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 Ousmane Dembele takes final decision on future with Barcelona 

Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has finally decided to stay at the Nou Camp.

Dembele has been linked with a move to join Arsenal this summer.

He had a disappointing first season at the Catalan club after his mega-money move from Borussia Dortmund.

However, the France international surprised many of his Barca teammates by arriving back in the Catalan capital on Friday evening and he took part in his first training session on Saturday.

Catalan newspaper, Mundo Deportivo reports that Dembele feared for his place in the side after Malcom’s arrival from Bordeaux and is keen to lock down a starting role.

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The report also claimed that despite the links with Arsenal, Dembele is desperate to be a success at Camp Nou and wants to show he deserves to start ahead of £35m signing Malcom.

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Man Utd sack Jose Mourinho: Red Devils part way with manager after poor start to the season


Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their disappointing start to the season.

The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League table but have already lost five times in 17 matches, leaving them 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 off fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for Champions League places.

That follows a summer transfer window in which Mourinho routinely complained at a lack of signings, with the Portuguese unable to persuade the club’s hierarchy to sign a new centre-back.

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Mourinho has continued to drop hints that he remains unhappy at that failure to spend big, and he now leaves after two-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford, with his final match in charge Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool.

“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a statement read.

“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”

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More to follow…

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Manchester United Faces PSG, Juventus To Battle Atletico – Full UCL Last 16 Draw


The draws for the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions leagie last sixteen has been concluded on Monday as four English teams and three Spanish teams as well as three German teams are set to battle each other.

According to the last 16 draws by the UEFA Champions League on Monday afternoon, the reigning champions, Real Madrid will take on Ajax, while Manchester City must tackle Schalke, and Tottenham will battle with Borussia Dortmund in the knock-out rounds.

Manchester United will face Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp must tackle German opposition in the form of Bayern Munich.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus meet Atletico Madrid, while Lyon have been handed the unenviable task of trying to shackle Lionel Messi and Barcelona. Roma have been paired with Porto and Ajax with reigning champions Real Madrid.

Below is the full list of fixtures;

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 Lukaku’s first touch is bad, he loses the ball a lot – Mourinho 

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has slated Romelu Lukaku’s first touch, following their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

Mourinho, however, feels he had a good game, despite failing to register a single shot on target.

“I think he didn’t have a bad game at all.

“I think he fought his heart, he had good movement, he set up the goal.

“He was lively, he had good movement, he had good interactions.

“Sometimes his first touch is not the best and he loses lots of ball in the first touch, but today it did not happen.

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“He had some link-up. I think he fought hard. I think he’s improving. He played positively the last game against Fulham and today a very difficult match to play. I think he was positive,” Mourinho told reporters after the game.

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