Paul Parker says Manchester United won’t benefit from Gareth Bale transfer

Manchester United legend Paul Parker has said that his former won’t necessarily benefit from the signing of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in January. The Wales international has managed just two goals from 13 appearances for Los Blancos this term and of late, he has been the subject of immense criticism from the club’s supporters, who want him to head through the exit door.


This has led to speculation that he may pursue a fresh challenge at the turn of the year and United, who have been one of the long-term admirers, have been fancied to make a possible move for his services. Speaking on The Star, Parker said that Bale won’t transform the Red Devils’ league fortunes and he added that his injury concerns don’t make him a worthwhile signing.

Real Madrid manager backs Luka Jovic amid his struggles upfront

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has leaped into the defence of striker Luka Jovic, who failed to find the net against Club Brugge in midweek. The Serbian has found first-team chances hard to come by since the move to the Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt and he has netted just one goal from 12 appearances.


Jovic was handed with a rare chance to start in the final Champions League group stage game against Brugge but he failed to make the most of the opportunity as he drew blank again. Following the game, Zidane was asked about the performance of Jovic and he happened to speak about the positives despite the striker’s struggles upfront.

Real Madrid manager backs Luka Jovic amid his struggles upfront

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has leaped into the defence of striker Luka Jovic, who failed to find the net against Club Brugge in midweek. The Serbian has found first-team chances hard to come by since the move to the Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt and he has netted just one goal from 12 appearances.


Jovic was handed with a rare chance to start in the final Champions League group stage game against Brugge but he failed to make the most of the opportunity as he drew blank again. Following the game, Zidane was asked about the performance of Jovic and he happened to speak about the positives despite the striker’s struggles upfront.

Zinedine Zidane delighted with third-league win on the bounce

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has expressed his delight after Los Blancos registered a third successive league triumph. The Bernabeu giants have experienced another mixed start to the season but they have still remained unbeaten in the Spanish La Liga, where they are currently leading the standings.

Against Osasuna, Zidane chose to go with a young looking midfield and frontline as he opted to ring in the changes but that did not hamper the performance with Junior Vinicius and Rodrygo scoring in a 2-0 triumph. Speaking after the game, Zidane said that he was delighted with the efforts of the young duo but the most important thing was to come out with the win.

Sergio Ramos open to Paul Pogba joining Real Madrid

Real
Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hailed the qualities of Manchester United
midfielder Paul Pogba and said that the door is open for the Frenchman to join
the La Liga giants. The France international was touted to join Los Blancos
during this summer’s transfer window but unfortunately, the club could not
strike a suitable deal with the Red Devils.

As a
result, Pogba has been fancied to stay put with the Red Devils until next
summer but there remains the speculation regarding his future. Speaking to
Express Sport, Ramos told that Pogba has the credentials to play for Los
Blancos and highlighted the midfielder’s ability to balance his game on both
ends of the field.

Luka Jovic laughs off speculation over loan exit from Real Madrid

Serbia international Luka Jovic has laughed off the speculation that he could leave Real Madrid on a temporary deal during the ongoing transfer window. The young forward joined Los Blancos from Eintracht Frankfurt in a £52m deal earlier this summer but there have been suggestions that he could be loaned out with manager Zinedine Zidane not impressed with his performance in pre-season.

However, speaking to Novosti, Jovic has laughed off the gossip while saying that he has become used to such kinds of comments and judgments from the beginning of his professional career, he said: "The media always make me laugh. I have been used to all kinds of comments and judgments since the beginning of my career as a professional.
Time will tell what is true. He believes in me, his thoughts have not changed. I am learning from him day after day, I am very happy. He is at the top of world football, both as a footballer and as a coach."

Arsenal boss Unai Emery speaks about Real Madrid midfielder amid loan talk

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has spoken positively about the attributes of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is on the cusp of joining the Gunners. The Spaniard has been with Los Blancos for the past two seasons but he has agreed to join the north London side on loan for the forthcoming campaign in the bid for regular gametime.

Speaking ahead of the Real Madrid friendly, Emery practically confirmed that the club are close to securing the signature of Ceballos, he said:"We are speaking about the possibility to sign one player. We have different names and the club is working on that. Ceballos is a very good player. I know him from [Real] Betis at the beginning and Real Madrid. He played very well in the Under-21s [for Spain], his national team won the [2019 European Championship] competition. He can play as a No. 8 or a No. 10."

Paul Pogba’s agent talks up Manchester United exit amid Madrid link

The representative of Paul Pogba has said that the midfielder wants to head through the Manchester United exit door this summer. The Frenchman was heavily criticised by the fans for the average showing during the closing months of the previous season and he has since admitted that a new challenge could be an option.

Speaking to The Times, super-agent Mino Raiola said that the Frenchman has the ambition to move on from the Mancunian giants and he is working with the necessary parties to fulfil the same, he told: “Everyone within the club from the manager to the owner knows Paul's wishes. Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We're in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.”

Eden Hazard insists he has joined Real Madrid at the right point of time

Belgium international Eden Hazard believes he has chosen the right time to link up with Real Madrid. The 28-year-old had been regularly linked with a move to Los Blancos during his time at Chelsea and he eventually took the challenge this summer after deciding against a new long-term deal with the Blues.

Speaking in a press conference, Hazard acknowledged that there was strong interest from Los Blancos last summer but he opted to stay put with the Blues instead. He added that he had a good campaign by his standards and believes he has picked the right time to make the switch to the Bernabeu, he said: “After the World Cup there was contact but I stayed at Chelsea for another season. I think it was a good decision. We won the Europa League, it was a good campaign personally, and I just think it was the right time to join Real Madrid.”

Willian admits potential for disappointment with Eden Hazard’s switch to Madrid

Chelsea winger Willian has acknowledged that he would be very sad, should Eden Hazard make the move to Real Madrid this summer. The Belgium international has flirted with the prospect of joining the outgoing European champions in the past year or so and he could be headed to the Bernabeu this summer amid the ongoing contract standoff with the Blues.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Willian said that he has no idea with regards to the future of Hazard, who has 13 months remaining on his current deal. However, he added that he would be very sad, if the playmaker ultimately parts ways with the club, he said: “We don’t know what is going to happen. But what I can say is, if he goes I’m going to be very sad.”

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