Mourinho Promises Additional Reinforcements this Summer Transfer Window

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Last night Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho met the media to preview Sunday’s match against Swansea City. The Portugese promised some summer transfer window signings, so he’s re-assuring fans that reinforcements are on the way to his extremely injury depleted squad.

So injury depleted that the manager himself might have to play, Mourinho joked. However, Mourinho says there will be additions this summer transfer window and that they will join up with the current players to win “big things.”

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Mourinho Says Juan Mata Will Return Before Chris Smalling or Phil Jones

Of all the players who will be out for Manchester United in the long-term, midfielder Juan Mata is the closest to making return. That’s what United Manager Jose Mourinho said Thursday night. Following the goalless draw in the Manchester Derby, Mourinho met the media for two “sessions” that were combined into one.

First he did Q&A in regards to the derby, and that was released immediately to the public. Then came the session which was embargoed until Friday- the Swansea City preview discussion.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Add More Illini Flavor by Drafting Dawuane Smoot

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In the Jacksonville Jaguars organization, the man at the very top is an Illini grad.

As of Friday night, so is the newest member of the club- Defensive end Dawuane Smoot.

The 6-3, 264-pound tackles-for-losses machine was selected with the fourth pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Smoot was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 68th overall pick.

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Jose Mourinho Says that He Might Have to Play against Swansea City

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With so many injuries, Manchester United is essentially a mash unit right now. There’s a current injury crisis in midfield, and an even larger crisis in the back line, it’s to the point that Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho said he might have to suit up Sunday versus Swansea City.

He was joking of course.

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Steven Gerrard Says His Teams Won’t Model themselves After Cristiano Ronaldo

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Steven Gerrard, former England National Captain, one of the greatest midfielders in Premier League history, is about to take the reins of the U18s at his former club, Liverpool. Endorsed by Manager Jurgen Klopp, Gerrard will now officially be leading the academy kids next season, and he has a clear vision of what he wants and expects.

The 36-year-old wants his teams to be hard-nosed, tough and physical. He does not want them to be “showboating,” and modeling themselves after Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Serena Williams Accidentally Reveals Pregnancy on Snapchat

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Snapchat is one of the newest and most popular social media sites out there at the moment. It’s used to upload pictures for all of your friends to see – but they disappear after 24 hours.

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Marouane Fellaini Head-butts Sergio Aguero; some of the Funniest Twitter Reactions

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It was a goalless Manchester Derby, but the match is still buzzing all across the internet right now. That’s because Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini head-butted Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the incident is dominating derby talk right now.

It’s abuzz among more than just football fans, the #ManchesterDerby is top trending term worldwide right now on Twitter. Also among the top ten are “Aguero” and “Fellaini.”

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Eric Bailly Says He Considered Joining Join Man City Before Jose Mourinho Called

Ahead of today’s blockbuster Manchester Derby, United defender Eric Bailly admitted that he was once all set suit up for the opposite team. Yes, the young center back, then with Villareal, was going through the motions to potentially join Manchester City when Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho called and swooped in.

The Daily Mirror has the scoop, writing that Bailly, who was also being pursued by Barcelona at the time, thought that the Mourinho call was a prank.

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New 2017-18 Home Liverpool Kit is Absolutely Spectacular (Photos)

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Liverpool Football Club will celebrate the 125th anniversary of their founding by playing a friendly in Australia next month. They’ll also run the shirt game by playing their 125th season in these extremely sharp uniforms. The 2017-18 home Liverpool kit was released today and it is receiving rave reviews all across the internet.

Deservedly so we might add. The Liverpool home kit honors the 125th anniversary of the club, as well as the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

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Mitchell Trubisky Selection Was Not Very Well Received by the Chicago Bears Fan Community

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Former North Carolina Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky asked people to start calling him Mitchell and stop calling him Mitch during the Scouting Combine in February. Perhaps Mitchell needs a nickname too, can we suggest “Mitch?” There were reports that the Chicago Bears were looking to trade back from the #3 slot, but instead they went up to #2 and then took Trubisky.

Pretty much no one in the Bears community likes this pick. It’s been widely panned on Twitter. Here’s just a very small sampling.

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Manchester Derby Talk Dominated by Marouane Fellaini Head-butting of Sergio Aguero

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini commonly employs tactics and methods that make him reviled by many in the global football community. He’s a player who’s probably just about as polarizing as Diego Costa or Luis Suarez.

In late 2015, former official Howard Webb called Fellaini “a thug” after United’s 1-1 draw with arch-rivals Liverpool. The big Belgian had not one but two more elbowing incidents in that contest. Fellaini escaped punishment over his entanglement with LFC’s Emre Can in that one, but later in the season, he got hit with a three match ban for his violent conduct with Leicester City defender Robert Huth.

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Britt McHenry Laid Off by ESPN; Addresses Trolls in Goodbye Facebook Post

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You can now add Britt McHenry to the list of ESPN on-air personalities laid off this week. Her last gig with the network will be covering the Arizona Cardinals on NFL Draft night. While the total carnage from the ESPN layoffs is estimated to be about 100 jobs lost in total, we’re still learning the identities of many of the casualties.

We likely won’t know all of them for a couple more days yet, but what’s happened in Bristol says an awful lot about not just the self-ascribed “world wide leader,” but the sports media industry in general.

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