Charlie Nicholas feared Fred’s Manchester United career was ‘finished’ before PSG performance

first_imgCharlie Nicholas feared Fred’s Manchester United career was ‘finished’ before PSG performance Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 11:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Solskjaer: ‘I wasn’t sure we were going to score’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:09FullscreenSolskjaer: ‘I wasn’t sure we were going to score’https://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-wasnt-sure-going-score-1877498/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking after the remarkable victory in the French capital, he told ESPN: ‘This was my best moment since I moved to Manchester United.‘I felt had a great game. It’s a long time since I played like this: two games in a row. I’m very happy. I want to continue to play like this, to play games.‘I wasn’t surprised that we won. All the team played well. I played well. We knew it was going to be hard, but we are Manchester United.’He added: ‘It’s been a hard few months. I have not been playing. There has been a lot of things going on in my mind. Fred helped Manchester United beat PSG in Paris (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas feared Fred’s Manchester United career was ‘finished’ before his impressive performance against PSG in the Champions League.Brazilian international Fred joined United from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer but has failed to produce his best form as of yet at Old Trafford.Both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have showed a lack of faith in Fred, with the 26-year-old making just four appearances since Boxing Day.But Fred played a key role in Wednesday night’s stunning victory over PSG to help Manchester United progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAnd Arsenal legend Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘I didn’t see Fred coming back into the team if I’m honest.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I really did think he was on his way out, finished. I thought there was no way back for him.‘[Juan] Mata will be in, Matic when he’s fit, Herrera, they’re all ahead of him. And then he turns up with a performance like that.’Fred, meanwhile, has attempted to explain his underwhelming first campaign at the Theatre of Dreams. Advertisementcenter_img Brazil international Fred signed for United last summer (Picture: Getty)More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Ole has helped me a lot. He had a lot of chats with me. [Michael Carrick] also speaks to me a lot. That brings me calm that things will turn around for me.‘They trust me and I feel that trust. And they were right to trust me because I showed tonight [on Wednesday] that I can play against one of the best teams in the world and play well.‘I’m very, very happy. My confidence is getting better.’MORE: Mauricio Pochettino makes bizarre top four claim as Spurs open the door for Arsenal & Chelsea Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

IAAF World Rankings System Launched

first_imgThe IAAF on Tuesday launched its new official world rankings system, designed to provide a more effective way of identifying the top athletes in each discipline by rewarding consistency and competition among the world’s best.Athletes’ positions in the IAAF world rankings will be based upon the points they score, determined by their performance and place, and the importance of the competition in which those results are achieved to the IAAF global calendar.Following a 10-month period of consultation with stakeholders from across the athletics family, the final rankings system balances the wide-ranging feedback and competing needs of those within the sport. The world rankings will not be used for qualification for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, but yesterday’s launch will enable athletes, member federations and key stakeholders to see during the 2019 season how the world rankings system works in practice.The world rankings will also bring clarity to the competition structure from national through to global events, incentivising the top athletes to support the best competitions.“For the first time in the sport’s history, athletes, media and fans will have a clear understanding of the hierarchy of competitions from national through to area and up to global events, allowing them to follow a logical season-long path to the pinnacle of athletics’ top two competitions,” said IAAF President Sebastian Coe. “The IAAF world rankings will drive and shape the global competition system including entry into future major championships and enable everyone in and interested in our sport to know who is No.1 in the world.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Steve Kerr calls out Lakers for Anthony Davis recruitment: ‘It’s bad for the league’

first_imgWarriors coach Steve Kerr is concerned with how the Lakers handled their recruitment of Anthony Davis.The saga was well noted, with Davis publicly wanting a trade from the Pelicans and Los Angeles blatantly going after Davis near the trade deadline in February before negotiations with the Pelicans fell through. NBA trade rumors: Celtics ‘quickly’ rejected offer for Gordon Hayward “When you sign on that dotted line, you owe your effort and your play to that team, to that city, to the fans. And then (once the contract runs out) it’s completely your right to leave as a free agent. But if you sign the contract, then you should be bound to that contract.“If you come to an agreement with the team that, hey, it’s probably best for us to part ways, that’s one thing. But the Davis stuff was really kind of groundbreaking — and hopefully not a trend, because it’s bad for the league.”The way the Lakers came to acquire Davis was messy and made everyone look bad — Davis, his agent (who reportedly leaked the news that Davis wanted to be traded) and how the Lakers and Pelicans dealt with the situation.Eventually Davis got his wish and joined Los Angeles this offseason, but only after he played on a part-time basis with New Orleans after the initial trade rumors.“As a former player, I would always sort of lean toward player empowerment, guys who have earned their right to free agency,” Kerr said. “If they want to make a move for their own careers, I’m all for it. They’ve earned that right.“My only issue is when a player who is under contract decides not to honor the contract. That’s a problem. That’s something that can really affect the league.” Kevin Love is latest NBA star to withdraw from Team USAcenter_img For Kerr, that left a bad taste in his mouth, even though other players have negotiated their way to different teams. Kerr said Davis’ situation is different because he had a couple years left on his contract with New Orleans.“I’m talking more about the Anthony Davis situation,” Kerr said on The Warriors Insider Podcast. “Where a guy is perfectly healthy and has a couple years left on his deal and says, ‘I want to leave.’ That’s a real problem that the league has to address and that the players have to be careful with. Related News Kerr cited LeBron James and Kevin Durant, both of whom moved on to different teams in 2018 and 2019, respectively, as the proper way to transition to another team in the league.“There’s a way to move and a way to not move,” Kerr said. ”What LeBron did, played out his contract. What Kevin did both when he arrived at Golden State and when he left. You sign contracts, you play them out and you move on. That’s how it should be done.“But it’s a little disturbing that there has been some action that happens before contracts are up, where teams are sort of held hostage and the league is sort of held hostage. I’m not a big fan of that. That’s damaging for everybody.”last_img read more