Jose Mourinho claims he will not retire after Manchester United job
As bold statements go, this was quite a big one. Jose Mourinho has said that he will not be ending his career at Manchester United. He told Telefoot: “What I can say is that I am still a manager with questions, with ambitions, with a desire to do new things and I do not think… I am sure that I will not finish my career here. The other day, my son who lives in London decided to go to Paris and not Manchester to watch a match. Why Paris? Because at the moment, Paris has something special. There is a magic, youthfulness and quality. It is fantastic”. Mourinho has helped his United side to an unbeaten start to their league season and, despite an insipid draw with Liverpool on Saturday, they are well in the title race this term. While he is clearly transforming this United side, he apparently does not feel it is his final project, with the Portuguese obviously still hungry for new challenges.
Gary Neville says United were resigned to draw in the second-half
Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville praised United’s first-half display but was disappointed by their second-half showing. He told Sky Sports: “In the first half I thought that United, to be fair, were definitely different to a year ago, there was more intent. The second half drifted back towards a year ago, I have to say, where Liverpool were the only team pressing. United’s intent and quality in the second half were nowhere near good enough. They started to resign themselves to a draw”.
Neville hails world-class de Gea
Fans and critics are running out of superlatives for David de Gea, with the goalkeeper once again outstanding against Liverpool. His reaction save from Joel Matip kept the scores level and once again displayed that United have the best goalkeeper in the Premier League. Neville was similarly impressed, saying: “The save today and the save at Stoke a few weeks ago are world class. I don’t think you can win this league without a great goalkeeper. David de Gea is the standout world-class player in Manchester United’s team by a street. He’s wonderful, he really is”. While interest from Real Madrid has been intense in recent years, Manchester United and Jose Mourinho should do everything in their power to keep the goalkeeper who has saved them a huge amount of points over his time in Manchester.