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    IMO its a good thing LVG has managed a FA Cup. Unlike Moyes, so much time has been wasted with nothing to show. To get to where we are now, with a new manager to be announced, I believe its going to go the right direction for us. Having a year without UCL but secondary Europa schedules, it will put us in good position to revive our ambitions on BPL title, UCL qualification 2018 bonus of League Cup, FA Cup 13th etc. With a clearer mandate for the new manager and coaching staff, with new buys to boost further the inefficiencies of the team, we shall see a silver lining ahead. If it is indeed Jose Morinho, all Mu fans shall welcome him and give him our fullest support. With his managerial leadership and experiences, we shall get our hands on the Community Shield before season starts. Looking forward to it.

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    So with the new manager highly likely to be JM ... He needs to retain De Gea most vital ... Mata likely to go ... Most youngster likely to get lesser chances or loan out ... but then he should be able to bring in some celebrated players ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    So with the new manager highly likely to be JM ... He needs to retain De Gea most vital ... Mata likely to go ... Most youngster likely to get lesser chances or loan out ... but then he should be able to bring in some celebrated players ...
    heard that Zlatan is joining you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    heard that Zlatan is joining you?
    No confirm lei ... some say as assistance ... some say for a season only ...

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    Jose Mourinho's first games if he were to take charge

    In China:
    Borussia Dortmund (Friday July 22)
    Manchester City (Monday July 25, Beijing National Stadium)
    Leicester City (Sunday August 7, Wembley Stadium)


    Wonder how serious will he treat these games.

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    JM agree on personal terms now left some minor issue to settle like image rights...

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    Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic: What they have said about each other ...

    Jose Mourinho is close to being appointed as Manchester United manager and he could reportedly be joined at Old Trafford by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    Sky Sports News HQ understands Ibrahimovic, a free agent after the expiry of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, is eager to join United, and newspaper reports say the 34-year-old striker is close to agreeing a one-year deal with an option for a further year.

    It would represent a blockbuster reunion for Mourinho and Ibrahimovic, who spent the 2008/09 season together at Inter Milan before the Swede moved to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona.

    The two personalities clashed at times but Ibrahimovic fired 25 goals as Mourinho steered Inter to the Serie A title, and they formed a strong bond during their time together. With a reunion on the cards, we look at what they have said about each other over the years…

    MOURINHO ON IBRAHIMOVIC

    In April 2014, Mourinho recalled an episode at Inter Milan when he refused to substitute an angry Ibrahimovic, who felt his team-mates weren't helping him to score the goals he needed to win the Serie A Golden Boot.

    "He was very angry and upset as he came at me. He was shouting, 'We are champions, I helped a lot to make you champions, now nobody's helping me. I want to [come off] now'.

    "But I pretended not to understand him. I said, 'What? What? Do you want a drink, do you want some water?' and I threw him a bottle. I told him, 'Here, take a drink and go'. A few minutes later he scored a beautiful goal."

    In the same interview, Mourinho admitted he had a special relationship with Ibrahimovic, whose dedication was as valuable as his quality at Inter.

    "A player who gave me as much as Ibra will always be in my heart. He did a lot for Inter and Inter did a lot for him. I like seeing Ibra. I greet him whenever I get the chance to and I wish him all the best - except when he plays against me. He is very special, he is one of the best strikers in the world."

    It was not the first time Mourinho had sung Ibrahimovic's praises. In the middle of the 2008/09 season, he described the Swede as a bigger talent than Cristiano Ronaldo.

    "Ronaldo is a good player but he is certainly not the best. He deserved the Golden Ball award because his team won the Champions League and the Premier League. But, for me, Ibrahimovic is the best."

    Mourinho was less complimentary when explaining the decision to allow Ibrahimovic to join Barcelona a few months later.

    "Inter had two possibilities, tell Ibrahimovic, 'We're not selling you', or take Eto'o, plus Hleb on loan for a year for free, plus 50m euros. To me that seems like an incredible deal, a deal worth 100m euros, the deal of the summer. Kaka 70, Cristiano Ronaldo 96. For me this is worth 100m because Eto'o is worth not even one euro less than Ibra."

    Ahead of Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final with PSG in April 2014, Mourinho said it would be a shame if Ibrahimovic did not get the chance to play in the Premier League.

    "I think he has to be where he is happy, and if he's happy in Paris then he has to stay. But at the same time I think it's a pity for him when he finishes his career and he played in the most important countries in the world of football, and won the most important championships in the world of football, but he didn't play in the best league in the world and never won the best league in the world. That's a pity."

    IBRAHIMOVIC ON MOURINHO

    In an interview with French outlet Telefoot in March 2015, Ibrahimovic hinted that he would like to work with Mourinho again.

    "We worked together for one year at Inter. The feeling was great between us and my only regret is that we were together for only one year."

    Ibrahimovic devoted plenty of his autobiography, 'I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic', to discussing his former coach.

    "Jose Mourinho is a big star. The first time he met my partner Helena, he whispered to her, 'Helena, you have only one mission: feed Zlatan, let him sleep, keep him happy.'

    The Swede also used his autobiography to compare Mourinho to Guardiola, who he didn't see eye to eye with at Barcelona.

    "That guy says whatever he wants. I like him. He's the leader of his army. But he cares, too. He would text me all the time at Inter, wondering how I was doing. He's the exact opposite of Pep Guardiola. If Mourinho lights up a room, Guardiola draws the curtains. Mourinho would become a guy I was basically willing to die for."

    On leaving Inter Milan to join Barcelona in 2009, Ibrahimovic said: "No matter how happy I was going to Barca, it was sad to leave Mourinho. That guy is special."

    Ibrahimovic offered further insight into Mourinho's managerial techniques in Carlo Ancelotti's recently published autobiography 'Quiet Leadership'.

    "Mourinho is the disciplinarian. Everything with him is a mind game - he likes to manipulate. Such tricks were new for me - all the time doing one thing to get another thing, all the time triggering me. I like these games and it worked for me; I became top scorer under him and we won the league."

    The striker revealed how Mourinho's motivational techniques get the blood pumping before Inter's games.

    "The way Mourinho prepared for games was also new to me. I would get pumped up, believing the story he would feed us. I went through a lot of adrenaline when I played for him. It was like nothing was ever good enough. He gave and he took. Jose Mourinho knows how to treat a footballer, but Carlo knows how to treat a person."

    Ibrahimovic showed more admiration for Mourinho ahead of last season's Champions League meeting with Chelsea - two months after his former manager's sacking.

    "I think everybody will miss Mourinho in the game. But I believe he will be back soon in football and if you are a little patient you will soon see him managing another club."

    Ibrahimovic was right about that - and it looks as though the Swede could soon join him at Old Trafford…


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    Jose Mourinho 'to sign Manchester United contract by Friday'

    Jose Mourinho expects to sign his Manchester United contract by Friday, according to Sky sources.

    Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes, was locked in talks with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Wednesday, where a number of complicated image rights issues were addressed.

    Sky Sports News HQ has been told significant progress was made on a number of those issues, and the outstanding points will be worked through on Thursday. Provided both parties continue to make progress at a similar pace, both sides remain hopeful the contract will be signed by the close of business on Friday.

    Among the issues addressed on Wednesday were conflicts of interest concerning both parties' pre-existing sponsorship commitments, including their watch and car deals. United have a watch endorsement deal in place with Bulova, while Mourinho is an ambassador for Hublot. United have Chevrolet as their shirt sponsor while Mourinho is contracted to use a Jaguar.

    An issue with the copyright of Mourinho's name is understood to have been resolved. As well as being registered in the UK, 'Jose Mourinho' is registered as a trademark of Chelsea FC on the European Union's Intellectual Property Database. However, this issue is now said to be concluded.

    An issue with the copyright of Mourinho's name is understood to have been resolved. As well as being registered in the UK, 'Jose Mourinho' is registered as a trademark of Chelsea FC on the European Union's Intellectual Property Database. However, this issue is now said to be concluded.

    Mourinho is keen for a speedy resolution to negotiations, so he can begin in earnest his efforts to rebuild United and return them to the top of English and European football. He is already planning his moves in the summer transfer window and looking at what United already have in place for pre-season.

    Meanwhile, SSNHQ understands Mourinho has no plans to go to Sunderland for England's game with Australia on Friday night, despite the fact United forward Marcus Rashford is poised to make his senior England debut.

    Two other United players may also be involved, with Chris Smalling expected to start the game and Wayne Rooney likely to feature in some capacity.

    According to Sky sources, there has been no telephone conversation yet between Mourinho and Ryan Giggs, who remains the United assistant manager but will be replaced by Mourinho's long-term assistant Rui Faria.


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    Heard that deal done Josť Mourinho has signed his contract and has been appointed Manchester United manager.

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    Waiting for the clubs official announcement
    btw JM signs £30m three years deal...

    to follow suit likely to be Ibrahimovic his first signing? hmmm....

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    IMO Jose Mourinho has some very hard decisions to make. To have instant successes, he has to acquire good established players, not 2 but at least 4 players. In so doing, the current list of first team MU needs a revamp. An overhaul is required to play Mourinho style as compared to LVG tactics which has been played for more than 2 years. It will be difficult, but I hope Mourinho, if need to and not afraid to take out Dempay, Smalling, Martial, Rooney enough, if these players are in lousy form. We need to win games and bring that fear in opponents coming to Old Trafford again. Revive the Man U confidences to attack and not play midfield holding games. We need to score and score big. I believe Mourinho knew but was not allowed to disclose his appointment as Man U manager. As such, since leaving Chelsea, he has all the time 5 months to conjure up plans of change in Man U team. Hopefully, the transition of style does not take too long for the "new" Man U team to prosper and produce results. Welcome Jose Mourinho, may successes be forthcoming our way very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Chan View Post
    IMO Jose Mourinho has some very hard decisions to make. To have instant successes, he has to acquire good established players, not 2 but at least 4 players. In so doing, the current list of first team MU needs a revamp. An overhaul is required to play Mourinho style as compared to LVG tactics which has been played for more than 2 years. It will be difficult, but I hope Mourinho, if need to and not afraid to take out Dempay, Smalling, Martial, Rooney enough, if these players are in lousy form. We need to win games and bring that fear in opponents coming to Old Trafford again. Revive the Man U confidences to attack and not play midfield holding games. We need to score and score big. I believe Mourinho knew but was not allowed to disclose his appointment as Man U manager. As such, since leaving Chelsea, he has all the time 5 months to conjure up plans of change in Man U team. Hopefully, the transition of style does not take too long for the "new" Man U team to prosper and produce results. Welcome Jose Mourinho, may successes be forthcoming our way very soon.
    JM has an impressive record of success, but he also been sacked twice, so it will be an interesting ride for ManU. It's doubtful if there will be the swashbuckling free flowing attacking football of SAF, but ManU will be definitely tough to beat. I expect Old Trafford to be a fortress.
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    "By hook or by crook", we need instant success. The best start for JM as man u manager will be to beat Leicester City convincingly and win the Community Shield. If he can follow up by beating the likes of teams of Pep G., Rainieri, Wenger, Conte, Pochettino to the BPL title next season, to me this will be his greatest challenge and achievement. JM knows its going to be a tall order but with his experiences in English Premier League over the years, I see this can be done. The whole team needs to give 110 percent to JM, no questions asked. If not, the players will be benched regardless of their seniority and star status. We as loyal fans needs to full support to JM on his decisions. Man U all the way.

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    MOURINHO APPOINTED UNITED MANAGER

    • Portuguese coach has won 22 trophies since 2003

    Josť Mourinho will take over as manager of Manchester United from the 2016/17 season, signing a three-year contract with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020.

    Josť, 53, has managed at the top level of European football for over a decade and in that time has won league titles and cups in four countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain), as well as winning the UEFA Champions League twice – in 2004 with FC Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan.

    Announcing the appointment, Ed Woodward said: "Josť is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.

    "I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward."

    Josť Mourinho said: "To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.

    "I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years."

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    To find out what he had to say to the channel's presenter Stewart Gardner, watch the exclusive interview on MUTV and in our video player above.


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    Actually not too worry about instant success but if he is able to pro-long it the way SAF did ...


    Agree we had to support the new manager ... whatever decision ... n trust he will deliver the results ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    JM has an impressive record of success, but he also been sacked twice, so it will be an interesting ride for ManU. It's doubtful if there will be the swashbuckling free flowing attacking football of SAF, but ManU will be definitely tough to beat. I expect Old Trafford to be a fortress.
    He should be able to restore back the glory days the question is when and how soon he can deliver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post

    He should be able to restore back the glory days the question is when?
    Next season
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    He should be able to restore back the glory days the question is when?
    I don't see why ManU can't have a decent shot at the EPL title next season. After seeing Leicester's brilliant season, you have to believe anything is possible. As long as the players give 110% for their team, the team will be near invincible. The question is not whether you have good players (you do), but whether Mourinho can get the most out of them (why not?). Perhaps with the addition of a playmaker and given the license to maraud at will with counterattacking verve and invention, I think you will have a very strong team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhirako View Post
    Next season
    Believe it hehe
    Think only in RM he won the title in his 2nd season ... Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Chelsea ... if i am right ...all he done it in his first season when he join the club...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    I don't see why ManU can't have a decent shot at the EPL title next season. After seeing Leicester's brilliant season, you have to believe anything is possible. As long as the players give 110% for their team, the team will be near invincible. The question is not whether you have good players (you do), but whether Mourinho can get the most out of them (why not?). Perhaps with the addition of a playmaker and given the license to maraud at will with counterattacking verve and invention, I think you will have a very strong team.

    Do agree with you ... he is not the call the special one for nothing lol ... So lets see ... not too high hope for now ...till he sign a few players and if Ibrahimovic come then should be high chance for Top 3...

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