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    Man Utd 2-0 Man City:
    Jose Mourinho hails 'good training session'


    Good win over arab cheque book team

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40678811


    Romelu Lukaku has now scored in his first two Manchester United appearancesManchester United's pre-season win over Manchester City in Houston was "a very good training session", says United manager Jose Mourinho.

    Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored as 67,401 at NRG Stadium watched United win 2-0 in the first Manchester derby outside England.

    New signing Lukaku beat City keeper Ederson Moraes to Paul Pogba's pass on 37 minutes. Then Rashford drove in Jesse Lingard's pass two minutes later.

    "I'm really pleased," said Mourinho.
    "I'm sure Pep [Guardiola] is the same. The most important thing was to give the players high quality training."



    City came close to reducing the deficit when Fernandinho's long-range shot was tipped over by Sergio Romero. And City boss Guardiola was delighted with the performance of 17-year-old midfielder Phil Foden, who was making his first-team debut.

    "I don't have words to describe what I saw," Guardiola said. "His performance was at another level. He loves the club. He is a City fan. He is a gift.

    "Maybe this season he will stay with us because he is special. Creating chances, always in the best position."
    It was the first derby since the bombing at Manchester Arena on 22 May and both teams wore shirts with the distinctive 'worker bee' logo, which will be auctioned off to raise money for the victims.


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    Dun read too much into friendlies. It's City's first 'competitive' encounter for the new season.There were many misfit players but I thot City may have found a jewel among the lot. Foden was truly impressive and I reckon he'll play a big part for City next season.

    The game itself was a prelude to how Mou will approach difficult games against the big teams-choke and strike. The bigger test for United will be teams who choose to park the proverbial bus. That is where we lost alot of points last season.

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    Me thinks Ed Woodward farked up the Morata deal with REAL. It's probably true that REAL bears a grudge against United for the well documented De Gea transfer debacle. My guess is they made the deal so complicated with staggered payments,preconditions, caveats and the lot that it makes more sense to sell to someone who is willing to splash the cash upfront. REAL needs cash to buy players or they run foul of the rules.

    Great job Ed!! I'd much prefer Morata or Bellotti to that big lump of clay. Perisic is overvalued and so is Matic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallego99 View Post
    Me thinks Ed Woodward farked up the Morata deal with REAL. It's probably true that REAL bears a grudge against United for the well documented De Gea transfer debacle. My guess is they made the deal so complicated with staggered payments,preconditions, caveats and the lot that it makes more sense to sell to someone who is willing to splash the cash upfront. REAL needs cash to buy players or they run foul of the rules.

    Great job Ed!! I'd much prefer Morata or Bellotti to that big lump of clay. Perisic is overvalued and so is Matic.
    Ed has minola's dick in his mouth as we speak. He will suck up any clay semen come his way.

    Keita is unlikely if Liverpool cannot get it for 70million. Cannot imagine man u will go to 75m when they don't even want to bridge the few million for Morata.

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    Kns, missed the boat for Morata. And the inflated transfer market is a new normal.

    Manchester United confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/22/manchester-united-transfer-nemanja-matic-chelsea-tottenham-eric-dier

    José Mourinho frustrated in pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier
    • United confident of closing a deal for Matic, with a fee of £50m mooted


    Manchester United are confident of signing Nemanja Matic for a fee likely to be in the region of £50m.

    Manchester United are confident of closing a deal for Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic after hitting a wall in their efforts to take Eric Dier from Tottenham Hotspur. José Mourinho identified Dier as his No1 defensive midfield target at the start of the close season and he has seen three bids for him turned down by Tottenham. The third bid was understood to be close to £40m.

    Tottenham’s position on Dier has been resolute all summer. When Ed Woodward, the United executive vice-chairman, made his first approach to Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman – and made a preliminary offer of £25m – he was told in no uncertain terms that Dier was not for sale.

    United have continued to chip away, bidding £30m and then almost £40m but, in the context of an inflated market, the offers have served only to irritate Levy. Dier lost his place as Tottenham’s first-choice defensive midfielder to Victor Wanyama last season and he has been open to the prospect of the move to Old Trafford, where Mourinho would play him in his preferred position.

    But Dier has not allowed the situation to affect him and Mauricio Pochettino, who values him enormously, not least because of his tactical flexibility, has been happy to see him put in the hard yards during pre-season. Dier played mostly in defence last season. Mourinho has signed the centre-half Victor Lindelof and the striker Romelu Lukaku but he has been targeting a defensive midfielder and he is now convinced that he will sign Matic.

    United have had a £35m offer for him rejected but Matic wants to go to Old Trafford and the Chelseaowner, Roman Abramovich, is willing to grant him his wish as a goodwill gesture in view of the player’s service to the club.

    Abramovich, though, will make United pay – with a fee of £50m having been mooted. Chelsea would be prepared to sell for less to a foreign club, with Juventus among the interested parties, but they continue to smart over how United hijacked their move for Lukaku.

    Antonio Conte has signed Tiemoué Bakayoko from Monaco for £39.7m and he will play him instead of Matic this season. Conte left Matic out of the squad that he took on the club’s tour to east Asia. Matic previously played under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge and he is keen to renew his working relationship with him.


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