Everton have confirmed their second recruit of the summer transfer window with Lucas Digne joining them from Barcelona on a five-year contract. The Merseyside outfit have agreed on an initial £18m package for the former Roma loanee whichcould potentially rise to £20m based on performance-related add-ons. Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “Everton is a big club with a great history. I want to play games, win games, and excite the fans with the quality of our football. I played good football in Rome and I played well, too, in Barcelona. I progressed a lot as a player and
Louis Saha has been critical of Anthony Martial for his public desire to leave Manchester United in the summer. The French striker has become marginalised since Jose Mourinho came to the club. He moved to United back in 2015 for an initial figure of £ 36 million. Louis van Gaal was the manager who brought him to Old Trafford and the United may have had to pay close to £ 60 million based on performance-related bonuses. This made him one of the most expensive teenagers in history. Back then, the former Monaco player signed a four-year contract with the club.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Ivan Perisic after he starred during Croatia’s semi-final triumph over England. The Inter Milan star contributed a goal and an assist against the Three Lions to earn the man of the match accolade and following the game, Mourinho was full of praise for the 29-year-old. Speaking to RT Sport, Mourinho was impressed with the qualities of Perisic, who was one United’s radar during the previous summer transfer window, he said: “Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others.Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast
Former Manchester United star Louis Saha has slammed Anthony Martial for trying to pursue a fresh challenge away from Old Trafford this summer. The France international found himself out of favour under Jose Mourinho during the second half of last season and his agent has recently suggested that he could part ways with the Mancunian giants. In regards to this, Saha believes his compatriot should have more patience in order to realise his ambition with the Red Devils, he said: “I think it’s a shame to see him wanting to leave already. I recognise for example when David Bellion was
Former Manchester United star Louis Saha has hailed the qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has maintained his performance levels despite his trailing age. The Portugal international has already surpassed the age of 33 but this has not hampered his progress on the playing field with Real Madrid. Speaking to Goal.com, Saha has been impressed with the super natural abilities of former United teammate and believes the Portuguese has the motivation to continue playing for many more years to come, he said: “It is just not human what he is doing. The stats are something but just the intensity that he
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he would not come in the way of assistant Rui Faria, should he get the opportunity to manage an elite club. The Portuguese has recently emerged as a shock contender to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal next season. During his weekly press conference, Mourinho was quizzed about the possibility of letting Faria leave for a managerial role to which he replied: “You ask me if I think it would be a good fit and I say ‘yes’. And I say it because he is more than my assistant, he is my friend.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has backed Scott McTominay to play a bigger role for the Red Devils next season, considering Michael Carrick is retiring from the game. The 21-year-old was brought onto the playing field for United during their midfield injury crisis and he has since managed 20 appearances across all competitions for the club. Speaking on the United Review, Herrera spoke fondly about the emergence of McTominay, who has pre-dominantly played in a holding role, he said: “I knew when I saw him training with us that he was a very competitive guy and that he wants to
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes India can potentially produce players of high quality, should there be the encouragement and good infrastructure to play the game. The ex-France international had visited a team store in Mumbai, where he provided a valuable of piece of advice to the football fanatics present. Speaking at the store, he said: “Scouts are always looking for experienced players, so it’s tough even for European players. It’s going to take time for Indian players to understand the game. There needs to be better encouragement and good infrastructure.” Meanwhile, United great Denis Irwin had also accompanied
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes Romelu Lukaku will be more consistent with his performances once he manages to adapt to Jose Mourinho’s style of play. The Belgium international has already crossed the 20-goal mark in his maiden season with United, but there has still been criticism owing to his inability to score against the elite clubs. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Saha admits that Lukaku has struggled to find his goalscoring form from the early part of the season, but he puts much of the blame on the style of play Mourinho has adopted, he said: “He
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed the ongoing speculation linking him with a potential exit from Old Trafford. The Special One has deemed as ‘garbage’ while stressing that he is fully committed to the club’s cause. Speaking in a press-conference ahead of the Derby County game, he said: “I say garbage. I don’t find a better word than to define the talk. The worst thing someone can do is put one inch of doubt into my professionalism, to every detail related to my job, so yes the garbage news affected me just on this aspect because it’s something I