Michael Carrick insists Paul Pogba has a big future at Manchester United

Former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has said that Paul Pogba has a big future ahead of him at Old Trafford. The France international has had several ups and downs during his two-year stay with the Red Devils but Carrick believes the 25-year-old has time on his hands to shine. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Of course he’s got a future, he’s a big player for us, he’s a great age, he’s got his peak years ahead of him.It’s not even something I’d give a second thought to, to be honest.”

Manchester United ended the season in a disappointing note as they lost the FA Cup final to Chelsea and this was the first time Jose Mourinho had failed to win a trophy in his second season in charge of a club. Despite this, Carrick is confident that the club can turn things around and competing with Manchester City for next season’s Premier League crown.
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Marko Arnautovic has not ‘heard anything’ about Manchester United’s interest

West Ham United winger Marko Arnautovic has stressed that he is content with the Hammers and he is not thinking about a potential move away from the club. The Austria international made a slow start to his Hammers career last term but he certainly picked up pace during the second half of the season to end with 11 goals and six assists in the Premier League.

United boss Jose Mourinho was recently deemed to be watching him during Austria’s 1-0 friendly win over World Cup hosts Russia last month but Arnautovic has no clue over any transfer interest, he told Sky Austria: “I am happy with my job. Whatever happens will happen. I’ve never heard anything. Even three weeks ago I haven’t heard anything. That’s why I cannot say anything about it. The only thing that bothers me is that I am in good health and that I am able to play football.  “I have a contract at West Ham – that’s all we have to talk about.”
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Roberto Mancini Admits Desire To Coach Italy National Team

Roberto Mancini has claimed that it will be a proud moment to be announced as the coach of the Italian national team but he has admitted that there has been no job offer just yet. Mancini is widely known for managing the likes of Inter Milan and Manchester City, but he has been out of favour in the top level European leagues. As a result, he has been in charge of Zenit St Petersburg in recent times.

There has been a growing desire from Mancini to return top-level European football and it seems that this may come in the form of a national team managerial role. Italy have had a disappointing few years and this has culminated in the team failing to reach the World Cup 2018. As a result, the national team is expected to undergo vast changes in terms of personnel and structure. Continue reading Roberto Mancini Admits Desire To Coach Italy National Team

Arsenal Announce Long-Term Contract For Egypt International

Arsenal have confirmed that they have rewarded midfielder Mohamed Elneny with a new long-term deal. The Egypt international has been with the club for more than two seasons, and he has now penned a fresh contract which has prolonged his stay beyond the stipulated length of the previous deal, that was due to expire in June 2020.

A statement released by the club read: “We’re pleased to announce that Mo Elneny has signed a new long-term contract with the club. The midfielder has made 65 appearances for us since joining in January 2016. He began his senior career with El Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier League before joining Swiss club Basel in 2013, helping them to three Super League titles. Mo is an experienced international and was part of the squad that recently helped Egypt qualify for this summer’s World Cup – their first appearance since 1990.”

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Fernandinho Extends Man City Contract

Manchester City has decided to appreciate one of their consistent performers over the years in Fernandinho. The club offered him a new deal and the player has agreed to extend his stay at the club. He is now bound to the club until the summer of year 2020, based on the new terms.

The Brazilian has been a key component of the club through various leaderships over the years. He has been very helpful as the Citizens have a 12-point gap in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola sees Fernandinho as “one of the best three holding midfielders in the world.” He has praised the quality of Fernandinho, adding that himself would not have made the team during his days.

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Thibaut Courtois Committed To Chelsea For At Least One More Season

Belgium international Thibaut Courtois has stressed that he is committed to Chelsea for the remainder of his contract. The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months with the European champions said to be planning a squad overhaul of their squad. Earlier last month, Courtois cited that his heart is in Madrid where his children are presently resided, but he has now clarified that he will remain with the Blues for the final year of his contract.

He told Evening Standard: “I’m committed to Chelsea. I have a contract until next year and I will be here. I will do my best for it. Obviously there is no extension signed but I don’t think now is the moment to do it. I think it is better to wait until the end of the season. All I can say is I’m committed to Chelsea and also committed for next year. I have no other thing to say. It’s easy when you have only one year remaining that other people might say something.”

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Alvaro Morata wary of Lionel Messi threat

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is fearful of the threat from Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League round of 16 tie this month. The Blues ended a run of two winless games with a 3-0 triumph over West Bromwich Albion.

In an interview with Movistar, Morata warned his teammates that Messi can’t be stopped on the playing field, and the Blues may have to play a defensive game at Stamford Bridge in order to avoid conceding an away goal which often proves costly in the knockout stage, he said: “Messi can’t be stopped. If we can get a good result here, we have to play a defensive game with spaces and try to bother them as much as possible.”
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Juventus Still Monitoring Liverpool Midfielder

Juventus are still looking at the possibility of bringing in Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, as per the club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta. The 23-year-old is an attractive prospect for several clubs, as his contract comes to an end in the next six months. Liverpool have been unable to persuade him to a new contract, and the German has been high on the shopping list of Juventus for the last one year. It was anticipated that Emre Can would be making the switch to Turin even as early as in the summer, but Liverpool resisted the lure to sell him.

Now, the Merseyside outfit will have learnt that there is almost zero chance of Can staying in extending his contract with the club. It would effectively mean that they would lose a £ 20 million player on a free transfer. Rather than go through such a situation, there are signs that Liverpool may be interested in a potential deal. Emre Can has been hit by injury problems this season and it has restricted him to only 11 league appearances so far. He was unavailable for the recent 4-0 victory over Bournemouth as a result of suspension.
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KLOPP CALLS OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN “DYNAMITE”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s displays since joining the club from Arsenal in the summer calling them “dynamite.”

The powerful midfielder signed a five-year deal with the Reds in August in a deal of around £40m. When he left the Gunners he was a first-team regular but has managed just the one full game so far in his time at Anfield.
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