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Ed Woodward’s Manchester United legacy is chequered but title is in sight again

Executive is seen as a ‘puppet’ of the Glazers but will leave with the club better placed to challenge than when he arrivedEd Woodward, Manchester United’s most powerful executive: was he a success or failure in his time in the role that began in May 2…

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Ed Woodward to quit Manchester United amid Super League fallout

Executive vice-chairman due to go at end of 2021Chelsea and Manchester City withdraw from ESL Ed Woodward has resigned as Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman and will leave the club at the end of the year.The 49-year-old’s decision comes after …

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Paul Pogba’s documentary will not be a distraction, believes Solskjær

Amazon Prime making film on Manchester United midfielder Solskjær not giving up on unlikely late title chargeOle Gunnar Solskjær is unconcerned by Paul Pogba being the subject of an Amazon Prime documentary, as Manchester United’s manager believes the …

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Pep Guardiola sticks with Steffen for Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final

‘If Zach doesn’t play I’m going to lose the team’Guardiola tells Phil Foden to stay groundedPep Guardiola will choose Zack Steffen for Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea because the manager would rather lose the tie than “lose the team…

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Guardiola delights in Manchester City ‘building history’ in Champions League

Manager hails team after beating Dortmund in last eight‘I’m incredibly happy to be in the semi?finals’Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden and expressed his belief that Manchester City are “building history” after they knocked out Borussia Dortmund to reac…

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Guardiola delights in Manchester City ‘building history’ in Champions League

Manager hails team after beating Dortmund in last eight‘I’m incredibly happy to be in the semi?finals’Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden and expressed his belief that Manchester City are “building history” after they knocked out Borussia Dortmund to reac…

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Foden thunderbolt puts Manchester City in semis after Dortmund scare

Manchester City ended in ecstatic mood and with mission accomplished: a semi-final berth where they meet Paris Saint-German and which keeps alive their tilt at an unprecedented quadruple. This is the furthest City have journeyed under Pep Guardiola and…

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Solskjær claims too much red at empty Old Trafford has confused his players

Red shirts with red banners and red seats a problemBlack banners introduced to help split-second decisionsOle Gunnar Solskjær has stated Manchester United’s red shirts had merged with Old Trafford’s red surrounds and prevented players from seeing a tea…

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‘I trust them’: Guardiola backs City to pass Dortmund test and reach last four

Manchester City take 2-1 lead into the second leg in Germany‘We deserve to be in the position we are,’ says GuardiolaPep Guardiola admits to being unsure whether Manchester City are now better equipped to handle difficult moments in the Champions Leagu…

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Solskjær can take heart from Manchester United’s upward curve | Jamie Jackson

Second place is not good enough for the manager but keeping leaders Manchester City in sight would be progressBarring a Devon Loch-like collapse starting on Grand National weekend, Manchester City will canter to a third title in four years, but Ole Gun…

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Pep Guardiola will allow Sergio Agüero to sign for Premier League rival

Manchester City record goalscorer free agent in the summer‘The best for him is the best for us,’ says managerPep Guardiola will be “delighted” even if Sergio Agüero signs for a Premier League rival when Manchester City’s record goalscorer departs in th…

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Solskjær laments Manchester United suspensions despite win at Granada

Maguire, Shaw and McTominay all to miss home second leg‘Not a perfect night’, says manager after win in Europa LeagueOle Gunnar Solskjær was delighted at Manchester United’s 2-0 Europa League quarter-final first leg win over Granada, though admitted it…

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Solskjær laments Manchester United suspensions despite win at Granada

Maguire, Shaw and McTominay all to miss home second leg‘Not a perfect night’, says manager after win in Europa LeagueOle Gunnar Solskjær was delighted at Manchester United’s 2-0 Europa League quarter-final first leg win over Granada, though admitted it…

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Solskjær welcomes Henderson and De Gea rivalry for Manchester United

United manager praises ‘bond’ and ‘spirit’ between goalkeepersSolskjær refuses to confirm who will face Granada on ThursdayOle Gunnar Solskjær has welcomed the “bond” between Dean Henderson and David de Gea that he says exists despite fierce competitio…

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‘Very significant moment’: De Bruyne signs Manchester City contract to 2025

Midfielder ‘could not be happier’ at club he joined in 2015De Bruyne says he and Guardiola ‘see football in the same way’Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new contract with Manchester City until 2025, with the Belgian stating he “could not be happier” to ex…

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Haaland has his moment but may need more to win over Guardiola | Jamie Jackson

Dortmund forward made a telling intervention but, even if Man City did want to sign him, is he Pep Guardiola’s kind of player?Erling Haaland’s big moment arrived on 84 minutes: Europe’s hottest young talent dropped into a pocket of space and steered a …

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Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Erling Haaland and hints at City interest

Guardiola: ‘Maybe City can spend £100m on a player one day’Manchester City play Borussia Dortmund in Champions LeaguePep Guardiola has praised Erling Haaland with Manchester City’s manager saying it does not take an expert to appreciate how impressive …

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Forget Solskjær’s comments, he would love Manchester United to win a cup

Manager’s playing down of knockout success was a psychological move that worked well in MilanIf Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s declaration that cup competitions should not be the gauge of Manchester United was a cute psychological move it reaped dividends at Mi…

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Manchester United sign £235m shirt sponsorship deal with TeamViewer

Five-year contract starts from next seasonClub believe deal is sport’s most lucrative during pandemicManchester United have announced a five-year €275m (£235m) shirt sponsorship deal with TeamViewer, which starts from next season. Related: Europa Leagu…

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Paul Pogba’s stylish strike sinks Milan and sends Manchester United through

Manchester United squeezed into the quarter-finals the hard way: coming to Milan and earning the victory required. In doing so, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men won their biggest game of the campaign, keeping alive the hope of European glory.Zlatan Ibrahimovi…