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‘Now I just have contempt’ – Mourinho fires back in Conte feud

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claims he feels “contempt” for Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte as he continued to stoke the feud between the pair.  Mourinho and Conte have engaged in a war of words in recent weeks that has seen both men fire increasingly venomous barbs.  The Special One has …

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‘Lukaku not a machine’ – Mourinho sees striker feeling the strain but rules out rest

Romelu Lukaku is suffering from the strain of his ever-present Premier League appearance record at Manchester United this season, according to manager Jose Mourinho. Lukaku scored seven goals in as many Premier League matches in a flying start to his United career at the beginning of the current campaign. The …

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Mourinho suggests Man City ‘education’ to blame for derby bust up

Jose Mourinho believes the alleged fracas between Manchester United and City players after Sunday’s derby came down to a “diversity in behaviour” and “education”. City left Old Trafford with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, opening up an 11-point lead ahead of United at …

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Matic travelling for Arsenal clash but Jones, Bailly, Fellaini out

Nemanja Matic will travel with the Manchester United squad to face Arsenal and could be involved in Saturday’s game, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed. The Serbia international limped out of the 4-2 win over Watford on Tuesday and Mourinho was worried the midfielder had picked up an “important” injury. However, …

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De Bruyne discloses Mourinho dispute which led to Chelsea departure

Kevin De Bruyne has revealed how Jose Mourinho’s obsession with statistics led to disagreements and his departure from Chelsea. The Blues put a deal in place for the Belgian midfielder back in 2012, but would offer him just nine first-team appearances before he was offloaded to Wolfsburg two years later. …

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How the cult of Mourinho’s relationship with his players has changed

There was a time when Jose Mourinho was famed for fostering a siege mentality within his football clubs in much the same way as the great Sir Alex Ferguson. Just as the legendary Scot refused to air Manchester United’s dirty linen in public, Mourinho would blame anything and everything for …

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‘Man Utd are more than titles’ – Bellamy afraid of lost identity under Mourinho

Manchester United risk losing their identity under manager Jose Mourinho, according to former Liverpool and Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy. Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal last season and guided United to Europa League and EFL Cup glory but the former Chelsea boss and his tactics have been scrutinised following last …

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Mourinho curses Man Utd’s ‘bad’ break as momentum stalls

Jose Mourinho admits the latest international break has come at a “bad” time for his in-form Manchester United side. The Red Devils have been able to maintain their fine form since the last domestic interval, with an unbeaten run stretched to 10 games. Man Utd 11/1 to win Champions League …

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Mourinho Praises Fellaini For Toughing It Out

Manchester United’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2017.PAUL ELLIS / AFP Jose Mourinho described Marouane Fellaini as a “strong character” for …

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‘We try to win’ – Mourinho defends pragmatic style for Man United

Jose Mourinho said he is prepared to sacrifice style for points in Manchester United’s Premier League title bid. United have made a blistering start to the season, winning their opening three matches, having scored 10 goals without conceding. Stoke 11/2 to beat Man Utd Related But as United prepare for …

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Mourinho: I have ‘faith’ in Martial to improve this season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho backed Anthony Martial to deliver at Old Trafford this season. Martial was absent from United’s starting XI last week but the French forward came off the bench to help Mourinho’s men to a 4-0 win over West Ham in their Premier League opener. The 21-year-old’s …

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‘I’m on fire’ – Man United boss Mourinho ready for Champions League challenge

Jose Mourinho does not feel under pressure to deliver at Manchester United this season, with the Portuguese manager optimistic about his team’s chances in the Premier League and Champions League. Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford saw United finish sixth in the English top flight, though they won the Europa …

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Mourinho impressed by Lukaku & Matic despite mistakes in Real Madrid loss

Romelu Lukaku made a good impression on Jose Mourinho on his competitive debut for Manchester United, despite missing an open goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s men claimed UEFA Super Cup glory in Skopje thanks to goals from Casemiro and Isco, with Lukaku netting just after …

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‘I’m not going to lose my hair’ – Mourinho shrugs off Conte jibe

The Chelsea boss took a veiled shot at his predecessors, but the Man Utd manager claimed not to be annoyed by the remark Jose Mourinho largely refrained from hitting back at Antonio Conte over an unflattering remark about the Manchester United manager’s most recent departure from Stamford Bridge, the boss …

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Lukaku aiming to emulate Ronaldo at Man Utd

The newly-signed striker wants to get to the level of the four-time Ballon d’Or winner after his Old Trafford move Romelu Lukaku wants to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo’s career at Manchester United as he eyes goals and trophies under Jose Mourinho. Man City favoured to win Premier League Lukaku arrived from …

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WATCH: Mourinho crashes Lingard interview

The Red Devils manager showed his funny side on Monday, interrupting the attacker’s interview with MUTV Jose Mourinho was in a joking mood as Manchester United touched down in Washington. Man City favoured to win Premier League United’s pre-season tour of the United States has moved to DC for the …

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‘Today was a positive for him’ – Mourinho praises Martial but wants consistency

The French forward offered a timely reminder of his talent against Real Madrid and his manager wants more of the same Jose Mourinho wants more consistency from Anthony Martial after the Manchester United forward impressed in Sunday’s win over Real Madrid. Martial offered a timely reminder of his attacking prowess …

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Mourinho wants 15 more years at United

The Portuguese manager is hoping for a long stay at United, despite the current tendency of top-level managers to change jobs quickly Jose Mourinho would like to remain Manchester United manager for another 15 years, but believes emulating Alex Ferguson is impossible. The Portuguese tactician arrived at Old Trafford last …

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It is not manager against manager – Wenger shrugs off breaking Mourinho curse

The Arsenal boss finally gained his first Premier League win over the Portuguese to keep his team in the hunt for the top four Arsene Wenger broke his personal curse against Jose Mourinho after his Arsenal side triumphed against the Portuguese for the first time in the Premier League, but the …

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