Man Utd star hands Solskjaer hint over blossoming Fernandes partnership

first_img “We like playing with each other and looking for our forwards in behind like we did with Dan [James] today and with Odion who scored a fantastic goal also.” Asked about Fernandes and fellow January arrival Ighalo’s impacts on their teammates, Mata continued: “It’s great to have Bruno in the team, and also Odion who is scoring in almost every single game that he plays. “They’re great guys, and we’re very happy now with them in the team.” United were scheduled to face Tottenham on Sunday in a crunch Premier League clash that has now been postponed due to the spread of coronavirus. All top-flight matches, as well as those in the Championship, League One, League Two and Womens’ Super League, have been called off until April 3. Read Also:PL postponement: Let’s abide by the decision, Man Utd appeal to fans Elsewhere, UEFA announced that next week’s Champions League last 16 second leg ties have also been postponed, with Manchester City’s clash with Real Madrid and Chelsea’s trip to Munich affected FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Best Cars Of All Time18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses Fernandes has had a stunning impact since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon, scoring three goals and assisting four others in nine appearances. The Portugal international’s latest assist saw him set up Odion Ighalo for United’s first in their 5-0 Europa League thrashing of LASK on Thursday. Fernandes and Mata were both influential in Austria as the Red Devils effectively sealed their progression to the quarter-finals and the latter has outlined how the pair could develop their understanding in further matches. “I think we understand football in the same way,” Mata told the Daily Star. “We like to play the same way, passing and moving and giving lines.Advertisement Loading… Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, has explained how his relationship with teammate Bruno Fernandes is beginning to blossom.last_img read more

World champions Australia to review woeful one-day form

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) – Australia’s world-hampion one-day team could face a major overhaul after they slumped to a 10th loss in 11 games, according to chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns.Steve Smith’s side were beaten by 16 runs by England in Sydney on Sunday to give the tourists an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.It is the first home series loss for Australia since 2010 and they have won just 26 of their 50 completed matches since they beat New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by seven wickets in 2015 to clinch their fifth global title.“With what’s happened recently we are reviewing how we’re actually playing the game and type of player that’s required in the one-day format,” Hohns told reporters in Sydney on Monday.“We haven’t played well in this series, we don’t seem to have been able to put it all together on the one-day; there has been something lacking.”Australia’s struggles in the 50-over format has not gone un-noticed in the cricketing world, with the New Zealand Herald newspaper asking if the side were “the worst world champions?”A statistical breakdown of previous world champions’ winning percentages showed that only the 1983 Indian team had a worse success rate between tournaments.India won 44 percent of their games between 1983 and 1987. Smith’s side have also been far from settled.Four of the 2015 World Cup winners — captain Michael Clarke, wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, pace bowler Mitchell Johnson and all-rounder Shane Watson — have retired from international cricket. Since that victory, selectors have also given 18 players debuts in one-day international cricket.In an era when run rates are pushed consistently past six an over, Australia have also only scored more than 300 on 13 occasions in 50 completed matches since the World Cup. They lost three of those games.Hohns said the selectors may need to look at a different type of player for their side, with a focus on hard-hitting middle order players and specialist limited-overs bowlers as they look ahead to the 2019 World Cup in England.“With the World Cup in 2019 there is a lot of one-day cricket to be played between now and then,” he said. “We will be trying very soon to get together the main nucleus of our squad so they can play together for some time.”last_img read more