Paddy McNair reveals Man United boss Mourinho’s pre-Euro 2016 message

first_img1 Manchester United youngster Paddy McNair has revealed Jose Mourinho contacted him to wish him luck ahead of Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign.Mourinho was named as Louis van Gaal’s replacement at Old Trafford two weeks, the Portuguese boss taking over from the man who handed McNair his United debut in 2014.The defender has since totalled 21 appearances for his club, and good form has seen him named in Northern Ireland’s squad for the European Championships.The 21-year-old has won nine caps for his country, and he has revealed Mourinho has wished him luck ahead of the tournament.McNair said: “He sent me a text message wishing me good luck for the tournament – that was nice of him.“I’m sure he’ll be watching and I’ll be trying my best and hopefully he likes what he sees.”Another youngster to be given his debut by Van Gaal at Old Trafford is Marcus Rashford, whose incredible rise to prominence sees him as part of England’s squad for the Euros.The promising striker is unlikely to start for the Three Lions when their campaign gets underway against Russia on Saturday, but McNair has no doubts Rashford will develop into a top class star in the future.“He’s a very good player,” he added.“He came in at the end of season and it was breathtaking, in a way, how well he adapted, the goals he scored.“You see him in training, he’s got a lot of ability and I think he will be a top player.” Paddy McNair is part of Northern Ireland’s squad for Euro 2016 last_img read more

DONEGAL LAD LUKA TO MAKE HIS EURO 2016 TV DEBUT TONIGHT!

first_imgA young boy with strong Donegal connections is set to be unveiled as a star in 3 Mobile’s TV campaign for Euro 2016 tonight.Luka Blondelle, age 9, of the Karen Gorman Academy of Speech and Drama & Casting Agency has been selected for the Irish teams main sponsor’s advertising campaign.Luka, whose mother is Fiona Rodgers from Garryharry, outside Letterkenny stars alongside Big Jack Charlton in the advert which is set to be unveiled during tonight’s Champion’s League semi-final coverage. Luka will be heard to famously say ‘The Irish are coming.’Luka is a member of the Karen Gorman Academy of Speech and Drama and Casting Agency.Simply click on the video to see Luka in action.DONEGAL LAD LUKA TO MAKE HIS EURO 2016 TV DEBUT TONIGHT! was last modified: April 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEuro 2016JACK CHARLTONLuka Blondellelast_img read more