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Manchester United on a winning roll

 

After their first 5 England Premier League matches, Manchester United remain in first place on the EPL Table tied with Manchester City with 13 points apiece. Manchester United travel to Southampton to compete in their upcoming Premier League fixture enjoying a winning roll after Jose Mourinho’s side easily cruised into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after beating Burton Albion 4-1 on Wednesday night. A brace from talented youngster Marcus Rashford along with goals from Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial set up a clash with Swansea City in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup competition. Luke Shaw came on from the United bench at half-time and hopes to be included in the Special One’s squad against the Saints. United boss Jose Mourinho gave an update on the injury status of superstar Paul Pogba, who is sidelined with a hamstring problem. Swedish celebrity striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and defender Marcos Rojo remain sidelined through long-term injury problems.

 

Marcus Rashford has recovered from injury to make the travelling squad to play Southampton as Mourinho makes wholesale changes to the side that beat Burton Albion 4-1 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. United will be without Paul Pogba for the third game running and Mourinho did not give say when the 24-year-old midfielder will return. "I have no idea," Mourinho replied after he was asked about Pogba's return date. "No idea. But, again, it’s a great opportunity for other players to play and I trust them all. So I’m not going to cry or be counting the days until Pogba comes back, not at all. When he comes back, welcome, but until then, I trust my people."

Manchester United squad v Southampton

 

David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini ,Michael Carrick, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s Premier League clash, Mourinho was complimentary about Southampton, who were able to keep Virgil van Dijk amid interest from Liverpool, and the Dutchman may make his first start since January. "Southampton is the kind of club that are very stable in the way they play and in the way they see football, the qualities of their players," Mourinho said. "I think it's a good team to be a manager of. Honestly, I think it's a very good club to be manager of. And I see the match tomorrow as a very difficult match."

Mourinho commented on United’s latest financial results that were published on Thursday. "The club financially looks really strong and better than ever," Mourinho said. "According to the numbers. Where the football team is improving not just in results but in a certain style of play. Where the connection between the players the fans, and the team looks stronger and stronger. Where the United fans around the world have more reasons to smile than in the recent past, so I think it's about globality." Southampton is the first of six away games from United's next seven fixtures but Mourinho sees an advantage to the schedule. "It is difficult, but it means it's going to be easier later," he explained. "If we play now, CSKA in Moscow and Benfica in Lisbon, it means, later, we are going to play them at Old Trafford.

Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho recently said he believes Man United supporters are back on board with the Reds' style after United's popularity with fans took a hit in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson seasons. The club's traditional attacking game went sour with Ferguson’s replacement manager David Moyes and then Louis Van Gaal and even in Mourinho's debut campaign. But after winning silverware last season in the EFL Cup and Europa League, thereby earning a spot in the prestigious Champions League tournament, Mourinho's side have rebounded and excited fans in the new season with 23 goals to date in all competitions.

 

In addition, United’s impressive quarterly figures saw United post record profits, with revenue of £581.2m. “I don't think it's about a specific moment of winning a specific competition,” said Mourinho. “I think it is something more global, where the club financially looks really strong - better than ever according to the numbers. Where the football team is improving, not just in results but also in a certain style of play. Where the connection between the players, the team, the fans looks stronger and stronger. Where the Manchester United fans around the world has more reasons to smile than in the recent past, so I think it is about globality.”

Coming up at Manchester United

 

On Saturday, the Reds travel to Southampton to play the side they beat 3-2 at Wembley last February to lift the League Cup and breathe fire into Jose Mourinho's era at Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has travelled with his 20-man Manchester United squad to Southampton for their Premier League fixture on Saturday. Manchester United face some gruelling matches away from Old Trafford in their upcoming games. After flying 181 miles to play Southampton, the Manchester United squad will fly 1,582-miles to Moscow hoping to continue their strong start in the Premier League and Champions League. Then United’s EPL clash against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will present United with their their toughest test of the season to date. United are then flying 1,072 miles to Lisbon, Portugal before a short 29-mile busride up the M62 to Huddersfield followed by a 147-mile flight to Swansea as Manchester United embark on an 8,000-mile trek of away matches over the next 33 days. The only break in their travels is a league home match against Crystal Palace before a quartet of away games at Liverpool, Benfica in Lisbon, Huddersfield and a Carabao Cup game in Swansea.

United boss Mourinho talked about his upcoming schedule with the media. “It is very difficult but it means it will be easier later,” said Mourinho. “It means later we are going to play them at Old Trafford. If we have consecutive away games against Liverpool and Huddersfield, it means that later we are going to play them at Old Trafford. I am never too worried about matches at home and away because the number of matches is always going to be the same, unless in the domestic cups you are always in the cold balls and some clubs are always in the hot balls.”

“But I am not worried about it,” added Mourinho. “I know that it is difficult to play at home, probably a little bit more difficult to play away but if we cannot win we try to get the points. It is impossible to win all the time but we try to get points and then try to compensate with good form at home. In this moment we have three Premier League victories at Old Trafford, we won the Champions League match (against Basel), the cup match (against Burton). If we manage to change so many draws from last season to victories it'll be great. For example West Ham and Everton last season two points against them at Old Trafford, this season six points against them.”

On September 23rd, Southampton host Manchester United at St. Mary’s Stadium in a English Premier League clash. Then on September 27 CSKA Moscow host Manchester United in a Champions League match at Arena CSKA in Moscow, Russia. Manchester United host Crystal Palace in an EPL game at Old Trafford on September 30. Mighty Liverpool host Man United in a mouth-watering battle between the rival giant clubs on October 14 at Anfield Road. And on October 18, Man Utd will travel to Lisbon, Portugal to play Benfica at Estadio da Luz in an exciting Champions League match. United travel to play Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium on October 21. Then on October 28, United will enjoy being home at Old Trafford to play Tottenham Hotspur! Buy Manchester United tickets now and be there live to support your favorite club in person! Buy cheap 150% guaranteed Manchester United tickets for the England Premier League and Champions League - and check back for all the news and transfer rumors from Old Trafford at LiveFootballTickets.com!

 

Warning given to Manchester United fans traveling to Moscow

Both Manchester United and Liverpool fans have been told there will be a "visible police presence" in Moscow next week as the giant, popular England Premier League clubs both have Champions League group matches in the Russian capital. It is expected that a combined total of 2,000 fans will make the 3,200-mile round trip from the United Kingdom with Liverpool playing Spartak Moscow on Tuesday and United taking on CSKA Moscow the next day on Wednesday. Man United fans have been advised "not to wear club colours" or "walk around Moscow alone". The Russian authorities are aware the two rival EPL clubs are in Moscow at the same time so a visible police presence can be expected "wherever groups of Liverpool and Manchester United fans congregate, including at your accommodation".

Liverpool opened their Champions League campaign with a draw against Sevilla at Anfield on 13 September, and Man United defeated FC Basel at Old Trafford. Buy the very best, legal, guaranteed 2017-18 Champions League tickets at great prices from LiveFootballTickets.com!