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  • Champions Manchester City host title pretenders Liverpool 6 hours 41 minutes ago

    Liverpool's regrets about missing out on a first English league title for 24 years last season will be stronger than ever on Monday when they visit champions Manchester City, who pipped them by two points. The meeting of last term's top two is the highlight of the weekend Premier League programme,...
  • I have gone from 'king of Manchester' to 'devil', says Louis van Gaal 18 hours 4 minutes ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured scorn on critics who he says have made a "devil" of him after one defeat in his new job. United's 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City was the shock result on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. They face a...
  • Marcos Rojo must wait for Manchester United debut 18 hours 19 minutes ago

    England: New signing Marcos Rojo will not make his Manchester United debut against Sunderland on Sunday as he has yet to receive a work permit, adding to a growing list of absentees for manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentina defender was presented Friday as United's third big acquisition of the summer,...
  • Five things to know about the English Premier League Yesterday

    Manchester: One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest their slump. Strengthened by new attacking signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea delivered...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...
  • Manchester United complete signing of defender Marcos Rojo 2 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in...
  • Paul Scholes 'scared' about Manchester United's future 2 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United great Paul Scholes has said he is scared about the club's future and believes they could spiral into decline in the same way rivals Liverpool did in the 1990s. Scholes, who played for United throughout his whole career and won 11 Premier League titles, says the club need...
  • Edin Dzeko signs new four-year deal at Manchester City 2 days ago

    Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old striker, who signed for City from VfL Wolfsburg in 2011, penned the new deal to keep him at the club until 2018. "I knew from the beginning when...
  • Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers injury 2 days ago

    Marouane Fellaini is the latest Manchester United injury victim Marouane Fellaini has become the latest Manchester United player to suffer an injury, which media reports suggested could prevent him moving away from the club during the transfer window. Television pictures showed him hobbling on crutches, with a protective boot on his left...
  • Sporting Lisbon to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United 3 days ago

    Sporting have agreed to sell Argentina's World Cup left back Marcos Rojo to Manchester United while Nani will move the other way as he joins the Portuguese side on loan. Sporting said in a statement to Portugal's Market Securities Commission that the Premier League side would pay 20 million euros ($26.64...
  • Michael Owen sees good times ahead for Manchester United and Liverpool 4 days ago

    Manchester United will return to the top four of the Premier League this season but it is only Liverpool that can challenge for the title, according to former England striker Michael Owen who played for both clubs. After contrasting campaigns last season and differing fortunes in their opening league matches this...
  • As Manchester United owners cash in, need to buy stars grows 4 days ago

    London: With new investors to attract and a team in need of strengthening to appease disgruntled fans, it's a busy August at Manchester United as England's biggest club tries to push deals over the line on two fronts. In Manchester, new manager Louis van Gaal has been evaluating the state of...
  • Manchester United's woes laid bare in opening day defeat 4 days ago

    In Louis van Gaal Manchester United have the big name manager, but 90 minutes of struggle against Swansea City proved that the 20-times English champions are still without the players required to bury the memory of last season's horror show. Dutchman van Gaal was drafted into Old Trafford in a bid...
  • Manuel Pellegrini wary of second-season collapse 5 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains wary of avoiding another "disaster" the season after winning a Premier League title, despite the comfortable nature of Sunday's opening 2-0 victory at Newcastle United. Three years ago, City claimed their first top-flight title in 44 years under Italian Roberto Mancini but were off the...
  • Manchester City start EPL title defense with 2-0 win over Newcastle 5 days ago

    England: Manchester City began their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with goals by David Silva and Sergio Aguero putting the champions on top of the fledgling standings. With a professional, assured start to the season, City showed at St. James' Park why they will...
  • Manchester United need to learn to cope with pressure: Louis van Gaal 6 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season. United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European...
  • Swansea upset Manchester United 1-2 in Van Gaal's debut 6 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal made a losing start to his Premier League career with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford. Gylfi Sigurdsson seized on poor defending to net the Welsh club's...
  • EPL: Louis van Gaal confident of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney 1 week ago

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Wayne Rooney not to let the burden of the club's captaincy weigh heavily on his shoulders. Van Gaal handed the armband to Rooney and he will skipper the Red Devils for the first time in a competitive match in their Premier League...
  • Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany not worried about relapse 1 week ago

    Champions Manchester City will avoid the hangover that hampered their previous Premier League title defence, captain Vincent Kompany said on Friday on the eve of the new season. When Sergio Aguero's dramatic late winner, with virtually the last kick of the game against Queens Park Rangers, snatched the 2011-12 title from...
  • Sergio Aguero signs new five-year deal with champions Manchester City August 15, 2014

    London: Argentina striker Sergio Aguero followed the lead of Manchester City team mates Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov by signing a new long-term deal with the club on Thursday. The Premier League champions announced on their website (www.mcfc.co.uk) that the 26-year-old Aguero had agreed a five-year contract...
  • Louis Van Gaal is over-training Man United players, says Verheijen August 15, 2014

    London: The injury sustained by Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was caused by too many training sessions from new manager Louis van Gaal, former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen said on Thursday. England left back Shaw, signed from Southampton in the close season for around 30 million pounds ($50.06 million), may...
  • EPL: What to watch in the opening week 1 week ago

    Manchester: The English Premier League is back - and it looks more competitive than ever this season. Manchester City head into the first match of their title defense, against Newcastle on Sunday, knowing there are four genuine pretenders to the trophy after a typically frenetic summer of transfers and coaching changes...
  • Zenit sign Manchester City's Javi Garcia on 5-year deal August 14, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG: Zenit St. Petersburg contracted midfielder Javi Garcia from Manchester City on a five-year deal on Thursday. Zenit said a fee was agreed on with City, Garcia passed a medical, and "will join up with the team in the near future." Garcia, 27, left after two years with City, where he...
  • Manchester United travel to MK Dons in League Cup August 14, 2014

    Manchester United will travel to third-tier MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round following the draw on Wednesday, the first time they have been involved at this stage of the competition for 19 years. United finished seventh in the Premier League last season, missing out on Europe and ensuring...
  • Vincent Kompany signs new 5-year deal with Manchester City August 13, 2014

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has become the second key player this week to sign a new five-year contract with the club, tying the Belgium defender to the English champions until 2019. Kompany joins David Silva in committing his long-term future to City, three days before the start of their defense...
  • Manchester United's Luke Shaw out for four weeks August 13, 2014

    Luke Shaw, one of Manchester United's two major signings this offseason, has been ruled out for about four weeks with a hamstring injury. United announced the injury to the England left back on Wednesday, three days before the club begins its Premier League campaign against Swansea. Shaw, who became the world's most...
  • Former Manchester United player Bojan Djordjic confirmed for ISL August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Manchester United player Bojan Djordjic will play in the the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League, the organisers said on Wednesday. Djordjic, 32, joined United at the age of 17 in 1999 and stayed at the club till 2004. But, he made only two appearances for...
  • EPL Team Preview: First England, next Europe for ambitious Manchester City August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City reclaimed their position as the top team in English football by winning the Premier League and the League Cup last season. Next in the firing line for the club's ambitious Abu Dhabi owners: Conquering Europe. In their three years in the Champions League, City twice has failed to get...
  • Manchester United beat Valencia 2-1 in friendly August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United named Wayne Rooney as their new captain on Tuesday shortly after the team beat Valencia 2-1 in manager Louis van Gaal's first home game in charge of the English Premier League club. Rooney will wear the armband in United's season opener against Swansea City with Darren Fletcher named...