José Mourinho - Manchester United

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I never speak about injuries. Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when a player is injured.feedback
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Oct 17 2017

You know, I read something but there is a big contradiction there because he [Lovren] says, Let's move on and forget what happened' but then he spends 10 minutes speaking about what he thinks happened and didn't happen, so for me, they are words without any meaning and the FA committee is there to analyse and make decisions. I have no comments.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

So, I don't think I'm going to end my career at Manchester United. After that, some people try to be clever, malicious, and they say many different things. But the reality is simple – didn't sign a new contract, but I am not thinking about leaving too.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Portugal

I think he has a unique career, almost unique, especially for a foreign player, who came and stayed for long in Portuguese football. Honestly, I have always admired Luisao. I like the winning mentality that he always presents, and always for his loyalty and passion that he shows towards Benfica and sure enough to Portugal.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

I think he will finish his career at Benfica and I think he should. His career is, frankly, a beautiful thing.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

Benfica could win 12 points and finish with the same possibilities as everyone else. What I was trying to show yesterday was Benfica are much better than CSKA Moscow and Basel. I think the players were convinced in the meeting we had in the morning that results aren't the real indicator of the value of a team.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Portugal

Our sole objective is to qualify. Within that context, one point away against the strongest of the three teams in the group is a positive result. But the match can also be analysed outside that context and analysed just as a match, a match we want to try to win. Honestly, I have always admired Luisao. I like the winning mentality that he always presents, and always for his loyalty and passion that he shows towards Benfica and sure enough to Portugal.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

Some people try to be clever, try to be malicious, and they say many different things. But the reality is simple: I didn't sign a new contract but I'm not thinking about leaving.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

I think it's impossible for us, with everything that surrounds the job, with all the pressure that surrounds every job. I think it's impossible to last for so long.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

The future is tomorrow. I have my contract, which ends in June 2019. We are in October 2017 so I don't know what to say. The only thing I said, and it's a true interpretation of my words, that I am not going to end my career at United. How is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 or 20 years in the same club? I think [Arsene] Wenger is the last one.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

I think I'm going to be here in football for 15 years, minimum, and I think it is impossible to stay 17 years at the same club, even if you want, even if you try.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

Nothing is happening, I am not signing a new five-year contract and I am not leaving for Paris Saint-Germain. I am not leaving Manchester United. I have a contract and that's it.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

In one day, it says I am going to sign a five-year contract, £1 billion per season. The next day you say I am leaving and I'm going to Paris Saint-Germain. The answer is exactly that. Nothing is happening, I am not signing a new five-year contract and I am not leaving for Paris Saint-Germain. I am not leaving Manchester United. I have a contract and that's it.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

I think I'm going to be 15 years minimum in the job [as a manager] and I think it's impossible to stay 17 years in the same club even if you want, even if you try. I think Arsène Wenger will be the last one to do that, that was my answer [at weekend] – I don't think I'm going to end my career at Manchester United. After that people try to be clever, malicious. I didn't think about signing a new contract, but I don't think about leaving too.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

You know I read something [about this] but it's quite, there is a bit contradiction there. Because he says: 'Let's move on and forget what happened,' but then he spends 10 minutes about what he thinks happened and didn't happen. So for me these are words without any meaning and FA committee [which have taken no action is there to analyse and make decisions, so no comment.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

I ask how is it possible in modern football that a manager is going to last 15 or 20 years, I think Wenger is the last one. It is impossible for us to last for so long. If in this moment I want to finish my career in four or five years my ambition would be to end my career at Manchester United.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

It's one of those things as a professional player now that you have to be able to play in different positions and be versatile. I've found myself playing at full-back, enjoying it and playing well, wherever the manager wants me to play, I go out and give 100% whenever I pull on the United shirt I look to do as well as I can.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

The answer is exactly that – nothing is happening, I'm at Manchester United, I have a contract and that's it. I don't think there is an answer for that, I'm not in conditions to answer to that because there is nothing to answer, I have a contract and that's it. I have my contract that ends in May/June 2019, we are in October 2017, so I don't know what to say.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Manchester United

I will not tell you the team. First because the players don't know yet, and second, with so many injuries, I think that should be something that you can view with almost a guarantee of success, because our options are so few that it is easy for you to guess the XI.feedback

Oct 16 2017 - Manchester United

At the moment in Paris there is something special. Magic, quality, youth, it's fantastic.feedback

Oct 15 2017 - London

I'm sure I will not finish my career here [in Manchester].feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

I had [Ander] Herrera and [Nemanja] Matic and no-one on the bench to make a difference.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

I was feeling that I need my bench but we had no bench. I need to play against their three – Henderson, Can and Wijnaldum - with power and energy and we had no power and energy. Liverpool's midfield is really strong and they never changed. They are faster than us and I had no chance to bring the game in another direction.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

I know that for you and the experts it's easy to speak.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

Liverpool's midfield is really strong and they never changed. They are faster than us and I had no chance to bring the game in another direction.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

I was waiting for Jurgen to change for him to go more attacking, but he kept the three strongest players on in positions where they were having control. He kept the strong midfield and that midfield was stronger than mine.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

You'll say we were defensive and they were offensive. They were at home and didn't move anything.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

He did well and didn't let the game break. [Emre] Can and [Georginio] Wijnaldum were very good from a defensive point of view.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

In the second half, we felt it was difficult to do that with the match dynamics.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

Obviously the quality of their team has a relation with the quality of their manager.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Manchester United

I've known that since last season, I know that better now because in the last couple of weeks I tried to analyse them and to study them in a more precise way. I know what they are.feedback

Oct 14 2017

These kind of matches, every single moment plays a part. We are playing against a good team with very good players. Form doesn't matter, the moment doesn't matter. It's a match of three points.feedback

Oct 13 2017 - Manchester United

We are very happy to have one more opportunity to play in these beautiful conditions. Playing in Anfield is beautiful.feedback

Oct 13 2017 - Manchester United

When Barcelona played against Las Palmas in an empty stadium, you think Las Palmas players wouldn't rather play in a Camp Nou full of fans.feedback

Oct 13 2017

This is funny for me. When people speak about big atmospheres, it makes it sound like a big problem for us to go to certain place and face a big atmosphere. This [a great atmosphere] is what we want.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I'm surprised you say this. I'm even more surprised that people talk about atmosphere as if they are something sinister.feedback

Oct 13 2017

We know the fans have huge animosity against us historically, but this [the hostility] is what we want.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Michael Carrick I know cannot play. I know that. Lukaku looks fine, and that's it.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I've never seen a player complain about an atmosphere. We complain when an atmosphere is flat.feedback

Oct 13 2017 - Manchester United

We were weak for a couple of years, but now I look at us going out onto a pitch and I think 'You wouldn't want to take them on.' They're strong, they're fast, they're aggressive, they've got power. It sounds very British that, but it's very United. United teams have always had power and strength.feedback

Oct 13 2017 - Manchester United

It is disrespectful to the opposition [we have played to say that]; not us, but for the opposition it's not nice. Everybody knows we don't need to hide there are better teams than others and at the end of the season you have the proof of that: the champion, runner-up, third, fourth. I don't think these teams that aren't going to be champion or top four don't mind if everybody says that. But to say they're easy matches to win is a bit aggressive to them.feedback

Oct 12 2017

Do I like to go to Anfield? Yes, I love it. Do I like to play against Liverpool? Yes. I like amazing stadiums, the best opponents but the preparation is not different. It's just a match.feedback

Oct 12 2017

One player not playing means another one plays. It's an opportunity for another one and we trust them. We never hide behind this or that player or this or that injury. We trust the ones that are going to play.feedback

Oct 12 2017

It's good it's that way for me. It's good to do it without any added pressure or emotion. I have to do it always in a professional way. It's the right example for my players to prepare for the Liverpool game.feedback

Oct 12 2017

From what I read, I don't think he can play the match. Another one plays and it's no problem for me. Not just Ander [Herrera]. We trust every player. We lost players last season and we lost players this season. With our way of thinking and feeling, it really is no problem.feedback

Oct 05 2017

In another league [our start] would mean we've basically won the title, but in England in means nothing.feedback

Oct 05 2017 - World Cup

We'll win and go to the World Cup.feedback

Oct 05 2017

But this year has started off really well so we don't know how it's going to end.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Manchester United

It's too early, it's too early - only seven matches.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Manchester United

When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don't trust the other people and we have to.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Manchester United

It's not a good situation for us but moaning doesn't help. We have to wait for them and hope there are not many problems.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Manchester United

I don't welcome the break, it's bad. We had the first break and two days after the players came back we had to play another game.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

I need good players and I need good people. I need some people with maturity, with the concept of 'team'. I know the new generation of players are more individuals because their entourage and society makes them this way.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

Probably the result is bigger than our performance because I don't think our performance was consistent. We had good periods, good moments, always control of the game.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

It's great to have these players, because as managers we do not have an easy life now.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

So to have people like Mata, [Ander] Herrera, [Antonio] Valencia and [Nemanja] Matic - i'm just giving you a few examples, there are more - is very important.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

I was thinking in the latter stages of the game that probably Lukaku doesn't score in this game and I was thinking he [already] had a good performance and a good contribution for us.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

But I am happy with him – it doesn't matter if he scores or not.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Three points and a good performance. We rotated, we won and that's the most important thing.feedback

Sep 30 2017

In two weeks we have a big game against Liverpool. We have to go away with the national teams and come back fit.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Russia

I always trusted Marouane since day one. He is confident, he is happy with his contribution to the team. The style of the team has the space for a player like him and he feels that, so I'm really happy. I could see the difference between Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Fellaini. Mkhitarayan played and Fellaini didn't in Russia. I had concerns. Palace had one week to prepare. We had to play in Russia and I had to make changes.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I'm happy. I would change this 4-0 for four 1-0 victories but that is not possible! We played solid and strong from the beginning. We were always in control. Some little mistakes, [which] I think [are] typical from some tired players and playing against a team that is lacking confidence, but we did well.feedback

Sep 30 2017

The mentality allowed me to do that - everybody wants to play. The momentum is good and the players are happy and confident.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

Ander Herrera was Player of the Season and he's not starting matches. That's life in big clubs. We gave Michael Carrick a contract because we think he is a good player. We think he is an important player.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

He is just in a team where at this moment Matic and Fellaini are in the best form that I have ever seen them in.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

So until the moment we have Zlatan we cannot think about giving rest to our No.9, the same way we give in other positions. We cannot do that.feedback

Sep 30 2017

When I see the match last Wednesday, the attacking players - Martial, Rashford, [Juan] Mata, [Jesse] Lingard - which one deserves to be on the bench? No-one. Nobody deserves to be on the bench. But they are four, plus Lukaku and [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan is six. I cannot play with the six.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Manchester United

Belgium is Roberto's responsibility and it's his decision to play him or not to play him. I cannot, professionally speaking, say do this or do that. It's Roberto's responsibility.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Manchester United

When I looked at the fixtures, I only looked to the period of time we have to recover from match to match. It's the only thing that concerns me. It is very important.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Manchester United

We played Wednesday night and we arrived [in] Manchester [at] 4am, so [we got] home at 5am, and we have to [play] tomorrow, so [our] mentality is [always] very important.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Manchester United

There is a long time to go. It is just the beginning.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Manchester United

But with long-term injuries, I don't speak about them, so Ibra, Pogba, [Marcos] Rojo and these players, I don't think about them.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Manchester United

The fact that he played against Basel and then against Burton, then in the future he's going to have more opportunities to play... He will prove step by step that he is ready to play.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

I always like to be back in Moscow – it is a beautiful city that gets better each time I come. It is a pleasure.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

He is a very specific position on the pitch and he needs time. And we will give him time but also opportunities but just time and no opportunity the evolution gets slower.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

It is the best CSKA I'm going to play against, the best team I face with CSKA as an opponent.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

If I am not punished it is because there were no reasons for the sending off.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

For me Craig Pawson is not one of the big guns of refereeing in England but he was so calm and so much in control [at Southampton]. After I watched it on television it became clear to me, but there was no camera for Craig so he made that decision.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

He played well in the Europa League but that was last season and we need him to perform again and the level is higher; the matches away from home are more difficult and we need the best from our players.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

Looking at the match at Southampton on TV, I think there was an episode in the first half that could transform the game [Shane Long's first-half challenge on Marouane Fellaini which resulted in an ankle injury for the Belgian]. We were winning 1-0 when that happened and we could be in control and win the game easily, but in the second half we had to be humble and accept the opponent was on a high and we had to fight hard.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

Fellaini was lucky – he could have been in a much worse situation but at the moment … when we don't have Pogba and Carrick. I expect him not to be out for a long time and after Crystal Palace – Belgium are the first country to qualify so I hope he can be playing for us.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Champions League

I played against CSKA with Real Madrid, with Inter, with Chelsea and now with Manchester United, so it's something normal in my Champions League career. Opponents wise, I think it's the best CSKA that I'm going to play against. I think it's the best team that I face with CSKA as an opponent.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Manchester United

We cannot guarantee this line of success but the way to try to keep it going is to do what we're doing. We try to play well and in some moments of the match, if the opponents have moments of superiority, we have to be humble, like we were against Southampton, and to cope with the difficult moments.feedback

Sep 24 2017 - Manchester United

Even if you train at 11am, 12pm, 3pm in Manchester, we don't get this weather. Seriously.feedback

Sep 24 2017 - Manchester United

So if your opponent is coming with everything against you, let's do it for 10 or 15 minutes and stay solid.feedback

Sep 24 2017 - Manchester United

The last time we had this was in Los Angeles [for pre-season] and then in Macedonia [for the Uefa Super Cup], and I think they felt it.feedback

Sep 24 2017 - Manchester United

I think they were really tired at the end. Nine of them didn't play in midweek, so nine of them it's not even an accumulation of fatigue. I think the weather was beautiful.feedback

Sep 24 2017 - Manchester United

I knew he would score goals, more for us than he did for Everton or West Brom, that is logical, but I was not expecting him match after match to put the ball in the net.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Manchester United

I know that last season, on these fixtures, I think we would have, maybe, five or six points less than we have this season. So we are better this season than last.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Manchester United

It is not always possible to operate at high quality, but we fought hard. We did what many teams in the Premier League do for 90 minutes, which was play with five defenders at the back.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Manchester United

We're speaking about some of the best players in the league. I heard last week the Chelsea manager [Antono Conte] saying that. The Arsenal manager [Arsene Wenger] said that.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Manchester United

When I see the match last Wednesday [a 4-1 EFL Cup win over Burton Albion], the attacking players – Martial, Rashford, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard – who deserves to be on the bench.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Manchester United

So many players are in good moments, playing well. It's hard for all of them.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - Manchester United

The players are not in their ideas, they're not in the best form after important injuries. Luke had surgery and a long time without playing. I cannot expect him to be back and strong, strong, strong in his work.feedback

Sep 22 2017

He has to work. He has to improve.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - Manchester United

What I see? In a word; happiness. He is a happy guy, working extremely well.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - Manchester United

He starts matches trying to do well; he comes from the bench, even if for just 10 minutes like in the last match [in the Premier League against Everton], he tries to enjoy and to give something in these extra minutes.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - Manchester United

I'm very pleased with his attitude overall, and then it is easier to play well.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Manchester United

I learnt nothing new. They all want to play and are ready to play. I enjoy that commitment.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Manchester United

Sometimes players in these cup matches are not professional. But that was an extremely professional performance. We gave no chance to the opponent. I think Burton fought for a result that allowed them some dignity and Nigel made it clear their game at the weekend was more important.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Manchester United

There were some great performances and the team collectively enjoyed the game. We look happy playing football at this moment.feedback

Sep 20 2017 - Manchester United

We don't have 30 players, we have what we have, and a couple of injuries right now with Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe. So we need some of the players that played on Sunday to play and we need some to be on the bench. We need to be with a strong team. I know the quality of the Championship and I know, if we don't take the game seriously, we are going to lose.feedback

Sep 20 2017 - Manchester United

It's football, it's a competition. We take it seriously. Of course, I'm not playing David [De Gea] or [Eric] Bailly, but if we go to the next round these guys will play and I'll give rest to others.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

And it was a chance for us to get two points like they did last week when we drew against Stoke.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

I thought about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. They lost, or they didn't win their match.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

So, I was just thinking about them and never about City. City won their game and did their job.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

I was thinking about the others and when I saw their results I thought this was an opportunity we could not waste.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

I didn't need to ask. It is the nature of English fans and big clubs when a player is big in the club and has an important part of the club's history.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

I think every club in England has that. I can only speak about Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford, and in both stadiums when you have former players, the reception is normally phenomenal. No surprise at all.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

He is at home and one day I believe he will be back home.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

The decision was one more week to wait to see clearly in the scans. Nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks. It's complete nonsense information.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

Everton are going to be fine but they are living a difficult moment. The fixtures they have got [early in the season], I would not like this all together at the same time.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

We brought some consistency to the game and then I felt we could go with the counter, with Martial for the last minutes for a result that was too much, too heavy for them, they don't deserve to go with this result.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

When you try not to match the tactical system of the opponent, you take risks. So we played with three up top plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

I think the performance was very good, especially in the first 30-35 minute, it was probably our best performance of the season. We pressed them and they did not have a chance to get out, they did not have a shot, it was very impressive. After that, Everton's good players came out and showed their qualities.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

You have to kill the game and give them little chances. There was a moment were I felt we did not kill it so we have to make it solid with Ander Herrera. The second goal went in, then game over.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

The Premier League now is becoming very trendy with five at the back, so the best way to play against that is to play five at the back yourself.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

Since I arrived, he's trying to give me absolutely everything. To me, to the team and to the club. I couldn't be more pleased with him.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

Today I didn't think one single second about Man City. I thought about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool. They didn't win their matches and it was a chance for us to get two points like they got last week when we drew against Stoke. I was just thinking about them, not City. City won their game, they did their job.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - Manchester United

We are up against a team that has spent £140m. Obviously we are playing a team that wants to at least secure a top-four position. The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle and bleeding, was one more week to wait and see clearly in the scans and nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks. It's a muscular injury in the hamstring but we have a normal procedure and wait a few more days. It's completely nonsense information.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Manchester United

You just have to respect the player's desire, and what they decide. And when they're a legend they deserve that freedom of choice.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Manchester United

I think it is easy. When the legend decides. I think so [it is the legend's choice]. That way it is easy because you don't have to think a lot.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Manchester United

In the second season, you have your influence at that level. You have better conditions to work and get those results. But you are playing against other teams whose managers are in the third or second or fourth or fifth seasons. So second may not be a big advantage.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Manchester United

I just think that the second season is a good season for evolution in relation to the first season because in the first season you arrive and sometimes, like in my case, I was not even able to organise a pre-season because it had already been organised. I couldn't have one single finger of influence on it.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Manchester United

The way we play, the way we think football, the way the fans think, the empathy between the fans and the team, the confidence levels of the players, the footballing level I am happy with what we've done so far.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Champions League

I think he has joined in the right moment of his career. I think, after one year, we are a different team. Not just because we are playing in the Champions League, which is the competition for Manchester United, but because in the Premier League we managed a good start which put us initially in the top positions in the table.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Manchester United

Especially for a striker it's important how many goals you score but I don't put any pressure on a player over that. He is playing well, there is a good relationship between the way our striker and the way the team plays. I think he comes [to United] in the right moment, [he is] a good age, a good number of years of experience in different clubs in the Premier League and clearly a player adapted to the Premier League with good friends already in this dressing room.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I don't think it was my influence, no.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Manchester United

But I think he also deserves credit for that because of the way he plays, the way he is committed, what he does with and without the ball, not just the last touch and the goal but his overall contribution. We couldn't be happier.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Manchester United

Not just because of the difference between the top teams and others, but also because of the profile and the tactical interpretation of the competition. I think this Premier League is much more defensive-minded, and much more difficult. I think that Romelu has a better team than Zlatan had. Romelu's team plays different football and the confidence levels are different and it is a team in the second year of its evolution in some aspects.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Manchester United

A striker is very important but last season we had a very good striker [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] for two thirds of the season and that was not enough to win the title. So it's not just the striker.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Manchester United

[He has made] an easy interaction into our group and the way the team tries to play has a good relationship with his qualities as a player, he came at the right moment in his career.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Manchester United

I don't know. I just know that it's a muscular injury, he's out for the weekend match, that's the only match I'm thinking about. I don't think further than that. Of course we feel sorry that we lose a player but we are calm and confident, because it is an opportunity for people who are ready to take it.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Manchester United

So for me, it's simple and objective: He's not playing this weekend. I just know it's a hamstring problem.feedback

Sep 13 2017

But the nature of the Premier League is changing and I think we need defenders who can play, who can come into the midfield, bringing the ball, passing, because it's becoming really defensive. We are going to face many teams with five in the back, plus two, three in front.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Victor, out of all our defenders, is probably the one with more quality when he attacks the space in midfield, so yes he is going to play midfield, he is going to play in the Premier League.feedback

Sep 13 2017

If Lindelof has to play in the Premier League I have no problem with that. Can he make a mistake that comes with adapting to the nature of the Premier League? I think he can.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Manchester United

I think we need him. We wait for him, but with patience. He has to be patient. He doesn't have to be emotional and he doesn't have to try to make crazy things to improve [recover] quicker in his mind.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Champions League

Now is just the warming up and in February when us English teams, we are trying to survive after the winter period, they will be fresh and ready after these warm-ups.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Champions League

Let's get the points to qualify for the knock-out phase and when we do that, if we do that, let's enjoy playing against the big guys.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Manchester United

In my experience, muscular injuries stop you from playing for a few weeks, I think.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Manchester United

I just know from experience it's a muscular injury. In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Manchester United

It looks for me too [like a hamstring injury] but I haven't spoken yet to the medical department. Squads are for this, squads are for injuries, squads are for suspensions. We don't cry with injuries. So if no Paul for Sunday, we have [Ander] Herrera, we have [Michael] Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have [Nemanja] Matic.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Manchester United

I want everybody to have patience, and when I come back, the world will know.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

To go back to the Champions League is just to go back to the natural habitat of Manchester United season after season. We look forward to the match and I hope Old Trafford feels it in the same way we are feeling it. We will go into this match thinking we can win, we will go to Moscow for the second match thinking we can win, we will go to Lisbon for the third match thinking we can win. We can. But to say in this moment we are candidates for this, candidates for that… at this moment we are just candidates to win the match against Basel.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

In the Champions League there are four or five teams with an incredible level of quality, of experience, of know-how and that's what makes the difference. But there are many other teams in the Champions League with very similar qualities to teams in the Europa League.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think Bailly and Jones are better than them, I think they are the same level but just different players. I play them [against Basel] and for me it's exactly the same as playing Bailly and Jones. For [Basel] I know he is more than confident and I am more than confident. He is a kid with a lot of potential, trust me. There is reason for Eric and Phil to be worried because he is a very good player.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

I think it's easier for him to play Champions League, it's more comparable to the Portuguese style of football. But he needs a bit more time to adapt to the Premier League. He's an intelligent kid, very bright, very calm, he knows step by step he is going to be there.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

The only thing I can say is that Real Madrid last year played the last month in La Liga with the second team. They could do it and they arrived at the Champions League final with a fresh team.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

I think in the Champions League there are four or five teams with an incredible level, quality, experience, know-how, and that's what makes the difference.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

He is very bright and very clam and step by step he will be there. I am more than confident for tomorrow [Tuesday], he is a very good player with a very good potential.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Greece

He had a [calf] problem with his national team and then he played a match against Greece, and after the match he felt the problem. If his condition improves he will be selected, because I need him. He's a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine.feedback

Sep 11 2017

There are reasons for the other boys to be worried because Victor is a very good player.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Manchester United

There are a lot of poets in football, but poets do not win titles.feedback

Sep 10 2017 - Manchester United

Today, we have better working conditions, a better medical department, a better analysis department, a better scouting department, a better media department, and in many cases we did it without changing the people, which is quite important.feedback

Sep 10 2017 - Manchester United

That was quite an empty period in the club with no evolution in areas that are important.feedback

Sep 10 2017 - Manchester United

My blood, or his blood, or both. He was really sad. I was also sad because it's not something nice and it's something that I did only twice in my career.feedback

Sep 10 2017 - Manchester United

But again he was one of 'my guys', was one of the guys that we kept close during these years even not working together. So I know that the big man is there, even with more maturity.feedback

Sep 10 2017 - Manchester United

But the next day he comes to me and he says, I'm not happy, but it's my fault. I'm not happy with what you did to me, but it's my fault, because the way I was playing I can understand the change. So let's keep going.feedback

Sep 10 2017 - Manchester United

And he has with me something which marks forever, which was a match where he was on the bench, I play him minute 45 and I took him off minute 70, 75.feedback

Sep 09 2017 - Manchester United

With one more goal we win 3-2 but without the mistake at the corner we win 2-1 and Lukaku's miss does not matter.feedback

Sep 09 2017 - Manchester United

I prefer not to answer question about handshakes - it's a bad question. It makes it look like it's my fault but that's not right.feedback

Sep 09 2017 - Manchester United

I'm not satisfied with a point because we were the team closer to winning. I have to say it is a result I accept though.feedback

Sep 09 2017 - Manchester United

All the other players are under the club control until end of the 2018-19 season. We are speaking about June 2019. No player ends his contract.feedback

Sep 09 2017 - Manchester United

When the club has a one-year option it means they have one more year of contract so nobody is in the last year. The only player, two players are Zlatan and Carrick. Two players at the end of the season who are going to sit, analyse what they did and what they want to do.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I would prefer the window to close as soon as possible. So everybody knows the players we have and the deals will be done earlier and nobody would be waiting for the last week and we wouldn't have the situation of sometimes a player plays game No. 1 for a team and game No. 2 for another team.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Manchester United

My thoughts are from a coach point of view. Obviously I am in favour of that [early closure] because if I focus just on the training process, of course I want to have my squad and work with them and travel with them on pre-season, I don't want to be waiting on late decisions.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Manchester United

A decision I don't think honestly is the best decision for him, a decision that disappoints me a little bit, because I think he has the potential to be here fighting for a position, for opportunities, and fighting to be a Manchester United player.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Manchester United

You have to be ready to fight for a position and I am a bit disappointed that he left. But okay, it was his decision, I open the door for his decision, he has a long-term contract, we have the option to bring him back on January 1, so we have that situation under control.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Manchester United

I think his decision can be considered a decision of a young player who wants to play every weekend but can also be considered a decision by a young player that is not ready to fight for something difficult and it's difficult to play in the Manchester United midfield.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Manchester United

But if our opponent is better than us and dominant, we are humble enough to transform our way of playing to play for a result.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Manchester United

We try to play according to the qualities of our players. We try to play positive, we try to play good, but we try to win. If one day to win we have to play defensive football, we have to do it.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think about it. I can say I would like to stay many years.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Manchester United

They have very good teams, very good players and I don't see any reason for them not to be fighting for the title. When people say, for example, Chelsea lost an important midfield player [in Nemanja Matic], if you lose one but you buy [Tiemoue] Bakayoko and [Danny] Drinkwater, for example, what's the problem? The problem is when you sell and you don't buy. When you sell and you keep buying, what's the problem? You are probably even stronger.feedback

Sep 06 2017

We showed absolutely everything since day one, everything football demands from a team. We had fantastic attacking football, we had fantastic domination... we defended amazingly well.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Manchester United

I prepare clubs for success. I think I prepare clubs in a way where, when I leave, the new manager arrives at a top club. And that is not short term, even if you leave.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think about it.feedback

Sep 06 2017

I think we were very clever. We thought that something could happen that could change the market forever. Normally the last part of the market is less expensive, but this season, after Neymar everything changed - and changed for the worse in terms of prices. People look to the £200m figure now. Now the players of £20m became £40m, the players of £40m became £60m and everything changed.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Manchester United

Neymar changed everything. If the biggest transfer in history had still been Pogba, I think Philippe Coutinho would now be in Barcelona at £101m.feedback

Sep 04 2017 - Champions League

I am not thinking Zlatan will play any part in the group phase. I don't think there is any chance of that. Do we have space in the Champions League list to have him? Yes, we have.feedback

Sep 03 2017

For years and years and years he was injury prone and he has a problem now. He's complaining about an ankle problem, so he's the kind of player where we need to have him always in our hands with a lot of care from the medical department, from the fitness coach, from my assistants, in the gym working always on prevention, on recovering. If we manage to have him safe, protected from injuries, I think potentially he is everything I like in a central defender.feedback

Sep 02 2017 - Champions League

I have no doubt that he has the potential to be one of the future great players of this club.feedback

Sep 02 2017 - Manchester United

So my decision was I don't want to be a manager because that's what I am every day, I want to play, I want to do something different.feedback

Sep 02 2017 - World Happiness report

Matches where, in this case, you are honouring the memories of many. And trying to give happiness to the ones who stayed.feedback

Sep 02 2017 - Manchester United

I wouldn't have expected it to go to penalties, and my record on penalties keeps going. I've lost nine and won only once!feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

When you start playing every two days, every three days, it's more based on what you build during pre-season and what you build during these weeks that are not going to be repeated.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

If I have one week to prepare a match, my team is always very good. It's always very good, because you have time to organise a week of work going through every item of the game.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

But for years and years and years he was injury prone and he has a problem now. He's complaining about an ankle problem, so he's the kind of player where we need to have him always in our hands with a lot of care from the medical department, from the fitness coach, from my assistants, on the gym working always on prevention, on recovering.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

When the market is open and people are spending money, we don't. But we get a player who was fundamental for us last season. He comes to give us extra quality in the second half of the season.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

We don't have players to train. That's a pity. Then they arrive and two days later we have to play again a very difficult match against Stoke.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

The team is playing very well. They are very confident and are playing great football. I like my team very much. Three matches and nine points is nothing new for us, because last season it was three matches and nine points.feedback

Aug 26 2017 - Manchester United

I won coming from behind at Inter. To be honest in the Premier League, in the last years, Chelsea disappeared and Leicester was the same. Everyone was waiting for them to collapse but no. The season before with me at Chelsea it was the same.feedback

Aug 26 2017 - Manchester United

In the last three or four years it's been like that - a team goes out in front - but at the moment you can't say that in relation to us. It's two games. It's nothing. We won three in a row last season and we finished sixth, so for me it means nothing.feedback

Aug 26 2017 - Manchester United

Maybe sometimes I do not do the correct things. But I always try to do.feedback

Aug 26 2017

No, we are using him well and he is coming with the right attitude. We had a conversation about the future he has here and I think he has a good connection on the pitch with Paul and Romelu and he is coming in confident for period of 20 minutes and has scored two goals.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Manchester United

Zlatan knows me. And he knows that I play the players that I think are the best for the team. I always did it. I always did that in my life so if he comes here and he proves that he is the best, he plays. If the other ones don't give him a chance to prove that, that's life. But I try always to be honest with my players and with my team. I try.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Christmas

After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return. I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season.feedback

Aug 21 2017 - Manchester United

We had a conversation about the future he has here and I think he has a good connection on the pitch with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.feedback

Aug 21 2017 - Champions League

Of course he wants to play, start for us, be selected for the national team and go to the World Cup. That's good and for me, it's simple: I cannot play Premier League, Champions League and cups with 11 players. I need a squad.feedback

Aug 21 2017 - Manchester United

I think he is growing in confidence and to have two periods of 20 minutes and score two goals is good for that.feedback

Aug 20 2017 - Manchester United

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

Aug 20 2017 - Manchester United

So we are confident with the work we did.feedback

Aug 20 2017 - Manchester United

When we saw them with five at the back, we thought: 'Let's try to explore the advantage of playing with three up front.feedback

Aug 20 2017 - Manchester United

I think if he was on the bench and if he comes on for the last 15 or 20 minutes when the space is there, I think he would do the same things as the other guys did.feedback

Aug 20 2017 - Manchester United

He is working really well and maybe the little French language group we have with Paul, Romelu and Marouane Fellaini is helping him. He is very well integrated now. They bring him up and his level has improved.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Manchester United

I've always thought that when you only have one match per week you have to be much, much better than when you have two or three matches and no time to train properly.feedback

Aug 19 2017 - Manchester United

We have to improve. We have to use these weeks that we've had and we still have one more of one match per week.feedback

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 - Manchester United

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