Manchester United News: Mourinho, Lukaku, Pogba, Ronaldo

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Manchester United are coming off a very dominant and uplifting 3-0 victory at Young Boys in their UEFA Champions League opener. On Saturday they host Wolverhampton Wolves in Premier League competition.

Yes, the matches are coming fast and furious so let’s take a spin through the latest United related news and notes items, starting with manager Jose Mourinho.

The embattled boss seems to have ridden out a rough patch right now, overcoming a bad start and turning the club’s fortunes around in the last couple results. All along the way Mourinho has given props to the fans for their support, and now he’s said that the team owes them a good result and an entertaining showing at home.

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“Old Trafford was amazing with us on a defeat and now they are waiting for us after three away matches,” Mourinho told the club website in reference to the side’s last home outing, a dismal blow out loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

“Three victories away from home where the team showed the character, personality, desire and commitment — we show all of that in these three matches.

“So I think Old Trafford has reasons to be waiting for us with a good feeling against a good opponent.”

Staying with Mourinho, midfielder Paul Pogba thanked him for having faith in his penalty kick taking abilities, despite the Frenchman’s having missed his last opportunity at Burnley.

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“I didn’t have any doubts about taking the penalty. I know I missed [against Burnley] — Joe [Hart] got me that time,” Pogba said to MUTV.

“I have the confidence of the players to let me take it so I thank them for that and thanks the manager for letting me take it as well. The most important thing is to put the ball in and that’s what happened and I’m happy.”

Pogba scored two of United’s three goals last night.

-Meanwhile the overall biggest story of Wednesday night’s UCL action was Cristiano Ronaldo getting sent off, and seeing red on a very questionable call. You can take a look at the video here and judge for yourself. He’ll miss Juventus’ next Champions League match for sure, but could he miss both of the clashes against United?

Well, UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against him and the ruling it set to come down on September 27. The BBC has more at this link.

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Finally, Romelu Lukaku says he talks to his mentor Didier Drogba everyday. the The Daily Mail has more at this link.

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