Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended his treatment of striker Marcus Rashford. Mourinho has been criticised for not playing the 20-year-old, who scored twice for England during the international break, enough in United’s opening four Premier League games. But the Portuguese said Rashford’s playing time compares favourably with young English players at rival teams. “People 

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has talked up the club’s financial power, warning their rivals they can make “a big transfer” if they feel the need. Last season, Bayern won their sixth Bundesliga title in a row and did so in dominant fashion, finishing 21 points ahead of second-placed Schalke. Since then, they have secured the free-transfer 

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The Liberian president and former Chelsea striker George Weah has stunned fans by returning to international football at the age of 51. Tuesday’s friendly between Liberiaand Nigeria was arranged in Weah’s honour, to retire the number 14 jersey which he wore for the national side. However, it was still a huge surprise when the president, who retired from professional club football in 2003, 

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Former Saint-Etienne footballer, William Gomis, has died after reportedly being shot with an AK47 at the age of 19. French club Saint-Etienne confirmed the former reserve player’s death in a statement. Unconfirmed reports suggested the defender was killed in a shooting in La Seyne-sur-Mer, Cote d’Azur, on Sunday night. It has also been reported that a 14-year-old died 

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Portugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign underway with a 1-0 victory against Italy at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz. Fernando Santos’ men did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed side fielded by Roberto Mancini in the Group A3 clash in Lisbon. After a 

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It’s anyone’s guess who’ll win the Ballon d’Or this year with Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric being the three finalists. Lionel Messi isn’t contesting the award for the first time since 2006, leaving the door wide open for a newcomer to break the long-running dominance held by himself and Ronaldo. In truth, few 

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  Defending Champions Akwa United opened the defence of their  AITEO Cup crown in emphatic fashion, dimming the hopes of little known Hope of Glory FC with a 7-0 bashing. It came on a Round of 64 day which saw former Cup Champions Heartland, Shooting Stars and Insurance crash out to lower league sides. Youngster 

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