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Sports Reporter — Guardian

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Joe Hart backs Vincent Kompany to recover from Manchester City omission

theguardian.com — Joe Hart believes Vincent Kompany will bounce back from being dropped for Manchester City's victory over Leicester City, the goalkeeper stating how his own removal last season by Manuel Pellegrini taught him no player is "destined" to feature in every match.

Louis van Gaal denies rift with Manchester United assistant Ryan Giggs

theguardian.com — Louis van Gaal has denied a rift with Ryan Giggs after the Manchester United manager's celebration of the winning goal at Newcastle United with his assistant appeared not to be reciprocated. elevision footage of the Dutchman turning to Giggs to share his happiness showed the Welshman stony-faced.

Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini defends decision to drop Vincent Kompany

theguardian.com — Manuel Pellegrini attempted to play down dropping Vincent Kompany for Manchester City's 2-0 win over Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium but the manager refused to confirm he will be reinstated for the champions' next game, at Burnley on Saturday week. Kompany was one of five players left out from the XI that lost 2-1 at Liverpool on Sunday.

Vincent Kompany pays price but Pellegrini’s drastic action yields little

theguardian.com — These are curious times at Manchester City. The manager's job is under serious threat and still Manuel Pellegrini struggled to extract a tune from the 11 players he decided should be capable of winning a first match in three outings by beating bottom-placed Leicester City.

Manchester United delay decision on Radamel Falcao’s future until May

theguardian.com — Radamel Falcao will have to wait until May to discover if Manchester United are to make his move from Monaco permanent, with manager Louis van Gaal resolved not to make any decision until then. The striker has struggled for fitness and form since joining on loan last summer in a deal worth £16m.

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal backs backpass as means of attack

theguardian.com — Louis van Gaal understands why Manchester United fans booed Jonny Evans for passing the ball back to David de Gea during Saturday's win over Sunderland though the manager says his defender deserved the benefit of the doubt.

Relief for United’s Ander Herrera as match-fixing case delayed

theguardian.com — Ander Herrera is clear to concentrate on playing for Manchester United for the rest of the season after the match-fixing case in Spain in which he may be called to give evidence was postponed until the close season. A hearing called for Thursday has been put back until the summer because not all of the 41 potential witnesses have been located.

Pep Guardiola rules out leaving Bayern in summer to join Manchester City

theguardian.com — Pep Guardiola has stated he will fulfil his contract with Bayern Munich to remain coach until at least the summer of 2016 so Manchester City are set to be disappointed if they approach the Spaniard should Manuel Pellegrini be sacked at the end of the season.

Louis van Gaal confident despite Manchester United’s tough fixtures

theguardian.com — Louis van Gaal is not concerned about Manchester United having to play five of the six teams around them at the top of the Premier League as the manager attempts to lead the club to a Champions League position in the closing part of the season.

Manuel Pellegrini under pressure as Manchester City eye Pep Guardiola

theguardian.com — Manuel Pellegrini has the final 12 matches of Manchester City's season to save his job, with the manager needing to defend the Premier League title or win the Champions League, otherwise Pep Guardiola will be approached as his replacement.
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