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Jose Mourinho has a go at his former clubs

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Jose Mourinho has a go at his former clubs
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It has not even been 20 hours since he became the official manager of Tottenham Hotspur and completed his first press conference. 

However, Jose Mourinho has managed to find a way to get under the skin of his old clubs’ fans. Or tried to at least.

In his very first conference at Tottenham, Jose could not stop himself from having a go at Manchester United and Chelsea.

“I really like this squad and looking to the young players – there is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players to develop – not one,” Mourinho said to Tottenham’s official website .

“The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players, so I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving the talents that the first team need. Of course, I look forward to [working] with that profile.

“To play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane was always hard but beautiful. It was one of these places where I used to go with passion but also with respect. I always [spoke] about the club’s potential. I always [spoke] about the qualities of the players. I always [spoke about] the magnificent work the club was doing.”

“When you say, ‘beautiful stadium’, you are too humble. You have to say, ‘best stadium in the world’. I think that is the reality. The training ground is second to none. It probably can only be compared with some American Football training grounds. You cannot compare with European football at any level – and I’ve been in the majority of the best places.

“It’s impossible to compare anything [to] the stadium. I think it’s something that has to make us all very, very proud. But not just that, the conditions you have to work in are absolutely amazing.”

“In relation to the Premier League, I think we know where we are, and we know that we don’t belong there. We should just play match after match, the next match we want to win and that’s the same about the next, and the next and the next until the last.

“At the end of last season we will see where we are, but I know that we are going to be in a different position than we are now. I look forward to the challenge, to the responsibility [of bringing] happiness to everyone that loves the club.”

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Manchester United receive boost as three players return to full training

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Manchester United receive boost as three players return to full training
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Some good news for the Old Trafford side.

The medical reports is in.

Manchester United have been boosted by the return of three key players to full training. Trio Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matic are all nearing a return to action prior to the Sheffield United clash, the club has confirmed.

The Red Devils visit Sheffield United on Sunday following the international break, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men chase back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since March. The return of first-choice left-back Shaw comes as a big boost, the England international having been out with a hamstring injury since August.

Tuanzebe was one of the players tasked with filling the void on the left side of the defence but he too is only now back in the frame after a hip injury forced him out of the warm-up before the match against Liverpool last month. Teenage defender Brandon Williams has impressed at left-back in the meantime.

United could also soon have Matic back involved. He has not played since the start of October but rejoins the fold as midfield colleague Scott McTominay battles an ankle issue.

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Should Manchester United sign Mauricio Pochettino?

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Should Manchester United sign Mauricio Pochettino?
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Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur last night.

Now TV Pundit Harry Redknapp has revealed that the former Spurs boss came very close to joining United last season in December after Jose Mourinho was sacked.

“He was reasonably successful,” Redknapp told Sky Sports after Pochettino’s sacking from Tottenham on Tuesday. “I like him, I think he’s great, I’ve got a great relationship with him. He will think he’s going to get a big club and he will get a big club, there is no doubt about that.

“Whether it’s in England, I know he thought he had a big job due last year, I know his advisors spoke to another club and it looked like it was a done deal, apparently, but he didn’t get the job. He’ll be in a big job very shortly.”

With United still in trouble and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not doing so well, can we see Pochettino go back to Manchester United?

In the world of football, it is all about transfers. The weirdest moves happen when no one can even guess them. Even bookmakers has placed this move at a high chance. What do you think will happen? Do you want Poch at Old Trafford?

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Manchester United eye move for Reading youngster Danny Loader

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Manchester United eye move for Reading youngster Danny Loader
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United will be looking to bolster their ranks in January.

They are now eyeing a highly-rated talent.

Premier League giants Manchester United have started keeping an eye on Reading’s 19-year-old forward Danny Loader. Loader’s current contract at the EFL Championship side will terminate in 2020 June, after which he will be available to sign with any club as a free agent.

Meanwhile, Daily Star further reports that talks between the player and the club have stalled over a new deal, thereby putting several other Premier League clubs as well on high alert – apart from Manchester United. The English youngster joined Reading as a youth player in 2012, after spending his earliest years at Wycombe Wanderers. He was then promoted to their Under-18 team in 2016, and later, to the Under-23 team in 2017.

At the beginning of 2019, he was offered his first-ever senior contract with the club, since when he has made 29 appearances for the first-team. It is also worth mentioning that Loader was handed his first competitive bow by former Reading’s manager Jaap Stam, who is also an-ex Manchester United star.

That being said, it can be understood that thanks to Stam, the Red Devils have a major upper hand over the other Premier League clubs, in the transfer race for signing him.

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McTominay confident about healthy United

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McTominay confident about healthy United
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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is confident about the healthy dressing room vibe at Old Trafford.

“In terms of the team, I feel we’re much, much brighter,” he said recently. “The signs are good, the signs are positive and we’ve talked about things that we can improve on and how we’re going to try to improve by the end of the season, which is the business end of the season as well.

”We always have meetings [to discuss formations and tactics], that’s normal. It’s a normal thing to have meetings and for everybody to discuss, that’s a normal thing and the sign of a healthy dressing room. Boys speaking among it in the changing room, saying what they think we can improve on and what are good ideas as well.

“There’s plenty going on, it’s not a place to be quiet and in your shell. It’s time for people to really step up and start doing their jobs as well.”

“Yeah, for sure,” he replied when asked about United’s turnaround of form this season. “It’s difficult to say but with the injuries we’ve had, I do think we’ve coped relatively well with a small squad and a lot of boys playing a lot of minutes in a short space of time.

”I think people forget that we have had a lot of injuries as well, and you can see with Anthony coming back what a difference he makes. Which is what the manager has said about him as well.

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Greenwood hails Rooney as a role model

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Greenwood hails Rooney as role model
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Mason Greenwood has hailed Wayne Rooney as his role model.

Rooney used to play for Manchester United ever since he was a teenager. 

He is United’s record goal scorer. He played for Manchester United all his life after leaving Everton.

He went on to become United captain and England captain as well. He was one of the finest goal scorers in the game but could play in other positions as well. 

Rooney has now retired from football. However, his legacy continues to thrive as youngsters coming through the ranks in the academy have made him their role model. The latest addition to the list is Mason Greenwood.

He said, “Wayne Rooney and the Brazilian Ronaldo have always stood out for me. I’ve always looked up to them.

“Rooney is such a great goalscorer, that is what I want to be.

“He’s done most things on a football pitch and you have to have a role model.

“I’ve never seen him! I’ve seen his games obviously and watched the highlights on YouTube. Hopefully I’ll get to meet him one day.

“Ronaldo was quite a while ago — but my dad used to show me clips of him. He used to play for all those great teams.”

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Gerard Pique thanks former club Manchester United for making him successful

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Gerard Pique thanks former club Manchester United for making him successful
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Pique is now one of the best defenders in the game.

All he has his former side to thank for that.

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has credited Manchester United for his successful career as a football player. The centre-back moved to United as a 17-year-old back in 2004 before returning to Barcelona four years later.

Pique, who made only 23 appearances for United, accepted that he couldn’t play as much as he would have wanted under Sir Alex Ferguson at United, he learned a lot there and became the player he is today because of the Premier League club. He won the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and the League Cup during his four-year stay in England.

“When I left my friends there to spend four years at Manchester United it was tough. At the same time that was a great experience for me. I grew up a lot there. I am who I am because of the period I had at Manchester United, even though I didn’t play as much as I wanted to,” Pique told the Observer.

“But in my position, there were two centre-backs who were among the top three in the world at the time [Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic]. But being at home, and having the career I have had at home, has been a great pleasure and I am very proud of it.”

The 32-year-old also opened up on whether he has decided about retirement yet.

“Right now my thoughts are that every year has to be my last year. I want to dedicate as much as I can to football. I want to end my career in the best way possible. I don’t know if it will be one more year, two more years, five more years. But I am happy at Barcelona,” he said.

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Lee Dixon and Townsend disagree over Wan Bissaka

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Lee Dixon and Townsend disagree over Wan Bissaka
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Lee Dixon has said that he thinks Aaron Wan Bissaka needs a lot of defensive coaching.

“I think Wan-Bissaka’s a really great signing for them although needs huge amounts of coaching in my opinion defensively,” the Arsenal legend said on The Season So Far.

“I always say that about full-backs anyway and the game is different I understand that.”

However, Townsend disagrees with the Arsenal legend.

“Yeah I disagree with Lee about Wan-Bissaka’s defending,” Townsend responded.

“Having played on the same side as him for a year and a bit, for me he’s the best one-v-one defender I’ve ever seen or have ever definitely shared the pitch with.

“So maybe going forward he can improve some things but definitely defensively he’s incredible and for someone who was a winger 18 months ago, to see someone defend that well one v one is special and I’m not surprised that Man United have come in so soon.”

Let me just quantify what I said,” Dixon replied back.

“I agree with [Townsend] one v one, but probably 65-70 per cent, even more, of a full-back’s job is not one v one.

“I think give [Wan-Bissaka] a one v one and I’d take him all day long.

“But his position, his relationship with his centre-half, his relationship with his midfield player, his relationship with his inside midfield player, all of that takes time, it takes education about where to be.”

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Keane praises Rashford

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Keane praises Rashford
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Marcus Rashford has scored a brilliant goal for Manchester United many a times.

However, last night he lit it up for England last night.

Rashford broke through the ranks in United, as a teenager. It was under manager Louis Van Gaal that Rashford became popular.

However, as the years went by and Mourinho took over, Rashford lost his charm. He was no longer a big goal threat and was losing consistency with his game.

With the return of Ole, Rashford has again somewhat found his threatening pace, skills and finishing.

Yesterday, former Red Devil captain Roy Keane was full of praise for the youngster. 

‘Brilliant, brilliant goal. What a finish,’ Keane said on ITV. ‘He is back to his best. Lovely play, nice and simple.

‘Does it matter about the opposition? Of course it does, because they’re getting opportunities, but that was the goal of the night, lovely finish. Pure quality.’

‘The attacking three players you’d have at the minute are Sterling, Kane and Rashford, the three of them are outstanding players, cause you all sorts of headaches,’ said the Irishman.

Can Rashford keep up the good form and guide United to a top four finish this season?

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Is Manchester United Declan Rice’s move off?

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Is Manchester United Declan Rice's move off?
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Declan Rice has been a target for Manchester United forever.

However, a damming verdict of his game last night from Manchester United legend Roy Keane might have put the 

“Where he needs to improve, there are plenty of aspects if you think about it,” he said on ITV Sport before England’s 4-0 win over Kosovo.

“Over the last few months he has had a lot of praise, I worked with him while he was with the Ireland squad.

“Where does he need to improve, where do you want me to start? His positional play I don’t think is consistent enough, he doesn’t stay with runners, he’s sloppy in possession.

“I can go on.”

“He’s one of those players, a couple of months ago everyone was enjoying him and loved him,” he added.

“He’s one of those players that’s now played his way out of the team because he’s not been consistent for West Ham.”

Manchester United are in real need of a central midfielder. The players they have in midfield are Scott McTominay, Fred, Paul Pogba and Andreas Pereira. 

Given this list, we are not sure whether Roy Keane has the position to make that comment.

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