Paul Pogba's Agent Accused Of "Meddling" With United's Team Selection

by Olga Hunt February 25, 2018, 0:20
Paul Pogba's Agent Accused Of

"I don't want to speak about it", Mourinho said when asked about the tension with the Italian.

'Football is a game of emotions and sometimes even coaches need to be good examples with things that they don't need to say.

"De Gea is a very hard goalkeeper to beat but we'll try to get past him in the return leg", added the defender. Nonetheless, they come to this encounter as bet365 's slight favourite at odds of (2.30) while the Blues are backed at (3.50) to cause a major upset in Manchestter's red half. There's a game to be played, watched and (hopefully) enjoyed.

United return to Premier League action on Sunday when they host Mourinho's former club Chelsea at Old Trafford.

"When you play against Manchester United you have to know that anything can happen".

The stakes will already be high enough without any pre-match trash talking as Mourinho will be desperate to avoid a fourth defeat in five matches against Chelsea since taking over at United in 2016.

Such has been the war of words between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte that it is easy to forget that a vitally important top-four battle will break out on the Old Trafford pitch tomorrow.

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The France star missed the FA Cup win over Huddersfield four days before being omitted from the starting XI for the Champions League clash.

Chelsea could be provided with an opportunity to sign one of the best defenders in the Premier League during the summer transfer window. "For tomorrow's game he is in contention, we will see over my final decision".

The Belgian has netted 21 goals this season - but the big criticism levelled at him is down to the fact that none of those 21 has come against the rest of the "Big Six" this season.

"It's not unusual for a young forward to be in and out of the team, and it's something [being rotated] that I would have expected".

Particularly Manchester United, who may be second on table, but the gap continues to grow between them and Manchester City and the shadow the leaders cast over everyone beneath them just gets bigger and bigger.

"Over the last 10-15 years you think of Wayne Rooney who's been dropped, he was one of the greatest players United have had". Then, if he stays out, it will be better [for us]. The last time the two teams met, Chelsea had take a 1-0 victory with Alvaro Morata scoring from a header.

Defender Gabriel Mercado added that they would be working on ways to break down De Gea at Old Trafford.

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