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Romelu Lukaku photoshops controversial H&M picture

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has joined the criticism of H&M’s controversial new advertising campaign after the retailer sparked a racism row this week.

The fashion retailer has apologised for advertising an image that was branded racist that showed a black boy wearing a jumper with the words ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ across it.

The fashion giant was quickly accused of a “disgusting and shameful” decision, with the advertisement since pulled from their website, but Lukaku decided to post his own, witty version of the image onto his Instagram page. Yesterday Canadian singer The Weeknd, who currently has a clothing line with H&M severed ties with them saying he was both "deeply offended" and "shocked and embarrassed" by the advert.

Ryan Giggs rules himself out of vacant Swansea job

Ryan Giggs has briefly managed United, and served as assistant manager to Louis Van Gaal Credit: PA Images

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Swansea manager's job.

Giggs has been linked with the role along with Ronald Koeman, Tony Pulis and Louis van Gaal, after the Premier League's bottom club sacked Paul Clement.

With the Swans looking for a third boss in less than 12 months, Giggs was asked if he was interested in managing a club he was linked with before Bob Bradley was appointed in October 2016.

In a succinct reply, Giggs told Sky Sports News: "No. I've spoken to them before, last time before they appointed Bob Bradley."

Asked why things had gone wrong at Swansea, Giggs speculated that the sales of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente in the summer had weakened the squad.

He said: "I don't know, I'm not in the club but obviously over the years (it has been) a really well run club, (who) play the right way and are an established Premier League team.

The former United man is currently keeping himself busy by running non-league side Salford City, along with Gary & Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.

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Football fans advised to check before they travel to Sunday's two big derby matches

Old Trafford and Anfield Credit: Anthony Devlin/EMPICS Sport/ Richard Sellers/PA Archive/PA Images

Fans heading to tomorrow's two north west derby matches are being advised to plan their journeys and check before they travel.

Merseyside Police says it is working closely with Liverpool Football Club to monitor the weather ahead of tomorrow's derby fixture at Anfield.

Everton are due to face Liverpool while Manchester United will host Manchester City just hours after a predicted persistent and potentially heavy spell of snow.

At this stage both games are still planned to go ahead.

"We will be monitoring the weather forecast and assessing any travel disruption. We will be meeting with the club early tomorrow morning and fans will be updated as soon as possible."

– Ch Supt Chris Markey, Merseyside Police

While both Old Trafford and Anfield have under-soil heating, the club will be keen to protect the safety of fans if there is heavy snow on the roads around the stadiums.

Final decisions are expected to be made tomorrow morning.

United say no to City's Amazon camera crews

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Manchester United have refused a request from title rivals Manchester City to allow filming in the dressing room at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola's side have been followed by an Amazon Prime film crew for much of the season for a multi-episode documentary series which is scheduled to be aired next year.

City agreed a reported £10 million deal with Amazon for the behind-the-scenes crew to chart their campaign but the internet broadcaster will have its access restricted in the Manchester derby.

It is understood that United have made the dressing room and players' tunnel off limits due to the demand from media companies from around the world for the hotly-anticipated clash.

TV rights holders of more than 20 crews will be in attendance and, as a result, the Red Devils feel the tunnel will be too busy to accommodate another which is not an official Premier League broadcast partner.

Premier League leaders City, who are eight points above their rivals heading into the weekend, refused to comment when contacted by Press Association Sport.

United have banned the cameras from Old Trafford Credit: PA images

Man Utd decide not to appeal Pogba red card

Paul Pogba will start against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday after Manchester United decided not to appeal against his red card at Arsenal.

The France midfielder was dismissed at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and is set to serve a three-game domestic ban. It means he'll miss the Manchester derby against Manchester City on Sunday.

It is understood United have not contested the dismissal and that the FA will not impose an additional punishment after Pogba appeared to respond to the red card with a sarcastic clap.

Pogba was sent off after a challenge on Hector Bellerin in Utd's 3-1 victory at Arsenal Credit: PA Images

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