CITY ARE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FAVOURITES – HARGREAVES

Owen Hargreaves believes that Manchester City are the favourites to win the Champions League this season ahead of holders Bayern Munich and last season’s finalists Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Owen Hargreaves played for both Manchester City and Bayern Munich during his football career and he has pitched his tent with the Citizens for the destination of the Champions League this season. Owen Hargreaves talked up Manchester City as Champions League favourites while he was on BT Sports as a football pundit. The ex-Manchester United midfielder was impressed with how Manchester City dismissed Borussia Moenchengladbach in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Manchester City beat hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 with goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus thereby making it 19 wins in a row in all competitions. The recent victory run makes Manchester City the form team in club football in the world. Manchester City have since made it 20 wins after the league win at home to West Ham United. John Stones and Ruben Dias were on target as Manchester City beat the Hammers 2-1, with Michail Antonio netting the lone goal for West Ham United. With the win over the Hammers, Manchester City now have 12 more points than any other team in the league.


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                  Hargreaves Says Pogba Will Flourish With Right Players Around Him

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has insisted that as long as Paul Pogba has the right set of players around him, he will definitely flourish at the club. He added that the French Midfielder can also be trusted to help make United a force to reckon with once again if they pair him up with the right selection of players who can understand his game and play to his taste.

Pogba is currently a man on form and has been busy silencing his critics in recent weeks as he keeps putting in some impressive displays in the games he has been playing in so far. In their last Burnley game, the former Juventus man scored the lone goal of the game to hand United all three points as he also came up clutch to score the winning goal in the Red  Devils’ 2-1 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Continue reading

ARSENAL DUO FAR FROM GIFTED SAKA

Bukayo Saka has been a shining light for Arsenal in a difficult season up until this point and he has received high praise from ex-Premier League midfielder Owen Hargreaves. According to the former Manchester United and Bayern Munich player, Bukayo Saka is far from other recipients like Willian and Nicholas Pepe on the right side of the Arsenal attack. Owen Hargreaves lauded the quality of Bukayo Saka while he was on Premier League TV as he compared him with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. Both Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford are always unfazed in the face of adversary on the pitch according to Owen Hargreaves.

Owen Hargreaves is certain that the more experienced duo of Nicholas Pepe and Willian are not even close to Bukayo Saka quality-wise on the right side of the Arsenal attack despite the money spent on the two players. The Gunners signed Willian on a free transfer last summer when his Chelsea contract expired and the Brazilian player was offered a lucrative three-year deal before he penned it afterwards.On his part,Nicholas Pepe has not showed top form consistently since his club-record transfer to Arsenal in 2019. The Gunners paid £72m to sign him from French club Lille.
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OWEN HARGREAVES BELIEVES ARSENAL CAN WIN THE EUROPA LEAGUE

 

Former Manchester United player Owen Hargreaves has said that he believes Arsenal manager Mikel Artera can steer his side to Europa League glory with his current crop of players. However, he said that the London club stand a huge chance of lifting the trophy as long as they give precious chance to their young players.


Arsenal completed a hundred percent record in their Europa League group stage after seeing off Dundalk in their final Group stage encounter. The comprehensively convincing 4-2 win over Dundalk away from home was enough to convince Hargreaves that the Gunners are indeed capable of clinching the trophy this season.
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Owen Hargreaves urges Bayern Munich to keep hold of Thiago Alcantara

 

Owen Hargreaves believes his former club Bayern Munich should convince Thiago Alcantara to stay put. The Spain international was one of the club’s standout performers in the recent Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain which they won by a 1-0 scoreline at the Estadio da Luz Stadium in Lisbon.


Following the game, there has been much speculation that Thiago could be on the move, considering he has refused to sign a new contract beyond next season. So far, Bayern have been unable to convince him to renew his deal, but Hargreaves is hopeful that the European champions can find the breakthrough amid the interest from Liverpool, he told BT Sport: “The big one is Thiago, they’ve got to keep him. He was one of the best players on the pitch. ‘Liverpool fans will be watching that and thinking: ‘yes please!’.”
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Phil Foden is special than the rest of the young players says Hargreaves

 

Former footballer Owen Hargreaves believes that Phil Fodenwill be more special in the upcoming future than Mason Greenwood who has been achieving records recently. Meanwhile,Foden has begun with a slow start but in the recent games, one could see he has been on his game. The young player will be serving as the replacement of David Silva in the upcoming matches of City across all the competition. Even though both of these belong to various positions,comparisons of the duo have been raised.


Hargreaves who has played for both the Premier League clubs says that even though he is the fan of Greenwood he believes Foden is more talented. While Hargreaves was working in the under 14 squad of Manchester City,he has seen him play he was only half the size of other players due to this he will always be one step ahead of other players.
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Owen Hargreaves Explains about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Character

 

Ronaldo is not a self-centred person says former Manchester United teammate Owen Hargreaves. He is often been criticised for being selfish to think about only his career. But Hargreaves argues that he is more of a team person rather than he is accused not to be. He has won Ballon d’Or for five times and is criticised for his pursuit to perfection.


Hargreaves says that Ronaldo is often seen through unfavourable light. He is a person who is willing to take responsibility of the main person when none has such a desire to play. He is a person who will pass on the ball if he finds anyone to be capable and with potential.
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Owen Hargreaves believes Manchester United can sign Jadon Sancho

Former England star Owen Hargreaves believes Manchester United have the financial muscle to land the signature of Jadon Sancho despite the current crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Red Devils have been heavily tipped to pursue the England international this summer and reports have emerged that he has already agreed personal terms with the side.


The £100m asking price has been reported as the stumbling block for the summer transfer but Hargreaves feels the Red Devils should have the money regardless of the financial impact because of the COVID-19 virus, he told The Mirror: “I think Jadon is a special case. Whoever gets him, the fees are going to be significant but that is a player for potentially a decade.
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UPAMECANO EYEING RB LEIPZIG EXIT

Dayot Upamecano has decided he will leave RB Leipzig this summer. Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City and Barcelona are all linked with the 21-year-old centre-back over the last few months. Arsenal made a move for the player last summer, but they were put away by the asking price. The club later settled for David Luiz in the summer.


The Brazilian was available for a relatively low price compared to Upamecano. The Brazilian was also seen as a quick fix for the club’s defensive crisis. They returned for the player in the winter transfer window, but no deal materialized.
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AJAX MIDFIELDER REVEALS REAL MADRID INTENT

Ajax midfielder, Donny Van der Beek has revealed that Spanish giant Real Madrid are interested in his service amid speculation that the Madrid based club will make a move for the player again in the summer.

The same day it was reported that the Madrid agreed on a deal with Ajax, Van der Beek told Fox sports, that the interest from the Spanish capital is real but he is concentrated on Ajax and his full commitment will be with Ajax.
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