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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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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has taken to Twitter to share a holiday snap. After being overlooked by Gareth Southgate for the England...

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.