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Jose Mourinho extends Man Utd contract to 2020

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension until 2020, with the option of a further year. The 54-year-old’s previous deal at Old Trafford was due to expire in 2019. Mourinho said he was “delighted” that United “feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future”. He added: “I would ...

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Man City end pursuit of Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City have decided not to pursue their interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The club have decided the cost of pursuing the 29-year-old would be prohibitively expensive. Manager Pep Guardiola, the club’s owner Khaldoon al Mubarak and other senior officials are all in agreement. It is understood the wages being demanded by Sanchez would have put him ahead ...

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Mourinho escalates feud with Conte with ‘match-fixing’ jibe

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has continued his feud with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte by saying he will never be “suspended for match-fixing”. Conte received a four-month suspension while at Juventus in the 2012-13 season for failing to report match-fixing at his previous club Siena. In 2016, the Italian was cleared by a court of any wrongdoing in the matter. ...

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Burnley are in European qualification race – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Burnley are among the contenders for European qualification. Burnley are three points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool on 32 points after 19 Premier League games, despite securing only 40 points in total last season. Sean Dyche’s side have already taken points off some of the top six, including an impressive 3-2 away win against Chelsea ...

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Blues reunion: Michael Essien visits ‘daddy’ Jose Mourinho

Michael Essien enjoyed his visit to Old Trafford and posed for pictures with Jose Mourinho and Sir Bobby Charlton. The former Chelsea midfielder watched on as his old boss orchestrated a 2-1 victory for United over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. Essien labelled Mourinho as ‘daddy’ in his caption and also shared a snap of himself with Sir Bobby ...

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Mkhitaryan criticised by Mourinho as Dortmund show interest

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has criticised Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s recent form – as Borussia Dortmund indicate they would be interested in re-signing the Armenia forward. Mkhitaryan, who joined from Dortmund in July 2016 for £26.3m, has been left out of United’s last two match-day squads. The 28-year-old will return to the United squad for Saturday’s Premier League game against Brighton. Mourinho said ...

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Mourinho hails Paul Pogba’s comeback after Man U beat Newcastle

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hailed Paul Pogba’s comeback display and described Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to action as “very emotional” after a 4-1 win over Newcastle. Pogba came into the starting line-up for the match after two months out with a hamstring problem and produced an excellent performance, in which he created one goal and scored another. The midfielder was ...

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Mourinho slams England’s treatment of Man Utd’s Phil Jones

Jose Mourinho has slammed England’s treatment of Phil Jones, claiming the Manchester United defender was given six injections of local anaesthetic to play in the friendly against Germany. The Portuguese confirmed Jones is unavailable for Manchester United’s game against Newcastle on Saturday, after a recurring thigh injury forced him to come off 25 minutes into England’s friendly against Germany which ended 0-0 ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: GH Footy kings, Jose smart or scared, Federer show in Shanghai

Citi Sports editor Nathan Quao rolls out his column on another Monday and this week, he talks about Aduana’s capture of the Ghana Premier League, the talk surrounding Man United’s goalless draw at Anfield and Roger Federer’s superior handling of Rafa Nadal in Shanghai. All hail Aduana, new kings of Ghanaian football When Aduana Stars started assembling very good pieces ...

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Mourinho hails Lukaku for matching ‘legend’ Cole

Romelu Lukaku continued his stunning start to the season against Crystal Palace and matched a record held by Andy Cole in the process. Jose Mourinho congratulated Romelu Lukaku for matching a Manchester United scoring record held by Andy Cole, but the manager insisted he does not only judge the striker on his goals. United romped to a 4-0 victory at ...

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