Out of flavor Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was in the speculation recently for allegedly expressing a desire for a move away from Old Trafford, preferably to North London outfit and premiership rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
But latest activity on the England international’s official Twitter account has provided ample hints of the player’s intentions for his future. Shaw has been observed to like posts stating he is going nowhere and talks of him “wanting to play for Pochettino again” being fake.
The left-back has endured a horrible time with injuries since his much talked about move from Southampton and is often criticized for being too fragile. But latest social media activity shows that Shaw is more interested in fighting for a starting spot in Mourinho’s side rather than changing his outfit.
Michy Batshuayi has finally been able to get some game time in the Chelsea outfit and hasn’t let the opportunities trickle away. With the Belgian scoring another brace coming from the bench against Watford, he was hailed again by the footballing world.
Among his applauders were ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Napoli sensation Dries Mertens too.
Speculations have been rising with Mertens being related with a move away from Napoli to several Premier League big teams in recent times, and the activity on a Chelsea player’s account will certainly not go unnoticed.
A trio of Hazard, Morata and Mertens does sound delicious! Check out a screenshot of the Instagram activity below –
Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson might be having a tough time on the pitch, but he certainly knows how to serve the club and the fans in other ways.
The same was evident from his sideline spat with the Bristol City substitutes in the Whites clash with the Robins on Saturday, when Jansson took on the whole Bristol bench all alone following a heated melee between Gaetano Berardi and Matty Taylor which saw both of them being sent off.
The incident happened in 78th minute when Taylor was fouled from behind by Berardi. Taylor was quick enough to react to the challenge and went into a brawl with Berardi, who in turn headbutted the Englishman. This enraged both sets of players, and the referee had to intervene before sending both the players off.
Jansson, in the meanwhile, went prowling at his City counterparts and had to be taken away by a couple of United players as well as a steward. Check out the incident below –
Leeds United got their campaign back on track after a 3-0 win over Bristol City on Saturday. New signing Samuel Saiz scored a brace within first fifteen minutes to give the Whites a strong ground to get their quest for promotion going once again.
The Spaniard scored the first in the fourth minute itself in an emphatic manner following a brilliant build-up by Pierre-Michel Lassoga, who ran past a couple of defenders before letting in a precise backheel pass for the Spaniard. The ball found Saiz in Acres of space who slotted it home powerfully from the left corner of the box.
Rather brilliant work from the tall German striker, check out the pass & the goal below –
A brilliant little footage involving Harry Kane and Keylor Navas has surfaced online.
Kane, who was denied a couple of times from getting on the scoresheet by Real Madrid Goalkeeper Keylor Navas, congratulated the stopper for his save as the Costa Rican was giving his post match interview to the media.
Navas was busy answering when Kane happened to pass by. The striker tapped his shoulder, and remarked, “Good save, mate”. Navas was humble enough as he replied “ Thank you my friend. Bye bye” with a smile.
Navas had shown great composure to tip away Kane’s headed effort from close range following a corner in the 19th minute of the game to maintain the deadlock.
The sportsmanship from the two is shown in the video below:
Yet another big game, yet another big moment, yet another spellbinding reflex save from Hugo Lloris.
The Spurs captain stepped up yet again against the mighty Real Madrid to help his team secure a point away from home. The skipper gained all praise for denying fellow countryman Karim Benzema from point-blank range in the 55th minute.
A delightful, curling cross from Casemiro from the right side of the edge of the box sailed into the heart of Tottenham’s penalty area, and found Benzema in acres of free space.
The striker had only Lloris to beat from a yard out, and he struck it down the middle. Lloris had committed to his right, but managed to keep the ball out with his right foot.
Superhuman save from the Frenchman, check it out below –
A night to remember for the Liverpool fans as the Reds demolished Slovenian outfit NK Maribor 7-0 in an away Champions League fixture.
The Reds clearly dominated the game with 70% possession and 26 shots on goal, on top of some brilliant passing and chance creation. One such passage of play came in the 53rd minute which would have put even Pep’s Barcelona and its famous tiki-taka to shame.
The move, which involved eight out of ten outfield players of Liverpool, bar only Moreno and Alexander-Arnold, was built on the back of 15 first-time passes before Gini Wijnaldum’s attempt at goal was blocked by Marko Suler.
Top of the table in September, Leeds United had a dream start to their season in the Championship but have seen a fall from grace in the last five games, losing four of them which includes three straight losses.
After the Whites lost 1-0 to Reading, defender Pontus Jansson didn’t hold back from accepting the defeat as well as his own poor form in an Instagram post on Monday.
The defender, who was heavily involved in the six clean sheets at the start of the season, rather brutally criticized his performance in the social media post.
The fans reacted positively to the player’s feelings, extending their support to the team for a return to form.
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.