Paul Pogba gives injury update
An injury to a team’s best player will always cause a manager a huge headache, and that headache will only be made worse by an injury spanning over a number of months. While Manchester United are a side that do not solely depend on the skills of one player, the loss of Paul Pogba is one that has been hurting Manchester United in recent weeks. The Frenchman picked up an injury in United’s Champions League game with Basel, but he has given United a timely boost following a number of injuries to teammates during the international break. He posted videos on Instagram of him on a treadmill, working on his upper body and hamstrings and cooling off in an ice bath. While there is no definitive date for his comeback, it seems as though he is upping his training which can only mean he is slowly nearing his return.
Jose Mourinho ready to sign £65 million contract extension
The Sun is reporting that Jose Mourinho is ready to sign a massive £65 million contract extension. The manager is currently making £250,000 a week which will remain the same, but his performance-related add-ons are set to significantly increase. Manchester United are clearly impressed with Mourinho who guided the side to the EFL Cup last season along with the Europa League which gave them access to the Champions League. This season they have been very impressive, remaining unbeaten in the Premier League and Champions League.
Paul Scholes unlikely to take charge of Oldham
Former-Manchester United star Paul Scholes is unlikely to take charge of Oldham. The BBC are reporting that while Scholes had supposedly met with Oldham about the vacant managerial post, he was apparently only talking as an advisor regarding the role and has no interest in the job.
Gary Neville fires a warning to Romelu Lukaku
Gary Neville has fired a warning to Romelu Lukaku that he will be judged on his performances in the biggest games. The Belgian has been in fine form this season since his move from Everton, hitting 11 goals in 10 games. While he has been in very good scoring form, Neville told Sky Sports: “He will be defined by his performances in big matches. You’re at a club with aspirations of winning things and a world-class striker will be defined by trophies and performances in big matches”. For Everton, Lukaku sometimes went missing in the biggest games, something that simply cannot happen for Manchester United.