Jose Mourinho needs to sign a game-changer and a midfield general this summer - according to Gary Neville. But that is just the start as far as the Manchester United legend is concerned. Mourinho is set to overhaul his squad after finishing trophyless and 19 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City. He plans to strengthen in midfield and defence, with Fred and Toby Alderweireld both being targeted. Neville believes the United manager is still missing that touch of stardust to turn the biggest games - and believes Gareth Bale could provide it. He adds that Michael Carrick’s retirement leaves a huge hole in midfield - but also wants to see major reinforcements in defence. Discussing United’s needs in the transfer market, Neville said: “That’s the most difficult question for Jose Mourinho. “I would say definitely defenders - you could argue right-back, left-back and centre-back. Not necessarily to replace Antonio Valencia, but to challenge … [Read more...] about Gary Neville names Jose Mourinho’s Man Utd transfer priorities
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18 May From the section FA Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44170167 Read more about sharing. FA Cup final 2018: Chelsea v Manchester UnitedDate: Saturday, 19 May Time: 17:15 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC One (Football Focus at 14:00, live coverage starts from 16.10) and BBC Radio 5 live, and available to stream on the BBC Sport website, app and iPlayerManchester United manager Jose Mourinho says their season will not be judged on the outcome of Saturday's FA Cup final.United finished second in the Premier League - their highest placing since the 2012-13 season - but will be without silverware this season if they fail to defeat final opponents Chelsea."I'm not going to change my analysis of the season because of one match," Mourinho said in a news conference on Friday."You can analyse the way you … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho: Man Utd season not judged on FA Cup final
Manchester United made the surprising announcement on Saturday that Jose Mourinho's assistant of 14 years, Rui Faria, will leave the club at the end of the season. The Portuguese's affiliation with Mourinho began when he was the fitness coach at Uniao Leiria in 2001 and the pair have been inseparable ever since, with Faria officially becoming Mourinho's right-hand man at Chelsea in 2004. “I will miss my friend and that is the hardest thing for me, but his happiness is more important and, of course, I respect his decision, especially because I know that we will always be together. Be happy, brother!" Mourinho said in a statement on United's website. With Faria leaving and Michael Carrick set to become a coach at the club, United's backroom staff could have a whole new look to it next season, although Mourinho confirmed he won't be appointing a new No.2 following the win over Watford. Looking ahead, Kieran McKenna, the head coach of United's under-18s, has impressed in his role in … [Read more...] about Mourinho’s Man Utd backroom could benefit from surprise addition
16 Apr From the section FA Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43791546 Read more about sharing. Manchester United players who performed poorly in their Premier League defeat by West Brom will be dropped for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, says boss Jose Mourinho.The Red Devils were beaten 1-0 by bottom side West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, ensuring rivals Manchester City won the title.United play Bournemouth in the league on Wednesday before facing Spurs."The way you play is the only way I can select players," said Mourinho.The Portuguese manager said "some of the guys" that played against West Brom "don't have a place" in the team for the semi-final at Wembley.He added the Bournemouth match at Vitality Stadium was "an opportunity for some people to play and to try to get a … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss to drop players for Tottenham FA Cup semi-final
The date was in 2012. The scene was a particularly fine restaurant in New York. One of the men having dinner was part way through a sabbatical, the other contemplating retirement. Sir Alex Ferguson was sounding out a possible successor. Pep Guardiola claimed he did not remember being offered the Manchester United job. Perhaps, he later joked, Ferguson’s Glaswegian accent was too strong for him to understand. And it would have been intriguing had Guardiola replaced Ferguson at Old Trafford. Perhaps he would have spared United the ignominy of their tumble to seventh place in 2013-14; perhaps the size of the overhaul required would have been illustrated if a managerial great had struggled with what proved such an undistinguished group after Ferguson swapped the touchline for the directors’ box. READ MORE: Eight of football’s hottest scoring streaks – featuring Ronaldo, Muller, Messi and more READ MORE: Pep’s message ahead of title clincher with Utd … [Read more...] about What if… Guardiola inherited Mourinho’s Man Utd squad?