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Jan 19

Jose Mourinho reacts to Manchester United’s stalemate versus Crystal Palace

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had said that his team lacked the intensity in their game play which contributed to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The Red Devils had come into the game with the hope of going through an extended winning run but they were left frustrated by a Palace side which defended efficiently throughout the game.

Speaking after the encounter, Mourinho admitted his disappointment over the result saying: “Frustrating. The objective was to start well this period of eight matches until December. We did not win one point, we lost two. We knew where they close down and knew where the spaces were, we did not have enough aggression or intensity to kill. We gave the opponent time to have the ball and did not press enough. We gave them moments to breath, relax and for the time to go. We did not press enough.”
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Nov 18

MURRAY DISCHARGED FROM THEE HOSPITAL AFTER FATAL CLASH IN NEWCASTLE WIN

Brighton sit 12th on the Premier League log, after their slim victory over Newcastle on Sunday.Chris Hughton’s win against RafaBenítez Magpies means Newcastle are the fourth team in topflight history to lose their first five home games in a row.

It pops the question whether Rafael Benítez, former Chelsea manager has lost his touch.
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Sep 18

Dennis Wise heaps praise on summer signing Jorginho

Former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise has been impressed with the application of Jorginho since joining the Blues over the summer. The Italy international has been impressive for the west Londoners since the start of pre-season and Wise believes the midfielder could be influential to the way the Blues perform during the ongoing campaign.

Speaking exclusively to Goal.com, he said: “I like the boy [Sarri] has brought in, Jorginho, I think he has been absolutely outstanding. I have watched him and how he covered holes, how he pressed and he dictates to his team-mates as he wants them to do certain things. He did it at Napoli and it worked extremely well, so I am looking forward to actually seeing him do that because I think it is going to be very exciting to see Chelsea on the front foot and passing it around teams.”
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5
Jul 18

Man United To Lose Herrera To Barca?

There are reports that Premier League heavyweights Manchester United could lose their defensive warrior Ander Herrera to Spanish giants Barcelona this summer. The Spaniard has just over a year in his contract at Old Trafford and Nou Camp are eager to sign him on to help the defensive buildup of the club.

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Barcelona are looking at spending £22 million on the player, who has been relegated to the background with the arrival of Nemanja Matic who has been impressive for the Red Devils. With the little time on his deal with the Red Devils, Barcaare confident they can finish up the deal. The player is also 28 years old but he could play for the next few seasons as a support for Sergio Busquets.
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28
Sep 16

Manchester United can win title

Former Manchester United player Ji Sung Park believes that his former team can win the title this season. He said that the best thing that Manchester United has done is the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager. He said that the Portuguese manager has the necessary experience and skills to manage a team such as Manchester United and believe that he will win the title.

The former midfielder said that Manchester United is a big team and that it requires a big manager to manage such a team. He believes that Jose Mourinho is the right man in the right place and that he is the right person to bring the title back to Manchester United. Continue reading →


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Oct 14

Southampton Gets Ready For Dirk Kuyt

At St Mary’s a fellow countrymen could be put to test by the Dutch manager of Southampton in his playing staff. According to reports Dirk Kuyt can go join the Premier league for Southampton in January. 34 years of age Kuyt performed in summer for the Netherlands backing for Oranje. For Saints he can prove to be a good deal.

Koeman’s men are currently at 3rd from five wins and gaining 16 points. From the beginning itself in the 8 games he took over Sunderland after he showcased his phenomenal talent. The position of Kuyt in the Saints is unclear but it creates a lot of confusion as the team is loaded with fresh and young players. The young players would surely get a boost from him joining the squad as he comes in with lot of experience. The potential of signing Kuyt will also be discussed. He is going to be a handy addition as he can be an attacker, a midfielder and defense player. At Liverpool he could be experienced.

During his reign of 6 years he was hugely popular as his home fans continued to shower blessings on him and supported him earnestly throughout. He scored lot of clutch goals which included a strike in the Champions League final of 2006-2007. In 286 appearances he had score of 71. Southamptons have surprised so far but are trying their level best to take it one step ahead. The Southamptons are planning to grab a sixth position in the mean time so that they get a reputable standing as far as their ranking is concerned. Kuyt has to perform according to his tactics to do well for his team and also to inspire his companions. If the manager has entrusted upon him he also has to rise to the occasion every time.


26
Aug 14

Monk Praises Team Efforts

Out of all the opening matches of the Premier League there is little doubt that the most surprising result was Manchester United’s defeat against Swansea City. The pre-season schedule of Louis van Gaal saw the Dutch coach going undefeated with impressive results but when the Premier League kicked off, the squad suffered trying to replicate similar performances.

The squad of guided by Garry Monk could only launch 5 shots throughout the entire match but it was still enough for Swansea City to claim the victory. When the game reached its end, Monk went on praising the work and team effort that his players demonstrated.

Swansea City’s manager, Garry Monk said: “The whole key to it all was us coming together as a group and working together. I made it clear to the players this week to go up here and show exactly what we’re about. We had a game plan to try and work to and to a man they were very, very good. We could have improved in a lot of areas but to come to Old Trafford in the first game of the season with everything going on… it was very good to get that level out of the boys already’’

Even with the surprising triumph from Swansea City over Manchester United, Monk still has plans of signing a few more players before the transfer window ends. According to the 35 years old manager of Swansea City, his squad can be much better than how it currently is and bringing in new players to the team will reinforce help reinforce it further.

Napoli’s Federico Fernandez is one of the summer targets of Garry Monk and a deal is already believed to be on the verge of completion with the Argentine defender only having to complete a series of medical tests before the transfer can be announced and confirmed to the public.


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May 14

GIGGS STILL UNSURE

Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs has stated that he is still in the dark about what the future holds for him especially with regards to becoming the manager at United. Giggs was a surprise appointment after the sacking of David Moyes a few weeks ago. The club also drafted in a number of their older players like Paul Scholes as part of the coaching staff. The tactics appeared to work – for one game – after the club managed a successful 4-0 win over Norwich in which they looked like their old self.

However, the initial euphoria quickly disappeared after United suffered a 1-0 defeat against Sunderland last weekend. This was first defeat of Giggs managerial career, which is only two matches old. Continue reading →


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May 14

GET BEHIND VILLA

Aston Villa Chief Executive Paul Faulkner has come out with a statement asking the club supporters to get behind their manager Paul Lambert in a bid to avoid relegation trouble for the second consecutive season. Lambert was brought in as the replacement for Alex McLeish at the start of last season. Since his time at the club, he has come under a lot of criticism for taking Villa backwards. After being a team that competed for European places during the time of Martin O’Neill, Villa are now in a position of fighting against relegation at the end of each campaign.

They narrowly avoided relegation last season and it looks to be the case this time around as well after they are just four points above the drop zone with four matches left. The 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park is the latest in a line of poor form, which is threatening to put the fans against manager Lambert. There have already been voices against the manager, but Faulkner says that this is the time to support the team and the staff. Villa are on a run of four consecutive defeats, which have come after the incredible 1-0 win over Chelsea at Villa Park.

“We have suffered four consecutive defeats and that is hard to take. We are hurting. Fans are hurting, players and the manager are hurting. The frustration is shared by everyone who loves Aston Villa. Now more than ever it’s time for us all to pull together – fans, players, the manager, everyone at the club. Our immediate focus and combined efforts need to be concentrated on our game against Southampton this weekend,” said the chief executive. Villa will next be taking on Southampton, who have little to play for in the remainder of the campaign.