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Hazard: I want to work with Mourinho again

Their time at Chelsea together appeared to end acrimoniously, but Eden Hazard insists he would love to work with Jose Mourinho again.
Eden Hazard has revealed that Manchester United's Jose Mourinho is the one manager he wants to work with again.
Hazard played under the Portuguese at Chelsea between 2013 and 2015, assuming an instrumental role in the Blues' Premier League title win in the 2014-15 season.

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Mourinho to meet Man United hierarchy for talks

Jose Mourinho will hold “clear the air talks” with Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London over the coming days, according to a report from the Sun.

United launched a stunning comeback against Newcastle in their final game before the international break, with the Red Devils rallying from 2-0 down to score thrice in the final 20 minutes, including a 90th minute winner from Alexis Sanchez.

All of that came amid growing speculation that Mourinho was about to be fired as United’s manager after their worst-ever start to a Premier League season.

It's not right! Saha hits out at Pogba's Mourinho comments

Paul Pogba should have kept his opinions on Jose Mourinho to himself, according to former Manchester United striker Louis Saha.

Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba intentionally set out to destabilise Jose Mourinho by publicly criticising the Manchester United manager.

  Mourinho has been under pressure following a recent run of poor form but saw his side recover from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Fraud! Crisis rocks women sports association

.NAWIS is fraud, members allege

By Musa Abdulai

Kaduna

The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and not a platform for every Nigerian sports woman.

   Founder of the outfit, Professor Florence Bola Adeyanju, disclosed this to members at its 10th National Conference, which held at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Centre of Excellence, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, at the weekend.

I should have scored more, says four-goal Mbappe

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe insisted that he "should have scored more" despite netting four times in a magnificent individual display as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Lyon on Sunday.

The 19-year-old scored four goals in the space of 13 second-half minutes as a 5-0 victory saw PSG set a new French top-flight record of nine straight wins to start a season.

But Mbappe did miss several earlier chances as he was thrice denied when one-on-one with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and struck the post before grabbing his first goal just after the hour mark.

Man United bans journalist who reported Mourinho sack

Facing what appeared to be a massive turning point in its season, Manchester United has shown a sign of support for Jose Mourinho.

Following a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United, the Red Devils revoked the credential of a journalist who had reported Mourinho’s job was in jeopardy the day before, BeIn Sports reported.

  The Mirror journalist David McDonnell reported on Friday that Manchester United was preparing to sack Mourinho this weekend no matter the result of the club’s match against Newcastle on Saturday.  

Manchester United's stunning comeback likely saves Jose Mourinho's job

Around 24 hours after reports surfaced that Saturday’s match against Newcastle would be Jose Mourinho’s last at Manchester United, the man chiefly responsible for the club’s worst-ever seven-game Premier League start demanded support.

Were he not an egotistical fraud, Mourinho might have been singularly focused on beating the division’s second-worst team. Instead, he reportedly had the gall to make a “back-me-or-sack-me” plea.

Mourinho fears United has lined up Zidane as his replacement

Jose Mourinho is convinced that Zinedine Zidane has been approached to replace him at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United boss spoke to Zidane when the Frenchman contacted Mourinho to set the record straight over recent speculation.

Zidane was worried that Mourinho believed that he was orchestrating a move to replace him in the dugout at United.

But he told the Portuguese that his representatives had merely been sounded out over his thoughts of taking over at the club.

Iwobi good enough for Eagles’ playmaker role – Esin

Former international Etim Esin has declared that Alex Iwobi is good enough to wear the number 10 jersey for the Super Eagles.

The Arsenal forward largely plays as a winger for his club while in the Nigerian colours, he has featured in a variety of roles including left wing, right wing and has also been used as an attacking midfield and centre forward.

However, Etim feels he will function better for Nigeria if he is deployed in the number 10 position where the current captain of the side, Mikel Obi, plays.

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