Former Chelsea and France international midfielder Claude Makelele believes that Jose Mourinho needs some time to improve Manchester United. He said that the Red Devils have made a poor start to their season and that they will have to improve quickly if they want to finish high in the table.
Claude Makelele was part of the Chelsea team managed by Jose Mourinho that won the Premier League. He said that the Portuguese manager is still a good manager and that he is still the right man for the job. However, he admitted that Jose Mourinho appears to be tired and that this may be the reason why he appeared to be frustrated during interviews. (more…)Read More »
Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher believes Jose Mourinho may have to spend an additional £200m on new recruits in order to make Manchester United compete for the Premier League crown. The Red Devils have already spent nearly £400m on new signings since the arrival of Mourinho but they have still looked far off from competing for the title.
Former England international Gary Neville has heaped praises on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane following his impressive performance in the team’s first group game at the ongoing World Cup. Neville said Kane is the only player that is truly world class in the English setup and that he would get into any other World Cup team.
Manchester United are closer to their aim of signing French star Antoine Griezmann but it would cost them a lot in transfer fees and player wages. The Atletico Madrid man has been linked with Old Trafford all winter just as he was linked to the club in the summer transfer window.
Reports in England claim the Euro 2016 star will snub Barcelona and other interested sides to move to United but will ask for a heavy wage demand in the range of £400,000 a week.
There are links to major players and it seems Old Trafford would sanction a deal for an addition in the winter window. Despite the huge spendings in recent years, United would likely break the bank for another top talent, according to reports.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to return and boost the squad, even as Paul Pogba and others return. The second half of the season is expected to be more fortunate to Jose Mourinho and his boys. However, reports are rife in England that Saul Niguez could join United in their search for a league title.