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How many African players did MU have before bringing Ighalo?

MU is not in the habit of using African players, with striker Ighalo is a rare case. It should be noted that players from the black continent who join the Red Devils are often not very successful.

Striker Odion Ighalo became the first Nigerian player to wear a MU shirt with a six-month loan contract from Shanghai Shenhua. Before that, “Red Devil” had 6 other names from Africa throughout history.

Quinton Fortune (1999-2006)

Unlike Ighalo, Quinton Fortune never played at any club in Africa nor in his hometown of South Africa. The 1977 former midfielder started his career in Spain with Mallorca and Atletico Madrid, before moving to MU in 1999 for £ 1.5 million.

At MU, he made 76 appearances, scored 5 goals and won 1 Premier League title and 1 FA Cup, and became the longest African player in the MU shirt so far. Leaving in 2006, Quinton Fortune drifted through a few famous clubs before retiring in 2010.

Eric Bailly (2016-present)

Brought in under coach Jose Mourinho, Eric Bailly is one of the most expensive African players with a £ 30 million transfer. The Ivory Coast midfielder played an important role in the Europa League and League Cup championships of MU in the first season.

However, the constant injuries made Bailly unable to make a breakthrough in his career. He has not played for a minute this season due to still being treated for a terrible knee injury.

Eric Djemba-Djemba (2003-2005)

MU spent 3.5 million pounds for Nantes in 2003 to bring Eric Djemba-Djemba in the hope that the Cameroonian player will replace Roy Keane. However, what this midfielder left is very disappointing. 39 Eric Djemba-Djemba’s appearances have mostly come in cup tournaments or friendly matches. He left Manchester just two years later.

Mame Biram Diouf (2009-2012)

Mame Biram Diouf started as a dream at MU with a goal in his debut match with Burnley. Sir Alex Ferguson then wanted to make the Senegalese player a super substitute, like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But unexpectedly, that goal was the only … goal of Diouf during his time at MU. The presence of Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and young talent Daniel Welbeck made Diouf overshadowed.

Wilfried Zaha (2013-2015)

Wilfried Zaha was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last contract before leaving the head coach by bringing back from Crystal Palace for £ 15 million. Despite a contract for 5 and a half years, the Ivory Coast player has only made 2 appearances in the Premier League after the debut of new boss David Moyes in the British Super Cup.

Manucho (2008-2009)

Not many clubs made the transfer of players from Angola, so MU’s decision to bring in the unknown striker Manucho in 2007 caught the attention of NHM. The fans’ excitement increased after he had 4 goals in CAN 2008. However, he was troubled by a work permit, forcing MU to lend Panathinaikos.

In the end, Manucho only played once for MU before being loaned again and then sold. This year 36 years old, he is playing in the final days of his career when he joined the Spanish 3rd class team UE Cornella.


India: Hometown of tennis legends

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza has created a new chapter in the country’s glorious doubles history: Becoming the first female Indian tennis player to win a Grand Slam women’s doubles championship after winning Wimbledon 2015 with Martina Hingis.

With this title, Hingis attracted attention because she was 34 years old, returned recently and it was the first Wimbledon women’s doubles championship in 17 years of the former Miss Switzerland. However, with Indian and Asian tennis, Mirza’s glory is even more proud.

In the final match, the Mirza / Hingis pair made a spectacular comeback against the Russian pair E. Makarova / E. Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 even though the decisive game was 2-5! This is a huge disappointment for two Russian female players after the beginning of the year, they also lost to the Italian pair S. Errani / R. Vinci in the final game of the 2015 Australian Open, despite leading 5-2.

Mirza’s doubles championship helped Asian tennis make their mark at Wimbledon after all players were eliminated in the singles. Since Li Na guarded the racket, Asian tennis at the Grand Slam tournaments only expected K.Nishikori, but the Japanese star also gave up early due to injury.

In fact, Mirza had won the Grand Slam three times in the mixed doubles, twice with fellow countryman Mahesh Bhupati (Australia Open 2009, France Open 2012) and once with Bruno Soares of Brazil in the US. Expanding 2014. She and Hingis from April 2015 rose to the world ranking of 1 female couple. What is special is that Mirza’s Wimbledon women’s doubles championship came 12 years after the now 28-year-old started her professional career and 12 years after winning the young women’s doubles championship also at Grand Slam on the grass in 2003. (with A.Kleybanova – Russia).


Aston Villa faces Sheffield United in the second round of the Premier League

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez could make his new club debut in this match after Aston Villa spent $ 22 million to recruit him from Arsenal.

This is Villa’s third major signing after Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash. The 3-1 victory over Burton at the League Cup on September 16, when Watkins scored his first goal for the club, showed that Dean Smith’s teachers and students were ready for the Premier League match.

In addition to the rookies mentioned above, the Villa Park home team is pursuing Bertrand Traore and Milot Rashica. Villa looks fresh and fresh after escaping last season’s relegation battle.

Sheffield United lost 0-2 in their opening game against Wolves, as they conceded two goals in the first six minutes of the first half. They then went on to lose to Burnley in the penalty shootout and were eliminated from the League Cup. Chris Wilder hopes to celebrate his 100th career win this weekend. But to do that, he needs to improve his creativity in attack. Against Wolves, Sheffield United held more ball, finished more but hit the target only once.

Wolves – Man City: 2:15 pm Tuesday, September 22

Man City started the season with a difficult trip to forecast many difficulties at Wolves Stadium. This is the opponent that Pep Guardiola and his students have lost in the last three encounters. Last season, two defeats against Wolves contributed to Man City’s breathlessness in the championship race with Liverpool.

Guardiola’s army won five matches at the end of last season, scoring 21 goals and keeping four clean sheets of them. But the confidence Guardiola is building could be ruined if they leave Wolves in the way. It is entirely possible because Man City is having a crisis in the center position.

Aymeric Laporte was positive for nCoV while John Stones was eliminated from England in two games against Iceland and Denmark in the Nations League due to not being physically fit. Guardiola may have to rely on Nicolas Otamendi – who had been substituted for the last six games last season – and rookie Nathan Ake.

On the contrary, this is an opportunity for Ake to prove his ability, thereby competing for the main kick after moving from Bournemouth. The 25-year-old midfielder kicked in both matches for the Netherlands earlier this month. Appearing in the squad of a championship candidate has been a desire of Ake since his time with Chelsea.


Best African Team: Indispensable Salah and Mane

The France Football website has just announced the best team of African players.

Goalkeeper: Andre Onana (Cameroon / Ajax Amsterdam)

Not only was the best African goalkeeper last year, Onana was also voted in the list of the best goalkeepers in the world in 2019 by France Football. At the age of 23, he proved the level of a star. international when playing for Ajax Amsterdam, there are amazing saves against the world’s top strikers while playing in the Champions League. His most unfortunate point in 2019 is that it is impossible for the Cameroon team to go deep in AFCON.


Youcef Atal (Algeria / Nice)

Last summer, he participated in the Algerian squad to win the AFCON 2019 championship. The young defender closed the old year with a serious injury, possibly having to take several months off.

Aissa Mandi (Algeria / Real Betis)

Not a big-name player, but Aissa Mandi is a highly-rated center-back. The France Football page describes Aissa as an African version of Virgil van Dijk at AFCON 2019, never allowing her opponent to easily overcome, making a great contribution to helping Algeria win the championship.

Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal / Napoli)

Koulibaly has proven himself with European football for many years, playing well for Napoli in all competitions. His unfortunate absence in the AFCON final because of the suspension was the big cause of Senegal’s bitter defeat.

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco / Dortmund)

As a product of the Real Madrid training facility, Achraf is playing for the German giant on loan and performing very well here. Achraf Hakimi is considered as one of the best African players under 21 years old.


Wilfried Ndidi (Nigeria / Leicester)

Since coming to Leicester in the middle of the 2016/2017 season, Wilfried has always been the number one choice in midfield of this team. This season, the 23-year-old has made a great contribution to the Fox’s rise to Manchester City, holding second place in the Premier League.

Ismael Bennacer (Algeria / AC Milan)

Ismael Bennacer is the most impressive player, helping Algeria to win the AFCON 2019 championship, voted by the organizers as the best player of the tournament. AC Milan bought Ismael Bennacer from Empoli for 16 million euros.

Hakim Ziyech (Morocco / Ajax Amsterdam)

In 2019, Ziyech really makes European football pay attention to him, impressed by both style of play, goal statistics and assists. He was the main factor helping Ajax win the domestic double and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.


Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool)

Salah has just had a nearly perfect year. He could not have success at AFCON 2019, making up for the dreamy playing days with Liverpool. The striker is said to be somewhat depressed compared to his first season with The Reds, but he still contributed greatly to the Red Brigade’s treble in 2019.

Sadio Mane (Senegal / Liverpool)

Many opinions suggest that Mane deserves the Golden Ball 2019 instead of Lionel Messi. In the first half of the 2019/2020 season, he is still playing very well, facing the opportunity with Liverpool to win the Premier League title for the first time in history.

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria / Manchester City)

Still not able to touch the European Cup, but in 2019, Mahrez is arguably the most successful African player in terms of the title, winning the treble with Man City, and with the captain’s armband in hand, helping Algeria up continental championship.

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The biography of football player Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian footballer who currently plays as a winger for Liverpool club and the Egyptian national team.

With the nickname “Pharaon”, he is considered to be one of the best players in the world today, known for his ability to finish, dribble and speed. 

Salah began his career with Cairo club El Mokawloon in the 2010 Egyptian Premier League, then joined Basel for an undisclosed fee. In Switzerland, he starred as he helped the club win the first season, winning the SAFP Golden Player award. Salah’s performances subsequently attracted the Chelsea club and he joined the club for a fee of £ 11m in 2014. However, he played less in his first season and on loan to Serie A clubs Fiorentina and AS Roma, he eventually signed a contract to buy off by Roma for 15 million euros.

After a stellar performance in Rome to put them second and a record point won in 2017, Salah returned to the Premier League to sign Liverpool for a club record fee of 36.92 million board. On his second in England, he adjusted his play from being a natural winger to a full-fledged striker and quickly became the focus of the team. Salah went on to break the Premier League’s scoring record in a 38-game season, receiving the Premier League Golden Boot after scoring 32 goals in 36 matches. Salah’s performance earned him a number of individual awards, including PFA’s Player of the Year. He also ranked third in the FIFA Player of the Year award in 2018. 

In the next season, he also represented Egypt at a young level in an international tournament. He won bronze medals at the U-20 Cup of African Nations and participating in the 2011 FIFA World Cup U-20, before making his team debut later that year. After his performances at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was named CAF’s most promising African talent. Since then, he has helped Egypt reach the final of the 2017 African Cup and was the top scorer in the CAF qualifiers to help the team qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With his performance, Salah voted CAF Player of the Year, BBC Africa’s Best Player of the Year and was selected to the CAF Team of the Year and the African Cup of Nations Championship Team.

As an advocate for equal women’s rights in the Middle East, he said: “We need to change the way we treat women in our culture” – Salah was voted one of 100 influencers in the world in 2019. Besides, he was one of the six stars on the magazine cover.

In 2020, Salah won the Premier League with Liverpool after a very successful 2019-2020 season.


Willian receives a higher salary than any Liverpool player (Part 2)

Let’s continue to the previous post! With his current salary, Willian will be fourth in joining the ranks of Manchester City, behind Kevin De Bruyne (£ 350,000/week), Raheem Sterling (300,000) and Sergio Aguero (£ 240,000).

Willian receives a higher salary than any Liverpool player. Despite losing the Champions League spot, Arsenal are still paying large sums of money. Willian is not the highest earning person in the eighth Premier League club. Mesut Ozil (£ 350,000 per a week) is undoubtedly the strangest salary in the Premier League as he is entering the twilight of his career and is currently at odds with the board and unable to join the team, or not even regular main stone.

It is thought that Willian’s salary will be quickly surpassed by striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, if the Gabon player chooses to sign a new contract at Emirates. He is currently paid £ 200,000 a week. Players including Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno all make half of what Willian is entitled to under his current contract with Arsenal. Willian also now makes more money than Harry Kane, the Tottenham striker and England captain. Kane is the 10th highest-paid player in the tournament, on par with Salah, Mane and Aubameyang.

Coach Mikel Arteta was desperate for Willian, a player strongly believed to have played a key role in the club’s transformation under the Spaniard. Arsenal officially confirmed the transfer on Friday morning, when Willian revealed it would wear the number 12 shirt.

Chelsea had to accept Willian leave when the club could only meet a two-year contract and even wanted to cut down on the previous salary. The Blues are busy in the transfer market this summer after Frank Lampard has finally been allowed to sign the player after the club’s transfer ban expires. Chelsea broke its salary record, after turning Timo Werner into the club’s highest-paid player at £ 270,000 a week.


Willian receives a higher salary than any Liverpool player (Part 1)

Despite leaving Chelsea at the age of 32 and quitting the Champions League to win a place in the Europa League, Willian is now joining the ranks of the Premier League’s highest-paid players.

The transfer comes at a time when the Gunners find themselves under closer scrutiny from the public, after they announced that 55 employees would have their pay cut. The news came shortly after the senior team members agreed to postpone their salaries, and it was cruel that the club welcomed Willian for a hefty salary. When bonuses, entry fees, and 3-year loyalty payments are included, it will go up to £ 220,000 per week, or around £ 35 million during Willian’s contract. Therefore, Willian, despite being a few years old, will find himself the ninth highest-paid player in the entire Premier League.

Sang Arsenal, Willian hưởng lương cao hơn bất kỳ cầu thủ Liverpool nào

To put that in context, Willian is now earning more than each of the three famous Liverpool strikers Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane (£ 200,000/week) and Roberto Firmino (£ 180,000/week), who hailed as the best attacking trio in football in the world and just brought a record victory for The KOP. Willian’s deal saw him outrun the trio, as they only recently signed a new deal.

In 2018, Salah resigned to stay at Anfield until 2023 and made him one of the highest-earning players in Liverpool history
But Willian has made sure to keep his stock high, and will now pocket £ 10.6 million a year with the Gunners until he turns 35. Willian’s terms at Arsenal really will saw him financially rewarded more than any other player in the Liverpool squad.

Sang Arsenal, Willian hưởng lương cao hơn bất kỳ cầu thủ Liverpool nào ảnh 1

That means the Brazilian will also pocket more per week than Europe’s best defender Virgil van Dijk (£ 170,000/week), also arguably the most important player in the squad. Premier League and Champions League champions of Liverpool.

David de Gea (£ 375,000/week) is the highest earning in the Premier League while Manchester United also offers huge salaries for Paul Pogba (300,000) and Anthony Martial (250,000). While Marcus Rashford is currently only enjoying £ 200,000/week.

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The 10 greatest African players in history (Part 3)

5. Roger Milla – Cameroon

It would be a big mistake without Roger Milla on this list for the simple fact that he is a legend of African football, who has made great contributions to helping the continent make strides on the world football map. At the 1990 World Cup, despite being 38, Milla excelled to make Cameroon the first African team to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Roger Milla

Four years later, he went on to set another record when he became the oldest player to play at the World Cup soccer festival at the age of 42. In 2007, Milla was voted the Best Footballer in Europe. Africa for 50 years.

4. Abedi Pele – Ghana

The player who won the Africa Player of the Year three times is best remembered for his successful playing time with Marseille. He helped Ligue 1 Club to win the Champions League in 1993. In addition, Pele also scored 33 goals in 67 appearances for Ghana and the team won the African Championship in 1982.

3. Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon

Samuel Eto’o is the most successful African player to play in Europe with the world’s top clubs such as Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan, Chelsea. Along with Yaya Toure, he is also a record player with 4 times to win the Best Player in Africa. At club level, the striker nicknamed “Black Panther” won 3 La Liga championships, 2 King’s Cups, 3 Champions Leagues, 1 Serie A, 2 Italian National Cups and the national team won 2 African championships.

2. Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast

“Elephant forest” is one of the most comprehensive and best strikers in African football history. Drogba was twice voted the Best Player of the Continent. At club level, he won every title with the Stamford Bridge team as 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 1 Champions League.

In 2012, Drogba was voted the best player of all time by Chelsea. In the national team of Ivory Coast, Drogba scored 65 goals in 104 appearances and ranked 4th in the list of top scorers for this country.

1. George Weah – Liberia

George Weah is the greatest player in the history of African football. The former AC Milan striker is the only player in the continent to win the Ballon d’Or, the European Footballer of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year.

In his illustrious career, Weah has played for Monaco, PSG, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City and Marseille. He won the Liberia, France, Italy and FA Cup championships. At the national level, he has 13 goals in 30 matches for Liberia. In 1996, George Weah was honored to receive the title of Best World Player of Africa.

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The 10 greatest African players in history (Part 2)

8. Michael Essien – Ghana

Essien was once known as one of the world’s leading central midfielders and he spent the best years of his Chelsea career. Emerging in the colors of Bastia and then Lyon in France, the 33-year-old midfielder was bought by the Blues in 2005 for £ 24.4 million. After eight seasons on Chelsea pay, Essien moved to AC Milan in 2013 and is now on the other side of his career.


Throughout his career, Essien has won many titles such as 2 championships Legue 1, 2 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Champions League. In addition, he was also voted BBC’s “Africa Player of the Year” in 2006, “Ghana Player of the Year” in 2008. “Chelsea Player of the Year” in 2007.

7. Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast

Similar to Essien, Yaya Toure is also considered one of the best central midfielders that African football has produced. At the age of 31, the Ivory Coast star remains an important part of Manchester City’s squad and has helped the club win two Premier League titles in the last three years.

Before that, in the Barcelona shirt, Toure also performed extremely well and with the Catalan giants winning La Liga, the King’s Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup. In early 2015, Toure helped Ivory Coast to win the Cup of African Nations after defeating Nigeria in the final. As for the individual title, Toure won the title of “Africa’s Best Player” for 4 consecutive years from 2011 to 2014.

6. Jay-Jay Okocha – Nigeria

Jay-Jay Okocha is one of Africa’s most technically skilled players with dribbling and dribbling moves. During his career, Okocha did not play for many major European clubs except Paris Saint-Germain, but he is still known and loved by many fans.

This 1973 midfielder stormed the Premier League in the Bolton Wanderers shirt from 2002-2006. Okocha helped Nigeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and was voted the best player in Nigeria every seven years.

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The 10 greatest African players in history (Part 1)

Africa is known as one of the continents producing many good players in the history of world football. Due to various external factors the football background of the Black Continent is much more affected in the development process compared to other continents.

Image result for drogba vs eto’o However, in recent decades, African football has made remarkable strides. The proof is that they were the first FIFA to host a World Cup in 2010 in South Africa. In addition, they also provide the world’s top leagues with quality players, not inferior to the talents from South America or Europe. Here, we take a look at 10 faces considered to be the best in the history of this Black Continental football.

10. Nwankwo Kanu – Nigeria

Nwankwo Kanu is one of the players who have won the most titles in African football history with the Netherlands Championship, Champions League, European Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, UEFA Cup, Premier League, FA Cup, Super Cup of Water. England and Olympic Gold Medal. In his personal achievements, he also won the “Africa Player of the Year” twice in 1996 and 1999.

Kanu started to emerge from his Ajax career with excellent technical play and scoring ability. After leaving the Netherlands, the player born in 1976 moved to Inter Milan and then Arsenal. Kanu has 87 caps for Nigeria but could not help the national team to win the Cup of Africa nations.

9. Riyad Mahrez -Algeria

Born in a poor family from Algeria to France, Mahrez came to football in a very noisy way, until dawn with Leicester City last season. 17 goals and 11 assists of this 26-year-old midfielder is the main inspiration to help “Foxes” to the championship in the English Premier League, even if they only placed the odds of 5000/1 before the starting line.