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Trending: Mourinho hits back at 'Einsteins'

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Trending: Jose Mourinho hits back at 'Einsteins'; Inter eye Pablo Zabaleta

The ESPN FC crew have little faith in Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte sending their squads out to attack on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba has not been discouraged, despite recent criticism of Man United's big-money signing.

Here are the latest stories for Friday.

MAN UNITEDManchester United manager Jose Mourinho hit back at "Einsteins" after Paul Pogba scored twice in a 4-1 win over Fenerbahce on Thursday, saying that the critics would rapidly change their opinions.

- Michael Owen has questioned former teammate Wayne Rooney's decision to allow Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to take penalties.

- Howard Webb believes Jose Mourinho should be sanctioned by the Football Association for mind games over...

Crystal Palace need to strike better balance in attack vs. Leicester

Christian Benteke doesn't quite fit this Palace team yet but Alan Pardew needs to involve him more vs. Leicester.

Crystal Palace have been suffering recently from an inability to start matches in a convincing fashion and whether it's a case of failing to take chances or failing to create them, Alan Pardew's side have laboured through the opening halves of ties. Half-time typically sees a change in style and approach. It doesn't always take a substitution, but there is usually a marked improvement from the players. Against Sunderland and Everton, these changes resulted in Palace fighting their way back to...

Jose Mourinho 'had his own players' at Chelsea - Victor Moses

The ESPN FC crew have little faith in Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte sending their squads out to attack on Sunday.

LONDON -- Victor Moses believes Jose Mourinho exiled him at Chelsea because "he had his own players" and said he is delighted that new head coach Antonio Conte has given him a second chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho will return to the home of his former club as Manchester United manager for the first time on Sunday, while in-form Moses is expected to keep his place in the Chelsea starting XI on the right of Conte's new 3-4-3 formation.

It has been a remarkable turnaround in fortunes...

A revitalised Victor Moses is enjoying life at Antonio Conte's Chelsea

The guys address your tweets about Raheem Sterling, Victor Moses and the Americans who could join Bob Bradley at Swansea.
Victor Moses didn't get much of a look-in under Jose Mourinho, but Antonio Conte's arrival at Chelsea has changed that.

LONDON -- After three years as a Premier League nomad, Victor Moses is finally back where he always wanted to be.

And as he sits in a room overlooking the sun-drenched first-team training pitch at Chelsea's Cobham training complex, there is more than a hint of indignation in his words at the fact he has been made to wait this long.

"I'm delighted to be back," Moses told ESPN FC. "I thought I did well in my first season here, but due to circumstances -- a manager going, a manager coming in -- I wasn't...

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool captaincy means you need to have a thick skin

Jurgen Klopp has stressed that his side must be angry in their style of play, but remain patient against West Brom.
Jurgen Klopp is adamant that there are no easy games in the Premier League and expects another tough match with West Brom.

Steven Gerrard has revealed the emotional toll it took on him to be Liverpool captain for 12 years.

Gerrard is the longest-serving captain in the club's history, taking on the armband in October 2003 before departing for LA Galaxy last summer.

And the 36-year-old, writing in the newly-published book "Liverpool Captains" said he always embraced the role despite the intense scrutiny and punishing blows it brought.

"You need to be thick-skinned to be captain," Gerrard said. "Before you accept the responsibility...