Jose Mourinho gambled everything on the Europa League last season and it paid off. Manchester United’s football excited precisely nobody but that won’t have bothered the manager. The world’s most expensive squad may not have competed for the title but they earned their way back to the Champions League regardless.
His first major success last term then can be said to have been dampening down expectations to such an extent that supporters felt finishing the season in sixth place and with the Europa League title represented success. Read the rest of this entry
Agents wield a huge influence in modern football. Much of the power has been taken away from the clubs and handed to the players as multi-million deals are brokered through transfers and new contracts.
And two of these so-called super agents are ahead of the rest. With numerous clients apiece, Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes could build an entire squad and, once again, the Italian-born representative and the Portuguese are very much in the headlines this summer. Read the rest of this entry
However, the Belgium forward is still only 6th on the list of the biggest transfers in football history, which, of course, is still topped by his new team-mate Paul Pogba, who made a record-breaking €105m switch from Juventus to United last summer. Read the rest of this entry
There is no doubt as to the identity of who France are pinning their hopes on to lead them to Euro 2016 glory this summer. Just as Neymar was a ubiquitous figure in Brazil during World Cup 2014, Paul Pogba dominates television, radio and internet coverage in the host nation as it gears up to the start of this summer’s tournament, which will be welcomed in by Friday’s fixture against Romania. Read the rest of this entry
The 22-year-old Frenchman, Pogba, is also candy for a number of other European giants- with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain plotting a move for the Juventus star. Read the rest of this entry
Manchester United fans will be watching the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Juventus on Wednesday and will no doubt ponder the loss of two key figures to the Italians. Paul Pogba will be playing centre midfield for Juve and Patrice Evra left back. Both were ultimately deemed expendable by United but have become integral figures as Juve seek to hold off Madrid and reach their first final since 2003. Read the rest of this entry
The Frenchman made a long-awaited comeback from injury at the weekend, scoring in the 1-1 draw against Cagliari on Saturday before coming off after an hour. Read the rest of this entry