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Trending: Jose Mourinho hits back at 'Einsteins'; Neymar signs new deal

Here are the latest stories for Friday.

MAN UNITED: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hit back at "Einsteins" after Paul Pogba scored twice in a 4-1 win over Fenerbahce on Thursday, saying that the critics would rapidly change their opinions.

- Michael Owen has questioned former teammate Wayne Rooney's decision to allow Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to take penalties.

- Mourinho has admitted he does not feel "lucky" at Stamford Bridge any longer, as he prepares to face Chelsea away on Sunday.

- Paul Pogba has told MUTV that Chelsea are "one of the best teams in the world" ahead of Sunday's game at Stamford Bridge.

BARCELONA: Neymar said he was "a little intimidated" when he first joined Barcelona, but he now feels at home as he finally put pen to paper on a new five-year deal on Friday.

- Juventus full-back Patrice Evra has congratulated Barcelona striker Luis Suarez on his European Golden Shoe award.

CHELSEA: Victor Moses has told ESPN FC that Jose Mourinho exiled him at Chelsea because "he had his own players" and said he is delighted that new head coach Antonio Conte has given him a second chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge.

- Antonio Conte says Jose Mourinho deserves a good reception when he returns as Manchester United manager on Sunday but insists he will be regarded as "an enemy" of Chelsea once the match starts.

- Chelsea captain John Terry has recovered from an ankle injury and is fit to face Manchester United.

ARSENAL: Arsenal have been implored by former Gunners goalkeeper David Seaman to splash the cash to ensure Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez sign new deals.

- Arsenal striker Lucas Perez said he has not played as much as he envisaged since joining from Deportivo La Coruna but is determined to make the most of his opportunities.

- Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have improved "tremendously" when it comes to preventing muscle injuries.

MAN CITY: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany remain part of his plans despite neither being in the starting XI for the Champions League clash with Barcelona.

- Borussia Dortmund are tracking Manchester City's Bersant Celina, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

- Former Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has come out in support of Pep Guardiola following criticism of the Manchester City manager after his team's 4-0 defeat at Barcelona.

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Jose Mourinho's criticism of his Liverpool side and believes his players have a duty to play attacking football because of the club's illustrious history.

- Steven Gerrard has revealed the emotional toll it took on him to be Liverpool captain for 12 years. Gerrard is the longest-serving captain in the club's history, taking on the armband in October 2003 before departing for LA Galaxy last summer.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino has likened Dele Alli to a "wild horse" but says he has no plans to tame the Tottenham Hotspur stallion.

- Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has said he is missing too many chances.

LEICESTER: Claudio Ranieri reached retirement age on Thursday but the Leicester boss has no plans to relax just yet.

- Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League champions.

EVERTON: Everton manager Ronald Koeman says Ross Barkley's omission against Manchester City should act as a "wake-up call.''

SWANSEA: Bob Bradley accepts Swansea are in a relegation battle but believes he can draw on his experience in Norwegian football to keep the club in the Premier League.

ENGLAND: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed the suggestion that Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is too young to take the England job, saying younger coaches can relate better to players.

WEST HAM: The Metropolitan Police Service says a "tactical solution" is now set for matches at West Ham's London Stadium, which would see officers deployed inside the ground if needed for the EFL Cup tie against Chelsea.

JUVENTUS: Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is hoping it will be a case of third time lucky when he faces AC Milan and teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on Saturday.

ATLETICO MADRID: Atletico Madrid have accepted they will not sign players in January while they fight a FIFA transfer ban at sport's highest court.

- Atletico Madrid midfielder Yannick Carrasco has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo incurred the wrath of Buddhists on social media after the Real Madrid star posed in an Instagram photo with his foot resting at the base of a Buddha statue.

BAYERN MUNICH: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says English clubs' efforts to sign young players verge on "kidknapping."

- Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has said he will stick with the same system at home to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday despite watching his team twice lose leads in successive Bundesliga draws.

LIGUE 1: Radamel Falcao is set for his first appearance since suffering concussion last month after being included in Monaco's squad for Friday's Ligue 1 game against Montpellier.

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