Former Spurs Defender Claims Toby Alderweireld May Leave In Summer Amid Man Utd Speculation

​Former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda has claimed that Toby Alderweireld may be tempted to leave in the summer, amid interest from Manchester United.

The Belgian hasn’t featured for Tottenham since their 2-2 draw with Rochdale in the FA Cup in February due to a hamstring problem, however was fit enough to make the bench during Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Swansea in their FA Cup quarter final clash.


The defender was one of Tottenham’s players of the season last campaign where they were runners up to Chelsea, and was named as the clubs’s player of the year for 2016. Despite the  widespread transfer speculation after these impressive performances, Tottenham were able to hand onto their star man in the summer and in the January transfer window.

However speaking to ​Betstars, Chimbonda has claimed that he believes Alderweireld may be on his way out of the club in the near future. He said: “In football you have a lot of rumours, like last year Mourinho wanted [Eric] Dier, but he stayed at Spurs, so you never know.


“He’s a good defender so it will be hard to keep him, but it depends on the other team and what they give him.

“He has to choose the best one for him, if he stays at Spurs to play regular football or go to another team only to play some.”

Manchester United have been huge admirers for Alderweireld in recent years, and were also set to come in for his teammate Eric Dier during the summer. 

However, Jose Mourinho opted to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea instead, although reports are suggesting Mourinho may still be set to make an offer for the Belgian this summer in an attempt to rebuild his defence.

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Adrian Mutu Claims Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘Injury’ Is a Front for a Falling Out With Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea forward Adrian Mutu has claimed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not actually injured, and the reason he is not playing is due to a falling out between him and manager Jose Mourinho. 

The Swedish striker has not played for United since Boxing Day, after suffering a relapse from knee ligament damage he picked up which ruled him out at the end of the 2016/17 season and the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

Speaking to Telekom Sport Romania (via the ​Mirror), Mutu said “I do not care about Mourinho.

“Mourinho doesn’t care about the performance, only the result. I have the infomation that Ibrahimovic is not injured, he’s just cold with Mourinho right now.”

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Mutu played under Mourinho during his time at Chelsea, but only made two substitute appearances for the Portuguese coach, before being released from the club in 2004 after failing a drugs test. 

Ibrahimovic recently returned to first-team training with United, but has not yet featured in the squad since picking up his injury in the Boxing Day clash with Burnley. 

The 37-year-old impressed in his first season with the club, scoring 17 times in 28 Premier League games, and this was enough to convince the club to extend his deal by another year, despite his injury. However, manager ​Jose Mourinho revealed earlier in the month that this is likely to be Ibrahimovic’s final season at the club.

With only eight league games of the season remaining, time is running out for the striker to make the same impact this season. He is yet to score in his five Premier League appearances so far, although he did score in his one League Cup appearance – the 2-1 loss against Bristol City back in December. 

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Football Journalist Shows Hypocritical Mourinho Up After Stunning Press Conference Rant

​Jose Mourinho’s extraordinary press conference on Friday has seen the Manchester United boss thrown into the spotlight by the British press once more.

In a move that some believe was Mourinho’s way of making sure he was the centre of attention again, the Portuguese manager went on a 12-minute tirade about why it was ‘nothing new’ for the Red Devils to crash out of the Champions League.

Given his claims that United fans should be less expectant about their side actually, you know, winning stuff, Mourinho might want to pay close attention to things he’s said in the past about doing better with the players at his disposal – as Times journalist Oliver Kay pointed out.

Kay explains in his Saturday column that Mourinho goaded Sir Alex Ferguson after his Porto team had beaten United 3-2 in the Champions League back in 2006 and stated the legendary Scot should have done a better job with his talented squad.

Mourinho said at the time: “He has some top players in the world and they should be doing a lot better than that. You would be really sad if your team gets as clearly dominated as that by an opponent who has been built on maybe ten per cent of the budget.”

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If only those words rung true in some capacity for you now, Jose, after your side’s 2-1 elimination at the last-16 stage by Sevilla.

Kay goes on to throw significant shade at Mourinho over his brand of football and ‘batten down the hatches’ approach and we’re sure that many football fans will agree with that sentiment.

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Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Liverpool Will Finish Ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League

​Despite last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend, Sky Sports Pundit Paul Merson still believes that Liverpool will finish above the Red Devils this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sit in fourth in the Premier League table, five points behind Manchester United, who are currently second. 

A win last weekend would have saw Liverpool jump ahead of Man Utd in the league table, but a brace from Marcus Rashford ensured that would not happen. 

Speaking to Sky Sports (via ​thisisfutbol), the former Arsenal and Portsmouth man stated: 

“I fancy Liverpool to beat Manchester United into second, and this game is important for them to close down the current five-point gap.

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“There’s a lot to play for second place, mark my words.

“[Manchester] United have to play Manchester City so the gap will be two points, so Liverpool have to ensure they win these games.”

Ahead of Liverpool’s game at home to Watford this weekend, Paul Merson also predicted that the Reds would cruise past the struggling Hornets: 

“I can’t see anything but a Liverpool win.”

Liverpool will have to contend with balancing European and Premier League commitments throughout the rest of the season. ​Jurgen Klopp’s men will face Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals at the start of April. 

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Jose Mourinho Dismisses Man Utd Fans’ Talk of ‘Football Heritage’ in Incredible 12-Minute Rant

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has continued his assault on his own club’s recent European history with more scathing remarks.

The Portuguese, who claimed that exiting Europe was ‘nothing new’ for United after bowing out to Sevilla on Tuesday, defended his comments on Friday during his press conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Brighton in an incredible 12-minute rant, reminding fans of their luck in the Champions League since they reached the final in 2011.

Manchester United v Sevilla FC  - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Bearing notes in hand, he let off one of the most astounding tirades in his career, even by his standards, taking everyone willing to listen through the club’s travails since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.

“I say to the fans that the fans are the fans and have the right to their opinions and reactions. But there is something that I used to call football heritage,” he declared, via Sky Sports

“I don’t know if, I try to translate from my Portuguese, which is almost perfect, to my English, which is far from perfect, football heritage.

“And what a manager inherits is something like the last time Manchester United were in the Champions League final which didn’t happen a lot of times, was in 2011. Since 2011, 2012: Out in the group phase, the group was almost the same group we had this season. Benfica, Basel and Galati from Romania. Out in the group phase.

“In 2013 out at Old Trafford in the last 16, I was on the other bench. In 2014, out in the quarter-finals. In 2015, no European football. In 2016, comes back to European football, out in the group phase, goes to Europa League and on the second knockout out of the Europa League. 

“In 2017, play Europa League, win Europa League with me and goes back to Champions League. In 2018, win the group phase with 15 points out of a possible 18 and loses at home in the last 16.

Manchester United v Sevilla FC  - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

“So in seven years with four different managers, once not qualify for Europe, twice out in the group phase and the best was the quarter-final, this is football heritage. And if you want to go to the Premier League, the last victory was 12/13 and in the four consecutive seasons United finish seventh, fourth, fifth and sixth. So in the last four years the best was fourth.

“This is football heritage. Means that when you start the process you are here, you are there or you are there, is heritage. And if the fans that I will always respect, always respect, if the fans and many of them are the ones you speak with, many of them are the ones I speak with and I am very lucky, but the ones who speak with you are very disappointed and the ones I speak with know what is football heritage.

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“What is a process and when I arrive. When I arrived in Real Madrid, do you know how many players had played in the quarter-finals of the Champions League? Xabi Alonso with Liverpool, Iker Casillas with Real Madrid and Ronaldo with Manchester United. All the others not even a quarter-finals, that’s football heritage.”

“Those stats are real,” he continued. “I give you a couple more: In the last seven years the worst position of Manchester City in the Premier League was fourth, in the last seven years Manchester City was champions twice and if you want to say three times, they were second twice. That’s heritage.

Pretty heavy stuff from the Portuguese there, but no one can accuse him of lying. However, this does bear similarity to the rant he let off just before he was axed by Chelsea in 2015.

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