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Riyad Mahrez sets Manchester City’s sights on Champions League glory

‘We have the team, the manager … everything’City lead Real Madrid 2-1 going into home legRiyad Mahrez is confident Manchester City can win the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.Uefa is intent on the competition returning in Augu…

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Workington raise funds reliving day they stunned Manchester United | Jamie Jackson

A charity webcast recalling a famous 1958 FA Cup tie is being held to help people hit by the coronavirus crisisA Friday night in early January 1958 in Cumbria and Keith Burkinshaw of Workington Reds is meeting Duncan Edwards of Manchester United. Burki…

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Lask Linz win will help Manchester United play with no fans, says Solskjær

United’s last game before lockdown behind closed doorsSolskjær: ‘That must play positively in the boys’ heads’ Ole Gunnar Solskjær has said playing Premier League games behind closed doors will be a challenge but believes Manchester United’s recent exp…

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Lask Linz win will help Manchester United play with no fans, says Solskjær

United’s last game before lockdown behind closed doorsSolskjær: ‘That must play positively in the boys’ heads’ Ole Gunnar Solskjær has said playing Premier League games behind closed doors will be a challenge but believes Manchester United’s recent exp…

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Pogba and Rashford ready to return for Manchester United, says Solskjær

Midfielder and forward have recovered from injuries‘They’re looking good, they’ve joined training now’Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will be ready toplay when the Premier League resumes given each has impressed in training …

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Odion Ighalo’s stay at Manchester United likely to end next week

Shanghai Shenhua refuse to extend striker’s loanNigerian’s Old Trafford deal expires at end of monthManchester United’s wish to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan beyond next Monday is set to be rejected, with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua unwilling to allow the …

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Odion Ighalo’s stay at Manchester United likely to end next week

Shanghai Shenhua refuse to extend striker’s loanNigerian’s Old Trafford deal expires at end of monthManchester United’s wish to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan beyond next Monday is set to be rejected, with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua unwilling to allow the …

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Manchester United urge their fans to stay away from stadiums

Prospect of crowds gathering has been a concern‘Keep your friends, family and all United fans safe’Manchester United have urged supporters to stay away from behind-closed-doors games if the season restarts.The prospect of crowds gathering has been a si…

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Manchester United urge their fans to stay away from stadiums

Prospect of crowds gathering has been a concern‘Keep your friends, family and all United fans safe’Manchester United have urged supporters to stay away from behind-closed-doors games if the season restarts.The prospect of crowds gathering has been a si…

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Former football coach Barry Bennell charged with nine sexual offences

Former football coach appears at hearing via video linkThe nine offences are in relation to two complainantsBarry Bennell has been charged with nine sexual offences, following a hearing at Warrington magistrates court on Monday. The former football coa…

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Manchester City parent company add Belgian team to their stable

Lommel become ninth club in CFG’s portfolio‘Belgium is one of Europe’s best football countries’City Football Group, the parent company of Manchester City, has bought the Belgian club Lommel, making the second division team the ninth in its global portf…

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My favourite game: Amir Khan shows his class to claim first world title | Jamie Jackson

The Bolton boy came of age by stripping Andreas Kotelnik of his light-welterweight title on a raucous night in Manchester18 July, 2009: an ecstatic Amir Khan claims his maiden world title, five years after the boy from Bolton lost the Olympic lightweig…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær says Manchester United will not force players to return

Some of them may not be mentally ready because of Covid-19I don’t think we could force anyone to play, manager saysOle Gunnar Solskjær says he would not force any Manchester United footballer to play if they did not feel “mentally ready” due to concern…

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Next season’s cup competitions may suffer, says United’s Woodward

Vice-chairman sounds warning of knock-on effect‘It’s always a top priority for us to strengthen the team’Next season’s FA Cup and League Cup competitions may be affected if the 2020-21 Premier League season is truncated because of coronavirus, accordin…

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Manchester United to install safe standing area for 1,500 fans

Club intend to have it in place for next seasonIf trial is successful more barrier seats will be addedManchester United will trial 1,500 barrier seats that will allow fans to stand next season, after being given permission by Trafford council.Standing …

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Manchester United’s summer spending may be limited, warns Ed Woodward

Executive vice-chairman says ‘business as usual’ unlikelyHuge transfers unlikely to be seen anywhere this summerEd Woodward has warned it may not be “business as usual” for Manchester United in the next transfer window, the executive vice-chairman sayi…

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Raheem Sterling still setting himself a target of 35 goals this season

England forward did not score in his last 12 games‘City still have another level to go,’ he saysRaheem Sterling believes he is 15 goals away from his target for the season, with the Manchester City forward having scored 20 times when the campaign was p…

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‘Beyond anything I’d played with’: Rashford says Ibrahimovic key to his rise

Manchester United striker also says Mourinho improved himRashford admits he would not have been 100% fit for Euro 2020Marcus Rashford has said he is recovering well from a serious back injury and pointed to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and José Mourinho as key t…

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Manchester United redraw budget and accept player of Kane’s cost out of reach

Coronavirus brings change to United’s transfer strategyTottenham striker would cost in the region of £150mManchester United are redrawing their transfer strategy because of financial uncertainty caused by coronavirus and accept it will leave them unabl…

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United’s patchy form has blunted Paul Pogba, says Bruno Fernandes

Clubmate says ankle injury has limited Frenchman’s impact‘Everyone expects from Paul like from Ronaldo or Messi’Bruno Fernandes believes his Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba was unable to perform to the “superstar” standards set by Lionel Messi an…