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Pogba Won’t Captain Man United Again Under Mourinho, Claim Reports

Paul Pogba has been told by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho he will never captain the club again while the Portuguese remains in charge, according to reports on Tuesday, as tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager continue to rise. Pogba has deputised as skipper in the absence of club captain Antonio Valencia on three occasions this season against Leicester …

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Martin O’Neill: Huge Turnout Shows Esteem Liam Miller Was Held In

Irish manager Martin O’Neill has praised the turnout in Pairc Ui Chaoimh for Liam Miller’s testimonial saying the crowd “shows the esteem in which Miller was held in.” O’Neill, who will be managing the Celtic/Republic of Ireland team in today’s game, was asked by the media about his memories of Miller whom he managed when he was at Celtic. The former …

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Modric Ends Ronaldo-Messi Era To Be Crowned World’s Best

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s best player of the year on Monday. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time. He …

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Shock As Salah’s Merseyside Derby Strike Wins Puskas Award

Salah scoring against Everton

There was some surprise at the FIFA Best awards in London tonight as Liverpool’s Mo Salah won the much coveted FIFA Puskas award for his lovely, curling strike in last season’s Merseyside derby.  There is no doubt that it was a sublime individual piece of play and skill but when you consider some of the other goals which were also …

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Lampard Relishing Clash With Former Manager Mourinho

Frank Lampard is relishing the chance to pit his wits against former manager Jose Mourinho when Manchester United host Derby in the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Lampard, who is in his first management job, watched his Derby side climb into the top six of the Championship with a stylish 3-1 home win against Brentford on Saturday. Mourinho’s …

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Kane Admits To Below Par Performances For Tottenham

Harry Kane admits he has fallen below his own high standards this season but said he welcomes the intense public scrutiny of his game. The Tottenham striker ended a five-game goalless run for club and country when he put his side ahead from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win at Brighton – a result that also ended a three-game …

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Pogba Launches Scathing Critique Of Mourinho’s Negative Tactics

Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United’s defensive-minded tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers,  which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old French World Cup-winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games. The draw — played out in front of legendary former manager Alex Ferguson who made his first appearance …

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Five Things We Learned From An Action Packed PL Weekend

Liverpool secured a sixth straight win at the opening of a league season for the first time in 28 years to pull clear in the Premier League title race as Chelsea stumbled for the first time this season at West Ham on Sunday. The two face off next weekend and champions Manchester City are ready to take advantage after easing …

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Karius Opens Up On Champions League Final & Why He Left Liverpool

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has insisted he did not join Besiktas on loan to escape Merseyside after his nightmare in the Champions League final. The 25-year-old German made two costly mistakes in the second-half of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev last May. First, the pass he threw clipped Karim Benzema and went into the Reds’ net to …

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Report: Barcelona Want Prem Hitmen To Replace Suarez Next Season

Barcelona are reportedly looking at Premier League duo Harry Kane and Roberto Firmino as potential replacements for Luis Suarez, with the 31-year old set to leave the club next season. Spanish newspaper Don Balon are reporting that Tottenham’s Kane and Liverpool frontman Firmino are the top of Barcelona’s list to take Suarez’s place as they look to sign a younger …

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Arsenal Ride Their Luck As Lacazette Gem Sinks Everton

Alexandre Lacazette fired Arsenal to a fourth successive Premier League win as the French forward’s superb strike inspired a hard-fought 2-0 success against Everton on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side rode their luck in the first half at the Emirates Stadium as Everton wasted a host of chances to punish a sloppy opening from the Gunners. But Lacazette ensured that lethargic …

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Championship Round-Up: Adams Double Ends Leeds’ Unbeaten Run

Leeds saw their unbeaten start to the Championship season come to a shock end as Che Adams’ brace gave Birmingham a 2-1 win at Elland Road on Saturday. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have set the pace in the race for promotion, but they suffered their first setback as former Leeds boss Garry Monk returned to haunt his old club, securing Birmingham’s …

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Manchester United Lose Further Ground To City And Liverpool

Jose Mourinho

The six and four point deficits that Man United had to Liverpool and Man City respectively grew larger on Saturday afternoon. After three good away wins to Burnley, Watford and Young Boys, Jose Mourinho’s side would have fancied their chances of four victories in a row hosting Wolves today. Paul Pogba starred in their midweek Champions League triumph, scoring and …

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Kevin Keegan Had To Dress In Disguise To Return To Newcastle

Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan claims he had to use a disguise to watch his former club at St James’ Park after his fall-out with controversial owner Mike Ashley. Keegan had two spells as Newcastle manager and also helped the team win promotion to the top-flight during his time as a Magpies forward in the 1980s. But the ex-England coach, …

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