Real Madrid v Manchester United: Redknapp says flop Modric is better than all United’s midfield
AS the media heats up for the big Champions’ League match between Real Madrid and Manchester United, the Daily Mail produces the bilge of the day.
On Page 79, the paper employs Martin Keown and Jamie Redknapp to create a “dream team” from the two clubs. The conclusion: “United just edge it.” Having picked more United players than Real ones – De Gea over Casillas; Carrick over Khedira – Redknapp wonders why there is no room for Luka Modric, who would “certainly get in the United team” – ahead of Carrick, who is, erm, better than Modric and every other Real midfielder bar Alonso, who appears in the dream team as his equal.
After so much bilge, the Mail tells readers on page 78: “Why Jose’ in Real Trouble“. The paper than plots Jose Mourinho’s “Time in Madrid“. Split between “Good Jose” and “Bad Jose“, the paper’s Oli Coates tells us that Jose’s good things include:
* A 72.3 win percentage
* Steering Real to the highest points tally in the history of La Liga – 100 points
* Guiding Real to the highest goals for tally in La Liga history – 121
* Winning all three Spanish trophies in his first two seasons
And then Bad Jose:
* Not being ahead of Barcelona this season
* Buying the “flop” Luka Modric (see Redknapp above)
And then there is failure for being manager of a club that has not won the Champions’ League for ten years. Mourinho joined the Spanish club in season 2010-2011. Bad Jose is taking the blame for 8 seasons when he wasn’t there and was busy winning the Champions’ League with two other clubs.
Of course, this might all be bested by the Sun, which leads with the news: “You’ll never boss United, Jose.” He must be gutted.