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Luka Modric on Real Madrid crisis: This isn't bad luck; our starts are s***

Posted Monday, January 07, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com72 hits

Luka Modric blasted his Real Madrid teammates after defeat to Real Sociedad. The midfielder questioned the attitude for the start of the 2-0 reverse. "Many of us are not at our level," Modric said in the mixed zone. "We cannot take a s*** at the beginning of every game. "We have to be clear, it's not a matter of luck. "We are creating a lot but the ball won't go in and we are giving a lot...Full Story »

'Solskjaer knows the type of striker I am' – Lukaku enjoying United revival

Posted Monday, January 07, 2019 by Goal.com71 hits

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's analysis and understanding of his game has helped him return to form at Old Trafford. Lukaku had looked out of form and down on confidence before Jose Mourinho was sacked last month, however, he has enjoyed a revival under caretaker manager Solskjaer. The 25-year-old - who only found the back of the net twice in the final th...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Reading - Sanchez and Lukaku to start against Reading

Posted Friday, January 04, 2019 by PA32 hits

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will give starts to Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku in Manchester United’s FA Cup third-round clash with Reading.Solskjaer confirmed he will make a number of changes, although his defensive options are limited by injuries to Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo, while Eric Bailly is suspended.Paul Pogba may well have been rested anyway but is a doubt following the challenge...Full Story »

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 2: Lukaku and Rashford keep Solskjaer perfect

Posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 by Goal.com52 hits

Second-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer match a Manchester United record set by Matt Busby. Romelu Lukaku made a swift impact from the bench for a second consecutive match as Manchester United beat Newcastle United 2-0 at St James' Park. The Belgium international was on the pitch for two minutes before rounding out Sunday's 4-1 win over Bournemouth a...Full Story »

Luka Modric rejects huge Real Madrid deal as stars seek exits from crisis club

Posted Saturday, December 29, 2018 by hits

Luka Modric has turned down a huge new contract at Real Madrid LUKA MODRIC has reportedly rejected a bumper new contract from Real Madrid as he continues to seek a move away from the crisis club. He is one of a number of stars to be considering quitting the club which has been in disarray since the departure of Zinedine Zidane in the summer. According to Telemadrid, the Croatian star, 33, tur...Full Story »

Ole Gunner Solskjaer plans for Man Utd changes - Lukaku, Sanchez and Martial considered

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by hits

Ole Gunner Solskjaer: The Man Utd boss could have Lukaku, Sanchez and Martial back (Image: GETTY) MANCHESTER UNITED manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer WILL hand strikers Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial a chance to prove themselves next time out. Manchester United romped to a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town without their forward trio on Boxing Day. A Nemanja Matic goal and two s...Full Story »

Man United's Romelu Lukaku in surprise Juventus link

Posted Tuesday, December 25, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS73 hits

Lukaku's second season struggles 25-year-old hitman Lukaku made the move to Old Trafford last summer for a hefty fee of £75 million. However, following a solid debut campaign in Manchester, during which he notched an impressive 27 goals across all competitions, the Belgian has since majorly struggled to replicate such form to this point in the current season. All told, Lukaku has manag...Full Story »

Man United vs Huddersfield Town - Lukaku set to be absent again for Huddersfield clash

Posted Monday, December 24, 2018 by PA41 hits

Romelu Lukaku looks likely to miss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first home match as caretaker manager when Manchester United face Huddersfield on Boxing Day.The Belgium international was given time off due to a private matter and missed the trip to Cardiff, where fellow forward Alexis Sanchez was absent through injury.Defenders Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian were also missing in ...Full Story »

Juventus eye Romelu Lukaku as long-term replacement for Mario Mandzukic

Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 by ESPN81 hits

Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images Much was expected of Romelu Lukaku after he shone for Belgium at the World Cup, but he has struggled at Manchester United this season and even lost his place in the starting XI during the final weeks of Jose Mourinho's reign at Old Trafford. But his patchy form hasn't put off potential su...Full Story »

Man Utd legend Giggs slams Lukaku: You're no Cantona

Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com86 hits

Wales coach Ryan Giggs has slammed Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku was on the periphery as United lost 3-1 to rivals Liverpool at Anfield yesterday - making just 20 touches of the ball across the full 90 minutes. "We used to have centre-forwards like [Eric] Cantona who would turn bad balls into good balls," Giggs said at half-time for Optus Sport. "Now we have centre-forward...Full Story »

Luka Modric has dig at Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for Ballon d'Or no show

Posted Sunday, December 16, 2018 by hits

LUKA MODRIC has taken aim at Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for not attending the Ballon d’Or awards. Modric picked up the award, making it the first time since 2007 that either Messi or Ronaldo did not win the Ballon d’Or. Luka Modric picked up the award for the first time in his career Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - who had won every award since 2007 - both did not att...Full Story »

LUK-Y CHARM? Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has signed with football agent Federico Pastorello

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by hits

MANCHESTER UNITED marksman Romelu Lukaku has signed with Italian football agent Federico Pastorello. The Belgian forward was previously a client of agent kingpin Mino Raiola - who facilitated his multi-million pound move to Old Trafford. Lukaku has joined Italian agent Pastorello But the former Chelsea and Everton man decided to leave Raiola in April and has now joined P&P Sports manageme...Full Story »

Manchester United 4 Fulham 1: Lukaku and Rashford lift Mourinho gloom

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2018 by Goal.com42 hits

Manchester United hammered Fulham thanks to goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. Romelu Lukaku celebrated his return to the Manchester United starting line-up with a goal as Jose Mourinho's under-fire side breezed to a 4-1 win over an abject Fulham. Lukaku's close-range finish was his first at Old Trafford for 997 competitive minutes and followed efforts fro...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rivaldo slams unfair Ballon D'Or snub, ‘no reason’ for Luka Modric win

Posted Saturday, December 08, 2018 by hits

Brazil legend Rivaldo insists Cristiano Ronaldo should have won the Ballon D'Or Real Madrid and Croatia star Modric claimed the prestigious award last week to finally end the 10-year dominance of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Ronaldo came in second while Messi finished a lowly fifth in a major shake-up to what as been the norm in the Ballon D'Or over the last decade. But Rivaldo believes the re...Full Story »

Man Utd boss Mourinho launches thinly-veiled attack on Pogba and Lukaku

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 by hits

JOSE MOURINHO launched a thinly veiled dig at Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku — despite a gutsy draw with Arsenal. United twice fought back to earn a point. But the Old Trafford boss took a swipe at his big-money superstars who he left on the bench. In his programme notes, the Special One warned: “There isn’t space for people that are not ready to give their all.” And a...Full Story »

'ROTTEN' Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister blames mafia as star and Lionel Messi miss out on prize to Luka Modric

Posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S sisters reacted with fury after seeing him pipped to the Ballon d’Or by former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric. Elma Aveiro, 39, amazingly said the result showed the world was “rotten” and tainted by mafia and money. Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Elma Aveiro has hit out after her brother missed out on the Ballon d'Or She took to social media in the a...Full Story »

Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric has perjury charges DROPPED

Posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by hits

The Ballon d’Or winner was charged with perjury in March this year relating to a tax fraud case against former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic. It could have led to a five-year jail term for the footie star. But the court announced yesterday the charges are dropped, on the same day Modric won the Ballon d’Or. It was regarding Mamic and his role in Modric’s 2008 transfer...Full Story »

Luka Modric net worth: How much is Ballon d’Or favourite worth? Who is his wife?

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2018 by hits

Real Madrid star Luca Modric, 33, is tipped to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s dominance of the Ballon d’Or. The Croatian star has helped lead his team to Champions League victory three years running, and also led his country to the World Cup final. Tonight we will see wether he has done enough to beat the Juventus and Barcelona stars, who have claimed the prize for 10 yea...Full Story »

Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric pips Cristiano Ronaldo to prize, Lionel Messi only fifth

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2018 by hits

Croatia and Real Madrid star Modric was among the favourites for victory, having already claimed Fifa's 'The Best' award earlier this year. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe were other potential winners. Juventus striker Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Messi have both won the top prize, which has been awarded to the best male player every year since 1956, five times from 2008. B...Full Story »

Modric is the best in the world according to IFFHS - beating Messi

Posted Friday, November 30, 2018 by Marca.com54 hits

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has awarded Luka Modric the Best Player in the World Award, and Thibaut Courtois the Best Goalkeeper. After having achieved 272 points, 128 more than Leo Messi who is in second place, the Croatian midfielder takes the title from the Argentine who picked up the award for the last three years. Soccer experts from 90 countr...Full Story »

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