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Guardiola proud to beat ‘best opponents’ Napoli

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described his side’s 2-1 victory over Napoli in the Champions League group phase as one of the proudest moments of his storied career.

City took a quick-fire 2-0 lead in Tuesday’s game through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, but Amadou Diawara’s penalty - after Dries Mertens had squandered an earlier spot-kick - made for a nervy finale.

Jesus earns Man City narrow win over Napoli

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City conceded two penalties - one that was squandered, one that was scored - as they edged Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday to tighten their grip on Champions League Group F.

In a much-hyped clash of the highest-scoring teams in Europe’s five major leagues, City swiftly went 2-0 up through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus at the Etihad Stadium and looked set for another breezy win.

Jesus earns Man City narrow win over Napoli

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City conceded two penalties - one that was squandered, one that was scored - as they edged Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday to tighten their grip on Champions League Group F.

In a much-hyped clash of the highest-scoring teams in Europe’s five major leagues, City swiftly went 2-0 up through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus at the Etihad Stadium and looked set for another breezy win.

Sterling never considered Arsenal move

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal.

Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of August as City tried to secure a deal for Alexis Sanchez.

Sterling never considered Arsenal move

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal.

Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of August as City tried to secure a deal for Alexis Sanchez.

Man City’s Sterling never considered Arsenal move

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal.

Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of August as City tried to secure a deal for Alexis Sanchez.

Man City’s Sterling never considered Arsenal move

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal.

Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of August as City tried to secure a deal for Alexis Sanchez.

Guardiola aims to keep Man City players humble

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says there is no chance that his Manchester City players will fall into the trap of over-confidence in their Champions League clash against Napoli despite their swaggering Premier League form.

City demolished Stoke City 7-2 on Saturday to move two points clear at the top of the table and are attracting rave reviews for the quality of their attacking football, with 37 goals in 11 games in all competitions so far.

Guardiola aims to keep Man City players humble

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says there is no chance that his Manchester City players will fall into the trap of over-confidence in their Champions League clash against Napoli despite their swaggering Premier League form.

City demolished Stoke City 7-2 on Saturday to move two points clear at the top of the table and are attracting rave reviews for the quality of their attacking football, with 37 goals in 11 games in all competitions so far.

Guardiola hails City’s magnificent seven

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City produced the best performance of his reign in their swaggering 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding, producing two assists and playing a part in three more goals as City scored seven goals for the first time since Guardiola took charge in July 2016.

Mourinho surprised by Martinez handling of Fellaini

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has admitted his surprise that Marouane Fellaini was used by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez in a World Cup qualifier which ended with the Manchester United midfielder suffering an injury.

Prior to the last international break, Mourinho had said he expected Fellaini to be rested by Martinez.

Mourinho surprised by Martinez handling of Fellaini

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has admitted his surprise that Marouane Fellaini was used by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez in a World Cup qualifier which ended with the Manchester United midfielder suffering an injury.

Prior to the last international break, Mourinho had said he expected Fellaini to be rested by Martinez.

Guardiola tries to heal Pochettino rift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has moved to placate Mauricio Pochettino after the Manchester City manager was accused of disrespect by his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart.

Pochettino is annoyed that Guardiola recently described Spurs as “the Harry Kane team” after citing Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United as City’s main rivals for the Premier League title.

Guardiola tries to heal Pochettino rift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has moved to placate Mauricio Pochettino after the Manchester City manager was accused of disrespect by his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart.

Pochettino is annoyed that Guardiola recently described Spurs as “the Harry Kane team” after citing Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United as City’s main rivals for the Premier League title.

Guardiola wants Mendy replacement in January

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has indicated his main priority in the January transfer window will be to buy a replacement for injured defender Benjamin Mendy.

France left-back Mendy will be out for the next six months after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during City’s victory over Crystal Palace on September 23.

Guardiola wants Mendy replacement in January

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has indicated his main priority in the January transfer window will be to buy a replacement for injured defender Benjamin Mendy.

France left-back Mendy will be out for the next six months after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during City’s victory over Crystal Palace on September 23.

Mourinho praises Fellaini for toughing it out

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho described Marouane Fellaini as a “strong character” for overcoming his early troubles at Manchester United to establish himself as a key player at Old Trafford.

Fellaini struggled to make a positive impression early in his United career after arriving from Everton for £27.

Mourinho praises Fellaini for toughing it out

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho described Marouane Fellaini as a “strong character” for overcoming his early troubles at Manchester United to establish himself as a key player at Old Trafford.

Fellaini struggled to make a positive impression early in his United career after arriving from Everton for £27.

Aguero has done nothing wrong, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero has nothing to apologise for after going to Amsterdam for a pop concert on his day off from Manchester City, according to Pep Guardiola, even though he had no idea he was there.

The 29-year-old Argentina striker broke a rib after being involved in a car crash on his way back to the airport in the Dutch capital on Thursday night and will be sidelined for two-four weeks.

Aguero has done nothing wrong, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero has nothing to apologise for after going to Amsterdam for a pop concert on his day off from Manchester City, according to Pep Guardiola, even though he had no idea he was there.

The 29-year-old Argentina striker broke a rib after being involved in a car crash on his way back to the airport in the Dutch capital on Thursday night and will be sidelined for two-four weeks.

Guardiola says won’t clamp down despite Aguero crash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he isn’t concerned by his players’ off-field activities just hours after Sergio Aguero was involved in a car crash in the Netherlands.

City were forced to rule out Aguero for Saturday’s clash at Premier League champions Chelsea after the Argentina forward was a passenger in a taxi that crashed on its way to the airport in Amsterdam on Thursday evening.

Pogba injury is ‘long-term’ admits Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has finally admitted Paul Pogba’s injury absence will be “long-term” amid fears the Manchester United star could be out until after the November international break.

Pogba injured his hamstring in a Champions League tie against Basel earlier this month and initial reports suggested the France midfielder could be out for 12 weeks.

Mendy set for long injury absence – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears French full-back Benjamin Mendy faces months on the sidelines with injury and compared his situation to Ilkay Gundogan’s nine-month lay-off.

Mendy, signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer, injured his knee during City’s weekend win over Crystal Palace and will fly to Barcelona to see Guardiola’s personal medical team for tests on Thursday.

Mendy set for long injury absence – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears French full-back Benjamin Mendy faces months on the sidelines with injury and compared his situation to Ilkay Gundogan’s nine-month lay-off.

Mendy, signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer, injured his knee during City’s weekend win over Crystal Palace and will fly to Barcelona to see Guardiola’s personal medical team for tests on Thursday.

Pep warns City players against complacency

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola on Monday warned his on-fire Manchester City team they must guard against complacency or risk seeing a great start to the season disintegrate once again.

City are top of the Premier League after winning five and drawing the other of their opening six matches, while also enjoying victories over Feyenoord in the Champions League and West Brom in the League Cup.

Mourinho juggles United’s attacking riches

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is considering unleashing Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford together as he wrestles with how to keep his hungry young forward line content.

The Manchester United manager has identified six in-form, big-name players whom he currently has to fit into four starting berths - a centre-forward, with three attacking midfielders behind.

Mourinho juggles United’s attacking riches

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is considering unleashing Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford together as he wrestles with how to keep his hungry young forward line content.

The Manchester United manager has identified six in-form, big-name players whom he currently has to fit into four starting berths - a centre-forward, with three attacking midfielders behind.

Aguero deserves more acclaim, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours.

Aguero is on the verge of becoming City’s all-time record scorer as he looks to break the record of 177 set by Eric Brook in 1939.

Aguero deserves more acclaim, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours.

Aguero is on the verge of becoming City’s all-time record scorer as he looks to break the record of 177 set by Eric Brook in 1939.

League Cup is a waste of energy – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has called the League Cup “a waste of energy” as the Manchester City manager joined old rival Jose Mourinho in questioning the worth of the competition.

The League Cup was created in 1960 to take advantage of the fact that floodlights had increased the possibility for midweek football.

League Cup is a waste of energy – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has called the League Cup “a waste of energy” as the Manchester City manager joined old rival Jose Mourinho in questioning the worth of the competition.

The League Cup was created in 1960 to take advantage of the fact that floodlights had increased the possibility for midweek football.

Mourinho showers praise on ‘happy’ Martial

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho praised French winger Anthony Martial on Friday for his improved attitude and on-field performances in Manchester United’s strong start to the season.

The 21-year-old struggled to convince Mourinho during his first season in charge at Old Trafford but he has convincingly played his way back into the manager’s plans this term.

Lukaku set Rooney target by Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has suggested that Romelu Lukaku will struggle to match Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United achievements, because the Premier League has become a much more demanding competition.

Lukaku has made an impressive start to his United career since arriving from Everton for £75million in July, a day after Rooney made the move in the opposite direction.

Lukaku set Rooney target by Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has suggested that Romelu Lukaku will struggle to match Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United achievements, because the Premier League has become a much more demanding competition.

Lukaku has made an impressive start to his United career since arriving from Everton for £75million in July, a day after Rooney made the move in the opposite direction.

De Bruyne masterclass leaves Guardiola purring

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Manchester City were lucky to have Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgium midfielder inspired his team to a resounding 5-0 victory over Premier League rivals Liverpool.

De Bruyne created goals for Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus and had a hand in one of Leroy Sane’s two strikes as City recorded their biggest win over Liverpool since March 1937.

De Bruyne masterclass leaves Guardiola purring

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Manchester City were lucky to have Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgium midfielder inspired his team to a resounding 5-0 victory over Premier League rivals Liverpool.

De Bruyne created goals for Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus and had a hand in one of Leroy Sane’s two strikes as City recorded their biggest win over Liverpool since March 1937.

Guardiola said ‘no’ to Sanchez-Sterling swap

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola personally made sure Raheem Sterling would not be allowed to join Arsenal in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, he revealed on Friday.

The two clubs spent transfer deadline day locked in talks over City’s desire to sign Sanchez, only for the deal to collapse because Arsenal were unable to sign their preferred replacement, Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Guardiola said ‘no’ to Sanchez-Sterling swap

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola personally made sure Raheem Sterling would not be allowed to join Arsenal in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, he revealed on Friday.

The two clubs spent transfer deadline day locked in talks over City’s desire to sign Sanchez, only for the deal to collapse because Arsenal were unable to sign their preferred replacement, Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Jose Mourinho disappointed over Pereira loan move

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has questioned young midfielder Andreas Pereira’s decision to leave Old Trafford on loan to Valencia rather than stay and fight for a place in Manchester United’s first-team squad.

The 21-year-old Brazilian defied Mourinho’s express advice when he sought, and accepted, a temporary move to the La Liga side, having spent all of last season on loan at Granada.

Jose Mourinho disappointed over Pereira loan move

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has questioned young midfielder Andreas Pereira’s decision to leave Old Trafford on loan to Valencia rather than stay and fight for a place in Manchester United’s first-team squad.

The 21-year-old Brazilian defied Mourinho’s express advice when he sought, and accepted, a temporary move to the La Liga side, having spent all of last season on loan at Granada.