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Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta: “ It is a surprise to be made favourites when there is a team out there that has won the competition three times in a row.” Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City v Lyon, Etihad Stadium, 8.0pm (Live Virgin Media Sports Extra 1 & BT Sport 3) Mikel Arteta believes Manchester City have the best(...)

Jose Mourinho makes a point of applauding the fans after the 3-0 home defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

“From a tactical point of view, we didn’t lose,” said José Mourinho, which must have come as a tremendous relief to the thousands of Manchester United(...)

José Mourinho: the pressure appears to be making its mark. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

José Mourinho still retains the support of the Manchester United hierarchy despite a chastening start to the season that Paul Pogba is confident will (...)

 José Mourinho with  Paul Pogba at Old Trafford: if the 25-year-old’s erratic form continues to be a head-scratcher his manager it becomes a bigger conundrum with each match. Photograph:    Peter Powell/EPA

In Manchester United’s ongoing insipidness under José Mourinho a perfect storm of problems is found. The manager seems to have lost his mojo – momenta(...)

Fans  celebrate  at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as Manchester City win the Premier League. Photograph: PA Wire

Ottmar Hitzfeld, the former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich manager, used to speak of the red zone, a central area of the pitch just outside the p(...)

Pep Guardiola is routinely venerated as the best manager of his generation. Photograph: Getty Images

You won. Fine. Now win again. Win better. Even in a moment of triumph, with his beautifully engineered seventh domestic title safely stowed away, it i(...)

Pep Guardiola and David Silva celebrate a win against Southampton in what has proved a triumphant league campaign. Photograph: Lindsy Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

The statistics offer some measure of Manchester City’s greatness. They have won the title with a month to spare and are on course to set records fo(...)

Jose Mourinho  issues instructions to Paul Pogba during the recent defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Photograph: Ian Kingston/AFP/Getty

Jose Mourinho has lately sought to give the impression that he is at peace with the world at large: the best-behaved manager in the technical area, th(...)

Manchester City’s   Sergio Agüero scores the opening goal past Newcastle’s Karl Darlow at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola can seem to concentrate more on the aesthetics than statistics. While he has assessed formidable figures in his managerial career, they (...)

Jose Mourinho: “My involvement in the situation is just to say the reasons why I would like to have the player and no more than that.” Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

José Mourinho has claimed to being in the dark about Manchester United’s bid to sign Alexis Sánchez, though the manager is calm regarding the situati(...)

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