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_imgSo far this season, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team has been on-again, off-again, both in how the Badgers have fared with their 3-3-1 record but also in their schedule, which has already given them three bye weeks in only the first eight weeks of the season. But even having three of the last five weekends off, including this weekend, pales in comparison to the wait junior goaltender Joel Rumpel endured between games.Rumpel started in net in the season’s second game against Northern Michigan. That was Oct. 12. Then, three days later, Rumpel sprained his ankle in practice, and was expected to miss only a few weeks. But with the scheduled front-loaded with byes, which have been every other week since the two games at Boston College and Boston University Oct. 18 and 19, respectively, Rumpel’s return to action was put on hold.Finally, after missing 34 days between starts, spanning just two series because of all the byes, Rumpel made his return in between the pipes Saturday in the Badgers’ 3-2 win over Miami (Ohio).“I don’t get nervous very often, but I was a little nervous,” he said of how he felt prior to his start against the Redhawks. “It’s always tough when you haven’t played in so long and you’re playing against such a good team. With the close loss on Friday night, it’s like, ‘The boys really need a win tonight,’ and you’re in there for your first game. But you kind of feed off that nervousness and as soon as you make that first save in the game, you just have that confidence back and it’s just like riding a bike, like you never really left.”Having missed so much time in between starts, it was hard for volunteer goaltender coach Jeff Sanger, who was a goaltender at Colorado College, and the rest of the coaching staff to know how well Rumpel would perform.“I didn’t really know what to expect to be quite honest. He’s one of those goalies that is a little unorthodox and so in practice it’s tough to somewhat gauge where he was with his injury. Percentage-wise, I knew, but game-shape-wise, it was a little different,” Sanger said.But although Sanger might have been a touch wary, Rumpel left no room for doubt as he stopped 32 of 34 shots to earn his second win of the season, a performance that earned him the Big Ten’s First Star of the week award.Rumpel found his way into the net Saturday, but only after a tough decision was made by head coach Mike Eaves, as fellow junior netminder Landon Peterson gave up only one goal in a 1-0 loss Friday night. Ultimately, Eaves decided that with another bye looming this week, he couldn’t afford to wait any longer to work Rumpel back into what has been a two-man rotation over the three years Rumpel and Peterson have been in Madison.“I think it was pretty remarkable, the fact that he hadn’t played in almost five weeks and we were able to drop him in the deep end, so to speak, by putting him in high-tempo, intense surroundings. But the decision to do that was based a lot about his personality. He’s kind of laid back. I read that he was a little nervous, but he didn’t look like it. He looked like he was sharp right from the get-go,” Eaves said.Now, with Rumpel finally back from the sidelines, the battle for the starting position between Rumpel and Peterson can resume again. Over the first two seasons and change, the two goaltenders have split time, but Rumpel has come out ahead in the first two seasons, playing in 57 games during his career to Peterson’s 33.But as Eaves said at practice Tuesday, the past has no implications going forward and either goaltender can win the starting job for the playoffs with their work during the season.And such a back-and-forth battle between Rumpel and Peterson only makes both better, as neither has the opportunity to be complacent with the starting job on the line every game.“Somehow, I think they keep each other honest. And they push each other every day,” Eaves said. “When we have these small little games that we play, they know who’s winning. Every day practice becomes a battle.”“Obviously both of us want to play, so when we’re on the ice we’re battling hard against each other and pushing each other to make that one more save than the other guy. But it makes us both better and that’s good for both of us,” Rumpel said.After being a mere on-looker for over a month, Rumpel is back in the thick of things, which is certainly good news for everyone involved.“I’ve never really missed a game for an injury before, so that was miserable being at home and not being able to travel with the team to Boston and then having to watch them in the Kohl Center from in the stands,” he said. “It’s not a very fun feeling, so it’s nice to put that all behind me and kind of get back after things.”last_img read more


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first_img Share Submit Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 French state-owned racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has announced the appointment of Antoine Levan as new Marketing Director.Levan joins PMU leadership, from French household appliances manufacturer Conforama where he held the position of Director of Marketing & Communications (2016-2018).Furthermore, Levan serves on the Board of Directors for French media/advertising trade body ‘Le Club des Annonceurs’.  Confirming the appointment of Levan as new marketing lead, PMU governance details that he will be charged with leading a number of PMU product rebrands and relaunches for the state-owned enterprise.In 2018, PMU governance has moved to restructure its senior leadership team. Last April, PMU confirmed the double appointment of former l’Equipe Managing Director Cyril Linette as Chief Executive supported by former Canal Plus executive Bertrand Meheut as new Chairman.At present, the French government is reviewing its position with regards to French state-owned public enterprises, with the governing En Marche party seeking to significantly minimise state-controlled interests in gambling enterprises. StumbleUponlast_img read more