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Puzzling
That Manchester United’s squad is in dire need of quality players is not in question. What is puzzling is United making enquiries about a host of players and not putting money on the table or rather not signing any. Many of us United fans had expected Bruno Fenandes to arrive by now given injuries to Scot and Paul, but there we go again. The Fernandes deal is stalled and about to collapse. Read more

F365’s early loser: Mourinho and his meandering midfield…

Jose Mourinho can barely move for midfielders at White Hart Lane yet none of them seem capable of forming a functioning partnership for Tottenham.

It’s a situation similar to Mikel Arteta and his plentiful supply of shaky centre-backs, but at least that only hurts the Gunners going one way. The base of Mourinho’s midfield is exposing his defence and suffocating his attack. Read more

Mourinho has dig at Conte over Eriksen chase

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho feels that old foe Antonio Conte has stepped out of line by discussing Christian Eriksen.

Conte, currently in charge of Inter Milan, has talked about the possibility of signing the Spurs midfielder, whose contract expires in the summer, this month. Read more

Gossip: Man Utd to pair Fernandes and Maddison; Arsenal deal done

MAN UTD STILL WANT MADDISON
Manchester United’s pursuit of Bruno Fernandes won’t affect their drive to sign James Maddison. Oh no. According to the Evening Standard, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants both playmakers in his midfield. Read more