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Love Him Or Loathe Him, José Mourinho Is A Winner

José Mourinho is one of the most successful managers ever but has divided opinion ever since his extraordinary Champions League success with Porto in 2003.  Chelsea fans loved him when he led them to consecutive Premier League titles in 2004/05 and 05/06, backed him when he was sacked by owner Roman Abramovich, rejoiced at his return in 2013 and then …

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Mourinho Takes Subtle Dig At Aguero Ahead Of Manchester Derby

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has taken a veiled swipe at Manchester City star Sergio Aguero before Sunday’s derby showdown at the Etihad Stadium. Mourinho said of Aguero that “there are little things in his game I am not a fan of”, although he declined to elaborate further when asked. Aguero, City’s all-time leading scorer, was criticised heavily by Mourinho …

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Mourinho Dodges Man City Financial Fair Play Row Ahead Of Derby

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Jose Mourinho has described the quality of Manchester City’s work on the pitch as “untouchable” while refusing to get embroiled in the controversy about alleged Financial Fair Play breaches made by his rivals. Mourinho’s Manchester United side travel across the city on Sunday for a Premier League derby against their neighbours, who are two points clear at the top of …

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Pep Guardiola Admits Encouraging The Celebrations Which Sparked The Old Trafford Brawl

Manchester United and Manchester City have been asked by the Football Association to give their explanations for the brawl which ensued in the Old Trafford tunnel/dressing rooms following Sunday’s derby.  The FA have requested that both clubs put on record their view of the incident by Wednesday. It has been widely reported that United boss Jose Mourinho was struck with …

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Paul Scholes Questions Blind and Valencia’s Spots In Manchester United’s Starting XI

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Ex Manchester United player Paul Scholes working for BT Sport prior to The Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on March 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Former Manchester United midfielder and BT Sport analyst Paul Scholes has questioned Manchester United midfielders-cum-defenders Daley Blind and Antonio Valencia following United’s 2-1 loss in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Saturday. Blind was caught out quite badly on Kevin de Bruyne’s opening goal during the defeat and Scholes thinks it’s only going to be a matter of time …

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Is This The Reason Why Henrikh Mkhitaryan Had Such A Poor Manchester Derby?

Having been anxiously looking forward to Saturday’s Manchester derby and the clash of José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s respective new-look teams, supporters in red were no doubt left frustrated by the final 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford. Their City rivals started brightly – scoring through Belgian youngster Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho – before Zlatan Ibrahimovic pulled a goal back with …

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Jose Mourinho Singled Out ‘Two Or Three Players’ For Particular Criticism Following Derby Day Defeat

Jose Mourinho was outraged following his sides defeat. Although the scoreline might have suggested that the Manchester Derby was a tight affair, it reality Pep Guardiola’s side dominated much of the game. During the opening 35 minutes United struggled to deal with City’s pace up front, with Kevin De Bruyne particularly influential throughout the game. Indeed it was the Belgian that …

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Manchester United Fans Call For Wayne Rooney To Be Dropped After Another Disappointing Performance

Wayne Rooney’s performance has been called into question by fans. After Manchester United sunk to a 2-1 derby day defeat to Manchester City, fans of the Red Devils quickly began to call into question the performance of a number of their players. Although a number of players put in underwhelming performances, Wayne Rooney was singled out by fans after he …

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