Mourinho tells United to forget Sanchez and focus on Burnley

first_imgSanchez deal involves United midfielder Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction to Arsenal.“I think it depends on the profile of the club, the way we establish our jobs and in my case when it goes to the table of negotiations I like to be out (not involved).”He added: “I am out and I will just calmly wait for news, no more than that.“I will speak with you (the media) if one day we sign him, I can speak with you about him and what he can bring to our team.“He’s an Arsenal player, he’s not my player, there’s no point in me speaking about something that may or may not happen.”– No rush for Mourinho over new deal –British media have reported that once United have sealed the signing of Sanchez, they will move onto another significant piece of business for the January transfer window — signing Mourinho to a new, long-term deal.The United manager is being offered a two-year extension to his existing contract, due to expire at the end of next season, but is relaxed over the time-scale for the signing.“My contract ends July 2019, so plenty of time to speak,” he insisted. “I know that the club is happy and the owners, the board are happy, they know I am happy and when that’s the case one day we decide to do something we will do it easily. But plenty of time.”Meanwhile Mourinho praised left-back Luke Shaw, who has started five consecutive games for United in the absence of the suspended Ashley Young, now available to play against Burnley.Shaw’s future at Old Trafford looked in doubt as he struggled for fitness and form following an horrendous leg break in 2015.“Luke has played very well,” Mourinho said. “He was already improving and playing well when I started playing him after that long spell without minutes.“I’m really happy. You look at the transfer market, I can say that in this moment I don’t see many left-backs better than Luke Shaw.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United’s league campaign when they visit Burnley on Saturday.Victory for Mourinho’s team at Turf Moor would cut leaders Manchester City’s advantage at the top of the Premier League to nine points — the first time their lead has been down to single digits since the start of December when Pep Guardiola’s side won the derby match at Old Trafford. City will play later in the day against Newcastle.Mourinho is desperate for United to forget the high-profile pursuit of Sanchez and focus only on Sean Dyche’s team.“There is nothing new,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday regarding Sanchez’s possible move to Old Trafford.“I think clearly everybody knows that we are there and especially when the Arsenal manager (Arsene Wenger) speaks so clearly like he did.“There is no point in trying to hide or deny but it is not done at all. So in this moment, (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan our player, Sanchez an Arsenal player and with a match tomorrow (Saturday) I want to switch off and focus on the most important thing, which is the match.”– Mkhitaryan uncertainty –Sanchez’s proposed move to Old Trafford would cost the club a reported £180 million ($249 million, 204 million euros) when fees and salaries are factored in and involves United midfielder Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction to Arsenal.It is understood Sanchez has agreed to United’s offer but that Mkhitaryan still has to complete negotiations with London giants Arsenal before the transfer can be formalised.Mourinho was vague when asked if the signing was dependent on Mkhitaryan joining the Gunners but did confirm the Armenian will not play at Burnley.“I don’t know,” said experienced Portuguese boss Mourinho. “Sometimes people think transfers involve a lot the managers in the negotiations.last_img read more

Local Group Rescues Dog Trapped Under AC Units in Bahamas Since Dorian

first_imgA dog that had been trapped under air conditioning units in Marsh Harbour since Hurricane Dorian has been rescued.Using infrared heat-seeking technology mounted on a drone, a search and rescue team from Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee found the animal on Friday morning.Lauree Simmons, president and founder of the center, says, “They texted me and they said urgent, “We need a plane now. We had a plane there within an hour.”She adds the dog is being named “Miracle,” because, “It’s truly a miracle that he survived this long on his own.” Another dog who was trapped under the air conditioning units did not survive.Simmons says of Miracle, “Hopefully, we can find his owners. If not we’ll find him a wonderful home.” She continues, “I want everybody to know the crisis [in the Bahamas] is not over,” as there could be other dogs who are afraid to move around due to heavy equipment being used for the cleanup efforts.last_img read more

A Knight In White: Newcastle manager Steve Bruce jokes that Ben Stokes can play…

first_imgImage Courtesy: talkSPORTAdvertisement bnlqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs621yeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewst( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 76Would you ever consider trying this?😱5g9vCan your students do this? 🌚6thRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ben Stokes’ Ashes heroics has earned unanimous praise from every corner of England after the all-rounder overcame all odds to level the series 1-1. Newcastle United manager Steve bruce is no different as he claimed that Stokes could play for Newcastle United as a centre-half if he wishes. Advertisement Image Courtesy: talkSPORTNewly appointed manager of Newcastle Steve Bruce happened to comment on the epic battle at Headingley after his side shockingly defeated Tottenham Hotspurs at their own den in London. Bruce said:“I don’t know what was more nervous – the last 10 minutes of the cricket or this game,” he said. “But certainly Ben Stokes can play centre-half for us next week, that’s for sure. How wonderful it was to watch, I have to say.”Advertisement The all-rounder who also helped the nation lift the World Cup with his antics in the final has turned around his career after the 2016 T20 World Cup debacle and the assault case. Stokes scored an unbeaten 135 to chase down an improbable score of 359 in the final innings at Leeds.Ben Stokes is having the summer of his life after a successful World Cup campaign where he caught one of the greatest catches, scored five half-centuries and secured the man of the match in the final as well.Advertisement Read Also:WI vs Ind 1st Test Day 4 Review: India open their World Test Championship account with an emphatic victoryIndia vs West Indies: Upset KL Rahul determined to be more patient with his innings Advertisementlast_img read more

#SafeHandsChallenge: Minister Kiren Rijiju, PV Sindhu and others show India how to wash hands…

first_imgImage Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement sbz8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsab7tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1zci( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ndzm1Would you ever consider trying this?😱a4xzCan your students do this? 🌚1n9dRoller skating! Powered by Firework As the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has found its way all across the globe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) termed the outbreak as pandemic, along with several guidelines and restrictions on how to prevent further contamination of the virus into the population. Recently, WHO has started a social media campaign termed ‘#SafeHandsChallenge’ challenge, in an attempt to spread awareness against the Coronavirus woe. Several and iconic figures have come forward with a video of themselves washing their hands and nominating others.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterThe online challenge was started with Indian badminton Ace PV Sindhu, who was nominated by former US consul general of Hyderabad Katherine Hadda. Along with uploading a clip of herself washing hands, Sindhu further nominated Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Team India skipper Virat Kohli and Indian Tennis veteran Sania Mirza.Advertisement Superstar Indian sprinter Hima Das shared her clip, and nominated Kiren Rijiju, bollywood icon Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, iconic boxer MC Mary Kom and Indian Women’s Hockey Team captain Rani Rampal.Kiren Rijiju was soon to follow up on his nomination, as he shared a clip doing the challenge, along with some advises to the citizens. he further nominated Women and Child Development minister Smriti Irani, Indian Table Tennis icon Manika Batra and singer Adnan Sami.I accept your challenge @Pvsindhu1 @HimaDas8We all can definitely stop the spread of #COVID2019 , I now challenge @smritiirani ji, @manikabatra_TT @AdnanSamiLive to make sure everyone washes hands properly. #SafeHandsChallenge @WHO— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 17, 2020Sachin Tendulkar talked about washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, as he uploaded his clip.Indian hockey skipper Rani Rampal shared her video of washing hands, and mentioned her team’s coach Sjoerd Marijne, lead scientific advisor Wayne Lombard, Indian pugilist Vijender Singh, tennis star Karman Kaur Thandi, wrestler sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat and wrestler Sangram Singh.Former tennis icon Maria Sharapova also joined in for the challenge.Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger advised his fans all over the world to pay heed to the experts about the virus, as he was seen in a wholesome video of washing hands along with his dog Cherry.Fellow Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman also added in the practice of conserving water while washing hands as he uploaded his clip.Take #2. You’re all absolutely right. Turn off the tap whilst washing your hands. Smart, healthy practices for you … and the planet.🧼 🖐 🤚 🗺 #WashYourHands #SaveWater #world #HealthyLife— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) March 15, 2020Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone also joined in the trend, and she nominated Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kohli.Actor Vatsal Sheth shared his clip, along with his witty trick of singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to account for the 20 seconds time frame, recommended for washing hands.This is my Safe Hands Challenge 👏🏼I further nominate @ishidutta @Shaheer_S @itsKajolD @Varun_dvn @Riteishd #safehandschallenge #Safehands #coronavirus @WHO @DrTedros— Vatsal Sheth (@shethvatsal) March 17, 2020International Sand Artist & Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik also took up the challenge.Chandan Ray, captain of the Indian leg cricket team posted his clip, and mentioned Indian boxers Simranjit Kaur and Lovlina Borgohain, and weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga.Indian Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan shared his clip, and nominated all Members of Parliament to take up the challenge.Anuradha Acharya, the founder and CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions and Mapmygenome jpined in with her video.Let’s continue the #SafeHandsChallenge by @DrTedros @WHO. Please continue the #SafeHands @madversity @mapmygenome @ShafiAhmed5 @SoulaimaGourani @TVMohandasPai @kiranshaw @narendramodi @ShashiTharoor @able_indiabio @ArvinderSoin @Jo4dev @j_bindra @BDUTT #COVID2019 #COVID19india— Anu Acharya (@anuacharya) March 17, 2020Also read-All the sports, leagues and promotions that have been suspended due to ConoravirusDespite Coronavirus, here are the sports leagues still going on! Advertisementlast_img read more