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Lukaku double fires Man United football club to winning start

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday.

The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his tally of goals against West Ham to 11 in his last 11 appearances.

Mourinho reveals Ibrahimovic talks

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United are in discussions to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season when he recovers from a serious knee injury, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday.

The former Sweden striker was United’s top scorer last season, hitting 28 goals as they won the Europa League, the League Cup and the Community Shield.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

China looks to Manchester to ramp up football fortunes

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese coaches hope the magic of Mourinho and the guile of Guardiola will rub off on them as they attempt to dramatically improve football in the world’s most populous country.

A group of 57 Chinese coaches is in Manchester on an intensive 12-week training and management course, part of a drive by the Beijing government and football-supporting President Xi Jinping.

China looks to Manchester to ramp up football fortunes

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese coaches hope the magic of Mourinho and the guile of Guardiola will rub off on them as they attempt to dramatically improve football in the world’s most populous country.

A group of 57 Chinese coaches is in Manchester on an intensive 12-week training and management course, part of a drive by the Beijing government and football-supporting President Xi Jinping.

Lukaku arrested after rowdy party in Beverly Hills

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United-bound striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to have to spend a fraction of his extravagant salary on settling a fine in Beverly Hills after being arrested during a noisy party at his rented mansion.

A Beverly Hills Police Department statement on Saturday said Lukaku was arrested at his temporary residence in Beverly Hills on July 2 following a series of complaints over noise at the home.

Lukaku arrested after rowdy party in Beverly Hills

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United-bound striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to have to spend a fraction of his extravagant salary on settling a fine in Beverly Hills after being arrested during a noisy party at his rented mansion.

A Beverly Hills Police Department statement on Saturday said Lukaku was arrested at his temporary residence in Beverly Hills on July 2 following a series of complaints over noise at the home.

Cardiff on Champions League final alert after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Saturday’s Champions League final between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Gianluigi Buffon’s Juventus will take place amid taut security in Cardiff following last week’s terror attack in Manchester.

The suicide attack at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead and scores injured, means vigilance will be heightened, but unprecedented security measures were already in place for the game.

Cardiff on Champions League final alert after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Saturday’s Champions League final between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Gianluigi Buffon’s Juventus will take place amid taut security in Cardiff following last week’s terror attack in Manchester.

The suicide attack at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead and scores injured, means vigilance will be heightened, but unprecedented security measures were already in place for the game.

Monaco’s Silva to join Man City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva is to join Manchester City from French champions Monaco on July 1, the English Premier League club announced Friday.

Silva’s arrival is the first high-profile signing by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Chelsea’s Conte says life must go on despite Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack on Friday, but said it should not change the way people go about their lives.

Saturday’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley will take place amid heightened security measures after 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo postpones UK appearance after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has postponed a schedule appearance in London on Saturday following the Manchester terror attack.

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, once a Manchester United player, had been due to promote SIXPAD training gear at a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel on Saturday.

Europa League victory lifted Manchester – Ferguson

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s Europa League victory gave the city a boost just two days after a devastating suicide bomb attack left 22 dead and dozens injured, claimed legendary former manager Alex Ferguson.

United beat Dutch side Ajax 2-0 in Sweden - goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing an emotional win and a place in the Champions League next season - to deliver some joy to the city that saw pop concert goers as young as eight killed by the blast.

Europa League victory lifted Manchester – Ferguson

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s Europa League victory gave the city a boost just two days after a devastating suicide bomb attack left 22 dead and dozens injured, claimed legendary former manager Alex Ferguson.

United beat Dutch side Ajax 2-0 in Sweden - goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing an emotional win and a place in the Champions League next season - to deliver some joy to the city that saw pop concert goers as young as eight killed by the blast.

Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

‘Robust’ security for sports events after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Extra armed police will protect Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley and the Epsom Derby - a favourite racing event of Queen Elizabeth - as Britain ramps up security following the Manchester suicide bombing.

There are several high-profile sports events in Britain over the coming few weeks and although there are no specific threats, security will be reinforced after Monday’s attack that killed 22 and injured dozens.

Europa League final has lost ‘glow’ – Ajax coach

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax will not be the same following the deadly terror attack in Manchester, the Dutch club’s coach Peter Bosz said on Tuesday.

“What happened in Manchester is something that we all feel at Ajax,” Bosz told his pre-match press conference at Stockholm’s Friends Arena.

Mourinho says Manchester victims in United’s ‘minds and hearts’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said the victims of a deadly suicide bomb attack in Manchester were in the “minds and hearts” of his squad as United prepare for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.

The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 22 people, including children, and injured dozens at a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena on Monday.

Mourinho says Manchester attack victims in United’s ‘minds and hearts’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said the victims of a deadly suicide bomb attack in Manchester were in the “minds and hearts” of his squad as United prepare for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.

The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 22 people, including children, and injured dozens at a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena on Monday.

Mourinho says Manchester attack victims in United’s ‘minds and hearts’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said the victims of a deadly suicide bomb attack in Manchester were in the “minds and hearts” of his squad as United prepare for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.

The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 22 people, including children, and injured dozens at a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena on Monday.

Manchester attack overshadows Europa League final

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s preparations for Wednesday’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on United’s Carrington training pitches west of Manchester city centre and said the club had been deeply affected by the tragedy.

Manchester attack overshadows Europa League final

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s preparations for Wednesday’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on United’s Carrington training pitches west of Manchester city centre and said the club had been deeply affected by the tragedy.

Manchester attack scars Europa League final

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s preparations for Wednesday’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

United manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on the club’s Carrington training pitches to the west of Manchester city centre.

Man Utd cancel Europa League press conference after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Manchester United cancelled their pre-match press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday ahead of the Europa League final after a bomb attack in Manchester killed 22 people, including children.

“Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night and the effect that this has had on everyone here at our club and within our city, we have decided to cancel this evening’s pre-match press conference in Stockholm,” United said in a statement, on the eve of the final.

Man Utd cancel Europa League press conference after Manchester attack

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London (AFP) – Manchester United cancelled their pre-match press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday ahead of the Europa League final after a bomb attack in Manchester killed 22 people, including children.

“Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night and the effect that this has had on everyone here at our club and within our city, we have decided to cancel this evening’s pre-match press conference in Stockholm,” United said in a statement, on the eve of the final.

Pogba returns to score goal packed with emotion for Machester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba proved his fitness, and scored a goal which he dedicated to his late father, as the youngest Manchester United line-up in Premier League history ended the season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Josh Harrop, one of four full league debutants in Jose Mourinho’s side, opened the scoring although the manager was clearly more interested in safeguarding players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Ajax in Stockholm.

Pogba returns to score goal packed with emotion for Machester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba proved his fitness, and scored a goal which he dedicated to his late father, as the youngest Manchester United line-up in Premier League history ended the season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Josh Harrop, one of four full league debutants in Jose Mourinho’s side, opened the scoring although the manager was clearly more interested in safeguarding players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Ajax in Stockholm.

Mourinho names Man Utd’s youngest ever Premier League line-up

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho selected Manchester United’s youngest ever Premier League starting line-up as he rested his senior stars for Sunday’s domestic season finale against Crystal Palace.

With United due to face Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday, Mourinho made no attempt to conceal his desire to keep his key players fresh for the Stockholm showpiece.

Pep Guardiola not keen on diving clampdown

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has questioned the need to ban players for diving, suggesting instead that it would be better to concentrate on giving Premier League referees help by using more video technology.

Guardiola believes referees need more assistance from television because they find it difficult to keep up with play because the game is so quick.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Zlatan set to become a free agent

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Now on his way out of Manchester, we don't have much time until he is linked to an MLS side

Seattle:

It wasn't too long ago when many were questioning Deandre Yedlin's move to Europe, but those questions have not traveled with him to Newcastle.

The Sounders have continued to move up the power rankings across publications, climbing to number 11 in RSL Soapbox's Power Ranking Averages.

Moment of silence before match will honor Manchester victims

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MLS stadiums everywhere will go quiet before the weekend's games.

At Saturday's match, CenturyLink Field will briefly go silent in remembrance of those affected by the bombing Monday at a concert in Manchester, England. Similar moments of silence will take place before every MLS match this weekend.

Manchester United

Why aren’t United considered favourites to win the league next season?

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It's Jose Mourinho's second season in charge, Manchester United have returned to the Champions League, and elite players are linked with moves to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. But bookies are still favouring Chelsea and local rivals Manchester City ahead of the Red Devils for glory next term.

Thursday Kickoff: Totti, Manchester, Iniesta and more

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One of the game's legends is set to move on while two of the world's elite clubs have come together to support their city.

Francesco Totti confirmed he will leave Roma at the end of the season. (REPORT)

Manchester United and Manchester City combined to donate £1 million to victims of the Manchester bomb attack.

The Rest

Matic: Easy decision to leave Chelsea for United 

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Following his transfer on a three-year deal from Chelsea to Manchester United, Nemanja has insisted the decision to move was an easy one for him.

I feel great. Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I am very happy because I am now part of this great club, part of this great group.

Signs bad for Arsenal as Bayern pull out of Alexis race

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Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer, leaving few favourable options for our side. The Chilean international stated that he wanted to be playing Champions League football, and that he aspires to win the competition, and is said to have been revealing his intentions for this [.

Heinze: Idol of Manchester knocked me out in the dressing room

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Gabriel Heinze has given an interview on Argentinian television claiming that Roy Keane once knocked him unconscious in the dressing room on the back of a defeat.

We lost a game and I went in the dressing room first and Roy Keane was second. I liked to go first after the game; I didn't want to speak to anyone as we lost.

Man City: Pablo Zabaleta And Yaya Toure Donate Week’s Wages To Victims Of Manchester Bombing

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Football has once again united in the wake of the dreadful events at the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

As you probably well know, 22 people were killed (some as young as eight-years-old) and 59 injured when an explosive device was detonated during an Arianna Grande concert.

While the messages of support and solidarity rained in, two footballers with local ties to the city decided to go one step further, with Man City pair Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure both donating sizeable sums of money to the relief effort.