Jesse Lingard explains how his role at Manchester United has changed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_imgJesse Lingard explains how his role at Manchester United has changed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still unbeaten as Manchester United manager (Getty Images)Speaking to Squawka, he said: ‘It’s a different role – it’s like a false nine I would say. It’s an enjoyable role as you’re free most times.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can hit teams on the counter-attack fast and you always have a player either side of you so it’s perfect for me. You’re closer to the goal, you’re going to get more opportunities to score and help the team.‘Mike [Phelan] and Kieran [McKenna] take a lot of the tactics and they’ve been great. Everyone has really taken to Ole and Mike and we’re enjoying life at the moment.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMarcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have taken most of the plaudits for United’s upturn in form since Solskjaer was appointed but Lingard has also been an integral part of his plans too, starting all but two of the Norwegian’s ten games in charge.The England international seems to be flourishing under Solskjaer and appeared to take a dig at his former manager Jose Mourinho by saying: ‘We are back to winning ways now and that’s the way it should be.‘Ole has been great since he has come in and he has got the lads working hard. He has got his structure and organisation in the team. We are back to our football and winning games.’United are still unbeaten under their caretaker manager winning nine of their ten games and drawing the other to Burnley and that form has propelled them back into top-four contention with only two points separating them from fourth place Chelsea.They face Fulham at Craven Cottage in the early kick-off on Saturday.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 10:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Jesse Lingard was on the scoresheet as Manchester United beat Arsenal at the Emirates (Getty Images)Jesse Lingard has admitted that he is enjoying playing in a new false 9 role for Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The 26-year-old has been one of United’s most impressive performers since Solskjaer took charge, scoring three goals and providing two assists in nine games.One of those goals came during United’s impressive 3-1 FA Cup win over Arsenal at the Emirates in a performance characterised by United’s counter-attacking threat with Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial also getting on the scoresheet.Solskjaer has placed a big emphasis on counter-attacking during his time in charge and Lingard feels that style of play is perfectly suited to him as he has a greater license to get into dangerous attacking positions.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

NASCAR at Kentucky: TV schedule, lineup, qualifying drivers for Quaker State 400

first_imgQuaker State 400 schedule, how to watchHere’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Quaker State 400.(All times Eastern)Thursday, July 11TimeEventChannel9:35 a.m.Truck Series first practiceNo TV11:05 a.m.Truck Series final practiceNo TV3:05 p.m.Xfinity Series first practiceNo TV4:05 p.m.Truck Series qualifyingFS1/fuboTV6 p.m.Xfinity Series final practiceNo TV7:30 p.m.Trucks Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225FS1/fuboTVFriday, July 12TimeEventChannel11:35 a.mCup Series first practiceNBCSN1:35 p.m.Cup Series final practiceNBCSN4:15 p.mXfinity Series qualifyingNBCSN6 p.m.Cup Series qualifyingNBCSN7:30 p.m.Xfinity Series Alsco 300NBCSN/fuboTVSaturday, July 13TimeEventChannel7:30 p.m.Cup Series Quaker State 400NBCSN/fuboTVQuaker State 400 qualifying driversBelow is the entry list for the Quaker State 400.StartingDriverNumberTBDLandon Cassill00TBDKurt Busch1TBDBrad Keselowski2TBDAustin Dillon3TBDKevin Harvick4TBDRyan Newman6TBDDaniel Hemric8TBDChase Elliott9TBDAric Almirola10TBDDenny Hamlin11TBDRyan Blaney12TBDTy Dillon13TBDClint Bowyer14TBDRoss Chastain15TBDRicky Stenhouse Jr.17TBDKyle Busch18TBDMartin Truex Jr.19TBDErik Jones20TBDPaul Menard21TBDJoey Logano22TBDWilliam Byron24TBDCorey Lajoie32TBDMichael McDowell34TBDMatt Tifft36TBDChris Buescher37TBDDavid Ragan38TBDDaniel Suarez41TBDKyle Larson42TBDDarrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.43TBDRyan Preece47TBDJimmie Johnson48TBDTBA51TBDTBA52TBDQuin Houff77TBDAlex Bowman88TBDMatt DiBenedetto95 He will be one of the favorites to win again this week especially considering his four wins already this year — including one at an intermediate track in Charlotte — in addition to his past success at Kentucky.MORE: Watch the Quaker State 400 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)This week will likely feature the usual suspects as Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones will all probably factor into the top 10.It’s just a matter of who will win this week. But one thing is for sure, everyone is chasing Truex.What time does the Quaker State 400 start?The Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday, July 13. Live coverage begins on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET.What TV channel is the Quaker State 400 on?The Quaker State 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race can also be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. So last week was weird. Justin Haley won his first race in his third career start after rain shortened the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.This week should be a little more predictable as drivers head to the 1.5-mile track in Kentucky where Martin Truex Jr. has won two straight races.last_img read more

UI fraternity accused of holding party during virus shutdown

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Officials at the University of Iowa are investigating the Sigma Chi chapter there after the fraternity was accused of holding a party in violation of the state’s order limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.The fraternity party allegedly took place March 28 with as many as 50 people and may have involved underaged drinking, the Press-Citizen reported. Iowa City police confirmed receiving a report of a party at the Sigma Chi house, but said no officer responded to the scene.Sigma Chi Fraternity International did not immediately respond Friday to an email from The Associated Press seeking comment.The university suspended in-person classes earlier in the month and ordered students to evacuate campus dorms by March 29.Fraternity houses, however, are not on campus or in the university’s authority, school officials said. In a statement, university spokeswoman Hayley Bruce said UI officials strongly encouraged Greek chapters to close their off-campus homes in March. To date, 12 fraternity chapter homes have closed and the remaining 14 chapters’ homes have been open only for members who have a need for housing, Bruce said.last_img read more