Chicharito Might Be Dropping Hints on Twitter that he Wants a Man United Return

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Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has said in the past that he never really got true chances at Manchester United, nor at Real Madrid. The star striker for El Tri and Bayer Leverkusen had an amazing first season in the Bundesliga last year, but hasn’t duplicated that magic this year.

The ex United forward was named by Jose Mourinho as one of three Red Devils that the current boss says he would have never sold. (The other two were Danny Welbeck and Angel Di Maria, and you can read the entire quotes at this link).

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Jose Mourinho Discusses Difficulty of Buying Players from Rival Big Clubs

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho gave a fascinating and entertaining interview with France Football in which he said that we should now call him “The Calm One” (not The Special One anymore). Mourinho said that he’s matured, more at peace, and found more ways to separate football from the rest of the life.

Mourinho articulated the differences between Jose Mourinho the man and Jose Mourinho the manager, and you can read those quotes over at the link.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger to MLS Deal Official; Club Releases Statements

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German midfielder and international superstar Bastian Schweinsteiger has gotten his long wanted and needed escape from Manchester United. The man with the most fun name to say in all of sports is now off to the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.

The news was broken yesterday, and here’s a link to more details on that. Schweinsteiger has won more championships than any player to have ever signed to play in Major League Soccer, and he’s just the second World Cup champion to ever sign on in the American top flight. The former Germany Captain could join the team as early as next week.

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Schweinsteiger Gets Manchester United Escape Route; Will be a Star with Chicago Fire

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has finally gotten his escape route from Manchester United. The long frozen out former German National Team Captain is headed to the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. This potential deal has been discussed in detail since November with transfer rumors circulating for the past few months, and thus we already crafted an in depth piece on the pros and cons at this link. 

It had been thought that Schweinsteiger could move during the January transfer period, but it did not materialize. Now according to the Chicago Tribune, it’s on, and he could join the team as early as next week, as long as his medical and his visa formalities go through.

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Phil Jones Might Miss a Month After Getting Injured by Chris Smalling on England Duty

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Manchester United fans know very well what name they should often expect to see in a match preview injury report- Phil Jones.

The central defender has had quite an injury plagued career, and it only got worse today.

United supporters, as well as those of all other teams, also know quite well just how frustrating, and let’s just say it, detestable, international breaks can be, due to the likelihood injuries will strike your favorite team. To make it even worse, those injuries occur in matches that have very little to no interest.

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Manchester United Will Play Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man City in ICC

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Yesterday, Manchester United unveiled their 2017 summer USA preseason tour. It’s not all completely finalized yet, but the Red Devils will play matches in five different cities (as we have detailed at this link).

Today brought the announcement of the International Champions Cup, a preseason friendly “tournament” of sorts. The series crowns “a champion” as best you can with a bunch of preseason friendlies. United will play three matches in the ICC- against Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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Manchester United now Have Fifth Best Champions League Qualification Odds

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It’s a six team race to decide the top four, and thus UEFA Champions League qualification, in the English Premier League. Before you consider the idea of throwing your hat into the wagering ring, you should peruse the football betting tips from Betting Gods. Also, you should become familiar with the various odds being offered at a multitude of sports books.

For that we consulted Odds Checker.com which lists out what all the leading casinos are offering at the current time.

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Mourinho on how life at United has Changed Him: “I have matured, I am more peaceful”

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I guess today is the day we put to rest the nickname of “The Special One” for Jose Mourinho, a moniker the manager self-ascribed. The nickname led to jokes and parody, with David Moyes being labeled “the chosen one” and Jurgen Klopp “the normal one.”

Although to be fair, neither of those nicknames really stuck. In an interview with France Football, Mourinho said he is now The Calm One.

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Jose Mourinho Says We Should Now Call Him “The Calm One”

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I guess today is the day we put to rest the nickname of “The Special One” for Jose Mourinho, a moniker the manager self-ascribed. The nickname led to jokes and parody, with David Moyes being labeled “the chosen one” and Jurgen Klopp “the normal one.”

Although to be fair, neither of those nicknames really stuck. In an interview with France Football, Mourinho said he is now The Calm One.

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Manchester United Announce Summer USA 2017 Preseason Tour

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Manchester United will be back in the United States for another preseason tour cash cow. The team will play in five different cities:

Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C. and Santa Clara, California, but they did not announce specific dates and venues as of yet. It had been previously announced that United will train on the campus of the University of California-Los Angeles.

The state of California is becoming a regular destination for the Red Devils who thrashed the L.A. Galaxy of MLS 9-0 at the Rose Bowl in 2014. In 2015, they beat Barcelona at the San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, and also defeated Club America at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. 

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Jose Mourinho Reveals Preferred Route to Champions League

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Sunday afternoon brought a big win for the Red Devils, albeit over one of the league’s worst sides, which put them in better contention for top four. Manchester United were victorious 3-1 at Middlesbrough today and now find themselves just four points behind Liverpool for fourth place, but with two games in hand on their arch-rivals.

Top four now seems like a more realistic route to the UEFA Champions League next year than it had seemed most of the season, but winning the Europa League tournament is still probably the more likely way, at least on paper.

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Marcus Rashford Didn’t Score but Drew High Praise from Jose Mourinho

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With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, Manchester United were without the only consistent goal scorer this season. Ibrahimovic has been far and away the Red Devils most prolific scoring option, but the team got braces today from Jesse Lingard, Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia as they went on to crush relegation fodder Middlesbrough 3-1.

However, the player that drew the most praise from manager Jose Mourinho was somebody who didn’t score- Marcus Rashford.

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