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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: Mourinho chuffed with early Man Utd business; Neymar has Real Madrid clause; Perez blames Zidane for Morata exit;

It's that time of the week again where we look back over the past seven days and check out what articles Tribal readers have fancied the most.

Overall, we've got stories about all the major clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Our top story this week comes from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

The 'Special One' claimed that his club saved plenty of money by completing their business at the beginning of the summer.

Neymar's €222m move to PSG saw an increase in inflated fees across football.

And the Portuguese believes that had United bought Romelu Lukaku after Neymar, it would of cost them £150m instead of £90m and Nemanja Matic would have cost them £60m or £70m instead of £40m.

Fair point, Jose.

According to Diario Gol, Neymar has been warned by Barcelona about his continual taunts towards them.

The Brazilian last week labelled the president of his former club a "joke" and has criticised the current regime on more than one occasion.

Blaugrana officials have told Neymar that they will make a number of his indiscretions public, if he doesn't tone it down.

You kind of hope he keeps going so we find out what these indiscretions are.

Continuing with Neymar and Diario Gol has dropped a bombshellabout his PSG contract.

According to the Spanish publication, an exit strategy has been planned for the Brazilian following his world-record move to Paris.

Although there is no release clause, the deal includes a Real Madrid option.

This means that PSG are forced too inform Neymar if Real are interested and the club also have to listen to any offer that Real present. Spicy stuff.

Don Balón claims that Real Madrid have blamed Zinedine Zidane for allowing Alvaro Morata to join Chelsea.

Los Blancos' hierarchy believe Zidane made it obvious that Karim Benzema was favoured over Morata, which ultimately led to the 24-year-old leaving for London.

Benzema has failed to score in Real's opening three matches, while Morata has bagged 3 goals in his first four games…

Ouch Florentino!

The Mirror reported last week that United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan was on the verge of matching a Premier League record.

If the Armenian had set up a goal in United's 2-2 draw with Stoke on Saturday, he would have joined Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas as the only players to set up 6 goals in their first four appearances.

Well he didn't…

Top 5 Tribalfootball stories September 6 - 12

1. Man Utd boss Mourinho: We saved £100M on two signings. Coutinho...?

2. Barcelona fire backchannel warning to Neymar: Stop the taunts or...

3. Betrayal? Neymar's PSG deal carries Real Madrid clause

4. Real Madrid board blame Zidane for Morata exit

5. Man Utd ace Mkhitaryan on brink of matching Premier League record


Our top five stories searched through Google include Luka Modric accepting his eventual departure from Real Madrid, Luke Shaw's new Man Utd contract and former Man Utd starlet Ravel Morrison joining Mexican side Atlas.

1. Betrayal? NeymarJR's deal carries Real clause

2. Modric accepts he'll leave before Real contract expires

3. Shaw wins new Man Utd contract

4. Real board blame Zidane for Morata exit

5. Morrison joins Atlas with good behaviour clause


Our top five stories searched through the world's most popular social media site, Facebook, include van Dijk's failed Liverpool move, Reds starlet Ben Woodburn cops a spray and Emre Can negotiations continue to stall.

1. Reds hero Murphy: Southampton were willing to sell van Dijk, but…

2. Ox: Henderson badgering me for 5 years about L'Pool

3. L'Pool whizkid Woodburn attacked on talk radio

4. Fuming Reds ace Coutinho feels let down by Barca

5. L'Pool reluctant to meet Can demand in new contract

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