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Paul Pogba shocked at Manchester United omission for past two games

• José Mourinho has omitted midfielder for two matches• Scott McTominay preferred for 15 minutes against FulhamPaul Pogba has been left shocked at being dropped by José Mourinho, with the Manchester United midfielder left out of the starting XI for the…

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Guardiola says racism is everywhere and praises ‘incredible’ Sterling

• Manchester City manager says racism must be fought• Guardiola thanks Chelsea for reaction to alleged racismPep Guardiola has said “racism is everywhere” and has to be fought each day. Manchester City’s manager was speaking after the alleged racist ab…

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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden agrees contract extension

• ‘Foden is an outstanding talent,’ says Txiki Begiristain • Eighteen-year-old signs five-and-half-year dealPhil Foden has signed a five-and a-half year contract extension with Manchester City that ties him to the club until the summer of 2024.The 18-y…

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Romelu Lukaku: bulking up for World Cup has hampered my club form

• Striker has had to lose muscle mass he put on for Belgium• ‘I wasn’t playing with enough intensity or aggression’Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he bulked up for Belgium’s World Cup campaign during the summer and admitted having to lose the added wei…

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José Mourinho sees no place for Fred until Manchester United tighten up

• £50m midfielder did not make squad for Arsenal match• ‘Day we are stronger defensively the horizons for Fred change’José Mourinho has said that Fred, his sole marquee summer signing, will struggle for selection until Manchester United are “defensivel…

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Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero suffers injury setback in training

• Striker out of City’s match at Watford on Tuesday• Agüero also a doubt for Saturday’s trip to ChelseaSergio Agüero suffered an abductor injury in training on Monday, ruling him out of Manchester City’s game at Watford on Tuesday night and making the …

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Stockport’s Jim Gannon: ‘Our current position belies this club’s history’

Now in his third stint as manager, Jim Gannon is aiming to bring back the good times, starting at Barnet in the FA Cup on Sunday“Sustainability” is a word Jim Gannon often uses when discussing Stockport’s upward trajectory and ambition to become fully …

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José Mourinho says Martial, Shaw, Rashford and Lingard ‘lack maturity’

• Manager says they are ‘boys with great potential, but lacking’ • Adds ‘spoiled kids’ are more prevalent in today’s societyJosé Mourinho believes Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard need to become more competitive to realise …

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Pep Guardiola avoids FA charge after Manchester derby referee comments

• City manager instead warned for talking about Anthony Taylor• FA rules prevent managers discussing officials before gamesPep Guardiola has been warned by the Football Association for his comments before the Manchester derby about the referee, Anthony…

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PFA’s lack of support for retired players behind call for independent review

• Union chairman Ben Purkiss in conflict with Gordon Taylor• ‘The PFA needs to evolve otherwise you get left behind’Discontent among players over the support offered by the Professional Footballers’ Association when they finish their careers is a key r…

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Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged by FA over alleged betting breaches

• Striker insists he has ‘never gambled on football’• Strurridge has until 20 November to respondDaniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association betting rules in January, with the Liverpool …

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What Manchester United must do to end stagnation under José Mourinho

The latest Manchester derby provided more evidence of a gulf in class but United can bridge the divide with a squad overhaulManchester United face a crisis: are they prepared to accept mediocrity or will Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, allow …

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Manchester United in talks with Valencia and Young over new contracts

• One-year extensions beyond this season being discussed• José Mourinho keen for the 33-year-olds to stay at UnitedManchester United are in discussions with Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young regarding new one-year deals, with the players’ contracts due…

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Kevin De Bruyne set to be back for Manchester City earlier than expected

• Midfielder on track to play against Watford on 4 December• De Bruyne was initially thought to be out for six weeksKevin De Bruyne is on track to return from his knee injury for Manchester City’s trip to Watford on 4 December and should be fit to face…

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Raheem Sterling signs new Man City deal and says videos made him more ruthless

• Forward signs contract extension with champions until 2023 • ‘Watching myself … I realised what I was doing in front of goal’Raheem Sterling has signed a contract extension at Manchester City and revealed how watching videos of himself has helped him…

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José Mourinho urges Manchester United to go toe-to-toe with City in derby

• Manager liked ‘positive attitude’ at Chelsea and Juventus• Mourinho describes City’s football operation as ‘untouchable’José Mourinho wants Manchester United to go toe-to-toe with Manchester City in Sunday’s derby. Related: Manchester derby, Sheffiel…

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Kevin De Bruyne fears knee injury will put him out for at least a month

• Manchester City player injured left knee against Fulham• Lengthy absence would be major blow to Pep GuardiolaKevin De Bruyne fears his knee injury may rule him out for at least a month, with the Manchester City player waiting on the results of furthe…

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Manchester United will soon be back in the top four, says José Mourinho

• Mourinho: club can consider title tilt when they are in top four• ‘When you are there, which we are going to be …you can feel it’José Mourinho believes Manchester United will soon be in the top four and once there they can consider challenging for th…

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Manchester United will soon be back in the top four, says José Mourinho

• Mourinho: club can consider title tilt when they are in top four• ‘When you are there, which we are going to be …you can feel it’José Mourinho believes Manchester United will soon be in the top four and once there they can consider challenging for th…

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Raheem Sterling verbally agrees new Manchester City contract

• Forward set for marked pay rise from £170,000 a week• Sterling has just over 18 months remaining on his dealRaheem Sterling has verbally agreed a new contract with Manchester City after months of talks. The forward, who has just over 18 months left o…