MEXICAN WANTS TO MOVE
Mexico starlet Hirving Lozano admits he wants to join Manchester United. The Mexican has caught the eye this season after scoring 15 goals on 26 appearances for Pachuca. Just 21-year old is set to play in the Confederation’s Cup later this year. United’s last Mexican is something of a cult hero at Old Trafford with even the manager wishing he never left. Spanish outfit Celta Vigo have already confirmed an interest in Lozano.
Antonio Griezmann has insisted that he will not make the switch to the Bernabeu this summer. But he did reveal that his team has been in contact with other clubs. Griezmann said: “You never know what will happen in football but jumping from Atletico to Real, I do not think it is very feasible. Very, very few players have done that, so I think it is dead.” This will be good news for Manchester United who have been monitoring the Frenchman’s situation for more than year.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that he would have given Portuguese Euro winner Renato Sanches more game time than what he gets at Bayern Munich. Jose believes that the midfielder made a mistake joining Bayern. Mourinho confirmed the same to the Manchester Evening News. Mourinho said: “I arrived late. I signed in May, we started talking a week before, but completely out of the process. If I had arrived earlier, I’d fight for him.” Mourinho has given Rashford plenty of game-time while Bayern have given Sanches just 5 starts in the league to prove himself.
Jose Mourinho asked Michael Carrick about the fans chant for a certain Diego. United’s unrivaled away fans serenaded a whole plethora of former players from Andy Cole, who is recovering from his kidney transplant, Sunderland’s John O’Shea, Anderson, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy. But Jose failed to recognize a chant the United fans belted over the course of the 90. He was informed by Michael Carrick who informed him it was about Diego Forlan and his Anfield heroics in 2002.
EARLY TEAM NEWS FOR BELGIUM
Jose Mourinho left out star performers Antonio Valencia and David de Gea from the starting line-up at the Stadium of Light. De Gea, it has been revealed, has been suffering from a minor hip knock and Mourinho expects Sergio Romero to keep his place as the Europa League keeper even if De Gea is available. But it not expected that the Spaniard will make the trip to Belgium. Valencia is the only one Mourinho expects to be available for the Europa League match on Thursday. Jones, Smalling and Rooney are still recuperating from their respective injuries.
THAW IN THE SHAW CASE
Manchester United ‘outcast’ Luke Shaw put in an impressive display for about an hour at Sunderland before being taken off as a precautionary measure. Mourinho’s latest comments about his player were: “The attitude is improving, the training is improving, and the opportunities are coming. It’s just a process of education.” He said this on April 9th. After being taken off, Shaw was given was appreciated by his manager. Mourinho had some words of advice for him, gave him a pat on the back and even had a fatherly arm on his back. It seems like spring has finally arrived in the cold wintery relations Luke Shaw has had with Jose Mourinho.