Alexis Sanchez Gets Brutally Honest About Life at Man United Under Jose Mourinho

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Why did the Jose Mourinho era come to an early end at Manchester United? Why did the club pay him almost £20 million to go away? Well, he had full third season syndrome in 2018, and forward Alexis Sanchez opened up on what it was like to play under him in a very revealing BBC interview with noted Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

The Chilean was very candid both about how “confusing” it was to play for Mourinho and his own struggles, as he wishes he had brought “more joy” to the club. Sanchez believes that his playing only sporadically has held him back from realizing his potential since he moved over from Arsenal a year and a month ago.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League)

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Anfield is often electric on European nights, and Tuesday night should be yet another example as Liverpool welcomes Bayern Munich for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League knockout round tie. Jurgen Klopp’s men will battle the Bavarian giants in the midst of an injury crisis in defense, and a real selection headache with the potential central pairing.

Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren won’t take part, as both missed the warm training trip to southern Spain, in order to continue injury rehabiliation.

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Bayern Munich at Liverpool FC Injury Report: Gomez, Lovren, Robben, Neuer, Coman

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Bayern Munich head to Liverpool FC on Tuesday night for the first of their two legged UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie. The venue is not beloved by Bayern winger Arjen Robben, who has seen two major UCL heartbreaks there (with Chelsea in 2005 and 2007).

“You always have your favorite opponent and there always has to be a negative one,” the Dutchman said in an interview with The Guardian. “I think, if you ask [about] the worst stadium for me, it’s probably Liverpool.”

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Alexis Sanchez Wishes He Had Brought More Joy to Manchester United

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Alexis Sanchez has endured a very rough spell at Manchester United with some supporters labeling him the club’s worst signing since Bebe. Sanchez just hasn’t produced much, and his astronomical salary makes his acquisition widely perceived to be a massive flop. While the manager has changed this season, the limited role of Alexis Sanchez has not.

The Chilean wishes he had brought “more joy” to MUFC, as he admits that playing sporadically has severely held him back. The 30-year-old admits he’s worried about his lack of playing time, and how it’s adversely affecting his desire to play the game.

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Addison Russell Made Things Worse Friday, Cubs Must Finally Do What’s Long Overdue

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Somewhere within the conflicted but always colorful world of Cubs Twitter, I saw a tweet somewhere that echoed my sentiments exactly. “Less Addison Russell talking to the media, more Addison Russell getting released by the Chicago Cubs.”

Unless something drastic happens and an unexpected bombshell drops that is just not going to happen. Despite the growing number of Cubs fans who want Russell jettisoned, the Cubs remain steadfast in their decision to give him another chance, and see if he can turn his life around after a divorce marred by accusations of domestic abuse.

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Mauro Icardi Drama at Inter Inspiring Romelu Lukaku Transfer Rumors

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With so much drama going down at Inter Milan with Mauro Icardi, it seems likely that the 25-year-old striker could be moving on from the club soon. Wanda Nara, who is both his wife and agent (also a model, showgirl and TV host), has suggested that his future lies elsewhere.

This past week he was stripped of the captain’s arm band for the Europa League win over Rapid Vienna on Valentine’s Day. Icardi hasn’t said much about having the captaincy stripped, except for typing a Mark Twain quote on an Instagram post that featured a picture of himself.

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Kalidou Koulibaly Addresses Manchester United Transfer Speculation

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Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly is probably one of the best players at his position in the entire world. As has been very well publicized by the media over the past year, Manchester United are on a serious quest to upgrade at centre back. In the past summer transfer window, United pursued several centre back targets, but ended up landing none.

For various reasons, nothing came together, and in January United were completely inactive in the transfer window. Reports indicate that the club will be aggressive again in the transfer market this summer, renewing their mission to land a premium central defender, and Koulibaly is right there at the top of their list.

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Sir Alex Ferguson to Manage United in Anniversary Match vs Bayern Munich

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During the less than one full season that was the David Moyes era, many Manchester United fans often clamored for Sir Alex Ferguson to return to the dugout. Instead it was Ryan Giggs who replaced Moyes in the interim, before Louis van Gaal took over for the next two seasons. However, the day is coming now that will see Ferguson managing the team again, if only for one night and in a friendly.

United will honor the 20th anniversary of the treble winning 1999 team with a charity match versus Bayern Munich, the club they beat in the UEFA Champions League Final. United came back from being down 1-0 to triumph 2-1, with current caretaker manage Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoring the game winner.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United (FA Cup)

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Chelsea hosts Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night in a match-up of two big money, big six clubs that are in serious need of a trophy this season. For United, this is their best opportunity for silverware as the league is out of reach and they’re now on the ropes in the Champions League competition.

For the hosts, they’re actually the favorites of the entire 32 team field to win the Europa League, but their odds in the FA Cup are pretty favorable too. Only the two Manchester clubs are backed better to take this title, but that line could shift now that United will be without two of their top three forwards for this clash.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Chelsea FC (FA Cup)

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be managing his 13th match in charge at Manchester United on Monday night, but this will be his first one where he’s coming off a loss. Solskjaer will be leading United into Stamford Bridge to take on FA Cup holders Chelsea in a fifth round clash that serves as a rematch of last year’s final.

The Norwegian harkened back not to that match, but 20 years ago when the baby faced assassin, then a player with United, was a part of the very historical Sir Alex Ferguson led side that won at Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinal; on their way to really big things.

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Man United at Chelsea FA Cup Injury Report: Lingard, Martial, Sanchez, Loftus-Cheek

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Last FA Cup, Chelsea defeated Manchester United in the tournament final; this time they’ll meet in the fifth round with both sides very hungry to win a trophy. For Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, his seat is scorching hot right now and holding on to a trophy is a good way to try and cool it.

For United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning a trophy would help strengthen his case that the interim label should be stripped off his job title at the end of the season. In order to get there however, he’ll need to completely revamp his plan of attack.

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Ole Gunnar Solskajer Rules Out Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for 2-3 Weeks

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Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer dropped a bombshell at his press conference today- young stellar forwards Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will be out injured for 2-3 weeks; meaning they’ll miss both the FA Cup 5th round clash at Chelsea Monday night and the league clash at home against Liverpool next weekend.

Both suffered muscular injuries in the loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. For Martial, it’s a groin issue and with Lingard a hamstring problem. It turns out the home loss to PSG in midweek damaged a lot more than just United’s UEFA Champions League campaign.

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