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Fulham Nigerian duo of Ademola Lookman and Tosin Adarabioyo, were included in the London Premier League Team of the Week.

Garth Crooks backs Ademola Lookman to save Fulham from relegation

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Garth Crooks says Ademola Lookman has what it takes to save Fulham from relegation this season.
French forward Anthony Martial of English Premier League side Manchester United was again at the receiving end of vile racist abuse on social media in the aftermath of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Anthony Martial not obeying team instructions – report

Anthony Martial is becoming a problem for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is failing to follow direct touchline orders from the boss, according to The MEN.
3. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Shola Shoretire regrets absence of fans in his debut vs Newcastle

Though still basking in the euphoria of his successful debut for Manchester United, Nigeria born Shola Shoretire has expressed regret that his big moment was showcased in an empty stadium.
3. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer assures Shola Shoretire more playing time

Ole Gunner Solskjaer has promised exciting youngster Shola Shoretire more playing time provided he keeps improving.
4. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Marcus Rashford lauds Manchester United youth development as Shola Shoretire debuts

Marcus Rashford has paid tribute to debutant Shola Shoretire after the teenager made his first senior appearance for Manchester United on Sunday, saying the club’s willingness to hand youth stars opportunities was “in our DNA”.
David de Gea has become “a real problem” for Manchester United says Paul Scholes, but the Red Devils legend feels another “real dominant centre-back” remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most pressing transfer requirement.

Paul Scholes: David de Gea has become ‘a real problem’ for Manchester United

David de Gea has become “a real problem” for Manchester United says Paul Scholes, but the Red Devils legend feels another “real dominant centre-back” remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most pressing transfer requirement.
Manchester United are to install 1,500 barrier seats early next year as they prepare to trial safe standing at Old Trafford.

Manchester United staff to self-isolate but match against Newcastle will be played

The pandemic concerns, that forced several European matches featuring football clubs from the English Premier League to be played at neutral venues due to the travel advisory against anyone coming from the United Kingdom, remain in place all across several tiers of the UK.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane insists the club can push Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.

Manchester United hit by coronavirus outbreak hours before Newcastle clash

Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the United bench for the game with some other members of the coaching staff in self-isolation, the club have announced.
Mason Mount preserved Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten record as the Chelsea midfielder equalised from the penalty spot to earn a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday.

Mason Mount penalty extends Tuchel’s unbeaten start at Chelsea

Tuchel's side trailed to a first half goal from Japan star Takumi Minamino at St Mary's. Mount came to the rescue as he won and converted the second half spot-kick that extended Tuchel's unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions since he replaced the sacked Frank Lampard in January.
Bruno Fernandes' disappointing form against the traditional big six is worrying for Manchester United, according to Paul Scholes.

Steve Bruce: Bruno Fernandes has to win trophies with Manchester United to warrant Eric...

Bruno Fernandes has shown shades of Eric Cantona during his first year at Manchester United, according to Steve Bruce, but the former Red Devils captain has warned off outright comparisons to the legendary Frenchman.
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has reacted after he became the target of racial attacks following their 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford named in Time’s Next 100

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has praised Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford as a "galvanising force" and says his efforts to fight child hunger in the United Kingdom have been "truly inspiring".
Thomas Tuchel can create a new era at Chelsea if he is given enough time to implement all his ideas and philosophies at Stamford Bridge, according to Michael Ballack.

Thomas Tuchel: There are still many rivers to cross at Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, believes that there are still many rivers to cross as he wants his team to focus on the task at hand.
Harry Maguire insists nobody at Manchester United has “even thought about the Europa League” as the Red Devils prepare to enter the Champions League’s last-chance saloon.

Harry Maguire ‘fed up’ with Manchester United critics

Harry Maguire is “fed up” with critics of Victor Lindelof and Manchester United’s defence, with the Red Devils skipper claiming a “blatant foul” denied Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side another three points at West Brom.
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has mutually terminated his contract at Turkish side Trabzonspor.

Newcastle United offered chance to sign former Premier League star on a free transfer

Newcastle United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has praised new manager Thomas Tuchel’s fresh tactics on the team.

Thomas Tuchel asks for ‘trust’ from Ben Chilwell after losing his place in Chelsea...

Thomas Tuchel has asked for ‘trust’ from defender Ben Chilwell, the Englishman having lost his place in the Chelsea starting XI under the new boss.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss reveals his family have received online threats

The Gunners boss is currently overseeing a rebuild at Emirates stadium, with fringe players having been moved on as the Spaniard looks usher in a new era of success in north London.
Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce says he has recently received death threats on social media and insists more needs to be done to tackle online abuse.

Newcastle boss calls for increased war against online abuse

Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce says he has recently received death threats on social media and insists more needs to be done to tackle online abuse.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given an injury update on Paul Pogba after Manchester United’s 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday.

Manchester United boss: Paul Pogba ruled out for a ‘few weeks’

Paul Pogba has been ruled out for a few weeks with a thigh injury, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola stokes up war of words against Jürgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after making it 3-0. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Bukayo Saka, Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola nominated for January EPL Player, Manager of the...

Bukayo Saka has been nominated alongside seven others for January 2021’s EA SPORTS Player of the Month award.
Manchester United are getting closer to securing teenage prodigy Shola Shoretire to a professional contract.

Nigerian prodigy set to sign first professional contract at Manchester United

Manchester United have agreed a lucrative first professional contract with 17-year old Nigerian prospect Shola Shoretire, amid strong interest from European giants Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus, Daily Mail reports.
Newcastle Coach Steve Bruce attributed his sides surprise 2-0 defeat of Everton to fitness of his boys and their readiness to go the extra mile. His boys according to him are not only fit but indeed healthy.

Steve Bruce hopes fit Newcastle can maintain the tempo

Newcastle Coach Steve Bruce attributed his sides surprise 2-0 defeat of Everton to fitness of his boys and their readiness to go the extra mile. His boys according to him are not only fit but indeed healthy.

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