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Rory Murphy

Rory Murphy
All-round lover of sport with a particular interest in golf and football. Very mild obsessions with Ji-Sung Park and Patrice Evra.

United Fans Resigned To Losing Zlatan After Worrying Injury

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United stands on the ball and looks dejected after Grant Leadbitter (not in frame) of Middlesbrough scores the first goal of the game during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on December 31, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was withdrawn from Manchester United’s Europa League game with Anderlecht on Thursday night after suffering a nasty looking injury. The Swede landed awkwardly on his right knee and seemed to do serious damage to that area. Screenshots of the incident emerged and it certainly doesn’t look good for the former PSG man. OUCH: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's knee after landing …

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Paul Scholes Makes Quite The Claim About Marcus Rashford And Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Jose Mourinho surprised everyone last Sunday by favouring Marcus Rashford over Zlatan Ibrahimovic for their titanic clash with Chelsea. It proved to be a masterstroke with the Wythenshawe-native spearheading a dynamic Manchester United attack and netted after just seven minutes. The 19-year-old latched onto a gorgeous through-ball from Ander Herrera before lifting it over Asmir Begovic’s trailing foot. His movement …

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Schwarzenegger Pens Superb Tribute To Conor McGregor As He’s Named In Time’s 100 Most Influential List

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 13: Irish featherweight Conor McGregor interacts with media after holding an open training session at Peter Welch's Boxing Gym on August 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor has been named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people for 2017 following his rapid rise to the top of the MMA world. The Dubliner became the first two-division UFC champion after stopping Eddie Alvarez to claim his lightweight belt. He had held the featherweight crown since his 13-second defeat of Jose Aldo …

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Watch: Jack Nowell And His Teammates’ Brilliant Reaction To The Winger’s Lions Call-Up

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Jack Nowell was, as expected, named as one of the 41 players chosen to represent the Lions this summer by Warren Gatland and his coaching staff. The 24-year-old has impressed for Exeter of late and was a key part of Eddie Jones’ Six Nations-winning England squad. Nowell was among 16 Englishmen included by Gatland for the summer¬†tour and the reaction …

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Watch: Brian O’Driscoll And Ben Kay Give Their Fascinating Verdict On The Lions Squad Announced Yesterday

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Warren Gatland’s 41-man British and Irish Lions squad was finally announced this morning by tour manager John Spencer. The former Wales coach had plenty of surprises for the assembled media with the likes of Jared Payne and Ross Moriarty unexpectedly making the cut while Joe Launchbury, as reports had claimed, missed out. Previous Lions Ben Kay and Brian O’Driscoll have …

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England Fans’ Very Mixed Reaction As Gatland Surprises All With Lions Squad Selection

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Warren Gatland has finally named his initial 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Rumours and reports have been swirling this week that a number of presumed English Lions would not be named in the squad. Following Eddie Jones’ side’s superb Six Nations campaign, the likes of Joe Launchbury and Jonathan Joeseph would surely …

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Jack Wilshere Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Season Following Leg Break

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth goes off injured during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on April 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, on loan at Bournemouth this season, has played his final game of this campaign and could even miss the start of the next. The 25-year-old, according to Sky Sports, has been struck with the same injury that kept him out of much of the 2015/16 season, a broken fibula. Shortly after the hour-mark during Saturday’s clash between …

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