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Guardian - Thu Aug 9 10:30 PM
• Manager’s short-term fixes rejected by Ed Woodward • Some targets viewed as no better than those already at club Manchester United did not follow through with some of José Mourinho’s transfer targets because of misgivings about the players he had identified and a decision, from the top of the c...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 10:00 PM
Arsenal, West Ham and Wolves were busy while Everton and Fulham left it late, Manchester United fell short and Spurs did not sign anyone Arsenal’s biggest move of the summer was replacing Arsène Wenger with Unai Emery, but they have also strengthened their squad with five new signings. Bernd Leno...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 8:00 PM
TV riches fund ever more overseas recruitment and make England’s inspiring World Cup campaign seem a long time ago When most of England was glued to the World Cup and gleefully chucking beer around in feverish fanzones, club football seemed to recede into some proper perspective, where the nation...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 5:03 PM
Claude Puel’s attempted joke regarding Harry Maguire’s future at Old Trafford being limited to a few hours will probably not have tickled José Mourinho. Maguire remains a Leicester player despite United’s considerable interest. Mourinho, petty as he may often be, should remain focused enough and...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 12:04 PM
• United trying to secure defender on transfer deadline day • Uruguayan keen to stay at La Liga club Manchester United have made a €25m (£22.5m) offer to Atlético Madrid for the 32-year-old defender Diego Godín to trigger his release clause but the Uruguayan would prefer to stay at his current cl...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 11:20 AM
• ‘I will have to focus on players I have, ’ says manager • Mourinho had hoped to sign a centre-back Manchester United’s hopes of reinforcing their squad before Thursday’s 5pm transfer deadline appear to be over after José Mourinho said his latest information was that the club had been unable to...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 9:57 AM
Manchester United need a defender, Southampton want a striker and Newcastle should swap Ashley for Staveley Jamaal Lascelles looks perfect as a long-term replacement for Laurent Koscielny. The Newcastle player would strengthen our defence and could be a future captain. If not him, Domagoj Vida wi...
Guardian - Thu Aug 9 8:43 AM
Today’s fluff can see light at the end of the tunnel The whispers have gone into overdrive and José Mourinho possibly into meltdown. The Manchester United manager is veering on inconsolable, deeply concerned at the lack of incomings and, unless Ed Woodward can pull a few rabbits out of the hat, t...
Guardian - Wed Aug 8 12:25 PM
Arsenal Invincible and World Cup winner is helping the £52m Brazil midfielder adapt to the exceptional demands of being a Manchester United player in the world’s ‘best league’ Towards the beginning of his last season at Shakhtar Donetsk, Fred decided it was time for him to seek a new challenge af...
Guardian - Wed Aug 8 10:06 AM
German international unsure about project at Old Trafford United only prepared to pay half of Bayern’s asking price Jérôme Boateng has phoned José Mourinho to tell him that he will not join Manchester United this summer. United made contact with Bayern Munich on Sunday to inquire what it would co...
Guardian - Wed Aug 8 8:40 AM
Today’s flim-flam has a fence Oh, José. Manchester’s grumpiest man apparently has even more cause to be unhappy on Wednesday, because of a phone call from Germany, and whispers from within his own camp. First, the latter: according to the Daily Mail, Paul Pogba has told teammates/pals/people who...
Guardian - Tue Aug 7 5:52 PM
La Liga club offered €50m plus Yerry Mina and André Gomes United not contemplating selling the Frenchman Manchester United have turned down a bid from Barcelona for Paul Pogba after the La Liga club offered €50m (£45m) plus the players Yerry Mina and André Gomes for the Frenchman. Related: Premie...
Guardian - Tue Aug 7 2:00 PM
José Mourinho has been a discontented figure in recent weeks and the season must start well if they are to challenge City Guardian writers’ predicted position: 3rd (NB: this is not necessarily Jamie Jackson’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips) Last season’s position: 2nd Related: Ma...
Guardian - Tue Aug 7 8:25 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is overheating As Paul Pogba rejoiced and japed after helping France win the World Cup, José Mourinho said he hopes to “understand why he was very good” during the tournament so that he could reproduce such performances for his club. Well, today’s hearsay claims that Pogba u...
Guardian - Mon Aug 6 3:28 PM
• Germany international a top priority for José Mourinho • United face competition from PSG for €60m-rated defender Manchester United have made an official approach to Bayern Munich over the possible transfer of the Germany defender Jérôme Boateng. Related: Transfer window: Chelsea sweat on Court...
Guardian - Mon Aug 6 8:55 AM
Today’s fluff is a super dope homeboy from the Oaktown José Mourinho has put a pretty exact figure on the number of signings he thinks Manchester United will make this week. “I am confident I will get one , but I think two I am not going to get, which is not a drama, ” he said. The overwhelming w...
Guardian - Sun Aug 5 9:57 PM
• Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester United • Javi Martínez scores only goal with second-half header Manchester United’s final friendly before the start of the new Premier League season ended in a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich. Javi Martínez scored the only goal at the Allianz Arena, glancing home a seco...
Guardian - Sat Aug 4 6:59 PM
Fatigue from Russia could be a factor in the title race as Manchester City bid to retain the title for the first time So, we go again – and perhaps this season with an even greater sense of disbelief than usual that it’s back already. It won’t be long before we’ve returned to the familiar routine...
Guardian - Sat Aug 4 9:00 AM
FC Nordsjaelland are giving 1% of their matchday revenue to Common Goal – and that’s not all of their charitable work By Richard Foster , author of The Agony and the Ecstasy A year has passed since Juan Mata launched Common Goal, which asks its members to donate 1% of their income to global human...
Guardian - Fri Aug 3 9:26 AM
Today’s fluff came here to slay With a week to go before the end of the summer transfer window, Daniel Levy has a decision to make: Incredibles 2 or Ant-Man and the Wasp? Friends have recommended the former but Levy is leaning towards the latter because the first Ant-Man caper was a real hoot – h...