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Real Madrid V Man United: A UEFA Super Cup Combined XI

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Champions League holders Real Madrid take on Europa League winners in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday night. The traditional European curtain-raiser has been given an added dose of intrigue as Jose Mourinho faces his old club in a competitive fixture for the first time since leaving the Bernabeu in 2013, while Zinedine Zidane is still basking in …

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Raphael Varane: I Turned Down Manchester United This Summer

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Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Manchester United this summer. Varane has broken into the Real Madrid team again this season under Zinedine Zidane, making starts in Los Blancos’ first three games, but has confirmed that he could have been lining up in the red of Manchester against the blue of …

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Mourinho Already Lining Up Manchester United’s January Transfer Targets [Report]

HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Hull, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The summer transfer window has only just closed but Manchester United are not sitting back on the plaudits they have received for their swift transfer action in recent months, with plans already in the pipeline for the January window. According to The Manchester Evening News, José Mourinho has his sights set on recruiting two further defenders early next year – Fabinho …

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Zidane Convinced Raphael Varane Not To Go To Manchester United For ‘Double His Salary’

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly convinced French international centre-back Raphael Varane from leaving Los Blancos for Manchester United over the summer. Varane, 23, was reportedly offered €10 million a season to play for Jose Mourinho at United, double his Real Madrid salary, which is believed to be worth around €5 million a season according to the International Business Times. Mourinho has been …

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Manchester United Lay Down Transfer Warning To José Mourinho [ESPN]

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Manager of Manchester United, Jose Mourinho watches on during The FA Community Shield match between Leicester City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on August 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Having spent almost £150m this summer, Manchester United’s transfer expenditure is second only to their rivals City in the transfer window. The free transfer signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic aside, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly were recruited at almost £30m each, while the club recently broke the world transfer record to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. According to ESPN’s Miguel Delaney, that …

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Manchester United Target Wantaway Real Madrid Defender

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New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could soon link up again with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to El Confidencial.  Varane looks to be on his way out of the Bernabeu due to his lack of game time at the club, and Manchester United may try and lure the well sought after player to Old Trafford. The French international, who although has a …

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United Planning A Stunning Swoop For Real Madrid Duo [Report]

José Mourinho has already added Eric Bailly to his Manchester United squad and with the expected double signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the coming days, he is starting to put a significant mark on his new club. Now Spanish newspaper El Confidencial are reporting that the Red Devils boss is poised to go back to his previous club Real Madrid in …

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Madrid-Based Media Link Real Defender With Manchester United Move

MARCA report that Real Madrid’s highly-rated Raphael Varane is considering his future, which may involve old boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. United’s defence has already been bolstered by the signing of young Eric Bailly for £30m, and the club have now been linked with another defensive La Liga star. According to Spanish national daily MARCA, Manchester United are the club most interested …

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Opinion: Five Players Manchester United Must Sign This Summer

As Manchester United attempt to return to the summit of English football once again after a dire three seasons by their standards, they must finally land the key signings that will enable them to do so. Having already acquired Jose Mourinho as Manchester United boss, a proven winner with a reputation in the game fitting for a club like Manchester …

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How Mourinho’s Manchester United Could Line Up Next Season

With José Mourinho now officially in the door at Manchester United,  attention will now inevitably turn to who will be following him to Old Trafford. The links have started already, with Spanish daily Marca producing a list of 16 players that UK sources have claimed are on Mourinho’s radar. Manchester United are undoubtedly going to be different next year – both in …

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Manchester United Target Summer Swoop For Real Madrid Defender

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Manchester United Chief Executive Ed Woodward (L) and Gerry Francis (R) attend the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on March 6, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Regardless of what Manchester United do tomorrow, they will still be hoping for Manchester City to slip up to give them an opportunity to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League next year. However, they are eager to not find themselves in such a position again next season, and the Red Devils are keen on bolstering …

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France Name Outrageously Strong Squad For Euro 2016

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 25: The France team line up prior to the International Friendly match between Netherlands and France at Amsterdam Arena on March 25, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

France are seen as one of the pre-tournament favourites (especailly on home soil), and on the basis of this squad it is easy to see why. Didier Deschamps has named his 23-man squad for the European Championships well in advance of the deadline, and, as expected, it is brimming with talent. Despite the exclusion of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and …

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