By Phil McNulty Chief football writer 6 Dec From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46463178 Read more about sharing. Manchester United's hopes and ambitions have slipped so alarmingly this season that a routine show of grit that left them eighth in the Premier League drew warm applause from Old Trafford at its conclusion.Jose Mourinho's side battled back twice to earn a point in an eventful, if scrappy, 2-2 draw against Arsenal - but was the sanguine reaction at the final whistle acceptance this is now as good as it gets under the current regime?United are eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, 18 behind leaders Manchester City, and are the only team in the Premier League's top nine with a minus goal difference.They have taken only three points from their past … [Read more...] about Manchester United: Have fans reluctantly accepted their team’s ‘B-List’ status?
By Simon Stone BBC Sport 5 Dec From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46454824 Read more about sharing. Disabled Manchester United fans have called for netting to be put up at Old Trafford to protect them from missiles hurled by away fans. The disabled supporters' section is below where visiting fans are housed.Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association (MUSDA) says flares, bottles filled with urine, coins and pies thrown by travelling supporters have landed in their section.Netting was used for Champions League games against Juventus and Young Boys.Now MUSDA is pressing to make that permanent.A recent fans' forum meeting was told: "If granted, it would come as a great relief to all those who have suffered over the years from the various items that have been … [Read more...] about Manchester United: Disabled fans want netting to protect them from missiles
Sport by Press Association December 4, 2018, 10:50 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that to claim a footballer has performed poorly due to their feelings toward their manager is to label that player “dishonest”. The 2018-19 season has seen plenty of talk about the relationship between United players and Mourinho, and there was more after the Red Devils’ winless run in the Premier League extended to a third game with Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Southampton. Mourinho was asked ahead of Wednesday’s home clash with fourth-placed Arsenal, who United are eight points worse off than, if he still felt the players were all behind him. The Portuguese said: “I still don’t understand that story. If you think a player only plays when he is, in your words, behind the manager, what I have to call these players or, in this case, what you are calling them, is … [Read more...] about Mourinho does not want to call his players dishonest
By Simon Stone BBC Sport 4 Dec From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46440914 Read more about sharing. There was a depressingly familiar feeling around Manchester United last week.Anticipation gave way to frustration as Jose Mourinho's side stumbled their way to a 1-0 victory over Young Boys in the Champions League, a win only achieved thanks to Marouane Fellaini's 91st-minute strike.In the TV studio afterwards, condemnation from former United midfielder Paul Scholes was swift."Awful," he said.Half an hour later, Mourinho responded. He told his "lovers" the result - and United's subsequent qualification for the last 16 - had maintained his 100% record of getting out of the group stage, a run that stretches across 14 seasons and includes spells with Porto, Chelsea, Inter … [Read more...] about Manchester United: Is Jose Mourinho getting a fair deal?
4 Dec From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46437279 Read more about sharing. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says it will be a "miracle" if his side finish in the Premier League top four.They are seventh and eight points off a Champions League place after Saturday's 2-2 draw at Southampton.United, whose last league win was on 3 November, host fourth-placed Arsenal on Wednesday.Before the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on 24 November, Mourinho said United could break into the top four by the end of December.But speaking to Brazilian television network RedeTV about the club's ambitions after the Saints result, the Portuguese said: "Try to win as many points as possible and try almost the miracle to end in fourth."There were reports that Mourinho criticised midfielder Paul … [Read more...] about Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says finishing in Premier League top four would be ‘miracle’