Sporting CP head coach Marcel Keizer said the future of Bruno Fernandes is a question for the club’s board amid ongoing links to Manchester United.Fernandes has been tipped to join United throughout the transfer window and talk of a switch to Old Trafford has gathered pace with the Premier League season on the horizon.Sunday’s Portuguese Super Cup – which Sporting lost 5-0 at the hands of rivals Benfica – was widely seen as a potential Fernandes farewell before leaving Lisbon. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Portugal international Fernandes was a topic of conversation post-match and Keizer told reporters: “Bruno Fernandes is an important player.”Will he stay? It’s not a question for me, but for the management.”Fernandes scored 20 goals – 31 in all competitions – and supplied 13 assists in the Primeira Liga last season as Sporting finished third.The 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes as Sporting were humiliated by Primeira Liga champions Benfica on Sunday.Pizzi scored a brace, while Rafa Silva, Alex Grimaldo and Chiquinho were also on target against Sporting, who had Idrissa Doumbia sent off in the 89th minute.”It’s a night to forget,” Keizer added. “We had a good chance to score, but we couldn’t. We never gave up trying to score even after we were losing by two and three goals. Benfica also created a lot of chances and managed to score.”It will be a very difficult week, but we have a match for the championship next week and we have to prepare it.”Keizer’s Sporting open their league campaign away to Maritimo on Sunday.
Polish champion Vive Targi Kielce will meet Hungarian vice-champion PICK Szeged in the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16 phase. As group winner team of Bogdan Wenta had a chance to “pick” team from the weakest “pot 4”, but still that won’t be easy job for the Polish champion:– There was a draw of 16 best European teams, so there isn’t easy rival in this phase. As group winner, we are favorites in clashes with PICK Szeged – good team, who is especially dangerous in front of noisy domestic fans.I know that they have two good Hungarian goalkeepers, but also some Balkan players. Larholm playing in Szeged since the last summer and also there is Frantisek Sulc. PICK is good team who can play good defense – said Slovenian playmaker Uros Zorman. Pick SzegedPolish handball championVive Targi Kielce ← Previous Story EHF CL: Silkeborg – Barcelona “sold-out” in three hours! Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 22): Fuchse Berlin unable to prevent defeat in Kiel