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Solskjær sticking to Manchester United plan after ‘positive’ talks with club

• Job needs more mental strength than at any other team, he says• ‘Klopp spent four years building his team,’ Solskjær claimsOle Gunnar Solskjær believes managing Manchester United demands more mental strength than at any other club and insists he is u…

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Manchester United standing by Ole Gunnar Solskjær after Burnley defeat

United have no intention of sacking managerClub want to give Solskjær more time to improve teamManchester United have given Ole Gunnar Solskjær their unequivocal backing in the wake of the dismal home defeat by Burnley that prompted calls for change at…

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Solskjær insists Liverpool defeat shows Manchester United are ‘on right track’

• Manager saw signs that team are making ‘strides forward’• Solskjær refuses to bite on Gary Neville criticismOle Gunnar Solskjær has refused to engage with Gary Neville’s criticism of Ed Woodward, the manager instead pointing to the “strides forward” …

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Gary Neville rails at Ed Woodward over Manchester United ‘mess’

Neville says money wasted on signings and wages‘That’s the squad they’ve got. It’s unforgivable’Gary Neville has launched his most vociferous attack on Ed Woodward, claiming Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman is fortunate to still be in a job …

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Pep Guardiola warns not to expect too much from returning Aymeric Laporte

• Key centre-back could play against Fulham in FA Cup• Guardiola: ‘Aymeric is not going to solve all the problems’Pep Guardiola said Aymeric Laporte cannot alone solve Manchester City’s defensive problems when the centre-back returns from a serious kne…

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Manchester United baulk at Sporting’s £80m valuation of Bruno Fernandes

• Club will end interest in midfielder unless Sporting lower price• United believe 25-year-old is worth closer to £45m plus add-onsManchester United have baulked at Sporting Lisbon’s £80m valuation of Bruno Fernandes, with their valuation of the midfie…

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Pep Guardiola: ‘We’re so far away, it’s not interesting to look at Liverpool’

• Manchester City manager focused on maintaining second place• Central defender Laporte nearing fitness after knee injuryPep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City are so far behind Liverpool he will not watch the league leaders play Manchester United …

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Tosin Adarabioyo: ‘In five years I’d like to be Man City captain. It can happen’

Manchester City’s defender, on loan at Blackburn, discusses his future, how racism is getting worse and being spotted aged fiveTosin Adarabioyo may be on loan again from Manchester City but the 22-year-old remains focused on the boyhood dream. “In five…

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Manchester United cancel Middle East winter break over safety fears

• Squad were looking to spend February break in Qatar• They have 15 days off after Wolves game on 1 FebruaryOle Gunnar Solskjær has revealed that fears over safety in the Middle East mean Manchester United have changed their plans to spend the winter b…

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Solskjær warns Mason Greenwood will put Manchester United before England

• Solskjær: ‘Let the boy settle in before we talk about England’• Euros concern for national team with Kane hamstring injuryOle Gunnar Solskjær has advised caution regarding Mason Greenwood potentially receiving an England call-up, the manager believin…

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‘It’s a moment to enjoy’: Agüero hungry for more goals after hat-trick record

• Striker scored 12th Premier League treble against Aston Villa• ‘I’m very happy to be breaking records. I’m very proud’Sergio Agüero is greedy for more goals after scoring a record-breaking 12th Premier League hat-trick that made him the most prolific…

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Manchester United ready to firm up interest in Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes

• United prepared to offer £60m for Portugal midfielder• Fernandes earmarked as main January transfer targetManchester United are ready to firm up their interest in Bruno Fernandes, with the Sporting Lisbon midfielder keen on a move priced at around €7…

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Mohamud Ali: from Manchester’s roads to football history with Somalia

Non-league defender and driving instructor starred in the team that recently secured Somalia’s first World Cup qualifying winA hot night in Djibouti City, 5 September, and Mohamud Ali is in disbelief at having just written himself into Somalian history…

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Phil Foden can fill David Silva’s shoes at Manchester City says Pep Guardiola

• ‘We’re not going to buy any player in this position, we have Phil’• Sergio Agüero on brink of Premier League landmarkPep Guardiola says his belief in Phil Foden means Manchester City do not have to replace David Silva when the Spaniard leaves in the …

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‘Now we have eight’: Manchester City’s sister clubs spread the word across the world

Brian Marwood oversees the clubs owned by City Football Group and explains how they learn to play Pep Guardiola’s wayBrian Marwood’s office, City football academy, 7 December 2019. It is 5am and the managing director of global football, a department of…

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Manchester City fan banned five years for racist abuse of Raheem Sterling

• Ian Baldry made abusive comment after player scored• Judge told fan words used ‘risked public disorder’A Manchester City fan has been banned from football for five years for the racist abuse of Raheem Sterling. Ian Baldry, 58, and from Bradford, plea…

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Manchester United ‘warrior’ Harry Maguire may be fit for Saturday

• Initial fear was Maguire faced long absence with hip injury• Solskjær sees ‘perfect’ chance to bounce back from City defeatHarry Maguire will undergo a fitness test on his injured hip before Norwich City’s visit to Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solsk…

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Manchester United’s Harry Maguire faces long absence with hip injury

• Centre-back suffered problem in FA Cup draw at Wolves• Marcus Rashford says United can recover in Carabao Cup semiHarry Maguire faces a prolonged period out after tearing a hip muscle, adding yet another name to Manchester United’s list of injured de…

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It took City 15 minutes to plan 3-1 defeat of United, says Kevin De Bruyne

• Guardiola’s tactical switch helped City surge into three-goal lead• ‘We did 15 minutes this morning [on tactics] – that’s about it’Kevin De Bruyne has revealed it took all of 15 minutes in training for Pep Guardiola to plan Manchester City’s 3-1 maul…

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I want to take Manchester United back to the top, says Ole Gunnar Solskjær

United manager knows he needs success in Carabao Cup, with Pep Guardiola offering some encouraging wordsBefore Manchester City’s visit for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg Ole Gunnar Solskjær offered an intriguing take on Manchester United’s …