Paul Hirst

Paul Hirst



Reporter for @TimesSport, covering Manchester United and Manchester City. Previously Chief Football Writer at PA. Views mine.

Manchester, England
Joined on April 27, 2010


We looked inside some of the tweets by @hirstclass and here's what we found interesting.

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No more tracksuits, sports science dept brought in from the cold, rollickings for tardiness and one-to-one pep talks about ‘99 - how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has banished the toxicity of the Mourinho reign and turned MUFC into a force to be reckoned with

TIMES SPORT: On their knees #tomorrowspaperstoday

TIMES SPORT: On their knees #tomorrowspaperstoday


City have confirmed that Laporte has now signed a new contract until the summer of 2025.

Piece on Laporte here. Includes info on: - how he won over his MCFC team-mates (some of whom thought he was too arrogant) - how he's played through pain barrier several times this year - his contract talks - why he isn't in France squad (H/T to @mattspiro)

Manchester City supporter critically ill after suffering "massive traumatic brain injury" in alleged attack by two Schalke supporters, @hirstclass reports

3-2. Sterling

Zinchenko now coming on to score the winner

2-2. Absolute belter of a FK from Sané

Kompany coming on

Otamendi sent off for a second booking. Oh dear oh dear

Otamendi and Fernandinho booked for giving away the two pens and both will now miss the second leg. Not ideal

This one for shirt pulling from Fernandinho i think. Bentaleb scores. 2-1 to Schalke. City need to get their heads together here. They're all over the place at the moment

Another pen to Schalke

Uefa said in their press release on VAR that decisions would be explained/mentioned on big screens inside the stadiums to keep the fans informed of what's going on but we've had absolute zero of that here

Goal. Bentaleb scores. 1-1

After a three-hour delay, Schalke have been awarded a penalty. The VAR must have been off having a toilet break when the hand ball call was referred to him

ten in his last seven now for Agüero 🔥

1-0 to City. Aguero the scorer. Top pressing from David Silva, who pinched the ball off a Schalke player deep inside the home box as he dallied on the ball. Pretty embarrassing goal to concede for the hosts.

Looks like Fernandinho at centre-back again, just like he was against Arsenal. Gundogan will probably be the deepest-lying midfielder of the three

MCFC XI: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva (C), Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

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