After an insignificant transfer window, during which Mourinho roped in only three new acquisitions in Lee Grant, Fred and Diogo Dalot, Manchester United lacked options for their midfield sector. “I am not anxious, I am not sad, I am so happy”.
After a prolonged delay, Ruben Neves stepped up to fire home a fine free-kick, although England’s World Cup hero, Jordan Pickford, arguably should have done better.
Jimenez wasn’t the only Wolves summer signing represented by Mendes.
The links to Mendes don’t end there.
Supporters quickly took to Twitter to have their say on the faux pas, branding McManaman as “unprofessional” and even calling for him to be sacked.
Silva said: “We came to win the match and we started well but then the red card gave them their one chance to score in the first half”.
“Of course it’s hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn’t sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently”, he said in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.
But post-match comments stirred fresh intrigue.
“I’m not confident”, he said.
It was hardly surprising. Not a bad Premier League debut for the 21-year-old. Kane has now failed to net in 14 attempts.
And Pogba seemed to call for more trust from Mourinho this season.
Another member of the England side that reached the semifinals in Russian Federation stepped up for Tottenham on Saturday as Kane’s barren run continued. 1-1, Min.44, Neves. 1-2, Min.67, Richarlison.
Hired to replace the sacked Antonio Conte, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri insists he is happy to leave the wheeling and dealing to Chelsea’s hierarchy – a stark contrast to his predecessor’s constant complaints about transfers.
This is just the first of what the Magpie Group envisage to be many protests against Mike Ashley and his Sports Direct chain.
Wolves will not be affected by outside expectations this season, according to head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.
Jose Mourinho has repeatedly expressed his desire to strengthen Manchester United’s defence after they finished second in the Premier League last term. The same when we are thinking defensively, I want our strikers to be thinking: “We need to protect the goalkeepers”. The west London club was beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace on Saturday.
United chased a number of targets during the summer window, from Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld to a late move for Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Godin, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
But Liverpool have won the last four meetings between the two sides, albeit only one of those was in the Premier League.
Goal-line technology is still the only computer assistance available to referees.
Everton have not lost a top-flight opener since 2011 and kept that run alive thanks to Richarlison, whom they purchased from Watford for £40 million in July and reunited with manager Marco Silva.