Alexis Sanchez reveals big aims for Man United this season

Alexis has high hopes for Man United Alexis Sanchez has noted that he thinks Man United are one of the best teams in the world. The Chile international said the Red Devils are as good as Real Madrid and Barcelona, and on the top of the world stage. Many people may disagree with that, considering United aren’t even the best side in England, but Sanchez believes in his club side. “I think Manchester United on the world stage are one of the top clubs around, up there with Madrid and Barcelona,” Sanchez said in an interview with the Premier League. “The thing they have in their mentality is to go out there and win everything. “You get the top players on board and you go out there to try and win every trophy and competition that you enter. “That’s how we are and need to be.” MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates his goal with Juan Mata of Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on May 13, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) People are doubting Alexis Alexis might be talking about improving the team and wanting Man United to do well, but there are some who think he needs to focus on himself first. The player has struggled since joining United from Arsenal. Now, it seems that he needs to retain the ball and bring his confidence levels up. Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson said as much when speaking about Alexis. “Sanchez has been a bit-part player for Manchester United since he’s been there,” Robson said to ESPN.  “Even in the first game against Leicester, he did one or two good things, but he gave the

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne’s agent provides injury update

The agent of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Patrick De Koster, has revealed that the Belgian has suffered a similar injury that previously kept him sidelined for around 2 months, although he has avoided ligament damage, he told Sportza. During the Premier League champion’s training session on Wednesday, the 27-year-old suffered a major knee injury during an outdoor session, with the damage understood to be similar to the injury which kept him out for 66 days back in 2016. De Bruyne has since travelled to Barcelona, where he will visit Pep Guardiola’s favourite doctor Ramon Cugat, to undergo tests on his right knee to learn the full extent of the injury. De Bruyne releif: “No ligaments torn” MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City retrieves the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Fortunately for the Premier League champions, De Bruyne has appeared to have avoided ligament damage which could have ruled him out of action for around 6-9 months, according to his agent. The World Cup bronze medalist was scheduled to undergo tests today in Barcelona with an expectancy that De Bruyne will miss around 2 months worth of action. De Koster told Sportza:  “I had him on the phone for a few minutes and he confirmed to me that he had injured himself on training the same knee this morning as he did then, and it felt the same. “Then there were no ligaments torn, and that’s the most important thing, then we talk about 6 to 9 months of absence, Kevin did not think that happened, tomorrow’s medical tests will bring more clarity about how bad or bad it will be.” De Bruyne update: “Same as 2 years ago” Back

Antoine Griezmann trolls Sergio Ramos following Atletico Madrid’s Super Cup triumph

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has taken to Instagram to aim a less-than-subtle dig at Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, following the UEFA Super Cup clash between the sides last night. Real Madrid 2-4 Atletico Madrid The capital rivals went head to head in the annual meeting of the winners of the Europa League and Champions League, with a thrilling affair having eventually seen Atletico put Los Blancos to the sword by 4 goals to 2 after Extra-time. Diego Costa (2), Saul Niguez and Koke did the damage for Diego Simeone’s men on the night, as Los Colchoneros laid down a serious marker to not only La Liga, but all of Europe ahead of the coming season. TALLINN, ESTONIA – AUGUST 15: Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Lillekula Stadium on August 15, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) Griezmann pulling no punches In the aftermath of the clash in Tallinn, there has inevitably been widespread (and premature) discussion online regarding the possibility of an imminent Real demise, with Los Merengues having lost both star man Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Zinedine Zidane this summer. And one Atletico star who was quick to feed into the jokes at the expense of the Spanish champions last night was Antoine Griezmann. Taking to his official Instagram account, World Cup winner Griezmann posted an image to his story, depicting Real defender Sergio Ramos placing a crown on the Frenchman’s head, as Griezmann showcases his trademark ‘L’ celebration: The original post, courtesy of Bleacher Report, includes the caption ‘Kings of the Super Cup, Kings of Madrid’, a questionable choice of words considering Real have clinched the Champions League trophy for 3 years running and

Morgan Schneiderlin ready for fresh Everton start under Marco Silva

New lease of life Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has given an insight into Marco Silva’s management and has backed himself to impress this season. The Frenchman struggled for Everton last season and was heavily criticised by fans. While many expected him to leave the Toffees this summer, a move did not materialise and he is set to remain at Goodison Park. Now, he’s been talking about his new boss Marco Silva as Everton look to challenge the top six once again. MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 21: Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City square up after Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton is shown a red card during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Ready to show his quality this season Speaking about the Portuguese boss, Schneiderlin praised the open line of communication between him and Silva. He claims that having that communication will help him do the right thing on the pitch. “He’s very attentive to details,” Schneiderlin explained to the Everton official website.  “He tries to make progress collectively and individually as well. He has shown me videos of my games and where I can improve. He’s shown videos to others, too.  “That’s very good for footballers as you need to see yourself after the game and understand what the manager wants from you. “He is very good because he talks a lot and I can feel that I am making progress myself.  I need to have communication and know what he wants from me, then it’s easier to transmit that onto the pitch. It’s a normal process and I enjoy that very much.  “The manager’s ideas are the ideas that I like. I’m looking forward to this

Confirmed: La Liga agree to play one game-per-season in the USA/Canada

In a groundbreaking announcement, it has this afternoon been confirmed that one Spanish top-flight fixture-per-season will be played out in the USA (or Canada) moving forward. La Liga & Relevent join forces According to La Liga president Javier Tebas, the move comes as part of La Liga’s plan to ‘grow the passion for soccer around the world’, and will see a minimum of one league game take place Stateside for the next 15 seasons. Tebas continued: ‘This ground-breaking agreement is certain to give a major impulse to the popularity of the beautiful game in the U.S. and Canada. Relevent has filled stadiums across the U.S. with the International Champions Cup, we’re thrilled to partner with them on a joint mission to grow soccer in North America.’ Barcelona players celebrate after their teammate Samuel Umtiti scored their team’s second goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Valencia at Camp Nou on April 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images) La Liga vs the Premier League The move comes as part of La Liga’s plan to expand their reach on a global scale, with the possibility of a game-per-season taking place in China having also been considered, as La Liga attempt to put pressure on the Premier League as the most powerful and widely-viewed league in world football. The agreement will see La Liga join forces with Relevent Sports, the organizers of the annual International Champions Cup pre-season tournament, the majority of which is played out in the United States. The possibility even exists that the first of the planned Spanish top-flight matches in either the USA or Canada will be played out this season, though this has yet to be confirmed. Relevent CEO Danny Sillman, meanwhile, who negotiated directly with La Liga to push a deal

Victor Lindelof claims he’s ready to shine for Man United

A new season for Man United Victor Lindelof has told Man United fans he is ready to go this season. After a hit and miss campaign last time out, the centre back has noted he feels good and wants to draw on that feeling to help him succeed. Lindelof also added that playing at the World Cup was a huge learning curve for him. He spoke to the club’s official website, and said: I had a good summer: first, I got married and had an amazing time, then I played in the World Cup, which was also a great experience. Recovering. A post shared by Victor Lindelöf (@victorlindelof) on Jul 14, 2018 at 2:01am PDT “I feel great. And after a good rest, I’m back here and ready for what’s to come. It’s always nice to get a good start, as that gives you more confidence and you can be more relaxed. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 10: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on May 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images) “It’s a very tough, competitive league with a lot of great teams. Every game matters, and we’ll try our best to win them all.  We have to get that winning mentality in every game, in every situation – we have to be 100 per cent in everything we do. MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Andre Gray of Watford battles for possession with Eric Bailly of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on May 13, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) Bailly and Lindelof Mourinho will be hoping

Steve Parish: Roy Hodgson can take Crystal Palace to the next level

Next level for Crystal Palace Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has made his admiration for Roy Hodgson clear. The former Liverpool and England manager took over at the club to get them out of relegation trouble – and succeeded. Now, after seeing Hodgson sign a new deal, Parish noted he wants to see Palace move forward and take things to the next level. Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park on April 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) Hodgson has lots of experience Parish also said that Hodgson is so well travelled, and has a huge amount of experience in the game. He expressed hopes that Palace can kick on this season, and said that their style of football is also much improved, and that will help them in the Premier League. Standard Sport report he said:  “He is an incredible asset to have at your club. It is wonderful to work with Roy. “He a really nice chap, very knowledgeable about football, has huge experience, is very grounded, very sensible and he has that attachment to the club having stood on the terraces watching Palace when he was young. “Roy is probably Britain’s most travelled coach and our most knowledgeable about foreign tactics. I see him as a hybrid, rather than saying we have just gone for another British coach. “You can see that in the football we play. We are now getting to a style of football that I think could potentially give you a sustainable future in the Premier League. “It is a great signature for us, arguably the signing of the summer really.” Wilfried Zaha during the Premier League

N’Golo Kante warns Chelsea teammates ‘sacrifices’ are needed for Sarriball

Chelsea need to make sacrifices Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is one of the most selfless players on the field, and now he’s urged his teammates to follow his lead. After changing manager, Kante made it clear the rest of the Chelsea players have to follow his lead. Kante added that players need to move on from their success in the past, and start all over again trying to prove themselves. He said to the Mirror: “It’s a new season, we all start from zero again, and that is the way our job is. “Whatever you did in the past is quickly forgotten. We all have to go again and prove we are worthy of our position. So, yeah, hopefully, I am able to do that again.” N’Golo Kante of Chelsea (L) and Jamie Vardy (2L) of Leicester City shake hands after The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on March 18, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) A new position at Chelsea Kante of course scored Chelsea’s first goal of the season and will be playing higher up the field this season.  The midfielder said that’s something he will be able to do after Jorginho came into the side, and Sarri wants him higher up the field. It clearly paid off in the opening game, with Kante being in the right place at the right time. Our first goal of this @PremierLeague season, courtesy of @nglkante! pic.twitter.com/tcZq6hC2jW — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 14, 2018 PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Maurizio Sarri, coach of Chelsea looks on prior to the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images) Kante is a

Newcastle receive huge DeAndre Yedlin injury boost

Huge relief for Newcastle Newcastle United have received a huge boost in the form of positive news on DeAndre Yedlin’s injury which he sustained against Tottenham on Saturday. The Magpies lost the game against Mauricio Pochettino’s men but possibly the biggest blow was to DeAndre Yedlin. The American right-back sustained what looked to be a very serious injury around the 90th minute and was seen being taken straight down the tunnel. That certainly wasn’t good news for Newcastle and Rafa Benitez who are already short of options in that position. Manquillo is a replacement for Yedlin but after that, Benitez would likely have to play someone out of position. That may not be a worry though, with the latest news coming out of Newcastle United that the injury is not as serious as first thought. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Newcastle player DeAndre Yedlin in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Returning to training ‘shortly’ The club confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the injury is not serious and the player has undergone treatment this week. They also confirmed that he will ‘likely’ return to training ‘shortly’. Their statement read: The club can confirm that the knee injury sustained by DeAndre Yedlin on Saturday was not serious. The USA international defender limped off towards the end of United’s season opener against Tottenham Hotspur. However, he has been assessed and undergone treatment this week and is likely to resume training with his team-mates shortly. Understand early signs re DeAndre Yedlin knee injury were positive. More tests today though & update expected. — Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) August 15, 2018 Newcastle fans on Twitter call for Tottenham’s Moussa

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaks about his football philosophy

Liverpool boss Klopp loves the game Liveprool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken about his love for football. The German is known for his huge personality and love of the game, and has told France Football that he loves watching matches. Klopp noted that if he didn’t enjoy the games, it would be a waste of his time. He spoke with France Football, saying: “Well, you know what? I have been a coach for 18 years and I haven’t even thought about this question, despite being asked this a lot. “I don’t really get what it means. I love the game, it’s as simple as that. “It intrigues me 95 per cent of the time. When I watch a match, I always see things I like, if not, it would be a waste of time.” LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 31: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images) Liverpool have a real title shot Liverpool are being hailed as a team who have a real chance at winning the Premier League this season. They reached the Champions League final last time out, and finished third in the Premier League. This season, after a summer of excellent spending, Jurgen Klopp’s men are expected to do well in the Premier League – and are second favourites for the title according to many people.  LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: A fan runs onto the pitch and embraces Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Trouble with Mo Salah Liverpool’s key man, Mo Salah, has been in trouble