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Mourinho won’t be short of offers – Clarke

Clubs will be lining up to speak to "serial winner" Jose Mourinho after his sacking at Manchester United, his former assistant Steve Clarke has said. United sacked Mourinho on Tuesday after suffering their worst start to a season for 28 years and replaced him with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the... Continue Reading →

Solskjaer back in familiar role as United’s rescuer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will find himself in familiar territory in more ways than one when he takes charge of Manchester United for the first time at Cardiff City on Saturday. So often previous United manager Alex Ferguson's go-to substitute when things were going wrong on the pitch – most notably his match-winning goal in the... Continue Reading →

Mourinho’s fall from grace at United in quotes

Jose Mourinho's increasingly tempestuous reign at Manchester United came to an end on Tuesday when the club sacked him after just two-and-a-half years in charge. The 55-year-old's unhappiness at the club manifested itself even before the season started. Here AFP Sport picks out five quotes that chart the decline in relations between Mourinho, the club... Continue Reading →

Liverpool loss highlights problems for Man Utd brand

Manchester United's owners pride themselves on their club being the biggest brand in world football, a global product with millions of followers worldwide. But for how long will that boast last? For after Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Liverpool, they must surely be aware that there is only so much failure a brand can endure before... Continue Reading →

How Liverpool left Man Utd trailing in their wake

England's two most successful clubs Liverpool and Manchester United head into their first meeting of the season on Sunday at Anfield in very different form after wildly contrasting campaigns to date. Premier League leaders Liverpool boast a 16-point lead over their historic rivals at the top of the table just 16 games into the season,... Continue Reading →

Mou disappointed by fringe players in Valencia loss

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demanded more from his fringe players after he was forced to bring on regular starters in an attempt to stage a late rally in the 2-1 Champions League defeat at Valencia on Wednesday. United went into the final Group H match having already qualified for the last 16 of... Continue Reading →

United through as runners-up after limp defeat to Valencia

Manchester United squandered the chance to win their Champions League group on Wednesday after a lacklustre display got what it deserved in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia. Already through to the last 16, Jose Mourinho made eight changes at the Mestalla, including a return for Paul Pogba, but United were largely outplayed by their Spanish... Continue Reading →

Big Match Feature: Valencia v Man United

Valencia will aim to end their 2018/19 Uefa Champions League campaign on a positive note as they welcome Manchester United, who are already through to the round of 16 and are hoping to snatch first place in Group H. The sides shared a goalless draw at Old Trafford on matchday two, but United have won... Continue Reading →

Mourinho urges Pogba to lead by example against Valencia

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba must rediscover his best form and lead by example in Wednesday's Champions League tie at Valencia, manager Jose Mourinho has said. Record signing Pogba, who has been on the bench for United's last two Premier League games, is likely to start the final Group H encounter alongside fringe players as... Continue Reading →

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