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.
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
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.