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LIVERPOOL MUCH MORE DEFENSIVE – MOURINHO

Manchester United’s lavishness in concerting clear cut chances into great goals this season is a matter of concern to the manager, Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devil’s nine-game winning streak came to an end with Zlatan Ibrahimović’s late header that rescued the team from losing the match to Liverpool. The $90 million Manchester United sign in, Paul Pogba missed a wonderful opportunity to put his side in the lead at the first half against Klopp’s side last Sunday. The France international dragged his shot too wide in an unpredictable opening 45 minutes bring the world’s most expensive player. Pogba’s miss added to reducing the number of great opportunities converted by the club this term in the English Premier League to about 32.43 per cent, with united scoring just 12 to 37 opportunities they would reasonably have been expected to convert. It was a strangely erratic display from the home team and Pogba chose a wrong day to have one of his least eminent performances, most notable for the first half incident. (more…)

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José Mourinho Not Surprised with Zlatan Ibrahimovic Impact at Manchester United

José Mourinho has revealed that he is not surprised with the impact striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had on the team.

Ibrahimovic moved to the club on a free transfer from Paris St Germain in the summer. Many were sceptical about the impact a 35-year-old player could have playing in the Premier League for the first time in his career. Since it is a newly, it would take time for a player to adapt irrespective of how good he is, but this argument has not been true in the case of Ibrahimovic. After scoring his 10th goal in the last nine games, Ibrahimovic has managed to become one of the top scorers in the league. He is only two behind top scorer Diego Costa. Mourinho says that Ibrahimovic came to the club not to just pick up a lot of wages and stuff here and there. As a manager who has previously worked with the Swede, Mourinho says that Ibrahimovic is one of the immensely hungry players out there and he always likes to get his 110% to the teams he represents. (more…)

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José Mourinho has revealed that he was nervous ahead of the Premier League

Manchester United boss José Mourinho has revealed that he was nervous ahead of the Premier League opener against Bournemouth.

Even though United were facing a team just into the second season in the English top division, Mourinho says that experience does not change some things and it was not surprising that he felt nervous. After having longer dreamt about the United managerial job, Mourinho finally got the opportunity to get into the Red Devils dugout in the summer. His first competitive league encounter was against Bournemouth. Mourinho came out on top after a 3-1 win over the home team. United’s victory was always going to be certain if they were playing at the best. The team was rich with talent like Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata. Furthermore, the signing of Eric Bailly in central defence seemed to give them the kind of steel that they had been missing since the departure of Nemanja Vidic. The Ivory Coast international was named as the man of the match in the FA community shield against Leicester City. He once again turned in with a great performance on Sunday. Mourinho says that even Sir Alex Ferguson used to do have nervousness prior to big matches. (more…)

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