According to Gary Neville Liverpool look like being the biggest threat to champions Manchester City, with their strength in both defence and attack helping them to overwhelm the opposition. Liverpool began the season with a 4-0 victory over West Ham on Super Sunday at Anfield, and followed it up with another solid win against Crystal Palce on Monday evening to remain in contention at the top of the table.
In the first week, there were also wins for Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City. Liverpool defeated City three times last season – reaching the Finals of the Champions League at City’s expense, and Neville feels that it’s going to be quite a challenging match-up between Liverpool and City once more. The playing style of Liverpool is certainly better than any other clubs though City have been putting efforts to push further up the pitch. Continue reading United Slip Behind
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho feels Alexis Sanchez’s transfer came ‘cheap’. Sanchez has started on a brilliant note as expected. He featured in the 4-0 win over Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup, winning the Man of the Match award.
United had to offer a superior contract to the Chile international to get him to move to their side instead of Man City that he had been linked to for close to two years. United did a straight swap deal, getting Sanchez and releasing Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal. Sanchez is expected to significantly boost the attacking prowess of United in the concluding part of the season. He showed his class in the Yeovil game where he grabbed two assists. Continue reading Mourinho Feels Sanchez Came ‘Cheap’
Jose Mourinho claims that striker Anthony Martial is a significant doubt for the upcoming FA Cup final on Saturday. Manchester United take on Chelsea in the final and this is a repeat of the 2007 final, which was won by Chelsea. Back then, Jose Mourinho was in the blue half as the underdogs against Manchester United, who had just won the league title. Now, Antonio Conte is in charge of the blues, who were once again the underdogs after a disappointing Premier League campaign.
United have had a dip in form in the last few matches. The absence of players like Romelu Lukaku has been a key contributing factor. United have a number of players in the forward positions, but Mourinho has relied heavily on Lukaku. Continue reading Martial Could Miss FA Cup Final
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said that Bristol City were lucky to have gotten the winner in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup when they clashed on Wednesday. City ran away 2-1 winners due to a late goal in stoppage time by Korey Smith.
From the start of the game Lee Johnson’s side showed that they were not going to ‘park the bus’ against United. They showed courage and wanted to win the game, and they did. The first half ended in a barren draw but before the hour mark Joe Bryan opened scoring with a left foot shot, sending thousands of fans at Ashton Gate into frenzy.
Continue reading MOURINHO: BRISTOL CITY WERE “LUCKY”
Jose Mourinho has a known history of being a figure who is not shy in letting his voice be heard, the Portuguese coach is quite the contrary of most football managers as they aren’t really controversial and are professional during the majority of the time that those tacticians are shown in the spotlight of the media.
The 2003-04 UEFA Champions League winner has recently experienced a roller-coaster ride at the helm of Manchester Uniter as the Premier League club kicked off the 2017-18 in superb form after claiming overwhelming 4-0 triumphs over: West Ham, Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Everton as well as victories against Southampton and Leicester City.
Continue reading MOU ADMITS DEFEAT TO HUDDERSFIELD
With the new campaign already up and kicking, Man United are still reported to be chasing after the signature of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.
The Welsh started against the Red Devils in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash despite the KylianMbappe-cloud hovering over his future with the Spanish giants.
With Isco showing once more that he has so much to offer to Zinedine Zidane’s squad and “somebody” said to be keen on adding last season’s Ligue One’s sensation to the prestigious list of Galaticos, Bale will never likely know what his future is till this transfer window’s closes. It is one of the ugly pecks that comes with stockpiling your squad with world class players in a sport that clearly states you can’t keep more than 11 on the pitch at the same time.
Next year’s World Cup makes decisions as these very steep. Even the smallest of steps can tip off the one you are trying to woo. Continue reading MOURINHO STILL KEEN ON LANDING BALE
Manchester United are set to ask for German midfielder Toni Kroos in any deal for David De Gea, reports claim.
The Red Devils thought they had closed the chapter where Real wanted De Gea, a club where the Spaniard is keen on joining.
Reports in England say United are not happy that Real Madrid have opened discussions with the view of luring the star goalkeeper to the Bernabeu. De Gea could have since joined Madrid but for a clerical error that stalled the deal.
Jose Mourinho now wants Toni Kroos, who he admires, to move to United if Madrid want the De Gea deal to happen this summer. The 2014 World Cup winner could partner Paul Pogba in the middle and help the club build a stronger side. Continue reading UNITED WANT KROOS IN DE GEA DEAL
Jose Mourinho has lifted just about every major trophy in the world of football at club level as the Portuguese coach is one of the few managers to have won the UEFA Champions League with different clubs as well as many other significant pieces of silverware including: The Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Coppa Italia and FA Cup just to name a few of his most memorable trophies that Mourinho has added to his collection.
Despite all of the previously mentioned pieces of silverware that the Portuguese has won, he has recently emerged and stated that the trophy which he considers to be the most important of his entire career is a title which is generally regarded to not be as influential or impressive as a few others that Mourinho has lifted throughout his managerial career. Continue reading The Europa League title is Mourinho´s most important trophy
Jose Mourinho once again came out with a public criticism of his Manchester United squad after watching his team only manage a 1-1 draw with Anderlecht in the Europa League.
This competition remains as the best opportunity for Manchester United to reach the Champions League group stages next season. However, the club lost a golden opportunity to go one step closer towards securing a place in the semifinals, as they could only get a 1-1 draw with the Belgian outfit. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored for the fourth consecutive European away game, but United were unable to build on this goal.
The club had numerous chances over the 90 minutes. An incredible 16 shots on target clearly showed the dominant team in the match, but United were unable to convert this dominance into goals. The home team were able to take full advantage of this lack of clinical finishing by scoring in the 86th minute throughDendoncker. Continue reading Jose Mourinho Unhappy with Manchester United’s ‘Sloppy’ Attack
Ryan Giggs is confident that striker Marcus Rashford will be able to end his goal drought sooner rather than later.
After coming through the ranks at United last season, Rashford quickly became one of the sensational names in the English Premier League. He burst onto the scene, after being a relative unknown, in the best possible manner after scoring in big games against the likes of Liverpool. The arrival of Mourinho was always going to be an uncertain period for many members in the squad and it has indeed been the case for Rashford.
After having been a striker throughout his youth career, Mourinho has preferred using the 19-year-old as a winger. He has not been able to make much of an impact, while playing on the wings has also significantly impacted his goal record. Rashford has not scored for United since the 4-1 win over Leicester City in the league in September. Continue reading Ryan Giggs Confident Marcus Rashford Will End Goal Drought