Here are the latest stories for Friday.
MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho felt let down by Manchester United’s players, accusing them of ignoring his advice and treating the Europa League clash at Fenerbahce like a “summer friendly.”
– And Mourinho’s problems increased with Paul Pogba limping off the pitch in the first half of United’s 2-1 loss at Fenerbahce.
– Mourinho has to be given time to overhaul United’s underperforming squad and build a side capable of challenging for top honours, according to Paul Scholes.
– Henrikh Mkhitaryan “has to do more” to win his place in the Manchester United lineup, Jose Mourinho says.
EUROPA LEAGUE: Aritz Aduriz scored all five goals as Athletic Bilbao secured a much-needed 5-3 win over Genk in Group F play.
SOUTHAMPTON: Southampton beat Inter Milan 2-1 to secure a famous victory that takes them to the brink of the Europa League’s knockout stages.
ARSENAL: Former Arsenal manager George Graham has told The Times he is hopeful Arsene Wenger may have finally addressed the club’s longstanding lack of “toughness” and “mentally strong” players.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool are set to appoint Michael Edwards as the club’s first sporting director, according to a source and multiple media reports.
MLS: New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira has defended his questionable in-game decisions in side’s 2-0 first-leg playoff defeat at Toronto FC on Sunday.
MEXICO: Europe-based players dominate Juan Carlos Osorio’s Mexico squad to face the United States in World Cup qualifying on Nov. 11, with Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela returning for the first time in a year.
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