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Everton defender: I learnt so much from Rio at United

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Michael Keane is a lifelong Manchester United fan and has been going to Old Trafford with his season-ticket holding dad since he was a child. He joined the club when he was 11 but was surprisingly sold by Louis van Gaal. The young defender clearly had lots of potential but was never given the opportunity to prove that at United.

Manchester United edges Real Madrid on penalty kicks

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Santa Clara (United States) (AFP) – Anthony Martial offered Jose Mourinho a timely reminder of his attacking prowess Sunday despite missing from the spot in Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid.

After a hugely impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, Martial struggled to consistently produce the goods under Mourinho last season - prompting speculation throughout the summer that the French international could depart.

Manchester United edges Real Madrid on penalty kicks

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Santa Clara (United States) (AFP) – Anthony Martial offered Jose Mourinho a timely reminder of his attacking prowess Sunday despite missing from the spot in Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid.

After a hugely impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, Martial struggled to consistently produce the goods under Mourinho last season - prompting speculation throughout the summer that the French international could depart.

What happened last time we played Real Madrid in a friendly?

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1. Manchester United won 3-1 and fans started to think that in Louis van Gaal we had the manager that was going to bring back the glory days. Real Madrid were the champions of Europe at the time but United comprehensively outplayed them.

2. Ashley Young, who was deeply unpopular at the time, was tried out in the new position of wing-back.

‘I’d Like To Thank Some Of The Coaches I Worked With At Man Utd’ – Adnan Januzaj, Subtle As You Like

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Six years after joining the club as a 16-year-old, Adnan Januzaj has left Manchester United in the hope of getting his faltering career back on track at Real Sociedad.

The 22-year-old Belgian winger signed for Sociedad in an £8million deal on Wednesday having made just five appearances for United in the past two years, enduring less-than-stellar loan stints at Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland in the mean time.

Could Arsenal get the best from Man United’s Martial?

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I think it is safe to say that the reported Arsenal transfer target Anthony Martial did not enjoy the best of seasons at Old Trafford, although the new Manchester United manager did not give the young Frenchman as much game time as he saw in the debut year under Louis van Gaal. With Arsenal being [..

Europa League Final preview: Ajax hope to channel spirit of ’95 against Manchester United

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On Wednesday evening in Stockholm, Manchester United and Ajax will contest the Europa League, each hoping for a victory that would add some shine to a below par season (and provide a back door route...

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One night to shine in Sweden

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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL 2017 Manchester United v Ajax Friends Arena, Stockholm 19:45 GMT
The heat appears to be on Manchester United tonight, or more specifically Jose Mourinho.

The club is bigger and richer than Ajax and demands success so winning the Europa League against a lesser side is expected at boardroom level.

Shaw back in United squad after talks with Mourinho – press

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London (AFP) – Luke Shaw is back in the Manchester United squad for Tuesday’s Premier League match with Everton according to media reports after holding ‘clear the air talks’ with Jose Mourinho, who slammed him at the weekend.

The 21-year-old fullback - signed for over £30 million (35m euros, $37.

Shaw back in United squad after talks with Mourinho – press

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London (AFP) – Luke Shaw is back in the Manchester United squad for Tuesday’s Premier League match with Everton according to media reports after holding ‘clear the air talks’ with Jose Mourinho, who slammed him at the weekend.

The 21-year-old fullback - signed for over £30 million (35m euros, $37.

‘He’s A Long Way Behind’ – Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Openly Criticises Luke Shaw Over Poor Commitment, Ambition And Focus

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Having madejust eight Premier League appearances so far this season,it's looking increasingly likely that Luke Shaw isn't long for Manchester United.

Now, Jose Mourinho has given the most explicit signal yet that the perennially unfancied £30million left-back's tenure at Old Traffordmay be coming to an end.

Mourinho regrets Schweinsteiger treatment

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has issued a heartfelt apology to Bastian Schweinsteiger for the manner in which he brought about the German star’s departure from Manchester United.

Schweinsteiger finally left Old Trafford this week, signing a deal with the MLS side Chicago Fire after failing to secure regular first team football under Mourinho.

Fletcher: I regret leaving United – that’s where I feel at home

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Darren Fletcher will return as captain of West Brom at the weekend, with Manchester United keen to get closer to the top four with three points.

The midfielder spent 20 years at United before Louis van Gaal sold him to West Brom. Having battled against ulcerative colitis for years, there was possibly the thought he wouldn't be able to maintain his fitness.

Man United star opens up about teammate: This habbit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is annoying

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been a key member of Jose Mourinho’s squad this season.

Last season, the Spanish playmaker struggled to hold down a regular starting berth under Louis van Gaal.

Carrick: You never feel as though you’re good enough at United

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After 11 years at Manchester United, Michael Carrick has been given a testimonial at the club in the summer.

After three disappointing seasons with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, Carrick has spoken to ESPN about the difference with Jose Mourinho.

The general feeling is that we are close and not too far away and the manager is a big part of it because of his approach, his mentality.

Mourinho’s United building momentum after slow start

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Winning by a single goal away to Saint Etienne in the Europa League may not seem a significant milestone for a team of Manchester United’s stature but manager Jose Mourinho knew otherwise.

United are desperate to recapture the glory days of past when under Alex Ferguson they dominated the Premier League, winning 13 titles in 21 years.

Mourinho’s United building momentum after slow start

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Winning by a single goal away to Saint Etienne in the Europa League may not seem a significant milestone for a team of Manchester United’s stature but manager Jose Mourinho knew otherwise.

United are desperate to recapture the glory days of past when under Alex Ferguson they dominated the Premier League, winning 13 titles in 21 years.

Borthwick-Jackson to play for United U-23s despite Wolves loan

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Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was loaned out to Wolves this season with the hopes of giving the young Manchester United defender some needed game time.

Under Louis van Gaal, it appeared as though Borthwick-Jackson was the next in line to the left-back spot after Luke Shaw.

However, Shaw is well out of favour with Jose Mourinho, meaning United have played Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo at left-back, with all three of them failing to impress.

SCHOLES EXCLUSIVE: I loved walking out at Old Trafford as a coach

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Paul Scholes had a reputation of shying away from the camera when he was a Manchester United player. Following Scholes' 500th game for United, where he scored in our 2-0 win over Liverpool, Sir Alex Ferguson laughed when he was asked whether Scholes would be following him for an interview.

Since retiring, Scholes has become a pundit for BT Sport and has beenvery critical of the managers that have followed Ferguson, particularly Louis van Gaal.

Liverpool manager has won as many games as Louis van Gaal

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Louis van Gaal was rightly criticised and then sacked for failing to produce what was required of a Manchester United manager. By the end of his time at the club, United fans had grown weary of him and were ready for him to leave.

It's interesting to note that Jurgen Klopp, who is having a difficult time at Liverpool at the moment, matches Van Gaal's record at United, having won 50.

Mourinho: I tried to sign Valencia for Real Madrid

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Antonio Valencia was Manchester United's player of the season in 2011-12 and was rewarded with the number 7 shirt. The following season wasn't a good one for him personally, even though United won the 20th league title, so he reverted back to number 25.

Louis van Gaal converted Valencia's position to right-back and it wasn't a totally smooth process, with his concentration and positioning letting him down at times.

Official: Memphis Depay Completes £16m Move From Man Utd To Anywhere Else (Photo)

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That's it. It's done. Memphis Depay is officially an employee of Olympique Lyonnaise.

The Dutch winger has completed his long-awaited transfer from Manchester United to anywhere elsefor an initial fee of £16million, though that will rise to around £21million should certain stipulations be met in the future.

Man Utd: Misfiring Dutch Winger Memphis Depay Set For £16m Lyon Move

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Memphis Depay's nightmare spell at Manchester United looks set to end with the Red Devils agreeing to sell the Dutch international to Ligue 1 side Lyon.

The French club will cough up £16million for the 22 year-old, although that could rise to £21.7million with add-ons.

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Depay was brought to Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal on the back of a superb 2014/15 season in the Netherlands with PSV, with the winger topping the scoring charts and inspiring his side to the Eredivisie title.

Ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: ‘I’m not retiring yet’

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Madrid (AFP) Louis van Gaal says he is not definitely done with football just yet, after appearing to suggest earlier this week that he was retiring from the game at 65.

The Dutchman, who was sacked by Manchester United last year after an uninspiring stint at Old Trafford, had told popular daily tabloid De Telegraaf: "I don't believe I'll return to work.

Ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: ‘I’m not retiring yet’

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Madrid (AFP) Louis van Gaal says he is not definitely done with football just yet, after appearing to suggest earlier this week that he was retiring from the game at 65.

The Dutchman, who was sacked by Manchester United last year after an uninspiring stint at Old Trafford, had told popular daily tabloid De Telegraaf: "I don't believe I'll return to work.

‘I Do Not Think I’ll Return’ – Former Man Utd Boss Louis Van Gaal All But Confirms Retirement

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Louis van Gaal has all but confirmed that he has retired from management after knocking back a potentially lucrative offer to coach in Asia.

The Dutchman has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last May, two days after winning the FA Cup.

However, what started as an extended sabbatical is now looking like a permanent retirement from football, with Van Gaal citing "family reasons" (believed to be the recent sudden death of his son-in-law) for not wanting to wade back into the mire at the age of 65.

Mourinho demands United improvement

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Liverpool (AFP) Jose Mourinho returns to the technical area for Sunday's visit to Everton on a mission to urgently improve Manchester United's disappointing Premier League form.

Mourinho served his second one-match touchline ban of the season on Wednesday as United beat West Ham 4-1 in the League Cup to set up a two-legged semi-final against Hull in January.

Mourinho demands United improvement

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Liverpool (AFP) Jose Mourinho returns to the technical area for Sunday's visit to Everton on a mission to urgently improve Manchester United's disappointing Premier League form.

Mourinho served his second one-match touchline ban of the season on Wednesday as United beat West Ham 4-1 in the League Cup to set up a two-legged semi-final against Hull in January.

Ander Herrera adamant Mourinho has Manchester United backing

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London (AFP) Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera dismissed Monday talk of Jose Mourinho "losing" the Old Trafford dressing room and instead thanked his club manager for the prospect of a first Spain cap.

Mourinho's arrival in Manchester was supposed to herald an upturn in United's fortunes after they failed, under his mentor Louis van Gaal, to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in three years last season.

Manager claims this Man Utd midfielder is too good to sit on the bench, star must leave the club

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Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat has stated that Manchester United winger Memphis Depay may need to consider leaving Old Trafford in search of first-team football, Sky Sports has reported.

The Dutchman was speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League clash against Jose Mourinho’s men on Thursday in Turkey.

Wednesday Kickoff: Toure, Mourinho, Ronaldinho and more

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The highly-publicized feud between a player and his manager continued, while Jose Mourinho continues to struggle to piece together Manchester United.

After Pep Guardiola said Yaya Toure won't play until his agent apologizes for comments about the club, Toure's agent,Dimitri Seluk, responded by stating, "I can say whatever I like".

Mourinho expects United revival at Watford

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will get back on track at Watford in the Premier League on Sunday after successive defeats ruined a promising start to his reign.

United won the Community Shield and reeled off three consecutive Premier League wins to raise hopes Mourinho's influence had quickly revitalised a team that stumbled to a fifth-place finish under Louis van Gaal last season.

Mourinho expects United revival at Watford

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will get back on track at Watford in the Premier League on Sunday after successive defeats ruined a promising start to his reign.

United won the Community Shield and reeled off three consecutive Premier League wins to raise hopes Mourinho's influence had quickly revitalised a team that stumbled to a fifth-place finish under Louis van Gaal last season.

Manchester United write off £6.7m Schweinsteiger

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London (AFP) Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as an "exceptional" multi-million item in their latest published accounts, even though the Germany international has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old joined United from Bayern Munich before the start of last season when former manager Louis van Gaal was still in charge at Old Trafford.

Manchester United write off £6.7m Schweinsteiger

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London (AFP) Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as an "exceptional" multi-million item in their latest published accounts, even though the Germany international has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old joined United from Bayern Munich before the start of last season when former manager Louis van Gaal was still in charge at Old Trafford.

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Palace boss De Boer proud to be part of Premier League

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London (AFP) – New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer believes his disappointing spell as Inter Milan coach has prepared him ideally for the ultra competitive Premier League.

The 47-year-old Dutch footballing great - who was capped 112 times and won the 1995 Champions League with the outstanding Ajax side under Louis van Gaal - told ‘The Times’ he is proud to be crossing swords with the likes of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, both of whom he knew when he played for Barcelona.

Man United’s Lingard signs new four-year deal

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard has signed a new contract that is set to keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2021, it was announced Thursday.

The winger, who has been attached to United since he was a seven-year-old, made his mark in the first team under former manager Louis van Gaal last season.

Man United’s Lingard signs new four-year deal

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard has signed a new contract that is set to keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2021, it was announced Thursday.

The winger, who has been attached to United since he was a seven-year-old, made his mark in the first team under former manager Louis van Gaal last season.

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Finding Our Feet

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Few marriages if any are perfect, no rose garden is without its thorns, and no match, despite the popular phrase, is made in heaven.

Many Manchester United fans were wary of if not fully against the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their club's manager at the end of the 2015/16 season. And, while many more were thrilled to see the Portuguese given the job, even they could probably understand the deep-seated misgivings of those others.

‘It Was A Living Hell!’ – Christophe Dugarry Reflects On Life At Barcelona Under Louis Van Gaal

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Christophe Dugarry has been fondly reminiscing about the ill-fated season he spent as a Barcelona player, describing his truncated stint at the Camp Nou as a "living hell".

The French forward moved to Barca for the 1997/98 season but quickly found that he wasn't regarded particularly highly by then-coach Louis van Gaal, who fieldedhim on just seven occasions.