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Solskjaer warns ‘personal agendas’ will not be tolerated

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his players that “personal agendas” will not be tolerated as he seeks a change of culture at Old Trafford. Solskjaer has overseen a huge turnover in his squad since taking charge in 2018. Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez were high-profile departures …

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Ighalo keen to see out season at Man Utd

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo said Friday that he hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed following the coronavirus lockdown. The 30-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until May 31. Premier …

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Pogba using lockdown to prepare for return after injury woes

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is using the coronavirus lockdown to step up his return to fitness after an injury-plagued season. Pogba had made just eight appearances for United this season before the health crisis forced the suspension of the Premier League in March. The French World Cup winner …

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Maguire confident Man Utd on course to compete for titles again

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes the Red Devils are on the right track towards contending for the Premier League title again. United have not won the league since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013 and were a mammoth 37 points behind leaders Liverpool when the Premier League …

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‘They miss me’, Pogba puzzled by critics like Souness

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is bemused as to why he remains a constant source of criticism despite missing most of the campaign through injury. The 27-year-old has been restricted to just eight appearances this season due to a persistent ankle injury. Former Liverpool captain and manager Graeme Souness …

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Man Utd must be ready for return to ‘normality’, says Solskjaer

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking at transfer targets during the lockdown and believes Manchester United are well-placed to exploit any knock-on effects of the coronavirus suspension. With training and matches halted in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Norwegian has used some of this unexpected free …

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Fernandes says Man Utd revival not just down to him

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Bruno Fernandes says his stellar form since he arrived at Manchester United in January is not the only reason why the club’s fortunes have improved on the pitch. After an inconsistent first half of the season, United are unbeaten in the nine games Fernandes has featured in since his …

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Influential Fernandes set for first taste of Manchester derby

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Bruno Fernandes can cement his status as Manchester United’s new talisman when the Portugal midfielder gets his first taste of the derby rivalry with Manchester City on Sunday. Fernandes has made a flying start with United following his January move from Sporting Lisbon for an …

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Five ties to watch in the Europa League

Paris, France | AFP |  Three English clubs and both Celtic and Rangers are hoping to secure places in the last 16 of the Europa League this week, while former European Cup winners Ajax and Inter Milan are bidding to qualify in adversity, for different reasons. AFP Sport picks five last-32, …

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Man Utd stun Chelsea to close gap on top four

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United moved to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea with a smash and grab 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire on Monday. Chelsea had two goals disallowed by VAR reviews and were furious Maguire was not …

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