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United Kingdom:?English football giants Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has brushed aside severe criticism from former players Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes after the 0-2 Europa League loss to Liverpool Only goalkeeper David de Gea’s heroics on Thursday night avoided further humiliation for United although he was beaten by a first half Daniel Sturridge penalty and a late close range strike from Roberto Firmino "It was shambolic . so bad" Scholes was quoted as saying by The Guardian after the match on Thursday United manager Louis van Gaal Getty Images “Tonight was a disaster Liverpool had a way of playing United I didn’t have a clue what they were trying to do” “United have spent 250 million pounds ($357 million) under Van Gaal . they are sixth in the Premier League and have ended up in the Europa League” added Scholes Scholes said United should be up there playing with the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League “They should be competing with Barcelona Real Madrid and Bayern Munich (in the Champions League) United didn’t need a new philosophy they had one for 20-odd years that worked” he added in reference to the 38 major trophies won under Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired in 2013 Ferdinand was equally scathing about Van Gaal’s side “The fairytale has gone The players he has let go Angel Di María Nani Patrice Evra Javier Hernandez Shinji Kagawa Danny Welbeck Rafael Darren Fletcher are they worse than the players out there They are better than that team out there today that’s the problem" he said However van Gaal was in no mood to tolerate such remarks “Is it important what Rio Ferdinand is saying is that important to you” he responded when asked about Ferdinand’s statement “You don’t give your opinion and then you give Rio Ferdinand’s opinion – that is very strong of you Of course Liverpool were the better team in the first half but in the second half we did a better match than before that” Van Gaal praised Liverpool’s defence and added that United could not create much opportunity upfront “We did not cope with the high pressure of Liverpool We had expected that and for me it was a surprise we did not cope with it because they did it at their home match this year That raised the atmosphere in the stadium and they created big chances but we had a very good goalkeeper and because of that we were in the match" “I don’t think we were very creative in the third and fourth phase but it is also the defence of Liverpool and you can give credit for that to Liverpool We have to improve a lot to create more goals” van Gaal concluded IANS By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 2 2016 1:12 am Related News THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday informed the Bombay High Court that it required inputs from a third lab on ballistic reports pertaining to the murder of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare as there were certain discrepancies in the reports received from the forensic labs in Karnataka and Maharashtra The court has granted CBI four weeks to get the opinion of another lab on the matter while adding that there had been substantial progress in the case Investigators were trying to find if there are any links between the murders of Dabholkar Pansare and Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi A bench of Justice Ranjit More and V L Achliya was hearing petitions by respective kin of Dabholkar and Pansare expressing unhappiness with the probe being conducted by CBI in Dabholkar’s case and a special investigation team of State police in Pansare’s They had sought that the High Court should monitor the probe Dabholkar was shot dead on August 20 2013 in Pune and Pansare was shot at on February 16 in Kolhapur and died on February 20 2015 The petitioner’s lawyer Abhay Nevagi said the CBI should depute officers to Scotland Yard to get inputs from them “It is a sad thing but there is lack of state-of-the-art labs here” added Nevagi Anil Singh representing the CBI said they would consider this option also along with the Central Forensic Science Laboratory Delhi Singh informed the court that bullets and empty cartridges recovered from the murder spots had been compared to ascertain similarities between the cases Nevagi however said that the investigating agencies had not gone to the source of the bullets “The bullets recovered are all made in Khadki ammunition factory Pune If someone buys bullets an entry has to be made against the licenses issued All this information is centralised” said Nevagi adding that this information had not been looked into The HC however said some headway had been made in the case Nevagi further alleged that information in the confidential reports submitted in court in sealed envelopes were already public knowledge through the media Singh said the information may have been provided by Karnataka CID investigating the murder of Kalburgi to find any similar links Singh added this should not have been done “This should not hamper the investigation” added the court For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Lausaane | Updated: December 6 2016 9:48 pm Rio the first Olympic host city on the continent had to grapple with a protracted political crisis (Source: Reuters) Top News The Rio de Janeiro Olympics may not have been perfect but organisers exceeded expectations given the political and economic situation in the South American country the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday Rio the first Olympic host city on the continent had to grapple with a protracted political crisis the worst recession in more than 80 years and a string of organisational problems due to a lack of cash The run-up to the Games was an obstacle course for local organisers and the IOC had to put up hundreds of millions of dollars of its eventual contribution before the start of the Olympics to help out The Games’ anti-doping programme was also affected by a lack of funding amid a widening Russian drugs scandal while venues were hit by problems including water quality in pools and a virtual absence of branding around the Olympic park due to issues with banner suppliers “From an operational point of view everything worked” the IOC’s Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi told reporters “Were they perfect No “But with the results we can really take our hat off (to Rio organisers) It is amazing what they delivered considering their standpoint” he said Dubi said the IOC was satisfied with the Rio Games especially with athletes’ performances that yielded 100 world and Olympic records and brought several countries their first medals and with global coverage which beat past records “We are right on target when you consider the money that was spent for these Games” Dubi said Rio was awarded the Games in 2009 amid Brazil’s booming economy at the time and a different set of expectations by the IOC before the political crisis and the sharp financial downturn changed organisers’ plans They then had to deal with a daily barrage of questions and criticism regarding organisation with empty seats in venues and unsold tickets marring the start of the Olympics A lack of spectators was evident in even the most iconic venues during the 16-day event in August including the Copacabana beach volleyball stadium on the famed Rio beach “Someone called them the most perfect imperfect Games” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said “It’s actually quite a good characterisation” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newsdays after the tragedy.

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