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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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“It’s amazing to be with the best” – David Beckham

“It’s amazing to be with the best” – David Beckham

David Beckham has revealed he was proud to be honoured with the 2018 UEFA President’s Award ahead of the Champions League group stage draw. The award was presented to him ahead of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco for his work with children around the world. “It’s amazing to be up there with some of the best,” Beckham told the UEFA’s official website. “So I’m very honored, honored to be here, to be part of such a special event.” “I’ve been lucky to have played with some of the biggest clubs with some of the best …

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Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to reunite with Manchester United after Juventus were paired alongside the Old Trafford outfit in the Champions League group stage. Completing the group are Valencia and Swiss side Young Boys in what many tagged as a tight group for Mourinho’s men. Another difficult draw was handed to Mauricio Pochettino’s men who will take on La Liga champions Barcelona, as well as Inter Milan and PSV, in Group B. The official result of the #UCLdraw! ? Toughest group? ? pic.twitter.com/G6rPKtQuU8 — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 30, 2018 Last season’s runners-up Liverpool, in Pot Three for the draw, come up …

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Alex Ferguson documentary in the pipeline

Alex Ferguson documentary in the pipeline

A documentary detailing the life of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will begin production in October. Ferguson, who is recovering from a brain hemorrhage suffered in May, was approached by independent film company Passion Pictures two years ago and has since been working on the project. “I have been approached many times over the years to make a film on my life but did not feel comfortable until this point,” said the 76-year-old, via the Daily Mirror. “When the team behind this project was presented to me, and after we spent time discussing their thoughts and approach on what the …

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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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Harry Kane hails ‘massive’ Spurs win

Harry Kane hails ‘massive’ Spurs win

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has praised the team’s effort as they thrashed Manchester United 3-0 on Monday night. Harry Kane opened the scoring from a Kevin Trippier corner, as rose highest near the penalty spot to plant a brilliant header into the top right corner to give Tottenham the lead five minutes into the second half. Lucas Moura then scored a brace to put the game to bed. Long overdue result like that at Old Trafford. Loved that. Big win. Happy bank holiday. ? #COYS #THFC #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/4Hy8VKF87f — Harry Kane (@HKane) August 27, 2018 “It’s massive, just what …

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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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Carra and Neville’s Premier League predictions

Carra and Neville’s Premier League predictions

Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have given their predictions for the Premier League season. After two matches played in the 2018/19 Premier League season, Both pundits have shared their thoughts on how the season will pan out. Champions – Man City ‘Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are chasing City, and they have to gain encouragement from somewhere in the first part of the season. In the first two games, there’s been no encouragement against Arsenal and Huddersfield. Someone has to leave one on City and leave a seed of doubt that they can be caught.’ Top …

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Pogba urges teammates to step up against Spurs

Pogba urges teammates to step up against Spurs

Paul Pogba has called on his team-mates to step up their game against Tottenham Hotspur after the recent loss to Brighton on Sunday. The Red Devils produced an awful performance at the Amex Stadium that resulted in them conceding three first-half goals. Romelu Lukaku’s first-half goal couldn’t spur any comeback as Mourinho’s men continued with the lackluster display in the second period of the game. Pogba’s injury-time penalty gave the scoreline a slight bit of gloss it didn’t deserve – and the manner of the 3-2 defeat had alarm bells ringing as to where the club is under Mourinho’s abrasive management …

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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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Rio Ferdinand rips into Arsenal’s defence

Rio Ferdinand rips into Arsenal’s defence

Rio Ferdinand has heavily criticised Arsenal’s dismal defending in their 3-2 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners’ backline was completely disorganized as Pedro and Alvaro Morata fired Chelsea into a 2-0 lead at Stamford Bridge. However, Arsenal restored parity before halftime through Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi, only for Marcos Alonso to snatch a late winner. And former Manchester United Ferdinand stuck the boot in afterward as Unai Emery’s difficult start to life at the Emirates continued. The former PSG boss had already lost his first game to defending champions Man City in his competitive debut as Arsenal boss. “This …

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Leicester City set to agree a new deal with Maguire

Leicester City set to agree a new deal with Maguire

Harry Maguire is set to sign a new £75,000-a-week contract with Leicester, in the bid to fend off potential suitors in the future. Maguire and the Foxes are in advanced talks over a new deal and it is understood the club remain hopeful of wrapping the deal this month. View this post on Instagram Leicester City set to agree a new deal with Maguire A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 15, 2018 at 4:19am PDT United manager Jose Mourinho targeted Maguire in the transfer window but the Foxes were always adamant that the £17m signing would not be …

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