Saint-Etienne issue warning to Arsenal over William Saliba transfer

first_img Coral BarryThursday 4 Jul 2019 9:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link328Shares Saint-Etienne are insisting Saliba is loaned back to the club (Picture: Getty)‘It is an imperative condition should we come to an agreement for his transfer. It’s also William’s wish.’Saliba made 19 appearances last season for Saint-Etienne and is under contract with the Ligue 1 side until 2023.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal want to bring Saliba to the Emirates immediately, as Unai Emery looks to bolster his defensive ranks.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery wants a new centre-back and has been linked with Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and Gremio’s Walter Kannemann.Arsenal reportedly only have £45million to spend this summer, but club transfer chiefs are thought to be ready to ask owner Stan Kroenke for further funds.MORE: Arsenal in contact with Gremio to sign centre-back Walter KannemannMORE: Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke subject of pleas from club to release more transfer fundsMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Saliba is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Saint-Etienne have warned Arsenal they will not allow William Saliba to join the club unless he returns to Ligue 1 immediately on loan.Arsenal are in talks to sign Saliba, who has caught the attention of the Gunners despite only being 18.Saint-Etienne have rejected Arsenal’s opening bid for Saliba and club president Roland Romeyer insisted there was one non-negotiable condition on the deal.‘He will stay at the club this season,’ Romeyer said.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Saint-Etienne issue warning to Arsenal over William Saliba transferlast_img read more

What Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool stars before dramatic Arsenal win

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Klopp to Arsenal fans and Liverpool haters: ‘I am sorry’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:16FullscreenKlopp to Arsenal fans and Liverpool haters: ‘I am sorry’https://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-arsenal-fans-liverpool-haters-sorry-2038938/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Asked whether he enjoyed the remarkable cup tie, Klopp told Liverpool’s official website: ‘One hundred per cent, from the first to the last second.ADVERTISEMENT‘I’m not sure when I had last time so much fun in a football game, to be honest – I saw 19 goals!AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Actually before the game I said to Rhian [Brewster]: “I would buy a ticket for this game – thank God I don’t have to, but I would!” because I was really excited about the opportunity we can give to the boys and I was happy with the game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Yes, we made mistakes and I saw now that we had 60-something per cent possession. The more possession you have and the lesser tuned you are, then the more often you lose the ball, but we were too open in the moments when we lost the ball, we were not prepared for the moments.‘So these were the three or four moments in the game which were not good because we lost balls in strange moments.‘All the rest was really, really good. How we created, how we passed, how we ran; there was so many good things tonight that I saw.’ Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool knocked Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp told his Liverpool players he expected fireworks from their Carabao Cup clash with Premier League rivals Arsenal.Klopp’s side beat Arsenal on penalties in a thrilling contest at Anfield on Wednesday evening to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was the hero, keeping out Dani Ceballos’ penalty to clinch a 5-4 shootout win after the match finished 5-5 after 90 minutes. What Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool stars before dramatic Arsenal wincenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 12:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link60Shares It was a special night for Liverpool’s young side (Picture: Getty)Klopp made 11 changes to the Liverpool side that beat Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend and said he was ‘so pleased’ for the young guns who helped knock Arsenal out.He added: ‘The kids showing up like crazy and I’m so pleased for them that they have a first Anfield experience like that!‘With all the emotions when you saw the faces, the face of Caoimhin Kelleher when he saved the penalty, of Curtis Jones when he scored the penalty.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘How everybody ran to Neco Williams when he crossed the ball to Div, all these things are just so nice. It’s so nice.‘When I saw in front of me the fighting spirit of Rhian Brewster, when he won the ball like four times back, and we go out there and the next moment we score a goal.‘These are so important moments for these kids, of course, but for all the other LFC kids as well.’MORE: Granit Xhaka finally breaks silence after telling Arsenal fans to ‘f**k off’ in shocking outburstlast_img read more

Arsenal provide positive update on Bernd Leno’s knee injury

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:36FullscreenArteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reacts-arsenal-beating-champions-liverpool-2-1-2211612/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Scans showed the Germany goalkeeper had sustained a moderate ligament sprain and the time frame for his return is believed to be between four and six weeks.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA statement from Arsenal on Friday morning said: ‘Now participating in outside running, with the aim of starting ball drills in the next few days.’Emiliano Martinez has massively impressed in Leno’s absence, starting every match since the side’s defeat at Brighton and conceding just five goals.Recent reports suggest that Martinez’s outstanding performances had convinced Arteta to ditch plans to bring in a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window. Martinez has impressed in Leno’s absence (Picture: Getty)The Gunners also delivered an update on Gabriel Martinelli’s fitness on Thursday evening and confirmed that they do not expect the young forward to return until the end of 2020.The 19-year-old Brazilian went down injured in training last month and underwent surgery to repair a lesion in the cartilage of his left knee.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Currently recovering in a knee brace after his operation, which took place during the last week of June,’ Arsenal said. ‘Surgery was successful, with consultants and our medical team very encouraged with Gabi’s current progress at this stage of his recovery. ‘Currently at our training centre every day receiving specialist attention and support from our medical team. ‘Will continue his recovery throughout the close season, with the aim of a return to full training by the end of 2020.’Will Arsenal qualify for the Europa League?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Virgil van Dijk compared to Manchester United hero Eric Cantona by Liverpool legend Phil ThompsonMORE: ‘He sat him down!’ – Rio Ferdinand’s brilliant reaction to Marcus Rashford’s goal against Crystal Palace Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 10:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link374Sharescenter_img Comment Bernd Leno’s injury is not as severe as initially feared (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have revealed that Bernd Leno has returned to outdoor running and will begin ball drills over the coming days.There were initial fears that Leno, 28, could be set for a nine-month spell on the sidelines after he suffered a horrendous-looking knee injury in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at Brighton last month. But Leno’s injury was not as severe as it first looked and it soon became clear he had not sustained an ACL problem. Arsenal provide positive update on Bernd Leno’s knee injurylast_img read more

Governor Wolf Visits Harrisburg on “Schools that Teach” Tour

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits Harrisburg on “Schools that Teach” Tour Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined students, teachers, administrators, and local leaders on a tour of Melrose Elementary School in Harrisburg to discuss his historic $640 million dollar investment in Pennsylvania’s education system.“This year, the Harrisburg School District received an additional $2.8 million for classroom and special education funding,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Combined with the increases secured under my first budget, the Harrisburg School District has received a total increase of $5.4 million for basic and special education in two years.“I know school districts across the commonwealth are still struggling after the devastating cuts to education in the previous administration. I will continue to fight to ensure that all children, despite their zip code, will receive the education that they deserve.”On June 2, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1552 into law, which established a fair funding formula. House Bill 1552, now Act 35, establishes a fair, equitable formula for allocating new state funds to Pennsylvania schools. The Basic Education Funding Formula accounts for district-based factors including the wealth of the district, the district’s current tax effort, and the ability of the district to raise revenue.Funding for all of Pennsylvania schools has always been a Governor Wolf’s top priority. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf secured an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, a $20 million increase for special education, a $10 million increase for early intervention, and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education. Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf secured historic increases at all levels of education in less than two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention.$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 14, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

What sold across the Gold Coast as auctions heat up

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoDenise Armstrong in the couples’ antique jewellery store.They paid just $138,000 for the house in 1987.The couple’s daughter, Beth Armstrong, told the Gold Coast Bulletinof her parents’ love of the location and shared her fond memories of a childhood spent on the river across the road.Ms Armstrong said she would love to see the house renovated to keep its history intact. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence sits on a 506sq m block opposite Sunset Park with stunning river views.“The buyers’ intentions are to keep the original house on the block which the current owners are pleased with,” Mr Rollington said. 15 Sunset Blvd, Surfers Paradise has sold at auction.AFTER a slow start to December, Gold Coast auctions have picked up the pace with a number of million dollar sales and iconic listings.One of the last original houses at Surfers Paradise sold for $865,000 just after auction on Saturday. “There were six registered bidders and over 40 inspections throughout the marketing campaign,” said marketing agent Russell Rollington of First National Surfers Paradise.Vendor Ian Armstrong bought the house with his late wife Denise in the ‘80s to be closer to their antique jewellery business on nearby Cavill Ave. The lowset home at 5 Castille Crt, Isle of Capri sold for $1.55 million.Over at Isle of Capri, a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home changed hands for $1.5 million. It was one of four Gold Coast properties to crack $1 million sales over the weekend.Preliminary property data shows Queensland’s auction clearance rate was 41 per cent, up from 36 per cent for the week prior.Also under the hammer was a three-bedroom, two-bathroom waterfront house at Broadbeach Waters, successfully sold for $966,000 by Matt Lanyon from Ray White Surfers Paradise Group.center_img Ian Armstrong of 15 Sunset Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 16 Mexicali Crt, Broadbeach Waters sold under the hammer.Eight bidders had registered for the Sunday auction.last_img read more

Ensco gets drillship contracts from three oil majors

first_imgUK driller Ensco has been awarded three drillship contracts offshore West Africa, representing an aggregate three years of contracted term and more than six additional years of options.Ensco Chief Executive Officer and President, Carl Trowell, said, “We contracted Ensco DS-4, a rig that was previously preservation stacked, for a two-year term and reactivated the rig on time and within our cost estimates. We also secured a one-year contract for Ensco DS-10, our final newbuild drillship, which is among the most technologically advanced rigs in the global fleet.”Trowell concluded, “We continue to see offshore drillers with track records of safe and efficient operations as well as financial strength win a disproportionate amount of new work and these contracts are examples of our recent success in capitalizing on this trend. Additionally, we believe that this new work positions us well for follow-on opportunities, benefiting future utilization for our rig fleet.” The contracts According to the driller’s statement on Tuesday, Ensco DS-4 is expected to start a two-year contract with Chevron offshore Nigeria in August 2017. The contract also includes a priced customer option for one additional year of work. Ensco recently reactivated the rig following a period during which the rig was preservation stacked in Tenerife and reactivation expenses are expected to total $28 million. In addition, $15 million of capital upgrades were added to the rig and are anticipated to benefit the asset over its remaining useful life.Furthermore, Ensco DS-10 is scheduled to start work with Shell offshore Nigeria in the first quarter of 2018. The contract duration is for one year and includes five one-year priced customer options. As a result of winning this contract, the rig’s delivery is expected to be accelerated into third quarter 2017 from first quarter 2019. To remind, the delivery of the DS-10 drillship was postponed in early 2017 by two years to March 31, 2019. The rig was built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.After the delivery, Ensco DS-10 will undergo a period of acceptance testing before mobilizing to Nigeria to begin its maiden contract. Remaining capital expenditures associated with the rig are expected to total approximately $190 million inclusive of a final milestone payment to the shipyard, an upgrade to add a second seven-ram blowout preventer, acceptance testing, capitalized interest and mobilization.Finally, Ensco DS-7 is contracted to Total until November 2017. Since November 2016, the rig has been idle in Tenerife earning a standby rate following early termination of its original contract, which was also with Total. Ensco DS-7 is now scheduled to mobilize to Ivory Coast to drill one well beginning in August 2017 that is expected to take 60 days to complete. Additionally, Total has a priced option for one further well.As a result of these new contracts, Ensco said that its contract drilling expense for second quarter 2017 is expected to be approximately $282 million after adjusting for a $10 million settlement of a previously disclosed legal contingency, slightly higher than the prior guidance of $270 million to $280 million, or $292 million on an unadjusted basis.Anticipated capital expenditures are now expected to total approximately $350 million for the nine month period from second quarter 2017 through fourth quarter 2017. This capital expenditure estimate includes approximately $240 million for new rig construction, inclusive of approximately $29 million of capitalized interest, and approximately $110 million for rig enhancements and minor upgrades and improvements.last_img read more

Guns, improvised bombs confiscated at checkpoint

first_imgTeatro Obrero leads the annualreenactment of Escalante Massacre, which claimed the lives of 21 farmers onSept. 20, 1985./PN * Five .45 caliber pistols withseveral live bullets * One .38-caliber pistol with fourlive bullets NNAHR claimed that the confiscatedfirearms and explosives were planted. * Three rifle grenades * 21 improvised petrol bombs Officers of the Escalante policestation recovered the following: The team was holding an informationdrive for the commemoration of the 34th anniversary of the Escalante Massacre,it added. center_img * Two improvised dynamites The suspects were allegedly preparingfor the commemoration of the “Escalante Massacre” when cops flagged down theirvehicle in Sitio Barca around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Eight persons werearrested for illegal possession of firearms and explosives at a policecheckpoint in Sitio Barca, Barangay Jonob-jonob, Escalante City, NegrosOccidental. Police identified them as 20-year-oldClint Mangayon; 19-year-old Kenneth Serondo; 60-year-old Leon Charito;40-year-old Joel Guillero; 55-year-old Buenvinido Ducay; 32-year-old AizaGamao; 21-year-old Jonathan Alcosiva; and a 17-year-old male minor. They wereall detained in the custodial facility of the Escalante police station. However, the Northern Negros Allianceof Human Rights Advocates (NNAHR) said the arrested individuals were members ofthe Teatro Obrero cultural workers and activists. * One KG-9 with 25 live bullets last_img read more

624 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 624 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday. A total of 107,809 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,261,892 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.5% positive rate and 12 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,247 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 612 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 4 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 446 positive cases and 39 deaths (up 1 new death), Franklin County has 290 positive cases and 25 deaths (up 1 new case), and Ripley County has 270 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 1 new case). Locally, this is an increase of 6 new positive cases and 1 new death.last_img

Dream Defoe strike earns derby win

first_img In the process, Defoe handed new head coach Dick Advocaat victory over the Magpies in his second game at the helm, remarkably a feat also achieved by both his immediate predecessors, Paolo Di Canio and Gus Poyet. It was just Sunderland’s third league victory on Wearside this season, and followed an eight-game winless run, but it was one they thoroughly deserved with Newcastle offering little in return as they slipped to a fourth defeat on the trot. John Carver’s men have been marooned on 35 points since they beat Hull on January 31, and while they should have enough in the bank to avoid being dragged into a survival fight, their season has unravelled alarmingly since Alan Pardew’s departure. The stakes could hardly have been higher for the home side, who had avoided dropping into the bottom three only by virtue of goal difference when Burnley emerged from their home clash with Tottenham with a 0-0 draw, and they started the game accordingly. It was largely one-way traffic as a Newcastle team riven by injury and suspension found themselves camped deep inside their own half for extended periods with home goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon enjoying one of his quieter afternoons. But despite their utter dominance, the Black Cats went into injury-time at the end of the first half with the score at 0-0 and Tim Krul having had only a handful of meaningful saves to make. Advocaat chose to field three strikers once again with Defoe, Connor Wickham and Steven Fletcher deployed to turn the screw on a Magpies rearguard which included full-back Daryl Janmaat playing out of position at centre-half and midfielders Ryan Taylor and Sunderland old boy Jack Colback operating as full-backs. Jonas Gutierrez, starting his first game for the visitors since August 2013 following his recovery from testicular cancer, came to Newcastle’s rescue with just eight minutes gone when he cut out Defoe’s cross to Jordi Gomez inside the penalty area after Fletcher played his strike partner in down the right. Janmaat hacked the ball over his own crossbar after Sunderland defender Billy Jones had turned the resulting corner back across goal, and Jones was unfortunate to see a back-post header clip the post with the help of deflections off both Moussa Sissoko and Colback with 22 minutes gone. Wickham forced a good save from Krul at his near post with five minutes of the half remaining, although the visitors gradually started to work their way into the game with Remy Cabella finally making an impact. But Newcastle were dealt a devastating blow on the strike of half-time when Fletcher climbed high to head a long ball towards Defoe, who unleashed a stinging left-footed volley which flew past the helpless Dutchman and into the top corner. Colback, to the delight of the home fans among a crowd of 47,563, dragged a left-footed shot across the face of goal early in the second half. Newcastle were playing in a far brighter fashion as they looked to create problems for the home defence, but at the other end Fletcher spurned a glorious opportunity to extend Sunderland’s lead when he scuffed weakly towards Krul from Gomez’s inviting pass. The visitors were at least making a fight of it, yet despite enjoying a much greater share of both possession and territory, they lacked the incision to do anything about the deficit. Sunderland could have cemented victory twice within seconds as the match entered its final quarter, with full-back Patrick van Aanholt slicing wide and Fletcher lifting a shot wastefully over Krul’s crossbar. Sebastian Larsson curled a 75th-minute free-kick just wide, but Pantilimon was forced into his first real save by substitute Emmanuel Riviere three minutes later with the Magpies making a belated push. Larsson might have sealed the win when his 84th-minute shot was deflected just wide by Mike Williamson, before Ayoze Perez had a golden late chance for Newcastle but smashed a volley just over with three minutes remaining. Jermain Defoe’s stunning volley handed Sunderland a record fifth successive derby victory over Newcastle and eased their Barclays Premier League relegation fears. The 32-year-old, the Black Cats’ big-money January signing, thundered home the sweetest of strikes in first-half stoppage time. He appeared tearful, affected by the emotion of the occasion, at the half-time whistle, and the goal proved all-important in a match Sunderland dominated, with the final whistle that confirmed the 1-0 win bringing relief and celebration. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ashley Young not bothered by Louis van Gaal’s Neymar remark

first_img “I will look to give 100 per cent when I am called upon.” United head into this week’s Champions League tie against Wolfsburg with confidence running high after going top of the Premier League. However, after an opening-game defeat to PSV Eindhoven on their return to Europe, Young knows they have to maintain their domestic momentum by getting points on the board at Old Trafford against the German side. “We just have to keep playing with confidence. We have been winning games and we need to keep the run going,” he added. “It is important to get a win against Wolfsburg. If you want to win the Champions League then you have to win your home games. “It was a disappointing start to the European campaign especially the possession and chances we had in Eindhoven that really was disappointing. We have to start winning in the group now. “We have been in it for so many years and we have so many who have played Champions League football over those years so we were disappointed not to be in it (last season). “There is pressure on all the players in the squad not just the experienced ones. It is how you deal with it.” Press Association “I wasn’t bothered,” said the 30-year, who highlighted as much by signing a new contract in August. “The manager knows what I am capable of and that is why he has used me in games. “I am always looking to attack in the position I am. I am one of those players who is creative on the ball and wants to attack. “When you are called upon as a winger you want to create chances and get shots off and hopefully I am doing that. “I am glad I am not the manager who has to pick the team. He has that headache. Every player is in there to do a job. “Obviously players come in and there is competition. The manager wants competition and he wants to rotate. “I have had that competition throughout my career. We have fantastic players here. “Everybody wants to play but we all have to keep each other on their toes. Manchester United winger Ashley Young shrugged off manager Louis van Gaal’s clumsy and unfavourable comparison of him with Neymar this summer. While on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, the Dutchman – in trying to stress the need for a major signing – said: “You can expect things from Ashley Young. He had a fantastic season. But he is not a Neymar.” It was not meant as a slight on the England international and he did not take it as one. last_img read more