This debut season of Jose Mourinho as the head coach of Manchester United is certainly not going how the Portuguese manager wanted it to, as the Red Devils are not going to become the new champions of England and will not be securing the 2nd spot either as the table toppers Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are just too far ahead.
Manchester United was also knocked out of the FA Cup competition after losing against Chelsea in the quarter-finals as they faced off on March 13.
Even though Jose Mourinho has lifted the FA Community Shield and the EFL Cup in his 1st season in charge of Manchester United, this season is still widely considered to be an underwhelming one as the bigger competitions such as the Premier League and the FA Cup has been a completely different story.
Paul Pogba has been a huge disappointment as the French youngster has only scored 4 league goals in 29 Premier League appearances which is extremely unsatisfying for a player that cost Manchester United £89.3 million and ZlatanIbrahimovic picked up an injury that will be leaving him out of the pitch for 8 months. Continue reading
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is insisting on remaining at Old Trafford in light of speculations that his agent has made contact with Chinese sides for a possible move during the summer.
The star player revealed that he would remain at the club, effectively killing speculations about a transfer this year.
“Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United. I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts. It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it,” the statement read.
Rooney recently became the record goalscorer for the English club but lacking play time motivated the speculations that he could leave. His career is winding down and a redundancy is not helping matters. However, going by this statement he would spend the rest of the season and likely next years in Manchester. Continue reading
Bolton Wanderers continued their slide down the table after a 1-0 defeat against Ipswich Town. This result has left them in the 18th place. Even though they are separated from the relegation zone by a comfortable 10 points, the current run of form threatens to pull the club into the relegation zone if results do not improve. Manager Dougie Freedman recently received the dreaded vote of confidence after the defeat against Ipswich. The club has managed just one in the last nine matches, which is threatening to pull them closer to relegation trouble.
Freedman has accepted that he will be taking the blame if Bolton failed to stay up, but he is confident of avoiding relegation. The club are suffering from severe financial troubles after they recently revealed debts in excess of £ 150 million. The only way of recovering from this trouble is by getting back to the Premier league, which recently came to an end after more than eight years in the top division. They failed to get back last season and are looking on course to stay in the second edition for another season. For now, avoiding relegation is the most important priority since they will continue to get the parachute payments next season.
Freedman has said that he needs the support of fans over the next few weeks in order to help the club out of trouble.
“It’s a wonderful club and it’s one I want to take forward but right now we’re in a difficult moment. It’s not a time I want to start blaming people, that’s not my style. Of course I’m responsible; I’ll take the blame if people are dishing it out. But I need to make sure we’re all in it together and that includes the fans. Yes, we are letting the away fans down right now,” said Freedman.