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“I don’t have any problem with Paul Pogba” – Jose Mourinho

        Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho,says he has “no problem” with Paul Pogba despite telling the midfielder he will not captain the club again.

Mourinho has stripped £89m signing Pogba of the vice-captaincy, reportedly because of concerns about his attitude.

“The only truth is that I made the decision for him not to be second captain any more but there is no fallout, no problem,” Mourinho said.

“I am the manager I can make these decisions.”
Speaking on Sky Sports he added: “No fallout at all, no problem at all, just a decision that I don’t have to explain.”

Mourinho has attempted to underline his authority after an error by Pogba led to Wolves’ equaliser at Old Trafford on Saturday and the player’s subsequent comments criticising United’s tactics.

Pogba tried to play down his comments in a tweet on Monday..But in his programme notes for Tuesday’s game, which Derby won on penalties, Mourinho said he was unhappy with some members of his squad.

“[The game against Wolves was] an important lesson; a lesson that I repeat week after week after week, a lesson that some boys are not learning,” he said.

“Every team that play Manchester United are playing the game of their lives, and we need to match that level of aggression, motivation and desire – 95% isn’t enough when others give 101%.”

France international Pogba, who was not named in the matchday squad against Derby, watched from the stand as Ashley Young captained the side. Antonio Valencia is United’s club captain.

Before the game, Mourinho said: “They are rested. I gave a rest to Luke Shaw, to Paul, to Victor Lindelof, to Antonio Valencia, to David de Gea. I have to play with a good team.”
Following Saturday’s 1-1 draw, Pogba said he wanted the team to be able to “attack, attack, attack” at Old Trafford.

“We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. We are here to attack,” he said.
“When we play like [that] it’s easier for us.”

Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus for a then world record fee in 2016, fell out of favour last season and suggested he was dissatisfied at Old Trafford.

France boss Didier Deschamps recently said the perception of Pogba as “individualistic” was inaccurate, and that he was misunderstood by fans and the media.

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Premier League Football top scorers 2019/2020 ranking

Premier League top scorers

The Premier League Golden Boot race intensifies as we enter the winter months. Leicester City celebrity Jamie Vardy sits top of the leaderboard with 14 desires in 15 gameweeks, even though Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham isn’t some distance behind because the nearest challenger with eleven for the campaign.

 

 

Player Goals Assists Mins per goal Mins played Total shots % on target
Jamie Vardy
Leicester City
14 3 96 1350 34 68
Tammy Abraham
Chelsea
11 3 104 1142 39 59
Marcus Rashford
Man Utd
10 4 140 1399 41 51
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal
10 0 135 1350 25 64
Sadio Mane
Liverpool
9 4 138 1238 34 53
Sergio Aguero
Man City
9 2 90 812 31 39
Harry Kane
Tottenham
9 1 149 1345 32 47
Teemu Pukki
Norwich City
8 3 167 1336 31 71
Danny Ings
Southampton
8 1 124 995 27 52
Raheem Sterling
Man City
8 1 164 1314 26 58
Mohamed Salah
Liverpool
7 4 158 1103 34 68

 

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Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz to reclaim his world heavyweight champion

anthony Joshua body change

Anthony Joshua reclaimed  his world heavyweight champion  once more after suffering one of the biggest upsets in boxing history back in June in New York City, Anthony Joshua came back and regained his titles in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

A lot has been said about Andy Ruiz Jr’s weight when he fought Anthony Joshua in their first fight. But in June, the Mexican-American shocked the world when he took Anthony Joshua world heavyweight titles.

Ruiz said he would slim down for part 2, but on Friday he surprisingly weighed in 15lbs heavier than he did in june.

He tipped the scales at 20 stone 3lbs – more than three stone heavier than his opponent Joshua, who weighed in at 16 stone 13lbs.

 

FULL FIGHT CARD RESULTS:

  • Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua (WBA Super, IBF, WBO, IBO international heavyweight titles) – RESULT – Joshua WINS by using unanimous factors decision
  • Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter (heavyweight) – RESULT – Split draw
  • Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach (WBC interim heavyweight title – 10 rounds) RESULT – Whyte wins by decision
  • Hopey Price vs Swedi Mohamed (super-bantamweight – 4 rounds) RESULT – Price WINS by third round stoppage
  • Filip Hrgovic vs Eric Molina (WBC international heavyweight title) RESULT – Hrgovic WINS by third round stoppage
  • Mahammadrasul Majidov vs Tom Little (heavyweight – 8 rounds) RESULT – Majidov WINS by second round stoppage
  • Majid Al Naqbi vs Ilia Beruashvili (lightweight – 4 rounds) RESULT – Al Naqbi WINS by third round stoppage
  • Zuhayr Al Qahtani vs Omar Dusary (WBC Middle East lightweight championship – 4 rounds) RESULT – Al Qahtani WINS by decision

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