Alexis Sanchez remarks on Manchester United: bitterness or facts?

Alexis Sanchez slams Manchester United in his thank you message


In the aftermath of what I can call a remarkable season at Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United. A move that caused a lot of uproar from Arsenal fans. Distasteful indeed to them.

However, it seemed inevitable for the management. Since Alexis Sanchez had refused to renew his contract at Arsenal following continuous plight from the fans, (AFTV), and the team, the board decided to cash in on him to avoid loosing him on a free transfer.

What Alexis Sanchez has to say on his stay at Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez while at Manchester United. Photo Credits Alexis Sanchez, Instagram


3 years have gone by, and the 31 year old Chilean International has joined Inter Milan on a free transfer from Manchester United. Alexis Sanchez recently created a buzz on the internet following his remarks on Manchester United, which he made on a video he shared online.

The environment at Manchester United

According to the shared post, Alexis Sanchez slammed Manchester United saying “he wanted to leave the club after only one training session following his move from Arsenal in 2018.” The coach at the time at Manchester United was the 3 time premier league winning coach, Jose Mourinho. Is it the coach or the team that should be blamed?

Well, Alexis Sanchez moreover directed his blame also to media personalities and some of Manchester United former players, such as Gary Neville and Paul Scholes. It is worth noting that some of these former players in their football analysis have sparked a lot of controversies, for example in the Paul Pogba issue as well as before Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan. It’s agreeable that there is a lot of pressure surrounding a player playing for Manchester United, Lingard is a case scenario. Moreover, Fred at one point admitted the existence of this pressure . I suppose you old enough to remember Wayne Rooney’s punch throwing celebration while at Manchester. The pressure is there!

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The conditions may not have been favorable for Alexis Sanchez under Mourinho, or it was a new normal, this is not well known to us. But it is certain his performance was affected there. Alexis Sanchez scored 5 goals in 45 matches for Manchester United,a poor performance with regards to his run at Arsenal. Poor performance can result in bitterness, also, poor environment can result to poor performance.

What Alexis Sanchez has to say on his stay at Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez in a recent match for Inter Milan. Photo Credits (alexis_officia1)

In this case, I suppose, both factors came into play leading to his “thank you message” to Manchester. Well, most people rate him highly, hope he rediscovers himself at Inter Milan. Looking forward to seen him create great football moments at Inter Milan.

Messi Leaving Barcelona, what it Means for the Football Star

Lionel messi leaving barcelona

Lionel Messi has hinted to his club Barcelona that he wants to leave. The star invoked a clause in his contract.  This will allow the star to transfer to another team without any fee. Barcelona club is expected to argue his transfer news is not valid. In soccer history, Messi is the most outstanding player. Messi said that he wants to leave Barcelona immediately.

Over a week ago, Messi, who is 33 years of age, suffered a great humiliation when Barcelona was playing Bayern Munich in the champions’ league. The club descended into internal havoc. Quique Setien, the manager of Barcelona, told some of the senior players that their services were no longer needed in the team. Some of the players informed were Messi’s friend and neighbor Luis Suarez, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic, and Arturo Vidal.

Lionell Messi
Lionell Messi

Coach of Barcelona, Ronald Koeman, spoke with Messi because he has sopped committing his future to Barcelona. Koeman had warned Messi that he wouldn’t receive any special treatment. This sounded like a threat to Messi, which instigated Argentine’s mind.

Messi had made up his decision regardless of the trigger through writing. After the transfer news came out, most of England’s clubs have approached the Argentine star to join the English premier league. Through burofax, a recognized communication channel, he and his representative informed Barcelona that he has the intention of cancelling his contract with the club.

His representative believes that he can make his decisions unilaterally. There is a clause in the contract that allows Messi to leave his club once announcing he intends to do so before the season ends. Barcelona is expected to contest his decision. The club is also expected to argue that the contract clause expired in June when the campaign between Europe and Spanish was scheduled to come to an end.

Fans React on the News of Messi Leaving Barca


After the news broke that Lionel Messi was leaving Barcelona, groups of angry fans met outside Barcelona offices demanding the club president’s resignation. The fans gathered to express their displeasure.

Messi had sent a burofax to the club asking them to activate a clause in his contract. This will enable him to leave the club on a free transfer this summer. The free transfer news has attracted most of the clubs in the premier league. The fans marched to Barcelona club’s stadium Camp Nou to voice their displeasure with the club. The fans believe that Barcelona club president Joseph Maria Bartomeu played a significant role in Messi’s decision.

Arsenal Vs. Fulham, will Arsenal clinch the Win?

Arsenal vs Fulham

Arsenal will be traveling to Fulham in their premier league game, according to Arsenal fixtures. Arsenal will be looking forward to making a win in this match against Fulham.  Our algorithm believes that Arsenal will start the game as they are away.

Football prediction uses data to predict the team’s starting eleven. It takes into account suspensions, injuries, and a likelihood of a player being selected to play. The statistics predication can also show you the recent form of a player.

Fulham seeks to at home to ensure that they finish at the top half of premier league chat. Their coach is not committed to too many regular starters while they are at home. Arsenal, on the other side, is yearning for a win to move up the chat. According to, the news about Arsenal is that the gunners have not had a win and will not want to lose this game against Fulham.

Arsenal vs Fullham

Arsenal has an opportunity to bounce back from their devastating loss away at Anfield. After a promising start at the beginning of the season, Arsenal has managed to register two wins in their last four premier league fixtures.  Gunners lost their last game and led to a shock loss to topping the table.

Arsenal has never lost a game against Fulham in any match. They have won 24 matches and have drawn five of their 29 home matches against Fulham. The victory of Fulham against Arsenal was in January 2012 in their 12 matches. The Win was a 2-1 at Craven Cottage under coach Martin Jol.

In the EPL table, Arsenal has always been ahead of Fulham United. Arsenal has won most of their home matches and has over 22 unbeaten records in home league matches against most EPL fixtures. Therefore, Arsenal will beat Fulham according to the soccer prediction by Stawitech.

This week soccer matches and fixtures


After all the drama from La liga involving Messi, and the success of Arsenal in the Community Shield, it is time to focus on this week’s fixtures.

This week, most of the soccer fields will have little action as many electrifying leagues end. There are no fixtures of the premier league this week, but the season resumes on 12th September 2020. The exciting European cups have ended. The National League, FA, UEFA National Leagues, and the Football League Trophy matches will reign this week.

The FA cup has some fixtures today, Tuesday, midweek, and the weekend. The closest games to look out for and make your predictions are highlighted as follows

Monday, August 31, 2020

FA Cup

The Harlow ArenaWoodford Town   vs London Colney21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

FA Cup

Crawley Down GatwickLancing Culver Road v. Phoenix Sports21:30 EAT
TBAWells City V. Bovey Tracey21:30 EAT
TBAArdley United V. Edgware Town21:30 EAT
TBAUckfield Town V. Little Common21:30 EAT
Roundstone Recreation GroundEast Preston   V. Chatham Town21:30 EAT
TBAEasington Sports V. Tring Athletic21:30 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Thursday, September 3, 2020

UEFA National Leagues

Arena L’vivUkraine V. Switzerland21:45 EAT
Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül StadyumuTurkey V. Hungary21:45 EAT
VBA ArenaRussia V. Serbia21:45 EAT
Stadion StoziceSlovenia V. Greece21:45 EAT
Mercedes-Benz-ArenaGermany V. Spain21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Friday, September 4, 2020

Uilevaal stadionNorway V. Austria21:45 EAT
Hampden ParkScotland V. Israel21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

League cup

Riverside StadiumMiddlesbrouth V. Shrewbury Town19:30 EAT
Pirelli StadiumBurton Albion V. Accrington Stanley21:30 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Saturday, September 5, 2020

League cup

StadiumfixtureTime (EAT)
Park Pride StadiumDerby County V. Barrow14:00 EAT
Ashton GateBristol City V. Exeter City16:00 EAT
Weston Homes StadiumPeterborough United V. Cheltenham Town17:00 EAT
University of Bolton StadiumBolton Wanderers V. Bradford City17:00 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport

Sunday, September 6, 2020

StadiumFixturesTime (EAT)
TBASpain V. Ukraine21:45 EAT
St Jakob-ParkSwitzerland V. Germany21:45 EAT
Football match fixtures, source: Supersport
this week match fixtures
this week football match fixtures

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All eyes on the European tournaments as major league Seasons come to an end

All eyes on the European tournaments

The major European football leagues have come to an end except for Serie A which will end on August 2nd .Attention has now shifted to the European Cup tournaments: UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. This competitions were suspended after the COVID-19 pandemic escalated and are now set to return with the footballs project restart. 

The UCL is set to return on 7th August as the fixtures of the matches continue from where they left off. The games were at the knockout round of 16 and the next two knock out rounds (quarters and semifinals) were already set. It is going to be a marathon from 7th August to 23rd August with a match almost every day. On 7thand 8th there will be the remaining round of 16 matches. On 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th will be the quarter finals and the semis on 18th & 19th .The Final will be held on 23rd August at Estadio De Luz, Portugal.

On the return date 7th, 2 second leg matches are set to be played. Juventus Vs Lyon and Manchester City Vs Real Madrid. Juventus will be hosting Lyon at Turin with a 0-1 aggregate. The French club took the lead at home and hope to defend to avoid being knocked out.Mancity will also be hosting Real Madrid, with a 2-1 aggregate. The English club are leading with two away goals and hope to secure a win against Madridistas who will obviously be seeking a comeback at Etihad.

On the second day of the UCL, 8th August, will be the second set of matches. The most anticipated match will be Bayern Munichs, who will be hosting Chelsea at Allianz Arena for their second match with a 3-0 aggregate. The Germans with 3 away goals are popular favorites for winning this trophy based on their form after the restart. Chelsea on the other hand, have a mountain to climb to avoid being knocked out. Bayern has a tendency of scoring lots of goals against London clubs in the UCL, Chelsea will have a chance to change this narrative. Whoever wins this clash will meet either Barcelona or Napoli who will be playing on the same day at Camp Nou. The two are at a 1-1 aggregate with Barcelona with an away goal. On 12th Atalanta will host PSG for the Quarter finals and on 13th, RB Leipzig will host Atletico Madrid for the quarters knockout. The next two games will depend on how the 4 round of 16 matches will end.

In the Europa league, the matches are set to return for the second leg of the round of 16 knockout stage. The competition will resume on 5th august with FC Kobenhavn hosting Instanbul BasakSehir with a 0-1 aggregate, Shaktar Donetsk Vs Wolsfburg 2-1 aggregate, Inter vs Getafe 0-0 aggregate and Manchester United vs Lask Linz 5-0 aggregate. On the second day, 6th August, Bayer Leverkusen will be hosting Rangers 3-1 aggregate, Sevilla Vs Roma aggregate 0-0, Basel vs Eintacht Frankfurt 3-0 aggregate and Wolves vs Olympiacos 1-1 aggregate. On August 10th  and 11th  ,the winners of the round of 16 will meet at the quarters then on  16th and 17th will be the semifinals and the final will be on 21st on the RheinEnergie Stadion, Cologne Germany.

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Manchester United get knocked out by their Spanish kryptonite, Sevilla

Manchester United get knocked out

Manchester United get knocked out
Manchester United get knocked out by Sevilla

The kryptonite

It was a “hello darkness my old friend “moment yesternight for Manchester United as they got knocked out of the Europa League by Sevilla. In 2018, Sevilla knocked out Manchester United from the UEFA Champions League. A 78th minute winner from Wissam Ben Yedder did it for Sevilla. History repeated itself yesterday in the Europa League following a 2-1 victory  for the Spaniards .

Sevilla has proved a hard nut to crack for Manchester United. For instance, in a 2013 friendly match at Old Trafford, they lost 1-3 to the Spanish side. Sevilla have a 75% win rate vs Manchester United. 3 out of their 4 games against Manchester United. Los Palanganas are now headed to the finals of the Europa League to contest for their 6th title. The Spanish side is the most decorated club in the Europa League having won this trophy three times consecutively from 2014 to 2016, under Unai Emery.

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The knockout

The game started off with an early penalty to United. Bruno Fernandes scored the penalty, his 8th goal in the competition. The Red devils have now been awarded 22 penalties in all competitions. The most that any team from Europe’s top five leagues has had in a single campaign since Barcelona in 2015-16(24). However, this penalty was not enough for the night since Sevilla equalised at the 26th minute, a Suso goal assisted by Sergio Reguilon.

Luke De jong later scored at the 78th minute, assisted by Jesus Navas, to wrap it up for the day. This goal was clearly a mistake by Victor Lindelof. It’s arguable that Lindelof should have marked Luke De Jong. After the full time whistle was blown, Lindelof seemed to be in an angry exchange of words with Bruno Fernandes over the goal.

Semi-final limit

For the first time in 31 years, Manchester United have gone three consecutive years without a trophy: trophyless. They are the first ever English top flight team to fall at the semi-final stage of three different competitions within the same campaign. Ole’s boys got knocked out of the EFL Carabao League cup by Manchester City, got knocked out of the Emirates FA cup by Chelsea and now Sevilla all at the Semi-final stage.

The silver lining

Hoping this isn’t a curse, Manchester United will bounce back .They had a good run in this campaign but nothing to show for it except for the 3rd position EPL and a qualification for the UEFA Champions League. The club will focus on signing new players and training in preparation for the next season, 12th September.

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How much is Man Utd willing to pay for Jadon Sancho?

How much is Man Utd willing to pay for Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have been on the winger’s radar for quite some time this season and are ready to do everything possible to sign the young star in this coming transfer window.

Jadon Sancho has attracted interests from other big clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool. The advantage Man Utd have over other clubs is that he is willing to join them.

Manchester Utd are not only willing to sacrifice some players but also take a huge loan to fund Sancho’s move to Old Trafford.

With the Coronavirus pandemic, transfer fees for players are expected to reduce worldwide.

Borussia Dortmund are currently under no pressure to sell their valued winger, and if his transfer fee is to reduce, they will not lower it below £100 million. Their current value for the player is £115 million.

Man Utd are ready to sell Alexis Sanchez, Phil Jones, Andreas Parreira and Chris Smalling in order reach the amount required to sign Sancho. Sanchez and Smalling are on loan in Inter Milan and Roma respectively, and Inter is ready to sign Sanchez permanently.

Sancho still has two years left on his deal with Dortmund and the club is ready to make the most out of his transfer to whichever club is willing to sign him.

Utd’s vice chief executive Ed Woodward is known for making last-minute deals in securing bargains when signing new players. Garry Neville believes it will not be an easy task luring Dortmund into selling Sancho cheaply.

According to the former United defender, Ole Gunnar will have to pay more if he plans on landing Sancho at Old Trafford this summer.

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Aubameyang scores his 50th Premier League goal

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 50th EPL goal against Norwich
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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 50th Premier League goal against Norwich to become Arsenal’s fastest player to reach that mark in 79 premier league appearances.

The Gabon international opened the scoring in the 33rd minute after Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul made an error. Aubameyang nicked the ball off the Krul’s foot when he tried to dribble to make a long kick.

Four minutes later, the Gunners got a second goal, scored by Granit Shaka with a brilliant assist from Aubameyang.

In the 67th minute, Aubameyang scored his second goal getting him into Arsenal’s book of history. He reached the mark quicker than former Arsenal star Thierry Henry who hit the mark in 87 games.

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Cedric Soares scored the fourth goal in the 81st minute confirming the Gunner’s victory. Arsenal won 4-0 against Norwich moving to the 7th place in the league table.

This achievement has seen the striker becoming second after Mohammed Salah in the list of quickest African players to reach 50 premier league goals.

Aubameyang is happy about his goal scoring record at Arsenal and negotiation about his future at the club is ongoing.

“I’ll talk with the club and we’re going to see what’s going to happen, but first of all I’m focused on the games and the end of the season, so we’ll see,” Aubameyang told BT Sport.

Tanguy Kouassi signs for Bayern Munich

Tanguy Kouassi signs for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have finally signed a highly-rated defender Tanguy Kouassi from Paris Saint Germain for a four-year contract that will last till 2024.

Kouassi made his first debut for PSG last year December and has only made 13 appearances in all competitions for the French team scoring only 3 goals.

The 18-year-old rejected a new deal with PSG after his contract expired yesterday.

“I’m very happy to be able to play for FC Bayern,” said Kouassi on Bayern’s team website

“It’s a big club, rich in tradition. I really hope I’ll be able to establish myself here and play a lot of matches. For that, I’ll work hard.” 

Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said the young lad is one of the best defenders in the world.

“We’re very happy that we’ve been able to bring Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi to FC Bayern,” said Salihamidzic. 

“In our opinion, he’s one of the biggest talents in Europe. His best position is central defender, but he can fill several positions.  

“We’re sure he’ll have a great career in Munich and will strengthen our team.”