United are looking for an uprising against Watford … and Arsenal clash with Newcastle today

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United are looking for an uprising against Watford … and Arsenal clash with Newcastle today

The Football Association insists on holding the third round matches of the Cup despite the spread of Corona injuries


Saturday – 26 Jumada I 1442 AH – January 09, 2021 AD Issue No. [
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Manchester United players are required to rise up today to compensate for their loss to neighboring City (Reuters) Corona, Rooney absent from the leadership of Derby County today (Reuters)

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Despite the outbreak of infection with the new Corona virus, the Football Association confirmed that the third-round matches for the England Cup will be played today, with the exception of the Southampton and Shrewsbury Town match, which has been postponed to a date that will be determined.
And the new Corona virus infections spread among Shrewsbury players, which called for the team’s confrontation that was scheduled today with Southampton to be postponed, but the FA refused to postpone the Aston Villa match against its guest Liverpool (yesterday evening) despite the first closing of its training center for the injury of many players and administrators, which prompted Villa To contest the meeting with his young players under 23 years old.
“We decided to play the FA Cup third round match against Liverpool with the U-23 youth team led by coach Mark Delaini,” Villa said in a statement yesterday, a few hours before the match. The COVID-19 outbreak in Aston Villa is also raising questions about his upcoming Premier League matches. It is supposed to face Tottenham on Wednesday to meet Everton on the 16th of this month. And Villa has become the fourth Premier League club to suffer multiple injuries in its ranks in the last two months, which has increased doubts about the completion of the domestic league for the 2020/2021 season. Three matches in the Premier League have been canceled in recent days due to many cases in the ranks of Manchester City and Fulham.
Today, 21 matches will be played in the third round of the England Cup, including Manchester United’s confrontation with Watford, and Arsenal against Newcastle, while the big teams from the Premier League seem to have great chances to cross to the fourth round.
The Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the coach of the Manchester United team, indicated that his team is required to shake off the dust of the defeat it suffered on Wednesday before the League Cup final against Manchester City (0-2) and return to the path of victories during the confrontation with Watford today.
Manchester United is still struggling to cross the threshold of the semi-finals in various tournaments, as it fell for the fourth time, while its neighbor City crossed for the final match to face Tottenham at Wembley Stadium next April. However, Solskjaer emphasized that disappointment should be forgotten and prepare hard for a match
Watford. “We wanted to qualify for the final of the English Professional League Cup,” he said. “This would have given us great support.” He added: “What we were looking forward to did not happen, so we must shake off the dust of defeat and use the next match to get rid of disappointment.” There are many things that we are looking forward to achieving. ”
French international Paul Pogba also considered that his team, Manchester United, was required to learn from a series of disappointing defeats in the semi-finals in case he wanted to win titles again, but he stressed that the team is on the right path. Pogba said: The loss in the semi-finals against City is disappointing, we lose fixed balls and mistakes can be avoided, details make the difference all the time, we have to learn.
And unlike last season, United are competing hard for the Premier League title, leveling on points with Liverpool at the top of the standings with a postponed match. The league title has been absent from the Red Devils’ coffers since the departure of Alex Ferguson in 2013, and they won their last title in 2017 when they won the European League (Europa League) and League Cup in the same year.
Solskjaer announced that his club had completed a deal to include the young Ivorian winger, Amad Diallo, from Atalanta. Diallo, 20, had signed a contract with United last summer for a period of 5 years with the option to renew for an additional year, but Atalanta demanded that it be continued until the beginning of January, until the player terminates the conditions for obtaining a work permit in England.
Solskjaer revealed that Diallo has been on the club’s radar for years, and he is a player with great talent for his speed, vision, and remarkable dribbling ability and has all the qualities necessary to be an important member of Manchester United in the coming years.
While Diallo expressed his happiness to join the Red Devils, and said, “A dream comes true.” I had time to prepare for this step, both physically and mentally, and I really worked hard to be ready to take a step towards this great club. ”
Manchester City will meet Birmingham tomorrow in a meeting that seems easy for the team of Spanish coach Josep Guardiola, who said: “We want to prepare the players who have been expelled for some time for injuries. We will analyze the readiness of Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker after the duo recovered from infection with Corona virus.”
Arsenal host title holders and 14-time cup winners, a record for Newcastle United, while Wolverhampton Wanderers play Crystal Palace in two Premier League matches.
Marin, belonging to the eighth division, which is struggling financially, is looking forward to one of the Cup’s biggest surprises against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow. Marin beat Colchester United, fourth division, on penalties in the first round, beating Havant & Waterlooville after extra time to strike a date with Jose Mourinho’s team. Marin at Roseate Park is preparing for the most important match in his 126-year history and has made several changes to receive broadcasters.
TV, media and match officials, but his revenue ambitions collided with a ban on fans due to tightening Covid-19 restrictions in Britain. Former Liverpool and England defender Jimmy Carragher announced the sponsorship of the struggling club, which increased its revenue by selling virtual tickets worth 10 pounds ($ 13.57) each. “It was the first match in the history of the FA Cup between an eighth-tier team and another from the league,” Marin president Paul Leary said
Excellent in the third round, we hope it will attract fans around the world … For the players, the crew, the fans, the sponsors, the neighbors and the residents of the Crosby area is a wonderful moment that may never be repeated.
Tottenham are heading to Marine after securing their place in the League Cup final with a 2-0 win over Brentford on Tuesday. Mourinho is expected to give a rest to dangerous attacking duo Harry Kane and Son
Heung-min, but he has enough weapons to avoid surprises.
Morecambe’s fourth-division team is suffering from the spread of the Corona virus with its squad before visiting Chelsea, the last runners-up, tomorrow. The first division team, Derby County, complained about an outbreak of infection in its ranks before heading to the Shorley (fourth) team, and the club decided to go to the match without the presence of its coach Wayne Rooney and two youth players under 23 years old.
Leicester is traveling to meet Stoke City (first) today in a meeting within reach of the first, who is ranked third in the Premier League. Leicester player James Madison said: “The team’s performance outside the home field makes it eligible to play for the next round. I think our numbers outside our stadium are great. We will enter the match as a great team and we will not tolerate the opponent.”
In the rest of the matches, which include teams from the Premier League, Everton will meet Rotherham United, Fulham will meet Queens Park Rangers, while Burnley will meet Milton Keynes Dons.
The Cup is known for its small team surprises, and the excitement will be greater after the FA canceled rematches in the event of a draw to ease the hustle and bustle of the schedule, while the tournament reward has been halved to reach 1.8 million pounds due to the financial crisis as a result of the epidemic.

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