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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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, 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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Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has criticized the Red Devil’s form, citing that their recent draw against Sheffield United was another blow below that the belt, that has now gone too far.

The former England international also noted that the introduction of Alex Tuanzebe made things worse for United and such naïve tactical mistake from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was what handed initiative back to the home side which ultimately led to their 90th minute equalizer.
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England’s loss to Czech Republic was their first loss in qualifying in close to a decade which showed the dominance that the Three Lions have displayed during this period of time. The general perception from the British media was that the loss was due to the poor midfield selection by manager Gareth Southgate.

This has been a reoccurring issue for Southgate during his time as England boss. Despite the wealth of attacking options for the team, the midfield is one area where England lacks star quality. Henderson came under heavy fire, the Liverpool captain is a quality player, but he is not the sort of player that can dictate the tempo of the game.
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Road to Pro Soccer: 4 Highlanders Move Forward

Gaining success at lower levels involves both good and bad things. The Victoria Highlanders had to play a vital game at the United Soccer League 2 against the TSS Rovers of Vancouver at the Centennial Stadium without four players who are headed towards Germany to be the part of the trials. They also have to play minus those players for the rest of the season as well.  Alec-Michael Petrizzi, Connor Guilherme, and Joshua Walter left to pursue the pro opportunities regarding the fourth and fifth division. 4th player, Jonathan Walter got a chance to play with U-19 German clubs.

The Walter Brothers are out of the Niendorf’s Pacific Elite Soccer Institute, based in Victoria. They were also part of the Westcastle team, the champion of the Vancouver Island Soccer League Jackson Cup, this spring. Petrizzi belongs from Florida, while Connor Guilherme has just been out of the UBC Thunderbirds as well as the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy. Niendorf spent 26 years in Calgary, though he was born and raised in Berlin. He still maintains close connections with German soccer. He played a vital role in the signing of Owen Hargreaves, former English international by Bayern Munich, known as the legendary club of Germany. He also had a major role to play in the signing of Nik Ledgerwood with 1860 Munich. The signing of Adam Straith of Victoria, former Canadian internationals, to Energie Cottbus and Kevin McKenna of Calgary to FC Koln was also done by him.
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