Why Manchester United decided against signing Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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first_imgWhy Manchester United decided against signing Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 9:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link945Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Aubameyang has scored 49 in 77 for appearances for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho was also sceptical about Aubameyang’s ability to lead the line and felt that he was not good enough with his back to goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Portuguese boss decided to sign Romelu Lukaku instead but Aubameyang’s record at the Emirates must have left United chiefs wondering what could have been.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsAubameyang has netted 49 goals in 77 appearances for the Gunners, while United’s top scorer in that time has been Anthony Martial.The Red Devils have struggled for goals this season and managed to find the net more than once in a game for just the second time this season in a 3-1 win against Norwich on Sunday.MORE: Granit Xhaka must apologise to fans immediately to save Arsenal career, says Alan Shearer Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang joined Arsenal in 2018 (Picture: Getty)Manchester United passed up the chance to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to concerns Dortmund’s valuation of the striker, his hold-up play and his age.The Gunners made Aubameyang their record signing in 2018 when they agreed a deal of around £56m for the Gabon international.United had been searching for a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and ‘extensively’ watched Aubameyang after getting wind of the fact he wanted to leave Germany.However, according to the Athletic, United decided against a move for the striker because he was 28 at the time and the club saw little value in shelling out £56m.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


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first_imgPeople have to remain in their houses because most public schools of the 18 towns in Antique cannot be used as evacuation centers since they have already been converted into isolation facilities for those undergoing quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard-Antique has been advising fishermen not to venture in the seas because of the typhoon. He also instructed the people to repair parts of their houses and to clear their surroundings.According to Train, “Shelter in Place” was decided during their Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment meeting with other national and local government agencies on May 12. SAN JOSE, Antique – This province adopted the “Shelter in Place,” a preparedness measure for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ambo.Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Broderick Train on May 14 urged the people to make sure their houses are secure even though this province would not be directly affected by “Ambo”.“The ‘Shelter in Place’ is a way of urging the residents to stay at home and to ensure that their houses are secure or would not be blown away in case the storm passes by,” said Train.center_img  Based on the weather forecast, “Ambo” made landfall in Eastern Samar afternoon of May 14.(With a report from PNA/PN) Personnel of the Antique Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and other national and local agencies decided to adopt “Shelter in Place”, a preparedness measure for the arrival of ‘Ambo’ during a meeting on May 12. last_img read more


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first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoDETROIT — The jerseys still said “Wisconsin” Friday, butthe team wearing them didn’t look like the Badgers. As a second-half collapsedoomed UW in its Sweet 16 loss to Davidson, nothing about the team seemedright.Wisconsin came into the game riding a 12-game winningstreak, the last five of which came in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. In thefirst two rounds of the Big Dance Wisconsin had averaged a 16-point margin ofvictory, but against Davidson the Badgers fell apart, losing by 17 points. Thedouble-digit defeat was the biggest since Duke pounded Wisconsin in November.“It got away from us,” forward Greg Stiemsma said. “Wedidn’t stick to our roles or the things we’ve been doing well for the lastcouple of weeks, and it hurt us.”The nation’s best scoring defense during the regularseason, Wisconsin uncharacteristically allowed Davidson’s Stephen Curry toscore 33 points against them — the highest by an opponent this season.In its second-round game, Wisconsin kept Kansas Statefrom making a single 3-pointer. Davidson, however, knocked down 12 threes, themost an opponent has hit against UW all year.Things weren’t much better on the offensive end.Despite having a notable size advantage, UW was actuallyoutscored in the paint 22-18 over the course of the game and outrebounded byDavidson in the second half.“They really pressured the ball and kept us from reallygetting the ball in the post,” forward Marcus Landry said. “We’ve seen thatbefore. We didn’t really execute as well as we have in the past.”Without the ability to get it to the rim, Wisconsinnever really found a rhythm on offense. From the outset the Badgers stoppedgetting the ball in the post as much as they usually did, instead shooting 17first half 3-pointers and turning the game into a shooting contest with theWildcats.“They really went to the three ball very quickly ratherthan staying in the swing,” Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. “That allowed usto get into the open court.”Quick misses made it possible for Davidson to get goodlooks in transition and was part of the reason for the Wildcats’ 18 fast breakpoints.Wisconsin also struggled with the full-court pressurethat Davidson applied. The Wildcat attack made it difficult for the Badgers tosettle in to an offense and helped to force 12 UW turnovers.“They got us in situations we didn’t want to be in,”forward Joe Krabbenhoft said. “They got us running around against their press,and you have to give them credit for taking us out of what we do best.”Even when Wisconsin started to show signs of its oldself, drawing fouls and cutting the Davidson lead down to a single possessionin the second half, UW was unable to keep it up for very long.“They really outworked us, out-scrapped us,” Landrysaid. “We tried to pull it back. We had it back within three, but we kind ofgot away from doing some things.”With its hustle and confidence in a system, Davidson wasable to win by, simply put, beating Wisconsin at its own game.“They outplayed us,” Krabbenhoft said. “It seemed likethey were outrebounding us. Getting loose balls on the glass. Getting to thefree-throw line. A lot of things we like to do they just did better tonight.”?Hurt by Hughes’ injuryPerhaps the biggest difference for Wisconsin was theabsence of guard Trevon Hughes. Hughes, coming off of a career-high 25-pointeffort against Kansas State, hurt himself early in the first half Friday and,minus a brief four-minute stretch in the second half, was forced to sit therest of the game.“It wouldn’t have been a bad thing to have a penetrator,a guy who could take care of it,” Badger coach Bo Ryan said. “And,unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to contribute.”Hughes finished the game scoreless in 12 minutes ofaction.“I really wish Trevon had been healthy,” Ryan said. “Itwould have been a better game.”last_img read more