United “see top Prem target Neves”
Manchester United and Arsenal are among the Premier League giants linked with 19-year-old Benfica star Joao Neves.
Manchester City and Liverpool are also said to be interested in the 19-year-old midfielder, who made his Portugal debut last month.
90 minutes Graeme Bailey understands United scouted the Benfica academy product last weekend.
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If you can’t stand the tweet, get out of the kitchen
Ex-Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has told footballers to expect both abuse and praise if they use social media.
The 40-year-old Frenchman believes that players should be aware of the “advantages and dangers” of such online exchanges.
He said Paddy Power: “When I was a player, social media wasn’t that big of an issue.
“Tweeting after the game was sometimes forbidden, but the world has changed.
“If they have social media, they need to be able to take the criticism on it if they don’t perform.
“Players are old enough to understand the benefits and dangers of social media, but now they are part of the game. “If they use it, they need to be prepared for the criticism.”
Second division team De Gea?
Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could be set for a surprise move to the Spanish second division, according to reports.
The Spaniard left Old Trafford in the summer after 12 years as his contract expired and he was not offered another.
Since then, 33-year-old De Gea has been unable to find a club.
SunSport recently revealed that Erik ten Hag’s side are considering a remarkable turnaround by re-signing the Spanish goalkeeper. He is also said to have met with Real Betis.
However, Marca say De Gea has met with the bosses of Eldense – a Spanish side who are in 11th place in LaLiga Hypermotion.
The goalkeeper was in Alicante last week for a meeting with the team bosses to understand their project and vision.
It is understood Eldense would be interested in signing De Gea.
However, there is also a belief that De Gea’s interest in the club could come in the form of ownership.
Eldense President Pascual Perez recently announced that he intends to sell his majority stake.
And De Gea could see the club as an attractive organization to invest in.
“Keane is a hypocrite for Fernandes’ explosion”
Arsenal cult hero Bacary Sagna claims Roy Keane is a hypocrite for appointing Bruno Fernandes as Manchester United captain.
Not only does the former France defender, 40, think Fernandes’ “temperament” makes him the ideal choice, he also believes Keane was a legendary United captain for the same reasons!
Former Manchester City star Sagna told Paddy Power: “When things aren’t going well, the captain has to speak out, and Roy Keane was the same.”
“He always argued before games, so I’m not sure he’s the best person to talk to because I’ve seen him argue with his own players and with people like Patrick Vieira.”
“Roy Keane was a top captain and leader but he wasn’t always great with his players either. I would support Bruno Fernandes because you need someone who has a bit of spirit!”
Following is former midfielder Keane’s statement about Fernandes: “The first thing I would do would be to strip him of the captaincy.”
“I know it’s a big decision but Fernandes is not a captain.
“He’s a talented player, but what I saw today – him whining, he moaning, he’s constantly throwing his arms in the air – that’s really not acceptable.”
Seaman highlights regular Onana errors
Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman has highlighted a mistake that both Manchester United stopper Andre Onana and Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez constantly make.
The legendary goalkeeper knows a thing or two about keeping the ball out of the net and has identified where the Premier League’s two goalkeepers go wrong.
Since joining Manchester United for £47m this summer, Onana has been heavily criticized for a series of highly publicized mistakes.
World Cup winner Martinez came under fire for failing to block a save from Orel Mangala in Villa’s 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.
And Seaman believes the Argentina international could have done much better if he had used both hands, naming Onana as another goalkeeper who regularly makes the same mistake.
In an exclusive interview with LuckyBlock.comHe said: “I saw that goal and I tell you who else got away with it is Andre Onana.”
“He played a few times at the weekend and got away with it. You could easily get two hands there. Also, control the direction you actually push the ball and don’t just push it back into play.”
“At Arsenal it’s important to me that the young goalkeepers know where to push the ball.”
Surprise: US billionaire buys into the Red Devils
US billionaire Leon Cooperman has invested in United, marking a decisive turn in the takeover saga.
The former hedge fund manager almost bought ONE MILLION Shares in the Red Devils for around £13.5 million.
And he might invest more in the future as his net worth is reportedly well over $300,000 £2 BILLION.
The American is the founder of Omega Advisors based in New York City.
The news comes just days before British billionaire businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe looks to secure his 25% takeover of the club.
Cooperman’s reported stake will be significantly smaller than that of Ratcliffe, who is expected to pay £1.4bn for his quarter control of the Manchester giants.