Giuseppe Rossi has not returned to Manchester United as a coach despite the emergence of reports to the contrary. The former United striker made 14 appearances for the club during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign but left in 2007 in after failing to pin down a regular spot in the side.He joined Villarreal in La Liga, but has been without a club since leaving Serie A outfit Genoa in 2018. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? And the 31-year-old has been back at United’s Carrington training ground this season since his former teammate Old Gunnar Solskjaer assumed caretaker charge of the club.Rumours had circulated that the Italy international had joined the Norwegian’s coaching staff, but Rossi has rubbished those suggestions in response to a tweet posted by his girlfriend.“Lol. They think you’re there to coach,” posted Rossi’s significant other.“Hahahahaha me a coach??????” responded Rossi on Twitter.The player has insisted that he has returned to Old Trafford only to train and work on his fitness with a view to finding a new club.Rossi, an Italian-American, was born and raised in New Jersey before being offered a place in the youth set-up at Parma in 2000.He was signed by United in 2004 and became a squad player, appearing 12 times in the first team during the 2005/06 season as the team finished second in the Premier League behind Chelsea.He scored just four goals for the club before being allowed to leave for Spain, where he scored 28 goals in five seasons for the club from Castellon.He has since played for Fiorentina, Levante and Celta Vigo, and joined Genoa in 2017, scoring one goal in 10 appearances before being released in the summer. Another old face seen back at Old Trafford recently has been former boss Ferguson, who has had a presence around the training ground since the appointment of Solskjaer.The Scot has been offering backing and advice to his former striker as he cuts his teeth in the Old Trafford job until the end of the season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Noida (UP): A new Rs 6.50 crore bridge over the Shahdara drain was opened for public here Thursday that will reduce distance and time for commuters between Noida and Delhi, officials said. The bridge was inaugurated by Gautam Buddh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma and Noida MLA Pankaj Singh in presence of officials of the Noida Authority. “It is a 73-metre long bridge with a width of the main carriageway of 11-metre and 1.50 metre wide footpath. The bridge has cost Rs 6.50 crore,” a senior official of the Authority said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items With this bridge becoming operational, traffic bottlenecks will be removed for commuters between Akshardham in Delhi and Sector 14A in Noida, saving time for people. “Hopefully it will also reduce the number of accidents as there will not be merger of traffic coming from the Mahamaya Flyover and people coming from 14A,” the officer said. The bridge also features handmade paintings on both the sides which have been done free of cost by the Kiran Nadar Museum in association with the Authority, the official said.