MANCHESTER

  • Louis van Gaal thinks Ryan Giggs will be next Manchester United manager 4 hours 18 minutes ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal has said he believes Ryan Giggs will succeed him as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal, 63, is nearing the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford and is contracted to the club until 2017. "I expect that he will be the next manager after I...
  • Rafael da Silva adds to Manchester United injury woes 15 hours 12 minutes ago

    Manchester United have suffered yet another defensive injury with right-back Rafael da Silva ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his ribs. Manager Louis van Gaal told MUTV that the Brazilian suffered the injury in an Under-21 match against Leicester this week. United, who lie in third place, a...
  • Roberto Martinez wants celebration of former chairman against Manchester United 19 hours 35 minutes ago

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants Sunday's home game against Manchester United to be a tribute to former chairman Philip Carter, who died aged 87 on Thursday, having overseen some of the club's most successful years. Carter was in charge when Everton won the FA Cup, the European Cup Winners Cup and...
  • Radamel Falcao's future at Manchester United still unsure 3 days ago

    Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev says Manchester United will wait until the end of the season to decide whether to use its option to buy loan striker Radamel Falcao. Vasilyev told local newspaper Nice Matin that he recently met with United officials, and they remain perplexed following the Colombia forward's poor...
  • Manchester United defender Chris Smalling extends contract to 2019 3 days ago

    England: Manchester United says defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019. The 25-year-old Smalling, who has won the English Premier League twice and played 147 times since signing for United in 2010, says, "this is a very exciting time to be at...
  • No fracture for Manchester City's David Silva 4 days ago

    London: Manchester City playmaker David Silva has been given the all-clear by doctors after it was feared he may have fractured his cheekbone. The Spain midfielder went to hospital after suffering a facial injury during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Silva received treatment for nearly 10...
  • Mourinho plan worked very well against United: Cesc Fabregas 4 days ago

    London: Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has saluted the strategy employed by Jose Mourinho for Saturday's 1-0 win over Manchester United, a victory that took the Londoners 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Towering midfielder Marouane Fellaini was instrumental in United's run of six successive victories leading up...
  • Manchester City's David Silva taken to hospital with cheek injury 5 days ago

    Manchester City playmaker David Silva was taken to hospital after sustaining an injury to his cheek bone during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Spaniard Silva received treatment for nearly 10 minutes and was carried off on a stretcher after being hit on the head by...
  • Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-0 to close on United 5 days ago

    London: Manchester City climbed to within one point of third-placed neighbours United with a comfortable 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday to end a difficult week on a high. James Collins's freak own goal and Sergio Aguero's 20th league strike of the season secured a routine win...
  • Louis van Gaal salutes Manchester United's dominant display in defeat 5 days ago

    Louis van Gaal described Manchester United's display in their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday as their best of the season and said it gave him plenty to be optimistic about in the future. A 4-2 victory against champions and rivals Manchester City at a raucous Old Trafford last week was...
  • EPL: Chelsea two games from title after beating Manchester United 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday opened up a 10-point lead and sent the engravers off to sharpen their tools as the Londoners' name looks set to be carved on the Premier League trophy. Chelsea's performances have been far from dazzling in recent weeks but Eden Hazard's first-half...
  • Hazard sends Chelsea 10 points clear by clinching Manchester United win 6 days ago

    London: Eden Hazard propelled Chelsea closer to their first English Premier League title in five years on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory over Manchester United that established a 10-point lead. It hasn't been a convincing title run-in - with Chelsea winning seven of their last 10 league games but only...
  • EPL: Manchester United look to stop Chelsea's march to the title 1 week ago

    Manchester United's resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea's march to the title. The league trophy is looming into view for Chelsea, which is seven points clear with a game in hand and needs...
  • Beating Manchester United will not make Chelsea champions: Mourinho 1 week ago

    The self-styled "Special One" faces what he agreed is a special fixture this weekend but Jose Mourinho refused to accept that beating Manchester United to establish a 10-point lead with six games left would mean Chelsea had won the Premier League. His team are seven points clear with a game in...
  • Man City's Vincent Kompany could miss rest of season: Manuel Pellegrini 1 week ago

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany may not be fit before the end of the season because of a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 29-year-old central defender limped off at halftime during last weekend's 4-2 derby defeat by Manchester United and could miss City's remaining six games...
  • Manchester United short of defensive options for Chelsea game 1 week ago

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Daley Blind will miss Saturday's Premier League clash against leaders Chelsea because of injury, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. "It is the worst scenario," Van Gaal told a news conference. "Marcos and Phil can both play left central defender and Jonny...
  • Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea to play in US in pre-season tour April 15, 2015

    Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday. The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America's Major League Soccer. Barcelona, 22-times...
  • Manchester United can win Premier League next season: Eric Cantona April 14, 2015

    London: Manchester United legend Eric Cantona believes his former team can win the English Premier League football tournament next season. United defeated cross-city rivals Manchester City 4-2 on Sunday to consolidate their third position in the league table. "Now they are the kings of the city," Frenchman Cantona was quoted as...
  • Manchester United warn Chelsea about 'fantastic' Fellaini April 13, 2015

    London: Chelsea will have to be wary of the danger posed by the in-form Marouane Fellaini when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, according to his team mates Ashley Young and Chris Smalling. Fellaini has played a key role in United's run of six straight league wins and the towering...
  • Manuel Pellegrini feeling the heat after painful derby loss April 13, 2015

    Manchester: When fans sing "you're getting sacked in the morning" it is galling enough for the opposing manager, but when he is the coach of the champions and they have just been thumped by their derby rivals you know there is a big problem. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini saw his...
  • Louis van Gaal rings in changing of the guard April 13, 2015

    It was the moment manager Louis van Gaal had been dreaming of: Manchester United stopping a run of four straight derby league defeats against Manchester City and shifting the power in the city from blue to red. Not since November 2013, when United were sixth and City were ninth, has the...
  • Manchester United end recent derby pain with 4-2 win over Manchester City April 12, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United ended a four-match losing run against Manchester City in style on Sunday, beating their fierce rival 4-2 in the Premier League to signal a power shift back to the red half of the city. United's sixth straight league win came despite the soon-to-be-deposed champions going ahead through Sergio...
  • New Zealand stop Australia juggernaut to win 2nd Azlan Shah title April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: A gritty New Zealand surprised world champions Australia 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out in a keenly-contested summit clash to claim their second Azlan Shah Cup hockey title on Sunday. Goalkeeper Devon Manchester starred for the Black Sticks under the woodwork to secure the hard-earned win in the shoot-out against defending...
  • Manchester United offer Robin van Persie 5 million pounds to leave club April 12, 2015

    Manchester: English football team Manchester United will offer their star striker Robin van Persie five million pounds to quit the club at the end of the current season. The 31-year-old moved to Manchester United back in 2012 when the Dutchman was bought for 24 million pounds from Arsenal, reports The Mail...
  • Manchester derby: United and City to battle it out for the 3rd place in EPL April 12, 2015

    London: Manchester United, buoyed by five successive Premier League victories, head into Sunday's derby against Manchester City a place and a point above their rivals and believing they are poised to restore red ascendancy in the city. Champions City have won the last four league meetings against United, including a 1-0...
  • I feared Aston Villa more than Manchester City, says Louis van Gaal April 11, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was more worried about playing Aston Villa than he feels about facing local rivals and champions Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday. Third-placed United have won five successive Premier League games and eight of their last 10 to move above City in the table...
  • Manchester derby loses luster with title out of reach April 11, 2015

    Manchester: It's been more than a decade since a Manchester derby in the Premier League had so little relevance to the title race. In February 2005, United won 2-0 at Etihad Stadium to reduce their gap to Chelsea to nine points. The London club ended up cantering to the championship by...
  • Manchester United primed to resume Manchester top-dog role April 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United, buoyed by five successive Premier League victories, head into Sunday's derby against Manchester City a place and a point above their rivals and believing they are poised to restore red ascendancy in the city. Champions City have won the last four league meetings against United, including a 1-0...
  • Vincent Kompany fighting to be fit for Manchester derby April 10, 2015

    Captain Vincent Kompany is a doubt for Manchester City as they prepare for Sunday's derby at Manchester United seeking to halt an alarming dip in form. Kompany, who turned 29 on Friday, sustained a hamstring injury in the Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday. "Vincent will be assessed for a...
  • Upbeat Louis van Gaal looks to buck the trend against Manchester City April 10, 2015

    Football is a strange sport. And its fans are even stranger. This time last season, Manchester United fans were in meltdown. Before every big game the worry lines became deeper. Frowns more evident. Not so long ago, the mood around Old Trafford was not much different. But all that has changed...