Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho makes Liverpool and City claim when discussing United’s aims | Football | Sport

The Red Devils have had a hit and miss start to the season. Mourinho’s men already trail Chelsea and Liverpool by six points after just five games, while Manchester City are also unbeaten. And Mourinho has opened up on the Red Devils’ aims this campaign, claiming he’s aware of the quality United’s rivals boast. “I am optimistic, but a difficult season, yes,” said Mourinho. “For sure a difficult season. “I don’t change that because we won two matches in the Premier League. A difficult season for sure. “You see the…

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NBA news: Knicks reveal Jimmy Butler plan, Kyrie Irving deal ON, Gordon Hayward claim | Other | Sport

Knicks reveal Butler plan New York Knicks insist they have learnt from their past mistakes and will not give away any of their prized assets in the pursuit of Jimmy Butler. Butler handed in a trade request this week and he is hoping to leave Minnesota Timberwolves before Monday’s media day. Three clubs are said to be in the running for the shooting guard: the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and LA Clippers. But Knicks president Steve Mills is desperate to avoid the mistakes made when Cermelo Anthony joined in 2011, where…

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Joshua vs Povetkin: Anthony Joshua lets slip what round he’ll try to KO Alexander Povetkin | Boxing | Sport

Joshua will defend his WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO titles against the dangerous Russian at Wembley on Saturday night. Povetkin enters the contest riding an eight-fight win streak, in which he’s knocked out all but two of his opponents. Joshua is expecting nothing less than a tough test from the former kickboxer and is aiming to take him out before the start of the championship rounds. When asked for his thoughts on the outcome of the fight at yesterday’s open workout, the Olympic gold medallist said: “Hopefully (I’ll) take…

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Liverpool news: ‘Lazy’ Neymar would never play for Jurgen Klopp | Football | Sport

That is the view of Liverpool legend John Barnes. Neymar played at Anfield for the first time in a club game last night and produced a poor performance. The 26-year-old struggled to make an impact on Liverpool’s defence and in one embarrassing moment, Sadio Mane easily dribbled past him. However, Neymar was the catalyst for Kylian Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain equaliser in the second half with a run through the middle. But he and PSG were on the losing side as Roberto Firmino scored the winning goal in stoppage time to…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Dani Alves makes Real Madrid revelation after Juventus transfer | Football | Sport

Ronaldo left Real Madrid after nine years this summer to join Serie A side Juventus. He scored his first goals this weekend, grabbing a double in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo. And Real Madrid, under new boss Julen Lopetegui, have continued their impressive form after winning the Champions League in May. They dropped their first points this weekend with a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao but still sit second in the table. Real Madrid face Roma tomorrow night in the Champions League as they look to win it for a…

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Lewis Hamilton: How Mercedes man has advantage over Sebastian Vettel – Adrian Newey | F1 | Sport

That is the opinion of Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey, who worked with Vettel during his four championship winning campaigns. Lewis Hamilton went into Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix with a 30-point lead over Vettel in the drivers’ standings. And he extended that to 40 by securing victory at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with the Ferrari driver down in third. Hamilton will be looking to further increase his lead when the F1 schedule takes the Mercedes man to Russia in two weeks’ time. Newey has now offered his…

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