Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho publicly revealed that he told his employers to get him two new players before the end of the ongoing transfer market.
However, the Portuguese manager also stressed that he might be asking too much from the club’s hierarchy, so he is expecting only one signing to be done by the club.
However, he is hoping to get two players but he won’t be disappointed if one is what he gets before the end of the summer window.
Should he eventually get another player(s) to his team, it remains unknown the jersey number they would be given.
New boy Fred, who joined the team from Shakhtar Donetsk last month in a £52m deal, will wear the number 17 jersey.
Diogo Dalot, who joined from Porto last month put on number 20 during pre-season matches, though, it is unconfirmed if that would be his official jersey in the coming season.
Just like the Portuguese defender, third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, who made his move to Old Trafford from Stoke City as a free agent, wore an unofficial number 13 jersey during the pre-season tour.
As at the time of this report, jersey number 10-which is seen as the most important number on the pitch – is up for grabs since Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Old Trafford for MLS League.
Number 16,26, 28 and 30- which were vacated by Michael Carrick, Shinji Kagawa, Morgan Schneiderlin and Guillermo Varela respectively – are all yet to be claimed by any player and they could be given to the new incoming players.
Liverpool star player eyes all trophies this season
Netherlands’ captain and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is admiring is period at Liverpool and he’s determined to win all Trophies this season for his teammates.
Van Dijk has relished a great spell with the club ever since he joined last season. While the Reds are yet to win a trophy with Klopp, they only came close to winning the Champions League last season against Real Madrid.
Albeit, he is poised that the Reds will fight for all titles this season.
He’s demonstrations with his teammates has given the imprint that they are in for it this season. There is no uncertainty with what he’s etched into the team as he has scarcely put a foot wide of the mark.
“I’m enjoying every single bit of it,” said van Dijk.
Van Dijk’s height and stamina has been really helpful, stopping balls on the air while proving difficult to beat, he thinks he will not just be a defender but one who wants to leave an emblem in the hearts of Anfield.
“I want to win things, I want to create memories here and write history as well with all these boys”. He added.
Liverpool continue their 100% successive victories after showing that it will be difficult to stop them when they extended their win against a strong Paris Saint-Germain side on Tuesday.
Van Dijk will welcome his old club Southampton on Saturday and hope they continue their run of form.
Arsenal 4 – 2 Vorskla : Important lessons learnt from the Gunners victory
The Gunners are still celebrating their victory over their Ukrainian opponents in their Europa League encounter last night.
The Gunners put four goals past Vorskla Poltava, while, Bernd Leno, who was making his debut appearance for the club, conceded two goals which turned out to be a mere consolation.
There were many positives to bring out of the game but here are just lessons learnt from the encounter.
Torreira needs to be starting under Unai Emery
Arsenal fans have been hoping to see Torreira in the club’s starting XI since his blistering display against Chelsea in the second game of the season, but their calls weren’t heard by Emery who prefers Matteo Guendouzi ahead of the Uruguay international.
The Spanish tactician eventually gave the midfielder the chance to play from the start and he was wonderful throughout the game. His positional awareness and defensive ability were wonderful.
Just as thought by the Gunners faithful, it is high time he takes his due position in the starting lineup.
Emery’s mission to help Aubameyang was accomplished
After five matches, the Gabonese striker could manage just a goal which is unacceptable for a player of his qualities.
Emery believes the former Borussia Dortmund player needs to regain his confidence by scoring goals.
To help him regain his self-confidence, Emery started the player in a game that could have been executed by fringe members of the team.
The gaffer’s mission to help Auba return to goalscoring form was accomplished as the player scored two great goals.
With this goals, the Gabonese striker is reportedly ready to light up the Premier League with many goals for the rest of the campaign.
How Arsenal defeat Vorskla even as Emery’s target score twice in Sevilla’s victory
This season’s UEFA Europa League commenced last night with some eye high-profile fixtures.
Arsenal win with huge goal-margin
Arsenal were at home to their Ukrainian opponents Vorskla Poltava and Unai Emery’s men began their Europa League campaign on winning note.
The Gunners were in possession of the ball for a larger portion of the first period but they were unable to convert their chances.
However, the home side eventually break the deadlock via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal after a great square-pass from Alex Iwobi, who had an electrifying performance throughout the encounter.
Aubameyang doubled the Gunners lead in the second half of the game before substitutes Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil scored each to bring the game behind Vorskla’s reach.
The Ukrainian side scored two quick goals but it was too late to get a miraculous comeback as the game ended 4-2 in favour of the home side.
Elsewhere, Arsenal target Ever Banega scored twice to help his side Sevilla to a comfortable 5-1 win over Belgian side Standard Liege.
Sevilla, who won the competition for three consecutive seasons in 2014, 2015 and 2016, were impressive from the start of the encounter through to the end.
Wissam Ben Yedder also scored a brace to ensure that the Sevilla side recorded a winning start to their Europa League campaign.
Injury: Sarri, pleased with victory but gloomy over injured star player.
Chelsea is enjoying a successful campaign under Maurizio Sarri while they extended a winning run of form against Greek side PAOK on Thursday where Chelsea’s No.11 walked off the pitch in the late period of the game.
Albeit, they took the Lion’s share of possession and an early goal from Willian via a brilliant attack but they finished the game with what looked like Sarri wasn’t comfortable with.
The Spanish player was unable to endure with his injury sustained few minutes to the end of 90minutes from a collision with goalkeeper Alexandros Paschakalis, while Sarri had already made complete changes, he had to manage 10 men against PAOK afterwards.
Pedro posted on his Instagram page to pacify the nerves of his followers.
“Everything’s ok despite the incident at the end of the game. Come on Blues!”
While at the end of the match Sarri replied with response to Pedro’s status:
“I don’t know exactly the situation,” the Blues manager said.
The 59-year-old manager admitted that he wasn’t happy with the score-line but he was pleased with the three points.
Sarri’s men will travel to London to face West Ham on Thursday, a place where they struggled under Antonio Conte with a 1-nil defeat last season.
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