Manchester United offer Anthony Martial a new deal, with Jose Mourinho's backing

Dean Simpson
September 4, 2018

"And I feel it will be a massive challenge as we will face a team that is very good and have unbelievable players and of course, to play at Old Trafford is never easy".

It ratchets up the pressure on the United boss and his team ahead of Sunday's trip to Burnley, where left-back Shaw knows a response is needed. "Three for me and two for them". "We've done well to come in at 0-0 and we said we had to step up the tempo".

"We wanted to start the season well and three wins out of three is a great start".

After a hard summer, in which United failed to sign Mourinho's preferred transfer targets, the Portuguese manager desperately needs some results to go his way and for the mood to lift around Old Trafford.

"I think everyone felt one goal could change the direction of game, Tottenham felt it, we did too, but then the third goal changed the game".


"Another silly, stupid goal".

When it was suggested to Mourinho many had walked out before the end, he added: "I would do the same, losing 3-0 and taking two hours from here to the centre of Manchester". We've not been top of the league over the years like United, like Chelsea.

Manchester United are now 13th place in the early-season standings after suffering back-to-back defeats, following up their 3-2 setback at Brighton with a 3-0 loss at home to Tottenham on Monday night.

Shaw will surely get another chance to start this weekend after another bright United display, while an England recall when Gareth Southgate names his first squad since the World Cup on Thursday would be deserved.

His exit was blocked, however, with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believing Mourinho should get more out of him.


"Like I said, I am sorry for the fans, not just the ones here but the ones at home that have been watching and supporting us".

"Tonight, personally for me, I don't really care about my performance", Shaw said.

"I think one thing is clear, the team are united". We need to look next week to win and win in a good way.

"When I win matches I come here many times and you are not happy that I win matches and you say the most important is the way of playing".


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