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Kevin Kilbane: ‘Liverpool Once Tried To Sign Me’

Kevin Kilbane has revealed that he had a big decision to make in the late 90s. Having started his career at Preston, Kilbane was snapped up by West Brom in 1997 for a then-club record fee. Just two years later, one of the biggest clubs in football came calling. On Boylesports’ Bogglebox Christmas Special, Ireland’s fourth most capped player ever …

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Relish Rather Than Fear Old Trafford, Solskjaer Tells Man United

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Manchester United return to Old Trafford for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s management against Huddersfield on Boxing Day with a new-found swagger after scoring five goals in the Premier League for the first time in five years. The Norwegian’s caretaker spell in charge until the end of the season got off to a dream start as United threw …

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Rising Son Is Now A Spurs Star

If Tottenham Hotspur’s comprehensive defeat of Everton confirmed their standing as genuine contenders in the Premier League title race, it also underlined the value of Son Heung-min to Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The South Korea international was outstanding in the 6-2 victory at Goodison Park and will again be expected to exert his influence when Spurs attempt to apply further pressure …

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan Ruled Out For Six Weeks

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be out of action for at least six weeks because of a foot injury, the Premier League side revealed on their website on Tuesday. Mkhitaryan fractured the metatarsal in his right foot in last Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat by Tottenham and was replaced at half-time. He missed the win against Burnley at the weekend. Arsenal …

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Defoe Receives League Cup Medal 10 years After Spurs Win

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Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was presented with a 2008 English League Cup winners’ medal on Monday, more than 10 years after Spurs beat Chelsea in the final. The 36-year-old left White Hart Lane for Portsmouth less than a month before the game at Wembley, and had scored in the fifth-round victory over Manchester City. “I remember contributing to help …

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Spurs Thrash Everton In Eight Goal Thriller

Tottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man by thrashing Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday to close to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool. Spurs have had to cope with the unwanted attention of Pochettino being linked with the Manchester United job following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this week. But they showed no signs …

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Young Denies United Players Celebrated Mourinho’s Sacking

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Manchester United captain Ashley Young admitted the mood around Old Trafford has been instantly lifted by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s smile, but denied there were any celebrations in the dressing room at news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking. Solskjaer was put in charge until the end of the season after Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday with United 19 points off …

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Schmeichel Considering Director Of Football Role At United

Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel, insists his former club need to appoint a Director of Football to restore it to its former glory, and believes he would be the right man for the job. Jose Mourinho was sacked as the United manager on Tuesday with former player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, appointed as the interim boss. A permanent manager will be recruited …

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Pogba Thanks Mourinho For Helping Him ‘Improve As A Person’

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Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has thanked former manager, Jose Mourinho, for helping him “improve as a person”. Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday after a period of poor performances while there were numerous reports of a falling out between him and the French international. Their turbulent relationship was caught on camera when Pogba was informed that he …

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Wayne Rooney On Why Mourinho Sacking Was ‘Right Decision’

Wayne Rooney has had his say on a week that rocked the football club at which he made his name. Jose Mourinho got the boot after two-and-a-half seasons in charge, with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting off to a great start with a 5-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday. Rooney, who spent 13 years at Manchester United, appeared on …

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Solskjaer Praises Buccaneering Man United Players After Stylish Win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his Manchester United players after they gave him the perfect start to his reign with a 5-1 victory at Cardiff just days after Jose Mourinho was sacked. Former United striker Solskjaer had just two days to prepare his players for his first match as caretaker manager. Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in the third minute and …

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Solskjaer Makes Instant Impact As Man United Thrash Cardiff

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made an instant impact as Manchester United caretaker manager with Paul Pogba to the fore in a transformed performance from the final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign in a 5-1 thumping of Cardiff on Saturday. Solskjaer has been put in charge until the end of the season after Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday and could not have …

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Guardiola Stays Cool Despite Shock Manchester City Defeat

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he was not disappointed by his players’ effort despite suffering a surprise 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for the home side at the Etihad but Palace hit back with goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend followed by a Luka Milivojevic penalty. Substitute Kevin De Bruyne …

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Watch: Rashford Gets Solskjaer Era Underway With Swerving Free Kick

No matter the circumstances, there’s always a degree of optimism that accompanies the arrival of a new manager. Optimism isn’t a word that’s been familiar to the Manchester United faithful in recent times, but hope remains that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can lift the cloud that hung over the club during the latter days of Jose Mourinho’s tenure. With Romelu Lukaku …

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