‘I Couldn’t Turn Down Coming To The Biggest Club In The World’ – Man United’s New Boy, Dalot

Manchester United have completed the signing of full back Diogo Dalot from Porto on a five-year deal.

The Portugal Under 21 international has joined the club for £17.4million and has the option to stay an extra year in his contract.

United wanted a right back to compete with Antonio Valencia, who is 33 and needs constant treatment on a knee injury.

The 19-year-old can also play left back. He broke into Porto’s first team in February in that position and played in his club’s 0-0 Champions League draw at Liverpool.

He helped Portugal win the 2016 UEFA European Under 17 Championship, scoring twice in five games in Azerbaijan including once in the final against Spain.

On signing the teenager, United manager Jose Mourinho told the club’s official website : ‘Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club.

‘He has all the attributes that a full back needs: physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level.

‘In his age group, he is the best full back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.’

Dalot joins Brazilian midfielder Fred, who became United’s first summer signing on Tuesday, at the club.

‘I have grown up in Porto’s Academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me.

‘But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down.

‘I’m excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach.

‘I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad.’

DIOGO DALOT’S 2017-18 STATS FOR PORTO

Appearances: 33

Goals: 4

Assists: 8

Yellow cards: 3

Red cards: 1

-Dailymail

Jose Mourinho – Manchester United players will never be up to the standards

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United are lumbered with players he knows will never be up to the standards needed at Old Trafford.

Mourinho will make changes this summer as he attempts to close the gap between United and champions Manchester City.

However, he accepts that United cannot offload all the players he believes are not up to scratch. Mourinho did not identify them, but he has publicly questioned the likes of Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw in the past.

He admitted that most Premier League teams cannot have the ‘perfect squad’, with the exception being a club that can sign a new goalkeeper and central defender and then replace them. That appeared to be a veiled reference to City buying Ederson Moraes and Aymeric Laporte on the back of signing Claudio Bravo and John Stones.

Asked if he needs more quality or a better mindset in his squad, Mourinho replied: ‘Both. How many points separate us from Manchester City? Not two, three or four. A lot of points. I think we need both things that you mentioned. Some of the people we have, they have to be more consistent in their performance and we need more quality.

‘I trust some more than others that can bridge that gap. I worked with the players for a couple of years. I know them better than anyone.

‘Of course, some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it. Some others, I have good hopes that they are going to make it. And some others, I don’t believe they are going to make it.

‘Unless there is a perfect squad where you buy one goalkeeper, you don’t like and you buy another one. You buy a central defender, you don’t like, and you buy another one. Unless you can do that, and you go in the direction of the perfect squad, you have to keep players you don’t love and players you don’t totally believe have the level of the squad.

‘If you go to the Premier League managers – I don’t say every one, but I say the majority of them – they will tell you the same. In my squad, I have some players where I would like to have better than what I have. That’s basic.’

Mourinho accepted that United’s record of beating all of the other Big Six clubs but losing to the three promoted teams – Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield – as well as relegated West Brom this season is proof of a deeper lying problem that needs correcting.

‘When you lose against all the teams that were promoted, it doesn’t smell right to me,’ he said.

‘When you lose against the small teams and you win against the big teams, it’s not right. But when you lose against the big teams and you win against the small teams, that is also not right.

‘I think it’s normal that during the season, you have your low moments but in a balanced way. It is not like you always lose against the big teams because you are afraid of them or you always lose against the small teams because you don’t respect them.

‘I will try to succeed in getting every player to have the same mentality as I have. I am not afraid to play against the big teams and I respect the small teams.’

-Daily Mail

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Yesu Ni Bwana! Sir Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care

Sir Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care and Manchester United are confident he will make a full recovery from the brain haemorrhage he suffered at the weekend.

The club tweeted on Wednesday night to say the 76-year-old former manager, who has been treated at Salford Royal Hospital, will continue his rehabilitation as an inpatient.

‘Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care,’ the statement read.

‘His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.’

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United manager Jose Mourinho had earlier suggested Ferguson would make a full recovery.

Speaking before his side’s trip to London ahead of their game against West Ham on Thursday, Mourinho insisted he is keen to respect the Ferguson family’s request for privacy as the 76-year-old recuperates in a Manchester hospital.

But he believes news that the Scot is conscious and talking – and even said to be discussing the latest football results – will lift his players in the final three games of the season. United face West Ham and Watford in their final two Premier league games, and Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

‘I can only think that if there is any relation it is a positive relation,’ said Mourinho.

Asked if the situation had left a cloud over the club, he added: ‘We are positive – very, very positive. We are confident.

‘It’s private. His family ask for privacy and that’s what I’m going to respect.’

Mama yoooo! Louis Otieno still needs your help 

Ferguson suffered a fall at his Cheshire home as a result of the brain haemorrhage on Saturday, May 5, and was quickly taken via an ambulance to Macclesfield district hospital.

The Scotsman was subsequently transferred, with a police escort, to be treated at the Salford Royal where he underwent surgery.

Messages of well wishing soon began pouring in from the football world and wider afield.

A series of the current Manchester United players instantly sent their best wishes to the former boss, while Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany urged for the Scotsman to pull through, writing: ‘Hang in there Sir Alex, thoughts are with the family and close ones.’

His son, Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson missed out on his side’s final fixture of the League One campaign on Saturday due to a ‘severe family issue.’

Ferguson is best known for the dynasty of success he created at United over the course of 27 trophy-laden years, the likes of which surpassed anything seen before in the English game.

Moulding a succession of outstanding teams, United won the Champions League twice, 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup during his time there between 1986 and 2013.

-Daily Mail

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David De Gea Expected To Sign New 5-year Manchester United Deal Worth £350,000 a week

David De Gea is expected to sign a new five-year Manchester United deal worth £350,000 a week.

The Spanish goalkeeper who is wanted by Real Madrid this summer is expected to sign before going to the World Cup. He will become united’s second highest ever earner in history behind Alexis Sanchez who is on £505,000 a week.

It is reported that talks will begin with the 27-year-old this month, after initial discussions earlier this season. United are convinced he is ready to commit his future at Old Trafford, after years of speculation.

Fools day baby! Willis Raburu receives a yummy looking Manchester United themed cake

The vibrant 10 over 10 TV co-host, Willis Raburu was today celebrated by his workmates as his birthday approaches.

The hot 96 radio presenter’s birthday is on 1st of April and we all know which day that is. Oh for those of you who can’t mark your calendars, it’s fools day.

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It doesn’t end there

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He is known for his unending love for English premier league side,  Manchester United and so his work makes couldn’t give him a cake with anything less than a sumptuous looking Manchester United themed cake.

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Just look at that cake.

Raburu is a die hard fan of Manchester United always posts post-match results every other time his team plays, keeping his fans updated as well.

Generally he supports sports like boxing, golf, cycling and many others. We all love his diverse personality.

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One of his Manchester United match result post.

We wish him a happy birthday.

Wololo! Isolated Sanchez Eats Alone In The United Canteen, Club Fear He Could Flop Like Di Maria

Manchester United are concerned that Alexis Sanchez is struggling to settle at the club and fear a repeat of the Angel Di Maria fiasco.

Sanchez became the highest-paid player in the Premier League on a total of £600,000 a week when United gazumped rivals Manchester City to sign him from Arsenal in January.

However, the 29-year-old’s disappointing form has produced only one goal in 10 games and he was on the bench for the first time when Jose Mourinho‘s side beat Brighton in the FA Cup last Saturday.

Sanchez, who is preparing with the Chile squad for their internationals against Sweden and Denmark, has a reputation for being single-minded and sullen at times.

However, staff have been surprised by his miserable demeanour at the club’s Carrington training ground where he cuts an unhappy, isolated figure and often eats alone in the canteen.

Some say he comes across as a player who is having second thoughts over his decision to join United in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

They have drawn comparisons with Di Maria, who was a British record signing when he moved to Old Trafford for £59.7million in 2014 but joined Paris Saint-Germain in a £44m deal following a dismal season in England.

-Dailymail

Sevilla Outclass Manchester United To Progress To The Quarters

Manchester United have been bundled out of the Champions League after losing 2-1 to Sevilla at Old Trafford. Head coach Jose Mourinho made two changes to the side that beat Liverpool over the weekend but the Red Devils barely threatened the Spanish side.

Wassam Ben Yedder came off the bench to score two goals in four minutes and despite Romelu Lukaku’s goal, it was too little too late as Sevila booked a place in the quarters for the first time since 1958.

Elsewhere, AS Roma eased through to last eight after beating Shaktor Donetsk one nil to progress on away goal rule after the match ended two all on aggregate.

Manchester United Captain Michael Carrick Set To Retire At The End Of The Season

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season and join Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff.

The 36-year-old is the longest-serving player at Old Trafford, having joined from Tottenham in 2006 and gone onto win the Champions League and five Premier League titles, among many other trophies.

Carrick, capped 34 times by England, has looked likely to leave United in recent summers only to pen extensions at a club that rewarded his fine service with a testimonial last year.

The 36-year-old was handed the captain’s armband last summer after the exit of Wayne Rooney but has only made three starts in all competitions this season.

It has long been expected that Carrick would hang up his boots at the end of the campaign – something the veteran confirmed on Monday, along with his intention to take up manager Mourinho’s offer to join the coaching staff.

“There comes a time when as much as you like it or don’t like it, your body tells you it’s time to stop playing football,” the 36-year-old said.

“So that’s pretty much where I’m at, which is fine. It’s something you’ve got to accept so that’s where I am at.

“It’s kind of been sorted out (for a coaching role). We’re still talking about it, to be honest, so there’s nothing to totally confirm as yet.

“But, yeah, it’s looking likely.”

 

-Dailymail

Magic Matic Scores Stunner As United Come From Two Goals Down To Punish Palace

Manchester United yesterday came from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 in an English Premier League match. Palace took a two nil lead thanks to goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt in each half before United reduced the deficit through Chris Smalling.

Romelu Lukaku restored parity from close range and with one minute to stoppage time, Nemanja Matic unleashed a beautiful volley to give United all the three points that saw them move back to second place in the league table with sixty two points ahead of their Saturday’s meeting with bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Teren Teren: Real Madrid Ready To Launch Summer Swoop For Pogba

Manchester United’s under-fire midfielder Paul Pogba is a summer transfer target for Real Madrid, according to recent reports.

Pogba was recently dropped by Jose Mourinho with his form slightly waning, and The Sun write that Real are monitoring his situation closely.

Reports state that after missing out on their man in 2016, Real are ready to submit an ‘audacious bid’ at the end of the season in order to bring him to Spain.

It is understood that United have no desire to sell one of their star players though, while Pogba is happy in Manchester and does not intend to leave.

-Dailymail