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Nemanja Matic hails Man United as the biggest club he’s played for

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Nemanja Matic has told Sky Sports that Manchester United are one of the three biggest clubs in the world for after swapping Chelsea for Old Trafford in a £35 million move this summer. Matic, who also spent three years with Benfica, won the Premier League title twice at Stamford Bridge, once under United boss Jose Mourinho in 2014-15 and again under Antonio ...

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Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Romelu Lukaku nets double as Red Devils rock Hammers

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Romelu Lukaku immediately started to pay off his transfer fee with two goals as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their Premier League opener. The £75million summer signing struck in each half as United justified pre-season optimism with a sparkling and confident display at Old Trafford. The Hammers were completely outplayed and could easily have trailed by more goals ...

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Classy Real Madrid beat Man United to retain Super Cup

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Manchester United were outclassed as Spanish and European champions Real Madrid retained the Uefa Super Cup with victory in a sweltering Skopje. Madrid dominated from the start and led when Casemiro – who earlier hit the bar – slid in a half volley. They doubled their lead when Isco calmly slotted in from eight yards after a neat one-two with ...

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Man United trio leads UEFA Europa League Player of the Season shortlist

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Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award. All three were inspirational in Manchester United winning the competition last term, a triumph that completed the English giants’ set of major UEFA club trophies. Mkhitaryan and Pogba were on target in the 2-0 victory over Ajax in the ...

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Manchester United 2-1 Sampdoria: Juan Mata strikes as United end pre-season with victory

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Juan Mata scored the winner as Manchester United’s pre-season ended with an encouraging 2-1 victory over Sampdoria in Dublin. In a game that will be remembered for Nemanja Matic making his first United appearance, Jose Mourinho’s side took the lead inside nine minutes thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s third goal of pre-season. United controlled large parts of the friendly at the ...

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Valerenga 0-3 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku nets in routine win

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Romelu Lukaku scored his third goal of pre-season as Manchester United eased to a 3-0 victory over Valerenga in Oslo on Sunday. Marouane Fellaini headed United in front in the 44th minute after a dominant first-half display, with Paul Pogba going close when he hit the post. Lukaku nodded in the second from a corner after coming on at half-time ...

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Nemanja Matic: Man Utd close to signing Chelsea midfielder

Nemanja Matic was left out of Chelsea's pre-season tour of the Far East by manager Antonio Conte (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester United are close to signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m. Matic, 28, would be United’s third summer buy – following £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. It will be the second time United manager Jose Mourinho has bought Matic, having signed him for Chelsea. Mourinho spent £21m in January ...

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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid exit talk ridiculous, says agent Jonathan Barnett

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Speculation linking Gareth Bale with a move away from Real Madrid is “ridiculous” and “stupid”, according to the Wales forward’s agent. Real manager Zinedine Zidane has said he cannot guarantee Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will stay at the Bernabeu this summer. That has prompted reports Manchester United could rekindle their long-standing interest in the 28-year-old. “It’s a ridiculous, stupid story,” agent Jonathan ...

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Michael Essien backs Jose Mourinho to succeed at Man United

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Jose Mourinho has acted as a father figure to countless footballers over the years, but Michael Essien may be his most famous son. The Bison is one of only a handful of players to have enjoyed three separate spells under Mourinho, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup in the process. Their bond is so ...

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Manchester United sign Victor Lindelof for £31m

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Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m. The Sweden international, 22, travelled to Manchester on Wednesday to discuss terms and have a medical. Lindelof, who has won 12 caps for Sweden, becomes United’s most expensive defender, overtaking the £29.1m paid for Rio Ferdinand in 2002. “I’m thrilled,” said Lindelof, who joins on a ...

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