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José Mourinho - Manchester United
We got a big player, a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me a few months like four or five years ago. His development was very, very good.feedback
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Jul 20 2017
The latest person who has talked about Manchester United is José Mourinho: “We think we have a player that is now a top player in Europe, has to prove it at the highest level. There is always this point of you have to prove it at the highest level and now he has to do it for Manchester United, he has to do it in Champions League matches, but I think he has amazing qualities.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of José Mourinho and all the other people that have spoken about Manchester United. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Vincent Kompany

I think that is what Manchester United bought and that is what they are going to get from him. Therefore they have added a good player to the squad and it is going to increase the competition in the Premier League for the title.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I am happy with them and I know that they will succeed at the club.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

What I will say is that, a long time ago, we thought about four players to strengthen our squad, but it is really hard to do it. If we do the third and forget the fourth, I would be quite happy with that because I know it is difficult.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

At the moment we have Lukaku and Lindelof, two players I know well. I worked with one before and the other is from the Portuguese championship, which I follow every weekend.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Every club is powerful and they don't want to sell or their demands are really high, so the market is difficult.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We always want more. We always feel there is room to improve, and I cannot say that I am happy with our transfer window. What I can also say is that it is a difficult transfer window and I don't blame anyone - it is just a reality of things. The market is going in such a direction that many players are difficult to get, not to say impossible.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The market ends on August 31, so there is plenty of time, but obviously, the objective for me as manager is always to have the players as soon as possible and try to coach them in the team and develop the team with them and Lukaku and Lindelof arrived to train in time for day one.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He knows what I can bring to the team and he's someone who is pushing me. I push myself too but he makes me a better player. I think I learned a lot from him in the last week and I'm glad I can work with him.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I'm happy for my goal. There is still a lot of work to do; as a team we know we need to be much better.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

But I'm glad I'm here because you really see it's a big club and that was the challenge I wanted.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I am ready for this. I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not? Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say – that we have to win, but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

You have success, you stay in the club. You don't have success, you don't stay.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think [Arsene] Wenger will be the last with a similar story in terms of staying at a club for so many years, but I what I try to do in modern football nowadays is to try to deserve to stay in the club, because in this moment, it is about success.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think Sir Alex's career is unique. I don't think it is possible to emulate.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

But what I try to do in the club is show that my work goes further than the football results, that it goes to areas that people don't think of as a manager's job. In my vision, my job is much more than what I do on the pitch and the results that my team gets at the weekend. Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's nice for US and US fans, it's very good for the event that deserves everything from us because of the phenomenal preparations, I think it's very good for both clubs and there is always a little bit of rivalry, a bit of an extra ingredient. But for me it's a friendly, I'm not going to jump to celebrate a goal, or cry if we concede, it's preparation for me, European Super Cup is a match, West Ham is a match.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

This season I will put more pressure on myself to do so and more responsibility. Last season was a different experience. I experienced things I hadn't experienced the year before. It puts you in good stead for the future. It impacts you quite a lot how you recover from that. That's what I was looking at.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't think Marcus is a number 10, he's a pure attacking player. Not with that quality to play between the lines, and assist, I think he's an attacking player who can play in a two or one, he can play anywhere and you demand a little bit more defensively, he can play with Lukaku after playing with Zlatan.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We got a big player, a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago, because he worked with me for a few months [at Chelsea] and his development was very good. We have a player who is now a top player. You have to prove it at the highest level, he has to do it for United, in Champions League matches, but he has amazing qualities.feedback

Daley Blind

He would again be another big signing. Last year he gave a big boost to the team. He is still a great player and great person and he makes everything better.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

In Spain, it is two clubs fighting against each other. Now Atletico Madrid is also close, but in our time, it was just about us. In England, I knew before it happened that it would be completely different, because it's a completely different league.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think Sir Alex's career is unique. I don't think it is possible to emulate. Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years. I think [Arsene] Wenger will be the last with a similar story in terms of staying at a club for so many years, but I what I try to do in modern football nowadays is to try to deserve to stay in the club, because in this moment, it is about success. You have success, you stay in the club. You don't have success, you don't stay.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

But what I try to do in the club is show that my work goes further than the football results, that it goes to areas that people don't think of as a manager's job. In my vision, my job is much more than what I do on the pitch and the results that my team gets at the weekend.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

After David [Moyes] and Mr. [Louis] Van Gaal, I come to my second year and hopefully I can stay and give that stability that the club wants. I will try, but again, I will have to try to deserve that, but that's what I try every day that I work.feedback

Phil Neville

Four or five years ago, Tottenham and Everton were on similar levels, Tottenham kicked on and Everton didn't but now I think they are well capable of doing a Tottenham – producing a young team with a brilliant manager in Ronald Koeman. Everton have bought quality and what is more exciting is the young players breaking through – couple that with Wayne Rooney and it should be good. Everton could be one of the teams to watch this year. They have been very proactive, they have not waited for Lukaku to leave, they have said 'let's get our players in first and take some of the pressure off.feedback

Ryan Giggs

I've seen a bit of (Alvaro) Morata. I've seen more of Lukaku. The pluses with Lukaku are obviously that he's played in the Premier League and Jose has worked with him before, and he's got friends. He's friends with Paul Pogba, and that makes the transition that bit easier.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it's just nice for him, it's not important for me. Before he scored the goal I told him 'I love everything you do on the pitch - don't be worried about scoring or not scoring'. He gets behind people, works and presses well. I like everything he does. It's easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago his evolution has been great. He's now a top striker. The goal is just a detail, not important.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think the delay was because the referee asked me to change the player and I didn't. Because I don't agree with the card. Because Saucedo, I think is the name of the boy, he was really aggressive during all of the second-half, with what happened to Mata and some other actions where it was a bit dangerous, which I understand. He gets behind people, works and presses well. I like everything he does. It's easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago his evolution has been great. He's now a top striker. The goal is just a detail, not important.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Young people, enthusiasm playing against Manchester United, but you come with the mentality of a friendly match and in the end you find yourself in a different mentality.feedback

Phil Neville

He'll know more about what's required and we'll see big things from him. He's the player I'm most excited about. If he takes a game by the scruff of the neck, he can be as good as the best midfielders in the world.feedback

Phil Neville

Pogba came in on the back of a World Cup last season - he didn't have much rest. Obviously, the price tag was a massive burden on him. I think United will be getting a fresher Pogba this season, especially as he's got one year of the Premier League under his belt.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I am ready for this. I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not? I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say – that we have to win – but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

You have huge success in one year, the next year you don't have success and you are out. It happened to me at Chelsea, it happened to [Claudio] Ranieri at Leicester [last season], it will happen to many others. Nowadays, people look much more on the short-term.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The level of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona [United's remaining tour opponents] is higher – Champions League level. It's a new competition for us. It is good for us. Maybe the other teams have the same philosophy as us, maybe not. I know Manchester City is our city rival, Real Madrid European champion, but it's not so important for us to play for a result.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

For the rest of the tour matches I will try to go for 60 minutes and 30 minutes and some players can play 60 minutes against Manchester City and play 30 against Real Madrid. I try to give minutes to everyone. It's an important thing. The work we do in training, to go to matches, to try to do the things we do in training. Important for everybody to compete.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I enjoyed playing LA Galaxy and enjoyed the first half of this game. This team played well the first 30 minutes, well-coached and good understanding of the game. Two fast wingers, good midfield. I really like the way they played. I'm sorry they have game on Wednesday and couldn't play with best team for 90 minutes. Second half it's young, less quality and more difficult for us to play.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think the delay was because the referee asked me to change the player and I didn't because I don't agree with the card because Saucedo was really aggressive in second half. That's what happens. Some other actions were a bit dangerous. It's young people with enthusiasm playing against Manchester United but it's a friendly match and it's a different mentality. But it's pre-season so no problem. It is good experience or us to play with one player less.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's just nice for him, not important for me. Before he scored the goal I told him I love everything you do on the pitch. Don't be worried about scoring or not scoring. He gets behind people, works and presses well. Like everything he does. It's easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago. His evolution has been great. He's now a top striker. The goal is just a detail, not important.feedback

Phil Neville

They have been very proactive, they have not waited for Lukaku to leave, they have said, Let's get our players in first and take some of the pressure off. I remember when I was at Everton with David Moyes. We sold Joleon Lescott one summer and Mikel Arteta towards the end [of the transfer window] – when you sell those players it puts added pressure on and fans get a little angry. Everton have bought quality and what is more exciting is the young players breaking through – couple that with Wayne Rooney and it should be good. Everton could be one of the teams to watch this year.feedback

Gareth Bale

I've not read anything, I haven't got a clue about what's going to happen. Look, I only found out yesterday that (Romelu) Lukaku has signed for Manchester United... I honestly don't know. You'll have to ask him. (The ankle is) fine. Obviously during the holidays I haven't done a lot of intensive stuff on the area, in order to recover well. I was annoyed last season because you always try to return to help the team, and give the best of yourself. Maybe I should have had more time recovering, and not forcing things, but now there is no pain. The ankle feels strong and I'm ready.feedback

Michael Carrick

[Zlatan] Ibrahimovic was terrific for us but Rom is his own man. When I came it was Roy Keane who came up but I'm my own man. Whoever comes in, you're always your own man. I don't want to compare them at all because it's not fair to do that. We all know exactly what he brings, that's why he's here. He's not going to change his game because he's come here. He does what he does best and obviously he's been brought here to score goals. I'm pretty certain he will do that this season.feedback

Gareth Bale

I have no clue about what's going to happen. Look, yesterday I found out that [Romelu] Lukaku had signed for Manchester United… I honestly don't knoi STILw. We won titles, we did well, we don't need to change anything. Well, you'll have to ask him. I don't watch a lot of football but I know that he's a good player and if he comes it's because he's had a great season and hopefully he can help the team.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional. He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success. Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He is a great professional with a great attitude and last season for too long he was in a period of not scoring goals and missing a lot of chances, which was not a drama because sometimes that's part of the evolution. We knew that this season he is going to score more goals than last season. A good thing today for me is to see that he's a team player. He's not selfish. He's not obsessed with goals. He wasn't so worried about himself, he was worried about the improvement of the team.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Last season everyone was saying it would be difficult for me to play Marcus - but he was one of the top in appearances for the team. He's learning a lot, a great professional, great attitude.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's just the natural evolution of a kid. Accumulation of minutes on the pitch and you change your body when you're a young kid so that's absolutely normal. He's already taller than when I arrived 13 months ago, he's three centimetres taller, and obviously he put on some muscle, but without any kind of specific work because his speed is the most important quality so we don't want to lose that. In the end, I think he was one of the top three with more appearances for the team so he played a lot, he developed a lot. He played in different positions, which is good for his evolution.feedback

Wayne Rooney

There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United. That came from Sir Alex when I went to United and it was passed down through the likes of Giggsy [Ryan Giggs], Gary Neville and Scholesy [Paul Scholes]. With the ability that Ross has, of course we all want him to be a part of what we're trying to achieve at Everton. He can help us get better but the decision about his future is down to him. I'm sure he will speak to the manager and do what's right for him.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It is a question for Florentino [Perez, Madrid president]. He belongs to Madrid. Madrid has decided and we have not come to an agreement. It is simple. It's a shame.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He's a player who made it to the first team with me [at Real]. We have a special liking for him, he's someone special. I enjoyed watching his evolution at Juventus and Madrid. It's like that, but I don't think he can end with us.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We don't have a vice captain, a captain is enough. Michael is obviously the captain and when Michael is not on pitch... we are going to try and feel and make decisions. We have people that step by step we have to prepare because Michael will be the captain for one year, maybe two if he decides to do that and his body resists the demands of the Premier League and Champions League, but for this season only one captain.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We have never thought about it, because he's (Cristiano) such an important player for his club, of great economic power, where we have not been able to find for whatever reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave. I'm not a defender of my club once you waste time on players who are mission impossible.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It is a question for Florentino [Perez, the Real president]. Clubs put price tags on players, not the one who wants to buy. He belongs to Madrid. Madrid has decided and we have not come to an agreement. It is simple. It is a shame.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We have never thought about it because he is such an important player for his club, of great economic power, where we have not been able to find for whatever reason something that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave. I'm not going to waste my time thinking about players who are mission impossible. I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid. It is like that. Last season he was not scoring goals and missing a lot of chances which was not a drama because that's part of the evolution.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It is a question for Florentino [Perez, Madrid president]. It is a player who made it to the first team with me. We have a special liking for [him], he is someone special. I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid. It is like that. I don't think he can end with us.feedback

David Davis

If Manchester United played Real Madrid, you would not let Real pick the referee.feedback

Wayne Rooney

Playing for Manchester United is a test of character. You've got to be strong enough mentally to accept the challenge. United are a football club that demands success. Romelu has to be strong enough to take up that challenge. Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those standards.feedback

Wayne Rooney

Hopefully, Romelu has got people there who will give him the right guidance and get the best out of him. There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United. That came from Sir Alex when I went to United and it was passed down through the likes of Giggsy [Ryan Giggs], Gary Neville and Scholesy [Paul Scholes]. Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those standards.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Yes, we have had interest in Morata, that is obvious and it's public. We have not come to an economic agreement, that is obvious as well. But it's Real Madrid's right to ask for their players the amount of money that they want. We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that. And we didn't arrive at an agreement with Real Madrid.feedback

Phil Neville

It caught me by surprise, I thought they were going to go for Morata and Jose said they actually bid for Morata. What Jose likes in all the teams he has managed is a target man and if Diego Costa leaves Chelsea you think maybe Jose was stopping Lukaku going to Chelsea to make them stronger as he is probably the best target man around. It [the Lukaku deal] is good for both clubs. Everton have got unbelievable money, invested that money really well, and I think both parties will be happy.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He didn't want to hide behind such an amazing injury. He was not happy with the way he finished the season, of course with his first European trophy, but not playing. So he wants to challenge himself and keep playing still at the highest level.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

What will he bring us? Hopefully goals. (Lukaku)'s the kind of player that everybody knows that he's a striker. We are not speaking about a multi functional player or a player that you can adapt, or we can create doubts about positions on the pitch. He's a striker.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Every club in the Premier League is powerful, has money to buy, to refuse to sell, and people don't focus on the power to keep the players and refuse to sell.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We are changing ideas and it's with Mr [chief executive Ed] Woodward and Zlatan's agent [Mino Raiola], but the final decision is the best for the player.feedback

Wayne Rooney

Playing for Manchester United is a test of character as well as your ability. You have got to be strong enough mentally to accept the challenge. United are a football club which demands success. Romelu has to be strong enough to take up that challenge. If he does that, then with the ability he's got he will be a success. If he doesn't, if he worries about things, then it will be more difficult.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The facilities are very good and the organisation is very good. Sometimes the facilities are very good but the organisation is chaotic. Since 2004, I'm still searching for the first mistake. It never arrives, it's amazing.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I can't say any word about a player who is a Chelsea player. I think the market is so strange, the prices are absolutely out of context, so the clubs without the power to sell, refuse to sell, are one step ahead and there are many clubs in the Premier League who refuse to sell their best players and that is fantastic and makes the competition so hard.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's quite a great experience the fact we worked together already for a few months. He's intelligent, he's polite, we kept the contact, the feeling, and now we are back together in different moments and I have no doubts it is going to work.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's quite a great experience the fact we worked together already for a few months. During the time when I was at Chelsea and then United, and he was at Everton, our relationship was always very close, despite not working together. I don't compare, I don't compare at all. One has his history and one is still in the beginning of his history. What he brings is hopefully goals. He's the kind of player that everybody knows he's a striker, so we're not speaking about a multi functional player or one where there are doubts about his position on the pitch.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I didn't negotiate, it was Mr [chief executive Ed] Woodward who negotiated with Romelu, his agent [Mino Raiola] and the Everton board, the only thing I did was to call him when the situation was almost there just to guarantee him that he would be an important player in my team.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

But why not wait for a player who gave us so much, we are exchanging ideas and it's with Ed Woodward [United's executive vice-chairman] and Zlatan's agent but the final decision is the best for the player.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We don't have our door closed. We are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof, we need more. We wanted four so I would say 50 per cent of the job is done. It's so difficult. I wouldn't like to be in Ed Woodward's position negotiating because everything is really difficult. So we need two more players I would say - at least one - but I don't want to say Matic or any other player because it's not correct [to talk about other club's players].feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Morata is not our player. We do not determine what the price is of a player at Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that. And we didn't arrive at an agreement with Real Madrid. I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer, and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement. It's simple.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I can't say any word about a player that is a Chelsea player, it's difficult, it was a little bit the same with [Real Madrid striker] Alvaro Morata. He is a Chelsea player and we have to respect the club and manager and owner.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So maybe we don't get two, we get one, but we need one more to give us more options. We have players that belong to the squad but cannot play for next few months, [Marcos] Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, if Zlatan stays. We need two more players I would say, at least one, but I don't want to say Matic or any other name because I don't think it's correct. They did very well to deserve to come to a giant like United. It looks like they'll be here for a long time.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I can't say any word about a player who is a Chelsea player, I can't, it's difficult, it was a little bit of the same with Morata, we have to respect the player, the club, the owner, the manager, I don't want to be disrespectful, and be speaking about the player. We don't have our door closed, we are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof, we need more. We wanted four, so I would say 50% of the job done, but I don't want to say that because everything it's so difficult, I would not like to be in Ed Woodward's position negotiating because everything is really difficult.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't like to speak about players who aren't ours, because Morata is not our player. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid. Yes, we have had interest, that is obvious and it's public. We have not come to an economic agreement, that is obvious as well. The reason why he was so important and difficult to get is what he did in the Premier League. Obviously there are other good strikers in football but the Premier League is a very specific habitat, a different habitat. Normally they need some time to adapt and Lukaku plays in Premier League for the last four or five seasons.feedback

Curt Onalfo

Our policy is not to comment on players that are not part of our team. Absolutely (we have room for a marquee player). We always have. The DNA of the Galaxy is to attract world-class players, so we're always looking for one.feedback

Patrice Evra

I would like to thank you for all these years spent together. We won a lot of trophies together. You are a legend of Manchester United and I hope that all the fans will always remember you for that, not without a touch of humor. As a person, I am better than you because even your wife says that I make her laugh with my videos so I always await your thanks!feedback

Zinedine Zidane

The word 'mistake' is not something you would normally associate with Alex Ferguson's time at Manchester United. But I do think it was a mistake letting Paul Pogba leave.feedback

Andreas Pereira

It boosts me that the people here trust the young players. I am very happy for the young players and I want to be a part of this team as well. It was a good experience, I learned a lot of things and hopefully I can use them now here back at United. Of course I have been thinking all about [United's matches], but I was focused when I was there to play well, to learn a lot, to improve so I can come back more ready to play and to help my team-mates over here.feedback

Leon Osman

It's an incredibly big price tag but you've got a player who could turn those draws into wins for Manchester United. That could potentially be a championship for them.feedback

Leon Osman

Barring Ibrahimovic, that was Manchester United's big falling down last season.feedback

Wayne Rooney

As you well know, I love playing for England. Gareth had to make a decision – as Jose Mourinho did – but I spoke to him. I wasn't playing the football that I like and I don't think you should play for your country if you are not playing for your club. So I understood his decision fully. He told me that if I get back playing every week then the door is still open to return to the squad. It just wouldn't have been right for me to try to carry on playing for England if I had gone there.feedback

Wayne Rooney

I'm going there to try to get three points with Everton. I had a great time at Manchester United but football moves on, players move on and I have come back to Everton.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club. He wanted to play for Chelsea but he clearly wanted to be first-choice striker - but for a club of our dimension it is very difficult to promise to a player.feedback

Wayne Rooney

As I've said for the last few years, if I left Manchester United, there's only Everton and Manchester United I'd play for - I wouldn't play for another Premier League team.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I'm 24. I never won a major trophy, but I'm eager to win something and to be part of a team that wins trophies, and I think he's the right guy to help me in that.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think he wants to improve me, make me a better player than I am today, which is good. I always want to improve. I always want to work on the good stuff, but also the bad stuff. He knows how to make players better, and make players winners as well. For me, I think it's the perfect opportunity.feedback

Anthony Martial

I love this club, I love Manchester United, I love the Manchester United fans. They give me a lot of joy and I really enjoy having them backing me. I try to be as good as possible to make them happy, to satisfy them. What I want is to stay at this club for as long as possible.feedback

Joel Pereira

I have been at United for a number of years now and since the first day here I have enjoyed every minute. Over the last season I feel I have made great progress as a goalkeeper and this will stand me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player. There have been many memorable moments for me at this club; however, making my debut for the first team at Old Trafford was unbelievable for me and my family.feedback

Sergio Ramos

I saw him in matches that I played against him and those in the Champions League last season. He is a great player with enormous potential. He is a fast player who unsettles his opponents and has abilities to score goals. He will battle with the best. They have players who have shown they are very good: Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, Mbappe. They are the players who make the difference and I think France will be one of the teams to be beat in the next few years.feedback

Phil Neville

I think with Zlatan last season United couldn't play on the counter-attack because obviously his age and the fact his legs are slowing down a little bit. Now you've got someone with genuine, genuine speed that United can play on the counter-attack.feedback

Phil Neville

It will be interesting to see how he fits into this United team because there's a lot of talk about 'Jose sold him, didn't play him at Chelsea', but that was four or five years ago. Romelu Lukaku is a different player now, he is a better player. His record actually is sensational. I mean 25 goals last year, 18 the year before. If you go back to his West Brom days when he was on loan there from Chelsea [he scored] 17 Premier League goals. If he gets anything like 17 to 20 this year United will be successful.feedback

Phil Neville

I think you've seen an improvement, I think there were of couple of criticisms - can he play in big games? Can he score in the big games? I think he half dispelled that last season. He scored in a couple of the big games and I think he is improving all the time. I think he's a different type of striker from what United have had for a long time, someone that can probably run in behind, can be a little bit of a battering ram, that United can play on the counter-attack.feedback

Matthew Olosunde

I just felt like getting to play for Manchester United was an opportunity of a lifetime. If I missed out on it I might not get the chance again so I had to jump at it and make the most of it. You could always tell that he was a level above. Obviously no one knows how things will turn out but I always thought he would be a big player.feedback

Antoine Griezmann

No, no, no. No, that's totally made up. False. It was my decision. I communicated it to the club. That's it.feedback

Michael Keane

Of course it was a temptation (to join Manchester United) - it's your boyhood club but you have got to take your heart out of it sometimes and think what's best for you, and I feel as if this is the best place for me to come and continue my development. It's a club with such big history and a great fan base so I can't wait to pull on the shirt and play for this club.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Ed Woodward has my analysis, has what I want, what I would like for more than two months. Now it's for him, now for the owners and the people who work with him [to sort], so I just wait.feedback

Paul Pogba

I accept that we didn't play well, we didn't do this, we didn't do that. I know what we did – we won three trophies. That's all I know. And that's all that matters. Because at the end of the day, when you die, the most expensive and the less expensive, they go in the same grave. So I don't even think about it.feedback

Paul Pogba

It was funny because when you know the value of money, when people don't have money, you feel a bit weird. You feel, Wow, it's a lot of money for a pair of shoes.' Life goes fast, so do something that makes you happy and just enjoy life, but it doesn't mean you forget about other people.feedback

Paul Pogba

Guess what? I got robbed in Italy and they stole my shoes. So please, the guy who robbed me, can you send me the shoes, please? It's very important for me. Keep the rest, just bring the shoes!feedback

Paul Pogba

This I will always remember all my life. I was 18 or 19 and I bought my first pair of Louboutins; they were white. I bought two pairs, actually. I didn't go out for one month after that, I didn't buy anything, I was so shocked. I said, I'll never buy any Louboutins again! So please, the guy who robbed me, can you send me the shoes, please? It's very important for me. Keep the rest, just bring the shoes!feedback

Paul Pogba

When you lose someone you love, you don't think the same way. And that's why I say I enjoy life, because it goes very fast. I remember when I was talking to my dad and now he's not here. My dad was a very strong man, very stubborn as well, he fought, but at his age it's not easy. He was a very good man, a very good dad and I'm proud to be his son.feedback

Paul Pogba

It's a very difficult moment but you cannot give up. We can't let them get in our heads, we have to fight for it. Sad things happen in life but you cannot stop living. You cannot kill a human being. To kill a human being... it's something crazy, so I don't want to put religion on it. This is not Islam and everybody knows that. I won't be the only one saying that. I remember when I was talking to my dad and now he's not here. My dad was a very strong man, very stubborn as well, he fought, but at his age it's not easy. He was a very good man, a very good dad and I'm proud to be his son.feedback

Paul Pogba

I left Manchester to play. That's all I wanted. Even though I was young, I felt I could play now and I didn't want to wait. So if it wasn't with Manchester it would be with someone else. But in my mind, I knew: 'It's not finished, I might come back.' My mum told me this: 'You'll come back one day.' And here I am: having a haircut in Manchester.feedback

Massimiliano Allegri

I did nothing to keep Pogba. Because when the club told me the numbers... Dybala's game is easier on the eye, but Pogba is extraordinary because he has physicality and technique.feedback

Enrique Cerezo

We have spoken with his family, but not with him. A lot of things can happen between now and January. We'll speak with Ibrahimovic in January, but right now we can't sign anyone.feedback

Enrique Cerezo

Saul is a very good player and he has a long-term contract at Atletico. Are you going to ask me about him every summer? We'll put up with it. A lot of things can happen between now and January. We'll speak with Ibrahimovic in January, but right now we can't sign anyone.feedback

Florentino Perez

I believe we are not negotiating with Manchester United, which does not mean that there are not people around him who are talking, which is normal. I have read that we have reached an agreement for I don't know how many million Euros, but it is not true.feedback

Kevin Kilbane

Wayne Rooney will probably will leave Manchester United, yes. To go to Everton might be a good move for him because the way he left Everton didn't quite work well for him from a personal point of view. Growing up he was a huge Everton fan. I think it will be a good move but his agent said that he has got offers from around the world. So it might not necessarily be to stay in the Premier League. Pace is something what a number nine certainly requires. He can still score goals and I think he could play as a number 10 and as a midfield player. He has the ability to do that.feedback

Beppe Marotta

We have no intention of selling anyone. But if a player decides to leave, as has happened in previous years, then he has to go, because we don't keep anyone against their will.feedback

Graeme Souness

Mourinho is used to winning league titles and finishing where he did last season in the Premier League will not be acceptable, but it won't be easy to put it right.feedback

Graeme Souness

I didn't think Mourinho was right for United and I said that from day one. Because Guardiola was coming in at Manchester City, the people making decisions at Old Trafford felt compelled to go and get a big name manager and they ended up with Jose. He has taken on a very difficult job at United and struggled to find his find his best eleven last season, if he ever found it. A big concern for me that their best player for most of last season was a 35-year-old in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with 35-year-old Michael Carrick also one of the top performers.feedback

Graeme Souness

I didn't think Mourinho was right for United and I said that from day one. Because Guardiola was coming in at Manchester City, the people making decisions at Old Trafford felt compelled to go and get a big name manager and they ended up with Jose. Now they will be under pressure like never before because they are working for owners who expect to be challenging for the title.feedback

Graeme Souness

The record these two guys have confirms they are great managers, but they have probably taken on the biggest challenges of their career in these two jobs and they have to respond to the task.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

He played before at Manchester United, so it could be them, but I think any team. Chelsea? I do not know, but he can play for any team in the Premier League.feedback

Umut Guner

There is no deal with Manchester United or anyone else in place. We agreed to a two-year deal with Benfica. The loan did have a clause that the option [for a second year] had to be activated, which we did.feedback

Paul Pogba

Next year, the objective is the Premier League. There is also the Champions League and we will have to give that proper attention.feedback

Paul Pogba

Griezmann? I wish for his happiness. If that is at Atletico, at City, I will handle it. He is one of the best players in the world.feedback

Paul Pogba

For my first season we got three trophies and a place in the Champions League which was the main objective. I'm going to the Champions League, that's what I wanted. What matters is what the coach thinks of you, not the rest. He brought me confidence, three trophies too.feedback

Paul Pogba

The young players like Mbappe and Dembele are very talented. I've never seen this, young players imposing themselves like that, being relaxed like that. Mbappe and Dembele have the future before them, they must be serious. They're kids, young people who have a brain. I wish them the best, also with France. Everyone wants us to win, we are all responsible against Sweden. We are second, we have to be courageous and take our chances with both hands to go for the top spot.feedback

Steve Nicol

The reason Klopp is ahead of Mourinho, is because Jose Mourinho went out and spent over £200million last season and took his side to sixth in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp, with I would suggest less talent, turned Liverpool into a top four side.feedback

Paul Ince

There are now six or seven English clubs fighting for the top players in the world. And a lot of players prefer London. So, it's tougher for him. But if he can, then I really do expect them to be a force next season. We have seen the signs that they are really improving.feedback

Paul Ince

You would back Jose to be able to talk to any player out there and sell himself and Manchester United – but there is a lot of competition out there. When I was playing, there were only really two – Manchester United and Liverpool. Now there's Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea. They are good clubs. Can he get these players?feedback

Dwight Yorke

We are one of the richest, if not the richest club in the world right now, so we can attract all the players.feedback

Dwight Yorke

Mourinho has been able to do that without the Champions League. Now that we are in the Champions League, I think that we are in a position to strike.feedback

Dwight Yorke

Winning two major competitions this season helps us, being in the Champions League this season also helps us and puts us back in the forefront of things.feedback

Dwight Yorke

United obviously are looking to add to the squad. We know that, that is not a secret. I think that Man United being the richest club in the world and in the Champions League as well, things are looking up. I believe that come the start of the season we will get three or four quality players in to make sure we are competitive enough and raring to try and win the Premier League this season.feedback

Dwight Yorke

United are obviously looking to add to the squad, we know that, that is not a secret. It's all about the quality that is brought in. I'm sure Jose's got his targets like every other manager.feedback

Michael Carrick

We are looking up and we are looking to achieve something this year and win more trophies. It was a big way to finish to get the Europa League trophy with the added incentive of a Champions League spot. It gives us something to go at next season. A club like Manchester United needs to be in the Champions League and challenging for that trophy. You want to be playing at the top and challenging the best teams.feedback

Michael Carrick

I haven't really given it too much thought to be honest with you. Listen, you don't need me to say, everyone knows what type of a player he is and how good he is and what a career he's had. It's not for me to get involved in whether he comes to Manchester United, whether he leaves Madrid or not, that's not my business at this moment in time.feedback

Bob Bradley

There is no doubt he was disappointed with what happened in Chelsea. But listen, you have to remember at that time Chelsea had a very experienced side and I think it is well known Jose (Mourinho) tends to go for the more experienced guys in his selections. He can play from the outside in and set up chances, or he can play as a striker or a false nine.feedback

Florentino Perez

Listen, you don't need me to say, everyone knows what type of a player he is and how good he is and what a career he's had. It's not for me to get involved in whether he comes to Manchester United, whether he leaves Madrid or not, that's not my business at this moment in time. Cristiano has a contract and he is a Real Madrid player. I have not talked with Cristiano.... but they tell me has been treated badly in this country. I have found everything out through the newspapers.feedback

Gary Pallister

The win over Ajax stopped a lot of these doubters out there who were saying it was a poor season because United finished sixth. Okay, we didn't qualify for the Champions League through our Premier League position. It means so much to the club, not just financially but for the fans and players who want to be involved in the biggest competition in the world.feedback

Beppe Marotta

A substantial offer has arrived for Alex Sandro. We have no intention of selling anyone, but if a player decides to leave, as has happened in previous years, then at the end of the day he has to go, because we don't want to keep anyone against their will. But at the moment, there are no such situations and I hope nobody will leave.feedback

Igor Tudor

I played with Ibrahimovic at some point and have experienced a lot throughout my career.feedback

Igor Tudor

I like Bruma a lot, he is still young, but already a top player. But the fact is that there are 20 more players in a squad. They all listen to you, except Bruma.feedback

Igor Tudor

But I have never seen someone behave like Bruma. It might be the way he was raised. He crossed a line.feedback

Gary Pallister

It was hugely important we got there and we did it in great style out in Stockholm. The win over Ajax stopped a lot of these doubters out there who were saying it was a poor season because United finished sixth.feedback

Gary Pallister

Okay, we didn't qualify for the Champions League through our Premier League position but we qualified by winning a European trophy and we also won the League Cup, not to mention the Community Shield. All in all, quite a few teams will be jealous of Manchester United 's season.feedback

Robert Pires

I'm always confident. When I talk about football and the Premier League I think everything is possible. Man United spent a lot of money for Paul Pogba last summer and I think Arsenal can spend a lot of money on one player like Mbappe. A lot of teams want Mbappe, like Madrid, but there will be a difficult fight for him.feedback

Kim Kallstrom

It is clear, he [Ibrahimovic] is a huge star. He can go to Manchester United as a 34 or 35-year-old and instantly become the central figure. I do not remember exactly how I worded it. But if I said he decided everything, it was a bit of a saying, it was not that he literally decided everything.feedback

Mino Raiola

Ibra is fine, he's received so many offers, from the US and beyond. He's certainly not going to Napoli. Milan haven't asked me about him. With Galliani, he'd already be there.feedback

Marco Fassone

Clubs have asked me about Matuidi, like Inter and Juve. We'll see. The Bianconeri pulled out a year ago due to political reasons. Maybe this time.feedback

Joaquim Batica

At Olympiakos, Joel had important success and the club tried several times to buy him. He was the centrepiece of a club who are regularly champions and make the Champions League - where he scored against Manchester United and they were eliminated.feedback

Alex Ferguson

The great thing about United is you've got to accept the challenge of beating the best. The expectation is always there and the matches we'll face in the ICC are all big ones. It's very good for the younger players to come into this type of competition in terms of preparing to be a Manchester United player.feedback

Michael Essien

I won't say Romelu's relationship with Jose was the same as mine but, in general, it was normal and they respected each other.feedback

Michael Essien

If Jose wants him and he wants to play for Jose then yes they can work together. They both have to want to work with each other for that to happen and if the desire is there then yes they can work together. In general it was good and normal. We all had different relationships with Jose and mine, as everyone knows, is like a father and son.feedback

Jurgen Locadia

If [the music] is well received, I want to continue doing it. Deep in my heart I dream of running a festival with 30,000 people. But I still hope to play football for a year or 11. Manchester United is my dream, but I would go through an intermediate step.feedback

Eric Abidal

Mbappe is a good player, but his price is not £120m. I still think he wants to stay in Monaco and confirm his level there. He has to make a decision also thinking about his game minutes, because this is the year of the World Cup. When you start to pay £100m as was done by Pogba, then for a player with more talent you have to reach £200m and that does not represent the value of the players. Here at Barca, what price would be paid for (Lionel) Messi or Neymar?feedback

Carlos Tevez

I left not to hurt Boca. Honestly, I do not know what I'm going to do at the end of the year. If I'm hungry for glory, it's very difficult to stay in the club. I have to find myself to go back, I know I gave them everything.feedback

Michael Essien

In general it was good and normal. We all had different relationships with Jose and mine, as everyone knows, is like a father and son. Of course he had played in Belgium for a few years, but Chelsea was a different test which he had to get used to. I missed one or two before so I knew how he was feeling and, as a team-mate, I tried to support him to let him know it's part of the game.feedback

Tony Scholes

What I can't do is shed any light on where the rumours have come from. That happens at this time of year. We have some speculation, some of it is based upon some truth, no smoke without fire, but other times you get wild speculation, and the Wayne Rooney one falls into the latter category. Wayne Rooney has been one of the best players of his generation. He has been, and still is, a great football player. But there have been no conversations whatsoever about Wayne Rooney coming to Stoke.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I am very happy with Paul. The club is very happy with Paul and I think the good thing is because of his personality he does not listen to what people say. I feel the world is losing balance. Envy coming to certain levels I am scared for the next generation. He came to Manchester as a teenager and fought for his career here. He reached the top of the world, nobody gave him anything.feedback

Anderson Talisca

I've had a good season, and Mourinho has a love [for me] that exists, I will not lie. It's a dream, something that all players want. As I said, his love is old and I like his work. He's a great coach and I hope everything works out. I can't talk about Manchester United. It's not just up to me. It's up to Benfica, my representatives, who are dealing with the situation. Soon, they'll have news.feedback

Leonid Slutsky

My teacher at Riversdown House and I drew up a list of foreign Premier League managers and their standard of English. In terms of accent, vocabulary, all these things. We had Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho at the top, then Jurgen Klopp. I was fifth or so.feedback

Eric Abidal

Mbappe is a good player, but his price is not £120m. I still think he wants to stay in Monaco and confirm his level there. When you start to pay £100m as was done by Pogba, then for a player with more talent you have to reach £200m and that does not represent the value of the players. Here at Barca, what price would be paid for [Lionel] Messi or Neymar? Dembele is a very talented player, he would fit very well in the club. If the bench is strong things are achieved, the signings will help a lot.feedback

Emmanuel Petit

Martial was very good the first months with Manchester United and since Mourinho has managed the team he's not in the same position anymore. It's a risk. Talent is something very important in football but you need to have confidence as well from team-mates and your manager.feedback

Hugo Lloris

In France, we used to have a lot of talented players, and it's true that the new generation are fantastic, but we need to give them time to get the right maturity. But as they showed [against England], they are ready to compete at the best level. Let's see what will happen in the Premier League.feedback

Phil Jones

We're Manchester United, we're going to attract the best players and the biggest players. It would be a strange summer if we weren't signing players like that. Competition is always good. I've spoken to the manager, he just asks how you're feeling, how you're doing, just a normal conversation between player and manager. We've got players with bags of quality, it's just putting it together and getting it right.feedback

Ryan Bertrand

France have good players, but they were no better than what we have too. Perhaps we allowed them to shine a bit more. We are a team that is building, we've got a slightly longer vision and the French coach has been there longer. They are more settled and they've had more time, tactically. Gareth has come in and done outstanding and we are all buying into it and we are progressing as a team.feedback

Phil Jones

You look at our team versus their team and I don't think you could say their team is better quality than ours. We have got players in there with bags of quality. It is just about putting it together and getting it right. In recent months and years we have done well against the top teams and never quite got over the line. That was the same against France and it needs to change because when you go into tournaments you need to beat these teams. I don't think it is the quality of the players.feedback

Hugo Lloris

Maybe he had some things to prove, because he belongs to one of the best clubs in the world and he plays in the Premier League, and he has to show his level. Against England, he was fantastic and as a midfielder he helped the team a lot to manage the ball. I have no doubt that he will get better and better. The Premier League is very exciting. All the Premier League clubs have the capacity and the ability to sign the best players in the world.feedback

Phil Jones

He is a good player, he is quick and he scores goals. But all the lads will have played against lads like that throughout their career, so you know who you are up against.feedback

Gareth Southgate

A lot of the play with the ball was good. It seems that at 2-2, after the sending off, they went up a level in terms of what they were able to find and we didn't manage that period of the game well.feedback

Gareth Southgate

I think both players had some really good moments and it's difficult to assess without watching it back, but I thought there were definitely positive individual performances. Sterling caused problems, Kane in the first 50 to 60 minutes led the line really well. A lot of the play with the ball was good.feedback

Gareth Southgate

It is definitely something which France, at all age groups, have. They are blistering and they will cause you huge problems on the counter-attack if you're not supremely well organised.feedback

Gareth Southgate

Whichever system, we had problems with their pace and power. That athletic ability is what makes them hard to play against. Sterling caused problems, Kane in the first 50 to 60 minutes led the line really well. A lot of the play with the ball was good.feedback

Gareth Southgate

I thought [England's 3-4-3 system] worked really well, up to the point at 2-2, and gave us good options. We moved the ball well and caused them problems with that.feedback

Hugo Lloris

You are right to ask the question, but I cannot reply. The Premier League is very exciting. All the Premier League clubs have the capacity and the ability to bring the best players in the world. In France we used to have a lot of talented players, and it's true that the new generation are fantastic, but we need to give them time to get the right maturity. (On Tuesday) he was fantastic as a midfielder, he helped the team a lot to manage the ball.feedback

Gareth Southgate

I think in course of 90 minutes I saw things we're very good at. With the ball we caused France problems, created chances and scored two. Then we saw things we have to get better at, without the ball and our managing of the ball at 2-2. Sterling caused problems, Kane in the first 50 to 60 minutes led the line really well. A lot of the play with the ball was good.feedback

Ryan Giggs

Pogba today was… you've got to be excited if you're a Man United fan. Can't wait for next season if he's going to play like that. Tonight he had everything.feedback

Ryan Giggs

Of course he could have done better but he's come from Juventus where they win the league every year and he's in a team that was inconsistent throughout the season. If United hit the ground running next year, you will see a new and improved Pogba.feedback

Ryan Giggs

It's just consistency. You never knew what you were going to get from him. But overall, I was happy with his first season.feedback

Ryan Giggs

He's got everything – he can go box-to-box, he can score goals. He hit the crossbar like nine or 10 times for United last season. If he can turn them into goals, that's another area he needs to improve.feedback

Zinedine Zidane

There are footballers like Gianluigi Buffon, Maradona, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo who have not won it. I could have never imagined that I would achieve that, and I still have time to go.feedback

Ray Wilkins

Done absolutely nothing. We've got young Keane has done exceptionally well at Burnley, we're looking to bring him back at Manchester United for £28m, all of a sudden Lindelof is 30 [million]. Now, when we bring someone in from Europe, it always starts with a three. This guy has done nothing. Absolutely nothing.feedback