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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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Three things we learned from the Premier League

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table extended to 22 points as their procession towards the title continued thanks to a 4-0 win over Southampton and Manchester City’s latest defeat at Tottenham. Victory for Spurs edged them ahead as the closest challengers to Chelsea …

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Man Utd bank on free-scoring Fernandes to quieten fans’ fury

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester United finally secured a deal to sign Portuguese international midfielder Bruno Fernandes on Wednesday ending a long-running chase of the 25-year-old. United are badly in need of midfield reinforcements due to the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay through injury, whilst Pogba’s future …

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Man City hold off Man Utd to reach League Cup final

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City booked their place in a third successive League Cup final, but made hard work of disposing of Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate after losing the second leg of their semi-final 1-0 at home on Wednesday. City enjoyed the vast majority of the chances …

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Solskjaer seeks spirit of PSG as Man Utd prepare to face Man City

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United need to harness the spirit of Paris Saint-Germain and put in a “perfect performance” if they are to overcome Manchester City and reach the League Cup final. United face an uphill battle after losing the first leg of their semi-final against Pep Guardiola’s …

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Solskjaer convinced Man Utd will give him time

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced Manchester United will give him the time and backing to turn the stumbling giants around. Back-to-back Premier League defeats by Liverpool and Burnley have been compounded by a toxic atmosphere around the club, with fans voicing their anger at United’s owners the Glazer family …

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