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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.

Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was preparing for bad news after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to injury during his side’s Europa League quarter-final success against Anderlecht.

“I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both,” Mourinho told reporters after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford on Thursday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was preparing for bad news after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to injury during his side’s Europa League quarter-final success against Anderlecht.

“I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both,” Mourinho told reporters after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford on Thursday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Chelsea’s title chances ’50 percent’ – Conte

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – “Six finals” await Chelsea in the Premier League run-in after a 2-0 loss at Manchester United that leaves their title chances at only “50 percent”, manager Antonio Conte said.

Having hoped to re-establish a seven-point lead over second-place Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea’s advantage remains four points following Sunday’s defeat at Old Trafford.

Chelsea without Courtois at United, Ibrahimovic benched

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea received a setback ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford when goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was forced to withdraw from their squad through injury.

The Belgium international, who is reported to have suffered an ankle injury in training, was replaced in goal by Asmir Begovic in Chelsea’s only change.

Chelsea without Courtois at United, Ibrahimovic benched

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea received a setback ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford when goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was forced to withdraw from their squad through injury.

The Belgium international, who is reported to have suffered an ankle injury in training, was replaced in goal by Asmir Begovic in Chelsea’s only change.

Guardiola accepts City ‘far away’ from Champions League

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City are “far away” from challenging for European club football’s biggest prize.

The manager of the world’s self-styled wealthiest football club has been in the unusual position of watching the Champions League quarter-finals from a distance this week.

Man City wary of Saints stealing their halo

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s Champions League qualification chances look a little more solid after a productive week, but there will still be little margin for error when they travel to Southampton on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side enjoyed their first win in five Premier League matches last weekend, a straightforward 3-1 home victory over struggling Hull making City a little more secure in fourth place.

Guardiola scared by Dortmund bomb attacks

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he was shaken by the bomb attacks on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus this week.

Three explosions went off as the Dortmund team made their way to their Signal Iduna Park stadium for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco on Tuesday.

Guardiola scared by Dortmund bomb attacks

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he was shaken by the bomb attacks on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus this week.

Three explosions went off as the Dortmund team made their way to their Signal Iduna Park stadium for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco on Tuesday.

Bravo one of world’s best goalkeepers, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Claudio Bravo is among the best goalkeepers in the world will the ball at his feet, but remains unsure about picking him.

Bravo was recalled for his first Premier League appearance since January 21 as Hull City were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Aguero strikes as Man City end winless run

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City ended a four-match run without a Premier League win by beating Hull City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Ahmed Elhmohamady’s own-goal, just after the half-hour mark, gave Pep Guardiola’s team a lead at the interval, before they pressed home their advantage.

Aguero strikes as Man City end winless run

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City ended a four-match run without a Premier League win by beating Hull City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Ahmed Elhmohamady’s own-goal, just after the half-hour mark, gave Pep Guardiola’s team a lead at the interval, before they pressed home their advantage.

United players ‘not in love with goal’, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester United of lacking a killer instinct after another week of misfiring performances at Old Trafford, saying players are “not in love with the goal”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, is United’s 27-goal top scorer of which 16 have been in the Premier League.

Guardiola vows to learn from English lesson

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has vowed to bounce back from his worst campaign in management after admitting he was taught a lesson in his first season with Manchester City.

Guardiola was head-hunted by City’s wealthy Abu Dhabi owners following brilliant spells with Barcelona, where he won the Champions League twice, and Bayern Munich, where he completed a hat-trick of Bundesliga title wins.

Draw specialists United ‘not good enough’ insists Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho had no qualms Friday in proclaiming his Manchester United side not good enough to rid themselves of the unwanted tag of Premier League draw specialists.

United go to Sunderland on Sunday after a 20-match unbeaten run in the top flight, but having drawn 10 of those matches.

Man City boss Guardiola needs Hull of a boost

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s season has hit a bump at a bad time, and a victory at home to Hull City on Saturday will help bolster their bid to play Champions League football.

City’s 2-1 defeat at leaders Chelsea on Wednesday means they have now gone more than a month without a Premier League victory.

Man City boss Guardiola needs Hull of a boost

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s season has hit a bump at a bad time, and a victory at home to Hull City on Saturday will help bolster their bid to play Champions League football.

City’s 2-1 defeat at leaders Chelsea on Wednesday means they have now gone more than a month without a Premier League victory.

Wise up, Mourinho tells Man Utd outcast Shaw

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to improve his understanding of the game if he wants to win a regular place in the side.

Shaw made his first appearance in a month against Everton on Tuesday and won the stoppage-time penalty that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn United a 1-1 draw.

Wise up, Mourinho tells Man Utd outcast Shaw

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to improve his understanding of the game if he wants to win a regular place in the side.

Shaw made his first appearance in a month against Everton on Tuesday and won the stoppage-time penalty that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn United a 1-1 draw.

City have point to prove against ‘superb Conte’ – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have shown they can out-play Chelsea once this season and will prove the point when they face the Premier League leaders again on Wednesday.

Guardiola’s side make the trip to Stamford Bridge with Chelsea already being hailed as champions-elect after opening up a seven-point gap over Tottenham and an 11-point advantage over City.

Ibrahimovic rescues point as Man Utd misfire again

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return from suspension with a 94th-minute equaliser as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday on another frustrating night at Old Trafford.

Phil Jagielka’s first goal in almost two years looked to have caused terminal damage to United’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four.

Stars playing for their Man City futures: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned his under-achieving squad that they are playing for their futures at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, tasked by the Abu Dhabi owners with establishing the club among Europe’s elite, has found his first season to be more demanding than he might have expected.

Guardiola says Europe key to English development

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes European football is more important than the Premier League in helping young English players reach their full potential.

Guardiola has suggested that it is only by playing regularly in the latter stages of the Champions League at major stadiums such as the Nou Camp, the Bernabeu, the Allianz Arena and the Juventus Stadium that England’s best young players can develop the right mental attitude to win major tournaments.

Guardiola says Europe key to English development

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes European football is more important than the Premier League in helping young English players reach their full potential.

Guardiola has suggested that it is only by playing regularly in the latter stages of the Champions League at major stadiums such as the Nou Camp, the Bernabeu, the Allianz Arena and the Juventus Stadium that England’s best young players can develop the right mental attitude to win major tournaments.

Man Utd’s top-four hopes hit by stalemate

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s fears that a gruelling schedule could prove problematic for Manchester United were confirmed in a drab 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The first of nine fixtures to come in April ended with United having to settle for a draw at Old Trafford for the eighth time in the Premier League this season.

Man Utd’s top-four hopes hit by stalemate

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho’s fears that a gruelling schedule could prove problematic for Manchester United were confirmed in a drab 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The first of nine fixtures to come in April ended with United having to settle for a draw at Old Trafford for the eighth time in the Premier League this season.

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.

Guardiola backs Wenger to silence critics

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is not too late for Arsene Wenger to save his relationship with Arsenal’s fans and remain in charge at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger has endured a miserable campaign and frustrated supporters have turned on the Gunners boss and called for him to resign.

Guardiola backs Wenger to silence critics

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is not too late for Arsene Wenger to save his relationship with Arsenal’s fans and remain in charge at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger has endured a miserable campaign and frustrated supporters have turned on the Gunners boss and called for him to resign.

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.

Mkhitaryan reaps rewards of United’s patience

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he was never concerned about his Manchester United career despite making a slow start to life at Old Trafford.

The United playmaker made just one substitute appearance in two and a half months earlier this season as he struggled for fitness and form following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

Pep Guardiola says sweeping Man City changes ‘impossible’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has said it would be impossible to make sweeping changes to his Manchester City squad in the wake of their shock Champions League exit.

City were dismissed from the tournament in the first knockout round by Monaco on Wednesday, losing the second leg 3-1 after winning their home tie 5-3.

Pep Guardiola says sweeping Man City changes ‘impossible’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has said it would be impossible to make sweeping changes to his Manchester City squad in the wake of their shock Champions League exit.

City were dismissed from the tournament in the first knockout round by Monaco on Wednesday, losing the second leg 3-1 after winning their home tie 5-3.

Mourinho blames Premier League for Euro shortfall

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Premier League is partly responsible for English clubs’ underachievements in European competitions this season, according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Continuing a recent trend, there are only two English sides left in Europe - Leicester City in the Champions League, United in the Europa League - compared to four from Spain and three from Germany.

Mourinho blames Premier League for Euro shortfall

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Premier League is partly responsible for English clubs’ underachievements in European competitions this season, according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Continuing a recent trend, there are only two English sides left in Europe - Leicester City in the Champions League, United in the Europa League - compared to four from Spain and three from Germany.

Pogba injured as Man Utd labour to Rostov win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United recorded an underwhelming 1-0 victory over FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Mata struck 20 minutes from the end of a subdued game, completing a 2-1 aggregate win that sent United into the last eight of Europe’s second-tier club competition for the first time since 1985.

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The International Champions Cup is on for 2017

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with the announcement for this summer's International Champions Cup. The 2017 edition brings Juventus, Spurs, Roma, Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, and Barcelona to NFL stadiums, Orlando's Camping World Stadium, and Red Bull Arena. It's yet another chance to see the giants of European soccer without having to sit through an eight-hour plane ride.