MANCHESTER CITY WIN 2018-19 PREMIER LEAGUE

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City - Premier League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates victory with his side

 

MANCHESTER CITY WIN 2018-19 PREMIER LEAGUE

Man City beat Tottenham Hotspur to secure EPL title and trophy for 2018

Manchester City secured the 2017 - 2018 Premier League title after bouncing back to a victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. City were confirmed as champions on Sunday when second-place cross-town arch-rivals Manchester United lost to rock bottom West Bromwich. Saturday's win over the Spurs took City to 87 points and they were handed the title a day later. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side suffered a shocking loss at Old Trafford to bottom of the England Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. The EPL trophy is the second trophy at Manchester City for manager Pep Guardiola’s side to go with the English League Cup, already secured in February. Guardiola did not watch the Man United v West Brom match after saying he would not watch any soccer and planned instead to enjoy a round of golf with his son. After three losses in a stressful week, including two to Liverpool and to Manchester United in the Manchester Derby - Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United, Guardiola's side was in form as City bounced back with an impressive win over Spurs at Wembley Stadium in London, putting themselves on the edge of title glory. Manchester City host Swansea next.

Raheem Sterling Photos - 1 of 2955

 

Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester City

 

Tottenham Hotspur goal: Eriksen (42' minutes)

Manchester City goals: Jesus (22' minutes), Gündogan (25' minutes pen), Sterling (72' minutes) 

 

Manchester City could have already sealed their Premier League title with a victory against Manchester United on Derby Day. City were ahead 2-0 after 30 minutes, but missed many opportunities to increase their advantage - and was punished as Man United staged a stunning second-half comeback to win the exciting derby clash 3-2 at the Etihad. However, Manchester City won the Premier League title as Manchester United's shock 1-0 home defeat by West Bromwich confirmed their local rivals as EPL champions. Second-place Manchester United are now 16 points behind Spaniard Pep Guardiola's first-place side with only 5 games left to play.

 

“It was a tough week with the results, but we always have to be ready for the next game. We have time to recover after this, but we’re playing a fantastic team here,” said Pep Guardiola ahead of the start of the game. “We believe that we deserve to win the title, across 38 games. We lost one game in the league, but before that we won six in a row. The teams we play later are trying to stay up, but it all depends on us. We’ll try to get one of the wins we need tonight.”

 

The comeback victory was a morale-boosting win for City after their loss on Tuesday to Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals that knocked them out of the European title battle. Despite completely dominating the first half, there were some tense moments as Tottenham fought their way back into the match until Raheem Sterling scored City's decisive third goal. Gabriel Jesus opened the match scoring for City in the 22nd minute, from Vincent Kompany's long ball and sliding a low shot past French Spurs goalie Hugo Lloris. Three minutes later, France goalkeeper Lloris conceded a penalty, with a studs-up sliding challenge on Sterling, outside of the box according to replays. Ilkay Gundogan converted from the spot to make it 0-2 City. Christian Eriksen scored to halve the deficit from Harry Kane's through ball, his shot ricocheted off Aymeric Laporte and then back off the Dane and in past Ederson. After the break City withstood an onslaught from Spurs before Sterling sent in the forceful rebound from Jesus' shot to earn all 3 points in the 72nd minute in Spurs' first league defeat since losing 4-1 to City on December 16, ending an unbeaten run of 14 matches. Spurs’ boss Mauricio Pochettino's side stay 4th on the Premier League Table, 7 points clear of Chelsea who are in 5th.

 

The league title is City's 3rd crown in 7 seasons and a 5th top-flight title - their first under Pep in his second campaign as City boss. In their current Premier League campaign City have dominated the title race, scoring 93 goals and losing only two times.The 2018 Premier League title is the 24th earned by the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager’s managerial career. Fourty-year-old Guardiola has previously won league titles in Spain and Germany, as well as two Champions Leagues with Barca. Since Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan took ownership of Manchester City in 2008, City have won seven trophies, adding an FA Cup, two League Cups and an FA Community Shield to their league titles.

 

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola knew his men would win the title.

 

"I said to my staff after 10-15 minutes 'After today we will be champions.' After the last week to come here and play like we did, we will be champions," said Guardiola. "In the past with defeats by Manchester United and Liverpool, maybe it was not easy for the players but we were good and we created chances in the second half to score more goals and we're so happy. We will try hard to be champions in front of our fans at the Etihad Stadium."

Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino said City deserved the victory. 

"In the end, if we analyze the game, they fully deserve the victory," said Pochettino. "We struggled to start in the game. When we conceded the penalty, we started to play. For sure they are going to win the league, but I'm disappointed because we didn't compete in the first 25 minutes. In football, you always want to compete and win. We feel that we are close but it is not enough. We still need to improve to reach the last level which is the most difficult thing."

 

Squads

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Lloris; Trippier, Sánchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Kane. Subs: Son, Wanyama, Vorm, Sissoko, Aurier, Lucas Moura, Sterling.

 

Manchester City

Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Delph; De Bruyne, Gündoğan, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sané. Subs: Bravo, Bernardo Silva, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Touré, Foden, Díaz.

Referee: Jon Moss

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City - Premier League

 

Premier League stats 2017-18 Manchester City

 

Man City top the charts in a number of key Premier League stats this season

 

Goals 93 Liverpool (78)

Goals conceded 25 Manchester United (26)

Home wins 14 Arsenal/Manchester United (13)

Away wins 14 Tottenham (10)

Shots on target 234 Liverpool (212)

Total Shots 447 Liverpool (419)

Chances created 441 Liverpool (440)

Passes 24,193 Arsenal (20,798)

Touches 30,214 Arsenal (26,977)

Passing accuracy 88.76% Chelsea (84.28%)

Average possession 71.22% Arsenal (62.43%)

Successful passes 21,473 Arsenal (17,520)

Big chances scored 60 Liverpool 45

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City - Premier League

 

Following Manchester City securing the Premier League silverware, there was nothing but praise for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and his men.

Man City chief executive officer Ferran Soriano was honored and delighted by the results.

 

"Winning the Premier League again is a great honor for Manchester City. We are delighted to have done so providing our supporters with some very exciting and unforgettable moments. We are committed to playing beautiful football and we are proud to have done it so brilliantly this season. For all Manchester City supporters, at home and globally, it is time to celebrate, acknowledge our friendship and enjoy our passion together."

 

Leon Osman, ex-Everton midfielder praised Man City on BBC Radio 5.

 

"They definitely deserved the title,” said Osman. “They've been fantastic this season, right from the start. Their performances out of the blocks in the first 10 games were incredible and they really set the tone for the season. Winning at Chelsea - a massive result away at the champions - early in the season really did put a marker down for everyone else to say we're the team to beat. They looked at one point like they were going to go unbeaten. I do think they've set a new standard for Premier League performances and what you expect from title winners moving forward."

 

Shaun Goater, ex-Man City striker talked about City’s excellence.

 

"For me, it's by far the best City team I've seen,” said Goater. “The way and the style they've gone about it is truly total football. City have done it in amazing style. That's what's been so beautiful - the way City have won this league."

 

Chris Sutton, ex-Chelsea striker, on BBC Radio 5 live.

 

"Manchester City have deserved it,” said Chris Sutton. “Their brand of football this season has been scintillating. They've scored more goals and they have a brilliant manager. Their football on the eye has been superb and they've been streets ahead of everyone else. "Old Trafford was a Theatre of Nightmares this afternoon. You'd think they'd back the derby win up with a strong performance. But they've handed the title to City on a platter."

 

Former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright had high praise for City.

 

"They have been magnificent,” said Ian Wright. “Guardiola has brought the right players. They have been scintillating all season and very much worthy champions. "The goalkeeper was a major acquisition. Kyle Walker has been magnificent too and I'm delighted for him, but the players that were already there have improved too. That's what Guardiola needs to get praise for. "City are already thinking about making sure they can retain it next season and do better in the Champions League."

Martin Keown, former England and Arsenal defender spoke highly of Pep Guardiola and his side.

 

"Last year Antonio Conte was the pragmatic manager but this year Guardiola had the flare,” said Keown. “They have been in the shadow of Manchester United for so many years but they are well and truly out of that shadow now. Look at how much better City's players are now than at the start of the season. They just keep getting better and better. Guardiola is a serial winner of trophies so you go up another level. He made the necessary changes - he had the money to spend of course - but he spent it wisely and he set the tone. The players clearly know what they are doing and it's a canvas for success."

Pep Guardiola's team wowed almost every football fan this season by being an "irresistible force", one of "the best the Premier League has ever seen", and "artists who paint beautiful football for us each and every week".

 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he admired how Man City "found the right way to be strong for a long time".

 

Man City captain Vincent Kompany compared winning the Premier League silverware for the second time.

 

"It's the same feeling as the first time and you can't describe it,” said Kompany. “It's amazing, such a difficult achievement and I'm proud of the team and everyone involved. This one differs in that we were consistent the whole season and we were able to play at the level we're expected to perform at. I'm buzzing, over the moon, so happy. I'm proud to be able to share this with all our fans, everybody who's been there to support us."

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City - Premier League

 

Kevin De Bruyne showed why he is one of the front-runners for the PFA Player of the Year. One of the highlights of the game was a pass to Sterling in the second-half, that the Belgium volleyed off the outside of his boot. Popular and talented Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne praised his own team. 

"The way we play is probably one of the best in the world,” said De Bruyne. “We were good against United and Liverpool at home, and I think we deserved to win that game. We defended better here, and we got the result. Everyone feels a little bit tired, and Spurs didn’t have a game for a week, but the mental toughness of this team is unbelievable.

Man City still has the opportunity to break through the 100-point barrier for the first time in Premier League history. City has lost only 2 times in the Premier League all season and managed 18 consecutive league wins earlier in the campaign.

 

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Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates

 

Paul Pogba scores for Manchester United

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United win Manchester Derby to spoil Man City's title party as Chris Smalling scores the winning goal to make a remarkable comeback along with two crucial goals from Paul Pogba in a surprising second-half United comeback from being two goals down in the first half to win a Red Devils’ redemption and confidence booster at the Etihad and delaying Pep Guardiola’s side their trophy. Paul Pogba struck twice and Chris Smalling headed the winner to ensure a delay in City's celebrations. Manchester City fans may have to wait until at least April 22 to celebrate winning the 2018 Premier League.

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Man City Captain, Vincent Kompany

Squads

 

Manchester City

Ederson, Danilo, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo, Silva, Sane, Sterling. Subs: Bravo, Walker, Agüero, Laporte, De Bruyne, Jesus, Yaya Touré

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David De Gea, Man Utd No.1 goalie

 

Manchester United

De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Young, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku. Subs: Pereira, Lindelof, Rojo, McTominay, Mata, Martial, Rashford

 

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Manchester Derby: Manchester City v Manchester United

 

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Premier League winner may be decided in Manchester Derby on Saturday

 

A not-to-be-missed Manchester Derby clash on Saturday may be the match that will give Premier League leaders Manchester City the 2017-18 England Premier League crown and trophy after an unforgettable season of the beautiful game for Pep Guardiola's Manchester-based titan side. However, City's cross-town rivals, Manchester United and their Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho will not easily hand over the title to City according to Red Devils' veteran star midfielder Juan Mata. City is in a favorable position to wrap up the EPL title with a home victory at the Etihad Stadium. However, Mata said he and his teammates intend to give Man United supporters something to cheer about in their derby date with City this weekend. Jose Mourinho’s second place side intend to do everything they can to delay City's party. Buy 150% guaranteed Manchester Derby tickets for the fantastic match between giant EPL clubs Manchester City v Manchester United on April 7th! LiveFootballTickets.com has already sold almost 200 hard-to-get tickets for the match to grateful fans. Be there to watch football history being made. Last minute derby tickets are still available for great seats at the Etihad.

 

"This week, we will keep working on a game that many people are already talking about," Mata wrote on his blog. "Of course, I mean the derby against City. This game doesn't come in an ideal situation, for there's quite a gap of points between the two of us, but we all know that it's a special game. We're looking forward to playing against them and having a good performance. That's what our fans deserve."

 

Prior to the much-touted Manchester Derby, Manchester City travel to play in a crucial Champions League Last Eight tie with mighty Liverpool Fc at Anfield Road Stadium on their way to another title this season if they continue their winning streak - however Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side also has their eye on the UEFA Champions League trophy and being crowned "Kings of Europe". Buy the very best, legal, authentic Liverpool v Manchester City Champions League tickets securely now from LiveFootballTickets.com who has already sold more than 300 football tickets for the hot fixture to satisfied fans - buy your tickets now and join in the fun and live action at Anfield! 

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Man United's Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Romulu Lukaku celebrate with Alexis Sanchez after scoring his sides second goal against the Swans at Old Trafford on March 31, 2018.

Man United built up their confidence for the Manchester Derby last Saturday with a 2-0 home win against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Superstar United strikers Romelu Lukaku and new signing Alexis Sanchez scored the goals and Victor Lindelof, who helped United keep their 16th clean sheet of the season, believes United's forwards are well equipped to give City problems in the Derby.

 

"We always want to keep a clean sheet," said Lindelof. "That's very important for us because if we keep a clean sheet, we know our attacking players can score goals. The front players had great movement and had a great buzz between them. They had a lot of freedom and I think they showed it out there. They had a lot of fun."

 

Premier League Table Matchweek 32

 

Going into England Premier League Match-Week 33, the EPL “Big Six” clubs occupy the top six spots on the table. With a historic quadruple no longer a realistic goal at this point, City still have a shot at a treble this season. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side sit well ahead of the rest in first place with 84 points from 32 matches in the 2017-18 season. Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur are in the top 4 spots on the Premier League Table on the road to earning qualification in next season’s Champions League tournament! Swansea City, Stoke, and West Bromwich remain in danger in relegation spots at the bottom of the Premier League Table.

 

1 Manchester City 84

2 Manchester United 68

3 Liverpool Fc 66

4 Tottenham Hotspur 64

5 Chelsea Fc 56

6 Arsenal 51

7 Burnley 46

8 Leicester 43

9 Everton 40

10 Watford 37

11 Bournemouth 37

12 Newcastle 35 

13 Brighton 34

14 West Ham 33

15 Huddersfield 31

16 Southampton 28

17 Crystal Palace 30

18 Swansea City 31

19 Stoke City 27

20 West Brom Albion 20

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Sergio "Kun" Aguero is the Manchester City's top goal-scorer to date this season and 3rd in the EPL

 

Top Premier League goal scorers

 

Watch Premier League hot goal scorers in live action! Liverpool's superstar striker Mo Salah has scored 29 goals to date in the EPL's 2017-18 season. Tottenham's Harry Kane is in second in the race for the Golden Boot award this campaign.

 

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, 29 goals, 9 assists

Harry Kane, Spurs, 24 goals, 2 assists

Sergio Agüero, Man City, 21 goals, 6 assists 

Raheem Sterling, Man City, 16 goals, 7 assists

Romelu Lukaku, Man Utd, 15 goals, 7 assists

Jamie Vardy, Leicester City, 15 goals, 1 assist

Roberto Firmino, Liverpool, 14 goals, 7 assists

Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur, 12 goals, 4 assists

Álvaro Morata, Chelsea, 11 goals, 5 assists

Eden Hazzard, Chelsea, 11 goals, 3 assists

Glen Murray, Brighton, 11 goals, 0 assists

Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, 10 goals, 8 assists

Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal, 9 goals 3 assists 

Wayne Rooney, Everton, 10 goals, 2 assists

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Man United's David de Gea has the most clean sheets this season

 

Premier League Most Clean Sheets

 

1. Manchester United 16

2. Manchester City 15 

3. Chelsea 14 

4. Tottenham Hotspur 14

5. Liverpool 13

6. Burnley 11

7. Arsenal 11

8. Swansea City 9 

9. Brighton and Hove Albion 8

10. Huddersfield Town 8

11. Leicester City 8

12. West Ham United 8 

13. Newcastle United 8 

14. Watford 8 

15. Everton 7

16. West Bromwich Albion 7

17. AFC Bournemouth 5

18. Crystal Palace 6

19. Southampton 6

20. Stoke City 5

Manchester City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Ederson Moraes, Manchester City, has the second most clean sheets in the EPL to date

 

Top Premier League goalkeepers – clean sheets

 

The record for the most clean sheets in one season: 24, Petr Čech (for Chelsea, 2004–05). The record for the longest consecutive run without conceding a goal: 14 games (1,311 minutes), Edwin van der Sar (for Manchester United, 2008–09).

 

David de Gea, Manchester United, Spain 16

Ederson Moraes, Manchester City, Brazil 14

Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea, Belgium 13

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur, France 13

Nick Pope, Burnley, England 10

Petr Cech, Arsenal Czech, Republic 9

Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea City, Poland 9

Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City, Denmark 8

Matt Ryan, Brighton and Hove Albion, Australia 8

Jonas Lössl, Huddersfield Town, Denmark 8

Ben Foster, West Bromwich Albion, England 7

Simon Mignolet, Liverpool, Belgium 7

Jordan Pickford, Everton, England 7

 

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Arsenal 3-0 Stoke City

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Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur

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Everton 1-3 Manchester City

Manchester United 2-0 Swansea City

Newcastle United 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Southampton 0-3 West Ham United

Watford 2-2 AFC Bournemouth

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Burnley

 

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Burnley v AFC Bournemouth

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion

Huddersfield Town v Arsenal

Liverpool v Brighton

Manchester United v Watford

Newcastle United v Chelsea

Southampton v Manchester City

Swansea City v Stoke City

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City

West Ham United v Everton

 

Premier League Big Six Managers Guides

 

The overall control of the England top-tier Premier League by the top six sides called the "Big Six" has increased this season primarily due to their dedicated, skilled, creative managers as well as the top talent the managers have recruited and attracted for their titan clubs. The “Big Four” of the 2000’s threatened to take over the Premier League for years to come, but Spurs and City managed to break in. Nipping at the heals of the Big Six clubs are Burnley, Everton, and Leicester City. However, it will be difficult now for another team to establish themselves among the powerful, rich elite clubs that control the top of the table. The England Premier League is the top, most competitive and most unpredictable pro football league in the world. The gigantic sums of money Premier League teams can now offer their recruits has improved the quality of famous superstar players they can now attract.

 

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger

Chelsea: Antonio Conte

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp

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Carlo Ancelotti may be back, Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves Man United for LA Galaxy

Carlo Ancelotti update

Carlo Ancelotti is hinting that he is waiting for the right England Premier League job to open up by postponing talks with the Italian National Team until the summer. Italian manager Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich earlier this season. He is currently not working, but he has been linked with a return to England. In the past, Ancelotti led Chelsea to the double in 2010 but was sacked by the club’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich. Since then Ancelotti has healed the wounds of being fired with the Russian and he’s believed to be considered to replace current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte if he leaves. Meanwhile, Arsenal are planning for Arsene Wenger’s retirement and Ancelotti is in the running to replace the Frenchman if he leaves. The Italian is delaying talks with his country to see what becomes available in England. Reportedly Wenger could step down this summer.

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Carlo Ancelotti was asked whether he’ll become Italy’s next manager.

“My answer is this - the federation, now with the help of Coni (Italian Olympic Committee), must create its own new structure, after which it will make the decision,” replied Conti. “I can’t make a decision now. It needs clarity, then you can think about it, even if my goal is still to train a club team. I still do not know, it’s all on the high season, you have to wait a couple of months.”

Ancelotti has ruled out managing in France and Germany again, while AC Milan are his only option in Italy. The Italian has already managed Real Madrid.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, No. 9, LA Galaxy

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic update

Last Friday, after a three-year courtship the LA Galaxy got their man. Sweden superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has just signed with the US football team LA Galaxy who had come close to signing Ibra several times in the past. MLS club LA Galaxy were in touch with the Swedish celebrity soccer player on and off for the last three years and almost got him on board in 2017 before a major knee injury he suffered last April put off any talk of the then Man United superstar striker moving from Manchester to the City of Angels. As Ibrahimovic was healing from his injury, LA kept up the conversation and remained in contact with Zlatan, periodically checking in on him until, about four months ago when he was first returning to competition for Manchester United from his ruptured ACL. At that time Ibra let Galaxy know that he thought the time was right for him to finally make the move to MLS. LA still wanted him, but Galaxy president Chris Klein said that the club initially thought Ibrahimovic wouldn’t agree to move until the summer since he was still under contract with Manchester United through the end of the 2017-18 English Premier League season in May. Ibra worked his way back into the United’s regular rotation following his initial return from injury in November. After playing in seven matches from November 18 to December 26, Zlatan missed all of January and much of February to recover further from reinjury of his initial injury. Another factor in Zlatan’s decision to leave Manchester United was their falling out of contention for trophies in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League. Serious negotiations with Galaxy began a few weeks ago, with Jose Mourinho and Manchester United confirming Thursday that they’d terminated Ibrahimovic’s contract, making him a free agent. Galaxy announced the next day on Friday that they’d signed him to a two-year deal using Targeted Allocation Money. The hiring of Ibrahimovic is the biggest signing in an offseason in LA, who endured the worst season in club history last year when they finished tied for last in MLS with just 32 points.

“They see that I played in Europe at big clubs, forget the Champions League,” said Zlatan Ibrahimovic about his move. “They see that I was at Manchester United. They know that I understand what they’re going through, what they’ve been through, and what they’re going to because I played for the Galaxy too. That’s massive for me. I tell them the truth, the pros and cons of everything. In the end, selling what the Galaxy is, who we are, and AEG... that’s the biggest thing.”

The communication with LA Galaxy began during Ibra’s final days at PSG in 2016 through a chance meeting between the Swede, his agent, and club president, Chris Klein. About a year later, Ibrahimović and his family visited LA with Kirovski serving as the tour guide, showing them around the stadium. The trip ended with a dinner between the Galaxy’s technical director, Ibrahimović, and football legend David Beckham at a chi-chi Beverly Hills restaurant.

“It needed to make sense,” Klein said about the hiring. “We didn’t put on a piece of paper ‘Sign one of the biggest names in the world for TAM’ and think that will cure all of our problems. We knew that it needed a systematic approach, that it needed some additional quality signings in the offseason and to build some stability in the team. Just take that next step forward, that was the objective for us. And when the opportunity presented itself with Zlatan, we evaluated it from all sides and decided it was the right thing to do.”

Reportedly Galaxy will pay Ibrahimovic $1.5 million per season during his deal. Signing him at that price was the only way for LA to land the 36-year-old Ibrahimovic. The Galaxy already employs the MLS League maximum of 3 Designated Players on their roster - Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini. The most Galaxy is allowed to spend without selling one of them was $1.5 million per year, the maximum amount MLS allows to be paid to players whose salaries are brought down using TAM. Ibrahimovic was reportedly making several times that salary at Manchester United. Klein said that Ibrahimovic, who will probably look to line up several major US endorsement deals in LA, was eager to accept when offered.  

“I can’t say enough about the off season that we had and making so many changes with Sigi Schmid and VP of soccer operations Pete Vagenas and what our entire soccer operations group did to build the team and to leave room to be able to bring a player like Ibra in,” Klein said. “To have him come in as a TAM player, it didn’t even really take convincing. He wanted to come and he had the insight and the wherewithal to understand that he didn’t want to blow up our team to do it. And doing that, you hear all the time in sports that it’s not about the money, it usually is about the money. But with him, it wasn’t.”

Ibra will head from Europe to LA this week and may feature in the Galaxy’s first-ever match against expansion club LAFC on Saturday at the StubHub Center. The Galaxy have a very high-powered attack with Ibrahimovic, the dos Santos brothers, Alessandrini and striker Ola Kamara, but their defense is lacking in similar star power and is coming off a season in which they conceded 67 goals, the second-worst record in MLS.

LA re-shaped their backline in recent months, following up their September signing of center back Michael Ciani by acquiring Norwegian center back Jorgen Skjelvik, Venezuelan right back Rolf Feltscher and former San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham while re-signing left-back Ashley Cole in the winter. The group has started solidly, allowing just three goals through three games, but it’s an open question whether they’ll hold firm when paired with a group of attackers not known for their defensive work. For now, though, Klein and LA aren’t worried about that. With Ibrahimovic on their side, LA Galaxy has increased their options to succeed in the 2018-19 season.

“There’s a lot of optimism both in our front office and within our soccer operations group and with our players and with our fans,” said Klein. “We know we have a long, long way to go. We’re three games into a 34-game season. No one goes undefeated in our league, no one stays at the top for the entire time. We know that challenges lie ahead, but we’re certainly prepared for those and we feel good about the group that we have.”

Sweden's international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic left one of Europe’s wealthiest clubs to sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy, and he is taking a massive pay cut to come to the U.S. At Manchester United, where he was returning from a serious knee injury, he was reportedly earning $27 million a year. At the Galaxy, his salary will be $1.4 million, reports Sports Illustrated citing the Spanish newspaper Marca - 95 percent less. Ibra is one of the most famous football players in the world. In a video announcing his arrival to Los Angeles that the Galaxy posted on Twitter, Ibrahimovic walks beside a lion and says, "Los Angeles, welcome to Zlatan."

 

On Friday of last week, Ibrahimovic took out a full page of the LA Times to post an ad.

"Dear Los Angeles, You're welcome."

MLS clubs have a $4 million wage cap, but they can exceed that limit with a few exceptional players thanks to the Designated Players Rule, otherwise known as the "Beckham Rule." After David Beckham joined the Galaxy in 2007 to earn $255 million over his six years in the American league.

 

“Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United,” said Ibra. “Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history.”

Beckham's substantial income included more than just his $6.5 million a year salary. It came largely from endorsements and "revenue sharing." The superstar was such a valuable asset when it came to filling up stadiums, selling merchandise and promoting the brand that the Galaxy gave him a portion of the money it brought in.

 

Many European players later followed Beckham to the U.S. as "designated players" including Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard and Andrea Pirlo. Ibrahimovic will not be a designated player. But, like Beckham, he could still receive income from sponsorship and endorsements. The Sweden superstar is bringing both his talent and his personality to LA. His arrogance is endearing not only because it is funny, but because he can back it up. He is Sweden's all-time top goalscorer, having won 33 club trophies in his career. His impressive resume spans Europe's top clubs. Prior to his stint with Man United, he had stints at Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus. And he has won the league cup in four different nations. "No one in the world has won in five." Ibra has scored some stunning goals including a one-time bicycle kick from 30 yards out. There are rumors he will be coming out of international retirement to play with Sweden in the World Cup this summer.

 

"After being in Europe, winning 33 trophies, playing in the best teams in the world, playing with the best players in the world, I wanted to come to the U.S. and play my game there," Ibrahimovic said of the transfer. "I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win, and I chose the Galaxy to do that."

 

Ibrahimovic admitted he had doubts about joining LA Galaxy but insisted he remains ‘hungry’ for success.

 

“I decided to sign with Galaxy because I think it’s the right place for me,” he told the club’s official website. “I have a lot to give, I can help them a lot, and they are the best team in the US. There were no doubts. I have a lot of expectations, I put pressure on myself, I demand a lot in my game. I’m just looking forward to playing, I need to play. I’m like a little child who you give candy to for the first time and he’s looking for the candy all the time. That is what I need. I need to play and I want to play. I’m hungry to play because it’s gone too long now, I haven’t felt involved in the game and I need to feel involved. Because this is what I’ve been doing all my life.”

 

LA Galaxy, also known as the Los Angeles Galaxy, is an American pro soccer franchise based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California that competes in Major League Soccer, as a member of the Western Conference. Manager: Sigi Schmid. Owner: AEG MLS Cup titles: 2014, 2012, 2011, 2005, 2002.

Zlatan Ibrahimović will be available for selection for this weekend's match against LAFC. Ibrahimović will train with his new LA Galaxy teammates for the first time on Friday and be available for selection by LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid for LA Galaxy's sold-out weekend fixture against LAFC on Saturday, March 31.

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Los Angeles Galaxy Introduce Zlatan Ibrahimovic

At his first press conference with Galaxy, legendary Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimović said that joining the LA Galaxy was always written in the stars. The Galaxy unveiled the 36-year-old superstar striker on Friday before more than 100 media members from across the globe. The press conference was the culmination of a three-year-long pursuit by LA Galaxy. For Ibrahimović, it was always "destiny" that he'd join the Galaxy.

“It was supposed to happen before Manchester United. My head was here. I wanted to come here and it didn’t happen,” said Ibra. “Destiny said I would come here. Los Angeles called, and I answered.”

Ibrahimović says there is no pressure on him to prove anything, he simply wants to help Galaxy win titles.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity that I can go in and collect what I’ve been collecting all these years," he said. "I just opened the door. I’ll step in and I’ll bring in so many trophies to this club.

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MANCHESTER UNITED: JOSE MOURINHO RANT

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho

MANCHESTER UNITED: JOSE MOURINHO

Transcript of Jose Mourinho’s rant

Manchester United was knocked out by Sevilla in their Champions League Last 16-second leg tie. England Premier League club Chelsea was also knocked out, while Liverpool and Manchester City went through to the Champions League quarter-finals. Jose Mourinho went on an amazing 12-minute rant as he launched an impassioned defense of his Manchester United record in the wake of the shock Champions League exit. Buy Liverpool v Manchester City tickets to watch the upcoming Champions League clash on Wednesday, April 4. 

Man United's famous Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho is the son of Felix Mourinho, a former Portuguese international goalkeeper. Following Man United’s surprise upset, Jose Mourinho talked for about 12 minutes in his post-match Manchester United press conference. Mourinho went on a long wide-ranging rant in response to a question from the media. The following is the transcript of his interview ahead of the crucial FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton. With the club and fans shocked by Tuesday's surprise Champions League last-16 exit due to losing to Sevilla, here is what the Portuguese said.

Media’s question:

"I've spoken to a few of the supporters this week that said they were a bit disappointed by some of the performance levels against Sevilla. What would you say to those fans?"

Jose Mourinho’s response:

"I say to the fans that the fans are the fans, and the fans have the right to have their opinions and to have their reactions,” said Mourinho. "But there is something that I used to call football heritage - I try to translate from my Portuguese, which is almost perfect to my English that is far from perfect. But translation, word by word is something like football heritage and what a manager inherits is something like is that the last time Manchester United won the Champions League, which didn't happen a lot of times, was in 2008. The (last) final was 2011. Since 2011, 2012 out in the group phase. The group was almost the same group as we had this season: Benfica, Basel and Galati from Romania. Out in the group phase.

"In 2013, out at Old Trafford in the last-16. I was in the other bench (as Real Madrid manager).

"In 2014, out in the quarter-final.

"In 2015, no European football.

"In 2016, comes back to European football, out in the group phase, goes to Europa League and on the second knockout out, out of Europa League.

"On 2017, play Europa League, win Europa League with me and goes back to Champions League.

"In 2018, win the group phase with 15 points in possible 18 and loses at home the last-16.

"So, in seven years with four different managers, once not qualified for Europe, twice out in the group phase and the best was a quarter-final. This is football heritage,” added Mourinho. "And if you want to go to the Premier League, the last victory was 12-13 and in the four consecutive seasons, United finished fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh - or seventh, fourth, five and six. So, in the last four years the best was fourth. This is football heritage. It means that when you start the process, you are here, you are there, or you are there. It is heritage. It's heritage. And if the fans, that I will always respect, always respect... if the fans... and many of them are the ones you speak with (in the media), many of them are the ones I speak with, or I am very lucky and very unlucky (with you speak to). But the ones that speak with you are very disappointed and the ones I speak with knows what is is football heritage. They know what is a process and know when they arrive. When I arrived in Real Madrid, do you know how many players played quarter-final of Champions League? Xabi Alonso with Liverpool, Iker Casillas with Real Madrid and Cristian Ronaldo with Real Madrid. All the others, not even a quarter-final. That's football heritage"

Media’s question:

"Jose, those stats..."

Jose Mourinho’s response:

"They are real, they are real. Do you want other real? I'll give you a couple more real. In the last seven years, the worst position of Manchester City in the Premier League was fourth. In the last seven years, Manchester City was champions twice and if you want to say three times because they will be in one more week, two, three or four (weeks) and they were second twice. That's heritage. Do you know what is also heritage? It's that (Nicolas) Otamendi, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, (David) Silva, (Raheem) Sterling, (Sergio) Aguero - they are investments from the past, not from the last two years. From the past. Do you know how many of United players that left the club last season? See where they play. Where they play, how they play, if they play. That's football heritage. And one day when I leave, the next Manchester United manager will find here (Romelu) Lukaku, (Nemanja) Matic, of course (David) De Gea from many years ago, they will find players with a different mentality, with a different quality, with a different background, with a different status, with a different know-how. And for some reason, you go to the Champions League quarter-final like today and there are there four clubs that are always there. Always there. Barcelona is always there in the past seven, eight years. Real Madrid is always there in the past seven, eight years. Juventus is always there, Bayern Munich is always there and then, of course, appears now and again another club like my Inter, like some other clubs like Monaco last season. Some clubs but the ones that are always there is for some reason. Is for some reason. And the good thing for me and the amazing feeling for me is that I am (on) exactly in the same page as the owners, as (executive vice-chairman) Mr (Ed) Woodward, as (managing director) Mr (Richard) Arnold. We are exactly in the same page. We agree in everything. We know that we have a process. We agree in the investments, we agree that we have what we have, the investments we are going to do are going to be progressively season after season. We need more than the investments, we need also the time. We are exactly in the same page.

"So, life is good.

"I have an amazing job to do. Yesterday I met a new person that we have in the club working in a different area, nothing to do directly with my job but it is as a person that come from another club and I asked, 'why did you decide to come? And the person told me 'because I did as fantastic job in another club and I know that this club I have a big, huge job in front of me to do, so I come for the challenge'. Well done, well done - my decision to come here was the same thing. I could be in another country with a league in the pocket. The kind of league you win before the league starts. I could be (but) I am not, I am here. I am here, and I am going to be here, and no way - no way - I am going to change my mentality. For me, I don't know if you know the expression, I don't know if the translation to England makes you understand, but there is quote that I like which is something like 'in every wall is a door'.

"You know, every wall is a door?

"I am not going to run away, I am not going to disappear, I am not going to cry because I heard a few boos. I am not going to disappear from the tunnel, running immediately. The next match I'll be the first to go out. I respect the fans, I am not afraid anything. I am not afraid of my responsibilities. When I was 20 years old, I was nobody in football. I was somebody's son. What I was with, a lot of pride, when I was 20 years old was somebody's son. You know? And now, with 55, I am what I am, I did what I did because of work, because of my talent and because of my mentality. So, they can be together. You know, I understand that for many, many, many, many, many, many years, it was really, really hard for the people that doesn't like me.”

"'Here he is again', 'here he wins again,' 'here he is again', 'here he wins again', so for 10 months I win nothing. For 10 months, I win nothing. The last title I won was 10 months ago, you know? I beat Liverpool, I beat Chelsea, I lose against Sevilla and now is there moment to be happy. OK, I also learned that in my religious formation be happy with others happiness even if the others are your enemies. So be with it. I am a very lucky guy and I am really happy to be what I am."

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JOSE MOURINHO, MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER

Premier League Big Six Managers Guides

The overall control of the England top-tier Premier League by the top six sides called the "Big Six" has increased this season primarily due to their dedicated, skilled, creative managers as well as the top talent they have recruited for their titan clubs. The “Big Four” of the 2000’s, Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool, and Chelsea, threatened to take over the Premier League for years to come, but Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur managed to break in. Nipping at the heals of the Big Six clubs this season are Burnley, Everton, and Leicester City. 

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger

Chelsea: Antonio Conte

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp

Manchester City: Pep Guardiola

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochitino