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Jose Mourinho

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho said that chase of Gareth Bale was “game over” after the Wales forward started in Real Madrid’ 2-1 Europan Super Cup on Tuesday.

On the eve Mourinho said of the contest between the Champions League and Europa League holders that he would “fight with other clubs” to sign Bale if he did not start the game in Skopje.

Coach Mourinho said to BT Sport, “Clearly the club wants him, the manager wants him and he wants the club so clearly game over before it had even started, as everybody knows he is going to stay.”

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez also lined out selling the player he brought to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2013 for world record fee of 85.5 million pounds. The Madrid chief said to the reporters “I can’t contemplate selling him, he’s a Real Madrid player, he’s important to us and he’s one of the best in the world.”

Jose Mourinho

Bale started up front alongside with Karim Benzema in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and place on the pass for Isco to net Real’s second goal. He hardly missed out on scoring himself as he thundered a shot against the bar later in the second half.

Bale said “I’m not reading anything, although people tell me bits and bobs. I’m enjoying my football and playing as much as I can and winning trophies.”

Jose Mourinho

He added, “It is obviously great to keep adding to the trophy collection. It was a difficult game but I think we played well and controlled the game very well. We want to keep winning and every game we still have the hunger and desire.”

The Portuguese coach said “I think we did well, I think we lost to one goal which shows the result was really short (tight) and one of their goals was an offside. With a good VAR system, it would be 1-1 and extra time. We were playing a team full of fantastic players but we discussed (contested) the result until almost the end. We gave them a fight but have reasons to leave optimistic and proud.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo

The Spanish club’s Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday that when Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid in the Champions League final in June appear as sharp and he is now ready to face Manchester United in the European Super Cup.

Ronaldo was certified to report for pre-season training later than his team mates after playing in the Confederation Cup with Portugal and missed out the Liga team’s tour of the United States, instead of going on a promotional tour of Asia.

The 32-year-old Real footballer Cristiano stopped playing for Real after a 4-1 win against Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff and reported emerged from Portugal which he wanted to leave Real after being blamed of tax avoidance by the Spanish authorities.

Ronaldo has made no public statement following the unique report in Portuguese newspaper Record even Spanish media said that he had decided to stay at Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is likely to stay in Madrid after joining up late with the squad but coach Zidane said that the creative Portuguese forward player had every chance of playing against his old side United.

On Monday, coach Zidane said in a news conference ahead of the game in Skopje, “What has impressed me the most is that he is the same condition as in the final and two months ago, that’s what I care about the most and what he cares about.”

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He added, “The fact he has come with us here means a lot, and it means he is ready to play. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we’ll see if he does. Many things have happened and there has been a lot of noise as usual, but he is calm.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

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The professional Portuguese has joined United in an 18 aged after making an impression in a pre-season friendly at Old Trafford. He left United to join Real Madrid when offered of 80 million pounds of fee in 2009 and won two Liga titles and three Champions League trophies.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said about Ronaldo “He is a very important player for our squad and, regardless of the number of days he’s spent training, it was important that he travelled with us because he has an important role. Even if he doesn’t play, his presence is important.”

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Neymar

On Friday, union FIFPro said the Paris St Germain is paying a fee to Neymar was a record of 222 million euros after Barcelona shows just how wrong the transfer system is.

FIFPro is seeking the European Union to ban the transfer fees which says focus on power in the hands of a few mega-rich clubs, to the detriment of most players and the sport itself.

The General Secretary of FIFPro Theo van Seggelen has said in a statement that “The world record transfer of Brazilian Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is the latest example of how football is ever more the domain of a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs.”

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FIFPro said that the leading clubs establish their position in the market by increasing transfer fees and therefore creating barriers against other clubs to compete with them.

Neymar

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General Secretary said, “Football’s enormous wealth is trapped, research shows, within a few leagues and clubs when it could be redistributed more efficiently and fairly to help protect competitive balance.”

Van Seggelen added, “The transfer rules governed by FIFA are anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal. Changes were needed “in order to protect the rights of players as workers and safeguard the best interests of the game.”

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Neymar

Former Santos player Neymar has signed a new agreement to Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday in against of his father for 222 million euros ($263 million). Neymar move from Barcelona was made against the wishes of his father and agent, said Neymar Sr.

Neymar did not get bigger on the exact nature of their disagreement. But in an Instagram post, the video said that, the second time in his life that he was opposed to his father wishes.

The Brazilian striker Neymar said “I formed an attack with (Lionel) Messi and (Luis) Suarez that has gone down in history. I have won all that a player can win. But a player (me) needs challenges. And for the second time in my life, I’ll contradict my father. Dad, I understand and respect your opinion but my decision has been taken. I ask that you support me as you always do.”

The Brazilian boy has signed a deal for five-year with the French after they caused the release clause in his Barcelona contract. Neymar said the decision to leave the club was his and his alone in June 2013.

Neymar

Neymar said “I feel in my heart that the time has come for me to leave. It’s a very hard decision but I made it with the maturity I accumulated throughout those 25 years.”

Neymar’s father is one-half of their company NN Consultoria and the guiding light behind the money-spinning offshoots that have helped the Brazil striker become one of the world’s highest grossing athletes.

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Their business and publicity ventures have established so profitably that Neymar is sometimes referred to as Neymarketing. Neymar will be presented to Paris St Germain fans on Saturday.

Neymar

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According to the media report, the Brazilian boy could earn around 555,000 euros per week. Neymar added in the Instagram video that “PSG will be my new home for the next years and I will work to honour all of the trust in my football.”

“I’m counting on the support of all of you who have been with me since 2009. Fans, friends, professionals who are with me, and my family who suffered a lot with some problems that took place during that period in my career. Today you deserve peace.”

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Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that the Alexis Sanchez shift saga won’t be an interruption to Arsenal this season as the Chile gave a negative response to sign a new contract.

The Chile man is out of contract at the end of the forthcoming season and he displays no signs of accepting Arsenal’s offer of a profitable new deal as tried to engineer a shift to a club in the Champions League.

The club like Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich have been linked with Sanchez, however, manager Wenger appears strong-minded to hold Sanchez for the last year of his deal, as he hopes he could persuade him to stay for the long-term.

Along with Sanchez, both Arsenal midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil are also in the final year’s contracts.

When asked about whether he was concerned, Arsenal Manager Wenger said “When you are a player you perform until the last day of the contract. Do you really think you sit in the dressing room before a game and say ‘oh I’ve only got a year to go on my contract so I won’t play well.’”

Arsene Wenger

Wenger added, “If that was true we would sign everybody for 20 years. I’m not convinced the length of the contract has any impact on the performance. I am amazed that you are surprised by that. It’s an ideal situation. Everybody has to perform.”

Earlier Wenger has sold Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie to avoid losing them for free when their contract expired.  But this time, Wenger is inflexible sticking his power over Sanchez and Gunners boss even stated that it was a good position for player and club to have just one year left.

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Wenger said “In the future, you will see it more and more, players going to the end of the contract. Why? Because transfers are so high even for normal players. Nobody will want to pay those fees.”

Arsene Wenger

“Nobody knows if Sanchez will extend his contract here. What can I do about that? One day he will go and Arsenal will go on. Of course, I think he will stay. How many times do I have to tell you?” said Wenger.

Talking about Sanchez, he said “Sanchez is not back (in the country). He comes back on Monday night. I don’t know (if he can play in the first game of the season). We have to assess his physical state.”

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Wenger said about the last season performance and he is confident that his team could perform well this season. “I’m sure we will have done the needed work. Last season some players had a deficit in minutes played because it was after the European Championships.”

He added, “We have more players ready now. We should be ready, even though we have a tough start.”

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Gareth Bale

Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale was very happy and enjoying at the Spanish champions and has dedicated his future to the club. Bale said after winning the Champions League on Saturday.

Bale, who joined Real in 2013, scored 67 goals in 146 matches and signed an extension agreement in October to put him at the club till 2022. However, his future for Spain has been spread in doubt following a frustrating injury-riddled campaign.

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid midfielder Bale said after defeated Juventus 4-1 in the final in Cardiff, “We are winning trophies and I am happy. I have signed a long-term contract at Madrid. My family is happy and I am happy, so yes we will continue what we are doing.”

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“It’s the reason why I came to Real Madrid – to win trophies. We’re enjoying winning them at the moment, so we’ll continue to do so. Three Champions Leagues in four seasons isn’t too bad. I think we can get better. We are still quite young as a whole team and we have a great squad.”

Gareth Bale

UEFA Champions League final match victory was made happy for Bale on Saturday as he became just the sixth player to win a European final match in his hometown as well as Welshman to win the continent’s top trophy three times, exceeding Ryan Giggs and Joey Jones.

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Talking about the final match win over Juventus, Bale said: “To play a final in your home city in incredible but to win it is even better a great experience.”

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Manchester United

Manchester United ranked as a Europa League most valuable club by a recent report into the financial strength of the mainland top clubs.

According to the report by professional services firm KPMG seems at the financial of 39 clubs based on their status on social media channels, revenues for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, and success in UEFA European competitions.”

United was ranked by project value, an accounting measure used to weigh up how much it cost to buy any company or club as it added a business’s total money owing.

Manchester United

Although, two moderately disappointing seasons on the pitch between 2014 and 2016, earlier United’s value rushed clear of Real Madrid and Barcelona, flattering the first to break the three billion euros (2.7 billion, $3.4 billion) mark as enterprise value.

Bayern Munich stays in fourth place, while Manchester City edge past Arsenal to take the fifth spot, both under the enterprise value of Euro 1.7 billion. Liverpool, Juventus, Spurs and Chelsea fill the next four positions, which mean six of 10 from the Premier League.

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KPMG global head of sports Andrea Sartori said in a statement that “The aggregate value of Europe’s leading football clubs suggests that the overall value of football, as an industry, has grown.”

Manchester United

“While this is partially explained by football’s broadcasting boom, the internationalisation of the clubs’ commercial operations, their investment into privately owned and modern facilities, and overall more sustainable management practices are also key reasons for this growth.”

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KPMG’s head Sartori added, “In terms of media rights value, the English Premier League sits comfortably at the top of European leagues, although other major leagues have outlined well-defined strategies to compete for the attention of global fans.”

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Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that FA Cup final match win against Chelsea display for a new contract. He has come in for disapproval from a number of Arsenal fans this season after the club unsuccessful to step the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.

Wenger will currently expire in next month. However, the Gunners ended their season with a high 2-1 win in the Premier League Champions at Wembley. After the match, Arsene said that the board will hold a meeting on Tuesday.

When asked about the presentation ahead of the meeting, the 67-year-old former French footballer Wenger said “The best presentation is to watch the game (against Chelsea). I’ve played until the end of my contract, which is today basically. I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment.”

Arsene Wenger

“For me, the contract does not have special meaning but, because of the debate, maybe I should have sorted that out earlier.”

Talking about he drilled into the players that succeeding against Chelsea, Wenger said “I just told them to focus on what is important, our future, the future of the club, whether I stay or not. The players play for their future, for the next season.”

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He added, “I love my job and I love to win. I love to build, I love to get people going and I love what I do. I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you cannot question is my commitment.”

Arsene Wenger

Wenger said about the fans who want his exit during the matches in the latter part of the season.” I am a forgiving man. You cannot be in this job (if you are not forgiving). The job is basically trusting human beings. If you cannot forgive, you cannot trust.”

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“The only bit of advice I have for young coaches – if you have a tendency to be paranoid, don’t do this job. I meet many Arsenal fans who are absolutely fantastic. It was maybe one per cent. Ninety-nine percent of our fans are absolutely fantastic. We play for the 99.9 percent.”

“That’s why I said it’s not about popularity, it’s about consequence. It’s the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future. It’s for me afterward to decide, if they want me, whether it’s yes or no.”

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