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Mauricio Pochettino heaps praise on Manchester United for grooming young English talent

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised Manchester United, who have continued with the trend of nurturing young English talent into their first-team. Pochettino has already earned the reputation of doing the same with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks at Spurs but the Argentine is impressed with the policy being followed by other teams in the Premier League.

Speaking to reporters, Pochettino said that the identity of any country is through their younger players and he happened to praise the recent squad selection from Manchester United where the likes of Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood were offered their European debuts, he said: “It’s a massive thing. The identity of your country and football is through your young players.


Manchester United boss praises Paul Pogba’s gamechanging performance against Chelsea

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was impressed with the dominance exhibited by Paul Pogba in the midfield versus Chelsea. The France international had a forgettable Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain where he was sent off towards the end but he managed to make amends with a strong showing against Maurizio Sarri’s men.

The Frenchman did not have the best of starts against Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round but he picked up momentum as the first half progressed and provided a goal and an assist before the interval. Thereafter, the midfielder was more cautious with the approach amidst the Blues aggression, but the Red Devils eventually secured a comfortable 2-0 win.


Ander Herrera reveals Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s secret to success

Spain international Ander Herrera believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s secret to success has been the ability to get the best out of the players presented to him. The Red Devils replaced Jose Mourinho with Ole on temporary charge in December and they have since witnessed an upturn in form across all competitions.

During this phase, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have been among the players, who have made vast improvements and speaking to ESPN FC, Herrera has said that the Norwegian has managed to get the best out of the squad, he said: “Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best.


MIAMI DREAM HITS ANOTHER SETBACK

David Beckham 's Inter Miami MLS dream has suffered a massive setback after the former England international saw two law suits filed against him.

Beckham was recently appointed as a director of a football clun in the UK - non-league club Salford City, who the 43-year-old former England captain now has a 10 percent stake in, along with former Manchester United team-mates Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt. He watched the tie between his new team and Maidstone United on Saturday.


Romelu Lukaku credits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for upturn in scoring form

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has credited caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his recent upturn in goalscoring form. The Belgium international had experienced a tough 2018/19 season under the guidance of ex-boss Jose Mourinho but he has managed to transform his fortunes with Ole after scoring in each of the last three matches.

Speaking to MUTV, Lukaku credited Ole for the improvement in scoring form and revealed that the Norwegian had been providing the strikers with tips regarding the finishing in particular, he said: “In training you see he helps us a lot with finishing and how to strike the ball.He explains how to move away from the ball and the way he wants us to play really benefits me. It helps me to get in a position where I want to be and he understands what type of striker I am and he works to our strengths. He knows I want to play through the middle, facing the goal at all times. He helps me a lot and I try to pay off with goals.”


Jamie Redknapp fancies Mauricio Pochettino joining Manchester United next summer

Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester United will make an approach to sign Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino when the season comes to a close. The Argentine footballer has immensely built up his reputation during his time with Spurs and he had most recently penned a fresh five-year contract with the club.

Despite this, the speculation regarding his future does not seem to cease and according to Redknapp, Spurs could have a tough task on their hands to prevent Pochettino from heading to the Mancunian giants, he told Sky Sports Football: “I think Manchester United will get him (Pochettino). I think they will go for it and I think they will get him.


Antonio Valencia suggests he has been dropped by Jose Mourinho

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has revealed that he has been dropped by manager Jose Mourinho. The Ecuador international has not feature for the Red Devils since the 0-0 Champions League draw against Valencia at the start of October and during this period, it had been highlighted that he is recovering following a mouth surgery.

However, speaking to Area Deportivo, Valencia has suggested that this is not the case and his absence from the starting lineup has been rather tactical with Ashley Young preferred ahead of him for the right-back duties, he said: “Right now I haven't been playing, but it's more of a tactical decision,' he told Area Deportivo in his homeland. The player who has been in my place (Young) has been playing well.You have to respect the decision.”


Eric Cantona believes Jose Mourinho is the wrong fit for Manchester United

Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona believes Jose Mourinho is not the ideal fit to coach the Red Devils on a long-term basis. The Portuguese tactician was appointed the club’s manager during the summer of 2016 and he thereafter enjoyed a strong first season where United won both the League Cup and Europa League.

However, in his second campaign, Mourinho could only muster a runner-up finish in the Premier League while his team also lost out on the FA Cup to Chelsea in the final. Since then, United have started the third season under his management in a rather worrying fashion and Cantona has now voiced his concern over the Portuguese’s style of play.


Manchester United under pressure due to poor form – Fred

Manchester United’s summer signing Fred has indicated that the Red Devils have been put under pressure after making a mediocre start to the ongoing campaign. Jose Mourinho’s side were initially fancied to go head-to-head with Manchester City in the title hunt this term but things have paved differently from the start with United already seven points behind their cross-town rivals.

As such, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the future of Jose Mourinho as well as several players within the squad but Fred believes that has come about due to the club’s indifferent start to the campaign, he said: “Manchester United is a huge team, so, if results are not coming, people and the press will wonder why, for sure. They'll think something is wrong, so that's normal, that's a pressure you have anywhere, in a company, if results don't show up. And Man United is not different, with such the quality and importance they have.”


Antoine Griezmann open to joining David Beckham’s Miami franchise

Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann has suggested that he would take up the option of joining Inter Miami in the future, should David Beckham approach for his signature. The France international was a childhood fan of the former Manchester United favourite and he appears to have plans for an MLS stint during the backend of his career.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Griezmann said that he could consider a future move to Beckham’s Inter Miami, though Los Angeles also remains a probable destination for him, he quipped: “If Beckham wants me at his club then I’ll go there. I want to finish my career in the US. I still don’t know if I will in Miami or Los Angeles. They’re two big cities. I like the mentality and culture of the show in the US.”

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