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Solskjaer Talks Tough: ‘Maybe I Should Get The Hairdryer Out’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will be no pushover as he attempts to save Manchester United’s season, vowing to get the best out of Paul Pogba, who fell out spectacularly with Jose Mourinho. Former Old Trafford favourite Solskjaer – known in his playing days as the “Baby-faced Assassin”, has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the season …

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Liverpool See Off Wolves And Win Six In A Row

Liverpool maintained their stranglehold on the Premier League top spot on a harsh winter night at the Molineux. The Friday night fixture afforded the Reds an opportunity to steal a march on Manchester City, and a strong starting eleven took full advantage. Wolves have been in some good form of their own, winning their last three games including a victory …

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Alexis Sanchez Emphatically Denies WhatsApp Bet Story

Though Manchester United have already installed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager for the rest of the season, the fallout from Jose Mourinho’s departure still carries on. This has mainly focused on the much-scrutinised relationship between Mourinho and Paul Pogba, but this morning saw another star in Alexis Sanchez being cited as a Jose detractor. The Sun reported that Sanchez celebrated …

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Unai Emery Insists Ozil Has A Future With Arsenal

Ozil

Mesut Ozil will return to the Arsenal squad for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Burnley, with manager Unai Emery saying he believes the midfielder has a future at the Emirates Stadium. Ozil did not make the substitutes’ bench for the League Cup quarter-final defeat to rivals Tottenham in midweek and has been on the fringes of the team in recent …

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Hazard Set For ‘False Nine’ Role Again For Striker-Less Chelsea

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is contemplating deploying Eden Hazard as a “false nine” for a third straight Premier League game to set him “free”. The Blues, fourth in the Premier League, play Leicester on Saturday, after beating champions Manchester City and then Brighton without fielding a recognised striker in the starting line-up. Olivier Giroud played the full game as Chelsea …

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Roy Keane: ‘Weak’ Man United Players “Get Away With Murder”

Roy Keane

Roy Keane has launched another scathing attack on the players of Manchester United, accusing them of hiding from criticism and throwing Jose Mourinho under the bus. After months of poor performances and rumours of a divided dressing room, Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday, to be replaced, temporarily, by United legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, former …

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Solskjaer Would ‘Love’ To Be Full-Time Man United Boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his first official press conference as Manchester United’s caretaker manager that he would relish the opportunity to be the permanent boss. The 45-year-old Norwegian, a legendary former player at Old Trafford, has been appointed interim boss until the end of the season, replacing Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Tuesday. Solskjaer, on loan from Norway’s Molde, …

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Kevin De Bruyne Upbeat As He Bids To Put Injuries Behind Him

Kevin De Bruyne

The return of Kevin De Bruyne to action for Manchester City is a major boost for Pep Guardiola as his team brace for a punishing programme over the festive period. The Belgium international, who has been limited to just 96 minutes of league football so far this season, started the midweek League Cup quarter-final against Leicester, which City won on …

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The FPL Fairy Outlines The Key Picks For Christmas

Premier League

The Fantasy Premier League Fairy is back with his top picks for the Christmas period (Gameweeks 18-21). ­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____ As there are one, two and three days between four gameweeks over the Christmas, I have decided to merge my picks into a summary of selections for each position. The player picks were made to include premium, mid-priced and budget assets as …

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An Insight Into Norway’s Reaction To Solskjaer’s United Appointment

Pundit Arena spoke with Norwegian football writer Thore Haugstad to get an insight into how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United manager has been viewed back in his home country of Norway. ___ Pundit Arena: Thore, firstly great to speak with you, what has been the Norwegian general public’s reaction to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United manager? …

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