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Category: José Mourinho

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Paul Pogba thanks José Mourinho in sign of thawing relations

• Manchester United manager allowed midfielder to take penalty• Mourinho hails Pogba’s ‘courage’ after previous spot-kick missPaul Pogba has thanked José Mourinho for trusting him to take a penalty against Young Boys, with Manchester United’s manager r…

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David de Gea back in contract spotlight while United face artificial threat

• Manchester United goalkeeper refuses to be drawn on new deal• José Mourinho makes light of Young Boys pitch, citing FedererDavid de Gea has passed up an opportunity to commit his future to Manchester United, with the goalkeeper’s deal set to expire n…

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Manchester United show a glimpse of what they can do against Watford

Manchester United haven’t often showed their potential under José Mourinho, but the pieces might be falling into place as their Champions League campaign beginsFor 15 minutes on Saturday, Manchester United supporters were given a glimpse of what might …

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The Portuguese humanitarian wiped away a tear | The Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!At today’s weekly rendezvous at Old Trafford with the interestingly-odoured representatives of the media, José Mourinho was eager to discuss “the ones that wake up in the morning and the first thing in…

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José Mourinho pulls out stats sheet to defend use of Marcus Rashford

• Manchester United manager unhappy at claims over Rashford • Accuses pundits of being ‘obsessed’ with him and telling ‘lies’José Mourinho has defended his use of Marcus Rashford, with Manchester United’s manager reading from a prepared sheet of stati…

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Charming one day, insecure the next: the José Mourinho I knew at Chelsea | Eni Aluko

Mourinho’s Jekyll and Hyde behaviour can be entertaining but also damaging and tedious. He must show at Manchester United that he can withstand a stormFootball is full of different characters but there are perhaps none who have a split personality quit…

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José Mourinho among top coaches calling on Uefa to review away goals rule

• Managers believe scoring away is not as difficult as before• Uefa secretary confirms a discussion will be opened on subjectSome of Europe’s highest-profile club coaches, including José Mourinho, have called upon Uefa to review the use of the away goa…

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Steve Sidwell: ‘I wanted the tears to happen. Then I was done as a player’

Much-travelled midfielder reflects on career as a Premier League player and on the tough decision to call it a day earlier this year“I’ve been with my wife since we were kids at school and she had never seen me cry, ever,” Steve Sidwell says as he reme…

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Meet Nice José: Mourinho’s radical rebrand seems like a welcome move | Barney Ronay

After the Special One and the Grumpy One, the Manchester United manager’s new direction appears to be a popular oneThere may have been more rivetingly awkward televised football interviews in the last few seasons than José Mourinho’s rivetingly awkward…

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Mourinho headline grabbing ‘shielding’ Manchester United’s players – Matic

• Nemanja Matic says manager ‘knows what he is doing’• Midfielder claims Mourinho’s antics deflect criticismJosé Mourinho’s habit of turning the focus on himself is calculated to help the team and it is working, according to Nemanja Matic.After Manches…

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Mourinho headline grabbing ‘shielding’ Manchester United’s players – Matic

• Nemanja Matic says manager ‘knows what he is doing’• Midfielder claims Mourinho’s antics deflect criticismJosé Mourinho’s habit of turning the focus on himself is calculated to help the team and it is working, according to Nemanja Matic.After Manches…

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José Mourinho dedicates Manchester United’s victory to Ed Woodward

• Group of fans made plane protest against vice-chairman• ‘In the match I am not looking to the sky. I didn’t see planes’José Mourinho described Manchester United’s victory at Burnley as a win for Ed Woodward after the club’s vice-chairman was labelled…

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José Mourinho dedicates Manchester United’s victory to Ed Woodward

• Group of fans made plane protest against vice-chairman• ‘In the match I am not looking to the sky. I didn’t see planes’José Mourinho described Manchester United’s victory at Burnley as a win for Ed Woodward after the club’s vice-chairman was labelled…

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‘Some of you must be disappointed’: Mourinho takes swipe at media after win – video

José Mourinho described Manchester United’s performance as ‘very good,’ but couldn’t resist taking a swipe at the media after the team beat Burnley 2-0.Two goals from Romelu Lukaku saw United ease to victory and avoid a run of three straight league def…

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Hope springs eternal as Sánchez and Shaw lift Manchester United gloom

After two consecutive defeats, José Mourinho’s men made easy work of Burnley as his top players produced their best displays of the seasonIf the banner flown overhead decrying United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, as a “specialist in failure” …

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José Mourinho muddles United’s thinking but Ed Woodward shares blame | Daniel Taylor

The Portuguese’s obsession with his own importance is wearing but what qualifies Ed Woodward to consider that his judgment of a player’s ability outweighs that of the manager?What do you imagine Ed Woodward will be thinking, from his seat in the Bob Lo…

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José Mourinho says Juventus’ spending can win them Champions League

• ‘They don’t hide,’ says Manchester United manager• ‘The investment they made shows they want to win’José Mourinho has described Juventus as major contenders in this season’s Champions League because of the money they have invested, sending a none-too…

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Third-season syndrome: how José Mourinho slumped at Madrid and Chelsea

Poor results on the pitch reflected the Portuguese’s increasingly fractious relationships off it, and it seems to be happening again at Manchester UnitedOn the day José Mourinho was presented to the media on his return to Chelsea, he described himself …

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Third-season syndrome: how José Mourinho slumped at Madrid and Chelsea

Poor results on the pitch reflected the Portuguese’s increasingly fractious relationships off it, and it seems to be happening again at Manchester UnitedOn the day José Mourinho was presented to the media on his return to Chelsea, he described himself …

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José Mourinho hits back: ‘I’m one of the greatest managers in the world’

• Mourinho quotes philosopher Hegel to make his point • Manchester United manager aims barb at Spurs fansJosé Mourinho has described himself as “one of the greatest managers in the world” and quoted the philosopher Hegel to defend the stance.Manchester…