In the wake of Manchester United’s abysmal loss to Brighton, the rumor circulating suggests that the top hierarchy, including United CEO Ed Woodward, have lost faith in Mourinho’s abilities and are beginning to doubt if he is the right manager for the club.
Real Madrid have reported the Nerazzurri to FIFA over an illegal approach for Luka Modric. However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Luka Modric has made the revelation to FIFA that it was he who contacted Inter Milan over a potential transfer – not the Italians.
Kroos took to Twitter after the game to post a photo of him clapping the fans while looking bleary-eyed, alongside the amusing caption: ‘I am happier than it seems, but usually I am asleep at this time’.
Alvaro Morata blames former boss Antonio Conte’s “direct” style for his indifferent form last season. “For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there, but I want to change things here,” said Morata.
Maurizio Sarri said he was contemplating quitting smoking after watching his Chelsea side secure a second win from two Premier League games. “I’m going to stop. Just for one or two years, then I will start again.” Sarri said.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was philosophical in his Sky Sports interview after his side’s 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday, but he was not so composed when he spoke to a female reporter from beIN Sports.
Speaking immediately after Manchester United were beaten 3-2 by Brighton, Paul Pogba admitted his attitude was not good enough and that Brighton were hungrier than United. But Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has hit out at Pogba for making such comments.
Juventus and AC Milan were both linked with Alvaro Morata this transfer window, but he has insisted that leaving Chelsea was “never a thought” for him this summer despite a disappointing first season in English football with just 11 goals in 30 appearances.
Real Madrid had their worst home crowd since before the CR7 era as just 48,466 people came through the turnstiles for the first home game of the season. However, they got the result they wanted on the pitch with a 2-0 win against Getafe.
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion Video Match Highlights Competition: Premier League Date: 19 August 2018 Stadium: The American Express Community Stadium (Falmer, East Sussex) Referee: K. Friend
The Chilean was a surprise omission from the Red Devils’ squad for the trip to the Amex Stadium and according to Jose Mourinho, Sanchez is not in the Manchester United squad because of a ‘little problem’.
“Everybody knows what I have said after the World Cup. A lot has been said , but at the moment I’m happy. Leaving this year? I won’t go,’’ Eden Hazard said as reported by Telegraph.
“We are going to try, but it’s a very difficult job in front of us because second was really hard and this season is going to be really hard for everyone to finish top four,” he told Sky Sports.
“No, not in this moment,” he said when asked if his side were among the favourites. “We did very well in the last 25 minutes, but I think we have to work.
Carlo Ancelotti admitted to nerves on his Napoli debut, but the Lazio opener “woke us up, we lifted the tempo and deserved the victory.”