Man Utd boss Mourinho pleased to involve Garner, Greenwoodby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho was happy to involve Joe Garner and Mason Greenwood in last week’s Champions League defeat at Valencia.The two teens were involved in the traveling party.Mourinho said, “I think it’s always a nice experience for them even if they don’t play, to be involved, to feel a new habitat and, I think, to even feel the pressure of being on the bench and thinking ‘maybe I have to play’. “To feel that extra adrenalin and responsibility, I think it’s always a good experience for them. But they had pre-season with us, they trained with us many, many times. Last week they were training with us almost every day, so it’s not really something new for the boys.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Mourinho: Our best hope is fourthby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho says a top four finish is the best they can hope for this season.United are reeling after their 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.Mourinho said afterwards, “We can still finish fourth. “It’s not easy, but for sure we are going to finish in the top six like all the other historically top teams but the best we can get is the fourth position. Right now we need to look to fifth and probably later we can look to the fourth.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville names Pochettino as ‘ideal’ Mourinho replacementby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville wants Mauricio Pochettino to takeover at Old Trafford.Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager on Tuesday after the club’s worst start to the season in 28 years.And Neville thinks United should target Tottenham’s manager.Neville told Sky Sports: “I’ve been fortunate to spend time at Tottenham’s training ground, and for me he [Pochettino] feels like the ideal candidate. “Man United have tried managers who have won European cups, they’ve tried managers who have won multiple leagues. “My view is they need someone who meets the three key principles of the football club, and that is promotion of youth, entertaining football, and to win football matches.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez facing more transfer frustration over Ashley decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez transfer plans are again in limbo ahead of the January market.The Daily Star says Ashley has flown out on holiday having accepted he has little chance of selling Newcastle in the immediate future.Benitez, whose side entertain rock bottom Fulham this weekend, wants to do his transfer business as early as possible next month.His point of contact is managing director Lee Charnley, with whom he speaks on a regular basis.But the fact Ashley, who must sanction any deals, is not in the country will concern him.
Tottenham ace Alli: Why Chelsea striker Morata a nice guyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham ace Dele Alli admits Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata shocked him last year.He was surprised he was approached by the Spaniard after the Blues beat Spurs 2-1 at Wembley in August 2017.Morata had only just joined the Blues and clearly wanted a keepsake from the win.Dele told BT Sport: “I always get surprised by a player who you think is a very good player and then after the game they came up to you and ask can I have your shirt.”It is always a bit of shock. I think that can change your perspective of that person – it shows you how humble they are.”I think the biggest one that surprised me was Alvaro Morata from Chelsea because of the rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea.”I think he even posted it on his Instagram after so it just shows what a nice guy he is.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth manager Howe defends team selection for Burton Albionby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has defended his team selection for Wednesday’s shock loss to Burton Albion that ended their Carabao Cup run.The League One side collected a 2-0 victory in a match which saw the stadium floodlights turn off three times.Howe made 10 changes from Friday’s win over Southampton, but believes the Cherries should’ve still got the victory.He said: “I see it as an opportunity missed every game you don’t fulfil your potential and play the way you want to.”It’s desperately disappointing, we are kicking ourselves – we know we are a lot better than that. it didn’t really show in the match.”I think we lacked everything. We lacked quality on the ball, we lacked intensity off the ball, we lacked our usual swagger. Certainly, we will have a lot of reflection.”I need to go away, watch the game and pick the bones out of it.”
Arsenal buoyed as release clause halves for RB Leipzig defender Upamecanoby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are hoping to go back in for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.The centre-back is their main defensive target for the next two transfer windows.German reports suggest that his club want a fee close to what Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.But according toL’Equipe, he will have a buyout clause in his contract of £53 million that becomes active next summer.It would allow the Gunners to get him for a similar fee they are believed to have offered Leipzig in the past summer window.Upamecano has been recovering from a knee injury this season, which has limited his game time. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp hails matchwinner Milner: Incredibly importantby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed matchwinner James Milner after victory over Leicester City.Milner’s 94th-minute penalty settled Saturday’s match and ensures the Reds go into the international break having won all eight of their top-flight fixtures so far in 2019-20.Milner had earlier registered a fine assist as Sadio Mane’s 50th top-flight goal for the club put the home team ahead, but James Maddison’s 80th-minute leveller appeared to have claimed a point for Brendan Rodgers’ visitors.However, Marc Albrighton’s foul on Mane in the area gave Milner the chance to win the game from the spot in the 94th minute – and the No.7 did just that, sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with an ice-cool penalty.Klopp said, “I’m really not sure if I’ve said all the positive things about James Milner, no problem to do it again. Not only today, in general, how incredibly important he is. Today it was a super game but not even Millie can play 12 games in a row or whatever, it’s just too demanding and all that stuff. But yeah, very good performance, the pass for the first [goal] is just smart. “Unfortunately you need to have a few games in your legs probably to know about the situation, but we had a lot of these situations. We played a few smart passes for the boys. We obviously changed formation a little bit, we brought Mo in the centre, Sadio and Bobby more in the position 10 [against] the opponent who could train a full week to prepare for us – [that’s] what we cannot do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Oxlade-Chamberlain: It’s on me to give Liverpool something differentby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to make a big impression at Liverpool this season.The Liverpool man missed out on last year’s title race and wants to play a key part in this campaign to make up for it.The 26-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s on me to try to bring a little something: run with the ball, link the play and fit in with the rhythm of the boys up front to help them. What they achieved last year was extraordinary.“To miss out [on the title] in the way we did was heartbreaking, so as a team we need to do better. With teams like Man City, and how relentless they are, we know we have to do more.“For me as an individual, my goals are to get back in and around the team and to help push this team forward a little bit more. If we can do that, I can start thinking about what I need to add to my game. For now, the next step is to help the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Sven Mislintat has offered an alarming assessment of Arsenal’s recruitment strategy, with the transfer specialist revealing that broken promises and a change in direction led him away from the club.The German was appointed by the Gunners in November 2017.He left that role in February 2018 after helping to oversee deals for the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Mislintat claims that he had been promised a role as technical director by Arsenal chiefs prior to his departure, with Edu having since been brought back to north London in that post.Having been denied an opportunity he craved, a man famed for his ability to get shrewd deals over the line claims that the Gunners have moved away from operating independently and have instead placed greater trust in player agents.He told Freunde 11: “Last summer there were leadership changes at Arsenal.”It had actually been agreed that I would become technical director, so then I would be around the team on a daily basis.”But the new leadership had their own agenda and other candidates. On top of that, we had different approaches.”Previously we had a strong systematic approach to transfers, a mixture of watching things live as well as quality data and video analysis. Arsenal actually owns their own data company.”That meant that we acted independently, we knew about all markets and players in all positions that came into question.”However, the new leadership work more strongly with what they are offered from clubs or agents through their own networks.”Arsenal have endured a quiet summer transfer window in 2019 so far.A deal has been wrapped up for promising youngster Gabriel Martinelli, but he has been the only arrival as things stand.Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney has been identified as a top target, but the Gunners are yet to table an offer which is deemed acceptable by the Scottish champions.They are understood to be closing in on an agreement for St Etienne defender William Saliba, with interest from arch-rivals Tottenham fended off in that chase.Competition from Spurs is also hampering their pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, with Unai Emery hoping that positive news on the recruitment front will soon be delivered at the Emirates Stadium.