´Insipid´ Hazard overlooked for Ballon d´Or

France Football has blamed Eden Hazard’s “insipid” form for much of 2016 for his omission from the Ballon d’Or shortlist, while acknowledging Karim Benzema’s Euro 2016 absence was a factor in the Real Madrid striker missing the cut. The prestigious annual award that recognises the premier individual performer in world football is back under the

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Guardiola vows to fix Manchester City concerns

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists he will find the solution to their winless run after Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw against Southampton. Kelechi Iheanacho cancelled out Nathan Redmond’s first-half opener to ensure City returned to the top of the table on goal difference, but they have now failed to win any of their last

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Mourinho’s view on Stamford Bridge defeat

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was naturally disappointed with his side’s 4-0 loss to former club Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. Here are the key points from his post-match interview with MUTV… THOUGHTS ON THE PERFORMANCE “If you can delete the defensive mistakes from the game I would say it was a good

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Jose Mourinho gives an update on Eric Bailly

Jose Mourinho has admitted he fears Eric Bailly was “badly injured” during Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday. The Ivory Coast defender was forced off with a problem on 52 minutes and was replaced by Marcos Rojo. The Reds boss confirmed afterwards that Bailly has a knee issue which could be serious. “He

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