Paper Round: Mourinho backs Woodward but scolds Rashford

Paper Round: Mourinho backs Woodward but scolds Rashford
Paper Round: Mourinho backs Woodward but scolds Rashford

Mourinho scolds Rashford

Most of the back pages focus on Manchester United's 2-0 win over Burnley, as well as England's victory over India in the fourth test, both much needed results for their respective leaders. For United boss Jose Mourinho the win at Turf Moor buys him some breathing room but he still had plenty to say after the game. Mourinho called Marcus Rashford 'naive' for his red card but also admitted that perhaps the striker could have been given a yellow. He did later praise the performance of referee Jon Moss.

Paper Round's view: Firstly it's pretty clear that it is a red card for Rashford. Also you can sense some frustration on Mourinho's part, after all Phil Bardsley displayed exactly the sort of gamesmanship that he would have prided some of his teams on. However the way that some of the papers are describing this story makes it pretty clear just how much they're struggling for a back page lead...

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Mourinho dedicates win to Woodward

Sticking with Jose and the United manager was also speaking about executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. The pair's relationship has been under the microscope recently and before the Burnley match a supporters group flew a plane over the stadium that labelled Woodward 'a specialist in failure.' Speaking after the match Mourinho dedicated the win to the much-maligned Woodward.

Paper Round's view: Mourinho is playing the game well here. He's clearly learnt from his time at Chelsea when he alienated Michael Emenalo and Marina Granovskaia, a move that backfired for him. It's only one win and there is a long way to go but perhaps this is the start of something new for Mourinho. It would certainly be interesting to see if he can last beyond the third season, however unlikely that still seems.

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Pellegrini not in immediate danger

In The Mirror it is reported that West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is not in immediate danger of the sack despite losing the opening four games of the Premier League season. West Ham are really struggling at the moment but the report says that the club's owners are not currently tempted to copy Crystal Palace's lead when they fired Frank de Boer early last season.

Paper Round's view: Pellegrini deserves time to be able to turn it around but it doesn't look too good, especially with tough fixtures to come after the international break. Bringing in a lot of new players can cause disruption in the squad and it can take time to gel. The game against Everton feels crucial.

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Ings reveals Salah bet

And finally we end with Southampton striker Danny Ings, who has revealed that he made a bet with former team-mate Mohamed Salah before he left Liverpool as to who would score goals. Ings stressed that it was friendly competition and since he didn't move to the Saints until deadline day he is already ahead.

Paper Round's view: This is just a nice story of two former team-mates having a bit of friendly competition. The real point here is how great it is to see Danny Ings back on the football field and playing again after everything he has been through. If he can find some consistency he could be a real threat for Southampton.

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