Manchester United's recent upturn of good form will face undoubtedly its toughest test of the entire season as they visit the Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Pep's side are top of the Premier League, two points clear of Chelsea in second and 9 points ahead of United in seventh, win for the blues would stretch that gap to 12 points. Despite City's dominance in the Premier League over the last 12 months or so, Mourinho's United managed to postpone City's title win in this fixture last season after a phenomenal 3-2 victory. City were 2-0 up after half an hour but French international Paul Pogba put in one of his best performances in a United shirt to score twice in two minutes in the second half. Chris Smalling netted the winner just after the hour. City, Chelsea and Liverpool remain the only three undefeated teams in the league and occupy the top three spots respectably, defeat for City on Sunday would almost certainly see them be leapfrogged by one of the other two sides. Which TV channel … [Read more...] about What channel is Man City vs Man Utd on? What time is kick-off?
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BELGIUM captain Eden Hazard has defended his criticism of team-mate Romelu Lukaku. By David Wright / Published 21st June 2018 Belgium beat Panama convincingly 3-0 in their World Cup Group G clash on Wednesday.Manchester United striker Lukaku bagged a second-half brace after Dries Mertens opened the scoring, but he still came in for criticism from Hazard.The Chelsea forward accused Lukaku of "hiding up front" in the first 45 minutes.And when asked to explain his comment, Hazard told Sky Sports: "As the captain, even if I am not the captain I can talk, on the pitch I try to give my best. GETTY Eden Hazard wants more from Belgium team-mate Romelu Lukaku GETTY Romelu Lukaku scored a brace against Panama “I just told Romelu if we want to win the game we need him” Eden Hazard “If I can help players to be better I will."I just told Romelu if we want to win the game we need him, not just as a scorer to score goals, but we want him to be involved in the … [Read more...] about Chelsea star Eden Hazard explains his criticism of Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku
Unable or unwilling to give one another a game, these two tired defensive teams did at least provide us all with a fight when Mark Noble briefly lost the plot and squared up to Paul Pogba, in a moment of aggravation as unexpected as a scrap in a quiet country pub. Before then, two five-man defences had faced off in a game of little ambition involving a Jose Mourinho masterplan which involved expending the minimum energy for the return of a single point. That was the minimum the Manchester United manager said that he had come for to ensure that the last game of the season at Old Trafford could run smoothly with second place already secured. It had been going to plan for Mourinho with precious little of note having happened when, with three minutes of the regulation 90 to go, Pogba fouled Cheikhou Kouyate, Noble fouled Pogba, Pogba reciprocated and within seconds it had escalated surprisingly. The West Ham captain was giving away around a foot in height when he went chest-to-chest with … [Read more...] about Passions run high after Paul Pogba and Mark Noble go toe to toe as Man Utd secure second place
7 Apr From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43685987 Read more about sharing. It has been a mixed season for Paul Pogba, but the Manchester United midfielder stole the show in the derby against Manchester City.The France international, 25, was dropped for both legs of the recent Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla, which fuelled talk of a falling-out with manager Jose Mourinho.A day before the Manchester derby, City manager Pep Guardiola made the shocking claim that he had been offered the chance to sign Pogba in January.Pogba's response? He scored twice in three second-half minutes to spark a remarkable United comeback from 2-0 down to beat City 3-2 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday and delay their rivals' title celebrations.'All the attributes to be a top-class player'The … [Read more...] about Man City 2-3 Man Utd: Paul Pogba goes from ‘passive’ to ‘his best 45 minutes’
Swansea City's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford saw them drop to 15th in the table as the Premier League relegation battle really hots up. Early goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez were enough to seal victory for Jose Mourinho's side. But there was good, and bad, news for Carlos Carvalhal and his team as results filtered through from key fixtures being played elsewhere. Relegation rivals Newcastle and West Ham each climbed the table with victories... but only as a result of beating Huddersfield and Southampton respectively, two other clubs in danger of the drop. Crystal Palace had earlier lost a 1-0 lead to be beaten by Liverpool at Selhurst Park, while Brighton are still firmly in the mix themselves after losing 2-0 at home to Leicester. Rock bottom West Brom lost again, this time at home to Burnley, while 19th placed Stoke go to Arsenal on Sunday. What it means is that despite their loss, the Swans remain three points clear of Southampton, who occupy the last … [Read more...] about Where Man Utd loss leaves the Swans in their PL relegation battle