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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.

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.

Confirmed lineups: Man Utd vs Huddersfield

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Manchester United are back in Premier League action today following our 3-0 win at Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The two teams are confirmed as: Manchester United David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley... Continue Reading →

Jose confirms Chris Smalling won’t be joining Leicester

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Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling has been a target of Leicester City over the past week, according to reports. The England international is yet to feature in the Premier League this season following the growing partnership of Eric Bailly and... Continue Reading →

Smalling: Everyone in our dressing room gets along… unlike other clubs

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On the back of a season which saw Manchester United win two trophies and qualify for the Champions League, Chris Smalling has hailed the spirit of the dressing room.

While rifts may appear in squads at other clubs, Smalling has spoken of his gratitude that he plays for a club where everyone gets along.

Photo: Man Utd centre-back shares wedding photo

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Manchester United’s Chris Smalling says he has played through pain

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Centre-back Chris Smalling believes he has proved he is willing to play through the pain for Manchester United, despite manager Jose Mourinho’s claims to the contrary.

Mourinho has accused Smalling of not putting his body on the line, suggesting he would only play when he felt “100 percent” and claiming “brave” players played “at any cost”.

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling says he has played through pain

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Centre-back Chris Smalling believes he has proved he is willing to play through the pain for Manchester United, despite manager Jose Mourinho’s claims to the contrary.

Mourinho has accused Smalling of not putting his body on the line, suggesting he would only play when he felt “100 percent” and claiming “brave” players played “at any cost”.

BREAKING: Antonio Valencia Wins Players’ Player of the Year

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Antonio Valencia has been named the Players' Player of the Year. He replaces Chris Smalling who won the award last season.

"It's all about working hard. I'm really pleased and grateful for the manager's words. I'm also grateful for the support of the fans and, on this occasion, my teammates, who have backed me all the way.

I might have to pick myself, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has joked that the club’s injury blight may force him to pick himself for Sunday’s home game with Swansea City.

Already missing six senior players, United lost Marouane Fellaini to suspension and Timothy Fosu-Mensah to injury during Thursday’s 0-0 draw at Manchester City.

I might have to pick myself, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has joked that the club’s injury blight may force him to pick himself for Sunday’s home game with Swansea City.

Already missing six senior players, United lost Marouane Fellaini to suspension and Timothy Fosu-Mensah to injury during Thursday’s 0-0 draw at Manchester City.

Man Utd ‘in trouble’ with injuries – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s mounting injury problems mean they are “in trouble” going into the season’s decisive weeks, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho lost Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimiovic to injury during Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, the pair joining Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata on the sidelines.

Man Utd ‘in trouble’ with injuries – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s mounting injury problems mean they are “in trouble” going into the season’s decisive weeks, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho lost Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimiovic to injury during Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, the pair joining Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata on the sidelines.

Unlikely lads looking to steer United to historic trophy

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Brussels (AFP) – It is a motley crew of Manchester United players heading to Brussels as history beckons for the 20-time champions of England.

With the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and even David De Gea injured and likely to miss Thursday’s clash with Anderlecht, a gaggle of unlikely lads will look to propel the three-time European champions to a first ever victory in the continent’s secondary club competition.

Mata adds to Mourinho’s injury problems

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s injury problems mounted on Friday as the club revealed Spanish midfielder Juan Mata would be out of action after undergoing a groin operation.

The 28-year-old - who appears to have gained United manager Jose Mourinho’s trust after failing to do so when they were both at Chelsea - will be out for an unspecified amount of time, the club said in a statement.

Mata adds to Mourinho’s injury problems

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s injury problems mounted on Friday as the club revealed Spanish midfielder Juan Mata would be out of action after undergoing a groin operation.

The 28-year-old - who appears to have gained United manager Jose Mourinho’s trust after failing to do so when they were both at Chelsea - will be out for an unspecified amount of time, the club said in a statement.

Man Utd fined after feisty Chelsea cup clash

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London (AFP) – Manchester United have been fined £20,000 (23,000 euros, $25,000) after accepting a Football Association (FA) charge of failing to control their players during Monday’s fractious FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea.

United, who saw their hold on the trophy ended with a 1-0 defeat by the Premier League leaders, were punished for several of their players surrounding referee Michael Oliver and arguing with him over the sending off of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera in the 35th minute.

Phil Jones

POLL: Which injured player would you most like to return first?

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Manchester United are currently enduring an injury crisis. It couldn't be worse timing, given the build up of fixtures and important games ahead.

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were predicted to return in May, while Juan Mata has the potential to return for the very end of the season. Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't play again this season.

United, Mourinho and making a case for the defence

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The majority of Jose Mourinho's first season in charge at Manchester United has been dominated by one major issue: his side does not score enough goals. It is hard to argue with the criticism, for while United have only failed to score in five Premier League games this season, their profligacy in front of goal has meant they have struggled to put games to bed, which has in turn seen them drop precious points.

Mourinho ‘totally against’ international friendlies

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is “totally against” international friendlies following injuries to key central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on England duty.

Mourinho expects to be without five first-team players against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, including the injured Paul Pogba and suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Mourinho ‘totally against’ international friendlies

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is “totally against” international friendlies following injuries to key central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on England duty.

Mourinho expects to be without five first-team players against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, including the injured Paul Pogba and suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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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.