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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho commends Pogba's performance in Champions League draw at Sevilla and gives Herrera update

The Frenchman entered the fray on 17 minutes after Ander Herrera was forced off with injury Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hailed the efforts of Paul Pogba in the Red Devils’ Champions League goalless draw at Sevilla.  The Frenchman started the game as a substitute in a move by Mourinho which caused a lot of controversy amongst United fans.  However, Pogba was summoned onto the pitch on 17 minutes after Ander Herrera pulled up with a suspected hamstring injury.  And it turned out to be a largely…

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho commends Paul Pogba's performance in Champions League draw at Sevilla

The Frenchman entered the fray on 17 minutes after Ander Herrera was forced off with injury Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hailed the efforts of Paul Pogba in the Red Devils’ Champions League goalless draw at Sevilla.  The Frenchman started the game as a substitute in a move by Mourinho which caused a lot of controversy amongst United fans.  However, Pogba was summoned onto the pitch on 17 minutes after Ander Herrera pulled up with a suspected hamstring injury.  And it turned out to be a largely…

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Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United: David De Gea the hero as Jose Mourinho's men hold on for draw in Champions League clash

David De Gea’s exceptional display saved Manchester United’s blushes as Jose Mourinho’s men somehow escaped with a goalless draw from a match dominated by Sevilla. Wednesday’s trip to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan was the Red Devils’ first Champions League last-16 match since 2014, but their performance in this first leg was one to forget. United struggled to contain Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla throughout a one-sided contest, with De Gea required to produce a string of saves – including an incredible first-half stop to deny Luis Muriel – as proceedings somehow…

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'An overrated bench player' – Chelsea fans tear into Alvaro Morata for Champions League cameo against Barcelona

‘An overrated bench player’ – Chelsea fans tear into Morata for Barca cameo Tuesday, February 20, 2018 It’s been a tough first season in west London for Alvaro Morata since his summer move from Real Madrid. After arriving at Chelsea with a huge £70 million price tag, the Spaniard initally made a bright start in the Premier League. It has since all tailed off rather dramatically since then, hwoever. During Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, the striker came off the bench for fellow countryman Pedro in an attempt…

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte defends tactics after letting lead slip in Champions League clash with Barcelona

Conte barks orders at his Chelsea players in the Barcelona game Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Antonio Conte has defended his tactics during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Blues started the game without a recognised centre-forward and head into the return leg at the Camp Nou having conceded what could be a crucial away goal. Andres Iniesta pounced on a defensive error to lay the ball on a plate for Lionel Messi. However, the result does not tell the full story as Willian…

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Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Rating and slating Messi and Co. after thrilling Champions League encounter

Left completely and utterly dumbfounded by all three of Willian’s efforts, had very little to do other than stand and watch as the ball sailed past him on every occasion. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Lionel Messi capitalised on a rare defensive lapse by Chelsea during an entertaining Champions League clash which finished 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Argentinean cancelled out Willian’s superbly taken goal after Andres Iniesta capitlised on a   wayward pass in the Chelsea backpass. Before the game, the Catalan club warmed up for about 15 minutes, and…

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Referee admits he cost Chelsea a place in the Champions League final with performance against Barcelona in 2009

The referee who was in charge when Barcelona controversially dumped Chelsea out of the Champions League in 2009 has admitted he made ‘mistakes’. The Blues welcomed the Catalan giants to Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their semi-final clash, but the talking point of the game was the performance of Tom Henning Ovrebo. After Chelsea were denied what seemed like four clear penalty decisions, the home crowd began baying for blood at the full-time whistle with striker Didier Drogba labelling the German ‘a f******g disgrace’ live on television. And…

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