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Martial and Lingard sidelined for at least two weeks

Duo suffered problems during the Champions League defeat to Paris St Germain. Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are set to be sidelined for at least a fortnight following their respective injuries in Manchester United‘s 2-0 defeat to Paris St Germain in midweek. Lingard was withdrawn shortly before the interval in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 fixture because of a hamstring issue while Martial did not reappear for the second half due to a groin complaint. United went on to concede twice in the pair’s absence as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first defeat as the club’s interim manager. Jesse Lingard came off injured against PSG (Martin Rickett/PA) And the Norwegian expects both Lingard and Martial to miss the FA Cup fifth-round encounter at Chelsea on Mo...

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League action

The Champions League returns this week with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in last-16 action. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s revived Reds take on Paris St Germain at Old Trafford, while Borussia Dortmund and their in-form England winger Jadon Sancho head to Wembley. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the main talking points surrounding this week’s games. Solskjaer’s big test Roll on Tuesday. #MUFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/RpqUYpJ5S8 — Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 10, 2019 When United were paired with PSG during the final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign this tie was seen as nothing more than a formality for the French champions. How times have changed. United have since won 10 and drawn one of their 11 games under interim manager Ole Gunnar Sols...

Jean-Michel Aulas: ‘Nabil Fekir has three weeks to decide future’

Nabil Fekir is told by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to provide “a clear and precise” idea of whether he intends to sign a new long-term deal with the club. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that Nabil Fekir has been given a deadline of January 1 to resolve his future, amid long-term interest from Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea. The France international was on the brink of joining the Reds during the summer, only for a move to collapse at the last minute because of concerns with his medical. Chelsea were subsequently linked with a move, as were German champions Bayern Munich, but neither club could agree a fee with Lyon. With speculation regarding Fekir’s next career move gathering momentum once again, Aulas has asked the 25-year-old to provide &...

Liverpool’s Gomez set for up to six weeks on sidelines with leg fracture

The Reds defender was hurt during Premier League victory over Burnley and could miss six weeks. Liverpool have confirmed that Joe Gomez suffered a lower leg fracture during Wednesday’s Premier League victory over Burnley. And the Reds say initial indications suggest he could be sidelined for up to six weeks. England defender Gomez was carried off midway through the first half at Turf Moor following a challenge with Ben Mee, with Liverpool going on to claim a 3-1 win. In a statement, the club said: “Liverpool can confirm Joe Gomez sustained a fracture to the lower left leg during the 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday night. “The defender needed to be substituted after 23 minutes at Turf Moor following a challenge from which he was unable to continue. “Gomez’s inj...

The key talking points for this week’s Champions League fixtures

City and Liverpool are in control, United and Spurs are under pressure and Messi is in line to return. Manchester City and Liverpool will look to take another step towards qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League this week. At the halfway stage of the group campaign, the two clubs are well placed to progress though the fortunes of Manchester United and Tottenham were dented last time out. Here, Press Association Sport runs the rule over what we might expect from the midweek fixtures: City and Liverpool lead the way Belgrade bound. ? #UCL pic.twitter.com/k1eE5mimVt — Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 5, 2018 The two teams are battling for supremacy in the Premier League and sent a warning to their European rivals in their last outings by brushing aside lesser opposition in comm...

Messi to miss El Clasico after being ruled out for three weeks with arm fracture

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists his side can cope with the loss of Lionel Messi after the star forward was ruled out of next week’s Clasico with a fracture in his arm. Messi will be sidelined for around three weeks, including the crunch clash with Real Madrid next Sunday, after falling awkwardly in the first half of Saturday’s 4-2 win over Sevilla which sent Barcelona back to the top of LaLiga. A Barcelona statement said: “Tests carried out on the first team player Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks.” ❗ [INJURY NEWS] Tests carried out on the first team player Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks....

Lionel Messi ruled out for three weeks with fractured arm

Tests reveal that Lionel Messi fractured his arm in Barcelona’s 4-2 win against Sevilla, ruling the Argentinian forward out of action for the next three weeks. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 23:03 UK Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 23:06 UK Barcelona have confirmed that forward Lionel Messi is to miss “approximately three weeks” of action after fracturing his right arm. The 31-year-old landed awkwardly in the opening quarter of Barca’s 4-2 win over Sevilla in Saturday evening’s La Liga clash. Messi, who had earlier assisted his side’s first goal of the night at Camp Nou, had to be replaced by Ousmane Dembele for the remaining 65 minutes of the match. After undergoing tests on his damaged arm...

Thomas Vermaelen out for “six weeks”

Barcelona confirm that Thomas Vermaelen will spend “approximately six weeks” on the sidelines with the injury that he picked up while representing Belgium. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 13:35 UK Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 13:35 UK Barcelona have revealed that Thomas Vermaelen will spend “approximately six weeks” on the sidelines with the injury that he picked up while representing Belgium on Friday night. Vermaelen played in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Valencia before the international break due to Samuel Umtiti‘s absence. The 32-year-old would have been looking for a run in the team over the next few weeks, but is now expected to miss at least one and a half months of football with “an injury ...

Wigan expect Chinese investors to complete takeover within six weeks

The Championship club is being sold by present owners the Whelan family. Wigan expect Chinese investors International Entertainment Corporation to complete their club takeover within six weeks. The Sky Bet Championship club have provided an update on the change of ownership having formally agreed to a £22million deal with the Hong Kong based company in May. “Previously, it was confirmed that the sale of the Whelan family’s shares to IEC was subject to the approval of IEC’s shareholders and the consent of the EFL (English Football League),” Wigan said in a statement. “The consent from the EFL was received in summer 2018 and IEC is now proceeding into the final phase of obtaining its shareholders’ approval in Hong Kong. “A public circular was released and despatched by IEC to its shareholder...

Report: Jack Wilshere out for six weeks after undergoing ankle surgery

Jack Wilshere will reportedly spend the next six weeks on the sidelines because of an ankle injury sustained in training last week. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 23:05 UK Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 23:05 UK West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss the next six weeks after undergoing surgery on his ankle, according to a report. The 26-year-old is said to have suffered his latest injury setback during a training session last week when spraining his ankle. United had hoped that the problem was not serious enough for an operation to be required, but The Guardian claims that the Hammers were left with no other choice. Wilshere, who missed his side’s 3-1 win away to Everton at the weekend, went under the knife ...

Ruben Loftus-Cheek ‘facing two weeks out’

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek faces two weeks on the sidelines with a foot problem, according to a report. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 23:15 UK Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is reportedly facing two weeks on the sidelines with a foot problem. Loftus-Cheek suffered the injury in the latter stages of England’s 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday night. The midfielder was seen walking without his football boot after the final whistle, and did not look comfortable as he moved across the turf. According to The Sun, Loftus-Cheek, who has only played 33 minutes of Premier League football this season, had a scan after the international friendly, and he is now facing two weeks on the sidelines. The 22-year-old recently refused to...

Dejan Lovren ruled out for up to three weeks

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals that Dejan Lovren could be out for up to three weeks following his involvement in this summer’s World Cup. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Monday, August 13, 2018 at 09:39 UK Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2018 at 09:40 UK Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that defender Dejan Lovren could miss up to three weeks due to a pelvic problem. Lovren managed the long-standing injury issue throughout last season, making 43 appearances across all competitions to help the Reds to the Champions League final and a second successive top-four finish. The Croatia international also helped his country to the final of the World Cup this summer, although Klopp confirmed that the rigours of the tournament in Russia mean that Lovren will need ...

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