Former Man United, Liverpool striker Phil Chisnall dies at 78

Former Manchester United and Liverpool forward Phil Chisnall, the last player to be transferred directly between the bitter English rivals, has died aged 78, both teams announced on Thursday. Mancunian Chisnall graduated from United’s youth academy and represented United’s senior team between 1961 and 1964, scoring 10 goals in 47 games, before joining Liverpool for a fee of £25,000 in April 1964. United posted a tribute on social media: “We are saddened by the passing of our former forward, Phil Chisnall. “Phil was a product of our famed youth system…

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De Gea, Martial concern for Man Utd ahead of Manchester derby

Manchester United have concerns over David de Gea and Anthony Martial ahead of Sunday’s derby with Premier League leaders Manchester City. Neither De Gea nor Martial travelled to London for Wednesday’s game with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Dean Henderson was named as starting goalkeeper, with Lee Grant among the substitutes, with De Gea absent due to personal reasons. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer selected an attack of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani, with Martial having sustained a knock during training. It is unclear whether either player will be available…

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Shaw and Solskjaer avoid FA action after post-match criticism of referee

Luke Shaw and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not face action from the Football Assocation for their comments about referee Stuart Attwell after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday. United felt hard done by in the first half at Stamford Bridge when the video assistant referee (VAR) brought to Attwell’s attention a possible handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi in his own penalty area. The incident occurred just before a tussle with Mason Greenwood, who subsequently also appeared to touch the ball with his arm. Attwell was advised to review Hudson-Odoi’s…

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Dias ominously points to Man City’s ‘infinite ambition’

Manchester City defender Ruben Dias says the mentality within the squad is like nothing he has ever experienced before, ominously pointing to an “infinite ambition” to win. City are 12 points clear in the Premier League title race, while they are also still alive in the Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup as they pursue a possible four trophies in 2020-21. Portugal international Dias, 23, joined City from Benfica in September and has been a key figure in their outstanding campaign, making 32 appearances in all competitions and scoring…

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Maguire determined to spoil Tuchel’s ‘great’ Chelsea start

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been impressed by Thomas Tuchel’s work at Chelsea but is determined to “spoil” the Blues’ unbeaten run when the sides meet on Sunday. Chelsea have drawn two and won six of their eight matches in all competitions since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge dugout on January 26, scoring 10 goals and conceding just twice. Tuchel’s men have moved to within six points of second-placed United, who enter the clash at Stamford Bridge on a club-record 19-game unbeaten streak on their travels…

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Just In: Bruno Fernandes Clinches December Player of the Month

Manchester United and Portugal international, Bruno Fernandes has named the English Premier League Player of the Month for December. In the month under review, the former Sporting Lisbon captain played 6 games for Utd and scored 3 goals and provided further 4 assists to his team mates. He therefore becomes the first player in the Premier League history to win Player of the Month four times in the same calendar year. Manchester United are top of the Premier League table with 36 points, 3 points ahead of 2nd place Liverpool…

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Arsenal can’t break down Crystal Palace in scoreless draw

Arsenal’s recent resurgence in the Premier League was checked by Crystal Palace as they were held to a dull 0-0 draw on Thursday. Mikel Arteta’s side were bidding for a fourth successive league win but could find no way through an obdurate Palace. Palace were well worth their point and were the better side in the first half in which defender James Tomkins hit the bar and Christian Benteke went close. Arsenal controlled the second half but lacked spark and rarely troubled Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. The north Londoners remained…

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Breaking: Manchester United draw Liverpool in FA Cup fourth round

Manchester United will host bitter rivals and Premier League champions Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Monday night’s draw pitched 12-times winners United into battle with Jurgen Klopp’s men, who beat a coronavirus-hit Aston Villa side to book their place. Current FA Cup holders Arsenal will play the winner of the tie between Shrewsbury and Southampton – which was postponed due to several positive Covid tests in the Shrewsbury squad – away from home. Manchester City will travel to League Two Cheltenham and Tottenham head to Wycombe…

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