Carragher on Mourinho winning the title
“I said a couple weeks ago on Monday Night Football that Spurs
couldn’t win the league, and I still don’t think they can,” the former
United defender told The Gary Neville Podcast.
“But I do agree with Jamie Carragher that it would be the most
outstanding story to see Jose Mourinho win the Premier League with
“It would be something that would alarm Chelsea fans, Manchester
United fans and Arsenal fans. It would be one of the great stories,
because Tottenham don’t win leagues!
“He’s got the forward players to do it. You think of the strike force and
the goal – it’s incredible.”
Neville: United are too inconsistent
Gary Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast that United are far too
inconsistent under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:
“I was glued to the telly from half past 11 [on
“I was thinking about the game, thinking about
results leading up to the game, thinking about
reports earlier in the week and thinking this needs a
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed a performance, the
club needed a performance, those players needed a
performance. I think United deservedly came out on
top in the end. They’re just inconsistent. You think
the performance against Leipzig, the performance
against Paris Saint-Germain and at Goodison Park.”
Wolves linked with possible Henderson loan
Dean Henderson could leave Manchester United on loan in January, as
the club reportedly delay their decision over Sergio Romero’s future.
This is according to ESPN who report that Romero is keen to leave Old
Trafford amid interest from clubs in a January move.
It’s claimed Henderson is content with his role at United for now but
could leave temporarily in search of regular game time, with Wolves
credited with an interest.
Two clubs in Jones chase
Derby and Middlesbrough are reportedly at the front of the queue to sign
Manchester United’s Phil Jones in January.
The Daily Star claim that there has been interest from Burnley and West
Ham, but that the Championship pair see Jones as an attractive option
for when the window reopens. He is surplus to requirements at United.
Opinion: Grealish has given United a dilemma
It seemed like Manchester United’s pursuit of Jack Grealish was over
with the summer arrival of Donny van de Beek, but that might just have
It’s understood the Dutch midfielder wasn’t quite seen as a direct
alternative to the Aston Villa captain yet the similarities are certainly still
there. Both were admired as United looked to add some attacking
reinforcement to a midfield rejuvenated by the talismanic Bruno
Fernandes, yet it is an issue which still remains.
He’s 23 today.
‘Pogba and Fernandes can play together’
Micah Richards believes Manchester United can play both Paul Pogba and
Bruno Fernandes in the same side, suggesting either Scott McTominay or
Fred should play behind them in a midfield three.
This is what Richards told BBC Radio Five Live when asked if Solskjaer
can afford to play them both :
“I think you can.
“Pogba has not been playing to his best and I’ve
always protected him because of his talent.
“He’s not done as well as he should have done, we
all know that, but he’s been in a team that’s been
in transition for the last few years, and his
performances have not matched what he does with
the French side and what he was doing at
“Fernandes has not always been playing that great.
He played really well last season, he started off OK
this season but he gets important goals and
“At the moment Pogba does not get that. I would
play them both in centre midfield. I would play just
one sitter, McTominay or Fred, and Pogba and
Fernandes in front.
“Why not play them for ten or 15 games together?
Put them both in and see what happens.”
Next Five Fixtures
Nov 21: West Brom (H), Premier League
Nov 24: Istanbul Basaksehir (H), Champions League
Nov 29: Southampton (A), Premier League
Dec 2: PSG (H), Champions League
Dec 5: West Ham (A), Premier League