‘Pogba free but Man Utd won’t remain unbeaten’

first_imgAnder Herrera credits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with granting Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford the freedom in which to flourish, but he is not expecting Manchester United to remain unbeaten.The Red Devils are yet to come unstuck through 10 outings under an interim coach, with nine victories taken in since Jose Mourinho was relieved of his managerial duties.AdChoices广告A change in approach has brought the best out of those who had stagnated under the previous regime, with Pogba once again combining with Rashford against Leicester on Sunday to secure a 1-0 win. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Herrera feels United now have a system which plays to their strengths, telling reporters: “Paul is feeling free because Nemanja [Matic] and me and the centre-backs are all the time controlling the opponents’ attack, even when we have the ball.“I think Marcus Rashford feels free, Jesse [Lingard] feels free, Alexis [Sanchez] also, Juan [Mata] when he played the other day and he was moving everywhere. We’re playing with a lot of freedom, this is one of the things he [Solskjaer] is talking about every day.“I think at the moment we are mixing very well when we receive the ball between the lines and we have to run into the space.“It’s good that the opponents don’t know exactly what we’re going to do. We can find the gaps in between the defenders and the gaps between the lines, that’s something we’re really working on, because we don’t want to be a predictable team.“I think he [Solskjaer] knows I can work to make all the players feel free. I feel very good, but I think everyone is feeling good, the players that come from the bench help a lot.”While talking up the confidence which has been restored to the ranks at Old Trafford, Herrera concedes that setbacks will be suffered over the coming weeks.Ander Herrera Cardiff vs Manchester United Premier League 2018-19Quizzed on whether United could go unbeaten until the end of the season, a man who is due to be out of contract in the summer said: “That’s impossible.“The Premier League is so tough. Manchester City are a fantastic team and they lost away at Newcastle the other day. In the Premier League it’s impossible to go unbeaten from when the manager came, to have 25 or 30 games unbeaten.“We knew it was going to be impossible to win every single game, but we’re going the right way.”United may not be able to win every game before the 2018-19 campaign comes to a close, but they are hoping to emerge successful enough to secure a top-four finish and continue progressing in the Champions League and FA Cup.They have testing fixtures to come against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in those competitions, but Herrera believes serious obstacles can be overcome.He said when asked if the Red Devils can beat PSG, Chelsea and Premier League leaders Liverpool in a three-game run after facing Fulham on Saturday: “We can, but the best way to prepare for the PSG game is to try and win away at Fulham and that’s the way I think.“I think it will be a big mistake if we think further than Fulham. That’s a massive game for us because Chelsea is playing City. Let’s go game by game, because if you lose one game you regret. Now for Fulham, then we will think about PSG.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

UNs principal human rights body opens session in Geneva

She called on government representatives attending the Commission to convince their countries to adhere to human rights instruments to which they are not party, and to consider joining the number of countries that have issued standing invitations to UN special human rights reporters to visit their countries. Ms. Robinson also stressed the need for the Commission to consider how its work could be integrated with other significant UN undertakings around the world, including that of the International Conference on Financing for Development currently under way in Monterrey, Mexico. On the situation in the Middle East, Mrs. Robinson said Palestinians continued to be subjected to a wide range of human rights violations related to the ongoing occupation and Israel also continued to suffer from deliberate killings of civilians. Mrs. Robinson re-iterated her call for the international observers to be present on the ground as a deterrent to the violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories and also to promote human security against suicide and other attacks on Israeli civilians. The fifty-three-member Commission is the UN’s principal human rights organ. At the current session, which will last from 18 March to 26 April, representatives of States are scheduled to discuss key human rights issues, including racism, the rights of minorities and migrant workers, and the rights of women and violence against them. Reports are expected from UN investigators on the human rights situations in Afghanistan, Burundi, Cuba, Chechnya (Russian Federation), Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, parts of southeastern Europe, Sudan, East Timor and Cyprus. The Commission will also take up the question of the violation of human rights in the occupied Arab territories, including Palestine. read more