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  • Louis van Gaal rewarded for Christmas offering at Manchester United 10 hours 27 minutes ago

    Louis van Gaal's carrot and stick approach worked wonders on Friday as his rapidly-improving Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-1 to cement third spot in the Premier League. A double from Wayne Rooney before halftime and another goal by Robin van Persie after the break earned a comfortable three points and...
  • Angel Di Maria may miss Manchester United's trip to Spurs 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    Manchester United will await tests on winger Angel Di Maria to see if he has a chance of facing Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after the Argentine suffered a pelvic injury in training. Record signing Di Maria was injured on Wednesday and ruled out of Friday's 3-1 home victory over Newcastle United...
  • Strong start gives Manchester City 3-1 win at West Brom 18 hours 11 minutes ago

    West Bromwich: Manchester City kept the pressure on Premier League leader Chelsea by easing to a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in snowy conditions on Friday, scoring all of its goals in the first 34 minutes. Fernando gave City the lead in the eighth minute by pouncing on a goalkeeper...
  • Rooney nets twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 in Premier League 19 hours 11 minutes ago

    Wayne Rooney scored twice in the first half as resurgent Manchester United easily beat Newcastle 3-1 Friday to strengthen their grip on third place in the Premier League. Rooney was set up well by his team-mates for both goals as Radamel Falcao met a long cross into the area in the...
  • Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title Yesterday

    London: Manager Manuel Pellegrini has set Manchester City a target of 87 points to retain their English Premier League (EPL) crown. The defending champions trail Chelsea by three points going into the trip to West Bromwich but are on course to meet Pellegrini's mark as they approach the halfway point of...
  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms Yesterday

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • Manchester United must maintain momentum, says David de Gea Yesterday

    London: Goalkeeper David de Gea believes the busy holiday fixture list offers the perfect opportunity for Manchester United to put some pressure on the Premier League's top two clubs. United are third as they prepare to host Newcastle United on Friday, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea and seven behind champions Manchester...
  • Chelsea aim to deny rivals Manchester City any festive cheer 2 days ago

    The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season. Having beaten Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Monday, the London...
  • Jose Mourinho heaps praises on 'good friend' Alex Ferguson 3 days ago

    London: English football club Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Alex Ferguson saying the former Manchester United manager is a very good friend and he likes him very much. Mourinho said maximisation of talent have been one of the key features that made Ferguson one of most successful mangers...
  • No injury returns for Manchester United, says Louis van Gaal 3 days ago

    None of Manchester United's injured players are likely to be fit for the next Premier League match against Newcastle United, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling missed the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa and only Smalling has...
  • Louis Van Gaal will thrive at Manchester United: Ferguson 4 days ago

    London: Legendary football coach Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to again turn his former club Manchester United into a world-beating side. Van Gaal was chosen as the manager at Old Trafford following the failed reign of David Moyes. The Dutchman was given the task of bringing the glory days...
  • Manchester City and Barcelona turn heat up on leaders 5 days ago

    Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in England have 39 points but Chelsea can regain their...
  • EPL: Manchester United, Aston Villa share the spoils at Villa Park 6 days ago

    Birmingham: Aston Villa ended Manchester United's six-match winning streak in the Premier League with a fiercely contested 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Saturday. Christian Benteke fired Villa ahead after 18 minutes with a well-placed shot from the edge of the penalty area after he had evaded his marker and turned. United...
  • EPL: David Silva brace gives Manchester City easy win over Palace 6 days ago

    Manchester: David Silva came to the rescue of a strikerless Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace that drew them level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Silva eased an increasingly tense atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium when he...
  • Michael Carrick appointed Manchester United vice-captain 1 week ago

    London: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has replaced Darren Fletcher as the club's vice-captain. The 33-year-old Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, takes over as Wayne Rooney's deputy from Fletcher who was handed the role at the start of the season, reports dailymail.co.uk. Scottish mid-fielder Fletcher has struggled for...
  • Joe Hart signs new contract with Manchester City 1 week ago

    London: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him with the current Premier League champions until 2019. "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going," Hart told City's official website on Friday, reports Xinhua. Hart, who joined...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea 1 week ago

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...
  • I was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's last season failure: Marouane Fellaini December 19, 2014

    London: Marouane Fellaini has claimed he was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's disastrous season last year, because of his relationship with David Moyes. The United mid-fielder has endured a troubled spell at Old Trafford since joining for £27 million last year. His performances in his first season were regularly targeted...
  • Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time: David Silva December 18, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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 December 15, 2014

    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 December 15, 2014

    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 December 15, 2014

    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 December 14, 2014

    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 December 13, 2014

    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 December 13, 2014

    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...