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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘I’ve admired Pep’s team; they have raised the bar so much since Pep came.’ Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty

Pep Guardiola has said he would rather live in the Maldives or play golf than manage Manchester United even if it were the only job on offer. Asked w(...)

Paul Scholes celebrates a goal for Manchester United against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, at Old Trafford on October 18th, 2000. Photograph: John Giles/PA

Scott McTominay is the latest poster boy of a remarkable Manchester United academy that has produced the Busby Babes, George Best, and the Class of ’9(...)

Mason Greenwood opened the scoring for Manchester United against Partizan Belgrade. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certain Mason Greenwood will have “a very big career” at Manchester United — just as the manager is sure about the long-term b(...)

City’s Sergio Agüero  celebrates after scoring in  the Champions League  match against  Atalanta at Etihad Stadium, Manchester,  on October 22nd. Photograph:  Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC

Some goals are bigger than others, as a Mancunian almost sang. But it’s true, you know. The thought returned on Tuesday night as Sergio Agüero scored(...)

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes holds his head after being hit by a missile during a Turkish Cup semi-final against Fenerbahçe. Photograph: Stringer/AFP

An Istanbul derby is like no other experience in sport. Outside the stadium before kick-off there’s the smoke and smell of kofte meat burgers wafting (...)

Neymar scores for Barcelona’s fifth goal, this one   from the penalty spot, during the remarkable 6-1 comeback victory over PSG at the Camp Nou.  Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty

After Liverpool routed Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield, Pep Guardiola’s men need to turn the tables in dramatic fashion on home turf and without the ai(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane scores against Southampton at Wembley. Photograph: Getty Images

Tottenham striker Harry Kane broke the record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year by heading his 37th of 2017 against Southampton. H(...)

Alexis Sánchez: Chile’s 1-0 loss to Bolivia on Tuesday leaves their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

In a little under a week Alexis Sánchez’s life has been turned upside down. When the Arsenal forward woke up last Thursday, on transfer-deadline day, (...)

 Alexis Sánchez   celebrates Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the  FA Cup semi-final  last Sunday.   Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger says there is no chance Alexis Sánchez will leave Arsenal this summer and said he is prepared to run the risk of losing the forward on a(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez warms up during the English Premier League match at Liverpool on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Last November, Chile played Colombia and Uruguay in a World Cup qualifying double-header. A couple of days before the Colombia game, Alexis Sanchez pu(...)

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