Solskjaer reveals how to defeat Man City

According to coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the pressure from the wings of Man Utd made Man City wrong in the match in the Premier League on the evening of March 8.

“There are times when we put pressure and push them home. We try to play face-to-face with two wingers and three strikers above,” he told Man Utd’s website. “In fact, with that game we only had three defenders, but in return, when we created pressure, we made City wrong.”

Goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay helped Man Utd defeat their rivals in the city 2-0, in the 29th Premier League. Even, if you take better opportunities, Solskjaer teachers and students can win.

“I can’t explain every aspect of the game. But there are times, you need to keep the ball and defend,” Solskjaer said. “I will not complain about that. Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes worked so well together at the opening table, but I was not surprised. Bruno was that kind of player. Of course, we practiced the free-kick. I have seen them score like that on the training ground. “

Thanks to this victory, Man Utd continue to stand fifth with three points less than the team immediately above it is Chelsea. They are therefore full of opportunities to compete in the Top 4, because the season has nine rounds left. “We will improve further and every player also needs to improve,” the Norwegian military leader stressed.

Yesterday was the third time Man Utd defeated Man City this season, thereby becoming the third team to win both matches against Pep Guardiola’s team in a league season. When asked if he could compete with top leaders like Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp, Solskjaer replied: “I didn’t beat Guardiola three times, but the new players are the ones who do it. I believe in my ability. I will help the club to improve as much as possible. “


How is Man City club’s financial fraud? (Part 3)

Also in the email, Chumillas explained that Man City is not operating as other teams. Typically, teams increase the revenue in a cycle. Achieving good results on the field, attracting more audiences, matches that are more interested on television and sponsors interested.

Businesses sponsor teams, and teams promote brands for businesses. This money is used to buy players, train kids or take care of the yard. If the team spends more than it collects, they lose. To make up for the losses, they had to cut costs.

But, Man City is not a normal team. Costs and debts do not matter. If they are at a loss, donors from Abu Dhabi pump money. They will only be punished if there is evidence. To circumvent the law from UEFA, Man City managers came up with clever ideas. “We can sign back on a cooperation agreement, to be paid in advance,” suggested Director Simon Pearce.

Pearce’s idea is to find a partner from Abu Dhabi to sign a sponsorship contract, pay in advance. The signing time was set back to a time in the past, to be added to the season financial report. Signing back dates is usually prohibited in financial transactions. But, if both businesses agree to sign the date back, this action is not prohibited.

CEO Ferran Soriano had the idea to ask the sponsors to pay the team a mandatory bonus if Man City won the FA Cup, despite the fact that they did not win.

10 days after the season is over, Chumillas announces the solution, which is a detailed change in the sponsorship contracts for the season that just ended. Etihad unexpectedly funded an additional £ 1.5 million, Aabar added £ 0.5 million and the travel agency sloped another £ 5.5 million. Man City and the sponsors have to do as they agreed on that amount from the beginning of the season.

Man City’s plan is to tear down the FFP. Owner money that is poured into a team is not considered revenue. If they recruit players with that money, they will soon lose money. But money from independent sponsors is considered revenue. It will offset the cost to Man City, to escape the FFP grip.

Man City’s financial statements are a series of deceptive information. They see FFP as a game in which Etihad Aviation (Etihad Airways) also participates. “Direct funding from Etihad is £ 8 million annually,” Pearce wrote in December 2013. At that time, the amount stated in the contract was £ 35 million.

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How is Man City club’s financial fraud? (Part 2)

126 seconds of injury time goes into the history of Man City, and of the Al Nahyan clan. They rise to become championship candidates in the following seasons. Fans think that success is a miracle. In fact, the problem is only time.

The record contracts that Mansour Al Nahyan brought back to Etihad deviate from the way the other teams spend money. They drenched their money on the transfer market, relying on sponsorship deals that were essentially out of pocket from Abu Dhabi.

Man City play at Etihad. On the shirts they also print Etihad. Etihad is an Abu Dhabi airline owned by a younger brother of Mansour. Telisal company Etisalat, Aabar investment fund or travel agency Abu Dhabi also sponsors Man City.

English football has never witnessed such big sums of money. Three days before Aguero brought back the first Premier League title for Man City, the team leader created an internal analysis with the headline: A summary of the owner’s investment.

After three years and eight months of acquiring Man City, the Al Nahyan family has invested 1.1 billion pounds (about 1.4 billion USD). Of which, the loss compensated was 217 million pounds (282 million USD). Remarkably, additional funding from Abu Dhabi’s partners reached £ 149.5 million ($ 194.4 million).

To understand what is “additional financing from Abu Dhabi partners”, we must return to the Agueroooooo moment. Leading Man City to glory is coach Roberto Mancini – who has won the Serie A three times before. But, just one season after winning his first Premier League title for Man City, he was fired for failing to protect the title. The views of the Man City bosses are: Who does not reach the goal, will be replaced. But they face a bigger problem, which is UEFA’s announcement of the Financial Fair Law (FFP).

The number one goal of FFP is to help some teams get out of debt and go bankrupt. The second goal is to ban teams from spending too much on revenue. And Man City faces the risk of being touched.

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How is Man City club’s financial fraud? (Part 1)

When asked by the team if the team can manipulate the contract, a Man City manager replied: We can do anything we want.

In 1880, 28-year-old girl Anna Connell formed a football team for the common or unemployed workers, helping them quit drinking. 7,000 km away, the Al Nahyan family dominated Abu Dhabi thanks to camel breeding and pearl fishing. They live in mud brick houses, hidden under palm trees. A football team for the Al Nahyan family is as vague, as the desert heat for Manchesterians.

128 years later, the Al Nahyan clan becomes an oil billionaire. They arrived in Manchester – the “Capital” of the North of England. Money helps them turn a vague day into a shining “pearl”. From a mid-level team in Manchester, Man City became the Premier League’s leading club, a superb promotional product with Abu Dhabi. They own world-class stalwarts like Sergio Aguero, David Silva or Kevin de Bruyne, under the strategist Pep Guardiola. The Al Nahyan family’s journey becomes a unique story.

But, the jewel of Abu Dhabi is scratching. Documents from Football Leaks – the platform that specializes in exploiting mistakes – expose the tricks behind Man City’s success.

Man City bosses established the capitalist era in football. The “capitalist” here refers to the era when companies were ruthless and broke all rules. That is also the way some contemporary teams work. Since being taken over by Abu Dhabi leaders, Man City looks for every trick to get into the ranks of the European football elite. They create a global, profitable brand by breaking down barriers. Man City’s glory stems from deception.

May 13, 2012. 93 minutes, 20 seconds. Agueroooooo. It was an unforgettable Man City fan moment. In the final round of the Premier League, they needed three points to win after 44 years of waiting. Their opponent – Queens Park Rangers – suddenly took the lead.

The situation was more unfavorable for them, when Man Utd neighbors won the match at the same time. The heaviness on the face of the Eithad spectators, because they may have to see Man Utd again on the throne. 91 minutes, 14 seconds, Edin Dzeko headed equalizer, rekindled hope for Man City. More than two minutes later, Sergio Aguero scored against QPR, bringing the championship back to Etihad. Commentator Martin Tyler’s voice was lost as he shouted Aguero’s name, when the net shook.

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Ronaldo saved Juventus in the Italian Cup

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 Juventus.

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).

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Man City waits for the opportunity to recruit Messi

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 general

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.

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The ‘traitor’ is about to be reunited with Man United

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 “traitor”.

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 Old Trafford.

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 team.

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4 strikers that are ready to replace Rashford at Man Utd

During the time of Rashford’s injury, Man Utd may consider recruiting an additional striker in the form of a loan as an alternative.

Striker Marcus Rashford suffered a back injury during a match against Wolves on January 15. Henry Winter writer of The Times recently revealed information that striker born in 1997 may need up to 3 months to treat and recover from injury. Not stopping there, this player also had surgery to lift the bone in his ankle.

During this time, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to borrow a striker as a solution during Rashford’s absence. Here are the potential candidates for “Red Devils” attack in the future.

Edinson Cavani (PSG)

The arrival of Mauro Icardi has deprived Cavani’s starting spot. The Uruguayan striker has asked BLG PSG to create conditions for him to leave as soon as possible. However, the home team Parc des Princes preferred the offer to buy Cavani rather than let him go in the form of his wife. To get the signature of the former Napoli star, MU will have to compete fiercely with two heavy rivals Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)

At Stamford Bridge today, Giroud is only Frank Lampard’s third choice for the striker position, after Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi. The reigning World Cup champion is also tired of being constantly benched and wants to leave right away during the winter transfer window. The only obstacle now is that Lampard is still considering whether to sell players to competitors directly in the top 4 in the Premier League this season.

Fernando Llorente (Napoli)

With a long experience in the Premier League, Llorente certainly will not need much time to adapt when returning to England. The Spaniard left Tottenham in the summer of 2019 after his contract expired, but was contacted by coach Jose Mourinho to return to London due to Harry Kane’s long-term injury.

Krysztof Piatek (AC Milan)

Joining Milan with high expectations, but Piatek is seriously threatened position after the appearance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The form is worse than last season but the 24-year-old still possesses the qualities of the top goalscorer. Tottenham and Newcastle are also contacting the hope of signing a striker with the nickname “silver continent” in the shortest time.

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Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders (Part 3)

Traore is not considered strong in tactical execution, leading to his first time at Middlesbrough, he had to … change wings after each half to be able to hear the direction on the border from Karanka.

In the first 31 matches at Middlesbrough, Traore could not find his way into the net. The second season went more smoothly, when he was voted “Player of the Year” by both fans and teammates with five goals and 10 assists. Thanks to the brilliant performance, Traore was recruited by Wolves in August 2018 for about 23.5 million USD.

Under the guidance of Coach Nuno Espirito Santo, Traore continues to progress in technical and tactical aspects. He was used in both the attacking position, right wing and right back when defender Matt Doherty was injured.

“Adama can do everything – from reviving the team, creating opportunities to making the opponent confused. Recently he is also stable in defense, supports the center-back and avoids the ball on. No. But we are still improving him”, said coach Nuno.

From a slender boy in his Barca debut, Traore has transformed into a muscular nightmare of the left-backs in the Premier League. His speed is so fast that Olympic champion 4×100 m distance Darren Campbell had to advise Traore … slow down on the field.

However, the number of four goals and four assists after 20 Premier League matches this season is still not the statistics of a top star that Traore is aiming for.

Traore transformed from a slim player into a muscular athlete

Having a Mali background, Traore was invited to join the African national football team by Traore, although he played for U16, U17, U19 and U21 Spain. In November 2019, coach Luis Enrique called Traore to Spain to prepare for Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Malta and Romania. But Traore was unable to play due to injury and was replaced by Pablo Sarabia.

If they continue their current form, Traore will likely continue to cause the two Spanish football associations and Mali to compete. With a midfield prioritizing technical players like Spain, owning a backup card with a high level of mutation like Traore will certainly be useful at Euro 2020.


Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders (Part 2)

In the recent match against Watford, Traore also set a record for the number of dribbles in an Premier League match since Opta began statistics from the 2006-2007 season – 15 times! Considering the whole of Europe with the players who have played at least 1000 minutes, the number of successful passes of Traore … is still a corner of the sky, surpassing stars like Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria or Jadon Sancho.

The current sublimation may be late, but must have been in the mind of Traore when he was determined to break up Barca after more than a decade of attachment. At the age of eight, the Traore family received a call from a Barca scout to invite him to the famous La Masia academy.

At first, his mother … hung up because he thought it was a teasing call because Traore had his brother Mohamed at that time wearing Espanyol shirt.

Since the 2013-2014 season, Traore wore the Barca B team and was even facilitated the first team debut in November 2013. At the age of 17, Traore was replaced by coach Gerardo Martino for Neymar in Barca’s 4-0 win over Granada in La Liga. That same season, Traore first experienced the Champions League in a 1-2 defeat to Ajax Amsterdam.

However, the youngster quickly realized that in order to get on the pitch regularly, he had to leave the Camp Nou.

After 11 years with Barca and only one goal for the first team, Traore moved to the Premier League to wear Aston Villa summer 2015 for $ 9 million.

Barca let him go, but still hoped their raw gem would shine, by setting a provision to buy Traore within three years on a contract with Villa. However, Traore’s first season in England was catastrophic, when Villa was relegated, and he himself was fined for undisciplined.

After only a year, Traore was sold to Middlesbrough. Coach Middlesbrough then, Aitor Karanka, knew Traore thanks to the period of youth football in Spain. According to Guardian, Karanka understands Traore’s ability to create mutations with the speed ball. But the inaccuracy in the final balls was the problem of the youngster.