Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was absent from training at Carrington on Tuesday and looks set to miss the Red Devils’ Champions League tie with Juventus on Wednesday.Lukaku, who has struggled for form in front of goal this season, missed United’s win over Bournemouth on Saturday through injury.And it appears the Belgium star is struggling in his attempts to regain fitness ahead of an important European clash for United this week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I have to wait until Monday,” said United manager Jose Mourinho on Saturday after Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford struck in Lukaku’s absence at Bournemouth.”He needs these couple of days. It was something in training. We don’t know, a muscle problem, and we have to wait a little bit.”Right-back Diogo Dalot was also not part of the group that trained on Tuesday morning, with the squad set to fly out to Turin later in the day.Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia, who have both struggled with injuries so far this season, were both part of the training session at Carrington, as was Paul Pogba, who was in good spirits ahead of his return to the Allianz Stadium.United No. 9 Lukaku has endured a difficult start to the season, managing just four goals in 14 appearances so far this term.He was dropped by Mourinho for United’s Premier League clash with Everton at the end of October and the weekend trip to Bournemouth, with the Red Devils winning both games in his absence.The Red Devils’ visit to Turin could be a defining match for Mourinho’s side in Europe this season. A win for Juventus would see them guarantee qualification as group winners, having won all three of their matches in the Champions League so far.The same result would see United left eight points behind Massimiliano Allegri’s side, with Valencia and Young Boys the other two teams battling for qualification in Group H.This match will, of course, see Cristiano Ronaldo come up against his former side again, after returning to Old Trafford for Juventus’ 1-0 win over United a fortnight ago.A late Rashford winner at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday moved United up to seventh position in the Premier League, with Mourinho’s side now unbeaten in the league since the end of September.They will be hoping for another positive result in Italy on Wednesday before they take on Manchester City in a mouth-watering Premier League clash at the end of this week.
Jamshedpur FC star Tim Cahill has said that he loves cricket and that he admires India captain Virat Kohli for the way he has worked his way to the top.Cahill, who made one last appearance for Australia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup earlier this year, joined Jamshedpur FC had returned to Championship side Milwall in December last year but was then released by the club.Upon joining Jamshedpur, Cahill had said, “”I’m excited to announce that I’m signing for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). I’ve been really impressed in my conversations with the club by their professionalism and goals for what they want to achieve.”Ahead of the fifth season of the Indian Super League, which starts on September 29 in Kolkata, Cahill spoke to the media about his love for Sachin Tendulkar and Kohli.Also read – ISL: Australia’s record goalscorer Tim Cahill joins Jamshedpur FC”I love cricket. My all-time favourite is Sachin Tendulkar, without a shadow of a doubt. But now, it is obviously Virat Kohli because I love his background story of how he has achieved what he is today,” Cahill, Austrailia’s record goalscorer, said on Saturday.Cahill further spoke on the facets of Kohli that appeals to him and admitted that he followed the Indian star on social media.”He works hard, he is humble, he sacrificed a lot and is very committed. But I also like the way he tends to give back so much to the Indian people off the park, both emotionally and charitably. So I follow him on the social networks. He is a good example,” Cahill further said.advertisementCahill is also good friends with former Australian pacer Brett Lee. “He is a close friend,” Cahill said adding he spoke to several friends before coming to India.”I had a lot of idea about the condition of Indian football before coming to Jamshedpur. I talked to a lot of foreign players, who have been here. I asked about the structure. The main thing that kept coming back was the local talent in India and how good it is in India and how it is growing.”| #JamshedpurFC conducted their first training session ahead of the new #HeroISL campaign at the JRD Tata Sports Complex!Check out the full gallery https://t.co/ssSUReWAJ7#JamKeKhelo pic.twitter.com/sGV7S9rU7xJamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) September 21, 2018Cahill, who is one of the high profile recruits for ISL 2018-19, said he would look to be more than just a marquee signing for Jamshedpur FC.”With three Asian Cup and four World Cup appearances, I would like to contribute on the park as much as off it,” Cahill, who scored 50 goals for Australia in a career spanning 14 years, told reporters on Saturday.Having debuted last season as part of ISL’s expansion to 10 teams, Jamshedpur finished a creditable fifth in their maiden campaign.”I take great pride in playing and training. I would look to add more value than just be a marquee signing.”Asked whether his age will come in his way with the long ISL season stretching from September 29 to March next year, the former Everton legend said: “It’s only 18 matches per season with good number of breaks in between.”I’m used to playing 30-40 matches per season. It’s not long for me, it’s very short I would say. I would give my best.”Cahill was all praise for Jamshedpur FC and said they tick all the boxes as far as structure and professional goes, something that made him join the club.”The professionalism, the set up of the academy, the training ground and the future of the club really impressed me. Here at Jamshedpur FC, we have no distraction as players.”We have our complex, training pitch, gym and an upcoming swimming pool. It’s the perfect vision to help Indian football grow, something that excited me.”The personal goal is to improve my team and see the right results. We have a great blend of foreign and Indian players including three from the (Tata Football) Academy that speaks volumes of our team building. Taking the talent making them represent the country is our goal.”Wow what a way to meet our fans in India @jamshedpurfc The love for football is amazing and I’m so happy that I can experience this passion first hand. I’ve played all over the world and I’m excited now to play in INDIA. @IndSuperLeague pic.twitter.com/TM5ecOGAG6TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) September 19, 2018Cahill received a warm welcome in Jamshedpur by the city fans with drum beats and dance.advertisement”When I got to Jamshedpur, the first thing noticed was it’s green, there’s not much of traffic and loads of fans — beautiful people, football and family. We are together 24×7 in the academy. This the environment I want to be in, this is professional football,” he said.”We are trying to be pioneers and be an example. We are focused in making a good structure something that the fans can be proud of. We want to make sure to tell the right story to the fans. It’s on TV everywhere, it’s global, like cricket, like anything.”Cahill will miss Jamshedpur FC’s opener against Mumbai City FC, serving a three-match ban handed by the Football Association for his tussle in his last match for Milwall against Fulham.Having scored a brace against him seven years ago in their 4-0 win over India in the Asia Cup, Cahill will play with goalkeeper Subrata Pal.”I’m sorry for scoring,” Cahill told Pal, seated on the same dias. I’m lucky enough to play against India. It was a memorable match. We swapped jerseys, took photos. I’ve some great memories. The most important thing is respect,” he said.Few of Jamshedpur players complained of hectic travelling as they have to go to Ranchi, about three hours by road or rail, to board a flight for their away matches.”We are professional footballers, four hours by train, no problem. We are a good group of players who are very humble and gel as a team,” Cahill signed off.(With PTI inputs)
zoomImage Courtesy: DSME Greek billionaire John Anthony Angelicoussis has ordered his 100th vessel at Korean shipbuilding major Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).Namely, on July 3, Angelicoussis Shipping Group (ASGL) placed an order for a 173,400 cbm floating, storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at DSME for its Maran Gas Maritime brand.The LNG FSRU is slated for delivery in the first half of 2021.The order has brought the company’s ordering tally to 100 ships, making Angelicoussis Shipping Group the first company to reach this milestone at DSME. Singapore’s BW Group and Danish Maersk are right on top of DSME’s major customer list with 65 and 55 vessel orders respectively.The total value of the vessel construction contracts signed between the Greek shipping magnate and DSME over the past 24 years has reached USD 11 billion.According to the DSME, out of the total, 82 vessels have been delivered so far, while 18 remain under construction at DSME’s Okpo-based yard.This year DSME has managed to secure orders for 27 ships worth around USD 3.4 billion, including 11 LNG carriers, 15 very large crude carriers and one special-purpose ship.World Maritime News Staff