United’s France midfielder Paul Pogba

WILL HE OR WON’T HE?: Amid rumours that he could soon be moving on, Manchester United’s France midfielder Paul Pogba exercises during an open training session on Thursday ahead of a pre-season friendly against Perth Glory at Optus  Stadium in Perth, Australia.

MANCHESTER UNITED began their pre-season tour of Australia and the far east this week. I can tell you that all is not going to plan for manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer despite him claiming the opposite.

To begin with, many of the players are unhappy that Solskjaer feels he inherited an unfit squad from Jose Mourinho and therefore he has concentrated on the players running many miles every day. The players say he is not spending enough time working on ball skills.

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Secondly, as I reported to you previously, midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is talking to interested parties about taking the Frenchman to either Real Madrid or Juventus and his client is anxious to move to Real as his preferred choice.


Trinidad and Tobago’s netballers kept their hopes of a top-12 finish alive when they got past Fiji to clinch third spot in Group C at the Vitality World Cup in England yesterday.

The familiar saying “you’ll find a Bajan anwhere in the World” hit home in the ICC Cricket World Cup final yesterday when England won the most thrilling match to stun New Zealand at Lord’s.

ONLY Seth Thong and Sigourney Williams are left to fly the flag for hosts Trinidad and Tobago in the individual events after the opening day of the CASA (Caribbean Area Squash Association) Junior Championship yesterday, at the Queen’s Park Cricket Club’s Indoor Racquet Centre, Queen’s Park Oval, St Clair.

TRINIDAD and Tobago will be represented by four teams in ITF (International Tennis Federation)/COTECC (Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation) Sub-Region 4 Under-12 Team Tournament from today at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

Has there ever been anything like that? Two finals of major global sporting events; two absorbing, thrilling, pulsating contests; two champions crowned in the most dramatic of circumstances within a matter of minutes and just a few miles of each other in London yesterday.