Man United face Anderlecht in Europa League last eight

Manchester United have been drawn against Belgian side Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals. United, considered the favourites by many bookmakers, are the only British side left in Europe’s secondary club competition. Jose Mourinho’s side edged past Russian side FC Rostov with a 2-1 aggregate win in the last 16, reports the BBC. The first legs are set to take place on Thursday, 13 April and the return games a week later. Full draw: Anderlecht (Bel) v Manchester United (Eng) Celta Vigo (Spa) v Genk (Bel) Ajax (Net) v Schalke…

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Mourinho fixture moan ‘rubbish’ – Keane

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is “talking rubbish” by complaining about the club’s fixture schedule, says former captain Roy Keane. United beat FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League but lost Paul Pogba to injury. Mourinho said “fatigue has a price” and they will “probably lose” Sunday’s game at Middlesbrough which kicks off at 12:00 GMT – a fourth game in 11 days. After drawing the first leg in Rostov 1-1 last Thursday on a pitch the Russian Premier League have now said is too…

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US speaks of N’Korea military option

The US has said its policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, and suggested it may decide to take pre-emptive military action. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was “on the table” if the threat from the North’s weapons programme reached a level requiring it. During a visit to South Korea, he also said the US was exploring a range of new diplomatic and economic measures. He also defended the deployment of a US missile system in South Korea. The move has angered China, but South…

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UEFA League: Leicester to face Atletico, Bayern host Madrid

Leicester City have been drawn against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in their maiden Champions League quarter-final. The Premier League champions progressed to the last eight by beating Spanish title-chasers Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate. Leicester will play the first leg against last year’s beaten finalists away from home on 11 or 12 April, with the return leg on 18 or 19 April. Holders Real Madrid face Bayern Munich, while Barcelona take on Juventus and Borussia Dortmund play Monaco. Atletico are the only side left in the quarter-finals who the Foxes have…

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Trump stands by unverified wiretap claim

US President Donald Trump has stood by his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last year. He told Fox News a “wiretap covers a lot of different things” and hinted more could emerge in the coming weeks. Obama has denied the charge and former spy chiefs and several lawmakers have said they have seen no evidence. But in the interview, Trump said: “I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.” The president’s first comments about the wiretap…

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UEFA League:Monaco send Man City out, Atletico progress

Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League on away goals at the last-16 stage after Monaco’s second-leg victory sealed a thrilling tie at Stade Louis II. Having fallen 5-3 behind in Manchester, Monaco dominated the first half and opened the scoring through teenager Kylian Mbappe’s poked finish from close range from Bernardo Silva’s drilled cross. Mbappe had a goal ruled out for offside and Valere Germain struck narrowly over, before the Ligue 1 side deservedly doubled their advantage on the night via Fabinho’s well-taken strike from inside the…

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Chelsea to face Spurs in FA Cup semis, Arsenal tackle City

London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup semi-finals. Arsenal, who will play in a record 29th FA Cup semi-final, face Manchester City in the other last-four tie. Both semi-finals will be played at Wembley on the weekend of 22 and 23 April. Chelsea knocked out holders Manchester United in a hard-fought 1-0 win on Monday, with Spurs thrashing League One side Millwall on Sunday. Arsenal, who lifted the trophy in 2014 and 2015, proved too good for non-league Lincoln City in a…

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