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17 Jul 19
Soccer 360 Magazine

The International Champions Cup is back! The summer club competition is entering its seventh year with some of the top sides from across Europe coming to Asia, North America, and a smattering of matches at home. It is a great chance for supporters to see how their teams are sizing up ahead of the 2019/2020 […]

17 Jul 19
Metro
Marcus Rashford is being backed for a big season at Man Utd (Picture: Getty Images) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to use a very fluid front three in the forthcoming season, not letting any of his forwards stick to just one position. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James all look set to play big roles for United this season and Solskjaer believes all three can occupy any position in his frontline. The Red Devils beat Leeds United 4-0 in a friendly in Perth on Wednesday with Rashford starting through the middle and James on the left flank. Martial came on to score in the 4-0 rout. Solskaer explained after the win how he plans to unleash his forward this season: ‘With Marcus [Rashford] he can play along the frontline,’ said Solskjaer. ‘Sometimes he likes to drift to the left, same with Anthony [Martial], both of them can play at nine and 11, also together as a pair as a nine and a 10, also sometimes on the right hand side. Anthony Martial scored against Leeds on Wednesday (Picture: Action Plus via Getty Images) ‘For me, it’s great to have forwards who rotate and see, “He’s on the right side and I’ll be on the left side, or he’s through the middle, I’ll be on the side”. ‘I don’t think we can nail them down to one position, because they’re good footballers who can see space.’ The Norwegian made similar comments about James this week, saying: ‘Dan can play all across the front line. Obviously more right or left wing but he can play through the middle as well.’ [metro-zone-post-strip] However, United’d front three on the opening day of the Premier League season against Chelsea is far from guaranteed, with Solskjaer also suggesting Mason Greenwood could force his way into the first XI. The 18-year-old started and scored against Leeds on the right wing, having also scored against Perth Glory earlier this week, catching the eye of his manager. ‘He has a chance to start against Chelsea,’ said Solskjaer. ‘I won’t say it is not a possibility. It is a good possibility if he keeps going as he does.’ Alexis Sanchez also remains an option up front for United, while Romelu Lukaku remains at the club but is expected to join Inter Milan before the start of the season. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/17/mino-raiola-gives-cryptic-update-whether-paul-pogba-will-stay-manchester-united-10393937/” title=”Mino Raiola gives cryptic update on whether Paul Pogba will stay at Manchester United”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/17/marcus-rashford-reveals-his-advice-for-mason-greenwood-during-manchester-united-pre-season-training-10387113/” title=”Marcus Rashford reveals his advice for Mason Greenwood during Manchester United pre-season training”]
17 Jul 19
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Transfer Rumours: More Newcastle Misery, Inter Try (Another) Lukaku Deal, Gueye’s Future & More Football is back underway! Well, sort of. But, anyway you know what is still underway and will continue to be so? Yes (Wilfred) indeedy, your quotidian batch of rumours from across Europe! The usual suspects will make an appearance while a […]

17 Jul 19
Top news blog

YAOUNDE: Cameroon have sacked Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf after their disappointing performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, with his departure coming after the country’s sports minister had demanded his exit. Seedorf’s assistant, former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert, has also been axed after the defending champions were dumped out in the last 16 after losing […]

17 Jul 19
The Football Tactics Board

Making their second trip to the Optus Stadium in Perth after just 4 days, Manchester United defeated Leeds United 4-0 on this occasion, in what was a dominant and very impressive team performance. Ole started two different XI’s for each half once again, giving almost every player in the squad a chance to impress in […]