MANCHESTER UNITED

  • Listless Manchester United finally run out of luck 4 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team's "missed chances" in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long. The Dutchman praised his team's second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity...
  • Manchester United 'forgot to score' against Swansea, says Van Gaal 4 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was frustrated his side "forgot to score" against Swansea City but believes they were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. United's scratchy performances this season have received criticism but Van Gaal insisted on Friday that his team would be top of...
  • EPL: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City 5 days ago

    Swansea: Manchester United lost for only the second time since November as Swansea came from behind to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Jonjo Shelvey grabbed the winner for Swansea in the 73rd minute, scoring a deflected shot from 25 meters to complete a league double for the Welsh...
  • EPL: Selection dilemma for Manchester City as Bony prepares for debut 5 days ago

    Manchester: Five weeks after his big-money transfer to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony is ready to play his first match for the English champions and give manager Manuel Pellegrini a selection dilemma up front. Bony became one of the most expensive African players of all time when he joined City from Swansea...
  • Louis Van Gaal warned by FA over referee comments February 18, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned as to his future conduct following comments he made about the referee after his team's 0-0 FA Cup draw at Cambridge United, the FA said on Wednesday. The 63-year-old Dutchman said everything had been against United during the fourth-round match last month...
  • Wayne Rooney apologised to me for diving: Preston goalkeeper February 18, 2015

    London: English Preston North End FC goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann claimed on Wednesday that striker Wayne Rooney has apologised for his alleged "dive" during Manchester United's 3-1 win in FA Cup. Rooney won a controversial penalty after allegedly diving to get the verdict in his favour and converted it to score his...
  • Louis van Gaal's change of tactics bears fruit February 17, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was rewarded for a bold change of tactics as his team came from behind to beat Preston North End 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday. A turgid first-half display in which United dominated possession against their third-tier opponents but failed to create...
  • Manchester United beat Preston 3-1 to reach FA Cup quarters February 17, 2015

    Preston: Manchester United had to come from behind to avoid an FA Cup upset at Preston, rallying with three second-half goals to beat the third-tier club 3-1 and reach the quarter-finals. Preston looked set to spring another major surprise in this year's competition when Scott Laird put the hosts ahead in...
  • Minnows Preston next test for unconvincing Manchester United February 14, 2015

    This season's cup competitions are providing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with the opportunity to visit some of England's more obscure footballing outposts in his first year in Britain. After a stunning 4-0 loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the League Cup in August, Van...
  • Manchester United system still giving Louis van Gaal a headache February 13, 2015

    London: Louis van Gaal came under fresh attack on Friday over his style of play at Manchester United and acknowledged he was still struggling to come up with a preferred system. Former England midfielder Paul Scholes labelled recent performances under the Dutch manager as "miserable" and questioned whether he was prepared...
  • Flip charts fail to spark listless Manchester United February 12, 2015

    Louis van Gaal got the flip charts out this week to defend his tactics but his Manchester United team again looked laboured and uninspired in a 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley on Wednesday. United were outplayed by the relegation strugglers for long periods at Old Trafford, although two goals from...
  • Chris Smalling, Van Persie on target as unconvincing Manchester United win February 12, 2015

    Manchester: Defender Chris Smalling scored twice after coming on as an early substitute to help Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Burnley that lifted the team to third place in the Premier League on Wednesday. Sent on the fifth minute for the injured Phil Jones, Smalling scored within 22 seconds...
  • Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge February 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has denied a Football Association misconduct charge relating to comments he made following last month's FA Cup draw with Cambridge United, the governing body said on Tuesday. "Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge in relation to media comments and requests personal hearing, date...
  • Louis van Gaal produces United dossier to counter long-ball claims February 10, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has produced a dossier of statistics to respond to claims by West Ham that the team relies on long balls. After the 1-1 draw in the English Premier League on Sunday, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce described Van Gaal's team as "long-ball United." But Van...
  • Battling qualities delight Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal February 9, 2015

    London: It may not have been pretty but Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal did not mind at all after Daley Blind's late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The visitors were second best for much of the match at Upton Park...
  • Daley Blind rescues point for Manchester United against West Ham February 8, 2015

    London: Netherlands midfielder Daley Blind smashed home an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for Manchester United against West Ham in a pulsating Premier League game at Upton Park on Sunday. West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate opened the scoring with a stunning volley in the 49th minute, after controlling the ball from...
  • Angel Di Maria wants to play despite safety fears: Louis van Gaal February 7, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has no doubts that Angel Di Maria can continue to play for the club despite the Argentine's fears for the safety of his family after an attempted break-in at his home. British media reported that intruders smashed a patio door as they attempted to enter...
  • Louis van Gaal to contest FA charge for Cambridge comments February 6, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will contest his Football Association charge for comments he made about the referee following the FA Cup match at Cambridge United. United were held to a 0-0 draw by the fourth-tier side before winning the fourth-round replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. "In 30 years...
  • Louis van Gaal charged by FA over alleged media comments February 5, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been charged by the English FA for comments made after the FA Cup fourth-round match at Cambridge United last week. United were held to a 0-0 draw by the fourth-tier side before winning the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. "Every aspect of the...
  • Louis van Gaal targets FA Cup to provide first silverware February 4, 2015

    Shorn of European excitement and with only a remote hope of winning the Premier League, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal wants the FA Cup to garnish his first season in charge. His side needed two attempts to beat fourth tier Cambridge United, comfortably winning a fourth round replay 3-0 at...
  • Manchester United beat 4th tier Cambridge in FA Cup replay February 4, 2015

    London: Manchester United overcame fourth-tier Cambridge in an FA Cup replay on Tuesday, winning 3-0 less than two weeks after a humbling 0-0 draw. Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and second-half substitute James Wilson scored to send United through to a fifth-round match at third-tier Preston. "I think that is our greatest chance...
  • Anderson joins Internacional from Man United February 3, 2015

    Manchester United have finally off-loaded midfielder Anderson on a free transfer to Internacional, the Brazilian club said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old signed a four-year contract to return to his home city of Porto Alegre. Anderson began his career at Internacional's city rivals Gremio in 2004 and moved to Porto when he was...
  • English clubs hit spending record despite sluggish January sales February 3, 2015

    London: England's Premier League clubs spent a record 950 million pounds ($1.43 billion) on the August and January transfers this season even though spending in the winter window matched last year's figure of 130 million, according to accountancy firm Deloitte. Despite clubs' "relative restraint" in January, the total spending in 2014-15...
  • West Brom sign Manchester United stalwart Darren Fletcher February 3, 2015

    London: West Bromwich Albion have signed Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher on a free transfer from Manchester United, the English Premier League clubs said on Monday. The 31-year-old, who was named vice-captain at Old Trafford at the beginning of the season and made 12 appearances during the campaign, signed a two-and-a-half-year contract...
  • Van Persie, Falcao score as Manchester United beat Leicester City 3-1 January 31, 2015

    Radamel Falcao scored only his fourth goal for Manchester United in a 3-1 victory over Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday. The striker, who is on loan until the end of the season from Monaco, scored between Robin van Persie's first goal since last month and Wes Morgan's own...
  • Michael Carrick injury deals blow to Manchester United January 30, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Michael Carrick will miss about four weeks with a muscle injury, depriving the team of a player who has been instrumental in their improved results since November. Van Gaal also said on Friday that Darren Fletcher is at West Ham ahead of a...
  • Manchester United must play Champions League next season: Juan Mata January 28, 2015

    London: Midfielder Juan Mata on Wednesday urged his team Manchester United to step up their bid for a top four place, admitting it is hard watching their rivals play in the Champions League this season while Louis van Gaal's side are excluded from Europe's elite competition. Mata, 26, moved to Old...
  • Paul Pogba will never return to Manchester United: Andrea Pirlo January 28, 2015

    Turin: Veteran Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo believes Manchester United would be wasting their time in trying to re-sign team-mate Paul Pogba. The 21-year-old left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012 after growing frustrated with a lack of first-team appearances under Alex Ferguson. He has since developed into one of the best midfielders...
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move January 28, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United. Despite playing a significant role in Real winning their celebrated 10th European Cup and the King's Cup last season there has been talk of a move back to the Premier...
  • Robin van Persie unsure over long-term Manchester United future January 27, 2015

    London: Robin van Persie admits he doesn't know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires with Manchester United. Van Persie scored 30 goals and won the Premier League title in his first season with United following his move from Arsenal, but last season he struggled...