Jose Mourinho Takes Swipe at United Over Bruno Fernandes Transfer Saga

Jose Mourinho may have lost his first and only game against Manchester United since the club sacked him, but he did land a pretty hard jab against his most recent former club. On one hand, now is not the time for the Portugese to be throwing shade at Old Trafford, given how Tottenham, his current side, are still looking up to them in the standings, albeit on tie-breaker.

On the other hand, the United transfer saga with Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes has become laughably protracted, and annoyingly tedious. The failure of the two sides to finally get this deal done is easy fodder for criticism.

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Christian Eriksen Moving Closer to Leaving Tottenham, Joining Inter Milan

This is definitely something that should have happened in the summer, but hey, better late than never. Tottenham Hotspur winger/playmaking midfielder Christian Eriksen, who’s been openly pining for a move away since the end of last season, is finally nearing his much anticipated exit.

The Dane is set to join Inter Milan, with his agent believing things could get finalized tomorrow, according to a report from La Repubblica. Via Siempreinter, “Inter have already reached an agreement in principle with Eriksen over a four and a half year contract.”

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Watford FC

Tottenham Hotspur have made their first addition of the January transfer window, with the announcement and unveiling of midfielder Gedson Fernandes earlier today. He will probably feature on Saturday, when Spurs visit Watford in the first game of the next Premier League weekend. 

Don’t expect him to start however. Spurs’ visit to Watford is sneaky tough. Not only is momentum going against them, but their opponent now has an unforeseen advantage when it comes to rest and relaxation.

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Tottenham Hotspur at Watford FC Team News, Match Preview

The wheels have really come off for Tottenham Hotspur as of late. The Jose Mourinho bump has dissipated, and they currently sit in eighth place, nine points out of the top four. And one should not expect anything to drastically improve any time soon, given how they’re still dealing with a quintet of long term injuries to star players.

That list again, in no particular order: Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko. Hey, at least they beat Middlesbrough last night in the FA Cup third round replay, and are moving on in that competition. Up next for Spurs is a trip to Watford FC where they will take on a suddenly surging Hornets side.

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Gedson Fernandes Becomes First Signing of Jose Mourinho Spurs Era

The first Fernandes to the Premier League deal this January transfer window isn’t Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United, but Gedson Fernandes to Tottenham Hotspur. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who has been linked with United, and also Chelsea and West Ham, becomes the first signing of the Jose Mourinho era at Tottenham.

“We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement for the 18-month loan of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica with an option to make the transfer permanent,” reads a club statement.

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Tottenham Team News, Starting XI Prediction vs Middlesbrough

Tottenham Hotspur are set for a FA Cup third round replay as they managed just a 1-1 draw last week at the Riverside Stadium against Middlesbrough. The Jose Mourinho bump has definitely worn off now as Spurs are winless in their last four across all competitions.

While this match, ideally, would provide the perfect time for Mourinho to rotate his squad, perhaps that won’t happen. For one, he badly needs a result and the FA Cup competition provides the best opportunity for Mourinho and Spurs to get a trophy this season.

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Tottenham Launch Their Own Craft Beer, Stadium Microbrewery

We’d have to double and triple check to make sure, but this feels like a first in the sporting world- a team with a microbrewery in their own stadium. Yes, Tottenham Hotspur football club, in conjunction with Beavertown Beer company, have launched their own craft beer.

One Of Our Own, which takes its name from a supporter chant about Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, will be brewed and sold exclusively in Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Tottenham Hotspur

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It’s going to take an absolute calamity, of never before seen proportions, to keep Liverpool FC from ending their league title title drought. The Reds have taken 58 points from a possible 60, as they have 19 wins and one draw to their credit.

So what’s left for the Anfield outfit to play for? Trying to matching the “Invincibles” of 2003-04 Arsenal. Arsene Wenger’s Gunners went undefeated in all league games (49) that season. Game 21/38 comes Saturday when LFC visit Tottenham Hotspur. Let’s take a look at what kind of lineup Jurgen Klopp might put forth in an effort to keep his side unblemished this season.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC

What might happen when a strongly defensive-minded and highly accomplished manager such as Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho goes up against a team that could literally finish the Premier League undefeated? Well, it might look ugly, but it could get very interesting.

A lot of pundits are saying that Mourinho may have lost something off his fast ball, but there is one way he could show that he’s truly still got it- take points from a Premier League fixture against Liverpool. It’s a feat that only Manchester United have accomplished this season, and all they did is manage a draw.

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Tottenham vs Liverpool Team News: Sissoko, Ndombele, Kane, Matip, Shaqiri

In June they met as UEFA Champions League finalists, but Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC are in two very different places right now. Spurs, who host the Reds on Saturday, have replaced their manager since that European final Saturday and currently sit in sixth place, still working on trying to make up ground on the top four.

The reigning European champions are now also Club World Cup champions and Premier League champions-elect. It’s the headliner fixture of the Premier League weekend, but the two sides still oceans apart in form right now.

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Tottenham MF Moussa Sissoko Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out Three Months

For any chef, he/she is limited by the supply and quality of the ingredients available. Tottenham Hotspur got an initial surge when they first hired Jose Mourinho as manager, but that bump seems to have leveled off now. A big reason for that is the mounting injury list at the north London club.

Now you can add midfielder Moussa Sissoko to the list, as the France international will be out the next three months after having undergone surgery to repair knee ligament damage. Sissoko suffered the injury in the loss to  Southampton, and missed out on the FA Cup draw at Middlesbrough.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Middlesbrough (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Tottenham Hotspur are tied for third, all-time in FA Cup tournament wins and they are top ten in title match appearances. It’s a competition they take quite seriously, and they’ll be ambitious when they travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday for a third round fixture.

Manager Jose Mourinho has something to prove himself as well. Yes, he has an impeccable CV, but the early returns of his stint at Tottenham have been a mixed bag, and there are some saying that he’s lost some velocity on his fast ball now. Let’s take a look at what kind of first team he may select tomorrow, in hopes of winning and moving on to the next round.

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