WE WANT HIM TOO
Jose Mourinho comments have sparked rumours of a possible Old Trafford return for fan favourite Chicharito. Jose yesterday claimed that he would have scored a remarkable 20 goals already. The Mexican has been devastatingly good in front of goal since leaving Old Trafford. Should he return, he would be welcomed back with open arms. United have already brought back Paul Pogba after initially letting him go. A return for Michael Keane has also been mooted.
Jose Mourinho has dismissed criticism over the new contract handed to Jesse Lingard. Jose hailed the Old Trafford bosses for acting fast and fending off interest from Chelsea and Arsenal, tying Lingard down for the long run. The decision to pay Lingard £100k a week has been criticised in some quarters. Mourinho said: “I think he’s a good player, and because of his age and happiness with the work, I think he has conditions to be even better.
“He’s English, made in the academy and very important for the club as he’s made at home. It’s a very important contract and I congratulate him and it’s important stability for me, to know that the situation is in our control.”
BRYAN ROBSON COMMENTS
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson believes that Paul Pogba has it in him to be Club Captain in the future. Robson himself was Captain at Old Trafford and believes that the 24-year-old Pogba has the qualities a Manchester United Captain should possess. ‘(Jose) Mourinho will make that decision regarding who’s captain, but once Paul Pogba is settled into the club again, gets used to the Premier League again, as long as he keeps improving, I think he’s captain material,’ Robson told Sport Witness.
ALL THE SAME
Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville has claimed that Sir Alex would have handled the Luke Shaw situation in the same way Jose Mourinho has. Neville himself was part of the team that scouted the left-back as he felt he would play there for the next 10 to 15 years. Neville added: “I know he’s suffered an injury but there must be something fundamentally wrong if the manager is questioning your attitude, training performances, desire. Behind the scenes, he (Ferguson) would have been giving him the full barrels and leaving him in no doubt that if you don’t meet those standards, go and play for someone else. Jose probably tried this behind closed doors and this is the last throw of the dice. To speak poorly about one his players, he must be absolutely at his wit’s end.”