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What Messi said about Hazard, Real Madrid’s game plan ahead of “EL CLASSICO”

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What Messi said about Hazard, Real Madrid’s game plan ahead of “EL CLASSICO”

Barcelona captain, Messi, said that no player can replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo spent nine (9) years at Madrid, where he played with Messi during El Clasico fixtures, before leaving for Juventus in the summer of 2018.

Ahead of Wednesday’s home game against the Los Blancos, Messi was asked if Hazard could replace Ronaldo at the Bernabeu.

He told Marca: “Hazard has a lot of quality. He is a different football player who can unbalance [defences], but I think he is different to Cristiano, with different characteristics.

“It is very difficult to replace Cristiano, but Hazard is also a great player.”

The Argentine superstar also opened up on Madrid’s tactical setup for their home and away matches.

“When we play at the Bernabeu, many more spaces are generated. They attack us more because they have the obligation as the host team and people push them for that.

“At the Camp Nou, they play another type of match, sitting a little further back, they are closer together and hit on the counter-attack because they have very fast players upfront.

“At the Bernabeu, we play 90 minutes equally. Here the game becomes more locked and is more complicated,” Messi added.

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De Geas’s error ends Man Utd unbeaten run (WAT 2-0 MAN UTD)

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De Geas’s error ends Man Utd unbeaten run

Manchester United’s No 1 Keeper David de Dea and Wan-Bissaka’s error in the second half end Manchester United’s unbeaten run after Watford recorded a 2-0 victory over the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at the Vicarage Road.
The first half ended goalless after both sides wasted some scoring opportunities, Manchester United could have gone ahead in the with couples of chances created but they were unfortunate to record a goal in the opening 45 minutes.
Watford maintained a high pressing game against Manchester United and the tactics forced Manchester United to lose the ball easily in the midfield.
Manchester United conceded a goal from a blunder from David de Gea as Sarr Ismaila shot found its way into the net in the 50th minute.
Watford got the second goal after Wan-Bissaka fouled an opponent in the box and Troy Deeney made no mistake from the spot to give Watford the second goal.
Paul Pogba was close to scoring for Manchester United but his effort was scrambled off the line as Watford ensured the scoreline remained the same.
The game ended 2-0 in favour of the home team as they ended Manchester United run.

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Real Madrid send message to Pogba over Man Utd exit

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Real Madrid send message to Pogba over Man Utd exit

Real Madrid send message to Pogba over Man Utd exit.

Real Madrid have informed Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, that they will not make a move for him in January, due to the emergence of midfielder Fede Valverde, Marca reports.

Pogba has seriously linked with an exit from Old Trafford and speculations claim he could leave in Janaury.

Madrid were keen on the 26-year-old last summer and were expected to reignite their interest in the winter window.

However, Pogba could now remain a United player until the end of the season.

The midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been reaching out to Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, but has not got a positive response.

Attacking midfielder, Valverde, has burst through the ranks in recent months, meaning Zidane is not as desperate to strengthen his midfield options.

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Solskjaer speaks on playing with Pogba and Dalot in Man United, Colchester clash

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Solskjaer speaks on playing with Pogba and Dalot in Man United, Colchester clash.Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has disclosed he might feature Diogo Dalot when his side takes on Colchester United in the Carabao Cup fixture on Wednesday at Old Trafford.

He also said that midfielder, Paul Pogba is working hard to return to action for the Red Devils, adding that the France international is sick.

Pogba and Dalot have missed several matches for Solskjaer’s side so far this season due to injuries.

Speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Colchester on Wednesday, Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying: “Maybe Diogo might return against Colchester after he’s had a week of training, but probably no one else,” said Ole.

“Of all things Pogba is now struck down with illness and he’s been off for two or three days. That’s not beneficial and that’s probably set him back quite a bit.

“As I’ve said so many times, Paul is a top player that we want to see playing his best football at Man United.

“We just need to get him match fit. He might be half an hour, 45, 60, 90 minutes – who knows – in the first game. We’re working hard to get him back, but now he’s ill.”

He added: “We’ve got a squad and we’ve got to rotate,” the manager said. “We did that on Thursday [against AZ Alkmaar] and we’re going to make changes again because there are so many games.

“I think that the team we’re going to put out is strong enough to win the game. At home, against a League Two team, you’re big favourites and you’ve got to expect that.

“But we’ve got to go out there and earn it. It’s going to be strong enough to create chances and, hopefully, score goals.”

The kick-off time for the match is 9pm.

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