News Roundup


The Independent has suggested that Scott McTominay might be allowed to go on loan at a club in the Premier League if the club manages to get in all their targets in midfield in the offseason this week. McTominay has made a name for himself with quality performances in games played this season. Mourinho, who is a keen admirer of the Scot, doesn’t want to leave the 21-year-old out of the limelight and is ready to let him go out on loan if it means greater playing time in the Premier League for the player.


Manchester United have reportedly inquired about the transfer of Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe with the French side. United want to close out the deal before the start of the World Cup if possible. However, there are fears that the deal for the player could be a misplaced one if they’re signing him as a replacement for Luke Shaw, given Sidibe’s wish to play at right-back and his lack of defensive effort. However, Juventus’ Alex Sandro remains the club’s first choice at left-back and talks are said to be ongoing.


It appears that Ajax’s Justin Kluivert is set to leave the Dutch team this summer as he reportedly refused to sign a new contract. Mourinho has spoken fondly about the upcoming Dutch star and seemed to enjoy an amicable relationship as seen after their interaction after the Europa League final last season. Kluivert, who can operate on the left wing, is touted as a replacement should Martial depart Old Trafford in the summer. Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City have all kept tabs on the development of the youngster as he made an instant impact this season after nailing down a regular starting XI spot.


Jose Mourinho revealed that he and his Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte called a truce after the Premier League game at Old Trafford in the summer. Mourinho said ”It’s okay. It’s okay. He stretched out to shake hands, I stretched out. We got bored. After the game at Old Trafford, I invited him to come to my office, we talked. Nothing wrong.”


Mourinho revealed that he does indeed intend to replace Rui Faria as assistant manager with a person he has worked with in the coming days. Mourinho said” It’s a person coming but I can’t say the name because he is still linked with another club. Good coaches there are many, but I like to make my assistants. I do not like trained coaches. I like to shape them in my way of thinking and they grow with me and I grow with them.”


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