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U-20 AFCON: Mali beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to final ticket

The Junior Eagles of Mali have qualified for the final of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations taking place in the Niger Republic.

After playing 1-1 in regulation time, the Malians held their nerves to beat Nigeria 4-3 in the ensuing penalty kicks in the nervy semifinal match played Wednesday at the Stade General Seyni Kountche.

Wenger backs Solskjaer decision to leave out Alexis

.Says Martial is indispensable

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to bench his former player Alexis Sanchez, with the Frenchman suggesting Anthony Martial has made the left-wing position his own at the club.
Martial has blossomed this season, scoring nine goals in 20 Premier League appearances so far, while he has managed to hit the net three times in all competitions since Solskjaer's appointment as interim boss.

Fellaini confirms PSG interest, reveals reasons for Man Utd exit

Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain wanted to sign him in the summer 2018 and revealed why he took the decision to leave Manchester United in January.
The Belgium international found himself heading towards the free agent pool 18 months ago as his contract at Old Trafford ran down.
A move elsewhere was expected, but the trust shown in him by Jose Mourinho convinced the 31-year-old to commit to fresh terms.
A new two-year deal was agreed, with Fellaini snubbing interest from afar in favour of extending his association with the Red Devils.

Fulham 0 Manchester United 3

.Martial, Pogba send Solskjaer's men fourth
Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba combined to clinical effect to give Manchester United a comfortable win at Fulham.
Manchester United moved into the top four of the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Two goals from Paul Pogba and a superb solo effort from Anthony Martial secured a comfortable win for the visitors, their 10th in 11 matches in all competitions under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Man Utd now enjoying the real Pogba - Martial

.Hails Red Devils 'leader'

Manchester United attacker, Antony Martial, has said that the club was now seeing “the real Paul Pogba” as an on-field leader, who has been granted the freedom to flourish.

Lingard says 'old school' Man Utd back under Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has helped bring back "the old school Manchester United" and persuaded Jesse Lingard that they can mount a Premier League title challenge next season.

Jose Mourinho's December sacking was followed by the surprise appointment of Solskjaer until the end of the campaign.

The Norwegian has won nine of his 10 matches in charge in all competitions, with that unbeaten start to life in the dugout seeing United close the gap on the top four and excite the fans.

No African team should beat Nigeria – Akinwunmi

.Flying Eagles rundown Burundi

FA Cup fifth round draw: Chelsea to face Man Utd

Holders Chelsea have been drawn to face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round in a repeat of last year's final.
In the stand out tie of the round, Maurizio Sarri’s side will take on Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s improving Red Devils at Stamford Bridge next month.

United have won all eight of Solskaer’s matches in charge since the Norwegian succeeded Jose Mourinho last month, including an impressive 3-1 victory against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the fourth round on Friday.

Solskjaer laying groundwork for next season at Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is preparing Manchester United for next season regardless of whether he stays beyond this campaign.
Solskjaer was appointed as Jose Mourinho's interim successor last month and has guided them to eight straight victories in all competitions so far.

Hazard hails Chelsea's signing of 'proper striker' Higuain

Eden Hazard has expressed his delight at Chelsea's decision to sign Gonzalo Higuain and has backed the Argentine to score plenty of goals for the club.
The Blues completed the loan signing of the Argentine after agreeing to takeover AC Milan's temporary deal for the Juventus forward, with Higuain joining until the end of the season but with the option to buy.
The 31-year-old wasn't registered in time to play against Tottenham on Thursday, with Maurizio Sarri's side having recorded a 4-2 penalty shootout win to advance to the Carabao Cup final.

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