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'It's a big week': under-fire Mourinho on Manchester United

It's a busy night for football fans across Manchester tonight.

Manchester City travel to Germany where they face Hoffenheim in Group F of the competition.

And United play hosts to Spanish club Valencia in Group H at Old Trafford Manager Jose Mourinho doesn't believe his job is on the line if results go against him this week.

They face Newcastle at the weekend in the Premier League.

The club have made their worst start to a league season in 29 years. Mourinho says it's a big week.

Jose Mourinho walks out of news conference calling for 'Respect, respect, respect'

José Mourinho walked out of a news conference last night following Manchester United's 3-0 defeat to Spurs.

He said United were "really, really unlucky" to lose the home game - their second defeat in a row in the Premier League.

This is the moment he walked out after an exchange with a journalist:

I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together.

Respect, respect, respect man.

– José Mourinho

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Zlatan drops hint of Mourinho's plans for United fans

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Manchester United fans should be ready for something special to be announced ahead of the new season.

Speaking in a video message on the club's Instagram page, the Swedish striker alluded to a 'secret' that Jose Mourinho is working on.

Be ready for this season because something special will happen. I think the boss has something going on so we'll keep that a secret and enjoy the season, good luck and I wish you all the best.

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan appeared in a video on the club's Instagram page Credit: Man Utd

The club's former striker was visiting his old teammates during a training session on their pre-season tour of the USA. United play AC Milan later this week. So far they've only managed draws with Club America and San Jose Earthquakes.

New Manchester United kit most expensive in history

The average price of a replica Premier League kit has soared over £100 for the first time after Manchester United revealed their latest new season look.

United's new strip tops the price charts at £116.85 based on a basic adult short-sleeved shirt, shorts and socks - while their fully printed "authentic" kit - the same one worn by players on match days - comes in at £192.85.

While the average cost of a basic top-flight kit this season comes in at £94.08 - with Newcastle and Tottenham still to declare - it breaks the £100 barrier when additions such as numbers and names are applied.

Burnley's new strip represents the best value in the Premier League, coming in at a total of £75 - with the shirt alone costing £45.

The Clarets said in a statement: "Burnley Football Club prides itself on being a community club and our commitment to keeping prices as low as possible reflects this."

The statement continued; "We have some of the cheapest season ticket prices in the Premier League and one of the cheapest match day programmes, so the kit is just another way of hopefully giving something back to our loyal fan base."

Fans have taken to social media to complain about rising kit prices, yet the Football Supporters' Federation maintain it is far from one of the most popular criticisms raised by fans.

A spokesman said: "The cost of kits can add up, especially if you have kids, and it would make sense for manufacturers to add a "use by" date.

"That way supporters or parents know exactly what they're getting and can make a decision as to whether the price tag is worth it.

"However, kits aren't an essential item in the way that tickets are, so this isn't an issue that a lot of fans approach the FSF to campaign on."

Fred's officially a Red! United complete signing of Brazil midfielder

Fred signs for Manchester United. Credit: Manchester United

Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donestsk, the Premier League club have announced.

The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, after completing a medical.

United reached agreement with Shakhtar earlier this month, with the Premier League club reportedly paying a fee in excess of £50million.

Fred told the club's website, www.manutd.com: "This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team. To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.

"I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five years.

"This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil."

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