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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
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
Roberto Martinez explains how Romelu Lukaku has matured at Man United

Roberto Martinez explains how Romelu Lukaku has matured at Man United

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has made note of how Romelu Lukaku has significantly matured since joining Manchester United. The Belgian arrived at the club for a £75m fee and made a storming start to life at Old Trafford, netting ten goals in his opening nine games. He then encountered a frustrating dry patch through October and November but has since recovered to take his tally to 21 goals by mid-february. And Martinez, speaking to the BBC, was quick to point out that Lukaku was growing as an individual at Man United. “When you play for the biggest clubs in the world, you have to accept criticism as well as praise and just get on with things,” he said. “Rom has always done that. He is an incredible goalscorer and he is still very young. This has been a really important chapter in
PSG aren't interested in this Man United star: report

PSG aren't interested in this Man United star: report

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Paris Saint Germain are not planning a swoop for Marcos Rojo in the summer at present, according to reports. Reports have suggested that Unai Emery was planning to make a bid for the Argentine defender after negotiations over a new contract at Old Trafford broke down. Rojo missed the early stages of the campaign with a knee injury and has only made five Premier League starts since returning in November. But according to ESPN‘s Jonathan Johnson, the Ligue 1 leaders have no plans in place to sign Rojo in the summer. In fact, following the 3-1 defeat at the Bernabeu, nothing is particularly certain at the Parc des Princes – and that includes their transfer policy. Emery was booed by segments of the home crowd ahead of PSG’s 5-2 win over Strasbourg on Saturday and you sense ...
Journalist opens up about potential Pogba and Mourinho standoff at Man United

Journalist opens up about potential Pogba and Mourinho standoff at Man United

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Telegraph journalist Jason Burt has claimed that the situation between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba is worse than first thought and could develop into a standoff. The relationship between the two has become a talking point after Mourinho’s decision to take him off during defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United as well as leave him on the bench for a home win over Huddersfield Town. Pogba missed the FA Cup clash with David Wagner’s men through illness and Mourinho’s comments after the game contained a clear hint of frustration at his £89m man. And Burt, speaking on Sunday Supplement, noted that a potentially dangerous disjunct between the pair could emerge over the next few weeks. “It’s quite obvious that there’s an issue and you can tell by the way Mourinho
Man United receive update on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of Sevilla clash: report

Man United receive update on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of Sevilla clash: report

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Manchester United are hopeful of Paul Pogba recovering from illness in time to start against Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, according to reports. Jose Mourinho claimed on Friday that Pogba, whose name has been a subject of hot interest following recent performances, would start the FA Cup clash against Huddersfield Town. However, it was confirmed on the morning of the game that the Frenchman would miss the game due to illness, with Scott McTominay taking his place in a 2-0 win. But according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, Man United are confident that Pogba will make the trip to Seville on Tuesday after being well enough to train with the squad on Sunday. Mourinho claimed to have no idea about Pogba’s condition on Saturday and appeared slightly frustrated at the midfield...