Jose Mourinho Starts Mind Games with Chelsea Ahead of FA Cup Clash

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The FA Cup quarterfinal draws were made public today with Manchester United versus Chelsea FC the headliner fixture. Funny how all these draws always yield the easiest match-ups for creating the perfect narratives, isn’t it?

This dual is obviously the Jose Mourinho Cup as the Portugese leads his current club against the one that sacked him in December of 2015. Mourinho is known for being a master tactician, and for sometimes playing elaborate mind games with his opponents. Whenever polls are taken of this sort regarding managers and their personalities, you’ll usually see Mourinho’s name near the top of the list.

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Pep Guardiola Completely Rips the Media Coverage of Arsene Wenger

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Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has had it up to here with all the bashing of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman’s future at the club is still in doubt, and while he may be able to still determine his own destiny, the backlash against him is very strong. #WengerOut has been a popular hash tag for some time, and the media are piling on too.

There always seems to be another pundit calling for Wenger’s dismissal seemingly every other week.

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Donald Trump vs Chicago: Five Reasons POTUS Incessantly Attacks the Windy City

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Donald J. Trump vs Chicago is a consistent feud that won’t be going away any time soon. The 45th President of the United States of America consistently makes the city of Chicago his punching bag, and there are several reasons for this.

Trump has publicly slammed Chicago at least nine times since his inauguration.

While Chicago does indeed have a very serious problem with violent crime, it is far from the hellscape dystopia Trump makes it out to be. More than a dozen American cities have a higher per capita murder rate than Chicago.

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Paul Pogba £89.3m Deal to Seem Cheap in Near Future Says Jose Mourinho

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Former Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp said last week that Spurs midfielder Dele Alli is worth more than Paul Pogba. If Alli does hit the open market, I guess we’ll find out if that’s true or not. Pogba, the world’s most expensive player, returned to Manchester United this past summer for a transfer deal worth £89.3 million, or $115 million or 103 million Euros.

In any currency, it’s a TON of money. #Pogback was no doubt a HUGE deal, but if the French national teammate and friend of Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, leaves Atletico Madrid for United this summer the record could be broken again.

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FA Cup 6th Round Draws: Manchester United vs Chelsea FC the Headliner

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Manchester United, the current holders of the FA Cup, advanced past Blackburn Rovers 2-1 today on the strength of goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The fifth round triumph sets them up to take on Chelsea FC, the current leaders of the Premier League, in what will be the marquee fixture in the round of eight.

The FA Cup draws have been held, and made public, with still two more slots to be determined in the quarter-finals. The field of 10 will be whittled down to eight.

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Video of Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goals as MUFC Triumph in FA Cup

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Manchester United fell behind 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers today, but battled back to advance to the FA Cup sixth round. Marcus Rashford equalized for United, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to provide the game-winner on a goal beautifully set up by a really nice Paul Pogba pass.

Here’s the footage:

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Lists 10 Rules to Be More Like Him

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It’s another platform for Zlatan being Zlatan, as the Manchester United scoring sensation took over the club’s official Instagram account on Friday. Ibrahimovic is United’s leading scorer by a very wide margin. The Swedish superstar striker is also the Red Devils biggest public personality by a very large gap.

One of Ibra’s most interesting posts on the Man Utd IG account listed out how to be more like him. Thus, if you’re a Zlatan fanatic and hoping to emulate your hero…

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David Luiz Knocks Over a Chelsea TV Presenter in Training (Video)

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Chelsea FC stole the thunder on transfer deadline day by bringing popular defender David Luiz back to London with an 11th hour signing. David Luiz “won that internet” that day due to the move that no one saw coming.

Now he wins the internet again with this take down of Chelsea TV presenter Lee Parker. While Parker was in the midst of his stand-up previewing the Blues next match, Luiz comes flying out of nowhere to hilariously take him down, WWE style.

Watch Nathaniel Chalobah afterward, which only adds to the humor.

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Man United Injury Report vs Blackburn Rovers: Mkhitaryan, Jones, Carrick, Rooney

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Three Manchester United players, (Forward Wayne Rooney, Midfielder Michael Carrick and Defender Phil Jones) missed the team’s last training session prior to the Europa League win over St. Etienne. Heading into the FA Cup fifth round clash against Blackburn Rovers, two of the three are doubtful, while the third might be back.

The last time United Manager Jose Mourinho spoke on this topic he said:

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Blackburn Rovers (FA Cup)

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Time for another Man United Starting XI prediction as the Red Devils face a very quick turnaround for the FA Cup 5th round clash versus Blackburn Rovers. This will match number three in an insane stretch that will see five matches in 15 days. Hence Manager Jose Mourinho will have to rest some of his starters and let some of his benchwarmers see major time.

Although he won’t go with a team that’s all fringe guys, as he’ll have to include some strength.

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Mourinho Says He Respects Football Because he knows it “Can Be Nasty”

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho said a lot in his post match press conference following the 3-0 win over ASSE in the Europa League. The Red Devils weren’t especially brilliant, but they did benefit from some luck in getting a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat trick. Ibra was both lucky and good, and now the Red Devils are in excellent position to advance to the UEL round of 16.

United Manager Jose Mourinho was unhappy though at half time. He treated his players to a spirited half time rant, the specifics of which are detailed for you at this link.

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Former Man United Star Denied Travel to U.S. Over Iranian Visa Issue

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On Saturday January 28th, massive protests erupted at airports all across the United States. It was a response to the most extremely controversial and inherently discriminatory executive order that President Donald Trump has signed. The E.O. commonly known as the “Muslim Ban” temporarily barred entry into the U.S. citizens from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Later, a federal court in Seattle overturned the order. Trump’s representatives stated in court documents that they will not appeal the the ruling in a higher court and will instead replace the “travel ban” with a new, modified one. However, given the current political climate surrounding immigration issues, and Trump’s ultra-authoritarian and stubborn ruling style, more turmoil is expected.

So even while the ban is still currently on hiatus, former Man United star Dwight Yorke was denied entry into the United States, simply because his passport had an Iranian stamp on it.

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