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Manchester football correspondent for the Standard. Covering @manutd @mancity - DMs open for stories.

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Maguire hasn’t looked like an £80m defender too often - but tonight he did. Absolutely immense at the back - and a… https://t.co/AAZI99ZavB
Retweeted by James RobsonMaguire hasn’t looked like an £80m defender too often - but tonight he did. Absolutely immense at the back - and a… https://t.co/AAZI99ZavB
2/18
2020
Manchester City won the title by this much last season. Don’t tell me that the finest of margins don’t matter. Offs… https://t.co/7p0BWGj6F1To be clear - two VAR disallowed goals do not mean United have been lucky. They were legitimately ruled out. End of story #mufcVAR - no goal. Again. And he was offside, no matter how much Chelsea complainMaguire has been absolutely brilliant tonight. What a header that was #mufcVAR comes to United’s rescue. Chelsea fans saying unpleasant things about VAR. 1-0 to United #mufcThat’s a brilliant goal. Wonderful work from Wan-Bissaka and a perfect glancing header from Martial. The type of go… https://t.co/RCgRtHtsWaChelsea are getting in behind United’s wing-backs far too easily. The back three formation is not working for #mufcRaiola takes aim at Solskjaer: Until now I was maybe too nice to him. Solskjaer should just remember things he sai… https://t.co/PQkiep7sbgIghalo is here #mufc https://t.co/NRVHQsAW5HFirst wrote about this on Saturday. Now Guardiola has told his inner circle that he will not quit #MCFC https://t.co/MwRzEcm71qGuardiola won’t hold a press conference ahead of West Ham & doesn’t have to because he fulfilled media duties for t… https://t.co/48NvQ0PZc1 @markgoldbridge They probably will. But without fitness/rhythm, will he play or justify himself in a tournament he… https://t.co/72w2PawRxA @SirAlexFerg_Way The perfect solution is to get him playing well enough to get United into top & win a trophy. That… https://t.co/2HGUK2yPgWUnited’s response to Chelsea interest in Sanchez tells you everything you need to know about a bidding war for Sanc… https://t.co/CemJaBLiEXNo doubt Solskjær is in a stronger position re Pogba due to the signing of Fernandes. But can he really afford to l… https://t.co/oavUGP5p9NNo Guarantees - but Solskjaer is open to Ighalo making his United move permanent #mufc https://t.co/iT2eiVCgb5
2/17
2020
A new strand to the Pogba saga. He needs to play to get into France’s Euros squad. Now Solskjaer is refusing to off… https://t.co/VnCwlBDalIIt’s all good and well for Mourinho to wonder about what might have been re City ban. But would LVG have been sack… https://t.co/R3EuSCDKvKMourinho’s ‘joke’ after City ban: I have to ask if the team that finished second in 2018 is going to be champions,… https://t.co/GNZzlS3iCJAndy Cole is set to be overtaken by Sergio Aguero in the all-time Premier League scoring list this season. He will… https://t.co/VYvaBVmNM9
2/16
2020
I talk to Juventus and their vice-chairman Pavel Nedved about many things, including about Pogba and other players,… https://t.co/7VINl9wJBnRaiola to Italian media: He never lost his smile but clearly a great player doesn't go to #mufc only to not challen… https://t.co/KmZ5yrgypI @City_Chief Full story here https://t.co/hZF75dzoFg @WeAreMCFC https://t.co/hZF75dzoFg @SuperbiaProeIia Full story https://t.co/hZF75dhNgG @City_Xtra Link to that here https://t.co/hZF75dzoFgFWIW These are my own thoughts on Guardiola’s future. It is still very much one to watch #mcfc https://t.co/heB5kw5rq9And for the sake of my replies, can someone tell me how to turn off predictive text on Twitter because I’m getting… https://t.co/ERPEOjE0SlThis is not to say I’m convinced the ban won’t have an impact - but this is the immediate response to last night’s… https://t.co/iNX0QgSocTVery string response to speculation over Guardiola’s future #mcfc https://t.co/hZF75dzoFg @benibent84 He was bought during the period in questionSolskjaer: I don’t understand what he’s saying. I’ve seen him sat there in his kitchen #mufc https://t.co/W0NaDuOoz9 @benibent84 Your point? @pmophy17421 Far fewer - but that’s not the point anywayWe don’t know the exact time-frame of City’s FFP breaches between 2012-16. But these were among their signings duri… https://t.co/8SmLd7n7SL
2/15
2020
No conclusive answers yet on how long an appeal will take or how that impacts upon the ban. Chelsea’s recent CAS a… https://t.co/YPFxw4AafAIt must also be said that there was a significant amount of bad transfer business during that period, too #mcfc https://t.co/heB5kw5rq9Not clear if City’s charge includes Guardiola’s first summer of 2016. If not, it includes signings of Fernandinho,… https://t.co/n3BHgw9WuOGuardiola is aware of the attempts to undermine his achievements at Barca, Bayern & City - but sources close to him… https://t.co/17CnrWZv9XCity have immediately announced plans to fight their 2-year ban from Champions League “With this prejudicial proces… https://t.co/VPawzLiHNHA big hint here on how Solskjær plans to use Ighalo against Chelsea - and after Scholes’ criticism, a defence of Un… https://t.co/NholVp1EamIghalo has been allowed to move freely in public & stay in a busy Manchester hotel despite being kept away from Uni… https://t.co/sp2nhaQm3p
2/14
2020
Ziyech was identified by United scouts and was available for a bargain price - but they decided not to rival Chelse… https://t.co/YCThMy3gzSUnited opted against bidding for Ziyech. Sancho seen as ideal target after being alerted to his availability #mufc https://t.co/ubk7WUY9dN @sgevans They play sports no one else in the world wants to play 😉Sancho is the man United believe can solve their long-standing problem position on the right. This season might hav… https://t.co/kG47Z4wDlI
2/13
2020
The perfect candidate to end United’s striker search #mufc https://t.co/kR3zaJpO3KSancho has been United’s priority attacking target for the past 12 months. City didn’t insert an ‘anti-United’ clau… https://t.co/2QDU3sgPBS @MullockSMirror I hear they can’t get you off it.Plenty of straight-talking United pundits on TV, but this was such a refreshingly honest interview with Andy Cole o… https://t.co/WK7Y7aloSCSoslkjaer on Ighalo: I think we will get him sharp. #mufc https://t.co/CFbVESTJuKWoodward has willingly put pressure on himself & United’s transfer committee this summer. He insists the club’s st… https://t.co/e3q7CSDSM3
2/12
2020
@MorganMcSorley No, it was me. Managed not to add the link: https://t.co/EFh5TUG1z4 @MorganMcSorley I wrote this in December when they were closing in on Haaland and it explains the structure @MorganMcSorley I can’t speak to the manner in which Liverpool’s works, but it’s obviously been successful. United’… https://t.co/8wNWVsPxoLEd Woodward’s message has changed over the past 18 months. This tweet was not approved by #mufc https://t.co/TGLd8MJlly🚨 FIXTURE UPDATE 🚨 🆚 City v West Ham 🏆 @premierleague 🏟 Etihad Stadium 📅 Wednesday 19 February ⏰ 19:30 UK 🔵… https://t.co/aTIOKtlegy
Retweeted by James RobsonIf Woodward offered season ticket refunds to any fan dissatisfied with United’s summer business, how many would tak… https://t.co/x7ExrDmKHY @callumwashere I don’t know if it will be different to any of the recent windows. As for ‘any other window’ - I’d s… https://t.co/tDJuJv2cRxHere’s another article, which clearly shows I’m 'on the payroll’ - which has aged pretty well, I’d say #mufc https://t.co/WptjJrymIb @DiscoMirror You know the gameRemarkable the amount of responses claiming I’ve ‘fallen for this’ or I’m ‘on the payroll.’ I am reporting the word… https://t.co/olWYlMEiW2Ighalo is in United’s travelling squad for Chelsea. Solskjaer says he’s ‘desperate to play’ #mufc https://t.co/CFbVETbkTkUnited on safe standing: The club are in favour of rail seating in parts of Old Trafford in principle. A formal pro… https://t.co/LTvkqUxX0TFrom Liverpool last week to Manchester this! The Evening Standard's @jamesrobsonES chats to host @DanOgunshakin abo… https://t.co/vv28kBWVTC
Retweeted by James RobsonIghalo’s hopes of making a dream start at #mufc are fading https://t.co/st0krV23sdSancho, Maddison and Grealish are all on United’s radar this summer, which Woodward describes as an ‘important oppo… https://t.co/PTgvN8OCJZ
2/11
2020
@SimonPeach I resisted using ‘warchest’Can understand cynicism from fans. Hard to remember the last time United ended a transfer window having met squad r… https://t.co/wBKcjnExHfWoodward has paved the way for a transfer splurge at the end of the season - describing it as an ‘important summer’… https://t.co/GG8NPUHXyJ @philmcnulty @RichJolly No plan B - that’s his problemIt’s been an utterly surreal start to life at United for Ighalo. He’s got a massive battle on his hands to convince… https://t.co/kAOR3n0vtc
2/10
2020
McTominay has surprised United medics with speed of his recovery. Having him in the same midfield as Bruno Fernande… https://t.co/iGO1ZHmBOY @CarwynW42350638 Is this an article about how awful Pogba is? It’s a report about his current situation at #mufc, w… https://t.co/ekGm0CG7Lj“Pogba’s played his last game for United” “United still believe they can make it work” The internal wrangling about… https://t.co/hv5plTYXXY @JamesTMaw Be interesting to see if his pride lets him, given the lead Liverpool already have.I didn’t expect this to be so emphatic #mufcCity put out a team of kids in the FA Cup in 2016 because of a 4pm Sunday kick off ahead of a game at Dynamo Kiev t… https://t.co/GV5Ksj4itgWho would United fans prefer to sign this summer? #mufc
2/9
2020
Pogba was supposed to be out for weeks, but still not fit enough to take part in winter break training. McTominay… https://t.co/pWcQkJo05BThere is wildly differing talk at United as to how to proceed with Pogba. They have serious doubts about anyone com… https://t.co/ymzdrRUZ8W
2/8
2020
Guardiola says he doesn’t know if it will be weeks or months until Sterling plays again #mcfcGuardiola on Messi’s Barcelona future: I think he’s going to stay there. That’s my wish #mcfc
2/7
2020
Tuesday: Klopp is a no-show as Liverpool kids play in the FA Cup. Wednesday: Solskjær watches from the stands as U… https://t.co/jH1YMgPkI7Messi has a strong relationship with Soriano. So strong that Soriano has long-held the belief City would be the clu… https://t.co/cUXQVkGBWWThis is the first time I’ve seen Mejbri live. Leeds clearly see him as the main threat. He’s taken some heavy challenges already #mufcThey wish #mufc https://t.co/SbJ9hjshUR
2/5
2020
Fernandes plays like a man with a hefty goal bonus in his contract. Solskjaer’s big gripe at United is that far too… https://t.co/K3S0WCY0K1Guardiola said he’d review City’s penalties. Now he says players still decide, while Jesus says a list is pinned to… https://t.co/H4EzROCskiMartial splits opinion among United. Expect to see him taken out of the firing line in the weeks coming up #mufc https://t.co/SrUl1e1TSXSolskjær refuses to be drawn on Pogba’s return. Initially said it would be a ‘few’ weeks. He needed to be driven to… https://t.co/0sO09HaZnj
2/3
2020
This is about as damning as Solskjær has been about the mess his predecessors left him with. Even if he’s not at Un… https://t.co/KZARMILE03 @jhSTEW I’d be surprised if he was there next season @pmophy17421 Compare today’s back four to last season. Fernandinho a huge loss in midfield. Silva not the force he… https://t.co/awQa5sYbn8City are still a wonderful side - but today’s starting XI points to the drop in quality, compared to the last two s… https://t.co/hbHCScPdHRIn one game Bruno Fernandes had more shots than any United player has averaged this season. Three on target, can ta… https://t.co/fzD2PVuT0sFurther to this, Ighalo will offer a much-needed alternative to Martial #mufc https://t.co/SWzf3jNBhtNeither Pogba nor McTominay will be involved in United’s winter training camp #mufc
2/2
2020

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