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Darmian on Inter radar
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian remains a target for Serie A clubs. According to Tuttosport, the 27-year-old player is being linked with a summer move by Inter Milan. There is a feeling within the Italian media that Inter are planning to spend big this summer and the Manchester United full-back is one of their reported targets. Darmian attracted enquiries from Inter last month. The Italy international fullback has made 15 appearances during this season.
Top 10 Player–Rivals in Football
Football mostly builds good relationships, but sometimes it also creates an even greater rivalry between the players: We have identified 10 of the hottest conflicts between the players. Diego Costa- Laurent Koscielny Rivals since 2015 Actually, many players in the APL cannot stand the Spaniard, but he has a special rivalry with Laurent. During games with Arsenal, Costa always incites him by blowing or slapping on the face. The Frenchman was mad about it and said, “Costa’s aim is not playing, but rather making defenders crazy”. Costa’s poor behavior cost Arsenal a few points. After that, Laurent got mad and decided to take revenge. He finally accepted Costa’s rules. Hence, Laurent began hitting the opponent with feet and ignored Costa’s anger. The latter lost control over himself, and that resulted in Chelsea losing points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrwZa0xp6wI
Zouma: “Mourinho sack? I feel no guilt”
Chelsea fullback Kurt Zouma says he feels no guilt over Jose Mourinho's demise. The Manchester United head coach was sacked by the Blues before Christmas last season. "The first year we won the League Cup and the Premier League, a real dream," said Zouma. "The coaches come and go, it is part of football. And I do not feel guilty. Mourinho now is not here, think of the future. Antonio Conte? He loves what he does and wants to send that special feeling."
Mkhitaryan insists he did not move to Man Utd for the money
Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he didn't join the Red Devils for the money. Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has been a vocal critic of the Armenian international captain's move to the Premier League club in the summer, calling it "strange" back in October, while fans have also labelled Mkhitaryan greedy. "I can not understand that, and that's wrong," Mkhitaryan told Bild, when asked about moving for the money. "If it were just about money, I would have transferred from Shakhtar Donetsk to Anzhi Makhachkala and not to Borussia Dortmund. But I did not want that. I wanted to develop further." Note that the 28-year-old midfielder has made 21 appearances, scoring 5 goals and making 4 assists during this season.
Enrique Cerezo: “Man Utd? small team”
Atletico Madrid's president has dismissed reports linking Antoine Griezmann with Manchester United, saying the Premier League club are a "small team". Griezmann, who has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford in both the Spanish and British press, sees his contract run out at Atletico in 2021 after signing an extension in the summer. "Manchester United?" Enrique Cerezo said when asked about Griezmann's potential exit by reporters. "Small team. "I believe in the contracts that people sign, that goes for Diego Simeone and Griezmann."
Mkhitaryan answers critics
Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he did not move to Manchester United for the money. Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has been a vocal critic of the Armenian's move to Old Trafford in the summer, calling it "strange" back in October, while fans have also labelled Mkhitaryan greedy. "I can not understand that, and that's wrong,' he told Bild, when asked about moving for the money. "If it were just about money, I would have transferred from Shakhtar Donetsk to Anzhi Makhachkala and not to Borussia Dortmund. But I did not want that. I wanted to develop further."
Martial want to stay
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has rubbished stories suggesting he is looking to leave the club in the summer. The Daily Mirror reported at the weekend the 21-year-old France international, having been forced out of Old Trafford by manager Jose Mourinho, was lining up a move to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. But Martial has hit back on social media, tweeting: "Don't listen (to) the papers it's wrong thanks. Come on United." Martial joined United from Monaco in September 2015 in a deal potentially worth of up to £58m. He was United's top scorer last season with 17 goals in all competitions, but has struggled to cement his place in the first team under Mourinho this season and has not featured in the last three Premier League games.
Mata: I was lucky not to be sent off (video)
Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata commented on the episode in the Leicester clash (3-0), where he was booked for a rough tackle against Jamie Vardy. "I was late, I tried to reach the ball, I didn't want to hurt Jamie [Vardy]," he told Sky Sports after the clash. "Probably I was a bit lucky but I just wanted to get the ball because I lost it 10 seconds before," Mata added. Important to note, that Leicester City star Jamie Vardy was not reported to pick up any injuries after the episode.
Mourinho: Profile of our play won’t change
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shared his attitude towards the criticism to the counter-attacking style of his team. "I don't want to change the profile of our play," the head coach told his post-match press conference. "This is the way we want to play. I don't want to be the manager of a team that plays very well, creates chances and doesn't win matches. "We need to score goals and today we did," he added. Winning the Sunday away clash against Leicester City (0-3), Manchester United secured the series of 15 undefeated matches. This is the best series of clashes with no losses in the current season for top-5 European leagues.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 32nd birthday
Real Madrid and Portugal national team striker Cristiano Ronaldo turns 32 today. The Golden Ball 2016 winner was born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira. Ronaldo started his professional career at Sporting Lisbon, where he didn't stay too long. Manchester United was quick to attract him to Old Trafford at the age of 18. It was here where Ronaldo's talent was fully discovered under Sir Alex Ferguson's guidance. After reaching success with the Mancunians, Ronaldo decided to join Real Madrid in 2009. Almost 8 years has passed from that day, and Ronaldo is still the best player in the team. Ronaldo has won 4 Golden Balls, 2 FIFA Best player awards, became a Premier League champion, La Liga winner and Champions League cup holder for three occasions. Also, he won European championship with Portugal national team. Despite his age, Ronaldo continues to chase the maximum and set new and higher goals to conquer. Happy Birthday, Ronaldo !!! https://youtu.be/fW-UQF0uvL0