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Real Madrid will have to break one rule to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United



Real Madrid will have to break one of their own rules to sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba this summer.
Real Madrid are in the mix to sign Pogba from Manchester United when the transfer window reopens.

However, Express Sport understands the La Liga giants need some convincing to sign the France international.

Back in 2016, Manchester United gazumped Real to sign Pogba from Serie A side Juventus, sealing a shock return for a player who had quit Old Trafford four years earlier.

Yet Real’s interest was never quite as strong as many, and United, would have you believe.

Florentino Perez will not sign Pogba, barring a stellar World Cup showing and the slim chance of the 25-year-old lowering his wage demands.

And that is because he has never bought a client of Mino Raiola.
Raiola is somebody Real perceive to be everything wrong with football. The demands he makes, on behalf of himself and his client, are seen to teeter on madness.

When Paul Pogba signed for United two years ago, he got £41million of the £89m fee.

Real have refused to dance to his tune before.

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Back in 2010, Zlatan Ibrahimovic set his sights on signing for Real. It was, as Raiola put it, revenge for the way he had been treated by Barcelona during his solitary year at the Nou Camp.

“Zlatan wanted to play for Real [Madrid] when he left Barcelona,” Raiola told Spanish newspaper Marca.
“It would have been the ideal move; the perfect revenge against Guardiola.

“As a person, Guardiola’s behaviour was terrible, shocking. He’s a great coach. [He called Zlatan] about 10 times [in the year he was at Barcelona].

“He told him whatever he needed or wanted, he would be helped with. Then all of a sudden, he stopped talking to him.”

Last year, when Ibrahimovic left United for a brief time following his knee injury, reports in Spain said Raiola had offered his client to Perez again.

And, just like in 2010, Perez said no.

That bodes badly for Pogba who reports say has made a move to Real his No 1 priority.


Mourinho warns Klopp ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Man United




Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho has issued out warning to Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp ahead of both teams’ clash in the Premier League fixture on Sunday evening at Anfield.

Mourinho has warned Klopp that real success can only be achieved when a club win trophies not matches.

The Portuguese gaffer has won both the Carabao Cup and Europa League trophy with United since taking over in 2016.

“I think trophies matter,” Mourinho was quoted by EPSN as saying ahead of Liverpool’s clash.

“It matters, especially when you have the potential to fight for trophies and especially when you clearly say the objective is to win the trophy.

“I think sometimes to just say it is not very intelligent but when you have the potential, you have nothing to hide, you know from day one your potential and your desire.

“To say we want to win, everyone can say that but another thing is to say the potential in a way you have but I think Jurgen said already they want to win the Premier League, that is their objective.”

Klopp has not won any trophy with Liverpool since taking over in 2015 from Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund.

The 51-year-old has lost the Caraboa Cup and the Europa League finals as well as the Champions League.

Klopp’s men are currently on top of the English topflight league table with 42 points from 16 games, while Mourinho’s side are sixth place with 26 points from the same number of games.

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Why Liverpool is better than Manchester United- Mourinho




Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted the huge gap between his team and Liverpool, is due to many factors.

Mourinho takes United to Anfield on Sunday, with his side sitting some 16 points behind the Premier League leaders.

They’ve lost four matches in the league this season, while Liverpool have remained undefeated.

“It’s not just about the money they spend in the summer, is about many things.

“It’s not just about spending money and reinforcing the squad, a football team is more than that, is not just about spending the money.

“It’s like a house, it’s not just about buying the furniture, you have to do work, you spend money on the best possible furniture and then you’re ready to live in an amazing house,” Mourinho told UK Mirror.

Mourinho then delivered the killer line when he was asked how far away his team are from what he wants to be seeing, placed in the context of Jurgen Klopp continually getting the best out of his Liverpool players.

“Far,” he said, simply.

And then what asked why, he replied: “The reasons I was saying. It’s not just about spending.”

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Owen compares Nigerian-born forward, Bukayo Saka to Ronaldo




Following the Gunners’ 1-0 victory over Qarabag in the Europa League encounter played on Thursday night, Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen has compared Nigerian-born and Arsenal forward, Bukayo Saka to Juventus ace, Cristiano Ronaldo, reports.

Saka made his first start for Unai Emery’s side against Qarabag on the left wing and showed plenty of confidence, as he tested goalkeeper, Vagner, with an early strike from the edge of the box and tried to take on defenders.

The 17-year-old also missed a good chance to score his first Arsenal goal in the second half against the visitors.

Owen has now suggested that Saka already has similarities with Ronaldo.

“He [Saka] looked really nervous at the start of the game, myself and Martin [Keown] were both talking about it,” Owen was quoted by Metro UK as saying.

“But he certainly grew into the game. Just him having the courage to run at players was really refreshing to see.

“Some of the skill… I watched Ronaldo doing this the other day for Juventus.”

“He’s just different class and by the end of the game, his confidence was oozing.”

Saka will hope to feature for Arsenal when they tackle Southampton this weekend in the Premier League.

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