One of the major differences Jose Mourinho has brought to Old Trafford which few United managers have shared in recent years has been a matter of fact willingness to discuss potential transfer targets. As with any manager, he needs to be cautious not to be accused of ‘tapping-up’, however, the general consensus is that when the media are the ones asking then it’s perfectly fine to state a carefully worded reply. So far we’ve seen this as work in almost all of the transfers that he has made.
So far we’ve seen this as work in almost all of the transfers that he has made. The Lukaku saga dragged on for weeks, and in just a similar way to the latest speculation/courting of England defender Danny Rose. The only major deal that was kept hush-hush until just before it was announced was that involving Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic, possibly because Mourinho (a long time fan of the player) couldn’t believe his luck that Chelsea was willing to part with him. Continue reading
Jose Mourinho has insisted that Manchester United are not in the hunt to sign Gareth Bale during this summer’s transfer window.
The Real Madrid midfielder has been heavily linked with an Old Trafford move this summer with the Red Devils looking to bolster their attack front.
United have been largely unsuccessful in their quest to sign a new attacker with a deal for Ivan Perisic far off from being complete. Inter Milan are said to demand fees of at least £48m, and this is still far from United’s £26m offer for the Croatia international.
Mourinho had highlighted last week that a deal for Ronaldo is ‘mission impossible’, and a reported asked Mourinho whether he shares a similar stance with Bale, for which, he replied: “The same [as Ronaldo]. You have contacts and feelings, you understand things, and it was clear that Bale likes Madrid, the challenge and situation. They are in a very good situation now and I never felt a desire for him to leave, so why waste time on it? No.” Continue reading
Manchester United and Jose Mourinho have never been fond of the Europa League. The latter has especially termed this competition as a ‘big disappointment’ in the past. Yet, the 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final could possibly be one of the most important results in the history of Manchester United. It is also an extremely important result for Mourinho’s career.
Manchester United are the biggest name in English football, and one of the biggest in the world. Yet, the giant has been going through a struggling period since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. Even after more than £400 million in transfer fees and three managers, the club had been struggling to return to the glory days. Now, the Europa league victory gives access to the riches of the Champions League and restores the brand value of the club in a big way. Continue reading
The remainder of this season for Manchester United is an all-or-nothing scenario. Winning the Europa League will resolve an ultimately successful season. The primary objective was to secure Champions League qualification, and Europa League success can provide an unlikely route to achieving that target. However, defeat in the final against Ajax will place Jose Mourinho in a precarious position for the start of next season, as wasted efforts in Europe have compromised their league campaign.
Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford with the reputation and charisma requisite for the job, and this instigated optimistic notions of a title challenge. A summer defined by spending £150 million marked a side keen to banish memories of the past few seasons while recapturing their status as the most feared side in the league. However, it has not quite transpired that way. Continue reading
Jose Mourinho has been officially presented as the new Manchester United manager.
As usual, the Portuguese manager was quite bullish with his statements and stated that he want to win everything with Manchester United.
He said that he wants to turn Manchester United into a competitive team and make sure that they win trophies. For him, it is not sufficient to play good football, but you need to win. Jose Mourinho admitted that the past three years have been difficult for Manchester United fans, but he believes he can turn things around.
He believes that the players should believe in themselves and make sure that they start winning again. Mourinho said that he is not aiming the fourth place or to get back in the Champions League. He is aiming the title itself and believes that Manchester United has the resources to achieve this as from next season itself.
It’s been over 4 months since Mario Gotze has played from the start of a Bayern Munich match and now the future of the 23 year old German midfielder is being linked with the both Liverpool and Manchester United.
Mario Gotze is considered to be one of the best youngsters in the world of football as the German player has everything that is needed to become an efficient midfielder with dribbling and play-making skills as well as having just enough speed to edge his way past defenders. Continue reading
Manchester United suffered a major injury setback with the news that Wayne Rooney will be missing around two months of action due to a knee injury. The forward suffered this ligament injury recently and this leaves the club with Anthony Martial as the recognised come forward within the squad.
Martial has been a decent scorer for United since his £ 36 million move from the French league in the summer. However, he is far from being a reliable source of goals for the club. At just 19 years of age, he is also very young to shoulder the responsibilities of such a big club. Continue reading
Louis Van Gaal says he had advised Adnan Januzaj to prefer a Premier League club over Borussia Dortmund for his loan spell, but, the Belgium international decided otherwise.
Januzaj had been included in the starting XI of United in some of the games at the start of the ongoing season and he’d even made a match winning contribution against the Villains, but, still Van Gaal felt it was hard to play the youngster regularly and it would be better for him if he plays somewhere else on loan. Continue reading
Rio Ferdinand is very unhappy having seen his former club Manchester United play the way they have of late and he believes it’s the manager, Louis Van Gaal, who is to be blamed for that.
In the words of Ferdinand, ‘I would not blame the players because they have no option. The manager wants them to play in that fashion. If they try to be a little chancy and expressive on the pitch and it does not come off well, they might have to bear the consequences and they know that. So, they are taking the safe route, but, it’s taking the team in the backward direction.’
Louis Van Gaal says the minute he realizes that the understanding between him and the Red Devils players is getting worse; he will come to the decision of stepping down from his post without too much of hesitation.
There have been reports that Van Gaal’s way of working is not that much liked at Old Trafford. His training regime, in particular, is in question as many of the players are believed to have got irked by it.
But, according to the boss, there is no negativity in the Manchester United camp. There’s good understanding and coordination, otherwise, he would not have been continuing. Continue reading