mourinho Archive

  • 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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  • Jose Mourinho hailed Romelu Lukaku after his superb double against West Ham but insisted Manchester United's record signing was under no pressure to score goals.The £75million summer buy from Everton hit the ground running at Old Trafford with a goal in each half as United thrashed the Hammers 4-0 in their Premier League opener.Coming after a strike against Real Madrid in the European Super Cup last Tuesday, Lukaku has immediately started to pay off his sizeable fee but Mourinho will not simply judge the player on goals.Mourinho said: "He is playing well, he is working hard. He likes the team and the team likes him."Any striker can play phenomenally hard but if he doesn't score goals the pressure is on them, so good for him, good for Wayne Rooney, (Alexandre) Lacazette, Morata - good for all the strikers arriving in new clubs and scoring in the first days. It is always oxygen, happiness and confidence for them."But Romelu knows me well. He knows sometimes strikers can pl..

    United boss Jose Mourinho praises effective Romelu Lukaku after West Ham brace

    Jose Mourinho hailed Romelu Lukaku after his superb double against West Ham but insisted Manchester United's record signing was under no pressure to score goals.The £75million summer buy from Everton hit the ground running at Old Trafford with a goal in each half as United thrashed the Hammers 4-0 in their Premier League opener.Coming after a strike against Real Madrid in the European Super Cup last Tuesday, Lukaku has immediately started to pay off his sizeable fee but Mourinho will not simply judge the player on goals.Mourinho said: "He is playing well, he is working hard. He likes the team and the team likes him."Any striker can play phenomenally hard but if he doesn't score goals the pressure is on them, so good for him, good for Wayne Rooney, (Alexandre) Lacazette, Morata - good for all the strikers arriving in new clubs and scoring in the first days. It is always oxygen, happiness and confidence for them."But Romelu knows me well. He knows sometimes strikers can pl..
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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to "fight" for Gareth Bale's signature if Real Madrid leave the attacker out of the UEFA Super Cup.Skopje plays hosts to the annual clash between the winners of the Europa League and Champions League on Tuesday evening, with both sides looking to kick the campaign off with silverware.Bale is part of the 24-man squad in Macedonia for the match, but speculation continues over the Wales international's future.There have been suggestions in Spain that Madrid are willing to part company with the 28-year-old as they move for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, giving hope to long-standing admirers United.Mourinho recently said it would be impossible to bring in Bale, but is now ready to pounce on any softening on their part."If he's playing tomorrow, well, no I wouldn't think of that possibility of signing on (Bale)," the United boss said in Macedonia ahead of facing his former club."If he is playing tomorrow, it is because ..

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho willing to ‘fight’ for Gareth Bale

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to "fight" for Gareth Bale's signature if Real Madrid leave the attacker out of the UEFA Super Cup.Skopje plays hosts to the annual clash between the winners of the Europa League and Champions League on Tuesday evening, with both sides looking to kick the campaign off with silverware.Bale is part of the 24-man squad in Macedonia for the match, but speculation continues over the Wales international's future.There have been suggestions in Spain that Madrid are willing to part company with the 28-year-old as they move for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, giving hope to long-standing admirers United.Mourinho recently said it would be impossible to bring in Bale, but is now ready to pounce on any softening on their part."If he's playing tomorrow, well, no I wouldn't think of that possibility of signing on (Bale)," the United boss said in Macedonia ahead of facing his former club."If he is playing tomorrow, it is because ..
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  • Jose Mourinho is hopeful of winning the UEFA Super Cup despite Manchester United's absentees, the stifling Skopje heat and Real Madrid's quality.Two of Europe's most decorated clubs go toe-to-toe in Macedonia on Tuesday evening in the annual battle of the Champions League and Europa League winners.It offers the chance to kick off the campaign with silverware as United look to win the competition for just the second time, while Madrid attempt to become the first side since 1990 to retain the trophy.An English club has not won the Super Cup since 2005 but Mourinho believes United can topple the Champions League winners in the Balkans."We are going to try," he said. "That's obvious, but also obvious is the difference between the Champions League winner and Europa League winner. I keep saying that."The Europa League is very difficult to win because it's hard. You know, lots of matches, you travel, the motivation is not so high because the Europa League is not ..

    Jose Mourinho wary of tough task ahead of Man Utd in Super Cup clash

    Jose Mourinho is hopeful of winning the UEFA Super Cup despite Manchester United's absentees, the stifling Skopje heat and Real Madrid's quality.Two of Europe's most decorated clubs go toe-to-toe in Macedonia on Tuesday evening in the annual battle of the Champions League and Europa League winners.It offers the chance to kick off the campaign with silverware as United look to win the competition for just the second time, while Madrid attempt to become the first side since 1990 to retain the trophy.An English club has not won the Super Cup since 2005 but Mourinho believes United can topple the Champions League winners in the Balkans."We are going to try," he said. "That's obvious, but also obvious is the difference between the Champions League winner and Europa League winner. I keep saying that."The Europa League is very difficult to win because it's hard. You know, lots of matches, you travel, the motivation is not so high because the Europa League is not ..
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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to make his move if Gareth Bale is left out of Real Madrid's UEFA Super Cup line-up.The two sides meet in Skopje on Tuesday evening in the annual clash between the winners of the Europa League and Champions League and all eyes will be on Real's teamsheet. Bale is part of Zinedine Zidane's 24-man squad in Macedonia for the match, but speculation continues over the Wales international's future.There have been suggestions in Spain that Madrid are willing to part company with the 28-year-old as they move for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, giving hope to long-standing admirers United.Mourinho recently said it would be impossible to bring in Bale, but is now prepared to pounce on any softening on their part. "If he is on his way out of Real Madrid, well, I'll try to be waiting for him on the other side and try to fight with other coaches that would also like to have him on his team," said Mourinho. "But I think tha..

    Mourinho will make move if Bale is left out of Real Madrid’s Super Cup line-up

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to make his move if Gareth Bale is left out of Real Madrid's UEFA Super Cup line-up.The two sides meet in Skopje on Tuesday evening in the annual clash between the winners of the Europa League and Champions League and all eyes will be on Real's teamsheet. Bale is part of Zinedine Zidane's 24-man squad in Macedonia for the match, but speculation continues over the Wales international's future.There have been suggestions in Spain that Madrid are willing to part company with the 28-year-old as they move for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, giving hope to long-standing admirers United.Mourinho recently said it would be impossible to bring in Bale, but is now prepared to pounce on any softening on their part. "If he is on his way out of Real Madrid, well, I'll try to be waiting for him on the other side and try to fight with other coaches that would also like to have him on his team," said Mourinho. "But I think tha..
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  • Jose Mourinho accepts it is "game over" in Manchester United's pursuit of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale. The build-up to Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup was dominated by transfer speculation after the United boss pledged to "fight" for the Wales international if he was not involved in Skopje.Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane's pre-match coyness on the matter did little to quash the chatter, but naming Bale in the starting line-up did.The 28-year-old produced an impressive performance from the outset, hitting the bar and setting up Isco in a 2-1 defeat of Mourinho's men in Macedonia."Clearly the club wants him, the manager wants him and he wants the club, so for me it's game over - even before it started," Mourinho told BT Sport."It's game over clearly because everybody knows he is going to stay."Bale was substituted towards the end of a match in which Casemiro and Romelu Lukaku joined Isco in netting.However, it was the Wales attacker who was the sub..

    ‘Game over’ in Bale chase – Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho accepts it is "game over" in Manchester United's pursuit of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale. The build-up to Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup was dominated by transfer speculation after the United boss pledged to "fight" for the Wales international if he was not involved in Skopje.Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane's pre-match coyness on the matter did little to quash the chatter, but naming Bale in the starting line-up did.The 28-year-old produced an impressive performance from the outset, hitting the bar and setting up Isco in a 2-1 defeat of Mourinho's men in Macedonia."Clearly the club wants him, the manager wants him and he wants the club, so for me it's game over - even before it started," Mourinho told BT Sport."It's game over clearly because everybody knows he is going to stay."Bale was substituted towards the end of a match in which Casemiro and Romelu Lukaku joined Isco in netting.However, it was the Wales attacker who was the sub..
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  • Jose Mourinho saw promise rather than problems after Manchester United lost the UEFA Super Cup to "superior" Real Madrid.The annual meeting of the Champions League and Europa League winners proved an entertaining encounter, with the Red Devils impressing at times and being outclassed on many others.Romelu Lukaku's late goal gave United hope after Casemiro and Isco put Real Madrid into what ultimately proved an unassailable lead, with Zinedine Zidane's men triumphing 2-1 and wrapping up back-to-back Super Cups.Mourinho was annoyed that Casemiro was not called offside for the first-half opener, but the United boss found it hard to argue that his former club did not deserve the lead at that point."There was a goal that was offside," he said. "If not, we would be talking about 0-0 at half-time and a different game."But the domination is the consequence of quality of a team that is superior, that has great quality players in midfield that control the game, that hold the ball,..

    Jose Mourinho takes the positives after Man Utd’s Super Cup loss to Real Madrid

    Jose Mourinho saw promise rather than problems after Manchester United lost the UEFA Super Cup to "superior" Real Madrid.The annual meeting of the Champions League and Europa League winners proved an entertaining encounter, with the Red Devils impressing at times and being outclassed on many others.Romelu Lukaku's late goal gave United hope after Casemiro and Isco put Real Madrid into what ultimately proved an unassailable lead, with Zinedine Zidane's men triumphing 2-1 and wrapping up back-to-back Super Cups.Mourinho was annoyed that Casemiro was not called offside for the first-half opener, but the United boss found it hard to argue that his former club did not deserve the lead at that point."There was a goal that was offside," he said. "If not, we would be talking about 0-0 at half-time and a different game."But the domination is the consequence of quality of a team that is superior, that has great quality players in midfield that control the game, that hold the ball,..
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