Manchester United will be striving to put a disappointing season behind them under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose promising start as manager fell apart into a sixth-placed league finish.The Man Utd legend was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement and while he had a successful first few weeks as interim manager, the Red Devils’ form dipped towards the end of the campaign and they missed out on Champions League football.Next season, Solskjaer will be prioritising returning the club back to Europe’s elite and they’re thrown straight into high-profile action with an opener against top-four rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Season ticket holders can also look forward to clashes with rivals Arsenal (September 28), Liverpool (October 19), Tottenham (December 3) and Manchester City (March 7)The Red Devils’ full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Man Utd Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 11/08/2019 16:30 Manchester United v Chelsea 17/08/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester United 24/08/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Crystal Palace 31/08/2019 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United 14/09/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Leicester City 21/09/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester United 28/09/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Arsenal 05/10/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester United 19/10/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Liverpool 26/10/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Manchester United 02/11/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Manchester United 09/11/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Brighton 23/11/2019 15:00 Sheffield United v Manchester United 30/11/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Aston Villa 03/12/2019 20:00 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur 07/12/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Manchester United 14/12/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Everton 21/12/2019 15:00 Watford v Manchester United 26/12/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle United 28/12/2019 15:00 Burnley v Manchester United 01/01/2020 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester United 11/01/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Norwich City 18/01/2020 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester United 21/01/2020 20:00 Manchester United v Burnley 01/02/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Wolverhampton 08/02/2020 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester United 22/02/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Watford 29/02/2020 15:00 Everton v Manchester United 07/03/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Manchester City 14/03/2020 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United 21/03/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Sheffield United 04/04/2020 15:00 Brighton v Manchester United 11/04/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Bournemouth 18/04/2020 15:00 Aston Villa v Manchester United 25/04/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton 02/05/2020 15:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United 09/05/2020 15:00 Manchester United v West Ham United 17/05/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Lieke Martens is counting on Netherlands’ medical staff to get her fit for the Women’s World Cup final after the Barcelona star lasted just 45 minutes in Wednesday’s last-four win over Sweden.The 26-year-old has been troubled by a foot injury since team-mate Jill Roord stepped on her toe when celebrating Martens’ late winner in the last-16 victory against Japan.Martens did not train prior to facing Italy in the next round and though she completed 90 minutes then, the forward was withdrawn at half-time on Wednesday due to the pain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Netherlands went on to win 1-0 in extra time thanks to a goal from Jackie Groenen midweek, though there will be concern over whether Martens can face the United States in Sunday’s final.”As a player you always want to play the biggest game of your career and this [final] is one of the biggest ones I’m going to hopefully play,” she said.”I’m going to do the recovery with the medical staff, I really believe in them, I’m looking forward every single day.”Martens admitted she had no problem being replaced by Roord at half-time given she had been feeling pain in her foot from the start of the game.46. De tweede helft begint met een wissel; Jill Roord komt in het veld voor Lieke Martens.#NEDSWE pic.twitter.com/M7UEvFyYjW— OranjeLeeuwinnen (@oranjevrouwen) July 3, 2019″Didn’t feel good,” Martens replied when asked about her foot.”For me, it’s easy. If I’m not 100 per cent fit then I want another girl to come in and give 100 per cent. That’s easy.”The most important thing is the team is better when one girl is 100 per cent.”The USA have injury worries for the final as well, with two of the side’s biggest stars facing a bit of a race to be fully fit by Sunday. Megan Rapinoe missed out on the semi-final with a hamstring injury while Rose Lavelle also picked up an injury in that match. The pair have both said they plan to be fit in time for the match, though it remains a question if they’ll be ready to go the full 90.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 6: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Sanford Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)A college football player was arrested earlier this week on charges of felony eavesdropping/surveillance as the result of an alleged incident that reportedly occurred during the fall of 2017.Georgia’s Detravion “Tray” Bishop was taken into custody at Athens-Clarke County Jail at 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday – he was later released $5,700 bond, according to Dawgnation.com.Bishop’s arrest was the result of a University of Georgia Police investigation that began after they received a complaint from a woman in April. The aggrieved party reportedly told authorities that Bishop recorded a sex act without her permission on Nov. 5, 2017.From the report:“The complainant wished to report that there was a student going around showing people a sex tape of her … without her consent,” the police report said. “… A subsequent investigation into this incident led us into determining that the crime of unlawful eavesdropping occurred on [Nov. 5]. The investigation showed that Detravion Bishop had recorded [victim’s name] inside his dorm room without her permission and without her knowledge.”The Georgia football program is aware of the alleged incident and head coach Kirby Smart released the following statement.“Certainly it’s disappointing when a player or any other young person under our charge is arrested, and we don’t condone any illegal or improper behavior. That being said, university policies are being followed. We are investigating the matter and it’s important that we gather all information relevant to the situation before we determine what policies may come into play. Then we can take appropriate action if necessary.”Bishop did not play for the Bulldogs during the 2017 season.We’ll keep you updated as details become available.[Dawgnation]
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: A cheerleader runs onto the field with an Ohio State Buckeyes flag prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)In less than 24 hours the Early Signing Period for college football is set to open. A few of the nation’s top recruits will announce where they plan to attend college, and sign early.The signing period begins Wednesday and ends Friday. Several top recruits are expected to announce their commitments during that time.Meanwhile, a few recruits already committed to programs will have the chance to make their commitments official. However, just because a recruit is committed somewhere doesn’t mean other programs aren’t hoping to get into the picture.According to Radi Nabulsi of Rivals, Georgia is hoping to make a late charge for Ohio State commit Doug Nester.Rivals250 offensive lineman Doug Nestor is committed to Ohio State but will not sign with the Buckeyes tomorrow. He is in contact with #UGA’s Sam Pittman. Here is the latest:https://t.co/ldJM6g4gxF pic.twitter.com/Bw2CgZOosH— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) December 18, 2018Nester is the No. 5 offensive guard in the country and the No. 92 recruit overall, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. The star offensive lineman committed to the Buckeyes over a year ago, though Georgia and Penn State are still in the picture.Stay tuned.
Here’s our best guess as to what it’s going to look like when it’s unveiled in late July or early August.ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaOklahomaOhio StateMichiganTexasNotre DameLSUTexas A&MFloridaOregonUCFSyracuseWashington StatePenn StateWisconsinAuburnArmyNebraskaWashingtonMissouriNorthwesternUtahIowaWe’re just under 100 days until the start of college football season. It can’t get here soon enough. ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks on before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Yes, we’re still two months away from either poll – the Coaches’ Poll or the AP Poll – being unveiled ahead of the 2019 college football season. But assuming there aren’t too many roster/coaching changes before then, we have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to look like.Clemson, undoubtedly, will be the No. 1 team in the country. Even if some voters actually believe that Alabama will reclaim its status as the best program in college football this season, the Tigers are going to be given the benefit of the doubt after how last season ended.Alabama will be No. 2 – there’s also no doubt about that. After that, it’s kind of up in the air. Georgia, which had Alabama on the ropes in the SEC title game a year ago, will likely come in at No. 3.After that, it’s likely some combination of Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Texas and Notre Dame.