Sunday, 18 February 2018

John Giles: Jose Mourinho has a Paul Pogba problem - and the solution is to buy one of the world's best midfielders


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Jose Mourinho has a problem.

He anointed Paul Pogba as the most complete midfielder in the world but he doesn’t believe his own words and subbing him in consecutive matches is the visible evidence of that.
Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho discuss the role of the midfielder during Manchester United’s defeat to Tottenham. Photo: Getty Images
Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho discuss the role of the midfielder during Manchester United’s defeat to Tottenham. Photo: Getty Images
Apart from anything else, the Pogba situation is a really good example of what happens when a manager compromises and allows someone in a suit to have a say in team affairs.

The suit on this occasion is Ed Woodward and from the moment Mourinho laid on the hype and set a ferociously high standard for Pogba, he created a hostage to fortune which is now coming back to bite him. I’m sure he was throwing Woodward, who needed a good news story, a bone but I’ll bet he regrets the claim he made about Pogba as it’s simply not true and just about everybody can see that.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Report: Leicester City want £20 million for Islam Slimani with Newcastle United interested


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Newcastle United have long been linked with a move for the Leicester City striker.
Islam Slimani of Leicester City celebrates scoring his sides second goal with team mates during the Caraboa Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King Power...
Islam Slimani
Leicester City want £20 million for striker Islam Slimani, with Newcastle United interested, according to the Daily Mail.

Newcastle have long been linked with a move for Slimani, although the Magpies are likely to struggle to meet Leicester's demands unless their proposed takeover goes through.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sky Sports expert says Philippe Coutinho will not be sold by Liverpool to Barcelona today


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GUILLEM BALAGUE says Liverpool will not sell Philippe Coutinho today.
Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool transfer news: Philippe Coutinho is wanted by Barcelona
It has been claimed by The Sun that Barcelona are going to announce the signing of Coutinho at 7pm today.

It appeared Barca were finally going to secure a deal with Liverpool for the Brazilian’s transfer for a fee of £138million.