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Sanchez set for United return and tipped to flourish under Solskjaer

Alexis Sanchez is in line to make his Manchester United return at Newcastle United on Wednesday and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident of getting the best out of him. The Chile international has been sidelined since sustaining a hamstring injury in November, the latest setback in a faltering start to life at Old Trafford since his move from Arsenal in January 2018. There were fears at the time from Jose Mourinho that Sanchez was set to be out “for a long time”, but fortunately for the 30-year-old he has made…

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Liverpool goes 6 points clear after Man City slips again

Rafael Benitez has little doubt Liverpool is ready to end a 28-year wait to win the English title. While Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp refused to get carried away after his team surged six points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday, Benitez was certain his former club had the quality to stay in first place for the rest of the season. “They showed they are good enough to win the title,” Benitez said after watching his Newcastle side being dismantled at…

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Solskjaer confident he and his staff have the faith of Alex Ferguson

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced he and his coaching staff have the faith of managerial legend Alex Ferguson because they are “Manchester United through and through”. Solskjaer has enjoyed a strong start to life backĀ at United since being installed as caretaker manager, replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho. United have won all three games under Solskjaer’s guidance, scoring 12 goals in the process, but perhaps the biggest difference is the free-flowing, attacking football on display. Some fans argue United have not played with such freedom and attacking sharpness since the immensely…

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Ronaldo rescues Juve in Atalanta draw, Napoli loses at Inter

Juventus can’t afford to give Cristiano Ronaldo a rest. Massimiliano Allegri was forced to bring on Ronaldo for the final 25 minutes, while Juventus was trailing and down to 10 men. The Portugal superstar leveled but did not have time to completely rescue Juventus as it was held at Atalanta to 2-2 on Wednesday. It was only the second time this season that Juventus has dropped points in Serie A, but it ended up extending its advantage to nine points ahead of second-placed Napoli after Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost at…

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