Paul Pogba has been ruled out of the game with Southampton due to the death of his father.
The midfielder has been provided compassionate leave from the game. Manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the midfielder was also left out of the match against Tottenham during the weekend for the same reason. Pogba’s father passed away on Friday and he has not been back in the United set up. Even if he was present in the squad, Jose Mourinho would not have utilised him. The manager has made it a priority to win the Europa League.
Manchester United have been struggling ever since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The club have gone from regular Champions League contenders into a club that even fails to qualify for the competition. The demise from the top positions is certainly surprising considering that United have spent a huge sum of money on new players in the last five years. Even after the appointment of Jose Mourinho, the club spent close to £ 150 million on players like Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Yet, there has been little joy in the campaign – even after the League Cup victory – as the club at facing an uncertain future with regard to a top four finish.
Manchester United are keen on signing Uruguay international Jose Gimenez but manager Jose Mourinho is being tactical with his methods.
The player’s contract with La Liga side Atletico Madrid is set to end next summer so the Portuguese tactician does not want to spend the £56million release clause the club set.
Manchester United manager José Mourinho has confirmed that he has already drawn up a list of players who he would like to bring in the summer.
The list of names, which is likely to contain Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, has been given to the United board, according to the Portuguese. Manchester United recently revealed that the financial figures which showed that the overall debt had gone up substantially. It may have been a result of the club’s incredible spending since 2013, while they have also been without Champions League football for most of this period.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be planning a cover for right back Antonio Valencia despite renewing the contract of the Ecuador international for another twelve months recently, according to reports.
The Red Devils have been in contact with French side Monaco over the possible transfer of defender Fabinho. The player’s father made the revelations recently even though the English side were linked to the player last summer.
Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho has compared club’s midfield star, Paul Pogba to Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard due to his goal-getting ability.
The 22-year old France international initially struggled upon his return to Old Trafford, with Mourinho appearing uncertain how to utilize the world’s most expensive player.
While West Ham’s want-away attacker Dimitri Payet is the perfect example of how easy it is to go from hero to villain, the reverse is true of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Never has the phrase 'form is temporary, class is permanent' been truer than in the case of the Swedish star.
Barely three months ago, Guardian writer Jamie Jackson accused Ibrahimovic’s goal drought – at the time of writing, he’d gone five weeks without scoring – of costing United any hope they had of winning the title
Paul Scholes says that the key towards Manchester United rediscovering the former glory days would be to play without fearing the opposition.
After having managed just one win in the last five league matches, United are certainly looking once again set for a top four battle. The club has missed out on qualification to the Champions League twice in the last three seasons. It is a very good possibility that United may very well miss out on the top for once again, as the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal seem extremely good at the moment.
Manchester United may be 13 points behind runaway leaders Chelsea at Christmas but the Premier League title isn’t out of reach just yet. Jose Mourinho’s side are unbeaten in their last eight domestic fixtures and the Red Devils are starting to put together an ominous run of form as the business end of the season approaches.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Anthony Martial have raised their game in recent weeks, but the emergence of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as an attacking option has helped Mourinho’s men to find their best form ahead of the busy festive period. The Armenian star took a while to settle and adjust to life at Old Trafford but he is now arguably one of the first names on the team sheet.
The Football Association has charged Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho for improper conduct, reports say.
The Portuguese kicked a bottle in frustration during the 1-1 draw against West Ham in the Premier League over the weekend.