Harry Maguire: Manchester United defender says criticism of club stems from jealousy | Football News

first_imgMaguire is one of the players who has found himself on the end of criticism having so far failed to live up to his status as the world’s most expensive defender following his £85m move from Leicester in the summer of 2019.However, he was praised by Solskjaer for his performance in the win at Everton, which was achieved thanks to two goals from Bruno Fernandes who, in contrast, has had no problems in excelling since his January arrival from Sporting Lisbon.“I thought Harry’s performance was top against – for me – one of the best in the world at aerial play, (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin, with his timing in the air, his jump, his spring and his athleticism,” said the United boss.“And I thought we as a backline defended really well against him. Very pleased with Harry and the rest of them back there.”Solskjaer: We were set up to fail at GoodisonOle Gunnar Solskjaer heavily criticised the Premier League’s scheduling after his side’s 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday lunchtime, claiming his side “were set up to fail”.United travelled to Istanbul Basaksehir for a Champions League group stage clash on Wednesday – a game they lost 2-1 – before having to face a refreshed Everton at Goodison Park in the weekend’s early kick-off.And despite his team coming from behind to claim all three points, the Norwegian still hit out at what he called the “absolute joke” schedule his players were faced with after Luke Shaw (hamstring), Victor Lindelof (back) and Marcus Rashford (shoulder) all picked up injuries.“How can you expect players to perform to the best of their ability when you send them out at 12.30pm? Absolute joke,” said Solskjaer.“A month ago we tried to move this game. What sense is there for us to play on a Saturday when we could play on the Sunday and there is an international break afterwards?” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the quick turnaround from United’s Champions League tie on Wednesday affected their performance against Everton – Advertisement – Solskjaer will be concerned by Manchester United’s inconsistency in performance levels, says former player Lee Sharpe preview image 0:59 3:24 “Why? Because we are the biggest club in the world. People don’t want us to do well. Why? Probably because of the success we’ve had in the past.“We have to live up to that, we have to react to it and don’t let the negatives get into our bubble inside the training ground. Sometimes it is difficult for the lads.” Speaking after the match in a video posted on Manchester United’s Twitter feed the England international added: “We reacted well to two poor results. We felt we were on the right track after Leipzig (a 5-0 win) and we let ourselves down against Arsenal (last Sunday).“It wasn’t good enough as a performance. In the week again we gave them a soft goal and found it too hard to create chances to come back.“We knew this was an important game to get three points. We reacted well but it is only a start.” Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes criticism which is often so quickly levelled at the club is rooted in jealousy.Some of the pressure which was building on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after two defeats in four days – including the Champions League embarrassment against Istanbul Basaksehir – was lifted with a 3-1 win at Everton.- Advertisement – Victory avoided the ignominy of United’s worst start to a league season since 1989-90 and gave their manager some breathing space after coming under increasing scrutiny but three wins in seven league matches still leaves the club in the bottom half of the table.Maguire admits it is sometimes difficult to ignore the criticism but felt the performance at Goodison Park gave them something to build on after the international break. “At this club one thing I’ve noticed in my time here – I’ve been here a year and a half – is we are the most talked-about club in the world,” he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire have words after the Everton goalkeeper kicked the Manchester United captain but avoided VAR actionImage:Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire have words after the Everton goalkeeper kicked the Manchester United captain but avoided VAR actionlast_img read more

Gold Coast Hinterland estate comes with a ‘secret garden’

first_imgWhat a kitchen! More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We came up from the coast for a tree change and that was nearly 17 years ago,” she said.They spent years establishing and growing the gardens then renovating the home to make it the stunning property it is today.MORE NEWS: How to be successful during peak rental season Rest easy each night knowing you live in an amazing house. “It was an empty canvas and we’re both quite artistic,” Mrs Tolmie said.“The garden is quite renowned, it’s been in many, many magazines and (on) TV.“We also have a charity concert up here every year.” The gatehouse is ideal for guests. MORE NEWS: Melbourne businessman selling Coast sub-penthouse Get lost in your own backyard. BEHIND the front gates of a grand Tamborine Mountain estate is a sight that will take your breath away.Manicured European inspired gardens surround a traditional Queenslander, known as Glenloch.There is also a gate house greeting guests to the property.The stunning estate is the brainchild of Caroline and Rob Tolmie.Mrs Tolmie said there was not much more than paddocks and bushland when they first laid eyes on it almost 20 years ago.center_img The best place to soak up the surroundings.The gardens include ponds and water features as well as an entertainment pavilion.“A glass of wine at the end of the day looking down on the fountain and waterfall is a really nice place to be,” Mrs Tolmie said.Inside the main house, it is all class with chandeliers, two wine cellars and a fireplace in the master bedroom.Mrs Tolmie said one of the best parts of the property was its location just minutes from the small town’s cafes and restaurants.“But although you’re right in the middle of it, (the property) is like a little secret,” she said. The main residence, Glenloch, is a traditional Queenslander. Fancy a bubble bath with a glass of bubbly? Inside, it’s grand at every turn.last_img read more

Dunne back in fray for Ireland

first_img David Forde retains his place in goal, while Marc Wilson will line up at left-back after shaking off an ankle problem. Team: David Forde; Seamus Coleman, Richard Dunne, John O’Shea, Marc Wilson; Jon Walters, James McCarthy, Glenn Whelan, James McClean; Robbie Keane (Capt), Shane Long. Press Association Richard Dunne will make his first competitive appearance for reland since the Euro 2012 finals in Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden.center_img The 33-year-old QPR defender, who missed all of last season through injury, will partner John O’Shea in the heart of Giovanni Trapattoni’s rearguard at the Aviva Stadium. Wigan winger James McClean has been handed the task of filling the left-wing berth more usually occupied by Aiden McGeady, who was forced to withdraw from the squad through injury. last_img read more