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  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    "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 match-winner Di Maria Yesterday

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 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 4-0 to register first win of season Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 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...
  • Three major Manchester United signings set for QPR debut 2 days ago

    Three of Manchester United's major transfer window signings are set to make their debuts as the team seek a first competitive win under Louis Van Gaal in Sunday's Premier League visit of Queens Park Rangers. Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, a deadline day loan recruit from Monaco, Netherlands defender Daley Blind, signed...
  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini loses cool over referee 2 days ago

    London: The normally serene Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini lost his cool and slammed the referee for allowing two "illegal goals" and missing what he called a clear penalty in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Saturday. In a rare outburst from Pellegrini, the Chilean said there were fouls in the...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out with bad ankle sprain 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy has a badly sprained ankle and it's unclear how long he will be sidelined. Manager Arsene Wenger says Debuchy's injury "doesn't look good" and more tests will be needed to determine its severity. The 29-year-old Debuchy landed awkwardly and clutched his left ankle in the second...
  • Martin Demichelis' header gives Manchester City 2-2 draw at Arsenal 2 days ago

    London: Martin Demichelis spared Manchester City from a second successive loss by heading in a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. After Sergio Aguero put defending champion City in front in the first half, Arsenal staged a fight-back after the break inspired by...
  • Louis van Gaal happy to swap Danny Welbeck for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United 3 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits the chance to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao made the less prolific Danny Welbeck surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Welbeck's move to Arsenal in a 16 million pounds ($26 million) deal on transfer deadline day raised a few eyebrows, with former United...
  • Lampard ready to make Manchester City debut, says Pellegrini 3 days ago

    London: Frank Lampard is "ready" to play for Manchester City and the former Chelsea midfielder could make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 36-year-old Lampard, who is on a six-month loan from City's affiliate club New York, has been training with the Premier League...
  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out for a month 3 days ago

    England: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says center back Phil Jones will be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury. Jones was hurt during England's 2-0 win over Switzerland in a European Championship qualifier in Basel. Van Gaal says Jones would be sidelined for "maybe three weeks or...
  • Falcao, Welbeck lead charge of the debutants in Premier League 4 days ago

    London: Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck and Toby Alderweireld are among the players in line to make their debuts as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break. Falcao's move to Manchester United on a season-long loan from Monaco was the headline story when the transfer window closed on Sep...
  • Falcao stays cool under Manchester United glare 4 days ago

    London: A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made the media bow at Manchester United on Thursday, showing few signs of the weight of goal-scoring expectation on his shoulders. United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao...
  • Falcao wants to make loan at Manchester United permanent 4 days ago

    Manchester: Just one practice session in the company of Radamel Falcao has convinced Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that the Colombia striker is the player to turn around the team's flagging fortunes. "I don't have doubts because he is for me one of the best strikers in the world," Van...
  • Manchester United will never abandon their youth policy, says Giggs 5 days ago

    Manchester United may have sold homegrown Danny Welbeck and spent over 150 million pounds ($241.88 million) on imports but they will never abandon their policy of giving youngsters a chance, Ryan Giggs said on Wednesday. Assistant manager Giggs, who joined as a 14-year-old, made his debut aged 17 and retired as...
  • Moyes reign cost Manchester United USD 90 million, but revenue rising 5 days ago

    Manchester: The wall of fame of Manchester United managers still informs Old Trafford visitors that a "new chapter has begun" under David Moyes. In reality, it was a short, painful chapter in United history that will cost around $90 million, the club disclosed on Wednesday. Although the museum display hasn't been...
  • New signings can fire Manchester United back to Europe, says Scholes 5 days ago

    Manchester United's transfer window spending spree can help restore their attacking flair and spark a renewed challenge for a Champions League spot, according to their former England player Paul Scholes. United, winners of a record 20 English League titles, including 13 since the Premier League was launched in the 1992/93 season,...
  • Manchester United see revenue, profit fall from European absence 5 days ago

    English soccer club Manchester United (MANU.N) forecast on Wednesday that revenue and profit would fall in 2014-15, paying a price for missing out on European soccer this season. United, 20 times English champions, reported revenue of 433 million pounds ($698 million) in the year to the end of June, and core...
  • Aaron Ramsey doubtful for Arsenal against champions Manchester City 5 days ago

    Midfielder Aaron Ramsey could miss Arsenal's Premier League clash with champions Manchester City on Saturday after twisting his ankle on a pitch described by Wales team-mate Gareth Bale as "the worst I have ever played on." Ramsey, who has scored in two of Arsenal's three Premier League games this season, limped...
  • Missing Europe will help Manchester United recovery: Bobby Charlton 6 days ago

    Manchester United director Bobby Charlton believes the club's absence from European competition this season will aid their recovery as they begin a "great adventure" under new manager Louis van Gaal. The former European Cup and World Cup winner, who scored 247 goals in 754 appearances for United, said he was sure...
  • Edin Dzeko happy with his and Manchester City's prospects 6 days ago

    Fresh from signing a new four-year contract with Manchester City and taking over as captain of Bosnia, Edin Dzeko has every reason to smile when he considers his future. But, hours ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Cyprus, the 28-year-old striker spoke with some trepidation about Saturday's Premier League trip...
  • Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria herald Manchester United's age of excess September 7, 2014

    London: Following a period of relative parsimony in Alex Ferguson's final years as Manchester United manager, the English giants have changed course dramatically in the 15 months since he retired. Ferguson was fond of the refrain that there was "no value" in the transfer market whenever he was asked to explain...
  • Real Madrid pressured Angel Di Maria not to play in World Cup final September 6, 2014

    Buenos Aires: British football's record signing Angel Di Maria says he tore up a letter sent on the morning of the World Cup final by his then club Real Madrid telling him not to play for Argentina against Germany. The 26-year-old - whose £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) transfer...
  • UEFA ponders Champions League seeding changes September 4, 2014

    Geneva: UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, is considering how to change the seedings for the Champions League clubs, with one option guaranteeing top-seeding to winners of high-ranked leagues. Currently, UEFA ranks clubs over five years of competition results, leaving national champions Manchester City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain among...
  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo granted UK visa September 4, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been granted a work permit and will be able to make his debut against Queens Park Rangers on September 14, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 24-year-old Argentine was signed for 16 million pounds ($26.24 million) last month but missed the first...
  • It's great to be a part of Arsenal, says Danny Welbeck September 3, 2014

    New Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is determined to prove that he is worth the 16 million pound the Premier League club spent on the transfer deadline day to sign him from Manchester United. Several Arsenal fans have voiced doubts about the signing on social media, and Welbeck was one of the...
  • English Premier League the biggest winner as talent pours in September 3, 2014

    For Manchester United, the answer to a slump in form or a crisis of confidence comes in 50 pound notes. Millions of them. The giants of Old Trafford haemorrhaged almost 150 million pounds ($247.9 million) in the last few weeks, dressing the likes of Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Falcao...
  • Aston Villa sign Manchester United's Tom Cleverley on loan September 2, 2014

    England: Aston Villa have taken England midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan from Manchester United, completing the deal a day after the closing of the summer transfer window. Villa had to wait until the Premier League confirmed that they had received the paperwork for the signing before Monday's transfer deadline. Villa...
  • Radamel Falcao completes loan move to Manchester United September 2, 2014

    Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday. "#mufc is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1-year loan from Monaco with an option to buy," the Premier League team said on its...
  • Valencia agree to take Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City September 2, 2014

    Madrid: Valencia have sealed a deal to take Spain forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City. "Valencia have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the loan, with an obligatory option to buy, of the Spanish international forward Alvaro Negredo," the club said on their website on Monday. The Spanish top-flight...