Ex-Liverpool player supports abuse of Evra

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Patrice Evra travelled to Anfield this afternoon as West Ham took on Liverpool. His every touch was jeered by the home supporters.

His crime?

Being the victim of racist abuse by their former player, Luis Suarez.

If this disgraceful behaviour wasn't bad enough, following the club's decision to back Suarez by wearing t-shirts in his honour after he had been found guilty of racially abusing Evra, former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise encourage the abuse before kick-off.

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!

Jose Mourinho

Will the Chelsea boss regret getting in to a war of words with Mourinho?

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Chelsea drew their fourth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, their third 0-0 in a row, after they failed to beat the 10 men of Leicester City.

The fans inside Stamford Bridge booed their team off the pitch at the final whistle, with Antonio Conte left scratching his head and wondering where it's all gone wrong.

Why Carragher got his Guardiola versus Mourinho analysis wrong

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Jamie Carragher's column in The Telegraph this week rips Jose Mourinho apart and more or less hails Pep Guardiola as football's modern day messiah.

Mourinho is by no means perfect. Maybe arguments about his methods being outdated have some truth to them. United fans aren't enamoured by him.

Manchester United

Lingard: Let’s make Manchester red

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Jesse Lingard has been in the academy since he was seven-years-old, so knows better than most how important it will be for Manchester United to get a result against Manchester City today.

Lingard, who has a goal or assist every 78 minutes he's been on the pitch this season, is likely to start behind Romelu Lukaku this afternoon, and is confident of us getting a result.

Mourinho: No manager wants to win more than me today

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Ahead of the Manchester derby this afternoon, Jose Mourinho claims that despite not being a Manc, that no manager wants to be on the winning side today more than him,

I don't know. I was not born in Manchester, I was not born a Manchester United supporter but no way, no way any manager wants to win more than I want to.

Mourinho laughs off Pep’s bizarre behaviour and is not surprised over lack of punishment

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During his press conference ahead of Manchester United's game against Arsenal, Jose Mourinho was asked about Pep Guardiola's bizarre behaviour on Wednesday night.

Following Manchester City's late win over Southampton, Guardiola charged on to the pitch and started shouting at Nathan Redmond.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Chelsea fan on selling Matic, Morata over Lukaku and sacking Conte

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Ahead of this afternoon's game between Chelsea and United, here are the thoughts of Chelsea fan Andrew Turmer on his team's efforts this season, selling Matic and signing Morata.

Conte makes strange dig at Mourinho

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Ahead of Manchester United's visit to Stamford Bridge this afternoon, Antonio Conte has made a strange claim about the success of his team last season.

Jose Mourinho won the league with Chelsea in his last full season with the club, before being sacked a few months in the following season.

Keane: Even if Liverpool were playing in my back garden I wouldn’t watch them

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Following Manchester United's 0-0 draw against Liverpool last month, there was plenty of talk about the tactics Jose Mourinho employed.

The truth is, both sides created one good chance each, with David de Gea making a fantastic save to deny Matip, and Romelu Lukaku fluffing his opportunity.

Morata: Chelsea wanted Lukaku before showing interest in me

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At the start of the summer, it looked as though Manchester United were set to sign Alvaro Morata while Chelsea were keen to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Surprising everyone, United managed to bag Lukaku, leaving Antonio Conte to go for his second choice, Morata.

The Spanish striker has confirmed that he didn't think a move to the west London club was on the cards because they had their sight set on Lukaku.

Conte admits that he wanted Lukaku and he thought he was going to Chelsea

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One of the biggest shocks of this transfer window so far was when Manchester United announced that they had signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Having chased Alvaro Morata for a few months but unwilling to pay £70m for a benchwarmer who was unproven in the Premier League, United shifted their attention to Lukaku.

Liverpool player’s departure highlights United’s growing shadow

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It has been announced today that Liverpool's Lucas Leiva is set to leave the club for £5m, 10 years after he first joined from Brazilian side Gremio.

United had just won the league two months before Leiva signed but Steven Gerrard had high hopes for the midfielder.

"From what I've seen of him so far he's got everything you need in a Liverpool player; good touch, good passing and he's also a good lad off the field," he said.

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.

English Premier League

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.

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.

The Rest

The same incompetent referee in charge of United’s game against Chelsea… again

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October 2016: Luiz red card

Martin Atkinson awarded David Luiz with just a yellow card for this studs on the knee challenge on Maroaune Fellaini, despite having a perfect view.

December 2015: Two penalties
In the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, United were denied two clear penalties by Atkinson.

Why don’t the players hate each other any more?

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In years gone by, when Arsenal visited Old Trafford, there was a hatred in the air that wasn't present for many games.

Of course the likes of Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester City have always been bigger rivals for Manchester United, but the competition between Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson's teams in the late 1990's and early 2000's meant a new rivalry was formed.

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.