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Manchester City offer an olive branch now Uefa holds all the power | David Conn | Football

Ferran Soriano’s choice of words this week was interesting

Manchester City’s chief executive, Ferran Soriano, mostly repeated the club’s previous forthright statements when he gave his interview to the club’s TV platform on Wednesday, but the content was different in one particular area. As expected, he denied as “simply not true” the finding that the club seriously breached financial …

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Anthony Martial puts Manchester United in driving seat against Brugge | Football

Emmanuel Bonaventure outpaced Brandon Williams to give Club Brugge the lead from a Simon Mignolet pass.

Manchester United stuttered throughout this tepid affair yet still remain favourites to reach the last 16 at the expense of Club Brugge in next week’s return leg. Towards the end here snow fell, replacing the rain, on a night when each side was frozen in a deep below-par state. While …

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Manchester City coast to comfortable victory against West Ham | Football

Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte stretches to toe Rodri’s header in, but the Spaniard’s effort didn’t need any help as it went in off the post.

Some good news at last for beleaguered Manchester City – Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League has been cut to 22 points. Otherwise this was the sort of evening you expect when a game has been rearranged in the middle of a rest period with matters a …

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Manchester City could face new Uefa investigation into Abu Dhabi sponsors | Football

Manchester City could face further investigations by Uefa’s financial fair play compliance body into the level of Abu Dhabi sponsorships they declared for the years since 2016, after the finding that they overstated their sponsorship for the four previous years from 2012. City were banned from competing in the Champions …

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Manchester City backers are not the sort to take punishment lying down | Football

Manchester City and Tottenham walk out for the Champions League semi-final last season

In 2011 Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the emir of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, received a letter. It came from a group of Emirati intellectuals inspired by the recent wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping through the Middle East and north Africa, and requested a …

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Harry Maguire and Manchester United rely on VAR for win at Chelsea | Football

Michy Batshuayi had a tough night in front of goal.

Remove the technology and Chelsea might have taken a tighter grip on fourth place. It is a point worth keeping in mind when it comes to analysing Manchester United’s fourth victory against another member of the Big Six this season, even if Ole Gunnar Solskjær was entitled to celebrate a …

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Manchester City sponsorship ‘covered’ by Abu Dhabi government, not Etihad | Football

Last season’s Champions League quarter-final.

A consultants’ report written for the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi stated that the Abu Dhabi government, not Etihad itself, was “covering” the airline’s sponsorship of Manchester City in 2010, according to a 2015 US aviation industry document. Uefa’s financial fair play compliance body, the CFCB, banned City from the …

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Harry Gregg, Manchester United and Northern Ireland great, dies aged 87 | Football

Harry Gregg at Windsor Park, Belfast, in 2016.

Harry Gregg, the former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper heralded as the hero of the Munich air disaster, has died at the age of 87. Following the accident at Munich-Riem Airport on 6 February 1958, in which 23 people died, Gregg twice returned to the plane’s burning fuselage to …

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester City exodus to set to begin? | Football

Lautaro Martínez is wanted by Barcelona.

A penny for the thoughts of the Manchester City players and staff on their way into training today. Perhaps they feel too attached to the club, or their contract, to think about leaving. Maybe Kevin De Bruyne isn’t really that arsed about playing in the Champions League. It could be …

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Manchester United fan Odion Ighalo ready to realise childhood dream | Football

In his previous Premier League incarnation with Watford, Odion Ighalo began prolifically but the goals dried up.

After Odion Ighalo’s unexpected loan move at the end of January and his coronavirus-related quarantine, at Stamford Bridge on Monday he is expected to become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United. As the unexpected solution to a famous club’s striker shortage, he will be the subject of wild …

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