The presence of Saul will help
MU complete midfield, thereby being able to compete fairly in the domestic
league and the continental arena.
Last week, the British and Spanish press simultaneously reported,
MU reached an agreement to recruit Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid.
Instead of the 131 million pounds as originally requested by the Madrid team, the “Red Devils” only had to spend 70 million pounds for the toilet in 1994. The official announcement of this deal is expected to be given out after the summer Techmart is open.
With his ability, Saul is potential replacement Paul Pogba, who is
planning to leave Man Utd after this season.
In addition to his excellent ball handling skills, the Spanish
player is also a comprehensive player who can play every position in the
midfield from the wings, back to the guard.
In the Madrid football team, Saul does not appear too much in the
opponent’s court because of the defensive play. But if he was asked to be
more involved in the attack, he could do an excellent job.
The player has played 19 times for the national team very keenly in the stage of sniffing the goal, whether it is a long shot or a chance shot as a striker in the penalty area of the opponent.
Before aiming for Saul, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs a person on duty to complete the midfield.
Pogba has the ability and quality to handle the work, but the
French midfielder is unstable and often injured.
Saul, who has only been absent for 90 minutes this season because
of a suspension, promises to solve the problems that have been there for so
long. At MU, Saul can play central midfield pair with Fred, Scott
McTominay or Nemanja Matic, thereby helping Bruno Fernandes to focus more on
If Saul integrates well, MU confidently competes fairly with
rivals in domestic league and continental arena.
All eyes were on the Bundesliga when the
tournament returned, with attention paid to six young players from the United
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “If the Bundesliga
is the only tournament in the world that is broadcast on television, I think we
will have billions of spectators.”
Understandably when in England, fans are interested in the players
of this country playing in the Bundesliga and will have the opportunity to
prove his scratch at the weekend.
Jadon Sancho, 20 years old (Borussia Dortmund)
Sancho has affirmed his reputation as one of Europe’s most
exciting talents since arriving in 2017.
The British star is going through the best season of his career with 14 goals and 16 assists after 23 games. Sancho is the key to Dortmund’s hope to win the championship with Bayern.
Jonjoe Kenny, 23 years old (Schalke)
The England right-back has frequently played since being loaned
from Everton last summer. In 23 matches, he scored 1 goal and made 3
Kenny thrived under German coach David Wagner, where he became a
fan favorite when helping Schalke qualify for the European Cup.
Ademola Lookman, 22 years old (RB Leipzig)
Lookman has somewhat impressed at Leipzig with a loan from Everton. However, the German team has no intention of spending £ 22.5 million to buy after the player has only participated in the Bundesliga 6 times.
Ethan Ampadu, 19 years old (RB Leipzig)
The versatile player is unlikely to be in the field due to a persistent back injury since February. This is also one reason why the Welsh player has only
entered the field three times from the bench in the Bundesliga this season.
Rabbi Matondo, 19 years old (Schalke)
The winger left City in January last year for a fee of £ 11
million. He has made 12 appearances this season, including 8 starting
games and scoring a goal. Fans will be waiting to see Matondo’s speed and
Reece Oxford, 21 years old (Augsburg)
A promising player at West Ham, Oxford plays a defensive midfielder or a center-back but rarely plays. This year 21, he hopes to have the opportunity to play wrong when the season comes back.
Sun Sport’s greatest ever squad of Arsenal
players in history, including 6 members from the “Invincibles” team
Of the 11 regular starting players in the 2003/04 unbeaten
campaign, only Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell were English. Therefore, it is
understandable that there are many members of this historic squad who are
present in the best options.
In front of goal, Jens Lehmann was in great form during that glorious season and filled the big void of David Seaman.
Center-back belongs to David O’Leary, who was born in London but
plays for the Irish team. In the late 70s and early 80s, O’Leary is said
to be in the top 2-3 central defenders in the world.
Standing next to it is the choice between Kolo Toure and Laurent
Koscielny. Later there were more good partners like Per Mertesacker and
Thomas Vermaelen, but Koscielny eventually took the position.
The two Arsenal full-backs are all modern names. On the left, Gael Clichy overtook Nacho Monreal, and Bacary Sagna was a bit better than Lauren on the right.
Lauren was converted from midfielder to defender to replace the
legendary Lee Dixon, a member of “Invincibles”.
In the central midfield there are many bright candidates, including
Santi Cazorla, Gilberto Silva and Cesc Fabregas. But the chosen couple was
Liam Brady and Patrick Vieira.
Brady is like a “witch” with a clever left foot, great
vision and a scorer. Besides him, Vieira became the most perfect central
midfielder the Premier League has ever seen.
On the flanks, vast positions were reserved for Robert Pires and
Marc Overmars, although Freddie Ljungberg and Alexis Sanchez also received
As for the attack, there is no dispute with partners Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. That’s because Robin van Persie shone for a short time, Emmanuel Adebayor only exploded in two seasons.
MU absolutely can launch a squad of all
English players after the summer transfer window.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deviated from the initial transfer policy of MU when bringing in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January.
In the past, the Norwegian has favored the English market, targeting young and indigenous players that he feels might fit into his squad.
In the summer, it seems MU will return to this strategy by targeting
three young English stars, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.
If all three were won, the “Red Devils” could line up
an English squad, although it would have no room for David de Gea, Fred, Paul
Pogba or Anthony Martial.
Goalkeeper: Dean Henderson
The loan star at Sheffield United is fully guaranteed a place in
the squad next season as he proves quality to compete with De Gea.
Center-back: Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe
When the future of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are uncertain, the choice of MU center-back may be only 4 people. Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly will vie for positions alongside Maguire, but if Tuanzebe’s homegrown option is a great option.
Once on loan at Aston Villa, Tuanzebe was unlucky due to an
injury but Solskjaer rated him very highly.
Wingers: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw
Brandon Williams once pushed Shaw to the bench but the former Southampton defender seemed to be getting closer to his best before the season was suspended. And Wan-Bissaka has always been stable since coming to MU last summer.
Midfielders: Scott McTominay, Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish
Without Pogba, Fred and Nemanja Matic, MU can rely on two young
talents Grealish and Bellingham, alongside McTominay. With what has shown,
Grealish proved capable of taking on the role of attacking midfielder of Bruno
Forwards: Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James
Although James, Greenwood and Rashford can create an all-English
attacking trio this season, MU still hope to add Sancho to increase
perfection. The Dortmund star promises to solve the problem of the right
wing team that has existed for so long.
Top 10 goals scorers in MU history have the presence of many great strikers like Bobby Charlton, George Best or Wayne Rooney.
The greatest striker in MU history is a very familiar name – Wayne Rooney. “Shrek guy” joined “Reds” from Everton on the last day of the summer transfer period of 2004 with a record price of 27 million pounds. At 18, Rooney became the most expensive teenage player in the world at the time.
In 13 years with MU, the striker born in 1985 proved why the
club spent so much money to get him. Experienced 559 appearances, Rooney scored
a total of 253 goals, achieving 0.45 goals/game.
After leaving Old Trafford in 2017, Rooney returned to
Everton, then moved to MLS and now – as a coach and player at Derby County
Second in the top 10 MU goalscorers in history is Sir Bobby Charlton. The English legend has 249 goals in 758 matches, more than the third-ranked Denis Law 12 goals (237 goals/404 matches).
Top 10 goals scorers in MU history of course indispensable George Best. In the period from 1963 to 1974, the No. 7 legend hardly missed any matches of the “Red Devils” and became the top scorer for the club in 6 consecutive seasons.
In the 1967/1968 season, best scored a double in United’s 4-1 victory over Benfica, thereby helping “Reds” for the first time to reach the highest peak in the European Cup. In a decade with MU, the former striker born in 1946 scored 179 goals, on par with Dennis Viollet elder.
Top 10 goals scorers in MU history
1. Wayne Rooney – 253 goals/559 matches (2004-2017 period)
2. Bobby Charlton – 249 goals/758 matches (1956-1973)
3. Denis Law – 237 goals/404 matches (1962-1973)
4. Jack Rowley – 211 goals/424 matches (1937-1955)
5. Dennis Viollet – 179 goals/293 matches (1952-1962)
6. George Best – 179 goals/470 matches (1963-1974)
7. Joe Spence – 168 goals/510 matches (1919-1933)
8. Ryan Giggs – 168 goals/963 matches (1991-2014)
9. Mark Hughes – 163 goals/467 matches (1983-1986 and
10. Paul Scholes – 155 goals/718 matches (1994-2011 and
20 years ago, Ronaldo Nazario suffered a terrible injury that created a turning point for his flourishing career.
Messi lags behind Ronaldo in the top goalscoring and assists
for a decade
In 2000, Ronaldo was considered the best player in the world at the time. But he broke his right knee kneecap in the first leg of the Italian Cup final between Inter and Lazio.
Just minutes after coming off the bench in the second half, Ronaldo tried to dribble past Fernando Couto but suddenly collapsed and hugged his knee in pain.
According to Dr. Guillen, this is the most serious injury
because the tendon allows the knee to run, kick, dribble and when it is broken,
Dr Gerard Saillant, who once treated Ronaldo, said:
“Miracles do not exist. He needs at least 8 months to recover before
playing again. Even then, me and no one could say that he would play again. In
any case, it will be a long and difficult process”.
Indeed, Ronaldo’s knees have been repeatedly questioned. Only 144 days before, on 11/11, he also blocked tendons in the match Inter – Lecce. At Christmas 1996, he had a rare disease in his knee that led to permanent tendonitis. Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs have become an inseparable companion since Ronie also played at PSV Eindhoven.
“It’s all the fault of PSV. They allowed him to assimilate
as a child. As a result, his muscles do not match the bone structure of the
knee”, said Bernardino Santi,
former anti-doping coordinator of the Brazilian Football Federation.
This time, until March 8, 2001, Ronaldo was discharged from
the hospital and had to wait until November 4 to play the first official match
against … Lecce.
In 2018, Diego Maradona once declared, if not for injury,
Ronaldo would be the greatest player in history. Indeed, when the kneecap was
broken, Ronaldo was only 23 and 3 months, scoring 233 goals, more than Messi
(148) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) at the same age.
“I suffered two very serious injuries that took away my
3-year career, which made me suffer the consequences and anticipate the end of
my career,” Ronaldo lamented.
List of Golden Balls. Update details and a complete list of World Golden Balls over the years.
The World Ballon d’Or (Ballon d’Or) is an annual award
initiated and organized by France Football Magazine for the best player of the
year. In early December 2019, Lionel Messi overcame Virgil van Dijk and
Cristiano Ronald to win the 2019 Golden Ball.
This is the 6th time in El Pulga’s honor to receive this noble award, thereby becoming the player who owns the most golden balls in history (5 previous Golden Balls in 2009 and 2010 respectively, 2011, 2012, 2015).
The first person in history to be awarded the Golden Ball is
the English legend – Sir Stanley Matthews (1956). At the time of playing, he
was called “The witch of dribbling” or “Magician” for his
skill of passing ball and passing outstanding people.
With the same 7 players, the Netherlands and Germany are the two countries with the most individuals owning the Golden Ball. In terms of clubs, Barca and Real Madrid are the most successful team, when there are 21 players ever received this noble title.
List of Golden Ball World over the years:
1956: Stanley Matthews (England, Blackpool)
1957: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Spain, Real Madrid)
1958: Raymond Kopa (France, Real Madrid)
1959: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Spain, Real Madrid)
1960: Luis Suárez (Spain, Barca)
1961: Omar Sívori (Italy, Juventus)
1962: Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia, Dukla Prague)
Cristiano Ronaldo‘s last-minute penalty helped Juventus draw 1-1 in the semi-final first leg against Milan.
Milan started the match with a slightly better position.
Franck Kessie, Ante Rebic and Davide Calabria are constantly given the chance
to test goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Ibrahimovic also started, but only played a role to attract
Juventus defense. At the end of the first half, the Swedish star was shown a
yellow card from the jump situation to hit the face of Matthijs De Ligt. Since
he received two cards from the beginning, he will be absent in the second leg.
Before the game and the psychological advantage for Milan,
Juventus had almost only one chance in the first half. Juan Cuadrado put a
right foot and forced keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to save.
Milan is still a better team after the break. After much
effort on the ball, the red and black striped shirt paid off with an opening
goal in the 61st minute. From Samu Castillejo’s cross, Rebic volleyed a little
into the left corner to beat Buffon. This is a complete achievement for Milan –
the team has launched 21 shots and 11 goals towards this match, while the
Juventus numbers are only 14 and 4 respectively.
After receiving the goal, Juventus played harder. Coach Maurizio Sarri also tried to wake up the team by launching Rodrigo Bentancur, Gonzalo Higuain and Rabiot.
71 minutes, they have the advantage when Milan lost Theo
Hernandez. The French defender received a second yellow card after a challenge
on Paulo Dybala.
Taking advantage of opportunities, the visitors attacked
more strongly, but also thanks to luck to escape. In the 89th minute, Ronaldo
launched a volley to hit the ball with Davide Calabria. This is a controversial
situation, because the Milan player is standing back to the ball, in a
completely passive position. After consulting with VAR, the referee decided to
give Juventus a penalty. Since then, CR7 stretches the table, rescuing
Ronaldo extended the scoring chain for Juventus
The two teams will play the semi-final second leg on March
1, on Juventus field. But before that, Ronaldo and his teammates will have two
important matches with Lyon (Champions League) and Inter (Serie A).
The provision for Lionel Messi to freely leave the summer transfer window is an opportunity for City to dream of owning Barca captain.
The contract stipulates from the age of 32, Messi is free to
leave Barca in each summer transfer period. This is the terms that the Nou Camp
team gives to the club’s best player, who has contributed to 10 La Liga
championships and four Champions League titles.
According to AS (Spain), Man City is closely monitoring Messi’s situation. If the captain striker decides to leave Barca, the Etihad team wants to be the first team to approach him.
Rumors of Messi leaving Barca arose this week, when there
was disagreement between him and sports director Eric Abidal. After Abidal made
the point that some of the players did not perform well under former coach
Ernesto Valverde, Messi countered that he should name each one instead of in
However, Diario Sport said that Messi’s ability to leave
Barca just stopped at rumors. According to this newspaper, the above
disagreement is only a matter of personal opinion. Messi, as the captain, spoke
openly to protect his teammates.
President Josep Bartomeu also spoke with both Abidal and
Messi, helping the two sides heal the relationship.
Abidal and Messi used to be good teammates, winning four La
Liga and two Champions League together. In the 2011 Champions League final
(Barca 3-1 Man Utd), the former French defender personally brought the
captain’s armband to raise the Cup.
English football extends the summer transfer
The closing time of the annual summer transfer is September
1, instead of mid-August as before in the English Premier.
At the meeting on 6/2, the clubs voted to support the
change. Accordingly, the end of the summer transfer period of English football
is set to September 1 like other European countries.
Besides extending the summer transfer period, the Premier League clubs also work on VAR. According to a report released at the meeting, the majority of fans wanted to keep the system. However, the way it works needs to be changed so as not to reduce the interest in football.
The meeting also identifies the Premier League season
2020-2021 opening on August 7, less than a month after the end of Euro 2020.
The “Red Devils” leadership is considering to borrow striker Carlos Tevez from the Boca Juniors club as a solution after the main striker Marcus Rashford suffered a serious injury.
In the search for a replacement Marcus Rashford, the player
was seriously injured and will have to rest until the end of the season, the MU
team suddenly targeted the former one, striker Carlos Tevez. According to
Tuttosport, the “Red Devils” are ready to recruit the Argentinian
striker with a loan contract until the end of the 2019/20 season.
If you join MU, this will be Tevez’s second time with this
team. Before that, the player born in 1984 played for the Old Trafford team in
the period 2007-2009.
In the two seasons here, Tevez combined with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to become a “spearhead” on MU attack. Argentine individual player played 99 matches, scored 34 goals in all competitions and “Red Devils” won 2 Premier League titles as well as 1 Champions League season 2007/08.
At that time, Tevez wore a MU shirt on loan from West Ham
United. Witnessing the excellent performance of El Apache, MU’s management
board approved 25 million pounds to buy this player off.
But at the last minute, the Argentine striker decided to
flip the contract when joining the great rival of Manchester City. This
decision angered “Red Devils” fans and called him a
However, in the context of Rashford’s long-term injury,
Anthony Martial is playing badly and Mason Greenwood is not a reliable choice,
MU management is willing to ignore the old story to bring this player back to
Tevez is no longer the top pick at Boca Juniors
At the age of 36, Tevez no longer maintains the peak form
and will be a backup plan of the Old Trafford team. However, this player’s
seasoned experience will certainly help a lot, especially for young players of
“Red Devils” like Greenwood or Daniel James.
On the Boca Juniors side, the Argentine team was also ready
for Tevez to leave. In the 2019/20 season, the 36-year-old striker only got 3
goals after 10 appearances and is no longer the top choice of the Argentine