Fans of Manchester United have responded to criticism by manager, Jose Mourinho about the subdued atmosphere at Old Trafford. Mourinho had said that United’s supporters were “quiet” during Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League. The Portuguese had said, “Old Trafford, in spite of being a quiet stadium, the pitch is big, the grass is nice and obviously the players feel very comfortable playing here.” When then asked to explain his comments, Mourinho replied, “It’s not Portsmouth. “I remember Portsmouth – such a small stadium, the atmosphere was absolutely incredible. In here, the atmosphere is a bit quiet and there is not very (much enthusiasm). But the players like to play at home.” The manager had earlier this season, said United suppo
Leicester City manager, Claude Puel wants Kelechi Iheanacho to keep improving. This was after his impressive performance in the Carabao Cup against Manchester City on Tuesday. Iheanacho has been restricted to just 11 games for the first team, scoring once. But the Nigerian international showed glimpses of his talent in the 4-3 penalty shootout loss to his erstwhile club. The Foxes boss praised the youngster but urged him to “work to improve.” “[Iheanacho] tried, he shoot on target. He had a good opportunity in the first half. He gave his best,” Puel told Leicester Mercury. “He’s a young player, he needs to continue to work to improve. “It was important to see him, to give him game-time. It was a good opportunity for him and other players. “I was happy with the squad
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will not risk Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow as he keeps one eye on the derby with Manchester City on Sunday. Ibrahimovic recently returned from a long-term knee injury but Mourinho confirmed that the experienced Swedish striker will miss the game against the Russian side at Old Trafford. United require only a point from the match to be sure of qualifying for the knockout stage of the European Cup as winners of Group A. However, they are eight points behind table-topping City in the Premier League table so Mourinho will not take any chances with Ibrahimovic. “Zlatan is not injured,” Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference on Monday. “Zlatan needs some time of very hard wo
Premier League strugglers have appointed Alan Pardew as replacement as manager for the sacked Tony Pulis. “West Bromwich Albion today confirm the appointment of Alan Pardew as the Club’s new Head Coach,” the club announced on their official website on Wednesday. “Alan, a former Premier League manager with West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract. “He will be adding his former assistant at Newcastle, John Carver, to his backroom staff at The Hawthorns. “Alan, who was named both Premier League and LMA Manager of the Year in 2012, was at the training ground today to begin his new job which he described as an ‘exciting opportunity.'” Pardew, 56, told the West Brom website: “I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and l
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed to compensate the Beverly Hills police to avoided the prospect of a jail sentence in the United States. Lukaku had been arrested in July after police responded to five noise complaints at the house he was renting. The Belgian will pay $450 (£340) to reimburse police for the callouts. That will mean the charge is reduced from a misdemeanour, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. Instead, Lukaku will be charged with a disturbance of the peace infraction, which carries a $100 (£76) fine plus other costs and penalties. The incident happened a week before he joined Manchester United.
Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Brom head coach with the club a point above the Premier League relegation zone and without a win in 10 top-flight games. The Baggies were beaten 4-0 at home by Chelsea on Saturday. Albion won their first three games of the season, but have drawn four and lost seven since beating Accrington in the Carabao Cup on 22 August. Former West Brom manager Gary Megson, who had been Pulis' assistant, is taking over "until further notice". Chairman John Williams added: "These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club. "We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing. "We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony's contribution an...
Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Petit has slammed German midfielder, Mesut Ozil’s for his poor performance in the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat last weekend at the Etihad, labelling the playmaker “a ghost.” Manchester City dismantled their North London opponents on Sunday and moved 12 points ahead of them. While the disapproval of Ozil was largely from supporters, former Gunners Petit has offered his opinion on the situation. Petit said in his Paddy Power column, “Arsene Wenger was honest after the game, acknowledging his opponents as the superior side. “But in the first half, he was too shy. He was afraid of Manchester City and his team were passive as a result. I think more substitutions should have been made in the midfield area: Ozil was on the pitch, but he was just a ghost.
EPL (English Premier League) side, West Ham on today sacked head coach, Slaven Bilic after a poor run that has left the club in the English football topflight in relegation zone . The sacking of Bilic came as a result of West Ham 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool at the east London stadium on Saturday. “West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the club,” the Hammers said in a statement on their website. The club hierarchy, “believe a change is now necessary in order for the club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition”, the statement added. READ MORE: Chelsea Vs Man U: 5 Lessons Learnt From The Match
Alvaro Morata gave Manchester United a taste of what he looks like by heading Antonio Conte's Chelsea to a much-needed victory as Jose Mourinho endured another frustrating Stamford Bridge return. All eyes were on the touchline as the combustible managers faced off, with Manchester City's latest win leaving United eight points off the Premier League summit as pressure mounted on Conte just months after leading the Blues to the title Here are the five things we learnt: 1. Antonio Conte showed his players who the real boss is. No-one can suggest that Conte is afraid to take on some of the biggest players in the dressing room after the past few days. Against Roma on Tuesday night, he took off captain Gary Cahill early in the second half as they trailed 2-0 in the Champions Leagu...
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has spoken ahead of his team’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Mourinho, who is due to appear in a court in Madrid on Friday over an alleged tax invasion, addressed his pre-match conference on Thursday. The manager gave an update on his injured players such Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellani. Mourinho and his men will file out against Chelsea 48 hours after he’ll be cross examined in Madrid court and the Portuguese insists it won’t be a distraction to him. He said, “It is just a change of normal training time because I want to be there and I cannot be in the morning so I have to change the timings.” Mourinho added, “We have to wait a little bit. Normally a press conference is a bit later in the week. I am not very optimistic but I don’t wa