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Jose Mourinho admits Wayne Rooney's influence at Manchester United will be missed but backs Paul Pogba to step up

Jose Mourinho admits Wayne Rooney's influence at Manchester United will be missed but backs Paul Pogba to step up

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Jose Mourinho will miss Wayne Rooney's influence around Manchester United, but has no doubt the likes of Paul Pogba will step up to lead the club into an exciting new era. After three largely drab years following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, the Portuguese was brought in to give the Old Trafford giants a much-needed shot in the arm.Mourinho was unable to launch a Premier League title tilt, stumbling home in sixth, but ended his first campaign with three trophies, having overseen Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield glory.That success bodes well for a new campaign that United approach without the man that skippered the side last term, with Rooney recently securing a return to boyhood club Everton after 13 years away.The captain grew frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities
'I wasn't even up for it' – Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record

'I wasn't even up for it' – Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record

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World Aquatics Championships on the BBCHosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times.Adam Peaty sliced more than three-tenths of a second off his own 50m breaststroke world record in the heats at the World Aquatics Championships on Tuesday.Peaty swam 26.10 seconds in Hungary, eclipsing the 26.42 secs he produced at the 2015 Worlds.The Briton, 22, retained his 100m breaststroke title on Monday."This morning I came in nice and relaxed. I wasn't even up for it that much so it is crazy," Peaty said. "I wanted the world record but I don't know if I wanted it in the heats. You can't pick and choose but I am so grateful to be in front of that crowd," he told BBC Sport. The Ol...
MCC to reject proposal to build residential flats at Lord's

MCC to reject proposal to build residential flats at Lord's

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Lord'sMonday, July 24, 2017The MCC, owner of Lord's, is set to reject a potentially lucrative plan to build residential flats at the 'home of cricket'.A consultation conducted by the MCC Committee has found a large majority of members have concerns about the proposed scheme, involving a private contractor, which would see two 10-storey blocks built at the Nursery End.As a result, the committee has recommended an alternative plan for the Compton and Edrich stands to be redeveloped be voted for at a special general meeting in September.MCC chairman Gerald Corbett said: "All members have been consulted. Many have spoken. The committee has decided. The club will now vote and we will then move on."Let's block ads! (Why?)
Manchester United news: 'They'll be like three new signings this season' – fans react to Madrid win

Manchester United news: 'They'll be like three new signings this season' – fans react to Madrid win

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Manchester United have experienced a fruitful pre-season so farMonday, July 24, 2017Manchester United beat Real Madrid in a farcical friendly penalty shoot-out, but there were plenty of positives for Red Devils fans to take from the game.United made it four games unbeaten, winning 2-1 on spot-kicks following a 1-1 draw, as they made it four matches unbeaten so far in pre-season.As Jose Mourinho builds towards the 2017-18 campaign there were also some concerning displays from his players, but the general feeling is one of optimism among United fans.Here is a selection of reaction from Red Devils supporters...Let's block ads! (Why?)
Women's European Championships 2017: Lionesses beat Spain to move closer to quarter-finals

Women's European Championships 2017: Lionesses beat Spain to move closer to quarter-finals

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Jodie Taylor scored her fourth goal in two games at the Women's European Championship as England closed in on the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Spain.Arsenal striker Taylor fired in a hat-trick in Wednesday's 6-0 thrashing of Scotland in England's Group D opener, and sealed a hard-fought win for the Lionesses with another in rain-soaked Breda after Fran Kirby had given Mark Sampson's side an early lead.England were made to work harder than anticipated against technically gifted opponents and ran themselves to a standstill after Kirby had ensured a dream start.They were also fortunate to benefit from some strange refereeing by Italian referee Carina Vitulano in the 75th minute when she changed her mind after appearing to award Spain a penalty for handball.England, third favourites ...