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Pep Guardiola in rare defence of Jose Mourinho

Pep Guardiola in rare defence of Jose Mourinho

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after he received criticism recently. The Red Devils manager has struggled to perform in recent weeks after poor results against Brighton and Tottenham. Mourinho has been at the forefront of a media showdown following his rant in the post-match interview against Spurs So much so that a bad result against Burnley on Sunday could even spell the end of his Manchester United career. However, Pep explained that managers always bear the brunt when their teams are not playing well but still praised the quality of his …

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My three titles demand ‘respect’ – Jose

My three titles demand ‘respect’ – Jose

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demanded more respect for the Premier League titles he has won in his managerial career. The Portuguese endured a spiky press conference after a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham, his heaviest home loss in management, and the worst start for United since 1992. However, Mourinho – who won three titles in two spells with Chelsea – was in combative mood when challenged about the criticism coming his way both in the media and from fans. “We lost a game because we conceded a goal from the first corner of the match against us,” he said. …

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Mourinho hails United supporters ahead of Spurs showdown

Mourinho hails United supporters ahead of Spurs showdown

Jose Mourinho has revealed the club’s desires are his number one priority as he challenged his Manchester United players to repay the faith of the fans against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. The United manager is hoping supporters can turn Old Trafford into a cauldron against Spurs as he bids to ease mounting pressure after the 3-2 defeat to Brighton. “The supporters were fantastic in both matches [against Leicester and Brighton],” Mourinho said. “Not for me, for the team, which is the only thing that matters. “In my career, I was never selfish and thinking about myself; I was always a …

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Pochettino wants to end Old Trafford hoodoo

Pochettino wants to end Old Trafford hoodoo

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has urged his side to put an to their Old Trafford jinx in tonight’s encounter. Old Trafford is not a good hunting ground for Spurs as they have lost at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ more times than any other team in Premier League history. Meanwhile, Pochettino has lost on each occasion he has taken his team to Old Trafford since taking charge in 2014. However, the North Londoners are keen on ending their poor run of results when they confront Mourinho’s men in Manchester. View this post on Instagram Pochettino wants to end Old Trafford hoodoo A post shared …

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Spurs game is a “must-win” clash- Fred

Spurs game is a “must-win” clash- Fred

Manchester United midfielder Fred believes that Monday’s Premier League encounter with Tottenham is a must-win encounter if they are to retain their title aspirations. With only two games played this season, United already find themselves trailing their rivals following a shock 3-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. Speaking ahead of Monday night’s showdown with Spurs, Fred emphasised on the need to bounce back from their recent setback immediately or else their title chances could be in tatters. “It’s a critical game. This week we’ve been working, focusing on this game, we want to go out and get …

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Man United is becoming a laughing stock- Paul Ince

Man United is becoming a laughing stock- Paul Ince

Paul Ince believes former club Manchester United are on a downward slide and becoming a ‘laughing stock’. The Red Devils hit a new low following Sunday’s 3-2 humiliation at Brighton, thereby creating more tension at Old Trafford. Questions over Paul Pogba’s happiness also remain, especially after agent Mino Raiola’s cryptic comments on Tuesday, Anthony Martial has not resolved his differences with Jose Mourinho. And former United midfielder Ince has called for all at the club to get their act in order. “Other clubs and fans are having a field day at the minute, seeing what is happening at Man United,’ …

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Gary Neville believes United are not ready for the title

Gary Neville believes United are not ready for the title

Former Manchester United skipper Gary Neville has revealed that a Premier League title challenge looks “unlikely” following Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. The Red Devils finished 19 points adrift of champions Manchester City last season and last recorded their best Premier League finish under Sir Alex Ferguson. However, The “noisy neighbours” have once again started the new season on a good note, whereas rivals United fell to a shock loss at the Amex Stadium in just their second game. And Neville believes that his former club will once again have to target a top-four finish first and foremost. “It …

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Brighton upset Mourinho’s United

Brighton upset Mourinho’s United

Jose Mourinho’s third season syndrome may be in full swing after Manchester United lost 3-2 to Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex stadium. Brighton raced to the lead thanks to two first-half goals in as many minutes from Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy. The game began in a comfortable fashion for United, with Fred and Paul Pogba getting lots of possession in midfield areas, without failing to threaten Mat Ryan in the Brighton goal. However, Romelu Lukaku pulled one goal back to give the Red Devils a glimmer of hope but Chris Hughton’s men had other ideas. The Seagulls wrapped up the …

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Jose still fuming about transfers

Jose still fuming about transfers

Jose Mourinho couldn’t hide his emotions about the lack of transfer activities despite Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Leicester City, suggesting he should be called “head coach” rather than a “manager.” Mourinho made it known he was short of personnel in the game against the Foxes because most of his first-team regulars missed much of their pre-season following the World Cup. Paul Pogba who captained the team converted from the spot, while Luke Shaw opened his account in a United shirt ensured the win for the night despite a nervy ending. The Portuguese manager pointed out the opposition had invested more than the …

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Mourinho uncertain about deadline deals

Mourinho uncertain about deadline deals

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is “uncertain” about adding new players to his squad on Deadline Day Jose Mourinho was keen on bolstering the defence and has been linked to Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, and Jerome Boateng during this transfer window. However, all those deals have failed to materialize. And the former Chelsea manager admitted at Thursday morning’s press conference that he was unlikely to make any further signings this summer. View this post on Instagram Mourinho uncertain about deadline deals A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 9, 2018 at 6:21am PDT “I’m not confident,” he said. “The market …

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Jerome Boateng on Man United’s radar

Jerome Boateng on Man United’s radar

Manchester United are currently in talks with Bayern Munich over a proposed deal for defender Jerome Boateng. Sportsmail reported last week that the former City defender had been offered to Man United after his move to PSG collapsed. Bayern are prepared to accept around £45million for the 29-year-old defender, who will clock 30 next month, but United want to drive the price lower. View this post on Instagram Jerome Boateng on Man United's radar A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 6, 2018 at 5:44am PDT Mourinho is keen on bolstering his backline which remains his priority heading into the …

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Jose Mourinho fears United may have a difficult season

Jose Mourinho fears United may have a difficult season

Manchester United may have to brace up for a turbulent season if they are unable to bolster their squad according to manager Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils have brought in Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, with young defender Diogo Dalot and backup goalkeeper Lee Grant also making moves to Old Trafford. Mourinho has been linked with a multitude of players, most recently Leicester defender Harry Maguire, who United are preparing to make an offer for, according to Sky sources. View this post on Instagram Jose Mourinho fears United may have a difficult season A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 6, …

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Man United target Yerry Mina

Man United target Yerry Mina

Manchester United are considering launching a bid for Yerry Mina as an alternative to Leicester City’s Harry Maguire who are demanding £65m for the defender. Jose Mourinho may switch his attention to Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, who performed well for Colombia at the World Cup. Premier League rivals Everton and Wolves have been strongly linked with the 23-year-old who has struggled to settle at the Nou Camp since joining in January. View this post on Instagram Man United target Yerry Mina A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:26am PDT Mina played only six times for the Catalans …

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Mourinho is uncertain about Martial’s future

Mourinho is uncertain about Martial’s future

Anthony Martial’s future at Manchester United is hanging by a thread after Jose Mourinho recently revealed he is uncertain if the French player will return to the squad. Martial,25, flew back to Paris to be at the birth of his baby son with partner Melanie Da Cruz in what many reports claim were against the manager’s wishes. United went on to lose 4-1 in their next game against bitter rivals Liverpool, and a furious Mourinho responded in a press conference by calling for Martial to come back. View this post on Instagram Mourinho is uncertain about Martial's future A post shared by …

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Manchester United interested in Harry Maguire

Manchester United interested in Harry Maguire

Manchester United have approached Leicester City over the sale of their defender Harry Maguire, according to Sky Sports. With the transfer window set to close in a fortnight, The Red Devils are keen on making a swift move to strengthen their defence line. However, the Foxes are determined to hold on to one of their most prized assets before the campaign kicks off. Sky Sports sources claim Manchester United value the player, who played a key role in England’s summer World Cup campaign, at around £65m. View this post on Instagram https://www.footballwood.com/manchester-united-interested-in-harry-maguire.html A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Jul 26, 2018 …

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Man United in talks to sign Portuguese defender

Man United in talks to sign Portuguese defender

Manchester United are in talks to sign Porto defender Diogo Dalot according to sources in Portugal. United manager Mourinho has been in the hunt for a new defender with the future of Italian full-back Darmian Matteo up in the air. It’s understood the Portuguese boss wants a healthy rivalry for Antonio Valencia, hence, the need for a defensive cover. Dalot, 19, made his first-team debut for Porto in February. However, his versatility has caught the attention of his compatriot and that may lead to his exit from Estadio do Dragao. Porto has placed a release clause of  £17.3m for the …

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