Sport Our man of the match: Burton Albion (H)

22:53  13 september  2017
22:53  13 september  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Jose Mourinho thinks Carabao Cup should be scrapped

  Jose Mourinho thinks Carabao Cup should be scrapped Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that top teams playing in the Carabao Cup could perform better in their European fixtures if the domestic trophy were scrapped. Speaking to Radio 5 Live after United’s well-engineered 4-1 victory over Burton Albion in the third round of the Carabao Cup, Mourinho said: “If you ask me ‘could English football survive or be even be better without this competition?’ Maybe” “Maybe we would be fresher for European competition.” United are the current holders of the Carabao Cup, otherwise known as the League Cup, after beating Southampton 3-2 in the competition’s Wembley final last season. They started their defence of the trophy well against Championship side Burton Albion, and will now face Swansea City in the fourth round. Mourinho, despite his feeling towards the usefulness of the cup, says his side are looking to win the competition for a second successive season: “If the competition is an official competition then it is important for Manchester United and for me as a manager” “I want the players to think the same way. We have this competition, we have to respect the sponsors, we have to respect the opponents and a lot of us are trying to do our best.” The Red Devils’ fourth round game against Swansea is to take place during the week commencing 23rd October; United will be confident going into the game, having already beaten the Swans 4-0 in the Premier League this season.

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Norwich were left frustrated on Tuesday night as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Burton Albion.

The Canaries struggled to find a way past the side who had conceded five goals to Leeds on Saturday.

The best chance of the game came midway into the second half. Wes Hoolahan slipped Josh Murphy through on goal but the winger saw his shot saved by Stephen Bywater.

Despite the lack of goals, Norwich have now kept three league clean sheets in-a-row at Carrow Road – a stat that bodes well for the club’s defensive woes.

The club have kept two clean sheets in two games since Timm Klose has returned from injury.

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The Swiss international was key again as him and Christoph Zimmermann were excellent at the back.

United keeping an eye on Wahi

  United keeping an eye on Wahi Manchester United are interested in SM Caen youngster Elye Wahi, according to Le Parisien. The French outlet reports that United are one of a number of Premier League teams keen on the talented forward. Wahi has caught the eye of United’s scouts following an incredible season for Caen last season. The forward scored 89 goals across Caen’s under-14 and under-15’s games last campaign. The 14-year-old, however, will not be able to sign for a Premier League club for at least two years. Wahi is unable to make the switch until his 16th birthday, with United currently tracking his progress. The report claims that Southampton, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are the other Premier League sides interested. Serie A giants Juventus are also said to be keeping an eye on the prolific winger. All interested clubs will now have to follow his progress over the next two years until they can make their move.

Match Pack: Burton Albion ( h ). Get the lowdown ahead of our first Sky Bet Championship home game of the 2017/18 season, against Burton Albion THE MATCH Hull City vs Burton Albion Saturday 12th August 2017 (KO 3pm) Sky Bet Championship KCOM Stadium.

Vote For Your Man of the Match vs Burton Albion ( h ). They are ready to continue. 1'. Delay in match Stephen Warnock ( Burton Albion ) because of an injury. First Half begins.

Picking a man of the match has been fairly easy, with one man really standing out for me.

Our Norwich man of the match against Burton is… Timm Klose!

Klose has now won our man of the match award in both of his appearances this season, after picking up the award against Birmingham on Saturday.

He was superb in the air and made some important interceptions and tackles to deny Burton any chances on goal.

Norwich missed his strength and leadership at the back during the start of the season. If he can stay fit, the club have a real chance this season.

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Phil Neville sees Rashford in the same light as Mbappe .
Former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville thinks Marcus Rashford is as good as Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele. Rashford broke into the United first team during the 2015-16 season and scored 8 goals in 18 games in all competitions; and has five goals in just eight games so far this season, so there are clear signs of improvement — something Phil Neville has picked up on: “Rashford is in the same bracket as those two [Mbappe and Dembele] – £100m-£150m players – he is every bit as good as those two and can be in the future because he is improving every season” Kylian Mbappe made his Monaco debut in the same season as Rashford first appeared for United, scoring one goal in 14 appearances in 2015-16. Last season though, he became somewhat of a household name, scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances for the eventual winners of Ligue 1. He was courted by Europe’s top clubs this summer and chose to sign for PSG, whom he has supported since he was a child. He is on loan there this season, playing with Neymar and Cavani in a menacing front three — and the club from the French capital have an obligation to buy him for €145 million next summer.

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