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Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho facing uncertainty over future at Old Trafford

Mourinho goes to The Hawthorns amid simmering unrest at the club following last week’s defeat by Manchester City – and the unsavoury bust-ups that followed it. And with the £30million Armenian midfielder Henrika Mkhitaryan the latest star to clash with the volatile Mourinho, critics in Old Trafford’s corridors of power are understood to be seriously considering whether there should be a change at the top. Some behind the scenes were privately critical of his appointment in the first place and now fear that the controversies that blighted his reign at…

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Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin sends message to Sam Allardyce ahead of January window

Calvert-Lewin has never shied away from a battle – he learned that from his no-nonsense, non-league days at Stalybridge Celtic. He remembers clearly his bruising time in the Conference North. Can almost feel the pain from an elbow in the face when he was welcomed to life a world away from the glamour and glitz of the Premier League. Shudders as he recalls having to go to A&E to check out his wounds. But that experience as a 17-year-old made him physically and mentally stronger with a new Everton contract…

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Fantasy Premier League tips: In-form Fantasy Football stars ahead of FPL Gameweek 18

Fantasy football bosses have to study the form book closely if they’re going to maximise their points each week, but picking the right players is easier said than done. There are plenty of in-form Fantasy Premier League stars to choose from ahead of Gameweek 18, although managers have to nab them now or risk their values soaring after another strong showing. WHO SHOULD I SIGN AHEAD OF FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GAMEWEEK 18? Manchester City boast three players among the top 10 hottest talents right now, but FPL gaffers may be…

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Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho prepared to sell unhappy players for right price

The futures of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini are all under scrutiny with the January transfer window opening in a fortnight.  Mkhitaryan has been frozen out to the extent that he has not even made the match-day squad for seven of the last eight games; Shaw’s game time has been limited by Ashley Young’s outstanding form at left-back, while Fellaini can leave on a free transfer in the summer after rejecting the offer of a new contract and United might be tempted to cash in on January.  Mourinho…

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Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola sends chilling warning – We can get even better

All-conquering City take on Tottenham tomorrow looking to extend their record-breaking winning run to 16 matches.  They hold an 11-point lead at the top and if they maintain their current blistering form are set to set a new points and goals record by the end of the season. But perfectionist Guardiola reckons there is still room for improvement. “I have the feeling we can do better,” said Guardiola. “Much, much better, and that’s what we will try to do.” But the City boss has once again ruled out any chance…

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Man Utd news: Romelu Lukaku is not happy at Manchester United – Alan Smith

That is the view of Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal striker Alan Smith. Lukaku scored the only goal in Manchester United’s win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday but was very subdued afterwards. The Belgian started his United career on fire, scoring 11 in his first 10 appearances since his summer move from Everton. However, he has netted just three times in his last 15 games, including blanks against top four rivals Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City. Critics have labelled Lukaku a flat-track bully due to…

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Liverpool news: BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson makes Bournemouth vs Reds claim

At least that’s the verdict of BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson, who spent seven years at Anfield as a player. Liverpool go into this weekend’s showdown off the back of two disappointing draws against Everton and West Brom. They’ll be hoping to get back to winning ways as they look to leapfrog Tottenham and move into the Premier League’s top four. Bournemouth, meanwhile, are 14th ahead of Sunday’s showdown having come out on top in just two of their last eight fixtures. Lawrenson reckons Eddie Howe’s Cherries will take the…

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Sam Allardyce admits being powerless on Ross Barkley’s Everton future

Sam Allardyce has said he will be powerless to prevent Ross Barkley leaving Everton next month should the club’s board decide to cash in on the midfielder. Barkley, yet to feature this season because of a serious hamstring injury, is out of contract at the end of the campaign having rejected a new deal with his boyhood club. He turned down a move to Chelsea on deadline day in August as he wanted more time to consider a transfer that could have earned Everton up to £35m. Chelsea are expected…

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Transfer news: Newcastle eyeing double raid on Liverpool and Manchester United

The Toon chief wants to bring in Liverpool striker Danny Ings and Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw as he bids to avoid the drop. A lack of progress with Amanda Staveley’s takeover had threatened to derail his plans in next month’s transfer market. But Mike Ashley is now poised to accept an improved £300million bid from Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners following face-to-face talks last week. Any new regime will not be in charge by the time the transfer window closes because the deal still has to be formally agreed and…

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Man Utd vs Bournemouth LIVE: Latest Premier League scores including Liverpool & Arsenal

GETTY Man Utd vs Bournemouth LIVE: Latest Premier League scores including Liverpool, Arsenal & Man City Manchester United vs Bournemouth LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest Premier League scores including Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham & Manchester City NOT AGAIN, SURELY? 19:30: Many would have expected relegation-threatened West Ham to come away empty-handed from their first three games in December, with their opponents being Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. But after taking the lead before suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat to City, the Hammers stunned Chelsea with a 1-0 victory over…

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