Manchester United

  • Manchester United bury LA Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut Yesterday

    Pasadena, California: Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to their former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl. United made an impressive debut under Van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late...
  • Long tours not good for preparations, says Van Gaal 2 days ago

    New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the club's lengthy pre-season tour to the United States and said it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign. United play Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday and then have at least three more matches...
  • Patrice Evra joins Juventus from Manchester United 4 days ago

    Turin: France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus. Juventus says they are paying United 1.2 million pounds ($2 million) but that the transfer price will increase to 1.5 million pounds ($2.5 million) if Juventus qualifies for the 2015-16 Champions League. The Turin club...
  • Manchester United add Hernandez for US tour 5 days ago

    Carson, California: Manchester United have added Javier Hernandez to their squad for the team's pre-season tour of the US. Relegated to the bench for much of last season, Chicharito will join the Red Devils before their friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday in Pasadena, the team's first match under...
  • Youth and experience in Van Gaal's first squad at United 6 days ago

    Louis van Gaal's pledge to assess all of Manchester United's first team players is apparent after the new man in charge announced a bumper 25-man squad on Friday for the club's tour to the United States. Van Gaal, who arrived at Old Trafford this week after guiding the Netherlands to an...
  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand joins QPR 1 week ago

    Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has joined Premier League Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer after he was released by Manchester United, the London club said on Thursday. Ferdinand, 35, has signed a one-year contract with QPR who were promoted back to the top flight through the second tier playoffs...
  • Manchester United's Michael Carrick will miss 12 weeks after ankle surgery July 17, 2014

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick will miss the start of season after undergoing surgery on a serious ankle injury, the club confirmed on Thursday. The 32-year-old England midfielder sustained an ankle ligament injury in training earlier this week and underwent an operation on Thursday morning, ruling him out of action for between...
  • Louis van Gaal says he can fulfill Manchester United expectations July 17, 2014

    New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet the expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" but refused to indulge in predictions when he was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday. The Dutchman, smiling and looking relaxed after arriving from...
  • Real Madrid still world's most valuable team: Forbes July 17, 2014

    Spanish soccer club Real Madrid retained their title as the world's most valuable sports franchise, according to a poll released by Forbes on Wednesday that was again dominated by National Football League teams. Soccer clubs held the top three positions with the European champions valued at $3.44 billion, topping the list...
  • Van Gaal arrives at Manchester United on the crest of wave of expectation July 15, 2014

    Louis van Gaal arrives for his new job at Manchester United on Wednesday on a wave of expectation following the World Cup finals in Brazil where his reputation was greatly enhanced. The achievement of the 62-year-old coach in taking the Netherlands to third place at the tournament highlighted the meticulous nature...
  • Manchester United agree record shirt deal with Adidas July 14, 2014

    Manchester United have agreed a 10-year, 750 million pounds ($1.3 billion) deal with Adidas AG for the German sportswear company to supply shirts and kit to the former English soccer champions. United, who finished seventh in the Premier League last season, had previously enjoyed a long-running supply deal with Nike, the...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina not afraid of Germany, says Martin Demichelis July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis feels that Argentina are respectful but won't fear Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final. "Germany have gained respect as a team, but we do not fear it, we're eager for Sunday," Demichelis said. Demichelis added that Germany have a "very smart coach"...
  • World Cup 2014: Hair to stay? Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini cuts his famous afro locks July 11, 2014

    Marouane Fellaini endured a tough first season at Manchester United but the midfielder was always one of the most recognisable players on the pitch thanks to his dark flowing afro. However the Belgium international, who was on Thursday pictured at a hair salon in Brussels sporting a much shorter look, won't...
  • Nike to end Manchester United sponsorship citing rising cost July 9, 2014

    US sportswear company Nike Inc will not renew its long-running kit supply deal with former English soccer champions Manchester United after pulling out of a bidding war with a rival. United are reported to be close to finalising a 10-year agreement with German sportswear company Adidas AG that could be worth...
  • Van Gaal orders evening training session for Manchester United players July 8, 2014

    London: Louis van Gaal might be completely swamped with the Netherlands preparation for their FIFA World Cup semi-final match against Brazil but his uncompromising approach was felt all the way in England when he ordered Manchester United players to take part in an evening session on their second day of...
  • Nike to end kit supply deal with Manchester United: source July 8, 2014

    US sportswear company Nike will not renew a long-running kit supply deal with English soccer club Manchester United because of the cost of a new contract, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said. Nike has been supplying United's famous red shirts since 2002 but the current agreement expires next year....
  • Ryan Giggs to be in charge of Manchester United's pre-season training July 7, 2014

    London: Former midfielder Ryan Giggs will be in charge for Manchester United's pre-season training on Monday as newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal is still at the FIFA World Cup with the Netherlands reaching the semi-finals. Giggs, who was announced as Van Gaal's No.2, will be assisted by Dutchman Albert Stuivenberg,...
  • I wasn't ready for top job at Manchester United, says Ryan Giggs June 29, 2014

    Ryan Giggs, who briefly took over when Manchester United sacked David Moyes towards the end of last season, says he is "not quite ready" to become a manager. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will take over at Old Trafford when his side's involvement in the World Cup in Brazil is over...
  • Manchester United sign teenage defender Luke Shaw June 27, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United made teenage defender Luke Shaw their second signing in two days as the club spends heavily to strengthen the squad following its worst English Premier League campaign. The 18-year-old left back joined United from Southampton on a four-year deal on Friday straight after returning from his first World...
  • Manchester United sign midfielder Ander Herrera from Bilbao June 26, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United have signed midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, the first summer recruit since Louis van Gaal took charge of the struggling club. The 24-year-old Herrera will join on a four-year contract after he receives an international transfer certificate. United says it triggered a buyout clause in Herrera's contract. Herrera...
  • Athletic Bilbao reject Manchester United's bid for Herrera June 26, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao have rejected a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Ander Herrera, the La Liga club said on Thursday. "The Athletic Club wishes to report that this week it rejected an offer from Manchester United FC, estimated at 36 million euros ($49.01 million), to transfer the federation and economic rights...
  • Valencia signs new three-year deal at Manchester United June 21, 2014

    Manchester United say their midfielder Antonio Valencia has signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2018. The 28-year-old Valencia says on the club's website "I am so happy to have signed a new deal" and that he is "looking forward to working with (new manager) Louis van...
  • EPL 2014-15 schedule: Manchester City draw Liverpool at home in 2nd round June 18, 2014

    London: Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their English Premier League title away to Newcastle then face Liverpool at home. Manchester United, with new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, have a favorable start, playing all three newly promoted sides in their opening five games. United play Chelsea on October 25, before...
  • World Cup 2014: Fellaini shines for Belgium, buries awful Manchester United season June 18, 2014

    Lanky midfielder Marouane Fellaini had a dreadful season for Manchester United. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if the newly appointed club manager Louis van Gaal cuts his losses and sells the Belgian before the upcoming season. But Fellaini managed to prove his critics wrong. He put a miserable season for...
  • Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen on his way to Manchester United: report June 16, 2014

    Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen is packing his bags at the Emirates after agreeing a £100,000-a-week deal in principle to move to Old Trafford this summer, The Telegraph has reported. According to the newspaper, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to add strength to United's defensive line. However, United will...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: It's Manchester United vs Spain tonight June 13, 2014

    Manchester United are said to have around 800 million fans worldwide. So when it comes to supporting a country at the world cup Red Devils are as diverse as they come. But this year it is different. United appointed Netherlands Louis van Gaal as their manager. With LvG yet to...
  • Premier League clubs earned record revenue in 2012-13 June 5, 2014

    London: English Premier League clubs earned a record $4.23 billion in revenue in the 2012-13 season to lead the "big five" leagues in the world. An annual review conducted by consultants Deloitte shows that revenues among the 20 Premier League sides grew by $276 million with over 60 percent of the...
  • Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies at 85 May 29, 2014

    Miami: Malcolm Glazer, a reclusive self-made billionaire and patriarch of the family that owns the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Manchester United soccer club, died on Wednesday, the teams said. He was 85. Glazer, who as a teenager sold watch parts from a suitcase before building a wide-ranging business empire,...
  • Van Persie looking forward to Van Gaal's arrival at Old Trafford May 25, 2014

    Robin Van Persie said he was relishing the prospect of linking up with Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal when the Dutchman takes over as Manchester United manager after the World Cup. Van Gaal signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford earlier this week to replace David Moyes, who was sacked last...
  • Ronaldo first to score for two different European Cup winners May 25, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in the 59-year history of the European Cup to score for two different winning teams when he netted Real Madrid's fourth goal in their 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The 29-year-old Portugal captain also scored for Manchester United when they won the Champions...