Jose Mourinho Throws Slams Midseason International Friendlies

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has performed the “us against the world” motivation yet again This isn’t the first, nor the second, but yes now it’s the third time this month that Mourinho has thrown shade at the powers that be regarding the fixture schedule construction.

The Football Association, the English Premier League, UEFA, everyone is fair game in this regard according to Mourinho. This time, the Portugese got very unfriendly on those who schedule the friendlies.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reveals that he is in Contract Extension Talks at United

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently serving suspension, having accepted the charges of violent conduct leveled against him by the Football Association. His infraction was elbowing the face of AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings, in retaliation to Mings stomping on him when Ibrahimovic was down, and he’ll miss the weekend fixture against West Bromwich Albion.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger Says Proper Goodbye to Man United; Reflects on Time at MUFC

Given the timing of his release from Manchester United, and his subsequent signing by the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, Bastian Schweinsteiger never truly got the chance to say goodbye to his Red Devils teammates. His transatlantic move came while United was at Middlesbrough, winning 3-1, and then the international break took hold.

With MUFC focused on a league fixture, and the team then going their separate ways for international duty, Bastian Schweinsteiger never had the chance to say a proper goodbye to everyone.

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Liverpool FC Currently Have Fourth Best Odds for an EPL Top Four Finish

With the six biggest clubs in the Premier League battling it out for the top four positions in the table, we should see plenty of excitement and intrigue over the final stretch of the season. Liverpool FC are one of the six clubs in the mix for the top four, and with it UEFA Champions League qualification, in the English top flight.

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Anthony Martial Gave Schweinsteiger a Nickname, Bastian Explains the Meaning

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Bastian Schweinsteiger was certainly a very well liked teammate in the Old Trafford dressing room. Through what was an extreme and sometimes even humiliating situation at United, Schweinsteiger kept up his positive frame of mind and team spirit. His professionalism under very tough circumstances is commendable.

When it was announced that United had set him free to join the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, United forward Anthony Martial was quick to wish the midfielder well. In his social media goodbye to the Captain of the 2014 World Cup winning German national team, Martial revealed Schweinsteiger’s nickname on the team, calling him ‘Giorgio Armani’.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger Arrives in Chicago: Photos, Videos of #CHIweinsteiger Scene

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photo credit John Gress/Chicago Fire Soccer Club 

New Chicago Fire Designated Player Bastian Schweinsteiger arrived in his new hometown tonight. The former Manchester United midfielder strolled through the international arrival terminal at Chicago O’Hare International Airport early Tuesday evening.

More than 500 singing, chanting and flag-waving fans were on hand to welcome the legend of German football to the Windy City.

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Sir Alex Ferguson Thinks Jose Mourinho has been a bit “Unlucky” this Season

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Early on, the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United has been one of polarities. Mourinho won his first three league games, then achieved just six points from the next seven Premier League matches. Through the first 11 league games, the Portugese had accumulated the lowest number of points in club history.

Even less than the disastrous David Moyes. However, Mourinho and the team have certainly righted the ship since then. On October 23rd, United lost 4-0 to Chelsea; since then now undefeated (nine wins, eight draws) in their last 17 Premier League games. In their last 33, across all competitions, they have suffered just three losses.

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Man United Transfer Rumors Surround Everton Academy Director’s Teenage Son

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Manchester United are pursuing the teenage son of Everton Academy Director Peter Vint. United Academy Director, and club icon Nicky Butt is looking to finalize a deal for Will Vint, a teenage super prospect. The teen’s Instagram page already describes him as a “Footballer at Manchester United.”

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Manchester United Could be Without Seven Key Players vs West Bromwich Albion

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho could be dealing with a selection headache for Saturday’s clash with West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford. The Red Devils could be without seven key players! Both Zlatan Ibrahmovic and Ander Herrera are suspended, while Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Maroune Fellaini are all doubtful.

We won’t know for sure until Mourinho addresses the media on Friday ahead of the West Bromwich Albion match, and it remains to be seen just how much he would actually reveals in the entire press conference anyway.

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Liverpool FC to Charter Jet Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho Back from Brazil Duty

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It’s another international break, and with it comes the anxiety that your favorite team’s stars could get injured. Although problems are most likely to happen while on the pitch, something could also go wrong off the pitch too; perhaps in transit some where.

Liverpool FC are doing all they can to try and prevent that, by chartering private jets for their Brazilian stars Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. There is a very quick turnaround time, and Liverpool are doing all they can to get make sure the duo have enough time to prepare for this weekend’s fixture.

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Arsenal FC Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Leicester City GK Kasper Schmeicel

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Arsenal FC have hit a bit of a rough patch lately. Losers in four of their last six, the two victories they actually manage came over much lower division foes Sutton United and Lincoln City in the FA Cup. Now the Gunners find themselves with just the sixth best Champions League qualification odds of the top Premier League clubs.

In other words, they are very likely to finish sixth this season, and if that happens, shake-ups are very much in order.

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Thierry Henry Unsure if He Could Succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal Boss

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You have some Arsenal FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere and media world this international break, but the big one starts at the top. Manager Arsene Wenger has said that he’s made up his mind about what he’s going to do at the end of this season when his contract expires, but he claims that he hasn’t informed anyone, not even the club itself of what that decision will be.

There have been consistent stories floating around out there that he is set to stay on for two more seasons at Arsenal, but that hasn’t been verified at true as of now. (side note, Wenger has also said the story indicating he was going to Paris Saint-Germain is “fake news.”)

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