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Chelsea face Barcelona in Champions League last 16 simulation

Image result for Chelsea Read more: League giants Chelsea have landed a Champions League nightmare draw as they have been paired against Barcelona in the round of 16 tie in UK Sun simulation. Although the draw for the round of 16 ties will be done on Monday, December 16, but UK Sun have come out with their own simulation which is not good for all the Premier League teams. According to the report, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham will face French giants Paris-Saint-Germain, while Real Madrid will be facing Manchester City.

Last season, Liverpool and Tottenham got to the final of the Champions League in which the Reds recorded an emphatic win over Spurs.In this draw, Liverpool have been paired against Atletico Madrid in what will be a tough battle for the reigning champions.

See the draw below :

Napoli vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid vs Man City

Atalanta vs RB Leipzig

Tottenham vs Paris-Saint-Germain

Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus

Chelsea vs Barcelona

Lyon vs Valencia

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

Why Mourinho romanced French Ligue

Related imageJose Mourinho has stated he fancies coaching a French Ligue 1 club in his quest to bounce back stronger following his sacking as Manchester United manager in December.

Mourinho made a surprise appearance as a spectator at Stade Pierre Mauroy when home side Lille and Montepellier played a goalless draw in their Ligue 1 match on Sunday.

“I can imagine myself as a coach in Ligue 1,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.

“I am a man who has worked in four different countries, I like to know and learn other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.

“For now I’m calm, I try to live better with my family and friends and I work to get the right opportunity to go back to training.

“Two to three months [without a job] is okay, afterwards it’s more difficult. I hope to have the opportunity to come back stronger.

“My project is my project as a person and coach, to improve myself, to be better, to think all days about my profession, which is also a passion. But this is not the time to talk with clubs.”

Mourinho was a guest of Lille Technical Director Luis Campos for the match. It can be recalled that Campos once worked with the Portuguese coach during his time at Real Madrid.

Lille also also flaunted Mourinho’s visit with his photo on their Twitter handle on Sunday.

“Look who is invited in the stands of the Stade Pierre Mauroy to attend #LOSCMHSC. No, no, you’re not dreaming – it’s Jose Mourinho, the ‘special one’ in person,” the Tweet reads.

Why Man. U board eager to name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the full-time manager

Image result for ole gunnar solskjaerIt is very interesting to read that Manchester United legend and Interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to be named as the club’s full-time manager.

Since taking over in December from sacked Jose Mourinho, the Norwegian football manager has won 10 of his 11 games in charge, drawing the other one against Burnley.

According to The Sun, the decision has been made at board level but may not announce it until the end of the season.

The publication also reported that Co-chairman Avram Glazer spoke with Solskjaer after United’s 3-0 win over Fulham, and is said to be convinced alongside fellow co-chairman Joel Glazer.

Manchester United are currently fourth place in the Premier League table and one point ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea.

Mourinho Is Fantastic Manager, Won’t Struggle To Find Work-Solskjaer

Image result for ole gunnar solskjaerJose Mourinho’s desire to return to elite football is not misplaced in the view of his Manchester United successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Mourinho made his first major media appearance since being sacked by United last month when he featured as part of beIN Sports’ coverage of the Asian Cup on Thursday.

The 55-year-old insisted he would “stay where I belong; I belong to top-level football”, despite the dispiriting nature of his final months at Old Trafford.

United are a team transformed under caretaker manager Solskjaer, last weekend’s 1-0 triumph at Tottenham making it six wins out of six in all competitions, but the former Norway striker was in no mood to besmirch the achievements of a man who has won major titles in four countries.

“Why shouldn’t he [be ambitious]?” Solskjaer said at a news conference to preview Saturday’s Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion.

“He’s a fantastic manager, with the results he’s had, I don’t think he’ll be struggling to find work.”

Mourinho also made elusions to player power undermining his regime at United – an issue Solskjaer was understandably unwilling to be drawn on.

“I can’t really comment on everything he says,” he said. “I’m enjoying working with these boys and that’s all I can say.”

Marouane Fellaini has proved a divisive figure with the United fanbase but was a reliable lieutenant in Mourinho’s eyes.

The Belgium midfielder has not featured in the league since a brief substitute cameo during Solskjaer’s first game in charge, a 5-1 win at Cardiff City, and is now facing a month on the sidelines with a calf injury.

“He’ll be at least three or four weeks, he’s got a calf problem,” Solskjaer explained.

“And that’s sad because there are X-factors in different players and we all know Felli’s X-factor. He’ll be working hard to get back when all the big games are coming.”

When considering that or other selectorial headaches, Solskjaer will soon be doing so from the comfort of a home in the Manchester area.

The 45-year-old has been hotel-based since taking over at United but has no intention of imitating Mourinho’s infamous residency at The Lowry.

“I’m still in the hotel but I’ve found a place so it won’t be too long,” he added.

“I’ve been driving around a bit to find my bearings again. I’ve got mates and friends here so I’ve been to see a few if them. It’s not like I’m stuck in the hotel on my own.”

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Ronaldo: Man United robbed Juventus in Turin

Ronaldo: Man United Did Nothing To Deserve Win Over JuventusCristiano Ronaldo has revealed that his former side Manchester United did nothing to deserve their shock 2-1 win over Juventus in Turin in their UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday.

A stunning volley from Ronaldo looked to have won a key Champions League clash for the Bianconeri, only for Juan Mata’s free-kick and an Alex Sandro own goal to gift United all three points late on.

The home side had plenty of chances to kill the game in the second half, with the likes of Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado all guilty of missing some golden opportunities, but the introduction of Marouane Fellaini for United seemed to ruffle the feathers of Juventus’ backline.

“The Champions League is a special competition, where you could be winning, but can’t relax, as anything can happen,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia .

“Manchester United did nothing to win the game. You can’t even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case we just gifted it to them.

“Now we’ve got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group.”

The shock victory for United has left them in an excellent position to qualify from Group H, with Mourinho’s side regaining second place from Valencia and now just two points behind leaders Juventus.

The Serie A champions will still expect to progress to the knockout stages, with just one more victory required to guarantee them a place in the last 16.

Captain Giorgio Chiellini slammed his team following the match on Wednesday and claimed that a result like this had been on the cards for some time.

“We want to go all the way and if we are to do that, we must learn from this sort of mistake,” Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia .

“We’ve been threatening this sort of mess for a few games, to be honest, as we get too complacent and run risks that are totally unnecessary.

“Maybe now we’ll get our heads down and focus the way we need to in every single match, taking nothing for granted.”

UCL update: Sanchez out of Manchester United Vs Juventus on Tuesday

Mourinho Rules Sanchez Out Of Juventus ClashJose Mourinho has ruled Alexis Sanchez out of Manchester United UEFA Champions’ League group H home clash against Juventus on Tuesday according to reports.

Sanchez was a late substitute in United’s 2-2 draw away at Chelsea last Saturday and Mourinho confirmed the Chilean won’t play after he missed training on Monday morning.

EPL: Mourinho won’t celebrate if United beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Image result for jose mourinhoIt has been reported that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has insisted he
won’t celebrate like crazy if his side win at former club Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Mourinho heads back to west London looking for a second successive victory after his side’s dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle last time out, a result that eased some of the pressure that had been mounting on the 55-year-old following a four-game winless run, as well as reports of a bust-up with midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Portuguese has lost on each of his three visits to Stamford Bridge as the Red Devils manager and suffered a 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup final at Wembley in May.

Mourinho played down the significance of his return to a club where he won eight major trophies, including three Premier League titles, over two spells as manager.

“I think I would try to control myself and to respect the stadium and the supporters that were my supporters and stadium for many years, to do that should be something if I completely lost my emotional control, which is not easy.

“So I would think which stadium I am in, which public is in the stands but apart from that it is another match for me.

“I want to do well for my team, my players, my support. I am 100 per cent Manchester United [on Saturday], no more space than respect for the stadium and the fans.”Image result for maurizio sarri

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