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Pogba is Manchester United through and through - Solskjaer

Ole Gunner Solskjaer says it is an honour and a privilege to play for Manchester United, which academy graduate Paul Pogba realises.
Paul Pogba is "Manchester United through and through" and understands it is a privilege to play for the club, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rooney explains Mourinho’s downfall, backs ‘clever’ Solskjaer

Wayne Rooney believes that the communication — or, a lack thereof — between Jose Mourinho and his players was the biggest reason for the club’s struggles this season, and eventually Mourinho’s dismissal.
Rooney, who played under Mourinho in his final season at Old Trafford, revealed he has been in regular contact with a number of current first-team members. The contents of those conversations were, while quite juicy, all too predictable.

Ndidi hails Leicester City's win over Chelsea

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Wilfred Ndidi has praised Leicester City after upsetting Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

Jamie Vardy's 51st-minute effort helped Claude Puel’s men end a four-game winless run.

The victory saw the King Power Stadium outfit climb to the ninth spot in the league log after garnering 25 points from 18 games.

Alex pulled strings to secure Solskjaer appointment

Sure, Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager of Manchester United in 2013, but it has widely been accepted that the legendary Scot would remain an influential figure for many years to come.

Rooney backs Solskjaer to fix Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s positive attitude has already provided Manchester United with a much-needed boost, according to Wayne Rooney.
Wayne Rooney believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man to heal the player unrest that contributed to Jose Mourinho's dismissal from Manchester United.
Appearing on television ahead of the club's Premier League clash against Cardiff City, Rooney said recent conversations with former team-mates confirmed the atmosphere "wasn't great" at Old Trafford.

Sanchez slams 'false' claims of Mourinho sack bet

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez has hit out at claims he placed a wager with Marcos Rojo on Jose Mourinho leaving the club.
Alexis Sanchez has angrily denied a newspaper report that he bet Manchester United would sack manager Jose Mourinho.

The Sun claimed the former Arsenal forward sent a message to a players' WhatsApp group to suggest he had won a wager with team-mate Marcos Rojo over Mourinho's future at the club.
The report emerged just three days after Mourinho was relieved as United boss and replaced by interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Salah proving more than just goalscorer for top-of-the-table Liverpool

Mohamed Salah has proven he is one of the most dangerous scorers in the Premier League during his time at Liverpool, but he’s also not bad as a creator either.

Salah was at it again on Friday, as he turned home a Fabinho cross with a deft finish with the side of his boot to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead against Wolves in the 18th minute.

The goal proved the winner in a 2-0 victory for the Reds at the Molineux Stadium, as Liverpool remained undefeated in the Premier League and guaranteed they will sit top of the table on Christmas Day.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to become permanent Manchester United manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that he would like to stay on as Manchester United manager after the end of this season.
The 45-year-old reiterated at his first press conference after his return to the club that he was only in charge on a caretaker basis but added: “There are so many managers who would love to be manager of Manchester United, I'm one of them.”

Drinkwater can leave Chelsea if he wants, says Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that midfielder Danny Drinkwater is free to leave Chelsea if he so chooses.
The 28-year-old has completely fallen off the radar under Sarri, having made his only Blues appearance of the season in the Community Shield back in August.
Drinkwater signed for Chelsea from Leicester City in September 2017 for a £35 million ($45m) fee, and featured sparingly in his first season at Stamford Bridge.
Under Antonio Conte, Drinkwater made 22 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season.

Nigeria end 2018 as 44th best in the world

Nigeria finished 2018 ranked by Fifa as the 44th best footballing nation in the world.

The world football governing body released the December's standings on Thursday with Gernot Rohr's men unmoved from the position they had in November and October.

Nigeria had an eventful year having played at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia but were eliminated from the tournament in the group stage after managing a win [vs. Iceland] and two defeats.

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