Premier League: Nemanja Matic Explains Why He Will Not Wear Poppy

Nemanja Matic of Manchester United said he had used the symbol in the past, but would not do it this year. Matic was the only American player who did not wear a poppy on his shirt during the 2-1 winner over Bournemouth.

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says he cannot bear a red poppy to remember Britain’s war crimes because it reminds him of the trauma of a NATO bombing in his native country when he was a child. The 30-year-old Serbian said he had used the symbol in the past, but would not do it this year.
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City confirm one-year Aguero contract extension

Manchester City have confirmed that Sergio Aguero has penned a fresh one-year extension with the club. The Argentine’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of the 2019/2020 season but he has now penned a renewal which would keep him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2021. City confirmed the extension via a statement, which read: “Sergio Aguero has signed a new Manchester City contract keeping him with the Blues until the summer of 2021.”

Meanwhile, speaking to City TV, Aguero was also pleased to have extended his contract by a further year and he remains hopeful that he stays put with the club for the entirety of the deal, he said: “I am happy for this additional year. My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires. Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.” Read Full Post…

Jurgen Klopp relishing Paris Saint-Germain challenge

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described Paris Saint-Germain as one of the most exciting teams in the world and he is relishing the prospect of facing them in the Champions League this term. The Reds managed to reach all the way to the final of the competition last season but they have a tougher prospect this time around after being handed a tough group.

Speaking about Paris Saint-Germain, Klopp said: “PSG are one of the most exciting teams in the world and I think their target is to win the Champions League, so that will be two interesting matches. I am looking forward to watching PSG a bit more often, which is a very interesting project for sure over in France with Thomas Tuchel. Facing Neymar will be, for our Brazilian guys, like meeting a friend again and all that stuff. It’s a big challenge, but for all the others it is a big challenge to face us.”
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Franco di Santo on Schalke

Schalke 04 striker Franco Di Santo said that it would be a great achievement if the team qualifies for the Champions League. He said that the players have been working hard all season and that he hopes that they can qualify for the Champions League.

Franco Di Santo said that all the players have their objective set on qualifying for the Champions League and that they want to give their best in order to make it.
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Marcus Rashford Living The Dream Of Representing Manchester United

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from Old Trafford. The Mirror recently claimed that the attacker had become disillusioned due to his reduced gametime, but Rashford has now cleared the air by saying that he is living the dream of representing his hometown club.

 

Speaking on the United Review, he said: “A lot of people have that dream, so you’re not only doing it for you; you’re doing it for a lot of people that you might not even know, but there are a lot of people who had the dream of playing for their local team when they were young. So I think you are playing not only for yourself and for the club, but for all the people that are living that dream through you.” Read Full Post…

Wolves Humble Southampton

Southampton who were last season’s runners-up in the Carabao Cup has once more been humbled again, this time by Wolverhampton Wanderers.


They had previously lost to Manchester United during the Wembley final held in February, in a game which ended 3-2. This time around, the game played in Southampton’s home saw the Wolves maul their hosts to bring the game to a 2-0 win at the close of the game. The 67th minute saw Danny Batth head in the corner kick played by Ivan Cavaleiro to give his team a 1-0 lead. The game continued until three minutes left on the clock when Donovan Wilson who came in as a substitute made it 2-0.
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Willian happy to stay put at Chelsea

Chelsea attacker Willian has dismissed speculation linking him with a potential move elsewhere during the January transfer window. The Brazil international has been regularly linked with a move to Manchester United since their failed approach for his services last summer.

Willian has been a regular off the substitutes’ bench in the Premier League, but he made most of his chance of Tuesday night as he contributed two assists and one goal in the 3-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town. Shortly after the game, the Brazilian was asked about his future beyond January, to which he replied: “I hope not! I’m happy here and the fans can be calm.
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Jupp Heynckes has selection dilemma at Hamburg

Jupp Heynckes doesn’t agree that he could have done without as many changes as he made for the recent league game away at Hamburg.

Five players who had featured in the previous European Cup match were left on the bench on the Hamburg trip and some new players were tried and while the result still turned out to be positive in the form of a 1-0 victory, it was not a dominating outing for Bayern by any stretch of imagination especially considering that the opposition had gone one man down in the first half itself.
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