Man Utd to go all out for Sancho, despite interest in Chelsea rebel

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptTime Playing Video Games Can Have A Detrimental Effect On You The Evening Standard claim the England attacker is the priority for Solskjaer this summer as he looks for the missing links that will turn United into title contenders. “We know we lack one, two, three players to be considered a title contender and some experience. We know that,” said the Norwegian after Sunday’s impressive 2-0 win over Man City at Old Trafford. United chief Ed Woodward has vowed to continue reviving the club’s fortunes in the summer with the “same planned, disciplined approach” to transfers. “This season is one of rebuild, with many changes to the squad – in terms of players who have left or gone out on loan; new players who we have brought into the club; and academy graduates that we have brought through to the first team. “This process will continue as we implement our plan and our footballing vision under Ole and his coaching staff,” said Woodward last month. And 19-year-old Sancho has risen to the top of United’s wanted list after an impressive 18 months in the Bundesliga. The former Man City attacker has hit 17 goals and grabbed 19 assists this term, on the back of 13 goals and 19 assists last season. United though are also believed to have an interest in Chelsea winger Willian. The Brazilian was a target for United under Jose Mourinho, and he remains on United’s list of targets with Le 10 Sport reporting United are one of three clubs serious about the 31-year-old. Willian, who scored in Chelsea’s 4-0 demolition of Everton on Sunday, remains a favourite of Frank Lampard’s but his future looks in doubt with his contract expiring in the summer. Only last month Willian revealed Chelsea had offered him another two-year contract, but the winger was holding out for three years. “Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered,” Willian told Esporte Interativo after Chelsea’s defeat by Bayern Munich on Tuesday. “I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible. Lampard has since admitted that the timing wasn’t “ideal” on Willian’s interview about his contract situation and suggested their could still be common ground sought between the parties. Read Also:Martial shows off gruesome injury after Man Utd goal in Derby win But, the French publication report that PSG are the main contenders for Willian’s signature with United and Arsenal also interested in a deal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho reportedly remains Manchester United’s top summer target, despite talk linking Willian to the club. Loading… last_img read more

USC junior is first to swim Maui Nui Channel

first_imgUSC junior Becca Mann is the first person to complete the Maui Nui Channel swim, accomplishing the task in just under 21 hours.  (Photo courtesy of Becca Mann) “When it was totally dark, I turned onto my back and did some backstroke, and the stars were the brightest I’d ever seen because the moon hadn’t risen yet,” Mann said. “And it was just pitch black with all these glistening stars, and I felt like I could touch them because they were so bright and so close.” Whether she continues on to the Olympic trials or focuses on her studies, Mann hopes to continue to push herself to new heights both in and out of the water. “For this event, I just went into it,” Mann said. “I didn’t know how to train for it. I don’t even know how you can train for 20 hours … I knew that my body could do it because it was just one day of my life, and I’d spent so many hours in the water just training and pushing myself. I knew that I could physically do it; it was just going to be a matter of mentally conquering it.” Mann said she wants to take on the channel swim again one day, but she isn’t sure what else the future has in store for her in regard to swimming. Although she came up short at the qualifying event for the 10-kilometer race in next year’s Olympic Games, Mann qualified for the upcoming pool Olympic trials and is still deciding whether she will compete. After taking a year off from school to train for the Olympics, Mann has resumed her studies at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts as a screenwriting major.  “[My parents] were driving her to the practice, and I packed my bag and snuck in with her and joined the swim team, and I just never looked back,” Mann said. “I love swimming so much, the idea of my goals and reaching for them and challenging myself. It really allows me to push myself as far as I can go.” Despite the grueling nature of the swim, Mann said that for her, swimming distance feels less like a job and more like an adventure. Her swimming experience dates back to when she was 5 years old, when she ignored her parent’s concerns about pool safety and attended her sister’s swim class without permission. Junior Becca Mann became the first swimmer to finish the Triple Maui Nui Channel Swim Aug. 19. Mann, a former USC swimmer who turned pro last August, completed the historic swim in 20 hours and 53 minutes.center_img “[From Molokai to Lanai], I was swimming three times less than my normal speed,” Mann said. “So I was only going 500 meters every 20 minutes, and normally I can do 1.5 kilometers per 20 minutes, so that part was a real challenge. Just knowing that I was still 10 kilometers away [from the end], which I can normally do in two hours but would take me seven hours this time, was really hard to get through.” Since the event was Mann’s first swim at night in open water, she was able to experience the beauty of the nature surrounding her in a new way. The water grew progressively darker as she swam, and Mann was mesmerized by the phosphorescent light that appeared each time she took a stroke. Mann also harbors an interest in fundraising and aims to donate excess funds from each swim to organizations like the Navy Seal Foundation.  The Triple Maui Nui Channel Swim is a daunting 39.64 mile triangular route which begins at Maui and proceeds to Molokai, Lanai and then back to Maui. Although the swim’s distance far exceeds that of Mann’s usual competitive swims, the 10-kilometer open water event and the mile, Mann did not change her training regimen. Mann created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the paddlers, management and equipment required to ensure her safety during the swim. Although she was unable to raise excess funds this time around, Mann hopes to continue to raise awareness about the organization and its mission to keep the oceans clean through her platform as a professional swimmer. While Mann put in countless hours at the pool to physically prepare for the swim, she was surprised by the mental challenge it presented. The strong current, especially during the second stint from Molokai to Lanai, slowed her down tremendously and made her uncertain as to how much ground she could cover within each hour.last_img read more

Moses Makes BBC African Award Shortlist

first_imgSuper Eagles star Victor Moses has made the shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award for 2017.The Chelsea winger was part of a 5-man shortlist announced during a special live launch broadcast in London on Saturday.Moses, who is also on a 30-man shortlist for the CAF African Football of the Year Award for 2017,  was nominated alongside Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool), Naby Keita (Guinea and RB Leipzig), Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Borussia Dortmund).The other nominees were also named on the CAF African Footballer of the Year Award shortlistVictor Moses played an important role to help Chelsea win the 2016/17 English Premier League (EPL) title ahead of city rivals Tottenham Hotspur and moneybags Manchester City.After his nomination, Moses is bidding to become the first Nigerian player to win the award since Jay-Jay Okocha in 2004.The winner of this year’s BBC African Award will be announced on Monday, December 11, 2017.Related2017 CAF African Footballer Of The Year: Top Three Nominees’ Announcement Date RevealedDecember 11, 2017In “Africa”Dazzling Moses Makes List Of Top 100 FootballersDecember 8, 2017In “England”Moses Praises Azpilicueta After BBC African Award NominationNovember 12, 2017In “Features”last_img read more

Five matches on Saturday, three on Sunday

first_imgAfter the winter break, football players of BIH Premier League clubs will start playing on Saturday and on Sunday.On Saturday,in the 16th round of BiH Premier League Čelik will play against Sarajevo, Zvijezda against Borac, Rudnik against Velež, Rudar Prijedor against Olimpic, Željezničar against Travnik.On Sunday, Gošk will play against Gradina, Zrinjski against Leotar, Slavija against Široki Brijeg.Matches of the 16th round:Saturday, 14:00:Čelik – Sarajevo (Ognjen – Valjić)14:30:Radnik – Velež (Goran Paradžik)Rudar – Olimpic (Tomislac Ćuić)Zvijezda – Borac (Vladimir Bjelica)19:00:Željezničar – Travnik (Predrag Stankić)Sunday, 14:30:Slavija – Široki Brijeg (Emir Alečković)Zrinjski – Leotar (Edin Jakupović)GOŠK – Gradina (Irfan Peljto)last_img read more