Premier League giants Manchester City would appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over their involvement in the case involving teenage sensation Benjamin Garre from Argentina.
A South American side Velez Sarsfield is appealing a case that FIFA ruled in favour of City.
The club complained about how the player moved to the Etihad in 2016 but the world soccer governing body found no fault. CAS has fixed July 3 as the hearing date for the appeal with the three parties expected to appear.
Velez is saying that City breached FIFA rules on how they acquired the youngster as he was a minor that was signed from outside the European Union. City claims that the player has an Italian passportso there was no fault to the move after his 16th birthday.
Manchester City has favoured youngsters more of recent. Gabriel Jesus is having a great run at the club. Last season Kelechi Iheanacho led the attack and the Brazilian has picked up the mantle this time. There’s Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane and a host of others at the club. Continue reading MAN CITY TO FACE CAS
Ji-Sung Park ended his playing career back on May of 2014 as the South Korean retiree opted to hang up his boots after having lifted some of the biggest trophies in the world of football such as: UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and the Premier League just to name a few of the more renowned pieces of silverware that Ji-Sung Park has collected throughout his playing career which spanned for over 13 years.
Now that Ji-Sung Park is no longer a player, he has recently embarked on a new journey as the South Korean retiree is aspiring to become a sports administrator and he has taken his first steps after enrolling in a course at De Montfort University in the U.K. to earn a Master’s degree.
“I wanted to improve my knowledge of football around the pitch and then perhaps work in the Korean football league. One of my colleagues said it had been a great experience and though many players go into coaching or management, I wanted to improve my knowledge of football around the pitch and then perhaps work in the South Korean football league.'” Park told De Montfort’s website on Wednesday as he talked about the course.
Continue reading Ji-Sung Park has initiated a new chapter in his life
On August 8 of 2016, Paul Pogba marked his name in the history-books of football as the Frenchman became the most expensive player in the sport after Manchester United offloaded €105 million in order to secure the services of the highly rated player who was 22 years old at the time of this signing.
This fee is astronomically high for any player and its fairly risky to splash out so much money for a performer who is so young but nonetheless, the Premier League club took the risk and so far it has not been a gamble that has paid off for Manchester United as Pogba has only scored 1 goal in 6 matches and 0 assists.
The impact that Paul Pogba was expected to make in Old Trafford has not been felt but the young superstar has recently talked about how this issue can be resolved and how he can play a more important and key role in Manchester United.
Paul Pogba was included in France’s 2018 World Cup Qualifying match against Netherland which was played on October 10 at the Amsterdam Arena and it was Pogba who secured the victory for France as he scored the only goal of the entire match.
This is the kind of impact that Pogba wants to have with Manchester United but since he is being mostly utilized as a holding midfielder and the Frenchman wants things to change as the 23 year old attacker said: Continue reading Paul Pogba wants arole change in Manchester United
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand does not want Manchester United to let Leicester City win the title on their ground.
Leicester, who needs only 2 points to win the title, can win it by defeating Manchester United on Sunday.
Rio Ferdinand does not want this to happen and has urged Manchester United to try and win the game on Sunday. He said that it is never a pleasant feeling for another club to win the title on your ground, and it is important that the players put in an excellent display to prevent this from happening.
However, Rio Ferdinand believes that Leicester City are a good team and that they have been consistent throughout the season and truly deserve to win the league. He added that Claudio Ranieri has done a great job in building a good team spirit in the team that has helped them to win difficult matches throughout the season.
Ferdinand has also acknowledged the contributions that Nigel Pearson has made to Leicester City. He believes that he was the one that turned Leicester City fortunes around last season when he helped them stay in the Premier League. He said that Pearson was the one who laid the foundation, and it is now that they are reaping the benefits. Continue reading Rio Ferdinand does not want Leicester City to win the Premier League at Old Trafford
Louis Van Gaal might have given the Manchester United fans a bit of joy with the recent results especially with the one at Liverpool, but, the sword is still hanging over the head of the Dutchman.
His job is in danger even today as per the reports and it actually should be that way because United doesn’t seem to have got any better from how they were playing in the first half of the season.
Yes, the results have not gone against them of late and it has made the fans stop asking for the manager’s sacking for a little while.
But, the fact is that the opponents, which United has come up against, have not raised the bar. Be it Chelsea or Liverpool or a couple other, neither of them has tested United.
And, that’s the reason the Red Devils have looked better as a team than they actually are.
But, what is most surprising is that Van Gaal is not brutally realistic about the situation.
Post the Liverpool game, it was very surprising to hear from him that United had announced themselves as a contender for the title again. He would definitely not have said that if he had been realistic.
Having played and managed for so long, he must know where his team stands and if they have actually got it in them at this point of time to push for the title. Surely, they have not. Continue reading Louis Van Gaal might have given the Manchester United fans a bit of joy
Manchester United defender Daley Blind has been a major reason towards the resurgence that the team has experienced in the last few weeks. They have managed to win three consecutive matches, but one of the biggest tests will come in the form of a home match against Manchester City. Manuel Pellegrini’s men have not been convincing away from home this season. This is clearly witnessed from their current away form. City have lost their last four trips away from the Etihad stadium in all competitions. Despite this,Blind is not expecting anything other than a very tough encounter on Sunday evening.
Blind got his first taste of the Manchester derby in the first half of the campaign and it ended in a sour note for United. They lost their fourth consecutive match against their arch rivals. Determined to improve on this very poor record,Blind says that United can dig into the confidence that they have built over the last few weeks in order to get a victory. Liverpool will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of seeing United drop points. Even though they have fallen eight points behind the Red Devils, the probability of closing the gap still remains with six matches left after Sunday. Continue reading Daley Blind has been a major reason towards the resurgence
There are a number of players that are reaching the end of their respective contracts and this is the case of: Robin van Persie, Phil Jones, David de Gea, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Rafael da Silva, Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez and Anders Lindegaard.
Louis van Gaal has to start considering whether or not to extend the contract of those players which will be expiring in 2016.
Out of those players previously mentioned, David de Gea has been the only one that has managed to stand out with a string of impressive performances and the Spanish goal-keeper surely deserves to have his contract extended and remain at Old Trafford if he desires on doing so.
Chelsea’s ThibautCourtois and Manchester United’s David de Gea are the 2 young goal-keepers which have been rated most highly and this is due to the fact that they continue on making amazing performances in almost every single match for their respective clubs. Continue reading Louis van Gaal considering to retain only Best Performers for this Transfer Window