Lindelof ignored Barcelona transfer talk

first_imgVictor Lindelof claims to have paid no attention to the transfer talk which linked him with Barcelona over the summer, with the defender “loyal” to Manchester United’s pursuit of silverware.The Sweden international emerged as a reported target for the Liga champions during the last window.Those at Camp Nou were said to be in the market for a ball-playing centre-half, leading to Lindelof seeing his name thrown into the mix. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The 25-year-old is, however, adamant that he turned a deaf ear to the rumours, with his focus locked on events at Old Trafford.Lindelof told Expressen when quizzed on the Barca speculation: “There was a lot of writing about it. But for me, I have a contract with United and I am the loyal type.“For me it was never a question either, I wanted to stay in United and believe very much in what we have going on and that is also why I signed a new contract. I love to represent United and to wear that shirt every day.“My goal when I came here was to win titles and do well for all supporters. But I haven’t won a title yet, so it’s my big goal to take home big titles with United.“If we get to the level we can do and everyone can do their best, we can win trophies.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Victor Lindelof Manchester United 2019-20With the summer window closed, Lindelof committed to a new long-term contract with United in September. He is now tied to the club through to 2024.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already made him an important part of his plans, alongside record-setting signing Harry Maguire, and expects that to remain the case for the foreseeable future.The United boss said when fresh terms for the Swede were announced: “Victor has established himself here and has become a very important part of our team.“He brings calmness on the pitch and I can see that he is determined to help this club and to be successful here.“I’m extremely happy that he has committed his future to Manchester United.“We’re all looking forward to working together to deliver the success and get United back to where we know the club belongs.”last_img read more

Pitching, late-game rally gets Raptors past Pickles, 5-2

first_img Carter Benbrook, Ridgefield: Making his sixth appearance, Benbrook lowered his ERA to 2.05 Friday. He allowed three hits over six innings.Michael Hicks, Ridgefield: The Raptors’ clean-up hitter went 1 for 4, but his two-run double in the eighth inning added insurance runs to what was a 3-2 Ridgefield lead off a wild pitch.3 Key Numbers4: The number of home runs Boise State’s Michael Hicks has in 29 games. He’ll represent the Raptors in Monday’s WCL Home Run Derby, as part of the league’s All-Star festivities in Bend.1 (-for-4): Cameron Repetti (Cal State Fullerton) ended a three-game hitless streak against WCL opponents Friday, going 1 for 4.2: The number of extra-base hits by the Raptors. Both game in the eighth inning when, at the time, the Raptors had two hits through seven innings. Raptors Justin Boyd (2) and Michael Hicks (31) high five after Boyd makes a run during Friday night’s game against the Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on July 19, 2019. The Raptors won 5-2. (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian) Photo Gallery [email protected] 4 Photos By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer Published: July 19, 2019, 10:00pm By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. @MegWochnick Share: Pitching, late-game rally gets Raptors past Pickles, 5-2 Benbrook allows just three hits in six innings with 5 Ks RIDGEFIELD — In his final start before his West Coast League All-Star debut, pitcher Carter Benbrook turned in another gem.Although Benbrook didn’t factor in the decision in what turned into the Raptors’ 5-2 late-game victory over the Portland Pickles on Friday, the UC Santa Barbara signee allowed just three hits over six innings and struck out five.The weekend series at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex continues at 6:35 p.m. SaturdayBenbrook joins catcher Steve Ramirez (Riverside City College) and Michael Hicks (Boise State) as the three Raptors selected to Tuesday’s WCL All-Star game, hosted by the Bend Elks. In six starts this season, Benbrook is 2-1 with 25 strikeouts, four walks and lowered his ERA to 2.05.Chase Luttrell’s two-run eighth-inning home run for Portland broke up the scoreless game, but the Raptors scored all five of their runs in the home half of the inning.center_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: 29 Photos Meg Wochnick Columbian staff writer Gallery: Raptors vs. Pickles Photo Gallery GO (360) 735-4521 3 Key Moments9 batters, 5 runs: The Raptors, trailing 2-0 entering the home eighth, plated runs in the inning. It began with their first extra-base hit of the game from Montana State Billings’ Andrew Schleusner and ended with Michael Hicks’ (Boise State) two-run double.Shot to right: Chase Luttrell’s (Long Beach State) two-run home run in the eighth inning broke a scoreless game. It was the Pickles’ fifth hit of the game.Unscathed in the fourth: Portland threatened in the fourth inning, loading the bases on two hits and a walk allowed by Ridgefield starter Carter Benbrook. But the UC Santa Barbara product struck out the final two batters to keep the game scoreless.3 Key PlayersMichael Perzan, Portland: The Grand Canyon product allowed two hits and struck out five in five innings. Like Benbrook, he earned a no-deciison.last_img read more