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  • An incident of racist abuse by a supporter towards Manchester United players is thought to have occurred at the match with cross-town rivals Manchester City, according to a statement released by City.
  • Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has invited Sir Alex Ferguson to give the team talk ahead of his side's game against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. Ferguson -- who guided United to 13 Premier League titles and ended his reign as manager in 2013 -- will return to the dugout in May for the first time since undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage when he takes charge of a United side in a charity match.
  • Manchester United are sweating on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of the trip to Leicester on Sunday after he picked up an injury against Burnley, sources have told ESPN FC. The France international was limping heavily as he left Old Trafford following the 2-2 draw on Tuesday night and will be assessed by medical staff before a decision is made about whether he can feature at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
  • The outlook wasn't the brightest for Manchester United's Ander Herrera in August 2018. The Spaniard was entering into the last year of his contract - courtesy of an extension being activated, a process which was not made public. Herrera had all but lost his place to Nemanja Matic last season when he started only 22 games, exactly half his total from the previous season. Only 13 of those starts came in the league, unlucky for him as he scored no goals. And he had the prospect of Fred, another midfielder who cost £52 million, for competition.
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will wait until the last minute to pick his team to play Arsenal as he faces the prospect of lining up with just three fit defenders. Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian and Diogo Dalot -- who have made two Premier League starts between them this season -- are the only defenders certain to be available to play Unai Emery's side at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Ashley Young is suspended and Victor Lindelof will miss out because of a thigh injury. There are also doubts over five others including Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw.
  • Billed as the biggest clash of playing styles in the Premier League since the Arsenal vs. Stoke fixtures of the Rory Delap era, City had to be patient. Despite a 3-0 half-time lead, the first goal did not go in until the 32nd minute. That they ended five goals clear was evidence that the midweek defeat to Lyon was not playing on anyone's mind.
  • Jose Mourinho has asked executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to sell forward Anthony Martial before the European transfer window closes next week, says the Star. The Manchester United manager is adamant Martial is not good enough and wants his sale to raise funds to spend on new signings in January. But Woodward is refusing to sell Martial for less than top dollar, the paper adds.
  • Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has hit out at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for not backing Jose Mourinho in the summer. Mourinho spent £68 million on three new players during the transfer window including £47m midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. But Neville believes Woodward should have "shown faith" in his manager and brought in a centre-back, particularly after rewarding the Portuguese with a new contract in January.
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said World Cup stars should cut out the play-acting but it is unfair to single out Neymar. Brazil forward Neymar has been heavily criticised for diving during the tournament but Mourinho said he was not the only one and accused England defender Harry Maguire of doing the same during the victory over Colombia. "People are focusing on Neymar, but if it was only Neymar I'd be happy -- but it's not only Neymar," he told RT.
  • The chase feels forlorn, and it must be even more dispiriting for Manchester United when they play the day after their neighbours have turned in yet another stirring performance, but José Mourinho and his players can at least take some satisfaction from the fact they managed to trim the deficit at the top back to 11 points.
  • Jose Mourinho does not think that the relatively settled status of his Manchester United squad gives them an advantage over their title rivals at this stage of the new season. While expects little business to be conducted at Old Trafford during the remainder of the transfer window, questions remain at several other top Premier League clubs, where key players have been linked with moves away and transfer targets are yet to arrive.
  • Jose Mourinho has named an unchanged team for Manchester United's trip to Swansea City, while defender Victor Lindelof comes into the squad for the first time this season. Mourinho has kept faith with the XI that comfortably beat West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford last weekend. Summer signings Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic both start at the Liberty Stadium, along with Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
  • Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on a three-year contract. United will pay Chelsea a £40 million transfer fee, sources said, to reunite Matic with Jose Mourinho, who brought the midfielder to Stamford Bridge in January 2014. The 28-year-old becomes Mourinho's third signing of the summer after the arrivals of Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku and takes United's summer spending toward £150m. Mourinho told the club's official website: "Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.
  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho joked about his sacking at Chelsea after guiding the Red Devils to a 3-0 victory over Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday. Mourinho recalled a 2-1 defeat he suffered to the Foxes on Dec. 14, 2015, which turned out to be his last match in charge of the Blues.
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he was grateful for the "ammunition" he had on the bench, as his substitutions again made a positive impact in a 2-0 win away against West Ham United on Monday.
  • Manchester United produced a lacklustre display as their Europa League campaign began with a defeat at Feyenoord. United boss Jose Mourinho made eight changes from the defeat by Manchester City and an Anthony Martial shot going wide was their only first-half chance.
  • Manchester United fans may have had some collective doubts about the club hiring Jose Mourinho as manager, but when their away contingent travelled to Wigan for the first pre-season friendly on Saturday, the Portuguese could be left in no doubt as to their support.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic's high-profile move to Manchester United was confirmed on Friday, headlining the first day of what likely will be the busiest and biggest-spending transfer window ever seen in English soccer.
  • Ed Malyon looks at what we could expect when the Portuguese takes over the 20-time English champions
  • Zlatan plays where Zlatan wants