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VIDEO: Is Sánchez to blame for his failure at United?

When Alexis Sánchez arrived at Manchester United in January it was widely believed the Red Devils had pulled off a transfer masterstroke. Not only had they directly weakened Arsenal but they also beat off competition from Manchester City in the race to sign the talented Chilean. But nine months on and United’s decision to make Sánchez the best paid in Premier League history has been question...

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Big problems as Seagulls forced to rely on their wings

It is apt for a team nicknamed the Seagulls to be heavily based on wing-play. With question marks still hanging over Pascal Groß’s fitness after an injury sustained in September, Brighton’s two biggest ways of getting the ball up the pitch have been their wingers: Solly March and Anthony Knockaert. They’re each involved in just over nine passes that go towards goal in the final third per 90...

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Christian Benteke: Will he ever score again?

It can’t be too easy being Christian Benteke at the moment. The Belgian only scored three times last season, one of which – his only goal at Selhurst Park during the 2017/18 campaign – was from the penalty spot. “I do not say it’s the fault of others,” he said in April. “I’m clumsy, lack the lucidity, lack of success too. But I will work.” He undoubtedly did, but it hasn’t worked...

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Priceless Firmino the jewel Liverpool can't afford to lose

Every player has a price. Or, at least, that’s what is claimed. The big money being pumped into the world of football by billionaire owners and TV companies eager to get a slice of the action has certainly strengthened that argument. Clubs now know it, too. Previously, it may have been muttered as a negotiation tactic. Now it’s a genuine threat. Paris Saint-Germain’s acquisition...

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