Eden Hazard launches passionate defence of Jose Mourinho

Eden Hazard launches passionate defence of Jose Mourinho

Mourinho last month revealed Pogba would no longer be considered vice-captain of the club despite having already worn the captain's armband three times this season in the absence of Antonio Valencia.

"We like challenges too, we have goals".

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to break the bank for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

However, former Liverpool defender Babbel - who won the UEFA Cup and FA Cup among other trophies during his four years on Merseyside - defended Mourinho and pointed the finger at United's hierarchy, having hired the Portuguese in 2016.

Mourinho will be hoping last weekend's thrilling 3-2 comeback win against Newcastle sparks a revival after a dismal run of results saw United slip well off the pace in the Premier League and exit the League Cup. We had a team to get a lot of prizes, but we just ended up in a negative spiral.

Demonstrating all that he could do in Chelsea's 2014/15 title-winning season, the Belgian's performances took a notable dip - not that he was alone in this - as Mourinho's second spell in charge came to its acrimonious conclusion.

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A man now working as assistant to Mourinho after hanging up his boots over the summer told the Daily Mail : "When people ask me about him - 'Jose, what's he like, what's he bring?' - it's winning that is the thing that strikes me the most. I came back totally out of shape".

"I sent him a message to say I was sorry he had gone and that I was sorry".

'I don't regret many things in my career, but that I have not been able to work with Mourinho at Chelsea anymore is one of them. We'd enjoyed all that success together, but this time we hadn't. "I cannot wait to meet the players to start working together".

Juventus boss Allegri has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to replace Jose Mourinho, who is facing the boot from Old Trafford after a disappointing start to the season.

"With my age, 25 years old, I'm between the two sets of players, the oldest and the youngest", he added.

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