Raiola set to travel to Manchester United, Pogba has rejected renewal…

first_imgDuring the last international break, Pogba was asked about potentially playing for Zidane at Madrid and explained that the club is a dream for all footballers, and even more so with the former Ballon d’Or holder being there.Quizzed on the player on Saturday, Zidane said: “I like Pogba a lot, because I also know him personally and what I say is not new, that’s why I can say it with sincerity.“He’s different, there are those that know how to attack, others defend, but he does both. He has qualities that allow him to do things that very few can do. He knows how to do everything.“Having said that, he has a contract with Manchester United and we have to respect that, but if there is ever a possibility beyond United for him, he has always said that Madrid was the club that interested him the most.”This is clearly getting serious as far as transfer rumours go. There’s claimed interest, the player has given his view and now so too has the manager.Saturday’s Marca claimed Mino Raiola had offered the player to Real Madrid in two recent telephone conversations, which doesn’t take a great leap of faith to believe.On Sunday, as well as covering Zidane’s comments, the Spanish newspaper say Pogba rejected a Manchester United renewal offer in January. That’s harder to believe – that the offer was actually made – but it’s not difficult to suppose that Madrid, and by extension Marca, have been told that.The report also states that Raiola is set to travel to Manchester to speak to United and find out the club’s ‘exact position’.There’s ‘moderate optimism’ at Real Madrid, which could be shaken somewhat when met with the answer from Old Trafford… depending on what that answer is.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Paul Pogba has been the subject of two Marca front pages in two days, and it was hardly going to be any different after Zinedine Zidane praised the player and brought up the midfielder’s comments about Real Madrid.last_img read more

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Wenger calls on Arsenal to be ‘united’ after wretched run dashes title hopes

first_imgArsene Wenger has called on everyone at Arsenal to be “united” despite growing disenchantment at recent results.The Gunners have suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats to Watford and leaders Chelsea which have left them 12 points behind the Blues.Wenger’s side are just one point ahead of Liverpool in the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot and the likelihood of missing out on the league title yet again has raised questions over Wenger’s future.The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and is yet to say whether his intention is to stay or walk away. But he has urged everyone at the club to unite in this tough period, with a home game against Hull coming up on Saturday lunchtime.“Ideally you want everybody to be happy,” he said when asked what would influence his decision on whether to sign a new contract.“Arsenal is made of special strengths, and that strength is to be united when things go wrong.”The Gunners boss was also asked if he would be interested in signing England goalkeeper Joe Hart but has denied any interest.Additionally, the long-serving manager made it clear he expects on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere to return to Arsenal once his spell at Bournemouth ends. The Arsenal boss has called for unity from everyone at the club 1last_img read more

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The results are out How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

first_imgMost common grade? The most common grade among students was a C2, with 14.4% of students getting that grade. Most common grade? The most common grade was a B3, with 15.6% of students getting this grade.  How many As?: Of these, 10.2% got either an A1 or an A2, a slight drop on last year. The stats: 18,134 students sat the Higher Level exam this year, an increase on both of the previous two years.How many As?: Of these, 14.2% got an A1 or an A2, a drop of 1.2 percentage points on last year.Most common grade? The most common grade was a B3, with 14.3% of students getting this grade.What about Ordinary Level? 23,331 students sat the Ordinary Level exam. Of these, 2.3% got an A.Most common grade: The most common grade was a C1, with 15.7% of students getting this grade.Failure rate: 0.60% of students at Higher Level failed, while 3.6% of students at Ordinary Level failed.Need some help? A helpline run by the National Parents’ Council will be operating all day today. Tel: 1800 265 165. Read: In numbers – The Leaving Certificate results > Open thread: What advice would you give yourself on Leaving Cert results day? > What about Ordinary Level?: 17,153 students sat the Ordinary Level exam. Of these, 7.4% got either an A1 or an A2. The stats: 14,326 students sat Higher Level Maths this year, an increase on both of the previous two years.How many As?: Of these, 10.2% got either an A1 or an A2, a slight drop on last year.Most common grade? The most common grade among students was a C1, with 11.6% of students getting that grade.What about Ordinary Level? 32,427 students sat the Ordinary Level exam. Of these, 6.8% got an A.Most common grade: The most common grade was a C2, with 11% of students getting this grade.Failure rate: 4.5% of students at Higher Level failed, while 8.7% of students at Ordinary Level failed.IRISHcenter_img THE NUMBER OF students doing Higher Level Maths and getting a high grade has stayed broadly steady, two years since the introduction of a scheme to encourage more Leaving Certificate students to do the course.Just over 14,000 students sat Higher Level Maths this year, up from 11,000 in 2012 when the 25 bonus points for the CAO were first introduced, according to figures released today from the State Examination Commission.Ten per cent of these students (10.2%) got an A grade, which is a drop of one percentage point on last year. However the percentage of students who got either an A, B or C is almost exactly the same as last year at 72.6%. Just over 4% of students who sat the paper failed, a slight increase on last year.The subject in which students received the highest proportion of As was Russian, where a massive 82.5% of students got an A grade, reflecting that fact that many native speakers took it as an non-curriculum subject.Applied Maths had the highest percentage of As of any curricular subject, with 28.2% of Higher Level and a massive 41.6% of Ordinary Level Students getting As.The highest failure rate was in Physics and Chemistry for the second year in a row. Exactly one third of students (33.3%) who sat the Ordinary Level paper failed the subject.Classical Studies had the next-highest failure rate with just over one-fifth (21.6%) of everyone who sat the Ordinary Level exam failing.Compulsory subjectsThe percentage of students getting As in English has fallen to 9.3% of Higher Level students, down from 10.5% two years ago. Meanwhile 7.4% of students at Ordinary Level got an A, down from 8.30% in 2012.The percentage of students getting the highest grades in Irish has also fallen. Just over 14% of students (14.2%) got either an A1 or an A2 at Higher Level – a drop from 17.5% two years ago. Similarly, the percentage who got an A at Ordinary Level has fallen from 2.9% to 2.3%.However, the overall number of students getting either an A, B or C in Irish has stabilised at both levels, at 88.8% for higher level and 74.9% for lower level.Just over 76% of students got either an A, B or C in English (at both Ordinary and Higher Level), while the results were different for Maths: 72% of students got an A, B or C at Higher Level, but this figure dropped to 66% at Ordinary Level.Here’s a round-up of how people got on with the three compulsory Leaving Certificate subjects.ENGLISH:  MATHS:  The stats: 35,121 students sat Higher Level English this year – almost two-thirds of all candidates who sat the exams this year.  Failure rate: 1.3% of students at Higher Level failed, while 3.5% at Ordinary Level failed.last_img read more

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