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UEFA Draw Line In Sand When All Seasons Must End


UEFA President Aleksandar Ceferin admits the idea of Champions League and Europa League play-offs are “an option,” but either way all leagues “must finish by August 3.”

All football has been suspended in Europe’s major leagues due to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s not clear when, or indeed if, the campaign will be concluded.

What we do now have is a deadline, set by Ceferin during an interview with German television station ZDF.

“It must finish by August 3, both the Champions and Europa League. It is an extraordinary situation we are in, so we are flexible on dates and kick-off times. If the crisis eases earlier, then we can start sooner.”

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Premier League On Indefinite Hiatus

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The Premier League has announced that the 2019-20 season ‘will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so’.

The English top flight had initially hoped to resume on April 30 at the earliest, but that is no longer realistic due to the coronavirus pandemic not yet peaking in the UK.

This afternoon, it announced in a statement that the campaign had been placed on hiatus until ‘it is safe and appropriate’ to start up again.

It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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Premier League Making Decisions Based On Money Not Logic

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In as selfish a move as an organization has made in recent times, the Premier League is willing to risk the health of their players, staff and fans in a attempt to avoid TV contract rebates of up to £762 MILLION.

The Premier League are reportedly working on aa plan to restart the season behind closed doors on the first weekend of May with a scheduled finish date of Sunday July 12.

The proposals, which will be discussed in detail on a conference call of the 20 clubs on Friday, would need to be approved by the Government, public health bodies and the PFA.

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Liverpool Has Most Valuable Squad In Europe

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The research group CIES Football Observatory have just released its most valuable squads in the transfer market from Europe’s top-five leagues, and it is the current European and World Champions who now sit top the pile.

The Liverpool squad is now worth a whopping €1.4 billion (£1.27 billion), which puts them ahead of every other club on the continent. Second is Premier League rival Manchester City at €1.36b.

Spanish giants Barcelona (€1.17b) and Real Madrid (€1.1b) are third and fourth respectively, with Chelsea shockingly in fifth place (€1.08b) despite having been banned from signing players in last summer’s transfer window.

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Solskjaer Backs De Gea After Another Error

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted David de Gea’s mistake for Everton’s opening goal in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United was “unfortunate”, but praised him for his later saves.

The Spanish goalkeeper hesitated on the ball before lifting a clearance directly into Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who diverted it straight into the net for an early opener.

However, he saved well from Calvert-Lewin moments later before making a superb stop in the dying minutes to deny Gylfi Sigurdsson a winner.

“It’s something that happens in football once in a while if you take too long on the ball,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport of the early error.

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Ole Hails January Signings

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised January signings Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo after Manchester United eased through to the last 16 of the Europa League.

United dismissed Belgian opponents Club Brugge 5-0 at Old Trafford to win 6-1 on aggregate.

Fernandes pulled the strings in the first half, scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot after a spectacular handball from defender Simon Deli, who was sent off.

The Portuguese then played a crucial role in the second for Ighalo before Scott McTominay, making a welcome return to the starting line-up after injury, grabbed a third before half-time.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjae Giving Another Vote Of Confidence

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Ed Woodward has reiterated his support for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the club’s finances take a continued hit from the absence of Champions League football.

The United executive vice chairman believes the Old Trafford outfit is making progress with a squad rebuild and that they have a foundation to ‘deliver long-term success’ under the Norwegian.

He also promised a ‘planned, disciplined approach’ to summer transfer business.

United announced their second quarter figures this lunchtime, and much of it does not make for pleasant reading.

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Ole Lauds Praise On Bruno Fernandes

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Bruno Fernandes was described as a mix between Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastian Veron by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after inspiring Manchester United’s 3-0 home win over Watford.

The Portuguese’s performance, pulling the strings in the centre of the park, led United manager Solskjaer to compare his new signing to two midfield greats.

Fernandes opened the scoring from the penalty spot for his first United goal and also added an assist for an excellent third goal scored by Mason Greenwood which put the result beyond doubt.

The 25-year-old has impressed since joining the club last month, and with his acquisition, it looks like United have made a shrewd move in the transfer market.

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Ole Praises Anthony Martial After Europa League Goal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Anthony Martial can be a 20-goal striker for Manchester United after the Frenchman salvaged a Europa League draw in Bruges.

Martial’s equaliser makes United favourites to reach the last 16 of the competition when they meet Club Brugge again at Old Trafford next week.

It also took him to 14 goals for the season following his header against Chelsea in United’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Marcus Rashford has 19 so far this season but Solskjaer thinks Martial can go one further after moving in from the left wing to replace his injured teammate.

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Man United Beat Another Top Six Side


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed relief after Harry Maguire netted his first Premier League goal for the club – and insisted that the star didn’t deserve to be dismissed against Chelsea.

The club captain guided home Bruno Fernandes’ corner to seal a crucial victory at Stamford Bridge, but was fortunate to escape a red card after appearing to kick out at Michy Batshuayi.

After his side moved within three points of fourth spot, Solskjaer backed the England international and highlighted an ongoing joke between the pair.

Speaking after yet another shutout for United, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: