Anthony Martial

STATS: Has Martial flopped and City youngster shone?

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Anthony Martial has struggled to reach the great heights of last season, with the additions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan meaning there are fewer places available in the forward line. He's been given a bit of a kicking by the media, which, granted, hasn't been helped by his manager.

VIDEO: Blind, Herrera and Martial goals vs Liverpool

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Manchester United

How accurate is Conte’s dig at United?

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Antonio Conte has today made a dig at Manchester United for our spending in the summer, lumping us in with Manchester City, and claiming that Chelsea are somehow similar to Spurs, Arsenal or Liverpool in the transfer market.

It's important to understand it's not always who spends more wins.

Gundogan: We aspire to match Manchester United

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You would be forgiven for thinking that Ilkay Gundogan has passed away, given the bizarre reaction from the Manchester City team when he picked up an injury earlier this season.

However, he's alive and well.

Gundogan plays for the blues but once came close to signing for United, although he didn't get what he wanted.

Liverpool manager with egg on his face

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Last weekend, Manchester United scored a late equaliser against Liverpool after bringing on Marouane Fellaini for the final 15 minutes.

After the game, Jurgen Klopp gave several bitter interviews, criticising United for playing long balls and claiming it "wasn't football" once Fellaini was substituted on.

Herrera: Fergie knocked Liverpool off their perch

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Before Manchester United won their first league title with Sir Alex Ferguson, we had seven league titles and Liverpool had 18. By the time he retired, it was 20-18 to us. Fergie famously said that his greatest achievement was knocking Liverpool off their f**king perch, and Ander Herrera has discussed that today.

Toure: It was unbelievable that a big club like United wanted me! Then I was told it was City…

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Manchester United fans have often joked that the only way Manchester City were able to sign players when Sheikh Mansour bought them was by telling players "Manchester" were interested.

City legend Yaya Toure has today revealed how excited he was in 2010 when his agent told him who wanted to sign him, a big club in Manchester.

PICTURE: United fan in the crowd to watch City knocked out of Europe

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Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid this evening, after failing to get a single shot on target at the Bernabeu.

A fan was spotted in the crowd wearing a Manchester United shirt.

PICTURE: Liverpool ambassador celebrating United’s success

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Liverpool FC have today announced their very first official international ambassador, Michael Owen. The striker played in Liverpool's first team for eight years after coming up through the academy, winning the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Cup (beating Alaves in the final) and the UEFA Super Cup.

Rio: Typical of City fans to talk about United

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Ahead of Manchester City's Champions League game against PSG, Mike Sumerbee was interviewed by BT Sport and claimed that all of England would be supporting them tonight, even United fans.

"Typical Man City fan, that, bringing Manchester United in to it," Rio Ferdinand said in the studio. The expression on his face said it all when Gary Lineker questioned whether he would be supporting City tonight.

Mata: Derby win has left a very good taste

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Juan Mata has reflected on Manchester United's 1-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.

These three points are very important for all of us. The Manchester derby is one of the games shown in red in our calendar, and when you win at your rival's stadium it leaves a very good taste, but especially for the millions of fans that Manchester United has all over the world.

Herrera: I am proud to play for Manchester United

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The odds are against Manchester United progressing to the next round of the Europa League, after losing 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield. Ahead of the second leg tonight, United know that if Liverpool score just one goal at Old Trafford, we will need to score four to knock them out.

Get Liverpool v Manchester United tips and H2H betting stats on bettingexpert.

Kompany and Otamendi missing derby day?

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Vincent Kompany went down with a calf injury five minutes in to Manchester City's game against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night. This is his fourth calf injury of the season, and his 14th since joining the blues since 2008.

The City captain, who improves the defence of his team considerably, has recently returned from an injury which kept him out from Boxing Day until the middle of February.

United overwhelmed by applications for Liverpool game

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Manchester United will take on Liverpool in the Europa League next week, with the first game taking place on Thursday at Anfield.

To apply for tickets, fans had to be season ticket holders, yet still there were over 13,000 applications. Unfortunately, Liverpool have only given us 2,685 tickets.

PICTURE: Chelsea fans remove Mourinho banner after United link

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Following reports that Jose Mourinho is keen to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager, Chelsea fans removed the "Special One" banner at Stamford Bridge.

Klopp: United will be feeling brilliantly now

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Following Manchester United's 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned his team's inability to score, while conceding another strike themselves from a set play.

When Klopp first took charge of Liverpool, they were four points behind United. A few months later, where United have really struggled, Liverpool are now six points behind.

LvG: I asked Rooney to score at Anfield

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Following Manchester United's 1-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield, Louis van Gaal has revealed he asked Wayne Rooney to score ahead of kick-off. Rooney had only scored one goal away against Liverpool before today, and that was 11 years ago. United have now won all the games they've played against Liverpool with Van Gaal, taking the record to four games in a row, which is the best since 2008.

When Liverpool last won the league…

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Tottenham Hotspur's Gary Lineker was the division's top scorer.

Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, was the highest grossing film of the year.

Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, was almost two months old.

"Call me" by Blondie was number one in the charts.

Manchester United's assistant manager, Ryan Giggs was yet to make his Manchester United debut.

Did John Obi Mikel miss the two penalties United should have had?

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The only thing funnier than Chelsea paying Manchester United £12 million for John Obi Mikel, despite the midfielder never playing a single game for them, is the fact Mikel is due to have his testimonial at Stamford Bridge next summer.

Mikel would have won five league titles had he stayed at United, but instead he claimed he was forced in to signing the contract, and joined Chelsea instead.

Toure: I want City to be like United

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Yaya Toure has spoken about how he hopes that Manchester City can one day be like Manchester United. Having been accused for just joining City for the money, Toure insists that his feelings for the club are stronger than that. He has seemingly forgiven them for not allowing him time off to see his dying brother, as he claimed last year.

Tevez: My time at United was wonderful

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In Carlos Tevez's two seasons at Manchester United, he won two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the League Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

When I first got to West Ham it was bad because they threw me in London and I didn't know what to do. At West Ham, I followed Mascherano everywhere.

Manchester Derby Day Passions.

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LvG: Liverpool are a fantastic club… because I’ve beaten them every time

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Following Manchester United's 3-1 win over Liverpool, manager Louis van Gaal was asked about the opposition. Van Gaal has played against our rivals three times now in the league, winning every one. The first was a 3-0 win at Old Trafford, the second was a 2-1 win at Anfield, following by the result today.

Liverpool Preview – Five Keys to Victory

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The first international break of the season often offers a largely unwelcome interruption to the long awaited return of the domestic football season, but on this occasion, it offered Manchester United plenty in the way of positives.

The Reds last tasted action on 30th August as Louis van Gaal's men suffered their first defeat of the season to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.


Liverpool player fails drugs test so fans blame United man

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Liverpool FC have confirmed that Mamadou Sakho has failed a drugs test and has been suspended by the club.

The test took place at Old Trafford following our 1-1 draw in the Europa League which saw us knocked out.

Sakho played for 90 minutes in both games against United and also scored a crucial goal in the next round to beat Borussia Dortmund.

PICTURE: Liverpool player mocked Munich Air Disaster

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Following last night's 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Liverpool, 20-year-old Jordan Williams, a youth team player for the Merseyside club, sent a tweet mocking the Munich Air Disaster.

Footage emerged on social media last night of Liverpool fans in away end at Old Trafford chanting "Munich!

Mata: It was a perfect day on Saturday

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Juan Mata has reflected on the special win against Liverpool on Saturday, after he assisted Daley Blind's opening goal in a 3-1 win.

As you know, a win against Liverpool is always special. It was a good game, we tried to take the initiative from the beginning and, although we didn't create good chances in the first 45 minutes, we played almost all the time in Liverpool's half of the pitch.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: A Match not Made in Heaven

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Gerrard wishes Liverpool offered him role Giggs got at United

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The season before last, Ryan Giggs was appointed a coach, as well as still being a player. In all competitions, he played in over 20 games. The following season he retired and Louis van Gaal made him his number two.

Steven Gerrard wishes that Brendan Rodgers had offered him the same role at Liverpool.

Giggs: Old Trafford will be bouncing on Saturday night

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Ryan Giggs is looking forward to tomorrow's game against Liverpool and reckons the atmosphere will be even better than usual thanks to the late kick-off.

Liverpool is the perfect game to have to come back to after the international break. Old Trafford will be bouncing for a late kick-off.

Steven Gerrard

Gerrard: I want to know if Fergie thinks I’m average

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Steven Gerrard has done a Q&A with a newspaper and he has was asked if he could ask any sports person in the world a question, what would it be.

Gerrard's response was: "I'd ask Alex Ferguson, ‘Do you really think that I am average?'"

In his autobiography, Sir Alex Ferguson dismissed Frank Lampard and Gerrard as being top quality players.

Gerrard: Keane was better than me and every other midfielder

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In a Q&A with a newspaper, Steven Gerrard was asked to rank himself amongst Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes and Patrick Vieira.

Gerrard put Keane at the top of the list but then struggled to put the others in order.

"Keane No 1," he said. "The rest? They're all different. Frank's the best goalscoring midfielder, Scholes the best footballer, Vieira the most difficult opponent.

The Rest

Liverpool legend’s embarrassing stance on Fellaini

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Jamie Carragher has had his say on Marouane Fellaini, who was one of two players to be fouled in Leicester's box last weekend, along with Memphis Depay, only for neither penalty to be awarded.

In response to Robert Huth pulling Fellaini's hair, the Belgian elbowed Huth in the face.

Carragher hopes that Fellaini, who used to player for the Carragher's boyhood club Everton, never plays in teh Premier League ever again.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Manchester Derby

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Infographic: The Manchester Derby by the team at Free Super Tips – they provide expert football tips for all the latest football matches

Gerrard Nil

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Jones: My favourite derby was when RvP scored a late winner

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Phil Jones has reflected on his favourite derby, which was in December 2012, when Robin van Persie scored an injury time winner.

I'd go for the one when Robin scored the winner when we were 2-0 up. They came back to 2-2 and then Robin curled one in late on. It was a great day.

There is no other feeling like it, especially against City, your local rivals.

Shelvey: Liverpool fans gave me high fives for embarrassing behaviour

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A red card in the game between United and Liverpool is hardly a rarity, but Jonjo Shelvey's reaction to his sending off in 2012 was amongst the strangest.

As he walked off the field, he angrily started wagging his finger at Sir Alex Ferguson, as if it was the manager's fault he went in with his studs on Jonny Evans.