IMAGE: 'As a teammate and a friend I would like Paul Pogba to stay and be happy because he is a very good player for us'. Photograph: Action Images via Lee Smith/Reuters Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a positive influence in the dressing room and must extend his stay at the club to help bring trophies back to Old Trafford, teammate Juan Mata said. Pogba said last month that he could seek a new challenge after three years at United, while his agent recently told The Times that the 26-year-old intends to leave the club amid reports linking him to Juventus and Real Madrid. However, Mata wants Pogba's future to include United winning "big trophies" in 2019-20 campaign, having failed to lift a major trophy since their Europa League triumph in May 2017. "We all know Paul and he is a fantastic midfielder, and a very good guy, very positive, and a good influence for everyone," Spanish midfielder Mata told Sky Sports."As a teammate and a friend I would like him to stay and be happy … [Read more...] about Mata wants Pogba to extend Manchester United stay
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Every year, Premier League players get more and more expensive with the highest transfer record getting broken every few seasons. Premier League clubs have spent over £1.41billion, although the net spent was only £575million, the lowest since 2015. Most of the top sides have spent a fortune this Summer as well and the only exception was Liverpool who did not splurge into the market much. Their highest spent was on £1.3m deal for young defender Sepp van den Berg alongside fellow teenager Harvey Elliott from Fulham and the free transfer of goalkeeper Adrian. Thus we will keep the Reds signing out of this list. Below we rate the five costliest signing from the top five sides who paved their way in a new side and challenge this Summer. Manchester United – Harry Maguire (£80m) - Hit The most expensive signing among the top seven sides. United broke their bank to land the Leicester defender in the Summer. The English man although has not performed up to the … [Read more...] about A look at Premier League’s top five signings
What betting opportunities are out there? If anyone knows, Jones Knows. There was a time where backing a 25/1 winner would have triggered dangerous levels of carnage.Like the infamous 'double-dip' day where after landing the Placepot at Sandown racecourse in the afternoon, a beer-fuelled decision was made to try and double the winnings pot at Kempton that evening. Things didn't go exactly to plan. We left penniless and I ended up waking up in the back seat of my car, alone. Or when I landed my first football accumulator win as a student and decided to spend the lot that night hiring a pink limousine from Bedford to London, in order to impress a young lady. Although the limousine broke down on the way home, it was an investment that had long-term benefits as she would eventually become Mrs Jones Knows.So, when the final whistle sounded at the King Power on Saturday that confirmed the 25/1 winner of Jamie Vardy scoring first for Leicester in a 2-0 win for Jones Knows, I was expecting my … [Read more...] about Jones Knows betting column: Manchester United 5/1 for top four finish? Yes please!
We are nearly a third of the way into the 2019-20 Premier League season and the table is finally starting to take shape. [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] The surprise packages seem here to stay, there are a bunch of teams battling for European qualification, plenty of giants are struggling and it seems like both the title and relegation battles have already started. Taking all of that into consideration, we feel like 12 games into the season is a very good time to dish out some grades on each PL club based on their performances so far. Here it goes… Arsenal: DUnai Emery is under pressure, big time, as the defensive problems weren’t properly fixed. Add to the mix that Granit Xhaka was handed the captaincy via a player vote, then stripped of it after his outburst following fans celebrating his substitution and things are a bit of a mess. The only reason Arsenal didn’t get an F is because somehow they are still in the top six and well-placed in the Europa … [Read more...] about Premier League club grades: The story so far