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Jose Mourinho not getting the best out of Pogba, claims Joleon Lescott

Jose Mourinho not getting the best out of Pogba, claims Joleon Lescott

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Jose Mourinho isn’t getting the best out of Manchester United’s starman Paul Pogba, according to Joleon Lescott. Pogba has been one of Man United’s best players this season, despite being ruled out for some time through injury and suspension over three separate spells. Signed for a then-world record £89m from Serie A side Juventus, Pogba’s return to Old Trafford was underwhelming for the majority of the last campaign, but some of the Frenchman’s performances this time out have been wonderful. Former-Manchester City defender Lescott criticised Mourinho’s habit of changing Pogba’s role in the side frequently. “Playing him in one position to allow him to enhance United’s performances would help him,” Lescott said on the Sky Sports show The Debate, “I don’t they are doing
Juve’s incredible defensive stats should worry Tottenham

Juve’s incredible defensive stats should worry Tottenham

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Juventus vs Tottenham On Tuesday night in Turin, the Champions League roars back into life. Tottenham, who topped their group ahead of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, have been draw against Juventus in the last-16. Both Juventus and Tottenham warmed up for the match with wins over the weekend. Juve were in action on Friday night, as they beat Fiorentina 2-0 away from home. In an impressive result from the Bianconeri, goals from Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain sealed the win. As for Tottenham, they beat Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley in the north London derby. Harry Kane was again the Spurs hero as the striker leapt like a salmon to head home his 23rd Premier League goal of the season. Juve’s incredible defensive stats But will Kane be so successful against Juve? Arguably the Sp
Arsene Wenger blasts former Arsenal defender after derby defeat

Arsene Wenger blasts former Arsenal defender after derby defeat

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Arsene Wenger blasts former Arsenal defender after derby defeat - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsene Wenger has hit back at Martin Keown’s criticism of Arsenal’s defence. The former Gunners centre-back blasted Arsenal’s defensive performance as they lost the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday. Wenger admitted the result was a huge blow to his team’s hopes of securing a top four finish in the Premier League, but he was unhappy with Keown’s suggestion that his team lacked the fight to deal with Spurs’ striker Harry Kane. “I don’t think they lack hunger to defend,” said Wenger. “They got caught by a super striker who is one of the best in the world. He scores against everybody. “All the...
Sp*rs 1-0 Arsenal: The scoreline could have been much, much worse

Sp*rs 1-0 Arsenal: The scoreline could have been much, much worse

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Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Another away day, another defeat, and in truth we were lucky the score was just 1-0 in the end. Sp*rs profligacy in front of goal, coupled with some outstanding saves from Petr Cech, ensured the beating we got yesterday looked respectable in terms of the scoreline, but anyone who watched knows that we got ripped to shreds. I thought the first half was pretty even all things considered. Arsene Wenger went with a back four, put the extra man in midfield, and generally we were ok. We didn’t do a great deal from an attacking point of view, and sadly someone had replaced last week’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan with an almost identical replicant version but without programming him with the knowledge of how to kick a foot...
Chelsea transfer news: Blues prepared to pay £53M buyout clause of Barcelona star

Chelsea transfer news: Blues prepared to pay £53M buyout clause of Barcelona star

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Chelsea interested in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. Umtiti has £53M buy-out clause. Blues prepared to triple his current £2.66M-a-year wages. READ MORE: Chelsea handed unwanted injury news ahead of Barca clash. Chelsea are interested in signing Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti, according to Don Balon (via the Express). The Blues’ sturdy back-line was the foundation of […]
Madrid will finally leave this Man Utd star alone: report

Madrid will finally leave this Man Utd star alone: report

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Manchester United fans will be delighted to hear that Real Madrid have had their heads turned away from signing David de Gea by Chelsea Thibaut Courtois. The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a return to his home nation for a couple of seasons now but it appears that may no longer be the case. Madrid famously failed in their attempt to lure De Gea to the club and he was quickly made to sign an extension to his contract with United. Since then the goalkeeper has continued his rise in the footballing world, establishing himself as one of the world’s best players. Thankfully for the Red Devils, the Spanish giants are starting to look elsewhere, identifying Courtois as an easier signing. According to Sports Mole, The Independent have reported that Madrid believe they have a better c...
Raheem Sterling is a target of hate after Leicester

Raheem Sterling is a target of hate after Leicester

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Manchester City beat Leicester 5-1 Another weekend, another three points for Man City. The writing was on the wall for Leicester after just three minutes when Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock. Sergio Aguero stole the headlines going on to score foul goals. The Argentine is now up to 21 league goals: the same as Liverpool’s Mo Salah and two behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Yet it was Kevin De Bruyne who stole the show and bossed the game. The Belgian registered a hat-trick of assists, while he’s now closing in on Thierry Henry’s 20 EPL assist record for the season. ‘Cheating’ Raheem Sterling Every week, it seems, the topic of diving in the Premier League winds fans up. In recent times Tottenham’s Dele Alli has been one of the chief targets for hate. Alli recently picked up