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Summary

  1. 12 Premier League news conferences
  2. Pochettino (12:30), Klopp & Guardiola (13:30)
  3. Six matches on Saturday
  4. Get Involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111

Live Reporting

By Andrew Mullen

All times stated are UK

  1. Deulofeu in contention to face Cherries

    Watford v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Watford

    Gerard Deulofeu i

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    Watford wingerGerard Deulofeuis in contention for a first appearance of the
    season for the Premier League match against Bournemouth.

    Deulofeu has seen his recovery from a foot injury hampered by a hip and
    abdominal problem, but should be available along withStefano Okaka, Miguel
    Britos
    andSebastian Prodl,who have all resumed training.

    DefenderMarc Navarrohas picked up a minor fitness issue, so will not feature
    against Bournemouth, whileDaryl Janmaat(knee) and midfielderTom Cleverley
    (Achilles) both continue their own rehabilitation.

    Provisional squad: Foster, Cathcart, Kiko, Holebas, Kabasele, Doucoure, Hughes,
    Capoue, Pereyra, Deeney, Gray, Gomes, Masina, Mariappa, Sema, Chalobah, Success,
    Deulofeu, Okaka, Britos, Prodl.

  2. ‘We’re a team that’s improving’

    Watford v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:“I believe that we’re a team that’s improving and playing with confidence. We want to win on Saturday and that’s our only focus.

    “Watford look creative, they have a physical threat and players that can score goals. We want to perform to our best levels.

    “Watford have been playing very well. Yes, they lost at Arsenal but they performed well and created plenty of chances.”

    Eddie Howe

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  3. Post update

    Plenty of other news and press conferences today as well.

    Team news also coming up.

  4. Get Involved

    That’s it from Paul Scholes.

    He didn’t hold back, did he?

    What do you think of his comments?

    Do you agree with him? Paul Ince? Ryan Giggs?

    Text 81111 or #bbcfootball

  5. ‘The players look like they’re really struggling for confidence’

    Paul Scholes

    Salford City co-owner on BBC Two

    On having
    confidence issues:
    “I’ve been
    there and it’s horrible. These players look like they’re really struggling for
    confidence. You can go five, six, seven months without scoring a goal like I
    did at times and it’s horrible. You just don’t know what you’re doing right, you
    don’t know what you’re doing wrong, but all of a sudden, before you know it,
    you’re back, you get a goal and you’re off and running again.

    “I think every player
    has a spell when they’re low on confidence. I had a good run where I didn’t
    score. You’re driving home, you’re going to training you’re trying your best,
    you can’t wait to train, but you can’t do anything right. It’s difficult to
    explain. You start questioning ‘Am I fit enough?’ ‘Am I tired?’, ‘Am I doing
    too much?’ You’re in that much of a mess but before you know it, you’ve scored
    a goal from two yards and you’re back and running again.”

  6. ‘Sanchez hasn’t performed yet’

    Paul Scholes

    Former Manchester United midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    On Alexis Sanchez:“It’s really tough. We
    all know the qualities he’s got, he’s shown them at Arsenal, he’s shown them at
    Barcelona. It just hasn’t happened for him for one reason or another – why? I don’t
    know. I don’t know what he’s doing in training or behind the scenes. We just don’t
    know. I never though we really needed him at the time; I thought the position was
    covered in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

    “Obviously, I thought he would bring quality to
    the squad. He hasn’t performed yet. Whether he’s fallen out with the manager –
    I don’t know. He looks like he’s trying.

    “When you’re on a bad run of form, your
    confidence just goes. There are times when you just don’t want to play and you
    feel like you can’t kick a ball 10 yards to another player. I just hope he gets
    a chance to show his qualities because we know he has them.”

  7. ‘Give players a run of games, and you’ll see totally different players’

    Paul Scholes

    Former Manchester United midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    On giving
    players a chance:
    “Anthony Martial
    has real qualities. I know his body language isn’t great, but I think he’s one
    of those players who will go to another club, a manager will give him confidence
    and he could be sensational.

    “Now, I don’t want to happen, I think the same
    could happen with Marcus [Rashford]. We obviously know the quality Alexis Sanchez has
    got because we’ve seen them before. You give these players a run of games, and
    I think you’ll see totally different players.

  8. ‘Mourinho has no idea what his best team is after two years’

    Paul Scholes

    Former Manchester United midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    On how to
    get the best out of the Manchester United players:
    “It’s all about giving the lads
    confidence I think. When they’re constantly hearing that they’re not good enough
    – not that they’re not good enough – or that they’re not performing, you think
    or players like Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford – it’s about giving them a run of games.

    “They
    will come in and people are dying for them to play, they will be given one game
    or an hour and not perform that great, but you have to give them a run of five,
    six, seven, eight games; I think that’s when you can judge these types of
    players.

    “Unfortunately because the form’s not great, he’s chopping and changing,
    he has no idea what his best team is, he has no idea what his best system is, and this is after over two years.”

  9. ‘Time for Jose to show us what a good coach he is’

    Paul Scholes

    Former Manchester United midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    On whether
    he agrees with Ryan Giggs saying Manchester United should stick with Jose Mourinho:
    “Yes I agree. I’m sick of him moaning about
    what he hasn’t got, when I think he really should be concentrating on what he
    has got.

    “I think he’s got some real quality in the squad who are very low in confidence.
    Jose over the years has been a brilliant coach, his record suggests that, he’s
    been one of the very best.

    “I think now, I’d like to see him stay. Take this –
    which I think is probably the biggest challenge of his career – and show us
    what a good coach he is.”

  10. ‘They lacked the real quality to win the game’

    Paul Scholes

    Former Manchester United midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    On whether he saw anything onTuesday against Valencia which changed his mind:“I thought they were a little bit lively, the game on Saturday was one –
    after the Paul Pogba stuff in the week – where you question the work ethic.

    “I think Tuesday
    was a little bit different in that way, they tried, worked a bit harder but
    lacked the real quality to win the game.”

  11. Post update

    Former Manchester United midfielderPaul Scholeshas been speaking to Robbie Savage on BBC Radio 5 live this morning as well.

  12. Mourinho’s time is running out, says Ince

    Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30BST)

    Manchester United

    Former Old Trafford midfielderPaul Ince– who won the Premier League title twice under Sir Alex Ferguson – believes Jose Mourinho’s position will be untenable if Manchester United are beaten by Newcastle.

    “Mourinho’s time is running out,” said Ince. “United are no better off than they were before him. If they don’t get a result against Newcastle this weekend, Jose Mourinho is in real danger.

    “He won’t walk because that’s not in his character. I hate the thought of Jose being sacked, but if you are not picking up results and there is this black cloud hanging around Old Trafford, your time as manager is running out.

    “If they lose on Saturday evening, particularly if it’s a bad loss, there will be a decision made on his future very quickly.

    “The signs are not looking good for him.”

  13. Giggs urges United not to sack Mourinho

    Manchester United

    Ryan Giggs and Jose Mourinho

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    Wales manager Ryan Giggs:“I believe he [Jose Mourinho] should keep his job.

    “They’re going through a tough time at the moment, but change now then you’re in the same position in a year, two years, quite possibly.

    “I think the problem of late has been forward planning. Just take stock, they’re going through a tough time but, no, my stance hasn’t changed.”

  14. ‘More than enough time to have the players ready’

    Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30BST)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to MUTV:“[We have had] recovering time for the players that played against Valencia and good work for the others that obviously were in perfect condition to train.

    “Today [Friday], the third day [since the Valencia game] is the first day we have all of the players together and three days in between matches is more than enough time to have the players ready for the weekend match.”

  15. Young could return against Newcastle

    Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30BST)

    Manchester United

    Ashley Youn

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    Jose Mourinho says Manchester United have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the meeting with Newcastle United at Old Trafford, andAshley Youngcould return to the squad.

    Young missed the draw with Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday with a minor problem.

    Marcos Rojo, Ander HerreraandJesse Lingardremain sidelined due to injury.

    “It’s exactly the same [squad]. No new injuries and the players who were injured [are still out] with the possibility of Ashley Young coming back to the squad but Ashley was really a minor situation,” Mourinho told MUTV.

  16. ‘I accept’

    Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30BST)

    Jose Mourinho was not very expansive in his press conference.

    The whole section reserved for broadcast media lasted just over three minutes, half of which was spent answering a question about tomorrow’s game against Newcastle rather than the plight Manchester United find themselves in.

    On potentially going five without a win for only the second time since 1998, Mourinho limited his response to two words when asked if he accepted it wasn’t good enough for a club of United’s stature: “I accept.”

    Jose Mourinho

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  17. ‘Not the happiness of victory’

    Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30BST)

    Manchester United

    Is it time to repay the fans after one home win since opening day?:“It is true. One defeat at home all season. One defeat in seven matches. Three draws. Not the feeling of defeat but not the happiness of victory.

    On four games without a win being not good enough for club of United’s size:“Yes I accept.”

  18. ‘We can do much better’

    Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30BST)

    Manchester United

    On the importance of beating Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday:“Very important. I know we are in the beginning of October and you look at the tables all around Europe and the tables in September and October don’t reflect what is going to happen in a few months or at the end of the season.

    “We can do much better. To do that we need points, points we lost in the last two Premier League matches. One point out of six, and we know that to improve that position, we need to win these three points.

    “Our opponent for different reasons they also need the points. Very, very, very good coach. A team that is always very well organised especially against teams in top half of the table. The results they had against the top teams didn’t get them points yet this season but gave them very close results. Very difficult matches for the opposition, so we expect a very difficult match.”

  19. Post update

    Don’t worry there is more.

  20. Post update

    Manchester United v Newcastle (Saturday, 17:30BST)

    Manchester United

    Jose has spoken.

    Why are you doing so badly?:For many different reasons.

    Will you tell us what they are?:No.

    Jose Mourinho

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