Louis Saha has advised Newcastle United on how to go about recruitment with the recent £300m takeover of the club from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF). The takeover was approved by the Premier League earlier this month. The Saudi-led consortium takeover of Newcastle United had to be delayed for some months due to piracy issues involving Saudi Arabia and BeIN Sports. In the end, the issues were resolved for the takeover to go through. There were also concerns over human rights issues with Saudi Arabia involved, but the aforementioned consortium distanced itself from the country to pave way
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he would not come in the way of assistant Rui Faria, should he get the opportunity to manage an elite club. The Portuguese has recently emerged as a shock contender to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal next season. During his weekly press conference, Mourinho was quizzed about the possibility of letting Faria leave for a managerial role to which he replied: “You ask me if I think it would be a good fit and I say ‘yes’. And I say it because he is more than my assistant, he is my friend.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has backed Scott McTominay to play a bigger role for the Red Devils next season, considering Michael Carrick is retiring from the game. The 21-year-old was brought onto the playing field for United during their midfield injury crisis and he has since managed 20 appearances across all competitions for the club. Speaking on the United Review, Herrera spoke fondly about the emergence of McTominay, who has pre-dominantly played in a holding role, he said: “I knew when I saw him training with us that he was a very competitive guy and that he wants to
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes India can potentially produce players of high quality, should there be the encouragement and good infrastructure to play the game. The ex-France international had visited a team store in Mumbai, where he provided a valuable of piece of advice to the football fanatics present. Speaking at the store, he said: “Scouts are always looking for experienced players, so it’s tough even for European players. It’s going to take time for Indian players to understand the game. There needs to be better encouragement and good infrastructure.” Meanwhile, United great Denis Irwin had also accompanied
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes Romelu Lukaku will be more consistent with his performances once he manages to adapt to Jose Mourinho’s style of play. The Belgium international has already crossed the 20-goal mark in his maiden season with United, but there has still been criticism owing to his inability to score against the elite clubs. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Saha admits that Lukaku has struggled to find his goalscoring form from the early part of the season, but he puts much of the blame on the style of play Mourinho has adopted, he said: “He
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed the ongoing speculation linking him with a potential exit from Old Trafford. The Special One has deemed as ‘garbage’ while stressing that he is fully committed to the club’s cause. Speaking in a press-conference ahead of the Derby County game, he said: “I say garbage. I don’t find a better word than to define the talk. The worst thing someone can do is put one inch of doubt into my professionalism, to every detail related to my job, so yes the garbage news affected me just on this aspect because it’s something I
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho was pleased to have watched Romelu Lukaku end his goalless streak for the Red Devils on Saturday. The Belgium international netted the final goal in a 4-1 rout of Newcastle United, and thereby ended a lean run which started in October. Following the game, Mourinho was delighted to see Lukaku back in the goals, he said: “He is a striker and strikers like to score goals. It is not a problem for me if he works like he always does and he doesn’t score goals but for their self-esteem, their confidence, strikers like to
Belgium footballer Romelu Lukaku reportedly raged at his Manchester United teammates following last weekend’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of Chelsea. The 24-year-old failed to score for the Red Devils for a seventh game on the trot with little service from the players behind them. Lukaku ended the match without a single touch in the Chelsea box, and he made his feelings clear in the dressing room following the game. The defeat was only United’s second of the Premier League campaign after Morata popped up with a brilliant header to secure three points for Antonio Conte’s men.
Former Manchester United striker has urged Jose Mourinho to consider moves for the likes of Raphael Varane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Special One made valuable business during the summer transfer window as he recruited the likes of Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic to his ranks. The move has already paid rich dividends with the likes of Lukaku and Matic already proving excellent buys for the Mancunian giants. In a report covered by The Sun, Saha – who scored 42 goals for the Red Devils, revealed two players Mourinho should think about signing in the future, he said: “I
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic will galvanise the Red Devils once he recovers from his long-term knee injury. The big Swede notched 28 goals in 46 appearances for United last season before he sustained a gruelling injury in the Europa League quarter-final clash against Anderlecht. Manchester United opted to release the 35-year-old at the expiry of his contract in early June, but the effort shown in his rehabilitation convinced the club into re-signing him on a one-year deal last month. In a report covered by FourFourTwo, Saha admitted that Ibrahimovic is an immense player for the