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February 19th, 2019 by trendazine

– Ander Herrera has been up and doing since Solskjaer’s arrival at Old Trafford

– The Manchester United midfielder believes Sanchez’s can rise to the occasion

– The Chilean striker played less than 20 minutes in United’s win over Chelsea

Ander Herrera was among the scorers in Manchester United’s win Chelsea and the Spaniard was quick to encourage teammate Alexis Sanchez after the match.

The Chilean international played less than 20 minutes in the match after coming on for Romelu Lukaku in the second half.

In an interview earlier in the week, Herrera gave his full backing to Sanchez despite his nightmare spell.

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“He wants to be important for the club and I’m sure he’s going to be. The only thing we can tell him is that we all believe in his qualities, we know what he has,” Herrera told BBC.

“We all know what he is capable of, and he’s going to do it, so you will see it soon. I think he should be very calm, because he has everything to be a top player in this club and he will be.”

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Herrara also commended the former Arsenal man in his post-match press conference.

“But I would also like to speak about Alexis (Sanchez), Andreas (Pereira) and Scott (McTominay) the way they came into the game,”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Sir Alex Ferguson went into the Stamford Bridge pitch to have a chat with three Manchester United substitutes after their FA Cup win over Chelsea.

The Red Devils made it through the last eight of the competition following the 2-0 win over Chelsea with two first half goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba.

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February 19th, 2019 by trendazine

Manchester United, Real Madrid and a club like Borussia Dortmund are one of the top teams who have adopted using modern type seats in their dugouts.

At the Theatre of Dreams, the chairs at the bench are race cars seats and were never meant for a football stadium.

The manufacturer who makes them RECARO, are responsible for making the chairs which clubs like Lyon, West Ham and Newcastle United, as well as other German clubs have started using.

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RECARO race car seats at the home of Manchester United worth £3,500
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The trend of using the RECARO brand of seats have filtered round 70 football clubs around the world.

Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern were the first club to start using the seat in 1990 and the team would go on to win the title that year.

The German side, also nicknamed The Red Devils, had then-RECARO owner Ulrich Putsch on their board.

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RECARO seat at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium ,home of Real Madrid
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After their then manager Kalli Feldkamp complained about serious back pain, Putsch came up with a novel plan to ease his manager’s pain

Then a RECARO racing car seat was fixed in the dugout which solved Feldkamp’s problems and the idea soon caught on.

Four years on, teams begin to use the RECARO custom-fitted seats across various stadiums.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that La Liga giants Real Madrid have introduced TV screens on their urinals at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The move will see fans earn a rare opportunity of watching every minute of action as it happens at the Bernabeu whenever one finds himself in the washroom.

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February 18th, 2019 by trendazine

– The FA Cup quarter final draws were made and interesting fixtures emerged

– Man United will face Wolves while Swansea will entertain Manchester City

– Watford and Crystal Palace will trade tackles a well as Millwall and Brighton

The FA Cup quarter final draws were made immediately after the fixture between Manchester United and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Red Devils will be on the road again for the third time on a row to the Molineux to play Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side who eliminated Liverpool in the third round will be making another attempt in knocking Man United out.

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But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has been on an impressive 13 wins and just one loss record since taking over from Jose Mourinho, will be looking to win a silverware for his club this season.

Premier League champions Manchester City will face Championship side Swansea City who thumped Bristol City 4-1 in the fifth round at the Liberty Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s men who are already on course to repeat the league and cup double, will be chasing the treble on the domestic scene and possibly add a Champions League title to their splendid season.

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Another English top flight club Brighton will be guest to Millwall in a quarter final fixture after the Championship side recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Wimbledon in round 5.

The last pick of the bunch is an all Premier League affair as Watford for the first time in the competition will be playing at home against London side Crystal Palace.

All four fixtures will be played on March 16, for a place in the all England semi finals and finals slated for the Wembley Stadium in April and May respectively.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup following a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Two first half goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba was all United needed to sail through into the quarter finals.

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February 18th, 2019 by trendazine

– Chelsea vs Manchester United ended 2-0 at Stamford Bridge as the Red Devils move into the last 8 of the FA Cup

– Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba netted a goal each to gift Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men a comfortable win

– Both sides came into the match knowing too well a victory could power them to the last eight of the competition

Chelsea vs Manchester United ended in 2-0 win for the visitors as United bounce back to winning ways after defeating the Blues at Stamford Bridge.

A slot in the last eight of the competition was on offer for both sides, with the two rival clubs meeting in what was a repeat of the tournament’s last season final.

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At the time, Eden Hazard’s solitary goal gifted Chelsea a slim 1-0 win, as they went on to claim the trophy.

However, the Red Devils had a perfect revenge on the west London side, with Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba combining perfectly to send United to the quarter finals.

Herrera opened the scoring for the visitors in the 31st minute, heading home from Pogba’s brilliantly curled cross.

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The French star doubled United’s lead moments before the break, ramming a low header past a helpless Kepa who was between the sticks for the home side.

Upon the resumption of the second half, Maurizio Sarri had a couple of goalscoring chances, but United proved too clinical defensively to concede as the match finished 2-0

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February 18th, 2019 by trendazine

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Young becomes the first player to go into the referee’s book after a foul on Pedro.

The exciting match as expected is still goalless at Stamford Bridge as both sides are involved in the early exchanges of the game.

GOOOOOAAAAAL!

Herrera draws first blood for Man United as he stoops to head the ball home after he beautifully met a cross. It’s 1-0 to the team from Manchester.

Man United fans seem to have the loudest voice at Stamford Bridge as they hail their Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United were lucky not to have got an immediate response through Spanish attacker Pedro as he loops the ball over Romero before curling the ball wide.

Hazard and Rashford make a challenge for the ball but the Englishman follows through the Belgian and catches him hard.

Man United still lead by 1-0 through Herrera’s header and Pogba providing the beautiful assist. One out of his many under Solskjaer this season.

GOOOOOOOAAAAAL!

Provider turns goalscorer as Man United double their advantage through their star player Pogba. Rashford with the pin-point cross and Pogba with the diving header.

Referee Kevin Price blows the half time whistle. HT

It’s everything to play for as Chelsea will need to put up their best performance this season to overturn the two-goal deficit in the first half.

Just as Chelsea are trying to show urgency in the match, Rashford catches them on a brilliant counter attack, beating Kante and Azpilicueta before finding Lukaku in the box but Luiz saves his team’s blushed.

Matic who is already booked is lucky not to have been sent off as he commits two fouls in quick successions and Chelsea fans are boiling over.

Luke Shaw brilliantly launches a brilliant tackle as he denies Pedro and Chelsea a glimmer of hope. The Englishman with his goalkeeper teammate are both down with injuries in the process.

Pedro drills it miles out to the back of the box and it’s wasted. Frustration is beginning to set for Chelsea.

A like-for-like substitution for Pedro comes out for Willian.

Hazard drives forward and cuts inside at an incredible pace and cracks it at goal and Lindelof does well to block. United breathe a sigh of relief.

With little over 20 minutes to play it looks like Chelsea are on their way out of the FA Cup and Man United will be having the last laugh.

Maurizio Sarri does a tactical change as Ross Barkley comes on for Matteo Kovacic.

Sanchez in for Lukaku while Mata makes way fro Andreas Pereira.

The changes have yielded no results for Chelsea as Man United are looking forward to the finish line.

Chelsea fans are singing: “you’re getting sacked in the morning.” and the Italian brings on Zappacosta for Azpilicueta. For a side down by 2-0, a defender for another seems out of the picture for Sarri.

Chelsea fans are leaving the stadium one after another not because their team are not creating chances but because United are the stronger side on the night.

Five minutes added to the normal 90 and it looks as if the match will go for another half hour because it’s been disappointing all night for the Blues.

It’s all over, Man United have completed the last slot in the quarter finals of the FA Cup and sweet revenge from last season’s final.

Solksjaer is now 13-1 with United. Impressive record.

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February 18th, 2019 by trendazine

This is a winner takes all match as a place for the final quarter final slot will determined at Stamford Bridge tonight as Chelsea play host to Manchester United. Legit.ng brings you minute-by-minute live updates.

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17′ Rashford and Rudiger involved in a tangle as he wins the free kick off then German defender. The England striker bends and takes it but that did not threaten the goalkeeper.

16′ Higuain makes another effort again as Samlling tries a tackle but the Argentine hitman could find the target.

15′ Higuain runs onto the ball and brings it down with a lovely first touch but his angled shot goes too wide.

10′ Alonso sets a beautiful ball for Hazard and he takes a crack but the ball goes just wide.

9′ Herrara fouls Kovacic and a free kick is given in Luiz’s zone. He takes it and Romero makes a save and it falls kindly to Pedro but the Argentine shot stopper keeps it close to his chest.

8′ Rahsford attacks from the right as Alonso is not having any of it as he commits a foul. Free kick is quickly taken as a cross is driven into the box but Smalling could not get enough power underneath it.

5′ Eden Hazard makes a dazzling run but he is hacked down by United defenders.

4′ Romelu Lukaku tries his luck from range but his effort goes way over the bar as Man United continue their early dominance in the match.

2′ United begin the brighter of the sides as Pogba surges forward with another early attack in the match and tries to find Rashford in the 18-yard box but Luiz slides in as United win a corner.

1′ Match gets underway as Mata tries to push forward against his old club but one touch too many for Rashford

Young becomes the first player to go into the referee’s book after a foul on Pedro.

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February 18th, 2019 by trendazine

– Alexis Sanchez has explained that he lost confidence at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

– Sanchez added that lack of active playing time under the Portuguese caused his lack of form this season

– The Chilean also revealed that the atmosphere created by Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford was not healthy

Alexis Sanchez has accused former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claiming that the Portuguese made him to lose his confidence at Old Trafford.

The former Barcelona star has not been impressive for the Red Devils since he joined from Arsenal 13 months ago and has also managed to score only one goal this season in the Premier League.

Sanchez has now explained that the atmosphere under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United was not healthy.

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Jose Mourinho was sacked at Manchester United in December 2018, and he was replaced with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has not lost any game in the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only defeat so far in charge of Manchester United was against Paris-Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

“Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world, in the way that he coaches, how he studies videos, the way he goes about things.

“But within the group there was that feeling that you were in the team, then out. Sometimes I didn’t play, then I did, then I didn’t and as a player you lose confidence.

“Then an atmosphere was created that wasn’t healthy,” Alexis Sanchez told BBC according to UK Sun.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League standings with 51 points after 26 games played this season.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former England international Alan Shearer named Chilean football star Alexis Sanchez as the only player whose game has not improved under Manchester United boss Solskjaer.

Since December 2018 that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester United have been in superb form in all competitions.

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February 18th, 2019 by trendazine

– Jose Mourinho woos French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the future

– The Portuguese manager was relieved of his duties at Manchester United

– The 56-year-old is will host the a TV show in Russia for the Champions League

Jose Mourinho has expressed his utmost pleasure to become manager of French club, Paris Saint-Germain in the future.

The former Manchester United manager has been involved in sports punditry and attending commercial events since being sacked at Old Trafford.

The 56-year-old who has been tipped to return to managerial work as top European moneybags including PSG, aims to return to the dugout soon.

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When asked about managing in the French Ligue 1, the Special One told BeIN Sports: “I can imagine that, yes. I have worked in four different countries and I like that.

“I like to get to know other cultures and to learn all the time. To work in another league would be a fantastic experience.”

Mourinho who have coached in top European countries including Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain before making a return to the English top flight division, has won the league title in all four countries.

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The Portuguese gaffer also claimed he has turned down three job offers since he was sacked at Old Trafford.

He said: “I refused already three options because I didn’t feel it is what I want. I am going to be calm.

“The more time I have, the better I prepare. I prepared myself from February to June (in 2008) for the Inter Milan job.

“In four months I learned the language, I studied the club, opponents and league. The time I am without a job I feel prepare myself for the next.

“But that must be something that makes me really happy with the challenge.”

The prospect of becoming PSG’s next manager could become reality as a juicy offer from the French giants would be hard for Mourinho to turn down.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has found new love in the journalism profession as the former Manchester United boss is set to host a show on Russian TV channel RT.

The 56-year-old will give analysis at the ongoing Champions League tournament in the fortnightly football program.

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February 17th, 2019 by trendazine

– Dani Alves who plays for Paris-Saint-Germain wants a move to the Premier League

– Alves is said to have told his representatives to get him a top club this summer

– The Brazilian defender rejected a move to join Manchester City last season

Paris-Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves is reportedly ready to make a move to the Premier League when his contract at the French club expires.

Before moving to PSG from Juventus, the Brazilian football star was a target for reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, but he rejected the move.

Alves’s decision to have rejected a move to Manchester City did not go well with Pep Guardiola who coached the Brazilian for four years at Barcelona.

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His current contract with Paris-Saint-Germain will expire at the end of the ongoing season in France and he has admitted that he could leave the club this summer.

According to the report by Metro, Dani Alves has told his representatives that he wants to move to the Premier League and they should find him a top club.

Alves was superb for Paris-Saint-Germain in their Champions League round of 16 first round encounter against Manchester United which the French club won 2-0.

The 35-year-old player earns around £100,000-a-week and his wages would not be a stumbling block for the Premier League’s top-six.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paris Saint Germain defender Dani Alves is reportedly eyeing a move to reunite with his former boss Pep Guardiola.

The 35-year-old’s current deal with the Parisians expire at the end of the ongoing season and a chance for extension is not looking likely.

He joined PSG on a free transfer in the summer of 2017 from Juventus and became an instant hit for the Ligue 1 champions.

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February 17th, 2019 by trendazine

Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich boss has revealed the many problems the Bundesliga giants are facing ahead of the Champions League cracker against Liverpool next week, according to reports.

The Metro reports that Kovac was left fuming after the Bavarians battled from a goal down to claim a narrow 3-2 win over Augsburg on Friday night.

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Bayern start on the back foot after Leon Goretzka’s own goal handed the home-side the lead.

But somehow Bayern managed to claim all match points with injured French winger…netting a brace.

Reacting after the final whistle, Kovac, who is preoccupied with their Champions League last-16 clash against Liverpool stressed the Bavarians were despite the win.

“We struggled to get into the game,” Kovac noted.

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“I can’t remember conceding a goal so early, that was very annoying. “We knew that Augsburg wanted to play man against man and that they are a physical side. But we couldn’t organise the side and it took 35 minutes to settle it somehow.

“Every shot is a goal at the moment. When we have the ball, we don’t play like I expect the team to play.

Their second goal is a good example. The second ball with all that room in the back is something that can’t happen, Liverpool would punish us for that sort of mistake.

“Defensively, we need to be better working backwards, and that is something that will be going into my analysis,” Kovac stressed.

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Bayern heads to Anfield on February 19 to battle Liverpool in the first leg of the knockout round clash before hosting the reverse fixture on March 13.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kingsley Coman is a major doubt for Bayern Munich Champions League clash with Liverpool after limping out of the Bavarians win against Augsburg on Friday night.

The Frenchman netted two times twice as the Bundesliga champions staged a comeback from two goals down as they chase Dortmund at the top of the log.

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