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.


Often a pain in their side, constitution expert and former referee and school principal Osmond Downer has come out in support of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on an issue of transparency in its forthcoming elections.

Naparima College are quickly disappearing from sight but both St Anthony’s and Presentation College San Fernando have the chance today to narrow the gap at the top of the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League. 

CATHERINE SPICER has dropped to fourth in the national table tennis rankings after missing the Trinbago Open Tournament two weeks ago at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

Top Team TTO swimmer Dylan Carter will make his International Swimming League (ISL) campaign debut today when the two-day competition splashes off in Lewisville, Texas.

The top five finishers in last year’s First Citizens UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon are expected to be back in action in the 2019 edition of the 13.1-mile race, scheduled to start at 5am tomorrow outside the UWI SPEC indoor facility, in St Augustine.

New West Indies lead selector Roger Harper says next month’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan will be one of the “most important” the West Indies will play going forward.