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Mendes: Jose Mourinho Is “Very Happy” At Man United

Jose Mourinho is “very happy” at Manchester United despite the club’s Premier League struggles, his agent Jorge Mendes said on Friday.  The statement followed reports that the club are considering bringing in Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to succeed the Portuguese and other reports linking him with a return to Real Madrid. United have endured a torrid season — they are …

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Jurgen Klopp: Manchester City Don’t Feel Pressure

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Jurgen Klopp does not believe Premier League leaders Manchester City are feeling the pressure of Liverpool’s pursuit, even if his side go top of the table. An early start at Bournemouth on Saturday means Liverpool could overtake their rivals, who have an evening kick-off at fourth-placed Chelsea, but the German does not believe that will have much effect. City have …

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Paul Ince Tears Into “Bang Average” Paul Pogba – “He’s An Idiot”

Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince has slammed current Red Devils midfielder Paul Pogba following the French international’s poor run of recent form at Old Trafford. Pogba put in a below-par performance in United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday and was subsequently dropped by Mourinho for their crunch tie against Arsenal in midweek. The Frenchman did …

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Mourinho: When The Defence Is Stronger, I Will Play Fred

Jose Mourinho has implied that Manchester United must get stronger defensively before he is ready to give Fred more games. United spent £52 million ($66 million) on buying the Brazil midfielder from Shakhtar Donetsk in June but he has made just six Premier League starts. Fred was left on the bench this week as United drew at Southampton and was …

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Mourinho Struggles To Make Case For Manchester United Defence

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Jose Mourinho will be desperate for his struggling Manchester United side to put their defensive woes behind them against the Premier League’s bottom club Fulham but the form book suggests they may struggle to do so. An exciting, if error-strewn, 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford in midweek means United have conceded 25 goals in their 15 Premier League …

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Fantasy Football Fairy Outlines Key Picks For Gameweek 16

The Fantasy Premier League Fairy is back with his top picks ahead of the Gameweek 16 deadline. _____ Similar to midweek fixtures, FPL managers only have two days break between Gameweek 15 and 16, therefore selections have to be made with limited information and little injury news. No team in the Premier League managed to secure a clean sheet in …

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Chelsea Suffer Defeat, Arsenal And United Share The Spoils

There’s been plenty of midweek action as the Premier League continues its busy December period. At the business end of the table, Chelsea have lost further ground to the top two. After months of avoiding defeat, the Blues have now suffered back-to-back away losses, with the second coming tonight against Wolves. The hosts looked to have been on their way …

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Watch: United Equalise After Rare De Gea Error For Arsenal Goal

It’s been a night of rarities so far for Manchester United as they host a buoyant Arsenal. With Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku benched once again, this fixture was always likely to provide intrigue in seeing how United would cope, even if an ever-increasing amount of the United faithful have mentally checked out until the regime changes. That interest has …

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Koscielny Nears Arsenal Return From Achilles Injury

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Arsenal could be bolstered by the return of club captain Laurent Koscielny for the busy festive period after seven months out due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Koscielny missed out on France’s World Cup victory in Russia and is yet to feature for new Arsenal boss Unai Emery. The 33-year-old defender limped out of the Checkatrade Trophy clash at Portsmouth …

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Jurgen Klopp Accepts FA Misconduct Charge Following Merseyside Derby

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepted on Tuesday a charge of misconduct levelled by the Football Association (FA), saying “if you break rules you have to pay for it.” The 51-year-old German had been charged after his exuberant celebrations following Divock Origi’s goal in the 96th minute for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby with Everton on Sunday which secured a dramatic …

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Mourinho: United Unlikely To Finish 2018 In The Top Four

Jose Mourinho has acknowledged Manchester United are unlikely to meet his target of climbing into the Premier League’s top four by the end of 2018. However, the United manager has played down comments he made to Brazilian television suggesting that it would be a “miracle” if his team finished in the Champions League qualification places at the end of the …

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Banana-Throwing Spurs Fan Will Not Face Racism Charge

The Tottenham Hotspur fan who threw a banana skin onto the pitch at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated scoring a penalty in front of Tottenham fans will not be charged with a racism offence. Averof Panteli — a 57-year-old grandfather — will face a charge of throwing a missile after police judged it not to be …

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Mourinho Needs To Act Fast To Salvage Deflating Season

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Jose Mourinho needs to lift Manchester United’s morale quickly as a deflating run of performances threatens to throw their season off track completely but he faces a daunting task against a revitalised Arsenal. Mourinho’s team have not looked themselves at Old Trafford for much of the season, with their past two matches producing an insipid goalless draw against Crystal Palace and …

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Five Things We Learned From The First December Premier League Weekend

Manchester City won their sixth Premier League match on the spin to underline their status as firm favourites but Liverpool clung on to their coat-tails after a dramatic late win against Everton. Elsewhere on a Premier League weekend dominated by derbies, Arsenal beat Tottenham 4-2 and Chelsea overcame Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham 2-0. The top five are now eight points clear …

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