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Jose Mourinho wants grappling rules to be called out consistently

The head coach of Manchester United Jose Mourinho, has always been someone who is not afraid on letting his voice be heard and the Portuguese coach has recently talked about implementing new rules in the Premier League and according to him, one of the problems that comes along with enforcing new guidelines is consistency as referees need to be consistent when following these fresh set of regulations.


My problem with new rules is always the consistency or inconsistency in the decisions.
“If the penalty that favored Man City is always a penalty for every team, that’s fine. The only problem is if it’s a penalty for Man City and is not a penalty for Watford. If the referees can find that consistency, we will have dozens and dozens of penalties, for sure, but in a consistent way.”

Manchester United’s boss continued on saying that football is indeed a contact sport and a certain level of aggressiveness and moves should be done in order to stop the opposing players from performing as they would like to but grappling is just something completely different that deserves to be punished accordingly.

“Every time Fellaini wants to jump, he can’t jump, that is another story, body, shoulders. I think football has to be a contact sport but the grab, the pull of the shirt, not looking at the ball and just at the player to grab them this is a penalty, but it has to be a penalty every time, with every club, with every player.” Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho added on.

A new set of rules are believed to be taking place that will completely ban players from grappling others and Jose Mourinho is hoping that this is done in an efficient manner but more importantly, in a consistent way that doesn’t only favor 1 club in particular.

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Winning Spirit

You might be looking at news and articles that are discussing the probable exit of van Gaal from United. There are several talks doing the rounds of van Gaal, being replaced by Mourinho but the players state that, there are several rumors and speculations that are talked about the players as well as their coach at all times.

Hence, it is important for the club members to know what to focus upon. It is true that Manchester United stays under the spotlight most of the year as it is a glamorous English club that refuses to go out of the news. It remains to be seen if Mourinho will actually replace Van Gaal as the manager of the club and who the bookies prefer currently.

The fact is that, there is a lot of pressure on the players as well as the manager when it comes to Manchester United. Hence, maintaining focus on the performance on the field often becomes difficult. The team has been suffering a difficult time as the defeat which they faced at West Ham. There had been violence that erupted when the windows of the bus were smashed by fans of West Ham.

It might have been instrumental in delaying the match as well as lowering the morale of the team, which led to their defeat as well. Many teams are jealous of the fame and glamor that Manchester United is associated with. It should come as little wonder that the team comes under attack from fans of opposing teams.

However, the team members insist that such violence is often natural and it does not deter the focus of the members on the game. Hence, if there was a defeat on the field, it could be translated into the fans having succeeded in demoralizing the opposing team.

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Gallas: Lloris is one of the best

Former Tottenham Hotspur and France defender William Gallas stated that he has a lot of respect for the French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. He said that Lloris has a winning mentality and that he always look to inspire the whole team not only the defence.

For Gallas, he is currently one of the best goalkeepers in the world and believes that he will stay with Spurs side for a long time. read more »

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Nasri can’t understand Benzema omission

Manchester City and French midfielder Samir Nasri stated that he does not understand why Karim Benzema has been left out of the French team that is taking part at the Euro 2016. He believes that Benzema would have been an incredible addition to the team, especially with the good season that he has had with Real Madrid. He said that it was a surprise for him not to see Karim Benzema in the team.

Officially, Benzema is suspended from the French national team because of an alleged blackmail affair with his teammate Mathieu Valbuena. On the other hand, French and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona stated that Karim Benzema has been omitted from the team because of racial reason. Either way, Samir Nasri believes that France will miss a player of his quality at the Euros. read more »

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MANCHESTER UNITED MAY MISS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THREE YEARS

English Premier League side, Manchester United may miss out from UEFA Champions League again, for the second straight time in three years. Manchester United fans have had a lot to grumble about recently.


The 3-2 loss against West Ham on Tuesday means they’ll almost certainly miss out on the Champions League for the second time in three years. They now have to pray City lose while they win against Bournemouth in the final round of games.

The style of football has been painfully boring for most of this season, too, all while its fiercest rivals, Manchester City, plan to hand the best manager on the planet an empty checkbook this summer. Manchester United’s defensive line for most of this season has been comprised of Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, and the injury-laden Matteo Darmian. These defenders are mostly seen as average players. Even though Sir Alex Ferguson achieved a lot with even average players, there were always top stars in great form that did the necessary. With the Red Devils’ team struggling in almost all departments, there is only so much they can achieve

Though the average players, with one game to go Manchester United have conceded just 34 goals, the second-fewest in the entire Premier League, behind Tottenham. Man United might not have the most attractive style in the world, but it’s effective: United’s 55.7 percent average possession is just 0.2 percent off the league leaders, Arsenal — and the team’s speed of attack is the slowest in the Premier League. The way they ruthlessly starve their opponents of the ball means they literally can’t be attacked and, therefore, scored against. It’s why of only two teams (Leicester City and Tottenham, who will finish first and second, respectively) have spent less time trailing matches this season than Manchester United.

The issue many have highlighted is the poor attacking football upfront. The strike force have achieved less than required to push the team to desired levels. Wayne Rooney’s return hasn’t brought much hope as they continue to struggle. The club has to do a lot of work during this summer ahead of next season; else they might miss the third UCL.

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NAPOLI HOPE TO CLOSE THE GAP WITH JUVENTUS

Italian giant, Napoli are hoping to reduce the points’ difference with fierce rival Juventus. Napoli started the season well but Juventus are current league leaders with 73 points from 31 matches played this season.

Napoli fell to a stunning defeat in the hands of Udinese. Udinese embarrassed Partenopei Gli Azzurri in a home win on the 3rd of April.

In the last five games, the well motivated team has won three, drawn one aside the heavy loss to Udinese. Napoli defeated Chievo by 3-1, defeated Genoa by the same margin and lost to Udinese by the same margin. Before the victory of Chievo, they played a draw with fifth-placed Fiorentina. After playing Chievo, it was another victory over Palermo.

The squad is currently hoping to close the gap with Juventus while praying the serie A champion drop points along the way. Six points separate both sides. With tricky games against Milan and Fiorentina, Napoli is hoping to close the gap with wins from their end. read more »

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Morata set for Real Madrid return

There is news that Juventus striker Alvaro Morata might be returning to the side that sold him in 2014. Despite interests from Premier League sides such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United Alvaro Morata might opt to return to Real Madrid instead.

His Spanish teammate Vasquez said that it would be a good thing for Real Madrid that they sign him back. He believes that the player has improved a lot while in Italy and has had an outstanding two seasons with Juventus. For Vasquez, it will be beneficial for both Real Madrid and Morata to be back in La Liga.

Alvaro Morata left Real Madrid in 2014 for Juventus, but the Spanish team has the option of buying back the player if they want. The price is expected to be around £23million. read more »

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Pellegrini’s summer transfer window is far from over

Manuel Pellegrini is eyeing a few more players despite having already signed: Patrick Roberts, Raheem Sterling, Ernes Unal and Fabian Delph as the latest high profile summer signings of Manchester United.

The summer budget of Pellegrini has already reached €70 million but rumors continue on emerging involving some of the potential signings that can still be made by the Premier League club as the Chilean manager is still interested in adding more players to his squad and get them into the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Ramos is one of the players who has been involved with a possible move to Manchester City but it’s a move that just doesn’t seem like its going to happen due to all of the recent changes that the Spanish defender has been going through in Real Madrid. The dismissal of IkerCasillas from the Santiago Bernabeu ended with Ramos turning into the new captain of Real Madrid.

Kevin de Bruyne on the other hand is a priority target and the German player of Wolfsburg is attracting the attention of many top clubs and not just Manchester City. De Bruyne was named as the Bundesliga Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season as well as the Footballer of the Year in Germany of 2015 as he was considered to have better performances than other notable players such as: ArjenRobben and Wesley Sneijder. read more »

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Andrei Arshavin’s time at Zenit St Petersburg is over

Andrei Arshavin’s time at Zenit St Petersburg is over as he has parted ways with the club at the expiration of his contract.

It was his second tenure for Zenit which was rather disappointing for him performance wise as he could not score as many goals as expected.

His first tenure at Petrovsky Stadium was a lot longer and was more fruitful.

He was actually Zenit’s goal machine before he attracted the attention of Arsene Wenger who signed him for the Gunners in 2009.

The demands of Premier League, however, proved too much for Arshavin as he was not able to do the same kind of damage to the opponents in England as he was doing in Russia.

As far as Arshavin’s new destination is concerned, it’s Kuban Krasnodar.

Arshavin had found himself out of the starting XI in most of the games since Andre Villas Boas took charge at Zenit.

He was one of the biggest names in the squad, but, still, Villas Boas did not put that much of faith in him.

Quite clearly, the striker was nowhere in the plans of the new boss and people had already talking about his departure.

However, there were words that he might opt to go to a club outside Russia. But, that did not happen. read more »