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Manchester United legend Solskjaer’s statue

News that a statue of Manchester United legend and current first team coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be erected in the Norwegian’s hometown of Kristiansund has reminded fans on social media of a “Hobbit dropped in tar” original.

The new tribute is being funded by locals in the west coast municipality, where the Champions League final winner-scoring supersub, who also lifted the Premiership title six times, is their proudest son.

Asked to comment on the development, the ‘Babyfaced Assassin’ said: “My career shows that it is possible even from little Kristiansund to reach your goals.” 

“I am of course incredibly grateful for the opportunities my football career has given me.”

With a total of $ 74,000 raised thus far, it will be created by compatriot artist Tore Bjorn Skjolsvik, while buyer Ole Tonder has already agreed to hand over a whopping $ 106,000.

But jokers and funpokers online suggested that Tonder will hope his purchase doesn’t turn out like the last attempted likeness of Solskjaer, after pictures re-emerged online.

“It looks like a hobbit has been dropped in tar and then put there,” one pointed out, while others claimed a likeness to Peter Pan, a “melted refuse sack”, and a “prop from the new Pinocchio movie”.

It was also questioned why the creation had been made out of a “burnt wheelie bin” or “marmite”, and why OGS looks “like a little boy that’s melting”.

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It also recalled the bust “that spawned a thousand memes” and was concocted as a homage to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017.

Made by Emanuel Santos, the creator claimed ignorance as his work became a worldwide subject of ridicule.

“No negative comments have reached me yet. I’ve got friends on Facebook and the feedback has been positive,” he told Portuguese radio amid the fallout.

“Of course there’s the odd comment from someone saying there’s room for improvement here or there. But it’s complicated and the end result is never going to please everyone,” Santos added.

Separately, to Brazilian media giant Globo, the former cleaner remarked: “Even Jesus did not please everyone. This is a matter of taste, it’s not as simple as it seems.”

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Yet organizers at Madeira Islands airport where it was installed responded to backlash by removing and replacing it around the 2018 World Cup.

“RIP legend,” lamented one internet user.

Elsewhere, much more volatile controversy has always engulfed a statue to honor Ronaldo’s fellow generational great Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden.

When you come to New York you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan,” Ibrahimovic said during a ceremony to unveil it, which was attended by hundreds of fans.

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And while it was far better in design, showing the national team’s all-time top scorer half-naked and barefooted with his arms raised high in the air, copying his signature goal celebration pose, a lack of clothing was still questioned.

Since its 2019 launch ceremony in his hometown of Malmo, though, the sculpture has been repeatedly defaced after Zlatan become part owner of boyhood club Malmo FF’s bitter rivals Hammarby.

“I think he is a piece of sh*t, to be honest,” one fan, who threw a toilet seat on it, explained to Euronews.

“Recently he’s said all this stupid stuff, which I don’t agree with, but I have supported him anyway.

“Now he pays us back by engaging in Hammarby, which is a big betrayal. He usually says that you shouldn’t forget where you come from, but apparently he has forgotten that now.”

In subsequent attacks, it has also been sawed and set on fire.

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Manchester United boss Solskjaer hits back at Scholes and Hargreaves after Roma win

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out after his side’s 6-2 win over Roma on Thursday night. The Red Devils went into the game looking to take a giant step towards the Europa League final. And they did just that, overcoming a poor first half to claim victory under the lights at Old Trafford.

Manchester United took the lead against Roma through Bruno Fernandes in the ninth minute.

The Portugal international opened the scoring via a deft chip after some superb work from Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani in the build-up.

However, United were then rocked when Roma found the net twice through Lorenzo Pellegrini and Edin Dzeko.

Those strikes saw ‘#Oleout’ trend on Twitter but, after the interval, the Red Devils were a side completely transformed.

Cavani scored twice, Fernandes notched another while Pogba and Mason Greenwood were also on target to ensure they travel to Rome for the return leg with a significant advantage.

And Solskjaer has now spoken out after the game.

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When told Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes felt he should have made changes at the break, the 48-year-old hit back by saying: “It’s easy up there thinking who should play… but who should not play?

“That’s a very good team, it worked really good against Tottenham.

“Mason Greenwood should be disappointed not to be playing but it’s about balance. Maybe those two should try to leave players out and pick a team with balance.

“We know we have got creative players who can create big moments.

“Paul Pogba’s position today was very good in that position, he’s allowed some freedom. He’s got the foundation behind him. The difference today is we took most of our chances.

“The character showed that they came back and didn’t lose their heads.

“Maybe five or 10 minutes at the end of the first half, we didn’t look great but we got ourselves together. The two goals are junior, schoolboy errors that shouldn’t happen at this level.”


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Solskjaer insists the job isn’t done yet, despite now having a big advantage.

He added: ”No I don’t feel the job is done but it was a good job done. We did well but we know they have quality.

“They scored two goals from the two chances we gave them. They didn’t have loads of chances against Ajax.

“The second half was very good.”

Pogba also reacted to the result and expressed his unhappiness at giving a penalty away.

“Just don’t tackle,” he said. “I don’t know how to tackle.

“I try to be the English guy. I need to practise more. I need to practise to tackle without arms.

“It’s unlucky. I’ve been unlucky a lot this season with penalties.”

He also shed light on Solskjaer’s team talk at half time, admitting the Norwegian sparked them into life.

“The result is positive but it’s not finished,” continued the France international.

“We will have to say focused and play a nice game with the same mentality.

“In the first half we had two mistakes and conceded two goals. We were a bit all over the place after the second goal.

“At half-time we said let’s do the right things, let’s do simple things. The manager spoke. We were all motivated to score as many goals as possible.”

United legend Paul Scholes, performing punditry duties in the BT Sport studio, labelled Cavani as ‘sensational’.

“He was sensational. As you say, an all round centre-forward performance,” he said.

“You’ve seen your Marcus, your Mason, your Martial – we’re not quite sure they’re centre-forwards. Tonight that tells you, that is a real centre-forward up there.

“Led the line, brought players into play, great pass. Two brilliant goals. What a brilliant finish the first one was. Gave the keeper no chance.

“And a sniffers goal as well. It was a brilliant all round performance. Just disappointed he didn’t get the hat-trick really.”

And he also hailed Pogba by saying: “I thought Pogba was outstanding tonight. From that position it’s a position where you can create, score goals.”

“This position is perfect when you want to be a bit of a maverick. Have a free role in your team, you can do it from that side.”

Inside Taylor Ward and footballer boyfriend Riyad Mahrez’s incredible Manchester apartment renovation

Author: Lisa McLoughlin
This post originally appeared on Showbiz – latest celebrity news, gossip, photos, TV and film reviews | The Sun

TAYLOR Ward has given her fans a glimpse of her new £2million pad she bought with her footballer boyfriend Riyad Mahrez.

The 23-year-old – who is the daughter of millionaire Real Housewives of Chelsea star Dawn – is still in the midst of renovating their new abode but is keeping her social media followers up-to-date with their progress.

Taylor Ward and footballer Riyad Mahrez have splashed out on a £2million pad in Manchester


Taylor Ward and footballer Riyad Mahrez have splashed out on a £2million pad in ManchesterCredit: Instagram

Excited about their first home together, Taylor set up an Instagram account dedicated to the renovation and recently revealed an update on her walk-in wardrobe as well as new master bathroom.

In another pic, she revealed how their master bedroom was coming together and showcased a freestanding unit in the middle, which will home a TV.

Taylor has posted a plethora of shots of their spacious hallway that boasts off-white walls and decadent marble floors.

As well as showing her new apartment’s progress, the Northern beauty has shared several shots from the rented city centre penthouse she shares with her Manchester City star beau.

Taylor has set up an Instagram account dedicated to her house renovation


Taylor has set up an Instagram account dedicated to her house renovationCredit: Instagram

She gave fans a glimpse of their new master bathroom mid-build


She gave fans a glimpse of their new master bathroom mid-buildCredit: Instagram

Her current abode features floor-to-ceiling windows which fills the modern space with natural light.

She has elevated the flat with structured grey chairs and a navy blue velvet couch while chic prints line the walls.

Last month, we revealed that the footballer was buying a £2 million pad with Taylor just a year after they began dating and are have employed Dawn’s high-end interior design firm Arista to do the place up.

Dawn made a fortune from property developing in Manchester and Cheshire and lives in a £15 million mansion with ex-Premier League player husband Ashley.

She gave her followers a sneak peak into her master bedroom


She gave her followers a sneak peak into her master bedroomCredit: Instagram

In one room there is a wall of mirrors - perhaps for a home gym or walk-in wardrobe


In one room there is a wall of mirrors – perhaps for a home gym or walk-in wardrobeCredit: Instagram

The apartment has plenty of space


The apartment has plenty of spaceCredit: Instagram

Taylor is the daughter of Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward


Taylor is the daughter of Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn WardCredit: Alamy

A pal told us: “It seems like a big step so soon into their relationship but if you ignore the price tag it is just a case of two people in love buying a place together.

“Dawn and Ashley are very pleased for them, and Dawn is overseeing the renovations herself to make sure the new flat is totally amazing in every way.”

The £200,000-a-week dad-of-two and Taylor had started dating last year after he split with wife Rita.

They are currently renting a penthouse in Manchester

They are currently renting a penthouse in Manchester

Taylor and Riyad's rented apartment boasts incredible views

Taylor and Riyad’s rented apartment boasts incredible views

And in the summer, he went to the South of France with Taylor and her parents.

Social media clips show Riyad lunching with Taylor and her folks at a Cannes beach restaurant before partying at a club.

The pair moved in together before Christmas and now have taken their relationship to the next level by getting a pad in the exclusive apartment block.

Manchester City eye first Champions League final

Manchester City turned the first leg of their Champions League semifinal around to take a huge step towards the final, scoring twice through Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez to go in front in Paris before Idrissa Gueye saw red.

Paris dominated the first half at the Parc des Princes, faced with the challenge of reaching the final for a second consecutive season after beating holders Bayern and five-time winners Barcelona in the previous round, and went ahead after 15 minutes.

Angel di Maria – familiar with City from his season with Manchester United in 2013 – whipped a corner towards the near post, where captain Marquinhos flicked a header beyond Ederson to give his side a lead that they were well worthy of for the remainder of the half.

The runaway Premier League leaders were revitalized when they re-emerged, taking the lead when Player of the Match De Bruyne curled one of his characteristically evasive deliveries into the penalty area, beating the Paris backline and, finally, surprised goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

That gave City the momentum going in to the final 25 minutes of normal time, taking advantage when Mahrez measured a free-kick from a central position between two players in the PSG defensive wall and beyond Navas at his left-hand post this time.

PSG have now lost important home games to City, Marseille, United, Monaco, Lyon, Nantes, Lille and Bayern this season, and star striker Neymar has not scored in his last six games in the knockout stage in the Champions League, although they will remain optimistic ahead of the return leg in Manchester next week.

To compound their despair, midfielder Gueye was dismissed for a dire 77th-minute challenge on Ilkay Gundogan, threatening to badly damage the City playmaker’s ankle with a wincingly late attempt at a tackle.

“We started well in the first ten minutes and had some control but they are an unbelievable team with great quality up front,” De Bruyne told BT Sport afterwards.

“It was a shame the way we conceded. After 25 minutes we changed our press and it became better, and the second half was much, much better. In the first half we were too rushed, and that’s not the way we are set up as a team.

“In the second half we tried to find the spaces more patiently. The progression we made as a team was good.”

The usually-lethal Kylian Mbappe failed to register a single shot after starting a Champions League match for the first time in his career.

“I am satisfied with the performance,” said City boss Pep Guardiola, wary of the particular threat posed by Mbappe and strike partner Neymar.

“We still have 90 minutes to beat them and against a team like PSG anything can happen.

“For a lot of our players it was the first time in the semifinals so they wanted to do well. The last ten minutes of the first half was good, and the second half was excellent.

“We scored two goals away and that is so important, but we have a hard job to do in six days.”

English teams now look marginally more likely to make up the finalists after Chelsea drew 1-1 at Real Madrid in the other semifinal first leg on Tuesday.

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Manchester United could be about to sign another Anthony Martial

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The last time Manchester United signed a young striker and threw him into the first-team as a vital player straight away, it was Anthony Martial. Few had heard of the France international before he was thrusted into the Old Trafford spotlight. And, now, the same may be about to happen to Slavia Prague’s Abdallah Sima.

Manchester United want a new striker.

There are serious questions marks hanging over the head of Edinson Cavani, who continues to be linked with a move to Boca Juniors.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself has insisted Mason Greenwood isn’t ready to be the club’s main No 9, despite his recent return to form.

And Marcus Rashford, for all his talents, is better suited to the flanks than down the middle.

So United, ahead of the summer transfer window, are starting to look at potential targets.

Erling Haaland tops their wishlist but the Borussia Dortmund striker will be expensive. He’s also wanted by half of Europe, having scored 35 goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League combined.

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If a deal for him happens, it would certainly have similarities with the one that took Martial back to Old Trafford nearly six years ago.

Back in 2015, Louis van Gaal wanted a new hitman.

Radamel Falcao had flopped following his arrival from Monaco on loan, scoring just four goals before returning to Monte Carlo where he’d later join Chelsea.

And Robin van Persie had regressed, having been the Premier League’s standout player under Sir Alex Ferguson two years previously.

That year, the usual names were linked.

Some expected the club to go after Cavani then, with the striker forced out wide at Paris Saint-Germain due to the huge presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ibrahimovic himself was tipped to join, while there were also rumours the club would potentially pursue Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

But then, out of the blue, United signed Martial.

He was unknown, having slipped under the radar at Monaco. Suddenly, out of nowhere, he was the club’s main striker and a Van Gaal dependable.

He scored on his debut against Liverpool and that silenced his critics, especially one publication who dubbed him a ‘waste of money’ before he’d even kicked a ball.

Therefore, if United sign Sima, it would be a similar bolt from the blue.

He’s clocked up impressive stats this term, with the 21-year-old scoring 19 goals in 35 appearances across all competitions.

And United could now snap him up, with sources from the MEN expecting him to develop into a centre-forward further down the line.

He’s spent most of the season playing on the right wing, an area the club have had problems with ever since Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid in 2009.

And he may now be poised to play on the biggest stage, especially with Solskjaer so determined to land a new marksman.

WATCH: Furious Manchester United fans burn US flag outside Old Trafford in protest against Glazers

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A demonstration outside Old Trafford protesting Man Utd’s ownership by the US-based Glazer family in the wake of the ill-fated Super League plans has led to at least one United States flag being burned outside the famous stadium.

Man Utd were among the so-called ‘dirty dozen’ of European clubs who were signatories to the hugely unpopular Super League plans when it was initially announced last weekend but today, with the those plans now lying in ashes, a section of angry Red Devils fans took out their fury at the club’s ownership – by settling alight the Stars and Stripes.

More than a thousand fans gathered outside the home the 20-time English champions to have their voices heard not just about the Super League plans, which prompted a tail-between-their-legs concession by the club’s bosses, but also the Glazer’s longstanding ownership of the team which has hit new heights of unpopularity in the past few days.

Fans could be heard chanting “Glazers out” at the demonstration, while also wearing scarves emblazoned with a similar message. Smoke bombs were also said to have been set off during the protests on Saturday afternoon.

Footage making its way to social media also appeared to show fans burning an American flag outside the stadium in the starkest signal to the club’s ownership yet that they have lost any remaining support amongst the fanbase that they may have previously enjoyed.

All of the consequences of the debt-ridden Glazer ownership of the club have come home to roost in the last week, with the disgraceful plans to walk away from our roots in English football and walk away from our history and tradition in the European Cup,” read a statement distributed by the organizers of the demonstration.

The disgraceful plan was a direct consequence of an ownership structure which is all about money and nothing about supporters.

United fans demand change. We demand the German model requiring fans own 50% +1 of the club. We demand that the Glazers begin the process to make this happen with immediate effect.

The last week has shown them the future they dreamed of for Manchester United is not possible and is never going to happen. There will never be a better time to hand majority ownership to the only people who have the long-term interests of the club at heart – the United fans.

We call on all United fans to come together on the forecourt at 2pm, before the Liverpool game, to collectively make this point in a way the Glazers, and the rest of the world, cannot ignore.”

However, the protests – and in particular the flag-burning element – wasn’t met with unanimous consent from fans online.

This perhaps is getting out of control,” said one supporter. “Burning a national flag can be serious.”

Another described the act as “trashy behavior“, adding that “regular Americans have nothing to do with the Glazer family.”

Whatever the reaction, it is clear that the fanbase of the most traditionally successful club in English football has rarely been quite as vocal in their dissatisfaction with the direction the club’s owners are taking them – and one wonders if, sooner or later, the furious fans will get their wish.

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Manchester United wing legend Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting two women as Wales announce he will NOT lead team at Euros

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Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs – the current manager of the Welsh national team – has been charged with assaulting two women in an incident stemming from November 2020.

Giggs, 47, stands accused of causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and of the common assault of a woman in her 20s.

In addition, Giggs has been charged with coercive or controlling behavior between December 2017 and November 2020.

“The CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] made the decision to charge Mr Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police,” a statement said.

Giggs has been bailed to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on April 28.

The former footballer was forced onto gardening leave as Wales manager last November after allegations he had assaulted his girlfriend, Kate Greville.

Giggs was arrested and later bailed following reports of a disturbance at his mansion in Worsley, Greater Manchester, although he has denied the claims.

After the new emerged on Friday that Giggs had been charged, the Welsh FA confirmed that he would not be leading the team at this summer’s European Championships – where they have been drawn in a group with Turkey, Italy and Switzerland. 

“The FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of Cymru Men’s National Team manager for this summer’s EURO 2020 tournament and will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg,” a statement read. 

In a statement of his own, Giggs vowed to clear his name.

“I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations,” he said.

“I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name. 

“I would like to wish Robert Page, the coaching staff, the players and the supporters every success at the Euros this summer.”

Former Manchester United star Giggs is the Old Trafford club’s all-time record appearance-holder, having played 963 games in a glittering career between 1991 and 2014.

He won a record haul of 13 Premier League titles as well as two Champions League titles.

Giggs was capped 64 times for Wales as a player and took over as national team manager in 2018.

Alongside his success on the pitch, Giggs has frequently made the headlines for his turbulent private life. He divorced from wife Stacey back in 2016 after claims of repeated infidelity, including with his brother Rhodri’s wife, Natasha.

Giggs was also outed as having had an affair with former Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas.

The former Man Utd star had spent £150,000 on a High Court injunction in a bid to keep the news from leaking out, before an MP used parliamentary privilege to name and shame him.

Giggs was first linked to PR executive Greville in 2015, and the pair went public in 2018. Greville worked at Giggs’ Hotel Football in Manchester, the venture he owns with former teammates Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.  

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Manchester United legend and Wales boss Ryan Giggs charged with assault

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been charged with assault. The Wales boss has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour, the Crown Prosecution Service announced on Friday. 

The CPS said: “We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

“A charge of assault by beating relating to a second woman has also been authorised. Mr Giggs will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28th April.

“The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police.

“Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

Both assault charges relate to an incident at Giggs’ home on November 1 last year, and he was arrested in November on suspicion of two counts of assault against his girlfriend and one other person.

Giggs denied the charges against him when he was arrested.

Greater Manchester Police said: “Ryan Giggs (29/11/1973) has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s.

“Both counts relate to an incident on the evening of Sunday 1 November 2020.

“Giggs has also been charged with one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020.”

The Wales boss has been bailed. And he’s due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 28.

Giggs spent the entirety of his professional career with Man United. He made 963 appearances during that time, more than any other player in the club’s entire history.

Giggs won 13 Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson and two Champions League crowns, in 1999 and 2008 respectively.

Many expected him to get the United job in 2014 after David Moyes’ sacking.

But he was overlooked and became assistant to Louis van Gaal instead.

Giggs spent two years working under the Dutchman and eventually became Wales manager in January 2018, but has not managed his country since being arrested.

Ed Woodward exit confirmed by Manchester United as Joel Glazer issues statement

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Manchester United have announced the departure of Ed Woodward but he will remain in his position until the end of 2021. The European Super League fiasco has sped up his exit with Woodward resigning amid fan backlash.
United along with 11 other clubs were the founding members of the new competition.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham were all announced from the Premier League with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid from La Liga and Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan from Serie A joining them.

Woodward’s resignation will end his tenure alongside the Glazers which has run since 2013.

He said: “I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honour to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years.

“The club is well positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end of the year.

“I will treasure the memories from my time at Old Trafford, during a period when we won the Europa League, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. I am proud of the regeneration of the club’s culture and our return to the Manchester United way of playing.

“We have invested more than £1bn in the squad during my time here and I am particularly delighted with the progress the players have made under the astute leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching team in the last two years.

“I am sure that with the changes we have made on-field and to the coaching and football staff in recent years this great club will soon be lifting silverware again. It deserves to.

“I desperately wanted the club to win the Premier League during my tenure and I am certain that the foundations are in place for us to win it back for our passionate fans.

“Our world-famous academy is flourishing again, with 34 players progressing into the first team since 2013, and it has been a pleasure to watch talents such as Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Axel Tuanzebe flourish in the first team environment. In the years to come the club’s production line of young talent will continue to push established first team players for their places. That competition bodes well for the future.

“We have also established Manchester United women and their progress is further evidence of the demand for success at this great club.

“The last 16 months have brought so many unique challenges and the club’s work in the community and around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic has been heroic.

“The financial impact on football clubs has been severe, but United have been one of the most robust and resilient in the face of extraordinary financial pressures.

“I would like to thank United’s passionate fans for their support during the good and bad times. I know this has been a challenging period in our history, but your support for the team has never, ever been in doubt.

“Finally, it has been a pleasure to work with so many magnificent, talented and hard-working people.”

Co-chairman Joel Glazer added: “Ed Woodward has served the club with great distinction. On behalf of everyone at United I would like to place on record our sincere thanks for his tireless work and dedication.

“His contribution to the club has been massive, and he will always be welcome at Old Trafford as a part of the Manchester United family.”

Real-life Jurassic Park with more than 100 dinosaurs coming to Manchester

Dino Kingdom is coming to Manchester this summer featuring more than 100 life-like dinosaurs in an epic adventure. The park will include a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex and a towering Apatosaurus which will be more than 18 metres long. There will also be smaller dinosaurs including babies hatching from eggs and other interactive creatures amongst the woodland, including crocodiles, frogs, bees, spiders and more.
The event has been dubbed an “epic outdoor, prehistoric exploration” with state-of-the-art 3D and augmented reality technology bringing dinosaurs back to life with “unforgettable interactive experiences” and “thrilling fairground rides”.

The park promises to be “an educational experience as much as an adventure” with an excavation sand pit, dinosaur eggs, fossils, volcanoes, a giant dinosaur skeleton head and a walk-through fossil tunnel for those budding palaeontologists to enjoy.

There will also be food and drink available to enjoy in the picnic areas.

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