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Bundesliga restart blow as three test positive for coronavirus at Cologne

Three people have tested positive for coronavirus at Cologne and will be placed into a 14-day quarantine, the Bundesliga club said Friday in a potential blow to hopes of restarting the German football season this month.

"Cologne had the entire team and coaching staff, along with the backroom staff, tested on Thursday for COVID-19. Three people tested positive, all are symptom free," the club said in a statement on its website.

Go for Ndidi, two other mdifielders, Ferdinand urges Man Utd

Rio Ferdinand has advised Manchester United to move for Saul Niguez, Thomas Partey and Wilfred Ndidi in the summer transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's rebuilding job at Old Trafford is expected to continue when the market reopens later in the year.
The Norwegian has already added Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes to his ranks, while also securing Odion Ighalo's services on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.

Keane: I didn't have much in common with Rooney, Ferdinand

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has admitted that he struggled to connect with younger stars such as Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand in his later days at Old Trafford.
Keane wrote himself into Red Devils history thanks to his leadership qualities, with a Champions League semi-final performance away to Juventus in 1999 particularly iconic of his dogged attitude.

Man Utd star Fred 'very grateful' to Carrick for helping him through testing 'adaptation' at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Fred has expressed his gratitude towards Michael Carrick for helping him through a frustrating period of "adaptation" at Old Trafford.

Fred completed a £52 million ($64m) move to United from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2018, but struggled to live up to that hefty price tag during his first full season in England. The 27-year-old quickly fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho, and his fortunes did not improve initially under his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

COVID-19: Ahmed Musa dismisses testing positive

Nigeria Super Eagles Player, Ahmed Musa, has dismissed claims on social media that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Musa, who plays for Al-Nassr Football Club in Saudi Arabia described the rumour as fake news on his verified Twitter handle. “Please, ignore any false news about me or my family testing positive to COVID-19.

“We are self-isolating for 14 days as we just got in from Saudi Arabia, as the law stipulates. Stay safe! Maintain social distance,’’ he twitted.

The Nigeria international also advised Nigerians to avoid fake news.

How Mourinho made me a better player, by Rashford

By Omnisport

Marcus Rashford believes the "tough period" he endured under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United has made him a better player.

England striker Rashford played under Mourinho from the beginning of the 2016-17 season until the Portuguese's sacking in December 2018.
Rashford won an EFL Cup and Europa League in that time but often found his form under scrutiny, while he was largely employed on the wing with Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Romelu Lukaku playing centrally.

Adama Traore doesn't lift weights, claims Wolves team-mate, Coady

Adama Traore does not do any upper-body gym work to maintain his impressive physique, according to Wolves team-mate, Conor Coady.
Traore has been one of the standout performers under Nuno Espirito Santo this season, with four goals and seven assists in 28 Premier League appearances.
The 24-year-old's pace and power make him one of the more formidable wingers in English football, and his physical attributes were noticed even as a youngster at Barcelona, when he attracted the interest of NFL scouts.

Super Eagles ex-goalkeeper, Enyeama, set to join South African club

Former Nigerian captain Vincent Enyeama is open to playing for either of the Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
The 37-year-old goalkeeper has been a free agent since he left French giants Lille OSC at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.
Enyeama was part of the Super Eagles squad which clinched the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title in South Africa.
The most-capped Nigeria player in history with 101 caps, a record he shares with Joseph Yobo, did not rule out a move to either Chiefs or Pirates when speaking to African Football HQ.

Steady decline for Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool's 'world-class' striker

For a year and a half after joining Liverpool in 2013, Daniel Sturridge looked like the best English striker in the Premier League.
Thirty-five goals between January 2013 and May 2014 told their own story. Sturridge was incisive, clever, technically superb and brimming with confidence.

In the six seasons since, Sturridge has scored just 23 more league goals. He has finished bottom of the Premier League with West Brom, won the Champions League with Liverpool, and been banned from football for betting offences.

Steady decline for Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool's 'world-class' striker

For a year and a half after joining Liverpool in 2013, Daniel Sturridge looked like the best English striker in the Premier League.
Thirty-five goals between January 2013 and May 2014 told their own story. Sturridge was incisive, clever, technically superb and brimming with confidence.

In the six seasons since, Sturridge has scored just 23 more league goals. He has finished bottom of the Premier League with West Brom, won the Champions League with Liverpool, and been banned from football for betting offences.

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