FC Barcelona attacks Real Madrid again, Manchester United's big decision for the future


By: Manu Tournoux

Spanish refereeing enrages Laporta

In yesterday's press review, we showed you the last interview with Joan Laporta, president of Barça, in the newspaper Mundo Deportivo. Surprise this morning, there is a second episode. The Catalan leader continues to throw barbs at Real Madrid, and after criticizing the recruitment of Kylian Mbappé, he returned to the charge on the subject of arbitration which is often favorable to the Merengues. More specifically, he criticizes the pressure exerted by Madrid on the referees and the fact that they requested the extension of the instruction “Negreira affair“. Here is his state of mind regarding the case of Real TV : “ I am still angry and indignant, because what Real Madrid Television is doing is a shame. I believe the football regulators should intervene here because it's trying to influence the referees every week.» Joan Laporta also reports that relations between the two clubs have deteriorated, especially with his counterpart, Florentino Pérez. “Today there are no good relations with Madrid. Because he appeared in the “Negreira case” and what he is doing is an aberration. He asked that the investigation be extended even though there is nothing and they will find nothing because there is nothing» he expresses angrily. The Clasico is also hot off the field.

Erik ten Hag is downgraded

According to various English media, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is determined to remove missions and privileges from the position of Erik ten Hag, who would become nothing more than an average coach and move away from the real status of manager. Otherwise, according to the Mirror, Manchester United will begin negotiations with Juventus defender Gleison Bremer. The English club is ready to pay 50 million euros for the Brazilian defender.

Spain doubts its youth

During the international break in March, Spain traveled to London to face Colombia. After holding back for more than a half, Colombia created the feat by overcoming Spain in the second half thanks to a fantastic goal from Daniel Munoz (1-0). A surprise which does not at all delight local journalists, who now have doubts about the Euro. “Throughout the week, the favorite word appeared in press conferences and interviews. In Spain we are like that. Now is the time to do the opposite, and hear that you won't make it past the first round», writes for example Marca in today's editorial. The newspaper A.S. has the same observation and hopes that the La Roja players have understood that this defeat was a warning. Finally, there is still something positive to remember from this evening: the debut of Cubarsi. The Catalan media are happy to see the nugget from La Masia make his international debut. At 17, he became the youngest defender in Spanish history to play for the team.

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