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Guardian - Sat Sep 8 11:12 PM
Highest marks among the Three Lions were earned by Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard – but their player ratings fell short of Spain’s Saúl and Dani Carvajal Jordan Pickford Questionable as to if he could have done anything for either Spanish goal (could he have got closer to Saul’s shot?). Had li...
Guardian - Sat Sep 8 9:46 PM
• England 1-2 Spain • Rashford 11; Saúl 13, Rodrigo 32 If nothing else, England’s footballers were spared the kind of treatment they might have anticipated in more mutinous times. In the warm afterglow of the summer’s World Cup, this was no time for recriminations and it was a sympathetic reactio...
Guardian - Sat Sep 8 7:00 PM
Wales were stranded at Cardiff airport on their way to Denmark but they are upwardly mobile after their win over Ireland Joe Allen believes Ryan Giggs is the perfect person to nurture Wales’s new generation after his side stirred up memories of Manchester United’s Class of ’92. Those who watched...
Guardian - Sat Sep 8 3:04 PM
He returned to Manchester United as the league’s most expensive player and now is talking about Barcelona, having done little to justify the fee. Where is the professional pride? In the main entrance to the Cavée Verte academy, among the trophies won by the youth teams of Le Havre, there is a wal...
Guardian - Fri Sep 7 9:30 AM
Goalkeeper is an outstanding shot-stopper but does not excel at passing and this is reflected in how Manchester United play David de Gea has been named in the PFA team of the year in five of the past six seasons. He has been Manchester United’s player of the year in four of the past five seasons....
Guardian - Fri Sep 7 8:46 AM
Today’s fluff is gone with the fallen leaves Paul Pogba ’s latest declaration of loyalty to Manchester United was so half-hearted that talk of a January move to Barcelona is back on the back pages. Asked by Sky Sport Deutschland whether he was happy at Old Trafford, the Frenchman declared: “My fu...
Guardian - Thu Sep 6 10:07 PM
• Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland • Lawrence 6, Bale 18, Ramsey 37, Roberts 55; Williams 66 Ryan Giggs will be pinching himself after his Wales side romped to victory over Ireland in their Nations League opener. Any memory of the World Cup qualifying defeat to Martin O’Neill’s men was banished afte...
Guardian - Thu Sep 6 12:27 PM
Mourinho’s Jekyll and Hyde behaviour can be entertaining but also damaging and tedious. He must show at Manchester United that he can withstand a storm Football is full of different characters but there are perhaps none who have a split personality quite like José Mourinho, as I can testify from...
Guardian - Thu Sep 6 8:54 AM
Today’s fluff is so fresh, so clean The Manchester Evening News has saved the Rumour Mill a job by taking a basin of ice-cold water and pouring it all over rumours linking John Terry with a surprise move to Manchester United. José Mourinho has made no secret of the fact that he thinks his curre...
Guardian - Wed Sep 5 7:32 PM
• Denmark set to field uncapped side over rights dispute • Wales at full strength for Nations League tie against Republic Ryan Giggs is preparing for Wales to enter the unknown against a Denmark side consisting of lower-league and futsal players. Denmark’s preparations for their Uefa Nations Leag...
Guardian - Tue Sep 4 10:30 PM
• Left-back had blood clots after injury against PSV Eindhoven • Shaw back in England squad after strong start to season Luke Shaw will seek to revive his England career this week after admitting he almost lost his right leg as a result of complications from the horrific injury sustained while pl...
Guardian - Tue Sep 4 10:30 PM
Excellent performances in Russia led to interest from Manchester United and plenty of autograph requests for the Leicester centre-half It was three days after the World Cup final, in the very different surroundings of a pre-season fixture between Gainsborough Trinity and Chesterfield, that Harry...
Guardian - Mon Sep 3 8:00 PM
After the Special One and the Grumpy One, the Manchester United manager’s new direction appears to be a popular one There may have been more rivetingly awkward televised football interviews in the last few seasons than José Mourinho’s rivetingly awkward post-match exchange with the BBC’s Juliette...
Guardian - Mon Sep 3 4:00 PM
• Nemanja Matic says manager ‘knows what he is doing’ • Midfielder claims Mourinho’s antics deflect criticism José Mourinho’s habit of turning the focus on himself is calculated to help the team and it is working, according to Nemanja Matic. After Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Burnley Mourinho c...
Guardian - Mon Sep 3 8:12 AM
Emery should change his tactics or his keeper, Sarri is getting his message across at Chelsea and it’s been a rough start for Burnley and West Ham Unai Emery must have known the question was coming, and the answer, a bit like Petr Cech’s goalkeeping, was not wholly convincing. Arsenal’s manager w...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 8:30 PM
• Group of fans made plane protest against vice-chairman • ‘In the match I am not looking to the sky. I didn’t see planes’ José Mourinho described Manchester United’s victory at Burnley as a win for Ed Woodward after the club’s vice-chairman was labelled “a specialist in failure” in the skies abo...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 8:22 PM
José Mourinho described Manchester United's performance as 'very good, ' but couldn't resist taking a swipe at the media after the team beat Burnley 2-0. Two goals from Romelu Lukaku saw United ease to victory and avoid a run of three straight league defeats, despite Marcus Rashford being sent of...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 7:16 PM
After two consecutive defeats, José Mourinho’s men made easy work of Burnley as his top players produced their best displays of the season If the banner flown overhead decrying United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, as a “specialist in failure” was pre-game hoopla, on the pitch this convi...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 6:25 PM
Mauricio Pochettino had banged the drum hard for concentration and focus. After the high point of last Monday’s 3-0 win at Manchester United, the Tottenham Hotspur manager was desperate for a follow-up success: no mistakes; a performance to demonstrate the mentality of champions. Instead, it was...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 6:09 PM
For the second time in a week the final whistle was Jose Mourinho’s cue to head directly and pointedly to the Manchester United supporters congregated to his left. He gave them his coat, he gave them his water bottle and, most importantly of all, he gave them what his team could not at Old Traffo...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 3:29 PM
Latest updates from the 4pm BST kickoff Watford v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live! Email tom.lutz@theguardian.com or tweet @tom_lutz 3.29pm BST Protest news: no one is bothered about boring old protest marches anymore. Nowadays it’s all about aerial discontent - whether it’s Trump as a b...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 3:12 PM
Latest updates from the 4pm BST kickoff Burnley v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Feel free to email Ben or to tweet: @benfisherj 3.12pm BST Over in Cardiff, a classic is unfolding: Related: Cardiff City v Arsenal: Premier League – live! Related: Burnley v Manchester United: Premier Lea...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 9:00 AM
The Portuguese’s obsession with his own importance is wearing but what qualifies Ed Woodward to consider that his judgment of a player’s ability outweighs that of the manager? What do you imagine Ed Woodward will be thinking, from his seat in the Bob Lord stand, when a plane flies over Turf Moor...