Jose Mourinho Doesn’t Care if His Own Players Dislike His Criticizing Them in Public

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Manchester United Manger Jose Mourinho hardly ever apologizes to anybody, and he rarely admits wrong-doing, but earlier this month he did go full on public mea culpa regarding his treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

In our interview with Schweinsteiger on the 8th, the German legend said that Mourinho’s apology conveyed the man’s “character,” and he described what happened at Old Trafford as “an unfortunate situation.”

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Should Move to MLS, Says Bastian Schweinsteiger

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered very rich deals by both Major League Soccer clubs in Los Angeles- the L.A. Galaxy and LAFC.

Today, Ibra’s former Manchester United teammate, Bastian Schweinsteiger, said that Ibrahimovic should make the move to MLS. The Captain of the 2014 German World Cup Championship team has adjusted quite well to MLS. In his first four games with the Chicago Fire, Bastian Schweinsteiger has two goals, and the team has two wins, one draw and one loss.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger Has No Regrets Over His Move to Manchester United

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Sometimes in life you can do everything right, work hard, play by the rules, but in the end it still doesn’t work out and it’s entirely not your fault. A lot of times there are just factors way outside your control and that’s what ultimately determines whether or not a situation works out in the end.

Just because it didn’t work out that doesn’t mean the decision was wrong. Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger had a very unsuccessful spell at Manchester United. His first season was plagued by injury, suspension and when match fit, general ineffectiveness.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Heads to United States for Knee Repair Surgery

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This past Thursday night, Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered what Manchester United have called “significant ligament damage” in his knee. There’s been reports that Ibrahimovic could be out until January of 2018. Other reports indicate that Ibra may never even play again.

The 35-year-old Swedish striker has said this season that he’s aging like a fine wine. He then took bold statement up a notch by saying he’s aging like Benjamin Button. Thus, you knew Zlatan Ibrahimovic was going to make a strong sentiment about his future.

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DeShone Kizer Makes Boastful Remarks; Will it Hurt NFL Draft Stock?

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While the NFL Draft evaluation process has seen the stock of former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer plummet like the brand value of Pepsi, he still made the right call in coming out this year. The 2018 class of quarterbacks will be much stronger than the 2017, which is a bit weak. 

Also, given how ND’s season went, and the current direction and status of the Brian Kelly regime, Kizer really had no real reason to return to South Bend. It doesn’t seem like the 2017 Fighting Irish season was going to help the Toledo area native very much.

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Listing 70 of the Worst NFL Draft Cliches, Buzzwords, and Assorted Word Salad

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By this week, all the soundbites for every NFL draft prospect now run together into an indecipherable word salad. Actually, it all becomes gobbedly-gook well before this week, due to the over-usage of cliches. All the Draftniks do it:

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and Jon Gruden most of all. Gruden speaks with a much higher buzz word/NFL draft catch-phrase per sentence percentage than anyone. If I sat down and watched Gruden’s “QB Camp” show again, this list would be four times as long.

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Michigan Football Set to Challenge Ohio State’s NFL Draft Record

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Michigan football is sixth all time with 351 total NFL Draft selections. Only USC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Nebraska have more. The Wolverines’ arch-rival, Ohio State, hold the record for total selections from one school in a single draft, 14, set in 2004.

Could this group of Michigan football players moving on to the pros come close to that mark? Maybe even tie it? I really didn’t even think it was possible until a reporter brought it up towards the end of Mike Mayock’s media conference call.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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On Saturday, Eden Hazard came off the bench in the 61? to propel the Blues past London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals.

After the match, Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte said that the plan all along was to have Eden Hazard come off the bench. Hazard’s Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas said over the weekend that only Messi is better than the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year “ability wise.” Fabregas then added his view that Eden Hazard could reach Messi’s level if he were only to have more “killer instinct.” (more on that here)

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Ohio State Football: the Kentucky Wildcats of the NFL Draft

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Ohio State football has become the Kentucky Wildcats of the gridiron– a class of 5-star prospects enter the program every year while another class of blue chips leaves school early for the professional ranks.

In both Lexington and Columbus, it’s “succeed and proceed,” “plug n play,” “rinse and repeat” each season.

The NBA allows “one and done,” but in football you need to be out of high school for at least three years. As a junior you can “three and flee,” or as a redshirt sophomore you’re eligible for a “two and tutelo.” As Stephen Colbert told John Calipari when he had him on his show, it must rhyme in order for it to be valid.

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Ander Herrera Faces a Late Fitness Test Before Manchester Derby Thursday Night

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been one of their best and most important players this season. Thus, it’s imperative that they have him ready to face Manchester City Thursday night. It’s going to be a colossal Manchester Derby, and United are already short-handed as it is.

It was reported Monday that Ander Herrera faces a late fitness test for the match by ESPN FC, which writes:

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Juan Mata Posts Message Indicating that he Could Return Soon

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Monday was an action packed news day regarding injured Manchester United stars. Juan Mata posted a fitness update on his blog, which was then linked on the official club site. ESPN FC broke a story indicating that Ander Herrera faces a late fitness test for the Manchester Derby on Thursday night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic posted a message on Instagram indicating that he will return one day; disputing reports claiming that he will never play again.

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Antonio Conte Rejects Idea that Eden Hazard Should Be More Selfish

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Yesterday brought what might actually be the greatest El Clasico of all time. It ended with Lionel Messi scoring his 500th career goal in the final minute to give Barcelona a 3-2 win over Real Madrid. On Saturday, Eden Hazard came off the bench in the 61′ to propel the Blues past London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals.

After the match, Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte said that the plan all along was to have Eden Hazard come off the bench.

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