Champions league news
BVB have a solid record in UCL ties after winning the first leg, progressing from five of their previous six knockout ties after winning the opening game of two, with the exception being their 2019-20 round of 16 exit to Paris Saint-Germain.
Kane said in January that there had “not been much talking” with Spurs over a new contract but he was “sure there will be conversations over the coming months”.
Champions Manchester City are no longer in the running, having failed to land the striker in 2021.
They have since signed Erling Haaland and the Norwegian has 27 Prem goals in the race for the Golden Boot.
Manchester United continue to move on from Sunday’s Liverpool defeat at Carrington today.
Bruno Fernandes’ performance at Anfield led to many questions being asked about his suitability as captain of the Reds. During the loss on Merseyside, the Portuguese attacking midfielder was accused by Gary Neville of asking to come off the pitch.
United were adamant that Fernandes was not trying to exit the match early. Instead, it is understood that the 28-year-old was merely consulting with the bench regarding a tactical tweak that Erik ten Hag was making.
Elsewhere on Monday, the United squad arrived at the training ground early for a debrief on the weekend’s result with the players pictured in training afterwards. The Reds have no time to wallow though with preparations already firmly underway for Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Real Betis.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side arrive at Old Trafford for the first leg of the round of 16 tie and United will be keen to put Liverpool behind them with a good result.
A week on from winning the Carabao Cup and ending a six-year wait for silverware, the Old Trafford giants headed to Merseyside with their tails up and background noise of a potential quadruple – which Merse believes to be mere fairy tale.
Indeed any faint Premier League title hopes went up in smoke in a 7-0 annihilation at the hands of a rampant Liverpool on Sunday, as United unravelled in a loss that matched their heaviest-ever defeat.
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“Man Utd have been getting away with it and have been caught. Leicester should have been 2-0 up against them a few weeks back – they win 3-0 and it papers over the cracks.
“Newcastle have a great chance in the Carabao Cup final in the first five minutes, they score that and it’s a different game. One of United’s best players has been David de Gea. He’s bailing them out.
“I haven’t bought into this ‘Man Utd are in the title race’ ever – not ever. They are nowhere near. What I saw was embarrassing at the highest level. This is their biggest game of the season. Chelsea played so badly at Spurs last week – the biggest game of their season – but it was never going to be 7-0.”
It was scary. They were never in the Premier League title race in a million years. 7-0 is so embarrassing. There are no excuses. I don’t care if you have two players sent off, you shouldn’t get beaten by seven with that quality of players.
“They downed tools. They gave up. I hate saying that but it was a complete and utter mess. The name of the game is to make sure this doesn’t undo everything – it’s about how quickly you bounce back. Good teams bounce back.
“There are ways of losing football matches, sometimes you’re unlucky. But you don’t lose like that. They’ve got top quality players and it shouldn’t have unravelled like that. Liverpool had United on the floor and they wanted to keep them down there.”