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Lukaku: The real deal or a poor man’s Benteke?

James Gill gives his thoughts on the Belgian’s time at United so far

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Ex-Premier League referee Chris Foy opens new pitch in Manchester

The referee was back in the North West for the unveiling of a new 3G pitch

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De Bruyne excels in convincing 5-0 City win

Sadio Mané’s 37th minute dismissal put the game in City’s hands

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21:  Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on  during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Walker Red Causes City to Lose Attacking Incisiveness

The Citizens fought for a 1-1 draw in their home league opener

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The best run Club in England

With the team high flying at the top of the Premier League, Toby Webb considers the culture of turnover and change at Chelsea FC

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Why are England’s top Referees going abroad?

Mark Clattenburg has recently announced he is leaving to take up a job as head of referees in Saudi Arabia, but why are increasing numbers of referees are choosing to work abroad?

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The race for the top four

The Mancunion analyses each of the top six Premier League teams’ chances of getting a crucial Champion’s League place for next season

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Which clubs will be relegated from the Premier League?

With a third of the season to go, how are the relegation candidates placed to beat the drop?

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The Premier League’s international inspirations

Dane Massey compares the top 6 with some of the world’s leading international sides, where flair, confidence, and a hunger for success reign supreme

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Manchester United mid-season review

Tariq Chastanet-Hird reviews Manchester United’s season so far

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Lay off the referees and introduce technology

George Green makes the case for less criticism of officials and some technological updates to decision making

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Payet and Football Loyalty: A Response

With Dimitri Payet forcing himself a move from West Ham United, player loyalty has been called into question, but is football loyalty even a thing?