Man United boss Jose Mourinho wants award for 'best-behaved manager'

Rafael Benitez Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park

Rafael Benitez Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park

That knock has prevented him from making his Newcastle debut so far but Benitez has not given up hope of his latest acquisition being ready in time for the visit of Jose Mourinho's side.

"With Luke it's not about changing my mind, it's just the evolution or no evolution of his potential", Mourinho told reporters on Friday.

"It's true I haven't won there in the League but I don't know why", he said. I think this country produced a lot of awesome "box to box" players, I had the pleasure to coach some of them but I think nowadays with some pundits, some agents, some family members, I think the concept of "box to box" is changing a little bit. Now, for a few months he is free of minor injuries and I'm really happy.

"The natural outcome of it is that he will have his contract and he will be a United player for years".

As well as UEFA Champions League games, income during the quarter was boosted by two extra Premier League games that were broadcast live.

"I feel most comfortable in the No 9 shirt so why not in the future here?" I like the Geordies, I like to go there. I like to go there, but I couldn't win, I lost and drew a few times.

"I hope tomorrow the result is different, but I know that the characteristics of the game are not going to be different".

More news: Producer 'broken by Weinstein scandal' takes her own life
More news: Korean leader proposes inter-Korean summit with Moon
More news: Riyad Mahrez returns to Leicester City training

The club has reached the last 16 of that competition and is now second in the Premier League.

However, United have struggled to get the balance right in midfield this season, and summer signing Nemanja Matic has looked jaded after a bright start to his United career.

Put to the United boss that it is not easy to manage Newcastle, he said: "I believe but I am not the person to say why because what I know from the club is the incredible army of fans, a city that lives for the club and supports the club".

"There are so many awards - performance of the week, manager of the month and this and that - they should give one [to] the guy that behaves best on the touchline and it should be the fourth official to vote".

"But if you ask me if I think Newcastle are going to be in the Championship next season, I say immediately no way".

Manchester United were 4-1 winners against the Magpies back in November as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba made their respective comebacks from injury problems. They haven't won at home in the league since 21 October, have kept just two clean sheets in their last 17 matches and sit 16th in the table - just a point above the bottom three - with 12 games remaining.

Recommended News

  • None of the newly-acquired Cavaliers are guaranteed to start

    None of the newly-acquired Cavaliers are guaranteed to start

    But things didn't go so well for Thomas in Cleveland , where he averaged just 14.7 points and shot 36.1 percent from the field. I grew tired of hearing how the Cavs couldn't do much with the roster because of James refusing to commit beyond this season .
    Tottenham's Harry Kane is the 'most complete striker', Sami Khedira has said

    Tottenham's Harry Kane is the 'most complete striker', Sami Khedira has said

    Wenger was asked if there was a better striker in Europe than Kane right now, and answered: "If you look at the numbers, no". Allegri will be hoping that his team keep playing like they have done over the past month or so as they have been very good.

    North Korea's leader invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

    If peace isn't imminent, a summit in Pyongyang between Moon and Kim Jong Un seems preferable to recent months' threats. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe represented their homelands.
  • With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin

    With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin

    He added his hope that the visit becomes "a venue that leads to dialogue for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". The delegation also included North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister Kim Yo-jong.
    North London Derby Heats Up DStv

    North London Derby Heats Up DStv

    One of those that returned was Belgium global Toby Alderweireld , who had been out since the beginning of November with a hamstring injury.
    Trump Tweets About Not Declassifying 'Very Political' Democratic Memo

    Trump Tweets About Not Declassifying 'Very Political' Democratic Memo

    McGahn wrote that the president had instructed the Justice Department to work with Congress to mitigate those risks. Trey Gowdy of SC , who helped draft the GOP memo , have said it shouldn't be used to undermine the special counsel.
  • Narendra Modi arrives in Palestine, to hold talks with Mahmoud Abbas

    Narendra Modi arrives in Palestine, to hold talks with Mahmoud Abbas

    He said Modi deserved all credit for it and that this was also a recognition of his leadership and stature as a world leader. It was back when India was one of the main leaders of the Non-Aligned Nations and embraced an anti-Israel stance.
    Korean unity highlights Olympics

    Korean unity highlights Olympics

    Closing out the ceremony in an unlikely show of unity, North and South Korea marched together under the same flag. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will also attend the ceremony, adding to seating complications for the hosts.
    Joe Johnson Signs With Rockets (Not Celtics) After Buyout

    Joe Johnson Signs With Rockets (Not Celtics) After Buyout

    Johnson has averaged 14.1 FanDuel points over 32 games this season. The 36-year-old has enjoyed a long and illustrious career. This is a great signing by the Houston Rockets .
  • Westerville Police say one officer killed, one in critical condition Saturday

    Westerville Police say one officer killed, one in critical condition Saturday

    They then announced one officer had been killed in the line of duty, but subsequently added that a second officer had also died. The Westerville Division of Police confirms two officers have been shot and killed Saturday afternoon on Crosswind Drive.
    International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity

    International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity

    Duterte expressed frustration when speaking on extrajudicial killings during his campaign, claiming that the term could not be defined.

    Traders Buy Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) on Weakness

    The software giant reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.09. Macquarie set a $95.00 price target on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in a research note released on Thursday, February 1st.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.