Is Erling Haaland ready for a move to Manchester United? Speaking on Sunday Supplement, Melissa Reddy thinks it may come to early in his career. Ole: Greenwood up there with RooneyCharlie's Premier League predictionsWatch Sky Sports from £18 a monthThe 19-year-old striking prodigy is being tracked by the likes of United and Borussia Dortmund ahead of the January transfer window and he has already visited other teams in Germany this month.Haaland, who has 28 goals in 22 games for Red Bull Salzburg this season, has also reportedly told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he wants to sign for him. Reddy, senior football correspondent at the Independent, has spent time at Salzburg, interviewing Christoph Freund, their sporting director, and questions whether the club think their striker is ready for a move to a big European club.She said: "Having spoken to their head of the academy, sporting director and a manager, they think they have an exceptional player who is very humble and modest. He … [Read more...] about Is Erling Haaland ready for Manchester United?
United are on a five-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and sit sixth in the table ahead of hosting Everton on Sunday (December 15). Solskjaer has faced criticism since replacing Jose Mourinho in December last year, but recent wins over Tottenham and Manchester City have silenced the Norwegian's doubters. The United manager said he always believed in his own ability to deliver at Old Trafford. "I always had the belief that I could manage this club. I wouldn't have taken the job if I had felt I couldn't do it because I owe Manchester United honesty," Solskjaer told UK media, via the Mirror. "Football wise, I think I can hold my own when it comes to tactics and stuff, but I have a great staff to help me. It's not all about me. 😃 Who else is excited for #MUNEVE tomorrow? ✋#MUFC pic.twitter.com/qECRpcvpDG — Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 14, 2019 "I'm so glad I've got Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna and I think I make them feel that I can do … [Read more...] about Solskjaer never doubted ability to manage Man Utd
A YOUNG Manchester United fan has warmed the heart of the first-team squad with a touching message sent to midfielder Fred. The Brazilian appeared to be subjected to racist abuse in his side's win at rivals Manchester City last week. Having seen his hero hurt by the shameful incident, 11-year-old Herman from Sweden decided to send his best wishes. An impeccably crafted, handwritten letter was penned by the lad and posted online over the weekend. It read: "Hello! My name is Herman. I live in Bohuslan in Sweden. I'm a big Man United fan! "Racism have not a place in football!! [sic]."I'm very proud how you tackled the racism in the City match. You have played very well in the games. "Racists are only jealous and cowardly. "Good luck in the future. Love from Herman, 11 years old. #AllRedAllEqual." United forward Marcus Rashford tweeted his delight at the letter and sent it on to teammate Fred.The England ace responded: "Love this from you mate." A man, 41, arrested on suspicion of a … [Read more...] about Young Man Utd fan creates heartwarming card supporting Fred after racist abuse in Man City win
I actually told Gordon the score when we were knocked out of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico by West Germany. We were rooming together and had moved to León the night before. The day of the quarter-final we went for breakfast, then for a walk. The game was at midday, it was 100 degrees and it was the turn of Peter Bonetti [of Chelsea] to be the substitute goalkeeper, not me, and when Alf [Ramsey] named the team he named Gordon and that seemed to be it. The Fifa rules of those times were that if you weren’t involved you had to go and sit in the stand. So I went back to my room to get my camera and that’s when I found that Gordon was bad and being sick in the toilet. I became sub, Peter was now selected. Yet when I went back to my room after the match Gordon thought we’d won because we were 2-0 up [Banks was watching a delayed television broadcast]. I had to tell him the bad news. I held up my fingers to indicate the score [2-3] and he just couldn’t believe it. … [Read more...] about I told Gordon Banks in our room that we were out of the 1970 World Cup
Gordon Banks, who has died aged 81, was the best goalkeeper England have ever had and is widely regarded as one of the finest to have played for any side in any era. A World Cup winner in 1966, he also appeared in the 1970 World Cup finals, where, against Brazil, he was responsible for what is often cited as “the greatest save ever made” – a supremely agile effort from a close-range header by Pelé. The scene of Banks’s famous save was Guadalajara in Mexico, where England were playing Brazil in the group stage. Jairzinho, the fast and powerful Brazilian outside-right, crossed the ball after beating the England left-back, Terry Cooper. Pelé, Brazil’s most lauded player, met the ball with a downward, bouncing header, and was already shouting “Goal!” when Banks miraculously hurled himself across his goal, reached the ball with a flailing right arm, and turned it over his crossbar. “As soon as I got my hand to it, I thought it was … [Read more...] about Gordon Banks obituary
CHELSEA boss Frank Lampard wore a pin to commemorate Justin Edinburgh on what would have been the ex-Spurs defender and Leyton Orient chief's 50th birthday. The O's tweeted in response: "The football family is class" as they honoured Edinburgh, who died in June following a cardiac arrest just weeks after leading them back into the Football League. Lampard's gesture at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea lost 1-0 to Bournemouth, drew praise on social media. Comments included: "Proper football fan", "Love it!", Fank is class" and "Ny heart melts". Edinburgh was taken unwell a week after watching Spurs lose the Champions League final 2-0 to Liverpool on June 1. He left behind wife Kerri and their children Charlie and Cydnie.RICH TRIBUTES Left-back Edinburgh was a top-flight regular with Tottenham, playing 249 times following a £150,000 switch from Southend in 1990. After 36 games for Portsmouth he became player-boss at Billericay, nearjis home town Basildon in Essex. Following … [Read more...] about Chelsea boss Lampard wears pin to commemorate Justin Edinburgh on what would have been Leyton Orient boss’ 50th birthday