Zinedine Zidane stubborn on including Manchester United star in Real Madrid squad

Brenda Watkins
December 4, 2019

"This is a closed chapter for me", said Mourinho, who has won all three of his matches in charge of Spurs.

"I took my time to prepare myself for the next challenge".

As for United, these are proving challenging times for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Tottenham now sit in fifth place, six points off Chelsea in fourth and will need to continue their good form against fellow top-four aspirants United to stay in touch with the Champions League spots.

The 56-year-old won the League Cup, the Europa League and the Community Shield during his time at United, as well as finishing runners-up in the league in 2017-18.

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"I don't think Valverde is like Pogba", Zidane had said on 1 November as quoted by Fox Sports, hinting that Pogba is a special talent as per him. I analyse them as an opponent, how they play.

Eriksen has been on Real Madrid's orbit for "sometime" and the first time they approached Tottenham for his transfer, the English side asked €250m. How can they beat us?

The Spanish club made their most significant signing of the modern era with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, while they also added Kaká, Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema, the latter a promising French forward at Olympique Lyon.

Spurs beat United 3-0 thanks to a Lucas Moura brace at Old Trafford at the beginning of last season when Mourinho sat in the home team's dugout.

Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino, said he has spoken to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy regarding the futures of Belgium centre-halves Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen. "So, yes I'm speaking with Mr Levy about it".

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