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  • Michael Carrick is philosophical rather than frustrated as the midfielder waits to make his first competitive appearance as Manchester United captain. The long-serving 36-year-old midfielder was named skipper following Wayne Rooney's departure after 13 record-breaking years at Old Trafford. However, Carrick's elevation has not guaranteed him minutes, having been an unused substitute in the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid and left out of the squad entirely against West Ham.The midfielder watched his team-mates open their Premier League campaign with a 4-0 win from the directors' box but is looking at the wider picture."We've got a great squad," Carrick said. "It's a long season and there will be a lot of games. Hopefully we can go far in the cup competitions."There will be a lot of games, just like last year and there is going to be a lot of rotation of the squad. It's good."It's a great start for us. We're not getting carried away."I..

    New Manchester United captain Michael Carrick bides his time

    Michael Carrick is philosophical rather than frustrated as the midfielder waits to make his first competitive appearance as Manchester United captain. The long-serving 36-year-old midfielder was named skipper following Wayne Rooney's departure after 13 record-breaking years at Old Trafford. However, Carrick's elevation has not guaranteed him minutes, having been an unused substitute in the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid and left out of the squad entirely against West Ham.The midfielder watched his team-mates open their Premier League campaign with a 4-0 win from the directors' box but is looking at the wider picture."We've got a great squad," Carrick said. "It's a long season and there will be a lot of games. Hopefully we can go far in the cup competitions."There will be a lot of games, just like last year and there is going to be a lot of rotation of the squad. It's good."It's a great start for us. We're not getting carried away."I..
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  • The former Germany international is looking forward to the chance to face Real Madrid in the All-Star game and has enjoyed his first year in the U.S. CHICAGO — Even if he leads his team to the MLS Cup championship, and even if he scores the game-winning goal in the final, and even if he puts that b..

    Bastian Schweinsteiger delights in All-Star captain role, MLS experience

    The former Germany international is looking forward to the chance to face Real Madrid in the All-Star game and has enjoyed his first year in the U.S. CHICAGO — Even if he leads his team to the MLS Cup championship, and even if he scores the game-winning goal in the final, and even if he puts that b..
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  • The World Cup winning-defender admits that a record-breaking transfer for the Brazilian would make life easier for the reigning La Liga champions Sergio Ramos wants Neymar to leave Barcelona as it would be "less of a problem" for Real Madrid, amid talk of interest from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar&..

    Real Madrid captain Ramos hoping to see PSG target Neymar leave Barca

    The World Cup winning-defender admits that a record-breaking transfer for the Brazilian would make life easier for the reigning La Liga champions Sergio Ramos wants Neymar to leave Barcelona as it would be "less of a problem" for Real Madrid, amid talk of interest from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar&..
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  • Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho was involved and Sadio Mane returned as Liverpool turned in a classy 3-0 victory over Hertha Berlin. Philippe Coutinho captained Liverpool despite continued reports he is nearing a move to Barcelona and Sadio Mane made his return from injury as the Reds outclassed..

    Hertha Berlin 0 Liverpool 3: Coutinho captain amid Barca links and Mane returns in classy win

    Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho was involved and Sadio Mane returned as Liverpool turned in a classy 3-0 victory over Hertha Berlin. Philippe Coutinho captained Liverpool despite continued reports he is nearing a move to Barcelona and Sadio Mane made his return from injury as the Reds outclassed..
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  • Gary Cahill said being handed the Chelsea captaincy is a "great personal achievement" after he was confirmed as John Terry's replacement. New Chelsea captain Gary Cahill says John Terry will be the first person he will call should he have any difficulties in the job. Cahill served as Chelsea ..

    Chelsea captain Cahill: Terry will be first person I call

    Gary Cahill said being handed the Chelsea captaincy is a "great personal achievement" after he was confirmed as John Terry's replacement. New Chelsea captain Gary Cahill says John Terry will be the first person he will call should he have any difficulties in the job. Cahill served as Chelsea ..
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  • The centre-half is the right man to succeed John Terry as skipper on a permanent basis, according to the Premier League champions' manager Gary Cahill has been named as the new Chelsea captain by head coach Antonio Conte. Get odds on Chelsea-Burnley The centre-back skippered the side for muc..

    Cahill named new Chelsea captain by Conte

    The centre-half is the right man to succeed John Terry as skipper on a permanent basis, according to the Premier League champions' manager Gary Cahill has been named as the new Chelsea captain by head coach Antonio Conte. Get odds on Chelsea-Burnley The centre-back skippered the side for muc..
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  • Ahead of his expected loan move to the London club, the veteran Hammers midfielder has lauded his international pedigree Joe Hart's career accomplishments deserve more respect, according to Mark Noble, as the goalkeeper nears a move to West Ham. Goal understands that Manchester City outcast H..

    ‘Fantastic Hart deserves more respect’ – West Ham captain Noble hails goalkeeper

    Ahead of his expected loan move to the London club, the veteran Hammers midfielder has lauded his international pedigree Joe Hart's career accomplishments deserve more respect, according to Mark Noble, as the goalkeeper nears a move to West Ham. Goal understands that Manchester City outcast H..
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  • The 36-year-old will lead his new side in their battle for promotion from the Championship and wears the armband for the first time on Saturday John Terry has been named the new captain of Aston Villa after completing his move to the Championship club. Wenger gives up on signing Mbappe The forme..

    Terry takes over as Aston Villa captain

    The 36-year-old will lead his new side in their battle for promotion from the Championship and wears the armband for the first time on Saturday John Terry has been named the new captain of Aston Villa after completing his move to the Championship club. Wenger gives up on signing Mbappe The forme..
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  • The midfielder nearly single-handedly put Los Pinoleros into the tournament, which he hopes serves as a showcase for the country's growth Juan Barrera still remembers proving them wrong. To be fair to the doubters, it seemed pretty unlikely. Nicaragua had qualified for the Gold Cup just once..

    Nicaragua captain Barrera hopes Gold Cup can launch other teammates to clubs abroad

    The midfielder nearly single-handedly put Los Pinoleros into the tournament, which he hopes serves as a showcase for the country's growth Juan Barrera still remembers proving them wrong. To be fair to the doubters, it seemed pretty unlikely. Nicaragua had qualified for the Gold Cup just once..
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  • Manchester United have announced that Michael Carrick will take up the club's captain mantle following Wayne Rooney's departure to Everton. Congratulations to @Carras16 - our new #MUFC captain! pic.twitter.com/CBYjhE7YPQ — Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2017 More to follow...

    Man Utd name Carrick as new captain following Rooney departure

    Manchester United have announced that Michael Carrick will take up the club's captain mantle following Wayne Rooney's departure to Everton. Congratulations to @Carras16 - our new #MUFC captain! pic.twitter.com/CBYjhE7YPQ — Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2017 More to follow...
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