Pereira admits he was exhausted

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has acknowledged that he did not have the best of games against Chelsea in the Premier League opener, although he contributed an assist in a comfortable 4-0 win for the Red Devils.

There were many doubts regarding the composition of the United team ahead of the curtain-raiser but they managed to utilise the counter-attack to good effect to outwit Frank Lampard’s side.

Thomas Tuchel updates on Neymar’s situation at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has stated that Neymar continues to remain an important player within the first-team squad and he has nothing new to update with regards to the attacker’s future. The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move away from Parc des Princes this summer with reports emerging that he is desperate to make the comeback with Barcelona.

Owing to this, there has been constant speculation over the forward’s future but speaking after the 3-0 win over Sydney FC, Tuchel stressed that there has been no change to the player’s position with the club, he said: "There is nothing new [to report] about Neymar. For me, he is our player, we train with him. It’s a question for the club and Neymar. For me, he’s in the dressing room, he’s training, he’s still my player. There is nothing new."

Jose Mourinho explains why David Luiz made the right choice to join Arsenal

Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that David Luiz made the right choice to join Arsenal from Chelsea. The Brazil international spent the entire pre-season campaign with the Blues but he made the surprise decision to join the Gunners on the eve of the summer transfer deadline.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said that Luiz has worked with Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain in the past and the manager should have a good idea of the defender’s traits. He added that the centre-back is prone to making mistakes on occasions but he may still prove a quality signing for the Gunners, considering he will want to prove himself after joining another top Premier League outfit.

Jesus says he has evolved as a player after Copa America success

Brazil international Gabriel Jesus has said that the recent Copa America tournament has helped him evolve as a player. The young forward was severely criticised for the reduced impact during the 2018 World Cup but he managed to make amends at the Copa America with two goals and two assists including the opening strike in the 3-1 final triumph over Peru.

Speaking to ESPN Brasil, Jesus said that he is unperturbed with the criticism regarding his performances and the recent Copa America tournament has helped him improve into a better player, he told: "If I am criticized or praised, if they want me to evolve, I'll go through with it. It can happen to anyone and unfortunately, it happened to me. But I kept my cool and evolved.

Dani Alves confirms departure from PSG after two seasons

Brazil international Dani Alves has confirmed that he would be parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain after spending two seasons at the helm. The right-sided defender was a regular feature during his time with the French champions but he has chosen to take up a fresh challenge after opting against a contract extension.

“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences. I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club. "I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one. You make this club a little more special,” he wrote on Instagram.

Gabriel Jesus admits frustration over his Manchester City role

Brazil international Gabriel Jesus has admitted that he is frustrated with his current situation at Manchester City, though he has taken the same with a positive mindset. The striker has been regularly playing second fiddle to Sergio Aguero this term and his status is unlikely to change with the Argentine at the peak of his powers.

In a report covered by Gianluca di Marzio, Jesus acknowledged that he has been left annoyed with the reduced gametime with the Citizens. However, he added that the same motivates him to train and work harder in order to earn more opportunities under manager Pep Guardiola, he said: “I want to play, I always want to play. Certainly this situation annoys me, I'm frustrated but with a positive mindset. It gives me the desire to train and work hard. If I enter the pitch late or in the second half, I'm still happy to be able to play and lend a hand. Against Palace, I helped the team a little and i'm truly happy about that.”

Jurgen Klopp describes PSG’s defeat against Manchester United as one of most unlucky ever

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Paris Saint-Germain were unlucky to be eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Manchester United last month. The French champions were holding a comfortable 2-0 triumph from the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on the road but they managed to squander the advantage with United sealing a dramatic 3-1 win at Parc des Princes and progressing through the away goal rule.

In an interview with Canal Footbal Club, Klopp described the defeat as one of the most unlucky ever, given Les Parisiens were the better team during both legs of the Champions League tie, he said: “I know it is not easy to win all these games, really not easy. But they will be French champions this season now that they are out of Champions League, in one of the most unlucky games I have ever seen in my life to be honest. I was watching and I was like ‘wow, it is actually not possible that you lose it,’ and they lost it. It was unlucky. But here they were better in both games and are out. That is pretty rare.”

Felipe Anderson targeting the Brazilian squad for Copa America

West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson has said that he is targeting the Brazil squad for the Copa America after returning to the national team mix this month. The 25-year-old had been out of contention for Selecao duty over the past four years but he has managed to revive his prospects with a strong debut season in the Premier League.

Speaking to West Ham’s official website, Anderson revealed his pleasure over making a comeback to the national side and thanked the club for helping him make the cut. He added that playing in the Copa America remains a target for him and he is optimistic of achieving the same at the end of the campaign.

Pep Guardiola backs Fernandinho for defensive role at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that Fernandinho can find success in the central defensive role as he approaches the final years of his professional career. The Brazil international was recently slotted into the centre-back position alongside Nicolas Otamendi for the Arsenal game and this had raised eyebrows, consider Guardiola had John Stones at his disposal on the bench.

Speaking in a press conference, Guardiola said that the veteran has the attributes to succeed at the heart of the backline despite approaching the twilight of his professional career, he said: “I am pretty sure he can play in that position. He's fast, he's strong in the air and when he has the football in front of him he sees the passes inside, his switch of play is excellent. He is intelligent to [know when to] go forwards and go backwards, he understands everything. He has to train more at it, but I think he can do it. But of course, his position is a midfield player.”

Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills says Gabriel Jesus will have to wait for his chance

Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills has said that Sergio Aguero remains the first-choice pick for the centre-forward role at Manchester City despite the promising form of Gabriel Jesus this term. The duo have regularly been swapped for the striking duties of late but Aguero has seemingly got a head start amid his strong impact in the big games.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Mills highlighted that Aguero is four years ahead of where Jesus wants to be with the former’s movement and sharpness being a delight to watch. He added that Aguero should remain the undisputed choice to lead the line, provided he can maintain his fitness, he said: "In and around the box his [Aguero’s] movement and his sharpness is class. When he plays for Man City he adds a different dimension. He is three or four years ahead of where Jesus wants to be, if he's fit he is first name on the teamsheet."