Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is pleased with how he has performed in the big matches this season. The England international has not always been a favourite among the club’s supporters but his form since February has been impressive with a couple of match-defining goals along the way.
For some reason or other, Pual Pogba seems to court controversy wherever he goes, whether it be for club or country. To say Pogba is a controversial individual wouldn’t be fair to the player and he certainly isn’t from the same school of mischief as say, Mario Balotelli. The 25-year old has a way of rubbing fans up the wrong way, however, and that was shown again when the French fans turned on him against Italy.
Pogba was jeered by the home support after a few misplaced passes and a shot he took from 35 yards out that ended up going out for a throw-in. It was hardly a vintage midfield performance but it certainly wasn’t deserving of the reaction he was subjected to by a section of the home crowd. Continue reading “Pogba Jeered by Home Support During Italy Clash”
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho reportedly blasted Paul Pogba after it appeared that the star man interrupted one of his post-game interviews. The Portuguese is under pressure following below par results from the team.
A section of pundits claim the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager is getting outdated. Mourinho, in response, said the team was “in transitions” hence the inconsistencies. After the 2-1 victory against Liverpool, which eased the pressure as both sides competed for the second place in the league standings, Mourinho was giving a Match of the Day interview. The player stepped into the makeshift studio and congratulated the boss, even as they were rumours of a rift between them.
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Manchester United legend and MUTV Pundit Gary Pallister has revealed that there was not any bust-up between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba. A recent report from The Sun suggested that the France international was considering his future at Old Trafford following a rift with Mourinho, who told him to look at the ‘manager’ sign on the door while he was asked to leave his office.
Since then, Mourinho has branded the story as a ‘big lie’ and he has since reinstated the Frenchman into the lineup for the games against Sevilla and Chelsea, though he only started on the bench against the former. Speaking about the alleged incident, Pallister, who won four titles with United, stressed that Mourinho’s decision to bench Pogba was due to his discipline.
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The closeness of the title race has always given the Premier League the edge over the other leagues around Europe. So often it comes down to the last few weeks of the season and in the famous instance of Man City’s title-winning campaign during the 2011/2012 season, the last kick of the season as Aguero brought down the curtain on the 360 game league with a goal that secured the Citizens the title on goal difference.
The Sky Blues will begin February with at least a 12-point lead over second-placed Manchester United, which is almost unheard of at this time of the season. The gulf in class between Man City and the rest of the league is as big as it has ever been. It’s not just the points disparity that has daylight between Guardiola’s men and the other teams but also the football they are playing. Continue reading “Mourinho Hoping Against Hope City Will Falter”
Manchester United great Andy Cole believes the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will bring the best out of Romelu Lukaku, who ended his recent goalless streak. The Belgium international had failed to score in any of his last seven matches for United, but he managed to end this run during the 4-1 triumph over Newcastle United last weekend.
In an interview covered on United’s official website, Cole, a treble winner with the club in 1999, feels that the competition for places with Zlatan could improve Lukaku’s showing on playing field, he said: “I’m excited. I was fortunate to be in that position at United, having other players after your place and that competition brings the best out of you.
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Manchester United have offered Alexis Sanchez a huge deal to move to Old Trafford, according to reports. The Chile international dumped the move to the Blues for the Red Devils of Manchester as City could not up their offer. Arsenal are in advanced stage of talks to get Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Sanchez in a player swap deal.
The 29-year old Sanchez would receive a whopping £14 million per year after tax in wages – making it £27 million before tax. Manchester United would also meet Arsenal’s £30 million valuation, pay Sanchez a sign-on fee of £20 million and then pay all the agents involved another £10 million to close the deal. Continue reading “UNITED OFFER SANCHEZ HUGE DEAL”
With almost one-third of the Football League Championship already in the books, we are yet to really see who will be filling the top-two spots, with a place in the Premier League for next season as the glittering prize.
Newly promoted Sheffield United currently lead the standings, with Wolves and Cardiff narrowly behind. There are several other contenders who may still have plenty to say before the end of the season, in what promises to be a very close fight to the finish for the promised land.
Here we will look at some of the main contenders in greater detail. Continue reading “Championship Promotion Race is Wide-open”
The six top clubs from the Premier League are threatening to form a breakaway and go on separate ways if the Premier League is insistent upon spreading the overseas TV money across the division.
The Premier league is already regarded as one of the Communist top leagues in the world, as the television money has been evenly spread out across the division. As a result, the Premier league happens to be one of the most competitive divisions of the world. It is extremely difficult to predict games every weekend unlike at the likes of Italy, Spain, and Germany.
However, it is understood that several top clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea are not interested in the league distributing the overseas TV many across the 20 clubs. The top clubs are demanding around 35% of the next deal for the overseas TV rights. Right now, it is being split up equally across the 20 clubs. The 35th share will be determined on the basis of league position. In order to get this as a rule, there needs to be at least two thirds majority in order to go through. Continue reading “Manchester United Threaten Break Away over Overseas TV Rights”
Jose Mourinho says that he is reasonably content with the signings made by Manchester United, even though the club may have missed out on a few transfer targets.
Mourinho has been extremely active in the transfer market in order to make United title contenders once again. The club have backed the manager with the signings of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, and Victor Lindelof amongst others. However, there have been players who have so far been out of the reach for the Red Devils. The most prominent transfer target has been Ivan Perisic, but United have been unable to come to terms with Inter Milan for the transfer of the 28-year-old.
United have spent more than £ 150 million on new players this summer. It has helped them make a strong start to the season with back-to-back 4-0 wins. Mourinho refused to rule out the possibility of seeing more signings before the end of the transfer market, but he says that his squad has been enriched compared to last season. Continue reading “Jose Mourinho Happy with Transfer Activity at Manchester United”