Paul Pogba Speaks Out Against Racism in Football

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Wednesday saw Paul Pogba join Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the effort launch UEFA’s new “Respect” campaign, an effort to promote greater inclusion, diversity and accessibility in football. The Manchester United midfielder was in Monaco today to attend the rollout of the #EqualGame campaign, which follows up on UEFA’s ‘No to Racism’ initiative, which combats bigotry in the beautiful game.

Earlier this summer, Pogba, a practicing Muslim, spoke out against Islamophobia and global terrorism.

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Ryan Giggs Impressed By United’s “Powerful” Depth

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In a write-up for Sky Sports, club legend Ryan Giggs discussed how difficult Manchester United are going to be to stop this Premier League season, due to their depth. The club icon and member of the famed Class of ’92 pointed out how the Red Devils are getting production, both in attack and in service, from a large number of contributors.

United won each of their first two league games by a resounding 4-0 margin, and they did it by having multiple heroes in each contest.

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Don’t Drop Marcus Rashford for Anthony Martial, Says Gary Neville

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Marcus Rashford vs Anthony Martial– it’s a fun debate that’s pleasantly starting to rage within the Manchester United community. As long as both young forwards continue to produce, the argument over who manager Jose Mourinho should start will likely continue. Rashford was in the first team for both of United’s Premier League games so far this season, which were both very convincing 4-0 drubbings of the opponent.

Marcus Rashford has not scored this season, but he has one assist and three shots on target. Martial came on as a late substitute and earned a lot of praise for scoring in both games.

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UEFA Claim Phil Jones Made a Very Explosive Rant Against Them

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones was disciplined by UEFA for violation of the association’s doping regulations. There was no implication that he engaged in doping activity, but the infraction stemmed from his supposed violation of the sanctioning body’s regulatory protocol.

The Englishman got hit with a two match ban, which denied him the opportunity to celebrate the UEFA Europa League Final triumph over Ajax in Stockholm. Additionally, his teammate Daley Blind was fined 5,000 Euro with the club itself getting hit for an additional 10,000 Euro penalty.

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Three ex-Man United Players’ Medical Info Exposed by Russian Hackers

Russian Hackers are at it again. They infiltrated and wreaked havoc on the 2016 United States Presidential election. Russian hacking is absolutely destroying the American political process, on all levels, right now.

Today, one very notorious Russian hackers group, The Fancy Bears, have used their power to expose protected medical data in Olympic sports. Tuesday’s revelation was the Fancy Bears’ first exposure in the football world.

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Marcos Rojo Returns to Training, Steps Up Knee Ligament Injury Recovery

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Manchester United are an extremely healthy side, with Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo the only long term injuries. Of course, the injury report depends on how you classify Zlatan Ibrahimovic now too. Word is the free agent is closing on a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford, and his knee repair and rehabilitation has him scheduled to return to action at the end of this calendar year, or perhaps early 2018.

Overall, it’s really all starting to come together for the Red Devils, as Marcos Rojo returned to training at the club’s Carrington ground today.

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Ian Darke Pegs Paul Pogba Player of the Year Award Winner

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Legendary broadcaster Ian Darke, a man who can take most banal and uninspiring circumstances and somehow transform them to the pinnacle of relevance, via his transcendent voice, made his Premier League season predictions yesterday. Ian Darke was on the ESPN FC talk show, and he pegged Paul Pogba to be Premier League player of the year.

However, Darke sees the Manchester United man’s side finishing just fourth in the table.

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Luke Shaw and Ashley Young Play in Man United’s U23 Clash

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The very often injured Luke Shaw is once again back on the comeback trail. He took a major step forward tonight, as did teammate Ashley Young as the duo played about an hour in Manchester United u23’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City tonight. Shaw sustained ligament damage in his foot last April, and it appears his return might be ahead of schedule.

The young left back wasn’t expected to return until next month. The very versatile Young, who adds to United’s depth at multiple positions, had been slated to come back in October, but he also seems to be convalescing much better and faster than expected.

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Anthony Martial Backs Paul Pogba to Become Best Player in the World

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Manchester United are off to a rip roaring start and it has the rest of the Premier League on notice. In back-to-back 4-0 drubbings of their opponents to commence the season, we’ve seen many Red Devils heroes. The list is long and it includes Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.

Martial slumped in year two (last season) of his Old Trafford tenure, but he’s coming correct now. Pogba didn’t live up to the hype last season as the world’s most expensive player, but he’s taking it to another, much higher level this season.

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Manchester United Closing in on Re-signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Ten days ago Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that the club was in talks to bring back striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic was the club’s leading scorer last season, but suffered a gruesome anterior cruciate ligament tear towards the tail end of United’s triumphant Europa League run.

His one year deal with United expired in June and the club decided not to extend it. Since then he has remained a free agent, but has conducted his rehabilitation activities at United’s facilities. Now, numerous outlets are reporting that United are closing on re-signing Zlatan.

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Memphis Depay Says He Could Have Made it at Man United

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Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, one of the bigger flops in club history, says he would have succeeded at Old Trafford, if given the chance. The first 2015 summer transfer window buy, the leading scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie was brought up from PSV Eindhoven by countryman Louis van Gaal.

His first season was a disaster, as he never performed well on the pitch. Off the pitch, his lifestyle raised red flags among some members of the Manchester United community.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan Keeping Grounded During United’s Scorching Hot Start

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Manchester United attacking player Henrikh Mkhitaryan is keeping himself grounded, in spite of the scorching hot start that we’ve seen from the Red Devils. They thrashed both of their first two opponents by a score of 4-0, whipping up on West Ham at home in the season openers, destroying Swansea City in their place yesterday.

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