De Gea should save Chelsea’s second goal 100 times out of 100 – Solskjaer

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United’s David de Gea should save Chelsea’s second goal “100 times out of 100,” according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after errors by the hapless goalkeeper saw his side suffer a 3-1 defeat in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.The Spaniard was at fault for Chelsea’s opener by Olivier Giroud in first-half stoppage time and then compounded that error by inexplicably allowing Mason Mount’s shot to squirm through him and into the net early in the second half. It continued a worrying downturn in form for De Gea, but Solskjaer backed his first-choice keeper.“I can’t speak for David de Gea’s confidence but he is mentally very strong,” Solskjaer said. “He knows he should save that one 100 times out of 100 but that’s football for you.”Second-choice Sergio Romero had been United’s keeper in every round of the FA Cup so far this season but Solskjaer opted to switch it for the Wembley clash.“I made the decision to play him (De Gea) and mentally he was ready for it,” added the Norwegian.Solskjaer also surprisingly left Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood on the bench and his team never really got going against a Chelsea side who could have won by more. In defence of his team selection, Solskjaer’s team face a crucial week in the Premier League as they try to nail down a top-four place and a return to the Champions League.“There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves, we have two games this week and then the Europa League. We will get our heads ready and our legs ready and go again,” he said.“They (Pogba and Martial) have played a lot of football so it’s just about freshening up the team but also about giving them the chance to make a difference when they come on.”Solskjaer had some reassuring news about their Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, who was carried off after a first-half clash of heads with team mate Harry Maguire — an incident Solskjaer said distracted his players.“He is hopefully fine, he had a cut on his head but hopefully he will be fine,” he said. To compound United’s misery Maguire scored an own goal before Bruno Fernandes converted a late consolation penalty against Chelsea, who will face Arsenal in the final.Reuters/NAN.Tags: David De GeaManchester UnitedMason MountOle Gunnar SolskjaerOlivier GiroudPaul Pogbalast_img read more

Juninho: Pjanic is the Best Free-Kick Taker on the World

first_imgLegendary Juninho Pernambucano is probably the best free-kick taker in the history. He scored 44 of 100 goals for Lyon from a free kick, and a total of 75 during his career. The Brazilian said for L’Equipe that Miralem Pjanic is the best free-kick taker today.“It’s difficult to compare him to me, because I don’t like talking about myself too much, but Mire has incredible quality. He’s maybe the best free-kick taker in the world today. No I’m sure of it – he is the best,” said this 40-year-old Brazilian.“He’s very efficient and above all consistent. That’s the most difficult part. He has a lot of variation in his strikes. He’s able to shoot in different ways depending on the distance. I imagine he’s working a huge amount. I said to him at the time that repetition of the action was the most important thing in order to become a great free-kick taker. It’s tiring but it’s really the most important part,” said Juninho, who hung up his shoes last year, and reminded himself how Pjanic learned from him.“Mire was always interested in my shooting technique on free-kicks and by that exercise in particular. Unfortunately we didn’t rub shoulders with each other for very long because I left one year after he arrived from Metz in 2008. He always stayed with me after training for free-kick practice. We discussed things a lot,” said Juninho.This season, Pjanic scored 4 goals from free kicks, three in Serie A and one in the Champions League.(Source: klix.ba, espnfc.com)last_img read more

Teslas newly acquired battery tech could result in more power longer range

first_imgTesla acquired a battery technology company this week and we are starting to learn more about their products and why the automaker wanted to acquire them.A paper reveals that the dry electrode technology that Tesla bought as part of the deal could result in faster charging/discharging, longer range, and more durability. more…The post Tesla’s newly acquired battery tech could result in more power, longer range, and more durability appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img