Man United trio shortlisted for Golden Boy award, Chelsea handed Timo Werner boost and UEFA’s revised calendar revealed


Three Manchester United players have been among the 100 young footballers shortlisted for the 2020 Golden Boy award.  

Manchester United youngsters Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Angel Gomes have been shortlisted for the 2020 Golden Boy award.

Gomes, 19, has been shortlisted for the prestigious award for the second time in his short career as he continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

The midfielder’s contract with the Red Devils expires at the end of June and United have tabled an offer that would see the Edmonton born attacking midfielder commit his long-term future to the club.

However, despite the headlines that have come the 19-year-old’s way due to his contract standoff with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, it is striker Mason Greenwood who appears to have the best chance among the trio of picking up the prestigious award.

Man Utd worried Mason Greenwood isn’t getting enough sleep
Greenwood didn't feature for United in their 3-1 victory over Everton (Image Copyright: imago images / PRiME Media Images xJxGILLx / xPRiMExMediaxImagesx)

Top News 2: Chelsea handed Timo Werner boost

How Chelsea won the race for Timo Werner
Chelsea have won the race for Timo Werner (Image Copyright: imago images / Sven Simon)

The 24-year-old Germany international has reportedly agreed to join the Stamford Bridge outfit ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Timo Werner has told RB Leipzig he has no intention of finishing the currently suspended Champions League campaign with the club, as per ESPN.

The report further adds that the player intends to push through a move to Chelsea and might end up playing for the Blues in this season’s Premier League.

UEFA removed cup bound rules for European competition in 2018 after Philippe Coutinho was forced to sit out the latter half of that season’s Champions League after securing a January move from Liverpool to Barcelona.

However, the Daily Express reports that UEFA’s Wednesday’s meeting might allow clubs to register new signings in time for them to feature for their new sides this season, as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the European football governing body to reconsider its long-held rules.

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Top News 3: How UEFA’s revised calendar looks like?

In the UEFA meeting scheduled for Wednesday, the European football governing body is set to finalize the schedule for the remainder of the ongoing campaign.

Premier League clubs will kick start the 2020/21 campaign on 12 September, less than one-and-a-half month after they had finished the 2019/20 season.

The Independent reports that as part of UEFA’s revised calendar the remaining last-16 games of the Champions League will take place as originally planned.

That means that Real Madrid will travel to Manchester City to try and overturn the first leg deficit, whereas Bayern Munich will welcome Chelsea in what is expected to be a dead rubber after the thumping they handed to the English side in the first leg held in February.

Aside from deciding the fate of the current and upcoming domestic and European club competitions, UEFA’s Wednesday’s meeting will also finalize the schedule for Euro 2021 and Nations League.

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