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Thurs Lunch Sport: Solksjaer Says United Performance Not Good Enough; Mullins & Elliott will both saddle 6 in Goffs Thyestes Chase

: 01/23/2020 - 12:54

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has to "hold his hands up" and admit that Manchester United's performance was not good enough in their 2-nil loss to Burnley.

It was the Clarets' first win at Old Trafford since 1962 and United are now 11-points worse off in the Premier League than at this stage last season.

United have lost three of their last four games and Solskjaer knows things need to change quickly.

Leaders Liverpool can go back 16 points clear at the top of the table with victory away at Wolves this evening.

Glenn Whelan is reportedly close to joining League One side Fleetwood Town.

The 36-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder is a free agent since being released by Hearts earlier this month.

Watford go to Tranmere this evening looking to seal a tie with Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Rafa Nadal has booked his place in the third round of the Australian Open tennis.

The men's world number one saw off Federico Delbonis in straight sets in Melbourne.

Dublin's Con O'Callaghan will miss the first three rounds of the National Football League.

The All-Star forward missed last night’s UCD's defeat to DCU in the Sigerson Cup as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.

IT Carlow beat Letterkenny IT by 2-9 to 1-9 win last night to set to up a decider against DCU next week.

Padraig Harrington is three shots off the lead at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Europe's Ryder Cup captain has opened with a one-under-par round of 71.

Shane Lowry is level-par after his first round.

Rory McIlroy begins his attempt to reclaim his place as the world's number one later.

The four-time major winner's not topped the rankings since September 2015 but victory at the Farmer's Insurance event in California would see him replace Brooks Koepka

Two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning has retired after 16 seasons with the New York Giants.

The 39 years old was MVP in two Superbowl wins over the New England Patriots.

Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott will both saddle six runners in this afternoon's Goffs Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park.

Mullins' Acapella Bourgeois and the Joseph O'Brien-trained Smoking Gun are the pre-race favourites with the three-miles-one-furlong contest set to go to post at 3pm.

The going is currently soft to heavy at the Kilkenny track.



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