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Pogba can be world’s best, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic backs Paul Pogba to be the best midfielder in the world if he continues on his current trajectory.
The Swedish star, currently featuring for the LA Galaxy, was a team-mate of Pogba's during his stay with Manchester United.
Pogba was routinely criticized early in the season as he faltered under Jose Mourinho, but he's been a revelation under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward charged by Uefa over celebration

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side's 2-0 first-leg victory.
Ronaldo made the gesture after his third goal of his hat-trick in the return leg as Juventus won 3-0.
Uefa will rule on the case on 21 March.
Simeone was fined 20,000 euros (£17,000) for his celebration.

UEFA League: Tottenham face Man City in quarter-finals

The Uefa Champions League draw was made a few hours ago and break down are, Tottenham will play Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Manchester United have been drawn against Barcelona.

Last year's beaten finalists Liverpool will play Porto, and Ajax will face Juventus in the other ties.

The semi-final draw was also made and Manchester United will meet Liverpool if both win their last-eight ties.

The quarter-final first legs take place on 9 April and 10 April. The semi-finals start on 30 April and 1 May.

Man Utd quarter-final tie with Barcelona reversed due to Man City

Manchester United have seen their Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona switched around, meaning the first leg will take place at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were drawn to face the Spanish champions in the last eight on Friday, with Barca's name initially coming out of the hat first.

Arsenal 'really hungry' for Champions League return, says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Arsenal are ready to return to Uefa Champions League.

Sunday's victory over Manchester United boosted Unai Emery side's top-four chances as they climbed to fourth in the English top-flight standings with 60 points from 30 games.

With a point behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, the Gabon international believes the Gunners can still achieve their target for the season.

Why Iheanacho was left out of Super Eagles latest call ups

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho missed being invited by manager Gernot Rohr when the German announced a 23-man roster for the upcoming international matches against Seychelles and Egypt.

The former Bayern Munich defender is sending a message to the Super Eagles stars with limited playing opportunities ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, with Iheanacho among the casualties.

Breaking: Zidane set to return as Real Madrid Manager

After resigning from Real Madrid in May last year, Zinedine Zidane is set to return as the club’s manager.

Multiple media reports said on Monday that the Algerian-born ex-French player may return following the shambolic performance of the club in both club and continental championships.

Santiago Solari has been in charge of the club after Zinedine voluntarily left last year after winning the 2018 Champions League title, the fifth for the club.

Pochettino slams Tottenham after defeat at Saints

Mauricio Pochettino was not a happy man as he saw his Tottenham side throw away a lead to lose at Southampton on Saturday and seriously dent their chances of finishing in the top four this season.
Pochettino was sat up in the stands at St Mary’s as he served the first match of his two-game touchline ban. In the first half it was all going to plan as Harry Kane scored and Spurs were superb.

Chelsea's fight for a top-four place will go down to the wire, says Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri has predicted Chelsea’s top-four fight will go down to the final day of the Premier League season.
Chelsea have revived their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League through finishing in the top four with victories against Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.
Tottenham’s stumble has also pulled Mauricio Pochettino’s team back into the battle, meaning Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal are fighting for two places in the top four.

Solskjaer to be appointed permanent Man Utd boss, says Neville

By Valentine Amanze (with agency report)

Gary Neville has said that he would be surprised if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not appointed permanent Manchester United manager during the upcoming March international break.
Solskjaer took over as interim boss in December following Jose Mourinho's departure and has led a remarkable turnaround in form which has seen the Reds bridge an 11-point gap to the top four.

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