‘I did not like my team’: Mourinho questions attitude as United draw

Jose Mourinho was highly critical of the attitude of his Manchester United players after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Old Trafford. Mourinho even claimed he was more pleased with their last home display – the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham – than he was this latest effort. The United manager saw a run of three consecutive wins, all of them away from Old Trafford, come to an end in lethargic fashion. “Not a good performance, not a good result but a fair result,” said Mourinho. “Wolves, by the way…

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Jose Mourinho defends his use of Marcus Rashford against ‘compulsive lies’

Jose Mourinho launched a staunch defence of his use of Marcus Rashford, hitting back at the “compulsive lies” used by some pundits to criticise him. Rashford’s playing time has been a hot topic during the international break while he started both games for England, scoring against Spain and Switzerland. Gareth Southgate says the attacker has to play to improve, while some pundits, like Alan Shearer and Ian Wright, have suggested Rashford may have to leave United in order to get the games he needs. Mourinho came to his press conference on Friday armed…

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Zinedine Zidane hints at coaching return amid Manchester United talk

Zinedine Zidane has dropped the biggest hint yet as to when he’ll return to football management with the former Real Madrid manager revealing that he plans to return to management “soon”. The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of the 2017/18 campaign after winning the third of three consecutive Champions League titles in May. The 46-year-old who has been linked with Jose Mourinho’s job at Manchester United in recent times, and Zidane now seems ready for a return. “Certainly I’ll be coaching again soon because it’s…

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If Pogba is unhappy at Man Utd, he should leave

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

When Paul Pogba returned to Man Utd after a few years away at Juventus, the Red Devils and supporters welcomed the return of the Frenchman, with #Pogback trending on Twitter following the announcement of the deal. Pogba had been seen as “the one that got away” from Sir Alex Ferguson, having gone on to become one of the world’s finest players during his spell in Serie A. The deal would set United back a then-world record £89m, and alongside fellow new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic it appeared that the club could…

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Man Utd to miss out on Premier League top 4 – says supercomputer

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

Technology is a great thing when it works. The advent of smartphones and, of course, the emergence of the internet have allowed us to surround ourselves with football in every nook and cranny of our lives. We can find out exactly what has gone on within the corridors at our club with just a few taps of the thumb, or a few clicks of a mouse. Football and technology seem made to go hand-in-hand as both evolve and develop over the course of months and years. One of the most…

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Barcelona’s Luis Suarez opens door for possible Pogba move

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

Luis Suarez has said Paul Pogba would be welcome at Barcelona as the Manchester United midfielder continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Suarez becomes the second Blaugrana player to state that the Frenchman would be greeted with open arms at Camp Nou following Gerard Pique’s similar statement. Pogba’s relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is said to be fractious, with the World Cup winner reportedly open to a move away from a Manchester side which has struggled in the early stages of the season. As such, Suarez feels that…

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Could John Terry really join Mourinho at United?

John Terry, Aston Villa

There have been suggestions recently that former Chelsea defender John Terry could turn down a move to Sporting Lisbon – or a return to Aston Villa – in favour of reuniting with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho at Man Utd. The suggestion – credited initially to Adrian Durham on talkSPORT – may seem somewhat silly on the surface of it, but dig a little deeper and there is certainly an argument to be made for it happening. Assuming there is any interest from the Portuguese manager (who counted Terry as…

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Jose Mourinho among top coaches calling on Uefa to review away goals rule

Jose Mourinho is among a number of top coaches calling upon Uefa to review the use of the away goals rule in continental competitions because scoring away from home is not as difficult as it used to be. Uefa’s deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti confirmed that the European soccer body would “open a discussion” on the use of the rule which is used to determine the winners of knockout ties when the aggregate score is level. The coaches also want the transfer window to end at the same time in…

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Manchester United fans pay for anti-Woodward banner on plane before Burnley win

A group of disillusioned Manchester United fans paid for a plane to display a banner branding executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward as a “specialist in failure” just before the club’s kickoff against Burnley on Sunday. The United fan group known as ‘A Voice from the Terrace’ arranged for the banner to be unfurled with Woodward being blamed for the club’s slow start to the 2018/19 campaign. United suffered back-to-back league defeats against Brighton and Tottenham following a summer of discontent between manager Jose Mourinho and the board. This is not the first…

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Is Manchester United job the biggest blot on Jose Mourinho’s career?

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has built an infamous reputation for unceremonious exits from his jobs. The Portuguese manager has seldom parted ways on an amicable note with his employers, and it appears, that he is headed towards the same outcome in his relationship with United. However, Mourinho also has a reputation of being a winner, and that has proved to be his saving grace in most conditions. It was the sole reason why Chelsea risked bringing him back to Stamford Bridge in 2013, despite undergoing an unpleasant experience with…

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José Mourinho says Manchester City’s TV series shows they lack class

José Mourinho has criticised Manchester City over their new documentary All or Nothing, accusing the club of lacking class and respect. “If you are a rich club you can buy all the top players but you cannot buy class,” the Manchester United manager said. “I haven’t seen the movie [sic] but I know a few things about it and that is my first reaction.” City’s TV series is now showing on Amazon and it significantly features the United manager, even including footage of Mourinho discussing why Kevin De Bruyne was sold during their…

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Jose Mourinho says manager role should be downgraded to ‘head coach’

Jose Mourinho believes the football has changed to the point where managers should now be referred to as “head coach”, because their responsibilities have been significantly reduced in recent years. This was an apparent dig at Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, for not sanctioning all of his transfer targets. Speaking after United’s 2-1 win over Leicester on Friday night in the Premier League’s opening game, Mourinho could barely hide his frustration at not getting the players he wanted. “It will be a difficult season for everybody, not just for us,” the…

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Anthony Martial faces fine despite imminent return to United training

Anthony Martial is set to be fined by Jose Mourinho for departing the club’s tour of the United States early in order to attend the birth of his son in Paris, despite the forward’s imminent return to Manchester United training on Thursday. Martial left United’s tour before the game against Milan last Wednesday to attend the birth of his second child, a son, Swan Anthony, in Paris. The United manager made a pointed comment regarding Martial’s continued absence after his side’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool in Michigan on Saturday. “He…

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How Can Manchester United Dethrone City In 2018-2019

Manchester United underwhelmed under Jose Mourinho last season, despite enjoying the club’s best domestic season since the Alex Ferguson era. Finishing second behind bitter cross-town rivals – and runaway winners Manchester City – there was disappointment from the Old Trafford fans with the way the manager set up the team and the manner of their play. This was compounded by the club going trophy-less in 2018. This year could be a defining one for Mourinho. He has led United to Europa League and League Cup wins and oversaw the team’s…

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Mourinho bemoans “bad” pre-season as Man United seek to close gap on City

Man United manager Jose Mourinho has never been shy about coming forward, and so it will have come as little to no surprise really to hear that he has stated the Red Devils’ pre-season is a bad one owing to so many absentees. The vast majority of those not present are players still on holiday after good-to-remarkable World Cup campaigns of course, while former Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has remained in England to sort out some “personal administrative issues”. With such a depleted squad able to partake in some warmup…

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Who will win the Premier League 2018/19?

The FIFA World Cup is over, and now it’s time for some good-old club football. The Premier League 2018-19 season kicks off with Leicester City’s trip to Manchester United on 11th August. Football fans are eagerly waiting for the real action to begin and to see their favourite clubs fight it out for the Premier League trophy. It makes for an interesting season, and we expect a very interesting battle for the league and for top four places. Here’s a glimpse at top contenders and their chances of winning the…

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Five Premier League transfers to bet on in the summer window

Following the competition of the FIFA World Cup, one can expect a flurry of transfers in the coming weeks. The Premier League is bound to see the majority of the action as the transfer window closes early, 9 August, in England this summer. Therefore, clubs have around 20 days to sort out their transfer activity. Here, we are predicting five summer transfers that can earn you money in the betting market. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) There has been a lot of speculation about Anthony Martial’s future at United. The 22-year-old…

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Barcelona sign Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet

Barcelona have signed Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet for £32m on a five-year contract after the club met his release clause. The 23-year-old had long been linked with a move to a bigger club after impressive performances with Sevilla whom he joined from French side Nancy in January 2017, and scored four goals in 52 games last season. Lenglet, who has been capped at all levels of youth football for France but missed out on Didier Deschamps World Cup squad, now has a £265m release clause in his Barcelona contract.   Barcelona…

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Manchester United complete goalkeeper Lee Grant signing

Manchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City on a two-year deal. The 35-year-old, who previously had two spells with Derby County and has also kept goal for Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley, had impressed in the Premier League over the past two years with Stoke. The move opens the door for third choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira to leave Old Trafford on loan to gain some experience during the 2018/19 season. Grant only played three league games last season after playing second fiddle to Jack Butland…

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Fellaini signs two-year extension at Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini is set to stay at Manchester United after the midfielder signed a two-year contract extension until 2020 with an option of a further year to stay. The midfielder was set to become a free agent on July 1 and the Belgium international had stated he was going to make an announcement on his future soon. There were rumours of a move to AC Milan but United made the jump before their own player and made an announcement on Friday. “I am pleased to be continuing my journey as…

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Former Manchester United star Rooney completes D.C. United move

Wayne Rooney completed his long-mooted move to Major League Soccer side D.C. United from Everton on Thursday. The 32-year-old former England international now joins the likes of David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in making the switch to the other side of the Atlantic. Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce first confirmed reports of a possible move in May and Rooney now joins a side currently sitting bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with only 10 points from 12 matches this season. The striker has signed a three-and-half-year deal that will reportedly net him…

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Inter star Skriniar confirms Manchester United interest

Inter Milan defender Martin Skriniar has confirmed that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has expressed interest to sign him this summer. Mourinho has continued building his team for an assault on the Premier League with the capture of Fred from Shakhtar Donestk and the former Inter boss has now turned his attention towards the Slovakian centre-back. The 23-year-old however has reiterated his commitment to the San Siro club who are due to return to the Champions League after a six-year absence, and you can use your heart bingo promo code…

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Manchester United complete Fred capture from Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United have announced the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. The Brazil international joins on a five-year deal. The midfielder, who is currently part of Brazil’s squad competing at the ongoing World Cup in Russia, passed a medical on Thursday despite an ankle complaint that kept him out of his side’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland on Sunday. United reportedly paid in excess of £50m for the midfielder. “Fred will complement our other midfielders’ qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to…

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Five reasons to love this England team

It’s been easy to feel fatigued following England in recent years. Whether it’s the slightly cheesy ‘car flags and bunting’ that surrounds a tournament or the predictably poor performances in big games, many fans have fallen out of the love with the national team a bit in recent years. Most prefer club to country. So, it’ll be more of the same this time, right? I mean, if I gave you £20 and told you to name the finalist with williamhill.com then it’s unlikely that you’d put your cash on the…

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Fred, Alderweireld and Dalot – Manchester United make serious moves in the market

Manchester United are yet to make a signing in the transfer market, but it doesn’t mean they are not actively looking for targets in the market. The Red Devils are expected to make some serious acquisitions this summer, and they have been linked with a number of names in the recent weeks. A move for Fred close? Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is one player who has been linked with United for quite some time. Neighbours Manchester City have also been linked with the Brazilian, but it appears he will be…

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