Jose Mourinho hits out at Manchester United’s ‘crazy’ fixture congestion

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho complained about his team’s ever-growing fixture list after their FA Cup victory over Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup on Sunday added to his problems.United face Southampton in the League Cup final on February 26, so their Premier League derby against Manchester City must rearranged and they also resume their Europa League campaign this month. (Also read: Watford, Hull and Leeds suffer FA Cup upsets, Manchester United through)”It’s absolutely nonsense and I know that applies with many other clubs. Liverpool are going to play 16 matches, Chelsea will play 16 matches and we are in this crazy situation,” Mourinho told British media.”I think Southampton will have 15 days without football before the final and we are going to have in these 15 days two matches… so the calendar in the best country of world football is nonsense.”In a realistic way I think the Premier League is almost an impossible mission but I just think about winning the next match and the next match is not an impossible mission.”Mourinho said Ashley Young could leave before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.”The only player that I am aware of a possibility to leave, and I am waiting for Jan. 31 to know what really is going on, is Young, a player that I would love to keep,” he added.United, who are sixth in the league table, host second-bottom Hull City on Wednesday.last_img read more

Jamaica Receiving Pledges of Support

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says that Jamaica has been receiving pledges of support and assistance from Governments and international agencies following the passage of Hurricane Sandy. “So far, we have had pledges of support from USAID (United States Agency for International Development), the Governments of Japan, Germany and France, as well as the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA),”she said in a statement on Tuesday in the House of Representatives. The Government of Japan has offered to assist with repairs to the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland, which suffered extensive damage, and the Annotto Bay Hospital in St. Mary, which sustained severe roof damage, the Prime Minister said. “I also wish to specially thank my sister Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar (of Trinidad and Tobago) for calling immediately after the hurricane and pledging support,” the Prime Minister said. “We thank all our partners for their concern and assistance,” she added. Preliminary estimates put the damage to the country from the passage of Hurricane Sandy at approximately $5 billion. Agriculture was the worst affected sector, with losses and damage estimated at $1.5 billion.last_img read more