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Victor Lindelof striving for perfection with Manchester United

Sweden international Victor Lindelof is keen to make a strong impression with Manchester United during the ongoing campaign. The 24-year-old joined the Red Devils from Benfica last year with plenty of promise but his struggles to adapt to the Premier League saw him make just 17 appearances through the 2017/18 season.

However, the centre-back has since experienced a strong World Cup with Sweden, who reached all the way to the quarter-final stage and he is now keen to impress in the United shirt, he told MUTV: “I feel great. I had a good summer: first, I got married and had an amazing time, then I played in the World Cup, which was also a great experience. And after a good rest, I’m back here and ready for what’s to come. It’s always nice to get a good start, as that gives you more confidence and you can be more relaxed. It’s a very tough, competitive league with a lot of great teams. Every game matters and we’ll try our best to win them all.”

Jose Mourinho reveals his Manchester United captain for next season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Antonio Valencia should become the permanent captain for the club, now that Michael Carrick has retired from the game. The Ecuador international was a regular standing captain for United last season, as Carrick could not make the field due to health and fitness concerns.

Speaking in a news conference, Mourinho said that Valencia should keep the captain’s armband for the upcoming campaign but the baton could be handed to the likes of Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera, should the right-back be rested, he said: “The captain was Valencia last season, I think he’s going to be the captain and when he doesn’t play we have to make decisions. It depends on who is on the pitch, if Chris Smalling is, if Ashley Young is, if Ander Herrera is or Juan Mata is. But I never care much about the captaincy, I care more about the life in the dressing room and the leaders. “The armband means what it means.”

Marcus Rashford taking motivation from Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is his source of inspiration as he looks to become a better footballer. The England international has already made a positive mark during his two-and-a-half seasons with the United first-team but he has yet to establish himself as a regular from the starting lineup.

In a report covered by The Mail, Rashford has once more praised his idol Ronaldo, who has maintained his goalscoring ability despite the advancing age, he said: “He keeps making these moments which are unbelievable and there is no better sort of motivation than him. [Is he the best in the game right now?] I’d say so. He is not only maintaining it but he keeps hitting new heights. “To get to that level it takes years and years of doing the same things in training every day.”

Paul Pogba non-committal about his Manchester United future

Manchester United Paul Pogba has refused to confirm that his long-term future could lie at Old Trafford. The France international has come for criticism over his inconsistent performances this campaign but he has still managed to notch six goals and a further 12 assists for United across all competitions.

Speaking in an interview with Canal Plus, Pogba was asked about his long-term future with United to which he replied: “We are never sure of anything but contractually it’s sure, yes. I can never look far into the future. It also depends how it goes with the club, how things work out. I grew up with a father and a mother who were Marseille supporters. Paris (PSG) was never really part of my daily life. But later on, yes why not play at the Parc des Princes? It’s a great pitch and a nice stadium.”

Romelu Lukaku thanks Michael Carrick for aiding his learning curve

Belgium international Romelu Lukaku has thanked Michael Carrick for transforming him into a better player during the second half of last season. The 24-year-old joined United on a £75m deal from Everton last summer and despite his mid-season struggles, he ended the campaign on a good note with 29 goals across all competitions.

Speaking on MUTV, Lukaku credited Carrick for his improvement during the second half of the campaign after he had gone through a phase where he was struggling to find the scoresheet, he told MUTV: “Michael, I want to say a big thank you for what you’ve done for me since January. I mean, not a lot of people will know that now we do video sessions after every single game to prepare for the next game and, like I’ve said, sometimes you think those video sessions don’t help me going forward. But they do because I became a better player and I became a better version of myself.”

Jose Mourinho Confirms Michael Carrick Will Start Against Watford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Michael Carrick will make a final start in the Red Devils shirt when they host Watford in the final game of the Premier League season. The 36-year-old has largely been a fringe player this term and this has mostly resulted from an irregular heart rhythm for which he underwent an operation earlier in the season.

Speaking in a pre-conference ahead of the West Ham game, Mourinho said: “Now his body says enough, the club and myself want to keep the man. He will start the last match at Old Trafford and he will captain in front of the fans. The most important quality is to be a man and football is not full of them. Society is not full of them.So when you find one of them, you have to value and you have to keep.”

John Stones Admits His Manchester City Situation Is ‘Difficult’

England international John Stones has admitted that he has had a difficult time with Manchester City since the turn of the year. The centre-back had been a regular for the Citizens during the early part of the campaign, but a hamstring injury during the month of November has hampered his chances of earning a regular spot. Stones has now started in just two of the last nine matches with manager Pep Guardiola sticking with Nicolas Otamendi and skipper Vincent Kompany at the heart of the backline.

In a report covered by Sky Sports, Stones said that he is facing a tough spell with the Citizens, but he is hoping to reclaim a regular spot with hard work in training sessions, he quipped: “It’s difficult. Every player wants to play week-in, week-out. But I’ve had games here and there, I’ve been fighting and that’s all you can do. Train hard, keep working hard and when your chance comes you’ve got to take it and that’s what I’ve done. I’ve had the players’ backing and the manager’s backing. It’s one of those things where the team’s winning games and playing well, and you can’t get back in just like that.”

I Joined Manchester United To Win Everything – Alexis Sanchez

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has said that Manchester United are the biggest club in England, and he has joined them in order to win everything. The 29-year-old signed for the Red Devils from Arsenal last month in a straight exchange deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Speaking in Sky Sports exclusive with Thierry Henry, the attacker revealed his ambition to win trophies which lured him to the red side of Manchester, he said: “I think that Manchester United, since I was young – and I’m not just saying this because I’m here, I’m an honest guy and I never lie – I think it’s the biggest club in England.

Paul Scholes Urges Jose Mourinho To Drop Alexis Sanchez For Future Games

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Jose Mourinho should take the decision to axe Alexis Sanchez from the starting line-up after the Chilean put in a poor showing against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The 29-year-old struggled to find a consistency to his play through the game, and he ultimately cut a frustrated figure as the Red Devils bowed of the elite competition by a 2-1 aggregate scoreline.


Sanchez has come under scrutiny from the pundits in recent weeks, and Scholes did not hold on from his criticism on Tuesday after the attacker dropped another average performance in the United shirt. Scholes also appeared to hint that the likes of Anthony Martial and Juan Mata should earn equal opportunities in the starting line-up and Sanchez should be the one to make way owing to his average form.

Hector Bellerin explains why Alexis Sanchez fell out with Arsenal players

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has revealed that Alexis Sanchez’s demanding mentality did not infuse well with some of his teammates. The Chile international was alleged to have had a confrontation with Laurent Koscielny during the backend of last season, and he had a similar case with other players prior to his winter exit.


Speaking for the Oxford Union, Bellerin admitted that the qualities of Sanchez can never be doubted, but his demands from the players on the playing field often created the difference, he said: “Alexis is an amazing player. One of the best in the Premier League for sure but he is a player who always wants to win. He demands from everyone, sometimes it can be too much. The great thing is he wants to win, to give 100 per cent. This season maybe things weren’t going as well for him but I truly believe he was giving 100 per cent.”