Victor Lindelof says Jose Mourinho’s coaching has improved him as a player and has called his manager ‘fantastic’.Manchester United failed to sign a new centre-back last summer which led to Mourinho hitting out at the club’s hierarchy, while Lindelof came in for some heavy criticism during the Red Devils’ poor run of form at the start of the season.Former Liverpool centre-half Jamie Carragher claimed that the Sweden international should not be playing at this level after United were beaten 3-0 at home by Tottenham in August. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But now, Lindelof has highlighted the impact Mourinho has had on him since arriving from Benfica in 2017.“Ever since I came, he’s been very important to me,” the defender told reporters. “He talks to me, tries to help me, he gives me – how do you say it in English… to improve my game and stuff like that.“He’s been very important. I think he’s been fantastic and I’m very happy to have him as a coach.”The 24-year-old has been a regular feature in United’s back four this term and he says he has enjoyed a more consistent run in the side.“It feels good,” he continued. “I’ve been playing a lot of games since the start of the season, I’m just trying to keep on going and doing the best for the team.“At the moment I feel good – my body is fresh.”Asked if he ever had moments of doubt when he faced such widespread criticism in the press, Lindelof insisted he has always remained confident in his ability.”No, I never doubt [myself]. I’ve always been confident. You have to work hard, you know.”Former Arsenal centre-back Martin Keown has also praised the defender’s development over the course of this season ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.“There has been a definite improvement in Victor Lindelof,” Keown wrote in the Mail. “The centre-back is reading the game better and is playing out from the back with more confidence.“He looks more assured in possession but how he deals with Manchester City’s relentless attack will be the ultimate test.“They will pressurise him and try to force him into a mistake by trapping him on his left foot.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
The industrial facility at 1445 International Drive, Mount Pleasant, which was sold recently to Boston-based High Street Realty Co. as part of a 15-building portfolio deal. (Credit: Google)Last updated on July 23rd, 2019 at 01:16 pmZilber Property Group has sold 15 industrial buildings in Racine and Kenosha counties to a private equity fund managed by Boston-based High Street Realty Co. LLC for about $130 million, according to state records.Eleven of the 15 buildings are located in Pleasant Prairie, while two are in Mount Pleasant, one is in Yorkville and the final one is in Kenosha.Milwaukee-based Zilber Ltd., which sold the buildings, stated in a news release that they total 1.68 million square feet. The buyer is HS Fund VI ZL Portfolio Investors LLC. The fund is managed by private equity real estate investment management firm High Street Realty, according to the Zilber release. The buildings it acquired are collectively assessed at roughly $94.2 million, according to county records.The building that commanded the highest price tag is located in Mount Pleasant, at the northeastern corner of International Drive and Meridian Drive, which was sold for just under $19 million. Located there is a 248,000-square-foot facility being leased by Goodwill Industries. Zilber bought the facility in 2017 for $8.6 million, and added 116,000 square feet onto the 132,000-square-foot building.Other properties in the industrial real estate portfolio sale include:10790 Green Bay Road, Pleasant Prairie9505 72nd Ave., Pleasant Prairie10795 72nd Ave., Pleasant Prairie9501 80th Ave., Pleasant Prairie10616 82nd Ave., Pleasant Prairie7701 95th St., Pleasant Prairie7152 99th St., Pleasant Prairie7153 99th St., Pleasant Prairie8100 100th St., Pleasant Prairie8200 100th St., Pleasant Prairie8330 107th St., Pleasant Prairie1101 S. Sylvania Ave., Yorkville9511 58th Place, KenoshaHigh State focuses solely on industrial assets in major markets across the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. According to the firm’s website, High State targets properties in Chicago, northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and central and southern Florida. Its transactions range in size from $3 million to $250 million.Representatives of High Street did not immediately respond to requests for comment.“This is part of the business cycle for Zilber,” said John Kersey, executive vice president of Zilber. “We build, we develop, we buy and we sell.”Zilber noted it still owns and manages an industrial real estate portfolio of 45 buildings in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and over 175 acres of development-ready sites.As of Monday morning, High Street did not list any Wisconsin properties under its portfolio tab. It listed dozens of Illinois industrial properties that totaled 2.9 million square feet.“Our target markets are defined both by dense and growing population centers, and critical port (sea, air, and rail) and highway infrastructure integral to the US and global supply chain,” the firm’s website states. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
Christian Kellett has been called up for the first time – joining eight of his Academy teammates, including first team squad members Jack Welsby (pictured) and Josh Simm in the team that is coached by Saints assistant coach Ian Talbot and two-times Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner, Paul Sculthorpe MBE.The Yorkshire division take on the Australian Schoolboys at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford on Wednesday, November 28 (KO 7.30pm) before Lancashire come head-to-head with the visitors at the Manchester Regional Arena on Saturday, December 1 (KO 1.30pm).England Academy will then take on the Australian Schoolboys at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday, December 8 (KO 2.00pm) and the Emerald Headingley Stadium on Friday, December 14 (KO 7.30pm).Lancashire ‘Origin’ Squad:Aiden Roden (Wigan Warriors) Ben Davies (Widnes Vikings) Christian Kellett (St Helens) Ethan Havard (Wigan Warriors) Jack Welsby (St Helens) Jake Wingfield (St Helens) James McDonnell (Wigan Warriors) Jarrod O’Connor (Widnes Vikings) Jayden Hatton (Widnes Vikings) Joe Sharratt (St Helens) Joe Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors) John Hutchings (St Helens) Josh Simm (St Helens) Matthew Foster (St Helens) Nathan Wilde (Wigan Warriors) Oliver Leyland (London Broncos) Reece Hamlett (Wigan Warriors) Sam Halsall (Wigan Warriors) Sam Royle (St Helens) Tom Nisbet (St Helens)