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Ander Herrera: My future is the FA Cup final. I want to be here next season

Manchester United midfielder has struggled for an automatic place in the first team but he scored the winner in the semi-final and is keen to continue in that veinAnder Herrera has a self-possession that allows rare honesty when he is asked how Manches…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/18/ander-herrera-fa-cup-final-manchester-united-chelsea

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City points total may never be repeated

• City finished season with 100 points, a first in English top division• De Bruyne says this team better than Arsenal’s 2004 InvinciblesKevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City’s feat in reaching 100 points may be impossible to repeat, though he says t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/14/kevin-de-bruyne-manchester-city-points-total-never-repeated

Romelu Lukaku expected to be fit to face Chelsea in FA Cup final

• Manchester United striker underwent scan on ankle on Monday• Medical department optimistic over injuryRomelu Lukaku had a scan on his injured ankle on Monday, with the hope being that the Manchester United No 9 should be fit for the FA Cup final agai…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/30/romelu-lukaku-manchester-united-ankle-injury-fa-cup-final-chelsea

Manchester United fans condemn FA Cup final ticket price rises of up to 35%

• Supporters’ trust says prices for Chelsea game are ‘extortionate’• FA has raised the price of all but the cheapest seatsThe raising of FA Cup final ticket prices by up to 35% by the Football Association has been branded “extortionate” by the official…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/24/manchester-united-fans-fa-cup-final-ticket-price-rises-chelsea

Nemanja Matic: ‘I have to have serious hair like Gary Neville’ | Jamie Jackson

The Manchester United midfielder has had mixed fortunes in finals but stays positive before he faces Tottenham in FA Cup semi-finalNemanja Matic has sweet memories of playing against Tottenham in an FA Cup semi-final after his glorious 25-yard strike f…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/20/nemanja-matic-manchester-united-serious-haircut

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City future hinges on his energy reserves

• ‘I don’t know how I will react to winning league,’ says manager• Guardiola demands no let-up against Swansea on SundayPep Guardiola has said how long he stays at Manchester City will depend on his energy reserves and his players’ hunger. He believes …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/20/football-manchester-city-pep-guardiola-new-contract

José Mourinho says Manchester United semi-final places are up for grabs

• ‘What is the criteria to choose a team? The way they play’• Manager explains substitution of Paul Pogba against West BromJosé Mourinho has appeared to question the ambition of some Manchester United players after the defeat by West Bromwich Albion th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/16/jose-mourinho-manchester-united-paul-pogba-bournemouth-fa-cup-semi-final

Kevin De Bruyne tells Manchester City to turn focus to Champions League

• Premier League champions came up short in Europe• Belgian wants competition for places to increaseKevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City’s ambition must be to win the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side secured the Premier League title on Sunday…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/16/kevin-de-bruyne-eyes-manchester-city-progress-champions-league

Pep Guardiola asks Manchester City for ‘perfect game’ against Liverpool

• Manager says side must be clinical to overturn 3-0 first-leg deficit• City confident of revenge attack on Liverpool’s bus being avoidedPep Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City side to play “the perfect game” to defeat Liverpool in the Champio…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/09/pep-guardiola-manchester-city-liverpool-champions-league

Pep Guardiola seeks Manchester City hangover cure to face Liverpool

• Manager admits: ‘It’s difficult for our mood not winning’• But Guardiola sure City will create chances in second legPep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City’s inability to maintain a two‑goal lead against Manchester United could weigh on playe…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/08/pep-guardiola-manchester-city-hangover-cure-liverpool-champions-league

Manchester City’s İlkay Gündoğan says first leg is key to clash with Liverpool

• German midfielder keen to avenge 4-3 Premier League defeat• ‘We’d like a great result at Anfield and then to dominate the second’İlkay Gündoğan believes Manchester City know how to avoid losing again against Liverpool in their Champions League quarte…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/02/ilkay-gundogan-manchester-city-champions-league-liverpool

José Mourinho attacks ‘worst manager’ Frank de Boer for Rashford comments

• Former Palace manager branded ‘worst in Premier League history’• Paul Pogba a doubt for Manchester United’s match against SevillaJosé Mourinho has branded Frank de Boer the “worst manager in the history of the Premier League” after the Dutchman quest…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/12/jose-mourinho-frank-de-boer-worst-manager-marcus-rashford-manchester-united

Manchester United v Liverpool: match preview

José Mourinho might not say it but, given Manchester United’s two-point lead over third-placed Liverpool, this is a game he might be content to draw to maintain the status quo with only eight matches left after the final whistle. As Mourinho is likely …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/09/manchester-united-liverpool-match-preview

Manchester City are not at Barcelona’s level yet, says Pep Guardiola

• ‘They dominated for 20 years with different managers and players’• City coach to stop wearing yellow ribbon after accepting FA chargePep Guardiola believes Manchester City are inferior to Barcelona, saying his team have to dominate for at least a dec…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/06/manchester-city-barcelona-pep-guardiola-champions-league-basel

Eden Hazard: I could have played for three hours and not touched ball

• Antonio Conte played Hazard as a false nine versus Manchester City• Chelsea lost 1-0 and Hazard admits they didn’t “play a good game”Eden Hazard believes he could have played for “three hours” against Manchester City in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat and still…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/05/eden-hazard-chelsea-antonio-conte-manchester-city-premier-league

Referees’ body to meet Manchester City over concerns about bad tackles

• PGMOL unlikely to consider retrospective upgrading of cards• City claim there has been dangerous run of tackles on their playersManchester City have been granted a meeting with the governing body of Premier League referees to discuss Pep Guardiola’s …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/21/referees-body-manchester-city-concerns-tackles-premier-league