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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager - BBC Sport
Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho after no progress despite spending £400m on 11 players.

How Jose Mourinho became the manager he used to mock | FourFourTwo
The Portuguese has needled and mocked throughout his career, but leaves Manchester United as the specialist in failure he once jeered.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs Designated Player deal with LA Galaxy
The former Sweden international was already under contract for 2019 but had long chafed over a deal that paid him just $1.5 million in 2018.

The academy in Delhi defying locals and giving dignity and opportunity to slum-dwelling children
Sylvester Peter has dedicated much of his life to the children of Delhi's worst slums, using football as both a means of education and escape.

Neville tells Pogba to 'do one as well' after Twitter post - Football365
Gary Neville has told Paul Pogba to follow Jose Mourinho out of Old Trafford.

Tottenham fan banned for hurling banana at Arsenal's Aubameyang | World news | The Guardian
Magistrate also fines Averof Panteli £500, saying his actions had ‘racial element’.

Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee: Cosgrove & Considine score twice in win - BBC Sport
Aberdeen moved within a point of the Scottish Premiership summit after obliterating Dundee.

Club World Cup: River Plate 2-2 Al Ain (4-5 pens) - BBC Sport
Hosts Al Ain cause a huge shock by beating Copa Libertadores winners River Plate on penalties to reach the Club World Cup final.

Manchester City rely on penalties to beat Leicester in Carabao Cup | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City went through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals on penalties.

Mourinho and United ended up like a loveless celebrity marriage | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
José Mourinho’s style at Manchester United has been defence-heavy and excitement-free but problems exist in all areas of the club.

Chelsea chairman hits out at ‘mindless’ fans and vows to rid club of discrimination | Football | The Guardian
Bruce Buck has vowed to end discrimination at the club.