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Steve Bruce nears Newcastle move after quitting Sheffield Wednesday

• 58-year-old believed to be close to replacing Benítez• Joselu joins Alavés in deal worth around £2.5mSteve Bruce has resigned as Sheffield Wednesday manager, clearing one of the hurdles before being able to take charge of Newcastle United.The 58-year…

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Paul Pogba increasingly likely to stay at Manchester United next season

• Still no official bid for French midfielder• Only three and a half weeks left of transfer windowPaul Pogba’s hopes of leaving Manchester United this summer are becoming remote with the club receiving no bids for the midfielder and the transfer window…

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Manchester City’s pre-season tour finally has lift-off … two days late

‘Administrative error’ led to flight leaving 48 hours lateThomas Cook blames third parties for delaying tourManchester City finally boarded the flight to China for their summer tour on Monday morning following a two-day wait due to an “administrative e…

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How Solskjær is shaking up Manchester United’s staff in push for success

The summer has been dominated by the Pogba saga but quietly the manager has reordered the first-team and under-23 set-upsAs Ole Gunnar Solskjær grapples with the formidable challenge of overhauling his Manchester United squad, the manager is being gran…

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Steve Bruce on Newcastle shortlist and open to approach over manager’s job

• Bruce would consider leaving Sheffield Wednesday• Newcastle owner Mike Ashley an admirer of BruceSteve Bruce is open to an approach from Newcastle United to be Rafael Benítez’s successor, with the 58-year-old on the club’s shortlist.Bruce is Sheffiel…

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Paul Pogba deserves Manchester United protection amid criticism, says agent

• Mino Raiola says Pogba ‘respectful’ despite wanting transfer• Agent claims club should have taken stand to help midfielderPaul Pogba is showing Manchester United “respect” despite the midfielder’s determination to force himself out of the club, accor…

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Manchester United expect Pogba on summer tour despite doubts over future

• Midfielder named in list of players due to travel on Sunday• Romelu Lukaku also due to be on flight to AustraliaManchester United fully expect Paul Pogba to be on the plane when Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s squad fly to Australia on Sunday afternoon to star…

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Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United this summer, confirms agent

• Paul wants to move and we’re in the process of that, says Raiola• Ole Gunnar Solskjær expects another two signings this summerPaul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has admitted for a first time that the midfielder is trying to force an exit from Mancheste…

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José Mourinho rejects huge contract offer from Guangzhou Evergrande

• Mourinho turns down manager’s job in China for family reasons• Former Manchester United manager waiting for right clubJosé Mourinho has turned down the chance to manage Guangzhou Evergrande for family reasons despite a lucrative offer from the Chines…

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Manchester City pay £62.8m release clause for Atlético Madrid’s Rodri

• Spanish midfielder is set to become City’s record signing• Guardiola also targeting centre-back after Kompany’s exitRodri is poised to sign for Manchester City after Atlético Madrid announced that the Premier League champions have met the Spain inter…

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Manchester United hopeful David de Gea will sign new contract

• Goalkeeper’s deal expires next summer• United do not want to lose him on a freeManchester United have not given up hope David de Gea will sign a new contract, though club and player remain some distance from an agreement.De Gea’s terms expire next su…

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Marcus Rashford signs new four-year contract at Manchester United

• Deal makes Rashford one of the club’s best paid players• Ole Gunnar Solskjær calls forward ‘a shining example’Marcus Rashford has agreed a new four-year contract with Manchester United with an option of a further 12 months, in a deal that makes the 2…

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Manchester United agree deal to sign Wan-Bissaka for initial £45m fee

• United able to keep 20% sell-on clause for Wilfried Zaha • Ole Gunnar Solskjær keen to make further signingsManchester United are set to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £45m from Crystal Palace, with the manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, adding a second signi…

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Louis van Gaal: ‘I thought Manchester United could buy every player’

United’s former manager on Rooney, tactics, why the club is too commercial and being ‘very surprised’ at Solskjær’s appointmentThe Guardian sat down with Louis van Gaal at Noordwijk’s Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, three years since his dismissal by Manche…

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Twenty years after: Paul Dickov and Manchester City’s 1999 play-off win | Jamie Jackson

It seems inconceivable to younger fans but 20 years ago Manchester City were in the third tier for a season and it would have been longer but for an improbable Wembley comebackWembley, 30 May 1999: the Division Two play-off final stands at Gillingham 2…

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Manchester United start rebuilding with Daniel James on summer shopping list

• Ole Gunnar Solskjær identifies Swansea winger as target• Manager rebuilding squad after patchy league campaignManchester United are confident of a successful summer in the transfer market, with Swansea City’s Daniel James one of the targets identifie…

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Rivals are jealous of Manchester City, says chairman Khaldoon Mubarak

• ‘With success there is a certain level of envy’• Mubarak reacts to claims from La Liga presidentKhaldoon Mubarak has responded angrily to Javier Tebas, accusing the La Liga president of “hypocrisy”, with the Manchester City chairman also claiming jea…

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Tired but still hungry, Pep Guardiola knows City need Champions League

Manchester City manager admits to exhaustion after team’s treble – but knows his burden will grow until he wins the European CupThe Champions League: Manchester City’s final frontier. After a clean sweep of domestic trophies in a staggering 2018-19 cam…

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Vincent Kompany’s five best games for Manchester City | Jamie Jackson

From his midfield debut to his goalscoring swansong, there has been no shortage of drama in the Belgian’s City career Related: Vincent Kompany to leave Man City and become Anderlecht player-manager Continue reading…

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Kevin De Bruyne: ‘We were just better than Liverpool in the end’ | Jamie Jackson

Manchester City midfielder missed much of the title triumph but an FA Cup final win over Watford would offer consolationKevin De Bruyne offers a blunt response when considering whether he has any sympathy for Liverpool after they accumulated 97 points …