Sunday delight for Manchester United fans as Anthony Martial’s girlfriend Melanie Da Cruz took to social media after the 0-0 draw v Liverpool.
With the Frenchman hitting great form as he averages a goal or an assist every game this season, Man United fans would be excited to see that even his girlfriend is fully committed to the cause.
The stunning WAG posted a picture of herself on Twitter on Sunday donning the 2017/18 alternate Grey jersey with the caption: “Happy Sunday Everybody”.
With Manchester United all set to take on Benfica in the next game in the Champions League, it will be interesting to see how the charm influences Martial’s game as he would be expected to deliver significantly.
Andreas Pereira, on loan from Manchester United, sealed the deal for Valencia against Real Betis with an exceptional goal in the injury time last night. Valencia had almost let go a four goal cushion but eventually sneaked away with a convincing 6-3 victory.
The goal was built-up beautifully by Gonçalo Guedes, who picked the ball near his own penalty box as Durmisi could not keep control of it, and made an explicit run down the right flank all the way to the opposition box before squaring it for Pereira.
The Brazilian then showed composure to send Victor Camarasa the wrong way with a perfectly timed body feint to his left and slotted home neatly in the top right corner with a finesse strike from the edge of the box.
Hugo Lloris proved his worth again as the Frenchman continued his superb form when he took his place between the sticks against Bournemouth at Wembley yesterday.
The standout moment for the French skipper came in the 20th minute, when he showed his brilliant reflexes to keep Tottenham level after Eric Dier had deflected Junior Stanislas’ corner towards his own goal.
The skipper’s performance further inspired Spurs to eventually go on and win the game after Christian Eriksen scored the only goal of the match on the 47th minute. The Lilywhites would hope Lloris maintains his form in their pursuit of the top spot.
Check out the world class save from the Spurs captain below –
The Special One is being hailed by everyone after a glittering start to his second season at Man United, while the Normal One has had a shaky start and can fall out of favor with the Liverpool fans with another defeat.
Jurgen Klopp was regarded as the savior when he arrived at Liverpool. Two years since and the German is under heavy scrutiny with the Reds currently languishing at the 7th spot in the points table.
But numbers show that there is little to separate the two but silverware. A Sky Sports graphic doing the rounds shows that the German has equaled the Portuguese in various aspects since August 2016, equaling the points tally, marginally ahead of the latter in number of wins, while scoring much more in equal number of fixtures.
The only area where the Reds lacked is the defence, something that still haunts the Reds. Check out the graphic below –
A brilliant manager but there’s no doubt that Liverpool supporters can’t stand the sight of Man United boss Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese has managed some of Liverpool’s bitter rivals in his career.
But it seems the former Chelsea boss holds no contempt after admitting that Liverpool can win the league in an interview before the derby on Saturday.
On being asked whether he can see Liverpool as one of the contenders for the top spot, the Portuguese remarked with a positive reply and added that the Reds have a very good team, good investment, amazing history, great supporters who are always behind the team.
A tough ask with Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all on course while the Reds still struggle to find their form.
Football kits have always been more that just a piece of clothing for the fans. While the home kits represent culture and traditions, away and alternative jerseys provides the designers with a chance to experiment.
In a similar fair, Liverpool are all set to express their bold and energetic squad with an equally bold and expressive away kit for the 2018-19 season.
If leaked reports are assumed to be true, New Balance have drafted a violet colored kit with neon green logos and applications for the Merseysiders for the next season.
Based on the info from the ever-reliable Footyheadlines.com, check out a mockup of the away kit for next season here :
There have been few other people who have been criticized more than Alberto Moreno at Liverpool, but this bit from the Reds’ latest training session should get the fans more pumped up about the Spaniard.
The video below shows a crazy goal following a scorpion kick by the left-back, who has been a ray of hope in otherwise tender defence line for the Reds.
The move starts with Moreno playing the ball to a player at the edge of the box, the Spaniard then continues his run inside the penalty area and pulls off a first-time scorpion kick finish from close range.
It shall be a sight of relief for the Red Devils fans as their talismanic big buy Paul Pogba updated his Instagram Story where he was seen performing rigorous sessions in the gym, raising expectations for an early comeback in the Liverpool game.
Pogba, who has scored four and assisted two in twelve appearances this season for club and country, came off after just 19 minutes into United’s Champions League opener against Basel a month ago and left Old Trafford on crutches.
With Mourinho terming his injury “long-term” and comparable to that of Ibrahimovic and Rojo, it would be interesting to see when does he allow Pogba to be back on the pitch. Will he be rushed in for the Liverpool game? Will he be match-fit? Will he be benched while United manage another game with the likes of Herrera or Carrick filling in?
All these questions will only get answered on Saturday but the return to training will certainly raise the spirits of the fans for sure. Check out the bit from his Instagram Story below –