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Man City are derby favourites, says United boss Van Gaal

LONDON (Reuters) - Former manager David Moyes was castigated for playing down Manchester United's chances during his short reign at Old Trafford, but present incumbent Louis van Gaal was at it on Friday ahead of the derby with Manchester...

City skipper Kompany’s place in doubt for Manchester derby

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany faces an anxious wait to see if he will be picked for Sunday's Premier League derby at Old Trafford but manager Manuel Pellegrini has played down any rift with the Belgian...
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Manchester derby is not a title decider, says De Bruyne

(Reuters) - Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has played down the significance of Sunday's top-of-the-table clash against bitter rivals Manchester United, saying that the outcome of the game will not decide who wins the Premier League. City have been...

Newcastle will stand up and be counted after ‘unbearable’ run

LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United will do everything in their power to end their "unbearable" sequence of derby defeats to arch-rivals Sunderland on Sunday, manager Steve McClaren has written in an open letter to fans. "The importance of this match...

UEFA open case against Man City after fans boo anthem

LONDON (Reuters) - UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester City following a report from their official match delegate that their fans booed the Champions League anthem before the kickoff of Wednesday's 2-1 win over Sevilla. City fans have booed...
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City need to tighten up at the back, says Hart

REUTERS - Manchester City's attacking instincts can leave them exposed at the back and goalkeeper Joe Hart wants the side to tighten up defensively after going eight games without a clean sheet. City began the season rock solid at the...
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Pellegrini plays down significance of tactical switch

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini played down the significance of his late tactical switch after Kevin De Bruyne's stoppage-time winner gave his team a vital 2-1 win over Sevilla in their Champions League Group D...
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Stoppage time De Bruyne goal gives City victory

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Kevin De Bruyne scored a minute into stoppage time to give Manchester City a 2-1 win over Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium and boost their chances of qualifying from Group D in the Champions League...