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The French midfielder was among the best players in the world during his final season with Juventus but since returning to the north west of England his stock has diminished somewhat.Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Oct 02:13
Show me that you're men! Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho warns his players there is 'no way to hide' after woeful defeat by Chelsea
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has challenged his players to show they are 'men' following their embarrassing 4-0 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday.Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Oct 01:49
Ryan Giggs slams Manchester United player reactions after 4-0 loss at Chelsea with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial seen swapping shirts
Ryan Giggs slammed Manchester United's players for their reaction after the final whistle in the 4-0 defeat by Chelsea. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was seen swapping shirts with Eden Hazard.Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Oct 01:47
Manchester United have not been convincing under his leadership and Chelsea were abject last season... are Jose Mourinho's powers waning?
IAN LADYMAN: Mourinho has always managed by personality, as much as anything. But so far his time at United has been notable for the absence of that almost intangible charisma.Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Oct 01:39
Manchester City players witness pidge-invasion as they train ahead of EFL Cup trip to local rivals United
Premier League table-toppers Manchester City are not the only ones flying high this season, if a picture from Monday's training session at the Etihad Campus is anything to go by.ESPN FC - Manchester United News 25 Oct 01:09
Craig Burley starts steaming up at the wretched state Jose Mourinho and Manchester United currently find themselves in.ESPN FC - Manchester United News 25 Oct 00:09
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has challenged his players to show they are "men" by recovering from the 4-0 humiliation at Chelsea when they face Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports.Manchester United â teamtalk.com 24 Oct 23:38
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has warned his players there is “no way to hide” and challenged them to show they are “men” by recovering from the 4-0 humiliation at Chelsea by beating Manchester City in the EFL Cup.
Sunday saw a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to a comprehensive end as Mourinho and many of the United coaching staff endured a nightmare afternoon at their old stomping ground.
Pedro’s goal after 30 seconds threw the visitors off kilter at Stamford Bridge, with Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante all scoring as the Blues went on to handed out a chastening defeat.
Wednesday will be the second time City boss Pep Guardiola and Mourinho have faced one another since taking up residency in Manchester.
A swashbuckling display – despite a nervy debut for Claudio Bravo – saw City run out 2-1 victors at Old Trafford when the sides met in the Premier League last month, with the upcoming EFL Cup fourth-round encounter at the same venue offering both the chance to get things back on track.
Mourinho expects a reaction from his players, who are now five points behind of the top four in seventh place.
“I would prefer to play (next) in the Premier League. It’s a bad feeling in the Premier League. With the combination of results the gap to the top is six points,” Mourinho said in an interview with MUTV after the Chelsea match and looking ahead to the cup tie.
“We have had a very difficult period of matches. We lost points this week and, even in the match when we played phenomenal against Stoke, we lost points then. Now we need to win matches.
“I am not saying they are easy ones, but we have Burnley, we have Swansea, West Ham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough – matches that we need to win and the top four, the top five, they have to play between themselves like we did this week against Chelsea and Liverpool.
“They are going to lose points too, so we are in the run, but there is no way to hide because I think our faces speak by themselves.”
Mourinho added: “We are really, really sad, but again this is not for kids, this is for men and…we have to be men and work for the next one.”
The post Mourinho issues defiant rallying cry after Chelsea defeat appeared first on teamtalk.com.SkySports | Manchester United 24 Oct 20:00
Charlie Nicholas provides us with his latest round of predictions as the EFL Cup reaches the final-16 stage.ESPN FC - Manchester United News 24 Oct 19:48
Jose Mourinho refused to comment on Martin Atkinson's decision regarding David Luiz's high challenge.ESPN FC - Manchester United News 24 Oct 19:38
Man United were torn apart by Chelsea, with a host of defensive errors, the FC panel address where the real issues lie. During his first days with his players as Manchester United manager in July, Jose Mourinho told them he was a terrible loser who wasn't much fun to be around when the team weren't winning. They took that as a sign that he was a man who would win at all costs. Now they're seeing just how moody their manager can be as he gets to grips with his new job. The players don"t need to be "Einsteins" to decipher his mood swings as United's form has dipped recently, with Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Stamford...ESPN FC - Manchester United News 24 Oct 19:23
Man United were torn apart by Chelsea, with a host of defensive errors, the FC panel address where the real issues lie. Jose Mourinho is right. Games start at 0-0. Manchester United's trip to Stamford Bridge effectively began with Chelsea a goal up, a function of some absurd collective defending from David De Gea, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind. (For De Gea, such a mental error was hugely uncharacteristic. For the other two, not so much.) Implied in this is that United had to chase the game, and that's always hard to do away from home, especially when Chelsea could then sit back, defend and counter. It's a nice...Manchester United â teamtalk.com 24 Oct 15:45
Jamie Redknapp thinks Jose Mourinho needs to take the shackles off his Manchester United players in order for them toÂ express themselves.
A goal from Pedro after 30 seconds set Chelsea on their way as they romped to a 4-0 victory over the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Gary Cahill. Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante all scored in the comfortable victory and United fans were left wonderingÂ how they managed to put in such a dismal defensive display after holding Liverpool to a 0-0 draw a week earlier.
AndÂ Redknapp, who is a former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder, is bemused at why United would invest ÂŁ150million on new signings in the summer if they are going to restrict their attacking talents.
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“What was the point of Jose Mourinho signing creative, exciting players like Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan if he’s going to play so negatively?”, he wrote in the Daily Mail .
Some critics think it is down to the players to adjust to the new tactics that Mourinho is implementing but Redknapp disagrees.
“People are saying that the players have to adapt to Jose’s style but I disagree. He must change to suit the traditions of a club that produced the most exciting team of the last 20 years.
“There will be questions in the dressing room over Jose’s tactics and I worry that the atmosphere could become toxic.”
The post Redknapp: Man United dressing room could become toxic appeared first on teamtalk.com.SkySports | Manchester United 24 Oct 15:10
Should David Luiz and Moussa Sissoko have seen red? Were Danny Rose and Erik Lamela lucky not to be sent off? Ref Watch is back to debate another selection of controversial decisions from some of the weekend's Premier League matches.SkySports | Manchester United 24 Oct 14:30
Did your Premier League team live up to expectations at the weekend?Manchester United â teamtalk.com 24 Oct 13:50
Former Manchester United defenderÂ Gordon McQueen says Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been “very poor” for Jose Mourinho’s men this season and thinks the striker is struggling to deal with the “pace and intensity” of the Premier League.
Ibrahimovic was part of the Red Devils line-upÂ that crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
It wasÂ Mourinho’s first return to Chelsea since his sacking last season and the loss leaves United six points behind leaders Manchester City in seventh place.
McQueen, who made 184 appearances for United over seven years at Old Trafford, thinks Zlatan Ibrahimovic “is not good enough” to play for the club and is partly responsible for their poor form.
“Ibrahimovic has done nothing so far and looks very poor. He looks like an old man playing football,â he said.
“He might have got 50-odd goals in France last season, but it’s an inferior league to the Premier League and he is proving it this season.
“There is nothing like our league for pace and intensity, and he is finding it out the hard way.
“Of course, it would help if he got some good crosses from the wings, but he’s not making the most of the chances he does get and doesn’t seem able to find that yard of space where it really counts.
“It is not a lack of effort, I wouldn’t accuse any Manchester United of that, I just think he is not good enough, it’s as simple as that.
“There is no chance of him getting 30 goals this season. He will do well to reach double figures the way things are going.
“He scored a few at the start of the season, but it’s gone quiet for him and he isn’t able to bully Premier League defences as he could in France and elsewhere.”
Despite his damning verdict on the 35-year-old, McQueen thinks United have broader issues than just the Swedish striker and their defence.
“It is not just the defence, it is the whole team. They are a million miles away from being a good team,â he added.
“They went a stupid goal behind after 30 seconds and it spooked them. They never recovered their composure after that.
“United teams of old would have regrouped, but this lot are not good enough to do it.
“It is a shadow of the defence that had Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at its core. He brought in Eric Bailly, who has done okay, but no better than that. Mourinho can’t trust a settled defence because he doesn’t have reliable defenders who can do a job week in, week out.
“All Mourinho can do is hope that he can stay in touch with the leaders. What we’ve seen so far that might be a big ask.”
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Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness thinks Antonio Conte was "entitled" to try to whip up the Chelsea support during Sunday's 4-0 hammering of Manchester United.Manchester United â teamtalk.com 24 Oct 13:30
Talk of Man Utd’s demise is somewhat exaggerated, according to some TEAMtalk readers, while Joe Hart is again described as being ideal forÂ Liverpool.
Anything to get off your chest? Have Your Say.
Reaction to United’s surrender
Midfield continues to be the problem spot. Notwithstanding the number of square pegs in round holes elsewhere, it is criminal to think of the money and wages shelled out on Mata, Fellaini, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger and Pogba and we still do not have a satisfactory pair or trio that you could hang your hat on to perform when it really counts. That Carrick can feel aggrieved to not be in the first 11 says it all.
Our recruitment has been haphazard to say the least as evidenced by rash purchases such as Darmian and Rojo, neither of whom should be still at the club.Â Significant investments in players for the future in Jones, Smalling and Depay would appear wasted in the case of two, if not three.
To see the smiles, high fives and jersey swapping at the final whistle today was utterly stomach churning. Keane would have lamped one of his own team. Where have the real men gone?
The angry and defiant Mourinho needs to awaken from his slumber and start packing players bags or else he will soon be packing his ownâŚ..
…Calm down everyone. The PL title has never been decided in October and its still feasible that UnitedÂ could win it. Nothing is impossible.
Managers, like players, have good games and bad games. Mourinho is going through a bad spell at the moment, things will change. Heâll come good. He still makes mistakes â bringing on Rojo when Shaw would have been a better option was the most glaring.
A good clear-out is still necessary â Fellaini, Memphis, Rooney, Young, and others. And get some quality players in especially find a player who is a good captain. That last point is perhaps the most important.
Overall I was disappointed with Sundayâs performance, but lets be quite clear no team has the ability to run away with the title. UnitedÂ are still in with a chance especially if they make some astute buys in January. Another CB is badly needed. Iâve been saying since the summer that Smalling is nothing more than a bench player. Sign another CB, toughen up the defence, and if possible get in a DMF.
People want Blind and Herrera â two of our best performing players â out of the team to be replaced by a 19-year-old who has barely any experienceâŚGod forbid any of you guys become managers of this club!
Blind and Herrera are fine â they are both good players who had bad off days yesterday â as did everyone else. Fellaini and Lingard are the players who need to be removed as they add absolutely nothing to the team. They need to be replaced by Schneiderlain/Carrick and Mhkitaryan. If Shaw is fit he can play left back and add Blind alongside Herrera in midfield. Pogba needs to play deeper as he is lost in the attacking midfield position. Martial and Rashford need to provide the pace down the wings or up front.
I honestly donât know why every single manager keeps persevering with Fellaini and Lingard when we have Schneiderlain, Mhkitaryan, Mata and even the older players like Carrick and Schweinsteiger who are better.
Santi Cazorla: two questions…
1) Why are we so reliant on this guy? Fantastic player and one of my favourite Gunners â one of most Goonerâs favourites in fact â but you always notice the difference when heâs not there.
2) Considering the above, why has he not already been offered a new long-term, big money contract?
Absolutely no doubt we miss Santi, particularly in these home games where we dominate the ball. He has the ability to maintain a very high tempo in the pace of our attacks. He has such quick feet and amazing ability to find space in tight areas.
Rumour has it this morning that he may be signing a âpre contract agreement with Juve after Christmas. Perhaps that is why he isnât being offered a new deal â maybe he has already spoken with Arsene about wanting to move on after this season? Santi will be 32 this December and as much as we all love him, we have seen more influential players than him, tossed aside once they reach a certain age by Wenger.
I would have no hesitation in offering him a new two-year deal, particularly when you consider how long we persisted with Rosicky and Arteta. He is comfortably one of our most consistent performers and clearly loves the club. A player I will really miss when he does go. Someone I wish we could turn back the clock for because he is a special little talent.
After that thorough spanking of Utd and the return to form of certain players Conte is going to have some interesting selection posers. Our lack of European football will see less squad rotation with the probable exception of the League Cup. On Wednesday I can see the likes of JT, Oscar, Chalobah, Willian, Begovic and, if fit, Cesc starting. But come the weekend, who does he pick? What is our current strongest team?
Based on the 3-4-3 and the three consecutive clean sheets, should Conte change things? Donât fix it if it ain’t broke is a maxim often applied. But does JT assume his captain’s role in defence? Will Luiz get pushed into midfield? Will Pedro make way for Willian? Where does this leave the likes of Cesc and Oscar? Do they suit the 3-4-3? Once Costa gets suspended I would assume that Bats comes inâŚhe should in my opinion!
Injuries are part and parcel of football and our squad players would no doubt step up if called upon. But itâs refreshing to see players fighting for their spots and Conte being spoilt for choice in certain areas. Mikel needs to be moved on â Chalobah and RLC are far better options. Ivanovicâs days are probably over especially with the returning Zouma. Interesting times ahead and Conte has some serious decisions too make. Anyway one point off topâŚwho would have thought that after our capitulation against the Goons last month?
Hart for Reds?
What do fellow Liverpool posters think of buying Joe Hart. He is available and will probably come.
I think he is the type of goalie we need, not the âsweeper keeperâ thing that modern managers are obsessed with.
We need someone to command the box, take the ball out of the equation by doing something revolutionary like catching it! Most crucially for the defenders not to worry about anything but their own positioning and (difficult to do when you donât trust the keeper and need to compensate for that).
He makes about one mistake per season â last season we must have lost anywhere from 15-20 points due to goalkeeping errors alone.
Let’s just get the basics right instead of the clever additional stuff!
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Marcus Rashford missed out on the 2016 European Golden Boy award, finishing second to former Manchester United target Renato Sanches.
Bayern Munich midfielder Sanches follows in the footsteps of the likes of Wayne Rooney, Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba in winning the gong, which is award to the best player under the age of 21.
Anthony Martial was named winner last year, but Rashford could not repeat his United team-mate’s feat, withÂ Kingsley Coman, also of Bayern Munich, rounding off the top three.
Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Tottenham star Dele Alli were also on the shortlist, but 19-year-old Sanches finished top of the pile having helped Portugal win Euro 2016.
“Iâm beaming, this award has a global significance,â Sanches, who United missed out on signing, told Tuttosport.
âBut I am down to earth, I have much to learn mainly from my fantastic team-mates such as Vidal, Xabi, Tiago and Kimmich. I dedicate the Golden Boy to my family. The Champions League? Bayern will win, there is no debate: we are the strongest team on the planet.â
The post Sanches beats Rashford to European Golden Boy award appeared first on teamtalk.com.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Oct 23:43
Antonio Conte says he was "not mocking anyone" after appearing to antagonise Jose Mourinho after Chelsea's 4-0 win.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Oct 23:28
Chelsea's improved form shows how Manchester United's title hopes are not over yet, says Match of the Day 2 pundit Phil Neville.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Oct 20:45
Manchester United fear centre-back Eric Bailly suffered a serious knee injury during Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Chelsea.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Oct 20:30
Jose Mourinho is humiliated on his return to Chelsea as his former club thump his Manchester United side at Stamford Bridge.Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 22 Oct 00:29
Ryan Giggs says Marouane Fellaini's arrival at Manchester United was a sign of "panic" after a poor summer transfer window in 2013-14.