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Romelu Lukaku sinks Reading to give Solskjær fifth Manchester United win

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s dream start continues, this a fifth victory from his opening five games, which equals the great Sir Matt Busby’s non-wartime club record.United were hardly the well-oiled machine they have been under the caretaker manager but here…

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Paul Pogba shines as Manchester United swat aside lacklustre Bournemouth

Towards the end Old Trafford was the loudest in recent memory, Manchester United’s joyous fans singing the “20 times” ditty about their record number of titles. Related: Agüero strikes as City survive Saints scare and return to winning ways Continue r…

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José Mourinho ‘not under siege’ after Manchester United draw again

• Draw with Arsenal means United winless in four league games• ‘Our problem is we need a performance without the mistakes’José Mourinho insisted he was “not under siege” but was still left frustrated by Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Old …

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José Mourinho gets some mad dog spirit but Manchester United remain a puzzle | Jamie Jackson

His side twice found instant replies to earn a point but the manager’s much changed side still fail to convince and leaving his two biggest signings on the bench is hard to fathomThe smoking gun that points to how José Mourinho’s control of Manchester …

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Crystal Palace hold Manchester United but Andros Townsend rues miss

Manchester United were again bedevilled by their prevailing problem against Crystal Palace: a one-paced tempo of play that has hampered all vintages since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in May 2013.Against a visiting team that have not tasted Premier League…

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Everton’s Marco Silva accuses Anthony Martial of diving for penalty

• Paul Pogba put Manchester United ahead after spot-kick saved• ‘It was not a penalty – it is clear the player dived’Marco Silva accused Anthony Martial of diving for Manchester United’s 27th-minute penalty in their 2-1 victory over Everton.Paul Pogba …

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Anthony Martial dazzles to help Manchester United edge past Everton

This was Manchester United’s best display so far this season and a second win in eight matches was much needed. While there was another concerning error from Paul Pogba, which led to Everton’s consolation, there were further spells of the quick and sli…

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Manchester United 0-1 Juventus: player ratings at Old Trafford

Paulo Dybala scored the only goal and shone throughout ensuring a busy night for United’s David de GeaDavid de Gea 8 Could do little about Dybala’s winner and made fines saves from Ronaldo (twice) and Matuidi. Continue reading…

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Manchester United out after Derby’s Scott Carson saves Phil Jones penalty

After José Mourinho told Paul Pogba he will never be captain again came a night to test the manager as a Phil Jones’s miss from Manchester United’s eighth kick in the penalty shootout sent Derby County through and knocked United out of the Carabao Cup….

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Wolves frustrate Manchester United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return

Sir Alex Ferguson was back where he belongs – at Old Trafford – for the first time since recovering from a brain haemorrhage but he witnessed a disappointing draw for a Manchester United team who failed to turn dominance into three points. At the close…

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Wolves frustrate Manchester United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return

Sir Alex Ferguson was back where he belongs – at Old Trafford – for the first time since recovering from a brain haemorrhage but he witnessed a disappointing draw for a Manchester United team who failed to turn dominance into three points. At the close…

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José Mourinho demands ‘respect, respect, respect’ after defeat by Spurs

• Manchester United manager close to meltdown after 3-0 defeat• Mourinho admits he does not know his best defenceAn angry José Mourinho demanded “respect, respect, respect” for his three Premier League titles following Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat. H…

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José Mourinho’s change of formation fails to live up to Spurs challenge | Jamie Jackson

Manchester United were disjointed against Spurs after six changes with the manager no nearer ending the uncertaintyAs half-time approached there was a moment that encapsulated the ongoing frustrations of José Mourinho. When Antonio Valencia won a throw…

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‘Forget the name’: José Mourinho takes aim at Manchester United’s board

• Manager says his job title should be ‘head coach’ instead• United failed to add to squad on transfer deadline dayJosé Mourinho appeared to take aim at Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, for not sanctioning all of his transfer t…

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Win over Leicester unlikely to put an end to José Mourinho moanathon | Jamie Jackson

Given how fearful the Manchester United manager was of this season opener, maybe he can afford to start smilingIn the way only football can, this contest started in breath-taking Boys’ Own fashion. Paul Pogba has had his issues with José Mourinho yet j…

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Michael Carrick provides one last assist in Manchester United’s win over Watford

Michael Carrick’s 464th and final Manchester United game – barring an unlikely appearance in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday – featured a vintage moment via a superb pass that created Marcus Rashford’s first-half winner.The midfielder…

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Arséne Wenger praises ‘classy’ gesture from Manchester United

• Sir Alex Ferguson presented Wenger with vase before the kick-off• ‘My successor will watch game and come to positive conclusion’Arsène Wenger joked that his warm reception before Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester United was because the outgoing…

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Old foe’s presence a reminder that Arsène Wenger’s glory days are past | Jamie Jackson

Alex Ferguson’s presentation to his former rival served to highlight just how much the Arsenal side have declined in recent yearsThe first question received an emphatic answer: Arsène Wenger received a rousing ovation as he strode along the Old Traffor…

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba insists he has ‘no problem’ with José Mourinho

• France midfielder returned to starting XI against Swansea• ‘Ask the coach if you want to know why I play less’Paul Pogba has insisted he has “no problem” with José Mourinho despite not being selected for several key matches by the Manchester United m…

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José Mourinho launches attack on Manchester United players despite win

• Brighton beaten 2-0 in FA Cup quarter-final but manager unhappy• ‘There was a lack of personality, a lack of class, and a lack of desire’José Mourinho admitted he could risk losing those Manchester United players he criticised again following the 2-0…