Moyes plays down Kagawa absence

first_img Many supporters have been left mystified by Kagawa’s omission, particularly given United only collected one win from their first three games. Yet Moyes is adamant there is nothing sinister going on. “But if you play for Manchester United there is always someone out there getting ready to take your jersey. It is up to you to fight and make sure you keep it.” It does not look like the Baines deal is going to be revived, although there has been some good news at United’s Aon Training Complex over the past few days with the return to training of Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, who has been plagued by a chronic bowel condition for over two years. “Darren Fletcher came back in on Thursday,” Moyes told reporters. “He’s a long way away from being ready and we’ll use the doctors’ and physios’ advice, but we’ll give him little bits of football and just pick him up over the coming months and see how he goes. “He was back in training on Friday and it’s great to have him around. It looks as if he’s on the road to recovery. “He’s lost a lot of weight and there’s weight to come back but the big thing is he’s back in.” Manchester United manager David Moyes insists Shinji Kagawa’s absence from the Barclays Premier League so far this season is no reflection on his ability. “There are quite a lot of players who have not featured yet,” he said. “But if you look at it most of them were late back from international duty after the Confederations Cup, then they were away for a friendly international and a long-haul flight, then they were away again for another international. “If you look at the reasons why people haven’t played it is more to do with them not being available for that to happen.” Neither does Moyes feel he has any need to speak with Patrice Evra about his attempt to sign both Leighton Baines and Fabio Coentrao on deadline day. “He (Evra) knew exactly what we were doing,” the Scot said. “I just felt we needed to make sure we had good cover for Patrice. “He has played brilliantly well but I hope we are going to have a season that is going to include 60 or 70 games. “Patrice played a big majority of the games last season but I just want to make sure if he broke down I had the right people around to help me. Press Associationlast_img read more

High-tech Digital Innovation Hub approved for Buncrana

first_imgBuncrana is getting a Co-Lab style Digital Innovation Hub at the urban council offices in the town, Minister Joe McHugh has announced.The local Government TD has confirmed to Donegal County Council this morning that their application to develop a centre has been successful.Final funding figures will be announced when a contract with Enterprise Ireland is signed, said McHugh. “The vision for this digital innovation hub represents the ambition of the council to refurbish and extend the urban council offices in Buncrana,” said McHugh.“The plans involve the Buncrana offices becoming an innovation centre for the whole Inishowen peninsula, capitalising on the high tech skillsets and the development of new businesses, creating and supporting jobs in the area.“I want to pay tribute to Donegal County Council for their excellent application for funding and thank all those involved.“I also want to thank Minister for Business Heather Humphreys and Enterprise Ireland for including this Donegal innovation centre in plans announced around the country. I have been monitoring and supporting the application and stressing the need for this sort of high tech centre in Inishowen. “This is a good day for the county. Here in Donegal we are already developing smaller digital hubs in places like Carrigart, Kilcar and on Arranmore Island and is part of a regional focus to drive jobs in rural areas of the country. The addition of a more substantial centre in Buncrana today is great news for the county.”High-tech Digital Innovation Hub approved for Buncrana was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more