Paul Pogba to leave if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 11:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Paul Pogba to leave if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions Leaguecenter_img Pogba claimed an assist in United’s win vs Palace (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United for a return to Juventus this summer if the Red Devils fail to finish in the top four, according to reports.The Frenchman has been linked with a return to Turin for a number of months now, especially during Jose Mourinho’s reign in the United dugout.The two of them endured a strained relationship last year, with many suggesting Pogba’s days at the club were numbered.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, since the Portuguese left United the speculation surrounding Pogba has seemingly quietened down with him now loving his football again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.ADVERTISEMENTBut, it’s not all back to normal for the Red Devils, with Italian newspaper Tuttosport reporting the 25-year-old could still return to Turin this summer if his current club do not secure Champions League football for next season.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited are just a point behind Arsenal in fourth spot in the Premier League, but they face difficult fixtures against Chelsea and Manchester City as well as the Gunners themselves before the season is over.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 errorsIt’s unknown how much would be needed to prize Pogba away from United, but Tuttosport claim he will not be willing to participate in Europa League football for another season.The 2018 World Cup-winner has enjoyed a return to form under Solskjaer, bagging nine goals and assisting seven others since Mourinho’s departure from the club.United’s next fixture is against Southampton on Saturday at Old Trafford.MORE: De Gea prepared to walk out on United as club refuse to meet his £400,000-a-week wage demands Advertisementlast_img read more

Ugly duckling up for grabs in Brisbane’s bluechip suburb of West End

first_imgThis house was last renovated in the 1950sRay White South Brisbane agent Luke Croft said the house had been vacant for about seven years, and had previously been owned by two Greek brothers, with one family living upstairs and the other downstairs. A WEST End property that has been held by the same family for more than 70 years will go under the hammer at 1pm on Saturday.With two titles across 1239sq m of land — a vacant lot of 632sq m on Lower Hardgrave Road and a character house on 607sq m facing Doris Street — the auction is expected to be hotly contested. It has been in the same family for more than 70 yearsHe said the property — which will be auctioned in two lots — was a rare find in the heritage area.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe house and block plus a vacant lot will auctioned off in two seperate lots“It (the house) is definitely a renovator,” he said. “Structurally it is fine but it was built in the 1930s and the last renovation was in the 1950s so it is dated.“So far we have had a lot of interested from buyers who want to renovate the house, buyers who want to build their dream home on the vacant lot and developers who want both blocks for a development project.”Mr Croft said there were already four registered bidders for the auction, which will start at 12.30pm on Saturday.He said the vacant land, in particular, was highly sought after, as it was hard to find in the sought-after suburb.“This is blue chip property and it doesn’t come up often,” he said. Vacant lots in West End are hard to find these days“Most of the houses in the houses in the area are pre-war so come under the demolition control plan so vacant land is rare.”center_img “Regardless of what happens, we already have one written offer on the house and one written offer on the land,” he said.“No matter what anyone says, we are busy. The average block in West End is 402sq m so this is a good find.” As for the house, Mr Croft said a cosmetic makeover would make it liveable almost immediately.He said the property was surrounded by multimillion-dollar houses.last_img read more

Fans unfair to Jol – Kacaniklic

first_img A few shouts of “Jol out” could be heard inside Craven Cottage when Fulham conceded a last-minute equaliser at home to West Brom. With just one win under their belts this season, Fulham currently sit in the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, but the west London club showed signs of vast improvement in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Bent has only made three starts since moving to Craven Cottage because of a hamstring injury. The Aston Villa loanee now has two goals to his name, however, and he is hungry for more. “I’ve come in and want to play games and score as many goals as possible,” Bent told Fulham’s website. “It was nice to come on and pop one in after the Chelsea game where I had a chance but Petr Cech saved it. It was good to get a chance and take it. “I hadn’t discussed it with Giorgos; I just had a look at the situation, he gave me the ball and I got a shot at goal and it managed to go in.” Although the win puts Fulham into the fourth round of the League Cup, Bent knows moving up the league table is Jol’s priority and he now hopes the team can go on an unbeaten run, starting with Saturday’s home game against Cardiff. “There’s no reason why we can’t go on and have a really good season,” Bent said. “”We’ll take great confidence from that performance and now it’s all about Cardiff on Saturday. “You never want to go into a home game having lost your last one so we’ve got the win and we go from there.” Press Association Alexander Kacaniklic believes it was unfair of Fulham fans to call for Martin Jol’s head two weeks ago. Booed off after an unimpressive first-half display, the Cottagers responded well, scoring twice to seal a 2-1 over Everton, who were unbeaten before arriving at Craven Cottage. Kacaniklic owes a lot to Jol after he gave him his first taste of first-team football at Fulham and the 22-year-old is sure that the Dutchman is the right man to lead the west London club up the table. Asked if criticism of Jol was fair, the midfielder said: “No, not really. “We should have won the West Brom game but we were unlucky and it was the same against Newcastle. “He is always encouraging us so we are really happy for him and the team. “We are close. He is always out on the training pitch with us and wants to get involved. “He is great. Everyone has got their own style but, as a player, you want to be able to speak to the manager and have confidence that you can speak to him.” Dimitar Berbatov scored his first of the season to cancel out Steven Naismith’s opener before Darren Bent sealed the win after driving past Joel Robles from a well-worked Giorgos Karagounis free-kick. last_img read more

Caroline Wozniacki ends Agnieszka Radwanska reign to reach Tokyo final

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6 7-5 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to end the Pole’s reign at the Ariake Coliseum.The former world number one prevailed in two hours and 50 minutes of hard-fought tennis and will meet local wildcard Naomi Osaka or Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in Sunday’s final.World number four Radwanska served for the match in the second set but then lost five straight games as Wozniacki levelled up the contest and took an early break in the decider.There were 13 breaks of serve in the topsy-turvy encounter, however, and it was not until a fourth match point, which Radwanska slapped into the net for her 43rd unforced error, that the Dane was certain of her place in the final. (Also read: Shoulder injury makes Serena Williams pull out of Wuhan, China Opens) “I think every time I play her we play really tough matches,” Wozniacki said in a court side interview.”She played really well today and I was lucky to win that second set and then we just fought really hard, both of us, in the third.”Reduced to 28th in the world rankings after a string of injuries, Wozniacki reached the semi-final of the U.S. Open earlier this month and should be confident of clinching her second title in her third Pan Pacific Open final on Sunday.Japanese teenager Osaka takes on Svitolina in her first tour semi-final later on Saturday.last_img read more