Pre season

Newcastle United

Rafa Explains Why This Player Must Improve At Newcastle

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The news is that Rafa wanted to bring 23-year-old Javier Manquillo to Newcastle last week and he was the man who pushed through the deal for a reasonable fee of £4.5M from [...]

Rafa Explains Darlow’s Early Substitution Saturday – Hopes Goalkeeper Has Future At Newcastle

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There was some reaction on Saturday when Karl Darlow saw his first minutes played in preseason but he was only given 25 minutes before 20-year-old Freddie Woodman replaced Karl. Rob Elliot played [...]

Rafa Promises Players It’s Back To Double Training Sessions Monday – After Day Off

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Newcastle were not at their best yesterday at Preston and after opening brightly with a nice opportunist goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic who looked sharp in that first half, maybe it was all [...]

Newcastle’s New Signing Looks The Real Deal In Training

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Florian Lejeune, our £8.8M signing from Spanish club Eibar, had a decent debut at Tynecastle on Friday night and he looked like a good steady center-back in his first appearance for Newcastle. [...]

It Could Be The End Of The Road For This Loyal Newcastle Veteran

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Everything was going well for Tim Krul when he was capped for the 8th time by the Netherlands in October two years ago against Kazakhstan in a Euro 2016 qualifyinggame. With only [...]

This Young Talented And Determined Player Deserves All The Luck At Newcastle

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We are really hoping that Rolando Aarons can stay free of injury this season, after having a really bad time of it over the last three years with one serious injury after [...]

Star Player Knows It’s Now Or Never This Preseason For His Newcastle Career

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We don't know whether Siem de Jong, who was on loan last season at PSV still has a career at Newcastle but how he plays in preseason will go a long way [...]

Video Of Newcastle Players Arriving For Preseason Training

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The NewcastleUnited twitter account have put out a video showing various players arriving for preseason training at the BentonTraining grounds this morning. The sun was shining to welcome Rafa at 8:00 am [...]

Newcastle Players Report For First Day Of Preseason – Photos

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Photos on the Newcastle web-site today as the Newcastle players arrives for the first day of preseason training this morning. Players we haven't seen for some time like Dutch Internationals Tim Krul [...]

He’s Arrived – Rafa Benitez Has Entered The Building – Photo

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A smiling and fit looking Rafa Benitez has arrived at the Benton Training grounds with the sun shining brightly in Newcastlethis morning. The Newcastle United Twitter account has released this first photograph [...]

Here’s Why The Mood At Newcastle Will Improve Significantly Tomorrow

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The mood at Newcastle should improve a lot tomorrow when the players start returning from their long eight week summer break and we fully expect Rafa Benitezto be upbeat and positive [...]

Newcastle Announce Fourth First Team Friendly – This Time In Germany

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Newcastle have just announced a friendly in Germany at Wolfsburg, with the game taking place in late afternoon local time on Wednesday August 2nd. PRE-SEASON: #NUFC will play @VfLWolfsburg_EN in a friendly [...]

Rafa Benitez Gets His Wish For PreSeason Training Camp

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There is news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle could return to Ireland for their preseason training camp as Rafa did last summer for what was then a very important upcoming Championship [...]

Rafa Benitez Gets His Wish For PreSeason Training Camp

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There is news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle could return to Ireland for their preseason training camp as Rafa did last summer for what was then a very important upcoming Championship [...]

23 Year-Old Could Be Surpise Departure This Month

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Massadio Haidara was signed from Nancy in January of 2013, but he has never been able to tie down a regular starting spot at Newcastle, mainly because of all the injuries he's picked up in his three and a half years on Tyneside. Sadio is currently out with a knee injury and he has taken [...]

Local Lad Likely To Be Sent On Loan Again This Season

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With Adam Armstrong being injured and not being able to play for the England U-19 side in Germany in the U-19 European Championships this summer, he's had almost a full pre-season with Rafa Benitez and the first team squad at Newcastle. He's also had a few run-outs in some friendlygames, but whether Adam will remain [.

New Signing – Everybody is Happy At Rafa’s Newcastle

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It seems the Newcastle players just love working for manager Rafa Benitez and we've had many interviews from the players this summer lauding just how good he is with them. Rafa's training sessions are strict and serious, but they also seem to be carried out in such a way that the players enjoy them and [.

Benitez Identifies Two Key Players For Newcastle

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Jonjo Shelvey will see that he will have even more competition for one of those central midfield roles this coming season with Hull City midfielder Mo Diame set to be announced along with Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark as two new signings today. But Jonjo shouldn't worry, because he will be a key [.

Video Of Newcastle Players Training On Open Day

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Here's some great shots from the NewcastleUnited twitter account which shows the Newcastle players in training at St. James' Park on open day. Fans on their way to Open Day Great finish, @Saivet_Henri! ??? #NUFCOpenDay pic.twitter.com/fZc4KRLcXD — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 1, 2016 No messing about by @JamieSterry2!

Rafa Gives Rosy Picture Of Behind The Scenes At Newcastle

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Last season Newcastle did almost everything wrong in pulling off something that was very difficult for a club that spent £80M on new players and that was to be relegated. Not only that, but the side at times were atrocious and put in some of the worst displays seen for some time think [...]

The Best Photos From Newcastle vs Vitesse

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Here are some photos taken at the Newcastle games against Vitesse yesterday at St. James' Park on a sunny day in Newcastle. Ayoze Perez gets stuck in yesterday Matt Richie cross turned in for own goal and Newcastle's first Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gaylecelebrate going 1-0 ahead Dwight Gayle scores his first and Newcastle's second [.

Newcastle 3 Vitesse 2 – Video Highlights

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Here are the highlights of yesterday's game at home to Vitesse, with good shots of all the goals. We need a win on Friday night at Fulham to get off to a good start in the Championship.

New Arrival Had To Pinch Himself When He Saw St. James’ Park

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Grant Hanley has talked today in the match program about how great it will be to play at St. James' Park in front of Newcastle's legendary fans. Well, he will get the chance today against SBV Vitesse because Chancel Mbemba has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is being rested as a [...]

Hanley, Dummett And Colback Start Against Vitesse

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the last friendly of pre-season at St. James' Park this afternoon against SBV Vitesse from Arnhem, Holland and Mbemba is not in the squad. Chancel has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is not playing today but should be ready for Fulham next Friday.

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Vitesse?

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The team that Rafa starts today against Vitesse will give us a decent indication of what team he will start on Friday night in the first league game of the Championship season. Rafa Benitez Here's our team in a 4-2-3-1 formation: Sels Janmaat Lascelles (c) Mbemba Gamez Shelvey Hayden Richie Perez Aarons Gayle In goal [.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Demonstrates Excellent Attitude

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With Tim Krul and Rob Elliot looking like they would not be fit at the start of August, we thought that Karl Darlow would be in the Newcastle goal for the first game of the seasonand that 19 year-old Freddie Woodman would be on the bench. That's the way it was for the last 8 [...]

Newcastle In Danger Of Losing Top Young Player

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It's probably fair to say that by the time the summer transfer window ends at the end of August we will have lost more players than we thought we would this summer the ones we didn't want to lose to be more precise. Newcastle have already lost Andros Townsend and Gini Wijnaldum two [...]

This Player Is Key To Magpies In Both Form And Attitude

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Vurnon Anita has had a very good season and has played in a number of different positions for Newcastle in the last few weeks and that includes both full-back positions and in central midfield. When he scored Newcastle's first goal at Southend United on Tuesday night he was playing in right midfield.

Newcastle Expect Mammoth Bid From Real Madrid For Sissoko

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The Telegraph are reporting today that Real Madrid are ready to bid for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, but will wait until Manchester United have signed a massive deal to get Paul Pogba to Old Trafford. Real Madrid had some interest insigning Pogba, but it looks like they will miss out and turn to the Newcastle [.

Rafa Benitez Praises Two Unlikely Newcastle Players

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Rafa Benitez talked to nufcTV today after the 2-0 win over Southend United last night and he has praised both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran, our two unlikely goalscorers. Rafa is particularly pleased with Vurnon Anita, who seems to be able to play anywhere for Newcastle and he's a player that Rafa Benitez obviously trusts [.

Report – Another High Profile Player To Leave Newcastle

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Corriere Dello Sport in Italy are reporting today that Florian Thauvin will move to Lazio on loan for next season, and that will happen once Antonio Candreva's transfer is completed. They report the loan contract will include a loan fee of €2M and there will be an option to buy and we also assume [.

Vurnon Anita Pleased With Goal – Rafa Benitez Happy Enough

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After the 2-0 win against Southend United last night, Rafa Benitez was adamant that Newcastle still had to improve in nearly all areas of the game, but the manager was pleased with the win our third in four friendly games. It was a poorfirsthalf showing, but then after only three minutesinto thesecond half Vurnon [.

Match day

VIDEO: Lingard puts United 1-0 up against Real Madrid

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Jesse Lingard put Manchester United 1-0 up against Real Madrid in the fourth friendly of the pre-season. Anthony Martial went on a brilliant run, taking on the Real Madrid defence, before setting Lingard up for a tap in.


Superb run from Martial.

VIDEO: Salt Lake 1-2 Manchester United

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Manchester United made it two wins out of two in last night's pre-season tour game against Salt Lake City.

Having gone a goal down, thanks to saw poor defending from Phil Jones, Henrikh Mkhitaryan equalised before Romelu Lukaku scored his first goal to give United the win. Jesse Lingard claimed the assist for the first goal and Mkhitaryan for the second.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: LA Galaxy vs United 

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De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Blind, Herrera, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Mata, Rashford.

Manchester United

What happened last time we played Real Madrid in a friendly?

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1. Manchester United won 3-1 and fans started to think that in Louis van Gaal we had the manager that was going to bring back the glory days. Real Madrid were the champions of Europe at the time but United comprehensively outplayed them.

2. Ashley Young, who was deeply unpopular at the time, was tried out in the new position of wing-back.

United’s pre-season tour squad announced

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Manchester United have announced the players who will be going on the pre-season tour of America.

Opinion

Andreas Christensen: What a chance he has this pre-season to stake his first team claim.

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Andreas Christensen, now 21 has a massive chance to stake his claim to be involved at Chelsea this season with our three game tour of the far east in pre-season.

As we know, John Terry has left the club and signed for Aston Villa, Kurt Zouma is expected to sign for Stoke on a season long loan arrangement and with just Toni Rudiger signed as one of two replacements, Andreas Christensen has a massive opportunity to stake his claim for a spot in our first team squad this season.

Batshuayi: "Training has been very tactical and very physical, it’s been on another level"

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Michy Batshuayi has been talking of Chelsea training sessions under Antonio Conte since he arrived and has described them as nothing he has ever experienced before. The signs are good so far.

People are focused on Diego Costa and what is happening with his future at the moment, and rightly so, but I just wonder that despite him being a big money signing, the young Belgian appears under the radar at the moment with not much expected from him outside of the club in his first season.

The Rest

VIDEO: Ibrahimovic, Rooney, Fellaini and Mata’s goals vs Galatasaray

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