Jose Mourinho

Manchester United

Rashford targets Chelsea revenge mission

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London (AFP) – Marcus Rashford insists Manchester United will be on a revenge mission when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho’s side suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against the Premier League leaders in west London in October.

It was a chastening afternoon for former Chelsea boss Mourinho on his first return to the Bridge since being sacked at the end of his second spell with the Blues.

Rashford targets Chelsea revenge mission

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London (AFP) – Marcus Rashford insists Manchester United will be on a revenge mission when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho’s side suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against the Premier League leaders in west London in October.

It was a chastening afternoon for former Chelsea boss Mourinho on his first return to the Bridge since being sacked at the end of his second spell with the Blues.

Ibrahimovic Sends Man United Into FA Cup Quarter Finals

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When he signed for Manchester United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer all the so-called football experts unanimously called Zlatan Ibrahimović a wasted signing. That the then 34-year-old striker was past his prime and that he would struggle to get 10 goals in the best league in the world.

Saints not Chelsea on Mourinho’s mind

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho refused to dwell on the prospect of facing his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals after Manchester United negotiated a difficult fifth-round visit to Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 victory.

It took the substitute pairing of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to combine for the latter to score the winning goal in the second half, maintaining United’s interest in all four competitions.

Saints not Chelsea on Mourinho’s mind

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho refused to dwell on the prospect of facing his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals after Manchester United negotiated a difficult fifth-round visit to Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 victory.

It took the substitute pairing of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to combine for the latter to score the winning goal in the second half, maintaining United’s interest in all four competitions.

Ibrahimovic sends Manchester United through to Chelsea FA Cup clash

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined to score the winning goal that carried Manchester United through to the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers.

United will face Chelsea in a mouthwatering last-eight tie at Stamford Bridge next month as victory maintained Jose Mourinho’s interest in all four competitions in which his side have competed this season.

Ibrahimovic sends Manchester United through to Chelsea FA Cup clash

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined to score the winning goal that carried Manchester United through to the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers.

United will face Chelsea in a mouthwatering last-eight tie at Stamford Bridge next month as victory maintained Jose Mourinho’s interest in all four competitions in which his side have competed this season.

Mourinho faces Chelsea return in Cup

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho will have to get past former club Chelsea if FA Cup holders Manchester United are to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive following the quarter-final draw on Sunday.

Giant-killers Lincoln - the first non-league side into the last-eight in over a century after beating Premier League side Burnley on Saturday - could have a lucrative trip to Arsenal should the Gunners beat another non-league side Sutton on Monday.

Mourinho faces Chelsea return in Cup

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho will have to get past former club Chelsea if FA Cup holders Manchester United are to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive following the quarter-final draw on Sunday.

Giant-killers Lincoln - the first non-league side into the last-eight in over a century after beating Premier League side Burnley on Saturday - could have a lucrative trip to Arsenal should the Gunners beat another non-league side Sutton on Monday.

Manchester United plotting move to sign £65k-per-week midfielder next summer

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Manchester United are planning to sign Arsenal winger, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, in the summer transfer window. The England winger would cost in the region of £30m.

According to reports from the Mirror, Jose Mourinho, the United boss, wants to pursue a deal for the England midfielder.

Manchester United’s Mourinho concerned Cup runs could affect league form

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A significant run of cup ties has Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho worried about fixture congestion, but his chances of ending his first season at the club with a major trophy are looking healthy.

Mourinho’s side have won three successive matches without conceding a goal, and are in good spirits as they prepare to make the short journey to face struggling Championship opponents Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Manchester United’s Mourinho concerned Cup runs could affect league form

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A significant run of cup ties has Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho worried about fixture congestion, but his chances of ending his first season at the club with a major trophy are looking healthy.

Mourinho’s side have won three successive matches without conceding a goal, and are in good spirits as they prepare to make the short journey to face struggling Championship opponents Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Paul Scholes: Toni Kroos would be perfect for Manchester United

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Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, feels that the Red Devils should try to sign Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos, next summer. Scholes reckons that Kroos would be the perfect partner alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in United's three-man midfield.

Jose Mourinho, the United manager, signed Pogba for £89m in the summer, but he has often struggled to find a perfect balance in the midfield.

Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s quest for a trophy treble continues with a meeting against a fallen French giant on Thursday as Saint-Etienne visit Old Trafford in the Europa League’s round of 32.

Although United trail leaders Chelsea by 12 points in the Premier League, they remain on track for glory in both the League Cup, where they have reached the final, and the FA Cup.

Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s quest for a trophy treble continues with a meeting against a fallen French giant on Thursday as Saint-Etienne visit Old Trafford in the Europa League’s round of 32.

Although United trail leaders Chelsea by 12 points in the Premier League, they remain on track for glory in both the League Cup, where they have reached the final, and the FA Cup.

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says he never considered selling Juan Mata

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European heavyweights are struggling this season because of this Man Utd transfer

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is certainly one of the world’s best footballing icons. Despite being 35 years old, he is continuing to dominate the Premier League this season. In his first season for the Red Devils, he has racked up an impressive 15 goals so far this season in the league.

Ever since the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired from coaching, Manchester United has been in a transition period.

Martial Stars As United Close Gap On Second

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Anthony Martial impressed Jose Mourinho with the way he transferred improved training displays into a man-of-the-match performance as Manchester United comfortably overcame Watford.

Questions over the 21-year-old's happiness and Old Trafford future have grown in recent weeks given his struggles to break into the United manager's thoughts.

Martial makes point as Man Utd close on City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Juan Mata and Anthony Martial helped Manchester United extend their brilliant Premier League form as they outclassed Watford in a comfortable 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho may have a reputation as a defensive manager, but that accusation could not be made during this contest as United were wonderfully entertaining from start to finish.

Jose Mourinho ‘convinced’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Man Utd

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to remain at Old Trafford next season despite speculation linking the Swedish striker with one last big-money transfer, he said on Friday.

Ibrahimovic, 35, has been a revelation in his first season in England, scoring 20 goals, and is expected to trigger the option of extending his contract by a year.

Jose Mourinho ‘convinced’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Man Utd

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to remain at Old Trafford next season despite speculation linking the Swedish striker with one last big-money transfer, he said on Friday.

Ibrahimovic, 35, has been a revelation in his first season in England, scoring 20 goals, and is expected to trigger the option of extending his contract by a year.

De Gea tells United to aim high

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David de Gea has challenged Manchester United to get as close as possible to runaway leaders Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s side battle to finish in the top four.

It is one of the Premier League’s stranger statistics that United have not moved from sixth position for three months, despite being unbeaten for 15 matches in the competition.

De Gea tells United to aim high

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David de Gea has challenged Manchester United to get as close as possible to runaway leaders Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s side battle to finish in the top four.

It is one of the Premier League’s stranger statistics that United have not moved from sixth position for three months, despite being unbeaten for 15 matches in the competition.

Mkhitaryan Stars As Man United Move To Within Two Points Of Fourth

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We are in the midst of games, where Manchester United had an opportunity to close the top on the teams ahead of them in the table.

United's schedule included Hull, Leicester, Watford and Bournemouth, whereas Liverpool faced three of the top six in Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal,

If Jose Mourinho's side were to finally climb into the top four they had to take advantage of this run of fixtures, and they did not get off to a good start when they could only draw 0-0 at home with Hull last weekend.

Mkhitaryan stars as United pile on misery for Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s masterclass left Leicester fighting for their Premier League survival as Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory over the troubled champions on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho’s side condemned dismal Leicester to a fourth successive league defeat thanks in large part to Mkhitaryan’s dynamic contribution at the King Power Stadium.

Frustrated Mourinho wants Manchester United goal rush

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United's misfiring stars to put a smile back on his face by blitzing troubled Leicester on Sunday.

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks as his side delivered one punchless display after another.

His anger boiled over following Wednesday's goalless draw with lowly Hull when he stormed out of a television interview, criticised the referee and claiming the authorities punish him more severely than his managerial rivals.

Frustrated Mourinho wants Manchester United goal rush

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United's misfiring stars to put a smile back on his face by blitzing troubled Leicester on Sunday.

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks as his side delivered one punchless display after another.

His anger boiled over following Wednesday's goalless draw with lowly Hull when he stormed out of a television interview, criticised the referee and claiming the authorities punish him more severely than his managerial rivals.

Why aren’t Manchester United scoring more goals?

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Manchester United v Hull City – Team News, Preview and Betting Tips

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Manchester United will look to get their Premier League campaign back on the right track after two successive draws.

Mourinho a father figure for Burkina Faso coach

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Libreville (AFP) Burkina Faso's Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte says Jose Mourinho is "like a father" to him and revealed he received a phone call from his illustrious compatriot ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Duarte's side take on record seven-time champions Egypt in the first semi-final in Libreville on Wednesday after beating Tunisia 2-0 in the last eight at the weekend.

Bad News – Another Man United Star Suffers Massive Injury Blow, Could Miss Months Of Action

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Manchester United have suffered a blow after Eric Bailly limped off on his comeback for the club during a reserve game against Everton on Monday and could not be sidelined for months.

The centre-back who has just returned from international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast was forced off in the 58th minute after appearing to injure an ankle in a tackle.

Mourinho confirms Man Utd could sanction transfer for £110k-per-week winger before Tuesday

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Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, has confirmed that Ashley Young could leave the club before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. Young was an unused substitute in United’s 4-0 home win against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.

Deal Likely – £110,000-A-Week Star Could Complete Man United Transfer Within 72 Hours

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Reports in the British press today have it that Everton are interested in signing Manchester United star Ashley Young this winter. The former-Aston Villa star has struggled for playing time under Jose Mourinho so far this season and has been linked with a move to China as well.

Reports claim although Ashley Young will consider leaving Manchester United this season, whether on loan or permanently, he does not want to leave England.

Manchester United Can Sign World Class Superstar For £51m, His Club Ready To Sell

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Manchester United have been given a massive boost in their bid to sign a world class striker that will be competition or plan B for Zlatan Ibrahimovi?. Although Zlatan has done very well so far this season, he is Manchester United's only reliable option in attack. Antony Martial started his Manchester United career brightly but hasn't done really well this season and it appears Jose Mourinho is not a fan of his.

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Rooney, Carrick, Jones out for Man United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Captain Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Phil Jones will all miss Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Saint-Etienne on Thursday, manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Wednesday.

Jones has not played since sustaining a foot injury in United’s recent 0-0 draw with Hull City and Mourinho said Rooney and Carrick had “little muscular problems”.

Antonio Conte can’t put a price on Chelsea star Eden Hazard

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London (AFP) – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte could not be persuaded to put a price on star man Eden Hazard on Friday.

The Belgian winger scored a magnificent solo goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Arsenal last weekend, taking his tally for the campaign to 10 goals and leaving his side nine points clear atop the Premier League.

Antonio Conte can’t put a price on Chelsea star Eden Hazard

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London (AFP) – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte could not be persuaded to put a price on star man Eden Hazard on Friday.

The Belgian winger scored a magnificent solo goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Arsenal last weekend, taking his tally for the campaign to 10 goals and leaving his side nine points clear atop the Premier League.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was lucky to escape punishment

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London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp admits he was lucky to avoid punishment for bellowing in the fourth official's face but the Liverpool manager brushed aside Jose Mourinho's claim that he gets special treatment.

Klopp apologised following Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea after a touchline exchange with Neil Swarbrick saw him vent his frustration at the award of a penalty to Diego Costa.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was lucky to escape punishment

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London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp admits he was lucky to avoid punishment for bellowing in the fourth official's face but the Liverpool manager brushed aside Jose Mourinho's claim that he gets special treatment.

Klopp apologised following Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea after a touchline exchange with Neil Swarbrick saw him vent his frustration at the award of a penalty to Diego Costa.

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TOP FIVE: Worries about Jose Mourinho which won’t quite go away.

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As regular TOP FIVE readers will know, I am an optimistic sort, much more inclined to be cheery about Manchester United and their fortunes than miserable. And ultimately, that optimism extends to Jose Mourinho bringing his substantial managerial nous to bear on United over the coming years.

There has been plenty of evidence that things are moving in the right direction—big wins and big moments, the arrival of some of the world's best players and a substantial improvement in some of the squad players, particularly defenders.