Manchester United linked with defenders as Mourinho rules out ‘crazy’ spending

Manchester United have a lot of ground to cover if they want to catch up with their neighbours Manchester City, who were crowned league champions on Sunday, next season. However, United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t aim to splurge on signings in the summer to bridge that gap. When asked about his transfer plans, the Portuguese manager said: “We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy. We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going…

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Manchester United made an impressive return to Champions League, but at a cost

Manchester United are finally back in Champions League. Following an absence of two years, United made an impressive return to Champions League as they defeated Swiss side Basel 3-0 in their group-opener at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. In a rather comfortable group, which also includes Benfica and CSKA Moscow, United are favourites to finish the top spot, and their win over Basel further cemented their credentials in their group. Romelu Lukaku was once again on the target while Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford also managed to put their names…

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Man Utd vs Southampton – EFL Cup Final Preview

An intriguing match-up in the EFL Cup final at Wembley sees two managers appointed last summer aim to secure the first trophy of their respective tenures, as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United take on Claude Puel’s Southampton. It is a meeting that brings about recollections of when the sides met in the 1976 FA Cup final, where a Bobby Stokes goal gave the then Second Division Saints the proudest moment of their history. And although victory here would not be quite as much of an upset, the South coast club are…

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Mourinho hints at midfielder’s exit, star striker could depart to Italy

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that veteran midfielder Michael Carrick is in the last stages of his time with United. The 35-year-old has made eleven league appearances this season and has cemented his place in Mourinho’s starting eleven in the last few months. However, Mourinho is aware that Carrick is running out of his footballing age. “Let’s be honest. I have seen many positives in Carrick,” he said, via the Daily Mirror. “But I cannot go to his identity card and delete five years. Michael is not 30.”…

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Mourinho brings up past following Leicester win [Video]

Manchester United returned to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win at Leicester City on Sunday. The win put the Red Devils within two points of top four spots and manager Jose Mourinho had a look of satisfaction on his face following the win, which came after three consecutive draws. In the post-match conference, the Portuguese manager even jokingly brought up his last visit to King Power Stadium and reminded everyone that he was sacked following that game. He remarked: ‘The last time I sat in this chair, I was…

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Liverpool fans are not happy with the reception Jose Mourinho received at Anfield [Tweets]

The Monday night clash between Liverpool and Manchester United was preceded by a lot of anticipation from both sets of fans. The game surely failed to live up to its billing as Mourinho’s United stifled the hosts into a goalless draw. However, what was even more irritating for the Liverpool fans was the reception the Portuguese received at Anfield. Jose Mourinho was already a disliked figure among Liverpool faithful, and this time, he arrived at Merseyside as the manager of traditional rivals Manchester United. However, instead of creating a hostile…

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Mata and Mourinho’s fractured relationship continues

Juan Mata endured the ignominy of being substituted in Manchester United’s 2-1 Community Shield win over Leicester since he was the smallest player, according to his manager Jose Mourinho, as reported by the BBC. Mata controversially substituted Despite only sending Mata on in the place of goal scorer Jesse Lingard in the 63rd minute, Mourinho then replaced the Spanish playmaker with Henrikh Mkhitaryan ten minutes after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 83rd minute winner. Subsequently Mourinho’s justification behind the decision to substitute Mata related to the former Valencia player’s lack of height. “I…

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Jose Mourinho and Manchester United accused of bullying and disrespect

Jose Mourinho can’t seem to get rid of controversies. The Manchester United manager has now been accused of bullying for his treatment of midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. The latest reports have suggested that Mourinho wants to get rid of the German international and has forced him out of first-team activities. The 32-year-old has also been forced to train with the reserves by the Portuguese. The world football players’ union FIFpro has now come out and accused of the United manager of bullying the United player. FIFpro’s Raymond Baard even suggested that, in a…

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Conte and Mourinho get off to contrasting starts

The Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho managerial era’s at Chelsea and Manchester United have began with contrasting fortunes, following the two team’s first pre-season friendly matches. Disappointing start for Conte Conte took charge of Chelsea for the first time against Rapid Vienna, with the Austrian Bundesliga side running out comfortable 2-0 winners. Despite being without a number of important players who featured at Euro 2016, such as Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Pedro, Conte was still able to name a relatively strong line-up. That included his…

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Mourinho’s Manchester United taking shape

Manchester United have completed the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as Jose Mourinho continues working to reshape the club’s squad ahead of the new season, according to the club’s website. Trio of new signings with a fourth to potentially follow Following the arrivals of defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal & striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was a free agent after his departure from PSG, Mkhitaryan becomes Mourinho’s third new recruit, with the Portuguese manager enthusiastic about adding a fourth. “We decided four targets. From those four, we have three and whilst we…

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Chelsea claims Eva Carneiro was publicity hungry

Chelsea are currently embroiled in a legal battle with their former first-team doctor Dr Eva Carneiro. Dr Carneiro was publicly criticised by former manager Jose Mourinho for treating Eden Hazard during the 2-2 draw with Swansea City last August. She didn’t appear as the first-team doctor after that incident and soon left the club. She is currently trying to prove that her exit fits the grounds for constructive dismissal in an employment tribunal. In the hearing today, the Blues tried to dismiss Carneiro’s allegations by claiming that she was hungry…

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Manchester United fans are devastated over latest news [Tweets]

There is a lot of restructuring going on at Manchester United at the moment. The arrival of a new manager mostly results in a lot of exits from the club. There have been reports about the possible exits of various current players following the arrival of Jose Mourinho, and now the latest report has suggested that United legend Ryan Giggs is set to depart too. Mourinho is set to appoint his long-term associate Rui Faria as his assistant at Old Trafford, and that means Giggs will have to take a demotion…

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Jose Mourinho pays first visit to Manchester United’s training complex [Video]

Jose Mourinho has a new home since he was appointed manager at Manchester United. On Tuesday, the Portuguese paid his first visit to the Red Devils’ Aon Training Complex. And The Special One approved… Mourinho is here! Watch our new boss arrive at the Aon Training Complex… #WelcomeJose https://t.co/qmBsWqat0u — Manchester United (@ManUtd) 30 mei 2016

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Manchester United and Liverpool stars to leave Premier League

The arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United could mean the departure of several players, with Juan Mata being one of them, according to Mundo Deportivo (via Goal). The Spaniard left Chelsea during the winter transfer market of 2014 for £33.6 million, as Mourinho was unwilling to play the 28-year-old on a consistent basis. With the Portuguese joining the Old Trafford club, Mata is primed to leave United again and Barcelona are reportedly ready to swoop in for the Spaniard. The La Liga champions have reportedly been in talks with Mata…

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Premier League Season Review – Manchester United

Manchester United: 5th FA Cup: Winners Capital One Cup: Round Four Champions League: Group Stage Europa League: Round of 16 There were many talking points during the 2015-16 season in the Premier League as defending champions Chelsea fell from grace, Tottenham emerged as serious contenders and Leicester City defied the odds in spectacular fashion to win the title by a massive 10 points. But still no club attracted more debate and more column inches than Manchester United as criticisms over the team’s style of football and speculation over the future…

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Player’s agent puts an end to Manchester United’s dream transfer

It has been one of the biggest questions of the football year: where will Zlatan Ibrahimovic play next season? The Sweden international told the world he won’t resign with Paris Saint-Germain this summer, opening the door for a new adventure for the striker who scored 50 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions this season at the age of 34. Many top clubs have been linked to the former Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Milan and Barcelona star, but Manchester United have been rumoured to be the…

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Jose Mourinho in talks with Chelsea star about reunion at Manchester United

With Jose Mourinho now fully in charge of Manchester United’s squad, the Red Devils are expected to overhaul their squad with a massive spending spree during the summer transfer window. The Portuguese has been looking at Chelsea to lure in a couple of star players, one being Willian. However, the Blues will issue a hands off warning to Mourinho over the Brazil international. Mourinho isn’t easily deterred and according to a report by the Daily Express, Eden Hazard has been in talks with Mourinho over joining United. The Belgian thrived under the…

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Jose Mourinho’s reported earnings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wage demands at Manchester United are massive

Manchester United have officially appointed former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as their new manager. He signed a three-year contract, according to the club’s website. However, the question that remains: how much will the Special One be paid at Old Trafford? Reports are varied over Mourinho’s wage with the Red Devils: The Independent are talking about the Portuguese earning £10 million a year, with Mourinho making a total of £30 million from 2016 to 2019. The Times report Mourinho will earn £12 million a year, which would result in earnings of £36 million…

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Chelsea to resist Manchester United transfer raid, battle Red Devils for star winger

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With Jose Mourinho now fully in charge of Manchester United’s squad, the Red Devils are expected to overhaul their squad with a massive spending spree during the summer transfer window. Mourinho is known to be a big fan of Brazilian star Willian, whom the Portuguese coached at Chelsea. He is reported to be plotting a £60 million move to make Willian his first signing at Old Trafford. However, according to a report by The Evening Standard (via The Independent), the Blues will issue a hands off warning to Mourinho over the Brazil…

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Twitter’s best reactions to Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Manchester United

Manchester United have officially appointed former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as their new manager. He signed a three-year contract, according to the club’s website. The Portuguese has long been linked to a move to Old Trafford after being sacked by the Blues in December and succeeds Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, who was sacked last week after failing to secure a place in next season’s Champions League. Jose Mourinho speaks for the first time as #mufc manager… #WelcomeJose https://t.co/DcYI3LIh0F — Manchester United (@ManUtd) 27 mei 2016 What a CV! #WelcomeJose https://t.co/6YRNAhzbsK —…

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Jose Mourinho wants to bring in trio of French star players to Manchester United

According to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho has agreed personal terms with Manchester United but the deal will not be completed until image-rights issues are resolved by lawyers representing both parties. This week, the Red Devils sacked Louis Van Gaal after two seasons in charge of the Old Trafford club. Mourinho is set to succeed the Dutchman after months of speculation. Not surprisingly, United’s squad is primed for a big overhaul during the summer transfer window. According to The Independent, Mourinho has identified Karim Benzema as a primary target, but he is aware that…

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Premier League Season Review – Chelsea

Chelsea: 10th FA Cup: Quarter-finals Capital One Cup: Round Four Champions League: Round of 16 Not a single footballing observer of sound mind would have predicted Chelsea not to at least threaten to successfully defend the Premier League title that they won so convincingly in 2015, so it was more than a little startling to witness such an incredible decline that some were discussing the prospect of a potential relegation as the season headed into the festive period. The opening months made of mockery of the team’s reputation as they suffered defeat…

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Manchester United targeting several stars in huge summer transfer spree

Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal and are primed to appoint Jose Mourinho is their new manager starting from next season. The Red Devils won the FA Cup this season but finished just fifth in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League football. The club is in dire need of a change and looks ready for a huge summer transfer spree. According to The Guardian, Mourinho has identified several star players United should target during the summer as part of an anticipated minimum £150 million spend. The reports states…

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Twitter celebrates Louis Van Gaal’s sacking by Manchester United

Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal and are primed to appoint Jose Mourinho is their new manager starting from next season. BREAKING: Reports: @ManUtd sack Louis van Gaal. Updates on #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) 23 mei 2016 As Twitter picked up the news, many were very relieved: Good riddance van gaal!! @ManUtd #welconejose — Henry Savage (@HenrySavage2) 23 mei 2016 OMG OMG Bye Van Gaal. — Kimberley Champagne (@ChampagneKimie) 23 mei 2016 Hallelujah, praise Jesus, God save the Queen 👏🏻🙌🏻 #SSNHQ #VanGaal https://t.co/6PogtiaAIv — Charlie Canadine…

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Jose Mourinho to get shocking new assistant at Manchester United

Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal in order to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager for next season. The Portuguese has been linked with the Red Devils for months, as the Dutchman was unable to guide the club to Champions League football and fans were not pleased with the team’s performances. According to The Sun (via Bleacher Report), the coaching change at Old Trafford will have some consequences on the bench. The reports states that Ryan Giggs will turn down any coaching role under Mourinho and leave Manchester United this…

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