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Why I cancelled final Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder face-off

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Legendary boxing promoter, Bob Arum, has explained why he cancelled the final Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off.

Fury and Wilder were set for a traditional stare down at the end of their final press conference on Wednesday.

But Arum and Frank Warren, who represent Fury, called it off and the heavyweight boxers departed at either side of the stage without coming face-to-face.

However, Arum believes it would have been irresponsible to allow Fury and Wilder to face off during the final press conference ahead of their trilogy fight in Las Vegas this weekend, adding that they insulted each other with words.

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“They insult each other with words, okay. But then put them together like they’re fg dogs? I mean, s*t, we are human beings,” Arum was quoted by Metro UK as saying.

“They bring these women [Abdo] in from the UK and she’s slanting the press conference to Wilder, I don’t give a damn, but it is obvious that is what she was doing.

“She knew that the understanding was no face-off. We said no face-off and what does she say? “Let’s do the face-off.” F* her and f* them. There was no face-off and we saved the fight.”

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Jamie Carragher exposes Man Utd’s biggest problem this season

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Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has exposed Manchester United’s biggest problem this season under their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Carragher believes Man United’s biggest problem this season is that Solskjaer’s team do not appear to have a ‘plan’.

According to the former defender, Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Man United has compounded Solskjaer’s problems at Old Trafford.

He, however, advised Man United to get a better manager, adding that Solskjaer cannot win the Premier League or the Champions for the Red Devils this term.

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Man United currently sits in the sixth position on the Premier League table following Saturday’s 4-2 defeat against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Carragher said: “You can’t play five attacking players, you can’t.

“Pogba’s got to come out of central midfield. He’s playing there and it comes back to the Ronaldo signing.

“As soon as Ronaldo comes in, Pogba has to play centre midfield to fit all the players in. I’m not saying [Pogba] should be out of the team, but he’s not a centre midfield in a United shirt.

“What does Ole do? What’s your idea? I don’t see it in terms of a plan. If you are going to press, everyone presses. Are they a high pressing team? Not really, not with Ronaldo in the team. This [lack of intensity] would not be accepted with a Pep or Klopp, or Tuchel team. It’s both [a manager and a players’ problem].

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“Ole will not win a league title or a Champions League at Manchester United. Ole hasn’t got the experience.

“This team is a good team, a great collection of individuals.

“Manchester United needs to have a better manager, they need a manager who can compete with other big teams in the league.”

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England handed Wembley Stadium ban

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UEFA’s disciplinary committee has ordered England to play one match behind closed doors.

The Three Lions have also been fined €100,000, following crowd trouble during the Euro 2020 final in July.

UEFA have also issued a ban for a second match, which is suspended for two years.

There were scenes of chaos at Wembley, as fans without tickets clashed with police and stewards, forcing their way into the stadium for the game against Italy.

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The capacity for the England vs Italy match had been reduced to 60,000 from the usual 90,000 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

But as many fans gathered near the stadium on the afternoon of the match, stewards and police were left overwhelmed and unable to stop some storming through security cordons.

England’s next home match is a 2022 World Cup qualifier against Albania on November 12. However, the ban will not come into effect until next summer for the next UEFA-sanctioned match, with the new Nations League campaign beginning in June.

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Mood in Man Utd dressing room ‘flat’ ahead of Atalanta clash

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The mood in Manchester United’s dressing room is “flat”, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the task of lifting his players for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Atalanta, ESPN reports.

United were beaten 4-2 at Leicester City last weekend.

Morale has taken a significant hit following the loss, as Solskjaer has won just two of their last seven games.

It is understood that the manner of the defeat has caused concern within the squad, with Solskjaer admitting after the game that goalkeeper David de Gea was their best player despite conceding four times.

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Solskjar is said to have kept his players in the dressing room for 45 minutes after the final whistle, before emerging to fulfill his media commitments.

United have three days to prepare for Atalanta’s visit to Old Trafford. They are third in Group F after one win and one defeat from their first two games.

After Atalanta, the Red Devils face Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City in the Premier League.

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