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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City future hinges on his energy reserves

• ‘I don’t know how I will react to winning league,’ says manager• Guardiola demands no let-up against Swansea on SundayPep Guardiola has said how long he stays at Manchester City will depend on his energy reserves and his players’ hunger. He believes …

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Manchester City avoid transfer ban over Benjamin Garré signing

• Vélez Sarsfield lose CAS appeal over teenager’s transfer• Pep Guardiola set to have £200m to spend this summerManchester City have been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding the signing of Benjamin Garré by the court of arbitration for sport, clearing …

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Now Kevin De Bruyne eyes Manchester City progress in Champions League

• Premier League champions came up short in Europe• Belgian wants competition for places to increaseKevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City’s ambition must be to win the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side secured the Premier League title on Sunday…

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José Mourinho says Manchester United semi-final places are up for grabs

• ‘What is the criteria to choose a team? The way they play’• Manager explains substitution of Paul Pogba against West BromJosé Mourinho has appeared to question the ambition of some Manchester United players after the defeat by West Bromwich Albion th…

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What Pep Guardiola must do to make Manchester City even better

With the Premier League title won and the wounds from the Champions League exit raw, we assess areas City’s manager must address to improve his teamPep Guardiola can bridle at the suggestion he does not adjust the gameplan when required and for the 3-0…

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Manchester City 2017-18 player ratings: how the title winners stack up | Jamie Jackson

The champions have had some exceptional performers – Ederson, Fernandinho, Sané and Sterling stand out – but Sergio Agüero and Kevin De Bruyne share top honoursEderson 9/10 A flawless debut season in English football – a stark contrast to Claudio Bravo…

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Pep Guardiola unsure when Sergio Agüero will return for Manchester City

• Argentina striker will miss trip to Tottenham with knee injury• Guardiola claims he only has 14 fit players for match at WembleyPep Guardiola has cast doubt over Sergio Agüero playing for Manchester City again this season.Aguero suffered a knee probl…

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Pep Guardiola blames Manchester City’s Champions League exit on poor decisions

• City manager was sent to stands after confronting referee• ‘He’s a referee he likes to feel different, he’s special’Pep Guardiola blamed decisions that went against Manchester City in both Champions League quarter-final legs as they were knocked out …

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Pep Guardiola asks Manchester City players for ‘perfect game’ against Liverpool

• Manager says side must be clinical to overturn 3-0 first-leg deficit• Hopes players will be inspired to achieve remarkable comebackPep Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City team to play “the perfect game” to overcome Liverpool in the Champions…

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Manchester United’s Ander Herrera denies spitting on Manchester City crest

• Incident occurred as players left pitch at half-time in derby• City understood to believe Herrera’s action was deliberateAnder Herrera has denied spitting intentionally on the Manchester City crest as the midfielder left the pitch at half-time during…

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Pep Guardiola seeks Manchester City hangover cure to face Liverpool

• Manager admits: ‘It’s difficult for our mood not winning’• But Guardiola sure City will create chances in second legPep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City’s inability to maintain a two?goal lead against Manchester United could weigh on playe…

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Kevin De Bruyne: ‘I don’t care about being discarded by José Mourinho’

The talismanic Belgian explains why he feels no animosity towards the man who gave him the boot at Chelsea and why Manchester City like their music loudKevin De Bruyne is as cool about being rejected by José Mourinho as he is when dismantling opponents…

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Pep Guardiola claims he was offered Paul Pogba this season by Mino Raiola

• Guardiola says agent invited him to buy Manchester United player• Manchester City manager rounds on Raiola, who called him ‘a dog’Pep Guardiola has said he was offered Manchester United’s Paul Pogba this season by Mino Raiola, with Manchester City’s …

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Manchester City’s ?lkay Gündo?an says first leg is key to clash with Liverpool

• German midfielder keen to avenge 4-3 Premier League defeat• ‘We’d like a great result at Anfield and then to dominate the second’?lkay Gündo?an believes Manchester City know how to avoid losing again against Liverpool in their Champions League quarte…

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José Mourinho denies Paul Pogba’s dip is a hangover from hamstring injury

• Manchester United manager says midfielder recovered well • Mourinho expects criticised Luke Shaw to stay at Old TraffordJosé Mourinho denied Paul Pogba’s drop in form is a hangover from the serious hamstring injury he suffered in September, with Manc…

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Manchester United to launch women’s team at last and apply to join WSL

• Ed Woodward announces application to join second tier of WSL• ‘Women’s team must be built with the same principles as the men’s’Manchester United are finally to have a women’s football team after the club applied to the Football Association to join t…

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Luke Shaw can be one of the world’s best left-backs, says Ashley Young

• Young says Manchester United team-mate must work hard• ‘He is a fantastic player. He can be one of the best in the world’Ashley Young believes Luke Shaw can become one of the best left-backs in the world but warned his Manchester United team-mate thi…

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Shaw may play long game despite his perplexing treatment by Mourinho | Jamie Jackson

The 22-year-old is in no hurry to leave Manchester United despite public criticism by the manager, whose history does not guarantee he will be in the post for all of next seasonJosé Mourinho’s handling of Luke Shaw is a head-scratcher even for seasoned…

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Luke Shaw unhappy at Mourinho criticism but will not be forced out

• Player may see out last year of Manchester United contract• Manager lambasted defender again over FA Cup displayLuke Shaw has been left unhappy at José Mourinho’s pubic criticism of him but the left-back will not be forced out of Manchester United th…

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José Mourinho launches 12-minute defence of his Manchester United record

• United manager points to what he inherited at Old Trafford• Mourinho reads statistics from recent years to make his caseJosé Mourinho has defended his Manchester United record in an extraordinary 12-minute monologue after being widely criticised in t…