Barcelona coach Xavi Mann apologizes for actions against Uttar Pradesh and Liverpool – Indepediente Daily Sports News


BARCELONA entered the La Liga derby on Sunday.
When he left the pitch on Sunday, the Uruguayan star persuaded Espanyol’s players to apologize on behalf of Barcelona defender Xavi at center-back Ronald Araujo. The two sides fought fiercely in the Catalan derby, which culminated in the closing minutes, and the thrilling event surpassed Liverpool’s and Manchester United’s exchange target.
Barca’s youngster Pedri Espanyol’s first strike came in a fierce battle at the RCDE Stadium less than four miles from the Camp Nou.
However, Sergio Darder and Raúl de Thomas scored in the second half to take control of the tie.
In the second half, both Gerard Pique and Nico Melamed were ordered to march due to an all-hell defeat, while Luke de Jong scored an important equalizer for La Blaugrana and Manu Morlanes received another red card.
He came on as a substitute during the break, but Araujo played as a substitute and taunted the Espanyol players who were leaving the field.

“I didn’t see it,” Xavi said.
“We have to respect our opponents, the referees and our rival fans.
“We always have to be respectful, but the tension sometimes makes it harder.
“But I apologize if that happened, it shouldn’t be.”
According to ESPN, both sides could make a bid for the 22-year-old at the end of the season, so it remains to be seen whether United or Liverpool will be delayed due to Araujo’s behavior.
Red Devils center-back Harry Maguire has been criticized for his performance under Ralph Rangnick in recent weeks.
Jürgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, have little need to sign the defenders, but with a contract set to expire in 2023, they may not be able to resist a surprise deal.
As a young star looking for a big future, there are many reasons why none of the Reds’ Premier League rivals can touch him.

Ronald Araujo was sent off during Sunday’s fight

United and Liverpool may not be looking for the same, and “several teams” have already made contact with the Catalan side.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s recent dinner with a representative of Araujo has raised speculation that the Blues may have made the offer themselves.
Araujo, who is on his way up from Barcelona’s second row, has gradually established himself as a key player in Xavi’s defense.
The Uruguay international has made 18 of Barça’s 23 appearances for the campaign, scoring three goals.

Manchester United scouts are focusing on Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku as they plan to make a summer deal.
Christopher Nkunku has scored 19 goals this season, and Ralph Rangnik, who led the move to RB Leipzig in July 2019, is keen to bring him to Manchester United.
Manchester United are interested in RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku.
Ralph Rangnik, the 24-year-old coach of France’s youth team, believes he is on the side of the Premier League as he works to strengthen his midfield in the summer.
Although Rangnick’s contract expires at the end of the season, the club are planning a two-year consultancy at Old Trafford with the announcement of a new permanent boss.
Rangnik will comment on the team’s philosophy and new deals in the near future, and the German successor should take this into account.
United are set to bid farewell to a number of players this summer, including Paul Pogba, whose contract expires in June.

Christopher Nkunku scored a hat-trick against Manchester City earlier this season

The Red Devils need to replace Pogba after leaving Old Trafford for the second time, and ESPN reports that Nkunku could be his replacement.
During his time as head of Red Bull’s sporting and development department, Rangnik led Leipzig’s acquisition of Nkunku from PSG.
The midfielder has impressed since leaving the French capital, scoring 19 goals in all competitions this season, including a hat-trick against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
United, who have two-and-a-half years to complete their current contracts, are believed to be interested in United since the appointment of Rangnik in November.
Earlier this month, Leipzig world football president Oliver Mintzlaff confirmed that the German national team had no plans to sell the player in the summer.
“He [Nkunku] will also play with us next season because he is definitely a very important player,” Minzlaff told Sky Deutschland.
“Nothing is ever clear in football, but that’s our plan. There aren’t many players who can leave us in the summer. We want to strengthen the team instead of weakening it.”
Although few are skeptical of Nkunku’s quality, many believe United should try to get a defensive midfielder rather than a goal.
The Red Devils have conceded 32 goals in the Premier League this season, three more than bottom Burnley.
Many are skeptical that current center-half Fred and Scott McTominay are good enough for Europe’s top team.

Nkunku previously played for Paris Saint-Germain

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has called on United to sign Declan Rice from West Ham and Calvin Phillips from Leeds.
“Just pay it [transfer fee],” Campbell told Football Insider. “There is no doubt that they are both the best and the best players.
“Just go and pay, they don’t seem to have any money. Both players are England players. No doubt. Just go and pay.
“That’s Manchester United’s problem. It’s in midfield. I know Fred and McTominey did well, but to be honest, Phillips and Rice are a big step forward.
“If they do, their engine room looks like a Rolls-Royce. They’re two high-quality, home-grown players.”

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