JUVENTUS centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that he and defensive partner Matthijs de Ligt are still adjusting to Maurizio Sarri’s tactics. The Italian has claimed that the pair have been asked to do the opposite of what they are used to doin

Ex-Chelsea boss Sarri is telling Juventus centre-backs De Ligt and Bonucci to do the opposite of what they are used to doing in defence

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JUVENTUS centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that he and defensive partner Matthijs de Ligt are still adjusting to Maurizio Sarri's tactics.

The Italian has claimed that the pair have been asked to do the opposite of what they are used to doing in defence ahead of the Champions League group stage clash against Atletico Madrid.

 Juventus pair Matthijs de Ligt and Leonardo Bonucci are still getting used to Maurizio Sarri's tactics
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Speaking in the pre-match press conference about how Sarri wants the defence to play, Bonucci admitted: "It’s the opposite of what we’re used to."

Juve face Atletico without Giorgio Chiellini available, with the veteran player out for six months with a knee injury, while Atletico cannot rely on Diego Godin after he left to join Inter Milan in the summer.

Both men featured in the Round of 16 clash when the two teams faced each other last season, in which the Old Lady progressed to the quarter-finals.

Bonucci added: "They are two leaders. Giorgio is a big loss for us, both on the field and in the dressing room.

"Godin is an excellent defender and I really admire his qualities.

"Atletico have lost an important player, but they have moved on and we will try to ensure Giorgio’s absence isn’t felt.

De Ligt is going through an acclimatisation period, as am I to be honest, because the coach asks us to do more or less the opposite of what we were used to doing in defence.

"It might actually be simpler for us in the Champions League, as we’ll be against teams who come out and play rather than sit back and defend.

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“We want to put Sarri’s ideas into practice and enjoy our time on the ball.”

Juve have won two and drawn once out of their opening three games this season, while Atletico are coming off the back of a shock 2-0 loss against Real Sociedad.

The two teams faced each other in pre-season, with Diego Simeone's side winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Thomas Lemar and Joao Felix.

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Ex-Chelsea boss Sarri is telling Juventus centre-backs De Ligt and Bonucci to do the opposite of what they are used to doing in defence

Victor Lindelof signs new five-year contract at Man Utd after impressive form under Solskjaer

MANCHESTER UNITED have extended Victor Lindelof's contract to 2024 as a reward for his fine start to the season.

Since signing in 2017, the Swede has developed gradually and is now seen as a mainstay in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's defence.

 Lindelof put pen to paper on Wednesday
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 The defender originally signed a contract to 2021
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On Wednesday, United confirmed 25-year-old Lindelof's new five-year deal.

Sun Sport revealed the offer of a new £150,000-a-week deal for the centre-back last week.

Red Devils boss Solskjaer wants to form a trusted defensive unit for years to come.

New signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka haven't missed a minute of action since arriving, and neither have David de Gea, Lindelof or Luke Shaw - barring the left-back's recent hamstring injury.

And Lindelof's committal follows de Gea putting pen to paper on an extension of his own, announced on Tuesday to 2023.

Speaking to the club website, the former Benfica man spoke of his personal development since signing, saying: “Since the day I arrived at United it has felt like home.

"I have grown significantly both as a player and as a person in the last two years and for that I am grateful to everyone at the club for their help and support. I love playing football and my aim now is to help the team to win trophies and repay the fans for their unrivalled support.

“I know that everyone at the club shares this vision and will give everything to get Manchester United back to where it belongs.

”I’m still young and know I can improve further but with the help of the boss and his coaching staff, I believe that only good things are ahead for this great club.”

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Solskjaer added that Lindelof has proven his Premier League ability in his 74 apperances for United.

He told the club: "He brings calmness on the pitch and I can see that he is determined to help this club and to be successful here.

“I’m extremely happy that he has committed his future to Manchester United."

Solskjaer promises Man Utd fans they ‘will see more’ of Fred after awful start to season for Brazilian flop

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Fred will feature more as the season progresses.

The Brazilian midfielder featured in his first match of the campaign on Saturday after he came off the bench in the second half against Leicester at Old Trafford.

 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Fred will get more chances in the first team this season
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Prior to the clash against the Foxes, the 26-year-old had been left out of the opening four matchday squads in the Premier League.

But he is expected to be involved for the Red Devils in their Europa League group stage clash against Astana on Thursday night at the Theatre of Dreams.

When asked whether Fred could start in the pre-match press conference, Solskjaer said: "You're picking my team here now, I might as well give it!

"Obviously, Fred came on and did well in the 20 minutes [against Leicester].

"We needed his legs and sharpness, and he's been patient, he's been working hard, he's not a young boy but he's still young in his English career and hopefully he will kick-start his season tomorrow.

"I'm sure we'll see more and more of Fred. We spoke about it earlier, he's had some great games in midfield with Scott against PSG and Arsenal, for example, and we're just waiting for that to flourish."

Fred has flattered to deceive for United since joining from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk last year for a whopping £52million fee.

He appeared in just 17 top-flight games last term - netting just once - as he failed to win over both Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer.

Serie A side Fiorentina had been linked with am £18m move for Fred in the summer, but a move ultimately failed to materialise.

While Galatasaray were also keen on bringing him to Turkey on a season-long loan deal.

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