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Templegate's trio

XAAROS (11.40) drops down into claiming company after finding a Group 3 too tough last time. He was earlier in winning form over this trip and should be good enough to land another success.

DALVINI (12.50) has been knocking on the door in similar races to this including when fourth at Compiegne last time out. Christophe Soumillon stays on board and can guide the distance winner to victory.

DANCE THE BLUES (2.35) is best over this trip and was a close third in what looked a similar  race last time out. He should be spot on for fitness after that comeback and can run a big race.

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CRAIG BROWN: Online yoga? It's too much of a stretch for me

CRAIG BROWN: Online yoga? It’s too much of a stretch for me

  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

YOU WANT

To expound on every aspect of coronavirus while everyone else listens to you in respectful silence.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Knowing what ‘R’ means.

YOU GET

Into a heated argument with a 12-year-old about whether or not you washed your hands for more than 20 seconds.

YOU WANT

To do the shopping for all your most vulnerable neighbours.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Keeping an eye on the elderly lady two doors down.

YOU GET

Annoyed by the sound of the elderly couple next door enjoying their online exercise classes and pop a note through their door asking them to pipe down.

You want to practise online Yoga With Adriene. But you get waylaid into watching a video on YouTube of a goldfish who looks a bit like Alan Sugar.

YOU WANT

To nip up North without too much kerfuffle.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Being spotted by a friendly neighbour and exchanging knowing smiles.

YOU GET

Top slot on News At Ten, with film of 60 photographers outside your front door and protesters chanting ‘Hypocrite! Hypocrite!’ while you try to get to your car wearing your least flattering T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, with MPs and commentators all calling for your resignation.

YOU WANT

A civilised game of Scrabble.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

A game of Scrabble that doesn’t end in tears.

YOU GET

Out the dictionary and say, ‘As I thought! There’s no such word as “EW”’, whereupon your daughter stomps out of the room saying, ‘That’s so unfair!’ and your son says, ‘Well if she’s not playing, nor am I’ and your wife says, ‘Why do you have to ruin everything?’

YOU WANT

To practise online Yoga With Adriene.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Practising online PE with Joe Wicks.

YOU GET

Waylaid into watching a video on YouTube of a goldfish who looks a bit like Alan Sugar.

YOU WANT

To Zoom six close friends and achieve a rare degree of intimacy by sharing your hopes and fears.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Zooming two acquaintances and reaching a consensus after 20 minutes that: ‘Yes, but it must be so much worse for large families stuck in high-rise blocks.’

YOU GET

Baffled by which buttons to press and end up failing to hear what they’re all saying because you don’t know how to unmute them.

YOU WANT

To do 25 jump squats in quick succession.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Doing five push-ups over a period of five minutes.

YOU GET

The butter out of the fridge, the jam out of the cupboard and the bread from the bread bin.

YOU WANT

To be serene.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Being pleasant.

YOU GET

Increasingly irritated by the way your mother-in-law keeps offering magisterial pronouncements on the spread of Covid-19 (‘Of course, everybody knows it’s largely spread through the ankles. I blame the Swedes.’) and end up flouncing out of the room with your hands over your ears screaming: ‘I can’t take much more of this!’

You want a civilised game of Scrabble. But you get out the dictionary and say, ‘As I thought! There’s no such word as “EW”’, whereupon your daughter stomps out of the room saying, ‘That’s so unfair!’

YOU WANT

To lose a stone.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Losing a pound.

YOU GET

A thick-crust pizza, six cans of Heineken, two bars of Galaxy and a 12-pack of Walkers crisps.

YOU WANT

To recite a long poem every day from memory.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Reciting a short poem every week from memory.

YOU GET

Out your old copy of The Oxford Book Of English Verse, find all the poems a bit too heavy-going, and end up watching old YouTube videos of Alan ‘Chatty Man’ Carr interviewing Sporty Spice.

YOU WANT

To grow sweet peas, petunias and six varieties of rose, as well as a vegetable patch with courgettes, runner beans, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes and cabbages.

YOU’D SETTLE FOR

Mowing the lawn.

YOU GET

A sun-lounger, and put it all off until next week.

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Queen Guitarist Brian May Recovering From Recent Heart Attack

LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.”

May said Monday in an Instagram video that the stents were put in after his doctor drove him to a hospital after he starting feeling the symptoms of a heart attack. He said he found the experience shocking, because “I thought I was a very healthy guy.”

The 72-year-old said he feels fine now and the procedure was a success. “I walked out with a heart that’s very strong now,” May said.

He thanked his doctors and caregivers. May asked fans to send him congratulations, not sympathy messages.

“I’m incredibly grateful that I now have a life to lead again,” he said.

His video post details a lengthy health saga this month that included dealing with a compressed nerve that was causing him extreme pain.

The month started with May and Roger Taylor — the remaining members of Queen — teaming up with singer Adam Lambert to release a new version of the band’s “We Are the Champions” to raise money for front line healthcare workers battling COVID-19.

Proceeds from the song benefit the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye make Jets secondary talented and volatile

Part 10 in a series analyzing the New York Jets

The Jets safeties room has become drama central. Jamal Adams is not participating in the offseason program, unhappy with his contract. Marcus Maye’s future with the team is cloudy at best. They added an intriguing rookie in the draft. All of it adds up to some compelling storylines.

On the field, this is one of the Jets’ strongest units. Adams was named first-team All-Pro last season and has established himself as one of the best safeties in the NFL. Maye had a solid season last year after dealing with injuries in 2018. The Jets drafted Ashtyn Davis out of Cal in the third round and he is expected to be an immediate contributor.

The drama around Adams figures to be a dominant storyline for the next few months. Adams is scheduled to be paid $3.5 million this year. He feels underpaid and wants a new contract. All indications are the Jets would like to extend Adams, but not until next year. That has left the two sides at odds and Adams is not turning on his laptop for the virtual offseason program. The next key juncture comes at training camp. If Adams does not show up, then things escalate further.

The Jets have no interest in trading Adams, although GM Joe Douglas has consistently said he will listen to offers if teams call. I still don’t think Adams will get traded, but the longer this goes on, the more of a possibility it becomes.

If Adams is on the field for the Jets come Week 1, he will be ready to go whether he misses camp or not. Adams is an emotional guy, but he always brings it when he is on the field. I don’t think he will let his off-field problems with management affect his performance. Adams carried the defense at times last year and that should be expected again.

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Maye had a really nice bounce-back season in 2019. After only playing six games in 2018 due to injuries, Maye stayed on the field for a full 16 games and made some big plays. None was bigger than his pass breakup in the end zone at the end of the Week 16 win over the Steelers. Maye was one of the Jets’ best tacklers with 65 stops and continued to be a nice complement to Adams.

The question with Maye is how much longer he will be a Jet. The Jets are not looking to trade Maye, but it would not be surprising if his name comes up at the trade deadline this year. He is a free agent after this season and it is hard to see the Jets investing in both Maye and Adams, especially with Davis waiting in the wings.

Davis comes to the Jets with versatility as his calling card. He can play safety, cornerback, nickel cornerback and is a special teams contributor. Davis’ presence gives defensive coordinator Gregg Williams a chance to be creative and use some three-safety packages, something that could help mask the Jets’ deficiencies at cornerback. Davis can also back up both Adams and Maye if there is an injury and then he will probably ascend to a bigger role in 2021.

Not many teams have as good a safety combination as Adams and Maye. But it feels like we won’t be watching them play together much longer.

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Peter Weber’s Mom’s IG Selfie Shows How Much She Thinks Kelley Rocks

Pilot Pete’s mom has found a new wingwoman, or at least that’s what Barb Weber’s new Instagram photo with Kelley Flanagan seems to indicate anyway. The Sunday, May 24 post included a selfie with Kelley next to another picture with her younger son Jack Weber’s girlfriend, Kristine Bruun-Andersen, along with the text "Girls Rock!!" For her part, Kelly commented "love this" beneath the post Barb captioned with several pink heart emojis.

Not one to keep her opinions about her son’s love life to herself, Barb has been singing Kelley’s praises ever since Peter confirmed their relationship several weeks ago. On May 2, Barb celebrated Peter and Kelly’s love, sharing a collage of photos with the caption "Serendipity" on Instagram. Weeks later, she posted more photos of her sons with their significant others, writing "Happiness Is…" After Kelley shared a golfing video with Peter on May 20, Barb also commented, "You compliment each other to a (TEE)."

She hasn’t been quite so supportive of all of the Bachelor alum’s previous relationships, however. After breaking off his engagement to Hannah Ann Sluss, Peter revealed on ABC’s March 10 After the Final Rose special that he’d rekindled his relationship with Madison Prewett. Barbara didn’t seem to approve of the coupling, however, and the pair broke up days after the episode aired. Weeks later, Peter and Kelley were spotted together in Chicago, where they were reportedly quarantining together.

After spending several months together in Chicago, Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan began quarantining with Barb in Los Angeles, according to E! News. "Peter’s family has always adored Kelley and his mom was rooting for her from the start of his Bachelor journey," a source told the outlet. "They are happy he is finally with Kelley and have fully welcomed her into the family. Barbara is obsessed with Kelley, and they have a great relationship."

Meanwhile, Peter hasn’t shied away from showing his love for his new girlfriend on social media either. On Monday, May 25, he called Kelley his "little ray of sunshine" in the caption of an Instagram photo of the duo about to kiss as the sun was setting in the background. Not to be outdone, of course, Barb added her own two cents in the comments section, writing, "Picture Perfect!!!!"

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The real reason you need to fix your posture

If you’ve ever been told to stand up straight, you would have instantly been aware of your posture. The same goes for when you’ve been hunched over on your computer for hours and suddenly realize that it’s probably not the best thing for your back to sit in the same position for so long. “Short-term effects of poor posture can include acute pain and aches,” Charles Kim, a physiatrist and pain-management specialist, recently told Allure. “Long-term effects could lead to faster and premature degeneration (‘wear-and-tear’) of parts that could lead to chronic pain,” he continued. In other words, you should probably try to fix your posture ASAP.

Worse still, having bad posture can contribute to a multitude of other health-related problems. “Headaches and tension in the shoulders and back are often created by chronic bad posture,” Peggy W. Brill, a physical therapist and spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association told TODAY. “If you’re slouching, you may also have gastrointestinal reflux or feel fatigued because you’re unable to breathe deeply,” she added.

Make small changed to improve your posture

Ultimately, the sooner you start working on your posture, the better. According to Christopher Wolf, M.D., an orthopedic spine surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, it’s not as hard as it sounds, recommending you start by focusing on the position of your head. “In general, if your head is up, your shoulders are going to go back, and you’re going to maintain the most normal neck and [back] alignment for you,” Wolf told SELF. You also need to become more aware of the way you sit, both at work and at home, avoiding slouching as much as possible.

The next thing you need to do is get moving, especially if you work a desk job. “A good rule of thumb is to try and block out 20 or 30 minutes of light exercise or continuous movement a day, some kind of physical work to get you at 60 to 70% of your ideal heart rate,” Rahul Shah, MD, FAAOS, a board-certified orthopedic spine and neck surgeon told Good Housekeeping. “This’ll help you get your muscles primed to withstand the process of sitting.”

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'Several' Students Test Positive for Coronavirus After Drive-By Graduation Event in Atlanta


Multiple members of an Atlanta high school’s graduating class tested positive for COVID-19, days after the school held a special drive-by graduation event for seniors.

The Lovett School’s Head of School Meredyth Cole and Head Nurse Shana Horan alerted the school community to the positive diagnoses in a letter on Saturday, six days after the graduation event.

“We want to let you know that the school has been notified by several Class of 2020 families that their students have tested positive for COVID-19,” the letter read. “Unfortunately the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus means that most communities will be touched at some point, and we recognize how hard separation and missed milestones have been on the emotional lives of our students.”

Though it’s unclear how many students have tested positive, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Cole and Horan told parents on Friday that a senior who attended the drive-by event was among those to do so.

The student, who was not identified, stayed in their car while at the event, but “later had company over for a graduation gathering, and then traveled out of town with friends,” the officials said. The student has so far only exhibited mild symptoms, and has been isolating at home.

The private college prep school held the special event for seniors on May 17, and videos shared to social media show students standing through their cars’ sunroofs as they drive by and wave to cheering faculty members standing alongside the road through campus.

About 75 school employees attended to wish the students well, and maintained social distancing guidelines while standing near the road, a Lovett spokeswoman told AJC. The students and their families remained in their cars for the entire event, the spokeswoman said, and those affected are now working with the appropriate healthcare professionals and Departments of Health.

Lovett closed its campus in mid-March, and announced April 13 that classes would wrap up through virtual learning for the remainder of the school year. A traditional graduation ceremony has reportedly been rescheduled for late July.

Meanwhile, Georgia was among the first states in the country to lift coronavirus restrictions, and allowed businesses to reopen on late April.

As of Monday afternoon, the state has so far seen at least 40,989 cases and 1,799 deaths attributed to the virus, according to The New York Times.

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Taylor Swift Fans Think She Outplayed Scooter Braun With This Cover

Look what you made her do… 

Taylor Swift fans started buzzing after a new cover of her song “Look What You Made Me Do” debuted on Sunday night’s episode of Killing Eve.

In a social media post, the 30-year-old artist claimed she was “VERY STOKED” about the new rendition and credited the group “Jack Leopards & the Dolphin Club” as the performers. There’s just one thing: The band doesn’t seem to actually exist.

In fact, Swift is credited as one of the composer lyricists along with Jack Antonoff, Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli—the same songwriters who are credited on the original reputation hit.

But that’s not all. “Nils Sjöberg” is listed as the producer. As fans will recall, Swift used the pseudonym for the track “This Is What You Came For,” which she wrote with her now-ex Calvin Harris. The name was also featured on a tomb stone in the “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, which was dropped about a year after Swift put the mystery to rest and revealed she co-wrote the song.

So, who is providing the vocals? Some fans think the singer is Swift’s brother, Austin. Earlier this year, the Daily Mail published a report claiming Swift asked Phoebe Waller-Bridge if her younger sibling could sing on the show’s soundtrack. The New York Post also reported that Swift’s brother used to use the name “The Dolphin Club” for his Twitter handle and that the famous family members were spotted with Antonoff at the studio late last year.

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As for the reasoning behind crediting a fake band, some fans assumed it had to do with Swift and Scooter Braun‘s battle over music.

“Taylor made up a whole band called ‘Jack Leopards and The Dolphin club’ consisting of herself, Austin Swift and Jack Antonoff to cover ‘LWYMMD,’ which is sung by Austin, partly produced by Taylor herself to not let Scooter gain a single cent from the it? TAYLOR SWIFT IS A GENIUS,” one follower tweeted.

“So you’re telling me that Taylor Swift produced a new ‘LWYMMD’ cover under non-existent bands called ‘Jack Leopards’ and ‘The Dolphin Club’ so Scooter wouldn’t get any coins from her art??” wrote another. “DO NOT MESS WITH THIS WOMAN. I REPEAT. DO NOT MESS WITH THIS WOMAN. HER MIND [IS FIRE].”

As fans will recall, Swift addressed Braun’s company Ithaca Holdings LLC acquiring her former record label Big Machine Label Group in a Tumblr post last June. In her post, Swift claimed she was “sad and grossed out” over the sale of her music catalog and accused Braun of “incessant, manipulative bullying.” However, she’s expressed her intent to re-record her albums.

Click here to hear the cover of “Look What You Made Me Do.”

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3.45pm Man Utd news LIVE: Ighalo returning to China, Josh King transfer, Sancho LATEST, new away kit leaked online – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are kicking on with training ahead of the Premier League's likely restart in June.

But they could be without Odion Ighalo, who faces a nervous wait to find out whether he will be permitted to stay at Old Trafford or forced to return to Shanghai Shenhua.

Get all the Red Devils news and updates here…

  • STRIKER POSE

    Marcus Rashford has shared a picture of himself when he did modelling as a kid.

    A young footballer appeared on the back of a Kellogg's cereal packet advertising free swimming vouchers.

    He shared this long-distance shot on his Insta stories.

    Brilliant!

  • NOT SO SUPER

    The Women’s Super League and Championship seasons have been ended, according to the FA.

    Promotion and relegation are yet to be decided.

  • ON YOUR SAY 'SSO

    United are still interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Correntin Tolisso, according to reports.

    The Frenchman appears to be surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena and Bayern would entertain selling him.

    Tolisso, 25, has played 24 games in all competitions this season.

    According to Bild’s Christian Falk: “At the moment there are no concrete negotiations. The player is currently injured.

    “I do not rule out there is still interest in the future. Bayern would sell him.”

  • BAD NEWS FOR ZLAT

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have played his last game in professional football with reports claiming the AC Milan striker has suffered a suspected Achilles injury.

    The Swedish striker – who turns 39 in October – only signed a short-term deal with the Serie A side when he re-joined the club on a free transfer midway through the season.

    And with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign, his future not only at Milan, but in football is in doubt.

    Taking to Twitter, SportMediaset journalist Pietro Balzano Prota said: “Bad injury for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    “Medical tests are expected but it could be a long stop.”

    According to Sky Sports Italia via Marca, the former Manchester United marksman is feared to have ruptured his Achilles tendon.

  • NO COMING BECK FROM THAT

    Sir Alex Ferguson famously split David Beckham's eyebrow open after a furious spat following a defeat to Arsenal in 2003.

    And now former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has shed more light on the details of the incident, revealing the other players had to step in to prevent the pair having it out.

    Speaking to FourFourTwo, Silvestre – who played the full game – said: “I was there. Everyone was shocked, but things like this happen in dressing rooms.

    “It was a random kick by the boss – it was just unfortunate that the boot went straight into Beckham’s face!

    “He was very angry and we had to intervene to prevent a confrontation. But that was the end of it then.

    “Still, it impacted their relationship, and was probably among the reasons why David left that summer and signed for Real Madrid.”

  • OD DECISION

    United fans are reacting to news that Josh King could replace Odion Ighalo after the Nigerian's loan stint ends.

    Ighalo's loan spell was only due to last until the end of May, due to the fact that he has commitments with his owning club Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League.

    But the Norwegian striker, who came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, is not a name that excites United fans.

    Solskjaer did try to sign King, 28, before the winter window shut at the end of January, but managed to capture Ighalo instead.

    King has scored four goals and has two assists in 20 games this season.

  • GREEN BEHIND THE EARS

    Mason Greenwood posted an adorable picture of himself as a lad in a scarf and shirt at Old Trafford.

    And then another one of him celebrating a goal at the Theatre of Dreams, with the caption: “Dream big.”

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  • GETTING FIT

    United players were back at work on Bank Holiday Monday ahead of the club ramping up their preparation for Project Restart.

    Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was spotted driving into Carrington in his Range Rover before Marcus Rashford and Co followed him in.

    The squad trained together for the first time last Wednesday after Premier League teams voted for Phase One of the resumption plan.

    However they have been initially kept apart, allotted different arrival slots and socially distanced to avoid an outbreak of coronavirus.

    Sunday's news that the two-metre distancing rule is being removed will allow top-flight sides to push towards their return to match action.

    Players are set to be able to train in pairs and small groups before this week's upcoming Premier League summit – where full-contact training will be up for discussion.

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  • BROUGHT TO BROOK

    Manchester United are still keen to sign Bournemouth star David Brooks, according to the MEN.

    Brooks, 22, has suffered an ankle injury that has kept him out for much of the season after making a big breakthrough last year.

    And his form has caught the attention of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who can call on Wales boss Ryan Giggs for advice on his temperament.

    Warrington-born Brooks scored seven and had five assists in his debut Premier League season.

  • CONTACTS BOOK

    Neville added: “I would be touching him, elbowing him. I wanted that contact.

    “If you were playing against a Michael Owen he wouldn’t want contact, he’d want to spin off your shoulder and play away from you.

    “But if you were playing against Emile Heskey he would bump into you, he would shove into you, he’d grab you, he’d hold you.

    “It depends on player by player, position by position. So the idea that you can have Covid coaches is a bit of a nonsense.

    “We’ve seen the games in Germany in the last couple of weeks and defenders are still marking at corners very tightly.”

  • TOUCH 'N NO

    Gary Neville has branded the Premier League’s plan to ask clubs to assign a coach to monitor contact as “nonsense”.

    That is just one of the protocols laid out in the second phase of Project Restart – which the top flight hopes to roll-out within the next week.

    The former Manchester United and England defender Neville said: “We saw Jadon Sancho over the weekend go and celebrate with his team-mates. A lot of football is around instinct.

    “I would say it’s player by player. The way Jamie Redknapp used to play, he would always be looking for space, he didn’t want player contact because he was trying to move into space to receive the ball.

    “Whereas I was constantly mauling my opponent, even off the ball.

    “I wanted to know where he was all the time and my hands would be all over him.”

  • SHOT IN THE FOOT

    Gary Neville revealed he and brother Phil missed England’s ‘dentist’s chair’ night out before Euro 96 – on the advice of David Platt.

    Boss Terry Venables and his squad were slammed after photos from their trip to the Far East emerged of stars such as Paul Gascoigne and Teddy Sheringham glugging down alcoholic cocktails poured into their mouths as they laid back on a dentist’s chair in one of the city’s rowdy bars.

    Former Manchester United defender Neville said: “We were going to go out to be fair, but David Platt came over to me, Phil, Nick Barmby and Jason Wilcox and said ‘Lads, I’ve been around England squads a long time, I know these lads and tonight is one to miss.

    “So me, Phil, Barmby, Wilcox, Platt and Sol Campbell ended up sitting on our own in this room in the hotel.

    “It was only the day after when the story broke that we realised what David Platt meant.

    “Me and Phil were only 19 and 20 at the time and we weren’t going to go against what David Platt said.”

  • HEN PECKED

    Transfer guru Antero Henrique is reportedly being chased by both Manchester United and Newcastle as they look to appoint him as their director of football.

    The 52-year-old is currently without a job having left his role as Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director last summer after three years spent in the French capital.

    Henrique was responsible for the signings of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in 2017, and he has already helped out the Red Devils this season.

    According to Le10Sport, the Portuguese technician played a key role in helping the club lure Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in January.

    And now they claim United are ready to bring Henrique to the Theatre of Dreams, who they state is already working on an another potential signing.

  • GO AWAY

    United fans are divided over the club's away kit for 2020/21 after it leaked online.

    The black design, officially described as 'legacy green', was set to be launched this month but will come out later this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Supporters taking a look online via FootyHeadlines were torn between praising the kit's back-to-basics approach and being underwhelmed by the design.

    It was pointed out that next year's offering has many similarities with the current season's third kit, leading to criticism for a lack of imagination.

    Furthermore, the Chevrolet logo continues to be a bug bear for those who feel it clashes with the white club badge and Adidas logo.

  • WE'RE IN TUNE

    Bruno Fernandes has claimed that – given the choice – he would isolate with Juan Mata, because the Spaniard sings his song!

    The Portuguese said: “I would choose Juan, because if I isolate with Juan I can listen to my song all day, every day!

    “He always sings it to me! It’s not the atmosphere of Old Trafford, but Juan is the kind of guy who puts all his heart in the song, so when he sings the music for me is really nice!

    “Normally I arrive before him, and he comes at breakfast, gives me his hand and starts to sing the song — Bruno, Bruno, Bruno!”

  • BRING AND 'BI

    United have joined Arsenal in the race to land wantaway Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.

    Rabiot, 25, has only managed 11 Serie A starts after struggling to cement his role in Juve's congested midfield.

    And now boss Maurizio Sarri will offload if he receives an offer in the region of £27million.

    According to Gazzetto dello Sport, United are looking to make their move and have already held talks with his mother Veronique who acts as his agent.

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster his squad when the transfer window opens and sees Rabiot as a bargain buy.

    It is also suggested that United have sent scouts to watch him in action on several occasions over the campaign.

  • CURT REPLY

    Paul Scholes' son Aaron is continuing the Twitter spat with former Birmingham, Sheffield United and Peterborough midfielder Curtis Woodhouse.

    Woodhouse, 40, has also taken to boxing in recent years.

    But he pulled no punches when describing Scholes and Red Devils pal Ryan Giggs as “overrated”.

    The row seems to have gotten bitter when Woodhouse tweeted: “Paul made you famous, now run along and spend his trust fund.”

    But Scholes Jr had a witty reply.

  • NO JESSING AROUND

    Lingard added: “I couldn't wait to get back to football but since being back it's been great.

    “At the moment we're currently training in groups with specific time slots.

    “It's been good just to get my boots on and back on the grass with the balls and around my team-mates and coaches.”

  • IT'S BEEN A LING TIME

    Jesse Lingard says Manchester United players have felt perfectly safe since returning to training last week.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad returned to Carrington on Wednesday after the two month shutdown due to the Coronavirus.

    Lingard said: “If it wasn’t a safe environment then we wouldn’t be training.

    “But we follow the right protocols, we get tested every two days and we keep our distance, obviously, group training as well.

    “At the moment we're taking everything so steady and we're waiting on the government to give the green light for the next step.

    “None of the players would be there if we didn’t feel it was safe.”

  • DAY OF THE TACKLE

    Premier League stars were cleared to kick off close-contact training on Sunday in a boost for the return of top-flight football.

    New Stage Two guidance lets elite athletes train in pairs and small groups and waives the two-metre social distancing rule.

    The news put a smile on the face of Wilfried Zaha as he began Crystal Palace training on Sunday.

    And the easing of restrictions came as just two new positive results returned from 996 Premier League tests last week. They were logged at different clubs and the figure is four fewer than the week before.

    More testing is due today and tomorrow before league bosses decide on Wednesday whether full-contact training will resume.

  • TIMO TO THINK

    Owen Hargreaves has told Timo Werner that he “could see him” at Manchester United after urging the RB Leipzig striker not to join Liverpool.

    Werner hit a hat-trick in Leipzig's 5-0 thrashing of Mainz on Sunday, topping up his tally to 30 goals for the season.

    And Hargreveas said: “Well, he's not going to get past Bobby Firmino, who is one of my favourite players to watch.

    “I think that's the thing. Wherever he goes, he has to play. With the way United play right now, I could see him there. They need a number nine.

    “Chelsea could be a good fit, I just think he's perfect for Liverpool in a way, but he's not guaranteed to start.

    “If he's happy rotating in the front three then yes, he'd be a great fit for Jurgen Klopp.

    “He works hard, he's a good goal-scorer, he's a good team-mate, all those things they need but he's not going to play ahead of Roberto Firmino, I just don't see that. He's too good in that team.”

  • MORNING UNITED FANS

    United fear loan star Odion Ighalo could have to say his goodbyes next week.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to extend the Nigerian’s loan spell by a further three months to keep him until the end of the season.

    His parent club Shanghai Shenhua have so far rejected that proposal – and want him back to start preparations for their new season.

    With the initial deal due to expire at the end of the month, his last day with United will be Sunday.

    Ighalo, 30, has made it clear he wants to finish the season at Old Trafford after scoring four goals in eight matches.

    Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard says Manchester United players have felt perfectly safe since returning to training last week.

    The Old Trafford star said: “If it wasn’t a safe environment then we wouldn’t be training.

    “But we follow the right protocols, we get tested every two days and we keep our distance, obviously, group training as well.

    “At the moment we're taking everything so steady and we're waiting on the government to give the green light for the next step.

    “None of the players would be there if we didn’t feel it was safe.”

    Finally, United could miss out on the signing of Edinson Cavani as Inter Milan are said to be leading the race for his signature.

    The Red Devils, Chelsea, Atletico and even soon-to-be rich Newcastle have been linked to the 33-year-old.

    But according to L'Equipe, the Italian giants are the firm favourites to sign him from Paris Saint-Germain.

  • TOBI, OR NOT TO BE…

    Manchester United face competition from neighbours City for the signing of Vinicius Tobias..

    The Red Devils have reportedly been keeping a close eye on the 16-year-old Internacional star.

    But Tuttomercatoweb claim Pep Guardiola's side are hopeful of agreeing a deal for Vinicius.

    City want him to make the move to the Premier League when he turns 18.

  • 'IT'S BEEN GREAT'

    Jesse Lingard says Manchester United players have felt perfectly safe since returning to training last week.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad returned to Carrington on Wednesday after the two month shutdown due to the Coronavirus.

    The Old Trafford star said: “If it wasn’t a safe environment then we wouldn’t be training.

    “But we follow the right protocols, we get tested every two days and we keep our distance, obviously, group training as well.

    “At the moment we're taking everything so steady and we're waiting on the government to give the green light for the next step.

    “None of the players would be there if we didn’t feel it was safe.”

  • OD DEAR

    United fear they will have to wave goodbye to on loan forward Odion Ighalo next week.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to extend the Nigerian’s loan spell by a further three months to take in the end of the season.

    But his parent club Shanghai Shenhua have so far rejected that proposal – and want him back to start preparations for their new season.

    So with the initial deal due to expire at the end of the month, his last day with United will be Sunday – unless there is a late breakthrough.

    Ighalo, 30, has made it clear he wants to finish the season at Old Trafford after scoring four goals in eight matches prior to the campaign being stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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First Direct website and app down leaving customers unable to use online banking

FIRST Direct's website and app has gone down for some customers, leaving them unable access their online banking account.

Frustrated customers have been taking to Twitter this afternoon, May 25, to complain to the bank.

First Direct users have been greeted with the following message when trying to access the First Direct app and website.

It reads: "It's us, not you. Sorry.

"Something's not right with our system – please try again later or call customer services on 03 456 100 100 and quote error code FD890T."

Complaining to the bank, one customer said: "Hi First Direct are you having tech issues? Can’t log on via app or online banking."

Another said: "Is there a problem with the mobile app? Getting 'sorry there appears to be a problem' prior to login."

A third tweeted: "Definitely an issue with the app – something went wrong message even after restarting and doesn’t look like I’m the only one."

First Direct has been replying to some customers on Twitter, saying it is aware of an issue.

The bank replied to one person, saying: "I'm very sorry, but yes, we are aware of this issue currently affecting our digital channels, we're working on it as a priority, and we'll be back up and running soon.

"For any urgent banking queries, please call us on 03 456 100 100."

The Sun has contacted First Direct for more information about what's causing the issue, as well as how many customers are affected.

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