Manchester United Star Lands Huge Blow On Jose Mourinho

Rex Christensen
August 10, 2018

"Every match now is important, every point is important, so we have to get the best out of every player".

The next and final conversation was the intermediary telling United that Godin had signed a new contract. Having joined the Premier League giants back in the summer of 2016, Pogba aided United to win the League Cup and the Europa League but there were reports that the 25-year-old was having feuds with Mourinho as the two mega personalities were having ego's clashing.

The Old Trafford faithful had demanded the club make a strong statement after United finished 19 points off the top of the Premier League a year ago.

The Red Devils and the Foxes have had just 24 meetings between them. The amount of time he has spent injured over the past few seasons was enough to put United off any negotiations for the German.

Leicester manager Claude Puel must similarly decide whether to include Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire.

It also now looks like long-standing target Toby Alderweireld will be staying at Tottenham.

Mourinho wanted a third choice home-grown eligible goalkeeper and Lee Grant was signed.

José Mourinho has been left frustrated by the lack of a centre-back arriving this summer, and understandably so given their options and the money available to sign one.

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Jose Mourinho confirmed that as many as 10 players are likely to miss the Premier League opener. He said on Thursday that some of Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester.

"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour".

"I said that during pre-season - it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, it looked like I was saying something insane - but I repeat, pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work with".

United used a three-at-the-back system regularly during the pre-season tour of the United States and could use it against Claude Puel's side rather than the usual 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.

"No miracles", he told a press conference (via United's official website).

"I have my players and I like my players", Mourinho said. "I like to work with my players".

"It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players but sometimes in football, you need to behave different".

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