Zlatan Ibrahimovic Will Get Extra Time Off Says Mourinho


Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal called off on Saturday. It’s very notable because had he scored this past weekend, in his fourth competitive appearance for MUFC, he would have equaled a 91-year old record.

As it stands, he’s truly had a Theatre of Dreams kind of start at Old Trafford, and hence definitely earned some holiday time.

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Antonio Conte Praises the “Fantastic” Eden Hazard

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Heading into this season, Chelsea were a very trendy pick to finish in the top four. Most pundits had the Blues finishing third. Some experts had them second, with a very small handful picking Stamford Bridge to win the title. Those title picks were very very rare.

Of course, the idea of Chelsea getting back into UEFA Champions League was contingent on Eden Hazard reverting back to the form he had two years ago when Chelsea won it all.

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Isco Loan Deal to Tottenham Hotspur in the Works?


Just three days and change left until the summer transfer window closes, so let the transfer rumors fly between now and then. It’s also the last Sunday before the window shuts, and with Sunday traditionally being the banner day in the newspaper industry, it’s the day when most papers publish their biggest stories.

Sunday’s juiciest transfer rumor involves Real Madrid playmaker Isco, who has a very high transfer market valuation.

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Milwaukee Brewers Superfan Front Row Amy is Someone that Exists

Remember Front Row Amy, the Milwaukee Brewers superfan who was a huge internet sensation back in 2010, or 2011 or whenever it was? Well, the internet still seems to care a lot about her for some reason, and that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. She doesn’t really do anything news worthy at all.

And it’s not like she ever really did.

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Tottenham Hotspur Loan Nacer Chadli to West Bromwich Albion


Tottenham Hotspur have decided to send winger Nacer Chadli out on loan this season to West Bromwich Albion. While Spurs gave their fans of the most exciting seasons that White Hart Lane has seen in quite some time, Chadli wasn’t much a part of it. He fell out of favor with manager Mauricio Pochettino this season, failing to even make the bench in any of Spurs first three fixtures this year.

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Fellaini Helped United Fan who got Injured in Victory Celebration


It was definitely “Fergie Time” yesterday for Manchester United, as Marcus Rashford came off the bench to give the Red Devils some diversity in attack, and score the game winning goal. The game winner came within the final minutes of injury time, propelling the Red Devils to a 1-0 victory over the Tigers at Hull City.

It was an extremely exciting ending, and it ignited some wild celebrations.

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Hardy Nickerson, Sr. and Jr., Huge Gets for Illinois Football


This fall, Hardy Nickerson Sr. gives the Illinois football program a tremendous upgrade over Tim Banks at the Defensive Coordinator position. You always hear about what a huge upgrade Lovie Smith is over Tim Beckman/Bill Cubit, and rightfully so, but you don’t hear all that much about Nickerson honestly.

That’s because football media don’t write/talk about/feature their shows around defensive coordinators very often. DCs are not QBs, who always receive most of the media coverage, but the Whitman hire led to the Lovie hire, which preceded the Nickerson hire, and this whole domino theory continues right down to the field level with Hardy Nickerson Jr.

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Wenger Reveals that Lucas Perez, Mustafi Passed Arsenal Medicals


Huge Arsenal transfer news broke over the weekend, as you probably heard by now. Late Thursday, early into Friday it became public that Arsenal agreed to terms with Deportivo La Coruna for striker Lucas Perez Martinez for £17 million and a £35 million deal Shkodran Mustafi.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger revealed that both players have passed their medicals.

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Mourinho Doesn’t See Rashford, Ibrahimovic Playing Simultaneously


The new role of Marcus Rashford this season was certainly one of the more intriguing issues heading into this 2016-17 Manchester United campaign. Zlatan Ibrahimovic would obviously take a starting role now, with Jose Mourinho likely selecting Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial over Rashford in attack.

Today, Rashford reminded everybody not to forget about him on the bench.

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Mourinho Candidly Explains Lack of Opportunity for Schweinsteiger


Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho gave his weekly press conference today ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Hull City. (You can watch the video of the session in its entirety at this link)

There were many takeaways from the Q&A, but perhaps the most entertaining moment was when Mourinho took a not so subtle swipe at Bayern Munich, and their president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge who earlier this summer criticized United’s handling of Schweinsteiger.

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Man United News and Notes: Rashford, Rooney, Ibrahimovic


Marcus Rashford had an epic celebration following his injury time goal that gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Hull City and extended their perfect start to the Premier League season. Scoreless at the end of regulation, Rashford converted the game winner at the last minute.

Take a look:

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Antonio Conte Gives Frank Chelsea FC Transfer Window Commentary


With four days left until the summer window shuts, there are plenty of Chelsea FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. It’s doubtful though that many, if any of those will actually materialize.

Reading in between the lines of what Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte had to say, I doubt anyone hugely noteworthy will be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge between now and deadline day.

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