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Man Utd eye Torino striker
Manchester United are eyeing Torino attacker Andrea Belotti. According to TMW, the 23-year-old striker has been scouted by United scouts thoroughly. The goal scorer signed a new contract earlier this term, raising his buy-out clause to a cool £84m. Real Madrid, reportedly, are also ready to pay the Italy international's release fee as talks between Florentino Perez and Torino chief Urban Cairo could take place this week. Belotti has made 24 appearances during this season, scoring 19 goals.
Premier League duo eye Bordeaux winger
Liverpool and Manchester United sent scouts to watch Bordeaux winger Malcom in action against PSG on Friday, according to reports in France. The 19-year-old forward since risen to prominence having broken into the Ligue 1 club’s first team last season. He has already made 28 appearances for Bordeaux this term, with GirondinsInfo claiming his form has alerted English heavyweights Liverpool and Manchester United. Malcom has scored 6 times during this season.
Shaw a key United player for Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has told out-of-favour defender Luke Shaw he can still have a future at Manchester United, reports the Daily Star. The former Southampton defender has failed to cement his position in the United first-team and was left out of Saturday’s squad against Watford. Despite not playing the 21-year-old, Mourinho insists Shaw has a future at Old Trafford. “He has to work and wait,” the United boss said. “AgainstWatfordI wanted one defender on the bench and the defender is someone who can play in more than one position. “(Matteo) Darmian can play left-back, right-back and an emergency central defender for us so my choice was Darmian. “The only thing I can say is that Luke is working well. He doesn’t have any problem and he is working well. He is fighting hard. There is no problem with him. He is fighting hard.”
Mourinho praises Martial after impressive performance
Anthony Martial's Manchester United future has come under the spotlight in recent weeks but the Frenchman scored in a 2-0 win over Watford on his return to the starting line-up and Jose Mourinho was pleased with his performance. "The Anthony Martial I want is the Anthony Martial of the last two weeks of training. Because if he trains the way he did in the past two weeks, he performs naturally the way he did today or better because I think he still misses a little bit his confidence. "I kept shouting to him, 'Attack the defender, go to the one against one'. He needs that confidence, but he is working very well. I gave him the chance to start. Normally I would start with Marcus Rashford because he played well, and the team played well, at Leicester (3-0 win last weekend), but I thought Marcus doesn't need a boost - his confidence levels are normal."
Mourinho believes in De Gea United stay
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not expect any underhand tactics from his "friends" at Real Madrid amid growing talk of a summer move for David de Gea. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this week said "someone is messing around" when quizzed about the current speculation and Mourinho does not expect those at the club he managed for three years to resort to skulduggery. "With Mr Perez and his right arm Jose Angel Sanchez, they are some of the people in football that I can say that I didn't work for them and it is over," the United boss, in charge at the Bernabeu from 2010-2013, said.
Manchester United (2:0) Watford – All goals and highlights
Manchester United become the first team to reach 2,000 Premier League points in the competition’s history. Manchester United (2:0) Watford - All goals and highlights Game Played on 11th February, 2017 Half Time finished with scoreline 1:0 Game ended after Full Time with scoreline 2:0
Manchester United vs Watford. Starting Lineups
The official Lineups for English Premier League clash Manchester United vs Watford are now available. English Premier League. Week 25 February 11, 15:00 UTC Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England Referee: Robert Madley, England Missing Players Manchester United → Jones (injured) Watford → Pereyra, Pantilimon (both injured), Amrabat, Zuniga (both unfit) Reserve Manchester United → Romero, Darmian, Fellaini, Carrick, Lingard, Rashford, Rooney Watford → Arlauskis, Mariappa, Janmaat, Behrami, Doucoure, Success, Okaka Starting Lineups Manchester United (4-2-3-1, manager: Jose Mourinho) → De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Blind; Herrera, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Ibrahimovic Watford (5-4-1, manager: Walter Mazzarri)→ Gomes; Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Cathcart, Holebas; Zarate, Capue, Cleverley, Niang; Deeney
Ronaldo named best foreign EPL player ever
FourFourTwo published a list of top-100 foreign English Premier League players, the head of which is currently Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. The five times Ballon D'Or winner has been featuring for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009 before moving to Madrid side. At the Red Devils squad Ronaldo has played in 196 games scoring 84 goals. The best 10 foreign players list, according to the source, looks as follows: 10. David Ginola (Newcastle, Tottenham) 9. Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United) 8. Patrick Vieira (Arsenal) 7. Gianfranco Zola (Chelsea) 6. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 5. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) 4. Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) 3. Eric Cantona (Manchester United) 2. Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Mourinho: Ibrahimovic will end his career at MU
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shared his opinion on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's possible future career path. The Swedish striker's one-year contract expires by the end of the season, and the Red Devils' fans are concerned weather their top goalscorer of the season is going to stay at Old Trafford. "I'm totally convinced he is going to stay," Mourinho told his press conference. "He came with the intention to stay two years, but in the minds of everyone the first year is going better than every expectation. "He knows we are going to try again to improve next season and try to share with him, in a fantastic way, probably the last year of his career at the highest level," the Portuguese professional added. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played in 32 competitive games of the current season, having scored 19 goals and assisted 6 times.
Mkhitaryan thanks Klopp for coping with Man Utd move
Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has thanked Jurgen Klopp for the advice that helped him through a tough start to his Old Trafford career, reports BBC Sport. Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp counseled the 28-year-old Armenian international captain through a difficult time when they were at Borussia Dortmund in 2013. "I am thankful to Klopp. He worked on my personality and the psychological part," said Mkhitaryan. "At Dortmund, I was very stressed after a few games when we were playing really bad," added Mkhitaryan, who has scored five times this season. "Klopp showed me the way. He supported me and told me I had to keep my head up because good things were coming. He helped me to become a player." Note that Mkhitaryan spent two seasons working under the 49-year-old specialist in Germany.