José Mourinho Defends His Players amidst Poor Form

Jose Mourinho has rose to the defence of his players by saying that the current poor run of form will only make them stronger.

After managing to win the opening three games in the league, Manchester United went on to suffer three consecutive losses before finally bouncing back with a win over Northampton Town in the EFL Cup. A win against such lower league opposition is not necessarily a testament to the quality of the team, but it at least provides them with some confidence going into the weekend’s game against Leicester City.

Mourinho has had big spells of poor form in the last couple of years and there has been a suggestion that the Portuguese manager is starting to get found out with regard to his dated tactics. However, he managed to win the Premier League title not too long ago with Chelsea and there is every possibility that United may very well come back with vengeance this weekend. For the time being, though, Mourinho has had to defend his players due to the poor form. The Portuguese claimed that the poor form would make his players stronger.
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José Mourinho says that midfielder Juan Mata was himself responsible for Chelsea Exit

José Mourinho says that midfielder Juan Mata was himself responsible for the exit from Chelsea a few years ago. Mata has found himself playing under Mourinho once again.

The duo could not share a working relationship when they were at Chelsea. The manager ended up having the bigger say and Mata left the club for £ 37 million for Manchester United. The Spaniard’s biggest complaint was that Mourinho demoted him from being a first-team regular into a bit part player for no reason since his performances were still excellent.

Mata may not have been adefault first choice at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal, but he seems to be happy at Old Trafford. Now that Mourinho has become the new manager at United, it remains to be seen if Mata will remain at the club or demand a transfer. Mourinho was invariably asked about the future of the Spaniard. He says that he has no problem with Mata and it was the Spaniard who insisted that he left Chelsea and due to the lack of first-team action. Once again, he confirmed that he will not have any player in the squad who is not willing to stay. This is seen as an indirect confirmation that he would be ready to sell Mata if the player once again wishes to move.
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Manchester United are reported to be in talks with Juventus for the signature of youngster Paul Pogba this summer.

The player who used to be with the club left to become a star in Italy but the Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward wants the player to return to Old Trafford. According to Sky Sports News HQ, Man United are ready to drop as much as £100 million to sign the Frenchman this summer.

Juventus would ordinarily want the player to remain at the club but such a huge offer would be very difficult to refuse. Sources say both clubs have begun talks already and if it actualizes the young player could receive as much as £300,000 in weekly wages. The 23-year old left the club back in 2012, after growing with the club’s academy but has gone on to make a name big for himself, wining the Serie A title for four consecutive years.

The player would not be easy to get as Real Madrid are also interested. The Spanish giant are a huge admirer of the player and want him to move to the Bernabeu. However, reports have it that the player only wants the talks to make real progress when the Euro 2016 concludes in France on Sunday. France play Portugal in the finals, after seeing off Germany in the semi finals on Thursday, July 7th. Continue reading “MANCHESTER UNITED SET TO SNAP POGBA THIS SUMMER”

Manchester United to sign Villareal defender Eric Bailly

There are media reports that Jose Mourinho had made his first signing for Manchester United by luring the Villareal defender to Old Trafford.

It is reported that the deal might be in the region of £30m.

Many other clubs were interested in Eric Bailly, but the Red Devils have managed to snatch the player away from clubs such as Manchester City, Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain. Ever since his appointment Jose Mourinho has shown his intentions of strengthening the team in order to mount a serious title challenge as from next season itself.

It is understood that the Villareal defender has signed a four-year contract with Manchester United and has the option of signing another two. He is an Ivory Coast international that already has some international experience as well as European experience by playing in La Liga.

Jose Mourinho has stated that Eric Bailly is a solid defender with some great natural skills. He believes that he has developed well for a young player and that there is still more to come from the Ivory Coast defender. The new Manchester United manager has stated that Bailly has the potential to become one of the best defenders in the world if he continues his development.
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Louis van Gaal hints retaining Managerial Position

Louis van Gaal has hinted that he expects to stay as the manager of Manchester United going into next season.

He believes that being part of the discussions for next season is a sign that the club still retain their faith. Van Gaal has been widely expected to leave Old Trafford after his failure to achieve anything of great significance in the last two years. He has not been granted the time but he has instead been given vast sums of money to spend. Most of the signings, though, have not worked in favour of the Dutchman.

Instead, he seems to have found success in the youth team at the club. After promoting a number of youngsters like Marcus Rashford into the first-team, United reached the FA Cup final by beating Everton. Van Gaal provided a great generation of young players during his times at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The recent developments have also led to suggestions that he is building a similar sort of ecosystem at United, who are already famed for bringing youngsters through. Van Gaal said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game with Leicester that he has had a difficult job dealing with older players when he came to the club. Continue reading “Louis van Gaal hints retaining Managerial Position”

Changes coming to Manchester United attack

According to media reports, there are increasing rumours that Manchester United might be interested in signing Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. And with the possibility that Mourinho will be the next Manchester United manager, there might be changes to Manchester United attack next season.

Indeed, the current United attack is not comparable to what we have become accustomed. Fans have constantly booed Van Gaal’s team to make their complaints known. To change the situation, the United board might be looking for some new faces to add the current squad. Continue reading “Changes coming to Manchester United attack”

Louis van Gaal might resign and United want to sign Japanese forward

Following Manchester United’s 3rd successive defeat after losing against Stoke City, Louis van Gaal has announced the possibility of him resigning from his managerial position of the Premier League club.

In a press conference after their loss against Stoke City, the Dutch coach of Manchester United was asked about his current situation in Old Trafford and if he has any kind of assurance to stay as the head coach despite his recent string of losses, Louis van Gaal replied by saying that he can simply quit himself if things get too serious or heated.

“I can also quit by myself. That is something I speak to Ed Woodward about by himself not with you. It is not always that the club has to fire or sack me. Sometimes I do it by myself. I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and with my members of staff and players and not with you.” Louis van Gaal said as he replied to questions during one of his latest press conferences. Continue reading “Louis van Gaal might resign and United want to sign Japanese forward”