Good morning, Concise News has selected for you, the top English Premier League (EPL) news roundup for today, 5th of September 2019.
Why Pogba Can’t Leave Man Utd, Brother Gives Reason
Mathias, brother to Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba, has said that he ‘knows he can’t leave’ Old Trafford, Concise News reports.
Pogba was heavily linked with a move away from United to join Real Madrid early the summer after he disclosed that he was ready for a new challenge.
He was keen on a move to the Spanish giants but Real Madrid did not meet United’s £150m asking price.
Speaking with Spanish television El Chiringuito, Mathias reassured that his younger brother would ‘focus’ this season because of United’s lack of ‘great players’.
“Paul knows that he cannot leave Manchester United so he’s going to focus on this season, it’s not easy right now, because he has a lot of responsibility in the team,” he said.
“A lot of big players have left.
“The only great player is [David] De Gea, the goalkeeper, which means he’s going to have to put a lot of effort in every game.”
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted that their chances of winning the Premier League trophy this season is uncertain due to something “missing” from the team.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side ended fourth last season and reached the final of the Champions League, where they were thrashed 2-0 by Liverpool.
Speaking about their competence, Lloris told Sky Sports that Tottenham will once again finish way short of Liverpool and Manmchester City.
The 32-year-old France International predicted that both Liverpool and Man City are well equipped with skilled players and have more chances than others.
Former Arsenal man Henrikh Mkhitaryan has disclosed that he left the club because he was unhappy over lack of playing time, Concise News reports.
The Armenia international revealed that not having enough chance to play at Arsenal pushed him to consider a last-minute loan transfer to Roma.
Mkhitaryan was signed in January 2018 by former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who left for Old Trafford.
The 30-year-old made three appearances this season before leaving for Serie A.
“Everything happened on the last day right after the Tottenham game I got a call from my agent,” Mkhitaryan said ahead of Armenia’s match against Italy.
“He told me that I have to fly to Rome the next day to have a medical with the team and also sign a contract.
“It is a great opportunity for me as I didn’t get a lot of playing time.”
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not happy with Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid’s keen pursuit of Paul Pogba, Concise News reports.
The World Cup Winner was reportedly linked to Real after he was expected to leave Old Trafford for the second time during the summer transfer window.
Pogba declared that he wanted a “new challenge” and made known his desire to join Madrid to play under manager Zidane.
The Spanish giants were determined to seal a deal with United but could not because they did not have enough money left, after heavy spending on Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy and Eder Militao.
According to The Evening Standard, Solskjaer refused to criticise Pogba after he hinted at leaving Old Trafford but was irritated by Zidane’s lack of discretion regarding a possible deal.
It was also claimed that the 26-year-old France International was aware since June that he would remain with the Old Trafford club.
France international Tiemoue Bakayoko has insisted that he did not take a step down by leaving Chelsea to rejoin Monaco, Concise News reports.
The 25-year-old has returned to his former club on a season-long loan, while the Ligue 1 side also have the option to seal a permanent deal with the midfielder at the end of the campaign.
After signing from Monaco for £40 million in 2017, Bakayoko struggled during his first season at Chelsea and was subsequently loaned out to AC Milan last term.
Bakayoko returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer for pre-season training but Frank Lampard has allowed the French midfielder to leave the club.
This is all EPL stories for today, have a wonderful day.