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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.

TOP FIVE: Best things Jose Mourinho has done at Manchester United so far

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Other than the one about Anthony Martial, none of the worries outlinedin last month's TOP FIVE have really gone away. Manchester United have, of course, won a trophy since then—which was really nice—but have also missed out on a glorious opportunity to apply more pressure to those currently above them in the league by drawing at home with Bournemouth—which was really, really, really, really frustrating.

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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.

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.

Man Utd charged over FA Cup tie conduct

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Man Utd charged over FA Cup tie conduct

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Manchester United vs. Bournemouth Preview

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Manchester United vs. Bournemouth

Premier League

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Old Trafford

Fresh from their League Cup success at Wembley last weekend, Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they prepare to welcome Eddie Howe's Bournemouth side to Old Trafford.

Ibra and Pogba return for Man United

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho restored Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba to his starting line-up on Wednesday against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League.

Leading 3-0 from last week’s last 32 first leg at Old Trafford, Mourinho made six changes to the side that beat Blackburn 2-1 in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Ibra and Pogba return for Man United

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho restored Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba to his starting line-up on Wednesday against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League.

Leading 3-0 from last week’s last 32 first leg at Old Trafford, Mourinho made six changes to the side that beat Blackburn 2-1 in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Former outcast Schweinsteiger scores as United cruise

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Headers from Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling, and second half efforts from Henrkih Mkhitaryan and Bastian Schweinsteiger ensured holders Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 fourth round FA Cup victory against Wigan on Sunday.

For German World Cup winner Schweinsteiger it was a rare sweet moment since Jose Mourinho took over he banished him at one point to train away from the first team before welcoming him back into the fold at the end of October scoring on his first start in 385 days.

Former outcast Schweinsteiger scores as United cruise

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Headers from Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling, and second half efforts from Henrkih Mkhitaryan and Bastian Schweinsteiger ensured holders Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 fourth round FA Cup victory against Wigan on Sunday.

For German World Cup winner Schweinsteiger it was a rare sweet moment since Jose Mourinho took over he banished him at one point to train away from the first team before welcoming him back into the fold at the end of October scoring on his first start in 385 days.

Deal Close – 4-2-3-1 How Manchester United Will Line Up With Victor Lindelof

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Manchester United's pursuit of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof appears to have been revived in recent days after appearing to have fallen through earlier this month.

The centre-back had been heavily linked with the Red Devils only for Jose Mourinho to hint that he was not interested in making any major signings in January.

PICTURE: Rojo watches Stoke game in away end

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Marcos Rojo has nailed down a place in Manchester United's starting team over the past few months but missed out on today's game against Stoke with illness. Chris Smalling replaced him on the pitch but that didn't keep Rojo away. He opted to sit with the away fans at the Britannia instead.

Manchester United: What is Jose Mourinho’s best team?

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It's that time of year. The January transfer window 'opens' earlier and earlier. As with its summer cousin, the major clubs try to conclude deals before the window actually opens....

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United to sign Lindelof for £38m – but who is he?

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Reports today have claimed that Manchester United are close to signing Benfica's Victor Lindelof for £38m in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old plays in defence and would be a welcomed addition to the squad, particularly if Eric Bailly leaves for the African Cup of Nations next month.

United to sign Lindelof for £38m – but who is he?

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Reports today have claimed that Manchester United are close to signing Benfica's Victor Lindelof for £38m in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old plays in defence and would be a welcomed addition to the squad, particularly if Eric Bailly leaves for the African Cup of Nations next month.

Jose Mourinho’s public blasts lay bare Man Utd tensions

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's man-management skills are under scrutiny after he appeared to publicly accuse defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling of malingering.

While not mentioning either player by name, Mourinho expressed unhappiness after the pair missed United's 3-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday, suggesting they had shown a lack of bravery.

Jose Mourinho’s public blasts lay bare Man Utd tensions

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's man-management skills are under scrutiny after he appeared to publicly accuse defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling of malingering.

While not mentioning either player by name, Mourinho expressed unhappiness after the pair missed United's 3-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday, suggesting they had shown a lack of bravery.

Mourinho’s public blasts lay bare Man Utd tensions

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's man-management skills are under scrutiny after he appeared to publicly accuse defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling of malingering.

Whilst not mentioning either player by name, Mourinho expressed unhappiness after the pair missed United's 3-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday, suggesting they had shown a lack of bravery.

Mourinho’s public blasts lay bare Man Utd tensions

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's man-management skills are under scrutiny after he appeared to publicly accuse defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling of malingering.

Whilst not mentioning either player by name, Mourinho expressed unhappiness after the pair missed United's 3-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday, suggesting they had shown a lack of bravery.

Bailly out for six weeks

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Following Manchester United's defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho confirmed that Eric Bailly suffered a bad injury.

He is injured and I am afraid he is badly injured. In his knee, in the ligament area. He feels it is really bad.

Reports today suggest that the Ivorian will be out for six weeks, which means he will obviously miss Wednesday's derby, as well as games against Arsenal and West Ham, with the possibility of him returning in time for Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United: Game in 11 Tweets as Mourinho’s Stamford Bridge return turns sour

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You may not have heard much about it, but Jose Mourinho returned to his old stomping ground of Stamford Bridge with his new team this weekend. Chelsea welcomedback their old flame while still...

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United win without Rooney as City maintain perfect start

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London (AFP) Manchester United thrashed defending Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 as they vindicated manager Jose Mourinho's decision to drop Wayne Rooney while Manchester City maintained their perfect start with a 3-1 win away to Swansea on Saturday.

United scored four goals, three from set-pieces, as Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba with his first goal since his return from Juventus, all found the back of the net between the 22nd and 42nd minutes at Old Trafford.

Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City: Game in 10 Tweets as Rooney-less United steamroll the champions

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The early game of the weekend saw Jose Mourinho's stuttering Manchester United take on the champions Leicester City, who have got some of their swagger back in recent weeks. The big pre-match...

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Man Utd thrash Leicester 4-1 without Rooney

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United dismantled Premier League champions Leicester in a ruthless 20-minute burst as Jose Mourinho's decision to drop Wayne Rooney was rewarded with a 4-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Leicester imploded defensively as United racked up four goals between the 22nd and 42nd minutes.

Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City

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Manchester United vs Leicester City
Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 September, 2016
Time: 12:30 BST
Venue: Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho's side may have stopped the rot against Northampton Town on Wednesday, but they undoubtedly one of their biggest games of the season so far against Leicester City.

Preview: Northampton Town vs Manchester United

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Northampton Town vs Manchester United
EFL Cup
Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Sixfields Stadium

One, two, three, four? Could United face their fourth defeat in 12 days at Sixfields? After the performance against Watford on the weekend, it's difficult to be optimistic.

Manchester United manager talks about Pogba, Smalling injury update

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The drawn out nature of Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba is sending media in a tizzy so much so that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was asked questions about the midfielder after Wayne Rooney's testimonial match.

United have already signed the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly in this window.

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Man United charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Man United charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Arsenal eyeing Man United defender? Surely not…

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Arsenal are claimed to be looking at signing Chris Smalling from Manchester United, but surely we have more than we need in defensive numbers. We signed Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi this summer, due to having lost both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista to injury, and the new arrivals have been thoroughly impressive thus far.

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Reports: In The Spirit Of Christmas, West Ham Are ‘Begging’ The Premier League Big Boys For January Reinforcements

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West Ham have reportedly sent a letter to the Premier League's so-called big fivein a "frantic"bid to fill out their squad in the winter transfer window.

According to Matt Law in the Telegraph, the Hammers have writtena "begging letter" to Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool to enquire as to whether they have any strikers, full-backs or central defenders they'd be willing to loan out in January.