Manchester United v Newcastle United: match preview

After just 11 matches Manchester United trail the leaders, Manchester City, by eight points and are already playing catch-up. Their last outing was the defeat at Chelsea and, given how shrewd Rafael Benítez is, Newcastle United may provide a real test at Old Trafford. But Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are all back in the match-day squad to give United a considerable boost and if they are to genuinely challenge for the title, José Mourinho’s side really have to win. Jamie Jackson Kick-off Saturday 5.30pm Continue reading...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba back in Manchester United squad

• Marcos Rojo also ready to return against Newcastle on Saturday
• Ibrahimovic has not played since suffering knee injury in AprilJosé Mourinho has been given a considerable boost by the return of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Rojo for Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on Saturday. All have recovered from injuries, with the manager picking out Pogba’s absence as a particular loss. Pogba suffered a hamstring problem in a 3-0 Champions League win over Basel on 12 September. United were unbeaten at that point but surrendered that record when losing 2-1 at Huddersfield a month later and were also defeated at Chelsea in the last match before the international break. Continue reading...

Manchester United cancel David Icke show at Old Trafford following backlash

• Social media outrage over event, for which some tickets cost £170
• Icke, known for his controversial views, booked suite via an associateManchester United have cancelled a planned show staged by David Icke at Old Trafford on Friday evening, due to the former television presenter’s controversial views. The “An Evening with David Icke” event, for which some tickets cost a proposed £170, caused a backlash against United via social media regarding the club’s agreement to allow it. The 65-year-old booked a suite at Old Trafford via an associate with his name also being kept anonymous. Continue reading...

Manchester United have no concerns José Mourinho might leave in summer

• Board believe he is determined to win league for club
• Manager praised Paris Saint-Germain in OctoberManchester United have no concerns that José Mourinho could leave next summer to take up another managerial position, and those who work closely with him believe he retains fire in his belly to win the Premier League for the club. Mourinho is a long-term target of Paris Saint-Germain, whom he publicly praised last month, and would also attract interest from other leading sides. However, United’s board would welcome Mourinho staying for a decade or more, as this would mean a long period of success had been established. Continue reading...