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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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Carabao Cup draw: Chelsea set for Anfield clash

Carabao Cup draw: Chelsea set for Anfield clash

Eight-time League Cup winners Liverpool have been drawn at home against Chelsea in the pick of the Carabao Cup third round ties. All ties will be played on the week commencing September 24, with Liverpool and Chelsea’s meeting coming days before their Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on September 29. The last time both sides met in a League Cup clash was in the semi-finals of the competition back in 2015, where Chelsea triumphed 2-1 on aggregate. Elsewhere, reigning champions Manchester City head to Oxford United of Sky Bet League One. Frank Lampard will confront one of his former managers …

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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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Sven-Goran Erikson is a life-long liverpool fan

Sven-Goran Erikson is a life-long liverpool fan

Former Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has opened up on his love for Liverpool ever since he was young, just like his father. Eriksson, 70, revealed he has a secret love for the Reds, but couldn’t allow it to be public knowledge during his stint as the England boss. The Swede managed the Three Lions between 2001 and 2006 and claims he still watches the Premier League. “I’ve always been a Liverpool fan,’ Eriksson said, according to Sky Sports. ‘I can say that now, I couldn’t say that when I was in England but I was always since I was …

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England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for their games against Spain and Switzerland The Three Lions will begin their UEFA Nations League campaign at Wembley when they play Spain on September 8 before a showdown with Switzerland in Leicester three days later. The surprise inclusion to the squad is Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, who has been recalled by Southgate after being left out of the World Cup selection in favour of club teammate Ashley Young – who misses out this time around. Three other new faces have been included in Liverpool’s Joe Gomez, Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Southampton goalkeeper Alex …

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Pique: Klopp and Guardiola’s style, completely different

Pique: Klopp and Guardiola’s style, completely different

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp uses a completely different tactical system to that of Pep Guardiola, says Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Pique returned to the Camp Nou in 2008 during Guardiola’s reign following a four-year spell at Manchester United. The Spanish defender emerged as one of the most sought-after defenders in European football under Guardiola’s tutelage and has since been a prominent member of the Barcelona squad. But even the 31-year-old reckoned that his former boss would find it tougher this season due to the football Liverpool produce. Klopp’s style of a high-octane counter-attack defeated City thrice last season, and they are expected to …

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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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Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Ronaldo aims for Champions League glory with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming for Champions League glory with Italian Champions Juventus. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has won Europe’s biggest club prize once with Manchester United and four times in the past five years at Real Madrid. Ronaldo will join Dutch legend and current Cameroon boss Clarence Seedorf as only the second player to have lifted the trophy with three different clubs if he wins the title with Juve. You have to go back 22 years ago to recall the last time Juventus defeated Ajax to win the Champions League. Since then, they had lost five times in the final with the most recent one …

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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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Klopp plays down Premier League title talk

Klopp plays down Premier League title talk

Jurgen Klopp has played down talks that Liverpool is ready to launch a Premier League title challenge. Liverpool recorded a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park on Monday to move second in the Premier League table after two games, leaving them only behind defending champions Manchester City. A second successive clean sheet, followed up by goals from James Milner and Sadio Mane, saw Liverpool state their case as potential league winners. But Klopp feels it is far too early to talk about Liverpool potentially topping the table at the end of the season for the first time since 1989-90.   View …

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