Louis van Gaal: We know who we will replace David de Gea with

first_img The Red Devils boss would like to keep De Gea, but admitted: “The most important party is always the player. It is not dependent on Manchester United, not of me, we want him to sign but he has to sign, he has to want to stay here at Manchester United. Upd. at 21:39 The Spanish stopper is close to sealing a move to the La Liga giants.  Sport EN 16/05/2015 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal already knows who he will replace David de Gea with, should the goalkeeper move to Real Madrid. Van Gaal said: “We know who already shall be the next goalkeeper. We have a list of goalkeepers who can replace him because we have to be organised also, not only for that position but every position.”center_img CEST According to some sources, he has agreed to sign for Real Madrid, who just need to reach an agreement with United for a transfer fee.  Van Gaal also thinks that Real Madrid might be able to offer him a lot more money than United. “I don’t know why he has not made the decision [to sign a new deal],” he said.  “I cannot say what he is saying to me. I don’t know if we can offer him everything Real can because I cannot speak for Real Madrid.”last_img read more

Gerard Moreno signs for Espanyol for €1.3m

first_imgEspanyol president Joan Collet, said on Friday during the presentation of new striker Gerard Moreno, that the club paid Villarreal €1.3million for 50 per cent of the rights of the Catalan footballer. Collet said they couldn’t sign him completely and are obliged to sell him if they receive an offer of at least €7m. To keep him they must buy an additional 30 per cent of the player, which would put the total paid to Villarreal to €2.1m.  Juan Carlos Gracia 14/08/2015 Upd. at 19:40 CEST Moreno added: “I hope that my new cycle at Espanyol will be as happy as the six years I spent here before. I hope to retire here.”  Moreno was pleased to return to Espanyol, where he had played at youth level before heading to Villrreal. “To go from a ball boy to playing in the first team is the dream I have had during the last six years. I was here for six years and I consider myself a Perico. I am where I wanted to be,” he said.  Villarreal were happy to let the forward go because they have completed the signing of Roberto Soldado from Tottenham Hotspurs.last_img read more

Perez says Man United’s “lack of experience” killed De Gea deal

first_img CEST 04/09/2015 Florentino Perez gave his version of events over the non-signing of David de Gea on El Larguero on Cadena Ser on Thursday night. “We could not negotiate before Monday because the message from Manchester United was that he was not for sale. We do not speak with anyone who does not want to speak with us.” In stronger terms, Perez slammed the English side: “I think that United lack the experience in these matters It happened before with [Fabio] Coentrao and again with Athletic Club and Ander Herrera.” Asked about the roots of Madrid’s interest in De Gea, Perez was clear: “One year ago we understood that the most adequate replacement for [Iker] Casillas was De Gea. I know that De Gea is really affected by this because he wanted to come. Those that know me know that I don’t play with people. There is no other version of what happened.” In the mix of all this, Keylor Navas, who was due to leave for United as part of the deal, is left feeling used. Perez didn’t miss the chance to support the Costa Rican stopper: “I didn’t know anything about United[’s interest] because nobody did. [Keylor] has all our love.” He also said that talks began on August 31. “The last day of the market, Jorge Mendes told us they were open to a conversation. An agreement was reached in half an hour. We drew up the contracts and sent them at 13.30… eight hours later they returned them. I don’t think [United] had bad intentions, there was a lot to be done… I don’t know. But that left us with very little time. “In the afternoon I had a feeling things would not go through because of United’s lack of experience in these matters. We don’t understand how it took eight hours to return the papers and how they wanted to talk in the final 12 hours [of the window].” Upd. at 01:52 Sport ENlast_img read more

Real Madrid 3-1 Las Palmas: Too easy for Los Blancos

first_img Hernan was left unmarked in the box and nodded home a corner to cut the distance. Real Madrid made sure they would still be joint top of La Liga at worst by the end of the weekend, by seeing off Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu. Rafa Benitez had negotiated a tricky period well, considering the injury problems Madrid have, and now looks forward to welcoming PSG on Tuesday night. Upd. at 17:50 The game looked won after just 13 minutes, with early goals from Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo killing the visitors’ hopes of pulling off a result like Malaga did recently here. Rik Sharma However Hernan’s header from a corner gave them some hope before the interval, but Jese put paid to that by restoring Madrid’s two-goal advantage shortly afterwards. Without Modric in the second half, replaced by Lucas Vazquez after the interval, the game turned into more of a slog, with Madrid looking a little dislocated.center_img With Keylor Navas out, Kiko Casilla was between the sticks for Madrid, but when Las Palmas scored it wasn’t his fault.  And before long Ronaldo headed home to make it two, after Marcelo’s excellent cross. The Las Palmas-born forward was having a great day against the team of his home-town, with his skill and good through-ball finding Isco to open the scoring in the fourth minute.  CET 31/10/2015 However Jese raced away from the defence and finished with aplomb to make it 3-1 and crush Las Palmas’ hopes. A subdued celebration from the forward, in honour of the place he comes from.last_img read more

Espanyol fans’ stream of banners causes some offence

first_img 5. Pau, your foot shows us the way (after his Messi stamp) Upd. at 23:34 2. Shakira is everyone’s. (Pique’s wife) First they started off by claiming they were Catalan, while Barcelona were Swiss, because their founder Joan Gamper came from there. Then came a stream of messages.  4. Suarez, yapping dog and biter (after his suspension for mouthing off in the tunnel) Espanyol fans brandished a series of banners during the clash with Barcelona at Cornella, which the visitors won 2-0. 1. More than a game, this is our dignity. Honour us. (Aimed at Espanyol players) 13/01/2016 3. Antonio de la Rua, with you everything started (Shakira’s ex) Sport EN CETlast_img read more

Batshuayi undergoes medical ahead of Chelsea switch

first_img Batshuayi has played just 14 minutes at Euro 2016, but scored a goal in that period against Hungary. He scored 17 goals in 36 appearances in Ligue 1 last season. Wilmots confirmed the news at his press conference, which was planned to include Batshuayi, until an agreement between the Belgian football federation and Marseille allowed the player to miss it. CEST Belgian international forward Michy Batshuayi has undergone his medical tests on Wednesday, ahead of a move to Chelsea. The player is close to joining the Premier League side from Olympique Marseille for 40 million euros. EFEcenter_img “Michy has not asked me for any advice. This evening he spent two hours at a Bordeaux hospital for his tests. I just called him a taxi”, joked Wilmots. Batshuayi took advantage of the free evening that Belgium manager Marc Wilmots gave to his Belgium squad, to attend a French hospital for the examination. 29/06/2016 at 23:20 last_img read more

Mourinho complains about Manchester United’s lack of transfers again

first_imgManchester United’s new season felt like a a continuation of last season’s: a victory by the slimmest of margins and complaints from Jose Mourinho to the press. Just after his side beat Leicester City 2-1, the Portuguese coach cut an upset figure in front of the Sky Sports cameras about the lack of new faces through the door at United. IN SPORT.ES Mourinho vuelve a lamentar el mercado de fichajes del United Mourinho also questioned the role he has at the club. Normally, in England, managers have control over team selection and transfers. However Jose doesn’t believe this to be the case any more. “I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches. I think we are more the head coach than the manager.” Pol Ballús 11/08/2018center_img “For us it will be a difficult season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought.” The only arrivals at United were Fred, Dalot and third choice goalkeeper Lee Grant. Upd. at 16:21 CEST “We played against a team that invest more than us. They spent more money than us, so in the Premier League we must get used to teams with players of the same quality that we have. Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is difficult.” And Mourinho, clearly still upset, finished on this note: “I think it’s the last time we speak about it, it’s over, finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it.”last_img read more

Manchester United keen to sign Sean Woodward

first_imgAdvertisement 9uobNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehs2y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b6w2gWould you ever consider trying this?😱vcnk1Can your students do this? 🌚7x5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff finds himself linked with Manchester United at the end of his breakthrough season at Tyne. Ed Woodward looks to support new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in rebuilding the squad and Longstaff is one of many names on the list.Advertisement Previous United manager Jose Mourinho had repeated mentioned that he had no backing from the backroom and the board. It boiled down to the extent that a poor run of results had Mourinho sacked. The Portuguese even went on to say that “2nd place with United is my biggest achievment”.Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward have learnt from their mistakes and are looking to bring in brighter prospects into the dressing room.Longstaff signed a new contract at St James’ Park in December that runs until 2022 but it is understood that was to reward the midfielder for his performances.Advertisement Benitez has previously tipped the South Shields-born midfielder to have a big England future.Longstaff also earned praise from Pep Guardiola after the Magpies’ famous 2-1 win against Premier League champions Manchester City, one of only four defeats they suffered during the 2018/19 season. Advertisementlast_img read more

Two-goal Casemiro Madrid’s unlikely match winner against Sevilla

first_img The referee booked Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal and Casemiro from Madrid, while for Sevilla Ever Banega saw a yellow card as well. Sevilla on away loss to Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Real Madrid went into the match knowing victory after winning away by a 0-3 victory against Getafe while Sevilla scored a 1 draw against Athletic, adding a point in the last match played of the competition. At the moment, Real Madrid is 1st in the LaLiga, having garnered 43 points from 20 matches, while Sevilla sits at 4th with 35 points after playing a total of 20 matches. There were no goals during the first half of the game. CET Real Madrid took the lead in the second half, with a goal from Casemiro in the 57th minute. Sevilla gave an equalizer thanks to a goal from Luuk De Jong 64 minutes in the game to establish the 1-1. However, Real Madrid in the 69th minute took the lead thanks to a new goal from Casemiro, scoring his second goal, which saw the second half to a 2-1. At the end of the match, both teams made 3 substitutions each. For Real Madrid Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Ferland Mendy came on for Luka Jovic, Rodrygo and Marcelo, and Sevilla brought on Youssef En-Nesyri, Oliver Torres and Rony Lopes for Munir El Haddadi, Franco Vazquez and Ever Banega.center_img SPORT.es 18/01/2020 Upd. at 19:25 Real Madrid with their next fixture against Real Valladolid at away stadium, while Sevilla will face Granada at home stadium.last_img read more

What’s one point between friends?

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL Nepean League CRANBOURNE 2011 premiership heroes coach Doug Koop and star half-forward Justin Berry were reacquainted on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img