José Mourinho - Manchester United

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But we are ready at any moment if we were in difficult we were ready at any moment to change and also play with three at the back.feedback
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Aug 19 2017 - Manchester United

We are using that to improve and next week we have one more difficult match [against Leicester City]. The stability of the team, the confidence, the bench - our bench is really good, really strong. You see the players that I brought to the game and they are players who have a lot to give.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Manchester United

Obviously the manager feels even more confident to make certain changes and I'm really pleased.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Manchester United

As a manager you sit on the bench and you feel that from the players and you look to the pitch and you feel that.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Manchester United

In the last 20 minutes we knew a clean sheet would give us the three points, but we said let's go for more. Let's try to exploit the fragile moment of the opponent and I think this is confidence.feedback

Aug 19 2017

We had good tactical discipline in the team, a good clean sheet, good football, a good dynamic in attack, four goals. We were leading 1-0 and kept playing to try to score more goals and to play well. I liked it a lot!feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Champions League

We are in the Champions League, so it is the first time for Rashford to play Champions League. Anthony had a bit with Monaco, Lingard had a few matches but not more than that. For Romelu, it is the first time. For them, the Champions league can be a great experience with their development.feedback

Aug 19 2017

They're all young. [Henrikh Mkhitaryan] Micki and [Juan] Mata are close to their 30s. Romelu [Lukaku] is 24, [Jesse] Lingard and [Marcus] Rashford are a good age and they're all playing. They are also national team players with the chance to play international games.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Borussia Dortmund bus attack

This is not Germany. In Germany, Bayern Munich starts winning the league in the summer. They go to Borussia Dortmund every year and buy their best player. One day they go there and [Robert] Lewandowski. The next year, they go there, Mario Götze. The next year, Mats Hummels.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - World Happiness report

When I won two consecutive titles with Chelsea [in 2004-05 and 2005-06], the United manager [Alex Ferguson] said we brought the bar to a certain level and that they had to improve a lot to try to win the trophy back. I think this happens every season.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - Manchester United

Somebody wins and the others are not happy. They don't accept it with their hands in their pockets and the others improve to try to be better.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - Manchester United

It is like a pre-season match for them. But it is good news because, when they can play with the Under-23s, it is because the last week they trained with us all week so they are both coming [back].feedback

Aug 18 2017 - Manchester United

I told Mr. Woodward that obviously my plans were four but I also told people 'no pressure from me, do what you think is best for the club'. We'll be together again for another transfer window in January and next summer so there is no pressure from me at all. I'm happy with the squad we have and I'm ready to go without the fourth player, so if we are out of the market, I'm fine, I'm ready.feedback

Aug 16 2017 - Manchester United

He is one of those signings you can make where there are no question marks. He's not an inexperienced young guy coming to a new country. He's a very consistent player with five years in the Premier League behind him. You can trust him to perform.feedback

Aug 14 2017

We lost two points against West Ham here [last season] and had lots of similar matches where we dominated but did not score enough goals. Today we did and it's three important points.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

I think Victor needs a little bit of time. And he's going to have that time. Let's go step by step, because Victor is a fantastic player.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

It was difficult for him to come and adapt in the beginning.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

I brought in 2004 a phenomenal central defender to England, Ricardo Carvalho. He was one of the best central defenders in the last decade in the Premier League but he struggled.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

He played because [Phil] Jones and [Eric] Bailly were both suspended. I had players coming from different leagues to the Premier League [in the past] and normally it is not easy.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

Fans have reason to be optimistic because we are also. But, for me, with years and years of experience in the Premier League, my feet are on the ground. I am on the calm. Last season we were also top after the first match and we finished sixth so this means nothing, I want to make it clear, we just played well and confidence levels are high.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

Now the challenge is to keep - I'm not saying this level of result - but keep the confidence levels. We can be a better team than last season. We lost two points against West Ham last season and had similar games where we were dominated. Today we got the three points.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

It depends what was happening behind doors, we don't know. I got him from Stamford Bridge because I thought he was a player with special qualities and since I left I always felt he could be a perfect player for us. I didn't disturb him, I didn't think it was possible unless something special was happening and it was because his agent said we could have him and we are very happy with that.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It's always important, new players in new clubs – everybody expects goals from them.feedback

Aug 13 2017

Even at 2-0 the team was confident and playing football and I'm happy.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

The game was difficult, it was open, at 2-0 they had a chance and I don't think the game was a 4-0. Then we scored a third and you breathe and relax. The reality of the game was it was always a difficult game for us. We didn't start especially well, we started nervous but then we had a quality performance, good personality and the team played with lots of confidence. It's nice for [Alvaro] Morata to score, nice for Wayne Rooney to score and Lukaku and [Alexandre] Lacazette, it's always nice for that confidence.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It's about confidence. In the last 20 minutes if they score it's 2-1 and the game is open, you feel the pressure and it would be entertaining but the reality is in the last part of the game, instead of being boring and controlling the game we scored a third goal.feedback

Aug 13 2017

We didn't start especially well, we started nervous but then we had a quality performance, good personality and the team played with lots of confidence.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

I was not thinking of signing Matic because I never go for players who I think are an impossible mission to sign. I felt that there would be no chance. So when I got the call that Matic wants to play for me and wants to play for Manchester United - and that we could make it happen - I thought he's the perfect player for me.feedback

Aug 13 2017

When I joined United last year I thought immediately that we needed a Matic. There aren't many like him. Just a couple. He is one of those players who has no question marks over him.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Champions League

With these players I am looking forward to the season with optimism, with enthusiasm, I can't wait for the Champions League to start and the chance to play the top clubs. I am on fire.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

I am very happy to have him because he is one of those players with no question marks. He doesn't need time to adapt. He's not a young guy coming from another country. He's just turned 29 and he has five years' Premier League experience. He gives me something I really like which is consistency. He is a fantastic signing for us because I can trust him to perform at a high level.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

The only thing I have to do is work every day like I always do, the only demand on me is the one I put on myself.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

But there are not many around and I do not like to go after players where it is an impossible mission. Then I heard that he wanted to join United and could make it happen.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Manchester United

After many years of Premier League experience, I keep my feet on the ground. But fans have reasons to be optimistic because we are.feedback

Aug 12 2017

I was thinking three transfer windows, I need that. But two transfer windows, a good group, a club that is much better equipped, much better organised in the areas that support the first-team squad.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Champions League

I look forward to the season with optimism, with enthusiasm. I want to play. I want to play West Ham on Sunday, a difficult match. Then I want to go to Swansea, a difficult match. Then I want the Champions League to start. I want, I want! … I'm on fire … But I will behave on the touchline!feedback

Aug 12 2017

When I joined last year I thought immediately that we needed a kind of Matic but there are not many. But I was not thinking of it because I always thought I never like to go to players that are the impossible mission and I felt there is no chance [of Chelsea selling him].feedback

Aug 12 2017

Manchester City have a fantastic manager, great spending, already very good players. They're equipped. I think Tottenham, without spending, are equipped to win the title because they have a fantastic team, fantastic manager, great stability.feedback

Aug 12 2017

When this season I got the call that Matic wants to play for me, wants to play for Man United and we can make it happen, I thought, it's the perfect player for me. Not just for his qualities but also for my relationship with him, the way I know him. He's one of those players with no question marks in front. He doesn't need time to adapt to England. He's one of those players that gives me what I like in players, which is consistency. So I think he was a fantastic signing for us.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Manchester United

What I had in other clubs was more players scoring goals, what we had was midfielders, wingers scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set pieces. We always had more goals with wingers, midfielders getting 10 goals, central defenders getting five goals and last season that did not happen much.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Champions League

We have had a better pre-season than last year and we have the confidence levels of a team that has won a European competition and returned to the Champions League. I have better conditions to deliver a better season than my first one.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Manchester United

It is not because I have always done it (won the league title in his second season) that I am going to do it again. There is no guarantee but naturally a manager in his second season knows the club and the players better. We always had more goals with wingers, midfielders getting 10 goals, central defenders getting five goals and last season that did not happen much.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Manchester United

We were focused on the striker getting goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Champions League

We are back in the Champions League so the motivation and confidence levels are higher, and the knowledge between ourselves is higher.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

I understand the reality of the market, of the numbers and that my club, by doing 75 per cent of what I initially asked, did very well. I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it. I am happy with the effort the club did and that the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months I was thinking of four players but I am not a difficult person to work with, even if looks different or you want to make it look so.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

Until August 31, if the remaining 25 per cent doesn't arrive, I will not moan. I will just go with everything I have to try to win every match we play.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

We have a central midfield and striker, so obviously another player would be one coming from the sides. But we have players and if we cannot strengthen then we have people we trust.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

The Premier League is what you all know. I'd say seven teams to fight for the title and 20 to fight for the victory every game, every match. That's the difference from the three other leagues I have worked in. Every opponent wants to win every match. Every opponent gives you a hard time.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Champions League

So between what we have lost and what we have got, we're in a similar situation. We have more experience of working together with a much better pre-season than last season with confidence levels of a team that won a European competition.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

We are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us. You know he's injured, he needs time to recover, he's not ready to play tomorrow.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Maybe he'll stay with us. He's not got a contract, but he's still close to Manchester, and the fact we are involved in the Super Cup now is also his merit.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

I would always welcome Javier in my squad because he doesn't need many minutes on the pitch to score. But we moved in another direction with a younger player in Romelu Lukaku, and we have Marcus Rashford, who can be a striker, so we didn't feel that need.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

There is no guarantee but naturally a manager in his second season knows the club and the players better.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Portugal

In the Premier League I'd say seven teams will fight for the title and 20 fight for the victory in every game, every match. That's different to the three other leagues [Portugal, Italy and Spain] I have worked in. Every opponent wants to win every match, every opponent gives you a hard time.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Champions League

Yes we can win [the Premier League]. The Champions League is obviously more difficult. But also the motivation is higher. My work last season to face teams in the Europa League with commitment was hard, this season it is not hard to motivate for playing Real Madrid, Barcelona, the top English teams, Bayern Munich and Juventus.feedback

Aug 11 2017 - Manchester United

I was thinking of four players but I am not a difficult person to work with, even if it looks different, or you want to make it look so. I understand the reality of the market, of the numbers. My club is doing 75% of what I initially asked very well. I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or saying I am not happy.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

He tried, and of course he missed his chance with an open goal but he scored his goal. He had a good fight against two good central defenders and I'm happy with his period and I'm happy with the way he fits into - I'm not tired to repeat - an amazing group. But you know in our good moment he was really good, especially in our period of dominance in the second half after the 2-0.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

He was what we wanted him to be, to move the ball in a simple way to give balance to the team to start building from the back and he's a player with great experience, many years at the highest level and good experience good stability.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

I think so, I think clearly the club wants him, the manager wants him, the player wants it. I think game over. Because I think now he's going to stay.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

I think we did well, I think we lost to one goal which shows the result was really short and one of their goals was an offside. With a good VAR system it would be 1-1 and extra time. They could have scored more goals than they did, we could have scored more goals than we did. They had a period of dominance at middle of the first half and we had a period of dominance at middle of the second half.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

The referee is the one who has to look. It was a great goal.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

They could have scored more goals than they did, we could have scored more goals than we did. They had a period of dominance at middle of the first half and we had a period of dominance at middle of the second half.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

Because Manchester United is a real giant, it doesn't matter if the club is somewhat far away from that level for three, four, five or 10 years. It doesn't matter: the club will always be a giant. But our job is to try to bring the football club back to that stature. That's really difficult these days.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

Before, the giants were the powerful ones economically, and now there are small clubs in terms of prestige and history, who are giants economically. That changes absolutely everything. I want the team to be on a par with the club's history, which is something I've been lucky enough to feel at every club – there was the same kind of feeling at Inter and at Real Madrid.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

We are going to do that, step by step. Last season we won trophies. Playing against the European champions [on Tuesday], it's like we're back at the theatre, back at that level. This is where we want to be. We'll improve the team and try to be at that level, to constantly be improving. And I think we're going to reach that level as a football team in the next couple of years.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Champions League

I'm more than happy [with him] I'm really happy. He was amazing in the [Europa League] final. I'm totally convinced this season will be even better for him, and that playing in the Champions League against the best teams and players will take some pressure off him, because in the Europa League, he was obviously one of the two or three biggest stars.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Champions League

We'll take it step by step and be humble. The first step is to try to finish in the top three. If we manage that, we'll try to finish in the top two. Then, when you're in the Champions League last 16 draw, anything can happen.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

The midfield players of Real Madrid are only one, there are no replicas. No replicas of Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco, no replicas of Casemiro, so they are really solid and the way they move the ball makes it difficult for the opponents. In the second half we found a way to create difficulties and to give them the kind of football they don't like and don't dominate.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Manchester United

He was fantastic and is just an example of spirit we have. We were losing 2-0 and after 2-0 the next ball is a double chance [Pogba and Lukaku's] and then we go to 2-1 and he keeps going then we miss the [Marcus] Rashford chance.feedback

Aug 08 2017

We were playing a team full of fantastic players but we discussed (contested) the result until almost the end. We gave them a fight but have reasons to leave optimistic and proud.feedback

Aug 08 2017

If he is on his way out of Real Madrid, well, I'll try to be waiting for him on the other side and try to fight with other coaches that would also like to have him on his team. But I think that if he plays tomorrow, it is probably the best confirmation that they'll keep counting on him during the season.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Champions League

We are going to try. That's obvious, but also obvious is the difference between the Champions League winner and Europa League winner. I keep saying that.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Manchester United

Maybe he'll stay with us. He has no contract but he is closer to Manchester.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Manchester United

At the same time, let's make a decision that makes us all happy and if that is for him to stay and for us to wait - let's say in December maybe, because I don't think before December he can get back to competitive football - but why not wait for a player who gave us so much?feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Manchester United

My problems in football never go beyond the world of football. I have absolutely no problem with anyone because I no longer work for them. I have a relationship and friendship with some of them that has continued through the years, not just Real Madrid. If you ask about players at Chelsea, Inter and Porto, there are some I have maintained a relationship and others not.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Manchester United

When I left it was a team that had played three consecutive Champions League semis, they had been Spanish champions, they had won games at home as well as abroad. There were small and big differences.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Manchester United

I left and it was difficult for the others to say many good things about me.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Manchester United

Well if he's playing tomorrow, no I wouldn't think of [signing Bale] because it would show he's in the coach's plans and the club's plans and he also has that motivation to continue at Real Madrid.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Manchester United

My team should play and enjoy this special moment. It's not many times in a player can play in the Super Cup unless you are Real or Barcelona, winning European trophies regularly.feedback

Aug 07 2017

But if he plays tomorrow, that is the best confirmation that he is still wanted by the team.feedback

Aug 07 2017

If he is not in the club's plans, that the arrival of another player would mean he was on his way out, I will try to be waiting for him on the other side and fight with other coaches that would want him on their team.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Manchester United

Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United.feedback

Aug 07 2017

The reality is that we are playing well. The team is doing what we ask. We create the opportunities but we are not scoring the goals and we are suffering because we want to win the matches.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Manchester United

If he is not in the club's plans, that with the arrival of another player would mean he was on his way out, I will try to be waiting for him on the other side and fight with other coaches that would want him on their team. But if he plays tomorrow, that is the best confirmation that he is wanted by the team.feedback

Aug 06 2017

It's just the natural evolution of the kid. An accumulation of minutes on the pitch. You change your body when you're a young kid, he's already taller than when I arrived 13 months ago. He's three centimetres taller and he put some muscle on, but without any kind of specific work because his speed is the most important quality. Today he was in a different team to Lukaku [first half and second half]. We will also try both in the same team which I think can also work.feedback

Aug 03 2017 - Manchester United

The squad is good and as I said a few months ago, I was hoping for four players to improve the squad.feedback

Aug 03 2017

Commercially, he's very strong and P.S.G. thought about it, so I don't think the problem is Neymar. It's the consequences.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Manchester United

Expensive is the fact there will now be more players at £100m, more players at £50m, more players at £60m - that's the problem.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think £200m for Neymar is expensive.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Manchester United

When we signed Paul Pogba, I said he was not expensive. Expensive are the ones that get to a certain level without a certain quality.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Manchester United

Neymar is one of the best players in the world, so commercially that is very strong but the problem is not Neymar - the problem is the consequences.feedback

Jul 31 2017

I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new number 31.feedback

Jul 31 2017

It's something we have to keep working on in case during the season we decide to play three at the back. We did it twice against Rostov and maybe we want to do it more times.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Manchester United

It's nice. Strikers like to score goals. It's not important for me but probably it is for him, for his confidence.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Manchester United

We managers are many times happy with strikers, even when they don't score, because of the way they participate in team organisation and game plans. But to them, scoring goals is always important.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Manchester United

Matic wants Man Utd move very, very much.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Manchester United

It was good for us because of the good pitch, the opponent was very well organised, trying to play from the back. After the U.S. and jet lag, it was a good match where I could play 45 minutes each player and now a little rest before the Sampdoria match. Until now, no injuries, so let's see if we can start the season in this positive situation.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Manchester United

I don't know because I was not there. Number 31 is a free number. It was Schweinsteiger but it's a free jersey. We have a few free.feedback

Jul 28 2017

We've got world class players within the squad, people like Harry Kane, Mousa [Dembele], Dele [Alli], [Christian] Eriksen. We've got top players in the team but if every player wants to keep improving and we keep improving then there's no reason we can't go one step further and win the league this year. I think we all believe in ourselves individually and as a team. We don't feel the pressure from the media. Obviously it's been well documented that we haven't been as big in the transfer window as other teams but we don't let that affect us as players.feedback

Jul 28 2017

The players, they know you, the club know you can affect in a positive way the structure. You can affect in a positive way the people that work around you. So normally the second season should be better than the first, but again, this is modern football.feedback

Jul 28 2017

I think in this moment the best players are at these two clubs (Barcelona and Real) and you have to accept that as a reality but for us to play against both in pre-season without any kind of pressure, or being worried about the result, was very good for us. There is only one Messi and one Neymar, one Suarez, Iniesta, Pique, Ronaldo, Bale, Modric, Toni Kroos. There is only one (of each) so they can only be playing for one club not two.feedback

Jul 28 2017

We can't have them, they belong to those clubs. You can work very hard tactically to improve your players but there are players that are special players and there is nothing you can do.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Manchester United

But one of my players, Paul Pogba, showed he belongs to that level.feedback

Jul 28 2017

I always thought, even when I was not at Chelsea, that we have the best goalkeeper in the world in Petr.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

Of course we wanted to be honest and open and let everything for him to make the decision in case his desire was to leave, so there was not a new contract.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

Both played with their best team. Barcelona did. Only Pique was on the bench. Real Madrid, only Ronaldo and [Sergio] Ramos didn't play. So it is very, very good for us to measure against them.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

Today, one of my players, Paul Pogba, showed the level. He showed that he belongs at that level.feedback

Jul 27 2017

The first half was 1-0 but it could have been 2-2, 3-3 or 4-0. In the second half, there were lots of changes but both teams were playing for a result, despite it being a friendly, when the result is not the most important thing. We tried to equalise, they kept the ball and possession, and defended well. Even in the second half, the match was positive.feedback

Jul 27 2017

I am very happy. There are no injuries because with Juan Mata and Ander Herrera at this moment, I don't think we are talking about injuries. They will be back to training I think next Saturday, no problem to be back to training, so no injuries, a fantastic atmosphere, a fantastic work ethic, great organisation. So now we just need to land safely in Manchester and this part of the pre-season was perfect.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

If you want to compare with Real Madrid or Barcelona, it is easy to compare the level of the players and quality of the team. But we don't play in the same competition as them unless we meet in Europe, so we prefer not to compare ourselves with them.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

Messi and Neymar, there is only one – one Messi and one Neymar. There are not two. Their relation with the ball is amazing. You can argue about occupation of spaces and tactics and compact blocks and you can speak about all of that but the relation with the ball is still the most important thing and even as an opponent on the bench like I am, it's beautiful to see a few guys, their relation with the ball.feedback

Jul 27 2017

I know that it is one thing to defend against Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, another thing is to defend against three good players but not three of the best players in the world. But we were much more confident, we pushed the line-up - Phil Jones and Eric Bailly pressed really high - we brought the game to their side. We arrived into dangerous positions and we could have scored.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

It's very important to lose a match in pre-season. You don't like to lose but I think it's very important. I think it would be very bad for us to leave the US without a defeat, playing against teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, it would be very bad to go home with just victories. So the defeat is good.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

With Messi and Neymar, there is only one [of each]. There are not two. [Luis] Suarez, [Andres] Iniesta, [Gerard] Pique, Ronaldo, [Gareth] Bale, [Luka] Modric, Toni Kroos, there is only one of them. So they can only play for one club and not two. We cannot have them. They belong to the clubs.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

And we spent because of what happened to Zlatan and we can not allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

So we prefer not to compare us with them; we prefer to compare with the teams we play week in week out in the Premier League and we are much more adapted to that very hard competition. But it's a competition with a different style and player.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Manchester United

I think in this moment the best players are in these two clubs and you have to accept that as a reality but for us to play against both in pre-season without any kind of pressure or being worried about a result and to play the best, you can see was very good for us and both play with their best team. I think only [Gerard] Piqué was on the bench, Real had only Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos who didn't play.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

They came into the first team with me, they trained with me, some when they were 15 and 16 years old. Nacho, Casemiro, [Dani] Carvajal, [Alvaro] Morata. Morata was not there, Marcello was [21]. Almost all of them. So probably in a few years Man United will also have half a dozen of these kids (in the team). I think Scott and Demetri are also kids to have a future in the club and Andreas Pereira is back. So when the kids are good and have potential, there is no problem.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

The reputation is the reputation. But the other day I found myself in the tunnel before the Real Madrid game [against United in Santa Clara] and in the first half more than half the Real team, which is their first team because they were only missing Ronaldo and [Sergio] Ramos, started with me and had debuts with me.feedback

Jul 26 2017

Real Madrid, for me, was really something that I wanted to do. It was something I had a chance to do twice before and didn't. And on the third time, I don't think you can say 'no' three times to such a club. I wanted to go and win the title in Spain, but it was not for me to stay. I was not in love with my life there. I wanted to come back to England and in that case, to Chelsea.feedback

Jul 26 2017

In fact, I almost had to beg to let them let me go. I don't think that at United is going to happen, because I don't want to go.feedback

Jul 26 2017

It was to go into the structure and to try to adapt the structure around the football team to a new dynamic. And that was the same at Real Madrid, a big club with big expectations but a difficult period with the evolution of other teams and the distance between Real Madrid and Barcelona growing bigger and bigger and bigger.feedback

Jul 26 2017

When I arrived it was not just about developing a football team to try to stop that domination, but to also develop everything around the team and in that respect I can see similarities in terms of the difficulties and similarities in terms of the dimension of my job.feedback

Jul 26 2017

To be honest, with the club [Real]'s structure, they wanted me to stay, they didn't want me to leave. Everybody in the club, president, CEO, the board, myself, we all felt after the years I was there that the difficult part of the job was done and they wanted me to stay.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

The hardest part in my opinion was the period where there was an evolution in football overall, in terms of every other team, not just the typical powerful teams, but all the others. Their evolution in relation to the changes in football allowed them also to be economically strong. At the same time there was an evolution and Man United did not follow that evolution and my work is not just about arriving at a football team and developing the football team to attack, football targets and objectives, it was more than that.feedback

Jul 26 2017

I think what we did last season, Europa League, League Cup, sixth in the Premier League is what gets into your eyes. But I know that my job was much more than just the success in some competitions and being unsuccessful in the Premier League.feedback

Jul 26 2017

One midfield player would give me more options. The other is an attacking player through the wings to give me more attacking options.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

He didn't want to hide behind such an amazing [serious] injury – it would be easy to hide behind it, stop and go to a different level of football. He made the challenge for himself to keep playing at the highest level.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

We open our door for him to recover with us, and at the same time let's make a decision that makes us all happy. If that is for him to stay and for us to wait, let's say, until December maybe, because I don't think before December he can get back to competitive football.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

I think the problem is with the other group, which is a big group because players like Pogba, there are one or two [big] transfers [like that] per transfer window. The other ones are where you have 100 transfers, and for me that is the dangerous area of the market.feedback

Jul 26 2017

Big work to do because probably there are some strategies of disguise but I have to believe that the FFP is going to have difficult work to do.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

And at the same time the respect that allows him to be happy, allow him to try to play every game, every minute, which honestly I think he needs.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

The reputation is the reputation. But the other day I found myself in the tunnel before the Real Madrid game. I'm not talking about the second half because [those players] were kids who were 15-16 during my time there. But in the first half more than half the Real team, which is their first team because they were only missing [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Sergio] Ramos, all these guys started with me and had debuts with me.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Manchester United

I think Scott and Demetri are also kids to have a future in the club and Andreas Pereira is back. Probably in a few years Man United will also have half a dozen of these kids [in the team].feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Manchester United

Our relationship is good and I just wait for good news, and he knows good news is to have the players, maybe just the [one] player as soon as possible because to work together with the team is really important.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Manchester United

But I'm calm, I like my players, I like my squad, I trust them, so I'm calm and that's important.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Manchester United

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Jul 25 2017

We moved in another direction, a younger player in Lukaku and we have Rashford that can be also a striker. He's originally a striker, so we didn't feel that need, but no doubt that for West Ham to get a player with his experience and his quality is very, very good.feedback

Jul 25 2017

He left the club a few years ago. I'm not sure that it was his decision or the manager's decision, but he's a good player, he's a player that can always score goals. He's a player that i would always welcome in my squad because he's a player that doesn't need many minutes on the pitch to score goals.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - World Cup

Potentially, he is a very good player. I think when Mr Van Gaal decided to buy him, he did well. He knew him well from the national team, when he was young in the World Cup he had flashes of top quality.feedback

Jul 25 2017

He didn't succeed in his 18 months but he is very young, so I think it is very important for the club to keep control of this talent, and we all wish he plays very well at Olympique Lyon and why not come back, because everyone really likes him.feedback

Jul 25 2017

He was playing well in Holland but not the same here, but he was showing very good things.feedback

Jul 25 2017

We are better than last season and the spirit is fantastic. The confidence levels are good and I think the fact we had some kind of success last season [winning the League Cup and Europa League] was also important to relax some personalities.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Manchester United

I think with his body he needs to be working at high intensity every day, every month, so I think he deserves that respect from us as if you want to go we have to make it easy for you to go.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think we are big candidates for the title but we are [candidates]. Everybody speaks about the dimension of the investment at Man City [so far just below £220m] but there is another team that I feel the dimension of their investment is also phenomenal – Tottenham. Until now they spent zero pounds, right? They keep everybody they want to keep. They keep Dele Alli, [Harry] Kane and [Toby] Alderweireld, they keep Eric Dier, they keep everyone they want to keep.feedback

Jul 25 2017

I don't think we are big candidates for the title, but we are (candidates).feedback

Jul 25 2017

There was an evolution and Man Utd did not follow that evolution and my work is not just about arriving at a football team and developing the football team to attack, it was more than that.feedback

Jul 25 2017

Some clubs are paying or they don't buy because they don't accept the numbers that are now ruling the market, or to do it they have to go the same levels and for me that's what worries me a little bit because now we speak about £30 million, £40 million, £50 million in such an easy way. I think until now they spent zero pounds, right? For me the dimension of their investment is amazing. They keep everybody they want to keep. They keep Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld, they keep Eric Dier, they keep everyone they want to keep.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Manchester United

He was such an important guy and a good guy for us. I just think it is a new period without that face, without that leader, without that good influence on us.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - UEFA

I don't know but I think it was with Roncaglia, right? Roncaglia's not new in these kind of situations and probably Eric was a bit naive. We lose a very important player for the final and we don't have many.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Manchester United

He is a young player, still time to learn, still time to improve, still time to develop, and it's also his personality.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Manchester United

At least very painful, because for him to come out it has to be painful. I want to wait but I say to the players no risk in friendly matches, if you feel something, that something is coming, a muscular injury, get out, the result is not important.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Manchester United

But he was very painful, maybe muscle, I don't know.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Manchester United

Obviously we want more consistency in his talent, I think today was a positive for him, that's why I left him for 90 minutes on the pitch, he was enjoying and trying things. It's important to try things in these friendly matches so it's good for Anthony and his confidence. But he was very painful, maybe muscle, I don't know.feedback

Jul 23 2017

So to have both at the level they can be is fantastic for me and gives me the chance to choose the players in relation to the moment, in relation to the qualities of the opponent because obviously they are different goalkeepers.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I think I will decide on goalkeepers match by match, yes. It depends on the opponent, the form, the match we have in the Premier League before and after. I'm not going to always be jumping from keeper to keeper, match to match – no – but I will try to analyse and the only thing I can say is we, not just me, all trust both goalkeepers a lot.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I think the best thing that could happen to David was the way Romero played last season because until then David was clearly a safe man, safe choice. After what Romero did last season David thinks he's training in another way and David is much better now than before and he has amazing conditions to progress.feedback

Jul 23 2017

Luke Shaw is the first one to recover, Marcos will be last and Ash will be in between. Luke is September, Young is October and Rojo is December, or maybe January.feedback

Jul 23 2017

The group is really strong and it's good to be together. It's important for them to be with us and not be in Manchester working at home.feedback

Jul 23 2017 - Manchester United

It seems to me that Bale likes Madrid, likes the challenge, likes the situation. He's in a club in a very good situation now. I never felt the desire from him to leave, so why lose time and energy on that?feedback

Jul 23 2017

You know, names is difficult for me because as you know the players belong to clubs, the players they are in pre-seasons.feedback

Jul 23 2017

(He's a) team player, who holds the ball, who waits for support, who allows the team to leave pressure zones. People look to goals and chances, I have a different perspective.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It seems to me that Bale likes Madrid, likes the challenge, likes the situation. He's in a club in a very good situation now. I never felt the desire from him to leave, so why lose time and energy on that? The managers, the owners, they are not happy if you speak about them. The same as me.feedback

Jul 23 2017 - Manchester United

If I am here now somebody is telling, I would like buy player A from Manchester United', I am having conversations with B player from Manchester United', then I would ask, Hey, I am here and the club is here, so be careful with what you say.feedback

Jul 23 2017

So I say nothing, I just keep saying the same because I never hide.feedback

Jul 22 2017 - Manchester United

Same [as Cristiano Ronaldo] he was never on my list. I never felt a desire from him to leave. Luke Shaw in September, Ashley Young October, Marcos Rojo in December [or] even January.feedback

Jul 21 2017

Even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes, he will have 20 goals. He is a guy that naturally the ball comes, rebound here, rebounds there, boom - goal. The goalkeeper saves, he goes there, tap in - goal. The cross is coming, he anticipates the first post header - goal.feedback

Jul 21 2017

I give you a simple example. In the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents in the way we play in their box, I think Chicharito would have 20 goals easy.feedback

Jul 20 2017

I don't think Marcus is a number 10. I think he's an attacking player who can play in a two or one, he can play besides, can play everywhere, he has a good working way too if you demand a little bit more defensively, he can play together with Lukaku.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Manchester United

We got a big player, a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me a few months like four or five years ago. His development was very, very good.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Manchester United

I think with Chelsea it was obvious they were going to sign a striker especially after the situation with the manager [Antonio Conte] and Diego [Costa].feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Manchester United

I'm not interested in what Chelsea Football Club does, really. We needed a striker. With Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] in his best condition we needed one to give cover, to give options, him and Marcus [Rashford] was not enough, especially after Zlatan's injury.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Champions League

We think we have a player that is now a top player in Europe, has to prove it at the highest level. There is always this point of you have to prove it at the highest level and now he has to do it for Manchester United, he has to do it in Champions League matches, but I think he has amazing qualities.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Manchester United

It was clear they were going to sign a striker, they did it with Alvaro and Alvaro is a very good player for them.feedback

Jul 19 2017

We were in a situation of it being not easy. In England, I knew before it happened that it would be completely different, because it's a completely different league.feedback

Jul 19 2017

Barcelona was in the top. Real Madrid was in the low and trying to come and break that Barcelona dominancy.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I think the way we both behaved, I think make it also blow in that direction. Many people would think wrongly that we had a personal situation, to which we always told 'no'. It was just the consequence of being in Barcelona and Real Madrid in a specific period of their history.feedback

Jul 19 2017

In Spain, it is two clubs fighting against each other. Now Atletico Madrid is also close, but in our time, it was just about us. For three years, it was just about us. Champions League matches, La Liga titles, Copa del Rey finals, Super Cup finals. Everything was about Real and Barcelona. It was just the consequence of being in Barcelona and Real Madrid in a specific period of their history.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I don't know how they will look to the game, maybe the other teams will have the same philosophy as us, maybe not. I know Manchester City is our city rival, I know Real Madrid is the European champion but it's not so important for us to play for a result.feedback

Jul 19 2017

We always want more.feedback

Jul 19 2017

What I can also say is that it is a difficult transfer window and I don't blame anyone - it is just a reality of things. The market is going in such a direction that many players are difficult to get, not to say impossible.feedback

Jul 19 2017

Every club is powerful and they don't want to sell or their demands are really high, so the market is difficult.feedback

Jul 19 2017

At the moment we have Lukaku and Lindelof, two players I know well. I worked with one before and the other is from the Portuguese championship, which I follow every weekend.feedback

Jul 19 2017

What I will say is that, a long time ago, we thought about four players to strengthen our squad, but it is really hard to do it. If we do the third and forget the fourth, I would be quite happy with that because I know it is difficult.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Manchester United

The market ends on August 31, so there is plenty of time, but obviously, the objective for me as manager is always to have the players as soon as possible and try to coach them in the team and develop the team with them and Lukaku and Lindelof arrived to train in time for day one.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I am happy with them and I know that they will succeed at the club.feedback

Jul 19 2017

But I'm glad I'm here because you really see it's a big club and that was the challenge I wanted.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I push myself too but he makes me a better player. I think I learned a lot from him in the last week and I'm glad I can work with him.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I'm happy for my goal. There is still a lot of work to do; as a team we know we need to be much better.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I am ready for this. I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not? Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say – that we have to win, but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.feedback

Jul 19 2017

You have success, you stay in the club. You don't have success, you don't stay.feedback

Jul 19 2017

But what I try to do in the club is show that my work goes further than the football results, that it goes to areas that people don't think of as a manager's job. In my vision, my job is much more than what I do on the pitch and the results that my team gets at the weekend. Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I think [Arsene] Wenger will be the last with a similar story in terms of staying at a club for so many years, but I what I try to do in modern football nowadays is to try to deserve to stay in the club, because in this moment, it is about success.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I think Sir Alex's career is unique. I don't think it is possible to emulate.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Manchester United

It's nice for US and US fans, it's very good for the event that deserves everything from us because of the phenomenal preparations, I think it's very good for both clubs and there is always a little bit of rivalry, a bit of an extra ingredient. But for me it's a friendly, I'm not going to jump to celebrate a goal, or cry if we concede, it's preparation for me, European Super Cup is a match, West Ham is a match.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Manchester United

This season I will put more pressure on myself to do so and more responsibility. Last season was a different experience. I experienced things I hadn't experienced the year before. It puts you in good stead for the future. It impacts you quite a lot how you recover from that. That's what I was looking at.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think Marcus is a number 10, he's a pure attacking player. Not with that quality to play between the lines, and assist, I think he's an attacking player who can play in a two or one, he can play anywhere and you demand a little bit more defensively, he can play with Lukaku after playing with Zlatan.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Champions League

We got a big player, a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago, because he worked with me for a few months [at Chelsea] and his development was very good. We have a player who is now a top player. You have to prove it at the highest level, he has to do it for United, in Champions League matches, but he has amazing qualities.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Manchester United

In Spain, it is two clubs fighting against each other. Now Atletico Madrid is also close, but in our time, it was just about us. In England, I knew before it happened that it would be completely different, because it's a completely different league.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years.feedback

Jul 18 2017

I think the delay was because the referee asked me to change the player and I didn't. Because I don't agree with the card. Because Saucedo, I think is the name of the boy, he was really aggressive during all of the second-half, with what happened to Mata and some other actions where it was a bit dangerous, which I understand. He gets behind people, works and presses well. I like everything he does. It's easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago his evolution has been great. He's now a top striker. The goal is just a detail, not important.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Young people, enthusiasm playing against Manchester United, but you come with the mentality of a friendly match and in the end you find yourself in a different mentality.feedback

Jul 18 2017

I think it's just nice for him, it's not important for me. Before he scored the goal I told him 'I love everything you do on the pitch - don't be worried about scoring or not scoring'. He gets behind people, works and presses well. I like everything he does. It's easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago his evolution has been great. He's now a top striker. The goal is just a detail, not important.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Mata has a big ankle but I hope nothing important. A few days, a week maybe.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Because I don't agree with the card. Because Saucedo, I think is the name of the boy, he was really aggressive during all of the second-half, with what happened to Mata and some other actions where it was a bit dangerous, which I understand.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Manchester United

This club, for so many years, was Sir Alex. People got used to it – people understood the great consequences of that stability. After David [Moyes] and Mr [Louis] van Gaal, I come to my second year and hopefully I can stay and give that stability that the club wants. I will try, but again, I will have to try to deserve that, but that's what I try every day that I work.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Manchester United

I am ready for this. I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not? I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say – that we have to win – but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Manchester United

You have huge success in one year, the next year you don't have success and you are out. It happened to me at Chelsea, it happened to [Claudio] Ranieri at Leicester [last season], it will happen to many others. Nowadays, people look much more on the short-term.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Champions League

The level of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona [United's remaining tour opponents] is higher – Champions League level. It's a new competition for us. It is good for us. Maybe the other teams have the same philosophy as us, maybe not. I know Manchester City is our city rival, Real Madrid European champion, but it's not so important for us to play for a result.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Manchester United

For the rest of the tour matches I will try to go for 60 minutes and 30 minutes and some players can play 60 minutes against Manchester City and play 30 against Real Madrid. I try to give minutes to everyone. It's an important thing. The work we do in training, to go to matches, to try to do the things we do in training. Important for everybody to compete.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Manchester United

I enjoyed playing LA Galaxy and enjoyed the first half of this game. This team played well the first 30 minutes, well-coached and good understanding of the game. Two fast wingers, good midfield. I really like the way they played. I'm sorry they have game on Wednesday and couldn't play with best team for 90 minutes. Second half it's young, less quality and more difficult for us to play.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Manchester United

I think the delay was because the referee asked me to change the player and I didn't because I don't agree with the card because Saucedo was really aggressive in second half. That's what happens. Some other actions were a bit dangerous. It's young people with enthusiasm playing against Manchester United but it's a friendly match and it's a different mentality. But it's pre-season so no problem. It is good experience or us to play with one player less.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Manchester United

It's just nice for him, not important for me. Before he scored the goal I told him I love everything you do on the pitch. Don't be worried about scoring or not scoring. He gets behind people, works and presses well. Like everything he does. It's easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago. His evolution has been great. He's now a top striker. The goal is just a detail, not important.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Mata has a (swollen) ankle but I hope it is nothing important. A few days, a week, probably. Darmian's problem is not an important one.feedback

Jul 17 2017

We have trained for five days and in these five days we trained for two days in the relation to this system [three at the back]. The improvements are in relation to four hours of work so I couldn't expect much better, it's something we have to keep working on in case during the season we decide to play three at the back. We did it twice against Rostov (in the Europa League) and maybe we want to do it more times.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional. He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success. Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

Last season he was not scoring goals and missing a lot of chances, which was not a drama, because that's part of the evolution. We know he is going to score more goals than last season.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

Last season everyone was saying it would be difficult for me to play Marcus - but he was one of the top in appearances for the team. He's learning a lot, a great professional, great attitude.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

He didn't score goals but he played better than the ones who did score goals. It's just the natural evolution of a kid. You change your body when you're a young kid. He's already taller than when I arrived 13 months ago - he's three centimetres taller - and he put on some muscle but without any kind of specific work because his speed is his most important quality. He was in a different team than Lukaku [against the Galaxy] but we will also try both in the same team, which I think can also work.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Champions League

We don't have a vice captain, a captain is enough. Michael is obviously the captain and when Michael is not on pitch... we are going to try and feel and make decisions. We have people that step by step we have to prepare because Michael will be the captain for one year, maybe two if he decides to do that and his body resists the demands of the Premier League and Champions League, but for this season only one captain.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

It is a question for Florentino [Perez, the Real president]. Clubs put price tags on players, not the one who wants to buy. He belongs to Madrid. Madrid has decided and we have not come to an agreement. It is simple. It is a shame.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

He belongs to Madrid. Madrid has decided and we have not come to an agreement. It is simple. It's a shame.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

We have not been able to find for whatever reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

It is a player who made it to the first team with me. We have a special liking for [him], he is someone special. I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid. It is like that. I don't think he can end with us.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Manchester United

It is a question for Florentino [Perez, Madrid president]. It is a player who made it to the first team with me. We have a special liking for [him], he is someone special. I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid. It is like that. I don't think he can end with us.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - Champions League

Michael will be the captain for one year, maybe two if he decides to do that and his body resists the demands of the Premier League and Champions League, but for this season (there is) only one captain.feedback

Jul 16 2017

A good thing for me today is he [showed] he's a team player and was not worried about himself. He was worried about the improvement of the team. He didn't score goals, but he played better than the ones who did score goals.feedback

Jul 16 2017

He didn't score goals but he played better than the ones who did score goals.feedback

Jul 15 2017 - Manchester United

The facilities are very good and the organisation is very good. Sometimes the facilities are very good but the organisation is chaotic. Since 2004, I'm still searching for the first mistake. It never arrives, it's amazing.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

Every club in the Premier League is powerful, has money to buy, to refuse to sell, and people don't focus on the power to keep the players and refuse to sell.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

I can't say any word about a player who is a Chelsea player. It's the same with Morata, we have to respect the player, the club, the owner, the manager. I don't want to be disrespectful, we don't have our door closed, we are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof. We need more, we wanted four, so I would say 50 per cent of the job is done, but I don't want to say that because everything is so difficult.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

I think the market is so strange, the prices are absolutely out of context, so the clubs without the power to sell, refuse to sell, are one step ahead and there are many clubs in the Premier League who refuse to sell their best players and that is fantastic and makes the competition so hard.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer, and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement. It's simple.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

It's quite a great experience the fact we worked together already for a few months and during the time when I was at Chelsea and when he was at Everton our relationship was always very close, despite it not working well for us together.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

He's intelligent, he's polite, we kept the contact, the feeling and now we are back together in different moments and I have no doubts it is going to work.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

I didn't negotiate, it was Mr [chief executive Ed] Woodward who negotiated with Romelu, his agent [Mino Raiola] and the Everton board, the only thing I did was to call him when the situation was almost there just to guarantee him that he would be an important player in my team.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

He didn't want to hide behind such an amazing injury. He did not want that, he was not happy with the way he finished [last season] and he made the challenge for himself of wanting to keep playing at the highest level.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

But why not wait for a player who gave us so much, we are exchanging ideas and it's with Ed Woodward [United's executive vice-chairman] and Zlatan's agent but the final decision is the best for the player.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

We don't have our door closed. We are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof, we need more. We wanted four so I would say 50 per cent of the job is done. It's so difficult. I wouldn't like to be in Ed Woodward's position negotiating because everything is really difficult. So we need two more players I would say - at least one - but I don't want to say Matic or any other player because it's not correct [to talk about other club's players].feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

I can't say any word about a player that is a Chelsea player, it's difficult, it was a little bit the same with [Real Madrid striker] Alvaro Morata. He is a Chelsea player and we have to respect the club and manager and owner.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

It is possible. He was not happy in the way he finished the season.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

We need two more players I would say, at least one, but I don't want to say Matic or any other name because I don't think it's correct.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

But it's Real Madrid's right to ask for their players the amount of money that they want. We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that. And we didn't arrive at an agreement with Real Madrid.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

He's the kind of player that everybody knows. He's a striker, so we're not speaking about a multi-functional player or [one who will] create doubts about positions on the pitch, he's a striker and normally strikers score goals.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

I don't like to speak about players who aren't ours, because Morata is not our player. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid. Yes, we have had interest, that is obvious and it's public. We have not come to an economic agreement, that is obvious as well. The reason why he was so important and difficult to get is what he did in the Premier League. Obviously there are other good strikers in football but the Premier League is a very specific habitat, a different habitat. Normally they need some time to adapt and Lukaku plays in Premier League for the last four or five seasons.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Manchester United

We are changing ideas and it's with Mr [chief executive Ed] Woodward and Zlatan's agent [Mino Raiola], but the final decision is the best for the player.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Champions League

I'm signing for the [this season's] Champions League winner.feedback

Jul 11 2017

There is a non-aggression pact. I think it's a forbidden subject.feedback

Jul 10 2017 - Manchester United

He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club. He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again.feedback

Jul 09 2017

It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come. It is never easy to see a great player playing less football than he would like and I could not stand in his way when he asked to go back to Everton.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Manchester United

I'm 24. I never won a major trophy, but I'm eager to win something and to be part of a team that wins trophies, and I think he's the right guy to help me in that.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Manchester United

He knows how to make players better, and make players winners as well. For me, I think it's the perfect opportunity.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I know I have said this before but I really do believe, if he continues his development and continues to work hard, he really can become the best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation. Well done Joel.feedback

Jul 03 2017 - Manchester United

Ed Woodward has my analysis, has what I want, what I would like for more than two months. Now it's for him, now for the owners and the people who work with him [to sort], so I just wait.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Champions League

United are heading in the right direction and the confidence the manager and his squad got from winning the EFL Cup and Europa League can be taken into the Champions League and the league next year.feedback

Jun 29 2017

If you look at the drawn games at Old Trafford last season and convert maybe 90 per cent of those into wins, then United would have been challenging for the title. If they can do that this year, then I think the title will come back to Manchester.feedback

Jun 28 2017

Do I think Anthony is a player with great potential? Yes, I think. Do I think he can play successfully for me? Yes, I think. But he needs to give me things that I like very much.feedback

Jun 28 2017

If he wants to become a very special player – [and] he can do that – then he has to go in a certain direction and he showed this attitude and appetite.feedback

Jun 20 2017

Why not? I don't hold grudges. We are both professionals and I would work with him again.feedback

Jun 20 2017

You have to track back, you have to show more solidarity with your team-mates.feedback

Jun 20 2017

When I criticised him from a tactical point of view because I felt he could still improve, he did not accept what I had to say. That might be because he thinks he already knows everything and the coach cannot help him grow anymore.feedback

Jun 19 2017

Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like, for more than two months. So now it's up to him and the owners.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Manchester United

I am very happy with Paul. The club is very happy with Paul and I think the good thing is because of his personality he does not listen to what people say. I feel the world is losing balance. Envy coming to certain levels I am scared for the next generation. He came to Manchester as a teenager and fought for his career here. He reached the top of the world, nobody gave him anything.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Manchester United

It's not Paul's fault gets 10 times money and some ex players need money. He doesn't give an ass what people say.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Champions League

Take the Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos who lifted the Champions League trophy the other day and who is now a three-time European champion as an example. When I came to Real Madrid in 2010, he had never played in the quarter-finals. Not just the final or the semi-final, he had never played the quarter-finals of the Champions League.feedback

Jun 10 2017

Guardiola is a reference point for the Spanish technicians, Sacchi is one for Italians, I think I've helped create a positive image of Portuguese coaches.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Manchester United

I'm really bad at picking teams, I always choose teams that are, as they say in England, in big trouble. Inter were in big trouble, Real Madrid were in big trouble, Manchester United in big trouble.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Manchester United

Others do not know what it is to win. It's impossible to teach football, all I can do is teach how to think. The most important thing is the ideas.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Andrea Belotti is set to become the most effective striker in the Italian national team for years to come. He's fast, he scores in every way possible and has a temperament which may fit in well in English football. On the other hand, it's difficult to predict if and how he might fill the gap between a mid-table Serie A environment and that of one of the Premier League's giants. Still, he has a huge improvement margin as he jumped from six to 26 Serie A goals in just two seasons.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Manchester United

This year I had the most difficult time of my career! We play every possible game except for two. We played all of the Premier League, of course, all of the Europa League, all of the League Cup which we were in the final and we just didn't play the semi-final and the final of the FA Cup plus the Super Cup. I got fed up and tired of football before the last day, I promised that they would not see me in football stadiums, and I stopped negotiating for players and being worried. I gave my list to the CEO in April and he has until August 31st to give me what I want, or not.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Champions League

For us it's a fantastic opportunity even because we have returned to the Champions League, we have played a very hard Europa League, for several reasons. But recognise that the best teams are in the Champions League.feedback

May 31 2017 - Manchester United

There is a possibility [he stays] but also that he does not. We have talked, he has a lot of offers and ideas that we have to evaluate.feedback

May 28 2017

Goalkeepers are there to defend and save the team when circumstances require it. The kid Ederson did it.feedback

May 28 2017

There are some iconic stadiums where matches become more than matches and I think the Monaco Grand Prix is a little bit like that.feedback

May 27 2017

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael over this past season. He is one of the true professionals of the game. Not only is he a great footballer, he is also a fantastic human being and a great role model to our younger members of the team.feedback

May 27 2017

I am delighted he has extended his contract and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Michael all the best for his well-deserved testimonial match next Sunday.feedback

May 27 2017 - Champions League

I don't care about football for a month. I'm really happy with our season, the [EFL Cup and Europa League] trophies, to be back in Champions League but now I have a rest, to disconnect completely and enjoy my family and friends and other sports I like.feedback

May 27 2017

Now is for him to work. It's for him to work because he has holidays in August and in August I'm working.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

And on top of it, Zlatan in Swedish told the ball boys in the second-half to take it easy, so even outside he was playing for us.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

But he played. He played outside with crutches with the other guys, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, they were playing behind the bench shouting, they were doing everything.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

Sometimes football is unfair, sometimes life is unfair, I think it's so unfair.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

If I finish my career tomorrow I should be very happy with my experience, but the problem is my career just reached the halfway stage. I have 15 more years.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

I just feel that what I did in this club is not enough to deserve to be here [pointing to wall enshrined with pictures of Ferguson and Busby]. That's why I am there [pointing to a picture of himself on a wall on its own].feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

For example, when we won against Anderlecht I was told that I equal the record of Sir Alex and [Giovanni] Trapattoni of 10 European semi-finals. They have finished. I still have a chance to get some more semi-finals. So there are things that I'm really proud of.feedback

May 25 2017

There are lots of poets in football but they don't win many trophies.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months.feedback

May 25 2017 - World Happiness report

If we could, we would change peoples' lives for this cup. We would not think twice.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

I know the Europa League is the only competition Manchester United as a club have never won. It would be great to close the circle and say we are a club that has won every single competition in the football world.feedback

May 25 2017 - World Happiness report

If we could, we would change peoples' lives for this cup – we would not think twice.feedback

May 25 2017 - Champions League

A giant club, but it's not a giant team. We need that second step, possibly the third one.feedback

May 25 2017

In this club it makes me feel that I did nothing. Especially because you have two legends – many of them, but two [Busby and Ferguson] are legends in terms of titles and trophies. I feel that I am nobody. I always have to prove. I just feel that what I did in this club is not enough to be deserve to be here [pointing to wall enshrined with pictures of Ferguson and Busby]. That's why I am there [pointing to a picture of himself on a wall on its own].feedback

May 25 2017

I come with the tracksuit, which normally I don't do. I did it because it was [against] Chelsea and I wanted to make clear I'm not Chelsea anymore. Chelsea is in my history, I'm in Chelsea's history, I have huge respect for the fans, they gave me so much, but I'm not Chelsea any more.feedback

May 25 2017 - Portugal

My father was a good manager. He was in the Portugal Premier League eight or nine years, he was champion of the Championship there four times. So he was a good manager in that generation. But I always felt he could and should be much better because he didn't have that extra piece of confidence, of desire and I wanted to be better. I wanted to try to be better.feedback

May 25 2017

I got the job in Benfica a few years later, my first job as a manager and it was not a shock for me because for three years at Barcelona I had to deal with the best in the world every day. I was lucky because the process that led to my promotion as a manager was very good. As a manager I learned with the big players. Sometimes the big players ask you questions that you must be a very good manage to answer.feedback

May 25 2017

I learnt a lot from him of course with the experience he gave me but I had something that drove me. Maybe the fact that I was not a good player, maybe because when I started as a manager, especially in that generation, it was the thing of, If you weren't a good player, you couldn't be a good manager.' I think in this moment that [preconception] is broken. I was born into football, I played at lower levels but I was a player's son, I grew up a manager's son, I went very early to big clubs. I arrived in Barcelona at 30, 31. I was pretty confident.feedback

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