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Man City, Man Utd., Premier League, Rivalries, Tickets

Ole Continues His Dominance Over Pep As United Beat City Again

Manchester in red

Once again Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got the better of Pep Guardiola as Manchester United won 2-0 at the Ethiad on Sunday.

With the win Solskjaer He is the only manager to have won more matches against Guardiola (four) than he has lost (three), and the first United coach to win their first three away games against their city rivals.

The latest, on Sunday, was perhaps the best of the lot, as the Red Devils lifted themselves from their recent lethargic displays to end City’s 21-match winning run in style, winning 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in a result that though unlikely to reignite their own title bid, again proves that when Solskjaer gets it right, they can beat any opposition.

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Klopp Out Of Answers As Liverpool Lose At Home Again

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool suffered a sixth consecutive home defeat on Sunday, this time to Fulham, as their hopes of securing a top-four finish now look almost over.

Less than a year ago this Liverpool side was being called the best side ever in the Premier League era. But after six home losses in a row for Jurgen Klopp’s side, the decline of this Liverpool side has been astonishing. They are still Premier League champions for the time being, but they are a team in free fall. Their league form, post-Christmas has seen them win just three of their 14 fixtures. They have taken just 12 points out of a possible 42 in that time.

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Liverpool Fire First Shot In Club vs Country Battle

jurgen klopp Liverpool manager

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says players cannot be allowed to travel for March’s international break if they have to quarantine when they return.

In the UK at present, anyone returning from coronavirus ‘red list’ countries is required to quarantine for 10 days.

Fifa says clubs can prevent players leaving if they need to quarantine for five days or more on their return.

“I understand the need of the different FA’s but it is a time where you cannot make everybody happy,” said Klopp.

“The players are paid by the clubs so that means we have to be the first priority. You cannot make everyone happy in this period of our lives.

Premier League, Inter Milan, Man Utd., Serie A

Inter Milan Miss Loan Payment To Manchester United

Lukaku Inter MIlan

I wrote earlier this week about the financial troubles that Inter Milan’s Chinese owners are in. Inter owe over €200m in transfer fees to other clubs, with their biggest debt being too Manchester United for the signing of Romelu Lukaku back in 2019.

Inter still owe United over €50m for Lukaku, and it appears that they have failed to make a €5m bonus payment to the Premier League side.

According to Italian outlet Il Corriere dello Sport, that missed payment has triggered a clause in the contract that states that Inter need to pay outstanding fee in full by March 31. The problem is that Inter does not have €50m. They obviously don’t even have €5m!

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Europa League Draw: Man Utd-AC Milan Lead Mouthwatering Knockout Ties

Sevilla Europa League

Manchester United were drawn against AC Milan in the most high-profile tie in Europa League round-of-16 draw.

The draw saw Arsenal face the side who eliminated them from the competition last season in Olympiakos, while AS Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League regulars in recent seasons, will play one another.

Between them, United and Milan have won a total of 10 European Cup/Champions League titles. They last faced each other in the Champions League round of 16 in 2010, when United won 7-2 on aggregate.

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Manchester United Face Leicester In FA Cup Quarter-Finals

Leicester City face Manchester United and Everton will host Premier League leaders Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Chelsea’s reward for Thursday’s 1-0 win at Barnsley is a home tie against the Premier League’s bottom side Sheffield United.

Championship side Bournemouth, who are currently looking for a new permanent manager, host south coast neighbours Southampton.

Everton reached the last eight after coming through a nine-goal thriller against Tottenham on Wednesday, with Bernard’s extra-time winner giving them a 5-4 victory over Jose Mourinho’s side.

Liverpool

Worrying Times At Anfield

Liverpool’s defeated body language at the final whistle and the resignation in manager Jurgen Klopp’s post match interviews sounded like a club that know that their title defence is over. Liverpool have climbed mountains under Klopp before but they now stand 10 points behind a team which has reeled off 14 successive wins in all competitions. They have also played one game more than City.

Last season, Liverpool caught lightening in a bootle. They were brilliant throughout the season, picking up an almost perfect 67 points from their first 23 games last season.

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Champions League Matches To Be Moved Due To COVID

Champions League Trophy

Manchester City and Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 matches against German opponents that were scheduled to be played in Germany have been moved due to COVID.

Germany has prohibited most travel from countries hit hard by new variants of Covid-19, including the UK. As a result, Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 first leg against RB Leipzig and Manchester City’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Monchengladbach will both be played in Budapest, Hungary,

Uefa thanked both clubs for their “close cooperation and assistance in finding a solution”, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for agreeing to host the match.

Barcelona, La Liga, Liverpool, Man Utd., Premier League, Real Madrid

Liverpool Aim To Have Highest Revenue In World Football

The Kop Anfield Stadium Liverpool FC

Liverpool are slowly putting the steps in motion to create a long-term blueprint which will see their revenue rival that of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Often praised for their shrewd business off the field, Liverpool have emerged as one of the fastest growing football clubs in the world when it comes to monetary terms.

And now the Merseyside club have plans in place to emulate the world leaders Madrid and Barca when it comes to boosting profits and maximizing their brand, and aim to storm past Manchester United in the process.

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Winners And Losers From January Transfer Window

January Transfer Window

Another January transfer window has come and gone. This one though lacked the fireworks of previous windows due to the ongoing impact that COVID-19 is having on the finances of football clubs around the world.

The lack of money does not mean that some clubs improved themselves during the window, while the lack of activity was a nightmare for some.

Here is a look at the winners and losers from the past month of transfer business

January Transfers Winners
Arsenal
Both on and off the pitch, things are looking a lot rosier at Arsenal now than they did just over a month ago.