Jose Mourinho

Manchester United

Juventus target Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves replacement

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Juventus are targeting Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian as a replacement for the outgoing Dani Alves. According to Sky Sports, Darmian is one of three players on Juve’s wish-list, along with Monaco’s Fabinho and Real Madrid’s Danilo.

It was confirmed today that the Seria A champions had terminated Dani Alves’ contract by mutual consent.

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

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Madrid (AFP) – Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused by Spanish authorities of failing to pay 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in taxes at Real Madrid as star player Cristiano Ronaldo was summoned to appear before a judge next month.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of £2.9m tax fraud in Spain

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been the subject of suspected tax fraud of £2.9 million (€3.3m) from Spanish prosecutors.

The Spanish tax authorities have filed a claim against the Portuguese coach on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when Mourinho was in-charge of Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in tax at Real Madrid, the public prosecutor’s office in Madrid announced.

Portuguese Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the office said in a statement.

Jose Mourinho faces Spanish tax fraud case

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United make £30.6m bid for Barcelona and Guardiola's summer target

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Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica defender Nelson Semedo and are reportedly preparing a bid to secure his services.

The Red Devils completed their first summer signing last week as Victor Lindelof completed a switch to Old Trafford from the Portuguese outfit. The Premier League giants are now after the Swedish international’s former teammate, reports Mundo Deportivo.

Mourinho's friend talks about potential £61.1m transfer, says Real fans still miss United manager

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Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has heaped praise on Alvaro Morata and claims the Real Madrid striker can “fit anywhere” amid reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The Spain international striker re-joined the Champions League and the La Liga winners last summer from Juventus after Real exercised their right in re-signing the player.

Benfica’s Anderson Talisca hopeful of completing Manchester United move

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Benfica attacker Anderson Talisca has claimed that Jose Mourinho wants to sign him for Manchester United this summer.

The Red Devils have already completed the signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica and could soon be raiding the Portuguese side for a second time with a move for their versatile star.

Manchester United ready to launch £71m bid for Torino striker Belotti

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If reports coming from Italy are anything to go by, Manchester United are ready to submit a whopping €80m (£70.6m) for Italian international and Torino's forward Andrea Belotti.

Italian publication Tuttosport claims Jorge Mendes, who is currently in Milan for negotiations, has informed the Serie A giants of United's interest to make an offer, although United's bid still fall short of Belotti's €100m (£88m) release clause.

Like Chicharito, Only Better: Alvaro Morata Is Precisely The Kind Of Striker Man Utd Need Right Now

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It would appear that Alvaro Moratais teetering on the very cusp of making an expensive switch toManchester United.

Along with MARCAclaiming that Jose Mourinho has instructed Morata to gird himselffor a formal offer being made this week, the Real Madrid striker has also gone and 'liked' a spurious Instagram post that links him (and Gareth Bale, and James Rodriguez) with an imminent switch to Old Trafford.

Manchester United to face Real Madrid in European Super Cup as Ronaldo reunited with Red Devils

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Manchester United are officially back in with the continent's big boys after winning the Europa League in 2016-17, with the first test of Jose Mourinho's men next season participation in the European Super Cup.

The Red Devils will face Real Madrid at the National Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 8, in what will be a mouth-watering clash between two of the biggest names in world sport.

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling says he has played through pain

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Centre-back Chris Smalling believes he has proved he is willing to play through the pain for Manchester United, despite manager Jose Mourinho’s claims to the contrary.

Mourinho has accused Smalling of not putting his body on the line, suggesting he would only play when he felt “100 percent” and claiming “brave” players played “at any cost”.

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling says he has played through pain

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Centre-back Chris Smalling believes he has proved he is willing to play through the pain for Manchester United, despite manager Jose Mourinho’s claims to the contrary.

Mourinho has accused Smalling of not putting his body on the line, suggesting he would only play when he felt “100 percent” and claiming “brave” players played “at any cost”.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford stakes claim to central role

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United and England prodigy Marcus Rashford has reiterated that he sees his long-term playing future at centre-forward.

Rashford, 19, was mainly used in wide positions by United manager Jose Mourinho this season, before an injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw him moved to a central role, where he thrived.

Uefa Super Cup: Real Madrid v Manchester United

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Real Madrid will meet Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup after defeating Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final.

The two teams will square off at the Philip II National Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, on Aug. 8, with United having won the Europa League last month.

Skopje is a four-hour flight from Manchester and the Premier League season will start the weekend immediately following the Super Cup, so Jose Mourinho's 2017-18 campaign will begin as the 2016-17 one ended with travelling and fixture congestion.

Why aren’t United considered favourites to win the league next season?

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It's Jose Mourinho's second season in charge, Manchester United have returned to the Champions League, and elite players are linked with moves to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. But bookies are still favouring Chelsea and local rivals Manchester City ahead of the Red Devils for glory next term.

Antoine Griezmann, The Object Of Man Utd’s Affections, Has Told Atletico Madrid He Wants To Leave

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With Manchester United hovering, it's being reported in Spain that Antoine Griezmann has finally told Atletico Madrid of his intention to leave the club this summer.

According to Antonio Ruiz, a very well-connected and reliable Atleti correspondent, the French forward hasinformed the club that he wishes to move on.

PICTURE: Europa League trophy now in United museum

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Jose Mourinho brought the Europa League back to Old Trafford for the first time in Manchester United's history. Our 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm last week secured the missing piece of the puzzle.

"I joked with Sir Alex telling him I did some work for him," Mourinho said after the game. "Because now we have all the European trophies and I won the only one he missed.

Manchester United seal agreement with top quality midfielder, Jose Mourinho delighted

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed to a one-year extension with the club.

The English midfielder will now stay at Old Trafford until June 2018, the Premier League giants have confirmed on their official website.

Carrick has been a fantastic servant for Manchester United over the last decade and his extension will be a major boost for Mourinho.

Antonio Valencia extends Manchester United stay

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London (AFP) – An emotional week in the Manchester United career of Antonio Valencia ended Friday with the announcement he had signed a new contract with the Europa League winners that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

The 31-year-old winger cum full back was United’s captain as they won the Europa League - the only major trophy missing from their collection with a 2-0 win over Dutch side Ajax in Wednesday’s final in Stockholm - a match that took place just two days after a suicide bomb in Manchester killed 22 people.

Antonio Valencia extends Manchester United stay

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London (AFP) – An emotional week in the Manchester United career of Antonio Valencia ended Friday with the announcement he had signed a new contract with the Europa League winners that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

The 31-year-old winger cum full back was United’s captain as they won the Europa League - the only major trophy missing from their collection with a 2-0 win over Dutch side Ajax in Wednesday’s final in Stockholm - a match that took place just two days after a suicide bomb in Manchester killed 22 people.

Jose Mourinho restores Manchester United’s winning feeling

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Stockholm (AFP) – Judgement was reserved until the final game of his maiden campaign, but in guiding his club to Europa League glory Jose Mourinho has restored the winning feeling at Manchester United.

There was little sparkling football at Old Trafford this season and despite a 25-game unbeaten run, Mourinho could do no better than a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Europa League: Pogba And Mkhitaryan On Target As Man Utd Cruise To Victory v Ajax On Emotional Night In Sweden (Video)

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Jose Mourinho picked up his second trophy of the season as his experienced Manchester United side proved too good for Ajax's gifted youngsters.

Before the game, a minute's silence was held for the victims of Monday night's attack in Manchester, with applause breaking out at Solna's Friends Arena.

Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

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Stockholm (AFP) – Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

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Stockholm (AFP) – Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

One night to shine in Sweden

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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL 2017 Manchester United v Ajax Friends Arena, Stockholm 19:45 GMT
The heat appears to be on Manchester United tonight, or more specifically Jose Mourinho.

The club is bigger and richer than Ajax and demands success so winning the Europa League against a lesser side is expected at boardroom level.

Manchester attack overshadows Europa League final

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s preparations for Wednesday’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on United’s Carrington training pitches west of Manchester city centre and said the club had been deeply affected by the tragedy.

Manchester attack overshadows Europa League final

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s preparations for Wednesday’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on United’s Carrington training pitches west of Manchester city centre and said the club had been deeply affected by the tragedy.

Manchester attack scars Europa League final

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s preparations for Wednesday’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

United manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on the club’s Carrington training pitches to the west of Manchester city centre.

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho bets house on Europa League glory

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London (AFP) – Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club’s season on the outcome of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.

Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League, United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a return to Europe’s elite competition.

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho bets house on Europa League glory

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London (AFP) – Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club’s season on the outcome of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.

Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League, United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a return to Europe’s elite competition.

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Ronaldo to pay €14.7 million “as a gesture of goodwill” to Spanish treasury

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been under the scanner for allegedly evading taxes. After news broke out of the Portuguese superstar defrauding tax authorities, there has been speculation regarding the forward’s future in Spain and he has even been linked with a mega transfer to former club Manchester United.

Tuesday Kickoff: Man City pursues Sanchez; Ronaldo, Mourinho tax issues and more

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Two of the world's giants continue to push for big-name signings while tax issues continue for several of the game's biggest stars.

Manchester City is reportedly pushing to sign Alexis Sanchez, who remains the club's top target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, is not currently being pursued by the club.

Retro Football: 25 Brilliant Archive Photos Of Iconic Champions League Final Moments Past

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As you're probably well aware, the Champions League final is due to kick-off in Cardiff in a few hours' time.

So, to wet your whistle for the 2017 edition, Pies thought we'd gee you up with a cavalcade of choice imagery from finals past.

Here they bloomin' well be, presentedin no particular order.

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Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Silva resigns as Hull manager – club

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London (AFP) – Marco Silva resigned as manager of relegated Premier League side Hull on Thursday, the club announced.

The 39-year-old Portuguese - who Jose Mourinho once described as his ‘kid friend’ - impressed during his stay reviving the club’s hopes of preserving their top-flight status after taking over in January with them in a desperate state at the foot of the table.

Chelsea’s Terry bows out of Stamford Bridge in style

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London (AFP) – John Terry was given an emotional farewell by fans at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as record-breaking Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1, including two goals from substitute Michy Batushuayi, on the day they were presented with the Premier League trophy.

The champions had to come from behind on the last day of the league campaign after Javier Manquillo put relegated Sunderland ahead, but they did so in style with Willian, Eden Hazard and Pedro also on the scoresheet.