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Juan Mata says he decided to sign a contract extension at Manchester United because it is a special club and he already has his sights on winning major trophies next season.

Mata confident he still has much to offer Man Utd

The Spaniard told the UTD Podcast: “Of course, I heard much about him as a player. About that goal, about the many goals. So we had a meeting between us, the team, and they said: ‘Listen, it’s probable that Ole’s going to come. He’s going to take care of the team until the end of the season. He’s coming from Molde in Norway.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win over Wolves is a “big step forward” after they moved two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Manchester United draw AC Milan in Europa League Round of 16

The draws of the round of 16 ties in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League were drawn on Friday and the star fixture will be that between Manchester United and AC Milan. Both are former European champions but United have one triumph-2017, in Europe’s second trophy while AC Milan have never won it. The two teams have met thrice in European competition, and all the ties have been won by the Italians.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane insists the club can push Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.

Manchester United hit by coronavirus outbreak hours before Newcastle clash

Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the United bench for the game with some other members of the coaching staff in self-isolation, the club have announced.
Raiola is one of football’s biggest agents, boasting of managing some world-class clients such as Paul Pogba, Marco Verratti, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and of course the wonderkid Erling Haaland.

Chelsea, Manchester United alerted as Borussia Dortmund plan to invite immediate offers for Erling...

Haaland's contract carries a €75m option from 2022 and BVB believe they can get more for the Norway international if they put him up for sale today.
Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from pure jealousy while claiming people don’t want to see him be successful.

Dwight Yorke: People don’t want Manchester United boss to be successful

Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from "pure jealousy" while claiming "people don’t want to see him be successful".
Molde striker Leke James has explained the club’s new season goal and objective in both the domestic league and in the UEFA Champions League.

Leke James keeps Molde FK waiting on new contract

Leke James, who finished as Molde FK leading scorer last season with 13 goals, is now keeping the Norwegian club waiting if he will sign a new contract.
The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday

Europa League: Arsenal, Manchester United get tricky draws

There are a number of intriguing ties to look out for in the Europa League last 32 with five British sides looking to progress to the latter stages of the competition.
Folarin Balogun celebrates after guiding in his second Arsenal goal to set the seal on a sixth win out of six in the Europa League this season. Ryan Byrne-INPHO-REX-Shutterstock

Folarin Balogun voted Arsenal’s Man of the Match vs Dundalk

Nigerian striker Folarin Balogun was voted Arsenal’s Man of the Match, following his brilliant display in the Europa League win at Dundalk on Thursday.
Real Sociedad snatched qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League in the final seconds on Thursday after Willian Jose’s late leveller in a 1-1 draw at Napoli and AZ Alkmaar’s shock 2-1 defeat at Rijeka allowed the Spanish side to progress.

Real Sociedad, Napoli squeeze through to Europa League last 32

Real Sociedad snatched qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League in the final seconds on Thursday after Willian Jose’s late leveller in a 1-1 draw at Napoli and AZ Alkmaar’s shock 2-1 defeat at Rijeka allowed the Spanish side to progress.
Molde striker Leke James has explained the club’s new season goal and objective in both the domestic league and in the UEFA Champions League.

Leke James denies Esperance transfer reports

Nigerian striker Leke James has denied a report linking him with a mod to Tunisian giants Esperance.
Folarin Balogun is delighted to make his Arsenal debut in the Gunners Europa League win over Dundalk on Thursday night.

Shkodran Mustafi: Folarin Balogun very strong, intelligent

Arsenal defender, Shkodran Mustafi, was full of praise for Folarin Balogun after he struck in their Europa League win at Molde.
Arsenal remained in Norway last night after their Europa League win at Molde.

Arsenal stuck in Norway after Europa League win at Molde

The Daily Mail says Arsenal have been forced to spend an extra night in Norway after their flight back following their Europa League group game with Molde had to be cancelled.
Napoli overcame Croatian side Rijeka 2-0 on Thursday in their first match since the death of Diego Maradona, the Italian club's greatest and most popular player.

Napoli honour Diego Maradona with win, Leicester reach Europa last 32

Napoli honoured the memory of Diego Maradona with a 2-0 win over Rijeka which allowed them to go top of Europa League Group F in the first match since the death their Argentine icon.
The turnaround was complete in the 62nd minute as substitute Sheriff Sinyan also turned into his own net, before Nicolas Pepe (69) and Joe Willock (88) added the gloss to the scoreline for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Europa: Arsenal overcome scare to beat Molde

Martin Ellingsen’s long-range effort gave the visitors a shock lead in the 22nd minute, but Arsenal, after a rather disjointed first-half performance, were back on level terms just before the break thanks to Kristoffer Haugen’s own goal (+1).
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he feels no disrespect towards him from his players.

Mikel Arteta does not feel ‘disrespected’ by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Following the Gunners’ 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane criticised match-winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for calling Arteta by his first name in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.
May Odeh, whose first feature film as producer “200 Meters” debuted in the Venice Days Competition of the Venice Film Festival, received the Variety Middle East and North African Region Talent Award at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt Monday in a ceremony presided over by festival director Intishal Al Timimi and festival co-founder and chief of operations Bushra Rozza.

‘200 Meters’ producer May Odeh receives Variety Mena Award

May Odeh, whose first feature film as producer “200 Meters” debuted in the Venice Days Competition of the Venice Film Festival, received the Variety Middle East and North African Region Talent Award at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt Monday in a ceremony presided over by festival director Intishal Al Timimi and festival co-founder and chief of operations Bushra Rozza.
Molde striker Leke James has explained the club’s new season goal and objective in both the domestic league and in the UEFA Champions League.

Leke James talks about Molde’s new season objectives

Molde striker Leke James has explained the club’s new season goal and objective in both the domestic league and in the UEFA Champions League.
Leke James continued his fine scoring run for Molde as they recorded a 3-0 victory over FK Haugesund on Saturday.

Leke James confirms readiness for Super Eagles invite

The international friendlies will see the Eagles play Côte D’Ivoire and Tunisia, and several Nigerians have advised the gaffer of the Super Eagles team to use the games as an opportunity for a trial to some of the Nigerian players making marks and raising the flags of the country higher in Europe.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA releases Champions League third qualifying round draw

The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Monday.

Stock market volatility hits Norway’s sovereign wealth fund

Norway’s Central Bank on Tuesday said its pension fund lost 188 billion kroner ( 21 billion dollars equivalent) in the first half of 2020 amid stock market volatility during the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo is two wins away from leading KF Tirana to the league title in Albania.

Ndubuisi Egbo’s Tirana to face Georgian champions Dinamo Tbilisi in UEFA Champions League first...

Ndubuisi Egbo’s Tirana will face Georgian champions Dinamo Tbilisi in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

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