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.
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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.
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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
English Premier League side Manchester United are set to extend the contract of forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic by a year.
Manager Jose Mourinho made the revelation, according to the BBC. The 35-year old former Sweden international joined Old Trafford during the summer on a free transfer from French side, Paris St Germain.
Ibrahimovic left PSG after four years at the end of last season on a free transfer with the option of a year extension. In 17 games, his eight goals returns have earned him a new deal of another year.
“We are going to execute the option of a second season. After that he can do what he wants,” Mourinho disclosed.
Ibrahimovic has recorded brilliant stats in various clubs he has played for in his career, and might play beyond his second year at United before he hangs his boot. The 35-year old player scored 62 goals in 116 games for Sweden before he retired this year as captain.
Ibrahimovic is a highly decorated player, having won a title since 2001 playing for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, and PSG before his move to England. The striker is set to have a statue in his honour. The statue is set to be erected in Stockholm after he was named as the country’s top player for a 10th successive year.
“For the moment we haven’t had any discussions. I have a contract that says one plus one year. I feel fresh, I feel in shape and physically if I feel like now, probably it will be a second year. I want to be realistic with myself – I want to be able to perform like I can do and not waste time. Now it is probably a yes, but I need discussions,” Ibrahimovic said.
Whatever the reason be, but, one team whom Howard Webb would have benefitted the most by his decisions was Manchester United.
If there was ever a marginal moment on the ground in a United-match and it was Webb referring, you could have bet that the decision was not going in the favour of United’s opposition.
Webb though, through his first book which is set to hit the markets in a couple of days, has revealed a call he had taken against United behind the scenes and how it had angered United’s coach Ferguson. Continue reading WEBB NOT A UNITED FAN
Manchester United player Ashley Young could join Premier League rivals Crystal Palace this summer, according to bookies.
The Red Devils winger is yet to know his fate as coach Jose Mourinho remains undecided over his future at the club. Alan Pardew is believed to be interested in the youngster, especially as he is about to lose Yannick Bolasie to Everton on a £25 million deal.
There are reports that Young is high up on the shortlist to replace the talented winger who is keen on joining a strengthening Everton squad. Palace could land the 31-year old, even with odds of 9/5 according to BetStars. The report say that only Crsytal Palace is the frontrunner in the emerging list of interested clubs. With Jose Mourinho spoilt for choice in the attack, it is very unlikely that the player would played only 14 games last season would get enough calls this season. Since joining in the summer of 2011 for £18 million from Aston Villa, Young has had his fair share of good time under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
Palace are in the news as they are keen on brining in Christian Benteke from Liverpool as Pardew hopes to bolster his attacking options. They signed Englishman Andros Townsend from Newcastle earlier this summer after the Magpies were relegated to the English championship. However, the move of Bolasie leaves them desperate to snap Ashley Young. Mourinho is believed would not object to the deal, especially after signing Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world record fee of £89 million. Palace are aware of the increased competition from their rivals in the Premier League, hence their efforts at ensuring they have a tight squad to handle the opposition this season.