Southampton FC Poke Fun at Liverpool, Man United in New Video Game

You have probably already seen it, but in case you didn’t here’s a link to much more on the mobile game that Southampton FC created to launch their new kit for next season this past week.

Modeled in the 8-bit to 16-bit era of video games, a la Nintendo, Sega Genesis or Turbo Grafx 16, it is absolutely glorious and I highly encourage you to check it out. It’s a fun play, but it works on another level, when it comes to the “easter eggs” that the gamer encounters during the experience.

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Man United Receive Very Favorable Europa League Draw

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Manchester United are the consensus favorites to win the UEFA Europa League tournament, and given their current form, who could really dispute that? They have, with 99.999% certainty, clinched a quarterfinal berth, and currently possess a 17 game unbeaten streak.

The Europa League draw was made just hours ago, and the results are extremely favorable for Old Trafford. If all goes well, and the favorites hold serve, one could expect to see United taking on their good old friends Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young in the tournament finale.

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Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood Heroes in United Rout at Villa

Tonight saw Manchester United become the first team in Premier League history to win by three or more goals in four consecutive games as they routed Aston Villa in Villa Park 3-0. The victory saw United extend their unbeaten run to 17 straight.

The Red Devils now move six points ahead of sixth-place Wolves and within a point of fourth-place Leicester City. Three players got on the score sheet tonight as Bruno Fernandes had a goal and an assist. Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba also scored as United kept the positive momentum rolling.

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Paul Pogba ‘happy’ at United, amid Contract Extension Talks

The future of Paul Pogba is a topic that is very often discussed. Persistently linked with a move away, typically with Real Madrid the suggested destination, there have been many questions about the Frenchman’s long term future at the club.

His contract expires at the end of next season, but the club do maintain an option to extend him one more season. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly hopeful that Pogba will stick around well beyond that.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Aston Villa FC

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer seems to have found his favorie starting lineup. He’s gone with the same first XI in the last three Premier League fixtures, all wins, so don’t try and fix that which is not broken.

With that in mind, our starting lineup prediction matches the 11 names we’ve seen listed first and foremost on the team sheet lately.

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Man United vs Aston Villa Team News: Lindelof, Grealish, Mings

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used his virtual press conference today as an opportunity to play down the transfer rumors linking his club to AFC Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.

He reportedly told Ake, at the end of United’s 5-2 home win over the Cherries on Fourth of July: “we need a left-footed centre-back, so keep going.”

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Six Major Sports News Stories of Global Interest

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The sports arena remains vibrant, and it is evident owing to the thousands of people who flock the stadiums to watch their favorite sports events. Millions of fans also follow these events on their screens to ensure that they do not miss any piece of the action. Here are the top stories: 

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United News and Transfer Talk: Jimenez, Matic, Fernandes

Manchester United are coming off an outing in which they showcased fine form, pasting AFC Bournemouth 5-2 on the Fourth of July. The Red Devils are rolling right now, and they have a little bit of time off until they play again, against relegation fodder Aston Villa on Thursday.

However, we still have plenty of United related news and notes items to discuss. We begin with midfielder Nemanja Matic signing a new contract extension. Here’s video of his reaction.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs AFC Bournemouth 

It’s amazing how the last time these two sides met, the result vaulted AFC Bournemouth above Manchester United. The two sides were in very different places last November, and now the Red Devils are 25 points and 14 positions in the table above the Cherries.

Norwich City seems destined to go down, but the other two dreaded relegation slots are still very much in play right now. Bournemouth, who have really been beset by injury this season, are fighting desperately to avoid the drop. And with United fighting to qualify for Champions League, this is a match with relevance at both ends of the table.

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Man United vs Bournemouth Team News: Jones, Wilson, King

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that seeing Liverpool FC clinch the title last week stung a little bit. No doubt he’ll use it as motivation to try and get his side up to the level of the Reds, and a their noisy neighbors Manchester City next season.

Up next is a visit from AFC Bournemouth, the table’s penultimate side. It seems like a breeze on paper, but remember, the Cherries claimed the reverse fixture, which serves as a perfect paradigm of United’s overall campaign- beating the big boys with regularity, but losing to the bottom feeders as well.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Backs Marcus Rashford to Regain Scoring Ways

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer virtually met the media today, ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion. Red Devils leading scorer Marcus Rashford was one of the topics he covered, as well as the future of Angel Gomes, the race for the top four and yesterday’s FA Cup draw.

Rashford has yet to score in his three appearances since play resumed, but he did register two assists against Sheffield United. With play having been suspended mid-March, there was a long layoff for everybody, but Rashford had been out of action even longer, having suffered a double stress fracture against Wolves in the FA Cup back in January.

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Angel Gomes Set to Leave Man United on a Free Transfer

Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes is set to leave the club, unless an 11th hour deal for a contract extension is reached. That’s extremely unlikely, as his current deal expires on June 30.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met the media today ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion. “Got no news, nothing, so doesn’t look like it,” Solskjaer responded when asked on the topic of the diminutive 19-year-old.

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