Leaders must be held accountable

first_img Horrific slaughter To my utter amazement and disgust, in full view of the public, one of the horses was euthanised and removed from the racetrack by a front-end loader, with the now deceased horse’s head and neck hanging from the bucket of the vehicle. The author of this unconscionable act obviously has no regard to the sensitivity of any ‘horse lover’ at the Park. I suppose that “oops” will be the answer if any animal rights organisations protest this action. That was not all. The next race, the fifth race, was scheduled to start at 2:35 p.m., but got off to its customary late start. At the end of the race, a now seemingly mandatory ‘stewards enquiry’ sign was placed on the tote board, as the stewards reviewed the race. After a lengthy deliberation, one of three grey horses in the race was disqualified for ‘interference” during the race. Frantic stakeholders (two trainers and an announcer) immediately went to the room where the gentlemen were to have dialogue with the stewards, to inform them that the wrong grey horse had been disqualified! The number seven horse, No Money Friend, was not the culprit, but horse number four, Touch the Road, was to blame. Upon further review, the now embarrassed stewards reportedly said “oops”, corrected themselves and dividends to be paid to successful punters recalculated and paid. This caused considerable delay to the running of the next race as reluctant race-day managers, faced with the prospect of running the next race on time, ran the risk of running the last race in darkness so that punters at the track and 60-odd off-track betting stations could bet on the race. As usual, no one will be held accountable for yet another instance of incompetence, as “oops” seems to be the acceptable response. We cannot go on like this. People must be held accountable for their actions and sanctioned after independent review. There is no other way. A new administrator of a world sporting body (Sebastian Coe) is quoted as saying: “It is our responsibility to make sure right systems are in place and the right people to uphold these systems.” Here at home in Jamaica, that responsibility seems more and more to be in our hands. We can get results when we collectively demand it. Let us no longer be afraid. As the world reels from disclosure after disclosure that the men who ‘volunteer’ for service as sport administrators have personal aggrandisement as the real reason for their service, the call for term limits to their reign becomes even more moot. The Dick Pound-authored revelations about the shenanigans in WADA and the IAAF regarding doping in sport – which was published yesterday – should alert us here in Jamaica to the relevance of whistle-blowers who come forward with information that is factual, but are vilified and ostracised by those (with authority) who are fingered. We must begin to look deeply into the administration of sporting bodies that continually fail to succeed, yet whose leaders glibly request ‘reform’, but hang on for dear life when requested to submit to ‘reform’. The sport of horse racing continues to lose money, monthly, despite every study and review pointing out that Government has no business promoting the sport. We hear, year after year, that “the promoting company (Caymanas Track Limited) will be divested soon”, while the investors and stakeholders soldier on in hope. Recently, there has been a welcome rush of sponsorship of the sport. Supreme Ventures Limited, Burger King and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) have put their resources and cash on the line in showing a sceptical public that this sport of horse racing can be a welcome source of fun and entertainment every week. However, administrators do things that frustrate punters and nauseate visitors. Following the fourth race at Caymanas Park last Saturday, two horses were unable to finish the race through injury. They had their jockeys dismount inside the final furlong of an 1,820 metres race.last_img read more

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Serena’s ‘Wakanda-inspired’ bodysuit about more than fashion

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” referring to the fictional nation in the film “Black Panther.”“We designed it way before the movie,” she said, “but still, it kind of reminds me of that.”Williams said she feels “like a warrior princess, kind of,” when she wears the outfit.“I’m always living in a fantasy world,” she added. “I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero.”Tuesday’s match was the first at a major tournament for the 23-time Grand Slam champion in 16 months.ADVERTISEMENT Japan cops brush up their English for 2020 Olympics Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Serena Williams of the U.S. returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Serena Williams considers the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open much more than a fashion statement.There’s a practical reason for the full-length legs on the skintight outfit: The aim is to protect her because of past bouts with blood clots.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES There also is a message she wanted to send about self-worth and feeling powerful as she returned to Grand Slam action with a first-round victory at Roland Garros on Tuesday, about nine months after giving birth to a daughter.“It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” Williams said after beating Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (4), 6-4 at Court Philippe Chatrier. “I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe outfit called to mind Williams’ black “catsuit” that she wore at the 2002 U.S. Open. It also was reminiscent of the white bodysuit that American player Anne White wore at Wimbledon in 1985.Williams referred to what she wore Tuesday as the “catsuit — the new version, 2.0.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She gave birth on Sept. 1, then dealt with complications related to a pulmonary embolism.“I had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don’t know how many I have had in the past 12 months. So it is definitely a little functionality to it,” Williams said. “I have been wearing pants in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going. It’s a fun suit, but it’s also functional, so I can be able to play without any problems.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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‘Dead’ Newborn Found at Dump Site

first_imgThe Thanksgiving holiday mood in the ELWA Junction vicinity was crushed when a man, scavenging a dump site for scrap materials, discovered the body of an infant girl wrapped in a blanket and put in a sealed carton. At a glance, the baby did not shake or cry, and its navel string (umbilical cord) was still attached, causing many to believe that it was already dead for about five to seven hours by the time of discovery (around 9 a.m.).It is not clear whether the baby was left to die at the dump site or was already dead before it was deposited there. Hawa Massaquoi, a local resident who was the second to have sighted the baby, told the Daily Observer yesterday in an exclusive interview that she was taking her son to the nearby Liberty Clinic when her son pointed at the trembling scrap-man standing in front of the dead child lying beside the carton.“From a distance, when we asked the guy, he just stood still trembling with his dirty bag almost half-filled with things,” Hawa said. “And after few seconds the dumpsite got crowded while the guy was sitting nervously.”There were random views about what really happened.“Nine months of pain is not an easy thing to overlook and kill a young, innocent baby,” Love Kollie, a pregnant woman at the scene told the Daily Observer, assuming that the baby may have been killed by its mother. “Even if the man denied the pregnancy, you should spare the life of the child because you do not know whether this is the only child you will have to take care of you.  I have a child that the father denied, but I still kept him up till today.  The woman who did this thing is not a real human being.”Another by-stander, Alvin Lahai of ELWA Studio Junction, noted that it was not the first time babies have been abandoned at the dump-pile. He said the practice is more common during the rainy season and, though no arrests have been made yet, the frequency of such has escalated as a result of the Ebola pandemic.Others – mainly women – argued that the baby must have been a stillborn, which is common in Liberia because of the crippled health system in the midst of the Ebola outbreak. A stillborn baby is one who is born without any signs of life at or after 24 weeks pregnancy. The baby may have died during pregnancy, labour or birth.Whatever really happened, some onlookers called it “wickedness” that one would leave a baby – dead or alive – in a dump site. They asked God to “curse and punish” the unidentified person who left the baby there. “If the baby was dead, it should have been buried,” one bystander said.Meanwhile, two police officers who were at the scene and refused to disclose their names said they had immediately contacted the headquarters of the Liberia National Police for the removal of the body.“We aren’t investigating this case, because every dead body is assumed to be an Ebola victim,” the officer said. “If it was normal time without being under State of Emergency, we would have investigated this matter, and made some arrests. The first suspect would be the iron guy (scrap scavenger) who discovered the dead child.”Collateral Damage from Ebola CrisisFor Madam Rose L. Varney, a social worker and the administrator of the nearby Liberty Clinic, said the discovery of the baby is part of the collateral damage from the Ebola crisis. She says many health centers are refusing to treat pregnant women during the crisis due to fear of coming in contact with the blood and other bodily fluids of people, whose [Ebola] status they don’t know.She fears that many pregnant women who do not go to hospital, or get attached to a health center for prenatal care, would suffer similar fate.At the height of the Ebola crisis that is in July and August, most pregnant women and their unborn babies were left to die as they (women) were rejected at almost every health center and hospital. There were reports all around Monrovia of people being turned back from hospitals and health centers. All of those health facilities had broken down because health workers themselves began dying from the virus and so were not around to treat and care for others, who had other illnesses other than Ebola.According to Madam Varney, stillbirth is caused by many factors. “Maybe the baby simply did not grow enough in the uterus due to genetic or physical defect in the baby,” she said. “This means the baby’s brain, heart or other organ has not developed properly.  Sometimes there is heavy bleeding after 24 weeks of pregnancy; an illness suffered by the mother, such as diabetes, the liver condition a blood-clotting problem.”“Losing a baby is a devastating blow in this Ebola crisis. When it happens, it is hard to know how to cope, both practically and emotionally because of the unwillingness of many health centers to contact anybody’s blood and fluid,” the nurse said. “We hope things could get better.”She urged the government and national and international organizations to address the case of pregnant women before the infant mortality rate in the country climbs.She recommended that there should be free and compulsory treatment for all pregnant women and it should be widely publicized, just like the Ebola preventive message.“This could encourage pregnant women to go to hospital amidst the Ebola crisis which has also plunged our economy,” Madam Varney said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ellen Extols Aureus Mining Company

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has praised Aureus Mining Incorporated (AMI) for the level of infrastructure development projects the company is undertaking in Grand Cape Mount County, north western Liberia. President Sirleaf made the commendation during a recent visit to the company’s operation sites in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County, where she made specific reference to the company’s successful Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and the Community Development Plan (CDP) for affected communities and residents within the concession areas. Aureus Mining Incorporated (the “New Liberty Gold Project,”) is Liberia’s first hard-rock gold mining company operating in Grand Cape Mount County. The President said she was deeply impressed by Aureus’ health, education and housing projects for residents and employees. Upbeat by the level of transformation in the once remote and sparsely populated Kinjor Town, the President observed that Aureus has improved the lives of residents of the area. She used the occasion to call on other concession companies to follow the good examples of Aureus as she heartedly greeted its officials at the concession site.“If all concession companies were following the examples of Aureus, there would be no problem at many of the concessions in the country,” President Sirleaf said.Commenting on the issue of employment for the population, the Liberian leader noted that Aureus alone cannot employ everyone in Grand Cape Mount County. She encouraged the youths in the county to engage in agriculture and other positive ventures as a means of empowering themselves.While Kinjor Town, Darblo Clan, Gola Konneh Distract, President Sirleaf visited the new RAP Village, where over 600 temporary and prominent housing units are being built for residents of the affected community.The President also visited Camp David, where Aureus Mining is constructing housing units for its workers and later visited the site of the washing plant currently under construction where the gravel containing gold will be washed and processed.For his part, Aureus Mining’s country Manager Debah Allen expressed his delights over the President’s visit and promised his company’s commitment to the development of post-war Liberia and as well to the rebuilding of the country’s economy.Mr. Allen declared that Aureus Mining has 1, 500 employees currently in its employ. He added that the company is also providing skills training for many of the residents and building their capacity through the setting-up of cooperatives as a means of developing the livelihood of the locals.“We have set up a timber sale cooperative with the community to provide skills training and equipment for the locals to roof trusses, doors and windows, which are purchased by Aureus for the construction of the RAP, and mine accommodation in other areas,” he said.The Aureus’ country manager disclosed that the company has constructed an elementary school for the community and is currently paying the teaching staff.Mr. Allen announced that a clinic and a police station will soon be constructed and housed within the new community center. He noted both the clinic and the police station will be turned over to the government upon completion. “We intend to establish an agricultural and seamstress cooperatives for the community to produce agriculture produce and sew reflective and safety uniforms for sale to the company,” Mr. Allen noted.Aureus Mining Incorporated was formed in April of 2011 following the butterfly split of African Aura Mining into separate gold and iron ore entities.The company is currently constructing the first commercial gold mine in Liberia, the New Liberty Gold Project and discovering and developing new mines.Aureus CEO’s Assertion and Company’s Investment Portfolio In a power point presentation to President Sirleaf and her delegation, the president and CEO of the Aureus Mining Company, Mr. David Reading, outlined the company’s achievements since 2011.According to Mr. Reading, Aureus Company has raised US$40 million for conversion drilling, definitive feasibility study and exploration in the same year.Mr. Reading added: “the Company completed feasibility studies and was granted environmental permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia in 2012 and that the company also raised US$80 million from equity financing”The CEO informed President Sirleaf that in 2013, the EPA approved the RAP and the CDP, restated and amended the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) with the government and the company raised US$16 million equity for corporate and exploration purposes amongst others.Mr. Reading also informed the Liberian leader that in 2014, “Aureus completed the foundation of the mill and steel work and has since commenced on site; and that the company raised US$15 million and first drawdown on New Liberty Project finance facilities.”Meanwhile, Mr. Reading has disclosed that the mine has an eight- year life span and the first pour of gold will be on track by March of 2015. Residents’ Descending OpinionsIn a related development, residents of Kinjor Town have begun relocating from the old village to the temporary housing units until the main housing units are completed.Some of the residents in Kinjor have, however, expressed mixed feelings over the relocation process. They indicated that their temporary structures have not been completed; as such, they are finding it difficult to relocate.They want the company to fully complete their structure before they can be relocated. They also complained of unemployment and want the company to employ more youths in the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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City Of Fort St. John Wants Your Opinion

first_imgThe current OCP was last approved in 2011. The Government Act recommends updating or replacing the OCP every 5 years. There will be many different ways to voice your opinion. There will be workshops, surveys, booths at community events, and special graffiti walls.The walls will be set up at the following locations:• Pomeroy Sports Centre• Whole Wheat & Honey• North Peace Cultural CentreAdvertisement • North Peace Senior Secondary School• City Hall lobby• Fort St. John Seniors Hall Branch #58”• North Peace Leisure Pool • Groundwater protection• Agricultural Land Reserve• Community facilities• Land development• Potential growth associated with developments in the region (e.g. Site C, LNG) • Arts and CultureAdvertisementcenter_img • Recent changes to legislation• Governance• Infrastructure services (roads, water & sewer)• Management of environmentally sensitive and hazardous areasAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John wants the public’s opinion on the creation of a community vision to guide decision making down the road.Over this year, there will be plenty of chances for citizens to contribute to a new Official Community Plan (OCP) for the community, called “Our Vision Our Future.”The OCP sets out how the City will provide services and facilities, address environmental issues, and develop or maintain utility and transportation systems. This plan will also impact quality of life living for those in the future.- Advertisement -Mayor Lori Ackerman says it is important to have public opinion.“Fort St John’s Official Community Plan is the vision for the community that we, as citizens of the community, seek to create.  As we go through the process of developing our OCP, it is essential that your voice is heard on what you want to preserve, enhance, change or improve.”The areas of focus primarily are:Advertisementlast_img read more

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Exclusive – Man United should let Falcao leave, claims former star

first_imgGordon Hill believes Manchester United should allow Radamel Falcao to leave at the end of the season.The Colombian striker is on a year-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco, and the Red Devils have the option to buy the forward for £43.5million in the summer.Falcao was left out of United’s squad to face Southampton on Sunday afternoon, a decision which Louis van Gaal described as ‘tactical’.The former Atletico Madrid man suffered a serious knee injury in January 2014, and missed the 2014 World Cup as a result.And former Old Trafford favourite Hill claims the Dutchman should opt against a permanent deal for the 28-year-old.“If I was the manager I would let Falcao go [at the end of the season],” he told Extra Time. “If he was fit, I would have no problem paying the money, but I’ve always worried about his fitness since he first came.“He goes off in certain games. Sometimes he doesn’t look like he can play a 90 minute game.”last_img read more

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Tottenham will announce a new signing ‘in the next few days’

first_imgMauricio Pochettino says Tottenham will announce a new signing in the next few days.Spurs have signed three defenders in Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer so far this summer, but with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both expected to leave the club, Harry Kane is at risk of becoming their sole senior striker.“We have our target, I think in the next few days maybe something [will] happen,” said Pochettino, ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday to face Manchester United in the opening fixture of the new Barclays Premier League season.“No worries about that and the people won’t worry about the team because we have a lot of good players that can play like a striker.“We need to be [more] solid than last season because we scored a lot of goals but the problem was we conceded a lot of goals. If we are more solid maybe we can reduce the gap with the top four.”Pochettino continues to be linked with transfers for Stuttgart’s Timo Werner, QPR forward Charlie Austin and West Brom’s Saido Berahino.The Spurs manager also insists that midfielder Mousa Dembele has a future at White Hart Lane.The Belgian international was often left out of Pochettino’s first-choice midfield and was widely considered unsuited to the Argentinian’s preferred intense, high-pressing style of play, but the Tottenham manager believes the player can be a success at the north London club and is working on inspiring an improvement from him.“Yes, he’s in my plans, Dembele,” said Pochettino, whose team begin the Barclays Premier League season at Manchester United on Saturday lunchtime.“I think we need to try to provide him [with a platform] to show his real quality here. It’s true the last season was difficult for him, but [not] only was it difficult for him at Tottenham – with his national team too.“It’s for that reason we need to try to provide him the best position on the pitch or try to find the best position for him, to show the quality that he has. 1 Mauricio Pochettino last_img read more

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VODAFONE COMMITS TO BETTER MOBILE BROADBAND COVERAGE ACROSS INISHOWEN

first_imgInishowen-based TD Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the commitment from Vodafone to improving 3G coverage in Inishowen and across Co. Donegal.It follows confirmation from Vodafone that they have carried out a full audit of their services in Inishowen with a view to continuous improvement of 3G coverage in the peninsula.The Fianna Fáil TD said, “Inishowen provides a challenge for telecoms providers for mobile coverage due to the mountainous terrain and proximity to the sea. “However, I am pleased that Vodafone has reaffirmed its commitment to Inishowen by carrying out a full audit of the peninsula following concerns I raised with them of mobile 3G services in the Clonmany area and while it is technically not feasible to resolve all problems, I am pleased that every effort is being made to improve services”.Vodafone has confirmed to me that they are currently considering further deployment of 3G mobile broadband services throughout the peninsula which they hope to progress towards the end of 2012.Deputy McConalogue added “I have been pushing for stronger broadband infrastructure in this region for some time. While I appreciate that rural areas can pose challenges to telecoms providers in terms of coverage, I am pleased efforts are continuing to improving the necessary infrastructure all the time.”VODAFONE COMMITS TO BETTER MOBILE BROADBAND COVERAGE ACROSS INISHOWEN was last modified: March 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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LOCAL JOURNALIST REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH CLLR McBREARTY AND HIGHLAND RADIO

first_imgJournalist CJ McGinley with sons Patrick and Shaun outside the High Court in Dublin today.A leading local newspaper reporter has settled his legal action with county councillor Frank McBrearty Jnr and Highland Radio.Charlie Joe McGinley of the Donegal News issued High Court legal proceedings which were heard today. Mr McGinley had claimed that during an interview on Highland Radio, Cllr McBrearty had described him as a liar who had engaged in dirty journalism.This was emphatically denied by the journalist.Highland Radio had earlier reached a settlement with Mr McGinley arising out of the issue.And today, Cllr McBrearty apologised for the claims which he made during an interview on the Shaun Doherty Show on October 29th, 2010.Mr McGinley told Donegal Daily “I feel vindicated that my good name and reputation has been restored – that’s all I ever wanted.“This has been a very distressing time for myself and my family and I just want to put it behind me now.”When contacted by Donegal Daily, Cllr McBrearty declined to comment.LOCAL JOURNALIST REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH CLLR McBREARTY AND HIGHLAND RADIO was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CJ McGinleydonegalDonegal NewsFrank McBreartyHighland Radiolast_img read more

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Is this Man United’s XI for next season with Kane, Alba and other new signings?

first_img Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero – click the arrow to see the rest of the predicted Manchester United line up – Real Madrid still want to sign David de Gea, and Sergio Romero proved towards the end of last season he is more than good enough to replace the Spain international as United’s number one. Should De Gea leave a new goalkeeper is likely to be brought in, but only as a back-up for Romero. 11 11 11 Centre back: Victor Lindelof – Signed from Benfica, Lindelof is, so far, United’s only incoming transfer of the 2017 summer window. The assured Swede is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in Europe after two glorious seasons in Portugal, and he has experience of both international football and the Champions League. He is sure to be a superb player for the Red Devils. 11 Centre back: Eric Bailly – Bailly was brought to Old Trafford last summer and enjoyed a wonderful debut season in Manchester. He is set for a long, long stay at the heart of United’s defence, and is close to a world class level despite his relative youth. 11 Right back: Antonio Valencia – Valencia was United’s most consistent performer last season, with his transformation to top class full-back a joy to behold. He recently signed a new contract at Old Trafford, and there is no need for him to be replaced this summer. Centre midfield: Paul Pogba – The biggest issue Pogba faced this season was the requirement to fulfil defensive duties, with no top class holding midfielder behind him. With Fabinho introduced, Pogba will be given free rein to show off all his attacking talents and finally live up to his reputation and price tag. It should be a superb season from Pogba. Centre midfield: Ander Herrera – One of the vital parts of United’s team, Herrera provides a skillset few players in world football can match. He is sure to remain a guaranteed starter next season, and is likely to reach even greater heights alongside Fabinho. 11 11 Manchester United have made one signing so far this summer, with Victor Lindelof brought to Old Trafford from Benfica.But only a fool would think that is Jose Mourinho’s transfer business done for the year.The Red Devils have been linked with a number of players in recent days, with the biggest rumours suggesting moves for both Tottenham star Harry Kane and Jordi Alba of Barcelona.So, how could United line up next season if these rumoured signings are made? talkSPORT have taken a look at the latest transfer rumours, and have built a predicted Manchester United XI including potential arrivals in the summer transfer window.You can see the entire team, in a 4-3-3 formation, by clicking the right arrow, above… 11 Holding midfield: Fabinho – A long-term target of Mourinho, it appears United’s move for Monaco star Fabinho is finally close to becoming reality. Able to play at both right-back and in holding midfield, it is expected the Brazil international will fit into the latter position at Old Trafford. Reports indicate United have submitted a £43.7m bid for the 23-year-old. Left back: Jordi Alba – Jordi Alba is the only left-back in Barcelona’s first team 11 Right forward: Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Mkhitaryan’s debut season with United was somewhat up and down, enjoying periods of great form but also suffering with some questionable performances. But with a full campaign behind him, the Armenian winger should excel next term. 11 Left forward: Ivan Perisic – A £40m move for Croatia winger Perisic looks set to be wrapped up in the coming days, with reports suggesting he has already agreed a £100,000-a-week deal to move to Old Trafford. A typical Mourinho signing, the 28-year-old will add pace, skill and work rate on the left flank. Centre forward: Harry Kane – Jose Mourinho has urged United to go all out and sign Kane regardless of the cost. Spurs have no desire to sell their star forward, but the Red Devils want to tempt them with a huge £100m offer. The two-time Golden Boot winner would improve any Premier League team, and would immediately make the Red Devils title favourites. 11last_img read more

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