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Manchester United humiliated by City in League Cup semifinals

All of City's goals at Old Trafford came in a one-sided first half that highlighted the gulf which has opened up between the cross-town neighbours over recent years.

When the visitors went 3-0 up courtesy of an own-goal by Andreas Pereira in the 39th minute, memories were revived of the 6-1 win served up on this ground by Roberto Mancini's City in 2011 that signalled the shifting of the balance of football power in Manchester.

Chelsea 1-2 Man United

A penalty and a spectacular free-kick from Marcus Rashford sealed a third away win in a row in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

Michy Batshuayi had drawn Chelsea level but Rashford struck in sublime fashion just as the home side looked to be building momentum, inflicting a first defeat on Frank Lampard's side since the 2-1 loss to Liverpool on September 22.

Scott McTominay, booked for an early lunge on Mateo Kovacic, whistled a shot just wide from Daniel James' corner 13 minutes in.

United making worst ever PL start

After seven matches of the 2019-20 campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have only won twice and collected nine points.

They sit 10th in the table, only in the top half on goal difference, having amassed the same number of points as Burnley.

United have twice had 10 points on the board at this stage of the season, in the 2018-19 and 2013-14 campaigns.

Manchester United set to appoint former player as manager

There has been no official announcement that the Norwegian is taking over from Jose Mourinho, who was sacked earlier on Tuesday.

But a page on the club's website referred to their ex-striker as "our interim manager". It was later deleted.

Solskjaer, 45, scored 126 goals for United in 11 seasons with the club under Sir Alex Ferguson.

He is in charge at Norwegian side Molde but their 2018 season has finished for the winter and does not re-start until March.

Manchester United invite Thai cave survivors to Old Trafford

The 12 boys and their coach became trapped in the cave system after heavy rain in northern Thailand on June 23, and the mission to bring them back to the surface has gripped the world's attention.

On Tuesday, the final members of the team were brought out to complete the rescue, and the news has been welcomed across football.

United hailed the news and offered a trip to Manchester during the 2018-19 campaign for the group and their rescuers.

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham: Ander Herrera sends United to FA Cup final

Ander Herrera was the unlikely United hero, firing a 62nd-minute winner after Alexis Sanchez cancelled out Dele Alli's opener in a pulsating first half.

Spurs pushed for a route back into the game but it was heartbreak for Mauricio Pochettino's men as the club's miserable FA Cup semi-final record extended to eight consecutive defeats.

For Jose Mourinho, who will return to Wembley for the final on May 19, former club Chelsea or Southampton stand between him and the fourth trophy of his tenure at Old Trafford.

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United confirm Sanchez switch

The 29-year-old Sanchez, who was out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season, has joined the Old Trafford club after local rivals Manchester City had pulled out of the running.

British media reported that Sanchez, who will wear the club's iconic No. 7 shirt, had joined United on a 4-1/2-year deal, while Arsenal said that Armenian Mkhitaryan, who turned 29 on Sunday, had signed a long-term contract.

Liverpool and United victorious

With Chelsea and table-topping Manchester City playing later in the week, Liverpool registered their second win in 48 hours after the Estonian popped up with his first league goal.

On the blue half of Merseyside, Manchester United climbed back up to second in the table after second-half goals by Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard earned a 2-0 victory at Everton -- their first win in five games in all competitions.

Chelsea trying to catch United, not City – Conte

City's lead at the top was cut to five points by United on Tuesday, with Chelsea a further six points back ahead of hosting Swansea City.

Pep Guardiola's side have been flying atop the table with 12 wins from 13 matches, scoring 42 goals and conceding just eight.

Conte said Chelsea simply needed to focus on overtaking United, not high-flying City.

"We have to look at ourselves and not the others. Now our target must be to see the team that is before us. In this case, Manchester United," the Italian told UK newspapers.

Rojo makes Manchester United return for reserves

The Argentina international last featured in a competitive United game on April 20, when the Red Devils beat Anderlecht 2-1 after extra time to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals – coincidentally the same match in which Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a similar setback.

But after being given the all-clear for some game time, Rojo featured for his club's second-string side in the 2-1 Premier League International Cup win over Athletic Bilbao.

The 27-year-old centre-back played the first 45 minutes and came through unscathed.