Mourinho questions the attitude of his players

Jose Mourinho once again was not happy with the attitude of the players of Manchester United after the Red Devils could only secure one point from their visit to Southampton yesterday.

This was one away game where United were the strong favorites and should have won by opinion of premier league experts, not only because they had the stronger team on paper, but also because Southampton’s form in the Premiership has been terrible in the on-going season and they have remained in the relegation zone right from the start of the season.  Continue reading

Manchester United unlikely to back Jose Mourinho in the transfer window

Manchester United will reportedly refuse Jose Mourinho with the funds to bolster the squad in the New Year. The Red Devils have endured a frustrating start to the Premier League season with just 20 points from their opening 12 matches and this had recently spread the speculation that they could go on a winter spending spree.

However, according to The Independent, that may not be the case when the transfer window reopens with the hierarchy still concerned over the lack of sufficient impact from Jose Mourinho’s signings. In particular, there are said to be concerns regarding the failure of both Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof to sufficiently impress at the heart of the defence while the same goes for midfielder Fred, who was recruited from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer after a huge outlay of nearly £52m.
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Jose Mourinho not confident of David de Gea stay

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is not confident of David de Gea extending his contract with the club. The Spain international has been with the Red Devils for the past seven-and-a-half seasons and during his period, he has transformed into one of the world’smost sought after goalkeepers.

As a result, there has been regular speculation regarding his future at Old Trafford and speaking to Sky Sports News, Mourinho has acknowledged that the club are still far off from extending his current deal, he said: “I am not confident. I cannot find the word in English, but let’s see what happens. Only the club, David and his people can answer that. My comment is only that everyone knows how good he is, how important he is for Manchester United and, if the club want to be better than it is and not worse, obviously it would be very important to keep David.”
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David Moyes: Jose Mourinho has the support from Manchester United’s hierarchy

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Jose Mourinho does not face the immediate risk of being sacked despite the Red Devils’ average start to the campaign. The Mancunian giants have begun the campaign in not best of ways with three defeats from their opening eight league matches.

Despite this, Mourinho’s managerial position has remained intact and Moyes feels the Portuguese has the support of the board, given the success he has achieved with a number of his former sides, he said: “I think the club are firmly behind the manager, and he’s been a winner, Jose, throughout his career, so I don’t see why that should suddenly change. It was a great result – any team that comes from 2-0 down.
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Bryan Robson surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to join Juventus

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has admitted that he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to join Juventus during the summer transfer window. The Red Devils favourite had expected the Portuguese to either retire with Real Madrid or Manchester United and he was surprised that Jose Mourinho’s side declined to make a move for the Portuguese superstar.

Speaking to The Manchester Evening News, Rob highlighted that he was surprised with the attacker’s decision to join the Bianconeri and believes the Portuguese can change the dynamics of any side he plays for, he said: “I was surprised that Ronaldo didn’t finish his career at Real Madrid or Manchester United. That was a surprising move when he went to Juventus. Someone like Ronaldo can change your season. It can happen.”
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Time to Play Super 6?

Is it time that you had a go at SkyBet’s weekly Super 6? The fact that it is free to play should be enough to tempt pretty much all fans to have a go, but when you throw into the mix that there is a potential £1 million in cash to be won, you’d have to be crazy not to want to get involved – especially if you follow the football anyway and have a reasonable guess as to how well each team is performing.

If you’re not already playing, you are missing out – the chance to win big without even putting a penny of your own money at risk!

What is Super 6?
Sky’s Super 6 is one of a number of ‘recruitment tools’ that big bookmakers are using to try and get you to set up an account with them, and have a punt on their site – they are taking the calculated bet that once you’re on their site each week for the Super 6, you’ll also have a cheeky accumulator bet, and maybe one on Harry Kane (even if he’s not set the Premier League on fire just yet) to net first in the big game on Saturday. But just because they want to, doesn’t mean you have to (save your money for the other betting offers from other bookmakers that are out there week after week!), and we recommend that you just sign up and play the Super 6 for free.

The fact that you can download the app to your phone, and even set reminders to make your selections before kick-off, means that there can be no real excuse – you can literally submit your entry in 2 minutes flat, and with absolutely no effort whatsoever!

So how do you play?
To win the Super 6, you need to correctly predict the score of the 6 matches chosen by SkyBet. It’s a bit like an accumulator bet, in that you need all 6 results to come in, for you to take the money. Most players can get at least one of the scores right, but it takes a lot of intuition / luck to get all 6 correct, especially in the unpredictable game of football, where mistakes happen, goals can be scored in seconds, and referees can make borderline decisions (like sendings off) that will directly impact the results.

If you get all 6 scores correct then you claim your huge cash prize! If someone else has also managed to get all 6 results too, it comes down to the ‘Golden Goal’ prediction – you pick a match and put your guess as to when the first goal will be scored in – with the nearest prediction taking the spoils. If no-one guesses all 6 scores, a £5000 cash prize goes to the player who got the most right.

Getting Help
There are a few fan websites / facebook groups that try to predict what the scores would be, but they tend to be happy amateurs, having a bit of a guess in their lunch hours. At FootyAccumulators, they have experienced betting professionals (who actually do it for a living!) who make their suggestions on their Super 6 tips page. Obviously, it’s difficult to predict (believe it or not, SkyBet don’t actually want to give out the million quid every week…), but the FA team have done reasonably well at getting at least 3 of the scores correct for the last over each gameweek.

Their top super 6 tips are to follow the form – if a team is in good form then they should have a better chance of carrying on, with that all important ‘momentum’. To do the job right you also need to have a closer look at their goal scoring / conceding tallies – when a team that is knocking them in for fun faces a team that concedes them like they are playing in the playground, it can be anybody guess what the end score will be, but you can bet it will be big numbers!

Gary Neville urges Manchester United to stick with Jose Mourinho

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has urged his club to show their support towards manager Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils recently suffered a second straight league defeat as Tottenham Hotspur humbled them by a 3-0 scoreline but Neville believes the club should continue backing the Portuguese tactician.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Neville admitted that Mourinho has the history of underperforming during his third season with his former sides but he does not want the repeat of the same at Old Trafford, he said: “You can’t keep jumping around with managers. I hear the third-year Mourinho stories and all the rest of it and you can’t disagree with those stories because there is some history.
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Jose Mourinho has no idea of future signings at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that he has no knowledge regarding any potential arrivals at Old Trafford between now and the transfer deadline. The Red Devils secured quick deals for Fred and Diogo Dalot prior to the summer World Cup and they have since made a solitary addition with veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant joining them on a free transfer.

Speaking in a news conference, Mourinho was asked about any potential arrivals in the coming weeks to which he replied: “I’ve no idea. I’m not going to lie to you. I’m not going to say somebody is coming or nobody is coming. We did Lee Grant because we have a fantastic young goalkeeper (Joel Pereira) who needs to play football. Fred we did quite a long time ago. We started the process. We lost Michael Carrick and I think Fred is the kind of player we need to complement the qualities of our midfield players.”
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Paul Pogba hails the influence of French teammate

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has hailed the influence of N’Golo Kante during the opening stages of the summer World Cup. The pair are presently part of the France national side who have qualified for the round of 16 stage and Pogba took time to praise his compatriot following Les Bleus’ 1-0 win over Peru, he said: “We’ve all been very, very good together. With NG (Kanté) it’s easier, he runs everywhere, he has fifteen lungs. Football is much easier with players like that.”

Pogba has often received criticism for his inability to track back at Old Trafford but a similar job has been eased at the World Cup with Kante during most of the dirty work. So far, the Frenchman has managed recover the ball on 27 occasions for his nation and his showing in the coming weeks could be key to ending France’s two-decade long wait for the World Cup.
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Alexis Sanchez admits he has struggled to adapt at Manchester United

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has admitted that he has found it hard since his winter move to Manchester United. The 29-year-old joined the Red Devils in a straight-swap agreement, which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal, but he has since failed to impress with just three goals in 18 appearances.

Speaking in the aftermath of FA Cup defeat to Chelsea, Sanchez said that he has struggled to adapt to the club’s style of play, he said: “I think that in every game I’ve played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play and I’ve been getting to know my team-mates. I believe that United really is a very big club on a worldwide scale and even more so in England where it’s the biggest. They always want to win and to be fighting on all fronts and that’s the reason I wanted to come here.”
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