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Blind loving life in Manchester

Manchester United's newest star Daley Blind has spoken of his feelings after spending his first few months at the club.

On the difference between the Premier League and the Dutch Eredivisie, Blind said that the tempo of the game is much higher in England, as compared to that in Holland. He also said that the tempo is one aspect of the English game that he likes, the other one being the fact that any team is capable of challenging the other on any given day.

 

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Gullit surprised LvG didn’t buy more defenders

Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit has revealed that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ‘crazy’ about Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels, and that he wanted to land the player in the summer. Gullit also spoke of his surprise at LvG not doing enough to add more reinforcements in the defensive department, despite that being the ‘weakest link’ for his side.

Gullit was quoted telling reporters: “The only thing for me that is a surprise is Van Gaal didn't buy any good central defenders, that had to be his priority. He was crazy about Hummels and wanted to buy him. So I would have bought Man United some good defenders because that was the weakest link."

 

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Reds ace edges closer to new deal

Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has admitted that he is edging closer to putting pen to paper on a new deal at the club, whilst hoping that all matters would be sorted out soon.

The Englishman was quoted telling reporters: “We're working on it and hopefully it will be sorted soon.”

 

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Reds keeping tabs on Juve forward ahead of probable summer move

Liverpool are understood to have once again become interested in signing Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. Reports in the press reveal that the side may try signing him in the summer.

The Reds were believed to have tried to sign the former Real Madrid youngster last season too, before the player eventually moved to Juventus in the summer. However, since then, he has scored only 8 goals in 27 appearances for the club, whilst providing 4 assists. To be fair, the youngster hasn’t had regular game time coming his way at his new club; however, all in all, he is himself understood to have become disillusioned with his stay there, and may be looking to move to greener pastures.

 

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Juan Mata urges his side to ‘carry on’ after defeat

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has urged his side to shrug off the disappointment of their loss at Swansea City over the weekend, and ‘carry on’ with their performances.

The Spaniard wrote on his blog: ‘Now we must stand up again, look ahead and make it up to our fans this weekend at Old Trafford against Sunderland. As I keep saying every week, and now even more, it is vital to win games. Our main rivals don’t slow down and the race for the Champions League spots is closer than ever. We are approaching the most important moment of the season and we must deliver in order to get our goals.’

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Hazard signs for Bundesliga outfit

Chelsea player Thorgan Hazard, who is the brother of winger Eden Hazard, has signed for Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach permanently. Additionally, it is believed that the Blues have included a buy-back option in his contract so that they can bring him back to Stamford Bridge in the future, if they wish to.

The club revealed on their official website: ‘Thorgan Hazard has today signed for Borussia Monchengladbach, with Chelsea having the right to exercise a future buy-back option.’

 

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Mourinho wants a Technological Intervention

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken of his wish to see better technology being used in football to improve refereeing in general and to help match officials in their job. The Portuguese was quoted speaking to Sky Sports in light of the many decisions this season, which, according to him, have gone against his side when they shouldn’t have.

Mourinho said: “If the referee cannot see a penalty three metres in front of him, some official in front of a screen cannot miss it. If we want to protect the integrity and the honesty of the referees, if we want to believe that the mistake is a consequence of a misinterpretation of a bad position, of the unpredictability of the situation and the game, I think technology can help.”

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