He has remained close to people behind the scenes at the club and is now a regular City pundit for BT Sport, with the now retired 41-year-old, whose many other clubs during his 22-year career stint included Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Celtic, stating the Manchester giants would like him to return to the club at some point.
Brighton had drawn first blood. The Spaniard has been in fine form for West Ham's U23 squad, scoring 23 goals in 26 games. Murray silenced the home fans in the 10th minute heading home German playmaker Pascal Gross's perfectly delivered free-kick after the veteran striker easily shrugged off the attention of Pedro Obiang.
The Barca forward came into the game in at Camp Nou on 99 goals , with 96 of them having come in the Champions League and the other three in the European Super Cup. Overall, he has now scored 26 worldwide goals this calendar year, breaking the previous world record of 25 set by Messi in 2012. Josep Maria Bartomeu insists that Lionel Messi deserves "all the prizes in world football" as he bids to win the Ballon d'Or for a sixth time in January.
Speaking to MUTV and in his press conference after the game in Lisbon, Mourinho also provided an update on United's other sidelined players - Eric Bailly , Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba. "But, again, you know, 12 matches, 10 victories, two draws, nine clean sheets". 'Bailly, I don't think so'. Mourinho said: "Rashford, I thought it was cramps because he was running so much, it was about muscular fatigue, but he felt something in his knee but to me it doesn't look a big thing".
The Nets' 140-131 loss on the scoreboard was secondary to the loss of their point guard to a then assumed knee injury. Russell will need a new backcourt mate to fill in for Lin this season and in regards to a free agency pickup, there are still some suitable options.
Many other club hierarchies would have pulled the trigger if presented with a similar situation, but Koeman revealed that Everton chiefs Farhad Moshiri, Bill Kenwright et al still have faith in him as he prepares to the lead his side through a gruelling triple-header against Lyon , Arsenal and Chelsea .