Player News - Manchester United

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Manchester United looked poised to continue the attempted turnaround of their season as Anthony Martial scored twice, but Chelsea would score an equalizer at the death as the Red Devils could only take a point.

A draw at Stamford Bridge might have been a positive result heading into this one, but it certainly didn't feel that way at the end of the match, as Jose Mourinho had to be restrained, livid with the celebratory actions of a Chelsea assistant coach. Chelsea scored the opener and took their lead into the second half but Martial would level on 55 minutes, sticking home a loose ball after a series of chances. Eighteen minutes later, Martial gave United the lead, putting home a Marcus Rashford ball. Coming off a goal and assist performance against Newcastle, Martial has erupted.
Oct 20 - 9:41 AM

Many, many times, it appeared that Luke Shaw's Manchester United career was going to come to an end when his contract expired. Today, the left-back signed a new long-term deal with the club.

Shaw, whose old deal was to end at the end of the season, would have been free to talk to other clubs from January. However, the 23 year-old has now committed the next five years of his career to the club. "Since I came to United it's been a whirlwind four years. I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club," Shaw said. Shaw's time at United has been turbulent to say the least. He arrived from Southampton as one of the world's most expensive teenagers, but failed to establish himself in the team as a series of injuries and fall-outs with José Mourinho blocked him from taking to the pitch. In 2018/19, he has established himself as United's first choice left-back ahead of Ashley Young, starting seven of United eight league games this term.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 18 - 11:33 AM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for alleged use of obscene language following his side's dramatic comeback win against Newcastle.

The Portuguese appeared to mouth foul language at the cameras as he departed the pitch in the wake of the 3-2 victory. According to an FA statement Mourinho has until 6 pm on Friday 19 October 2018 to respond to the charge. He may face a touchline ban if he accepts the charge, which could see him miss Saturday's clash at Stamford Bridge against his old club, Chelsea.
Oct 16 - 11:38 AM

Gareth Southgate's England claimed a huge scalp on Monday evening in Seville when they inflicted defeat upon Spain on their home turf.

The final score on the night was 3-2 in a game of two halves, where England were at one point leading by three. Central to the victory was Marcus Rashford, who scored once past his club mate David de Gea in the Spanish nets and was a key component of the press England deployed. Rashford and Raheem Sterling targeted Spain full-backs Marcos Alonso and Wolves' Jonny, whilst Harry Kane played slightly deeper. In addition to his goal, Rashford also teed up Raheem Sterling for one of his brace, as all three goals the Three Lions scored took advantage of the Manchester-based players' pace. Rashford now has three goals in his last four starts for England, and will return to United training on Wednesday buoyed by a fantastic international break.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 16 - 11:33 AM

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is an injury doubt for Saturday's clash at Stamford Bridge against his old club, Chelsea.

Last week, Matic withdrew from Serbia's squad for the current international break, and he has been undergoing treatment at United's Carrington training base since the PL went off our screens. Jose Mourinho will be desperate to have the imposing figure of Matic in United's midfield for his first meeting with Sarri's Chelsea. He will have to concoct another plan to keep Eden Hazard quiet, something that will only be made easier by the presence of Matic.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 16 - 11:26 AM

Scotland were woeful in Haifa on Thursday evening losing 2-1 to a side placed 94th in the FIFA rankings alongside Qatar.

Israel have only beaten Albania and Liechtenstein in recent times but thoroughly deserved all three-points following an abject display by Alex McLeish’s men. Scotland went into the game without several key players and if it wasn’t for an inspired performance by Allan McGregor, the score line would’ve been a lot greater. Ryan Fraser was forced to withdraw after reporting for duty with a slight hamstring issue. "He failed a medical with the doctors and physios and we had no choice but to send him back," revealed McLeish. Scott McTominay was expected to overcome the knee problem he sustained in the win over Newcastle, but failed a late test and Tom Cairney remains side-lined after a setback in his recovery from an ankle ligament injury. "We believe he will soon be close to being back, clinically he is okay, but he still has many pains and is not available," confirmed Slavisa Jokanovic.
Source: The Express
Oct 12 - 9:43 AM

England manager Gareth Southgate has promoted Ben Chilwell from the under-21 squad following the withdrawal of Manchester United defender Luke Shaw.

The 23-year-old reported for duty with the squad at St George’s Park on Monday, but after tests, it was agreed that Shaw would return to Carrington for further treatment having picked up a knock in the come-from-behind win over Newcastle. While the precise nature of the injury remains unknown, the problem is believed to be minor and Shaw is expected to be okay for the clash with Chelsea in the early kick-off when the Premier League programme resumes on October 20. His replacement, 21-year-old left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester, is hoping to win his second cap with Tottenham left-back Danny Rose also struggling due to an ongoing groin problem. The Three Lions face third-placed Croatia in Nations League on Friday before travelling to Seville to take on Group 4 leaders Spain three days later.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Oct 9 - 2:58 AM

Manchester United were 2-0 down to Newcastle at Old Trafford within 10 minutes of kick off, but they emerged from the game with three points.

Lacklustre defending undid United early on. A quick throw in around the halfway line caught United's defence flat-footed and left Kenedy one on one with Ashley Young. The Brazilian dispatched with Young and slotted in the opener. Just a couple of minutes later Young was again left in a perilous situation with similar results. This time it was Muto who scored. In response, Mourinho hauled off Eric Bailly and replaced him with Juan Mata. Scott McTominay was put into central defence. Mata and fellow sub Alexis were key to the comeback. Mata scored a free kick, Martial levelled the game, and then Sánchez scored a 90th minute header to complete the turnaround.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 6 - 2:40 PM

Alexis Sanchez scored in the 90th minute to cap a furious comeback as the Red Devils beat Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford.

That Newcastle was ahead 2-0 early at Old Trafford was no mistake. The Magpies were the better side and could have been ahead by more. Mourinho regrouped at halftime and his side produced much better results. First it was a Juan Mata free kick. That was followed by a great goal from Anthony Martial before Sanchez completed the comeback with a header as regular time drew to a close.
Source: Espn.com
Oct 6 - 2:37 PM

Under-pressure boss Jose Mourinho expects to name a similar squad to the 18 which faced Valencia in Champions League.

There are no fresh injury concerns from the game while there has been very little change from the treatment room. Jesse Lingard is managing a niggling groin problem and won’t be available; team-mates Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are also ruled out due to unspecified injuries. Ashley Young missed the midweek goalless draw but could return in Saturday’s game at Old Trafford. "The players who were injured [are still out] with the possibility of Ashley Young coming back to the squad but Ashley was really a minor situation," confirmed Mourinho. Alexis Sanchez will be hoping to force his way back into the squad after he was dropped at West Ham, a decision which reflected his poor performances of late. "Look, for how many months people are asking for Martial. Alexis is not playing well enough," Jose said. "This week it was time for me to agree, so I picked Martial and left Alexis out."
Oct 5 - 6:46 AM

Manchester United were held to a scoreless draw at Old Trafford by Valencia in their second Champions League group game.

The draw continues United's poor start to the season. The start of the game was encouraging as Rashford and Alexis showed energy and fight on the wings. However crosses failed to break them down and United slowly lost their shape and cutting edge. Valencia had their chances but they weren't clear cut, and eventually one of Marcus Rashford's poor set-pieces actually came close, hitting the crossbar. Calls to attack echoed throughout Old Trafford in the second half and Alexis' substitution got the loudest cheer of the night. Boos rang out at the final whistle as the crowds asked themselves yet again: "Is Mourinho the right man for the job?"
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 2 - 5:55 PM

Manchester United were disposed of rather easily by West Ham United, 3-1, matching their worst ever Premier League start after seven games.

If there was a cloud hanging over Jose Mourinho entering this one, it burst open with a torrential downpour. For whatever reason, Alexis Sanchez was a healthy scratch, not even making the bench. The defense was exposed quickly, conceding within five minutes. Then, a couple minutes before the break, Victor Lindelof was responsible for an own goal after a shot deflected off of him. There was a moment of hope when Marcus Rashford cut the deficit in half shortly after a couple of subs were made, but any chance of a comeback was squashed minutes later when the Hammers found a third goal. Should be an interesting atmosphere next weekend at Old Trafford with a visit of Newcastle.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 29 - 9:31 AM

Sergio Romero will not be on the bench for Manchester United against West Ham this weekend.

The Argentine was handed a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity with his hand outside the box mid-way through the second half of United's poor exit from the EFL Cup at the hands of Championship club Derby County. Lee Grant will take his place on the bench as David de Gea will be back in the starting line-up after a rest. Romero will be suspended for just one game, so he will be eligible to play against Newcastle in GW8.
Sep 25 - 7:04 PM

Manchester United have been knocked out of the League Cup by Frank Lampard's Derby County.

The Third Round clash at Old Trafford started as José Mourinho would have dreamed, with Juan Mata getting on the end of a lovely move down the left wing in the third minute. United failed to make any other opportunity to kill the game off in the first half and paid the consequences. Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson levelled proceedings with a stunning free-kick, which should have pushed the United side with nine changes into action. Instead, The Rams took the lead with a few minutes of normal time to play through Jack Marriot. He headed the ball beyond Lee Grant, who came on to replace Sergio Romero when the Argentine saw red for handling outside the box to prevent a scoring chance. United went route one and pegged Derby back in injury time to 2-2 via Fellaini, but the Championship side beat them in a shootout.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 25 - 6:45 PM

In the latest episode in their turbulent feud, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Paul Pogba that he will never captain the club again.

Mourinho is said to be trying to impose his authority on the Frenchman after he cost United Wolves' equaliser at the weekend and followed that up by criticising the team's lack of attacking in his post-match comments. Mourinho signalled his annoyance with members of his squad in his programme notes ahead of United's Tuesday night Carabao Cup clash with Derby. "[The game against Wolves was] an important lesson; a lesson that I repeat week after week after week, a lesson that some boys are not learning. Every team that play Manchester United are playing the game of their lives, and we need to match that level of aggression, motivation and desire - 95% isn't enough when others give 101%." After a recent run of good performances, Pogba and his manager's relationship is again on the rocks.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 25 - 2:40 PM


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