Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tired Eden Hazard excused Europa League duty by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

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Tired Eden Hazard excused Europa League duty by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri
Tired Eden Hazard excused Europa League duty by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri
The 27-year-old playmaker led Belgium to third place at the World Cup and has been in scintillating form for the Blues

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Messi's Champions League obsession has begun

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Messi's Champions League obsession has begun
Messi's Champions League obsession has begun

Rwanda Football officials set for prosecution after bribery allegations

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Rwanda Football officials set for prosecution after bribery allegations
Two Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) officials are set to be prosecuted following allegations of trying to bribe a referee ahead of an International match. The two officials, Secretary General François Régis Uwayezu and Commissioner for Competitions Eric Ruhamiriza, where detained earlier this month after allegations that they tried to bribe a referee ahead of a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ivory Coast in Kigali on September 9th. Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ngezi catch them young

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Ngezi catch them young

One of Zimbabwe’s leading platinum miners, Zimplats, and the sponsors of Premiership football side Ngezi Platinum Stars continue to give back to the Mhondoro community after hosting yet another successful […]

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

BWP strikes again to equalize for NY Red Bulls

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BWP strikes again to equalize for NY Red Bulls
Major League Soccer: Bradley Wright-Phillips (76') D.C. United 2-2 New York Red Bulls

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Isco: There are other teammates who might be better than me

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Isco: There are other teammates who might be better than me
Isco: There are other teammates who might be better than me

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar was unsure if he was ready to play Friday - Thomas Tuchel

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Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar was unsure if he was ready to play Friday - Thomas Tuchel
With Neymar and Kylian Mbappe watching from the stands, Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a simple win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes. PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel insists he is not bothered whether Kylian Mbappe will surpass Neymar at the club, and is not interested about what the pair get up to on social media. Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said Neymar didn't know if he was ready for their 4-0 Ligue 1 win against St Etienne, so he elected to rest his star striker. The Brazil international was in the stands alongside suspended teammate Kylian Mbappe to watch the French champions register their fifth victory from as many Championnat matches through Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani (penalty), Angel Di Maria and Moussa Diaby goals. Speaking at a postmatch press conference, Tuchel explained Neymar's...

Friday, September 14, 2018

Lopetegui: Girona vs Barca? Every team should play at the same grounds

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Lopetegui: Girona vs Barca? Every team should play at the same grounds
Lopetegui: Girona vs Barca? Every team should play at the same grounds

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mayoral: Lopetegui said he wanted me to stay at Real two weeks before I left

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Mayoral: Lopetegui said he wanted me to stay at Real two weeks before I left
Mayoral: Lopetegui said he wanted me to stay at Real two weeks before I left

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Karim Benzema's new life

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Karim Benzema's new life
Karim Benzema's new life

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Asensio: It's always nice to play like this with these players

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Asensio: It's always nice to play like this with these players
Asensio: It's always nice to play like this with these players

REVEALED: De Gea’s Reaction Behind The Scenes To Luke Shaw’s Injury

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REVEALED: De Gea’s Reaction Behind The Scenes To Luke Shaw’s Injury

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Much has been said of Manchester United, their players, and the manager this season, and most of it has come in the form of criticism.

The team could not have asked for a more turbulent start to the campaign, and the fact that it is Mourinho’s 3rd season at the club, usually his worst, makes it even more worrisome.

Among all the speculation going on regarding the club, unrest in the dressing room is one of the major focal points of United’s poor start to the Premier League 2018/19 season.

In the midst of this, Marca have published a little snippet regarding Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea and his United teammate Luke Shaw.

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England faced Spain recently, and despite the Red Devils’ goalkeeper being in good form throughout the game, all the eyes were on Shaw, who suffered a horrific injury through a clash of heads with Carvajal.

A win for Spain might have been the biggest source of happiness for De Gea on any other day, but this time, the no. 1 was only eager to know his friend’s medical situation as soon as the game was over.

The shot-stopper could not keep calm until he was assured that Shaw was doing fine, and the injury was not as cruel as initially feared.

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Marca further spoke about Shaw’s equation with his fellow United teammates, as they revealed: ‘The injuries he has suffered and how complicated it has been to settle in the team at Old Trafford, has made him very loved and appreciated in the dressing room of United.’

The youngster has been in inspired form this campaign, and his good run at United earned him an England call up – two things that were seemingly impossible last year.

The defender only recently recovered to full fitness after a horrific injury, and the entire world of football is breathing a sigh of relief that he was not a victim of another one.

 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Which is the best team?

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Which is the best team?

THERE is always a huge amount of debate about which soccer team is the best in the English Premier League — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur…? […]

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Germany come from behind to beat Peru in Low's record 167th match

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Germany come from behind to beat Peru in Low's record 167th match
Germany come from behind to beat Peru in Low's record 167th match

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Real Madrid legends fall to Arsenal on penalties

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Real Madrid legends fall to Arsenal on penalties
Real Madrid legends fall to Arsenal on penalties

Manchester United Take Shock Paul Pogba Decision

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Manchester United Take Shock Paul Pogba Decision

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In football, as in life, one thing leads to another and the domino effect that ensues is the cause for many headlines. Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future has provided ample room for speculation of the sorts.

What started off as allegation of a bad rapport between the Frenchman and manager Jose Mourinho spiraled into full-blown interest from Barcelona during the summer window.

The transfer would have very well gone through had the higher-ups at United not refused to cease looking for an apt replacement.

The most recent update on the saga was a claim suggesting that Pogba and Mourinho had made their peace, and that the player wouldn’t reignite his interest to depart in January, but would instead wait till next summer to address his future, the club being put first.

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Now, a fresh update has been reported regarding the same. According to ESPN, Manchester United have put contract talks with Pogba on hold amid the uncertainty that surrounds his long-term future.

Currently into two years of a five-year-long tenure, it was earlier planned by the club that negotiations for a fresh deal would begin this month itself, fed by Pogba winning the World Cup with France over the summer.

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This requirement was deemed even more necessary by the fact that the 25-year-old is represented by Mino Raiola, who has proven to be a worthwhile adversary and is notorious for milking clubs when it comes to his star-studded client-list.

The report adds that United are still confident that Pogba will stay at Old Trafford for the long term, despite the shelving of these potential talks sending a conflicting message.

Pogba, for his part, has allegedly made it clear that the reported uncertainty he is showing at United is not a bid to tease a bigger pay in the next contract.

Does this bode ill for those fans who hope to see Pogba as a Red Devil for years to come?

 

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Man United Fans Are Not Happy With Pogba’s Latest Comments

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Man United Fans Are Not Happy With Pogba’s Latest Comments
Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

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Paul Pogba has been a controversial figure all around the summer, and his recent statements have not made his case any better.

The French international has been linked to different clubs recently, with Barcelona being the primary team involved. However, the transfer window came and ended, and he still remains a Red Devil despite it all.

Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to have worsened over the course of the past few months, and even being given the captain’s armband has not made the situation better.

The Manchester United boss has been public with his praise of the midfielder this season, as he claims to be very happy with the player’s performances.

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The World Cup winner recently spoke to the media ahead of his nation’s UEFA Nations League match against Germany, and here is what he had to say: “My future is currently in Manchester.”

To add to this, he said: “I still have a contract, I am playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months.”

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If creating a stir could be done with one statement, then this would be it. While United fans still feel hopeful of their main man staying till next summer at the least, nobody can say anything for sure.

When asked about his relation with his Portuguese boss, the former Juventus player replied: “We have a pure coach-player relationship, that’s right.”

But pleasing the fans is what Pogba does best, and he did just that when he added: “One thing I can assure you, I will always give 100%, no matter which coach I always give everything for United – I can not say more.”

 

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Gareth Bale shines as Wales run riot against Republic of Ireland to make winning start to Nations League

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Gareth Bale shines as Wales run riot against Republic of Ireland to make winning start to Nations League
Gareth Bale shines as Wales run riot against Republic of Ireland to make winning start to Nations League
Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland: Goals from Tom Lawrence, Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts secured a convincing win for the hosts

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Kapini still dreams of Warriors call-up

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Kapini still dreams of Warriors call-up

TAPUWA Kapini will go down in history as one of Zimbabwe’s most eccentric and colourful goalkeepers of his generation, but the former Highlanders shot-stopper wants to be remembered for something […]

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Is Lionel Messi hurting his own legacy by being too brilliant too regularly for Barcelona?

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Is Lionel Messi hurting his own legacy by being too brilliant too regularly for Barcelona?
Is Lionel Messi hurting his own legacy by being too brilliant too regularly for Barcelona?
Winning La Liga titles and matches on his own is no longer enough for the demand of Fifa Best recognition, meaning he needs another Champions League to remind the world how good he is

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Andreas Pereira: “I’d Play For This Club For Free”

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Andreas Pereira: “I’d Play For This Club For Free”
Manchester United's Andreas Pereira in action.

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Andreas Pereira has admitted that he is ready to play for his favourite club, Brazilian outfit Santos, for ‘free’ if he gets a chance.

Pereira has managed to earn Mourinho’s trust this season. The 22-year-old was one of the best performers for the Red Devils during their pre-season tour in the United States, and retained his spot in the starting XI for the first three games.

But the Manchester United gaffer had to switch tactics this weekend, and Pereira was dropped from the away game against Burnley.

While his United career flourishes, Pereira has named the club he wishes to retire at. Despite being born in Belgium, his heart lies in Brazil, and he wants to play for Santos before he hangs up his boots.

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In a recent interview with Globo Esporte, Pereira revealed: “I’m a Santista. My whole family is Santista and I grew up being a Santista. If it’s to play, I’d rather play at Santos, end my career there. I think it’s a dream.

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“There’s a lot of players who say I’m crazy, but I’d play for free at Santos if I have to. It’s a dream. Who knows right after Manchester, winning a couple of titles here.”

The youngster is set to make his international debut for Brazil during this international break.

Pereira also revealed how his fellow United teammate Romelu Lukaku tried to convince him to join the Belgium national side, as he had already represented the Red Devils at youth level.

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But the Manchester United youth academy graduate wasn’t ready to make this switch, as his heart was set out to represent the Seleção.

“He tried to convince me. He spoke to me: ‘You have to play for Belgium’. He came to talk to me, he’s always talking to me,” Pereira admitted.

“I told him ‘it’s difficult, Lukaku, can’t do it, it’s not the same. Playing for Belgium is something else. Playing for Seleção… It’s Brazil, I feel at home.’ ‘If that’s the way it is, you have to follow your heart’. And then he respected my decision.”

 

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Italy boss Roberto Mancini upset over lack of Italians playing in Serie A

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Italy boss Roberto Mancini upset over lack of Italians playing in Serie A
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Mourinho’s Reaction On Marcus Rashford Red Card Incident

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Mourinho’s Reaction On Marcus Rashford Red Card Incident

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Manchester United tasted some much-needed victory at Turf Moor as they beat Burnley 2-0.

However, the final scoreline didn’t reflect the mood of the match entirely, as the game that ought to have been settled in favour of the Red Devils after a first-half brace from Romelu Lukaku seemed on the verge of chaos in the second half.

After Paul Pogba missed a simple penalty won by substitute Marcus Rashford, the young Manchester United forward got into a brawl with Phil Bardsley which resulted in him being sent off.

In his defense, Rashford was responding to a late kick from the Burnley man, which the referee missed, while his headbutt wasn’t.

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As a result, red was evident for the Englishman, although Bardsley too deserved the suspension. Now, Jose Mourinho has had his say on the matter.

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Speaking after the game, Mourinho predictably declared: “I don’t know what happened. I would say it was naive. It was a kid and a very experienced man. Bardsley’s been in the game for 20 years and Marcus is a naive boy.”

The gaffer can be allowed for being critical of the youngster, particularly in view of how badly the Red Devils required the win following their worst start to a Premier League campaign in 26 years.

However, one must also consider that Rashford, who is already starved of game-time, must have been really frustrated by the tackle on him and doubly disappointed by the referee’s decision.

Emotions got the better of me, I shouldn’t of reacted like that. Sorry to everyone at the club and all the fans #MUFC pic.twitter.com/6UWnxd4yYo

— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) September 2, 2018

At the end of the day, he ought to have known better, and having been awarded the first red card of his career will hopefully serve as a message for the rest of his tenure.

About their general performance, which was quite tense for the last 20 minutes, when the side had to play with ten men, Mourinho had this to say: “They played very well as a team, and there were very good individual performances and we should score many more goals. The result shouldn’t have been open until the last minute.”

 

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Man City’s Team Before Sheikh Mansour’s Takeover: Where Are They Now?

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Man City’s Team Before Sheikh Mansour’s Takeover: Where Are They Now?
Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak (L) with chief executive Ferran Soriano (C) and Director of football Txiki Begiristain in the stands.

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Ten years ago, Manchester City was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment, with Sheikh Mansour calling the shots and effectively altering the future of the lesser known Mancunian side.

A decade later, three resounding Premier League titles have been captured, and the Cityzens are one of the most feared teams in the world, largely owing to their sizable investments in the transfer markets by virtue of their big-money owners.

However, this wasn’t always the case; let us have a look at the final City side before the fateful move:

 

Joe Hart

Torino's goalkeeper Joe Hart reacts.

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The English shot-stopper remained a part of the City roster for quite a while, before he was deemed below par for their needs, despite having led them to the hallowed titles. He now plays for Burnley, having left the champions earlier this summer.

Vedran Corluka

The Croatian centre-back, who also functioned as a right-back for City, now plays for Lokomotiv Moscow as their captain. One of the first players to leave after the takeover, he had a brief stint at Tottenham as well.

Micah Richards

Another defender who had a successful spell at City and held on till the memorable 2011/12 season, he has now been signed by Championship side Aston Villa. During the title-winning campaign, Richards warded off injuries and notched the most assists by any defender in the league.

Richard Dunne

A rare City legend and club captain who was replaced by the likes of Toure and Lescott. Unfortunately, he was one of the players that received a severe release after the takeover, as the Irishman apparently wasn’t big enough of a player for the new brand. He is currently retired and serves as a football pundit.

Michael Ball

Another retired player who functioned as a left-back. The Englishman had a severe injury in 2009, and he left City and spent a few years as a free agent before returning to play for Leicester and then finally hanging his boots.

Stephen Ireland

A product of Man City’s youth academy, Ireland currently plays for Stoke City, part of a loan deal from parent club Aston Villa. He was a regular till Mancini took over the Sky Blues and sold him in 2010.

Didi Hamann

A player whose professional playing days are over, despite ongoing stints with amateur sides. The German’s end came after City released him after the 2008/09 season.

Michael Johnson

Another retired player, the midfielder was once prized to be a brilliant player of the great game. Unfortunately, an abdominal injury caused his exit.

Vincent Kompany

Man City’s Vincent Kompany celebrates winning the Carabao Cup.

REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A rare, familiar name in the present context, the Belgian defender has gone on to become the backbone of City’s recent success. Still the captain of the Mancunian giants at 32 years of age, one does wonder about his future.

Shaun Wrights-Philips

Two seasons after the takeover saw the English winger heavily feature for City, but the likes of David Silva and Yaya Toure quickly lapped up his starting spot. Now inactive, his last stints were with QPR, New York Red Bulls, and Phoenix Rising FC.

Jo

The Brazilian was signed shortly before the takeover for a fee of £19 million. This was then viewed as a huge amount, which is ironic considering the massive purchases the club has made since and the sheer records they’ve broken. The striker currently functions for Japanese club Nagoya Grampus.

 

Substitutes:

Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel celebrates after Wes Morgan scores their first goal.

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City’s bench featured the likes of Kasper Schmeichel, the son of United’s legendary goalkeeper, and who is currently more renowned for his shot-stopping antics with Leicester City.

Javier Garrido now plays for Norwich City, while Tal Ben Haim and Gelson Fernandes ply their trades for Standard Liege and Freiburg respectively.

Elano is now with Gremio, while the controversial career of City’s youth academy product Ched Evans has now seen the striker with Fleetwood Town.

Lastly, the memorable name of Daniel Sturridge once dotted City’s roster, but the English forward now plays for Liverpool.

 

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Manchester City vs Newcastle United - LIVE: Kick-off time, TV channel info, how to watch online, prediction, head-to-head, team news, line-ups, odds

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Real Madrid confirm shirt numbers...

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Real Madrid confirm shirt numbers...
Real Madrid confirm shirt numbers...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Gareth Southgate defends omitting emerging talent and warns he will not hand out easy England caps

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Gareth Southgate defends omitting emerging talent and warns he will not hand out easy England caps
Gareth Southgate defends omitting emerging talent and warns he will not hand out easy England caps
The England manager named his 23-man squad for forthcoming matches against Spain and Switzerland and largely kept faith with those who shone in Russia

Mariano is in Madrid and will be presented on Friday

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Mariano is in Madrid and will be presented on Friday
Mariano is in Madrid and will be presented on Friday

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

5 Reasons Why Jose Mourinho Should Still Remain At Manchester United

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5 Reasons Why Jose Mourinho Should Still Remain At Manchester United

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After a 3-2 loss away to Brighton, followed by a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham at home, Manchester United have been placed in some worry early on in the season.

The loss to Spurs was Mourinho’s biggest home defeat with the Red Devils, and as expected, murmurs of the gaffer being sacked are already doing the rounds.

While such a sentiment is common in the modern game that requires quick and consistently positive results in a side like Manchester United, here are 5 reasons why the side is better off if Mourinho stays:

1. Stability

A sacking is never good for a club, regardless of when it is done and under what circumstances. Jumping around with managers is merely resetting everything to 2013 each time, which is detrimental to United’s value, and is also a massive waste of money and a source of conflicting philosophies.

Mourinho has been crafting these lads for world-class success, and this was hinted strongly in some memorable performances from last season.

If he is sacked, this journey to attain stability will remain incomplete until another man is risked with the task and the wretched cycle begins again, as was the case with Moyes and LVG.

2. Stick To A Manager

Gary Neville before the match.

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As Gary Neville aptly stated (via Sky Sports), the club must behave like it has done historically and not dilly dally with managers each time things go sour.

SAF held reigns for a tremendous period of time and through good and bad, and no one can deny that such a tenure is among the several factors behind his unprecedented success with United.

No one is bigger than the club, and a man like Mourinho, who is apt to work on his flaws, as evident in his attitude towards Luke Shaw after Monday’s defeat and in his promotion of youth talents like McTominay, displays the kind of mentality they deserve at the helm.

3. Waiting Game

If a sacking is on the line, then it is best that the club waits until the end of the season to see what Mourinho can salvage.

Further, the season has just begun, and none of the other competitions United have to compete in have commenced, so writing this one off on the back of two defeats is a bit ludicrous.

Mourinho won’t take this lightly and is bound to leap back and take measures to improve the side. A mid-season sacking will just add to the confusion, regardless of who his replacement is.

4. Change In Philosophy

As of recent, Mourinho has been slowly altering his style to best suit the attacking needs of the club. This was most evident during the first half against Tottenham, when United were on the front foot and were electric in their attack.

Besides, when his defensive ploys do work, United are a team to be reckoned with, and last season was often a masterclass in the defensive game done right.

Give the man a few weeks and he may just succeed in bringing the style back to the fiery brand Old Trafford is used to, enhanced by his skill at playing the safe game.

5. Man With A Plan

Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

Reuters / Lee Smith

Transfer failure and a lack of world-class personnel in crucial spots is the key reason behind the side’s lackluster performance so far this season.

The manner in which anger has been hurled at Ed Woodward over the past few days makes it clear that the board’s failure at landing Mourinho’s preferred targets, particularly the defensive ones, has had a direct impact on the club’s performance.

In fact, Jose’s choice and desire for a leader in the heart of their defense was spot on, and this goes on to show why Woodward must leave the transfer choices to the gaffer, and perhaps something great will ensure.

If the higher-ups learn their lesson in the winter window and spend as Mourinho directs, then his plan ought to flourish, as a roster filled with world-class talent is destined to succeed under his guidance.

 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Indy Football Podcast: Dissecting Jose Mourinho's horror start, Tottenham's rise, England selection and more

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Indy Football Podcast: Dissecting Jose Mourinho's horror start, Tottenham's rise, England selection and more
Indy Football Podcast: Dissecting Jose Mourinho's horror start, Tottenham's rise, England selection and more
Jonathan Liew is joined by Miguel Delaney, Mark Critchley and Samuel Lovett

Monday, August 27, 2018

Transfer Talk: Cahill to fight for Chelsea place, Mignolet staying at Liverpool

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Transfer Talk: Cahill to fight for Chelsea place, Mignolet staying at Liverpool
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop gives his take as to which big name players could still be on the move, but will Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid? The English transfer window is closed, but the rest of Europe (except Italy) is still open for business, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. When does the transfer window close in the top European leagues? All completed moves: Prem | Champ | La Liga | Serie A | Bundesliga | Ligue 1 Cahill ready to fight for Chelsea place Chelsea defender Gary Cahill wants to stay and battle for a place after being left out of the...

Mauricio Pochettino promises Toby Alderweireld a blank slate at Tottenham after failed Manchester United move

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Mauricio Pochettino promises Toby Alderweireld a blank slate at Tottenham after failed Manchester United move
Mauricio Pochettino promises Toby Alderweireld a blank slate at Tottenham after failed Manchester United move
Alderweireld remains on the Tottenham books for now, and Pochettino insists the season ahead will be a 'new chapter' for the centre-back

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chicksen joins exclusive club at Bradford City

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Chicksen joins exclusive club at Bradford City

ADAM Chicksen is the proud member of an exclusive club at Valley Parade.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Difference Between Mourinho And Sir Alex When It Comes To Handling Transfer Issues

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The Difference Between Mourinho And Sir Alex When It Comes To Handling Transfer Issues

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Jose Mourinho’s constant bemoaning over Manchester United‘s reluctance to sign new players is no secret for footballing fans over the globe.

In fact, the situation has become so dire, that reports of a rift between the manager and club officials continue to persist despite statements from the Red Devils claiming otherwise.

Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward has been blamed for the problems by certain sections of the vast United fanbase, but there is no doubt that the issues go further than just one man’s decision making. Perhaps it is a failure from top to bottom that needs serious attention at the earliest.

One thing is for sure, that even if Mourinho isn’t completely at fault, his methods of dealing with disappointment are immature at the very least, as can be seen from his scathing interviews and press conferences.

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Perhaps he should take a leaf out of United’s legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s playbook. A Reddit post from Manchester United‘s fanbase points to a conversation revealed by the Scotsman in his autobiography, where he was being denied the opportunity to sign Dwight Yorke by club officials.

Ferguson responded by claiming he was the manager and had the final say, resulting in a heated exchange, but eventually, the United boss did get his man.

What followed was a flurry of goals from Yorke and a season that ended in a historic treble for the Mancunian club.

How Sir Alex reacted to transfer trouble: pic.twitter.com/V2NNtwZXNK

— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) August 25, 2018

While it is clear that Mourinho doesn’t enjoy the same respect that his former adversary did, it is also fair to say that the two have their own ways of dealing with a situation like a transfer hiccup, and clearly Mourinho’s method isn’t working out too well for him.

The Portuguese manager likes to publicly discuss the issues that are obviously internal, but should perhaps consider taking a step back and keeping things a little quieter for starters.

 

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Arsenal news: Unai Emery surprised by Mattéo Guendouzi's rapid rise

The Independent - Football
Arsenal news: Unai Emery surprised by Mattéo Guendouzi's rapid rise
Arsenal news: Unai Emery surprised by Mattéo Guendouzi's rapid rise
Guendouzi's arrival in July rather flew under the radar, especially with the club spending £26m on Uruguay's World Cup star Lucas Torreira the very next day

Barcelona have the best XI in Europe

English // marca
Barcelona have the best XI in Europe
Barcelona have the best XI in Europe

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Asensio: I want to become more important to Real

English // marca
Asensio: I want to become more important to Real
Asensio: I want to become more important to Real