José Mourinho hails the return of Manchester United talisman Paul Pogba – video

José Mourinho praises Paul Pogba after the midfielder returned from injury in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday. Pogba was influential throughout at Old Trafford and scored United’s third goal in his first game back since straining a hamstring in September. ‘He was top, he came back with a great performance,’ says Mourinho

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Bloody nose for Sergio Ramos as Real and Atlético draw in Madrid derby

When the final whistle went at the end of the first ever Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano, Atlético’s new home 12 miles across the city from their old one, there was no roar, but there was a little relief. A 0-0 draw suits neither side and was nothing to celebrate but at least it was not cruel, as some Atlético fans feel their history against Real has been. Instead, it was largely empty. It leaves both teams from the capital ten points behind Barcelona and showcased the reasons why that is the case. Isco apart, this was a game desperately lacking in creativity or control. Lacking goals too.

Related: Luis Suárez back on target as Barcelona pull away with win over Leganés

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David Moyes insists West Ham is not his last chance in management

• New manager looks to halt club’s slump at Watford
• Stuart Pearce ‘will play a big role’, says Moyes

David Moyes has denied that taking over from Slaven Bilic at West Ham represents his last chance in football management and the Scot is confident he can arrest a slump that has left his new side in the relegation zone.

Before Sunday’s trip to face Watford at Vicarage Road Moyes pledged to tackle the indiscipline that has undermined West Ham’s dreadful start to the campaign and led to Bilic becoming the first manager to leave the club during the course of a season since Alan Curbishley resigned in September 2008.

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