MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is fighting to save his job just three games into the new Premier League season after back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Tottenham.Spurs' 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Monday was the heaviest home defeat of his coaching career and the team looked a long way from being realistic title challengers.So should United bite the bullet and fire the Portuguese coach or give Mourinho time to try and turn things around?AFP Sports looks at the pros and cons of keeping him in charge.THIRD-SEASON SYNDROMENow in his third season at Old Trafford, United might have already seen the best Mourinho has to offer.In two spells at Chelsea and at Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid he always won the league in his second campaign. However, his third seasons at Chelsea and Madrid ended acrimoniously.Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at United and finished second in the Premier League last season - albeit a record 19 … [Read more...] about Football: Should Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho?
Paul Pogba has started the new season with a bang but his comments post the Leicester match did spark off speculations over his future with manager Jose Mourinho and with the club. However, Mourinho, the Manchester United boss, has brushed away all such murmurs and has said that he has 'never been more happy' with the French international. Also, he said that in the absence of full-time captain Antonio Valencia, Pogba would continue to lead the side against Brighton on Sunday. 'He's working well, playing well' "He's working well, playing well, he does it for the fans, he does for the team and that's what I want, to play for the team and I couldn't be happier than what I am," Mourinho said at a press conference. The manager also reiterated the fact that is has been the best phase with the player in their two years of association. "I cannot demand more from him. I don't care [about what he said after Leicester]. I repeat, I want him to play well, I want him to play for the team, the … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho speaks out about his future at Manchester United
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho did not mince his words when he expressed his disappointment with media coverage of his club when compared to the ones who finished below them on the league table last season. Mourinho, who addressed a press conference on the eve of United's Premier League 2018/19 opener against Leicester City, appeared to take a dig at Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. United was projected as bad as a relegated side at the end of last season while the team's that "won nothing and finished below" the Red Devils were being projected as "serial winners", according to the Portuguese tactician. "My view is that, first of all, it is difficult for me to believe we finished second because when I listen, when I read – not much but sometimes I do – you [the media] are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, you make them look like serial winners," Mourinho said. "It is difficult for … [Read more...] about Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes dig at ‘serial winners’ Liverpool ahead of club’s opener
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku said he compares Jose Mourinho with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. While Mourinho has a reputation for, at times, being bristly and terse, Lukaku said there is another side to him that is much kinder and more light-hearted with players. Lukaku said Mourinho is driven to win and he appreciates his competitiveness. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made headlines this summer for semi-contentious, often negative comments about his club. But according to one of the team’s stars, striker Romelu Lukaku, the public image of Mourinho is not necessarily what the 55-year-old manager is really like. “I get to see a total different image of him where he’s really cool,” Lukaku told Business Insider. Lukaku said Mourinho reminds him of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich can occasionally be terse with reporters, but he’s beloved by players (and most media … [Read more...] about Romelu Lukaku explains why Jose Mourinho is like Gregg Popovich
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted the Red Devils could allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic leave Old Trafford, "if" the striker asks to be released by the Premier League outfit. The former Swedish international suffered a horrific knee injury in April 2017 and returned to action before the end of the calendar year. However, another setback has forced him to spend time away from the pitch. Reports started to surface that Major League Soccer (MLS) side LA Galaxy are interested in bringing Ibrahimovic to the United States. Mourinho stressed that he is unaware of those reports, while stressed the striker, who has less than six months left on his contract, will be allowed to leave by United. "He told me nothing about it. The first time I read something or listened to something about that was from you - I read on some website and I listened to some channel. He never mentioned that to me, so I don't know," Mourinho explained, as quoted by United's official website. "You know, Zlatan … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho open to the idea of allowing Zlatan Ibrahimovic leave Manchester United