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Impressive De Gea

A Liverpool fan on Twitter:

“Most annoying thing about Spain or United is that once you actually beat their defence, De Gea is stood in net and will save everything.”

Quoted at a fine piece on De Gea over at ESPN blog.

Overtrained Pogba

It is reported that United’s medical team has given a very specific training method to French midfielder Paul Pogba, to prevent similar injury he got last season.

Bad Pogba. He ignored it.

Welcome Back Zlatan!

The club announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic pens new 1 year deal with the club and will wear no. 10 shirt.

Jose Mourinho:

“We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us. After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return. I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season.”

And Zlatan himself:

“I am back to finish what I started. It was always mine and the club’s intention for me to stay. I cannot wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch, but I also know that I have to take my time to make sure that I am ready. I have been working hard and will continue to do so to make sure I am in the best possible condition for my return to the pitch.”

So we’ve signed Lindelof, Lukaku, Matic and Ibrahimovic. Not a bad summer after all.

Zlatan Could Return as… Coach?

Club sources say Mourinho sees Ibrahimovic as a similar figure to Didier Drogba, who can offer the squad expertise and experience, but also serve as a bridge between manager and players.

Interesting development.

Premier League is the Main Target

Nemanja Matic on ESPN:

“We have to rest well because we have a very important game on Sunday against West Ham. It’s the start of the Premier League and it’s very important for us.

As you know the Premier League is the main target. There is a lot of games, it’s a long season but I expect us to do well.”

First game of the 2017/2018 season is coming as soon as this weekend. I can’t wait.

How the Super Cup changed the future of Romelu Lukaku Forever

Chelsea loaned Lukaku to Everton just after Super Cup final in Prague 4 years ago.

Mourinho:

“Romelu is a young boy who likes to speak. The only thing he didn’t say is why he went to Everton on loan. That’s the only thing he never says. That’s what I’m telling him now: ‘Tell the country why you left’.

When you enjoy to speak, speak everything. Don’t speak only half of it. Speak everything. It’s a simple question: ‘Why did you leave Chelsea?’ Ask him.”

The answer is a good story.

Welcome to Manchester United, Nemanja Matic!

The club announced that they’ve signed Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic. To me the new no. 31 is a very good signing because of 2 main reasons:

  1. Jose Mourinho trusts him.
  2. He will free Paul Pogba to attack, where he’s good at.

Exciting times ahead!

Underrated Carrick

Calm and composed is Carrick’s main attribute to boss United midfield for so long. Paul Ansorge over at Bleacher Report compile some of the new captain’s most important role at United games over the years into a very pleasant read.

Mourinho: “De Gea is Staying!”

I can guarantee that he is not going this season” is the best statement from the boss regarding David De Gea I’ve heard for a while.

Can’t wait for the new season to start!

Captain Carrick

I saw this happen when I heard news about Wayne Rooney was leaving the club. Michael Carrick is a United legend he totally deserved it, but shouldn’t a club captain is someone who plays week in week out?

I am not complaining though. Congratulations Captain Carrick!

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