Ole Solskjaer aims to revive Fergies style

first_imgNewly appointed Manchester United interim manager Ole Solskjaer has revealed he plans to revive the style of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson at the club.The former United striker, who spent 11 years at Old Trafford is aiming to reintroduce the fearless football that the club played under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson.Solskjaer, who scored 91 goals in 235 Premier League appearances as a striker for United, replaced Jose Mourinho who was sacked by the Red Devils on Tuesday morning following a dismal season so far.His first game in charge of United comes on Saturday away at another of his former clubs, Cardiff City, where he was the manager for nearly a year in 2014.“If you play at Man United, you play without fear and you play with courage,” Solskjaer told Man Utd’s official website. harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“You go out there and express your skills.”“I’ve had the best. He [Sir Alex] just said, ‘Go out and express yourselves, take risks.’”“I want the players to just be similar to the kids that love to play football, and go out [to play] in front of the best fans in the world.”The former Norway international also revealed to the club’s official Twitter account that coming back to United is like coming home.“It feels like home.”last_img read more

Manchester United obliterate Cardiff on Solskjaers debut

first_imgRevealing performance by Manchester United at Cardiff, with a Lingard brace, and goals scored by Reashford, Herrera, and Martial. Pogba was superb.The match right after Jose Mourinho got sacked against Cardiff City, was the only chance that the Manchester United players were going to get in order to prove that the Portuguese manager was the problem.It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s debut as a manager, a bonified Red Devils’ legend who gave Sir Alex Ferguson his first Champions League as a manager back in 1999.The players immediately seemed determined to prove a point, the first goal only took them three minutes to get in thanks to a beautiful Marcus Rashford free-kick scored from a fairly long distance.The Red Devils suddenly became an avalanche that would destroy everything in front of it, Ander Herrera scored the second goal just a minute shy of the half-hour mark with a long-range shot that a Cardiff defender deflected.Pogba played on the position he always liked, the same midfield spot where he performs beautifully for France and the spot that allows his passing skills to be on their maximum expression.After serving the ball to Ander for United’s second goal, Pogba was right in the middle of a beautiful combination between three players for the Red Devils’ third goal of the evening.Full-time scenes in Cardiff… 😁 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/J7Mi7Cmsa9— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 22, 2018Anthony Martial took the ball in the third quarter and started advancing towards the box, as he got in there were two players who combined a pass with him with one-twos.The first one was Pogba, the second one was Jesse Lingard who placed him in front of the goalie in the blink of an eye with a precise assist.Martial’s finish was clinical, straight to the bottom corner and proving that Jose Mourinho was the figure who suppressed these players’ talents with his overly defensive ideas.It was the very first time in the whole season that Manchester United had a three-goal advantage before halftime.With this momentary result, players like Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba got way more confident during the second half and they offered their best performances of the season so far.Jesse was the first, he managed to get a penalty in his favor after getting knocked down inside the box only 12 minutes into the second half.The winger didn’t fail, Manchester United was winning 4-1 against a Cardiff City side that scored a penalty kick during the first half after a handball committed by Marcus Rashford.🇳🇴 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s @ManUtd managerial debut:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…⏱ Quickest goal scored this season🔥 3 goals scored by HT for the 1st time this season🤯 5 goals scored for the 1st time since Sir Alex Ferguson left🏃‍♂ Out-run opponents for the 1st time this season👏 A new era. pic.twitter.com/i42GSGhSc7— SPORF (@Sporf) December 22, 2018This squad was massively different from the one that Jose Mourinho was coaching, but the cherry on top was still on its way.Paul Pogba gave us another glimpse of his unique passing skills as he assisted Jesse Lingard near the end of the match for Manchester United’s fifth goal.This was the very first time that the Red Devils have scored five goals in a single match since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Scottish manager coached a Premier League match that ended 5-5 between his boys and West Bromwich Albion back in May 2013.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought the spectacular football back to Manchester United, we can fairly assume that a new era in the Red Devils has begun and we better buckle up because it may be a very bumpy ride.Jose Mourinho must’ve been fuming with frustration because he was never able to get that level of performance from those players, all the ones who were at odds with him were the ones who delivered mesmerizing performances.The Red Devils are back, finally.Manchester United score five in the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game 👀 pic.twitter.com/djjKWFEBiv— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 22, 2018Which was your favorite Manchester United goal against Cardiff this evening? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

SDSU Athletics unveils 250 million stadium portion of SDSU West proposal

first_img Updated: 3:30 PM , November 30, 2017 SDSU Athletics unveils $250 million stadium portion of SDSU West proposal Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — One day after San Diego State University detailed its plan to expand into Mission Valley, the Aztecs athletic department Thursday unveiled a proposed design for the $250 million stadium portion of the project.The $3 billion campus expansion onto San Diego County Credit Union Stadium property encompasses 1.6 million square feet of classroom and research buildings, a river park and open space, 4,500 housing units, retail shops, a pair of hotels and a multi-use 35,000-seat stadium for college football and other sports, according to SDSU.The 35,000-seat Aztec Stadium is included in the first phase of development and would take two years to build, JMI Realty CEO John Kratzer said. It would be funded by bonds that would be paid off with future revenues from the facility.Renderings and a computer-animated video showed a two-level stadium topped by a canopy. The building would be closed at the lower level of one end and open at the other. A wide ground-level concourse would include 18 “garden room” areas of different styles that would be open for public use when there are no events, athletic director John David Wicker said.He said the facility would be more that just a home for Aztec football.”It’s a stadium that will create the opportunity to host professional soccer, whether that be international friendlies, national team matches or a San Diego-based professional team, as well as the Aztec men’s and women’s soccer programs,” Wicker said.”A stadium that will have the ability to host concerts, other professional sporting events, NCAA championships, tractor pulls — you name it, we’ll host it,” he said. “Our goal is to build a stadium that will host events that reach every San Diegan.”Premium amenities will be spread throughout the venue, he said.One of the garden room areas will be dedicated to students who attend games, with food and beverages geared more toward their tastes and priced to meet their budget, according to Wicker.”Our goal is to create a great experience for our students, and we realize that just providing some seats does not meet that need,” he said. “We’ll work with our student leaders on campus to build out an area that they can truly call their own.”A group of students who dubbed themselves “The Show” fueled the sometimes raucous atmosphere for men’s basketball games at Viejas Arena, beginning around 15 years ago, prompting Aztecs fans to dream of replacing cavernous Qualcomm Stadium with a more intimate facility for football where a similar environment could be created.The Mission Valley site became available when the Chargers announced their move to Los Angeles. City officials hope to close the money-losing SDCCU Stadium at the end of the 2018 college football season, but SDSU has been discussing a lease extension to buy time for construction of a replacement.Petco Park could also be made available for the Aztecs in the interim, but the Padres have balked at offering more than one season. Some modifications to the ballpark would have to be made to accommodate football contests.Arrangements would most likely be necessary because SDSU still has to gain rights to the property. A group called Friends of SDSU said Tuesday that it is on track to gain enough signatures to qualify an initiative for the ballot, likely in the November general election.”San Diego State University has proposed a world-class, multi-use stadium that is designed to be a focal point of our community and meet the needs the University and all San Diegans,” the Friends group said in a statement.”As a critical component of the university’s Mission Valley expansion, the new stadium will provide a permanent home for SDSU football and create the potential for year-round, revenue-generating professional sports and entertainment offerings,” the statement says. “This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for San Diego can only be realized by the SDSU West initiative.”However, the measure would likely have to compete with the SoccerCity initiative, which successfully went through the signature collection process earlier this year.”We wholeheartedly support SDSU and its athletic program, and have worked hard on a partnership to provide for SDSU’s stadium needs,” said SoccerCity Project Manager Nick Stone.”It’s truly unfortunate that SDSU officials have decided to use public money to fully fund a $250 million stadium, when the cost could be split 50-50 with us, using private funding,” Stone said. “This is a waste of taxpayer money, and if the SDSU West initiative were to prevail, San Diego will not be granted a Major League Soccer expansion team.”SoccerCity proponents have applied for an MLS franchise, with a decision expected sometime next year.The development could also be slowed because Kratzer said it will go through a full environmental review process.Gordon Carrier of the design firm Carrier Johnson + Culture said the proposed stadium would be on the northwest corner of the property. It would be expandable, if necessary, and could host soccer or other sports, he said.The facility would be bordered by a park for tailgating, two hotels and retail establishments, according to Carrier.Scott Radecic, founder with the stadium design firm Populous, said the stadium was designed to reflect the San Diego lifestyle and fit in with the rest of the expanded campus area. Posted: November 30, 2017last_img read more

Gas Tax Repeal Initiative earns a spot on November ballot

first_img Updated: 11:53 AM Posted: June 25, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, Allen Denton, Sandra Maas, Mike McKinnon III, Allen Denton, Sandra Maas Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Gas Tax June 25, 2018 FacebookTwitter IT’S OFFICIAL – Gas Tax Repeal Initiative Qualifies for the November Ballot – My full statement: https://t.co/cMIVTtih0y pic.twitter.com/GR7bTDqGM6— Carl DeMaio (@carldemaio) June 25, 2018 ⚠️ This flawed and dangerous measure pushed by Trump’s Washington allies jeopardizes the safety of millions of Californians by stopping local communities from fixing their crumbling roads and bridges. Just say no. ???? https://t.co/poYNjiPAVA— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) June 25, 2018A campaign financed by national Republican leaders, including GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox, spent $1.7 million to put the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative on the ballot. DeMaio, chairman of Reform California and a conservative talk show host on KOGO Radio, spearheaded the effort in San Diego.“We are thrilled by the successful qualification of the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative and this is a huge win for the tens of thousands dedicated and organized grass roots volunteers who helped collect signatures,” DeMaio said. RELATED STORY: GOP’s John Cox promotes gas tax repeal as key campaign issueState law requires the signatures of 8 percent of the number of voters who cast ballots in the last gubernatorial general election, for an initiative to make it to the ballot. But if the number of signatures is estimated using sampling of the petitions, the law sets the minimum target 10 percent higher, and that was the target that was made today, Padilla’s office said today. Polls show most California voters want to kill the new tax that proponent’s say is meant to fix the state’s roads and bridges.Chairman of Reform California, Carl DeMaio was in studio sharing all the details. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSACRAMENTO (KUSI) – In November, Californians will have the chance to vote on repealing the gas tax hike. The Gas Tax Repeal Initiative needed 643,948 projected valid petition signatures statewide, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office today said that target estimate was exceeded.Gov. Jerry Brown, who along with state Democratic leaders pushed for the gas tax increase to fix California’s roads and bridges, blasted the initiative to repeal it. “This flawed and dangerous measure pushed by Trump’s Washington allies jeopardizes the safety of millions of Californians by stopping local communities from fixing their crumbling roads and bridges. Just say no,” Brown said in a statement. Gas Tax Repeal Initiative earns a spot on November ballotlast_img read more