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Guardian - Sun Feb 11 10:08 PM
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Guardian - Sun Feb 11 6:40 PM
• ‘The way Newcastle fought for every last thing is beautiful’ • Manchester United coach says Paul Pogba was not carrying injury José Mourinho’s expertise at deflecting criticism hit new heights in the wake of his side’s 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday. Manchester...
Guardian - Sun Feb 11 4:37 PM
At the end of an afternoon when Jonjo Shelvey really did look worthy of an England place, Paul Pogba appeared a mere mortal and Martin Dubravka shone on his debut in goal for Newcastle United, two things remained unchanged for José Mourinho. Manchester United’s manager had still not won a Premier...
Guardian - Sun Feb 11 1:15 PM
Minute-by-minute updates from St James’s Park Live scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and Europe Email daniel.harris@theguardian.com Tweet @DanielHarris 1.25pm GMT Hamstrung by avaricious ownership, let down by the football authorities, full of their own self-importance, living off...
Guardian - Sat Feb 10 10:30 PM
• There should be an award for touchline conduct, says Portuguese • ‘I prepare myself for each game and make an effort to stay calm’ José Mourinho aims to follow up his remarks about rival managers behaving like clowns on the touchline by presenting himself as a paragon of virtue for the rest of...
Guardian - Sat Feb 10 12:01 PM
From Juventus and Spurs’ intriguing battle to Chelsea’s forbidding meeting with Barcelona and a likely stroll for Bayern, we look over all eight last-16 matchups Tuesday, St Jakob-Park and Wednesday 7 March, Etihad Related: New era edges closer as Tottenham seek to draw a line under austerity yea...
Guardian - Sat Feb 10 9:00 AM
A thigh strain permitting, Islam Slimani hopes to makes his Newcastle debut. Can the Algeria striker and Leicester loanee help Rafael Benítez put an old foe, José Mourinho, in his place? Might Slimani be capable of scoring the goals needed to ensure Benitez’s team avoid relegation? Will Mourinho...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 11:41 PM
• Midfielder had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last year • Miller won 21 Republic of Ireland caps in career spanning 16 years The former Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has died aged 36 from pancreatic cancer. Miller, who played for Celtic, Manchester United, Sunderland an...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 10:29 PM
• Algeria striker said he felt ‘a good feeling’ with Newcastle manager • Slimani hopes to overcome thigh strain to face Manchester United Islam Slimani is embarking on a three-fold mission at Newcastle. The Algeria striker wants to score the goals needed to keep Rafael Benítez’s side in the Premi...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 5:35 PM
• Manchester United manager plays down talk of rift with midfielder • Portuguese baffled by Wayne Rooney’s view on player’s best role José Mourinho has said Paul Pogba has plenty of room for improvement but that few midfielders have greater potential than Manchester United’s record signing. Mouri...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 12:30 PM
The forward has overcome several false starts to shine but he needs to deliver over an extended period or risk going the way of Mkhitaryan In his six years at Manchester United Jesse Lingard has been an enigma. A player who was loaned out four times, struggled to convince four managers yet was pe...
Guardian - Thu Feb 8 5:52 PM
Readers respond to coverage of the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that killed eight Manchester United players, three of the team’s staff, eight journalists and four others I read with sadness the articles about the Munich air disaster 60 years ago by Jamie Jackson ( ‘They were the best team...
Guardian - Wed Feb 7 6:03 PM
• Ruling dates back to his time at Barcelona but he will not go to jail • Agent calls agreement ‘unjust’ and hits out at inland revenue Alexis Sánchez’s agent has confirmed the Manchester United striker has accepted a prison sentence for tax fraud, but has described the agreement as “entirely unj...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 8:32 PM
• ‘This is a pilgrimage. A trip every United fan should make once’ • Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge among the speakers The strains of “We’ll keep the red flag flying high” sang out across Manchester Platz, or Manchester Square, Munich on a bitterly cold February day. The sun shone out of t...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 6:43 PM
The 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster was marked with a commemoration service at Old Trafford. In attendance was Sir Bobby Charlton, who survived the fatal plane crash Sir Alex Ferguson and the Manchester United first-team squad Continue reading
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 6:08 PM
Fans, players and survivors hold minute’s silence in remembrance of 23 people killed in 1958 crash Football fans, players and the families of victims of the Munich air disaster have held a minute’s silence at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium 60 years after the tragedy. Standing in the sta...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 4:09 PM
The Busby Babes, current Manchester United players and legends of the game have been paying their respects Manchester United have been remembering their Flowers of Manchester, the eight players who died in Munich on 6 February 1958 on the way home from a European Cup quarter-final in Belgrade. In...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 11:30 AM
On 60th anniversary of the air disaster, Roger Domeneghetti recalls the eight reporters who died that tragic night in Munich Looking back now, from a world saturated by instantaneous digital media, it seems inevitable that the immediacy and intimacy of radio and TV would kickstart the long, slow...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 10:08 AM
Geoffrey Fink, a Manchester United season-ticket holder since 1946, and his wife Ruth have vivid memories of the air crash and its aftermath Even now, on the 60th anniversary, recalling the Munich air disaster moves Geoffrey Fink to tears. “At the time, yeah, I cried, ” says Fink, 85 years old an...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 8:00 AM
With the Champions League returning for the knockout stages next week, we want to know how far you think your team will go The Champions League resumes for the last-16 stage next week with all five English clubs still in the competition. Both of the Manchester clubs and Liverpool will fancy their...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 7:00 PM
There have been worse air crashes involving football teams before and since Munich, yet the tragedy that struck Manchester United is always perceived as the most poignant Each time a significant anniversary of the Munich air disaster comes round those of us lucky enough to be in a position to wri...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 5:42 PM
News of the plane crash that all but wiped out Manchester United’s young team dominated coverage in the following day’s paper An early report said that seven of the team had died in the tragedy on 6 February 1958. It was later confirmed that eight players were killed. Other passengers, including...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 1:02 PM
Donny Davies was the son of an orphanage boy and survived a German POW camp in the first world war. In February 1958 he was among those to lose his life in the wreckage of G-ALZU The afternoon light was fading and the crowd of 52, 000 were dispersing as Donny Davies completed his match report. “A...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 8:41 AM
Sam Allardyce looks to next season, Swansea find belief under Carlos Carvalhal and Liverpool’s defence worthy of praise Get The Recap, the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Liverpool’s oft-maligned defence deserved a little credit here. For almost the entire game they kept Spurs at bay, with...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 8:22 AM
Today’s gossip feels like a shell of itself Perhaps having twigged that Nemanja Matic’s legs move at about half the speed he thought they did, José Mourinho has made signing an energetic midfielder who can disguise Paul Pogba’s contempt for defensive midfield play a priority. And the name he has...