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Paul Pogba claims ‘there is nothing that can stop’ Manchester United now

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Paul Pogba insists there is no limit to how much Manchester United can keep improving after claiming their impressive post-lockdown form is down to finding a team balance.

United have won four of their five Premier League games since the coronavirus outbreak, a draw at Tottenham being their only slip up.

They take on Southampton on Monday night looking for a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions, one that would take them up to third in front of Chelsea and Leicester City in the Premier League table.

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United have found the right balance in their play

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United have found the right balance in their play

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United have found the right balance in their play

Pogba believes their huge improvement shows no sign of slowing down, which has also seen him show his best form in a midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes. 

‘Like I said before, it’s about the team,’ Pogba told Manchester United’s website. ‘You can call it a proper team.

‘Sometimes before, we were maybe too defensive or too offensive and we didn’t have this balance or this control; now you can see we have that balance and there is more structure and we’ve been working hard on that.

The Red Devils are in fine form having won their last five matches across all competitions

The Red Devils are in fine form having won their last five matches across all competitions

The Red Devils are in fine form having won their last five matches across all competitions

‘The improvement is huge and you can tell that. It’s always good to have that improvement, but you don’t want to stop it, you know you have to keep working. There is a lot of stuff to do, we are not there yet but we are on the way, and if we keep doing what we’re doing now, then I think there is nothing that can stop us to get to where we should be.’ 

As well as trying to claim a Champions League place for next season, Pogba also insists it is important United try to end the season with silverware.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the last-16 of the Europa League and the midfielder believes winning a major trophy has to be a target for the season. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the brink of leading his side back into the Champions League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the brink of leading his side back into the Champions League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the brink of leading his side back into the Champions League

‘United is about trophies, we know that. And there are trophies we know we can get and we can win,’ he added.

‘We don’t want to let this opportunity go away. We’re going to do our best to go and get those two trophies by giving everything.

‘We feel great. That is the mentality now – you have a positive mentality when you have a good result, but you also have to have the ability to get through the games like we did in the last few games.’

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Lewis Hamilton threatening to break Formula One’s anti-politics rules

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Lewis Hamilton goes into a potentially historic Russian Grand Prix threatening to defy Formula One bosses by breaking their anti-politics rules.

The six-time world champion, who leads this year’s championship by 55 points, wore a T-shirt carrying the slogan, ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor’, on the podium at Mugello a fortnight ago — a reference to the death of a black medical worker who was shot multiple times during a botched drugs raid in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

After looking into the apparent breach of the FIA’s non-political regulations, the sport’s governing body will ‘clarify’ what can be worn ahead of Sunday’s race, where the Briton can match Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula One victories.

Lewis Hamilton wore a shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix referencing the death of Breonna Taylor

Lewis Hamilton wore a shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix referencing the death of Breonna Taylor

Lewis Hamilton wore a shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix referencing the death of Breonna Taylor 

Sportsmail understands that Hamilton will be told he cannot wear crusading messages during the podium ceremony, though he may be allowed to do so while he takes a knee before the race.

‘Lots of rules have been written for me over the years but that hasn’t stopped me,’ said Hamilton, who earlier wrote on social media that he was ‘sad but not surprised’ at news on Wednesday that none of the police involved in the shooting had been charged with murder.

He added: ‘I have not spoken to the FIA. What was really positive was the support I got from the fans. I don’t regret a single moment of it.

FIA is expected to rule that anti-racism clothing will not be allowed on Formula One podiums

FIA is expected to rule that anti-racism clothing will not be allowed on Formula One podiums

FIA is expected to rule that anti-racism clothing will not be allowed on Formula One podiums 

Hamilton has long been fighting for more diversity in the sport, and to try and combat racism

Hamilton has long been fighting for more diversity in the sport, and to try and combat racism

Hamilton has long been fighting for more diversity in the sport, and to try and combat racism

‘I usually follow my heart and do what is right and I felt that was me following my heart.

‘I did something that has never really happened in Formula One before, and obviously they will stop it from happening again. People say sport is not a place for politics, but it is about human rights issues, and in my mind that is something we should be pushing towards.

‘We have a huge group of amazing people from different backgrounds and cultures who watch our sport, and we should be pushing positive messages to them, especially about equality.’

Hamilton says he doesn't regret anything, and will continue to work to try and educate people

Hamilton says he doesn't regret anything, and will continue to work to try and educate people

Hamilton says he doesn’t regret anything, and will continue to work to try and educate people

The governing body is expected to rule that the podium should be kept as a 'neutral space'

The governing body is expected to rule that the podium should be kept as a 'neutral space'

The governing body is expected to rule that the podium should be kept as a ‘neutral space’

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov hit out at Hamilton and claimed racism doesn't exist in Russia

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov hit out at Hamilton and claimed racism doesn't exist in Russia

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov hit out at Hamilton and claimed racism doesn’t exist in Russia

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World champion Ronnie O’Sullivan dumped out of European Masters by teenage rookie Aaron Hill

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Teenager Aaron Hill claimed a sensational second round victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan as he won 5-4 against the world champion at the European Masters.

The 18-year-old had let slip a 3-1 lead against the Rocket, who was in action for the first time since he triumphed at the Crucible last month.

While O’Sullivan levelled proceedings and moved ahead, Hill hit back to force a decider and a break of 78 sent him through to the third round where he will face Matthew Stevens.

Ronnie O'Sullivan (pictured at last month's World Championships) has been dumped out of the second round of the European Masters by teenage rookie Aaron Hill

Ronnie O'Sullivan (pictured at last month's World Championships) has been dumped out of the second round of the European Masters by teenage rookie Aaron Hill

Ronnie O’Sullivan (pictured at last month’s World Championships) has been dumped out of the second round of the European Masters by teenage rookie Aaron Hill

Irishman Hill only turned professional earlier this year, but he showed nerves of steel to suggest the future could be bright for the Cork potter.

The shock defeat comes just a month after the Rocket hit out at the next generation of snooker stars by calling them ‘half-decent amateurs’ during the World Championships. 

Hours before at the behind-closed doors event in Milton Keynes, Peter Devlin caused another upset against Mark Williams.

The 24-year-old had to hold his nerve to beat the three-time world champion in a decider at the Marshall Arena.

Devlin had been 4-1 up, but Williams responded only for the rookie to clinch a 5-4 victory with a break of 102.

‘What a time to make a century, in a deciding frame against someone like that,’ the Londoner told World Snooker Tour.

The shock defeat to the 18-year-old comes a month after the Rocket (pictured in August) hit out at the next generation of snooker stars by calling them 'half-decent amateurs'

The shock defeat to the 18-year-old comes a month after the Rocket (pictured in August) hit out at the next generation of snooker stars by calling them 'half-decent amateurs'

The shock defeat to the 18-year-old comes a month after the Rocket (pictured in August) hit out at the next generation of snooker stars by calling them ‘half-decent amateurs’

‘It’s unbelievable. At 4-1, I knew I could have been pegged back. Players like that can win frames without you doing much wrong, so I was expecting a comeback.

‘At 4-4, there was still a bit of adrenaline going but I managed to calm it down again.’

Williams and O’Sullivan were not the only former world champions to exit in the second round with Ken Doherty knocked out by Mark Allen.

Northern Irishman Allen equalled history in the 5-0 win by hitting four consecutive centuries but fell short of the record with no hundred registered in the fifth frame.

Kyren Wilson, a runner-up at the World Championship, also progressed following a whitewash, while Ding Junhui had to dig in to beat Hossein Vafael 5-3.

Neil Robertson, who won the European Masters event in Austria at the start of 2020, made it through safely to the third round after a 5-2 win over Riley Parsons, but it was teenager Hill who was the talk of the town.

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Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on ‘exceptional talent’ Curtis Jones after Liverpool’s 7-2 win at Lincoln

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits they ‘will have some fun’ with Curtis Jones after the youngster starred in their 7-2 Carabao Cup third-round victory over Lincoln.

The Toxteth-born 19-year-old scored twice to help take the game beyond their hosts before half-time and dictated play from midfield like an experienced pro.

Klopp has introduced the teenager gradually to his first team but he looks set to play a more involved role this season.

Jurgen Klopp has talked up 'exceptional talent' Curtis Jones after his brace at Lincoln

Jurgen Klopp has talked up 'exceptional talent' Curtis Jones after his brace at Lincoln

Jurgen Klopp has talked up ‘exceptional talent’ Curtis Jones after his brace at Lincoln

The 19-year-old took both his goals fabulously well, earning the man-of-the-match award

The 19-year-old took both his goals fabulously well, earning the man-of-the-match award

The 19-year-old took both his goals fabulously well, earning the man-of-the-match award

‘First half really good, start of the second half really good,’ was Klopp’s assessment of the youngster’s performance.

‘There is still space for improvement but everyone knows my opinion of Curtis Jones, he is an exceptional talent and we will have some fun with him I am pretty sure in the future.

‘Both goals were difficult, the second one the first touch was absolutely exceptional between two opponents and then he opens up and sees the opportunity and finishes it off.’

Xherdan Shaqiri, somebody who has become something of a fringe player in the last 18 months and would be one of the men Liverpool would be happy to offload, opened the scoring with a superb free-kick and had a good game in midfield.

Jones bossed the midfield on Thursday night and Klopp admits he has a big future

Jones bossed the midfield on Thursday night and Klopp admits he has a big future

Jones bossed the midfield on Thursday night and Klopp admits he has a big future

Klopp offered some hope to the Swiss, and the likes of Divock Origi who scored an 89th-minute goal to round off the scoring but was relatively ineffectual apart from that, as he insisted the door is not closed on anyone’s career.

‘Everyone used the opportunity to show up, that is very important,’ he said.

‘My door is always open and if a player shows desire – because they all can play football – that is why they are at Liverpool. There are a lot of games in the season.

‘They showed desire, we saw attitude tonight, so many things of what I like and what we want to see from a Liverpool team.

‘Really a lot of good things and that is why we came here, we wanted to win but we wanted to play good as well and I saw a good game.’Lincoln manager Michael Appleton admitted his League One side were out-classed but was still disappointed in the scoreline.

Xherdan Shaqiri may have forced his way back into Klopp's plans after quite brilliant free-kick

Xherdan Shaqiri may have forced his way back into Klopp's plans after quite brilliant free-kick

Xherdan Shaqiri may have forced his way back into Klopp’s plans after quite brilliant free-kick

‘I think in the first half there was a class of finishing from Liverpool, with one or two mistakes,’ he said.

‘We had a couple of moments ourselves in the first half but in the second half it was very difficult and a disappointing performance – I thought we should have scored four or five goals.’

Liverpool’s first four goals were all scored from outside the penalty area and Appleton was asked if they could have done more to stop them.

‘If we had put some kind of bucket in the top corner or maybe a sheet to stop them going in,’ he said.

‘In terms of the build-up for the second and fourth goals we definitely could have prevented them with a couple of different decision.

‘But you get punished by these side at this level.’

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