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Maurizio Sarri: Why end is near for Chelsea manager after defeat by Man Utd

.Highlights: Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd

Pogba explains Solskjaer’s secret: ‘He trusts us, we trust him’

Take Manchester United’s 2018-19 season as the latest example of what a positive atmosphere around a club can do for results on the field.
When Jose Mourinho was fired on December 18, 2018, Man United sat sixth in the Premier League table and had won just two of their last eight games.
Under the direction of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils have failed to win just twice in 13 games (all competitions) and have climbed up to fourth in the PL, along with reaching the quarterfinals of the FA Cup with a resounding 2-0 victory away to Chelsea on Monday.

PSG chasing another kid named Kylian Mbappe

What’s in a name? Probably a lot for the 11-year-old named Kylian Mbappe whom Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly interested in signing.
While his older namesake is hailed as the best young player in the world playing for PSG’s senior team and the world champion French national team, younger Kylian Mbappe currently plays for Roissy-en-Brie, the same youth club Paul Pogba played for as a young child before moving to Le Havre’s youth system and then Manchester United.

It's hard to play Sarriball, says Pedro

Chelsea star Pedro has admitted that sometimes his team struggles to put Maurizio Sarri's high-intensity tactics into practice, while affirming they are 100 per cent behind the under-fire boss.
After making a bright start at Stamford Bridge, the former Napoli coach has found life in the Premier League rather trickier in recent months.
Sunday's 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester City showed how far the Blues trail the current reigning champions, while also heightening the pressure on Sarri's shoulders.

U-20 AFCON: Mali beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to final ticket

The Junior Eagles of Mali have qualified for the final of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations taking place in the Niger Republic.

After playing 1-1 in regulation time, the Malians held their nerves to beat Nigeria 4-3 in the ensuing penalty kicks in the nervy semifinal match played Wednesday at the Stade General Seyni Kountche.

Wenger backs Solskjaer decision to leave out Alexis

.Says Martial is indispensable

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to bench his former player Alexis Sanchez, with the Frenchman suggesting Anthony Martial has made the left-wing position his own at the club.
Martial has blossomed this season, scoring nine goals in 20 Premier League appearances so far, while he has managed to hit the net three times in all competitions since Solskjaer's appointment as interim boss.

Fellaini confirms PSG interest, reveals reasons for Man Utd exit

Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain wanted to sign him in the summer 2018 and revealed why he took the decision to leave Manchester United in January.
The Belgium international found himself heading towards the free agent pool 18 months ago as his contract at Old Trafford ran down.
A move elsewhere was expected, but the trust shown in him by Jose Mourinho convinced the 31-year-old to commit to fresh terms.
A new two-year deal was agreed, with Fellaini snubbing interest from afar in favour of extending his association with the Red Devils.

Fulham 0 Manchester United 3

.Martial, Pogba send Solskjaer's men fourth
Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba combined to clinical effect to give Manchester United a comfortable win at Fulham.
Manchester United moved into the top four of the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Two goals from Paul Pogba and a superb solo effort from Anthony Martial secured a comfortable win for the visitors, their 10th in 11 matches in all competitions under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Man Utd now enjoying the real Pogba - Martial

.Hails Red Devils 'leader'

Manchester United attacker, Antony Martial, has said that the club was now seeing “the real Paul Pogba” as an on-field leader, who has been granted the freedom to flourish.

Lingard says 'old school' Man Utd back under Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has helped bring back "the old school Manchester United" and persuaded Jesse Lingard that they can mount a Premier League title challenge next season.

Jose Mourinho's December sacking was followed by the surprise appointment of Solskjaer until the end of the campaign.

The Norwegian has won nine of his 10 matches in charge in all competitions, with that unbeaten start to life in the dugout seeing United close the gap on the top four and excite the fans.

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