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Daily Digest: Paul Pogba re-lights the Manchester United fires

We bring you a wrap of our top stories on Friday

Alex Broun 2018/09/07

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The Sport360 team are here bringing you our top stories on Friday.

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TOP STORY

Just as things were getting back to normal at Old Trafford, Paul Pogba has once again fuelled speculation about his Manchester United future by refusing to rule out an exit.

The Red Devils have endured an uncomfortable start to the season as their inability to further strengthen their squad was compounded by shock back-to-back defeats that ratcheted up the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho.

Last Sunday’s 2-0 win at Burnley was welcome relief for United ahead of the international break, but Pogba has stirred the pot just days into it.

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FOOTBALL

Wales boss Ryan Giggs singled out Gareth Bale for praise after his players crushed Nations League opponents the Republic of Ireland.

Tom Lawrence, Bale – with his 30th goal for Wales – Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts were on target before Republic substitute Shaun Williams provided some cheer for the visitors in a 4-1 defeat at Cardiff City Stadium.

Giggs was enthused about a trademark box office display from Bale ahead of what is now likely to be an appointment with a full-strength Denmark in Aarhus on Sunday after a dispute about players’ commercial rights was resolved.

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CRICKET

Joe Root hopes destiny has a farewell Test century in store at The Oval for the “most down-to-earth superstar” Alastair Cook.

Root, who took over as England captain from Cook last year, spoke of his sadness when the all-time national record runscorer took him aside last week to explain his 161st Test will be his last.

England subsequently sealed the Specsavers series with a 60-run success to go 3-1 up with one to play, and Root is hoping the stage is set for both Cook and his team to deliver the perfect send-off.

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Alastair Cook (l) and Kevin Pietersen.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

The new NFL season kicked off last night with the reigning Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles edging to a 18-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Our USA sports expert, the lugubrious Jay Asser, has laid out the new season beautifully with a comprehensive collection of division previews, telling you everything you need to about all 32 NFL teams.

To start reading Jay’s previews CLICK HERE.

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