Jose Mourinho revealed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be sidelined for a month after Manchester United's goalless draw with Southampton.The Swede went off at half-time in United's Boxing Day clash with Burnley but Mourinho did not divulge the nature of his injury."Zlatan one month out," Mourinho told BT Sport when asked about United's striking options in light of the head injury sustained by Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's Old Trafford game against the Saints.Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask early on after a clash of heads and United could not break down a stubborn Southampton side in his absence as they slipped to third in the Premier League.The Belgium striker headed over a glorious chance before he was forced off and the hosts had two penalty appeals for ha...
The United boss cited the decision-making of the referees as a reason for his side's bad resultsSaturday, December 30, 2017Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed bad refereeing decisions have cost his team points in recent games after the Red Devils played out a goalless draw against Southampton at Old Trafford.United were lacklustre throughout, creating few goalscoring opportunities, but could have been awarded a penalty when Jesse Lingard’s flick struck the hand of Maya Yoshida in the first-half but referee Craig Pawson was not interested in Lingard’s pleas.Paul Pogba’s bundled effort was ruled out for offside in the game’s closing stages, although replays do show the decision to disallow the goal was correct.Meanwhile, David De Gea made a superb reflex save to deny Shane Lo
All the details of the EFL Cup second round drawThursday, August 10, 2017Southampton will host Championship club Wolves in the EFL Cup second after Thursday’s confusing live draw.League One side Blackburn Rovers entertain Lancashire rivals Burnley at Ewood Park, with the draw regionalised.Newcastle host Nottingham Forest, while West Ham will travel to League Two side Cheltenham.The draw initially left several sides unsure whether they were home or away.The matches are due to take place in the week commencing August 21.Draw in fullSouth GroupQPR v BrentfordCrystal Palace v IpswichWatford v Bristol CityNorwich v CharltonCheltenham v West HamBrighton v BarnetCardiff v BurtonSouthampton v WolvesFulham v Bristol RoversMK Dons v SwanseaBirmingham v BournemouthReading v MillwallNorth GroupCarlisl
Matt Le Tissier believes Southampton could continue to play hardball with in-demand defender Virgil van Dijk and ensure he STAYS at the club this summer.Van Dijk has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool during the transfer window.The 25-year-old centre-back is said to be one of Jurgen Klopp’s top summer targets, and the player has indicated that he is keen to join the Reds and is reportedly training on his own in an attempt to force a move to Anfield.READ MORE: There is no way back for Virgil van Dijk at Southampton, former Premier League striker tells talkSPORTHowever, the Netherlands international still has five years remaining of the six-year deal he penned with the Saints in May 2016.Club legend Le Tissier has criticised the defender’s antics as ‘unprofessional’ and ‘distastef