Jose Mourinho Press Conference Previewing Burnley FC (Video)

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho met the media a few hours ago to preview Saturday’s match at Burnley. We have video of the media session for you here below via YouTube.

There were a whole host of topics covered in this news conference, including: the latest injury/fitness reports, up to the moment updates on the Alexis Sanchez-Henrikh Mkhitaryan transfer situation, his thoughts on what might be holding up the deal from reaching completion, his own future at the club, the resurgence of left back Luke Shaw and much much more.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Burnley

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Heading into the clash at the Turf Moor on Saturday, there had been a lot of talk about Manchester United hoping to make this clash Alexis Sanchez’s debut in a Red Devils shirt. That’s not going to happen, as United will not acquire the Chilean in time to get him registered for this one.

However, the Sanchez deal, likely involving a Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap, is still very probable, as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday. When it’s finalized, the current Arsenal forward may have the biggest salary in British football history. However, the deal won’t be over the line in time for this one.

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Man United Injury Report vs Burnley: Ibrahimovic, Carrick, Bailly

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Manchester United head to the Turf Moor with very high ambitions tomorrow, as they take on a Burnley side that has been an extremely pleasant surprise. The Clarets are currently in seventh place, just five points behind big money London club Arsenal for a Europa League slot.

As for United, the gap behind cross-town rivals Manchester City remains very large, but two star Red Devils midfielders, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata, have declared their side in it to win it; with the resolve to fight City down to the very last match.

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Arsene Wenger Takes Swipe at Man City, Praises Man United Transfer Practices

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger certainly had a very newsworthy press conference on Thursday. During the session, he managed to take a swipe at Manchester City’s transfer practices, praise how Manchester United does business, give an update of sorts on the Alexis Sanchez-Henrikh Mkhitaryan transfer situation and raise the ire of Borussia Dortmund due to his comments on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

He accomplished a lot in a very small space!

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BVB Slams Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Over Aubameyang Comments

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger answered a question about transfer rumors relating to BVB striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at his news conference today, and Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc didn’t react too kindly to that.

With a deal for Alexis Sanchez potentially imminent, there has been a whole lot of speculation about the next transfer domino to fall- who would Arsenal obtain as a replacement?

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Arsene Wenger: Sanchez, Mkhitaryan Swap Deal “Likely to Happen”

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stated that a swap deal between Manchester United and Arsenal that would exchange Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is “likely to happen” within the next 48 hours. He also confirmed that the deal isn’t done yet, and there remains still the possibility that Alexis will remain with the Gunners this weekend.

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United to Reportedly Smash Salary Records in Alexis Sanchez Deal

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Nothing is official yet, but the Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United transfer seems to be drawing closer and closer. When the deal is done, the Arsenal star man could become the highest paid player in British history. Here’s what a few outlets are saying about the huge wage bill the Chilean will supposedly command at Old Trafford.

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Antonio Conte Takes Issue with VAR Usage in FA Cup Win

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has some issues with the video assistant refereeing ( VAR ) system, and how it used. He expressed those gripes after his side, reduced to nine men, narrowly escaped Norwich City in a FA Cup third round replay at home tonight.

The Football Association is testing VAR in both domestic competitions this season, and Conte believes that if the FA are going to have this technology available, they better be consistent in using it.

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Son in Trouble for “Shooting” Refs Comments

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Sir Alex Ferguson was known for having a hot temper during his legendary career, and apparently his son is a chip off the old block. Darren Ferguson is manager of Doncaster Rovers, a side in the third tier of English football, and following a recent match he advocated for the shooting of referees.

He was obviously joking, and not serious, but it was a very poorly advised remark, in really poor taste, and it has now landed the younger Ferguson in hot water. The Football Association charged him today for remarks that “were improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”

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Juan Mata Refuses to Concede League Title to Manchester City

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Juan Mata is making headlines again today, but this time for a completely different reason. Yesterday it was all about the clause clause in his contract being activated, and thus his agent how having the ability to negotiate with foreign clubs. It is possible that Mata could leave United on a free transfer this summer, but it remains more likely that he’ll stay and the two sides will figure out a new deal to keep him around longer term.

Today Mata is in the news for saying in an interview that he believes the Premier League title race is not over, and that his side will fight City down to the end.

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Liverpool FC Looking to Solve Anfield No Shows Problem

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Although Liverpool FC typically sell out almost all of their home tickets, they still have an issue with empty seats. No, it’s nothing like “The Emptyhad” as Manchester City detractors like to call The Etihad, City’s home venue. It’s not a problem relating to lack of interest, it’s that a lot of fans simply don’t show up.

There are about 2,000 seats that although sold, typically go unfilled at Anfield, and the club is looking into what can be done about that. Additionally, Liverpool Football Club must contend with the visitor side seats that go unsold/inspire no shows.

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Five Reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars Could Beat the New England Patriots

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By John O’Leary

As the NFL season slowly approaches Super Bowl 52, it’s become quite clear that not much has changed since last year. Not at the top, at least.

The scenery in the playoffs is certainly different. Three teams that didn’t crack the playoffs a year ago – the Eagles, Vikings and Jaguars – are all competing for a chance to get to the league’s finale.

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