In what was surely a convincing win against Dinamo Zagreb, Lyon ensured that they began their UCL campaign in style.
The Les Gones ensured a comfortable starting point by winning their first UCL game against Modri by 3 goals to 0. With this win, a little pressure has been eased off the backs of the Lyon’s boss, Bruno Genesio.
The goals began coming in during the first half period of the game when Corentin Tolisso’s first goal was later followed by goal strikes from Jordan Ferri and Gnarly Cornet. This win ensured that Les Gones finally ended its two-game losing streak which was fast raising questions about the future of the Lyon’s boss.
Manchester United returnee Paul Pogba has discussed the rationale behind the new hairstyle he is rocking at Old Trafford since rejoining the Premier League giant.
He double sported a Red Devil logo carved into his hair after dying it. He rocked it during his unveiling after the lengthy transfer saga that trailed his world record move ended. He is set to get his first appearance for Man United since leaving four years ago this weekend when they play their second game in the PL against Southampton. He missed the season’s debut against Bournemouth as he had a game suspension record.
Rafael Da Silva is slated to remain with France in the new season.
There had been rumors that he might be moved to West Ham. He is considered a star player from Man United and serves as an asset to any club he is with. Hence, it should not come as a surprise that this full back player is being asked to stay back in Lyon. He would be returning to Premier League in the coming months as the rumors pointed out, but his agent has revealed that he would be staying on in France to play the next season.
There is news that West Ham may make a move for former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva during the summer.
Indeed, the Hammers are keen to strengthen the team ahead of an exciting season that will see them move to the Olympic Stadium.
Rafael da Silva currently plays for French club Lyon after his move from Manchester United and might favor a return to the English Premier League.
Former Manchester United defender, Rafael da Silva could join English Premier League outfit this summer in one surprise move. West Ham United are reportedly keen to offer da Silva a swift return to the Premier League.
The Brazilian ended a seven-year association with Manchester United last summer when he switched to French club Lyon in a £2.5m move.
However, according to L'Equipe, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has identified the 25-year-old as the ideal player to ease his problems at right-back, as they painfully eased out of making the Europa League next season despite a strong performance this season. West Ham ended in 7th position with 62 points after losing their last round of games in the Premier League to Stoke City in an away match.
Dunga feels what is happening in the off pitch life of his captain Neymar is annoying.
The coach reckons Neymar should understand that he is leading the senior Football team of his country and is looked up to by a lot of youngsters as well as kids.
And, that’s why he must be responsible and try and stay away from the controversies because his involvement in any sort of controversy sends a wrong signal to thousands of people around the country who follow him and support him.
Neymar’s name has been dragged into a finance related issue of late which is related to his transfer from Santos to Barcelona and it’s also said that an investigation is going on against him regarding that. The striker himself, however, has rubbished all the accusations directed towards him.
Rafael da Silva’s time in Old Trafford has reached it’s end as the Brazilian defender completed his move from Manchester United to Lyon on August of 2015.
The time that Rafael da Silva spent in England wasn’t the most impressive as he was plagued with a number of injuries which kept him out of the pitch for a significantly long period of time and even when Rafael da Silva was fit and ready to play, he struggled to get consistent playing time.
Rafael Da Silva believes that the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson did severe damage to him at Manchester United as he could not quite develop the same sort of relationship with the other managers coming in.
Silva had managed to establish himself as a starter for United towards the end of the tenure of Sir Alex, but, as the legendary manager made his way out and David Moyes and then, Louis Van Gaal took over, the Brazil International gradually went out of favour and eventually, he left the club earlier this summer to join the French top tier side Lyon.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has criticised the stellar football being employed by Louis van Gaal since his arrival at the club.
The Dutchman was regarded as the tackle genius who would finally get United back on track in terms of winning titles. This, however, has not materialised yet. Compared with the days of Sir Alex Ferguson when United simply blew away the opposition, Louis Van Gaal’s team have been struggling to break down the opposition. Ferdinand reckons that it is largely because of not playing a high tempo football.
Brazilian full-back Rafael Da Silva got his first taste of European football straightaway with a club like Manchester United.
After moving to the European giants as a teenager, Rafael was expected to follow in the footsteps of club legend Gary Neville. Things, however, have not progressed in an ideal sense after the Brazilian has not been a first choice regular in the last couple of years. Even though his presence in the team has led to an overall improvement in terms of attacking football, manager Louis Van Gaal is thought to prefer defensive solidarity. This has been winger Antonio Valencia preferred in this position more often than not.