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Mourinho faces Ibrahimovic dilemma for West Brom clash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho must decide whether now is the time to recall Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his starting line-up as Manchester United prepare to visit West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has played 73 minutes in five substitute appearances since returning from cruciate knee ligament damage against Newcastle in November.

What We Learned From Man United 1-0 Bournemouth

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Manchester United responded to the loss in the derby with a 1-0 win against Bournemouth and contributing writer, Nathan Quao of Citi Sports, Accra, points out the main topics from the tie.

Good victory, average performance

At the end of the day, we will all care about the result and the fact that the team could find the victory after the loss to Manchester City but the process of getting the result did not leave anyone feeling great.

Player Ratings: Man Utd 1-0 Bournemouth

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Will Zlatan’s Return Mean a Change of Role for Lukaku?

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Manchester United are in an extremely enviable position at the moment as they are spoilt for choice in the attacking department. The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives the Red Devils added flamboyance in the final third. The popular Swede has been a revelation since he linked up with Mourinho and has backed it up with an incredible showing during his debut season.

Mourinho beats the retreat in criticism of Manchester United fans

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has drawn a line under his recent feud with Manchester United fans and vowed to only make the supporters happy in future.

Mourinho sparked a row with the fans after he criticised them for their voicing dissatisfaction with striker Romelu Lukaku during October’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford which saw him fail to score for the fifth successive match.

Lukaku in Man Utd spotlight as goals dry up

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London (AFP) – With Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit again and closely scrutinising his performances from the substitutes’ bench, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is under pressure to rediscover his goal-scoring touch.

Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75 million ($100.

Lukaku in Man Utd spotlight as goals dry up

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London (AFP) – With Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit again and closely scrutinising his performances from the substitutes’ bench, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is under pressure to rediscover his goal-scoring touch.

Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75 million ($100.

Why Lukaku ban may NOT be good news for Arsenal

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One of the big stories in the Premier League today was probably received pretty well by a lot of Arsenal fans, because with Manchester United coming to play us at the Emirates stadium at the weekend, a three match ban for their main striker and top scorer Romelu Lukaku would on the face of it [...]

Mourinho ponders right blend for wily Watford

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London (AFP) – The goals having dried up for Manchester United in their recent matches, manager Jose Mourinho will hope to find the right attacking formula at high-flying Watford on Tuesday.

It took a fortuitous Lewis Dunk own goal for United to beat Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 on Saturday and they had paid for their profligacy in a 1-0 Champions League defeat at Basel on their previous outing.

Mourinho ponders right blend for wily Watford

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London (AFP) – The goals having dried up for Manchester United in their recent matches, manager Jose Mourinho will hope to find the right attacking formula at high-flying Watford on Tuesday.

It took a fortuitous Lewis Dunk own goal for United to beat Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 on Saturday and they had paid for their profligacy in a 1-0 Champions League defeat at Basel on their previous outing.

Mourinho welcomes end of Lukaku goal drought

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said he was delighted to see Romelu Lukaku back on the scoresheet after a barren spell as Manchester United try to keep runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City in their sights.

Paul Pogba, returning after two months on the sidelines, was the driving force as United returned to form with a 4-1 Premier League thrashing of Newcastle at Old Trafford.

10 amazing stats from Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle

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Man United 4-1Newcastle United: The Fallout

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Manchester United had to come back from a goal down to beat Newcastle United 4-1 and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, Ghana, picks out the main headlines from the match at Old Trafford.

Smalling and Lindelof wobble again

It may be too early to judge how wellChris Smalling and Victor Lindelof will do this season but the defensive pair could not hold their own in the first half against the Magpies.

Returning Pogba inspires Man Utd comeback win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba crowned his return from injury by scoring and laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial as Manchester United hit back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.

Chris Smalling was also on the mark in the first half, while Romelu Lukaku ended a drought of seven games without a goal.

Returning Pogba inspires Man Utd comeback win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba crowned his return from injury by scoring and laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial as Manchester United hit back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.

Chris Smalling was also on the mark in the first half, while Romelu Lukaku ended a drought of seven games without a goal.

Romelu Lukaku reacts to becoming Belgium’s all-time leading goalscorer

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Video: Romelu Lukaku scores vs Japan to make him Belgium’s all-time leading goalscorer

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has become Belgium's record goalscorer at the age of just 24. He scored in a friendly win over Japan...

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Aged Just 24, Romelu Lukaku Equals Belgium All-Time Goalscoring Record With Poacher’s Double Against Mexico (Photo & Videos)

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At the tender age of just 24, Romelu Lukaku scored the necessary two goals in last night's 3-3 draw against Mexico to become one of Belgium's three joint-highest goalscorers.

Lukaku prodded in his 29th and 30th goals for the Red Devils (in just 64 appearances) to equal the international tallies of both Bernard Voorhoof and Paul van Himst, both of whom formerly co-owned the record.

Brazil, France impress, England in Germany stalemate

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar starred as Brazil ramped up their World Cup preparations with a 3-1 win over Japan on Friday, while France saw off Wales 2-0 in Paris and a new-look England held Germany 0-0 at Wembley.

Elsewhere, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku became his country’s equal all-time record goalscorer as Belgium played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Mexico in Brussels.

Brazil, France impress, England in Germany stalemate

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar starred as Brazil ramped up their World Cup preparations with a 3-1 win over Japan on Friday, while France saw off Wales 2-0 in Paris and a new-look England held Germany 0-0 at Wembley.

Elsewhere, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku became his country’s equal all-time record goalscorer as Belgium played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Mexico in Brussels.

Conte warns axed Luiz to fight for Chelsea future

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned David Luiz he faces a fight to win back his Chelsea place after the Brazil defender was dropped for the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Luiz paid the price for some sloppy performances as Blues boss Conte left him out of the squad at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Morata, Lukaku seek return to form as Chelsea face Manchester United

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London (AFP) – Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku will be under pressure to fire their teams back into the Premier League title race when the misfiring strikers clash in Chelsea’s showdown with Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea forward Morata and United front man Lukaku were the toast of their clubs after celebrating their close-season transfers with a barrage of goals.

I’m not finished article, says Man Utd’s Lukaku

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London (AFP) – Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku believes it is unfair to judge him as the finished article as he plots to end the first goal drought of his Old Trafford career.

Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games after joining United from Everton in a £75 million ($98.

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.

Mourinho defends lack of Lukaku charity

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho defended his decision not to allow misfiring striker Romelu Lukaku to take a penalty during his side’s 2-0 Champions League win over Benfica.

Lukaku made a blistering start to his United career after joining from Everton, scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games, but has now gone six matches without finding the net.

Jose explains why Romelu Lukaku didn’t take penalty

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Mourinho has dig at Man Utd fans over style

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho urged Manchester United fans to enjoy Tuesday’s Champions League match against Benfica more than the weekend clash at Old Trafford in an apparent dig at sections of the home support.

“I hope that you enjoy the game more than some of you did against Tottenham,” Mourinho in his programme notes, referring to the 1-0 Premier League win, a day after defending striker Romelu Lukaku against apparent fan agitation after a five-game drought.

Mourinho has dig at Man Utd fans over style

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho urged Manchester United fans to enjoy Tuesday’s Champions League match against Benfica more than the weekend clash at Old Trafford in an apparent dig at sections of the home support.

“I hope that you enjoy the game more than some of you did against Tottenham,” Mourinho in his programme notes, referring to the 1-0 Premier League win, a day after defending striker Romelu Lukaku against apparent fan agitation after a five-game drought.

Lukaku should be ‘untouchable’, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku should be “untouchable” after questioning his treatment by Manchester United’s fans for the second time in three days.

Lukaku made a lightning start to his United career, scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games for the club following his £75 million ($99 million, 85 million euros) move from Everton in July.

Romelu Lukaku is untouchable, says Jose Mourinho

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Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

Belgium

World Cup Draw: England Face Belgium, Tunisia And Panama In Intriguing Group G Selection

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England will play Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in the group stages of next summer's World Cup in Russia.

The typically star-studded draw was made in Moscow on Friday and threw up an intriguing Group G for England.

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Currently fifth in FIFA's rankings, Belgium will provide a big challenge to the Three Lions, with a squad crammed full of world-class stars, from Eden Hazard to Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to Dries Mertens.

Record Breaker: Romelu Lukaku Moves Clear As Belgium’s New All-Time Top Scorer By Nodding In Goal No. 31 Against Japan (Video)

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After drawing level with a couple of poacher's goals against Mexico on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku took 72 minutes of Tuesday night's friendly against Japan to move clear as Belgium's all-time record goalscorer.

Lukaku notched the 31st goal of his international career (on his 65th appearance) when he nodded home Nacer Chadli's far-post cross from approximately 30 centimetres out.

VIDEO: Lukaku bags two goals and an assist for Belgium

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Romelu Lukaku scored two goals and assisted Eden Hazard in Belgium's 3-3 draw against Mexico on Friday night.

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Watford v Man United Preview

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Watford claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday, with Marco Silva's side experiencing their joint best ever start to a top-flight campaign (21 points from 13 games). The Hornets have fared reasonably well against the 'Big 6' this season, beating Arsenal, drawing with Liverpool, and dominating for large portions of the match in their 4-2 loss against Chelsea last month – a flattering result for the Blues.

VIDEO: Pogba celebrates Lukaku’s goal

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Paul Pogba was Manchester United's Man of the Match in our 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday. Having played in his first game for over two months, he showed perfectly what we have been missing without the engine of our team.

Jose Mourinho substituted him with 20 minutes left to play but just before he made his way down the tunnel, Romelu Lukaku scored.

Chelsea 1-0 Man United: What we learned

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Following Man United's 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, notes some of the themes from the encounter.

Hunger and drive make the difference once again

Talk about tactics and game plans and you will be justified but Chelsea's victory over the Red Devils was built on the will to win and get a response to the UEFA Champions League loss to AS Roma.

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Everton have found an £18m replacement for Romelu Lukaku

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According to the Daily Mail, Everton manager Sam Allardyce has already identified a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku, after the Belgian striker was sold to Manchester United for £75m in the summer.

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott is believed to be on Everton’s shortlist, with the £18m attacker told by Arsene Wenger that he’s surplus to requirements.

Lukaku: I was born to score

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Romelu Lukaku became the joint all-time top scorer for Belgium at the weekend when scoring in his team's draw against Mexico. To have scored 30 international goals by 24-years-old is quite a feat and the striker correctly points out that not many players of his age group would have done the same.