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FIFA 20: Bruno Fernandes And Odion Ighalo Added To Manchester United Squad With Updated Ratings

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With a top four place still within grasp for Manchester United this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer strengthened their squad with two high-profile additions in the winter transfer window with midfielder Bruno Fernandes and striker Odion Ighalo joining the club in January.

Fernandes joined United from Sporting CP for an initial fee of £45million plus incentive-driven add-ons, whilst Ighalo joined the club on transfer deadline day in a loan deal from Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

Fernandes has already made his debut for United, impressing in the 0-0 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford on January 31 and will add much needed creativity and quality to the United squad.

With the January transfer window now in the distant past, EA SPORTS have updated the FIFA 20 database to include the latest transfers, with Fernandes and Ighalo added to the United squad in the latest update.

Here is how they rate after being confirmed as United players in FIFA 20.

Best attributes: Stamina (92), penalties (90), long shots (89), shot power (89), vision (88), FK accuracy (87), long passing (87), ball control (87), curve (86), composure (86), short passing (86) and volleys (86)

The new United midfielder has some impressive attributes on FIFA 20, suggesting that he’s a technically skilled midfield play-maker who is capable of hurting teams in a variety of ways.

As you can see from his attributes above, Fernandes is a great set piece taker, which means he should take over both free-kick duties and penalty taking duties.

But, Fernandes has also got the stamina and work rate to go with his immense technical quality, which is essential in the modern game.

The new United man has also got a four-star weak foot rating, which means that his left foot is almost as strong as his favoured right. He’s got four-star skill moves too, which shows his technical skill.

In addition, Fernandes has got a high value for attacking and defensive work rate, showing further that he’s not afraid to put a shift in.

Fernandes’ traits on FIFA 20 are Leadership, Flair, Outside Foot Shot, Long Passer, Long Shot Taker and Playmaker, which summarises his profile nicely.

His overall rating of 85 immediately ranks him as one of United’s best players, with only David De Gea (88) and Paul Pogba (87) having a higher overall rating.

But, Fernandes potential rating of 88 means that he can become United’s best outfield player overall in the future, with the Portuguese international still got potential to develop further.

Overall ability: 77/100

Potential ability: 77/00

Best attributes: Acceleration (86), finishing (80), sprint speed (80), strength (78), positioning (77), balance (77), stamina (77), dribbling (77)

According to his FIFA 20 profile, Ighalo is a quick, strong and relatively clinical striker, who has a decent mix of attributes.

His high acceleration and sprint speed attributes, along with his strength and balance, make him a real physical specimen, but he’s got technical quality too.

One of his best attributes is his finishing, also having a decent dribbling attribute too. But, his short passing (69) and long passing (55) attributes are poor, so he’s not a player who FIFA suggests excels in his build-up play. Also, his weak foot rating of three-stars is pretty average.

In terms of overall ability, his 77 rating makes him an average player compared to the players in the United squad, with players like Jesse Lingard (80), Juan Mata (80) and Nemanja Matic (79) having higher overall ratings.

In terms of strikers, Ighalo is behind Marcus Rashford (83) and Anthony Martial (83), but is rated more highly than Mason Greenwood (71).

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Mark Zuckerberg At 36 Becomes World’s 3rd Centibillionaire

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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, 36, has become the third centibillionaire in the World.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zuckerberg’s fortune has topped $100bn for the first time, placing him among members of the world’s centibillionaires’ club, after Facebook’s shares surged by 6% on investor optimism over the news the company plans to launch Instagram Reels, a rival to the Chinese video-sharing application TikTok.

Facebook announced the US rollout of Instagram Reels after US President Donald Trump banned US companies from dealing with ByteDance and Tencent, the Chinese owners of TikTok and the WeChat messaging service.

The 36-year old media magnate has now joined Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, and Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder, as the only people who have centibillionaire status, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index said.

Mark Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook in 2004 and owns a 13% stake in the company, gained about US$22 billion this year.

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John Mahama Has Secret Side-Chicks He Hooks Up With At Spintex : Afia Schwarzenegger

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Afia Schwarzenegger from all grounds for believing is done with the NDC and there’s no way she can make a U-turn in subsequent years to the party.

The comedienne reacting to a comment by a netizen under a post on Instagram has dropped another serious bombshell about ex-president John Mahama.

In the latest ‘exposè’, Afia Schwar alleges that John Mahama has side-chicks hiding somewhere in Spintex, a suburb of Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

According to the outspoken comedienne and media personality, Mahama has been giving money to these girls adding that she has more secrets to reveal if she’s dared by the NDC.

She dropped these damning accusations after this comment by the social media user; “You are not God to decide who wins the election u have only one vote n that is yours that alone can not decide who wins and who loss.”

She replied; “@moda.anabel but how will the People with the vote feel about ….the money he gives to his b*tches..Don’t Dare Me to tell Ghanaians about Jesus! Ask John Mahama about his spintex connection.”

Afia Schwar ready to go all out days ago threatened to drop more secrets about the NDC party as well should they came at her again.

This follows Diamond Appiah’s claim that she had been kicked out of the NDC due to her affection for posting nudes on social media.

In her reply to Diamond Appiah, Afia forewarned the NDC with these statements; “Dear Ndc, It will interest you to shut up or boycott this year’s election. You dnt want me to talk so dnt dare me. 4 more 4 Nana,4 more for free education, 4 more for development. I won’t warn you people again”

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Trump Signs Executive Orders Banning TikTok And WeChat From Operating In US In 45 Days

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President Donald Trump on Thursday August 6, signed executive orders banning social media apps TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies.

The executive orders, one for each app take effect in 45 days.

In the executive order, which declares TikTok a “national emergency”, Mr Trump claims the app “automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users,” such as location data and browsing and search histories, which “threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.”

The order regarding TikTok prohibits after 45 days “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.,” the Chinese company that owns the social media platform.

For WeChat, which allows its users to transfer funds to each other, the order states it will ban financial transactions with Tencent, a Chinese based company. The order states “any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with Tencent Holdings Ltd. (a.k.a. Téngxùn Kòngg? Y?uxiàn G?ngs?), Shenzhen, China, or any subsidiary of that entity, as identified by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) under section 1(c) of this order.”

Trump issued the orders under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a law that grants the administration sweeping power to bar US firms or citizens from trading or conducting financial transactions with sanctioned parties.

On Monday August 3, Trump said he would support the sale of TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft and set September 15 as the deadline for TikTok to find a US buyer.

He also said the deal would have to include a “substantial amount of money” coming to the US Treasury.

In a statement, Microsoft said its CEO, Satya Nadella, spoke to Mr. Trump and “is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States”.

“[Microsoft is] committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States, including the United States Treasury,” the company said.

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