Marcus Rashford Handed Number 10 Shirt For Manchester United

Marcus Rashford Handed Number 10 Shirt For Manchester United

As a vote of confidence, the youngster has been handed a new shirt. Our own Marcus Rashford with the number 10 shirt. Big moment for him and a big statement from the club.

It’s a long way from where manager Jose Mourinho had Rashford last season, when he made these comments after a poor performance. “It was not good enough,” said Mourinho. “The players who replaced others did not perform at a good level and, when individuals do that, it is difficult for the team to play well. Mourinho “Maybe now you will not ask me why A, B and C do not play so much. People always ask: ‘Why always Lukaku?’

Well, now they know why always Lukaku, and why always this player and why always that player. We are probably not as good as people think we are individually. “I knew what was going to happen, and I told them, but that is what we got. Brighton had one target, to get the point and celebrate their Premier League survival. “Our target was to get points to help us finish second and they clearly showed that, for them, it is more important for them to stay in the Premier League than for us to finish second. They showed it from the first minute and we didn’t show that. We were not able to motivate ourselves.” Does Rashford deserve the number let us know?

Liverpool ‘affecting Manchester United’s Harry Maguire pursuit’

Liverpool ‘affecting Manchester United’s Harry Maguire pursuit’

 

Manchester United could have to pay up to £75m for Harry Maguire – because Leicester are reportedly holding out for the same sum Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk. Jose Mourinho has less than a week to add to his squad ahead of the new campaign with the transfer window closing on August 9. Maguire’s valuation has rocketed since his impressive World Cup campaign and Leicester will now hold out for £75m because they view on the same level as Van Dijk. The Dutchman became the most expensive defender of all time when he joined Liverpool in January and Castles claims Leicester want to cash in to the same level.

“From what I’m told, the pricing, if there is to be a price for him, will be £75m – they value him at the same level as Virgil van Dijk,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast. “That should probably give you an indication about why Jose Mourinho is reluctant to go down that route. “It’ll affect Everton, they’ve gone a long way in negotiations with Barcelona for (Yerry) Mina who they want to sign. “If they don’t get him they’ll have to move elsewhere, and interestingly one of their targets is Marcos Rojo, who United are prepared to sell.

“So, we’ve got these last few days of the window and Manchester United are scrabbling around trying to satisfy their manager to a certain extent, and what they are doing is going to impact on the other Premier League clubs who are chasing a centre-back.” Barcelona defender Mina is also believed to be on United’s target list as well as Toby Alderweireld from Spurs.

Manchester United’s pre-season tour might have changed Jose Mourinho’s plans

Manchester United’s pre-season tour might have changed Jose Mourinho’s plans

It means expectations are mixed ahead of the new Premier League campaign. It would be inexcusable not to mount a serious title challenge, yet supporters can’t help be alarmed by developments. However, there are plenty positives for Mourinho to take ahead of the new season following a sometimes testing pre-season trip to the US. Pereira performs Andreas Pereira has had to stake his claim the hard way after risking a loan-move to Valencia last season against Mourinho’s judgment – but he looks revitalised and full of desire this summer.

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He has excelled in the No.6 position on the tour of the US and though Nemanja Matic is still the main man, the young Brazilian has shown he is ready to step up. If Paul Pogba maintains his World Cup form and Fred can hit the ground running, United’s midfield department will look pretty healthy. And Pereira might have played his way into Mourinho’s line-up plans, certainly for the opening game against Leicester. Sanchez sharp United fans are yet to see the best of Alexis Sanchez, but he looks like he could be ready to lift off. This is the first summer in nine years in which the 29-year-old has not had to juggle international commitments with resting his body for the new campaign. An extended break has helped him to get back up to sharpness and his performances in a front-two alongside Juan Mata certainly bode well in terms of a potential back-up plan – and given Mourinho something to think about. His contribution to the team could sky-rocket once the World Cup stars have found their feet and the scene is set for the Chilean to prove his doubters wrong next season.

Giving youth a chance The lack of senior stars during pre-season has had both positive and negative effects for United this summer. Results have been below par and first-team players who have played have been required to do so in an unsettled team which lacked consistency. However, those negatives need to be taken with a pinch of salt, especially when the positive development of the likes of Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood and Demetri Mitchell are considered. Eyebrows were raised when so many academy stars boarded the initial flight to the US but they have soundly expressed their qualities. Expectations need to be contained for the next crop of hopefuls, but there is certainly quality knocking on the door of the first-team eagerly anticipating its opportunity. Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong and Joshua Bohui in action during a first team training session at UCLA.

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Take nothing for Granted David de Gea’s presence will again be vital for United this season and with Sergio Romero in reserve United are blessed with strength in depth. However, if injury were to strike either or both them, new signing Lee Grant has shown on the tour that he has not been signed just to keep the other two company. At 35, he is back-up to the back-up, but in the US he proved himself capable of contributing to first-team duties. His experience adds value to the dressing room environment and he has already proven himself to be a popular addition among teammates.

Squad bonding Mourinho has helped give the impression of a tense mood within the United camp. The United manager has had to cope without his World Cup stars and is clearly frustrated with the club’s failure to get a fourth signing over the line. However, it is clear to see the players have enjoyed themselves. The young players have integrated into the squad well, with their initiation singing entertaining first-team stars and staff. Social media has once again provided a behind-the-scenes look at the stay in America and supporters should be encouraged by the way in which new signings Grant, Diogo Dalot and Fred have all settled in. And a number of players have been at pains to get the message out that the mood is positive within the group.

Manchester United’s One-Touch Training Drill Emerges Online, Fans Can’t Believe It

Manchester United’s One-Touch Training Drill Emerges Online, Fans Can’t Believe It

 

Jose Mourinho’s charges have endured a woeful pre-season in the States. A thumping defeat to Liverpool preceded uninspiring draws against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes and AC Milan (eventually beating the Italian side on penalties). United are back in pre-season action on Wednesday when they face Champions League holders Real Madrid in Miami, Florida. Ahead of the fixture, United players have been going through their paces including a spot of Rondo. A one-touch keep-ball exercise. It wasn’t very impressive to say the least. Sure, it’s pre-season but where’s the intensity?! Here’s Manchester City doing the same drill. Naturally, it got Twitter talking:

The Reds have two more games before opening their Premier League campaign against Leicester City. The aforementioned game versus Real Madrid then Bayern Munich on Saturday. Looking forward to the new season, United fans? Let us know. Nasir Jabbar Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He’s a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He’s also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

Paul Pogba ends place debate forward of Manchester United return

Paul Pogba ends place debate forward of Manchester United return

It has developed into a tedious debate – how do United get the very best out of Paul Pogba ? Two years ago, the Frenchman returned to Old Trafford amid a lot fanfare following 4 spectacular seasons at Juventus but right here we’re still discussing his finest place. Each pundit has had their say to the point where Wayne Rooney’s view that Pogba was a ‘field to field midfielder’ provoked one of many longest press conference answers from a bemused Jose Mourinho since he took charge at United . For Mourinho, Pogba is just ‘a midfield participant’ who can thrive in any tactical set-up – whether or not it’s a 4-2-3-1, 3-5-2 or 4-3-3. However even the United boss couldn’t assist put reward his ‘mature’ performances in a extra restrained function for France as they gained the World Cup earlier this month. It was a job he has sometimes struggled in at times for United, sitting in alongside Nemanja Matic, and the signing of Fred ought to give Pogba the liberty to interrupt ahead extra like he did to devastating impact within the Manchester derby final season. The United midfielder has beforehand mentioned his favoured function is on the left of a midfield three however he had a special take whereas working a Q+A together with his Instagram followers. Pogba’s followers have been invited to send him questions on a range of subjects – from his love of Nutella to his favorite tv programme.  When it came to footballing issues, one consumer requested: ‘What place do you want probably the most? Central defensive midfield, central midfield or central attacking midfield?’ Pogba merely replied: ‘I like playing in any of them!’ The Frenchman is due to return to Carrington subsequent month following a three-week break after the World Cup. Get all the newest Manchester United information first with our new app. Obtain it right here now.

Xherdan Shaqiri Scores Unbelievable Bicycle Kick On His Liverpool Debut

Xherdan Shaqiri Scores Unbelievable Bicycle Kick On His Liverpool Debut

Xherdan Shaqiri has opened his Liverpool account in really elegant trend. The Swiss ace produced a second of magic towards Manchester United, scoring a phenomenal bicycle kick. Time to gawk – verify this out. WHAT A STRIKE! The purpose despatched social media into overdrive. Here is some response from Twitter:

 

Shaqiri’s kick was the icing on the cake for Liverpool who were victorious versus Manchester United, beating their rivals 4-1. Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge and Sheyi Ojo additionally scored goals.

Sir Alex Ferguson Voted The Best Supervisor Of All Time

Sir Alex Ferguson Voted The Best Supervisor Of All Time

Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who won 38 trophies in a historic 26 years spell with Manchester United, has been voted the best manager of all time. The 76-year-old gained 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups and two Champions League trophies throughout his time at Old Trafford, turning the club’s fortunes round when he took over in 1986. In a web based ballot, Fergie received an unbelievable 77% of the vote in comparison with three other managers, a result that puts into perspective how dominant he was throughout his time at Old Trafford. Who’s the best manager ever?-

Over 30,000 individuals voted, with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola coming in second with 11% of the majority, whereas Brian Clough and Johan Cruyff received simply 8% and 4% from followers on Twitter. It nonetheless seems like yesterday but it’s 5 years to the day since Sir Alex Ferguson took everybody by surprise by asserting his retirement. It was two weeks after winning his 13th Premier League title, however he knew the time had come to hang up his suit. “The choice to retire is one which I’ve thought a great deal about. It’s the right time,” he mentioned. He managed a few of the best of all time, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona, amongst so many others. Sir Alex managed to get the best out of everybody. He was a real leader inside the dressing room and his ardour for Manchester United will always run deep.

 

5 talking points from Manchester United’s draw with Club America

5 speaking factors from Manchester United’s draw with Membership America

Juan Mata scored a 78th-minute equaliser to salvage a draw for Manchester United within the opening recreation of their US tour. Jose Mourinho’s facet trailed to a 59 minute header from Club America’s Henry Martin, and seemed to be heading for defeat on the College of Phoenix Stadium. However midfielder Mata popped up with the leveller 12 minutes from time, with a shot by the legs of the goalkeeper, to avoid wasting United from defeat. Substitute Tahith Chong slung in a cross from the fitting, which was headed towards the far put up by Ander Herrera. The ball got here out to Mata, whose shot went by a congested penalty space and straight by the legs of Oscar Jimenez, who got here on within the second-half. Subsequent up for United is Sunday’s encounter with San Jose Earthquakes on the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Valencia in motion in the course of the recreation towards Club America (Picture: John Peters) 1) Shaw embarks on one other essential season Pre-season should really feel like Groundhog Day for Luke Shaw, who appears to should show himself each time it comes round, after 4 troublesome seasons at United. This pre-season isn’t any completely different, with Shaw in pole place to begin the brand new marketing campaign as United’s first-choice left-back, with Ashley Younger on an prolonged break following the World Cup, Daley Blind having returned to Ajax and Matteo Darmian set to observe him out of Previous Trafford. Shaw appeared energetic and sharp right here, making a few respectable forays down the left, and with one 12 months left on his present deal, it truly is now or by no means for the defender at United. The United group line up forward of the sport (Picture: Man Utd by way of Getty) Learn Extra Newest Switch Information 2) Martial takes his likelihood to shine With Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford on prolonged breaks following their World Cup exploits, Anthony Martial is ready to guide United’s assault initially of the season, a job he fulfilled right here. Martial’s tempo and skill to tackle opponents are his best property, and he showcased them to nice impact right here, stepping into harmful positions and opening up the opposition. His ultimate ball could have let him down on events, however Martial – whose United future was unsure this summer season – proved a handful for Club America. Martial challenges for the ball (Picture: Man Utd by way of Getty) 3) Pereira stakes his declare for a daily place Having spent final season on mortgage at Valencia, midfielder Andreas Pereira has returned to United to impress Mourinho and stake his declare for a daily place. However with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and new £52million signing Fred prone to comprise Mourinho’s first-choice midfield, Pereira is prone to discover it arduous to determine himself as a daily beneath Mourinho. However the 22-year-old proved efficient within the No.6 function right here, urgent opponents, tackling with belligerence and showcasing a formidable vary of passing. Pereira put in a stable efficiency in the midst of the park (Picture: Man Utd by way of Getty) 4) United children purpose to impress Mourinho In a depleted squad due to World Cup absentees, Mourinho included seven children, all of whom had been searching for to impress the boss and earn the fitting to be a part of the first-team squad subsequent season. Pereira impressed, as did Demitri Mitchell and goalkeeper Lee Grant, signed from Stoke, who appeared sharp in his 45-minute outing, making one essential save. However maybe one of the best of the kids was Tahith Chong, from United’s Below-18s, whose cross led to the equaliser and who brought on concern among the many opposition each time he was on the ball. Whether or not the younger gamers on tour are in a position to do sufficient to persuade Mourinho they should be concerned with the first-team squad subsequent season – like Scott McTominay did final summer season – stays to be seen, however the alternative is there for them on the five-game tour. There have been loads of children within the squad for United (Picture: John Peters) 5) Poor crowd for United’s Stateside tour opener United satisfaction themselves on their worldwide pull, with the club estimating their world fanbase at round 659million. However that vast attraction didn’t present itself on the 64,300-capacity College of Phoenix Stadium, with the group registered at 37,766, with the complete prime tier of the world closed off due to a scarcity of demand. United have already switched their Los Angeles pleasant towards AC Milan from the 90,000-seater Rose Bowl in Pasadena to the StubHub Centre, which has a extra modest capability of 27,000, due to sluggish ticket gross sales. A depleted squad and the excessive price of tickets could go some strategy to explaining the sparse crowd, with United used to enjoying to full homes after they go to the States. TEAM Man Utd: Grant (Pereira, 46), Valencia (Fosu-Mensah, 46), Bailly, Smalling, Shaw (Greenwood, 76), Herrera, Pereira, McTominay (Tuanzebe, 87), Mata (Gomes, 89), Martial (Chong, 61), Mitchell (Darmian, 61)