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Premier League!! Manchester United Vs Leicester City At Old Trafford On Saturday, 5:30PM

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Manchester United play host to Leicester City on Saturday evening having recorded successive 4-0 victories in their opening two fixtures in the Premier League.

The Foxes travel to Old Trafford having began the campaign in relatively solid fashion, but it will be a tough ask for Craig Shakespeare’s side to gain a positive result at the top-flight leaders.

United earned mixed reviews for how they performed in pre-season but Jose Mourinho and his players have shown that not too much should be taken from friendly fixtures which are generally used for fitness and to bed in new signings.

Simply put, United have been juggernauts in their first two matches. Boosted by the additons of Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku, the North-West outfit look a completely different unit in comparison to the previous campaign and on this form, you cannot bet against them at least putting up a strong challenge for the league title.

Leicester spent each moment of last season very much in the spotlight after their Premier League title triumph and exploits in the Champions League, but a return to some kind of normality can only benefit Shakespeare and his players.

The Foxes will always hold the tag of the former league champions but they now need to begin the next chapter and look to claim a top-10 position in the standings in May or have a run in a cup competition, both of which are more realistic expectations than causing the biggest surprise in the history of English football.

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Barring any late fitness issues, Mourinho is expected to select the same starting lineup for the third successive match.

Victor Lindelof, Herrera and Anthony Martial are waiting in the wings, but the Portuguese is unlikely to tinker with a winning team.

Jamie Vardy will start after shaking up a minor issue picked up in the closing stages of the Brighton match.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Albrighton, James, Ndidi, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vard

Admin Prediction:Manchester United have started the season on the front foot. I am expecting an exciting match with Romelu Lukaku scoring 2 goals. Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City

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Liverpool and Roma Have Been charged over crowd disturbances

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UEFA have charged both Liverpool and Roma over crowd disturbances at their Champions League semi-final at Anfield in April, European football’s disciplinary committee revealed on Tuesday.

Liverpool won the first leg 5-2 in a fiery atmosphere but were charged by UEFA on two further counts after fans set off flares and threw projectiles.

A 53-year-old Liverpool supporter, Sean Cox, was attacked by Roman hooligans outside Anfield before the first leg, leaving him hospitalised in a coma where he remains in a serious condition.

Two Roma supporters were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and club legend Francesco Totti appealed for “fair play, hospitality and respect for our opponents” ahead of the return leg which passed off smoothly.

Roma won the second leg 4-2 but Liverpool qualified 7-6 on aggregate for the final in Kiev against Real Madrid on Saturday.

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Xavi signs for Two More Years Contract in Qatar

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Xavi Hernandez could play on until the age of 40 after it was announced on Thursday he has signed a two-year extension to his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd.

The legendary former Barcelona and Spain midfielder will stay with the Doha-based club until the end of the 2020 season, according to a statement released by Al Sadd on social media.

“I am happy to keep on being a part of the Al-Sadd family for two more years,” said Xavi.

Xavi Hernandez could play on until the age of 40 after it was announced on Thursday he has signed a two-year extension to his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd.

The legendary former Barcelona and Spain midfielder will stay with the Doha-based club until the end of the 2020 season, according to a statement released by Al Sadd on social media.

“I am happy to keep on being a part of the Al-Sadd family for two more years,” said Xavi.

“I am delighted to be at the club and with its fans.

“Everyone here is one big family and I am satisfied and thrilled to continue.”

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Xavi joined Al Sadd in 2015, originally on a two-year contract, after making more than 700 appearances for the Catalan giants.

He extended that by 12 months but the 38-year-old was widely expected to retire at the end of the Qatari domestic season.

However, he said earlier this month he would continue playing play until the end of this year at least and has now changed his mind again.

Since being in the Gulf he has been named as a global ambassador for the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted by Qatar, and has been widely tipped to coach the host side during the tournament.

World Cup winner Xavi won 133 caps for Spain and was also in a Barcelona side which took eight La Liga titles.

The announcement comes on the same day as former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta officially announced he was moving to play in Japan’s J-League.

Source: The Punch

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Gary Cahill Wants clarity over Antonio Conte’s Chelsea future

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for “the uncertainty to be put to bed” over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.

The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Conte won his second trophy in English football after capturing the Premier League title in his first campaign.

Former Italy and Juventus manager have been embroiled in a turbulent campaign marred by his feud with the club’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans.

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Conte is also said to have infuriated several Chelsea stars with his intense personality and regimented training sessions.

Cahill believes a decision must be made one way or the other so Chelsea, whose fifth-place finish in the Premier League means they miss out on Champions League football next season, can prepare for the new campaign.

Asked what it would take for the Blues to move on and make the necessary close-season preparations, Cahill said: “Probably for the uncertainty to be put to bed and for whatever’s going to happen to happen.

“It’s out of our hands. We have to try to deliver on the pitch. We fell short in some aspects this season but (on Saturday) we produced. The rest behind the scenes is not down to us.”

Conte signed an improved contract last summer, but not an extension, to his three-year deal that expires in June 2019.

And after winning the FA Cup the Italian said he “can’t change” and is a “serial winner”, effectively calling for the club, owned by Roman Abramovich, to back him or sack him.

“All I can say is it’s been a great finish,” said Cahill. “If the manager stays on next year, he stays on.

“If he doesn’t, he’s gone away with a Premier League and FA Cup. I think that’s something everyone at the club can be proud of. We really had to win this game to save the season.”

Source: The Punch

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