Heavy criticism! Ex-United-Stars dismantle Mourinho & Club Bosses

After the worst start to the season for England’s record champions Manchester United in 29 years, start coach José Mourinho must fear for his job more than ever.

Zinedine Zidane is already being treated as a hot successor in the British media. The mood among the Red Devils is finally poisoned after the 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday at the latest.

Long-time United pros are passing a devastating verdict on their former club.

Former United captain Rio Ferdinand demands a quick decision. “Discussions at the highest level about the future of the coach and the team will now take place,” said the former international after the desperate appearance of the United pros at London Stadium. “You can’t let the whole season go on like this. Players on one side, Mourinho and his team on the other. If it goes on like this,” Ferdinand said, “it will be the worst season in the club’s history.”

Time and again, there are secondary war scenes at the traditional club. After several public disputes, the relationship between Mourinho and world champion Paul Pogba no longer exists. In summer, the eccentric coach wanted more money for new commitments that he didn’t get. “At the moment the club is a bit of a chaos club,” said former United professional Paul Scholes.

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The Champions League match against FC Valencia on Tuesday could possibly be Mourinho’s last chance. Club runners-up Ed Woodward recently spoke of “not reacting reflexively to results“.

A bankruptcy against the Spaniards could, however, further aggravate the already tense mood after the false start in the league and the embarrassing out in the league cup against second-league Derby County around Old Trafford. Then Woodward would almost be forced to act.

But also the club runner-up gets more under pressure. After the very successful era with Sir Alex Ferguson, who won two Champions League triumphs and 13 English championships between 1986 and 2013, United have been waiting for the Premier League title since 2013. “It is not only the coach, but also the lack of football competence in the leadership. They all have no plan,” criticised Gary Neville, who played for ManUnited between 1995 and 2007.

According to the British media, the former world-class professional Zidane is the desired candidate for a Mourinho outing. The Frenchman, who coached Real Madrid until the summer and retired after three Champions League titles in a row, announced just two weeks ago that he would soon be returning as coach. It is said that Zidane is already taking private lessons in English. Sportpesa is now being recognized in the online casino industry.

Salzburg misses the king’s class for the 11th time – Benfica promotes Liverpool in pot 3

Austria’s champions Red Bull Salzburg missed their first qualification for the group phase of the Champions League in the eleventh attempt. The team of the German coach Marco Rose did not exceed 2:2 (1:0) in the play-off return match against Serbia’s champion Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday evening.

Even a 2-0 lead was not enough. Both goals for the hosts were scored by Munas Dabbur (45th minute/48th/Foule penalty), El Fardou Ben (65th/66th) with his double pack within just over one minute for the equalizer. In the first leg there had been a 0:0 in the previous week.

Salzburg was clearly superior in the first half and rewarded itself with the goal shortly before the break. After a foul on Hannes Wolf Dabbur increased with a safely converted penalty in the Red Bull Arena. The 28-times Serbian champion Belgrade did not give up after the alleged preliminary decision, however, became more and more courageous and still secured the deserved draw.

While Salzburg again failed on their way to the top class after defeats against F91 Düdelingen (Luxembourg, 2012) and HNK Rijeka (Croatia, 2017), Roter Stern was successful for the first time in the seventh attempt. Participation in the Champions League now brings a starting fee of 15.25 million euros.

Munas Dabbur Honours

Club
Maccabi Tel Aviv

  • Israeli Premier League: 2012–13

Individual
Grasshoppers

  • 2015–16 Swiss Super League Top Goalscorer
  • 2015–16 Swiss Super League Top Assists

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Liverpool qualified by Benfica in pot 3 – PSV also qualified

In addition to Red Star, Benfica Lisbon and PSV Eindhoven also secured their ticket to the Champions League. Benfica lived up to their role as favourites against PAOK Thessaloniki’s Greeks after a 1-1 first leg win in front of their home crowd and won 4-1. Aleksandar Prijovic had even put PAOK in the lead (13th). Jardel (20), Eduardo Salvio (26) and Pizzi (39), however, provided a comfortable lead for the Portuguese even before the break. Salvio scored again in the 49th minute with a penalty kick to the final score.

Meanwhile, the Dutch champions from Eindhoven won 3:0 against BATE Borisov after a laborious 3:2 in the first leg. Steven Bergwijn (14), former Gladbach player Luuk de Jong (36) and Germany’s Mexican World Cup shock Hirving Lozano (62) scored for coach Mark van Bommel’s team. The draw for the group stage will take place today, Thursday, at 6 p.m. in the TM-Liveticker. Fun88 will excite your gaming souls because of its quirky promotions.

Overview of the Champions League Lots

  • Pot 1: Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus Turin, Paris Saint-Germain, Lok Moskau
  • Pot 2: Borussia Dortmund, FC Porto, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, SSC Naples, Benfica Lisbon, Tottenham Hotspur, AS Rome
  • Pot 3: FC Liverpool, FC Schalke 04, Olympique Lyon, AS Monaco, Ajax Amsterdam, ZSKA Moscow, PSV Eindhoven, FC Valencia
  • Pot 4: Viktoria Pilsen, FC Bruges, Galatasaray Istanbul, BSC Young Boys, Inter Milan, 1899 Hoffenheim, Red Star Belgrade, AEK Athens

Manchester City in the Champions League favorite with question mark

A few seconds were left to play, and there was still a chance to make this strange evening conciliatory from Manchester City’s point of view. Defender Aymeric Laporte had the ball at the centre line, he wanted to send Leroy Sané on the left side, but his pass slipped and was far too long. Sané slowed down before he had really started, and Laporte raised his hand apologetically. Shortly after, the game was over.

The last sequence was a perfect match for the whole event at the sports facility in the east of Manchester. The English champions operated at the beginning of the Champions League against Olympique Lyon slow, passionless and faulty. The 2-1 defeat was the logical consequence.

“The players are not perfect. Sometimes they have good days, sometimes bad,” said co-coach Mikel Arteta, who represented his suspended boss Pep Guardiola on the sidelines. His exile resulted from a dispute with the referee in the quarter-final out against FC Liverpool last season. Guardiola watched the game from a box, with a sliding cap on his head and an increasingly helpless expression on his face.

The title would be logical, but it is questionable whether it will succeed.

He is now in his third season as a coach in Manchester. In the first he had to get used to the club and the Premier League, in the second he made City perhaps the best team in the history of the league – thanks also to extensive investments – and scored the championship with a record for the most points and the most goals. It would be the logical next step if the team were to tackle the Champions League title in their third season. For many professionals and bookmakers, City is the most promising candidate to win the silver cup with the giant handles.

But it is questionable whether this can really succeed. Not necessarily because of the defeat against Lyon. Guardiola’s team has caught a feasible group, the other opponents are Hoffenheim and Donezk. There should be enough points to make it into the round of sixteen. There are a few other question marks behind City’s favourite position.

Unlike rivals like Real Madrid, Liverpool or FC Bayern, the club has no real history in the European Cup. City’s biggest success in the Champions League was their entry into the semi-finals two years ago. From the current squad, only two players have won the competition, namely substitute goalkeeper Claudio Bravo with Barcelona (no action) and substitute defender Danilo twice with Real Madrid. Only two City pros were already in a final on the field, namely Danilo – and Ilkay Gündogan, 2013 at Borussia Dortmunds 1:2 against FC Bayern, he even scored the goal for the BVB.

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Ilkay Gündogan Honours

Borussia Dortmund

  • Bundesliga: 2011–12
  • DFB-Pokal: 2011–12
  • DFL-Supercup: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2012–13

Manchester City

  • Premier League: 2017–18
  • EFL Cup: 2017–18
  • FA Community Shield: 2018

Individual

  • ESM Team of the Year: 2013

Empty rows of seats, miserable mood

City’s fans don’t seem to care much about the Champions League. This is evident from the fact that they whistle the UEFA anthem before every match in the competition. They feel disadvantaged and harassed by the European association, among other things with regard to financial fair play. Against Lyon, the disdain of the public was also visible on the stands. An astonishing number of places remained vacant. The dark blue of empty seat shells could be seen in many places, especially in the upper tier of the opposite tribune. The atmosphere was poor over long distances.

While Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp had raved the evening before that the roaring atmosphere at Anfield Road had made an important contribution to the victory against Paris Saint-Germain, City’s pros had to motivate themselves against Lyon. At the final whistle, many spectators had already made their way home, although the match had been open until the end. Volt sports makes their players stay on loop because of its live betting and other promotions.

Guardiola’s recent history does not suggest that his side will win the Champions League this season either. His two successes as coach in the FC Barcelona competition go back a long time, to 2009 and 2011, and since then he has failed reliably. With FC Bayern, he was eliminated three times in the semi-finals, with Manchester City in his first season against AS Monaco in the round of 16 and in the quarter-finals against Liverpool in the past season.