Paul Pogba quells speculation about Manchester United future

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that “there will always be talk” amid ongoing speculation about his future at the club. (AFP/File Photo)
Updated 07 September 2018
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Paul Pogba quells speculation about Manchester United future

MANCHESTER: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that “there will always be talk” amid ongoing speculation about his future at the club.
The France international fell out of favor at Old Trafford last season and was linked with a return to his former club Juventus, and even a big-money move to Barcelona during the summer.
On Wednesday, Pogba further fueled rumors of his leaving when he said: “Who knows what will happen in the next few months.”
However, on Thursday, he said: “It’s not me who’s talking. I’m trying to do my job and work on myself physically.”
The World Cup winner was speaking either side of France’s 0-0 draw with Germany in their opening Uefa Nations League match on Thursday.
When asked if he was “fed up” with all the speculation, Pogba said: “I got back late (from the World Cup), so I’m trying to perform as well as possible.”
When asked if his relationship with United manager Jose Mourinho had soured, he added: “We have a pure coach-player relationship, that’s right.
“One thing I can assure you, I will always give 100% — no matter which coach I always give everything for United. I cannot say more.”
The former United youth player returned to the club after four years with Juventus, signing for a then world record £89m fee in 2016.
He was made captain for the opening two games of this year’s Premier League season in the absence of Antonio Valencia and has scored two goals so far.


Sixth season of ​​Formula E to start in Saudi Arabia’s Ad Diriyah in November

Updated 16 June 2019
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Sixth season of ​​Formula E to start in Saudi Arabia’s Ad Diriyah in November

  • The electric cars competition will witness two rounds as part of the sixth ABB FIA Formula E event
  • Fourteen such events are scheduled in 12 cities on four different continents

RIYADH: FIA World Motor Sport Council revealed on Saturday that the 2019 Saudia Ad Diriyah E Prix will kick off the new season on Nov. 22 and 23, 2019, on the outskirts of Riyadh.

The electric cars competition, organized by the FIA and the Saudi Arabia General Sport Authority (GSA), will witness two rounds as part of the sixth ABB FIA Formula E competition, out of 14 organized in 12 cities on four different continents including, Santiago, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Rome, Paris, Berlin, New York, and London and Seoul, which were recently added.

Alberto Longo, vice CEO of Formula E, said that the upcoming season will be one of the most exciting in the short history of the competition.

He also welcomed Mercedes Benz and Porsche to the list of competitors, and Seoul and London to the competition’s venues.

He said that the present season is about to end with three more rounds to go, and that there is a fierce competition for the title.

CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

● Nov. 22: Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

● Nov. 23: Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

● Dec. 14: TBA

● Jan. 18, 2020: Santiago, Chile

● Feb. 15, 2020: Mexico City, Mexico

● March 1, 2020: Hong Kong, China

● March 21, 2020: TBA — China

● April 4, 2020: Rome, Italy

● 9 April 18, 2020: Paris, France

● 10 May 3, 2020: Seoul, S. Korea

● 11 May 30, 2020: Berlin, Germany

● 12 June 20, 2020: New York, US

● 13 July 25, 2020: London, UK

● 14 July 26, 2020: London, UK