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  • Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time: David Silva 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    Manchester: Spanish midfielder David Silva had said that Argentine forward Lionel Messi is part of his dream team as he is the best footballer of all time. "He's the best of all time, although I haven't had a chance to watch some other greats of the past," he was quoted as...
  • Manchester United have the loudest fans 7 hours 29 minutes ago

    Manchester United fans have been crowned the noisiest when following their team away from home in the English Premier League (EPL) in a survey conducted by brewing company Carlsberg. Louis van Gaal's side did not win a game on their away trips until Nov 22 at Arsenal - after five away...
  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers 13 hours 16 minutes ago

    Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Having struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to second place in the Premier League last season, Rodgers' side set up...
  • Angel Di Maria wins Argentina's player of the year award 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    Manchester United's Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina's foreign-based player of the year by the country's sports journalists. The winger won the Olimpia de Plata (Silver Olimpia award) at a ceremony on Tuesday, where striker Lucas Pratto of Velez Sarsfield won the equivalent for best player in the Argentine league. Di...
  • I have never been involved in fixing, says Ander Herrera 2 days ago

    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said he has never been involved in manipulating the results of games after being named among 41 people in a match-fixing probe in Spain. "In an ongoing legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain), the club I was honoured to play from 12 until 22 years...
  • Manchester City a very difficult team: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 2 days ago

    Geneva: In a repeat of last season's Champions League round of 16 clash, won by Barcelona, the La Liga giants will take on England's Manchester City again, in a "very difficult tie", according to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. Barcelona got the better of City in last season's Champions League round of...
  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera named in match-fixing case 3 days ago

    Madrid: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza...
  • Champions League last-16 draw: Real Madrid get Schalke, Manchester City face Barcelona 3 days ago

    A Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponents as last season, and sent Arsene Wenger back to the club where he made his reputation. Defending champion Madrid will play Schalke a year after a 6-1 rout in Germany sparked...
  • Manchester United's Rojo injured, Liverpool's Jones to stay in goal 3 days ago

    Manchester United do not know when Argentine defender Marcos Rojo will be available again after he missed the 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, manager Louis van Gaal said. Van Gaal told reporters that the 24-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon in the close-season, was injured in training on Saturday, which meant...
  • Rooney, Mata, Van Persie score as Manchester United defeat Liverpool 3-0 4 days ago

    Manchester United heaped more misery on Liverpool by beating their great rival 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, earning a sixth straight win to underline the transformation in fortunes of England's two biggest clubs. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata - from an offside position - scored to give United a...
  • Lampard scores Manchester City beat Leicester 1-0 in Premier League 5 days ago

    Leicester: Frank Lampard scored in the first half to give defending champion Manchester City a 1-0 win at last-place Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday that came at the price of two more costly injuries. Lampard was left totally unmarked in front of goal to slot in a low cross...
  • Angel di Maria out of Manchester United match against Liverpool 5 days ago

    Angel di Maria will miss Manchester United's match against Liverpool on Sunday as the winger remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Although the Argentina international misses a third game, defenders Rafael da Silva (groin) and Phil Jones (shin) return from injury. Defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling, and midfielder Daley Blind...
  • Manchester United are moving in the right direction: Peter Schmeichel 6 days ago

    Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel, who is in Mumbai for the EPL trophy tour in India, feels that United are slowly progressing. ...
  • Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Rodgers 6 days ago

    Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. The Italian, who has yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool since arriving from AC Milan in the close season,...
  • Vincent Kompany set for Manchester City return at Leicester 6 days ago

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will return for their game at Leicester City as the champions bid to maintain the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a fifth straight Premier League win, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Kompany has sat out City's last three games, including the superb 2-0 midweek...
  • Manuel Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees 1 week ago

    Pellegrini celebrated Manchester City's remarkable brinkmanship in securing a Champions League knock-out spot on Wednesday by hailing the champions' Roman warriors rather than the absent leading players. The unruffled Chilean, who must have feared a quick exit before his side made a remarkable comeback against Bayern Munich last month, almost made...
  • Champions League: Manchester City complete great escape in Rome 1 week ago

    London: Manchester City concluded one of the great Champions League Houdini acts on Wednesday as they qualified for the knockout stages with goals from Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta sinking Roma 2-0 to eliminate the Italians at the Stadio Olimpico. The Frenchman's 60th-minute thunderbolt, before he laid on a second for...
  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero sidelined for up to six weeks December 10, 2014

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be out for up to six weeks with a knee ligament injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on the eve of their Champions League clash at AS Roma. Argentine Aguero, the Premier League's leading scorer with 14 goals, hobbled off after less than five minutes against...
  • Champions League: Calculators out for Roma-Man City decider December 9, 2014

    The calculators will be out in force as AS Roma and Manchester City clash for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with outsiders CSKA Moscow lurking in the background. The head-to-head rule which UEFA use to separate teams who are level on points means that...
  • Robin van Persie nets twice as Manchester United beat Southampton 2-1 December 9, 2014

    Two clinical finishes from Robin van Persie gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory against Southampton in the Premier League on Monday, despite the visitors being pegged back for much of the game at St. Mary's. Van Persie scored with United's only two efforts on target to give Louis van Gaal's side...
  • Champions League: Man City reeling as Aguero ruled out of Rome trip December 7, 2014

    Manchester City's already slim hopes of remaining in the Champions League beyond next week suffered a devastating blow on Saturday when a tearful Sergio Aguero joined their lengthening injury list. Aguero, the Premier League's leading scorer with 14 goals, suffered a knee ligament injury in the opening minutes of City's 1-0...
  • EPL: Manchester City beat Everton 1-0 to close in on Chelsea December 7, 2014

    Manchester: An injury to star striker Sergio Aguero cast a shadow over champion Manchester City's hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday. Yaya Toure converted a first-half penalty as City cut Chelsea's lead at the top to only three points, but the immediate concern was for...
  • Chelsea seek record, Manchester City aim to keep up chase December 6, 2014

    Chelsea will try to stay unbeaten for a club record 24th straight match when they visit Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday having had little time to recover from their midweek win over Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho's men maintained their unbeaten start with a 3-0 home victory over Spurs...
  • Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie may heap more misery on Southampton December 6, 2014

    Southampton will be hoping Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not pair Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie together in attack for Monday night's Premier League fixture at St Mary's. Van Gaal said on Friday that Rooney would return from the knee injury that ruled him out of Wednesday's 2-1...
  • Sergio Aguero's form key to Manchester City revival, says Zabaleta December 5, 2014

    Sergio Aguero's electrifying form has dragged Manchester City out of their early-season slumber and they are ready to start chasing down Premier League title rivals Chelsea, according to fellow Argentine Pablo Zabaleta. Aguero's hat-trick in a 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich last month threw City a Champions League lifeline and he...
  • Manchester City to face Real Madrid in Melbourne friendly December 5, 2014

    English Premier League champions Manchester City will play European champions Real Madrid in an exhibition match next year at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, organisers said on Friday. The teams will play each other as part of the International Champions Cup, a series of pre-season matches involving top European clubs. A third...
  • Van Gaal rekindles spirit as Manchester United dare to dream again December 4, 2014

    Four wins a row have lifted Manchester United into the Premier League's top four and Louis van Gaal's managerial reign is beginning to bear fruit after a difficult start. Although home victories over Crystal Palace, Hull City and Stoke City would not normally set pulses racing at Old Trafford, the gutsy...
  • Sergio Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City December 4, 2014

    London: Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club. The two attackers are said to be close friends having been together in the Argentina youth national squad and the senior team. Aguero, who was married to Giannina,...
  • Manchester City bullish after cutting financial losses December 4, 2014

    Manchester City cut their financial losses en route to the Premier League title last season, leaving the English champions to believe they will not fall foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations again. City's annual report published on Wednesday revealed a loss of 23 million pounds ($36.1 million) in 2013-14, substantially...
  • Manchester City crush Sunderland 4-1 in EPL December 4, 2014

    Manchester City ended a six-year wait for a Premier League win at Sunderland with an impressive 4-1 victory on Wednesday for the defending champions. The visitors, who had lost their last four games at the Stadium of Light, fell behind in the 19th when Pablo Zabaleta's attempted clearance deflected off Connor...