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Manchester United players going to the World Cup

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Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Ashley Young have all made the England squad for this summer's World Cup. Chris Smalling has missed out and hasn't even been included on the standby list.


After years of you standing on the touch line in the cold and rain, Mum we're off to the World Cup!

Top Five United Memories from the Etihad

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Trite as it sounds, one of the reasons that we all love football to ridiculous levels is its ability to surprise us, and Saturday's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium was no exception. 2-0 down at half time, playing poorly, big names struggling and City ripping United apart at will...well, of course, we were going to win 2-3.

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Bournemouth 0-2 Man United: The Talking Points

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Manchester United bounced back from their loss to West Brom with a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth on Wednesday with goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku. Contributing writer, Nathan Quao, states a few observations from the encounter.

Professional and efficient showing

Playing at Bournemouth is a very testing experience for any team in the division and Man United recognised that with their performance in the game.

United back on track as Mourinho wields axe

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United gave the perfect response to Jose Mourinho’s withering criticism as they got back on track with a 2-0 win against Bournemouth on Wednesday.

Goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sealed the points at Dean Court after Mourinho made seven changes in the aftermath of United’s shock defeat to struggling West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

United back on track as Mourinho wields axe

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United gave the perfect response to Jose Mourinho’s withering criticism as they got back on track with a 2-0 win against Bournemouth on Wednesday.

Goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sealed the points at Dean Court after Mourinho made seven changes in the aftermath of United’s shock defeat to struggling West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

City celebrations would have been ‘like a death’ – Pogba

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba revealed his relief as preventing local rivals Manchester City from sealing the Premier League title on Saturday, claiming watching City celebrate would have been “like a death” for United fans.

Pogba shrugged off a turbulent season and speculation over his future by scoring twice in as many minutes just after half-time to spearhead a stunning United comeback that was completed by Chris Smalling 21 minutes from time.

Take the title, Mourinho challenges Man Utd after spoiling City’s party

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho challenged his side to take the fight for the Premier League to Manchester City next season after spoiling City’s title party by coming from 2-0 down to win a thrilling derby 3-2 on Saturday.

Victory would have crowned City, who still hold a commanding 13-point lead over United, champions for a fifth time.

Take the title, Mourinho challenges Man Utd after spoiling City’s party

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho challenged his side to take the fight for the Premier League to Manchester City next season after spoiling City’s title party by coming from 2-0 down to win a thrilling derby 3-2 on Saturday.

Victory would have crowned City, who still hold a commanding 13-point lead over United, champions for a fifth time.

Man City 2-3 Man United: The talking points

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Manchester United pulled off an incredible 3-2 win at Manchester City on Saturday in what was billed to be The Citizens' coronation day. Despite going down to goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan, the Red Devils responded through Paul Pogba and Chris Smalling.

Contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, pens the main points from the tie.

Man City 2-3 Man Utd: Paul Pogba Sparks Lightning Turnaround As United Roar Back To Take Derby Spoils (Photo & Video)

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Three goals in the space of 16 second-half minutes saw Manchester United come roaring back to take the spoils, thus rubbing Man City of the chance to seal the Premier League title against their rivals.

Indeed, the celebrations have been stowed for the time being after City tasted a league defeat at the Etihad for the first time in 16 months despite a home victory looking inevitable at half-time.

Pogba leads thrilling Man Utd comeback to keep City waiting for title

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba spoiled Manchester City’s anticipated Premier League title party by scoring twice in two minutes as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win a thrilling derby 3-2 on Saturday.

Chris Smalling completed the comeback that looked so improbable when City were well on course to round off a resounding march towards the title by racing into a 2-0 first-half lead.

Manchester United could agree £25m deal with Everton for £80k-per-week scapegoat

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According to the Mirror, Manchester United could sell Chris Smalling to Everton for £25m this summer, with the English centre-back looking surplus to requirements.

Smalling has been made a scapegoat at times this season after making mistakes at the back, and Everton could rescue the £80k-per-week defender from his Old Trafford hell under Mourinho.

Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool: The Talking Points

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After beating Chelsea and Crystal Palace in their previous two matches, Manchester United had to fight hard to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, Ghana highlights the lessons from the tie.

Rashford and Lukaku lead brilliantly

Since the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, Marcus Rashford has not had as many starts as he did at the start of the season but he got one against Liverpool as a result of an injury to Anthony Martial and he took the opportunity with all the hunger and desire in the world.

Jose Mourinho ‘has convinced’ Manchester United to sign £178m Real Madrid ‘stranger’

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According to Diario Gol, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has swayed the club hierarchy to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane this summer.

The Red Devils have a lot of defenders in the first-team squad – Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo – but only Smalling and Jones’ form has been criticised, while Blind and Rojo have seen little playing time this season.

Mourinho blast triggered United fightback

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho revealed his expletive-filled half-time rant inspired Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.

Mourinho’s side fought back from two goals down at Selhurst Park to snatch the points thanks to Nemanja Matic’s blistering long-range strike in stoppage-time.

United got lucky admits Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United rode their luck as Nemanja Matic’s late thunderbolt capped a dramatic 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Mourinho’s side trailed to Andros Townsend’s early opener and Patrick van Aanholt’s second half effort at Selhurst Park.

United got lucky admits Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United rode their luck as Nemanja Matic’s late thunderbolt capped a dramatic 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Mourinho’s side trailed to Andros Townsend’s early opener and Patrick van Aanholt’s second half effort at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace 2-3 Man United: The Talking Points

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For the second straight match week, Manchester United came back from a deficit to win a league game against London opposition. This time, they had to fight back from a two-goal deficit at Crystal Palace to win 3-2 and contribution writer, Nathan Quao, notes the main points.

Resilience shone through ultimately

For years, Manchester United were noted for not dying even when the sword was at their throats.

Matic gem caps epic United fightback

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London (AFP) – Nemanja Matic capped Manchester United’s stirring fightback from two goals down as the Serbia midfielder’s stunning strike snatched a dramatic 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Jose Mourinho’s side trailed to Andros Townsend’s early opener and Patrick van Aanholt’s second half effort at Selhurst Park.

Man Utd must finish second in Premier League, says Smalling

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London (AFP) – Chris Smalling says securing the Premier League runners-up spot must be the “bare minimum” for Manchester United, whose win against Chelsea gave them a major confidence boost in the race for Champions League places.

United never ended the season lower than third in the Premier League era under Alex Ferguson but have failed to finish higher than fourth since he retired as a champion in 2013 - a side Smalling was part of.

Man United 2-1 Chelsea: What We Learned

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Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard struck for Manchester United as they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday in a Premier League heavyweight clash and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, noted a few things from the tie.

Lukaku showed his value

When your price tag is 75 million pounds, a lot is expected from you and there is no hiding from the limelight.

Manchester United name price for Arsenal target

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Newcastle rock Manchester United, Liverpool sink Saints

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London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Liverpool cemented their top four place with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Newcastle rock Manchester United, Liverpool sink Saints

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London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Liverpool cemented their top four place with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United: The Talking Points

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Manchester United fell to a 1-0 loss at Newcastle United to extend Jose Mourinho's winless run at St. James Park and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, points out the main stories.

Failure to take chances is an expensive business

All football is summed up in one maxim: Take your chances or the opponent will take theirs.

Football: Ritchie strikes to stun lacklustre United

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is still waiting to win a Premier League game at Newcastle after Matt Ritchie’s goal sentenced Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat on Sunday.

This was Mourinho’s seventh attempt to steer a team to victory on Tyneside and the United manager was destined for more misery at St James’ Park thanks Ritchie’s second-half goal.

Football: Ritchie strikes to stun lacklustre United

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is still waiting to win a Premier League game at Newcastle after Matt Ritchie’s goal sentenced Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat on Sunday.

This was Mourinho’s seventh attempt to steer a team to victory on Tyneside and the United manager was destined for more misery at St James’ Park thanks Ritchie’s second-half goal.

Newcastle rock Man Utd as Huddersfield win at last

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London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Huddersfield climbed out of the relegation zone after a 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Newcastle rock Man Utd as Huddersfield win at last

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London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Huddersfield climbed out of the relegation zone after a 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Football: Newcastle rock United as Huddersfield win at last

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London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Huddersfield climbed out of the relegation zone after a 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Tottenham 2 – 0 Man United: The Talking Points

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Manchester United were easily overpowered by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley and lost 2-0 and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, Ghana, notes down the main topics from the match.

The horrible start strikes again

For a team that is looking to find its way back to the top of the tree, its attention span at the start of matches is very strange.

Burnley 0-1 Man United: What We Learned

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Manchester United kept up their their winning ways after securing a difficult 1-0 win at Burnley thanks to another very good goal from Anthony Martial. Contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, Ghana, notes some of the major talking points.

Very late awakening

For a match that was certain to be tough, the Man United looked flat for long periods and it was essentially Burnley's lack of proper firepower in attack that hampered the home side from getting from the tie.

Smalling ‘nothing to prove’ as he bids to regain England place

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he has nothing to prove despite the shock of losing his England place and seeing his ability publicly questioned by manager Gareth Southgate.

The 27-year-old, capped 31 times for England, was overlooked for recent friendlies against Germany and Brazil because of concerns over his passing despite impressing for United this season.

Returning Pogba inspires Man Utd comeback win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba crowned his return from injury by scoring and laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial as Manchester United hit back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.

Chris Smalling was also on the mark in the first half, while Romelu Lukaku ended a drought of seven games without a goal.

Returning Pogba inspires Man Utd comeback win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba crowned his return from injury by scoring and laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial as Manchester United hit back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.

Chris Smalling was also on the mark in the first half, while Romelu Lukaku ended a drought of seven games without a goal.

Will Eriksen strike v Arsenal? Is it finally Richarlison time? – Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12 Preview

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Photo: Man Utd defender insists he is working hard on holiday

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Confirmed: Man Utd vs Chelsea lineups

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Jose Mourinho is back at Stamford Bridge today as Manchester United take on Chelsea in under an hour's time. The two lineups for today's game are confirmed as: Manchester United David de Gea; Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling; Antonio... Continue Reading →

Smalling doesn’t pass muster for Southgate’s England

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Chris Smalling’s international future is in doubt after England manager Gareth Southgate said he had been overlooked for the latest squad due to concerns about his passing.

Southgate on Thursday included uncapped Liverpool defender Joe Gomez in an experimental 25-man squad for England’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil later this month.

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Chelsea 1-0 Man United: What we learned

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Following Man United's 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, notes some of the themes from the encounter.

Hunger and drive make the difference once again

Talk about tactics and game plans and you will be justified but Chelsea's victory over the Red Devils was built on the will to win and get a response to the UEFA Champions League loss to AS Roma.