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Mourinho offers hope to dropped Rooney

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney remains a key figure at Manchester United despite dropping his captain for the 4-1 thrashing of Leicester.

Mourinho left United and England captain Rooney on the substitutes' bench at Old Trafford on Saturday and was rewarded with a ruthless display against the Premier League champions.

Mourinho offers hope to dropped Rooney

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney remains a key figure at Manchester United despite dropping his captain for the 4-1 thrashing of Leicester.

Mourinho left United and England captain Rooney on the substitutes' bench at Old Trafford on Saturday and was rewarded with a ruthless display against the Premier League champions.

Mourinho, Guardiola to face off in League Cup

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was handed a speedy reunion with Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola in Wednesday's English League Cup fourth-round draw.

Guardiola's City won 2-1 when he reprised his rivalry with Mourinho earlier this month and they will meet again at Old Trafford in late October when a place in the League Cup quarter-finals will be at stake.

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 tells Pogba to forget price tag

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has urged midfielder Paul Pogba to forget his world-record price tag and concentrate on producing the goods for the team.

United broke the world transfer record to bring Pogba, 23, back to the club from Juventus last month in a deal worth an initial 89 million pounds ($115.

Mourinho shouldn’t be surprised – team selection was wrong

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Following Manchester United's 2-1 defeat against Manchester City at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho has claimed he would have started a different starting XI.

As positively as United fans feel about Mourinho, we shouldn't shy away from the fact our manager should have known that Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were not the right players to start in the derby.

Mourinho dismisses Guardiola Manchester derby focus

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho played down the focus on his rivalry with Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola on Friday and said Saturday's derby would be decided by the players.

This weekend's encounter has been billed as a grudge match between Mourinho and Guardiola, who had several stormy encounters during their time in charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

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Wenger believes Arsenal can start new Chelsea era

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Football is a funny thing and can do strange things at times, take last season in the Premier League as a prime example. One of the odd little quirks in the game is how most clubs tend to have what we call bogey teams and Arsenal are no different. It may be just a coincidence [...]

Rooney’s place not sacrosanct, says Mourinho

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London (AFP) Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney's place in the starting line-up is not a cast iron certainty, said club manager Jose Mourinho on Friday.

The 31-year-old England skipper who on Thursday had said he didn't pay any attention to outside criticism of his form has failed to sparkle and was anonymous in the two Premier League defeats United suffered last week.

Mourinho feels heat as Wenger marks anniversary

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho has vowed to silence the critics when Manchester United face champions Leicester, while his old rival Arsene Wenger hopes to celebrate a memorable milestone with a rare success against Chelsea on Saturday.

Mourinho finds himself under fire less than two months into his United reign after three successive defeats and an unconvincing League Cup win at third tier Northampton.

Mourinho feels heat as Wenger marks anniversary

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho has vowed to silence the critics when Manchester United face champions Leicester, while his old rival Arsene Wenger hopes to celebrate a memorable milestone with a rare success against Chelsea on Saturday.

Mourinho finds himself under fire less than two months into his United reign after three successive defeats and an unconvincing League Cup win at third tier Northampton.

Can Arsenal FINALLY give Wenger a HAPPY anniversary?

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The milestones in the Arsenal career of our long serving manager Arsene Wenger have been coming thick and fast in recent years. Hardly surprising when you see things like the fact that during his time in charge of the Gunners Wenger has come up against a staggering 232 managers and that is just in the [.

Mourinho says his United criticism cut above ‘Einsteins’ attack

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted Friday he was unhurt by attacks on his players from football "Einsteins", adding it was a very different matter when he publicly criticised his team.

Mourinho's approach was called into question by various sections of the media during a run of three successive defeats that ended with United's EFL Cup victory over third-tier side Northampton Town in midweek.

Mourinho says his United criticism cut above ‘Einsteins’ attack

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted Friday he was unhurt by attacks on his players from football "Einsteins", adding it was a very different matter when he publicly criticised his team.

Mourinho's approach was called into question by various sections of the media during a run of three successive defeats that ended with United's EFL Cup victory over third-tier side Northampton Town in midweek.

Mourinho slams football ‘Einsteins’

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at the "football Einsteins" who have criticised him during the club's recent run of three straight defeats.

United stopped the rot with a 3-1 win over third-tier Northampton Town in the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday after losing to Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford in the past week.

Mourinho ready to go to work after Watford woe

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's humiliation at Watford underlines how much work needs to be done to transform his spluttering side into title contenders.

Mourinho's men crashed to their third successive defeat on Sunday as Watford's shock 3-1 victory condemned United and their manager to an historically bad day.

Mourinho ready to go to work after Watford woe

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's humiliation at Watford underlines how much work needs to be done to transform his spluttering side into title contenders.

Mourinho's men crashed to their third successive defeat on Sunday as Watford's shock 3-1 victory condemned United and their manager to an historically bad day.

Can Sunderland give Arsenal a perfect day after Man Utd loss?

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I am not quite sure how it has happened to be perfectly honest, but after a pretty awful start to the season from Arsenal and with our big rivals for the Premier League title all setting off like rockets to leave us playing catch up, Arsenal find ourselves in third place and above Manchester United, [.

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.

4-2-3-1 v Watford: Mourinho's strongest possible lineup for vital away clash; Team News, Key Stats, Score Prediction & Possible Lineups

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Watford vs Manchester United predictions, betting tips, team news, and stats ahead of this week’s Premier League fixture.

Watford vs Manchester United
English Premier League
18th September 2016, 12:00 pm BST
Vicarage Road, Watford

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Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat against arch rivals Manchester City when they take on Watford this weekend.

Mourinho Bemoans First-Half Display As United Lose Derby

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Jose Mourinho was left disappointed by a derby defeat the Manchester United manager believes was borne out of a poor first-half display and some refereeing mistakes.

Old Trafford was the focus of the sporting world on Saturday lunchtime as city rivalries resumed and managerial hostilities renewed, having fought an at times ugly battle with Pep Guardiola for La Liga glory.

Manchester City boss Guardiola happy to share drink with Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola played down his bitter feud with Jose Mourinho on Friday and insisted he will accept a post-match drink from his opposite number if he is offered one.

Guardiola's City visit Mourinho's United on Saturday in the first Manchester derby since the high-profile pair took charge of their respective clubs in the close season.

Manchester City boss Guardiola happy to share drink with Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola played down his bitter feud with Jose Mourinho on Friday and insisted he will accept a post-match drink from his opposite number if he is offered one.

Guardiola's City visit Mourinho's United on Saturday in the first Manchester derby since the high-profile pair took charge of their respective clubs in the close season.

Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho: Head to Head Stats

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Manchester United host Manchester City in the first Manchester derby of the season this Saturday at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho will take on Pep Guardiola for the 17th time in his career and the Portuguese manager will be hoping to improve his tally against the former Bayern Munich manager with a win this week.

Why Aguero ban is good news for Arsenal

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Arsenal may have gone into this first international break of the new season on a bit of a high, with a good attacking display earning the Gunners our first victory away to Watford and Arsene Wenger completing the two transfers that most us felt were needed but thought may not happen, but we are still [.

Is Wenger really scared Arsenal won’t challenge Man Utd?

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Well you kind of knew that it would not take long for the Arsenal manager and his long term rival Jose Mourinho to get back to their old trick of aiming verbal bullets at each other and that is what has happened before the new Premier League season has even started. Arsene Wenger had a [...]

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Madness: Arsenal boss claimed to ‘do nothing’ ahead of crunch tie

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A book is apparently being written by Rob Beasley on Jose Mourinho at present, and some of the Arsenal linked reports are rather outrageous. Yesterday it emerged that the former Chelsea FC boss had wanted to get one over on Arsene Wenger, by snatching one of Theo Walcott or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in return for Petr [.

Did Arsenal boss play a big role in Mourinho’s Chelsea demise?

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is claimed to have got one over Jose Mourinho last year, which may well have been the beginning of the end for the then Chelsea boss. The Gunners boss swayed Petr Cech to quit Stamford Bridge and move across London last13 months ago, and while Mourinho was reluctant to sell, his [.

Ibrahimovic admits he nearly joined Arsenal before Man Utd but NOT this summer

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Despite being quite pleased with the summer transfer window just gone from an Arsenal point of view, even though we are yet to see how the two late signings Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi do in the English Premier League, I was disappointed earlier in the summer when the Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was [.

Arsenal MUST hurry as Man United seek new defender

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There have been suggestions that Arsene Wenger may try to get by with the centre back options already available to him in the Arsenal squad, some even going so far as to suggest that he might employ either Francis Coquelin or the young academy star Krystian Bielik at the back despite both of them being [.

Proof Arsenal were RIGHT to let Man Utd have Ibrahimovic?

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The only thing I would like to see more than Arsenal lifting the Premier League trophy at the end of the up and coming season (well maybe not the only thing but let's stick to football) would be for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to flop like a souffle taken out of the oven too [...]

Euro 2016 to make Wenger rethink Arsenal tactics?

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The tactical side of football is always developing and changing to some extent and Arsene Wenger has himself earned a well deserved reputation for the way that Arsenal have played the game since he took over as our manager almost 20 years ago. But the possession based football that has been the Arsenal way for [.

Should Arsenal join Man Utd and offer Fabregas transfer lifeline?

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From being a massive favourite among Arsenal fans, even when he left the Emirates to return to his boyhood club Barcelona back in 2011, the Spain international midfield star Cesc Fabregas became persona non grata with Gooners after he came back to the Premier League two years ago to join up with Arsene Wenger's old [.

Which of Man Utd’s unwanted 8 should be Arsenal transfer targets?

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The bad news for Arsenal fans on the transfer front right now, along with the usual frustration about the seeming inactivity on the part of Arsene Wenger and our club, is that the hated pairing of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are spending big money on what appear to be some very good players like [.

Should Arsenal raid Man United for this unwanted star?

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Manchester United have apparently given the number 8 shirt to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the coming season, meaning that Jose Mourinho looks set to demote Juan Mata for the second time. The midfielder was Chelsea's Player of the Year for two years running before Mourinho returned, and instantly promoted Oscar ahead of the Spanish international.

Arsenal get rumours as Man Utd get Ibrahimovic and Chelsea get Batshuayi

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I do hope that Arsene Wenger has a fantastic ace up his sleeve when it comes to getting a new striker for Arsenal fans to cheer about in the current summer transfer window, but I must admit to living more in hope than expectation and as the days and weeks tick by my concern increases [...]

No way Jose! Arsenal to swat away Man United Transfer bid for Ramsey

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Yes it is true that Arsenal have been guilty in the past of letting some of our best players leave. It was bad enough when the likes of Cesc Fabregas signed for clubs like Barcelona who were not in direct competition with the Gunners, but losing Ashley Cole to Chelsea, Nasri to Man City or [...]

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Thursday Kickoff: Messi, Mourinho, Balotelli and more

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One of the world's best players is set for another spell on the sidelines, while one of the world's best managers spoke out against his critics.

Lionel Messi has been diagnosed with a groin strain and will miss three weeks. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho spoke out against "football Einsteins" that have been critical of his tenure at Manchester United.

Mourinho: We have no injuries for derby day

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Ahead of the derby on Saturday, Jose Mourinho has revealed that we don't have any injuries following the international break, although the amount of travelling may have taken it's toll on some.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was subbed off with an injury for Armenia but is available to play against Manchester City, even if it's as a substitute.