Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata seemed to have been unimpressed by Raheem Sterling’s conduct when the flamboyant forward appeared to run down the clock by showboating during The Red Devil’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of City on Sunday evening.

Deep into stoppage time, Sterling, Leroy Sane and Phil Foden found themselves with the ball in United’s right back position with the former deeming it fit to engage in a few step – overs, to the delight of the City fans in that corner of the Etihad stadium.

Paul Scholes slams ‘inconsistent’ Paul Pogba after Brighton defeat

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed Paul Pogba for his comments in the aftermath of the 3-2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion. The France international started the campaign with a man of the match performance against Leicester City but he could not replicate the showing at the South Coast, where United were mediocre with the defensive side of their game.

Speaking after the Brighton defeat, Pogba suggested that the team lacked the hunger to compete against the Seagulls but Scholes has now criticised the comments made by the France international, he said: “I hope that is lost in translation. There is no defence for that comment. You say it to yourself, don’t you? You’re constantly saying to yourself: ‘Attitude right, make sure it’s right.’ You don’t need other people to tell you. You don’t need a manager to tell you that or your team-mates. There’s a lack of leaders in the team. We thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn’t there today. He had another really poor game. He’s so inconsistent.”
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Premier League heavyweights Manchester United are keen on adding a top rated defender to their ranks before the transfer window closes on August 9, as per reports. Jose Mourinho has done well in the two seasons he has been at the helm but he is expected to do so much more in the new season. He needs to sort out his attacking lineup with Anthony Martial looking to leave against the club’s wishes; Alexis Sanchez also needs to properly gel with the team, while the midfield needs to be refitted to produce the best possible results.

The Red Devils have been linked to Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld. However, nothing much has come out of the deal. Latest reports claim United have gone on to submit a bid of £89.2 million for Napoli defender KalidouKoulibaly. The Senegalese is Chelsea’s long time transfer interest but it never quite worked out for the Blues. United would have to break the bank for the highly rated centre half as Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has reportedly rejectedthe bid.

Mata Free To Leave United

It is reported that Jose Mourinho has told Juan Mata that he is free to leave the team at the end of the season if he wants. The player has struggled to get playing time this season and has fallen further down the pecking order ever since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in the team.

The player is currently behind Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford and will feel that the only way that he could revive his career will be to leave Manchester United. Another player that is in a similar situation is Ander Herrera and the latter has suffered ever since Matic has come to Old Trafford. Continue reading Mata Free To Leave United

Mata will find it weird to face Rooney

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata said that he would find it weird when he will be facing Wayne Rooney in their next game against Everton.

Indeed the former Manchester United captain has joined his boyhood club Everton during the summer after spending more than ten years at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata has warned his teammates that Everton will be a tough team to play against during the weekend. He said that they should forget their good experience against Basel and turn their focus to the Premier League.

Indeed Everton has made some shrewd acquisition during the summer and will be hoping that they can get a positive result on Saturday especially after their defeat against Tottenham Hotspurs. They were beaten by an inspired Spurs team, and they would not want to make the same mistake again the Red Devils. Continue reading Mata will find it weird to face Rooney


Manchester United are set to tie down two of its stars Ander Herrera and Juan Mata, according to reports by ESPN.

Both players have deals that would continue until next year and the club has an automatic one year extension trigger that can help them until 2019.

However, following their impressive performance Man United want to lengthen their deals. The talks for new deals is expected to move smoothly as both players have their spots secured in the team and would want to grow to become top players at Old Trafford.

Herrera joined from Athletic Bilbao for £30 million in 2014. After a slow start, he enjoyed a prominent season last term as he flourished under Jose Mourinho. Following the appointment of his former coach Ernesto Valverde at the Nou Camp and with his impressive displays for the Red Devils, there are rumours that Barcelona might be interested in him.ESPN claims the 27-year old player is settled and wants to build a legacy in England. Continue reading MATA AND HERRERA TO GET NEW DEALS

Jose Mourinho reveals that Paul Pogba is one of United’s mainstays

Jose Mourinho reveals that Paul Pogba is one of United’s mainstays who will feature in the dead rubber versus Palace.

Mourinho had previously hinted that he would be trying out his second choice players versus Palace and would keep most of his mainstays out.

It was thought Mourinho would probably keep Pogba out as well and would allow him some more time to mourn the loss of his dad and recover from it.

But, the coach’s thinking is that because Pogba had not been with the team for the last 7-8 days and was away performing the last riots of his father, he doesn’t have any training under his belt of late.

So for him to be in rhythm and to be at his fluent best in the title game of Europa League where United will be taking on Ajax, it’s important that he has some game time in the Premiership this weekend.

Mourinho believes Pogba has got a solid temperament inside out. He has remained tough at the time of this tragic incident and is ready to take the pitch. Continue reading Jose Mourinho reveals that Paul Pogba is one of United’s mainstays

Juan Mata will be absent for a lengthy period of time

Manchester United’s Juan Mata recently underwent a groin injury which will be keeping him out of the pitch for a significantly long time but it still remains uncertain as to how long it’s going to take the Spanish midfielder to recover and get back into the pitch.

Juan Mata plays a huge role in the team of Jose Mourinho as he has scored 6 goals in 22 appearances and this makes him the 2nd top goal-scorer of Manchester United of the current season with ZlatanIbrahimovic being the only player in Old Trafford who has scored more with 15 goals.

The Spanish midfielder is also one of the top assisters of Manchester United with 3 assists and this shows just how much of an impact and how influential Juan Mata is in the Premier League.

Not being able to utilize the services of such a significant player is a huge blow for any squad but for Manchester United, it’s an even bigger hit as Jose Mourinho and his squad have been attempting for the majority of the season to secure a Champions League qualification play-off position which means that they will have to snatch at least, the 4th spot of the Premier League. Continue reading Juan Mata will be absent for a lengthy period of time

United draw against Liverpool

Manchester United have confirmed their recent improvement by drawing against Liverpool in a competitive match at Old Trafford.

As usual, Liverpool made the best start and pressured Manchester United in their own half.

The Red Devils struggled to cope early on, and they will concede a goal on a penalty. But they will manage to come back into the game and create the best chances. Unfortunately, they will be let down by poor decision-making in the final third, or they will find Liverpool’s goalkeeper in a top form. Indeed there are many pundits who have voted the Liverpool’s keeper as the man of the match for this game given the amount of crucial saves that he has made.

The game will reach half-time with the score 1-0. However, Jose Mourinho will make changes to its formation during the break, and this will allow the Red Devils to come back strongly after the break. First of all, Rooney will be sent on the pitch in place of the ineffective Michael Carrick, and this will allow the team to become more offensive. Continue reading United draw against Liverpool

Mata enjoying life at United

Juan Mata said that he is happy at Manchester United at the moment and that he is enjoying his football at the moment.

There was news that Jose Mourinho would have allowed the player to leave the club in the summer but it is the reverse that has happened. Juan Mata has established himself as an important member of the team and has so far started 16 games for the Red Devils and scored five goals during the process.

Indeed it was Jose Mourinho who sanctioned the sale of Juan Mata from Chelsea to Manchester United while he was the boss and many people far that he would again sell Mata to another club. However, it appears that Jose Mourinho has changed his mind about the player and he now considers him as an important member of the team. Continue reading Mata enjoying life at United