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Jesus Navas issues warning to Man United ahead of Sevilla clash

Jesus Navas issues warning to Man United ahead of Sevilla clash

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Former Manchester City winger and Sevilla veteran Jesus Navas believes his side can pull off an upset against Manchester United in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho’s men travel to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash with the fifth placed La Liga side. Sevilla were knocked out by Leicester City at this stage last season but notably pegged Liverpool back to a 3-3 draw in the group stages this season. And Navas, speaking ahead of the clash with Man United, made it clear that Vincenzo Montella’s side can pack a punch. “For us, it’s all about getting through to the next round,” he said. “But I know it would be nice for some of the friends I’ve got back in Manchester if we did m
Amazing for Manuel Lanzini: West Ham boost before Liverpool

Amazing for Manuel Lanzini: West Ham boost before Liverpool

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Liverpool vs West Ham Both Liverpool and West Ham should be fully recharged by the time they meet at Anfield this weekend. After more than a week off, the Reds host the Hammers this Saturday in the Premier League. When the sides met earlier in the season at the London Stadium, Liverpool ran out 4-1 victors. Mohamed Salah scored twice on that occasion. Liverpool should come into the game full of confidence after a 5-0 Champions League win over Porto. However there’s also been good news for West Ham regarding Manuel Lanzini. Manuel Lanzini back for Anfield Everything seems certain that West Ham playmaker Lanzini will be in the Hammers XI for the Liverpool game. Lanzini has posted a not-so-cryptic update on social media revealing he’s ready for the the weekend’s fixture. Manuel La
Leeds United tipped for tempting 16/1 return at Derby County

Leeds United tipped for tempting 16/1 return at Derby County

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Leeds United tipped for tempting 16/1 return at Derby County - originally posted on Sportslens.com Derby County host Leeds United on Wednesday aiming to get their Championship promotion bid back on track. The Rams head into the game fourth in the table, three points behind second-placed Cardiff City. Leeds are down in 11th place, eight points adrift of the final play-off position. Derby have gone off the boil in recent weeks and former Leeds midfielder David Prutton has tipped the visitors to secure a 2-2 draw at Pride Park (16/1 with Sky Bet). “Derby’s recent form might be starting to concern Gary Rowett,” Prutton told Sky Sports. “A few weeks ago they looked hot favourites to finish second behind Wolves, but only one win in five has allowed Cardiff and Aston...
Manchester United receive Alex Sandro transfer update

Manchester United receive Alex Sandro transfer update

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Manchester United target Alex Sandro has made it clear that he was focused on working hard at Juventus amid speculation of a potential move to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho pin-pointed the need for a left-back over the summer and reportedly targeted Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose. Luke Shaw‘s recent resurgence in that role has led to Mourinho cooling his interest in a left-back but reports have claimed that the 55-year-old still sees the Brazilian as his primary summer target. Speaking soon after scoring the winner against Torino on Sunday, Sandro was quick to dismiss talk of what would happen in the summer. “I have always remained focused on my work and my only thought has always been Juventus, with whom I still have two years of contract,” he said. “I feel re...
Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

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Wigan stun Man City in the FA Cup Monday was a great night for Manchester United. Along with Tottenham and Chelsea, Man United will now be fancying their chances of winning this season’s FA Cup. That’s after Wigan pulled off one of the shocks of the season beating Man City 1-0 in the fifth round. Will Grigg was the hero for the Latics, as Wigan booked a quarterfinal date with Southampton. Pep Guardiola ‘lost it’ after Fabian Delph One of the big talking points from the match was the red card served to Fabian Delph. Delph took out Wigan’s Max Power with a horrible tackle just before the interval. Referee Anthony Taylor eventually sent off the Man City fill-in left-back, but only after Taylor lead everyone to believe Delph would only receive a yellow. Did Wigan&...
Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

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Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Both clubs are keen to boost their defensive options and a summer bidding war looks on the cards. Italian media outlet Calciomercato says Arsenal sent a team of scouts to watch Koulibaly in Napoli’s Europa League clash with RB Leipzig last week. United are also in the market for a new centre-back and manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen on signing the 26-year-old. Koulibaly began his senior club career with French side Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He joined Italian side Napoli two years later and soon established himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A. Kou...
Michael Carrick explains why the Champions League is so important at Man United

Michael Carrick explains why the Champions League is so important at Man United

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Michael Carrick has emphasised the importance of Manchester United playing in the Champions League every year ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Sevilla. Jose Mourinho’s men can take a big step towards the quarter finals with a win over the fifth placed La Liga side in Spain. Man United have only progressed to the Champions League last eight on one occasion since 2011 – under David Moyes, funnily enough, in 2014 before being knocked out by Bayern Munich. And Carrick, speaking ahead of United’s visit to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, made it clear that this was where they belonged and needed to stay. “It’s what we should expect of ourselves – to be at this stage of the Champions League,” he said. “That’s not being blasé, it’s just that should be our stand