Jose Mourinho

Manchester United

Rojo boosts Man Utd with return to training

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London (AFP) – Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo gave another boost to early Premier League leaders Manchester United by returning to training with the first team on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old - a member of the Argentinian side that lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final - is recovering from a knee ligament injury suffered last April which ruled him out of among other things United’s Europa League final triumph over Dutch outfit Ajax.

Powerful Pogba and unintelligent Lukaku

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There hasn't been awful lot of excitement in this summer's transfer window but there has been the odd story that has caught people's attention. It appeared as though Romelu Lukaku was heading to Chelsea and Alvaro Morata to Manchester United, but the Belgian striker snubbed his former team to be re-united with Jose Mourinho, leaving the Spaniard movingto Stamford Bridge.

Rashford needs to learn to love jeering fans

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Marcus Rashford was booed from the first minute in Manchester United's 4-0 win over Swansea, much to the confusion of our fans. How could anyone not like Rashford?!

Well, Rashford was guilty of a dive in our 1-1 draw against Swansea last season. We might have forgotten it but the Swansea fans clearly hadn't.

Mourinho steels Manchester United for ‘roadworks’ ahead

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manager Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United have found their missing confidence after making a dream start to the Premier League season with back-to-back 4-0 wins.

United saw off Swansea City on Saturday, three goals in the final 10 minutes completing a second successive rout after they hammered West Ham United in their opening game of the season.

Mourinho steels Manchester United for ‘roadworks’ ahead

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manager Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United have found their missing confidence after making a dream start to the Premier League season with back-to-back 4-0 wins.

United saw off Swansea City on Saturday, three goals in the final 10 minutes completing a second successive rout after they hammered West Ham United in their opening game of the season.

Perisic set to follow in Griezmann’s footsteps

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Reports from Italy this evening have claimed that Ivan Perisic, a player linked strongly with Manchester United all summer, is set to sign a new £90,000-a-week contract with Inter Milan.

Perisic scored 11 and assisted 11 goals in 36 appearances last season. His crossing ability made him a key target for Jose Mourinho following the capture of Romelu Lukaku, with the hope the Croatian could boost our striker's goal tally.

Chelsea youngster heaps praise on Mourinho

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Young Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has paid tribute to former manager Jose Mourinho for helping him develop as a footballer.

Abraham spent last season on loan at Championship club Bristol City where he scored an incredible 26 goals in all competitions. The 19-year-old has been sent out on loan again this season by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Jose Mourinho Confirms Double Injury Boost

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Mourinho To Wait Until January For New Signings

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According to media reports, Jose Mourinho is prepared to wait until January before making further additions to his Manchester United squad, and instead will spend the rest of the transfer window trying to offload his fringe players.

It's a curious decision by Mourinho who has insisted all summer that he needed at least four signings.

Manchester United defender’s performance gives England a boost

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Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday featured a host of impressive performances, with the likes of Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku amongst the players rightly praised for their displays.

However, one player whose performance went under the radar somewhat was defender Phil Jones.

Mourinho Happy As Man United Turn On The Style

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Romelu Lukaku announced his arrival at Old Trafford by scoring twice on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as they embarrassed West Ham.

Jose Mourinho's team were a constant threat against a poor Hammers side, offering excitement and encouragement to their supporters on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

Lukaku makes dream debut, Shelvey dismissal sparks Spurs

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Manchester United as the Belgian’s brace inspired a 4-0 rout of West Ham, while Jonjo Shelvey’s dismissal was the pivotal moment in Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday.

United manager Jose Mourinho paid a British record £75 million ($96 million, 82 million euros) to sign Lukaku from Everton in the close-season and the 24-year-old needed just 33 minutes to get off the mark for his new club.

Lukaku makes dream debut, Shelvey dismissal sparks Spurs

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Manchester United as the Belgian’s brace inspired a 4-0 rout of West Ham, while Jonjo Shelvey’s dismissal was the pivotal moment in Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday.

United manager Jose Mourinho paid a British record £75 million ($96 million, 82 million euros) to sign Lukaku from Everton in the close-season and the 24-year-old needed just 33 minutes to get off the mark for his new club.

Premier League 2017-18: Manchester United to win title, Jesus to top goalscoring charts

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The 2017-18 Premier League season is only a matter of days away from starting and the hype around the upcoming campaign is fully justified.

With more top-quality players arriving on British shores over the summer, the top teams refining their squads and a number of interesting sub-plots, fans are right to get excited about the action returning.

Conte Not Happy With Nemanja Matic Transfer

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that Nemanja Matic's departure to Manchester United is 'a great loss.'

The midfielder rejoined Jose Mourinho for £40 million, opting to leave last season's Premier League champions for Old Trafford.

Conte made no effort to disguise his disappointment in Matic's exit and conceded that his side will be worse for it.

Ibrahimovic Tells Mourinho: I Want To Play Again For United

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho that he wants to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.

The 35-year-old Swede, who turns 36 in October, has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer and AC Milan, but according to new reports Ibra feels that ge has some unfinished business at United.

£19m+ star wants to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

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Manchester United released Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his contract expired in the summer and the striker is in talks over a return to Old Trafford.

The 35-year-old was the main man to lead the Red Devils’ attack in the 2016-17 season, scoring 28 goals in all competitions. He was the club’s leading scorer in the Premier League as he went on to win the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

Top 10 Premier League transfers 2017-18

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London (AFP) – Ahead of Arsenal’s home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season:

Romelu Lukaku

– Everton to Manchester United; £75 million ($97.5 million, 83 million euros) rising to £90 million*

After four increasingly prolific seasons at Everton, Belgium striker Lukaku has been given another shot at the big time with Manchester United.

Top 10 Premier League transfers 2017-18

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London (AFP) – Ahead of Arsenal’s home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season:

Romelu Lukaku

– Everton to Manchester United; £75 million ($97.5 million, 83 million euros) rising to £90 million*

After four increasingly prolific seasons at Everton, Belgium striker Lukaku has been given another shot at the big time with Manchester United.

Second Time Has To Be A Charm For Mourinho

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Manchester United is finally returning to the UEFA Champions League and all eyes will be on Jose Mourinho this fall. The manager also known as “The Special One” traditionally performs best in his second year, and he’ll have to if he hopes to keep his job. If he doesn’t end up competing for silverware, he likely won’t get a third opportunity.

Isco magic wins Super Cup for Real Madrid

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Skopje (AFP) – A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Tuesday.

Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer’s night in the Balkans and Isco doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after a one-two with Gareth Bale.

Isco magic wins Super Cup for Real Madrid

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Skopje (AFP) – A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Tuesday.

Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer’s night in the Balkans and Isco doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after a one-two with Gareth Bale.

Manchester United trust in Mourinho’s second-season recipe

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London (AFP) – After qualified success in his maiden campaign as Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho will hope to dust off his tried and tested second-season formula in 2017-18.

Mourinho led United to victory in the League Cup and Europa League last season, the latter yielding a place in the Champions League, but their football was drab and they finished a distant sixth in the league.

Mourinho casts Manchester United as Super Cup underdogs against mighty Real Madrid

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Skopje (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is relishing the chance for his Manchester United side to test themselves against the cream of Europe again as they face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday.

United endured an underwhelming first season under the Portuguese manager as they finished sixth in the Premier League, but winning the Europa League allowed them to end on a high and secured their return to the Champions League.

Mourinho casts Manchester United as Super Cup underdogs against mighty Real Madrid

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Skopje (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is relishing the chance for his Manchester United side to test themselves against the cream of Europe again as they face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday.

United endured an underwhelming first season under the Portuguese manager as they finished sixth in the Premier League, but winning the Europa League allowed them to end on a high and secured their return to the Champions League.

Mourinho reveals exactly when he will fight to help Manchester United to complete fourth signing

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Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United’s chances of signing Gareth Bale will depend on whether the Welshman will be included in Real Madrid’s starting lineup for the 2017 UEFA Super Cup. The Portuguese tactician admitted that he will “fight” for the forward if the European champions are ready to allow him leave this summer.

Mourinho Confirms He Wants Gareth Bale

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Jose Mourinho opened the door to Gareth Bale moving to Manchester United this summer by saying that if the Welshman is not selected by Real Madrid to play in the Uefa Super Cup game on Tuesday night then it keeps alive the hopes of those who would like to sign him.

There have been reports in Spain that Madrid are willing to sell the 28-year-old Welsh star to make room for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, giving hope to long-standing admirers United.

Jose Mourinho gives Man Utd team news ahead of Real Madrid game

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European Super Cup: Manchester United must put down marker against Real Madrid

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Since the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have been in transition and struggled to hit the heights that became commonplace under the Scot’s stewardship.

However, with the European Super Cup set to be contested against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, the Old Trafford outfit can proudly state that they are back among world football’s elite.

Jose Mourinho Talks UEFA Super Cup

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José Mourinho is determined that Manchester United should be giants on the pitch as well as in terms of their history as they prepare to tangle with Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

How much are you looking forward to the UEFA Super Cup match?

José Mourinho: It's a fantastic opportunity to play against the best team in Europe, and one thing is to do that in friendly matches in the USA, and it's quite another to play against them when they are in peak condition and fully motivated.

Nothing short of a Premier League title challenge acceptable for Manchester United

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The 2017-18 Premier League season is less than a week away from starting, with Manchester United fans rightly looking towards the new campaign with a feeling of optimism.

Jose Mourinho's men did what was required of them last term, winning two cup competitions and booking a place in the Champions League in the process.

Manchester United adding strength and quality to cover past weaknesses

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Man Utd's signing of Nemanja Matic is certainly likely to make the Red Devils stronger defensively and give creative players more time to wreak havoc. But it also had another consequence: the arrival of the 6ft 4ins Serb has made Man Utd the tallest team in the top six. Could this play a factor in propelling them back to the top of the table?

Chelsea

Chelsea false start revives spectre of 2015

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London (AFP) – For Chelsea’s supporters, Saturday’s calamitous 3-2 loss at home to Burnley will have immediately rekindled uncomfortable memories of their last Premier League title defence.

In 2015, Chelsea lost nine of their opening 16 games, costing manager Jose Mourinho his job, and eventually drifted to a 10th-place finish.

Chelsea false start revives spectre of 2015

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London (AFP) – For Chelsea’s supporters, Saturday’s calamitous 3-2 loss at home to Burnley will have immediately rekindled uncomfortable memories of their last Premier League title defence.

In 2015, Chelsea lost nine of their opening 16 games, costing manager Jose Mourinho his job, and eventually drifted to a 10th-place finish.

Restless Chelsea boss Conte fights to avoid sophomore slump

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London (AFP) – Fuelled by the personal intensity that inspired Chelsea’s return to the top, Antonio Conte has vowed to stop the champions becoming the latest victims of the Premier League’s sophomore slump.

A glance at recent Premier League history has provided all the motivation Conte requires as the Chelsea manager plots his team’s title defence, which gets under way against Burnley on Saturday.

Restless Chelsea boss Conte fights to avoid sophomore slump

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London (AFP) – Fuelled by the personal intensity that inspired Chelsea’s return to the top, Antonio Conte has vowed to stop the champions becoming the latest victims of the Premier League’s sophomore slump.

A glance at recent Premier League history has provided all the motivation Conte requires as the Chelsea manager plots his team’s title defence, which gets under way against Burnley on Saturday.

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Three things for United supporters to look forward to this season

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The rise and rise of Marcus Rashford
Manchester United have inevitably been linked to Monaco's Kylian Mbappe this summer, but ask yourself why would they spend in excess of £100 million on the French striker, when they can already boast a player just as good?

There is no better young striker in world football than Marcus Rashford, and he cost the club absolutely nothing.

Top journalists rate Mourinho’s first season

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Ahead of the 2017-18 season, I spoke to a few of the country's top journalists, including Daniel Taylor, Henry Winter, Oliver Holt, Oliver Kay, James Ducker, Mike Keegan and Mark Ogden. They gave their views on the season ahead, who we should sell and buy, and what would constitute a successful season.

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Mourinho: I know Martial will be a better player this season

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Ahead of Saturday's game against Swansea, Jose Mourinho has spoken of his hopes for Anthony Martial in the season ahead. The Frenchman made a 10 minute cameo on the opening day of the season where he scored one and assisted another. The manager predicts this is a sign of what is to come for Martial in this campaign.

Mourinho: I’ve never liked players as much as I like United’s

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Following the disappointing yet respectable 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Super Cup final, Jose Mourinho has claimed this current group of players is his favourite of any he's managed.

We deserve the rest tomorrow and on Thursday we will start, we go for it with everything.