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EPL: Manchester United owners consult Cristiano Ronaldo over Zidane appointment

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The owners of Manchester United, the Glazer family have consulted superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on the prospect of potentially approaching Zinedine Zidane to take over at the club, according to Bleacher Report.

Ronaldo and Zidane struck a close bond during their time together at Real Madrid.

The Frenchman is one of the few managers in the club’s shortlist for the possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently under intense pressure at Old Trafford.

The Glazers have now consulted the Portugal international about the appointment of Zidane.

Ronaldo is expected to play a part in potentially persuading Zidane, who is currently out of job, to join him at Old Trafford.

Rob Blanchette of the Bleacher Report said that not all hope has been lost and there is still ‘every chance’ Zidane could join United.

Zidane has also worked with Manchester United defender, Raphael Varane at Real Madrid there is a feeling that the former Real Madrid boss could be the perfect coach to come in and shake up this team of underperforming stars.

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Reduce cost of governance instead of planned oil subsidy removal – Muslim journalists tell FG

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Muslim journalists on the platform of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) have advised the Federal Government to reduce the cost of governance instead of the planned subsidy removal.

DAILY POST recalls that the Federal Government had a few days ago announced its plan to remove subsidy on petroleum products.

But, MMPN in its reaction has advised the government to shelve the idea of oil subsidy removal.

The Oyo State chapter of the association, in a communique issued at the end of its monthly meeting held in Ibadan on Sunday, insisted that the government should reduce the cost of governance in order to save money to embark on developmental projects.

In the communique made available to DAILY POST on Monday through its Chairman, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi, MMPN enjoined the government not to remove oil subsidy because such a move will lead to an increase in prices of fuel and other essential commodities.

The association revealed that the removal of subsidy at this time will inflict more suffering on the majority of the Nigerian masses.

It appealed to the committee set up by the Federal Government on fuel subsidy to advise the government to look for other options such as reduction in the cost of governance at all levels by 70 percent.

“The reduction in the cost of governance will help to save more money as the Association believes that the cost of governance in the country is too high compared to the developed world,” it said.

The association while reviewing recent happenings in the journalism profession in the state, advised media professionals to uphold the responsibility of being the watchdog of the society by avoiding practices that could lead to derailment from its journalistic ethos.

It condemned the crisis that characterised the October Correspondents’ chapel election and the recently held NAWOJ election in the state.

“The charade that led to the NUJ National election, the brouhaha that characterized NUJ, Oyo State Correspondent Chapel election and the recent State NAWOJ election where two factions are claiming leadership of the union is a show of shame which have soiled the watchdog responsibility of the media as well as its role model functions.

“MMPN warns civil and public servants against being overzealous in implementing government circulars or taking steps that could lead to denial or infringement on Muslims fundamental human rights,” it added.

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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League so far [Top 20]

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah remains the top scorer in the Premier League after Week 13 games.

The Egyptian international is ahead of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy on the goal chart.

Salah has so far scored eleven Premier League goals for Liverpool this season.

The former Chelsea and AS Roma star has two goals ahead of Vardy.

Premier League top scorers after match-day thirteen:

11 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

9 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

7 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) and Diogo Jota (Liverpool).

6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham)

5 goals: Emmanuel Dennis (Watford), Joshua King (Watford), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley), Raphinha (Leeds United) and Ismaila Sarr (Watford).

4 goals: Reece James (Chelsea), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) and Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Meanwhile, the Premier League match-fourteen will commence on November 30.

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EPL: Paul Pogba reacts to appointment of Ralf Rangnick as Man Utd manager

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Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has welcomed with open arms the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager, The Athletic reports.

Rangnick is expected to be appointed the club’s interim boss soon and may be in charge of United’s next game against Arsenal on Thursday or the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Pogba is currently out of action after sustaining a thigh injury while on international duty with France.

The World Cup winner is currently in Dubai where he is continuing his recovery but is said to be ‘enthused’ by the news coming out of Old Trafford.

Pogba, according to the report, has received ‘positive feedback’ about the German from contacts in the game and is looking forward to working under him.

United won one and drew one of their last two games since they sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and handed the role to Michael Carrick as caretaker boss.

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