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Marcus Rashford to start for Manchester United at Feyenoord

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in action with Manchester City's Bacary Sagna

José Mourinho has confirmed Marcus Rashford will make his first club start of the season at Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday after giving another glimpse of what the Manchester United manager described as the 18-year-old’s “brilliant future” in the second half of Saturday’s derby defeat at Old Trafford.

Sick Stoke and Mark Hughes need to find cure for defensive woes

Stoke manager Mark Hughes

Nurse, it’s happening again! Stoke City have suffered a relapse of the sickly form that beset them at the start and end of last season and Mark Hughes needs to find an effective treatment quickly. Otherwise his ears will be assailed anew by the three little words that he least wants to hear: Queens Park Rangers.

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Switzerland training - EURO 2016

The Xhaka brothers braced to lock horns – for Albania and Switzerland

Eight months to the day after Taulant Xhaka anchored Albania’s midfield as they sealed a place at Euro 2016 with a 3-0 win over Armenia – while his brother, the Swiss international Granit, sent supportive messages on social media – the pair face a scenario neither could have seriously expected when cheering one another on in the qualifiers.