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Alex Ferguson
You can stay here in your comfort zone or make the next step in your career. It was not a difficult decision; Manchester United were the English and European champions, they had the best players, they had Sir Alex Ferguson and Old Trafford. How could I not be seduced.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Manchester United. 261 people are quoted and you can read 1265 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: “If you ask if [Paul Pogba] can play next week against Tottenham then I don't know. I'm not telling you no, then he plays, and then you say I lied. I really don't know. I expect Eric Bailly to be back next week. I cannot tell you about Fellaini or Pogba.”.
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All quotes about Manchester United

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We were solid and we were in control. The attitude was very good. I'm really happy and it was quite comfortable. A good day for us.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Zlatan is here, he's working here, under our control, he's working so, so, so, so hard but he's not to be back in the next week or couple of weeks. Let him take his time and be back when everyone feels is the right moment. Do I think he will be back in 2017? Yes I do. But is just a feeling.feedback

Andrea Agnelli

On behalf of the club, supporters, team and technical staff, we are extremely proud about winning six straight Scudetto titles. At this club we believe the greatest success is always the next one, our challenges is to prove ourselves again in Italy and Europe.feedback

Ryan Giggs

Losing to Huddersfield was obviously disappointing but you can never be surprised in the Premier League. You have to be right at it every weekend and Manchester United clearly weren't after two tough away games at Liverpool and Benfica.feedback

Bernardo Silva

We will try to keep it going and keep in first position. Manchester United lost points as well, so we are already five points ahead. We just have to keep doing our job. It's only the beginning, but it's always good when your opponents don't win. We have to stay focused on our games, but it's a good day for us.feedback

Antonio Conte

I think for the game against Everton, it is impossible to recover for [Danny] Drinkwater. [Victor] Moses needs more time and so does [N'Golo] Kante. But I think this could be a good opportunity to give a chance to the young players like Charly Musonda, also Kenedy, young players who I think deserve the chance.feedback

Thibaut Courtois

In 2015 [under Mourinho] we wanted to fight as well but the game didn't turn out well for us, there was too much bad luck. Sometimes different things happened. Last season we were champions with his way and we trained much more than this season, so I don't know why somebody would complain. It's not as if we don't like to train.feedback

Thibaut Courtois

There was a moment when we were 2-1 down, we were having difficulties and Watford could have made it 4-1. It was very important to come back to win. Last season we were champions with his way and we trained much more than this season, so I don't know why somebody would complain. It's not as if we don't like to train.feedback

Antonio Conte

They are young but they deserve this chance because they are working very well, they are improving and to see the improvement during a tough game against Everton, I think is important for the club.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The answer is that nothing is happening; I am not signing a new five-year contract and I am not leaving for PSG. I have a contract and that is it. The only thing that I told, and is true and there was not misinterpretation of my words, is I am not going to end my career at Manchester United - and I ask how is it possible in modern football that a manager is going to last 15 or 20 years.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Mourinho and I had finished our interviews at Old Trafford and the players were doing their warm-down on the pitch. When Jose was done with the press, he stood by the entrance to the tunnel and regarded the returning players. He greeted Moussa Sissoko and hugged Dier. They passed by me en route to the dressing rooms, laughing, speaking in Portuguese. Maybe it is a common Mourinho tactic, but he put Eric in a compromising position. You cannot do that after a defeat.feedback

Owen Hargreaves

For Mourinho you have to earn his trust and I think today he's lost some of that with his performance.feedback

Thibaut Courtois

We are happy to show that we are ready to fight. We all know what would have happened [with further talk about Conte's future] if we had lost against Watford.feedback

Mino Raiola

We have agreed that for the next five years he is only working for me. So we're flipping it now. The salary comes to me and he gets the commission.feedback

Antonio Conte

Now, if I have to see in a selfish way, I can tell you I agree [that the Carabao Cup isn't important].feedback

Antonio Conte

But, we have to try and find the best solution and I try to protect the teams who are playing in Europe. It is not simple.feedback

Antonio Conte

On the other hand, this type of game is important as it gives you the chance to see the improvement of the players who have not been playing. I don't know. It is very difficult to say something about this.feedback

Tom Ince

Listen, the manager knows that, toe-to-toe, we can't we deal with Manchester United. They have got superior players who are world-class, elite players. What we can do is give the attitude and have the right mentality and desire to try and work for each other.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Eric told me about United's interest since last summer [2016] and I explained the situation to him clearly. Look, you aren't leaving because you signed a five-year deal with us in August. You're among the highest-paid players at Tottenham at the age of 22. You're important to us and you could become the best centre back in the Premier League.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

I sat down with Eric after lunch on Monday and we chatted for four hours about the whole shebang: his agent, family, confusion.feedback

Mino Raiola

He says he has never seen anything like 40 years. It's the best knee he has ever seen. This damage would be Himalayan to many, but to Zlatan it's a small hill. He will be back soon.feedback

Mino Raiola

He says he has never seen such a strong and pure knee after such a long career as Zlatan has. Imagine all the bangs. This is a professor who takes care of athletes from all over the world and works with an American football team.feedback

Gary Neville

For all six of us to come out of one youth team means that there is an obligation not to just sit back and say: 'We've finished our football careers and we're all Mr ex-Manchester United now.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Are you friends with Mourinho?' I asked him. No, but I've known him a long time, from my time in Portugal... one of his godsons coached me. He always says hello.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Then I found out that United have made an approach and the player is being destabilised. His people have been putting pressure on him, although United are not promising anything. Mourinho and I had finished our interviews at Old Trafford [after the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United, December 2016] and the players were doing their warm-down on the pitch. When Jose was done with the press, he stood by the entrance to the tunnel and regarded the returning players.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Ever since that conversation, Eric admits that he could have waited for Mourinho to be out of sight before heading to the dressing room.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I heard Ander Herrera in an interview saying the attitude and desire was poor. Oh my God. When a player says that and a player feels that, I think they should then all go to the press conference and explain why, because I cannot explain that.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

After we signed [Victor] Wanyama [in summer, 2016], Eric, who now sees himself as a midfielder, felt that we had treated him badly because Wanyama's arrival would halt his development. His performances have started to suffer this season. We've spoken a lot recently but I've felt he hasn't been telling me everything. Later on, I once again tried to understand why he couldn't shake off the shackles and I offered to help him with whatever it was.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

I've told Eric he has what it takes to be the best English centre back but he has to be convinced of that himself. We've put the conditions in place for him to improve. But he broke into the national team thanks to his displays in the [midfield] holding role and ended up scoring a couple of big goals.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

As for the Mourinho incident, What could I have done?' Eric asked me. He told me about United's interest since last summer [2016] and I explained the situation to him clearly.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I have no idea [if Pogba will be back]. I'm not telling you no, then he plays, and then you say I lied. I really don't know.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I'm disappointed, but the reality is they were stronger than us. I prefer to be at peace with football and to be at peace with football is when the best team wins.feedback

David Wagner

I said to the players that I wouldn't expect a result, but that I can believe in a result. That is why it so huge for us. It's a very proud moment, that we were able to beat Manchester United at home. In one game you can have a chance. If there is a chance, try to catch it. Today was our moment because we were at our best and maybe they weren't. It is one of the proudest moments in my career. It makes me very happy.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I was not expecting that [poor first half]. The team that started with intensity, the team playing the game of their lives, won. Maybe in [the] second half we had more control, playing against a team and incredible wind. If we wanted a bit more then maybe we get a draw, but we deserve the defeat.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We deserved it - the team that wanted it more, wanted to compete, to be more aggressive, won. When the best team wins, there is nothing to say.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It would be unfair if I point at the players involved in individual mistakes. I would if it was in the context of a great team, but it was in the context of what we were like in the first half.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Paul Pogba is not here, I don't know when he comes back, when he is available, I don't know about it.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The way we try to do it is always to speak about opportunities for others. It doesn't mean I don't miss the players, I would like them to be here for us. And yes, in answer to your question, nobody is back from injury but what we have is good.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Since last season we had big injuries and last season you know that without [Romelu] Lukaku, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] was even more important for us and [everyone knows] what [Paul] Pogba means for us.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it's my fault, because people are used to my teams getting good results and winning titles. Other people have more time than I have. Other people have different standards than I have and that's not a problem for me at all. I would like to know the last time United won nine points from three matches in the Champions League? We are doing OK. I don't speak to him. I don't know why he speaks to me. That's no problem. Maybe it's not his fault. Maybe it's the journalists' fault when probably they've passed him a wrong message.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I moan about why I don't understand why we play Saturday after Wednesday when we should play Sunday. I moan about this all the time but not about injuries. When managers say I moan about the fixtures then they are right, but nobody can say I moan about injuries because I always try to speak about opportunities for other players.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't speak to him. I don't know why he speaks to me but that is no problem or maybe it is not his fault and it is the journalists' fault when they pass to him the wrong message. There are managers all over the world that by philosophy they prefer to speak about injuries, they prefer to try to find the excuse of a hypothetical failure based on injuries. I moan about the fixtures, moan about no time to rest. I moan about why I don't understand why we play Saturday after Wednesday when we should play Sunday. I moan about this all the time but not about injuries.feedback

David Wagner

This is a very proud moment. We all know how huge it is that we have beaten Man United. We have to make totally clear so everyone understands what is extraordinary and what is ordinary. Today was extraordinary. I live in Huddersfield so I know how huge this is for this town, the supporters, the chairman, the board. This is a very special moment.feedback

Antonio Conte

I think these are stupid things. For me, this is a stupid subject. A stupid issue. It's fun to see your interest in this. I'm surprised about this, honestly.feedback

Martin Keown

When Manchester United are being dogged – as they were at Anfield – they need to see more from Lukaku.feedback

Antonio Conte

He could be an option, but honestly... if Kante is available before [for?] Manchester United and the game against Roma, I'll be very happy.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

If you ask if he can play next week against Tottenham then I don't know. You will have to ask Dr McNally [the head of the medical department]. He is responsible for that. I'm in control of the players who are available. I'm not happy or unhappy [about Pogba] – it's not my responsibility.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I know my team cannot score four, five or six every match. I know that, especially with a certain profile of matches, it is difficult for us to score a lot of goals. We have to try to find balances and I'm really happy with what the team is doing. Critics - no problem.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

You will have to ask Dr [Steve] McNally. He is responsible for that. I'm not happy or unhappy [about it]. It's not my responsibility. I'm in control of the players who are available.feedback

Nicky Butt

We do things the Manchester United way because we think we are pioneers in what we do. We move forward, we don't stand still. We have coaches and people at the club who don't suck up to kids. Instead, they help them learn how to do things in life.feedback

Nicky Butt

We do lots of things ourselves that are not put onto us by the Premier League or any governing body. We do what's right for our players and the Manchester United way is what we do because we know it is right.feedback

Antonio Conte

Do you think that it was for me? I think that he has to think about his team. Stop, look at himself, not the others. I think a lot of the time Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea. Also last season. If it is for me, my answer is this. If this not for me my answer is not for him.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Hopefully some of them [can return at Huddersfield] but I don't know. I don't know about Paul, I don't know about Fellaini. Phil Jones was on the bench because he felt that if we really needed him, he could [play]. So if he was at that stage, on Saturday I think he will be in a condition to play. For Eric Bailly, I think it will be difficult.feedback

Phil Neville

A lot has been made of his comments. When he signed for Manchester United, I don't think anybody thought he was going to be at United for 10-15 years like Sir Alex Ferguson.feedback

Phil Neville

He's probably just putting a few feelers out there to say in two or three years time Paris Saint-Germain, it's another country that he hasn't been to, another country he hasn't won titles in, and that looks the next step.feedback

Phil Neville

I think modern day management now says that three or four years is probably the maximum.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I knew how good he was and I told the players how good he was, but we had a little bit of a strategy, especially on set pieces to try to make him uncomfortable. So in the corners we put a lot of players close to him to take his confidence for him not to come out. And then in free-kicks we knew he risks a lot, but only top goalkeepers risk like he does. And we were a bit lucky and he was unlucky.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

You know, with other managers, with other players, I'm pretty sure that yes (they get an easier ride) but that's not the problem for us. And there is another situation, maybe I'm guilty of it: I never speak about injuries. Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when some player is injured. I don't cry.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Phil Jones [decided] to be on the bench he was feeling that in case of real need he would help us. So if he was in that stage today, on Saturday he will be in conditions to play. Bailly, I don't think so. Rashford I thought it was cramps because he was running so much, it was about muscular fatigue, but he felt something in his knee but to me it doesn't look a big thing. We are one point from qualifying and one victory away from winning the group with two games at home to play. A good game, solid.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It is something in knee, I thought it was cramp or a bit of fatigue but it is something he felt in his knee. I hope nothing important.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I never speak about injuries. Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when a player is injured. If I wanted to moan and others I could cry like the others for five minutes; (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, (Marouane ) Fellaini,(Paul) Pogba, (Marcos) Rojo.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I ask how is it possible in modern football that a manager is going to last 15 or 20 years? I am ready for the next 15 [years], I would say. Here? Yes, why not? After David [Moyes] and Mr Van Gaal, I come to my second year and hopefully I can stay and give that stability that the club wants.feedback

Antonio Conte

A lot of time Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea. A lot of time, also last season. I think he has to think about his team and stop... to look at himself, not the others. I tried on one hand to protect my team, to become more solid and to move our central defender into midfield. On the other hand we lost totally our style of football.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We were the team that was positive and we were always in control. I never felt that we could concede a goal, we were very solid defensively - sometimes I feel that to be good defensively is a crime but it is not a crime. To be good defensively is one step to get results. We knew the Benfica pressure could not stay for 90 minutes. I knew how good the goalkeeper was, I told the players that. We had a little bit of a strategy, especially on set-pieces to make him uncomfortable. He risks a lot, but only top keepers do that. He was unlucky for the goal.feedback

Edin Dzeko

I love Manchester, I really do. It's a lovely city, lovely people and I really enjoyed it there. Some of my best memories are related to Manchester, to the title-winning team, to that crazy QPR match. That was always special, playing Manchester United. I loved the feeling of the derby, that pressure, the atmosphere around it.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He needs time, no pressure, but also he needs opportunities. He will prove step by step that he is ready to play.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Victor will be given time and no pressure for his evolution. He has a very specific position on the pitch and I was saying he needs time, he needs time and he will be given time but also opportunities.feedback

Craig Bellamy

As a football club they have an identity that's worth more than a title. As a club they have a certain way of playing and as a club they've let that go for the time being. Going from winning [the league] on a regular basis, to now coming off it has got them in that much of a panic.feedback

Craig Bellamy

Bobby Charlton said it through the years that Mourinho isn't a Man United type of manager. At the moment, for their desperation to win trophies, to get back to the top, they will bring him in and they will let it go for now, but there will only be a period Manchester United supporters and Manchester United as a football club will allow this to happen for.feedback

Craig Bellamy

Manchester United is a huge club, with a huge tradition, and you don't want to be going too far away from that.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

After that, some people tried to be clever, some people tried to be malicious and they said many different things. But the reality is simple. I did not sign a new contract but I am not thinking about leaving.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think I'm going to be 15 years minimum in the job (as a manager) and I think it's impossible to stay 17 years in the same club even if you want, even if you try. I think Arsene Wenger will be the last one to do that, that was my answer (over the weekend) - I don't think I'm going to end my career at Manchester United. After that people try to be clever, malicious. I didn't think about signing a new contract, but I don't think about leaving too.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The only thing that I said, and is true, and there was not misinterpretation of my words, is I am not going to end my career at Manchester United. I ask how is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 or 20 years in the same club? I think [Arsene] Wenger [at Arsenal] is the last one to do that. I think it is impossible for us, with everything that surrounds the job, with all the pressure that surrounds every job, to last for so long.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think I'm going to be here 15 years minimum here in football. I think it's impossible to stay 17 years in the same club. Even if you wanted, even if you try, I think it's impossible. I think Arsene Wenger will be the last one to do that.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think that's the answer -- the answer is that nothing is happening. I'm not signing a new five-year contract and I'm not leaving for Paris Saint-Germain. I'm at Manchester United, I have a contract and that's it.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think he has a unique career, almost unique, especially for a foreign player, who came and stayed for long in Portuguese football. Honestly, I have always admired Luisao. I like the winning mentality that he always presents, and always for his loyalty and passion that he shows towards Benfica and sure enough to Portugal.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think he will finish his career at Benfica and I think he should. His career is, frankly, a beautiful thing.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Benfica could win 12 points and finish with the same possibilities as everyone else. What I was trying to show yesterday was Benfica are much better than CSKA Moscow and Basel. I think the players were convinced in the meeting we had in the morning that results aren't the real indicator of the value of a team.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Our sole objective is to qualify. Within that context, one point away against the strongest of the three teams in the group is a positive result. But the match can also be analysed outside that context and analysed just as a match, a match we want to try to win. Honestly, I have always admired Luisao. I like the winning mentality that he always presents, and always for his loyalty and passion that he shows towards Benfica and sure enough to Portugal.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it's impossible for us, with everything that surrounds the job, with all the pressure that surrounds every job. I think it's impossible to last for so long.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The future is tomorrow. I have my contract, which ends in June 2019. We are in October 2017 so I don't know what to say. The only thing I said, and it's a true interpretation of my words, that I am not going to end my career at United. How is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 or 20 years in the same club? I think [Arsene] Wenger is the last one.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Rojo is not coming to play but he is coming with the team to train today with the group. Tomorrow, individually, but he's coming [back]. I would say, probably in two weeks, Marcos is ready to play. There is no Bailly he was injured in the national team. No, I will not tell you the team. First because the players don't know yet, and second, with so many injuries, I think that should be something that you can view with almost a guarantee of success, because our options are so few that it is easy for you to guess the XI.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think Arsene Wenger will be the last one to do that, that was my answer. I don't think I'm going to end my career at Manchester United, after that people try to be clever, try to be malicious, I didn't think about signing a new contract, but I don't think about leaving too.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

You know I read something [about this] but it's quite, there is a bit contradiction there. Because he says: 'Let's move on and forget what happened,' but then he spends 10 minutes about what he thinks happened and didn't happen. So for me these are words without any meaning and FA committee [which have taken no action is there to analyse and make decisions, so no comment.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The only thing that I told and is true and there was not misinterpretation of my words is I am not going to end my career at Manchester United. I ask how is it possible in modern football that a manager is going to last 15 or 20 years, I think Wenger is the last one. It is impossible for us to last for so long. If in this moment I want to finish my career in four or five years my ambition would be to end my career at Manchester United. So for me these are words without any meaning and FA committee [which have taken no action is there to analyse and make decisions, so no comment.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's one of those things as a professional player now that you have to be able to play in different positions and be versatile. I've found myself playing at full-back, enjoying it and playing well, wherever the manager wants me to play, I go out and give 100% whenever I pull on the United shirt I look to do as well as I can.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The answer is exactly that – nothing is happening, I'm at Manchester United, I have a contract and that's it. I don't think there is an answer for that, I'm not in conditions to answer to that because there is nothing to answer, I have a contract and that's it. I have my contract that ends in May/June 2019, we are in October 2017, so I don't know what to say.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think you English media have the answer for that because in one day it says I am going to sign a five year contract worth £1billion per season and then the next day you say that I am leaving and going to PSG - I think that is the answer. The answer is that nothing is happening; I am not signing a new five year contract and I am not leaving for PSG. I am at Man United and that is it. I have a contract I don't think there is an answer for that.feedback

Tony Cascarino

Zaha was the golden boy at Palace before he joined Manchester United and was sidelined by David Moyes. He didn't feel any love at Old Trafford.feedback

Juergen Klopp

If we get the penalty, and I know we'd still have to score, but Mo Salah was still on the pitch and he scored the most difficult penalty in the world for Egypt last week, then it's 1-0.feedback

Juergen Klopp

We have to do whatever is necessary and we will be challengers. We will be challengers for the next few years, no problem. We showed big heart, we were brave, I thought we were smart in doing the right thing at the right moment, but in the end it didn't work out.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Jose obviously did what he thinks is right, or what he wants to do, and that is ok. It doesn't make life easier for us but I can't moan and say 'Come on, open up a little bit'. That's not how it is. We take it like it is. If you really want to know who we are watch the full 90 minutes of our last few games and tell me we were not good.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Why Paris? Because at the moment, Paris has something special. There is magic, youthfulness and quality. It is fantastic.feedback

Thierry Henry

I don't think it's about proving Mourinho anything, but proving the Liverpool fans that you are this guy – that you can be a player like Coutinho. For me, he [Salah] is special, he has something special. He will be a special player for Liverpool. I like the fact that he is direct – we don't have a lot of players like that in the game anymore. And yes, people will say sometimes that he needs four opportunities to score a goal. When he is able to finish all the opportunities he has then he will be more than lethal for this club.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

And the way I suspect the change of him taking over Manchester United that led to me being sacked, that's not very chic.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

I have good memories of Manchester United. What the media have written about it does not apply to the staff, the players and the fans.feedback

Louis Van Gaal

Remarkable, eh? Mourinho is a sympathetic guy. He was like that when he was an assistant as well as an opponent. He only lets himself go in front of media.feedback

Gary Neville

He's a Manchester United centre-forward. There's a high expectation of what you have to do in a game - win games for your team.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We came for three (points). But in the second half we felt difficult to do that with the match dynamics. I was waiting for Jurgen to change for him to go more attacking, but he kept the three strongest players on in positions where they were having control. He kept the strong midfield and that midfield was stronger than mine. In the second half I had no one on the bench to change the direction of the game.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Manchester United came here for a point and got it. For sure you could not play this way at Liverpool, but it's okay for Manchester United. I said it was obvious they had a more defensive approach, I think that was obvious, but that's completely fine. After the game, it looked to me like they wanted a point; if they could get three, they would take it of course, but we wanted three. So they are happy and we are not happy. That's easy. But it's a home game so we should be dominant. I'm OK with the performance. It's not my job to judge the Manchester United performance.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I had [Ander] Herrera and [Nemanja] Matic and no-one on the bench to make a difference.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I was feeling that I need my bench but we had no bench. I need to play against their three – Henderson, Can and Wijnaldum - with power and energy and we had no power and energy. Liverpool's midfield is really strong and they never changed. They are faster than us and I had no chance to bring the game in another direction.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

If I have solutions on the bench then I can do things like I did before in the victories at Swansea and Southampton. Liverpool's midfield is really strong and they never changed. They are faster than us and I had no chance to bring the game in another direction.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

No, we came for three. But in the second half we felt it was difficult to do that with the match having the dynamic it had.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He did well and didn't let the game break. [Emre] Can and [Georginio] Wijnaldum were very good from a defensive point of view.feedback

Juergen Klopp

So far we've only lost one Premier League game. Everyone can see we're not far off Manchester United. I thought the boys did well.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I just know the quality of their players and the qualities of their team. Obviously the quality of their team has a relation with the quality of their manager.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I've known that since last season, I know that better now because in the last couple of weeks I tried to analyse them and to study them in a more precise way. I know what they are.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We know that the fans have huge animosity against Manchester United historically, but this is what we want, so we are very happy to have one more opportunity in our careers to play in these beautiful conditions. It's beautiful to play at Anfield. Beautiful.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I will play with one defender and nine strikers, don't worry about it, we play with one guy behind and then we go with a new system and we play with nine strikers, don't worry about it.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Manchester United came here for a point and got it. For sure you could not play this way at Liverpool but it's OK for Manchester United. [It was] a good performance, I thought worthy of three points. We were unlucky in at least two, maybe three situations - of course the big chance when De Gea made the save.feedback

Jamie Carragher

Jurgen Klopp made changes but he still kept the three-man midfield the same. Manchester United showed such a lack of ambition it was worth taking a risk by leaving Coutinho on and bringing on another attacking player. Yes, you can get done on the counter but it was obvious United were here for a 0-0 and hoping to nick a goal from a set-piece or a counter-attack. I think Liverpool should have taken the risk to take (Georginio) Wijnaldum or (Emre) Can off.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

When Barcelona played against Las Palmas in an empty stadium, do you think the players were happy with that. We are speaking about Anfield in this case, like it's a big problem. It's a satisfaction, it's what we want. We go to play against a big team with a great tradition in an amazing stadium, we know the fans have a huge animosity against Manchester United historically, but this is what we want. We have this beautiful conditions, it's beautiful to play at Anfield.feedback

Juan Mata

Sometimes, we get into a routine - training, travelling, playing - and you get into a mind-set which is all very quick, and you don't have time to step back and have that perspective and think, Listen, I am playing for Manchester United, I am very lucky. It gives you a different perspective about how big football is as a force for uniting people.feedback

Juergen Klopp

We are not so weak that we have to think we don't have a chance against Manchester United. It's Anfield, it's our stadium, it's the first game with the Kenny Dalglish Stand.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Obviously the opponent has big quality, but we are still positive when we think about the game. We are really looking forward to it. It's one of the most special games in world football. If you are not involved, you would watch it 100 per cent. We know this and we respect this. We want to perform and we want to get a result.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Over the years, there have been teams that are better than United at football… Barcelona, Arsenal under Arsene Wenger for many years were a better football side but United don't get beat in a fight. You play good football, aggressive with penetration, but you don't get beat in a fight. We were weak for a couple of years, but now I look at us going out onto a pitch and I think 'You wouldn't want to take them on.' They're strong, they're fast, they're aggressive, they've got power. It sounds very British that, but it's very United. United teams have always had power and strength.feedback

Giuseppe Riso

Don't forget, at the age of 16, he bagged a brace against Lazio. It's not surprising he has been linked with PSG, as many big European clubs are tracking him.feedback

Giuseppe Riso

I am not in contact with anyone at the moment. We are talking about a very powerful striker. Let's just say he has the characteristics of a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He's not just a revelation in Italy, but one of the best young European players.feedback

Juan Mata

I've been lucky to be born in Spain to a good family. But some team-mates reached the same position from a tough background. Football is equal and it doesn't matter where you come from. I have two team-mates now, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo, and their roots are completely different to mine. One is from Cote d'Ivoire, one is from Argentina. They were born in humble families with few economic prospects. They played football with their friends and now they're at Manchester United. It's a beautiful example of people that were not as lucky as us doing great.feedback

Juan Mata

He did go there. Mourinho did as well and some of my team-mates and some City players. I go a lot and I was there when José was there with team-mates and staff. I've seen some of Pep's assistant coaches there, like [Mikel] Arteta – but I never bumped into Pep.feedback

Paul Ince

Sadio Mane being out for six weeks is bad news for Liverpool, he's a much bigger loss than Philippe Coutinho would be. Mane is much more involved in the game from start to finish, without him Liverpool's side are a lot weaker - he's vital. Win or lose, United will still be challenging for the title. Liverpool don't come close. Mourinho will want to win it, he can answer those doubters who are saying 'well they've not played anyone yet' and he knows that. It's a chance to shut people up.feedback

Eckhard Krautzun

When it comes to his favourite club, however, Liverpool weren't always number one. It would be his dream to go to England one day and his favourite club would be (Manchester) United. That's what he said.feedback

Eckhard Krautzun

I said 'Jurgen Klopp, if he goes abroad, he goes to England, his love would be Manchester United.feedback

Kenny Dalglish

With respect to other Premier League teams, these are the games that might decide who lifts the trophy in May. Mourinho has a knack of knowing how to win games, and if he thinks his best chance is to shut up shop, he's entitled to do that – but for us, Jurgen Klopp will be the complete opposite. He's not interested in a draw, he only wants a victory.feedback

Kenny Dalglish

Three years ago, Jose brought Chelsea up to do a job and they did it really well, so for me there's no blame apportioned to him because Liverpool missed out on the title. He was very professional, utterly clinical, and you cannot criticise him for that. He came back to Anfield with Manchester United last year with a similar philosophy, but there are no rules which say you can't play defensively, and they almost snatched it at the end when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had that chance.feedback

Karl-Heinz Riedle

Ozil going back to Germany? Who knows. There's a rumour that he goes to Manchester United. He shouldn't do it.feedback

Karl-Heinz Riedle

There's a rumour that he [Ozil] goes to Manchester United. He shouldn't do it. Ozil is a quality player. If you see his skills, it's just amazing what he can do on the pitch. We would be very happy if he comes back to a club in Germany, for sure.feedback

Christian Purslow

He's two years into this job that looked to be perfect for Jurgen Klopp. There are great similarities between what he achieved at Dortmund, what he was expected to achieve - which was to compete with an absolute behemoth in Bayern Munich, while spending less money, both on wages and in the transfer market. There are revenue differences between Manchester United and Liverpool. Liverpool's are still superb but they are a fraction of Manchester United.feedback

Thomas Meunier

I've always said that one day, I would like to play in the Premier League. 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

Ricardo Mourinho Felix

It's not only a problem for Portugal, but it's also an issue for the euro area and Europe as a whole. We are also concerned about the situation as devoted Europeans that believe in the European project, and it's very important to have a close monitoring.feedback

Juergen Klopp

No-one will show this game in 10 or 20 years but we could have played better. The kind of defence is difficult to play. The man-marking is really difficult, they are stronger than us.feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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.feedback

Roberto Martinez - Anfield

Marouane is a quick healer. I don't know (when he will be back). He needs a further test with his club. The swelling has to disappear completely to know for sure.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Belgium is Roberto's responsibility. It's his decision to play him or not to play him. I cannot, professionally speaking, say do this or do that.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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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 feel good. I have trained every day since I had my knee operated on, there is no vacation.feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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

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.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

Graeme Souness

I missed out on two players who went on to become Manchester United legends. Ron Yeats, the chief scout then, told me there was a young Danish goalkeeper – Peter Schmeichel – who was a Liverpool fan and willing to pay his own travel and hotel in exchange for some time with us. Eric Cantona was another I missed out on. We played Auxerre at home and Michel Platini came to see me afterwards.feedback

Graeme Souness

I missed out on two players who went on to become Manchester United legends. Eric Cantona was another I missed out on. We played Auxerre at home and Michel Platini came to see me afterwards. He said he had a player for me, a problem boy but a proper player. It was Cantona, but I said the last thing I needed was another problem player. I had 30-pluses I was trying to get out, so I didn't need more hassle. I said I was looking for something else and so it was no thanks.feedback

Chris Smalling

I was lucky enough to watch him a lot on TV and then play with him and be with him when he broke the United record and England record. There are a lot of other experienced strikers I have played with but the impact he has made, I think by the end of his career he will be known as one of the greats.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

With long-term injuries, I don't speak about them, so Ibra, Pogba, Rojo and these players, I don't think about them. We never miss the players that are injured. That is our way of thinking. They are injured, we don't think about them.feedback

David Moyes

Having said that, I accept totally that when you are manager of Manchester United, you have to win. I didn't win enough. But I don't think there is a manager out there who would have been able to do something better or quicker in the time I was given after Sir Alex retired. It was all about small margins.feedback

Nemanja Matic

We know that he will be out for some time. He's very important for us, a great player, but I am sure he will be ready soon. Paul is very important for Manchester United but we also have great players to play instead of him.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's not a good situation for us but moaning doesn't help. We have to wait for them and hope there are not many problems.feedback

Ronald Koeman

If you saw and heard what criticism he got in his first season, it was unprecedented. Now he is playing at his level and is important to Manchester United every week, but only after a season in the Premier League.feedback

Ronald Koeman

There are even bigger players who went to bigger clubs that needed a whole season to adjust. The best example is Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was the best at Borussia Dortmund and was bought by Manchester United for a lot of money.feedback

Pierpaolo Marino

Manchester United are following Mertens very closely. He was an underestimated player until he played as a striker, now that he is a 'real No.9' he is kept under the eye of big clubs, because the €28 million clause a a low price, even if he's 30 years old. This could be the year of the Blues. But not because Juve are weaker, but because Napoli have improved.feedback

Andrey Zakharov

Russia is an extremely secure country. It is definitely safe for British fans to come here. Those fans who arrived in Moscow for the Champions League matches [involving Liverpool and Manchester United], we deployed police to meet them, implemented all the measures according to the information we had. Everything will be secure. There is nothing to be afraid of, we are ready to ensure their security during the World Cup.feedback

Antonio Conte

But, instead, they sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain, so they became weaker. It wasn't simple second time, but it was easier. Here, from last season to this, you have big teams becoming bigger.feedback

Matteo Darmian

I made a choice [to come to Manchester United] and I don't regret it. Of course it's normal that any player wants to play as much as possible. I work hard every week and I'll keep doing it. Both are focused on the details, but maybe English football isn't hugely tactical, so in that respect Ventura focuses more on tactical preparation. Mourinho has been coaching me for two years and he's tried to bring his ideas to the team.feedback

Ryan Giggs

He is effective, knows his strengths and limitations, and he's somebody who Jose has put a lot of faith in and he has repaid that with some important goals.feedback

Ryan Giggs

Marouane Fellaini has really proved his importance, stepping in for Paul Pogba. He has scored important goals, as he did at Everton, and I'm really pleased for him after taking a lot of stick over the years.feedback

Ryan Giggs

I've worked with him and he's a great lad to train because he does exactly what you want. He hasn't let the fans bother him because he's always had the support of the players and the coaches.feedback

Nemanja Matic

It's nice to have him in the team because he can defend, on long balls he is strong and he's always dangerous in attack. I am sure that he will show all his quality this season.feedback

Didier Deschamps

He's a player who's probably better when he starts than when he comes on. A bit like Lacazette. All 24 players want to start. Anthony is much better, he's decisive. The last game [at CSKA] highlights what he can do. He's getting back to a good level. He's more used by Mourinho.feedback

Andy Murray

I'm a huge fantasy football fan, so I'd probably quite fancy myself as a manager - but it's completely different doing it in real life, definitely not as easy as everyone thinks.feedback

Andy Murray

I have no idea [what to do in football] - I just find the sport really interesting. I love reading, watching and talking about football, so, if I wanted to do something that wasn't tennis that I thought I was passionate enough about, I'd maybe look at doing something in football.feedback

Ola Gallstad

I think it's the story of why he was so technical and successful in his career.feedback

Ola Gallstad

He would come home and play street football with his friends. The game would be on the Saturday and then he would be playing football on the Sunday in Rosengard. He played football every day.feedback

Johnny Gyllensjö

We could talk to each other and we had great respect for each other, and he started to move on in Malmo and play in the team. And so we are glad that we have a little bit of an influence in his career.feedback

Johnny Gyllensjö

He was not so keen to play football anymore. As an amateur psychologist, I talked to him. I think he really liked to score some goals and he couldn't do it and this was a problem for him.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

Nemanja Matic

We cannot be relaxed for the future because we have to win more, focus because the teams now know how we play, the teams know our formation, our players and, of course, in the future those will want to show they can play against Manchester United. We will be focused, we will be ready for that. It is going to be hard but that's why we are here.feedback

Simon Mignolet

It's disappointing and frustrating but we have to keep looking forward, keep our heads up and make sure when we come back after the international break we go again against Manchester United, which is a big game and something to turn things right for us. Everybody will be away in another environment and when they come back we've got that one to look forward to.feedback

Antonio Conte

It is very difficult for every team in this league. To defend – it is very difficult to win two titles in a row. We won the title with Juventus and I was expecting a really strong challenge from AC Milan, but instead they sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris St Germain, so they became weaker. It wasn't simple second time, but it was easier.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don't trust the other people and we have to. We never miss the players that are injured, that's our way of seeing. They are injured, we don't think about them. It's an opportunity for others, is a moment for others to step up and to get the chance, so I think that's good.feedback

Antonio Conte

For sure there is a disappointment for the result but I think when two great teams play these games anything can happen. We played against a very good team and we created chances but we didn't take them. City took their chance. A great compliment to Manchester City.feedback

Nemanja Matic

He doesn't have the credit that he deserves. I don't know why, I don't know really. But I really enjoy playing with him and I am sure that we will continue like this.feedback

Nemanja Matic

I didn't have pre-season. I trained alone. I can feel it in some parts of the game! If you see him how he works everyday in the training session, his games that he played didn't surprise me - that he played well, that he scored goals.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Because (Alvaro) Morata is now really working and is a perfect fit, because Lukaku is the perfect fit for Manchester United, because Harry Kane is now scoring (for Tottenham ), because (Alexandre) Lacazette is doing well… we had other things we felt we needed to do first.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't welcome the break, it's bad. We had the first break and two days after the players came back we had to play another game.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I was thinking in the latter stages of the game that probably Lukaku doesn't score in this game and I was thinking he [already] had a good performance and a good contribution for us.feedback

Danny Blind

People talk about Lukaku, who gets a lot of goals. But you need a player who provides all the assists, who feeds the big goalscorer. He [Mkhitaryan] is so important for United. He keeps the tempo in the game, he is deadly with his one touch football near the box and he always has an eye for every situation in front of goal.feedback

Danny Blind

They are David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, who is currently injured, Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. For Mourinho, that is the frame of his side. Valencia is also his captain. Around these six chosen ones, he keeps changing the players. He [Mkhitaryan] is so important for United. He keeps the tempo in the game, he is deadly with his one touch football near the box and he always has an eye for every situation in front of goal.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Three points were very important. I told the players we had to respect and play seriously against an opponent in a difficult situation but are better than the results are saying. I need some people with maturity, with the concept of 'team'. I know the new generation of players are more individuals because their entourage and society makes them this way.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Probably the result is bigger than our performance because I don't think our performance was consistent. We had good periods, good moments, always control of the game.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's great to have these players, because as managers we do not have an easy life now.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So to have people like Mata, [Ander] Herrera, [Antonio] Valencia and [Nemanja] Matic - i'm just giving you a few examples, there are more - is very important.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So Lukaku is not just about the goals he scores, he is about the way he plays and allows other people with different qualities than him to have conditions to shine and perform. We always expect a striker to score more goals than the others but especially our attacking players, they have the freedom to play. They can always be in finishing areas, in fact I want them to be, so if people like Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial score goals, I think it's just a natural consequence of the way we play.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He's a very important player for me, much more important than what you can imagine. Ander Herrera was Player of the Season and he's not starting matches. That's life in big clubs. We gave Michael Carrick a contract because we think he is a good player. We think he is an important player.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He is just in a team where at this moment Matic and Fellaini are in the best form that I have ever seen them in.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Look without Zlatan we cannot rotate the striker, especially because Marcus Rashford is playing also in other positions. So until the moment we have Zlatan we cannot think about giving rest to our No.9, the same way we give in other positions. We cannot do that.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We have to play against everybody home and away and when I look at the fixtures I only look to the period of time we have to recover from match to match. That's the only thing that concerns me and makes me think. The opposition is not the problem.feedback

Louis Saha

This is clearly the best side since United were playing for Ferguson. 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.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We played Wednesday night and we arrived (in) Manchester (at) 4 am, so (we got) home at 5 am, and we have to (play) tomorrow, so (our) mentality is (always) very important.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

This is why the mentality of the players is important. There is a long time to go. It is just the beginning. Roy is experienced. They have good players. It's a good club and they have enough time to fulfil and reach their objectives.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We don't have Fellaini, we don't have Pogba and we don't have Carrick, all three midfield players we lose for this match, so there are not many solutions. For me, Craig Pawson is one of the big talents in refereeing in England. He had an amazing game in my opinion. He was calm and so much in control, he had a great performance.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

He needs time, no pressure, but also he needs oppprtunities. The fact that he played against Basel and then against Burton then in the future he's going to have more opportunities to play.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Opponents-wise, I think it's the best CSKA that I'm going to play against. I think it's the best team that I face with CSKA as an opponent.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

But I don't like to speak about opponents because if I speak good I motivate them and if I speak bad I motivate them. I play many times against CSKA and I think this is the best CSKA Moscow side I have faced. I am happy that was recognised and that I can be doing my work normally against Crystal Palace. That is enough for me.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Victor will be given time and no pressure for his evolution. He is a very specific position on the pitch and he needs time. And we will give him time but also opportunities but just time and no opportunity the evolution gets slower. I always like to be back in Moscow – it is a beautiful city that gets better each time I come. It is a pleasure. I am happy that was recognised and that I can be doing my work normally against Crystal Palace. That is enough for me.feedback

Ander Herrera

The manager had a conversation and he told me I was going to be an important player if I do what he wanted me to do. I am always open to learning. I am always open to adapting myself t