Manchester United should sign Mesut Ozil, claims Paul Scholes

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Oct 2019 8:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Mesut Ozil is not wanted by Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes his former club should make a move for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil.The German has made just two appearances for Arsenal so far this term and has been left out of the Gunners’ last five matchday squads by Mesut Ozil.The playmaker signed a new long-term deal worth around £350,000-a-week just four months before Emery arrived at the club and the Spaniard wants to sell the midfielder to raise funds.United beat Partizan Belgrade in Serbia on Thursday but Anthony Martial’s strike from the penalty spot was the side’s only shot on target.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United should sign Mesut Ozil, claims Paul Scholes Scholes believes the German could add something different at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on adding creativity to his midfield and Scholes thinks Ozil could be the answer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Man Utd could do with someone like Ozil who can link a team together,’ Scholes told BT Sport.‘[He is] a player who can link teams together. He has got great quality, he’s shown that in his career.‘He could be an answer short-term, I don’t know. I think that would be up to him, ultimately.‘I can’t [see it happening], but he’s the type of player, short-term, who United could do with.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsJose Mourinho was keen on signing Ozil in 2018 but the playmaker was intent on staying at Arsenal.He recently reiterated his desire to stay at the Emirates but Emery shows no signs of reversing his treatment of the former Real Madrid man.MORE: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino eyeing Max Aarons, Nathan Ferguson and Bruno Fernandes in January spending spree Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Holder says players need to take ownership for results

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Captain Jason Holder has urged that his players need to “take ownership” for getting West Indies over the line, after the Caribbean side slumped to a six-wicket defeat to India in the third One-Day International here Wednesday.West Indies posted a competitive 240 for seven in a contest at Queen’s Park Oval reduced to 35 overs per side due to a three-hour rain break.However, after reducing India to 92 for three in the 13th over, they failed to take advantage of the position and the visitors recovered to comfortably reach their revised target of 255 with 15 balls remaining.“You can say that for the entire series, from the T20s straight here to the last ODI,” Holder said, ruing his side’s continued inability to capitalise on strong positions.“We’ve played some pretty decent cricket in patches and it’s just a matter of bringing it together, more often than not. That’s where we’ve fallen down in the past and continue to let ourselves down.”He added: “We’ve just got to find ways. I think it’s a situation once we convert once, guys will be able to understand it more and be able to do it more often than not. We just have to get across that hurdle.“It’s a situation where we haven’t gotten across that hurdle in a long while in terms of seizing those crucial moments in games. We have to sit down and take ownership.”West Indies appeared to have done enough when Chris Gayle lashed an entertaining 72 off 41 balls to underpin their innings, after they won the toss and chose to bat. He put on a swift 115 off 65 balls for the first wicket with fellow left-hander Evin Lewis whose 43 came from 29 balls.India captain Virat Kohli then spearheaded his side’s run chase with an unbeaten 114 – his second successive ODI hundred and 43rd of his career – while Shreyas Iyer, in only his ninth ODI, made a crucial 65.Kohli was dropped on 11 by wicketkeeper Shai Hope off seamer Keemo Paul, a chance which proved costly.“I felt we were always in the game (at the half-way stage). We didn’t execute as well as would have liked to (during India’s run chase),” lamented Holder.“We’ve got to hold our chances, we didn’t hold them (on Wednesday) and he (Kohli) made us pay for it. Credit to him, he batted really well and he won the game for India in the end.”Holder said Gayle and Lewis had been among the bright spots for West Indies despite the defeat, while the bowling had been disappointing in Wednesday’s outing.“There were lots of positives. The way Chris played … Evin Lewis showing a lot of form too. I thought the bowlers had a reasonable time too; in the last game we bowled really, really well. (Yesterday) we were probably off a little bit but generally I think the bowling has led us in the last couple games.“As I keep saying, it’s a matter for us to really seize the key moments in the games and play those key moments a little bit better than we have in the past.”Holder said much of the ongoing challenges being experienced could be traced back to the regional first class level.“There’s a lot of work still left to be done. At the level below there’s still a lot of work left to be done there in terms of getting players to understand the context of cricket and where world cricket is going,” he contended.“If you look at our scores in regional cricket, they’re still not up to par to where world standard is. We have to take a closer look at the level below and try to get guys into the modern-day format of cricket.”last_img read more


first_imgFriends of Daniel O’Donnell have revealed the singer’s wife is on the road to recovery after being diagnosed recently with breast cancer.Daniel and MajellaThe entertainer revealed that his wife Majella’s surgery went well and that she is now cancer-free.However Daniel, 51, revealed that Majella will continue to have treatment. A close friend of the star said Majella’s operation to remove a suspected cancerous lump and lymph nodes was successful.“They received some good news after the operation but Majella will still have to be monitored and she will still have to have more treatment.“However this is a great relief for them. Like many couples across Ireland, they went through hell.“But hopefully they can get back to living their lives to the full now and put this worrying chapter of their lives behind them,” said the friend. The couple are currently in the south-east of Ireland where Daniel is performing in concert.It is believed Majella’s treatment will last until at least the end of September meaning she will not be able to travel to Branson in the US where Daniel has committed to a number of shows.In an earlier interview with the Donegal Democrat, the entertainer said “Thank God with early intervention and surgery the cancer is gone now and it is a matter of further treatment.”He recalled the moment that he was told about Majella‘s illness.“It is one thing reading about cancer but it is a totally different and frightening thing when it hits your own family and the doctor delivers those words – ‘I’m sorry but your wife has breast cancer.’ “It is probably one of the most numbing experiences a man can go through. You just feel helpless,” he said.However, the singer did add a message of hope. “It can be beaten and I thank God that Majella is on the road to recovery.”He thanked everyone who had sent him cards and messages during their difficult time.“I know that Majella is going to be fine. It’s just so important to me that we will be together for a long, long time – the rest of our lives,” he said. The singer, 51, urged both men and women to have regular check-ups as it could save their life.“However, there is hope and help for everybody and all I can say to people, both men and women is to have regular check-ups. These can be the difference between life and death,” he said.MAJELLA ON ROAD TO RECOVERY AFTER CANCER DIAGNOSIS – DANIEL was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cancerdaniel o’donnellMajellaoperationlast_img read more