Man Untd ‘Shock’ Loss, Gor Mahia impending battle dominate Wednesday sports’ talk

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The Red Devils on Tuesday night received a shock loss away at Wolves denting their hopes of finishing top four. Aside from the Manchester United players displaying a really poor performance, there was one player who actually did his best and coach Ole Gunnar did not waste a chance to single him out.

The loss comes just a few days before Spanish giants Barcrlona visit the Old Trafford for the Champions League Quarter Final clash. But just because Barca are thefavourites to win the match,it dies nit mean they dont haveweaknesses and United prepared to take that fact to their advantage.

Gor Mahia are preparing to face RS Berkane in the CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinal, and now added to their worries is the referee CAF announced that will be officiating the match.We tell you why.

Top of the news nonetheless was Man Uts’s boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Singling Out ONE Star After Wolves Loss

United’s top four hopes were dented on Tuesday night after losing 2-1 at Wolves.

McTominay opened the scoring midway through the first half, however, a Diogo Jota strike and a Chris Smalling own goal turned the scoreline around.

The defeat leaves Manchester United in fifth, level on points with Tottenham.

However, with Spurs and Chelsea to play on Wednesday evening, Solskjaer’s men could end up in sixth place.

And while Solskjaer admitted his side should have put the game to bed early on, the United boss hailed McTominay after their frustrating defeat.

“I think we played some fantastic stuff, first 20 minutes we should have been two or three up and I’m not exaggerating,” he said.

“We didn’t pounce on big moments in the game.

“Scott McTominay played really well tonight, he’s been excellent.

“He gave us a goal threat, energy and legs – very pleased with him.

“There’s a couple of mistakes from us. We gave them that first goal, we have to be honest.”

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo hailed his side after the win, claiming his players’ reaction to going behind impressed him the most.

“A good performance. We were having trouble with their shape and they scored,” he said.

A good performance. We were having trouble with their shape and they scored,” he said.

“It was a fantastic reaction, we managed the game better. It makes me proud to do it against such a good team.

“The most pleasing thing was the reaction to conceding the goal.”

United return to action in the Champions League next Wednesday against Barcelona.

Wolves, meanwhile, now turn their attention to their FA Cup semi-final clash against Watford at Wembley.

One who could not hide his frustration was Man Utd Star Paul Pogba as he argued With this One Player During Wolves Premier League Defeat

Pogba struggled as the Red Devils slipped to a dire 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday night.

The France international’s form improved when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho in December but, in recent weeks, the midfielder has struggled.

Pogba was anonymous as Manchester United lost to Wolves, with the midfielder doing little to justify Solskjaer’s praise in him prior to the match.

And the National say that, throughout the game against Wolves, the France international clashed with Lukaku on the field.

It appears the duo were unable to get onto the same wavelength.

And their lack of sufficient communication cost United, whose transition from defence to attack was poor throughout the entirety of the showdown.

Meanwhile, Pogba has been tipped to move to Real Madrid when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old has already praised the club and Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane.

And the feeling appears to be mutual with Zidane also lauding the United star.

And former Premier League star John Arne-Riise believes there could be something behind the rumours about a transfer.

“Pogba I think is a fantastic football player,” Riise said on beIN SPORTS.

“But he needs to play for the right manager who accepts the way he plays football.

“With United he’s taken a few steps since Solskjaer came, I think Solskjaer likes him a lot.

“I read in the papers that he had a talk with Solskjaer about this Madrid discussion in the media, just to clarify the situation.

“I think he’s happy at United.

“But in football, if you’re a world-class player you never know what’s going to happen.

“He mentioned Madrid, Zidane talked up Pogba. If there’s a rumour going, there’s always something [of truth].”

In order for The Red Devils to avoid another loss. there is the The glaring Barcelona weakness that they must exploit

Barcelona conceded four to Villarreal...

When the balls were drawn out for the Champions League quarter-finals, many felt it marked the end of Manchester United’s run in the competition despite beating the highly-fancied PSG in dramatic circumstances in the previous round. However, hope is not all lost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Barcelona showed in their game against Villarreal that they can be exploited, due to their less than solid back four. Despite Lionel Messi starting on the bench, Barca raced into a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Malcom but were quickly pegged back.

The back line, made up of Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba, waas dragged around from pillar to post as Villarreal worked their way back into the game. Samuel Chukwueze replied quickly before the hosts put in a stunning second half showing.

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Goals from Karl Toko Ekambi, Vincente Iborra and Carlos Bacca put them 4-2 in front heading into injury time and it was truly an attacking display that rattled this Barcelona back line. It was the second time that that Barca have conceded four in the league this season but they still managed to escape with a point.

Messi hopped off the bench to whip in his sixth free-kick of the season in the 90th minute before Luis Suarez salvaged a late late equaliser to share the spoils. However, this game did prove Barcelona’s defence is shaky at times and can collapse under pressure.

This season they have conceded more league goals than Getafe, Valencia and Atletico Madrid and so often Lionel Messi has bailed them out. They have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games and face a tough test this weekend against their closest rivals, Atletico.

Of course, their attack is sublime, sumptuous and almost unstoppable. But they do leak goals and so often collapse when in comes to the crunch moments. Who can forget last season’s Champions League quarter-final when, with a 4-1 lead over Roma, they lost the second leg 3-0 in shocking circumstances as their back four wilted under the pressure they were put under.

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We saw against PSG that Manchester United can press high and cause top quality sides problems with their harrying and counter-attacking pace. PSG, perennial bottlers, threw away their lead despite have scored two goals at Old Trafford and looked the more superior side in the first leg.

With the second leg at the Nou Camp, Barcelona could collapse once again and concede a flurry of away goals that could unceremoniously dump them out of the tournament. Keep the faith United fans, things may not be going your way at the moment but something spectacular could be right around the corner.

Some Referees tend to be very strict and very generous with the cards and that is Why Gor Mahia have reasons to be concerned with the referee for their clash with RS Berkane

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The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has named Botswana official to oversee the CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinal clash between hosts Gor Mahia and Morocco side RS Berkane on Sunday 7 March.

Controversial referee Joshua Bondo will be the man in the middle of the first leg proceedings in a clash slated for Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Gor Mahia players like Francis Kahata and Philemon Otieno should be familiar with Bondo as he was the man at the centre when Kenya’s Harambee Stars took on Ghana in last month’s African Cup of Nations Qualifier.

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The 41-year-old Bondo will be assisted by Mozambican Arsenio Chadreque Marengula and Souru Phatsoane from Lesotho as the first and second assistant referees respectively.

This is not the first time Bondo will be officiating a Gor Mahia clash as he was the man in charge in the club’s CAF Champions League return leg against Esperance de Tunis on March 17, 2018 in Tunisia; a clash that was marred with violence after Gor Mahia players were to be whiskered off the pitch.

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41-year old Bondo has been a constant figure in Confederation of Africa (CAF) tournaments having featured in at the 2016 CHAN Tournament that was held in Rwanda, AFCON Under-20 championships in Zambia and the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon.

His controversial nature hit the limelight in 2017 when he was sent home from the COSAFA Tournament after handling the Zimbabwe v Madagascar clash with another reported controversy being headbutting an Angolan player during a South Africa-Angola friendly match in the same year.

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