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”
Manchester United first choice goalkeeper David De Gea was reportedly dropped ahead of the club’s game against Sunderland last Sunday.
reports that the Portuguese tactician criticized him but the ‘talk’ did not go down well. The report claims that was why Mourinho played Sergio Romero during the game against David Moyes’ men instead of the Spaniard.
Mourinho said the keeper had a hip injury but further investigations show that Mourinho had been unhappy with the keeper’s performances. Manchester Evening News claimed that Mourinho alleged that De Gea was ‘sleeping’ in the goalless draw against West Bromich Albion few games back.
“David De Gea was sleeping and he did the funny thing at the end. I was laughing with that,” Mourinho said when the keeper let Darren Fletcher’s effort hit the bar during the game. It seems there was further private criticism that De Gea did not take lightly so a bust up ensured. The bust up likely led to the omission of the 26-year old keeper. Continue reading “DE GEA FIGHTS MOURINHO”
Louis Van Gaal is not understood to have too much of support from the younger section of the players at Manchester United
Most of the younger players have the opinion that the style of coaching offered by Van Gaal is not modern and also, he very rarely looks to communicate with them which makes them feel unrelated to him.
The favourite of the youngsters at the moment is the club’s former player Ryan Giggs as he is the one who often have conversations with them and support them to the fullest.
Giggs is in the Red Devils management team already, but, his role is only of an assistant which, many believe, is not the suitable role for him and he should have been promoted to the manager’s post by now after the team’s not so quick rise under Van Gaal.
The United youngsters also share the same view as they reckon there would be more of a chance of them playing first team Football if Giggs takes charge rather than anyone else.
They are not in support of Jose Mourinho replacing Van Gaal either as having talked to some of their counterparts in the Chelsea camp, they know that the Portuguese’s approach towards the youngsters would not be hugely different and they would be mere bench warmers in his rein too. Continue reading “Louis Van Gaal finding hard to get Support from Young Players”
Andres Iniesta has clearly stated that he is not going to part ways with Barcelona to feature in the Barclays Premier League.
There have been Barcelona players in the past who have turned to England, but, according to Iniesta, there is absolutely no chance of him following the footsteps of some of his former teammates.
In his talk to one of the popular Spanish dailies a few days ago, Iniesta, who is now also the skipper at Camp Nou, said, “The thought of going to EPL has never crossed my mind. As far as I am concerned, Barcelona is the best Football club in the world and I can’t be more happy and satisfied anywhere else.”
“I hope I go on and complete the contract that I have with Barca. That’s what I want.”
Actually since the time Pedro went to Chelsea, the rumours were hot that Iniesta might do something similar before this transfer window shuts down or maybe in the winter.
But, now with Iniesta clearing the air, those rumours would perhaps be put to rest.
Iniesta also talked about his feelings after being handed Barcelona captaincy on a full time basis. Continue reading “Andres Iniesta has clearly stated that he is not going to part ways with Barcelona”
United defender Chris Smalling has stated that the club should not be in a position to celebrate a top four finish every season.
Instead, he wants the club to be challenging for titles like they once did under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson. United secured Champions League qualification after their main rivals Liverpool failed to take advantage of the recent dropped points. Despite three consecutive defeats in the league only a few weeks ago, United were able to seal the final fourth spot. However, they will miss out on a top three place that would give them direct access to the Champions League group stages after a 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
After struggling a lot with form and consistency in the first half of the campaign, United showed a lot of improvement towards the latter stages. It has been a major reason behind the top four finish. Smalling reckons that the club can build on this good form going into the next season. The former Fulham defender was one of the much improved players in the United team. His inexperience along with the lack of leadership at the back was seen as a major disadvantage. However, Phil Jones and Smalling have did extremely well in the latter stages of the season. Continue reading “Chris Smalling has stated that the club should not be in a position”