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Rashford pays tribute to Manchester bombing victims

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London (AFP) – Marcus Rashford has paid tribute to his home city on the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 people.

On May 22, 2017 Salman Abedi, a British man of Libyan heritage, blew himself up outside the venue, which had been hosting a concert by teen pop idol Ariana Grande.

Rashford pays tribute to Manchester bombing victims

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London (AFP) – Marcus Rashford has paid tribute to his home city on the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 people.

On May 22, 2017 Salman Abedi, a British man of Libyan heritage, blew himself up outside the venue, which had been hosting a concert by teen pop idol Ariana Grande.

Chelsea 1-0 Man United: The Talking Points

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Manchester United lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday thanks to a first half penalty from Eden Hazard. Contributing writer, Nathan Quao, notes the main stories from the encounter.

The curse of the poor start appeared again

This column has spoken many times of the team's shaky start to matches across the season and in the cup final, the gremlins were back at work.

United’s Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United’s substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

Lukaku had missed the previous three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April and United manager Jose Mourinho revealed the Belgium striker told him he wasn’t ready to start at Wembley.

United’s Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United’s substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

Lukaku had missed the previous three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April and United manager Jose Mourinho revealed the Belgium striker told him he wasn’t ready to start at Wembley.

Man United 1-0 Watford: The Talking Points

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Manchester United closed out the season with a 1-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday. Marcus Rashford scored what was probably the easiest goal of his career in the first half to give the Red Devils the victory ahead of the FA Cup final on May 19.

Contributing writer, Nathan Quao, put down a few thoughts on the match.

Mourinho: I’m impressed by Rashford

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Jose Mourinho has been asked whether Marcus Rashford still needs to do more to impress him but the manager insists he's already impressed with the young forward.

No. To impress me? He impresses me. That's the reason why he was selected for every match of the season absolutely every match of the season, and that's why he played in so many of them, so he doesn't need to leave to play or to need anything.

Rashford: I couldn’t be happier for Lingard

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Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, two players who have been at Manchester United since they were kids, albeit in different year groups, are pretty much inseparable.

It may have taken Lingard longer to establish himself in the team, despite being older, but Rashford is made up for his friend for having the strong campaign he's enjoyed in 2017-18.

Brighton 1-0 Man United: The Key Points

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After the high of beating Arsenal at Old Trafford, Manchester United were beaten 1-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday evening thanks to a goal from Pascal Gross in 57th minute and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, points out a few things from the tie.

The demons made a strong return

The words 'slow start' and 'lack of urgency' have appeared a fair few times this season when Manchester United have been mentioned and against, those same themes struck back like the Empire.

Mourinho ready to alter his approach to appease frustrated Man Utd duo

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Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are both unhappy with the treatment that they have been receiving from Jose Mourinho during the second half of this season.

During the first half of the season, Mourinho alternated the two youngsters on the left-wing, however, their opportunities have been limited since Alexis Sanchez arrived at the club during the January transfer window.

Done deal: Manchester United confirm the signing of ‘influential fullback’

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Manchester United have confirmed ‘influential fullback’ Brandon Williams has signed his first professional contract with the club. The 17-year-old completed the paperwork on Monday at United’s AON training complex and is now looking to rise through the youth ranks to the first-team.

Williams made 17 appearances for u18 side which sealed the Premier League North title this season and has featured three times in the UEFA Youth League.

Manchester United agree deal for ‘creative midfielder’

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Manchester United have confirmed ‘creative midfielder’ Dylan Levitt has signed his first professional deal. The 17-year-old has been in fantastic form for the Red Devils and could have a bright future.

He’s scored four goals in 20 appearances for the u18s this season, helping United to the Premier League North title, and is being tipped to ‘make an impact’ in the development squad next year.

Bad news for Manchester United as £55k-per-week favourite could leave if Jose Mourinho stays

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According to the Mirror, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford could leave the club this summer if manager Jose Mourinho stays in charge. The England international is reportedly disappointed with the lack of starts afforded to him and could seeker greener pastures elsewhere.

Rashford has risen through the youth ranks to the Manchester United first-team and has gone on to make 115 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 48 goals.

Reports: Antony Martial And Marcus Rashford Both Ready Leave Man Utd Due To Lack Of Action

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It sounds like a minor striker-centric mutiny is brewing at Manchester United, with a couple of young forwards reported to be rather less than satisfied with their lot under Jose Mourinho.

First up is Anthony Martial, who has been used sparingly to the point that he has only played a full 90 minutes on four occasions in the Premier League this season.

Tuesday Kickoff: Bale's agent dismisses Real Madrid exit talk, Rashford considers Man United exit and more

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One British star's agent denied reports of a move while a young British star is reportedly considering one of his own due to a lack of playing time.

Gareth Bale's agent says the winger "is a Real Madrid player and loves Real Madrid and Real Madrid love Gareth" while dismissing rumors of a departure.

Marcus Rashford linked with summer transfer away from Man Utd

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Bad news for Manchester United as Real Madrid could agree £110m deal for £55k-per-week star

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Manchester United have suffered a major blow, with Real Madrid being linked with a move with their £110m-rated forward Marcus Rashford.

According to Sport, Los Blancos have passed on the opportunity to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and instead want United’s £55k-per-week star to take the scoring burden off Cristiano Ronaldo.

England: Jesse Lingard Nets First International Goal As Three Lions Beat Netherlands 1-0 In Amsterdam (Photo & Video)

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Jesse Lingard was the match-winner for England on Friday night, with the Manchester United midfielder scoring the only goal of the game against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

England boss Gareth Southgate opted to exercise his right to experiment, starting with Kyle Walker on the right side of a back three and Kieran Trippier outside him at wing-back, while Marcus Rashford started up front.

Manchester United could agree deal with Real Madrid for £438m star thanks to Jose Mourinho and Alexis Sanchez

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According to Don Balon, Manchester United are hoping to sign Real Madrid attacking-midfielder James Rodriguez, with the Colombian international having an uncertain future.

James is halfway through a two-year loan spell with Bayern Munich and looks back to form at the Allianz Arena after struggling in Spain.

Man Utd star holds talks with Juventus

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Jose Mourinho is spoiled for choice down the left wing at Manchester United. The Portuguese coach inherited Anthony Martial who was signed by Louis van Gaal, continued to transfer Marcus Rashford from striker to a left forward, and in January,... Continue Reading →

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Champions League: Jose Mourinho Goes Full ‘Teflon’ After Wretched Home Defeat Sees Man Utd Knocked Out By Sevilla (Photos & Video)

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A needlessly conservative performance from Manchester United was punished with embarrassing Champions League elimination as Jose Mourinho's side fell to a sloppy 2-1 defeat against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

After a similarly unambitious, shackled first leg finished goalless in Andalusia, Mourinho once again set out to win by a single goal and, once again, found his side usurped by opponents who could scarcely believe the lack of attacking gumption on display.

Could Tottenham star's injury pave the way for exciting 20-year-old to lead the line?

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Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted after Harry Kane limped off in the first half against Bournemouth “Wouldn’t be a World Cup year if England’s best player didn’t have an injury scare. Wishing @HKane a speedy recovery.”

Wouldn’t be a World Cup year if England’s best player didn’t have an injury scare.

Mourinho: It’s a good job Rashford is coached by me and not De Boer

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Following Marcus Rashford's goals in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Liverpool, Frank De Boer claimed it was a shame that the youngster had Jose Mourinho as a manager

It's a pity that the manager is Mourinho because normally he's an English player you want to give him time and he can then make mistakes.

Man Utd: Jose Mourinho Has Pop At ‘Worst Manager In Premier League History’ Frank De Boer Over Marcus Rashford Criticism

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Jose Mourinho had a off-the-cuff pop at Frank de Boer after the latter criticised the former's handling of Marcus Rashford's professional progression.

Rashford has been rotated in and out of the United starting XI this season, but has still managed to muck in with a respectable 12 goals in 40 appearances.

Local hero Rashford outshines Sanchez on rare start

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Marcus Rashford showed Jose Mourinho just why he deserved his first Premier League start of the year by scoring both Manchester United’s goals as they beat Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday.

His double inside the first 25 minutes means Rashford has more goals from one game than Alexis Sanchez has managed for United since signing the most lucrative contract in Premier League history in January.

Local hero Rashford outshines Sanchez on rare start

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Marcus Rashford showed Jose Mourinho just why he deserved his first Premier League start of the year by scoring both Manchester United’s goals as they beat Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday.

His double inside the first 25 minutes means Rashford has more goals from one game than Alexis Sanchez has managed for United since signing the most lucrative contract in Premier League history in January.

Mourinho dimisses critics as Rashford double holds off Liverpool

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho railed against his critics after Marcus Rashford’s flashing early double saw off Liverpool at Old Trafford with a 2-1 win, despite having just 32 percent of possession.

Liverpool were left to rue a slow start as Rashford twice finished with astonishing verve to lift second placed United five points clear of the visitors after Romelu Lukaku had outmuscled Dejan Lovren.

Mourinho dimisses critics as Rashford double holds off Liverpool

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho railed against his critics after Marcus Rashford’s flashing early double saw off Liverpool at Old Trafford with a 2-1 win, despite having just 32 percent of possession.

Liverpool were left to rue a slow start as Rashford twice finished with astonishing verve to lift second placed United five points clear of the visitors after Romelu Lukaku had outmuscled Dejan Lovren.

Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool: The Talking Points

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After beating Chelsea and Crystal Palace in their previous two matches, Manchester United had to fight hard to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, Ghana highlights the lessons from the tie.

Rashford and Lukaku lead brilliantly

Since the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, Marcus Rashford has not had as many starts as he did at the start of the season but he got one against Liverpool as a result of an injury to Anthony Martial and he took the opportunity with all the hunger and desire in the world.

Player Ratings: Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool

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Pogba ruled out of Liverpool clash with injury

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool due to injury.

Reports suggest Pogba picked up a gashed leg in training on the eve of the game.

“He is injured. (It happened) yesterday in training, an unlucky situation, and he is out,” said United boss Jose Mourinho.

Pogba ruled out of Liverpool clash with injury

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool due to injury.

Reports suggest Pogba picked up a gashed leg in training on the eve of the game.

“He is injured. (It happened) yesterday in training, an unlucky situation, and he is out,” said United boss Jose Mourinho.

After UEFA Youth League defeat to Liverpool is Manchester United’s famous Academy in decline?

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Manchester United players going to the World Cup

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Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Ashley Young have all made the England squad for this summer's World Cup. Chris Smalling has missed out and hasn't even been included on the standby list.


After years of you standing on the touch line in the cold and rain, Mum we're off to the World Cup!

Training Aid: England Players Warm Up For Italy Friendly With Spirited Game Of Nerf Ball (Video)

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With an impending friendly against Italy to prepare for, the England camp seemed relaxed and at ease as the squad went through their final preparations at St. George's Park on Monday.

Many of the drills took an informal bent, with Gareth Southgate's merry band getting stuck into some rubber-band-based resistance training and even a spirited bout of Nerf ball.

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Harry Kane Makes Both Shortlists (Again) As PFA Announce Nominees For 2018 Players’ Player And Young Player Of The Year Awards

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As we hurtle toward the end of the season at a frightening rate of knots, the PFA have released their shortlists for the 2018 Players' Player and Young Player of the Year Awards.

Neither of the 2017 winners N'Golo Kante and Dele Alli have made the cut this time round, while Harry Kane, at age 24, has found himself included on both shortlists for the third consecutive year.

Tottenham should consider exciting swap deal for £55k-per-week 'disillusioned' star?

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Tottenham Hotspur need to take a big decision this summer regarding the future of Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld. While Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Alderweireld’s omission has got nothing to do with his contract situation, Spurs fans are fearing the worst.

The 29-year-old has a contract at the north London club till 2019, and could leave next summer for £25.

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England Players React To Making 2018 World Cup Squad, Marcus Rashford Starts By Thanking His Mum

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With a mere wave of his hand (and two years of deliberation), England manager Gareth Southgate has now decided on the 23 players he will take to Russia this summer.

Of course, this meant heartache for the souls left behind, but several of those to make the grade have already declared their gratitude and excitement.

Top Five United Memories from the Etihad

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Trite as it sounds, one of the reasons that we all love football to ridiculous levels is its ability to surprise us, and Saturday's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium was no exception. 2-0 down at half time, playing poorly, big names struggling and City ripping United apart at will...well, of course, we were going to win 2-3.

McClair: No one else would have allowed time for Lingard and McTominay develop

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Brian McClair, who left the post of Head of Academy at Manchester United in 2015 for a role with the Scottish FA, has spoken about the careers of Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay.

No one would have taken Jesse Lingard when he was 16 because he had the skeletal age of a 13-year-old.