Marcelo’s new role

first_imgThe Brazilian side, at 31, lived one of his worst moments last year as a Real Madrid player, when Solari condemned him to the bench to give Reguilón ownership. His future at the club was in the air, but Zidane’s return to the bench changed everything. With the French he has recovered the smile and, although he is not an undisputed holder, he is once again an important piece in the squad.BraziliansMarcelo has become accustomed to raising white titles (go 21), although the celebration was special for the two who premiered his record as Real Madrid (Militao and Rodrygo), while Casemiro raised his thirteenth cup with Madrid. Vinicius, meanwhile, won his second trophy after the Club World Cup won last season. Marcelo is no longer indisputable to Zidane. With half of the season contested, Mendy has played more minutes than him: 1,222 ’of the French versus 825’ of the Brazilian. A new role that the coach made evident in the Spanish Super Cup, a competition in which Mendy started in both games. Marcelo barely played 19 ’and it was when the match against Valencia was fully sentenced (3-0).Despite this, the left-handed side celebrated his 21st white title with joy and without bad faces. He did it especially with the other four Brazilians of the team (Casemiro, Vinicius, Militao and Rodrygo). The tune between them is total and the most veteran (Marcelo and Casemiro) have been key in adapting the three young people who have incorporated Madrid between the current and previous years.last_img read more

PSG star’s agent rubbishes £11m Arsenal links

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent claims Paris Saint-Germain have no plans to sell his client – despite reported interest from Arsenal.The 33-year-old enjoyed another impressive season in the French capital, scoring 19 goals as PSG retained their Ligue 1 title.The striker’s form has led to speculation he could be off this summer, with both Arsenal and AC Milan reportedly interested in an £11m swoop.However the Swede’s agent, Mino Raiola, has now dispelled those rumours and argued that PSG have no desire to sell their star striker.“He has a contract and cannot just decide to leave by himself,” Raiola told Journal du Dimanche.“[PSG] president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was asked about this and said no, PSG will not sell Ibrahimovic.” 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic last_img read more

AC Milan vs Manchester United: Start time, TV channel and team news

first_img predicted NEW ERA 1 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Mourinho’s side face Milan in California on Thursday morning ALTERED What is the team news?United’s squad for the tour has been severely affected by the World Cup – but Alexis Sanchez has looked sharp after a summer off.Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are yet to return to action after their Russian exploits.Milan have a strong 28-man squad over in the States and Gennaro Gattuso is spoilt for choice upfront with Nikola Kalinic, Andre Silva and Suso all set to feature. Getty How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? who plays? What time does the game start?This game takes place on Thursday, July 26.It will be held at the impressive Rose Bowl in Pasadena, which is the former home of the LA Galaxy.Kick-off is at 4.05am UK time, or 8.05pm on the West Coast.Which channel can I watch it on?You can watch this game live on MUTV, with coverage starting at 4am.If you subscribe to Sky TV you can watch it on Sky channel 418 or go to www.mutv.com. possible xi How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Manchester United continue their tour of the US with a tasty clash against AC Milan.The Italians have been granted permission to play in European competition next season and both sides will have their eye firmly set on the big kick-off. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence FOOTBALL LATESTlast_img read more