Jose Mourinho – “Manchester united failed in Morata bid

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United failed with a bid to bring Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to Old Trafford.

United had been strongly linked with a move for the Spain international before the Premier League club concluded a £75million deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Mourinho indicated Morata had been one of United’s top targets as the club prepares to return to the Champions League, but no agreement could be reached with Madrid.

“I don’t like to speak about players who aren’t ours, because Morata is not our player. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid,” Mourinho told reporters.

While United missed out on Morata, the club snapped up Lukaku and made the striker the second most expensive transfer in British football history, behind only Paul Pogba.

Mourinho suggested Lukaku’s Premier League experience and his personal relationship with the player from their time together at Chelsea were the primary reasons United sought to buy the Belgium international, the club also having been strongly linked with a deal for Antoine Griezmann before Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban nixed the Frenchman’s exit.

Chelsea agree fee with AS Monaco for Tiemoué Bakayoko

Chelsea have agreed a £39.8m fee with AS Monaco for midfielder  Tiemoué Bakayoko, report the Times.

The 22-year-old midfielder impressed for Monaco last year as the team won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals and Chelsea have been hoping to strike a deal for weeks.

Now the Blues are happy to push ahead with a move despite Bakayoko carrying a niggling knee injury that is likely to rule him out for two months. Chelsea have been assured there should be no long-term issues.

Antonio Conte was frustrated to see Romelu Lukaku move to Manchester United at the beginning of this week but having already signed German defender Antonio Rüdiger from AS Roma, Chelsea are finally making some progress towards building the squad Conte wants for the new season.

How to become a FIFA GOD: The 4-2-3-1


As we’ve heard before, FIFA has become an icon for the race of sports game in the today’s world. We always try to be the best in it. So here’s a some tips on how to use the 4-2-3-1, which in my opinion is the most Decent attacking formation in the FIFA 17.

Use midfielders with Striker. to create chances is the key 

With five midfielders to choose from, this formation allows a player to keep possession easily while waiting for spaces to open up ahead. A way to link up with your forward is to bring the attacking midfielder into play as his position higher up the pitch is the best chance of providing effective passes to the lone striker. As there is only a single striker, bring your wingers into play to provide outlets, which will prevent the striker from being crowded out.

Be patient when in possession; pass back if there aren’t any options ahead as this will allow you to bring extra players into the attack. This formation can be especially effective when the correct players are chosen for each role on the pitch. If the lone striker is struggling, then an attacking midfielder with impressive shooting and dribbling stats can act as a second striker.

Alternatively, a larger player with more strength may be the best option if you prefer to hold the ball up and wait for support

10 things to become a FIFA GOD

FIFA games have developed a exceptional significance in the gaming world and is widely renounced for their originality and user’s interface. Some of the casual fans play it as a ‘game’ only and some of the as I like to say ‘Hardcore’ fans like me want to be the best there is around them in FIFA games. So if you’re one from the second group of fans and want to be a ‘FIFA GOD’ in your own rights, you’re at the right place my friend. Here are the PERFECT 10 ! things that will add to your improving Godness in FIFA

  1. ​Find your formation which works best for you
  2. Learn to defend
  3. Learn from your mistakes
  4. Practice, practice and practice
  5. Hardwork combined with smart work
  6. Learn the basics and effective skill moves
  7. Learn to place the right player despite of its overall 
  8. Give youth a chance.
  9. Learn to build up play
  10. Get the best suited camera and controller settings for you

Football tactics: The 4-3-3 False 9

I may not be the greatest manager or even a manager of any football team because I’m just 15 and not good enough or passionate as some people say but I love to study the beautiful game. So here’s my review one of the new and most mindful formation of the modern football- the 4-3-3 false 9

False-9 is more of a position than a formation. Many managers found success employing that position in their teams – Francesco Totti for Roma, Robin van Persie for Arsenal. But Lionel Messi, first under Pep Guardiola and then under Tito Vilanova, changed history playing in that position. False-9 is a striker who drops deep (into the midfield) rather than playing in the opposition box. The striker or the false 9 plays a playmaker/attacking midfielder rather than a target man. He’s the type of striker who pulls the defenders towards him and seize a side rule pass to one of the two wingers or false strikers I think to score. If the centre backs doesn’t try to stop the the striker (I.e. the false 9) the team will move higher up the pitch and will try to shoot if got an opportunity. The wingers in this formation always get in behind or cut inside


How to break it ?

The simplest solution of breaking this complex formation is to have a deep lying playmaker type pivot (defending midfielder) tasked to mark the false 9. The “park the bus” (when all players on a team play defensively I’m their own half with the goal in mind to draw or defend a narrow margin) can be done to break this typical attacking formation.