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Tottenham’s manager José Mourinho congratulates his players after their 2-1 win over Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Regan/NMC/Pool/EPA

Tottenham’s victory in Sunday’s North London derby was unmistakably a Mourinho masterclass – that is to say, a game nobody enjoyed, which was won by t(...)

 Pep Guardiola reacts during Manchester City’s  defeat to  Tottenham Hotspur yesterday. This was the second successive match City had lost while failing to score. Photograph: Getty Images

In their recent contribution to the “Pep Guardiola – WOW!” genre of sports books, “Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam,” journalists Lu Martin and P(...)

 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:  “It’s not down to me now to talk about the last five years. It’s down to me to talk about the next five months and to work the next five months towards getting us happy, getting us smiling, getting us winning games.” Photograph: Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed interim manager to lift the mood at Manchester United post-José Mourinho, and his opening media performance delivere(...)

 Manchester United’s  José Mourinho: he is  favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked.  Photograph:  Reuters/Heino Kalis

It is a tribute to the indelible grandeur of Manchester United that even a season of constipated football and toxic managerial asides can still seem e(...)

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba scores their second goal as Middlesbrough’s Victor Valdes looks on. Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester United 2 Middlesbrough 1 Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba struck in the closing minutes to hand Manchester United a deserved three points ag(...)

Damien Duff: “You’re playing 5-a-side and you feel good and you think maybe I could do another year but, listen, in my gut I know I’ve made the right decision.”

Four months after retiring from professional football, Damien Duff was at Lifestyle Sports in Grafton Street yesterday to promote the company’s Euro (...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard goes off injured as manager José Mourinho talks to him at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

If ever a Champions League was won by a team’s sense of togetherness, it was the 2012 edition which saw Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties. Che(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: “What really stood out was the sense of meticulous planning behind Chelsea’s victory.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

One of the striking aspects of Chelsea’s progress to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night was the demeanour of (...)

Chelsea’s Juan Mata is spending increasingly more  time  warming the bench: Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea’s win against Fulham was the type of Premier League game that leaves you brooding on the brevity of life. It’s hard to suppress the thought th(...)