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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to celebrate a hard-earned point at Anfield, pointing out that Manchester United are now required to win their next outing to keep up their Premier League chase.

Manchester United boss: Liverpool draw only a good result if we win next game

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to celebrate a hard-earned point at Anfield, pointing out that Manchester United are now required to win their next outing to keep up their Premier League chase.
Harry Maguire has admitted that Manchester United were left disappointed with their result against Liverpool after the top-of-the-table clash largely failed to live up to the pre-match hype.

Manchester United ‘disappointed’ with 0-0 draw against Liverpool – skipper

Harry Maguire has admitted that Manchester United were left "disappointed" with their result against Liverpool after the top-of-the-table clash largely failed to live up to the pre-match hype.
Shortly after the Sabadell sports director publicly acknowledged his interest in hiring Ramon Azeez from Granada, Diego Martinez, the coach of the Nazarí team, confirmed that the player had asked to leave.

Granada boss confirms Ramon Azeez has asked to leave

Shortly after the Sabadell sports director publicly acknowledged his interest in hiring Ramon Azeez from Granada, Diego Martinez, the coach of the Nazarí team, confirmed that the player had asked to leave. He said this at the press conference after the victory in the Cup against Malaga.
Mesut Ozil has said he has no intention of retiring when he leaves Arsenal, with his preference being a move to Fenerbahce or Major League Soccer.

Mesut Özil confirms Fenerbahce transfer

Özil said his goodbyes at London Colney on Sunday, and was later given permission to travel to Istanbul ahead of completing his free transfer to the Süper Lig side.
The Real Madrid Football Academy, Port Harcourt, owned by the Rivers State Government in partnership with Real Madrid Football Club of Spain, says it will begin a four-day selection process toward admitting the first set of students for the academy.

Real Madrid Football Academy begins screening of applicants in Port Harcourt

The Real Madrid Football Academy, Port Harcourt, owned by the Rivers State Government in partnership with Real Madrid Football Club of Spain, says it will begin a four-day selection process toward admitting the first set of students for the academy.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Gary Neville: Manchester United may have bought Donny van de Beek as Paul Pogba...

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.
Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and set up another as Napoli thumped Fiorentina 6-0 on Sunday to move into third in Serie A.

Serie A: Napoli thrash Fiorentina 6-0 to go third

Napoli got back to winning ways in their newly-named Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after falling to promoted Spezia in their last home match.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Paul Pogba doesn’t feel loved at Manchester United as Real Madrid, PSG eye transfer

According to Don Balon, Pogba doesn’t feel as appreciated or “loved” by the club as some other star players like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, and that could play a part in his departure.
Mario Mandžukić could be in line for a swift return to football according to Cope-Vigo as reported by Marca, with the Croatian striker linked with a move to struggling Celta Vigo.

AC Milan to sign free agent Mario Mandzukic on short-term deal until end of...

Stefano Pioli has been keen to add reinforcement in attack despite Milan’s excellent first half of the season, which sees them three points clear of the top of Serie A – and seven clear of Juventus – with 17 games played.
Ramon Azeez was not included in Granada’s squad that beat Malaga 2-1 in Sunday’s Copa del Rey round of 32.

Copa del Rey: Ramon Azeez dropped as Granada defeat Malaga away

Ramon Azeez was not included in Granada’s squad that beat Malaga 2-1 in Sunday’s Copa del Rey round of 32.
Nigeria’s second representatives in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United FC have received a boost with Eunisell, the country’s largest independent chemicals and oil & gas production solutions company, renewing its sponsorship for the 2020/2021 season.

Eunisell renews Rivers United shirt sponsorship

Nigeria’s second representatives in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United FC have received a boost with Eunisell, the country’s largest independent chemicals and oil & gas production solutions company, renewing its sponsorship for the 2020/2021 season.
Manchester City could make a shock move for former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

Manchester City linked with shock move for former Manchester United talisman

City are looking for a long-term solution up front, as Sergio Aguero is in the final few months of his contract. It is not yet clear if their all-time record goalscorer will extend his stay.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Pep Guardiola brought him to tears when he told him he wanted to leave the club in 2015.

Bayern chief: Pep Guardiola reduced me to tears

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Pep Guardiola brought him to tears when he told him he wanted to leave the club in 2015.
West Ham manager David Moyes has insisted the club have had no contact from Chelsea or Manchester United as he warned the Premier League giants off Declan Rice.

West Ham boss: Manchester United and Chelsea haven’t bid for Declan Rice

West Ham manager David Moyes has insisted the club have had no contact from Chelsea or Manchester United as he warned the Premier League giants off Declan Rice.
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - IKIMAGES - AFP)

Mesut Ozil to say goodbye to his teammates this Sunday

On Saturday, the German talked at length with the Arsenal board to terminate his contract. Both parties have reportedly reached an agreeement and Ozil will move in the next 24 hours
Sergio Aguero's Man City contract runs until June 2021. The club could offer him a new deal, but under one condition. 'The Sun' says that to continue, the Argentine would have to accept his wages being slashed by 50%.

Manchester City will renew Kun Aguero’s contract if he accepts huge pay cut

Sergio Aguero's Man City contract runs until June 2021. The club could offer him a new deal, but under one condition. 'The Sun' says that to continue, the Argentine would have to accept his wages being slashed by 50%.
Forward Femi Ajayi says his priority is to help Rangers International achieve their targets next season, rather than seeking individual glories.

Enugu Rangers players honour late colleague who died in car accident

The Enugu Rangers players on Friday stopped over to pray for their late colleague, Ifeanyi George, at a spot along Asaba-Benin Highway where he died in a car accident in March, last year.
Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has thrown his weight behind Daniel Akpeyi to bounce back following his recent blunder against Maritzburg United.

Daniel Akpeyi’s brilliant saves help Kaizer Chiefs to third victory of the season

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was impressive in Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 win over Cape Town City in South African DSTV Premiership clash at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

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