaland at Bayern Munich

Next summer’s transfer window could see the merry-go-round turning apace once it’s known where Erling Haaland is going to end up.

The young Norwegian is likely to be the most sought after name in the transfer window, with most of Europe’s elite clubs vying for his services.

Christian Falk of Bild detailed in a tweet that Bayern Munich have discussed the possibility of bringing the 21-year-old to Bavaria, and would aim to do so if Robert Lewandowski’s career at the club is coming to an end.

The Polish hit man has been an incredible servant for Bayern, however, he isn’t getting any younger.

MORE: Liverpool’s interest confirmed

Even at 33 years of age (34 by the beginning of the 22/23 campaign), Lewandowski still knows where the goal is, though it’s arguable that, despite his natural goalscoring instincts, he’s not as sharp as he once was.

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Barcelona and Real Madrid go head to head for free agent duo

According to AS, Barcelona and Real Madrid are competing head to head for the potential signing of two free agents in the summer.

The two players being targetted by the Spanish Giants are Franck Kessie of AC Milan and Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea. Both the midfielder and centre-back are out of contract in June, and thus a target of multiple European supergiants.

Both the Spanish sides have been actively looking out for free transfers over the past year, and this comes as s golden opportunity.

Kessie is a highly valued midfielder who not only possesses the physicality but also the technical ability to lift the quality of any team he steps into.

However, the biggest obstacle in his signing for both the Spanish sides is Paris Saint Germain. The French side are looking to upgrade their midfield in the coming summer. Given their economic stability, they can offer a more … Read the rest