Long layoff makes it tough for Pogba, says Solskjaer

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says French midfielder Paul Pogba has been out of action for so long he faces a real challenge to get fully fit and back in the team.Pogba, whose future at the club has been the subject of much speculation, is still recovering from an ankle injury that has restricted him to eight United appearances this season. He last featured in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day.”Paul knows he has to work hard to get back to his best,” Solskjaer told British media. “He has been out now for so long now, it’s a challenge to get back into shape.” Pogba was not part of the United group that spent the mid-season break at a training camp in Spain but Solskjaer confirmed the 26-year-old was given permission to do his recovery work somewhere else.”He’s taken off his cast and started running on the treadmill now, so he’s getting closer,” said the Norwegian.When asked if Pogba would play for the club again he added: “Well of course, I’d like to say that as soon as he gets fit, he’ll be good enough to play for the team. I’m sure Paul’s desperate to play for us again.”United, who are ninth in the Premier League, trail fourth-placed Chelsea by six points with the clubs meeting at Stamford Bridge later on Monday.Topics :last_img read more

Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave after Arsenal’s failed transfer bid

first_imgZaha scored ten league goals for Palace last season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright is confident Zaha would be a ‘magnificent’ signing for his former club.He told The South China Morning Post: ‘We’re trying to get Wilfried Zaha, which would be magnificent.‘You want competition for places. Defensively, I think everyone can agree, we need some strength in there.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘You can always strengthen in the midfield. Aaron Ramsey’s gone.‘We need that midfielder who is going to join the front guys and try to contribute with goals.‘Goals is a premium so you always want to be linked with a striker that might be able to come and help.’MORE: Unai Emery convinced Dani Ceballos to join Arsenal in personal phone call Comment Zaha wants to leave Palace when he returns from the Africa Cup of Nations (Picture: Getty)Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists that Arsenal are still some way from meeting their valuation of Zaha.‘I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation,’ he said earlier this week.‘I’m sure the player realises that if someone’s going to take him away from us, he’ll expect clubs to pay the market value.‘Until someone does that, there’s not much to discuss regarding Wilf.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 4:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.6kShares Hodgson says Arsenal are yet to meet Palace’s asking price for Zaha (Picture: Getty)Speaking ahead of the Ivory Coast’s last-16 win over Mali, Zaha refused to rule out a move to Arsenal.Asked about Arsenal’s failed £40m offer, Zaha told On Sport: ‘I have no comment on it. The only thing that’s on my mind right now is trying to win this cup [AFCON].’Pushed on whether he would like to play for Arsenal, he replied: ‘I don’t know… we’ll see in the future.’ Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave after Arsenal’s failed transfer bid Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha has reportedly informed Crystal Palace that he wants to leave as he looks to force through his dream move to Arsenal this summer.The Gunners made a bid of around £40m for Zaha, 26, and included the option of three players to sweeten the deal, but Palace were quick to reject the offer.Though Palace were reportedly left ‘furious’ and ‘incensed’ by Arsenal’s opening proposal, Unai Emery remains hopeful of landing the Ivory Coast international.However, the Eagles are holding out for a fee of £70m for Zaha and have no interest in allowing the forward to leave for half that price.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to Sky Sports, Zaha told Palace that he wishes to leave the club after returning from the 2019 Africa Cup Nations.Arsenal are expected to make another push for the former Manchester United man in the coming days.Zaha – Emery’s number one attacking target – is desperate to join Arsenal, the club he’s supported since he was a child. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

first_img 41 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Chocolate Ice Cream Cake by: – September 10, 2011center_img Share Chocolate Ice Cream CakeThis layered chocolate cake is so high-standing and festive, no one will guess that it is low-fat. Chocolate cake mix is combined with yogurt to make the cake rich and creamy. The inside of the cake is layered with cherry-nut ice milk and chocolate ice milk, and the whole thing is frosted with a combination of whipped topping mix, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Make this dessert up to a day ahead and freeze it until you need it.Ingredients:Nonstick cooking spray1 package 2-layer-size regular chocolate cake mix1-1/3 cups water1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt4 egg whites1 quart cherry-nut ice milk, softened1 pint chocolate ice milk, softened1 1.3-ounce envelope whipped dessert topping mix1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 cup fat-free milk1 teaspoon vanillaUnsweetened cocoa powderDirections:1.Spray two 8×1-1/2-inch round baking pans with nonstick coating. Set aside.2.Prepare cake mix, using 1-1/3 cups water, yogurt, and egg whites instead of ingredients called for on the package, but otherwise follow package directions. Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.3.Slice each cake in half horizontally making four layers. To assemble cake, place one layer on serving plate; spread with half of cherry-nut ice milk; top with second layer. Spread with chocolate ice milk; top with third layer. Spread with remaining cherry-nut ice milk; top with last layer. Cover and freeze for 1 hour.4.In a medium bowl combine dessert topping mix, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thickened and of spreading consistency. Spread sides and top of cake with whipped topping mixture. Cover and freeze 4 to 24 hours or until firm.5.To serve, remove cake from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle top lightly with cocoa powder. Cut into wedges using a wet knife. Makes 12 servings.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Ballon d’Or 2019: Matthijs de Ligt beats João Félix, Jadon Sancho to win Kopa Trophy

first_img Source: en.as.com Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt won the second edition of the Kopa Trophy at the Ballon d’Or gala in Paris on Monday.The Kopa Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding player under the age of 21, with PSG star Kylian Mbappé winning the first edition last year.Dutch centre back De Ligt was among ten candidates for this year’s edition of the award and eventually beat out fellow favourites João Félix of Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.The Juventus player’s nomination comes days after Felix won Tuttosport’s Golden Boy accolade. De Ligt’s credentialsDe Ligt’s nomination comes on the back of a stunning campaign last season with Ajax, whom he captained to their first Champions League semi-final since 1997 at the tender age of 19.The talented young defender was the subject of an intense bidding war in the summer, with Juventus beating early favourites Barcelona to secure his signature in July.Following his 85-million-euro move to Serie A, the Ajax academy graduate has clocked up 15 appearances for Juventus, netting one goallast_img read more