Listed below are your Manchester Metropolis morning headlines for Sunday, 6 September.
Metropolis ‘nonetheless count on’ Messi transfer
Manchester Metropolis are nonetheless assured of luring Lionel Messi to the Etihad regardless of the participant saying he’ll keep at Barcelona, stories say.
Messi had stated he needed to go away the Nou Camp this summer season after a disappointing season and a fallout with the membership’s hierarchy, with Metropolis reportedly on the entrance of the queue for his signature.
Nevertheless, contract issues noticed the participant carry out a U-turn, saying he would stay in Spain for the 2020/21 season – though he has made no secret of his unhappiness on the Catalan membership.
And in accordance with stories, Metropolis imagine they may nonetheless be capable to reap the benefits of the scenario and signal the six-time Ballon d’Or winner subsequent summer season on a free.
Sky pundit agrees with England supervisor’s Foden evaluation
Ashley Cole has stated Phil Foden must play the identical function for England as he does for Metropolis.
Echoing the ideas of Gareth Southgate, Cole informed Sky he doesn’t see any cause for the 20-year-old attacker to do something completely different for the nationwide group than he does for his membership.
“I wouldn’t wish to change him, he enjoys that function, whether or not it’s coming off the proper and coming in little pockets.”
Foden made his England debut within the 1-Zero win over Iceland and earlier than the match, the England boss talked up his high quality.
The video will begin in8Cancel
“He’s performed all the issues we knew he might,” Southgate stated.
“We all know how a lot high quality he’s bought. We’re not asking him to do something completely different to what he does on daily basis of the week.”
Walker fears pink card might price him England future
Kyle Walker has admitted his England days may very well be numbered following his pink card within the 1-Zero win over Iceland.
The Metropolis defender was dismissed within the second half after choosing up two yellow playing cards with the sport nonetheless at 0-0.
Fortunately, the sending-off didn’t show pricey as Metropolis teammate Raheem Sterling secured victory with a final minute penalty.
For 30-year-old Walker nevertheless, who hasn’t at all times been first selection at proper again below Southgate, the dismissal might carry down the curtain on his time representing his nation after 49 caps.
“I’ll speak to the boss and see what he desires to do. I’m very happy to remain and be across the group. I’ve missed it,” he stated afterwards.
“It’s been too lengthy for me, a 12 months out of the group, so I wish to be part of it.”