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  • Jose Mourinho has said he does not plan on signing a new contract with Manchester United imminently, but has played down suggestions he will leave for Paris St Germain.In an interview conducted with French television that aired at the weekend, the 54-year-old Portuguese dismissed the possibility of ending his managerial career at Old Trafford. He also spoke of his interest in PSG’s bid to shake up the established order in Europe with their recent recruitment. After that interview, speculation emerged that Mourinho was about to put pen to paper on a lucrative new contract with United.However, speaking in Portugal ahead of United’s Champions League clash with Benfica, Mourinho told a press conference that as far as he was concerned, nothing was about to change with his employment.Jose Mourinho clarifies his comments on his #MUFC future: https://t.co/Lsb6fUCkHe pic.twitter.com/mXhXtpZMCh— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017“I think you (in the) English media, you have the a..

    Mourinho plays down PSG links by affirming commitment to Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho has said he does not plan on signing a new contract with Manchester United imminently, but has played down suggestions he will leave for Paris St Germain.In an interview conducted with French television that aired at the weekend, the 54-year-old Portuguese dismissed the possibility of ending his managerial career at Old Trafford. He also spoke of his interest in PSG’s bid to shake up the established order in Europe with their recent recruitment. After that interview, speculation emerged that Mourinho was about to put pen to paper on a lucrative new contract with United.However, speaking in Portugal ahead of United’s Champions League clash with Benfica, Mourinho told a press conference that as far as he was concerned, nothing was about to change with his employment.Jose Mourinho clarifies his comments on his #MUFC future: https://t.co/Lsb6fUCkHe pic.twitter.com/mXhXtpZMCh— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017“I think you (in the) English media, you have the a..
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  • Jose Mourinho has indicated he wants at least one more job in management before he retires.The Manchester United boss is committed to the Red Devils until 2019 and there has been no suggestion he plans to depart even then, having secured the job he has long desired.United are flying high and the Mourinho era at Old Trafford still appears to be in its early stages, with reports suggesting he will be offered a new long-term contract. But further down the line Portuguese boss Mourinho will seek another challenge. Here are four possibilities he may fancy later on in his career.Paris St Germain have previously been linked with a move for Mourinho (Empics)EnglandMourinho has previously said he was close to accepting the England job in late 2007, after Steve McClaren’s team failed to qualify for the World Cup. It would have been a major coup for the Football Association at the time, although FA chiefs presumably thought landing Fabio Capello instead was a similarly impressive appointment...

    Where might Jose Mourinho end up when his time at Manchester United is over?

    Jose Mourinho has indicated he wants at least one more job in management before he retires.The Manchester United boss is committed to the Red Devils until 2019 and there has been no suggestion he plans to depart even then, having secured the job he has long desired.United are flying high and the Mourinho era at Old Trafford still appears to be in its early stages, with reports suggesting he will be offered a new long-term contract. But further down the line Portuguese boss Mourinho will seek another challenge. Here are four possibilities he may fancy later on in his career.Paris St Germain have previously been linked with a move for Mourinho (Empics)EnglandMourinho has previously said he was close to accepting the England job in late 2007, after Steve McClaren’s team failed to qualify for the World Cup. It would have been a major coup for the Football Association at the time, although FA chiefs presumably thought landing Fabio Capello instead was a similarly impressive appointment...
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  • Jose Mourinho thinks his Manchester United side will thrive on the hostile atmosphere they will face at Anfield.The Red Devils take on Liverpool in a lunchtime kick-off on Merseyside, a trip former United defender Mikael Silvestre likened to "going to hell".But the Portuguese does not see it that way at all. "You know, this is quite funny for me because I think when people speak about big atmospheres, it looks like we don't like it, it looks like it's a problem for us to go to a certain place and to face a big atmosphere," the United boss said. "(But) this is what we want. I am surprised that you speak about (going to Anfield) in a negative way, I am even more surprised when I hear former, big players speak about atmospheres like something sinister, something that worries (us). "It motivates us, it is something that we want, it is something that if we could have every match, we would have every match."You know, when Barcelona played against Las Palmas with an empty sta..

    Anfield trip will be beautiful, insists United boss Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho thinks his Manchester United side will thrive on the hostile atmosphere they will face at Anfield.The Red Devils take on Liverpool in a lunchtime kick-off on Merseyside, a trip former United defender Mikael Silvestre likened to "going to hell".But the Portuguese does not see it that way at all. "You know, this is quite funny for me because I think when people speak about big atmospheres, it looks like we don't like it, it looks like it's a problem for us to go to a certain place and to face a big atmosphere," the United boss said. "(But) this is what we want. I am surprised that you speak about (going to Anfield) in a negative way, I am even more surprised when I hear former, big players speak about atmospheres like something sinister, something that worries (us). "It motivates us, it is something that we want, it is something that if we could have every match, we would have every match."You know, when Barcelona played against Las Palmas with an empty sta..
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  • Jose Mourinho insists the loss of Marouane Fellaini is not an issue ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool on Saturday.Belgium midfielder Fellaini suffered a knee injury while on international duty last week and could be out for at least a fortnight.The 29-year-old had been in good form and scored twice in United’s last Premier League outing, their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, on September 30.6? talking points for Liverpool v #MUFC: the chance to make a statement, the fitness of our two Belgians & more ? https://t.co/4K6s6UGGpe pic.twitter.com/FKKZIdLlAd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 10, 2017Asked about the injury, Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “No blow, no problem. We don’t cry with injuries. We may cry with the process that leads to the injuries but we don’t cry with the injuries. We just trust the players that are going to play.”Asked if that meant he had concerns about players going away with their international teams, he said: “Not just international teams, w..

    Manchester United boss Mourinho shrugs off loss of Fellaini for Liverpool trip

    Jose Mourinho insists the loss of Marouane Fellaini is not an issue ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool on Saturday.Belgium midfielder Fellaini suffered a knee injury while on international duty last week and could be out for at least a fortnight.The 29-year-old had been in good form and scored twice in United’s last Premier League outing, their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, on September 30.6? talking points for Liverpool v #MUFC: the chance to make a statement, the fitness of our two Belgians & more ? https://t.co/4K6s6UGGpe pic.twitter.com/FKKZIdLlAd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 10, 2017Asked about the injury, Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “No blow, no problem. We don’t cry with injuries. We may cry with the process that leads to the injuries but we don’t cry with the injuries. We just trust the players that are going to play.”Asked if that meant he had concerns about players going away with their international teams, he said: “Not just international teams, w..
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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has bracketed Paul Pogba’s injury as “long-term” – comparing it to those Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are recovering from.The severity of the hamstring issue that caused the 24-year-old to limp off early in the club’s Champions League return against Basel has been shrouded in mystery.Mourinho has repeatedly claimed not to know how bad Pogba’s injury is as the club continued to assess him in-house, as well as seeking specialist advice.Paul Pogba, second right, suffered a hamstring injury against Basel (Martin Rickett/PA)The United manager is still unwilling to put a timescale on the injury, but 17 days on from the France international’s setback the Portuguese has revealed it is a long-term issue.“He’s injured, he cannot play tomorrow and it’s not an injury that I can have the hope like I have with (Antonio) Valencia or (Phil) Jones,” Mourinho said of Pogba.“I have the hope to see them in training and to have a positive answer, so long-..

    Jose Mourinho views Paul Pogba as being out in the ‘long term’

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has bracketed Paul Pogba’s injury as “long-term” – comparing it to those Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are recovering from.The severity of the hamstring issue that caused the 24-year-old to limp off early in the club’s Champions League return against Basel has been shrouded in mystery.Mourinho has repeatedly claimed not to know how bad Pogba’s injury is as the club continued to assess him in-house, as well as seeking specialist advice.Paul Pogba, second right, suffered a hamstring injury against Basel (Martin Rickett/PA)The United manager is still unwilling to put a timescale on the injury, but 17 days on from the France international’s setback the Portuguese has revealed it is a long-term issue.“He’s injured, he cannot play tomorrow and it’s not an injury that I can have the hope like I have with (Antonio) Valencia or (Phil) Jones,” Mourinho said of Pogba.“I have the hope to see them in training and to have a positive answer, so long-..
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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits he faces a “difficult situation” in Moscow as injuries to Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick have left him short in midfield.Fellaini joined the list of absentees, which also includes Paul Pogba, after sustaining an ankle injury in Saturday’s win over Southampton following a first-half tackle from Shane Long.Having watched replays Mourinho, who believes his side have to remain “humble” if they are to extend their unbeaten record this season, was unhappy with the challenge but he refused to criticise referee Craig Pawson, who booked the Saints striker for the challenge.Midfield troubles for @ManUtd boss Jose Mourinho. Already missing @paulpogba, he will be without @Fellaini and @carras16 for CSKA tomorrow— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) September 26, 2017“We don’t have Fellaini, we don’t have Pogba, we don’t have Carrick,” said the United boss ahead of the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.“All three midfield players we lose ..

    Jose Mourinho short on numbers in midfield ahead of CSKA Moscow clash

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits he faces a “difficult situation” in Moscow as injuries to Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick have left him short in midfield.Fellaini joined the list of absentees, which also includes Paul Pogba, after sustaining an ankle injury in Saturday’s win over Southampton following a first-half tackle from Shane Long.Having watched replays Mourinho, who believes his side have to remain “humble” if they are to extend their unbeaten record this season, was unhappy with the challenge but he refused to criticise referee Craig Pawson, who booked the Saints striker for the challenge.Midfield troubles for @ManUtd boss Jose Mourinho. Already missing @paulpogba, he will be without @Fellaini and @carras16 for CSKA tomorrow— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) September 26, 2017“We don’t have Fellaini, we don’t have Pogba, we don’t have Carrick,” said the United boss ahead of the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.“All three midfield players we lose ..
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  • Manchester United coasted to a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Russia but manager Jose Mourinho is still concerned about the knock-on effect when they return to the Premier League.Romelu Lukaku took his tally to 10 in his first nine matches for the club, bettering the record of the great Sir Bobby Charlton who only scored nine in the same number, with a double as Anthony Martial scored a penalty and Henrikh Mkhitaryan adding the fourth just after half-time.Substitute Konstantin Kuchaev’s 90th-minute consolation came too late to worry the visitors but Mourinho – missing seven senior players in Moscow – is already looking at their return to Premier League action.FT: CSKA 1 #MUFC 4.United score four again to get the job done in Moscow in some style! #UCL pic.twitter.com/H6tAFhWZgn— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 27, 2017United are level on points with local rivals City, unbeaten in six matches, and the visit of rock-bottom Crystal Palace, without a point or a goal yet, should..

    Jose Mourinho concerned by short rest time for Manchester United players

    Manchester United coasted to a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Russia but manager Jose Mourinho is still concerned about the knock-on effect when they return to the Premier League.Romelu Lukaku took his tally to 10 in his first nine matches for the club, bettering the record of the great Sir Bobby Charlton who only scored nine in the same number, with a double as Anthony Martial scored a penalty and Henrikh Mkhitaryan adding the fourth just after half-time.Substitute Konstantin Kuchaev’s 90th-minute consolation came too late to worry the visitors but Mourinho – missing seven senior players in Moscow – is already looking at their return to Premier League action.FT: CSKA 1 #MUFC 4.United score four again to get the job done in Moscow in some style! #UCL pic.twitter.com/H6tAFhWZgn— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 27, 2017United are level on points with local rivals City, unbeaten in six matches, and the visit of rock-bottom Crystal Palace, without a point or a goal yet, should..
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  • Manchester United coasted to a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Russia but manager Jose Mourinho is still concerned about the knock-on effect when they return to the Premier League.Romelu Lukaku took his tally to 10 in his first nine matches for the club, bettering the record of the great Sir Bobby Charlton who only scored nine in the same number, with a double as Anthony Martial scored a penalty and Henrikh Mkhitaryan adding the fourth just after half-time.Substitute Konstantin Kuchaev’s 90th-minute consolation came too late to worry the visitors but Mourinho – missing seven senior players in Moscow – is already looking at their return to Premier League action.FT: CSKA 1 #MUFC 4.United score four again to get the job done in Moscow in some style! #UCL pic.twitter.com/H6tAFhWZgn— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 27, 2017United are level on points with local rivals City, unbeaten in six matches, and the visit of rock-bottom Crystal Palace, without a point or a goal yet, should..

    Jose Mourinho concerned by short rest time for Manchester United players

    Manchester United coasted to a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Russia but manager Jose Mourinho is still concerned about the knock-on effect when they return to the Premier League.Romelu Lukaku took his tally to 10 in his first nine matches for the club, bettering the record of the great Sir Bobby Charlton who only scored nine in the same number, with a double as Anthony Martial scored a penalty and Henrikh Mkhitaryan adding the fourth just after half-time.Substitute Konstantin Kuchaev’s 90th-minute consolation came too late to worry the visitors but Mourinho – missing seven senior players in Moscow – is already looking at their return to Premier League action.FT: CSKA 1 #MUFC 4.United score four again to get the job done in Moscow in some style! #UCL pic.twitter.com/H6tAFhWZgn— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 27, 2017United are level on points with local rivals City, unbeaten in six matches, and the visit of rock-bottom Crystal Palace, without a point or a goal yet, should..
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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes he has now arrested the decline in the club’s Champions League away form.The 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in Russia gave his side a three-point advantage at the top of Group A after only two games and qualification for the knock-out stage should be a mere formality considering the poor quality of their opponents.Basel, who lost 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier this month, beat Benfica 5-0 while Mourinho’s pre-match assessment that CSKA’s current team were the best he had faced in all his visits with Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea looked generous at best.GOAL CKSA 0 @ManUtd 4 Mkhitaryan follows up Martial's rebounded shot. If this is best CSKA side Mourinho has seen what were the others like?— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) September 27, 2017Having won the Europa League last season the Portuguese has United back on an upward curve in continental competition after their standing went into a downward spiral under Sir Alex Ferguson’s suc..

    Strong start to Champions League campaign delights Jose Mourinho

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes he has now arrested the decline in the club’s Champions League away form.The 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in Russia gave his side a three-point advantage at the top of Group A after only two games and qualification for the knock-out stage should be a mere formality considering the poor quality of their opponents.Basel, who lost 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier this month, beat Benfica 5-0 while Mourinho’s pre-match assessment that CSKA’s current team were the best he had faced in all his visits with Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea looked generous at best.GOAL CKSA 0 @ManUtd 4 Mkhitaryan follows up Martial's rebounded shot. If this is best CSKA side Mourinho has seen what were the others like?— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) September 27, 2017Having won the Europa League last season the Portuguese has United back on an upward curve in continental competition after their standing went into a downward spiral under Sir Alex Ferguson’s suc..
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