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Manchester United News, Fixtures, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:48

Sevilla 0-0 Man Utd: David de Gea shines in UEFA UCL draw

MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN STADIUM: No, it most certainly wasn’t vintage Manchester United in Europe. Sevilla dominated, Sevilla should have won.

Manchester United News, Fixtures, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:41

Mourinho dropping Man Utd star Pogba was a clear message

CHRIS WHEELER AT ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN: This wasn’t Huddersfield at home. This was the first leg last 16 of the Champions League away to Sevilla in Spain.

Manchester United News, Fixtures, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:40

Man Utd's David De Gea installs fear in strikers: Lampard

United were kept level by De Gea in the Champions League clash with two fantastic saves just before half time, the second, from point blank range against Luis Muriel, the best of them.

Manchester United News, Fixtures, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:35

Jose Mourinho hugs reporter after Scott McTominay question

McTominay was chosen to start in a midfield three in the Champions League clash in Spain, and impressed as United drew 0-0 in the last 16 first leg. Mourinho was keen to talk about his display.

Manchester United News, Fixtures, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:24

Jamie Redknapp: Paul Pogba is a real problem for Man Utd

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Feuds like this do not just go away, this is a wound that won't heal in a hurry. Pogba and manager Mourinho both have big egos, but one of them is going to have to relent.

SkySports | Manchester United 21 Feb 23:20

Jose: Herrera suffered 'bad injury'

Jose Mourinho says midfielder Ander Herrera picked up a “bad injury” in their goalless draw with Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Spain.

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 23:13

Mourinho singles out Man Utd star for praise after Sevilla draw

Jose Mourinho reserved special praise for youngster Scott McTominay after Man Utd’s goalless draw with Sevilla in the Champions League.

McTominay was preferred in the starting line-up to Paul Pogba, and his boss believes his performance vindicated that decision.

“In the press conference, the questions were about Paul [Pogba] but the question should be about the kid. He was fantastic. He did everything well. He put pressure on Ever Banega and stopped him playing, he’s their playmaker. I think Scott was brilliant.

“The midfield started really well and Paul made a big effort to go into the dynamic when he came on and he had a positive performance.”

The Red Devils produced a battling performance in Spain and will be confident of progressing through to the quarter-finals when the sides meet again at Old Trafford.

However, Mourinho says his side’s failure to score an away goal may leave them more vulnerable than many are expecting.

“If we draw with goals in the second leg, we are out. If we win, we are through.

“It’s difficult. I believe that Old Trafford misses a big European night. We had the quarter-finals and semi-finals last year but the Europa League has a different meaning.

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SkySports | Manchester United 21 Feb 22:40

De Gea stars as Man Utd draw

David de Gea produced a string of fine saves to help a lacklustre Manchester United hold Sevilla to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in Seville.

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 22:36

Man Utd battle to goalless draw with Sevilla

Manchester United put themselves in a strong position in the Champions League by battling to a round-of-16 first leg away 0-0 draw with Sevilla.

United struggled to contain Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla throughout a one-sided contest, with De Gea required to produce a string of saves – including an incredible first-half stop to deny Luis Muriel – as proceedings somehow ended 0-0.

A night that started with Paul Pogba dominating the agenda after being named on the bench ended with United’s goalkeeper grabbing the headlines thanks to a man-of-the-match display in his homeland.

Disjointed United were unimpressive throughout and De Gea was forced into five saves in the first half alone, with his one-handed stop from a Muriel header leaving onlookers open-mouthed.

Sevilla continued in the ascendancy after the break and racked up 25 attempts over the course of the evening – but none found the back of the net as Mourinho’s men somehow returned to Old Trafford unscathed.

The travelling support even thought they had an undeserved winner to celebrate, only for Romelu Lukaku’s late effort to be ruled out.

Sevilla’s fans were noisy throughout and their intensity was matched by their team, with Muriel setting the tone with an effort bound for the bottom corner until De Gea’s intervention at full stretch.

The hosts continued to threaten United’s goal as Ever Banega and Jesus Navas tried their luck safe in the knowledge that Mourinho’s men were creating little at the other end.

Pogba’s introduction in place of the injured Ander Herrera brought some much-needed creativity and composure, but it was Alexis Sanchez that unlocked the home defence with a lovely clipped ball volleyed over by Lukaku.

Surprise inclusion Scott McTominay’s 25-yard effort represented United’s only shot in target in a first half that Sevilla would have gone ahead in but for De Gea.

Joaquin Correa, a nuisance down the left, twice forced the Spain goalkeeper into action, before the Spain goalkeeper superbly tipped over a glancing Steven N’Zonzi header.

However, the best was yet to come. Just moments after being involved in a defensive mix-up, De Gea produced an incredible one-handed stop to prevent a point-blank Muriel header rippling the net.

Montella opened his arms in disbelief and gasps followed from the crowd when replays were shown at half-time.

The LaLiga side continued to knock on the door after the break as Muriel threatened, Clement Lenglet got a tame header on De Gea’s goal and Correa danced into the box.

Banega sent a free-kick straight into the United goalkeeper’s grasp as those in front of him continued to falter, with Pablo Sarabia nodding just over at the far post and Muriel fizzing an effort at De Gea’s goal from an acute angle.

Seven minutes from time, it looked like United had pulled off the smash and grab as Lukaku’s fierce strike squirmed past Sergio Rico, only for the goal to be cancelled out for handball.

Substitute Sandro Ramirez was blocked and former Manchester City winger Navas had a penalty appeal ignored, with Marcus Rashford fizzing a free-kick wide at the other end.

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ESPN FC News 21 Feb 21:51

Dortmund face midfield conundrum in tight second leg at Atalanta

Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger explains what it means to finally be able to see Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle link up with one another. On Thursday, Borussia Dortmund will look to reach the round of 16 in the Europa League in the return leg against Serie A's Atalanta. Thanks to Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi's stoppage-time winner last week, the Black and Yellows, who are yet to lose in 2018, will enter the tie with a 3-2 advantage. The match will take place around 200 kilometres southwest of Bergamo at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia as Atalanta's Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia is not modern enough to comply with UEFA's regulations....

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 21:26

Mino Raiola touting Paul Pogba around for a summer transfer

Paul Pogba’s agent is trying to get the France midfielder out of Manchester United, claims a report.

There is understood to be real animosity between Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Pogba. The United chief has played down talk that their relationship has broken down and recently labelled it “lies”.

Pogba however is apparently not happy and has instructed Mino Raiola to explore his summer options.

American outlet Sports Illustrated claim: “A source with firsthand knowledge says that Pogba’s representative, the super-agent Mino Raiola, has been calling other top European clubs in the past week to try and persuade them to go after Pogba in the summer transfer market.”

Per the source, nobody is so far willing to take Pogba, who was a then world record £89million when he returned to United from Juventus in 2016.

Fuel was added to the fire on Wednesday night when Pogba was left out of the United side to face Sevilla, despite training this week and apparently recovering from illness.

He did though enter the action after just 17 minutes when Ander Herrera went off injured.

Mourinho defended his team selection ahead of kick-off and said: “Paul gave us some doubts by not playing last Saturday, by his own decision, he was not feeling good.”

 

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ESPN FC News 21 Feb 21:25

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos denies penalty rift with Gareth Bale

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he felt his team had turned a corner and were now hitting their best form -- speaking after

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 20:43

Mourinho explains Paul Pogba omission; snaps after 3rd question

Jose Mourinho has explained the omission of Paul Pogba from his starting line-up against Sevilla.

Pogba, who missed the weekend’s win at Huddersfield through illness, returned to training this week and was expected to start at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in their Champions League last 16 clash.

Mourinho though instead chose Scott McTominay, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in a midfield three.

Asked ahead of kick-off about his decision, Mourinho told BT Sport: “You always go to the one who doesn’t start. Scott McTominay is working hard every day, he is feeling good and strong.

“He played the last match for 90 minutes and Paul last Saturday wasn’t able to play, and this is the kind of game where I think a player must feel 100 per cent.

"You ask three questions, three about Pogba, don't you have any other questions?"

José Mourinho spoke to @DesKellyBTS about his decision to start Scott McTominay. pic.twitter.com/ycWeRKDQbx

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 21, 2018

“Paul gave us some doubts by not playing last Saturday, by his own decision, he was not feeling good.”

Mourinho was then pushed further on Pogba and retorted: “Three questions on Paul, you have no others? Ask another one.”

The omission of Pogba will fuel speculation over the midfielder’s future. Mourinho last week labelled talk that the pair’s relationship had broken down as “lies”.

 

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ESPN FC News 21 Feb 20:32

Sergio Ramos on target as Real Madrid fight back to beat Leganes

Skipper Sergio Ramos scored a late penalty clincher as Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at Leganes and ease themselves into third place in La

ESPN FC News 21 Feb 19:58

FIFA lifts ban on public endorsements of 2026 World Cup bids

LONDON -- A ban on voters publicly endorsing any 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from football

ESPN FC News 21 Feb 19:52

Roberto Firmino won't face discipline as result of Mason Holgate allegation - FA

The English Football Association (FA) have confirmed that they will be taking no disciplinary action against Roberto Firmino in regards to

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 19:38

Gerrard thrilled as Woodburn helps Liverpool U19s defeat Man Utd

Liverpool Under-19s coach Steven Gerrard was delighted with the way his side “dominated” Manchester United on their way to a 2-0 win in the UEFA Youth League.

Victory set up a quarter-final clash at Manchester City, who overcame Inter Milan on penalties on Tuesday.

Ben Woodburn, released from training with the first team, gave Liverpool the lead with a header from Neco Williams’ 11th-minute cross.

Despite creating a number of chances the home side had to weather a storm from the visitors – who included Angel Gomes and Ethan Hamilton, Paul Pogba’s replacement in Saturday’s first-team squad for the win at Huddersfield.

The closest former United midfielder Nicky Butt’s team came to an equaliser was when Tahith Chong crashed a shot against the crossbar, and substitute Rafael Camacho’s dipping left-footed strike from 25 yards made sure of Liverpool’s win with 13 minutes to go.

“All in all I think we have dominated them, dominated Manchester United today, and we have some very young players in the team so that was the pleasing thing for me,” said Gerrard.

“We killed them for 35 minutes and we should have got that second goal and we could have made the second half a lot more easy for ourselves.

“But Rafa coming on and creating that bit of magic certainly helped the team breathe towards the end of the game because we knew it was going to get tough.”

Gerrard’s side had lost their last four matches so the win was important.

“Coming up against an old (England) team-mate of mine, Nicky Butt, and the big rivalry which has gone on for many years makes the tie more juicy and there is a bit more edge and pressure around it,” added Gerrard.

“But that is why I am sitting here because I want that challenge. The reason I want that challenge is because I can’t go and find it myself as a player.”

United coach Butt admitted his side effectively lost the match in the first half.

“It was disappointing to go out, it was a good competition to stay in,” Butt said. “In the first half we were nowhere near it. They were a lot better than us, first to the ball, first to the second balls.

“We were too nice in the first half and we did not put too many challenges in. They won all the 50/50s and it was unacceptable. I told them that at half-time.

“In the second half we were a lot better and dominated the game. We had a lot of talent on the pitch and showed we are not a bad team but we got hit with a sucker-punch.”

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SkySports | Manchester United 21 Feb 18:10

Woodburn stars as Man Utd bow out

Liverpool booked their place in the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over rivals Manchester United at Prenton Park.

SkySports | Manchester United 21 Feb 17:50

Premier League questions

Will Manchester United capitalise or will Chelsea close the gap? Will Tottenham maintain their top-four charge? Will David Moyes end his Anfield hoodoo?

SkySports | Manchester United 21 Feb 14:27

Jose expects few goals against Sevilla

Jose Mourinho does not expect Manchester United to score many goals in their Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla and has played down the idea of his side being favourites.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 27 Jun 23:33

Rooney future 'could clog up pre-season'

Wayne Rooney's future needs to be resolved to stop it "clogging up" Manchester United's pre-season, says Gary Neville.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Jun 15:44

Preston sign Manchester United's Harrop

Preston North End to sign Josh Harrop on a four-year deal when his Manchester United contract expires on 3 July.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Jun 15:36

Fabinho would be 'tempted' by Man Utd

Monaco midfielder Fabinho would be tempted by a move to Manchester United, who have strengthened their backroom staff.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 21 Jun 01:00

'Shocking that Man Utd do not have women's team'

Ex-England keeper Rachel Brown-Finnis on what Man Utd are missing out on as the biggest club in the world without a women's team.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 21 Jun 00:15

Man Utd cleared in 89.3m Pogba deal

Manchester United are cleared by Fifa of wrongdoing in the £89.3m deal to sign Paul Pogba last year, but Juventus face charges.

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