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Premier League LIVE: Latest news and updates as Erik ten Hag speaks to the media ahead of Aston Villa clash


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Captain Son returns to Spurs after Asian Cup humiliation

Meanwhile, Son Heung-Min returned to Tottenham after South Korea were knocked out of the Asian Cup by Jordan, suffering a shock 2-0 defeat in their semi-final.

While the defeat shocked South Korean fans, Spurs will be delighted to see their captain back.

The players certainly seem happy!

Is Mo Salah getting closer to fitness?

Look who’s back in the Liverpool gym.

After the Thiago Alcántara news, what a boost Mo Salah’s return will be for the Reds.

This video will surely make Liverpool fans happy, although perhaps not their rivals.

More about Ten Hag in our podcast ‘It’s All Beginning!’

Want to hear Ian Ladyman and Chris’ thoughts ahead of this weekend’s games?

Click below and listen to our podcast.

Summary of Erik ten Hag’s press conference

There’s a lot to unpack, so what can we take away from that Erik ten Hag press conference?

Here are the main headlines:

  • Martínez ready to spend some time on the sidelines
  • The ambition of ‘Wembley del Norte’ is good but it focuses on the team
  • He wants his team to treat every game like a final from now on.
  • Villa game too early for Mount and Malacia

Villa too soon for Mount and Malacia

Ten Hag has revealed that Sunday is coming too soon for Mason Mount and Tyrell Malacia.

Mason (Mount) and Ty (Malacia) are not ready.

The future is bright for the young Red Devils

Erik ten Hag has been asked about Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund.

I think they like playing together, the adventure, they want to do it together. They also want to pass the ball between themselves so that everyone can take advantage of their qualities and score goals. It’s great that they want to do it together and that’s the key. Young players, Manchester United’s future is quite bright, with talent on board, we have to develop it.

This club wants to achieve a lot, this club wants to win such ambitious trophies that they have to step forward and reach high levels. Also against the best opposition they have to express the same threat and it’s about the final product.

‘Every match is a final from now on’

I told the team since the beginning of January that now every game is a final. That was also our approach against West Ham, this is a final, we have to accept this challenge and see it as a final. That will be every day from now on.

The last time Manchester United faced Aston Villa, Rasmus Hojlund scored his first Premier League goal as United came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in dramatic style on Boxing Day.

Does Erik ten Hag think the story will be similar this time?

To relive that match, read the match report here:

Who will replace Martínez on the side?

We have options. How to face that position. We have good center halves in our team so the others are available, Luke (Shaw) can play there too. I’m pretty confident we can keep the process going so others can fill the role and also contribute by playing at high levels. Those players have experience.

The rise of Garnacho and Hojlund

Players need time, especially young players like Rasmus (Hojlund) and Alejandro (Garnacho), they need time but they also need a team, so those effects were not there in the first half of the season.

From the beginning I had confidence that they had the potential to do what they are doing and now it’s about moving forward, being hungry.

“The ambition of North Wembley is good, but it is not my task”

If that is your opinion (Jim Ratcliffe), then I would say that it expresses the ambition of this club, which is good, but it is not my job at this club to deal with stadium issues, the facilities, my job is to manage the team. and rebuild the team.

‘Licha is a fighter’: Martínez prepares for time on the sidelines

It is a clear setback, Licha (Martínez) was returning, you can see his contribution to the team when he is playing, in addition to technique, also mentality.

It’s a big setback for Licha, he’s very disappointed but he’s a fighter. He will come back, be stronger and play at the end of the season. As a team we have to replace him and we have players who can play there and will play there.

What’s going through Erik ten Hag’s mind?

So what’s on the agenda for Erik ten Hag’s press conference?

Manchester United travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa on Sunday to build on their back-to-back Premier League wins.

Will ETH update us on the extent of Lisandro Martínez’s injury? When will Mason Mount return?

We’ll cover it all here.

Will Thiago Alcántara play for Liverpool again?

With the news that Thiago Alcántara will spend another spell on the sidelines, the question is: will he ever pull on that famous red shirt again?

With his contract up in the summer and his injury history, I wouldn’t bet he will. Or am I speaking too soon?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 4: (SUN, SUN SUNDAY) Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on February 4, 2024 in London, England . (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool fans, look away now…

Thiago Alcantara is reportedly facing more time off the pitch after suffering a muscle injury during his five-minute cameo against Arsenal.

The Spaniard returned to action in the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Arsenal. They were his first minutes in a Liverpool shirt in 10 months after a hip problem.

Now, in the final months of his contract with Liverpool, will Thiago return from another setback?

Read below for more information about the possible injury.

I think Conor Gallagher’s reaction to Enzo Fernandez’s free kick is how most of us react, although maybe not Aston Villa fans.

I’m glad there weren’t any cameras pointed at me in the office yesterday, I let out a gasp and a small noise when I saw it. An extraordinary strike.

If you want to see more of Gallagher’s hilarious reaction, click the link.

Gary Neville and Roy Keane have alleged that some of the European teams Manchester United faced under Sir Alex Ferguson were guilty of doping.

The former United stars cited Italian teams in particular. Under Ferguson, the Red Devils faced Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina, Roma and Lazio in Europe.

To see what they both said, read below.

Ivan Toney’s agent Jonathan Barnett has condemned the online racist abuse suffered by the Brentford striker.

Barnett has called on football authorities and social media platforms to increase their engagement with lawmakers to ensure perpetrators are punished.

This comes after both Brentford and the Premier League released statements also condemning the abuse.

Can Rasmus Hojlund continue his scoring streak?

Rasmus Hojlund’s first Premier League goal for Manchester United came against their opponents this weekend, Aston Villa, on Boxing Day.

Since then, the Dane has scored in all three of his Premier League games. Can he make it five from five at Villa Park on Sunday?

With Premier League head of football Tony Scholes admitting VAR needs to improve, we thought we’d show you which Premier League teams have suffered the most.

There have already been a number of high-profile errors this season, notably the decision to rule out Luis Diaz’s goal against Tottenham in September for offside, despite a review showing it was in fact on the line.

So who are the teams most affected? Discover it here.

What is the strangest transfer of a Premier League star in football history?

Following Jesse Lingard’s surprise move to FC Seoul, we want to hear your thoughts on what was the strangest transfer involving a Premier League star in football history.

For me, it has to be Julien Faubert who secured a loan move to Real Madrid after making just eight appearances for West Ham. Curiously, he earned even less with Los Blancos.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Former Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard has found a new club.

Lingard, who scored 35 goals in 232 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, has signed for South Korea’s FC Seoul.

Since Jurgen Klopp announced he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, many names have been thrown around as to who could succeed him.

Xabi Alonso is the big favorite at the moment, and Reds fans will be watching to see how their unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen performs against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this weekend.

Are Liverpool fans interested? If so, read below.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants a new Old Trafford to become the ‘Wembley of the North’ and, as previously reported, Ratcliffe and his team have already held a dialogue with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

So what should the billionaire do to transform Manchester United’s aging stadium?

The Premier League has hit back at Arsenal and Liverpool for their complaints about VAR this season, after both clubs released statements earlier this campaign criticizing the system.

However, Premier League head of football Tony Scholes admitted VAR needs to improve, acknowledging the slowness of the checks.

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been in the news this morning.

In a new three-part documentary, the 36-year-old reflects on his life in football, his visits to boozy parties and how he once had a fight with his father over money.

There were plenty of impressive performances from Chelsea players last night, including Enzo Fernandez who scored a spectacular free kick, but which Blues star stood out the most.

Read Mail Sport’s player ratings for the FA Cup fourth round replay.

First, let’s go back to last night, when Chelsea turned their form around with a 3-1 win over Aston Villa to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Riath Al-Samarrai was at Villa Park to witness the Blues’ excellent performance.

Read your party’s report below.

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