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Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 24, 2019. – Manchester City won the match 2-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United can still qualify for Champions League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United can still qualify for the Champions League despite a collapse in form extended by their derby defeat against Manchester City.
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 30, 2019. – The game finished 1-1. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /

Jurgen Klopp: You’re never favourites against Barcelona

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the "cool thing" about his side playing against Barcelona is that they will never be considered favourites.
Lionel Messi is not a leader, according to Diego Maradona, with the Barcelona and Argentina talisman accused of “going to the bathroom 20 times before a game”.

Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi suffering as Argentina enjoys destroying things

Lionel Messi “suffers a lot” with Argentina because society in the Barcelona star’s homeland “enjoys destroying things more than it enjoys success”, says Jorge Sampaoli.
Arsenal will sign Brazilian teenage forward Gabriel Martinelli this summer

Arsenal to sign teenage Brazilian forward Martinelli in £6 million transfer

The 17-year-old will arrive at the club in the summer after the Gunners struck a deal with his current club Ituano FC.
Abubakar Bala

Bala Abubakar: No welfare problem at Kwara United

Kwara United coach Abubakar Bala has debunked claims that his side poor run in the league is as a result of the lack of adequate welfare for the team.
The agent of Barcelona forward Malcom has sought to distance his client from reports suggesting that a summer switch to AC Milan could be on the cards.

Malcom’s agent rubbishes AC Milan rumours as Barcelona exit talk builds again

The agent of Barcelona forward Malcom has sought to distance his client from reports suggesting that a summer switch to AC Milan could be on the cards.
Pep Guardiola applauded Bernardo Silva for his performance in Manchester City's 2-0 derby win over Manchester United and heralded the Portuguese midfielder as one of Europe's best players.

Manchester City, Liverpool players dominate PFA Team of the Year

Paul Pogba, six Manchester City players and four from Liverpool have have been named in the PFA Team of The Year 2018-19,
Nigeria’s Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala reacted after scoring twice for Barcelona Ladies 6-2 win against Sevilla at the LigaIberdola clash on Wednesday.

Asisat Oshoala reacts after scoring brace for Barcelona against Sevilla

Nigeria’s Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala reacted after scoring twice for Barcelona Ladies 6-2 win against Sevilla at the LigaIberdola clash on Wednesday.
Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 24, 2019. – Manchester City won the match 2-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Paul Pogba odd man out in PFA team of the year

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is the only non-Manchester City or Liverpool player to be named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year on Thursday.
Pep Guardiola applauded Bernardo Silva for his performance in Manchester City's 2-0 derby win over Manchester United and heralded the Portuguese midfielder as one of Europe's best players.

Pep Guardiola lauds Bernardo Silva as one of Europe’s best

Pep Guardiola applauded Bernardo Silva for his performance in Manchester City's 2-0 derby win over Manchester United and heralded the Portuguese midfielder as one of Europe's best players.
Unai Emery insists there is plenty of work still to do for Arsenal after they took a two-goal advantage over Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Unai Emery: Arsenal can still secure top-four spot despite defeat at Wolves

Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists his side can still secure a top-four spot in the Premier League despite their insipid 3-1 defeat to Wolves at the Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton on Wednesday.
Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba

Manu Garba: Bigger Guinea U17 players intimidated my boys

After missing out on the U17 Africa Cup of Nations final, Nigeria U17 coach Manu Garba has praised his players, stating that they played ‘gallantly’ in the face of ‘bigger’ Guinea U17 boys.
The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Sanusi Mohammed, has commended the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria despite their defeat at the hands of Guinea via penalty shoot out which ended 10 -9 in favour of their opponents in the semi-final encounter.

NFF scribe commends Golden Eaglets despite loss to Guinea

The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Sanusi Mohammed, has commended the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria despite their defeat at the hands of Guinea via penalty shoot out which ended 10 -9 in favour of their opponents in the semi-final encounter.
Jurgen Klopp Joel Matip Liverpool

Joel Matip to keep taking risks at Liverpool as he’s earned Jurgen Klopp’s trust

Joel Matip has vowed to continue taking calculated risks at Liverpool, with the ball-playing defender seeking to influence proceedings at both ends of the field.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Roy Keane’s comments after Manchester City defeat

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to Roy Keane’s comment after the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday evening at the Old Trafford.
Raheem Sterling scored twice and claimed three assists against Southampton RUI VIEIRA-AP

Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling and Sadio Mane included in PFA Team of the Year

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named in the PFA Team of the Year 2018-19 - the only player not from either Manchester City or Liverpool.

Governor Ugwuanyi offers automatic employment to Christian Chukwu’s son

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, a delegation from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) led by its President, Amaju Pinnick, and the representative of Femi Otedola, Founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, Philip Akinola, on Wednesday paid a get- well visit to former Green Eagles’ Captain and Coach of Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, at his Enugu residence.
Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid and Chelsea team-mate Gonzalo Higuain concedes it will be “difficult to change his mind” if he wants a new challenge in Spain.

Craig Burley: Eden Hazard isn’t Lionel Messi, he’ll never get 40 goals

Eden Hazard is “not Lionel Messi” and Chelsea are expecting too much from a man who will never hit the heights of a Barcelona icon, claims Craig Burley.

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