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Solskjaer confirms Man Utd won’t sign replacement if Sanchez departs

The Chile international has been rumoured to be on the way to Inter but the club won’t bring in a free agent if he leaves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Manchester United are not planning to replace Alexis Sanchez should the attacker depart the club before the end of the European transfer window.

Sanchez has been considered a disappointment for United since his arrival from Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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Sharif Abdullahi Qassim Emerged Chairman Kaduna State Football Association

Sharriff kassim has emerged winner of the elections to retain his position as chairman Kaduna State Football Association for a fresh term in office.

Chairman of the electoral Committee who announce the result said, Sharrif floor Sani Abdullahi by 16 votes to 11votes at the polls held at the Unity Wonderland Hotel, Kafanchan thw headquarters of Jema'a LG Area of Kaduba State on Saturday June 1, 2019.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will get the financial backing to bring success back to Manchester United, says executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward

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United finished sixth in the Premier League this season.

"The strength of our business means we have the financial resources to continue to provide backing for the manager and creating success on the pitch," said Woodward.

"This as ever remains our number one goal."

Solskjaer took over as caretaker United boss in December following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and the club went on a run of 11 games without defeat, of which they won 10.

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We saw Liverpool last night' - Rose says Pochettino invoked Reds comeback ahead of Ajax miracle

The full-back said that the manager pointed to Tuesday night's stunner as motivation for his side ahead of their clash with the Dutch outfit
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Danny Rose says Mauricio Pochettino used Liverpool as an example to Tottenham ahead of Wednesday's miracle win over Ajax.

The Reds were battered 3-0 in the first leg in Spain, but came all the way back with a 4-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield to seal a spot in the Champions League final.

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Edwood and Solkjaer disagree over Paul Pogba

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to letting Paul Pogba leave this summer if he decides he no longer wants to play for the club.

The Frenchman is believed to be keen on a move to Real Madrid and United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is only likely to increase his desire to move to the Bernabeu.

United paid a then-world record £89m fee for Pogba in 2016 and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward views the midfielder as an important symbol of United’s worldwide appeal.

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Premier League: Winners and Losers

Liverpool, taking it to the final day
As neutrals, we must rejoice that this extraordinary title race will head into the final day. Had the run of supreme consistency from Liverpool and Manchester City ended at St James’ Park, Manchester City would have the chance to virtually seal victory on Monday evening. This race has contained precious few twists and turns; the least we deserve is final-day tension.

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Manchester United transfer: Solskjaer confident of signing despite lack of Champions League Football

The Norwegian still believes the allure of a move to Old Trafford is a strong as ever for potential targets amid a frustrating period for his team.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident the club will still be able to attract top-quality talent despite the possible absence of Champions League football.

The Red Devils are sixth in the Premier League with two matches of the 2018-19 campaign remaining, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with an inferior goal difference.

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Bottas upstages Hamilton in Australian Grand Prix

Mercedes’ Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (C) celebrates with the trophy next to second-placed Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and third-placed Red Bull Racing’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen (R) on the podium after the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17, 2019

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever”.

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FIFA decides on 48 team World Cup in June

Belgium top new FIFA rankings

Platini addresses UEFA on $2m scandal

Nigeria becomes FIFA’s elite member

Nigeria escapes ban as FIFA confirms FG’s position

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FIFA decides on 48 teams for World Cup on June 6
FIFA will take a final decision on June 6 whether to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans if a suitable co-host can be found.

The world football governing body moved a step closer on Friday to taking the decision.

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Zinedine Zidane returns to Madrid, Solaris sacked

Real Madrid have sacked their manager Santiago Solari and brought back one of their most successful managers, Zinedine Zidane as his replacement.

Zidane, a former Madrid player, left the club last year May after two and half years. Now, he will be in charge of the Spanish team till June 2022, according to the terms of a new contract.

His re-appointment ended speculations that former Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho was also in consideration as a replacement for Solaris.

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