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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…

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Nemanja Matic ensures tame Manchester United progress past Brighton

José Mourinho was first out before kick-off as promised during Friday’s extraordinary extended monologue in which Manchester United’s manager promised to face his responsibilities. Really required, though, was safe passage to the FA Cup semi-final, and…

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Sevilla’s Ben Yedder sends Manchester United crashing out of Europe

This elimination of Manchester United from the Champions League was deserved. José Mourinho’s team barely raised a whimper against Sevilla who finally took their chances through Wissam Ben Yedder.The No 9 had only just been introduced yet the spac…

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José Mourinho: Sevilla and Brighton ties more important than Liverpool win

• This week’s cup ties the priority, says Manchester United manager• ‘Liverpool is big but Seville and Brighton are die or live games’José Mourinho says Manchester United have a “die or live” week ahead as they attempt to knock out Sevilla from the Cha…

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Manchester United’s José Mourinho delighted with vital win over Chelsea

• Manchester United manager says win will inspire more confidence• Antonio Conte fears Chelsea may miss out on Champions LeagueJosé Mourinho and Antonio Conte shook hands and ended their feud while the Chelsea manager admitted the champions might again…

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Manchester United go second after Jesse Lingard secures win over Chelsea

Jesse Lingard caused Old Trafford to reverberate with noise following a 76th-minute header that grabbed a win that took Manchester United back into second place ahead of Liverpool.The creator was Romelu Lukaku, his neat cross finding the substitute, af…

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Romelu Lukaku rounds off easy Manchester United win against Stoke

Manchester United took advantage of Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool to close the deficit to 12 points with this accomplished win. It is still a chasm but José Mourinho and co will feel better, and the club will be given a further lift should they…

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Romelu Lukaku rounds off easy Manchester United win against Stoke

Manchester United took advantage of Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool to close the deficit to 12 points with this accomplished win. It is still a chasm but José Mourinho and co will feel better, and the club will be given a further lift should they…

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Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku end Derby’s resistance

Manchester United seemed destined for an unwanted replay before Jesse Lingard again took responsibility, scoring an 11th goal of the season with six minutes remaining, prompting Romelu Lukaku to seal the win at the end of normal time.José Mourinho’s si…

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Romelu Lukaku injured as Manchester United held by Southampton

Manchester United again managed only a point when three is the requirement. This latest draw followed those with Leicester City and Burnley and means they slipped to third in the table behind a resurgent Chelsea.United are becalmed and the downbeat moo…

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José Mourinho says ‘£300m not enough’ for Manchester United to compete

• Mourinho complains Manchester City ‘spend striker money on full-backs’• Manager says United concede too many ‘s’ goalsJosé Mourinho pointed to how Manchester City have bought full-backs for the usual value of strikers and stated his own £300m investm…

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Jesse Lingard double rescues Manchester United against Burnley

This is becoming a dire festive period for José Mourinho. The 2-2 draw with Burnley followed Saturday’s identical result at Leicester City so Manchester United will trail Manchester City by 15 points should Pep Guardiola’s men beat Newcastle United on…

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Romelu Lukaku strikes as Manchester United beat Bournemouth

After the fiery tunnel bust-up with Manchester City at the weekend came this muted Manchester United display. They claimed victory but José Mourinho’s side are misfiring as their cross-town rivals continue to coast, winning a record 15th consecutive ma…

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: five talking points from Sunday’s game | Jamie Jackson

Did José Mourinho’s decision to take the handbrake off hand the title to Manchester City and would things have been different if Paul Pogba was not suspended?This 20th head-to-head meeting of the managers ended with José Mourinho on the wrong end of a …

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Lewis Dunk own goal eases Manchester United’s nerves to see off Brighton

Manchester United did what was required by defeating Brighton and closing the gap to Manchester City to five points until Sunday afternoon at least.The uneven form of José Mourinho’s side was again evident yet all that matters as they play catch-up wit…

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Manchester United make Benfica’s Mile Svilar suffer again despite penalty save

Manchester United are a point away from the Champions League knockout phase with this fourth win from four Group A matches. This is a fine position but José Mourinho will not have aided the struggling Romelu Lukaku’s confidence after insisting Daley Bl…