Predicted XI: Cardiff City vs Manchester United

Predicted XI: Cardiff City vs Manchester United

"Jose gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world", he wrote on Twitter.

Forward Gomes has already made two first-team appearances after making his debut under Mourinho as a 16-year-old in 2016.

ESPN report that David de Gea is edging ever closer to signing a new long-term contract at Old Trafford and his commitment is unaffected by Jose Mourinho's departure.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take cues from his mentor Alex Ferguson if his thinks Manchester United's players are not pulling their weight.

Lawrenson added: "I can guarantee you that in United's training sessions this week, everything will have been really sharp and I would expect them to translate that into a convincing performance".

Some have suggested the blame lies with United's players rather than their former manager, and ex-captain Roy Keane told BBC Radio 5 live they had "got away with murder".


The Champions League victor had an unhappy stint in charge of Cardiff City, but Solskjaer has established a promising reputation during his time at Norwegian club Molde. The French World Cup victor is a huge talent as we have seen in moments during his 2nd spell with the team and during the World Cup, but the inability of Jose Mourinho to get the best out of the former Juventus star was one of his main downfalls.

"I've got a hairdryer", said Solskjaer.

While Pogba's new manager dismisses the argument that the balance of power in football clubs has shifted to the players, he has reminded the Frenchman, and others, about their responsibilities with regards to social media.

"I'm not sure about you saying the power has gone to the dressing room", he said. "Football's evolving of course and the gaffer [Ferguson] was in charge of more or less the whole club", he explained. But the power still rests with the manager.

"That legacy is more important than any player power".

"And then for some of them to down tools, shame on some of those players".

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