Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first MUTV interview

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first MUTV interview

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given his first interview to MUTV after signing a contract at Manchester United on Friday. The Swede spoke to Stewart Gardner about his move to Old Trafford, his hopes for the 2016/17 season and reuniting with manager Jose Mourinho…

Welcome to Manchester United. How do you feel?
I’m super excited. I am super, super happy. Finally it is done! There have been a lot of talks but it has come to the moment where everything is done. Now we start, now the hard work starts. I am super happy and just waiting to get to know the guys, to train and I am here in the training facility. It looks like it is a big club, a huge club, so I am excited.

There was lots of speculation and you had fun with it. Are you happy that is over now?
I am happy and now I can focus on one thing and that is the United shirt. I can leave everything behind me because I played in the European Championship and there was more talk about my future than the Europeans. Finally now everything is over and I can focus on my new club, go back to hard work and do as well as possible.

How important was Jose Mourinho to this transfer? 
I think my decision was pretty easy, it was more difficult to make everything possible. I compare it with the Mayweather and Pacquiao fight. They said it would never happen but it happened. I want to say thank you to my team, United and Jose Mourinho because they all made it possible. Now I am a United player and I am super, super happy. My decision was the easiest part, let’s say. The rest was a puzzle but the puzzle came together and we are all happy.

You must have great memories of working with him at Inter?
I have great memories. The only regret I had with Jose was that it was a short time with him. I had one season. We won together, we enjoyed it together, we had a great time together and I learned a lot. I got to know him as a person, not only as a coach, and I only have positive things to say. He is a winner, I am a winner, we both know what we want and that is to win. Wherever we go we win, and we will win.

Was a spell in the Premier League the only thing missing from your glittering career?
I think it is a big challenge for me. Wherever I go I have won and I am looking forward to this new adventure, a new chapter in my career and my life. If I can win here, I don’t know how many players have had the possibility to play in different competitions like I have and won at the same time. I will work hard, I know my mentality, I come to win and I want to win. Behind everything is hard work and that is what I have been doing so far, and that is what I am going to do now.

It is an exciting time in the Premier League with players and managers arriving. What are you looking forward to about it?
I think the whole Premier League and to be representing Manchester United. Every game will be a wow for the world, especially with everything that is going on with the new coaches and the new players, and me also. It will be a funny year in a good competition, a hard competition and I am not worried.

You have won 10 titles in 11 seasons. Can you do that here?
I have come to win, I haven’t come to waste time or to look at the weather. I am here to win and that is my objective. I don’t give up until I win. That is the objective, to win. We will play in the Europa League and for everything we play for we go to win. With the coach, with the players, everyone working collectively, playing collectively, you can reach your goals. We will do all of the things we need to do to reach our main goal.

We have promising strikers coming through like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Can somebody like you with your experience help them along?
I think so. I have experience from different cultures and different team-mates, world class team-mates, so I learned from then. First of all it is up to every player. If you are professional and working hard enough then you will succeed. You will become a top player. I will do my best to help everybody, not only the two names you gave. Even the club, to bring it up to where it belongs and that is at the top of the table.

Are you looking forward to playing at Old Trafford? You’ve been once before with Inter…
Yeah I am looking forward to that first game, I will enjoy every second and every minute of it. The stadium is amazing the supporters are even more amazing. That will be a big day for me and I am absolutely looking forward to it. 

What happens now for you after a long season with PSG and playing at the European Championship – when will your pre-season start?
Now I breathe out because everything is done after all the talks and speculation! Now it is official, I am a United player and I am the happiest in the world. But now I need a bit of rest after the long season and after the Euros. I will take my rest. How long that will be? I will discuss it with the boss and we will see.

After Paris you said you came as a king and left as a legend. When you leave here, how would you like to be described?
Hopefully I have the same scenario! But this is a new chapter and I don’t like to compare the past with the present. This is different. This will be different and you will see at the end of it.

What is your message to the United fans?
I am super happy and super excited. I am looking forward to the season that is coming. You are great and keep supporting the team. This year will be exciting and there will be great things happening. Keep pushing up and we will give back to you. Hopefully we will give back more than one trophy.

More: Watch the full interview in our video player above.

Source : http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Exclusive-Interviews/2016/Jul/zlatan-ibrahimovic-first-interview-as-manchester-united-player-mutv-exclusive.aspx

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Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle United

MANCHESTER UNITED 0 NEWCASTLE 0

22 August 2015 | Old Trafford | Att: 75,354

Manchester United were forced to settle for a point as Louis van Gaal’s former Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul left his old manager frustrated and earned Newcastle United a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

Krul made a host of top saves, including a brilliant one to deny Juan Mata in the first period and an even better one after the break to prevent substitute Javier Hernandez from snatching a winner.

Van Gaal made just one change to the side that began the 3-1 Champions League play-off win over Club Brugge with Bastian Schweinsteiger starting his first competitive match for the Reds since his summer move, in place of Michael Carrick.

Newcastle, who arrived in M16 with just one point to their name for the season and on a run of seven consecutive defeats on the road across the end of last term and start of this, were on the back foot almost straight away and were lucky not to be a goal down after four minutes when Wayne Rooney had the ball in the net, but was flagged offside despite replays suggesting otherwise.

Rooney took aim soon afterwards, following nice combination play with Schweinsteiger, but his low drive was claimed by Krul. The Newcastle goalkeeper was also on hand to save Mata’s free-kick on 12 minutes and he denied the Spaniard again a few minutes later as he clawed his shot away low to his left. Rooney was next to have a go as the wave of United attacks continued but Krul was there once more.

Having barely been in the match, the visitors went within inches of going ahead when Aleksandar Mitrovic rose to send a superb header on to the United bar with Sergio Romero well beaten. At the other end, Memphis Depay found himself through on goal, but his touch around Krul took him too wide and the Magpies cleared the danger.

Thereafter, clear-cut chances were few and far between, despite both sides looking dangerous around the box.

HALF-TIME STATISTICS
Possession: United 60% Newcastle 40%
Shots: United 9 Newcastle 6
Shots on target: United 6 Newcastle 0
Corners: United 3 Newcastle 3

The second half began in the much the same fashion the first had finished. Carrick came on for Schweinsteiger just before the hour mark, while Chicharito replaced Januzaj soon after, as the Reds looked to turn up the heat on Steve McClaren’s men.

Chris Smalling was unlucky not to connect with a corner when he had an opening, while a Rooney effort was blocked and a Mata volley flew over. Schneiderlin’s lovely backheel put Shaw through after the full-back cut in from the left wing, but Krul was there to block his shot.

Krul, who had famously been van Gaal’s penalty hero during last year’s World Cup, continued to thwart the Reds, with the best save of the lot coming when Mata’s shot rebounded to put Chicharito through on goal, but an outstretched leg from the Dutch stopper kept the score goalless.

As the clock ticked down to 90 minutes, Fabricio Coloccini blocked a goalbound Antonio Valencia shot and a crazy end to the game almost saw both sides win it when Smalling’s header from Memphis’ corner hit a post, before Newcastle went straight up the other end and substitute Florian Thauvin went within inches of turning home a cross from close range.

Carrick’s deflected shot in the dying seconds looked to be flying in, but it wasn’t to be for United who had to make do with one point rather than the three which were deserved.

FULL-TIME STATISTICS
Possession: United 70 Newcastle 30
Shots: United 20 Newcastle 7
Shots on target: United 8 Newcastle 0
Corners: United 11 Newcastle 5

MATCH DETAILS

United: Romero; Darmian (Valencia 77), Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger (Carrick 59); Mata, Januzaj (Chicharito 67), Memphis; Rooney.
Subs not used: Johnstone, McNair, Herrera, Young.
Booked: Darmian, Shaw

Newcastle United: Krul, Mbemba, Taylor, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Perez (Tiote 78), Wijnaldum, Obertan (Thauvin 69), Mitrovic (Cisse 88).
Subs not used: Darlow, De Jong, Aarons, Williamson.
Booked: Haidara, Obertan

Source : http://www.manutd.com/en/Fixtures-And-Results/Match-Reports/2015/Aug/Match-report-Manchester-United-vs-Newcastle-United-Premier-League.aspx

Masterchef Australia 2015

With less than a hour and half to go until we know who will win the Masterchef Australia 2015. Seems legit right some of you may think Georgia is the favourites to win despite Billie have a strong chance to win.  Been watching the show from the beginning and was hoping Reynold to win not because he is asian and can only cook desert. He been amazing but he was eliminated and came 4th place a worthy winner of all my books. He is amazing and wonderful at that young age now i can just not watch the show despite Georgia winning because she from Queensland.  Maybe the show wanted her to win from the start because she seems to be most on screen. I don’t know or don’t really care who actually wins.  May the best female to win. I am going to sleep now . Just wake me up when the score and the winner is.  WOW THIRD ROUND IS EPIC !!! 5 hrs to cook … HESTON
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WINNER : http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/how-billie-mckay-won-masterchef-australia-rate-the-grand-finale-plate-by-plate/story-fn8yvfst-1227459404718?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=News.com.au&utm_medium=Twitter