Captain Rooney Jose’s main man
José Mourinho is already striking up a special relationship with Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.
The 30-year-old spent over a year trying to arrange a date for his testimonial with former boss Louis van Gaal, at which he’s looking to raise £5million for children’s charities.
But despite Rooney going to see the Dutchman, Van Gaal would not commit to a 2016-17 pre-season fixture due to United’s possible involvement in the Community Shield.
But within days of taking over as boss, Mourinho gave Rooney’s camp the go-ahead to arrange the game against Everton on August 3.
England and Russia warned
England and Russia have been threatened with expulsion from Euro 2016 after the disgraceful scenes when supporters clashed in Marseille following their 1-1 draw in a Euro Group B game last weekend.
Uefa released a statement |saying: “The Uefa executive |committee has warned both football associations that it will not hesitate to impose additional sanctions on the FA and the Russian Football Union, including potential disqualification of their respective teams from the tournament, should such violence occur again.”
England coach Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, asked fans to remain calm, saying: “I’m appealing to you [the fans] to stay out of trouble and to try to make certain that these threats that are being issued are never carried out…”
Bilic: Payet is best at Euro
West Ham coach Slaven Bilic says he sent an SMS to star player Dimitri Payet ahead of his brilliant display against Romania last weekend.
The text read: “Enjoy it, you have nothing to prove, you are the best player there [at the Euros].”
Writing for the Daily Mail, Bilic adds: “I wasn’t wrong, was I?
“He was fantastic, not only with his late match-winning goal but overall.
“France were playing everything through him.”