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Gabriel Jesus relishing life under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is relishing working under “winner” Pep Guardiola having recovered from what he describes as “the worst moment” of his career to date. Following his arrival at City in January, Jesus scored three goals in his first four appearances, then had his progress abruptly halted in the fifth as he broke his metatarsal and was sidelined for two months. The Brazilian admits that was a significant blow, but he has certainly bounced back. Jesus netted four more goals towards the end of last term, and currently…

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Every Manchester United defeat to newly promoted clubs since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure

Louis van Gaal’s expensively assembled Red Devils let a 3-1 lead slip to Nigel Pearson’s side in a pulsating encounter at the King Power Stadium. United were on course to securing all three points after goals from Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera. But a penalty from David Nugent inspired a remarkable turnaround, as further goals from Esteban Cambiasso, Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa capped off a stunning victory. Saturday, October 21, 2017 Winning football games is written into the DNA of Manchester United. The Red Devils…

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Manchester United FC: All the times Jose Mourinho ‘cried’ about injuries

Back in April, Mourinho was annoyed both Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly had to be withdrawn from Man United’s draw with Swansea. Shaw was substituted only nine minutes in, before Bailly had to come off just after the hour mark. The pair joined Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on an impressively long injury list. After the match, Mourinho complained about how easily his players were getting injured: “I think Luke Shaw’s must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes…

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LISTEN – Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel defends manager Jose Mourinho amid criticism of ‘negative’ tactics

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has come to the defence of Jose Mourinho, amid criticism over the manager’s ‘negative’ tactics. Despite the Red Devils being unbeaten this season, sitting just two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and being on the brink of the Champions League knock-out stage, there is an air of negativity hanging over Mourinho at Old Trafford. The manager was hammered for his tactics in the recent goalless draw with arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield, and the haters were out again following their drab 1-0 Champions League…

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Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City have to take more risks at the back in order to create better build-up play

Pep Guardiola Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists his team need to play out from the back more despite the risks it can pose. The Citizens managed to seal a narrow 2-1 win against Napoli, in their Champions League encounter on Tuesday night, thanks to early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Amadou Diawara managed to pull a goal back from the penalty spot for Napoli but the home side held on to seal all three points. MATCH REPORT: Manchester City 2-1 Napoli: Raheem Sterling and…

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Liverpool v Manchester United: Dejan Lovren accuses Romelu Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in the head

Dejan Lovren ended up on the ground holding his face following a clash with Romelu Lukaku Monday, October 16, 2017 Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has accused Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately flicking a boot into his face during Saturday’s goalless draw at Anfield. Shortly before half-time the Croatia international was involved in a clash with the former Everton forward which resulted in the centre-back rolling around on the floor holding his face. The Belgium international was not punished by referee Martin Atkinson at the time and it was…

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Manchester United FC news: Reaction to Jose Mourinho talking up PSG

‘There is something special going in Paris,’ according to Mourinho Monday, October 16, 2017 Jose Mourinho has done nothing to suggest he plans to remain in charge of Man United for long. As it has been pointed out many times, the manager has not spent more than four years in one spell in charge of any of his seven clubs. “The only thing I can say is that I’m still a coach with worries, with ambitions and with the desire to do new things,” he told TF1’s Telefoot programme. “And…

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