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Jesse Lingard acknowledges difficult season with Manchester United

 

Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has acknowledged that he has experienced a difficult 2019/2020 season with the club. The England international scored the club’s final goal of the Premier League season at Leicester City, but that was his first goalscoring contribution in the top-flight since the beginning of 2019.


Following the game, the United graduate accepted that he had a different campaign with the Red Devils where he was lost as a player, he told: “This season has been difficult for so many reasons. I lost who I was as a player and person, but I never wanted to give up, I knew who I really was on and off the pitch and knew that having been there before I could get there again. I know the fans have been frustrated but in all this time my love for this club and everyone connected to it has never left me. This team, this club is my family and I will continue to keep working harder than ever to help this team achieve its goals.”




GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL BADLY HIT BY PANDEMIC

 

Grassroots football in the United Kingdom has been badly hit by the Corona Virus pandemic. The crisis at that level is multifaceted, from funding to visibility and structure. Now with the pandemic draining finance in the short and possibly medium term, tens of thousands will suffer.

The Premier League could resume mid or late June but for the rest at the grassroots it could be August or later before any football activity would be permitted. Likely for the rest of the year, fans would not be allowed to see games. Coaching games at this level might not be permitted for the rest of the year as well. Coaching sessions, tours, tournaments, fundraisers and charity events, shows and concerts might not resume for the rest of the year, possibly impacting early next year as well.




Manchester United Agrees to Renew and Refund

Confirmations have come from Manchester United that they have planned to refund supporters and renew season tickets due to the current corona virus crisis. They have pledged to ensure that all the fans are reimbursed. They will offer refunds and renewals for the rest of the games of this season if the games do not go ahead due to the pandemic. The club confirmed the fact of giving back the money to the season ticket holders for which they have already paid if the games do continue after discussing with several fan groups. The renewal date for tickets for the next season has also been delayed.

For now, the Premier League has been suspended till 30th April at the earliest and with the situation going on currently, possibilities are there that the 2019-20 season will not be finished. UEFA has declared the date of 30th June for all the domestic leagues of Europe to be completed. It can be clearly understood that Manchester United has intentions to complete the campaign currently going instead of canceling it. But some measures are being taken to ensure their fans that they are not left out by them if the games are not played.

 




COUTINHO REVEALS NO REGRETS IN BARCELONA MOVE

Former Liverpool attacker, Philip Coutinho has declared he has no regret over switching Anfield for Camp Nou in 2018. The Brazilian was sold to Barcelona in a big-money move in 2018 and the club has grown in strides since the departure of the playmaker.


The Brazilian attacker was expected to be the direct replacement for fellow countryman, Neymar.




GREENWOOD OPENS HIS FIRST ACCOUNT FOR MAN UTD

In the heat of Sunday afternoon’s abysmal first half display against Sheffield United, Man Utd academy products were relied upon to drag a point away from home and ensured that the Red Devils’ aren’t further embarrassed than they’ve already been since the season began.


Andreas Peirerra was substituted as Greenwood, 18 came up to equalize the score line 2-2 and on the 79rd minute of the hour clock, United’s marks man Marcus Rashford volleyed in a clinical finish which set the Red Devils for another win, but unbent by the turn of events, Sheffield mustered some bit of courage to equalize 3-3 at the brink of the game.




Eddie Howe says Callum Wilson to United speculation is pointless

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said that the recent speculation linking Callum Wilson with a move to Manchester United is completely pointless. The England international has been in impressive form of late with four goals from the previous five matches and that has recently earned him another call-up with the Three Lions.

Amidst this, there has been speculation that United could swoop for his signature but Howe has said that he would prefer to ignore the gossip with the transfer window unlikely to open until January, he told: “You consider my thoughts going into this game is all about Arsenal. To hear transfer links and rumours at this stage when the window is shut and a long way from being open.




Solskjaer hails Wan-Bissaka’s talent following Manchester United transfer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the qualities of Aaron Wan-Bissaka shortly after the defender made the switch from Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old had been highlighted as the Red Devils’ prime target to strengthen the right side of the backline and they have eventually landed his signature after agreeing on a £50m package with the Eagles.

Shortly after the transfer was announced, Ole said that Wan-Bissaka is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League and he has the right mentality to fit into the United scheme of things, he told: “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League. He has the right work ethic, talent, and mentality to play for Manchester United.




Maurizio Sarri insists Chelsea’s season has been a success to date

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said that the Blues have enjoyed a successful campaign under his management. The Blues are currently placed fourth in the league table with the chance of progressing to next season’s Champions League, but Sarri insists that the campaign can’t be deemed a failure, should they fail to qualify for the elite competition.

Speaking in a press conference, Sarri said that the season has been fairly successful with the team having impressed in the League Cup final where they only lost to Manchester City on penalties. He acknowledged that the club are still in the running for the top four in the Premier League as well as the Europa League title and he would like to achieve both objectives at the end of the season.