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José Mourinho: Manchester United’s improved defence not just due to defenders

• Manager lauds team but stops short of praising centre-backs• Teeanger Dalot will not feature against Wolves on SaturdayJosé Mourinho believes Manchester United are resolving “defensive problems” better because of a concerted team effort rather than V…

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Sergio Agüero signs one-year Manchester City contract extension to 2021

• Deal will stretch striker’s stay at City to a decade• ‘My idea was being here for 10 years,’ Agüero saysSergio Agüero has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City which commits him to the club until 2021. Related: Premier League: 10 th…

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Raheem Sterling and Manchester City hit impasse in contract talks

• Sterling enters final year of deal at end of season• Forward wants pay rise to basic of at least £220,000Manchester City and Raheem Sterling have reached an impasse in contract discussions for the forward, with the clock ticking as he will enter the …

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Raheem Sterling and Manchester City hit impasse in contract talks

• Sterling enters final year of deal at end of season• Forward wants pay rise to basic of at least £220,000Manchester City and Raheem Sterling have reached an impasse in contract discussions for the forward, with the clock ticking as he will enter the …

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José Mourinho pulls out stats sheet to defend use of Marcus Rashford

• Manchester United manager unhappy at claims over Rashford • Accuses pundits of being ‘obsessed’ with him and telling ‘lies’José Mourinho has defended his use of Marcus Rashford, with Manchester United’s manager reading from a prepared sheet of stati…

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Jadon Sancho, the street footballer with potential to be England’s Neymar

Teenager who left Manchester City for the Bundesliga has the dribbling skills to match Brazilian star says former England under-16 coach Dan MiccicheJadon Sancho is the street footballer who can become England’s Neymar, according to Dan Micciche, the …

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Mourinho headline grabbing ‘shielding’ Manchester United’s players – Matic

• Nemanja Matic says manager ‘knows what he is doing’• Midfielder claims Mourinho’s antics deflect criticismJosé Mourinho’s habit of turning the focus on himself is calculated to help the team and it is working, according to Nemanja Matic.After Manches…

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Mourinho headline grabbing ‘shielding’ Manchester United’s players – Matic

• Nemanja Matic says manager ‘knows what he is doing’• Midfielder claims Mourinho’s antics deflect criticismJosé Mourinho’s habit of turning the focus on himself is calculated to help the team and it is working, according to Nemanja Matic.After Manches…

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José Mourinho hits back: ‘I’m one of the greatest managers in the world’

• Mourinho quotes philosopher Hegel to make his point • Manchester United manager aims barb at Spurs fansJosé Mourinho has described himself as “one of the greatest managers in the world” and quoted the philosopher Hegel to defend the stance.Manchester…

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Manchester United ready to extend Anthony Martial’s contract

• Board keen to hold on to previously disaffected player • Move is understood to have José Mourinho’s backingManchester United are in discussions with Anthony Martial about a new contract, in a move the board are confident has José Mourinho’s backing d…

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Is José Mourinho still the man to fix Manchester United’s problems? | Jamie Jackson

Many fans at Old Trafford are blaming the Portuguese for the club’s poor Premier League start but he can turn things aroundJosé Mourinho may point to how all three of Tottenham’s goals were down to errors in his rearguard and use this as evidence of wh…

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Tottenham laid down a marker with United win, says Harry Kane

• Striker believes 3-0 win at Old Trafford is statement of intent• ‘We have to stay up there from the very start’Harry Kane believes Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 win at Manchester United on Monday has laid down a marker regarding their title challenge.The w…

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Manchester United stand by José Mourinho and see cause for hope

• United board backing manager despite Tottenham defeat• Response to Brighton capitulation impressed executiveManchester United are continuing to back José Mourinho despite the 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, with the board encouraged by the side’s firs…

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José Mourinho wants fans to lift Manchester United for Tottenham visit

• United manager expressed his happiness at loyal support• Fans stood by club in defeat at Brighton after a poor displayJosé Mourinho wants Manchester United to be inspired by the loyal support the team received despite the disappointing 3-2 defeat at …

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José Mourinho says he and Ed Woodward are getting on fine

• Manchester United manager shrugs off problems• Mourinho refuses to discuss Paul PogbaJosé Mourinho says he is happy with his relationship with the Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Related: Sarri on Hazard, Balotelli on Nice futu…

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Ed Woodward, the man who holds José Mourinho’s fate in his hands | Jamie Jackson

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman is an ex-banker from Essex who mixes affability with ruthlessness and will be unafraid to recommend the manager’s sacking if necessaryEd Woodward is the Manchester United executive vice-chairman whose current…

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Paul Pogba’s agent swipes at Scholes and adds to Manchester United chaos

• Mino Raiola reacts to criticism of performance and leadership• Gary Neville takes Ed Woodward to task over transfer policyPaul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has added to the turmoil around Manchester United by attacking Paul Scholes and joking that the…

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How long can Manchester United be allowed to drift under José Mourinho?| Jamie Jackson

The manager ought to have assembled a side to challenge for the Premier League title with the players he has at his disposalIn Manchester United’s ongoing insipidness under José Mourinho a perfect storm of problems is found.The manager seems to have lo…

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Benjamin Mendy dials back on phone use at Pep Guardiola’s urging

• Manchester City full-back was urged to ‘forget’ social media• ‘In the dressing room I don’t use my phone. It’s better’Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or…

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Benjamin Mendy dials back on phone use at Pep Guardiola’s urging

• Manchester City full-back was urged to ‘forget’ social media• ‘In the dressing room I don’t use my phone. It’s better’Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or…