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Man Utd: Eric Cantona wants Jose Mourinho’s side to be more attacking

Eric Cantona (centre) scored 82 goals in 185 appearances for Manchester United Manchester United great Eric Cantona says he admires Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho – but would prefer the team to play more like a side led by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Cantona, who spent five years at United between 1992 and 1997, described Portuguese Mourinho as “a winner who will continue to win”. But the Frenchman also told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme: “He is playing in this defensive way, which is not the identity of Manchester…

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David Unsworth: Everton’s 5-1 loss to Atalanta ‘leaves a bad taste in the mouth’

David Unsworth has now lost four of his six games in caretaker charge of Everton Everton’s 5-1 Europa League loss to Atalanta leaves “a bad taste in the mouth” of their supporters, says caretaker manager David Unsworth. Just 17,431 turned up at Goodison Park to watch the Blues suffer a humiliating defeat in the final home group game of this season’s failed European campaign. It leaves them bottom of Group E with just one point from five games. “When you put on the shirt you have to play with pride…

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Premier League Show: I played the trumpet after being banned – Eric Cantona

British rapper Loyle Carner chats to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona about his love of music and when he learned to play his first musical instrument. WATCH MORE: I’ve sold the house! – Vardy on famous title celebrations Watch the full interview on The Premier League Show on Thursday, 23 November from 22:00 BST on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website. Source link

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Fifa World rankings: Italy move above England despite World Cup miss

Italy lost a two-legged World Cup play-off against Sweden in November England have fallen below Italy in Fifa’s world rankings despite the Azzurri failing to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958. Italy lost to Sweden in a play-off but move up a place to 14th in the world. England drew with world champions Germany and Brazil in friendlies in November but fall three places to 15th. Germany remain top of the rankings, while Wales drop five places to 19th, Northern Ireland fall one to 24th and…

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: How Afoty nominee helped put Gabon on the map

African Footballer of the Year 2017: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang profile After Borussia Dortmund won this year’s German Cup, beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the final, the scorer of the decisive goal was pictured celebrating with his family. Clutching the trophy, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was snapped alongside brother Willy and father Pierre, who was – appropriately enough – right in the middle. It was a fitting portrait because the Gabonese’s success is tightly bound up with his family. Pierre acts as the 28-year-old’s agent and adviser, and his brothers – former Milan players Willy…

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Eduardo Berizzo: Sevilla coach reveals cancer following draw with Liverpool

Sevilla’s players celebrated with their manager as they scored the equaliser against Liverpool Sevilla have confirmed their head coach has been diagnosed with cancer after coming from 3-0 down to draw with Liverpool in the Champions League. Spanish media say Eduardo Berizzo, who is suffering with prostate cancer, told his players at half-time in Tuesday’s game at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Sevilla’s players rushed to Berizzo after Guido Pizarro scored an injury-time equaliser in the 3-3 draw. A club statement wished the 48-year-old Argentine a “speedy recovery”. It added: “The…

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Monaco 1-4 RB Leipzig – BBC Sport

Monaco finished top of a Champions League group that included Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen last season Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Monaco are out of Europe following defeat by RB Leipzig. Leonardo Jardim’s side have collected two points from five matches and finish bottom of Group G, meaning they do not even drop into the Europa League. Needing to win to keep alive their hopes, Monaco found themselves 3-0 down after 31 minutes following a Jemerson own goal and two strikes from Timo Werner. Radamel Falcao pulled a goal back…

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FK Qarabag v Chelsea – BBC Sport

David Luiz is in contention for a return to the Chelsea side against Qarabag on Wednesday BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Premier League fixture schedulers are hampering English clubs’ chances of winning the Champions League, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. The Blues travel to Liverpool on Saturday (17:30 GMT), just three days after they will have completed a 5,000-mile round trip to play Qarabag. Chelsea, who are second in Group C, need to…

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Fifa contacts McLaren over doping claims in football

Fifa says no Russia player from the 2014 World Cup returned a positive drugs test Football’s world governing body Fifa says it has been speaking to Dr Richard McLaren as part of an investigation into alleged doping. McLaren produced a report which detailed a Russian state-sponsored doping programme involving more than 1,000 athletes across some 30 sports. He listed 33 footballers in his report, prompting Fifa to launch its inquiry. Fifa told BBC Sport it has been in touch with McLaren at “several stages” of the investigation. Canadian law professor…

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