Inter Milan defender Ashley Young is likely to stay with the Italian club even for the next campaign. The 35-year-old made the switch to the Italian outfit back in January and he was just looking to get a place in his new team before the coronavirus pandemic the season to a halt.Even though he has spent only a couple of weeks playing under Antonio Conte,Young seems to have impressed the manager sufficiently in such a way that a contract extension may be on the way.
Inter and all other football clubs are in doubt about the future owing to the season being suspended in the middle. Furthermore, there is expected to be a lot of disruption to the football’s financial world since many TV companies will be asking for a refund from the TV money. This is expected to lower the financial income for clubs and teams may be forced to retain the current options before the world starts to recover. Even though Young was signed only in January, he was expected to be a stopgap for the Italian outfit before they bring in Emerson Palmieri or Marcos Alonso from Chelsea. Both have been dissatisfied with life at Stamford Bridge and they are keen for a move.
Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario has spoken about the ambition of playing in the Spanish La Liga. The Portugal international is currently on loan with Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow after being deemed surplus to requirements under Antonio Conte, who took charge at the Nerazzurri last summer.
In a Q & A session on Instagram, Mario revealed that he has the ambition of playing in La Liga and believes the style would suit him, he told: “Apart from the ones I have played in, I think the Spanish La Liga would be perfect for my style and I’m sure I would have a lot of fun in a championship where good football is played. Perhaps you could say it’s a dream of mine that is not yet a reality. Day after day I try to improve my finishing, it is very important in modern football. It takes hard work, I know, but I will try to improve little by little and now I am taking great care. In recent years I have felt more and more confident.”
Inter Milan defender Ashley Young has admitted that it was an incredible feeling to win the Milan derby over the weekend. The Nerazzurri were trailing by a 2-0 scoreline at the break but they managed to make a terrific second half comeback with four goals to jump to the top of the Serie A on goal difference.
Speaking to reporters, Young was delighted with the comeback triumph in the derby and said that the experience was unbelievable, he told: “I think it was an incredible feeling. You could see the way we celebrated after the game showed the character and strength we’ve got. To go 2-0 down in a derby like that then come back and win, that shows our character. It was an unbelievable experience.”
Manchester United favourite Dimitar Berbatov believes the Red Devils should avoid the signing of Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg, given they have sufficient options for the centre-forward role. The Red Devils have experienced a mixed campaign by their standards but their front displays have been consistent with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood in the goals.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Berbatov acknowledged that Haaland has the talent to develop into a top-class footballer but the Red Devils don’t necessarily need another striker in their ranks. He added that Martial and Rashford have shown plenty of promise this term and the club should look to groom them into world class players rather than purchasing another player from the transfer market.
Manchester United captain Ashley Young has praised Marcus Rashford as a world-class talent and believes the forward’s style of play can frighten the opposition. The England international has been the standout performer for the Red Devils this term and he has already amassed 12 goals from just 20 appearances this term.
Rashford has only managed 13 goals during each of his past two seasons for the Red Devils but he appears on course to break that tally with more than half of the campaign remaining. Speaking to Sky Sports, Young was full of praise for his compatriot and said that there is plenty to come from the versatile forward, who he deems as a world-class player.
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has said that Marcus Rashford must improve on the positioning in the box in order to become a top-class striker for Manchester United. The England international started the season on a high with a brace against Chelsea but he has since gone six games without finding the net.
This has already led to criticism from the supporters with some indicating that the 21-year-old may need to be dropped from the starting XI altogether. Speaking on Sky Sports, Shearer said that he has some sympathy for the United graduate, who has been struggling with the end product since the curtain-raiser against Chelsea.
TalkSPORT pundit Danny Mills has said that Mauricio Pochettino would be the perfect fit for the rebuilding project at Manchester United and he is surprised that the Red Devils did not approach for the Tottenham Hotspur boss earlier this year. The Red Devils have made an average beginning to the season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they have accumulated just eight points after the opening six league games.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, Mills said that Solskjaer may not be the right candidate for the rebuilding job, considering he has not managed a top club with success prior to joining the Red Devils. He added that Pochettino could be tempted by the Red Devils job in the future and he is surprised why the Mancunian giants did not pursue the Argentine prior to the rebuilding job this summer.Continue reading
England international Stan Collymore believes Marcus Rashford faces the risk of
becoming the modern-day Theo Walcott, given he has yet to establish himself at
a particular role. The Manchester United striker has regularly swapped between
the wider and central forward positions for club and country and Collymore
feels the 21-year-old should master one role sooner rather than later.
report covered by The Mirror, he told: “If Rashford isn’t careful then, sooner
rather than later, he is going to find himself cast as the modern-day Theo
Walcott. Someone who isn’t seen as an out-and-out winger or straight-up No.9
but a Jack of all trades as a forward and master of none. “That’s why now is
the perfect time for him to decide whether that’s the way he wants to go. Or
would he rather be a player who lives or dies as a No.9.”
started the season for United on the left side of the attack but he has
recently returned to the centre-forward role following a thigh injury for
Anthony Martial. The attacker has been rewarded with multiple opportunities to
find the net but he has been average with the end product which has meant that
he has drawn blank during the past three games.
The Red Devils return from the international break with a home game against Leicester City and Rashford may once again lead the attack. The Mancunian giants have accumulated just five points from the opening four league matches and they surely need to step up this weekend in order to avoid dropping down the table.
Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are presently seven points behind Liverpool at the top
of the table. However, their main should remain the Champions League places and
they are currently trailing fourth-placed Crystal Palace by a couple of points.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Alexis Sanchez will come good for
the club this season despite struggling to make a notable impression in the
past 19 months. The Chile international has managed just five goals from 45
appearances for the Red Devils since making the move from Arsenal in January
2018, but Solskjaer remains optimistic that the 30-year-old can redeem himself
at the club.
MUTV, Solskjaer said that Sanchez remains a crucial member of the first-team
squad and the speculation that he has been dropped to the reserves for
disciplinary reasons remains false, he told: “Alexis is such a professional. He
comes in every single day, working really hard, and he wants to be a part of
this. Of course, there have been [media] stories again, [saying] that he has
been put in the Reserves. Of course he hasn’t! He’s part of our squad and he’s
a very, very good player.”
that the club could benefit from the player’s services in the centre-forward
role where he had much success at Arsenal, he continued: “He’s just had a
couple of weeks, three weeks now, so he’s a few weeks behind the rest, but he’s
very close to being part of it. We don’t have the biggest forward line in
numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you
expect. Because we expect him to come good at this club. He’s quality.”
The Red Devils decided to sanction the sale of Romelu Lukaku before the transfer deadline this month without pursuing a successor. As such, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford remain the only senior options to occupy the centre-forward role at the moment and they could need some help from Sanchez and young Mason Greenwood, particularly with the work across four competitions.
United started the new league campaign in stunning fashion with a 4-0 thrashing of top-four rivals Chelsea. They are expected to face Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux on Monday night with the aim of probably topping the league table with another victory.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has
insisted that the club will come up with a renewed energy for the forthcoming
campaign. The Red Devils had a forgettable 2018/19 season where they finished
sixth on the league standings while witnessing their arch-rivals Manchester
City and Liverpool win the Premier League and Champions League titles
As such, the season was somewhat of an
embarrassment for the Red Devils and Shaw suggests that the club will come up
with an improvement next term, he said: “I think that’s why we’ve all come back
again with a different mindset and of course we had that break to clear our
minds, but now we’re all focused on getting United back to where they belong.It
will be a new United this season, especially with the new ideas the manager is
bringing in. The manager said last season what he wanted from us and he wanted
to work us hard and get his ideas in.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought a positive
feel around the club at the mid-stage of the previous campaign where he replaced
Jose Mourinho on an interim basis. He was thereafter handed with the permanent
deal after witnessing the club’s uptrend in form, although that surprisingly
coincided with another dip in terms of the performances.
Owing to this, the club missed out on the top four during the final few games of the season and that has meant that they won’t be participating in the Champions League next term. Meanwhile, Shaw has witnessed a resurgence over the past 12 months where he has made the left-position his own without much competition.
The England international had found himself deemed to be unfit under Mourinho, but he has gone through several fitness drills to get himself into shape. The same has enhanced his performances on the field and he was named the club’s Player of the Year last season.