Top pundit Phil Neville has hit out at Tunisia skipper WahbiKhazri following their exit from the World Cup. The African giants lost to England 2-1 in their first game before a 5-2 loss to Belgium. Their final game against Panama would be their opportunity to salvage some pride before they head out of Russia.
Khazri was very good against Belgium but Neville was very critical of him. The Sunderland star and leader of the Tunisian side worked hard against the Three Lions last week but they could not hold them till the end. Harry Kane scored very late in the game to seal all three points for England.
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Manchester City defender Kyle Walker claims that his former teammate Eric Dier was keen on a move to Manchester United. Midfielder Eric Dier has been consistently linked with a move to United over the summer.
He has been one of the standout players in the Tottenham first-team over the last 24 months. However, there was little opportunity for United completing the deal, as Spurs had already sold Walker to Manchester City for a whopping £ 50 million. Money was not going to attempt Tottenham, who have been keen on making a consistent appearance in the top four and possibly winning the league title in the future.
However, Walker claims that Dier was very keen on joining United. The statement gives a great insight into the life of Tottenham players, who have been feeling underpaid for a consistent period of time. Left back Danny Rose recently voiced his opinion about the club not paying him his actual market value. Tottenham players on around £ 60,000 per week, while they could be on at around three times this figure at top clubs like Chelsea or a Manchester City. As a result, several players have been tempted to make a move away from the club, despite substantial progress on the pitch.
United were linked with a £ 50 million offer for the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder, although an official offer never came. “It was alright when you wanted to go to United,” said Walker on his instead account, although the video was later deleted.“It’s just a bit of friendly banter.I think it’s been took a bit too far, me, Del, Harry [Kane], Eric, we’re all very close. I’ve know them for a good six, seven years now.It’s all just a bit of friendly banter I wouldn’t read too much into it,” said Walker about the video.
Manchester United splashed the cash when they lured RomeluLukaku to Old Trafford, ahead of the player’s expected return to Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho approved £75 million for the deal with Everton.
The 24-year old Belgium international was keen on leaving Goodison Park to get Champions League football elsewhere. He was one of the top scorers in the league last term so he had proven figures to force his move to a top club. Lukaku is set to lead the attack line next season but Phil Neville opines that the club might add another striker.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic proudly adorned the No 9 shirt last term but Lukaku is expected to get the shirt number now. His 25 goals in the league last term ensure he gets this.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Jose wants to bring in another striker. Maybe someone who can play second foil, alongside Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Lukaku because they’ve got a lot of games.
“For United to win the league next year, they’re going to have to score 90-100 goals because they’re going to have to start demolishing teams rather than winning by one or two goals,” Neville explained.
United are pushing for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic to join them this summer. The versatile forward can be this support for the attack as United have options on ground in Rashford and Martial. There were reports that the French star could go on loan or exit United but that seems a stretch at the moment.
United were linked with Alvaro Morata but that deal seems dead after the Lukaku deal. Rashford can play in the wings or support Lukaku so a deal for Perisic is the likely option.
On August 13 of 2016, the hype and expectations were extremely high for the English Premier League as fanatics of football were excited by the arrival of the highly rated managers: Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and JurgenKlopp, all of which took charge of a top club in the Premier League.
With so many world-class coaches arriving to the same football league, it´s no wonder why the 2016-17 season of the English Premier League was being so hyped up.
The anticipated 2016-17 season of the top tier English League is reaching it´s final stages as it´s scheduled to end on May 21 and Chelsea has been convincingly dominating and are expected to emerge as the champions of England.
It has not been as exciting as many people was expecting it to be but it still has been an interesting season however, according to the former Manchester United player, Phil Neville considers it to be very boring and underwhelming.
“At the moment I’m actually turning off because I’m bored watching. I looked at the Real Madrid team and I thought, ‘how many Premier League players can actually get in the Real Madrid team?’ I thought maybe one, ´David De Gea could get in as a goalkeeper´ but that’s it.I’ve been disappointed for a few weeks now. I saw Real Madrid play to a level that I don’t think anyone in the Premier League can get anywhere near.”
That was the statement released by Phil Neville back on May 10 after Real Madrid defeated Athletic Madrid in the semifinals and Neville was so impressed by the performances from the players of Real Madrid that he believes almost no player in the English Premier League of the season of 2016-17 could perform at that same level, except for Manchester United´s David de Gea.
Former Manchester United midfielder Phil Neville said that the current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho should be worried by his team inability to win games at home.
He stated that this is a bit of a surprise for the Portuguese manager as his teams are generally renowned for being strong at home.
Phil Neville was speaking after the match that saw Manchester United draw against Bournemouth despite the fact that the opposing team has been playing with ten men.
Manchester United had many occasions during this game but failed to score the all important goal that would have allowed them to break into the top four.
Phil Neville said that this is not the first time that Manchester United has loss points at home in matches where they have dominated. He said that this is the main reason why the team has failed to challenge for the title, and it is important that the manager work on changing that.
Phil Neville said that the sending off of the Bournemouth player changed the complexion of the game and motivated the opposition players. He said that before the sending off Manchester United had created occasions one after the other, but things changed after the red card with the Bournemouth players defending deeper and better.
Neville said that Mourinho should find ways to help his team win games which they are dominating as this can be the difference between playing in the Champions League or Europa League next season.
He believes that there are enough qualities in the team to finish in the top four and it is up to the players to deliver the goods. He said that there is still some big games left to play in the season and things can change very quickly at the top of the table.
A few weeks ago, David Flitcroft was removed from his coaching role on the English League One club Bury FC after going through a string of 11 matches where him and his squad were not able to secure a single triumph.
Following the dismissal of Flitcroft, rumors and reports have begun to emerge in relation to who is going to be the next coach of Bury FC and the former Manchester United player Phil Neville was one of the candidates.
After Phil Neville announced his retirement from playing competitive football on 2013, he has embarked on new challenges. Neville is a pundit who does commentaries on football radio shows and he has also earned coaching badges after spending some time as an assistant coach in Valencia.
Neville has also been the first-team coach of Manchester United and taking into consideration the fact that his father Nevile Neville was the commercial director of Bury FC and that his mother is the club secretary, Phil Neville has strong ties and a fairly close relationship with the English League One club but the former Manchester United player has shut down those rumors as he has recently stated that he will not be taking charge of Bury FC.
“My mum is the club secretary, I spoke to her four times today and she’s never offered me the job so I don’t think I’ve got a chance. They have good owners at Bury, they’ve got a good future, and they plough money into it. They have a fantastic training ground. I keep reading reports that I’m going to be the next manager of Bury. I am not going to Bury. I will not be manager of Bury, I can assure you of that.” Neville said as he confirmed that he will not be the next manager of Bury FC.
Phil Neville believes that Jose Mourinho is the right man to manage Manchester United.
He said that following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, the club has suffered from a lack of leadership at the club with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal failing to manage the club properly.
He believes that a club such as Manchester United needs a big manager and that Jose Mourinho is the right man for the job. He said that the Portuguese manager has the necessary experience and has already won some big trophies in his career.
He said that fans should be patient with Mourinho and that he should be given some time. He said that it is not easy to change a team playing style and that it takes time before the players become accustomed to new concepts.
He said that at Anfield we saw a typical Mourinho side for the first time. He said that fans should get accustomed to Mourinho’s style of play even if it is not attractive.
Liverpool was on a good run and that many people expected Manchester United to be battered at Anfield. It is for this reason that Jose Mourinho favored a more defensive style for this game so as to avoid a defeat. In the end, it is one point gain, and this can prove to be important at the end of the season.
Phil Neville said that it is not important whether you play attractive football or not. What counts at the end of the season is where you ranked. He believes that Jose Mourinho is a more pragmatic manager and that his only concern is to make sure that his team wins games.
He believes that the manager is the right man at the moment and that he should be given time to build a strong team.
Former Manchester United midfielder Phil Neville says that his old club will now be hated under the management of José Mourinho.
The Portuguese is only managing his second English club in his career. After being associated with Chelsea for a long time, Mourinho came to Old Trafford in the summer. He has always stated that managing United was his dream job. Upon his arrival, though, there is a consensus that the hatred for United will only grow with the presence of the Portuguese. Even though there was widespread discontent against United even during the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, Mourinho will bring a new level of hatred according to Phil Neville.
Neville, though, says that it would be a good element at this moment in time since opposition seem to have lost the fear factor surrounding United in the last couple of years. Poor seasons under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal have meant that United are no longer challenging for titles. In fact, they are even struggling to finish in the top four. Mourinho’s first task will be to qualify for the Champions League, but he has already claimed that winning the league title is already on his minds. Neville says that United needed this mentality in order to get back to their best.
“I’ve not enjoyed the last couple of seasons when a few people were laughing at us and people were thinking, “oh, we’re only playing Man United.”When United play against teams at Old Trafford, there hasn’t been the trepidation there has been in the past. Now that trepidation is back.I want us to be hated again, I want people to be hating Man United. To be growling at us, to be snarling at us, to be jealous of us again. That had gone for the past two years,” said Neville.
The older of the Neville bros, Gary, hints he might only be involved in business and media this summer and not be working for any club.
Neville had invested in hotel business in 2015 and had also bought a sixth division side, not alone, but, in partnership with a few former teammates. However, he didn’t remain in England to supervise the progress of those projects and went outside the country for coaching work.
Now that Neville is back in the country, there are words around that a couple of clubs would come to him. It is understood that the delay in the naming of Sunderland’s support staff is only because they are planning to throw an offer to the 41-year old and United might also be planning for the same.
However, Neville suggests no matter whoever comes with an offer; there is no question of considering it as focussing on business is going to be his priority for now and probably for some time.
Neville might like to make his way back in the studio of the official broadcaster of PL too where he was a highly regarded figure until he parted ways with the channel last year because of the coaching assignment he took up in Spain.
However, the channel would welcome the Red Devils legend with open arms if he comes back as he is as good an analyst as any they have got and his presence on the pre and post-match programmes would only be appreciated by the viewers.
Neville, when he was working in the Spanish league, had stressed that coaching was something he was only doing for so much time and would not pursue with it as it isn’t his eventual target and he would like to do something else at some stage.
Ex-Everton player defensive midfielder Phil Neville is set to feature in a charity match.
England, managed by Jose Mourinho, and the Rest of the World’s Claudio Ranieri have brought in some of the sport’s all-time greats for ITV’s June 5 event.
England’s professionals will be Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler, ex-Manchester United standout Phil Neville and Arsenal duo David Seaman and Sol Campbell. Their previously-announced celebrity teammates will be One Direction’s .
The Rest of the World squad is bringing in all-time great Cafu, Manchester United veterans Jaap Stam and Dimitar Berbatov, striker Samuel Eto’o, Dutch superstar Edgar Davids and ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.
On the Rest of the World team, Michael Sheen is captain and joined by Gordon Ramsay, Nicky Byrne and Rickie Haywood-Williams. Dermot O’Leary is hosting, with Kirsty Gallacher reporting pitch-side as the action unfolds and Clive Tyldesley, Chris Kamara and Howard Webb on commentary.
Phil Neville who turned 39 in January this year, started his career early in the mid nineties when he grew through the ranks of Manchster United Under-18 before breaking into the national team. The midfielder played for the Red Devils under Alex Ferguson till the the mid 2000s when he was sold to Everton. He plied his traded for the Toffees till 2013 when he eventually retired after two decades of top flight football. During the span of his career, the player was involved in over 500 matches in the Englsih Premier League and almost 60 games in the UEFA Champions League. He won titles with Manchester United.
Aside club football, Neville played for country where he also moved through the ranks and played for the English national team before retiring from international football.