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Ibra and Pogba return for Man United

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho restored Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba to his starting line-up on Wednesday against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League.

Leading 3-0 from last week’s last 32 first leg at Old Trafford, Mourinho made six changes to the side that beat Blackburn 2-1 in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Mourinho eying changes for Europa League St Etienne 2nd leg

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Paris (AFP) – Jose Mourinho will likely ring the changes again as Manchester United look to wrap up their progress to the Europa League last 16 away to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick led them to a 3-0 victory in last week’s Old Trafford first leg and barring an alarming meltdown, the English giants should comfortably see out the second leg in France.

Mourinho eying changes for Europa League St Etienne 2nd leg

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Paris (AFP) – Jose Mourinho will likely ring the changes again as Manchester United look to wrap up their progress to the Europa League last 16 away to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick led them to a 3-0 victory in last week’s Old Trafford first leg and barring an alarming meltdown, the English giants should comfortably see out the second leg in France.

Saints not Chelsea on Mourinho’s mind

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho refused to dwell on the prospect of facing his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals after Manchester United negotiated a difficult fifth-round visit to Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 victory.

It took the substitute pairing of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to combine for the latter to score the winning goal in the second half, maintaining United’s interest in all four competitions.

Saints not Chelsea on Mourinho’s mind

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho refused to dwell on the prospect of facing his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals after Manchester United negotiated a difficult fifth-round visit to Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 victory.

It took the substitute pairing of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to combine for the latter to score the winning goal in the second half, maintaining United’s interest in all four competitions.

FA Cup Quarter-Final Draw: Chelsea Host Holders Man Utd In Heavyweight Clash While Lincoln Travel To Arsenal Or Fellow Non-League Side Sutton

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After a dramatic FA Cup fifth round, the draw for the quarter-finals produced a mouthwatering set of clashes on Sunday night.

The stand-out tie sees top-flightgiants Chelsea and holders Manchester United go head to head at Stamford Bridge, with Antonio Clonte's Premier League leaderslooking to win the double.

Manchester United’s Mourinho concerned Cup runs could affect league form

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A significant run of cup ties has Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho worried about fixture congestion, but his chances of ending his first season at the club with a major trophy are looking healthy.

Mourinho’s side have won three successive matches without conceding a goal, and are in good spirits as they prepare to make the short journey to face struggling Championship opponents Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Manchester United’s Mourinho concerned Cup runs could affect league form

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Blackburn (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A significant run of cup ties has Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho worried about fixture congestion, but his chances of ending his first season at the club with a major trophy are looking healthy.

Mourinho’s side have won three successive matches without conceding a goal, and are in good spirits as they prepare to make the short journey to face struggling Championship opponents Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Video: Man Utd’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic provides life lessons

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Europa League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nets Thrice As Man Utd Ease To 3-0 Win Over Saint-Etienne (Video)

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A Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick helped Manchester United to a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Saint Etienne on Thursday night.

The 35-year-old veteran has enjoyed superb maiden season with United and opened the scoring on 15 minutes, courtesy of a heavily deflected free-kick which caught out goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier.

Martial makes point as Man Utd close on City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Juan Mata and Anthony Martial helped Manchester United extend their brilliant Premier League form as they outclassed Watford in a comfortable 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho may have a reputation as a defensive manager, but that accusation could not be made during this contest as United were wonderfully entertaining from start to finish.

Jose Mourinho ‘convinced’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Man Utd

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to remain at Old Trafford next season despite speculation linking the Swedish striker with one last big-money transfer, he said on Friday.

Ibrahimovic, 35, has been a revelation in his first season in England, scoring 20 goals, and is expected to trigger the option of extending his contract by a year.

Jose Mourinho ‘convinced’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Man Utd

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to remain at Old Trafford next season despite speculation linking the Swedish striker with one last big-money transfer, he said on Friday.

Ibrahimovic, 35, has been a revelation in his first season in England, scoring 20 goals, and is expected to trigger the option of extending his contract by a year.

Mkhitaryan stars as United pile on misery for Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s masterclass left Leicester fighting for their Premier League survival as Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory over the troubled champions on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho’s side condemned dismal Leicester to a fourth successive league defeat thanks in large part to Mkhitaryan’s dynamic contribution at the King Power Stadium.

Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Becomes Oldest Player To Reach 15 Goals In Single Premier League Season (Video)

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By tucking awayManchester United's second goal against Leicester, Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke yet another goal-scoring record.

Indeed, at 35 years and 125 days old, the towering Swede is now the oldest player to score 15 goals in single Premier League season...

Past it? Never. Hopefully it won't go to his head.

Frustrated Mourinho wants Manchester United goal rush

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United's misfiring stars to put a smile back on his face by blitzing troubled Leicester on Sunday.

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks as his side delivered one punchless display after another.

His anger boiled over following Wednesday's goalless draw with lowly Hull when he stormed out of a television interview, criticised the referee and claiming the authorities punish him more severely than his managerial rivals.

Frustrated Mourinho wants Manchester United goal rush

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United's misfiring stars to put a smile back on his face by blitzing troubled Leicester on Sunday.

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks as his side delivered one punchless display after another.

His anger boiled over following Wednesday's goalless draw with lowly Hull when he stormed out of a television interview, criticised the referee and claiming the authorities punish him more severely than his managerial rivals.

Why aren’t Manchester United scoring more goals?

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For all their talent and apparent firepower, Manchester United have failed to score more than one goal in more than half their competitive matches this season (19 times in 37 games). Only one player,...

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Owen urges Rashford to bide time at Man Utd

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London (AFP) Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes Marcus Rashford can be the club's first-choice centre-forward for "years to come", but told AFP he will have to be patient.

Rashford, 19, exploded onto the scene with United last season, scoring eight goals in his first 18 appearances and breaking into England's Euro 2016 squad.

Mourinho Confirms He Is Ready To Agree Deal For £260,000-A-Week Star

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Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic has done considerably well since joining Manchester United from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, with 14 goals to his name and just a one behind joint-top Premier League scorers Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa. However, aside the former-Sweden international, United doesn't have any other reliable names they can call upon.

Combative Klopp expects Reds response

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London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will use the frustration of their dramatic draw with Manchester United to avoid FA Cup humiliation at fourth tier Plymouth.

Klopp's side were denied a memorable victory over bitter rivals United when Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed a late equaliser at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool: Game in 13 Tweets as Pogba struggles and Zlatan rescues a point

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Last time Jose Mourinho's Manchester United and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool locked horns, it resulted in a bore draw that was forgotten as soon as the final whistle blew. Back then, Mourinho...

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Liverpool came to defend, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Liverpool had come to Old Trafford with the aim of stifling his side following Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw between the teams.

United, chasing a 10th successive win in all competitions, fell behind to James Milner's first-half penalty and needed an 84th-minute Zlatan Ibrahimovic header to rescue a point.

Liverpool came to defend, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Liverpool had come to Old Trafford with the aim of stifling his side following Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw between the teams.

United, chasing a 10th successive win in all competitions, fell behind to James Milner's first-half penalty and needed an 84th-minute Zlatan Ibrahimovic header to rescue a point.

Antonio Conte makes history, named Manager of the Month again

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has become the first man in the history of the Premier League to be named Barclays Manager of the Month on three consecutive occasions. The Italian was awarded the gong for December following his victories in October and November, the Premier League confirmed on their official website.

United brace for Liverpool crunch, Chelsea eye recovery

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London (AFP) Manchester United have a golden opportunity to haul themselves into the Premier League title race at the expense of bitter rivals Liverpool this weekend, while leaders Chelsea will look to steady their nerves at Leicester.

United go into the Old Trafford showdown in fine fettle after beating Hull in the League Cup semi-final first leg in midweek to extend their winning streak in all competitions to nine matches.

I’ve conquered England in three months says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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London (AFP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set his sights on leading Manchester United to the Premier League title after boasting he took just three months to establish himself as one of the best players in England.

Despite critics claiming Ibrahimovic would struggle to adapt to the Premier League, the Swedish forward has already scored 18 goals since joining United on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain last year.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure… Names of the Premier League, week 18

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jay Rodriguez, Azpilicueta… Names of the Premier League week 17

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The games keep coming thick and fast in the Premier League. With the fixtures piling up, fatigue, injuries and suspensions will take their toll, but the best players just keep on impressing. But who...

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Mourinho With Another Ill-Tempered Press Conference As United Woes Continue

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Jose Mourinho gave an ill-tempered press conference after Manchester United suffered a late equaliser against Everton, dismissing the opposition as a long-ball side, claiming to have missed key moments in the game and citing double standards in the media.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's finessed first-half finish, a long-range lob over the advancing Maarten Stekelenburg, looked to have settled the points, but Leighton Baines made it 1-1 from the penalty spot after a last-gasp trip from Marouane Fellaini.

Everton 1-1 Manchester United: Game in 10 Tweets as United drop more Premier League points

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Baines strikes late as Mourinho’s Manchester United problems mount

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Liverpool (AFP) Leighton Baines scored a dramatic late penalty to add to Jose Mourinho's problems as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at Everton on Sunday.

Former Everton star Marouane Fellaini had only been on the field for two minutes as a United substitute when he tripped Idrissa Gueye unnecessarily and Baines made no mistake with a clinically-taken 89th minute penalty.

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Saint-Etienne need ‘madness’ against Man United

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Saint-Etienne believe they are capable of reversing a Europa League first leg deficit against Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Manchester United if they can add a dash of ‘madness’ to their game.

At 3-0 down from the Old Trafford first leg all scored by nemesis Ibrahimovic, few are betting on a French revival in Wednesday’s last 32 second leg at the club’s Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.

Europa League Rewind: Zlatan leads Man United to win, Tottenham loses at Gent, and more

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Manchester United cruised past an overmatched Saint-Etienne team thanks to a hat-trick from the team's star forward.

The match was billed as a battle of Pogba brothers, but it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic who stole the show by leading United to a 3-0 win over the French side. Paul Pogba went a full 90 minutes in the win while his brother, Florentin, lasted 79 minutes before being removed from the Saint-Etienne lineup.

Mourinho upbraids unfocused Man United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of not showing an appropriate level of mental preparation during their 3-0 Europa League victory over Saint-Etienne.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick earned United a handsome win in Thursday’s last 32 first-leg match at Old Trafford, but the scoreline did not tell the full story.

Mourinho wants Man United to sharpen up

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called on his players to stop spurning chances after they needed an 84th-minute equaliser from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to rescue a 1-1 draw against Liverpool.

Paul Pogba squandered a one-on-one in the early stages of Sunday's game and after his handball allowed James Milner to put Liverpool ahead with a penalty, United were left chasing the game.

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Nearly Men: Arsene Wenger Adds N’Golo Kante To Long List Of Players He Almost Signed For Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has added a new name to the ever-lengthening list of players he's nearly signed for Arsenal over the years.

The player in question is N'Golo Kante, with Wenger revealing that he attempted to pilfer him from Leicester City after their title-winning season only to watch the French workhorse join Chelsea in a £32million deal.

Dortmund fend off Real to snare ‘next Zlatan’ Alexander Isak

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Borussia Dortmund on Monday snapped up Swedish teenage prodigy Alexander Isak in the face of intense competition from Real Madrid and other top European clubs.

Isak dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved from AIK after just 24 games in the Swedish championship for a reported 10 million euros ($10.

PICTURE: Zlatan and Mkhi win player and goal of the season

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named the Premier League Player of the Month for December and Henrikh Mkhitaryan won the Goal of the Month competition.

Ibrahimovic has sungg the praises of his teammates and manager, as well as hailing the club, when receiving his award.

Slowly I'm adapting.