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Romelu Lukaku and his unending battle against public perception

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“Mum, it’s gonna change. You’ll see. I’m going to play football for Anderlecht, and it’s going to happen soon. We’ll be good. You won’t have to worry anymore. It was going to happen. Period." From signing for Manchester United for an astronomical fee of £75 million to facing the sidelines for a

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Why “The Ox” could be crucial in Liverpool’s title run-in

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A first exclusive by Adibir Singh Pressure. Nerves. Precautionary Football. These are the words ringing around Anfield in recent weeks, in the midst of a faltering title charge against one of the best teams in the country in Manchester City. Recent signs of Jürgen Klopp’s team falling flat in games, even against

James Maddison, a combination of exuberance and elegance

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His birth certificate might say he is twenty-two years old, but James Maddison still doesn’t look old enough to buy his own scratch cards. You probably wouldn’t blink if he was running around on a school playground, smashing balls into imaginary nets during his lunch break. Despite his youthful appearance, Maddison

Manchester City’s Mahrez conundrum – Stats masking a genuine problem. Can Riyad Mahrez turn it around?

"You have to respect the choices of the manager. We are professionals and if the manager thinks [the other wingers] are in good form, you have to respect it and when he needs you, you have to give everything. Do that, and the goals and assists will come." - Riyadh

Ander Herrera – United’s captain without the armband

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When people look at Manchester United, they expect world class players to dominate proceedings, be it in England or at the summit of European football. People associate the club with legends like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and so on. And now with

How Bernardo Silva has become virtually irreplaceable in Pep’s starting XI

Why the Portuguese star is now City’s main man: Another day, another trophy, another easy 90 minutes for Bernardo Silva. Scratch that, it was 120 minutes against Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup, after which there was the small matter of dispatching a penalty. Nothing to fear for  Pep

Raúl Jiménez – The Mexican nomad finding his home at the Molineux

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by Jacob Thorburn Every season, the Premier League rollercoaster offers twists and turns for its viewers. We’ve seen dramatic title slip-ups, title-sealing goals, controversial decisions and newly promoted underdogs upsetting the big boys. For the latter, we have been spoiled for choice in recent memory, with Watford, Bournemouth and Leicester all

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