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How Man Utd got richer in stock market

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English soccer club Manchester United is now richer in the New York Stock Exchange with a boom in the day’s listing.

The club’s stock value hit a $27.70 high representing more than 10 per cent gain of its initial value.

Record has it that Manchester United were first listed on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2012, while on the London Stock Exchange came in June 1991.

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It has been gathered that the club’s stock price has been gaining around 33 per cent since the beginning of August.

This now gives the Red Devils a market capitalization of $4.59 billion, making them one of the richest in the English Premier League.

Manchester United is second to the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys whom the Forbes magazine rates as the world’s most valuable sports franchise with a market value of $4.8 billion.

The development has however not stopped the Jose Mourinho’s men from struggling this season with just a win in three games so far.

Financial analysts who explain United’s exploit at the stock market said the development comes as a result of lots of demands from investors in the market.

The club will also be interested in seeing the success in the stock market replicated on the pitch as they seek for better results.

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Uefa Nations League! Lukaku replies critics with Belgium brace

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has replied his critics by scoring a brace in Belgium’s 2-1 victory against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League.

The United striker has been criticized for not giving his best for the club scoring only two goals this season in all competitions.

He was pointed to as one of the reasons why the Red Devils have struggled this season with his goal drought.

However, Lukaku broke the deadlock by finding the back of the net on two occasions in the game.

It would be recalled that the Belgium striker admitted he was going to cool off from the controversies at the Old Trafford, stating that his side’s 3-2 win against Newcastle before the international break was a big relieve to him and the team.

Before the Newcastle win, United had gone four games without a win including the exit from the Carabao Cup when they were defeated by Derby County.

The Old Trafford fans will only expect Lukaku to return with his form to help Manchester United secure a win in the all-important Premier League clash against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku who has been under firing at the club side has now scored a total of 45 goals in 78 international league games.

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Confirmed! Changes made to Liverpool fixtures

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Latest report confirmed that changes have been made to Liverpool’s festive fixtures in the English Premier League.

According to the previous schedule, Liverpool were expected to make a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderer on Saturday, December 22, however, the new schedule have shifted the match to Friday, December 21.

To say the truth the Reds will be having a hectic time in December with several top games and Jurgen Klopp will have some tough decisions to make especially on how to rotate his players without them being fatigue.

Below are the new schedule,

  1. Liverpool v Everton: This game has now been shifted to Sunday, December 2. kick-off: 4.15pm.
  2. Burnley v Liverpool: This game has now been shifted to Wednesday, December 5. kick-off: 7.45pm.
  3. Bournemouth v Liverpool: This game has now been shifted to Saturday, December 8. kick-off: 12.30pm.
  4. Liverpool v Manchester United: This game has now been shifted to Sunday, December 16. kick-off: 4 pm.
  5. Wolves v Liverpool: This game has now been shifted to, Friday, December 21. kick-off: 8 pm.
  6. Liverpool v Arsenal: This game has now been shifted to Saturday, December 29. kick-off: 5.30pm.
  7. Manchester City v Liverpool: This game has now been shifted to Thursday, January 3. kick-off: 8 pm.

We can’t help but wait to see how the Reds will survive these games.

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Klopp reveals the secret behind Liverpool’s progress under his leadership

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Jurgen Klopp took over as Liverpool’s coach three years ago and has seen to the massive development of the team at large.

Although the Reds are yet to lift a single Silverware under the Germany international, they have however become one of the strongest football clubs in the world.

Klopp has strengthened the Reds weak areas, with Liverpool now having one of the strongest attack and defense in Europe.

However, Jurgen Klopp in a recent statement has revealed the secret behind the Reds’ progress under his leadership.

According to Klopp, it has not been a singular effort that has kept the Reds going, he hinted that they have improved because of the collective experience of the team.

Klopp in his statement said, “We have developed, kept the majority of the team together and made a few, strong adjustments.”

He disclosed that the progression have helped increase the club’s confidence which is why they are getting results.

Klopp made it known that the Reds had made some top signings like Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker but he affirmed that no single player no matter his level of experience ‘can change anything alone.’

Liverpool are a major contender in the EPL this season and are currently seated at the third spot on the premier league table.

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Arsenal legend Pires reveals what we should expect from Henry at Monaco

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The news is finally here and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been appointed as Monaco’s manager.

The former Barcelona striker has been appointed as the manager of French side Monaco with his job expected to begin after the international break.

Before the appointment, Henry was in line to take up the vacant position at Aston Villa but immediately declined when he was assured he would secure an appointment with the French side.

However, Arsenal legend Robert Pires have explained what we should expect from the former Belgium assistant coach who is now the boss himself.

Pires says he backs Henry to have a successful career with the French side and also to make his impact.

It is suggested that the French manager has learnt a lot from Manchester City and former Arsenal managers, Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger respectively.

Most importantly Henry benefitted from the wealth of experience of his boss Roberto Martinez, especially with the World Cup outing.

Henry amongst other factors is convinced to be the right man for the job as well as help the club from its winless streak.

This is the first time Henry will be handling a job as the main manager and not an assistant or a youth coach.

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Eden Hazard not among the 3 players that helped Chelsea to a strong start

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The Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri in a recent statement has listed the three players that helped Chelsea to a strong start on his arrival to Stamford Bridge.

Sarri’s coming to England was delayed by Napoli over issues of his release clause.

Many football fans had believed his late arrival at Chelsea will affect him especially on how to implement his attacking style of football in the club.

Sarri disclosed he had also been doubtful of a fine start but he met a working machinery which made his style of game easier to implement.

According to the Italian, three Blues players were instrumental to Chelsea strong start and they are; Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro – who are all Spanish.

However, it will be surprising to some football fans that Chelsea talisman, Eden Hazard did not make the list despite his performance so far this season.

Sarri disclosed that the three Spanish players were helpful at Chelsea because they ‘already speak our football language,’ which means they understood the Italian style of football.

He hinted that Sarri ball was effective at Napoli within few weeks because they were already in the system.

Chelsea are currently at the second spot on the EPL table with Man City taking the lead.

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