Man United’s season summed up after training ground bust up

Two senior Manchester United players were involved in an alleged training ground bust-up this week which sort of sums up the season for the Red Devils. 

According to an article ran by Manchester Evening News, an incident took place towards the end of a Man United training session at Carrington on Thursday in which the two unnamed players were set to have clashed with each other, the day United returned to training following a four-day break.

This brought the training session to a premature end and if the players are important for United’s future, this is yet another headache for incoming manager Erik ten Hag to have to deal with.

The Ajax boss will take over from Ralf Rangnick at the start of next season and is tasked with turning  Man United’s fortunes around as the club is miles behind Man City and Liverpool in the English football pecking order.… Read the rest

Barcelona offered the chance to sign Portuguese left-back for €10 million

Barcelona are on the search for a new left-back heading into the new season as they seek a cover and a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba.

The veteran has had to play the entire season without a natural cover and at 33, he will soon be entering the final phase of his career. So, it is important for Barça to start laying down the succession plan for him or at least bring a player as a backup to rotate the veteran regularly.

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been a top target for the Blaugrana in this regard. But, according to Mundo Deportivo, a new option may have surfaced on the table for Barcelona as they have been offered the services of Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro.

The 28-year-old is set to enter the final year of his contract with the Black and Yellows this summer and is keen on … Read the rest

VMware and McLaren F1 Team sign a partnership agreement

McLaren Racing today announced a new multi-year partnership with VMware, a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, as an Official Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team.

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The technology-driven partnership connects two brands who value excellence in their respective fields, with VMware empowering McLaren’s operations throughout the F1 season for the team to stay connected and efficient at locations around the world.

VMware will help McLaren manage, connect, protect, and deliver cloud-based apps the team relies on both at the track and at the McLaren Technology Centre. McLaren will leverage VMware’s technology to power app optimisation across multiple clouds, and deliver reliable connectivity and the best user experience across devices.

VMware branding will be represented on the McLaren MCL36 F1 cars and race suits of McLaren F1 drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo from the 2022 French Grand Prix.

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Race for the Planet Season 1 set for early summer release

Regardless of one’s opinion on Drive to Survive, there is no denying the impact it has had on Formula One‘s growth. With so many motorsport championships having documentary series in the works like NASCAR and IndyCarExtreme E is doing the same with Race for the Planet. Produced by NEO Studios, the five-part series will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom and Ireland in early summer.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce our new documentary Race for the Planet, highlighting the untold stories behind the scenes of Extreme E on and off the track, taking audiences along with us as we race in the most remote locations of the planet,” said Extreme E Chief Marketing Officer Ali Russell“We have captured what it is like to race and breathe Extreme E. We break down the barriers, bring authenticity to Read the rest

(Video) Joel Matip on which Liverpool teammate is ‘an idol for everyone’ as he names the club’s best trainer

For anyone to be considered an ‘idol’ within Liverpool’s star-studded squad, says a lot about them as a player and Joel Matip has named his.

Speaking with the Emirates FA Cup, our No.32 was asked a host of questions about his Liverpool teammates ahead of Saturday’s final and one of them was: ‘Who is the best trainer?’.

In answer to the question, the 30-year-old said: “I think Millie is always there and absolutely ready, it doesn’t matter in which session he’s an idol for everyone there”.

READ MORE: (Video) Fabinho on his best friends within the Liverpool squad and the newest member of his friendship group

James Milner is such a great role model for everyone within the squad and these words show that he is more than just a footballer to his teammates.

Leadership is massive in this game and our vice captain is so influential off the … Read the rest

Tottenham and Everton among clubs in the hunt for Portuguese star

Tottenham and Everton are among the clubs in the race for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha.

Palhinha has been a regular in the Sporting side for a few years now, and spent some time on loan at Braga before that. However, this year he has kicked on even more, and received his first Portugal cap in 2021. Since then, he has played 12 times for his country, and his performances are attracting the interest of clubs around Europe.

Jeunes Footeux are now reporting that Tottenham and Everton are interested in the Sporting midfielder, along with Wolves, Leicester, and Sevilla. The 26-year-old is reportedly set to leave the club this summer, and a few Premier League sides are looking to reinforce their midfield.

Joao Palhinha in action for Sporting Lisbon.

PSG will look to raid Barcelona target if Kylian Mbappe leaves in the summer

In what could be a massive blow to Barcelona and their pursuit of signing a new centre-forward, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have identified Robert Lewandowski as a potential replacement for an exit-bound Kylian Mbapppe.

ESPN believes PSG are set for a major overhaul in the summer and while they are pretty much optimistic about keeping Mbappe for a little longer, they do understand that there will be a time when he will, in fact, leave for a bigger challenge.

Mbappe’s ongoing contract runs out at the end of the season and while he has had positive talks with the team, the fact that he was in Madrid this week along with his teammates Achraf Hakimi, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos hasn’t gone unnoticed.

PSG want Mbappe to be the centrepiece of all good things. But if the Frenchman departs, the team will need someone to carry out the project. … Read the rest

Miami colours for Alpine A110

For its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami, Alpine unveils an exclusive South Beach Miami colour pack on the Alpine A110 in its Bleu Azur and Rose Bruyère colours. Exclusively available on the A110 version, this customization pack developed especially for the occasion, includes exterior and interior elements.

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AN EXCLUSIVE PACK WITH MIAMI COLOURS

For the first time, the Alpine A110 will set its foot on Florida soil, celebrating its presence at the inaugural F1 Grand Prix of Miami. For this premiere, the A110 will pay tribute to this very special destination with a unique set of colours and customizations from the Alpine Atelier.

Inspired by the neon lights of Ocean Drive, the art deco buildings overlooking Miami, the colourful sunsets and the city’s vibrant music scene, the A110 South Beach Colorway will be available in two liveries, blue or pink. … Read the rest

Granfors tops the table and the GB3 talking points after Silverstone

The GB3 Championship is already at one-quarter distance, with six of 24 races completed after the second round at Silverstone (7/8 May).

An early title fight is emerging, while storylines are being established up and down the grid which will likely run all season.

Let’s take a look at the state of play after the first of two visits to the home of the British Grand Prix in 2022.

Granfors storms through reverse-grid to lead standings

Joel Granfors stepped up from the F4 British Championship for this season, and has no doubt made the best start to life in GB3 of the seven making that step up.

A maiden podium in Race 2 at Oulton Park, which saw him have to defend from reigning British F4 champion Matthew Rees, was an impressive drive for only his second race in F3 machinery.

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Fabrizio Romano confirms ‘direct contact’ between Liverpool and ‘immense’ 22-year-old’s agent

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed ‘direct contact’ was made between Liverpool and Aurelien Tchouameni’s entourage.

The Merseysiders have been said to be in hot pursuit of the midfielder French commentator, Gregoire Margotton, described as ‘immense’, as the season draws to a close, with the club keen to bring down the average age of its midfield.

“Certainly there is the intention to sign a new important midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni is one of the names on the Reds’ list but there is great competition from other top clubs,” the Sky Sports journalist told Caught Offside. “There has already been direct contact with his agent.”

A potential further addition to the midfield will likely be required beyond the addition of Fabio Carvalho to preserve the future of a squad.

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Able to play in the holding … Read the rest