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  • Burton manager Nigel Clough will try to cause a Carabao Cup upset at Jose Mourinho's Manchester United on Wednesday when he faces a manager who reminds him of his father Brian. United are the defending champions after Mourinho equalled Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough's record by winning a fourth League Cup title against Southampton at Wembley in February.His quest to lift the trophy for a fifth time begins against Clough Junior's Brewers, and the Burton manager believes his opponents will be guided by a man that shares many of the characteristics his own father had. "I think just the way they go about it and the way that they deal with things in such a no-nonsense manner," he said."It's black or it's white and that's it. If a player does the job for him, he has him in, and if he doesn't, that's it."I think they look at things in very similar ways in that department."I think the way he (Mourinho) deals with the press and the media, there ..

    Nigel Clough: Jose Mourinho’s ‘no-nonsense’ manner similar to my father

    Burton manager Nigel Clough will try to cause a Carabao Cup upset at Jose Mourinho's Manchester United on Wednesday when he faces a manager who reminds him of his father Brian. United are the defending champions after Mourinho equalled Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough's record by winning a fourth League Cup title against Southampton at Wembley in February.His quest to lift the trophy for a fifth time begins against Clough Junior's Brewers, and the Burton manager believes his opponents will be guided by a man that shares many of the characteristics his own father had. "I think just the way they go about it and the way that they deal with things in such a no-nonsense manner," he said."It's black or it's white and that's it. If a player does the job for him, he has him in, and if he doesn't, that's it."I think they look at things in very similar ways in that department."I think the way he (Mourinho) deals with the press and the media, there ..
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  • Jose Mourinho insists Michael Carrick has an important role to play at Manchester United, despite not having played a minute of competitive football since being named captain. The long-serving 36-year-old was named skipper after all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney's summer departure, but his elevated status has not brought any game time.Carrick has not even made the bench at times in the early weeks of the season, but looks set to finally get some minutes under his belt in the Carabao Cup third round tie against Burton on Wednesday.Last season it was not until United's opening game in this competition that he made his first competitive appearance, before going onto play an important role for the remainder of the campaign - something Mourinho suggests he can do again."(Sergio) Romero played the Europa League final, which was the game of the season for us and he is not playing," the United boss said."Ander Herrera was player of the season and is not starting matches."That&#0..

    Jose Mourinho insists Michael Carrick has important role to play for United

    Jose Mourinho insists Michael Carrick has an important role to play at Manchester United, despite not having played a minute of competitive football since being named captain. The long-serving 36-year-old was named skipper after all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney's summer departure, but his elevated status has not brought any game time.Carrick has not even made the bench at times in the early weeks of the season, but looks set to finally get some minutes under his belt in the Carabao Cup third round tie against Burton on Wednesday.Last season it was not until United's opening game in this competition that he made his first competitive appearance, before going onto play an important role for the remainder of the campaign - something Mourinho suggests he can do again."(Sergio) Romero played the Europa League final, which was the game of the season for us and he is not playing," the United boss said."Ander Herrera was player of the season and is not starting matches."That&#0..
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  • Jose Mourinho is disappointed by Andreas Pereira's naivety and lack of fight after the talented Manchester United midfielder pushed through a loan move to Valencia.Pereira impressed during pre-season and it appeared the 21-year-old would have an impact at Old Trafford this season having spent last term on loan at Granada.However, Pereira was left out of the matchday squad in United's opening four matches of the season and plumped for a move back to LaLiga, joining Valencia on a season-long loan just before the Spanish transfer deadline.Before leaving the midfielder signed a new deal at United until 2019, including an option for an additional 12 months - a sign of the club's faith in a player whose decision has clearly irked Mourinho."Andreas Pereira was a personal decision - a decision that I don't agree with," the Portuguese said."A decision that, honestly, I don't think in this moment is the best decision for him. (It is) a decision that disappoints me a..

    Pereira exit disappoints Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho is disappointed by Andreas Pereira's naivety and lack of fight after the talented Manchester United midfielder pushed through a loan move to Valencia.Pereira impressed during pre-season and it appeared the 21-year-old would have an impact at Old Trafford this season having spent last term on loan at Granada.However, Pereira was left out of the matchday squad in United's opening four matches of the season and plumped for a move back to LaLiga, joining Valencia on a season-long loan just before the Spanish transfer deadline.Before leaving the midfielder signed a new deal at United until 2019, including an option for an additional 12 months - a sign of the club's faith in a player whose decision has clearly irked Mourinho."Andreas Pereira was a personal decision - a decision that I don't agree with," the Portuguese said."A decision that, honestly, I don't think in this moment is the best decision for him. (It is) a decision that disappoints me a..
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  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is targeting Sir Alex Ferguson's record of the most Champions League matches as a manager. The Portuguese has taken charge of 133 games in the competition, 61 short of Ferguson's all-time high figure, winning it twice - with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.He returns to the Champions League with United later this month looking for an extended stay to give him a run at Ferguson's landmark."I know that I am in the top five or six but I'm quite far, especially from the top one but I will fight hard to go for that record," he told MUTV."Last season, I lost a season in the chase for this record (as United won the Europa League) but Manchester United is where Manchester United has to be and I'm really happy with that."But the Champions League is where we want to be and maybe I'm too ambitious, I don't know, but I want to be the manager with more matches (in the Champions League)."It's good for the player..

    Jose Mourinho targets Sir Alex Ferguson’s Champions League record

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is targeting Sir Alex Ferguson's record of the most Champions League matches as a manager. The Portuguese has taken charge of 133 games in the competition, 61 short of Ferguson's all-time high figure, winning it twice - with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.He returns to the Champions League with United later this month looking for an extended stay to give him a run at Ferguson's landmark."I know that I am in the top five or six but I'm quite far, especially from the top one but I will fight hard to go for that record," he told MUTV."Last season, I lost a season in the chase for this record (as United won the Europa League) but Manchester United is where Manchester United has to be and I'm really happy with that."But the Champions League is where we want to be and maybe I'm too ambitious, I don't know, but I want to be the manager with more matches (in the Champions League)."It's good for the player..
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  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Marcus Rashford to embrace becoming a Premier League target. United romped to a second successive 4-0 win at Swansea with Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring. It is the first time for 110 years that United have scored four goals in their opening two league games.But 19-year-old Rashford largely had a difficult afternoon at the Liberty Stadium despite showing flashes of skill.The England striker was targeted by Swansea supporters from the first minute as they cl early recalled his theatrical penalty-box tumble in their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in May. Rashford was also frustrated as Jonathan Moss ignored several calls for free-kicks to be awarded when he went to ground, the teenager's dissent earning a strong rebuke from the referee. "I think he has to learn how to enjoy it (the attention)," Mourinho said after United had wrapped up victory with three goals in the final 10 minutes. "If he was a..

    Jose Mourinho: Rashford must learn how to enjoy being target for opposition fans

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Marcus Rashford to embrace becoming a Premier League target. United romped to a second successive 4-0 win at Swansea with Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring. It is the first time for 110 years that United have scored four goals in their opening two league games.But 19-year-old Rashford largely had a difficult afternoon at the Liberty Stadium despite showing flashes of skill.The England striker was targeted by Swansea supporters from the first minute as they cl early recalled his theatrical penalty-box tumble in their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in May. Rashford was also frustrated as Jonathan Moss ignored several calls for free-kicks to be awarded when he went to ground, the teenager's dissent earning a strong rebuke from the referee. "I think he has to learn how to enjoy it (the attention)," Mourinho said after United had wrapped up victory with three goals in the final 10 minutes. "If he was a..
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  • Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are now unlikely to sign the wide man he had hoped for this summer.Hard work behind the scenes has seen the Reds' squad bolstered, with defender Victor Lindelof and striker Romelu Lukaku both arriving before the pre-season tour of the United States got under way.Nemanja Matic subsequently joined from Premier League champions Chelsea and last week Mourinho was still hoping executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would be able to complete the last "25 per cent" of business.The Portuguese spoke of his desire for "somebody playing from the sides", with Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic trailed and Tottenham's Danny Rose and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale linked over recent weeks.However, Mourinho has now accepted that a fourth acquisition is probably out of their reach."I don't think we are unless something happened that puts us in the market again," the United boss said."I told Mr Woodward that obviously my plans were four, but I also t..

    Manchester United boss Mourinho ready to abandon plans to bring in wide player

    Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are now unlikely to sign the wide man he had hoped for this summer.Hard work behind the scenes has seen the Reds' squad bolstered, with defender Victor Lindelof and striker Romelu Lukaku both arriving before the pre-season tour of the United States got under way.Nemanja Matic subsequently joined from Premier League champions Chelsea and last week Mourinho was still hoping executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would be able to complete the last "25 per cent" of business.The Portuguese spoke of his desire for "somebody playing from the sides", with Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic trailed and Tottenham's Danny Rose and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale linked over recent weeks.However, Mourinho has now accepted that a fourth acquisition is probably out of their reach."I don't think we are unless something happened that puts us in the market again," the United boss said."I told Mr Woodward that obviously my plans were four, but I also t..
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  • Eden Hazard to make Chelsea return against Nottingham ForestEden Hazard will start for Chelsea for the first time this season in Wednesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie with Nottingham Forest.The Belgium playmaker suffered a broken ankle in June and has made three substitute appearances for the Blues in the last 10 days.Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said: "For Eden now is the right moment to start the game and to try to play the whole game."Hazard recently said Conte improved him within a week of his appointment in a comment which many interpreted as a slight on Jose Mourinho, rather than praise for Chelsea's Italian boss.Conte wants all his players to improve and says Hazard can get even better."He can continue to improve a lot in his career and to become one of the best," Conte said.Conte is likely to rotate his options for the League Cup clash and has with some enforced absences.David Luiz is suspended for the first of three games after his dismissal against Ars..

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    Eden Hazard to make Chelsea return against Nottingham ForestEden Hazard will start for Chelsea for the first time this season in Wednesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie with Nottingham Forest.The Belgium playmaker suffered a broken ankle in June and has made three substitute appearances for the Blues in the last 10 days.Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said: "For Eden now is the right moment to start the game and to try to play the whole game."Hazard recently said Conte improved him within a week of his appointment in a comment which many interpreted as a slight on Jose Mourinho, rather than praise for Chelsea's Italian boss.Conte wants all his players to improve and says Hazard can get even better."He can continue to improve a lot in his career and to become one of the best," Conte said.Conte is likely to rotate his options for the League Cup clash and has with some enforced absences.David Luiz is suspended for the first of three games after his dismissal against Ars..
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  • Scott McTominay wants to repay Manchester United's faith and patience by making a first-team impact like fellow late developers Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.Having just turned five when he caught United's eye at the development centre in Preston, the attacking midfielder progressed through the ranks and in May made his first-team debut aged 20.That appearance off the bench at Arsenal was followed by a starting role in the home win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League finale, before McTominay was selected by Jose Mourinho for their pre-season tour.After impressing in the United States, in particular off the bench against Real Madrid, and scoring his first senior United goal against Valerenga, he is now in line to be involved in a competitive match for the first time this season as Burton visit in the Carabao Cup third round."It's crazy when you think back all them years to when you're five years old going to the development centre, and then going all..

    Scott McTominay eager to make his mark at Manchester United

    Scott McTominay wants to repay Manchester United's faith and patience by making a first-team impact like fellow late developers Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.Having just turned five when he caught United's eye at the development centre in Preston, the attacking midfielder progressed through the ranks and in May made his first-team debut aged 20.That appearance off the bench at Arsenal was followed by a starting role in the home win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League finale, before McTominay was selected by Jose Mourinho for their pre-season tour.After impressing in the United States, in particular off the bench against Real Madrid, and scoring his first senior United goal against Valerenga, he is now in line to be involved in a competitive match for the first time this season as Burton visit in the Carabao Cup third round."It's crazy when you think back all them years to when you're five years old going to the development centre, and then going all..
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  • Eden Hazard will start for Chelsea for the first time this season in Wednesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie with Nottingham Forest. The Belgium playmaker suffered a broken ankle in June and has made three substitute appearances for the Blues in the last 10 days.Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said: "For Eden now is the right moment to start the game and to try to play the whole game."Hazard recently said Conte improved him within a week of his appointment in a comment which many interpreted as a slight on Jose Mourinho, rather than praise for Chelsea's Italian boss.Conte wants all his players to improve and says Hazard can get even better."He can continue to improve a lot in his career and to become one of the best," Conte said.Conte is likely to rotate his options for the League Cup clash and has with some enforced absences.David Luiz is suspended for the first of three games after his dismissal against Arsenal and will also be absent from the Premier League games w..

    Eden Hazard set to start as Chelsea host Nottingham Forest in Carabao Cup

    Eden Hazard will start for Chelsea for the first time this season in Wednesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie with Nottingham Forest. The Belgium playmaker suffered a broken ankle in June and has made three substitute appearances for the Blues in the last 10 days.Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said: "For Eden now is the right moment to start the game and to try to play the whole game."Hazard recently said Conte improved him within a week of his appointment in a comment which many interpreted as a slight on Jose Mourinho, rather than praise for Chelsea's Italian boss.Conte wants all his players to improve and says Hazard can get even better."He can continue to improve a lot in his career and to become one of the best," Conte said.Conte is likely to rotate his options for the League Cup clash and has with some enforced absences.David Luiz is suspended for the first of three games after his dismissal against Arsenal and will also be absent from the Premier League games w..
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