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Man Utd finished buying Van de Beek

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek completed the move from Ajax to Man Utd on September 2. Van de Beek signed a five-year contract, until June 2025, with Man Utd, after passing a medical examination in the Netherlands on August 31st.

The 23-year-old midfielder will go to England to join Man Utd after joining the Dutch team in Poland on September 4 and Italy on September 7 in the Nations League. According to Sky Sports, due to the transfer procedure being completed before these two matches, Van de Beek will not have to go through a 14-day self-quarantine process upon arriving in the UK.

Ajax received 40 million euros (about 48 million USD) in Van der Beek transfer fees. Man Utd may pay an additional five million euros (six million dollars) depending on the Dutch midfielder’s performance at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek joined the Ajax academy at the age of 11, entered the first team since 2015, at the age of 18. He emerged as he shone in the 2018-2019 season, with Ajax won a double domestic title and coming in. Champions League semi-finals. Through 175 matches for Ajax, he scored 41 goals. Van de Beek also played 10 matches for the Dutch team.

Van de Beek’s talent at Ajax

As the central midfielder, Van de Beek possesses comprehensive manual skills but often penetrates the penalty area and scores. Real Madrid had put him in the sights last summer and intended to recruit this summer, but Van de Beek decided to choose Man Utd as a new stop. With a height of 1m84 and a good physique, he is expected to help “Red Devils” strengthen the steel in the middle line.

Van de Beek will wear number 34 in a Man Utd shirt

After adding Van de Beek – the first rookie in the transfer window this summer, according to the British press, Man Utd will try to buy at least two more players. They still aim Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho for a hitting position, and at the same time look for a good center-back, with Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, or Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

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Premier League

Arsenal desires to break the record score in the English Premier League

Liverpool has to straighten all three matches, starting with a trip to the Emirates Stadium, to reach a record 102 points in the Premier League.

Fans argue that Arsenal’s biggest success this season is … Liverpool missed the unbeaten series throughout the season. February 29 only appeared once every four years, but it was Liverpool’s tragic defeat in Watford. The result could not rob Jurgen Klopp’s English Premier League title, but it was a rift that led to their downfall in other arenas.

Of course, the Anfield club is full of hope of breaking the record score in the English Premier League. However, the club has to defeat Watford, Chelsea, and Atletico, Liverpool was no longer motivated.

Klopp’s teachers and students have won three, drawn two, and lost one of the six matches since the Premier League returned. Their performance is worse than both Man Utd and Wolverhampton, only equal to Burnley with Tottenham.

Liverpool also received a cold water drop when losing to City 0-4, in the first match since the coronation. The new champion has just won host Brighton 3-1, ending a series of five matches without scoring any goals on the away field.

Liverpool’s form gives Arsenal the confidence to win, even though the strength of the “Gunners” is not equal. The defeat at Derby North London against Tottenham led Arsenal further away from the top six.

However, Mikel Arteta’s teachers still have a chance to attend the Europa League if they win the FA Cup. Just three days after welcoming Liverpool in the Premier League, Arsenal traveled to Wembley to meet Man City in the FA Cup semi-final. Arteta thinks that the “Gunners” will be exhausted in both games.

Arteta wants his students to do their best through every match

With a density of three days a game, Arteta had to consider the contingency plans. But, putting Sead Kolasinac in the center-back position is not effective. The Bosnian & Herzegovina defender made a mistake that led to the first goal of the match against Tottenham.

Arteta also used Nicholas Pepe instead of young talent Bukayo Saka in the previous match. But in the 71 minutes on the pitch, Pepe did not create any passes for the team to finish.

The closest clash between the two teams ended with a score of 5-5, at the League Cup on October 30. With Liverpool’s poor form away from home and Arsenal’s acupuncture defense, fans can look forward to another goal party.

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The FA Cup

Man Utd vs Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final

Lower Newcastle 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on June 28, Man City has the basis to continue hoping to acquire the entire Cup title in the 2019-2020 season.

* Goals: De Bruyne (pen) 37 ‘, Sterling 68’.

Man City could not defend the throne in the English Premier League, but soon won the League Cup. The FA Cup, along with the Champions League, are playgrounds they have the opportunity to crown as this season. Therefore, coach Pep Guardiola put in the optimal team on the trip to St James’ Park.

The difference in force between the two teams created a one-sided posture during 90 minutes.

Coach Steve Bruce first gave the opportunity to start striker Andy Carroll, hoping the physical strength of the English striker will help Newcastle. But in a game where the host only held the ball 18% in the first half, Carroll’s slow made Newcastle unable to counterattack.

Man City leisurely kicked to the end of 15 times in the first 45 minutes. After Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling missed clear opportunities, Kevin De Bruyne made his mark on his 29th birthday. The Belgian midfielder opened the scoring in the 37th minute from the 11-point mark, after Gabriel Jesus was pushed by Fabian Schar. fell within the penalty area.

The match was not much different in the second half. Man City continued to overwhelm and got the second table, after Sterling’s curling effort in the 68th minute. Newcastle’s efforts only helped them create the only dangerous opportunity, but Dwight Gayle – striker came on for Carroll – missed after a pass by Saint-Maximin.

Winning easy Newcastle 2-0, Man City went one step on the journey to defend the championship. They will meet Arsenal in the semi-finals. Three years ago, Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students lost to Arsenal in this round of the tournament.

Man Utd vs Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final

The draw brings Man City to Arsenal again, while Man Utd meets Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final 2019-2020 season.

The draw was carried out by the English Football Association (FA) on the evening of June 28, after the quarter-final where Chelsea beat Leicester City 1-0.

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Premier League

Barca, Real suffered the largest losses due to Covid-19

The pandemic caused the top two Premier League teams to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in the late 2019-2020 season.

The Deutsche Bank report shows that football clubs will lose between 13% and 30% of their total earnings this season. Barca is the most affected. The Catalonia club will lose between $ 132 million and $ 285 million, as long as the season is delayed.

Real ranked second, with losses from 110 million to 253 million dollars. Followed by Man Utd (USD 99 million to USD 236.5 million), PSG could lose up to 214.5 million USD, Man City and Liverpool respectively from 82.5 million to 203.5 million USD, Juventus could lose up to 154 million USD.

The money can be recovered in two seasons, although it depends on when the fans return to the field. On the optimistic side, losses can range from 4% to 13%, mainly due to sponsors of the economic crisis and the decline in fan revenues. Meanwhile, in pessimistic terms, the damage increased from 27 to 48%.

The forecast shows that clubs can recover from the 2021-2022 season, because the economic crisis affects not only sports, but the society as a whole.

Because the clubs are not able to maintain the same revenue as before, the next transfer season can become bleak. Some clubs are more likely to have to exchange players.

Man Utd owes more than half a billion dollars

In the first three months of 2020, Man Utd’s debt increased by 42% compared to the end of last year, from USD 155 million to USD 525 million.

According to the financial report released yesterday, the reason for the sharp increase in Man Utd’s net debt is the decline of cash and cash equivalents, and the adverse fluctuations of the pound exchange rate compared to USD.

Man Utd also suffered heavy losses in the last three weeks of March, when matches were suspended due to the pandemic. Under the influence of Covid-19, they lowered their estimated revenue to under 710 million USD.

The report also said that the impact of Covid-19 and the measures to prevent the spread will continue to disrupt business operations in many ways, of which the most serious impact is the revenue of television rights and match organizer revenue.