Despite a point against Atalanta, the crisis stamp on Man United is still intact. Newcastle’s interest in Unai Emery is also seen.
Here are today’s English football headlines.
Manchester United will go on a rampage against Manchester City this weekend if the team makes a similar effort as in the meeting with Atalanta. That is the opinion of Rio Ferdinand, who together with Paul Scholes was anything but impressed with his old club after the 2-2 match in the Champions League.
– They can not play like that in the second half against Man City. If they do, they will go on a new ear file, says Ferdinand in BT Sport.
– It will be three, four or five because it shows a lack of respect for the opposition. The intensity was not there, it was disorganized.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who saved points with a few minutes left. The Portuguese also scored the opening goal in Bergamo.
Victor Lindelöf missed the match due to injury and another midfielder, Raphael Varane, was forced to step down after feeling his groin.
– Again it was messy, says Scholes.
– When Varane left, it was as if they were everywhere and very shaky. The quality was not central to the plan. Such an effort is worrying ahead of Saturday. Man City will use their chances, United will have to defend themselves properly.
Match hero Ronaldo admitted that United had fled.
– But such is football. We still have to get better, we have different players, different systems, we have to adapt. It will take time, and we have time to get better, says the Portuguese.
MISS OF THE DAY
Tottenham’s social media team was in for a big blunder in connection with the presentation of Antonio Conte. Writing “Bienvenido a Tottenham Hotspur” will be a bit strange as the new coach is Italian – not Spanish. The error was quickly discovered and the post was deleted, but as you know, it is difficult to remove something completely from the internet nowadays.
HERO OF THE DAY
When Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg was on his way from Tottenham Stadium in his car after the loss against Man United, he saw a collapsed man lying on the street. The Dane – who was also on the pitch when compatriot Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in the European Championships – rushed forward and stayed at the scene until an ambulance showed up and took the man to hospital. According to the Daily Mail, it is unclear how it went for the person, but Höjbjerg was greatly praised by people who saw the initiative. However, the midfielder must have played down his role in the whole thing and meant that everyone had done what he did.
Unai Emery is rumored to be Newcastle’s new manager. At the time of writing, there are divided opinions about whether the Spaniard is really interested in the job or not, but Ruud Gullit knows in any case what he thinks about the potential employment.
– Why go for a coach who failed at Arsenal? I do not understand, says Gullit in Bein Sports, who spent a year in Newcastle in the late 90s.
– I think he is a good coach, but he did not do well in England. He can Premier League, but not in the best way. In my opinion, it is a strange choice.
Recent reports from Spain indicate that Emery is not leaving Villarreal. Second on Newcastle’s list is said to be former Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe.
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