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Football transfer rumours: Juan Mata out, Willian in at Manchester United?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without knowing a favourable report when it reads oneJuan Mata may be one of the nicest men in football but his fabled geniality and generosity will not be enough to secure his future at Manchester United. …

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Football transfer rumours: Juan Mata out, Willian in at Manchester United?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without knowing a favourable report when it reads oneJuan Mata may be one of the nicest men in football but his fabled geniality and generosity will not be enough to secure his future at Manchester United. …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Our trip to Davos gave us proof of football’s power to change the world

Juan Mata and Jürgen Griesbeck attended the World Economic Forum to spread the message of how Common Goal can help global developmentWe came to Davos for three reasons. The first was to align our project, Common Goal, behind the United Nations’ sustain…

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Mata may be a very good boy, but does he pay his taxes? | Brief letters

Freemasons in the police | Footballer of the Year | Drunk tanks | Storm DylanUrgent action is needed if the national spokesman for the Freemasons says they are a parallel organisation who “fit into” the police (Freemasons are blocking reform, says poli…

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The Guardian footballer of the year 2017: Juan Mata

Manchester United midfielder’s Common Goal project, in which players and managers donate 1% of their salary to charity, makes him a worthy recipientThe Guardian Footballer of the Year is an award given to a player who has done something truly remarkabl…

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to swap Juan Mata for João Mário?

Today’s fluff puts too fine a point on itManchester United want to tempt João Mário away from Internazionale and are so keen on the Portuguese midfielder that they will offer his Italian employers Juan Mata in exchange. According to the Corriere dello …

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Mawson and Daniels become first British players to join Mata’s charity project

• Swansea’s Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels join scheme• They pledge percentage of salary to charity under Common Goal initiativeAlfie Mawson and Charlie Daniels have become the first British footballers to sign up to Juan Mata’s Common …

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Juan Mata: ‘People underestimate football. It gives hope to so many people’

The Manchester United and Spain player talks about his Common Goal project, which wants to see 1% of football’s entire industry donated to charity, his relationship with José Mourinho and the death of his grandfatherNinety minutes with Juan Mata is a t…

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Manchester United injuries are chance to trust others, says José Mourinho

• ‘We never miss the players who are injured; it’s a moment for others to step in’
• Juan Mata lauds side’s greater efficiency and Romelu Lukaku’s contribution

José Mourinho said he has complete trust in all of his Manchester United players after his side crushed Crystal Palace 4-0 for a fifth consecutive victory without the injured Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman sustained a hamstring problem in the 3-0 win over Basel in a Champions League group game on 12 September. Since then United have beaten Everton 4-0, Burton Albion 4-1, Southampton 1-0 and CSKA Moscow 4-1 before the victory over Roy Hodgson’s bottom-placed side.

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Mata-Marouane: the Moyesian odd couple nearing a United redemption | Barney Ronay

The only two players signed by the Scot during his disastrous tenure at Old Trafford have defied all expectations to remain among the star-studded cast assembled by José Mourinho

In the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall a phenomenon bubbled up in Eastern Europe called “ostalgie”, or nostalgia for the old east. Seized with ostalgie, citizens of the new world found themselves tiring of the glories of capitalism, with its treacly soft drinks, unfettered access to soft-rock music and a natureless ecstasy of identical consumer products; and yearning instead for the old certainties of communism, the gulag and mass-produced cardboard trousers. As recently as last year a majority of Romanians said they missed the murderous despot Nicolae Ceausescu. Presumably, again, because you knew where you stood and the statues were nice.

Related: Paul Pogba’s Manchester United absence declared ‘long-term’ by Mourinho

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USA World Cup winners Rapinoe and Morgan join Mata’s charity wage project

• Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan will give 1% of their salaries to charity
• They join Mats Hummels and are the first female players in Common Goal

Two members of the World Cup-winning USA women’s team of 2015 have signed up to Juan Mata’s initiative for footballers to donate 1% of their wages to charity.

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan have joined Manchester United’s Mata and the Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels in pledging money to Common Goal, which supports global football initiatives for disadvantaged children.

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Juan Mata out to transform football and the world one per cent at a time

The Manchester United and Spain midfielder wants to make it normal for all players to donate part of their salaries – with the ultimate goal being 1% of everything that football generates going into a central charitable fund

Juan Mata is putting together his starting XI. He is in there and there are a few others he thinks he can convince to join him. Some of them you will have heard of, some of them you will not but if this works out the way he hopes, one day everyone you have heard of in football and everyone you have not too will sign up. He believes it could change football for the better at a time when many think it is changing for the worse, the new world-record transfer fee more evidence for the prosecution. “I don’t want these to sound like empty words,” he says. “The idea is brilliant.”

Related: José Mourinho says Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic is a ‘genius’ after debut

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Pogba and Mourinho pleased with Manchester United’s season after Europa League win – video

Paul Pogba says that Manchester United’s season can be regarded as a successful one after the club beat Ajax 2-0 on Wednesday to win the Europa League and secure qualification for next term’s Champions League. It is a view shared both by his manager José Mourinho and team-mate Juan Mata too. In addition to the Europa League, United also won the League Cup and Community Shield over the course of the campaign

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Juan Mata: José Mourinho is the man to take Manchester United back to the top

• United face Ajax on Wednesday evening in the Europa League final
• Mata says he wants to stay at the club beyond contract expiry in 2018

Juan Mata believes Manchester United finally have the right manager in José Mourinho, with the Spain international hopeful a new era of success can be kick-started by winning the Europa League.

United face Ajax in Wednesday’s final in Stockholm. If Mourinho’s side win they will claim their second trophy of the season, following the EFL Cup, as well as qualifying for the Champions League next season.

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Juan Mata hails Manchester United’s ‘best’ confidence and mentality

• Mata says club is in strongest stance since his arrival in 2014
• United hand Maraoune Fellaini one-year contract extension

Juan Mata believes Manchester United have the strongest mentality and are playing with the highest level confidence he has witnessed at the club since his arrival there three years ago.

Tuesday night’s 2-0 triumph over Hull City in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Old Trafford was United’s ninth victory in a row. That is the longest winning streak since early 2009, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side recorded 11 consecutive wins. José Mourinho’s team host Liverpool on Sunday hoping to beat their fiercest rivals and close the gap to the second-place side to only two points.

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Juan Mata recalled to Spain squad against Macedonia and England

• Manchester United midfielder returns with several players out injured
• Chelsea’s Diego Costa also called up but Cesc Fàbregas misses out

Juan Mata has been recalled to an injury-hit Spain squad for the matches against Macedonia and England.

The Manchester United midfielder is among several returning players in Julen Lopetegui’s 25-man squad, with Aritz Aduriz – fresh from his five-goal Europa League haul for Athletic Bilbao on Thursday – César Azpilicueta, Sergio Asenjo and Marc Bartra also back in the fold.

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Diego Costa and Juan Mata left out of Spain’s provisional Euro 2016 squad

• Del Bosque not willing to take a risk on Costa’s hamstring injury
• Mata, Torres, Alcácer and Cazorla also overlooked by champions

Diego Costa and Juan Mata have both been left out of Spain’s provisional squad for their Euro 2016 campaign by Vicente del Bosque while there is also no place in the two-times defending champions’ squad for Fernando Torres.

Related: Euro 2016: how England, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Italy shape up

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Manchester United’s Juan Mata admits footballers earn obscene money

• Spain midfielder says ‘ridiculous’ wages are ‘unfathomable’
• Mata not impressed by young players acting like rock stars

Manchester United’s Juan Mata has admitted that he and other professional footballers earn “obscene” amounts of money and “live in a bubble”.

Mata, who signed for Manchester United from Chelsea for a reported £40m in 2014, is believed to earn around £150,000 per week.

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