Alexis Sanchez attends Barcelona match as Manchester United team-mates prepare for Arsenal clash

first_imgAlexis Sanchez attends Barcelona match as Manchester United team-mates prepare for Arsenal clash Advertisement Sanchez is expected to be out for at least four weeks (Picture: Getty)However, while Sanchez was not expected to do the same this weekend, it was somewhat of a surprise to see him at Barcelona’s win against Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on Sunday.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Catalans came from behind to win 3-1 thanks to goals from Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsSolskjaer’s depleted squad will be boosted by the return of Pogba, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic for today’s game at the Emirates.Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera have also resumed training but will not be risked against the Gunners.MORE: Fred reveals how the ‘professor’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer kickstarted his Man Utd career Alexis Sanchez was at the Camp Nou (Picture: BeIN Sports)Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez attended Barcelona’s clash with Rayo Vallecano as his team-mates prepared for their showdown with Arsenal.The Chilean missed Wednesday’s astonishing victory over Paris Saint-Germain after sustaining a knee ligament injury in a 3-2 win against Southampton last weekend.The winger’s continued his poor form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Norwegian admits the Chilean could be out for around six weeks.Paul Pogba was suspended for the midweek win against PSG but travelled with the squad to France to help his young team-mates with their preparation.ADVERTISEMENT Sean KearnsSunday 10 Mar 2019 11:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link570Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Player agent Oliver Arthur explains why Ghana league players fail to attract top foreign contracts

first_imgAs the winter transfer deadline looms for major European leagues, the lack of local players moving straight to these league has been thrown into the spotlight.The last time a player from the local league moved to any of Europe’s elite divisions was in 2012 when defender Baba Rahman was transferred to Germany’s Greuther Furth.For a country well-known for great African players, this development has been of immense concern. The latest to comment on this is Oliver Arthur, a renowned Ghanaian football agent.In an interview with Joy Sports, Arthur believes that there is a shift in the European market towards players who are relatively younger and it is increasingly making it difficult for those already playing in the local league for some time to get a chance.“In Africa, we don’t have the facilities to train the players to a particular level so the Europeans find it very difficult working with already mature players aged24 and 25.”“In Europe now, the market now is looking for young players aged 18 and 19. Europe wants players it feels they have developed themselves.” Agent Arthur, whose clientele includes Afriyie Acquah and Godfred Donsah therefore believes that the focus on the local front should now be on spotting and grooming talents very early.“When these older players move to Europe, it becomes very difficult. So now we have to train in the process of developing them very young.”A flurry of deals are expected later today. In England, Spain and France; clubs have until 11pm while German clubs have until 5pm on Tuesday to wrap up all their deals.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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BH National Soccer Team Selector names Squad against Northern Ireland

first_imgRobert Prosinecki, coach of national soccer team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), on Monday here announced the list of players for the match against Northern Ireland in UEFA Nations League.The squad:Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Sehic, Asmir Begovic and Vedran KjosevskiDefenders: Darko Todorovic, Ognjen Vranjes, Toni Sunjic, Ermin Bicakcic, Ervin Zukanovic, Eldar Civic and Bojan NasticMidfielders: Muhamed Besic, Gojko Cimirot, Miralem Pjanic, Elvis Saric, Rade Krunic, Goran Zakaric, Haris Duljevic, Edin Visca, Sanjin Prcic and Deni Milosevic.Forwards:Edin Dzeko, Kenan Kodro and Rijad BajicThe first leg of the playoff was held in Belfast on Sept. 8, 2018, when visiting BiH won with the result 2-1. On Oct. 15, BiH national soccer team will host Northern Ireland at Grbavica stadium in BiH capital Sarajevo.last_img read more

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