Spurs game not for Sanchez – Mourinho

first_imgManchester United Spurs game not for Sanchez – Mourinho Dejan Kalinic 12:51 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) AlexisSanchez - Cropped Getty Images Manchester United A. Sánchez José Mourinho Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Manchester United’s clash against Tottenham was not the right type of game for the new signing, according to his manager Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised Alexis Sanchez’s effort, but felt the attacker was not suited to the way his side’s loss to Tottenham unfolded.A Christian Eriksen strike after 11 seconds and Phil Jones own goal saw Spurs to a 2-0 win over United at Wembley on Wednesday.Sanchez, making his first league appearance for United, struggled to have an impact, forced to drop deep during the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Mourinho was pleased with the Chile international’s commitment during his side’s loss.”He worked hard, but again the transformation the game had, the game was not for him,” he said.”In the second half, I tried to give him a position where he could be closer to [Romelu] Lukaku but then he felt the need to drop too much to organise.”But he gave everything, good effort and this is a good feeling for me to know that the player is available with that spirit.”The defeat saw United slip 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, dragging them back into a top-four battle.Mourinho said his team would continue fighting, adding that City’s lead was huge even before his side’s loss.”We lost. I always told that when the leader [in the table] is with a certain distance, I’ve been there a few times, you are calm, you’re relaxed, you don’t feel the pressure,” he said.FT: Tottenham 2 #MUFC 0.A frustrating night at Wembley for United as Eriksen’s first-minute finish and a Jones own goal seal the points for Spurs. #TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/ECRzGQiq0s— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 31, 2018″You know that your opponents sooner or later are going to drop at least a couple of points and you’re completely in control, so yes we played match after match.”Yes, the Premier League finishes for us at Old Trafford in the last match against Watford in May but we knew that the distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match.”Now we have us, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal – we will be there fighting for the positions.”last_img read more

Buses from Dhaka complete trial run till Jalpaiguri

first_imgDarjeeling: As part of the trial run for the implementation of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement, two buses that had started journey from Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday, entered Fulbari in Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday and will commence journey to Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday.The two buses carrying officials of the three countries arrived to a warm welcome at Fulbari at around 4:30 pm on Tuesday. The 45 passengers of the two buses include 25 officials from Bangladesh, 12 officials from India and 6 officials from Nepal, along with 2 officials of the Asian Development Bank. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”This is a trial run including a feasibility study. A feasibility study report will be prepared, based on which a protocol will be signed between the three countries, paving way for a passenger service connecting Dhaka and Kathmandu via Siliguri,” stated Farid Ahmed Bhiyan, chairman, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation.The distance between Dhaka and Kathmandu via Siliguri is 1,104 km. The passenger service is expected to take 30 hours. The trial run and feasibility study will work out details, including a point for night halt and the fare. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA meeting is on the anvil on April 27 in Kathmandu, to discuss the details. “We expect the passenger service to commence at the earliest. The participating countries can get opportunities for trade, tourism and connectivity among the people, through this service,” stated Binod Bhattarai, senior divisional engineer, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport department, government of Nepal.An agreement had been signed between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement) in 2015, to enhance road connectivity between the four countries. It was a festive environment at Fulbari, with local residents welcoming the passengers of the two Shyamoli Transport Service buses with flowers and garlands. Even shops were decorated and lit up for the event.The local residents of Fulbari are also optimistic that with international tourists coming in, there will be an economical upliftment of the area.Subal Roy, Managing Director of North Bengal State Transport Corporation was present on behalf of the government of West Bengal to welcome the guests. “It is a historic day. After Kolkata, now SIliguri will soon be connected to Dhaka through the passenger bus service. It will definitely boost business and international tourism,” stated Roy.The buses will depart from Uttarkanya, the mini state secretariat on Wednesday for Kathmandu via Panitanki, Kakarvita and a night halt at Narayanghat in Nepal. The buses will reach Kathmandu on Thursday.last_img read more