Liverpool boss Rodgers delighted for matchwinner Downing | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted for matchwinner Stewart Downing after his goal at FC Gomel.Downing struck a superb winner in their first-leg Europa League victory.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted for matchwinner Stewart Downing after his goal at FC Gomel.

Downing struck a superb winner in their first-leg Europa League victory.

Rodgers smiled: “I was delighted for Stewart Downing. It was a wonderful strike and that’s why we put him on that side so he could come in and shoot.”

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Everton defender Jagielka admits some Euros frustration | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Everton defender Phil Jagielka admitted some frustration over his Euros experience with England.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka admitted some frustration over his Euros experience with England.

Jagielka admitted he would have liked to have featured on the pitch for England in Poland and Ukraine but insisted he would reflect on a positive experience.

“It was good,” he told evertonfc.com. “I would have loved to have got a bit of game time, but I’ve never been to a major tournament before so it was nice to get in there.

“Roy was fantastic to work with. He had a hard job coming in so late but he galvanised the squad and in the end we didn’t lose a game over 90 minutes.”

Everton skipper Neville welcomes Pienaar signing | Transfers | Tribal Football

Everton skipper Phil Neville is delighted with their deal for Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar.

Everton skipper Phil Neville is delighted with their deal for Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar.

Pienaar’s loan spell during the second half of last season perfectly illustrated the qualities he brings to Everton’s play.

“The way he played last year, he came back and seemed even better than he was in his first spell at the club,” Neville told evertontv. “He lights up the place, there’s no question about that. The players trust him, the manager trusts him and he makes us a better team.”

Everton reserves coach Stubbs: Club delighted with Pienaar deal | Transfers | Tribal Football

Everton reserves coach Alan Stubbs admits they’re delighted with their deal for Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar.Pienaar has arrived in a permanent deal this week.

Everton reserves coach Alan Stubbs admits they’re delighted with their deal for Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar.

Pienaar has arrived in a permanent deal this week.

“The manager is relieved it’s done,” said Stubbs.

“It’s the biggest signing we’ve made in a long time. If the manager had one target this summer that was it.

“He’s maybe hoping for another one or two if possible, but we’ve got a strong squad with a lot of quality and if season was to kick of this weekend he’d be happy.

“He’ll be looming to increase the tempo in fitness and sharpness now, and hope the attacking and defending tempo picks up too.”

Man Utd starlet Tunnicliffe determined to prove himself after pals' exit | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe is hoping to make a first team breakthrough this season.

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe is hoping to make a first team breakthrough this season.

The 19-year-old is the only member of the FA Youth Cup-winning central midfield trio forcing his way into Sir Alex Ferguson‘s plans with Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba having left the club.

Tunnicliffe told manutd.com: “On the other hand, they were good players playing in my position so one of us might have made it and another one might have not.

“So with them gone, it does open it up for me in a way but, obviously, I was close to them. We were midfield partners and good friends. I was sad to see Paul go and I do think he was a great player and could have made it here as well. But another door opens and it goes both ways.”

PSG challenge Man Utd for Lucas | Transfers | Tribal Football

PSG have joined Manchester United’s pursuit for Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura.IG Sport says PSG have entered the race to sign Sao Paulo youngster Lucas.

PSG have joined Manchester United‘s pursuit for Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura.

IG Sport says PSG have entered the race to sign Sao Paulo youngster Lucas.

However, PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be the final high-profile recruit of the close season.

Man Utd boss Ferguson tribute to Hannover keeper Zieler | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler.The German keeper spent five years (2005-2010) in the club’s youth and Reserves ranks.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler.

The German keeper spent five years (2005-2010) in the club’s youth and Reserves ranks.

Ferguson said: “Ron-Robert has come on leaps and bounds since joining Hannover and is now a regular in the German national set up. He was always a hard worker and a he’s a really nice lad as well. It was unfortunate for him when he was here as he got an injury in the Reserves and was out for about eight months.

“When he came back, Ben Amos had jumped ahead of him in the pecking order. I’m looking forward to seeing him again when we play Hannover 96.”