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Mourinho believes win over Sevilla would help CL challenge

Mourinho believes win over Sevilla would help CL challenge

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that only should his team beat Sevilla can they truly be considered to be Champions League contenders. The two clubs clash on Wednesday for the first leg being played in Spain where the Portuguese manager will certainly be hoping his players can grab a few away goals. The draw against the La Liga club was seen as favourable for United who aren’t necessarily expected to challenge for Europe’s top trophy. Getting into the quarter finals sounds just about right in the Red Devils’ first season back in the Champions League since Louis Van Gaal‘s time. Mourinho is also not seriously considering his players to challenge but believes once teams get into the last eight, anything can happen. According to the Mirror, Jose said...
Brilliant Bundesliga starlet tipped for England WC call-up

Brilliant Bundesliga starlet tipped for England WC call-up

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As per a report form The Mirror this afternoon, the English FA are considering an approach for Bayer Leverkusen sensation Leon Bailey, ahead of this summer’s World Cup. Blistering youngster Bailey, a 20-year-old Jamaican winger, only made the move to the BayArena in January of last year for a fee of 20 million Euro, following links with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United. The pacy starlet caught the eye with his performances in the Europa League for Belgian outfit Genk last season, and has racked up 11 goals and 5 assists in 23 domestic appearances to this point in the campaign with Leverkusen (17 starts). In-demand However, despite being just 5 months into his first full season in the Bundesliga, Bailey has already been heavily linked with a departure from the BayArena, wi
Mourinho frustrated due to this Man Utd star's contract: report

Mourinho frustrated due to this Man Utd star's contract: report

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly concerned with his club’s efforts in renewing Marcos Rojo‘s current contract. The Argentinian arrived at Old Trafford during Louis Van Gaal‘s reign but the Portuguese manager has clearly shown faith in him. Rojo was one of the Red Devils’ better performers last season before his horrific injury that ruled him out for quite some time with him only just recently returning. The centre-back’s contract is set to run out next summer and so Mourinho hopes not only to end it to secure his services for longer but to also ward off any interest from other clubs. Should he fail to come to terms with the club, he would be put in a scenario where he will have the upper hand in contract negotiations as the former Chelsea ma...
PSG linked with surprise move for Manchester United defender

PSG linked with surprise move for Manchester United defender

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As per a report from the Sun this evening, Ligue 1 powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain are considering a summer move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo. English stint Rojo, a versatile Argentinian international who can play either at centre-back or full-back, has been on the books of Manchester United since 2014, when he joined the Premier League giants from Portuguese outfit Sporting CP. Rojo has since enjoyed an up-and-down spell at Old Trafford, but had emerged as one of the club’ most consistent performers last season before an ACL injury suffered during a Europa League clash with Anderlecht last April saw the 27-year-old ruled out until late last year. The South American has since managed 6 Premier League starts, though Jose Mourinho has regularly opted for the likes of Phil ...
Revealed: The reason Alvaro Morata snubbed a move to Barcelona

Revealed: The reason Alvaro Morata snubbed a move to Barcelona

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Conte Alvaro Morata could have moved to Barcelona last summer, but instead decided to make a move to Chelsea according to Don Balon. The La Liga side were keen on him, and had offered an £88 million package for him – but he wanted to link up with former manager Antonio Conte again – hence the move to Chelsea. Morata was also concerned he wouldn’t get as much game time at  Barcelona – and didn’t seem to think money was an issue, so took the chance to move to the Premier League and link up with Conte again, who he made clear was rthe number one reason for his arrival. Morata said: “I am very conscious of that [working with Conte again]. “He bet on me for Juventus but left before I arrived – then he wanted me at Chelsea come what may. “He knows me better th
Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star

Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star

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Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Don Balon, Real Madrid are planning to make Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne their club record signing in the summer. Gareth Bale is Real’s most expensive purchase at £95m, but the Belgian could surpass that in the coming months. With Luke Modric turning 33 later this year, a world-class midfield reinforcement is needed in the transfer market, and few deep-lying players are better than City’s Belgian international. De Bruyne has scored and created 21 goals in 27 Premier League games for the Sky Blues this season and also averages a tackle and interception every 36 minutes. The 26-year-old is a Player of the Season contender as a result of h
Mourinho furious with these two Man Utd stars following loss to Newcastle

Mourinho furious with these two Man Utd stars following loss to Newcastle

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was reportedly furious with stars Paul Pogba and Phil Jones following the 1-0 loss to Newcastle. Despite the loss, the club managed to bounce back yesterday with a win vs Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup but neither player featured. Pogba was bizarrely left out due to illness despite Mourinho promising he would play in the match whilst Jones’ was presumably just dropped or rested. Eric Bailly was chosen on the bench instead, much to the delight of United fans who believe he’s a much better option than the club’s other defensive options. Time will tell whether Jose has truly had a bust up with both players as some sections of the media reports but supporters will certainly not want to see Paul leave in the aftermath of it ...
VAR issue official apology after Manchester United shambles

VAR issue official apology after Manchester United shambles

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Wrong The providers of VAR, Hawkeye, have issued an apology after widespread ridicule with their efforts to decide if Juan Mata’s goal for Manchester United against Huddersfield was onside – or should be ruled off. There was a huge amount of debate, and the graphic provided to BT Sport was billed as something a child could draw’ b y many people, and while VAR did prove to be correct according to Hawkeye, the graphic sent to BT Sport was wrong. “A technical error led to an incorrect graphic being provided by Hawkeye to BT Sport on Saturday,” the statement read. “To confirm, the VAR saw the correct image with the correct lines to make the decision.  “This was a case of the wrong image being provided to the broadcaster and we apologise.” Mata and Mourinho Mata himself
Mourinho explains how Huddersfield were 'different' in the FA Cup

Mourinho explains how Huddersfield were 'different' in the FA Cup

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has opened up on the club’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Portuguese boss and his players desperately needed to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle and managed to successfully do so. While an FA Cup win is unlikely to relieve pressure on Premier League performances, it could potentially help build momentum as United aim to secure the second spot in the table. With many fans growing frustrated and concerned with the club’s recent uninspiring displays, a win helps to set things up for the future. Mourinho was certainly happy with the result and believes the home side played with a different mentality to when the Red Devils faced them last time around. According to Examiner, Jose said: “I a...
Danny Ings speaks about fulfilling Liverpool dream

Danny Ings speaks about fulfilling Liverpool dream

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Champions League Danny Ings has claimed playing for Liverpool has allowed him to fulfil one of the biggest dreams of his career – playing in the Champions League. The Liverpool forward has suffered from injury since joining the squad, but it seems that he’s back and wants to help the side progress in the competition this year, with a huge first leg win over Porto already under their belt. “It was one of those things where you watch it as a kid and have a dream of playing in the competition,” Ings told Liverpool’s official website. “So to come on and make my debut was a huge moment for me. I was very, very happy. But the most important thing was the 5-0 win – away at Porto, it’s a huge result. “To be part of this group in a competition l