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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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José Mourinho defends Manchester United from ‘outplayed’ claims

• ‘The game was open for 80-something minutes’• Sterling ticked off by Guardiola for late stepoversJosé Mourinho reached deep into his book of excuses after Manchester United were outplayed in the derby to fall 12 points behind the Premier League leade…

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José Mourinho: People who don’t understand football analyse with statistics – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has blamed exertions for his side’s 3-1 derby defeat to Premier League leaders Manchester City.United fought back for a 2-1 victory against the Italian champions Juventus in Turin on Wednesday…

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Mourinho still rankled by Agüero while Guardiola backs Sterling before derby

• United manager ‘not such big fan’ of aspects of Agüero’s game• Guardiola says Sterling doesn’t deserve criticism over penaltyRaheem Sterling unintentionally put the issue of diving on the pre-Manchester derby agenda with his Norman Wisdom impersonati…

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Play the United way: how Mourinho can unhinge Manchester City in derby | Jonathan Wilson

All Mourinho’s instincts will be to kill the game but going for broke represents his best chance of another famous winWhen people said they wanted José Mourinho to make Manchester United more like Alex Ferguson’s treble winners, this, presumably, isn’t…

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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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Manchester United’s Turin win could be turning point for José Mourinho | Eni Aluko

United’s Champions League thriller at Juventus was memorable and not just for another Cristiano Ronaldo specialA definite perk of living in Turin and playing for Juventus is being able to go and watch games at the Allianz Stadium. Champions League nigh…

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‘I was insulted for 90 minutes’: José Mourinho defends reaction at full time

• Manchester United manager cupped ear at home fans• Mourinho made gesture after his side’s win in TurinJosé Mourinho defended his own reaction at the end of Manchester United’s late comeback against Juventus, a victory that saw the United manager ushe…

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Would Pep Guardiola win the title with this Manchester United squad? | Paul Wilson

The gap between the two Manchester clubs appears to be growing but that may be more down to City having a clear plan for the future rather than who is in the dugoutIf it is the Manchester derby on Sunday then it must be time to wheel out the arguments …

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FA appeals against decision to clear José Mourinho over touchline language

• Manchester United manager was cleared by commission• FA disputes verdict that in context comments were acceptableThe Football Association has confirmed that it is appealing against an independent commission’s decision to clear José Mourinho of using …

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba ‘unaffected’ by losing vice-captaincy

• José Mourinho stripped Pogba of role in September• Manager sanguine on eve of Juventus group gamePaul Pogba has claimed being stripped of the Manchester United vice-captaincy by José Mourinho has not affected him and that his relationship with the ma…

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Manchester United ‘very, very lucky’ in first half says José Mourinho – video

José Mourinho says his team were ‘very, very lucky’ to be level at half-time at in-form Bournemouth. Anthony Martial equalised for Manchester United in the first half before Marcus Rashford’s injury-time winner. Mourinho praised his sides ‘fantastic ch…

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José Mourinho admits Manchester United rode luck after first-half ‘disaster’

• Mourinho felt like ‘luckiest manager in league’ to be 1-1 at break• Marcus Rashford scores winner in 2-1 victory at BournemouthJosé Mourinho admitted Manchester United’s first-half performance was a “disaster” but praised his side’s fighting spirit a…

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FA clears José Mourinho of using foul language after independent ruling

• Manager faced possible touchline ban but charge ‘not proven’• FA disciplinary department can appeal against decisionJosé Mourinho will not face a touchline ban after an independent panel cleared him of using foul language after Manchester United’s 3-…

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FA clears José Mourinho of using foul language after independent ruling

• Manager faced possible touchline ban but charge ‘not proven’• FA disciplinary department can appeal against decisionJosé Mourinho will not face a touchline ban after an independent panel cleared him of using foul language after Manchester United’s 3-…

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Chelsea coach Marco Ianni fined £6,000 over José Mourinho fracas

• Ianni accepts improper conduct charge after celebrations• Coach goaded United manager after Barkley’s late equaliserThe Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association after admitting to an improper conduct charge for his …

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Manchester United ready to back José Mourinho with £100m-plus in January

• Transfer window funds available if right deals struck• Manager wants a central defender and goalscorerJosé Mourinho will be backed in January to strengthen Manchester United if the right deal is possible in what can be a difficult transfer window to …

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Shouting at the tide: the addictive myth of in-game managerial efficacy | Andrew Anthony

Whether results are good or bad, we fixate on the idea that managers are accountable for what happens on the pitch. But how much can they really change after the whistle blows?This weekend, in keeping with most others, a much-scrutinised if seldom enli…

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José Mourinho criticises national teams over Manchester United injuries

• Fellaini, Dalot, Sánchez and McTominay not sent back home• Manager says injuries to blame for Sánchez’s strugglesJosé Mourinho has criticised Belgium, Portugal, Chile and Scotland for their treatment of Manchester United players over the recent inter…

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Chelsea will accept FA punishment over Mourinho fracas, says Maurizio Sarri

• Coach Marco Ianni faces improper conduct charge• Eden Hazard will miss Europa League match with back injuryMaurizio Sarri insisted Chelsea will “accept the consequences” of coach Marco Ianni’s improper conduct charge from the Football Association. Re…