Manchester United midfielder Fred has boldly declared that both he and the Red Devils as a collective will be “better than last season” when the 2019-20 campaign gets underway.Improvement across the board is required at Old Trafford.Another testing spell in 2018-19 saw Jose Mourinho relieved of his managerial duties, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed in his place. 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? The Norwegian oversaw an impressive resurgence initially as caretaker boss, but results took a slide after he was rewarded with a permanent three-year contract in March.Too many players are considered to have disappointed as United stumbled their way to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, with Fred among those to have flopped.The Brazil international is, however, adamant that, with further fresh faces having been brought on board over the summer, the Red Devils will be more competitive this time around.He told Inside United ahead of an opening clash against Chelsea on Sunday: “My first season was a bit difficult,” he said. “The first year is always a little bit difficult, a year of adaptation, and, moreover, we had a season that wasn’t too strong in terms of the Premier League.“But now I’m more used to the league and I’ve been working hard. I’ve talked to the manager and backroom staff, and this season is going to be better than last season. I’m sure it is going to be very successful.”Fred is determined to ensure that he repays the faith shown in him by Solskjaer.He figured prominently in United’s pre-season preparations, but only after being granted leave in order to get married.The 26-year-old added: “I’m really happy to have got married and, thanks to Manchester United, I was able to get my whole family together with my wife on the day.“That was a really important day for me, for all of us, and I’m very happy.“I had a chat with Mr Ole and he was cool for being so understanding. He was really attentive to my needs and I was allowed to come out of training to go on and get married.“I did end up joining the team a bit late [on tour], but I was already training beforehand, so I’m in shape.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Nova Scotians are invited to respond to proposed regulations for the Adult Learning Act. The regulations will provide a guide to help administer the act, which was passed in the legislature in December 2010. Consultations are being held throughout the province with adult learning partners. “The consultation process is so important to the final result because we can learn from a variety of perspectives,” said Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “All feedback received will be considered. What we’ll end up with is a set of regulations made richer because of all the voices involved.” The regulations are to provide consistency for operations among organizations that teach adult education, including how they qualify to get public funding, what records they must keep, and how they report what they do. They also state adult learner responsibilities and what must be included in the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning annual report to the minister of Labour and Advanced Education. The proposed regulations in both French and English, and with details on how to submit comments can be found on the Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/lae. The deadline for feedback is Monday, Oct. 31. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is an initiative of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education that supports Nova Scotians as they build on their skills, knowledge and credentials to succeed at home, in the community, and in the workforce.