Jose Mourinho defends his use of Marcus Rashford against ‘compulsive lies’

Jose Mourinho launched a staunch defence of his use of Marcus Rashford, hitting back at the “compulsive lies” used by some pundits to criticise him. Rashford’s playing time has been a hot topic during the international break while he started both games for England, scoring against Spain and Switzerland. Gareth Southgate says the attacker has to play to improve, while some pundits, like Alan Shearer and Ian Wright, have suggested Rashford may have to leave United in order to get the games he needs. Mourinho came to his press conference on Friday armed…

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Russia’s Cheryshev cleared of wrongdoing by Spanish anti-doping agency

Spain’s anti-doping agency said Thursday it has closed its probe into Valencia’s Russian striker Denis Cheryshev, one of the revelations of the 2018 World Cup, after it found no evidence he used a banned substance. The investigation stemmed from an interview which the player’s father, Dmitri Cheryshev, gave to Russian publication Sport Weekend in June 2017 in which he said his son had received growth hormone injections when he played at Spanish side Villarreal. Cheryshev, 27, shared a letter from Spain’s anti-doping agency on his official Twitter account which said…

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