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‘If Someone Cannot Cry About VAR It Is Man Utd’ – Mourinho Has No Sympathy

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The Portuguese felt that his old side could have no complaints about the decision to send off Anthony Martial going against them in the first half.
Jose Mourinho suggested that Manchester Unitedwere not in a position to complain about their VAR misfortune after Tottenhamrouted the Red Devils 6-1 at Old Trafford.
The former Red Devils boss saw his Spurs side ride roughshod over a woeful performancefrom the home side, who suffered their joint-worst home Premier League defeat in history.
The hosts had snatched an almost immediate lead following a second-minute Bruno Fernandes penalty but the visitors responded in quick succession to take the lead well inside the opening quarter-hour thanks to efforts from Tanguy Ndombele and Son Heung-min.
United’s problems were compounded on the half-hour mark though when Anthony Martial was shown a red card for an apparent retaliation to receiving an elbow from Erik Lamela, in the wake of which Harry Kane piled on more misery with a third goal.
Controversy reigned from the decision, which saw Lamela escape without punishment despite clear replays suggesting he was the instigator, but speaking after the match, Mourinho suggested that his old side were not in a position to complain about the outcome given their own fair share of assists from VAR technology.
“I didn’t watch it. Maybe later I will. If someone can cry about the VAR decisions it is Tottenham and if someone cannot cry about VAR it is Manchester United for sure,” he told Sky Sports.
“I don’t know, the only thing I know is we played extremely well. I told my players that a good result here would be to win and we did that.”
The Portuguese was filled with effusive praise for his side’s rampant performance however, who doubled their early haul through second goals for Son and Kane plus an effort for Serge Aurier, hailing it as a “historical” result.
“Manchester United doesn’t lose many matches, [and] to lose by six is of course not every day,” he added.
“[It’s a] historical victory but in the end [it’s] three points and three very important points because we lost five points at home.
“We prepared ourselves very well tactically and also psychologically, the team was ready. So ready that a penalty in the first minute and going 1-0 down did not affect the team at all.
“Some people can say you play against 10 men for a long time which is true but for me it is also true that 11 v 11 we were playing extremely well, we were creating huge problems, we were winning 2-1 and they could not find solutions to control us.”
Dele Alli made his first Premier League appearance since the opening-day defeat to Everton, coming off the bench in the second half having only played a couple of Europa League qualifiers since the loss to the Toffees.
The England midfielder had been linked with a move to Paris Saint- Germainbut Mourinho insists Alli has always been part of his plans.
“He has never stopped showing, I always said that I never had a problem with him. Very polite, very educated, always behaving well. He is training well, sometimes I want different things from him on the pitch,” he further added.
“That is more about his qualities as a player than other things. He is a fantastic player as everyone knows.”

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Europa: Bale ready to fly, says Mourinho

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale has worked hard to improve his fitness levels .
The Portuguese manager added that the Wales forward would be ready to “ fly ” when he takes the field against Royal Antwerp in the Europa League later on Thursday .
Bale had been nursing a knee injury since his return to Spurs last month on a season-loan loan from Real Madrid but has got up to speed in recent weeks .
Mourinho confirmed Bale would start the Group J match and was confident the Wales international was ready to deliver .
“ Bale is playing and we all have not just a feeling but the data to show that Bale is arriving , ” Mourinho told reporters .
“ He ’s been quite a great example for everybody . A big guy like him travelled to Burnley , stayed on the bench for 90 minutes , didn’t play one minute .
“ His behaviour as a team guy is incredible. We can see already Gareth at a good level and hopefully he can fly because he’ s working very hard .”

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UCL : Juventus Vs Barcelona Today At 9pm

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The headline news in the footballing world last week was, of course, that Cristiano Ronaldo had tested positive for Covid-19.
Said test result means Ronaldo has already missed two games for Juventus.
First up, the veteran hitman was unable to feature over the weekend as Andrea Pirlo’s side were held to a 1-1 draw with Crotone.
Then, Ronaldo would also miss Juventus’ Champions League opener on Tuesday, in which the Serie A champions were able to see off Dynamo Kyiv by two goals to nil – Alvaro Morata was on target for both strikes that day.
How Ronaldo can feature vs Barcelona
Whilst Juventus probably weren’t too concerned about not being able to call upon Ronaldo vs Kyiv, they will no doubt be desperate to have their star man back for next week’s Champions League clash.
Next up, Juventus are set to take on Hellas Verona in the Serie A on Sunday. The Bianconeri are then set to go head-to-head with Barcelona in a Champions League tie on Wednesday.
Given said outfits are clear favourites in Group C, Wednesday’s tie could go a long way to deciding who tops the table.
As a result, Juve really need Ronaldo back. And according to reports emerging from Italy, UEFA will allow Ronaldo to feature vs Barca if, on Wednesday, he can prove he at least has ‘a low viral load’.
Returning a negative Covid-19 test is not said to be necessary for UEFA, however, if Ronaldo wishes to feature vs Verona, the Portuguese standout must provide a negative test by Friday:

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UCL : Manchester United Vs Leipzig Today At 9pm

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Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the weekend did little to dispel the common criticism of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as incapable of unlocking a bunkered defense. The Reds shaded the stalemate, even coming close to a win with Marcus Rashford’s late curler, but can have no complaints with the result. Frank Lampard’s back three — more like a back five, really — kept United at bay and denied the likes of Daniel James and Rashford space to operate. New season, same old problem.
(3) Thankfully, RB Leipzig are unlikely to follow in Lampard’s footsteps on Wednesday night. The Bundesliga leaders know only one speed: all out. Whether in attack or on the press, Leipzig are aggressive and refuse to sit back. Expect them to push high up the pitch, playing the ball vertically to stay on the front foot, and overloading the flanks to gain a numerical advantage. This profile plays into counterattack-loving Manchester United’s hands, but RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann is quite gifted at throwing tactical curveballs.
(4) Coming out of the international break, Solskjaer seems to have found his preferred midfield pivot: Scott McTominay and Fred. The pair started in the wins at Newcastle and PSG and the Chelsea draw, controlling the middle and providing defensive support that had been sorely lacking in earlier matches. Their strong play, though, leaves Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek out in the cold. Solskjaer has found minutes for Pogba as a super-sub of sorts, but Van de Beek is still struggling for a chance.

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