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Mourinho dismisses claims he was ‘relieved’ to leave Sevilla with draw – video

José Mourinho dismisses claims he was ‘relieved’ to leave Sevilla with a draw, insisting Manchester United had opportunities to come away from the last-16 Champions League tie on top. David de Gea put in another fine display to thwart Sevilla on a numb…

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Mourinho: Manchester United not among Champions League favourites – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has denied that his team are among the favourites to win the Champions League, ahead of taking on Sevilla on Wednesday night. The Portuguese insists it is too early to be thinking of lifting the trophy before fac…

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Antonio Conte bemoans defensive mistake as Messi pounces for Barça – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left frustrated after a defensive error allowed Lionel Messi to equalise and provide Barcelona with a crucial away goal in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday night• Messi strikes to give Barça&…

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Antonio Conte says Barcelona are more than just Lionel Messi – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his team will have more to worry about than just keeping Lionel Messi quiet during their last-16 tie with Barcelona on Tuesday. Chelsea beat Barcelona in the semi-finals on their way to Champions League triumph in 201…

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Pep Guardiola backs his Manchester City players despite Wigan FA Cup loss – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the professionalism of his players despite a shock FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Wigan on Monday night. Fabian Delph saw red for the Premier League leaders, and Guardiola was involved in an angry outburst in…

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Jürgen Klopp full of praise as Liverpool put five past Porto – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has expressed his delight after his side scored five in the first leg of their Champions League tie with Porto. Klopp singled out the comeback of Sadio Mané, whose impressive hat-trick proved to be a comfortable night for…

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Tottenham players were fantastic in Juventus draw, says Mauricio Pochettino – video

Tottenham produced a superb comeback to draw 2-2 at Juventus after a nightmare start to their Champions League last-16 first leg in Turin. Spurs conceded twice within the opening nine minutes but goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen ensured they…

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Lokomotiv Tashkent player scores from own half in AFC Champions League – video

Anything David Beckham can do, Ikromjon Alibaev of Lokomotiv Tashkent can do too. The midfielder scored from inside his own half as his side ran out 5-0 winners over Al Wahda in their AFC Champions League Group B encounter on Monday Continue reading…

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Newcastle win was lucky but they fought for their lives, says José Mourinho – video

José Mourinho said Newcastle’s 1-0 win over his Manchester United side was lucky but ‘they went over all the limits of the effort, of sacrifice, of everything a manager likes to see in his teams.’ A goal by Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to t…

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Old Trafford remembers Manchester United’s Munich air disaster – video

The 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster was marked with a commemoration service at Old Trafford. In attendance was Sir Bobby Charlton, who survived the fatal plane crash Sir Alex Ferguson and the Manchester United first-team squad Continue read…

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Antonio Conte: Chelsea must decide my future, not me – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said the club must make ‘a decision’ over his future, insisting he is not worried about his job at the Premier League champions. Pressure is mounting on the Italian after Chelsea lost 4-1 away at Watford on Monday, a secon…

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Klopp bemoans penalty decision as Liverpool held by Tottenham – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was left stunned after a controversial Harry Kane penalty meant his side had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Klopp was bemused after referee Jon Moss gave a penalty for a challenge on Erik Lamela by Virgil van Di…

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Conte insists he’s doing ‘great job’ despite Chelsea rout – video

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is getting the maximum out of his squad, despite suffering a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. The Italian remains confident in himself and his team after a poor performance from the Blues. Conte insist…

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Dodo’s incredible penalty miss in Turkish cup tie – video

Brazilian Dodo produced one of the most incredible penalty misses as his side, Giresunspor, faced Fenerbahçe in the Turkish Cup. The midfielder was given the chance to level the scores at one apiece before he trotted up and sent his spot kick trickling…

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Antonio Conte: the transfer market is not simple – video

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are through to the next round of the FA Cup after a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United. Speaking after the match, the manager said his club were doing the best they could in the transfer market to improve the team.Michy Batshuayi…

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Wenger says Sánchez has ‘nothing to hide’ over missed drugs test – video

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has said that Alexis Sánchez’s missed drugs test was the club’s fault. Speaking at London Colney he said that Alexis has ‘nothing to hide’. On Monday, the Chilean moved to rivals Manchester United in a swap deal for Henrik…

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Manchester City can learn from Bristol City game, says Pep Guardiola – video

Manchester City have qualified for their first chance at silverware under Pep Guardiola after seeing  Bristol City in a 2-3 (3-5 Agg) win at Ashton Gate. Speaking after the match Guardiola revealed that it was ‘a really good game, against a t…

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Marco Silva sacked by Watford, Javi Gracia appointed as replacement – video report

Watford have sacked Marco Silva after eight months in charge, citing an ‘unwarranted approach’ from Everton as the reason for their dramatic drop in form. Watford have just one win in their last 11 Premier League games, and Silva was dismissed the morn…

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José Mourinho expects Alexis Sánchez move ‘soon or never’ – video

The managers of Manchester City and Manchester United discuss the movement of Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal. At one point, Pep Guardiola seemed certain to get the player he worked with at Barcelona, but in recent days José Mourinho’s side edged ahead, wi…

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José Mourinho ‘relaxed’ on Alexis Sánchez’s potential transfer – video

Following Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League, José Mourinho said he feels ‘relaxed’ over the potential transfer of Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal. Sánchez has been linked to both Manchester clubs, with United seemingly pushing ah…