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  • Manchester United exploring friendlies during season 8 hours 35 minutes ago

    London: Manchester United are looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit. The record 20-time English champions have forecast a 10 per cent drop in revenue in 2014-15 after they failed to qualify...
  • Champions League: Bayern hold edge over CSKA as City eye comeback 9 hours 28 minutes ago

    Frankfurt, (Germany): Group E of the Champions League features two teams that need to recover from defeats in opening matches. CSKA Moscow host four-time champion Bayern Munich after losing 5-1 at Roma. Manchester City lost 1-0 at Bayern and are now at home to Roma. Here are some things to know about...
  • Champions League: Joe Hart set to return for Manchester City against Roma Yesterday

    England goalkeeper Joe Hart will return for Manchester City in their Champions League tie at home to Roma on Tuesday after being replaced by Willy Caballero at the weekend. Hart sat on the bench for City's 4-2 win at Hull City in the Premier League and Argentine Caballero, signed from Malaga...
  • Sent off Rooney says he is more mature now Yesterday

    London: Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney claimed to be "a lot more mature on the pitch" in an interview conducted for the Sunday Times a few days before he was sent off against West Ham United on Saturday. Rooney left his team a man short for the last half...
  • Wayne Rooney deserved red, says relieved Louis van Gaal 2 days ago

    London: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney deserved the sending-off that jeopardised his side's nervy 2-1 Premier League win over West Ham United on Saturday, his manager Louis van Gaal said. The Dutchman stopped short of condemning the England captain for an inexplicably rash challenge, though, hailing his players' attitude to secure...
  • Edin Dzeko nets double as Manchester City beat Hull 4-2 in EPL 2 days ago

    Hull: Manchester City threw away an early two-goal lead before recovering to beat Hull 4-2 Saturday for their first win in four Premier League matches. Edin Dzeko scored twice and Frank Lampard grabbed his fourth goal in three games. City looked to have sealed the points early on at the KC Stadium...
  • Manchester United hold on to beat West Ham after Rooney red 2 days ago

    Manchester: Captain Wayne Rooney was sent off after scoring but 10-man Manchester United clung on to beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. It was just United's second victory in seven matches under Louis van Gaal, coming a week after a humbling loss at newly-promoted Leicester. It had...
  • EPL: Struggling Manchester United eye comeback against West Ham 3 days ago

    On a day of derbies in north London and Merseyside, the fate of Manchester United will be the most anticipated result on Saturday. United host West Ham having won just one of their opening five Premier League games, including a 5-3 collapse at Leicester last weekend. "It's happened, it's about overcoming...
  • Manchester United need massive investment on new players, says Neville 1 week ago

    Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville. United's defenders have been savaged in the media after squandering a 3-1 lead...
  • Manchester United tweet by Mario Balotelli triggers racist abuse September 22, 2014

    Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United FC's shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media. Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's...
  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders September 22, 2014

    Every four years, the world comes together to be enthralled and excited by the magic of the Football World Cup, the most watched and celebrated sporting event in the world. And while the splendour and romance of the World Cup dictates that it shall always remain the premier and definitive...
  • Emotional Frank Lampard lost for words after scoring against Chelsea September 22, 2014

    Manchester: An emotional Frank Lampard admitted he felt like a man trapped between two worlds after scoring Manchester City's equaliser against former club Chelsea in Sunday's 11 Premier League draw. The 36yearold midfielder, who left Chelsea at the end of last season, came on as a secondhalf substitute at the Etihad...
  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini criticises Chelsea's small team mentality September 22, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's "small team" mentality and said they played like Stoke City during their tense 11 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Much like last season's masterful 10 win at the same venue, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play three midfielders to negate City's...
  • Lampard equaliser earns Manchester City 11 draw against Chelsea September 21, 2014

    Frank Lampard scored a late equaliser against his former club Chelsea to earn 10man Manchester City a 11 draw in the Premier League on Sunday and end the leaders' winning start to the season. Lampard, who was released by Chelsea this summer after scoring a clubrecord 211 goals in 13 years,...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 53 September 21, 2014

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a twogoal lead to lose 53 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 20 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • EPL: Diamond is Louis van Gaal's new best friend September 20, 2014

    After switching to a newlook formation that sparkled against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, a diamond may just be Louis van Gaal's new best friend as the Manchester United boss looks set to continue with it against Leicester City on Sunday. United claimed their first three points of the season thanks...
  • Arsenal enjoy revenue boost after ending trophyless run September 19, 2014

    London: Arsenal generated revenue of more than 300 million pounds ($489 million) in 201314 when the English Premier League club ended a nineyear run without a major trophy. Arsenal returned to winning ways when they lifted the FA Cup in May, gaining a reward after investing in players including German midfielder...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa to face Manchester City, despite fitness fight September 19, 2014

    London: Diego Costa will play for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend despite not being 100 percent fit, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 32 million pounds($52.22 million) Brazilborn Spain striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League games since joining from Atletico Madrid, is...
  • Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry September 19, 2014

    Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights. Lampard, who became a talismanic figure at Stamford Bridge before leaving in the closeseason after 10 successful years, is...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes September 18, 2014

    Berlin: German teams scored a point or more accurately, seven in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of...
  • Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City September 18, 2014

    Bayern Munich's lastminute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances. Last season's Bundesliga striker Robert Lewandowski, brought in to boost their frontline, has yet to score...
  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto September 18, 2014

    Bayern Munich scored a 90thminute goal to beat Manchester City 10 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 10. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off teammate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City teammate Joe...
  • Boateng's goal gives Bayern Munich 10 win over Manchester City September 18, 2014

    Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a lastgasp goal that secured a 10 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday. Boateng, who joined Bayern from City in 2011, broke the deadlock in Munich with a...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match September 17, 2014

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • Familiar rivals Bayern Munich, Manchester City clash again in Champions League September 17, 2014

    Bayern Munich have reached at least the semifinals in each of their last three Champions League appearances. With the 201415 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for their second title in three years. Bayern kick off their campaign at home Wednesday against familiar rival...
  • Injuryhit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany September 16, 2014

    Munich: Injuryhit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 32 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand September 15, 2014

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality September 15, 2014

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from matchwinner Di Maria September 15, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 40 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 40 to register first win of season September 14, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 40 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...