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Pogba, Man United silence the noise vs. Leicester

Manchester United

Leicester have Maguire model away kit

The Toe Poke

Chesterfield send Maguire's brother to Russia

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Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw silence the critics in Man United's season-opening win vs. Leicester

Luke Shaw's first senior goal proved decisive for Man United in the opening match of the Premier League season, as they held on to beat Leicester.
Luke Shaw's first senior goal proved decisive for Man United in the opening match of the Premier League season, as they held on to beat Leicester.

MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Old Trafford on Manchester United's 2-1 win over Leicester City to open up the 2018-19 Premier League season.

1. All right on the night for Mourinho

There are few better ways to dissolve a month of negativity than a goal after three minutes and a win to start your season.

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United got both in their opener against Leicester at Old Trafford and, for a week at least, the storm clouds around Old Trafford will lift.

It has...

Premier League: Man City, Liverpool fight for title; Man United uncertainty under Mourinho

After a record-breaking campaign in 2017-18, the FC crew assess the expectations for Manchester City in the Premier League this season.
FC's Stevie Nicol feels Liverpool have strengthened in all the right areas to challenge for the Premier League title this season.
With Jose Mourinho's antics reaching a tipping point this preseason, the FC panel examine the effect it's having on Man United's dressing room.
Jurgen Klopp contends his top players 'don't use Liverpool and then go,' but Shaka Hislop explains why that's not a sure thing.
The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on Man City's Champions League chances, Milan's top-four hopes and Herc's questionable wardrobe selection.

The Premier League is back! A new season brings fresh optimism and hope for the campaign ahead -- but how are the clubs shaping up?

ESPN FC's club correspondents, bloggers and staff run the rule over all 20 teams and predict their final position in 2018-19. 

Using last season's table, with the three promoted teams at the bottom, here's a look at each club's season ahead.


Biggest signing and biggest loss: It's hard to think that there was too much missing from Manchester City's...

Leicester City have Harry Maguire model new away kit

After a summer spent reportedly having to fend off potential suitors, Leicester City had man of the moment Harry Maguire do the honours when it came to modelling their new 2018-19 away kit.

The central defender, who impressed for England at the World Cup, looked reassuringly awkward as he showed off the slick new white ensemble.

However, eagle-eyed viewers spotted something slightly amiss with Maguire's modelling debut, in that the 25-year-old appeared to don a pair of shin pads for the photo shoot.


Transfer Talk: Manchester United to turn to Yerry Mina if Harry Maguire pursuit fails?

Yerry Mina opens up about his future with Barcelona, as rumours continue to swirl over a possible move to Everton.

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

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TOP STORY: Man United to turn to Mina?

Manchester United have asked Yerry Mina to wait for them to make an offer for him, Sport say.

The Barcelona defender has been heavily linked with a move to Everton in this window, but United could beat them to a deal for the Colombia...

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Chesterfield allow Harry Maguire's brother to travel to Russia to watch England

ESPN's Charlie Gibson queries fans about England's World Cup chances while colleague Chris Mendes takes in all the action at Flat Iron Square in London.

With his older brother set to play in a World Cup quarterfinal this weekend, Laurence Maguire has been granted a special leave of absence by Chesterfield United.

As confirmed by his manager Martin Allen, Maguire the younger seems to have come down with an untimely case of "Russian flu" that coincidentally entails having to fly out to Russia to undergo urgent tests.

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

Allen confirmed the unfortunate news about Maguire's illness with a self-penned statement on the Chesterfield...


Transfer Talk: Riyad Mahrez close to £75 million Manchester City move

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the summer.

TOP STORY: City close in on Mahrez move

It didn't quite happen in the winter, but Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez now "looks destined to complete a £75 million switch to Manchester City," according to the Mail.

It reports that the Premier League champions could conclude a deal for Algeria international Mahrez by the end of the week as boss Pep Guardiola...