Plans for a breakaway European Super League were left in tatters tonight as clubs began to walk away from the hated competition after a ferocious fan backlash. I remain convinced of the beauty of that project,’ said Agnelli, stating it would have created the best competition in the world. United’s finish to the season – when or if it resumes – in particular if the club qualify for the Champions League, is likely to have a significant impact on Pogba’s final decision this summer. As Manchester United’s players grew increasingly timid and tame, it was impossible not to link these traits to the regular public dressing-downs they received from Mourinho. Last night the row heated-up even further amid reports that football chiefs were looking into the possibility of banning players from rebel clubs from playing for their national teams in tournaments such as the European Championships and the World Cup. Speaking with investors following the release of second-quarter reports for 2017-18, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward documented the Sanchez transfer in solely commercial terms.
At Manchester United – who are not one of the sides rumoured to be getting cold feet – executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward announced he was resigning. The fixtures for the Italian season are to be announced on Friday. The Juventus 2021-2022 home kit was just launched by Adidas and the Italian club. The Frenchman has been long linked with a sensational return to the Italian giants, and has now stoked the flames once more – despite going on to explain his gesture. There is only one more pre-season amble before their Serie A campaign begins, the traditional ‘family friendly’ between Juventus and B team Juventus Primavera. The team won a championship last year. Meanwhile, United’s superstar midfielder Bruno Fernandes last night became the first player from the breakaway clubs to publicly rally against the proposals, by sharing a social media post saying ‘Dreams can’t be bought’. Against Barcelona, Juventus was without injured defender Giorgio Chiellini, forward Mario Mandzukic and midfielder Sami Khedira.
NBA star James Harden swapped his Brooklyn Nets jersey for a Juventus shirt to reveal he’s a ‘huge fan’ of Paulo Dybala, sending a message to the Argentine. Paul Pogba has once again set the Manchester United fan base on edge, after deciding this week to work on his fitness while wearing the shirt of his former club Juventus. The forward is a NBA fan and has appeared court-side before, so Harden’s message of support will be a helpful lift amid a tough season. However the breakaway clubs last night appeared to be standing firm, with reports suggesting they have already signed 23-year deals to compete in the new European Super League tournament, juventus shirts starting from the 2023-24 season. Antoine Griezmann has only moved twice in his career but those two moves are enough to have earned him a place on this list. Ronaldo was praised at the start of January for eclipsing Josef Bican’s total but the Czech FA claimed the striker actually scored 821 goals following a review of his statistics during a career spanning from 1931 to 1955. But the Portuguese forward decided ignored these claims.
Moves to AC Milan and PSG later in his career only added to his combined transfer value which to date totals to £152m. The Belgian forward has an impressive record wherever he goes, having netted 203 goals in 436 club appearances to date. Fans blocked the Chelsea team coach’s entry to the stadium, ahead of their Premier League clash against Brighton, sparking club legend and current technical director Petr Cech to get among supporters in a bid to appease them. Reports said Chelsea would follow suit along with European giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Also worn when Juventus made it to the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons with Juve once again falling short to Spanish opposition as the team lost 4-1 against Real Madrid. The addition of Franck Ribery is encouraging, though, and this team could be back to challenging for the Europa spots next year, especially if youngsters like Riccardo Sottil, Luca Ranieri, Aleksa Terzic, and especially Dusan Vlahovic step up. Not a team that should be considered without hope, when drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.