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José Mourinho - Manchester United
You have other players in the Premier League who are not starting matches and their managers just say they're not in the best conditions. We're speaking about some of the best players in the league. I heard last week the Chelsea manager [Antono Conte] saying that. The Arsenal manager [Arsene Wenger] said that.feedback
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Sep 23 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Manchester United. 242 people are quoted and you can read 1161 citations of them about Manchester United. José Mourinho, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Conte, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. José Mourinho said: “You have other players in the Premier League who are not starting matches and their managers just say they're not in the best conditions. We're speaking about some of the best players in the league. I heard last week the Chelsea manager [Antono Conte] saying that. The Arsenal manager [Arsene Wenger] said that.”.
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José Mourinho - Manchester United

Sometimes players in these cup matches are not professional. But that was an extremely professional performance. We gave no chance to the opponent. I think Burton fought for a result that allowed them some dignity and Nigel made it clear their game at the weekend was more important.feedback

Jesse Lingard

There is always a hunger for many trophies. If we keep performing we'll win many more.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

There were some great performances and the team collectively enjoyed the game. We look happy playing football at this moment.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days. Any rumour is totally wrong, because we do not know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days.feedback

Paul Pogba

I listen to his advice - every time, before a game, he comes to talk to me and he will ask me things and keep me calm. To be honest, he is a mentor to me and someone I look up to.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's football, it's a competition. We take it seriously. Of course, I'm not playing David [De Gea] or [Eric] Bailly, but if we go to the next round these guys will play and I'll give rest to others.feedback

Paul Pogba

To be honest, he is a mentor to me and someone I look up to. To come on for him in his testimonial as a young player was a dream come true.feedback

Tim Sherwood - iTv

Tottenham have been a great club for Harry and he's been paying them back tenfold. He's been outstanding over the last couple of seasons, he grew up a stone's throw from the ground and the kid loves the club. But that only lasts a certain amount of time. Then he starts seeing the pound signs and sees the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or – dare I say it – Manchester United – and then your head gets turned.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Oh yes, serious because it's football, it's competition and we take it seriously. Our squad is good but we don't have 30 players, we have what we have and a couple of injuries now with (Paul) Pogba and (Axel) Tuanzebe, so we need some of the players that played today to play and we need some to be on the bench.feedback

Gary Neville

Jose Mourinho has always been a good manager at home and he is happy to sit in and let teams expose themselves, and United's record at Old Trafford is now no defeats in 12 months since City won there. To me they are looking a lot better than before in terms of breaking sides down and killing off games.feedback

Ander Herrera

I can learn from Nemanja and from 'Felly', he has some abilities that we don't have in midfield. Paul Pogba is our most free midfielder and I can learn from him as well. I will try to enjoy every minute I have on the pitch. I want to win titles and feel part of the team and feel important and I really do feel important because the manager makes me feel important.feedback

Ander Herrera

I can learn from Nemanja and from 'Felly' [Marouane Fellaini], he has some abilities that we don't have in midfield. Paul Pogba is our most free midfielder and I can learn from him as well.feedback

Ander Herrera

Man City have spent the biggest amount in the Premier League so they are the principle contenders for the title. We will try to be there as well, we have quality as well, and we will fight for every title. But I think because of the money they have spent they are the favourites. I am a team player and I always say that and if the manager decides to keep me on the bench I will be ready. I said that last season and it is the same now. I know how lucky I am to play for Manchester United. That's all.feedback

Ronald Koeman

We need to win, if you don't win then it is better to stop. Every manager in life has doubts. There is nobody who doesn't have doubts as a manager. And if you don't win you know you have a big number of players in your squad, and you have doubts about what system to play. This is normal. Of course I ask myself the question 'Why?' Why?feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I didn't need to ask the fans. It is the nature of English fans, the nature of big clubs. When a player is big in the club and an important part of club history, I think every club does that.feedback

Juan Mata

We are happy, for sure, but we keep the euphoria away from the dressing room. Inside, we remain calm, with our feet firmly on the ground. We haven't won anything yet, this is just the beginning and with such a busy schedule there's no time to slow down and relax. I want to highlight Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford. He's part of the Manchester United legend and the crowd gave him the ovation that he deserves when he was substituted.feedback

Juan Mata

We had a very strong start in the first half – by the way, what a superb goal from Antonio, the goal of the season so far! – and we kept the 1-0 advantage until the last few minutes, when we managed to score more goals to seal the victory. I want to highlight Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford. He's part of the Manchester United legend and the crowd gave him the ovation that he deserves when he was substituted.feedback

Ronald Koeman

Be realistic. Let's talk at the end of the season. I'm not happy with how we started the season, but please be realistic about Everton. It starts with everybody; fans, press – we need time.feedback

Ronald Koeman

Sorry, but if there's anybody who sees something in here [Mourinho's claim] that is realistic and is possible for this Everton, please come up.feedback

Ronald Koeman

It was nice because I read the programme of United, and my colleague [Mourinho] talked about Everton and spending £140million and that we need to go for the top four.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I didn't think one single second about Manchester City. I thought about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool - they didn't win their matches and it was a chance for us to get two points, like they got last week when we drew against Stoke. City won the game and did their job, I was thinking about the others, and when I saw their results, I thought it was an opportunity we cannot waste.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Every club in England does that. I can only speak by Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford but in both stadiums when we got former important players the reception is normally phenomenal. No surprise at all. He's at home and I believe that one day he will be back home.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Any comment or any new rumour is totally wrong because we don't know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days. The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle and the bleeding. The decision was one more week to wait to see really clearly in the scans, that I mentioned, of the injury. Nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks. Not at all. In the hamstring, it's a normal procedure and we wait a few more days. So it's completely nonsense information.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Im sure they will be fine, the fixtures they got, I wouldn't like them all together at the same time. I would like to play against one of the top five in the first period of the season. I think for them to play against all of them, it is not fair.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

And it was a chance for us to get two points like they did last week when we drew against Stoke.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Today I didn't think one single second about Manchester City. I thought about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. They lost, or they didn't win their match.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So, I was just thinking about them and never about City. City won their game and did their job.feedback

Ander Herrera

I feel as important as I did last season. I am a team player and I always say that and if the manager decides to keep me on the bench I will be ready. I said that last season and it is the same now. I know how lucky I am to play for Manchester United, that's all.feedback

Ronald Koeman

I read the programme and my colleague said they are spending £140m and need to go for the top four. Sorry, be realistic. Let's talk at the end of the season. I'm not happy with how we've started the season but please, be a little bit realistic about Everton. That starts with everybody, fans, press. We need time, but it's difficult in football. The same as last season. We have Steve [Walsh, Everton's director of football] in the club for the long term. Of course we like to improve in what we need. I am busy to turn around what happened in the moment. That is my priority.feedback

Ronald Koeman

But if Henrikh Mkhitaryan gets one year to adapt to the Premier League and we have eight new players, then maybe I'll give them one year to adapt.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So I just thought about them, not City. City won the game and did their job. I was thinking about the others and, when I saw their results, I thought it was an opportunity we can't waste.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We brought some consistency to the game and then I felt we could go with the counter, with Martial for the last minutes for a result that was too much, too heavy for them, they don't deserve to go with this result.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

When you try not to match the tactical system of the opponent, you take risks. So we played with three up top plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days, honestly. So any comment, any new, any rumour, is totally wrong, because we do not know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days. The player was diagnosed initially after the match, because of the conditions of the muscle and the bleeding, the decision was one more week to wait and to see really clearly in the scans the dimension of the injury and nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks, not at all. And I just thought about them. City won the game [6-0 at Watford] and did their job, the others, I saw it was an opportunity and we did not waste.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it is easy. That way it is easy because you don't have to think a lot. You just have to respect the player's desire, and what they decide. And when they're a legend they deserve that freedom of choice.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

In the second season, you have your influence at that level. You have better conditions to work and get those results. But you are playing against other teams whose managers are in the third or second or fourth or fifth seasons. So second may not be a big advantage.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't know why people speak of the second season because I won in the first season and I won in the third season. I don't really understand it. I just think that the second season is a good season for evolution in relation to the first season because in the first season you arrive and sometimes, like in my case, I was not even able to organise a pre-season because it had already been organised. I couldn't have one single finger of influence on it.feedback

Ruud van Nistelrooy

He has made a real difference to United. He has scored goals from the off and has the right boss, in Jose Mourinho, to guide him. There will be difficult phases to come. But Mourinho has been there and done it and will know how to guide him through any rough patches.feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I will go through everything, it doesn't matter what's in my way, I will break everything to reach my goal.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Since I arrived, he's trying to give me absolutely everything. To me, to the team and to the club. I couldn't be more pleased with him.feedback

Michael Keane

They [United] were in touch with my agent and showed a lot of interest. They wanted me, but a few things happened and I thought Everton would be the best place for me to come. I thought I would get a lot of game time here, more than I possibly would at Manchester United, and that was a massive factor in my decision. To be honest, having been at Burnley for three years, I wasn't a fan of the club like I used to be. I wasn't as big a fan of Man United as I had been, so I had to sort of put that to one side and just think rationally about what would be best for me as a footballer.feedback

Ruud van Nistelrooy

They look rock-solid, have creativity and goals up front. And soon they will also have Zlatan Ibrahimovic back. It will be great to have his quality and experience.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We are up against a team that has spent £140m. Obviously we are playing a team that wants to at least secure a top-four position. The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle and bleeding, was one more week to wait and see clearly in the scans and nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks. It's a muscular injury in the hamstring but we have a normal procedure and wait a few more days. It's completely nonsense information.feedback

Ronald Koeman

Of course I ask myself the question why but, ok, if Mkhitaryan of United takes one year to adapt to the Premier League we have eight new players.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think the performance was very good, especially in the first 30-35 minute, it was probably our best performance of the season. We pressed them and they did not have a chance to get out, they did not have a shot, it was very impressive. After that, Everton's good players came out and showed their qualities. They gave us difficulty but I looked behind me on the bench and saw alternatives.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So we played with three up top plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan. You have to kill the game and give them little chances. There was a moment were I felt we did not kill it so we have to make it solid with Ander Herrera. The second goal went in, then game over.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The Premier League now is becoming very trendy with five at the back, so the best way to play against that is to play five at the back yourself. When you try not to match the tactical system of the opponent, you take risks.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He has good friends already in the dressing room and has had an easy integration into our group. The way the team is trying to play has good relation to his qualities as a player. So I think he has come at the right moment of his career.feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

When I come back to play football on the field I will be better than before. I am not coming back because I am the one I am, I am coming back to be a better version of the old one. Imagine how that will be!feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I feel good. I have trained every day since I had my knee operated on, there is no vacation. It's a new challenge but I am strong mentally and when I focus on an objective nothing can stop me. Now we're building it up and it's getting stronger. I feel good and I feel my movements are there. If it was up to me I would like to play football today but it doesn't work like that.feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I need to have patience and that's the way we work. We are in no rush, when we are ready we will be ready. When I am playing again I don't want any excuses that I was injured, or 'he just came back, this is his first game.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

But I think he also deserves credit for that because of the way he plays, the way he is committed, what he does with and without the ball, not just the last touch and the goal but his overall contribution. We couldn't be happier.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it is easy. When the legend decides. I think so [it is the legend's choice]. That way it is easy because you don't have to think a lot.feedback

Graeme Le Saux

Whether you think Chelsea play a back three of give is irrelevant really. They're a five when they need to be and a three when they need to be – and we've seen how destructive Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses can be when they go forward.feedback

Graeme Le Saux

Mourinho was a little rude about Chelsea after last weekend's matches, criticising Conte for defensive football. But that's typical Mourinho, up to his usual mischief! Chelsea are not a negative side – the goals for column tells you that.feedback

Alvaro Morata

I had various offers, not only Chelsea and Manchester United but also from different leagues. It was a good situation for me. The most important and best conversation I had was with Conte, he wanted me to come here. At Real Madrid, I did heading drills with Cristiano Ronaldo. You see him go up for headers, that spring and power, he is a real beast. At Juventus, I saw Fernando Llorente, how he finds space and directs his headers.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

At the team level I am happy. I think after one year we are a different team. Not just because we are playing in the Champions League, which is the competition for Manchester United, but because in the Premier League we managed a good start which put us initially in the top positions in the table. We have 10 points. Man City have 10 points. Chelsea have nine points, Tottenham maybe seven, Liverpool seven, so what's the difference.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

Welbeck doesn't have the record of Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney. We let him go because of Falcao, but also to allow the youngsters to fit in. That is the policy. That is why I am here.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The way we play, the way we think football, the way the fans think, the empathy between the fans and the team, the confidence levels of the players, the footballing level I am happy with what we've done so far.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

When I arrived in the first season there was already investments made in buying players, changing the squad, selling players, that you probably would have done in a different way. For sure I would have kept some of the players that were sold, for sure I would not buy some of the players that were bought. I think, after one year, we are a different team. Not just because we are playing in the Champions League, which is the competition for Manchester United, but because in the Premier League we managed a good start which put us initially in the top positions in the table.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Especially for a striker it's important how many goals you score but I don't put any pressure on a player over that. He is playing well, there is a good relationship between the way our striker and the way the team plays. I think he comes [to United] in the right moment, [he is] a good age, a good number of years of experience in different clubs in the Premier League and clearly a player adapted to the Premier League with good friends already in this dressing room.feedback

Ronald Koeman

We know him really well. He's one of the best strikers. I mentioned several times last season he's a great finisher. I hope that we know how we have to defend against him. It is different in our ball possession if you have a target man in front. You saw with Atalanta [on Thursday], their striker [Andrea Petagna] was strong, he kept the ball, it allows the team to come up and keep the ball. But Manchester United are really strong, a stronger team than last season and at the moment we're not at the level we were last season.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's not just about the striker. A striker is very important but last season we had a very good striker [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] for two thirds of the season and that was not enough to win the title. So it's not just the striker.feedback

Thomas Meunier

I've always said that one day, I would like to play in the Premier League. I'm very happy in Paris and if I finish my career there, it won't be a disappointment, far from it. But, if one day, I had to leave Paris, why not? On the other side of the Channel, there are the stadiums, the fans, and I've never hidden that I'm a big fan of Manchester United, which remains, in my eyes, the real reference in the world of football.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't know how many [games], but we are going to play without Pogba for a few matches but we have other players. That is an opportunity for others and the others are ready to get that opportunity, and to perform. Of course we feel sorry that we lose a player but we are calm and confident, because it is an opportunity for people who are ready to take it.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't know. I just know that it's a muscular injury, he's out for the weekend match, that's the only match I'm thinking about. I don't think further than that. So for me, it's simple and objective: He's not playing this weekend. I just know it's a hamstring problem. I don't know how many [games], but we are going to play without Pogba for a few matches but we have other players. He's a legend of this club, he deserves to be welcomed that way but during the match he's an Everton player that wants to win the match.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I'm very pleased with the contribution but I want more goals. The way the team plays I think they have to, when a team doesn't create a lot, doesn't have the ball, when it's just a reactive team, it's more difficult. When a team makes decisions and puts players in attacking areas, they have to score goals. He's not just a striker, but the striker is very important. Last season we had a very, very good striker for two-thirds and it was not enough to win the title, it's not just a striker.feedback

Ronald Koeman

He doesn't have anything to prove, of course not. Everybody knows what he did for Manchester United but he's an Everton player now and he is one of the players who needs to react and bring the level that we expect from people like Wayne.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think we need him. We wait for him, but with patience, he has to be patient. He doesn't have to be emotional and he doesn't have to try to make crazy things to improve quicker in his mind. Because I know that his desire is to improve quicker. So [be] calm, [take things] step by step. We want him, but we want him in his best condition.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't know (what the severity is). I just know from experience it's a muscular injury. In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think. Now is just the warming up and in February when us English teams are trying to survive after the winter period, they are fresh and ready after this warm-up.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I cannot say that I had better guys than him [Matic] in my career. He has with me something which marks forever, which was a match where he was on the bench, I play him minute 45 and I took him off minute 70, 75. The press wants a story, the press wants blood. My blood, or his blood, or both. He was really sad. I was also sad because it's not something nice and it's something that I did only twice in my career.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't know [what the severity is]. It looks for me too [like a hamstring injury] but I haven't spoken yet to the medical department. We don't cry, no Paul for Sunday [against Everton], we have [Ander] Herrera, we have [Marouane] Fellaini, we have [Michael] Carrick, we have [Nemanja] Matic. Everything changed. We stopped playing seriously and stopped making right decisions. We were playing fantasy football – PlayStation football. I don't like it, flicks and tricks.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think the Champions League for these teams [big European sides] that you are speaking, and for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, I think for these teams the Champions League starts in February. Now is just the warming up and in February when us English teams, we are trying to survive after the winter period, they will be fresh and ready after these warm-ups.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

For Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, these teams, the Champions League starts in February. Now is just warming up and in February [when the knockout stage begins] when we English teams are trying to survive after the winter period, they are fresh and ready after this warm up. This is a warm up. I think we are in a second level and that's let's qualify to make the points for the knockout phase and if we do that let's enjoy to play against the big guys.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It looks for me too [like a hamstring injury] but I haven't spoken yet to the medical department. Squads are for this, squads are for injuries, squads are for suspensions. We don't cry with injuries. So if no Paul for Sunday, we have [Ander] Herrera, we have [Michael] Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have [Nemanja] Matic.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The only thing I can say is that Real Madrid last year played the last month in La Liga with the second team. They could do it. And they arrived in the Champions League final with a fresh team.feedback

Paul Pogba

To be honest, I missed it [the anthem]. I missed it a lot last season. Just to hear it again kind of pushed me on to give the best. Obviously, when you hear that music, you just have goosebumps coming. You are excited. Everybody is excited – the fans and the players! It's the best thing you can play in.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The knee is almost there. I want everybody to have patience, and when I come back, the world will know.feedback

Raphael Wicky

It's my first job as a professional coach with a professional team, so to be able to coach in the Champions League is an amazing thing. Not every coach can live that and that is why it will be special for me as well. I am looking forward to all these games and facing a manager with the record of Jose Mourinho is very special for me.feedback

Henning Berg

They have match winners now, they have strength in depth and can handle injuries and Mourinho is a manager who knows what he is doing. He always does well in his second year. He has the right mentality.feedback

Henning Berg

The first year was a learning process for all the players and maybe for Mourinho and now they know what to expect and know what to do. They have the players to be able to fight for the Premier League title and Champions League.feedback

Nizaar Kinsella

Mourinho lived up to his reputation in Europe in his first season at Chelsea as he got them to the Champions League semi-final as well as winning the league, getting past Barcelona and Bayern Munich in two exciting knockout games before being eliminated by Luis Garcia's 'ghost goal' for Liverpool. Even in his final knockout game as Chelsea manager, when they were upset by 10-man Paris Saint-Germain, they suffered injustices of their own over the 120 minutes but still went on to win the league with no more European football to distract them.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

To go back to the Champions League is just to go back to the natural habitat of Manchester United season after season. We look forward to the match and I hope Old Trafford feels it in the same way we are feeling it. We will go into this match thinking we can win, we will go to Moscow for the second match thinking we can win, we will go to Lisbon for the third match thinking we can win. We can. But to say in this moment we are candidates for this, candidates for that… at this moment we are just candidates to win the match against Basel.feedback

Alex Ferguson

I think that went away in our owner's head and he said, Let's do that; let's not fool around.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

You learn your trade. Then, it's just a matter of trust year after year. I think the most important thing is a little humility. If you got to carry the towels, you carry the towels.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

Teams would come over in the old days and it was very, very different. Dilapidated stadiums and you're just playing to the ethnic crowds. It was just strictly the Italians in the area or the English in the area and they'd come and see the games. There really weren't many Americans.feedback

Alex Ferguson

Mr Ross and Matt Higgins have put millions of dollars into this. I don't think we could be here without them.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

The real problem we have is France and England start here, Italy and Spain start here, Germany starts in between, qualifiers and everything else. So, the challenge is the calendar. Between World Cup, Euros, play-offs, everything, it's really hard to find a format that works.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

I was used to taking care of managers like Arrigo Sacchi, Roy Hodgson, who was with Switzerland at the time, Jack Charlton and all these other guys that were around.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

If and when teams and leagues decide to do something official, we think we're uniquely qualified to handle that. That doesn't mean we'll even be considered because it's clearly up to the teams or the confederations to make the decisions.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

I don't think it's collaborative in a sense we're sitting in meetings with them but I believe it's very friendly and we're trying to look out for each others' interests. The clubs go into their meetings and say 'hey we need some time here to do our preparation.feedback

Javier Tebas

We carried out this study of all the accounts, comparing the different income streams, sponsorship, etc. PSG has a lot more from sponsorship than Manchester United. That is impossible. That is financial doping.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

To be in the Champions League is just to go back to the natural habitat, season after season, for Manchester United. I look forward to tomorrow and hope Old Trafford feels it in the same way we feel it. Our motivation's high. We'll try to qualify and enjoy that special knockout phase with the best teams in Europe. In the Champions League there are four or five teams with an incredible level of quality, of experience, of know-how and that's what makes the difference. But there are many other teams in the Champions League with very similar qualities to teams in the Europa League.feedback

Eric Bailly

Being back in the Champions League is going back to the natural habitat. Manchester United have been there season after season. For some players there's the motivation of playing in it for the first time, so we look forward to the match and I hope also Old Trafford feels it in the same way we are feeling.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Today, we have better working conditions, a better medical department, a better analysis department, a better scouting department, a better media department, and in many cases we did it without changing the people, which is quite important.feedback

Arsene Wenger

You should ask him. I am very confidential. One day maybe I will get all the contacts I had during my stay at Arsenal and it would make a few chapters. Because I love the values of this club and, for me, a club is about values first. Yes, of course, Manchester United is attractive but am I happy here? The answer was yes. No, because I was always happy here. More than people were happy with me, I was always happy here.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it is easier for [Lindelof] to play Champions League. It is more comparable to the Portuguese style of football. It is more different in relation to the Premier League, so no need to adapt to Champions League. He needs a little bit of time to adapt to the Premier League, especially to the new Premier League.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't think Bailly and Jones are better than them, I think they are the same level but just different players. I play them [against Basel] and for me it's exactly the same as playing Bailly and Jones. For [Basel] I know he is more than confident and I am more than confident. He is a kid with a lot of potential, trust me. There is reason for Eric and Phil to be worried because he is a very good player.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Even if Bailly and Jones were not suspended, probably I would still play Lindelof and Smalling tomorrow. They are at the same level, they are just different players. Let's see if he can train today. He's a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine. He had a [calf] problem with his national team and then he played a match against Greece, and after the match he felt the problem. If his condition improves he will be selected, because I need him.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

There is no need for him to adapt to the Champions League but he needs a bit of time to adapt to the Premier league, especially the new Premier League. He is very bright and very clam and step by step he will be there. I am more than confident for tomorrow [Tuesday], he is a very good player with a very good potential. He's a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He is doing really well and is very confident, & I'll go with him again tomorrow. I think it's easier for (Lindelof) to play in the Champions League, it's more comparable to the Portuguese style of play than the Premier League. He needs a bit of time for the Premier League, but step by step he's going to be there. There are reasons for the other boys to be worried because Victor is a very good player.feedback

Charlie Adam

Tierney is Scotland's best player now – he is different to anything else we have got. He could play for a Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United without a doubt. His hunger, desire and quality make him the best we have produced for years.feedback

Paul Pogba

It will send a message to everyone that we are all the same on the pitch wherever you come from.feedback

Ander Herrera

Last season we won three titles because we had one of the top scorers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. If you want to be a champion and win titles, you need a guy like him and Romelu is doing fantastic for us.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We didn't keep going for a long time because a few weeks later I was sacked. But again he was one of 'my guys', was one of the guys that we kept close during these years even not working together. So I know that the big man is there, even with more maturity.feedback

Ander Herrera

We have to know where we come from. We have come from the Europa League, we won it and it is very important and it is a very good title but it is the Europa League. We were sixth in the Premier League [last season] so we have to respect every team we face because they deserve to be in the Champions League. Paul Pogba is there to score goals, Marcus [Rashford] will score, Anthony [Martial] is scoring, Juan [Mata] will score because it is in his DNA so we cannot give all the responsibility to Romelu. It is important to have him though.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think motivation is very important and of course motivation is very high. I think in the Champions League there are four or five teams with an incredible level of quality, of experience, of know-how and that's what makes the difference. It doesn't matter if it is on the pitch or if it is on the bench, so if his conditions improved he will be selected because I need him. But in this moment I cannot say yet. I don't think Bailly and Jones are better than them. I think they are the same level, they are just different players. It is more comparable to the Portuguese style of football.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The press wants a story, the press wants blood. My blood or his blood or both. He was really sad because it is not something nice and it something that I did only twice in my career. But the next day he comes to me and he says 'I'm not happy, but it's my fault. I'm not happy with what you did to me, but it's my fault, because the way I was playing I can understand the change. So let's keep going.feedback

Mark Hughes

I pushed him because he was in my technical area. Maybe that's why he didn't want to shake my hand. Maybe it's because it has to be viewed as a negative result for him, coming to Stoke when everybody expected them to beat us. In terms of the performance I would argue that even though we beat Arsenal here last time out, this was a better performance, albeit we haven't won the game.feedback

Paul Ince

Lukaku is a goalscoring machine and would cause problems to any defence in the world because of the way he runs at people and keeps his composure in the penalty area. On the other hand, his retention of the ball is not fantastic and, if he goes chasing the ball to get involved in the build-up, United could get punished because top Champions League teams exploit opponents who have lost their shape. Jose Mourinho knows how to win and will be going for the throat.feedback

Paul Ince

United have great power in their line-up but it is not just power. Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba might be 6ft 4ins but they can also play. Away from the spine, Marcus Rashford, Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial have the kind of flair that makes United well balanced.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

No, I'm not satisfied with a point because we were the team closer to winning. I have to say it is a result I accept though. One team tried to win, one team tried to get the point but they fought hard to get that point - they defended well, they counter-attacked and in set pieces they are powerful.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

All the other players are under the club control until end of the 2018-19 season. We are speaking about June 2019. No player ends his contract.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

When the club has a one-year option it means they have one more year of contract so nobody is in the last year. The only two players are Zlatan and Carrick. The two players are in this situation are Zlatan and Carrick - two players that at the end of the season who are going to sit and to analyse what they did and what they want to do. We try to play according to the qualities of our players. We try to play positive, we try to play good, but we try to win.feedback

Mino Raiola

Verratti will stay at PSG, at least for the moment. I can't say about the future because I am not a magician. Napoli play football appreciated all over the world, that is obvious, and everywhere I go colleagues ask me about them. De Laurentiis should be happy that [head coach Maurizio] Sarri is appreciated. Insigne has a contract. We seem to want players to become slaves of either clubs or agents. I merely expressed an opinion, that Insigne could happily play for Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United.feedback

Arsene Wenger

Because I love the values of this club and, for me, a club is about values first. One day it would be a good chat to have with the press to look at the evolution. You speak about Manchester United, and the evolution in the last 20 years would be very interesting. A lot has changed but when I came here this club was about values that I love in sport. That is why I am still in the competition.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

There was an evolution in the other clubs; there was no evolution in this club. In all the areas that make a team successful, I think we stopped in time. That was quite an empty period in the club with no evolution in areas that are important. It was the weight of the past on the shoulders of the players, managers, even boards, even probably owners, because when you are used to 'win and win and win', and suddenly you stop, it's like a heavy burden. I cannot say that I had better guys than him in my career.feedback

Mark Hughes

In fairness I have my history with handshakes. Maybe it's me. I'm not quite sure I seem to get involved on handshake issues, I offered my hand but José didn't want to take it from me, maybe he was a bit upset about the result, sometimes these top managers don't have these results too often and can get upset.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I prefer not to answer the question because your question is a bad question. Because it looks like is my fault, is my problem. And your question is not correct, I am sorry.' I don't speak about stupid things, I'm too old for that, talking about stupid things is for stupid people.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I am happy with Lukaku with or without goals because his contribution is good. With one more goal we win 3-2 but without the mistake at the corner we win 2-1 and Lukaku's miss does not matter. That was a great save by De Gea, probably the only one he did because in the first half there was only a couple of very slow shots by [Xherdan] Shaqiri. After that we could not protect the corner and he was punished. We were punished.feedback

Mark Hughes

There was a time he came into my technical box and I told him to get out but that was it. Maybe that was what upset him.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I prefer not to answer question about handshakes - it's a bad question. It makes it look like it's my fault but that's not right. I don't speak about stupid things, I am too old for that. Stupid things are for stupid people. With some fitness fragilities, it is easy to feel some of the players were not with the sharpness, with the intensity, with the decision-making. I know that. I know after national teams there are no miracles, only injuries, fatigue, loss of concentration, and they had a little bit of everything.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

[Nemanja] Matic, I cannot say that I had better guys than him in my career. He has with me something which marks forever, which was a match where he was on the bench, I play him minute 45 and I took him off minute 70, 75.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

It is my biggest disappointment that United did not come to discuss these things with me. [They told me] only after my approaching dismissal was already leaked immediately after the final. If they had come to me with the Mourinho story in January, I would have said: 'okay, we're going to give everything for another six months, fully committed to each other, and then he'll take over.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

Suddenly former players started to say in the media that we were playing boring football. That Mourinho was fired from Chelsea in December made it very attractive to the media to keep pushing me out. I do understand that choice of United to get Mourinho. I wanted to sign in 2014 for two years, until I turned 65. United wanted three years because the squad had many players in their 30s and there would be time for a major reorganisation.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

They could get Mourinho, a long-term choice, and a coach with a high commercial value throughout the world. Finally, Woodward said so to me the day after the FA Cup final. I was asked about a few jobs at the KNVB last year and said nothing about it. I'm done, basically, but I think: never say never. Something would have to really excite me.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

Ed Woodward and the club owners, the Glazer brothers, already knew that after the second season I would only stay for one more year. And then after a year and a half, Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea, also a top coach they would like to have at United once. With him, they could be at the top for three years. Or five. Maybe 10. Because they would like another Alex Ferguson era. I was asked about a few jobs at the KNVB last year and said nothing about it. I'm done, basically, but I think: never say never. Something would have to really excite me.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

I'm still saying that Manchester United will be my last job.feedback

Louis Saha

I think it's great that Pogba can balance it as well and get this in his game. This United side will be terrifying.feedback

Louis Saha

More confident and clearly more balanced even if I think the defence needs more. Mourinho is a great manager and he has built his team to compete and play the way United fans around the world are craving for. I'm not surprised that they play like this as they did really well last season without playing that good but the basics were found back fairly soon by Mourinho. This season is for me important [for] the adaptation of Lukaku and Matic. A player like [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan needs space and people offering him options, from that he will pick the right pass.feedback

Gary Lineker

To have two young players like Martial and Rashford developing at United at the same time – two of the best young players in the world – is a wonderful situation for Mourinho have.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

If one day to win we have to play defensive football, we have to do it. If we go to Stoke and Stoke in some moments of the match, they put us under pressure and they are dominant, we have to be humble and we have to be pragmatic and we have to face the reality. If you ask me, are we going to go there and play with seven at the back, like some teams do, five plus two? No, we're not going to do that. We're going to try and play well and score goals. But if our opponent is better than us and dominant, we are humble enough to transform our way of playing to play for a result.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We try to play the best we can. We know that if you look in a pragmatic way, you see the last winners of the Premier League [Antonio Conte's Chelsea], they did not play attacking football. They played defensive football and counter-attack football. So according to the results, that is the way to win the Premier League. We try to play according to the qualities of our players. We try to play positive, we try to play good, but we try to win. If one day to win we have to play defensive football, we have to do it.feedback

Ray Parlour

When you go to Liverpool the crowd are fantastic, they get behind their team and the players get a lift. You've got to be solid. There were times in the game when it was just far too open. The whole team have to defend at times. You're always going to be up against it when you're playing Manchester United, City and Chelsea but that's when you have to be disciplined and make sure they can't reach the players like Mane who are going to hurt you. They were picking balls up where it's[usually] so hard to pick up. In the end I was looking at it like 'this is schoolboy stuff.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

My thoughts are from a coach point of view. Obviously I am in favour of that [early closure] because if I focus just on the training process, of course I want to have my squad and work with them and travel with them on pre-season, I don't want to be waiting on late decisions.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Andreas Pereira was a personal decision that I don't agree with. A decision I don't think honestly is the best decision for him, a decision that disappoints me a little bit, because I think he has the potential to be here fighting for a position, for opportunities, and fighting to be a Manchester United player.feedback

Petr Cech

The philosophy at Arsenal is completely opposed to this: it is not win at all costs but we want to win in a certain way. This approach is beginning to change. I believe that the right balance has been found last months of last season. The idea is to continue to control the match but securing more behind. We finished [last] season fifth with 75 points. The previous season, we finished second with 71 points. We must see how the Premier League has evolved. When I arrived, there was Manchester United, not still really Chelsea, City did not count in the title race, Tottenham either.feedback

Petr Cech

It is true that we are close to classical music, the beauty and the synchronisation of instruments. It is a philosophy now anchored in the genes of the club: they refuse to play without and it is passed on from generation to generation.feedback

Petr Cech

Today, the competition is crazy. Winning a match becomes more and more complicated each season.feedback

Petr Cech

When [Mourinho] arrived at Chelsea from Porto, he brought with him one main thing: he came from a club where it was not acceptable to him to finish second in the championship. He brought the same spirit to Chelsea. He thinks only about victory, whatever the price. He hates draws. If we returned to the dressing room with a draw, we knew he would not be satisfied. On the other hand, he also wanted be able to keep a 1-0 or beat a team 5-0 if possible. No matter how, Mourinho wants the result.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

They have very good teams, very good players and I don't see any reason for them not to be fighting for the title. When people say, for example, Chelsea lost an important midfield player [in Nemanja Matic], if you lose one but you buy [Tiemoue] Bakayoko and [Danny] Drinkwater, for example, what's the problem? The problem is when you sell and you don't buy. When you sell and you keep buying, what's the problem? You are probably even stronger.feedback

Arnau Puigmal - Manchester United

Very happy and proud to announce that I am a new Manchester United player, a dream come true. It's time to work, come on the red devils.feedback

Juan Mata

I'm not surprised. Since the first moment we saw him in training, we thought he was something special.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I prepare clubs for success, I think I prepare clubs in a way, where, when I leave, the new manager arrives at a top club. And that is not short-term even if you leave. If you're in a club one or two years - or any job - if you leave a structure to be even more successful without you than with you, that's not short-term. That's long-term. That's long-term.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

You have to be ready to fight for a position and I am a bit disappointed that he left. But okay, it was his decision, I open the door for his decision, he has a long-term contract, we have the option to bring him back on January 1, so we have that situation under control. It is not a drama but is a decision that disappoints me a little bit.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Andreas Pereira was a personal decision that I don't agree with. A decision I don't think honestly I don't think is the best decision for him, a decision that disappoints me a little bit, because I think he has the potential to be here fighting for a position, for opportunities, and fighting to be a Manchester United player. I think his decision can be considered a decision of a young player who wants to play every weekend but can also be considered a decision by a young player that is not ready to fight for something difficult and it's difficult to play in the Manchester United midfield.feedback

Dimitar Berbatov

I could see the team was in great shape and they were also really strong as a group.feedback

Dimitar Berbatov

I watch almost every game and I would like to see them become champions in the end. The squad is great. There is good balance in almost every position, so this will be very helpful in the long [Premier League] season as well as the other competitions they are in.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Neymar changed everything. If the biggest transfer in history had still been [Paul] Pogba, I think Philippe Coutinho would now be in Barcelona at £101 million.feedback

Juan Mata

They will. I'm almost ready to say who. We have more players coming but it is step by step. We are human beings and we react in different ways but everyone understands what we are trying to do. Everyone understands we are in a lucky position, we are privileged and many others are not so lucky. He is making it real scoring for us and England. He can be even bigger. He is a real threat. He has great qualities and the mentally to become a big big player.feedback

Marcus Rashford

The belief is always there. When you play for such a club, you start every competition believing that you can win it.feedback

Ray Wilkins

He's been outstanding for us and you've seen in the short period that he's been there [at Man Utd] how he's allowed Pogba to basically do what he wants.feedback

David Horrocks

Marcus is such a confident young man who has taken everything that we try to teach the boys and girls here and put it on the greatest stage in the world. You can never have a crystal ball but as far as Marcus is concerned, yes – you can see things, especially when he scores 12 goals in a 20-goal game. Marcus was a very shy kid, nothing flamboyant about him, not cocky or anything like that. He was just a lovely kid.feedback

Dwight Yorke

He probably ideally wants to play centre forward but we all started off at left wing or right wing and you kind of develop your trade and you learn from that. Eventually he will no doubt be the number one striker at Manchester United Football Club for a number of years to come.feedback

Dwight Yorke

He's come from a humble background and he appreciates where he is and understands clearly that this is just the beginning. With all the hype he just needs to continue to work and keep his feet on the ground, and continue to produce the goods like he has been doing.feedback

Andrew Cole

What's Marcus, 19? He's nowhere near the peak of his powers now, I think we all know that and appreciate that. Just to watch him improve week-in, week-out, and just to watch him learn off the other boys, I think he will get his opportunity at centre forward when the time is right, but to learn a little bit off the left and every now and then he might come off the right, I think that adds strings to your bow.feedback

Ruud van Nistelrooy

He's done spectacularly well, Rashford, as a young lad coming in to a team that didn't score that many goals. He's done brilliantly, so I think the development he's gone through means he will only get better now.feedback

Lou Macari

This is a kid who wasn't a regular in the reserves and I remember the week before he made his debut here he had a bit of a stinker in the game I did for MUTV. So when he came in and scored the goals [against Midtjylland] I was thinking, Is it one of those flashes in the pan?feedback

Dwight Yorke

That's the thing, we all started at some stage when we came into these big occasions and he's blossomed in his own right. People tend to forget that he's still only 19 years of age, and he will learn. He probably ideally wants to play centre forward but we all started off at left wing or right wing and you kind of develop your trade and you learn from that. Eventually he will no doubt be the number one striker at Manchester United Football Club for a number of years to come.feedback

Dwight Yorke

Sometimes you just look for a little break and even though you think that you might not have a look-in you come up to the first team and suddenly you've got another level to go to. Rashford has done that, and I think he's a quality player. I have no doubt that he will be a fantastic player for us and he'll probably go on to break a number of records because he's got the attributes. He's got the pace, he's got the desire. I saw him training in the gym two weeks before the pre-season tour, and that tells me that he's got the right attitude.feedback

John-Paul O'Neill

Even if Manchester United are now worth between £2 billion and £3 billion, I don't think buying the club would be a problem for the kind of investors that they are now doing business with.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

So we built them a pool. And Jose was really happy with what he had.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

To be fair we offered it to Zizou first. It was a funny situation because in the States the weather is quite different in the summer time.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

This is a classic example where Jose had used UCLA from the time he was with Chelsea, to the time he was with Real Madrid, to the time he was back with Chelsea again, to now he's with United. And he's like 'I want my place' so we basically said we had to even it out. There is great competition among these clubs, I wouldn't even say a friendly way. They want to be treated like they're No.1 and I had a great statement from Umberto Gandini when he was at AC Milan.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

So they all want to base themselves in southern California and places like this which is maybe a little further away but the climate's better for them.feedback

Charlie Stillitano

He said it's OK if you pay them more than us if they're drawing more people, we can live with that. What we can't live with is being treated differently on the ground. So we treat everyone identically.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I am not thinking Zlatan will play any part in the group phase. I don't think there is any chance of that. Do we have space in the Champions League list to have him? Yes, we have. Hopefully he can play in the knockout phase but for that we need to finish top two.feedback

Gareth Southgate

The core of the team will stay the same. Joe will stay as the goalkeeper. He has been playing very well for Manchester United this season and we wouldn't hesitate to start him. Starting him was a possibility in Malta but he missed some of the training, not only with us but the week before with his club. We have been looking after him a bit.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Of course, you feel really proud when people think this about you. It's really good, but I like to keep my focus, keep working hard and doing my best. To be fair, when you are really young, you don't think about the future too much, you just want to play with your friends. When you get older, you start to dream about being there, about being at a top team, so of course it's a dream to be at a team like Manchester United.feedback

Jesper Blomqvist

I think it's definitely one step up to come here to Manchester United for everybody and the situation with the competition for places is really tough. The guys that he's competing against now have been here longer and have been slowly adapting, getting more and more ready every year so I think he needs a bit more time as well but I still believe in him. He shouldn't feel too much stress really, I know it's pressure especially because he was brought in for so much money but he should take his time a little bit.feedback

Nemanja Matic

What I can say is that I am happy that I am part of such a big club like Manchester United. I am very focused to do my job for the national team against Ireland.feedback

Andrew Cole

It's massive for the club [to be back in the Champions League], because that gives you another platform to bring in the players that you need. That is what the fans want and what they expect at a club like Manchester United. So that is major as well. You can't say they are favourites for the title because they bought some good players. They finished sixth last season, yes they have brought in some really quality players, but the Premier League this season, there are six teams that could win it.feedback

Andreas Pereira

I am delighted that I have extended my contract with this great club. The manager is building a great team here and I want to be part of that as soon as possible. I am going to continue my development at Valencia this season in the hope that I will get plenty of minutes on the pitch. I would like to thank the manager for his help and guidance and for the faith he has shown in me.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So my decision was I don't want to be a manager because that's what I am every day, I want to play, I want to do something different.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I just told them I would play in goal because I wouldn't have to run so much! We have to bring some fun, something different to these matches. Matches where, in this case, you are honouring the memories of many. And trying to give happiness to the ones who stayed.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I wouldn't have expected it to go to penalties, and my record on penalties keeps going. I've lost nine and won only once!feedback

Alan Shearer

It's a fantastic cause, I know you've all travelled from all over the country to be here. Last night I was delighted when I heard that the greatest manager ever was coming to join us. I've got to apologise Sir Alex isn't here, but we've got the second best thing. We've got Mourinho.feedback

Bryan Robson

It always depends on injuries throughout the year, but as far as I am concerned since Sir Alex Ferguson left this is probably the strongest squad that I've seen. We've got pace, we've got power, but we've also got quality players. That helps to try and win titles.feedback

David Moyes

I think Harry Redknapp got it right when he said Antonio Conte couldn't have kept up Sunderland last season. Look at Manchester United. It's taken them a few hundred million to get them in a good order. At Real Sociedad, we kept them up, we did the job we had to do there. The only one that looks a little bit out of sync is Sunderland. And it was probably the hardest to take. I think my record of losing two games in a row was minimal.feedback

Lionel Messi

During the course of my career, our beloved sport has taught me many things, but above all it's shown me that football really is a universal game that is accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.feedback

Claude Makelele

I think that now Pogba understands the responsibility that he has when with the national team. I told him when I met him that he can take on the responsibility [of helping France win honours] because he is a great player. He has everything. He is tall, with great technique, he can score goals, he gets assists - he has everything. He shouldn't be scared and he should just do the job.feedback

Alex Ferguson

I think that the Europa Cup has taken on arms and legs since they made the decision to allow the winners to get into the Champions League. And Jose [Mourinho] seized on that and made sure that he was playing his best teams every round, right from the very start. They deserved to win it because his attitude was first-class in terms of wanting to win this tournament and obviously getting to the Champions League.feedback

Patrick Vieira

I'm more like that: the one who isn't as vocal as Tony Adams but will show it how he competes on the field. And you have the type of leader who will want to take a penalty in the 95th minute – this is part of being a leader as well.feedback

Patrick Vieira

Fabio Capello could be really tough on players. Roberto Mancini would work on tactical work for an hour and a half because the tactical game was important for him. So I take a little bit from everybody and try to use it with how I see the game and how I am as person as well. But that is not enough to win football matches or to win competitions. In our time we were winning and we had the strength to not play well but somehow manage to win the game 1-0.feedback

Patrick Vieira

The team in our generation were more physical but this generation are better football players, there's no doubt about that. So the balance is what Arsenal need to find. We had the physicality to deal with different situations.feedback

Patrick Vieira

If you look at Arsenal today I really enjoy watching them play, they play some really good football - but that is not enough to win football matches or to win competitions. But in our time we were winning and we had the strength to not play well but somehow manage to win the game 1-0.feedback

Patrick Vieira

Then you have Arsene who is always positive and always giving confidence to the players no matter what. His approach and relationship with players I find really interesting.feedback

Patrick Vieira

The current Arsenal team, of course they want to win games. You don't go onto the field not wanting to win. It's just that the characteristic of the players is different now than it used to be before. I'm not one to say our generation was better than this generation. It doesn't make sense to compare the two generations because we are in a different period. The quality of the players are completely different.feedback

Patrick Vieira

When you talk about Jose who I had at Inter Milan, he was always focused on the details, giving players information that allows them to go on the field and respect the tactical game. I believe there are different types of leaders on the field. You have the technical leader, you have the vocal one, you have the one who doesn't talk but shows it in his desire and how he competes.feedback

Patrick Vieira

Would I like my team to be more like a Jose or an Arsene team? I would like to be the balance of both. I would like my teams to have the discipline that Jose has but also allow players to express themselves into that discipline like Arsene. Arsene always gives freedom to his players. To have that freedom is good but if you can get them to respect the tactical aspect of the game it will be even better. But that is not enough to win football matches or to win competitions. In our time we were winning and we had the strength to not play well but somehow manage to win the game 1-0.feedback

Patrick Vieira

But you're not going to tell me Ozil is not a leader? You're not going to tell me Sanchez is not a leader? You're not going to tell me Petr Cech is not a leader. There's leaders in the team to challenge and they have the experience to win matches.feedback

Conor McGregor

I was big into football as a kid, but more as a player than a watcher. I suppose if you pushed me I would say Manchester United, but that's only because it gets passed down from generation to generation.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I will be very happy when the Champions League and League Cup start. Because then I'll have more games and more opportunities to give all of my players the game time they deserve. As ever, all the boys are working hard. It might be easy for people to praise the ones who have done so well in the opening games of the season, but I prefer to praise the amazing professionals who are not playing at the moment. The squad is good and the mentality of the players is very good too.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He's potentially a very good player. He's still young. He's still in a learning age but for years and years and years he was injury-prone. Against Basel, Jones and Eric are both suspended so we will play Victor and Smalling and there will be no problem at all. When you start playing every two, three days, it's more based on what you build during pre-season. From now, (there are) no more clean weeks, from now every week has a midweek match until the moment we are out of one of the cups.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

If we manage to have him safe, protected from injuries, I think potentially he is everything I like in a central defender. When you start playing every two days, every three days, it's more based on what you build during pre-season and what you build during these weeks that are not going to be repeated.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

If I have one week to prepare a match, my team is always very good. It's always very good, because you have time to organise a week of work going through every item of the game.feedback