Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


‘Swagger is back for fearsome United’

09 September 2016, 12:18

London - Jose Mourinho has injected the "fear factor" back into Old Trafford, and Manchester United's swagger is back, former striker Andy Cole said ahead of Saturday's derby with City.

"All the players are talking about what he (Mourinho) wants to win. The few games we've had so far you can see the fear factor returning and that's what Manchester United is all about," said the forward who made 275 appearances for United from 1995 to 2001, before joining City late in his career.

"These past few years teams have gone to Old Trafford believing they can win. When you played under Sir Alex Ferguson teams would just hope they wouldn't get beat by five.

"Mourinho is bringing that back now and they're starting to look like the old United," Cole said in a column for online bookmaker 888sport www.888sport.com/blog/.

United, who finished last season in fifth place, won the last of their record 20 English league titles in 2013.

The former England front man likened Mourinho to the manager who bought him in 1995 for a then-British record seven million pounds.

Also readSchweinsteiger won't give up his Man Utd dream

"Jose has the same great aura about him as Sir Alex. Look at what he's done in the game - going to Italy and Spain and doing it out there - and now he's trying to emulate his phenomenal record in England."

After a modest playing career, Portuguese Mourinho has enjoyed something of a Midas touch as coach. He won six trophies at Porto including the Uefa Cup and the Champions League; seven at Chelsea; five at Inter Milan including a second Champions League trophy; and three at Real Madrid.

Expectation at Old Trafford is sky-high, but Cole said it was impossible to call who would have the upper hand this season.

"If I knew who would do best in the next three years then I'd head straight to the bookmakers," he said.

After three games of the season, City, Chelsea and United all boast a 100 percent record, with City top on goal difference.

Something will have to give on Saturday when United welcome neighbours City to Old Trafford, while Chelsea visit Swansea City on Sunday.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- News24 Nigeria


Musa scores first goal for Leicester

22 October 2016, 20:18

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...