The English Premier League continues on Friday evening with fans no doubt anticipating the clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, at Spurs’ home stadium. Spurs manager Jose Mourinho assured the media that captain Harry Kane has recovered from his hamstring injury and will start against United.
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Mourinho joked that he has been focused on keeping the players motivated during the three-month break from soccer due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and hasn’t learned how to cook.
“I try to pass my motivation to the players, you know, I felt that motivation from the hierarchy; I felt that motivation from Mr Levy. So we tried to give the players the best conditions to work and to keep motivated and from the moment we had a green light to have training together and to be back to normal training, you know. We work with the happiness of somebody that they love the job and couldn’t do it in the right way but to learn something from myself; I don’t say so. I didn’t even learn how to cook so nothing has changed.”
Man United is rearing to go in their English Premier League clash against Tottenham.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Marcus Rashford for his efforts to help feed needy school children in the United Kingdom during what will be an extraordinarily long summer holiday because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Solskjaer said that both Rashford and Paul Pogba will available to play on Friday night and the team will look to regainv the momentum they had before the shut down three months ago.
“It’s a great game, a big game against one of the best teams in the league, of course; Champions League finalists less than a year ago. So we know that we’re up for a hard game. We’ve prepared as well as we can. We’ve trained well; the boys trained well over the lockdown. We’ve had a couple of in-house 11 vs 11s, and we had one 11 vs 11 against West Brom (West Bromwich Albion) which hopefully will stand us in good stead. Of course, we’re young. They look fit and ready.”