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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the absolutely fantastic performance of Eric Bailly in the 2-0 win over rivals Chelsea on Monday night.

Eric Bailly: I will give all my strength to Manchester United

The Ivorian defender has played five games for the Red Devils this term after returning from a knee injury which ruled him out for six months.
Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of a fourth-place Premier League finish following the Premier League's winter break, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United coach advised to sign Super Eagles hopeful instead of Borussia Dortmund star

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been advised to sign Super Eagles hopeful Bukayo Saka from Arsenal instead of £120m top target Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min will be undergoing chemical warfare training as part of his mandatory military assignment in South Korea.

Details of Son Heung-Min’s intense military training emerge

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min will be exposed to many different elements during his mandatory three week national service in South Korea, including tear gas and live-fire drills, according to a Marine Corps official.
Sadio Mane has challenged Liverpool to prove their title-winning credentials after suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Sadio Mane states how he will react if Liverpool are not awarded the title

Plenty of people on social media have suggested that the season should be cancelled, but it is highly unlikely that it will come to that, as UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has stated that Liverpool will more than likely be awarded the title at some point.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

Coronavirus: No way Liverpool won’t be Premier League champions – UEFA chief

Ceferin said on Monday that Liverpool would surely win the Premier League title if this season continues but if the coronavirus pandemic does cancel the remaining games then there would be no option to null and void the season.
Liverpool were forced to apologise as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.

Liverpool make U-turn over furlough scheme after criticism

Liverpool were forced to apologise as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.
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Arsenal, two other Premier League clubs join the race to sign Real Madrid attacker

Arsenal and two other Premier League clubs have joined the race to sign Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez.
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Peter Schmeichel: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing an ‘amazing job’ at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing an "amazing job" at Manchester United, according to Peter Schmeichel, who has advised his old club against bringing in "another big-name manager'.
Odion Ighalo has expressed his delight after playing in his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, completesports.com reports.

Odion Ighalo wants Manchester United stay despite Shanghai’s offer

Former Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has stated that he wants to remain at Manchester United after his current six-month deal with the Premier League giants despite the big offer from his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua.
FIFA are reportedly ready to indefinitely extend the 2019-20 season, handing domestic leagues the power to decide their own fate in the coronavirus pandemic.

FIFA to extend 2019-20 season indefinitely

FIFA are reportedly ready to indefinitely extend the 2019/20 season, handing domestic leagues the power to decide their own fate in the coronavirus pandemic.
The management of Yobe Desert Stars have resolved to cut down the club’s expenses following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Yobe Stars slash players, technical crew salaries by 75 percent

Rising from a meeting held on Friday, the club said players and technical crew of the main team will be receiving 25% of their monthly allowance while the feeder and Under-15 teams will receive 50% of their allowances.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Nduka Ugbade: Kelechi Iheanacho not an outright striker

Former Super Eagles star and Golden Eaglets Assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, has revealed why Kelechi Iheanacho has not been playing to his full potential at the English Premier League.
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Wayne Rooney calls pay cut pressure on players a ‘disgrace’

Former England captain Wayne Rooney said the public pressure being exerted on elite footballers to take pay cuts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is a “disgrace”, according to a report in the Sunday Times.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Bundesliga could return in May with ‘draconian’ measures – virologist

A virologist has suggested that there is hope of completing the Bundesliga season, but it will mean completing matches behind closed doors and keeping the players under exceptionally close observation.
Liverpool star forward Sadio Mane donated £41,000 to help fight coronavirus in his country Senegal.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland rates Sadio Mane above Mo Salah, Wilfred Ndidi

Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has given his verdict on who he considers to be Africa’s best player at the moment and his choice might not come as a shock to many.
The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) insist they are aware players must “share the financial burden” during the coronavirus as the row over wage cuts for Premier League stars mounted on Thursday.

Coronavirus: PFA questions merits of 30 percent pay cut

The Professional Footballers' Association is in favour of Premier League players doing their bit during the Covid-19 outbreak - but is still unconvinced that pay cuts are the answer.
Scottish clubs were due to meet by video-conference on Friday with the possibility of following the Belgian league’s recommendation to call their season to an end amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA demand leaves Scottish football clubs in the lurch

Scottish clubs were due to meet by video-conference on Friday with the possibility of following the Belgian league’s recommendation to call their season to an end amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea have reportedly made contact with the agent of Philippe Coutinho over a proposed summer move for the out-of-favour Barcelona winger.

Chelsea make contact over Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho

Chelsea have reportedly made contact with the agent of Philippe Coutinho over a proposed summer move for the out-of-favour Barcelona winger.

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