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  • Former Blackburn winger Jason Wilcox has been appointed as Manchester City’s academy director.The 46-year-old, who won the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1995, had been in the role on an interim basis since June and has now take on the position on a full-time basis.Wilcox, who also played for Leeds, Leicester and Blackpool, joined the City academy coaching staff five years ago, coaching the under-18s squad to a national championship title and two FA Youth Cup finals."My idea of how to play football is the same as Txiki's."Jason Wilcox on his new role ??https://t.co/T49VBuYM4x #ManCity pic.twitter.com/8HJb6YlCP2— Man City Academy (@ManCityAcademy) October 11, 2017In the summer of 2016 he was appointed head of academy coaching and has helped to oversee the academy’s relocation from Platt Lane to its current location in east Manchester.Wilcox, who won three caps for England, said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Manchester City over the last five years and I am excit..

    Jason Wilcox lands Manchester City academy directorship

    Former Blackburn winger Jason Wilcox has been appointed as Manchester City’s academy director.The 46-year-old, who won the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1995, had been in the role on an interim basis since June and has now take on the position on a full-time basis.Wilcox, who also played for Leeds, Leicester and Blackpool, joined the City academy coaching staff five years ago, coaching the under-18s squad to a national championship title and two FA Youth Cup finals."My idea of how to play football is the same as Txiki's."Jason Wilcox on his new role ??https://t.co/T49VBuYM4x #ManCity pic.twitter.com/8HJb6YlCP2— Man City Academy (@ManCityAcademy) October 11, 2017In the summer of 2016 he was appointed head of academy coaching and has helped to oversee the academy’s relocation from Platt Lane to its current location in east Manchester.Wilcox, who won three caps for England, said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Manchester City over the last five years and I am excit..
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  • Jose Mourinho insists the loss of Marouane Fellaini is not an issue ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool on Saturday.Belgium midfielder Fellaini suffered a knee injury while on international duty last week and could be out for at least a fortnight.The 29-year-old had been in good form and scored twice in United’s last Premier League outing, their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, on September 30.6? talking points for Liverpool v #MUFC: the chance to make a statement, the fitness of our two Belgians & more ? https://t.co/4K6s6UGGpe pic.twitter.com/FKKZIdLlAd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 10, 2017Asked about the injury, Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “No blow, no problem. We don’t cry with injuries. We may cry with the process that leads to the injuries but we don’t cry with the injuries. We just trust the players that are going to play.”Asked if that meant he had concerns about players going away with their international teams, he said: “Not just international teams, w..

    Manchester United boss Mourinho shrugs off loss of Fellaini for Liverpool trip

    Jose Mourinho insists the loss of Marouane Fellaini is not an issue ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool on Saturday.Belgium midfielder Fellaini suffered a knee injury while on international duty last week and could be out for at least a fortnight.The 29-year-old had been in good form and scored twice in United’s last Premier League outing, their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, on September 30.6? talking points for Liverpool v #MUFC: the chance to make a statement, the fitness of our two Belgians & more ? https://t.co/4K6s6UGGpe pic.twitter.com/FKKZIdLlAd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 10, 2017Asked about the injury, Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “No blow, no problem. We don’t cry with injuries. We may cry with the process that leads to the injuries but we don’t cry with the injuries. We just trust the players that are going to play.”Asked if that meant he had concerns about players going away with their international teams, he said: “Not just international teams, w..
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  • Manchester City have been boosted by striker Sergio Aguero’s return to training.The Argentina international sustained a rib injury in a car crash in Amsterdam late last month and there were initial fears he could be out for several weeks.However, just 11 days later he was involved in light training at the club’s Eastlands complex with those players not involved in international fixtures.WATCH training as @aguerosergiokun gets back in action! #mancity pic.twitter.com/pT2TOFVuia— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 10, 2017City said on their website: “Man City fans will be delighted to learn Sergio Aguero returned to training on Tuesday morning.“Though it was a light session with a City physio, the City star is expected to gradually build up his fitness in the coming days as he edges towards a first-team return.”The 29-year-old is just one goal short of Eric Brook’s 78-year record of 177 goals for the club.Midfielder Fabian Delph also took part in Tuesday’s session having recovere..

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero returns to training after car accident

    Manchester City have been boosted by striker Sergio Aguero’s return to training.The Argentina international sustained a rib injury in a car crash in Amsterdam late last month and there were initial fears he could be out for several weeks.However, just 11 days later he was involved in light training at the club’s Eastlands complex with those players not involved in international fixtures.WATCH training as @aguerosergiokun gets back in action! #mancity pic.twitter.com/pT2TOFVuia— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 10, 2017City said on their website: “Man City fans will be delighted to learn Sergio Aguero returned to training on Tuesday morning.“Though it was a light session with a City physio, the City star is expected to gradually build up his fitness in the coming days as he edges towards a first-team return.”The 29-year-old is just one goal short of Eric Brook’s 78-year record of 177 goals for the club.Midfielder Fabian Delph also took part in Tuesday’s session having recovere..
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  • Stoke are hopeful midfielder Joe Allen will be fit for their Premier League clash at Manchester City on Saturday despite suffering concussion while on Wales duty. The 27-year-old was forced off in Wales’ 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday, which ended their hopes of qualifying for the tournament in Russia next year. He suffered a head injury in a collision with David Meyler in Cardiff and will be checked over by club on Thursday.??? Assistant Manager Mark Bowen provides injury update on Joe Allen.?? https://t.co/zICSHtr4HK pic.twitter.com/0mo7Xq8OXs— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 10, 2017“Joe is an early doubt, but we are still hopeful on him for the weekend although he did have to come off last night after suffering a bang to his head,” assistant manager Mark Bowen told the club’s official site.“We haven’t seen him today because he only arrived back home late last night, and we wanted to give him the next 48 hours to make sure he is ready ..

    Stoke hope to have Joe Allen available for Manchester City trip

    Stoke are hopeful midfielder Joe Allen will be fit for their Premier League clash at Manchester City on Saturday despite suffering concussion while on Wales duty. The 27-year-old was forced off in Wales’ 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday, which ended their hopes of qualifying for the tournament in Russia next year. He suffered a head injury in a collision with David Meyler in Cardiff and will be checked over by club on Thursday.??? Assistant Manager Mark Bowen provides injury update on Joe Allen.?? https://t.co/zICSHtr4HK pic.twitter.com/0mo7Xq8OXs— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 10, 2017“Joe is an early doubt, but we are still hopeful on him for the weekend although he did have to come off last night after suffering a bang to his head,” assistant manager Mark Bowen told the club’s official site.“We haven’t seen him today because he only arrived back home late last night, and we wanted to give him the next 48 hours to make sure he is ready ..
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  • John Stones believes England are capable of producing performances against high-calibre opposition akin to Manchester City’s display in their victory at Chelsea on Saturday.City’s bold, positive approach to the match at Stamford Bridge paid off, with them dominating proceedings as they underlined their Premier League title credentials with a 1-0 win over the champions.Having played the full duration for the visitors, centre-back Stones has since joined up with England, who are on the brink of securing qualification for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.The 23-year-old was asked ahead of Thursday’s home clash with Slovenia about the possibility of the national team being as courageous as City were at the weekend and similarly dominant against top-level sides.A great couple of days at @StGeorgesPark for the #ThreeLions ????Next stop: London… pic.twitter.com/4VBPpWJa9A— England (@England) October 3, 2017And Stones said: “We have the players to do it.“It is difficult to brin..

    Stones keen to replicate Manchester City form for England

    John Stones believes England are capable of producing performances against high-calibre opposition akin to Manchester City’s display in their victory at Chelsea on Saturday.City’s bold, positive approach to the match at Stamford Bridge paid off, with them dominating proceedings as they underlined their Premier League title credentials with a 1-0 win over the champions.Having played the full duration for the visitors, centre-back Stones has since joined up with England, who are on the brink of securing qualification for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.The 23-year-old was asked ahead of Thursday’s home clash with Slovenia about the possibility of the national team being as courageous as City were at the weekend and similarly dominant against top-level sides.A great couple of days at @StGeorgesPark for the #ThreeLions ????Next stop: London… pic.twitter.com/4VBPpWJa9A— England (@England) October 3, 2017And Stones said: “We have the players to do it.“It is difficult to brin..
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  • Manchester United’s utility man Ashley Young insists there will be no targeting of one specific competition this season as they have their sights set on winning everything they can.Towards the end of the previous campaign manager Jose Mourinho, knowing his side were not going to qualify for the Champions League via a top-four place, put all his priorities into the Europa League.It paid off handsomely with victory over Ajax in the final securing a return to Europe’s top table.Honour to captain @ManUtd in the @ChampionsLeague, 2 wins from 2 makes it even better ???????????? pic.twitter.com/NcFhhz2YL0— Ashley Young (@youngy18) September 27, 2017Having also won the League Cup last season Young believes they have to realistically consider the prospect of challenging in all competitions, especially after the start they have got off to in the Premier League with 16 points from a possible 18 to be joint top with neighbours Manchester City.“Everyone wants to win every competition we are i..

    Manchester United fighting for trophies on all fronts, says Ashley Young

    Manchester United’s utility man Ashley Young insists there will be no targeting of one specific competition this season as they have their sights set on winning everything they can.Towards the end of the previous campaign manager Jose Mourinho, knowing his side were not going to qualify for the Champions League via a top-four place, put all his priorities into the Europa League.It paid off handsomely with victory over Ajax in the final securing a return to Europe’s top table.Honour to captain @ManUtd in the @ChampionsLeague, 2 wins from 2 makes it even better ???????????? pic.twitter.com/NcFhhz2YL0— Ashley Young (@youngy18) September 27, 2017Having also won the League Cup last season Young believes they have to realistically consider the prospect of challenging in all competitions, especially after the start they have got off to in the Premier League with 16 points from a possible 18 to be joint top with neighbours Manchester City.“Everyone wants to win every competition we are i..
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