Laurent Blanc: Paul Pogba is a better player than Patrick Vieira

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc believes Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has plenty of time to improve on his game and he could become a key player for club and country in the next few years. The Frenchman has come for plenty of stick owing to his inconsistent performances at Old Trafford but Blanc is confident that Pogba will reach his potential in the future.

He said:“I think [Pogba] still has room to improve. In my generation, we have very physically impressive players, like Patrick Vieira, for example. Technically speaking Patrick is really good, but he is not as good as Pogba, especially in terms of attacking. [Pogba] is well ahead of the other players in terms of physical levels. In the next few years, I think if Pogba does not suffer from injury problems, he will be one of the key players for France and also his club, we’re lucky enough to have Pogba.”
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De Gea signs new contract

Manchester United are confident that goalkeeper David De Gea will put pen to paper on a new five-year contract that will see him stay at the Red Devils until 2023.

The Spaniard has been Manchester United’s most influential player over recent years, winning three Player’s player of the year awards in the last five seasons, and was the winner of the Premier League golden glove award last season, keeping 18 clean sheets. News of his contract renewal was released in the press as De Gea made the worst start possible to the World Cup, making a huge mistake in a draw with Portugal. Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Dismisses Paul Pogba Exit Talk

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that Paul Pogba would not be leaving the club during this summer’s transfer window. The France international has experienced a mixed run of form this season and this has witnessed him feature on the substitutes’ bench on a couple of occasions.

Despite this, the Frenchman has remained a valuable member of Mourinho’s side since his arrival and the Portuguese manager has now ruled out the possibility of his exit by saying: “I think he’s going to be here next season. That’s my feeling. I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave, that the club doesn’t want to sell him and I can give you the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him or his agent or from any club. In this moment for me, he’s staying, yes.” Continue reading

Hugo Lloris Backs Paul Pogba To Come Good Soon

France captain Hugo Lloris believes compatriot Paul Pogba is still struggling to find his form after overcoming multiple injuries during the current campaign. The midfielder started the season in sublime fashion as he contributed goals as well as assists for Manchester United, but his game time became restricted from September after suffering a hamstring issue.

Pogba has since not been in the best of form for the Red Devils, and Lloris admits that it is a complicated situation. The 24-year-old’s inconsistency has cost him a regular role with United, but Lloris has backed the midfielder to return to his old-self sooner rather than later, he said: “Paul stays a strong player in our team, he is one of our leaders.

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Juventus interested in Martial

It is believed that Italian side Juventus might be interested in signing the young French forward Anthony Martial from Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has hinted that he might allow the player to leave at the end of the season if he gets the right offer.

Juventus who are keen to build a side that will allow them to win the Champions League are reported to be interested in the player. Having crashed out in the Quarter Finals this time around, they are keen to strengthen the side, with a new goal-scoring striker being top of the club’s shopping list! Continue reading

Is there a future for Paul Pogba at Old Trafford?

The 2017-18 season was a major disappointment for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United. Despite finishing second in the English Premier League, the club was unable to kick-on from the previous year.

Mourinho was able to win three trophies in his first season but followed it up with a goose egg in all competitions this term. Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Delivers Fitness Update On Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to first-team training, though he is unlikely to return for this weekend’s Premier League game at Newcastle United. The 36-year-old suffered a minor recurrence of his knee problem back in December, and the club’s medical staff decided to give him an extended rest in order to avoid any further setbacks which could potentially end his professional career.


Ibrahimovic had begun his individual training regime earlier this month, and Mourinho has now confirmed that the big Swede is into full training with his teammates. Speaking to MUTV, he said: “The squad is good, everything is fine Eric Bailly and Daley Blind are the two players that are out. Zlatan started training with the team two days ago, so two days with the group and improving. We are fine.”

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Michael Carrick Announces His Decision To Retire After The Current Season

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has confirmed that he will draw the curtains on his playing career when the season comes to a close. The England international spent most of the first-half of the season on the sidelines after he required a surgery to rectify an irregular heart rhythm. He made his comeback during the FA Cup outing against Yeovil Town in January, and he has since featured in the same competition versus Huddersfield Town.


Despite his return, manager Jose Mourinho had suggested that Carrick would be hanging up his boots during the summer, and the 36-year-old has now publicly confirmed of the decision, he said via Manutd.com:“I think it’s pretty much already been said, to be honest with you. There comes a time when, as much as you like or don’t like it, your body tells you it’s time to stop playing football. That’s pretty much where I’m at, which is fine. It’s something you have to accept. That’s where I’m at.” Continue reading

Graeme Souness urges Manchester United to sign a craftsman

Football pundit Graeme Souness has urged Manchester United to recruit a craftsman in the form of Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen, if they are to provide better service to Romelu Lukaku up front. The Red Devils started the campaign in bright form, netting four goals in three of their first Premier League matches.


However, as the season has gone, the goals have dried up for Lukaku and United, and this has hampered their chances of keeping up with arch-rivals Manchester City in the pursuit of the Premier League title, which they last won in 2013.
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POGBA SITUATION UNCERTAIN

Paul Pogba’s situation at Manchester United remains a delicate one, even as the end of the season draws nigh. There are strong speculations that the French playmaker could exit the team with decreasing confidence in his abilities by the coach Jose Mourinho but then the huge financial investment in him is a major hindrance.

Pogba’s international teammate Antoine Griezmann has asked him to rise up to the occasion and prove his critics wrong. Both players are on international duty with France playing warm up games in preparations for the forthcoming World Cup. Continue reading