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Opinion: Manchester City’s Shortcomings Were Laid Bare Last Night Despite Victory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: John Stones of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City FC and AS Monaco at Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

In the build-up to the first leg clash at the Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and French league leaders Monaco, many people were predicting a goal fest. Free-scoring Monaco have smashed in an incredible 76 goals in 26 league games this season boasting some exciting young talent along with a rejuvenated Radamal Falcao. Guardiola described them as “killers in the …

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Sutton Keeper Wayne Shaw Resigns From Club Following Betting Allegations

Sutton Shaw

Sutton United have accepted reserve goalkeeper and coach Wayne Shaw’s resignation following alleged breaches of betting rules. A betting company which sponsors Sutton had published odds of 8-1 that the goalkeeper would eat a pie during the non-league side’s FA Cup tie with Arsenal last night. Shaw was then captured on screen biting into a pie which gained widespread attention …

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There’s A Worrying Omission From Manchester United’s Squad For Their Trip To Saint Etienne

HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United reacts during the EFL Cup Semi-Final second leg match between Hull City and Manchester United at KCOM Stadium on January 26, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Manchester United will travel to Saint-Etienne this evening for Wednesday’s second leg of their last 32 tie of the Europa League. Many viewed the game as an ideal game for Mourinho to rotate his team and rest his most prized assets ahead of Sunday’s EFL Cup Final against Southampton in Wembley. Most importantly, it presented the Special One with a …

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Falcao’s Return To Manchester Has United Fans Pondering What Might Have Been

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Radamel Falcao of Monaco looks on during a Monaco Training Session and Press Conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on February 20, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stolen all the headlines this season as he continues his remarkable season with Manchester United. The star striker netted his 24th goal of the season last weekend as his new club marched into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. As Radamel Falcao returns to Manchester tonight in the Champions League, where Manchester City will host Monaco, it …

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Ex-Man United Defender Paul Parker Takes Aim At Pogba, Martial, Ibrahimovic And Darmian

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on August 23, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has taken aim at current stars Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial for what he perceives as a lack of respect for his teammates. Speaking to 888Sport, the two French internationals were on the end of Parker’s barbs in a multi-layered criticism that also included Matteo Darmian but also, bizarrely, in-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Parker …

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This Astounding Compilation Of Paul Pogba’s Passing Shows Just How Many Assists He Should Have

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Paul Pogba of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on December 17, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba’s total of five assists this season may sound underwhelming but it should unquestionably be far higher. The world’s most expensive player has created a team-high number of chances but his misfiring teammates have too often failed to convert on his creativity. This eye-opening video highlights just how many seemingly unmissable opportunities he’s seen spurned since his comeback. Zlatan Ibrahimovic …

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Watch: Jose Mourinho’s Hilarious Exchange With A Young Blackburn Mascot

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Jose Mourinho has garnered a reputation as one of football’s most unforgiving and cold-hearted men. Eva Carneiro, Luke Shaw and countless others can attest to that fact. However, he’s not always the monster he’s made out to be, it seems. This heart-warming exchange with a young Blackburn fan, one of the mascots for Sunday’s game against Mourinho’s side shows there’s …

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How Manchester United Should Line Up Against Saint Etienne With One Eye On Wembley

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Luke Shaw of Manchester United (R) takes the ball past Etienne Capoue of Watford (L) during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick last Thursday all but killed off Manchester United’s Europa League tie with Saint Etienne. Despite the hostile atmosphere that’s set to greet them, Wednesday’s return leg seems a relatively straightforward task and presents Jose Mourinho with a chance to rotate his array of stars. With a 3-goal lead in tow, this is how we think United should …

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Antonio Conte Signs New Chelsea Deal [Report]

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on February 18, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb (via the Daily Express) The Italian has enjoyed remarkable success at the club so far. Indeed, it is widely accepted that Chelsea’a lead atop the Premier League is so unassailable that a domestic double is the new goal for Conte’s charges. The 47-year-old’s original deal was intended to keep …

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