Internationals hit Man Utd worst as Pogba, Wan-Bissaka and Lingard injured

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED face a huge game with Leicester on Saturday but their chances haven’t been helped by an injury-hit international break.Most worrying for the Red Devils was the back problem picked up by Aaron Wan-Bissaka that forced him to leave the England camp.1 Wan-Bissaka and Lingard both pulled out of the England squadCredit: Getty – ContributorThe right-back has been a rare consistent force at Old Trafford this season and is joined by Paul Pogba as a doubt for the weekend after the Frenchman pulled out of France duty with an ankle issue.Furthermore, Jesse Lingard developed an illness while away with England.It adds to the concern over Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw while Eric Bailly is a long-term absentee.Arsenal are also having to wait on key players Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira after the midfield pair aggravated Achilles and muscle knocks, respectively.Another side left counting the cost of the international period is Newcastle.Swiss defender Fabian Schar returned to Tyneside nursing a touch of fatigue and Miguel Almiron has undertaken an exhausting trip to Japan and back, via Jordan, with Paraguay.LO BLOWTottenham were already sweating on the fitness of Tanguy Ndombele before their clash with Crystal Palace but now a hip injury to Giovani Lo Celso has hit them further.The Argentine initially shrugged off the issue but it was confirmed on Tuesday that he is out until late October.London rivals Chelsea may have a decision to make at left-back with Emerson Palmieri damaging his hamstring just eight minutes into Italy’s win over Finland on Monday.The Azzurri defender insisted his exit was a precaution and “nothing serious” as he looks to keep Marcos Alonso out the team.Latest Football NewsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleMan United star, Paul Pogba, vows to fight racists ‘for the next generation’As for Brighton, they are potentially without star signing Leandro Trossard after the Belgian midfielder aggravated a groin problem in training for his national side.With the internationals now complete, the final Premier League players in action – and thus the last to return to their clubs – included Wolves’ Raul Jimenez after he completed 90 minutes of a 4-0 defeat to Argentina in Texas on Tuesday night.Merseyside rivals Roberto Firmino and Richarlison also played over an hour in the States as Brazil lost to Peru.last_img read more

Adopt an olive tree in Messolongi

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Messolongi does not only boast Greece’s largest natural fish farm and world-famous sea salt but some of the country’s top quality olive groves producing outstanding olive-based products.Lekythos, a family-owned and operated collective of local olive growers have been making Greeks proud by producing world-class olive oil and olive products and most importantly contributing to the crisis-stricken local economy. Lekythos’ expertise dates back at least four generations, cultivating olives with traditional, natural farming methods and without the use of fertilisers.Homer St’s Greek Australian Gina Lionatos is partnering with Lekythos to offer people an opportunity to become honorary Greek olive-farmers as well as some relief to independent Greek olive growers.“It was a friend from withing the industry put me in touch with them (Lekythos), a well known olive farming family in Messolongi generation upon generation,”she tells Neos Kosmos. “Their idea was wonderful and I instantly loved the concept of how someone who lives so far away from Greece could still be involved, have almost a tangible experience and a thing to their name in Greece, something they can really be a part of even from a distance.”As a passionate Greek Australian that’s something that appealed to her right away; giving back to the local community. “Depending on the level of adoption, you will be receiving produce from the grove which you are contributing to,” Lionatos explains.“While helping local farmers revive and create new olive yards in the area, contributing to a mini economy you get an open invitation into the warm hospitality of Lekythos in Messolongi, to visit your adopted tree.”With this collaboration, both Lekythos and Lionatos wish to see this project grow organically through word of mouth and recommendation and to become a bridge for Greek Australians and Philhellenes to stay connected to Greece.“A very limited number of spots are available for the 2017 program, because we wanted to make sure that everyone that signs up will have an amazing experience,” she says. “We aspire to add more trees in Messolongi and extend the project to more countries.” To find out more go to For International orders (outside of Australia), please email [email protected]last_img read more