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Football: Zlatan pushes for Manchester United starting spot against Brighton

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Manchester United's striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match against Basel November 22, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in contention to
make his first Manchester United start in seven months this Saturday
after completing his comeback from a career-threatening knee injury. The striker enjoyed an impressive first season at Old
Trafford following his free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in July
2016, only for it to be cut short by cruciate knee ligament damage
sustained in a Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht in
April.


Both Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo, who suffered a
similar injury in the same match, have now fully recovered from their
injuries and could play a key role as United host Brighton in the
Premier League this weekend.

Former Sweden international Ibrahimovic, 36, has appeared as
a substitute in each of United’s past two matches, coming on as
Newcastle were beaten 4-1 at Old Trafford last Saturday, and again on
Wednesday in a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Basel in Switzerland.

Rojo made his comeback by featuring at centre-back against
Basel and is likely to be asked to play there again on Saturday as Phil
Jones has a thigh injury and fellow defender Eric Bailly is struggling
to recover from a knock.

“I think Marcos could have been playing a couple of weeks
ago,” said United manager Mourinho. “We didn’t need to rush him, push
him into that situation, but he has been training with the team for
quite a long time.

“We need him with no Jones. We need Marcos back to give us the stability.”

Despite those defensive concerns, Mourinho is close to
having a full-strength squad for the first time in months, with Paul
Pogba feeling his way back to full fitness following a serious hamstring
problem.

The France midfielder scored on his comeback against
Newcastle after two months out of action, but faded after a good start
against Basel.

With a glut of fixtures coming up, Mourinho made seven
changes to his starting line-up in Switzerland, with only Pogba, Anthony
Martial, Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku remaining from the team that
started against Newcastle.

More changes are certain this weekend as the manager attempts to keep his players fresh.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is expecting the United side
to be rejigged and is not ruling out Mourinho’s men for the title, even
though they are eight points adrift of Manchester City.

“Without being detrimental to the other teams in the top
six, most people see the two Manchester teams as the strongest,” he
said. “Both have recruited very well and have big star players.

“Ibrahimovic and certainly Pogba are a massive boost for
them to have back at this stage of the season. They are both big teams
and are showing that.”

The Seagulls are unbeaten in five matches and Hughton wants his players to show self-belief.

“You can’t go there with fear because if you do, it is
inevitable what will happen,” he said. “You have to go there with a
belief and a confidence that you can get something.”

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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