Juan Mata Says Man United are ‘tired physically’ Right Now

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Juan Mata doesn’t have the same role with Manchester United that he used to, but the Spaniard is still one of the team’s veteran leaders. The former Chelsea man is further down the depth chart these days, but he’s still among the most reliable sound bites when it comes to assessing the current state of the team.

He says the Red Devils are feeling fatigue after putting in an extra work load on a very warm night in Germany on Monday. United needed extra time to best FC Copenhagen 1-0.

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Julen Lopetegui Calls Man United ‘biggest team in the world’

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Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui is very excited about his club’s next game this weekend. “We are going to play against Manchester United in the next match,” he said of Sunday’s UEFA Europa League semifinal versus the Red Devils.

“They’re the biggest team in the world but we’re going to be prepared for them.” The winner takes on the victor of Inter Milan-Shakhtar Donetsk in the tournament final August 21.

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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Talk: Hojberg, Walker-Peters

The Tottenham Hotspur summer transfer window got started on Tuesday as the north London club announced a new arrival, one of their players out on loan officially joined a new team on a permanent basis and chatter around the next potential target escalated.

Spurs officially introduced the arrival of Southampton FC midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojberg while defender Kyle Walker-Peters, who joined the south coast club on loan in January, became a member of Saints on a permanent basis.

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College Basketball Season Will Be Lost Too, Unless Major Course Reversal

When our current President referred to “shithole countries” he really should have been about us. Not socioeconomically of course, but intellectually. We lost Big Ten and Pac 12 (still awaiting the decisions of the other Power 5 conferences, as of this writing) college football today.

Why? Because we never got serious about a real, unified plan to try and combat the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a once-in-a-century kind of crisis, and we’ve had it front and center in our lives, everyday, for five months. Yet here we are, because our country is too stupid and too disorganized and too divided to get our act together.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Dembele, Chiesa, Jimenez

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It was the shot heard round the Manchester United transfer rumor world on Monday. Borussia Dortmund Director Michael Zorc put his foot down and said that Jadon Sancho is still a BVB player and will be for the entire season.

It was a hard line stance, and maybe it was taken as a negotiating tactic; or maybe it really is a final decision. Yesterday, at this link, we looked at some of the contingency plans for United. Today we’ll cover a few more. Clicked where highlighted for past articles on said player.

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Potential Positives if Man United Miss out on Jadon Sancho

You heard the edict yesterday from Borussia Dortmund Director Michael Zorc- Jadon Sancho remains with BVB for this season and the decision is final. Only the time between now and when the summer transfer window closes will tell if that hard line actually holds or not.

We’ve seen United been told their potential deal is off, only to pay up the massive amount the other clib demanded later (Harry Maguire). We’ve also seen Zorc pump his chest and declare “no sale” in public, only to cash out later in the same window (Ousmane Dembele). So we’ll see what happens.

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Wolves vs Sevilla (UEL Quarterfinal Team News): Jonny, Podence, Gudelj

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Could we have an all-England Europa League semifinal? Yes, if Wolverhampton Wanderers pull off a mild upset and defeat Sevilla tomorrow night in the UEL quarters. And if Wolves win tomorrow night, and against United next Sunday, and then of course whomever lies in the match after that, we’ll have another English club playing European football next season.

Let’s break it all down, starting with the team news for both sides.

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Wolves vs Sevilla (Europa League Quarterfinals) Starting XI Predictions

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Sevilla vs Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night may prove to be the most exciting game of the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals. This is a match-up, at least on paper, which seems the most even of the round of eight.

“Anyone who watches a little football has already seen them play. I feel like they are very competitive and physical,” said Sevilla star Lucas Ocamps of his opponent tomorrow.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Sancho, Coman, Grealish, Matondo

It’s the opposite of a slow news day in Manchester United land, so we’ll call it a fast news day. It’s not just fast, it’s blazing speed as the Red Devils’ Europa League quarterfinal kicks off in a couple hours, AND they suffered a major setback in the pursuit of their top summer tranfer target.

We have more on Borussia Dortmund putting the Jadon Sancho hammer down at this link, and we’ll expound on that in a bit.

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Jadon Sancho to Manchester United Ruled Out by Borussia Dortmund Director

Exactly one week ago today, it appeared that the Jadon Sancho to Manchester United deal was on. Multiple outlets reported that Borussia Dortmund were in advanced talks with United, and that an official announcement would happen in the coming days.

For many, something about the narrative didn’t seem quite right; it just didn’t pass the smell test. For those who held these kind of hunches, they were proven right today as BVB brass have officially ruled out the transfer of the young English international.

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Solskjaer Admits United Have Difficult Goalkeeper Decisions Ahead

Ahead of tomorrow night’s UEFA Europa League quarterfinal against FC Copenhagen, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he has a major quandary in goal. You can call it many things- an “embarrassment of riches,” a “selection headache,” “position battle” or “goalkeeper controversey.”

OGS admitted that a difficult decision lays ahead, beyond just whom he puts in between the sticks tomorrow night in Cologne. He also hinted at the idea of one of his keepers leaving the club or going out on loan.

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Pep Guardiola Outlines Man City Champions League Ambitions

In order to be the best, you have to beat the best and that’s exactly what Pep Guardiola and Manchester City did this weekend. Real Madrid are los Reyes del Europa, the Kings of Europe. No club has dominated the competition, both this past decade, and all-time, in the manner they have.

Now they’re out, bested by City, who are set to face Lyon in the quarterfinals. Pep was aked by BT Sport after the victory what ousting Madrid means for his side and their outlook moving forward.

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