Ranieri says his players are better than Rooney
Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri has showered praises on Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney but insists his players are much better than the England international, who has gone under fire in recent weeks.
Rooney has been heavily scrutinized, following Manchester United’s 3 shock consecutive losses at the start of the season but Ranieri believes he is being judged unfairly and was full of praises for the 30-year old, though he revealed preference for his players over Rooney.
“He is an amazing player. He’s a champion,” Ranieri told reporters. “[But] I love my players, and I wouldn’t change my players with anybody else.
“I’m very pleased with them and we think we can have a very good season.”
Wenger issues warning to ambitious Alexis
According to Mirror, Arsene Wenger has issued a final warning to Alexis Sanchez, following his misfired attempt at a spot kick against Hull City last Saturday.
The Chile international is said to be third in line to take a spot kick, right after Santi Carzola and Theo Walcott but consequences be damned, Sanchez went ahead to take the penalty and missed and this has left the Gunners boss infuriated.
Following his missed attempt at goal, he has been warned to stay away from the ball, should an opportunity for a penalty arise or face the consequences, which could either mean being benched or get no playing time at all. Wenger is after all the boss and he can do as he pleases.
Conte: Guardiola has it easy at Manchester City
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, seems to have settled in nicely at Etihad Stadium with back to back wins and Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, believes he has it easy at the club.
Guardiola took over as City’s manager, after the end of last season and has since won all his matches, a sharp contrast to Conte, though he has lost just one match so far, he only managed to walk away with a lone point from two crucial games.
But conte believes Guardiola’s friendlier surroundings and Spanish background aided his great start to ten season and his reign as City’s manager.
“I think that Manchester City they are playing similar football to what they played in the past,” Conte told reporters. “You must see what type of tactical situation you find [when taking over a club].
“That is because the directors of football are Spanish and they bought a lot of players who are used to this idea of football and these tactics. I think it is a bit easier for his players to get stuck into his ideas.”
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan