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Trophies more important for Man United than top four, says Solskjaer

by Reuters, CNA30 January 2019 Last updated at 17:51 PM

FA Cup Fourth Round - Arsenal v Manchester United - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - January 25, 2019 Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the match. (Reuters)
FA Cup Fourth Round - Arsenal v Manchester United - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - January 25, 2019 Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the match. (Reuters)

VTV.vn - Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he will not be satisfied with a top-four finish in the Premier League as he targets success in two cup competitions – FA Cup and Champions League – in the second half of the season.

* Rodrigo scored a hat-trick as Valencia staged a stunning late fightback at the Mestalla to stun ten-man Getafe 3-2 on aggregate to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.

* Ten-man Monaco were knocked out of the League Cup semi-finals by En Avant Guingamp, losing 5-4 on penalties after the game had ended in a 2-2 draw in Leonardo Jardim's first match back in charge on Tuesday.

* Valencia reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals after hat-trick hero Rodrigo Moreno scored twice in stoppage time as they beat 10-man Getafe 3-1 on Tuesday to secure a 3-2 aggregate win.

* Krzysztof Piatek said it was "just the start" to his AC Milan career after scoring twice on his full debut as Gennaro Gattuso's side beat Napoli 2-0 at the San Siro on Tuesday (Jan 29) to reach the Coppa Italia semi-finals.

* Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez has joined La Liga side Real Betis on loan from Paris St Germain for the rest of the season, the French side said on Tuesday.

* Superstar Dutch winger Arjen Robben is lining up a move to J-League outfit FC Tokyo after he leaves Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, local media reported on Tuesday (Jan 29).

* Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain have signed Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg on a four-and-a-half year deal, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Tuesday (Jan 29).

* Australia will begin their Women's Twenty20 World Cup title defence against India next year in a tournament the International Cricket Council (ICC) is hoping to conclude with a record attendance for a women's sporting event.

* Republic of Korea defender Kim "Monster" Min-jae on Tuesday (Jan 29) snubbed interest from the Premier League and the advice of his team-mates to sign for Beijing Guoan in China.

* The coach of Italian Serie C team Lucchese has been given a five-month ban for head-butting a member of the opposing team's staff and telling a player to break an opponent's legs.

* Struggling La Liga side Villarreal have sacked coach Luis Garcia Plaza after nine games in charge, the club said on Tuesday. Garcia was only appointed by Villarreal, who have not won in La Liga since Nov. 25, last month after Javi Calleja was sacked.

* Italian champions Juventus have welcomed Jose Martin Caceres Silva back to their ranks after signing the Urugay defender on loan from Serie A rivals Lazio, the clubs said on Tuesday.

* Former world number one Victoria Azarenka set up a second-round clash with Australian Open runner-up Petra Kvitova in St Petersburg on Tuesday (Jan 29) with a straight-sets win over Margarita Gasparyan.

* Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik announced on Tuesday he was retiring from professional competition. Kramnik, 43, made waves in 2000 when he defeated defending champion Garry Kasparov at the World Championship. Currently ranked seventh by the World Chess Federation, he became the undisputed world champion in 2006.

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