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  • Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 in pre-season friendly 20 hours 18 minutes ago

    Pittsburg: Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 on Sunday in the International Champions Cup. Jovetic opened the scoring in the 11th minute, starting a run of four straight goals for Manchester City in their Pool B opener. His right-footed shot beat goalkeeper Ian Lawlor to...
  • Rooney scores two in Manchester United friendly win over Roma Yesterday

    Denver: Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata added another goal to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 friendly victory over AS Roma on Saturday. The triumph continued the winning start to new manager Louis van Gaal's tenure, which opened with a 7-0 trouncing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the...
  • Manchester United sell misfit Bebe to Benfica 2 days ago

    Lisbon: Benfica have signed Bebe from Manchester United in a deal worth up to three million euros ($4.03 million), the Premier League club said on Friday as the forward ended a difficult four-year spell in England. Bebe was bought for 7.4 million pounds from Vitoria de Guimaraes in August 2010 by...
  • Manchester United bury LA Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut 4 days ago

    Pasadena, California: Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to their former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl. United made an impressive debut under Van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late...
  • Long tours not good for preparations, says Van Gaal 5 days ago

    New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the club's lengthy pre-season tour to the United States and said it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign. United play Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday and then have at least three more matches...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements 5 days ago

    English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Pellegrini has already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Porto, French fullback Bacary Sagna from Arsenal and goalkeeper Willy Caballero from former club Malaga but isn't convinced his...
  • Patrice Evra joins Juventus from Manchester United 1 week ago

    Turin: France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus. Juventus says they are paying United 1.2 million pounds ($2 million) but that the transfer price will increase to 1.5 million pounds ($2.5 million) if Juventus qualifies for the 2015-16 Champions League. The Turin club...
  • Manchester United add Hernandez for US tour July 20, 2014

    Carson, California: Manchester United have added Javier Hernandez to their squad for the team's pre-season tour of the US. Relegated to the bench for much of last season, Chicharito will join the Red Devils before their friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday in Pasadena, the team's first match under...
  • Youth and experience in Van Gaal's first squad at United July 19, 2014

    Louis van Gaal's pledge to assess all of Manchester United's first team players is apparent after the new man in charge announced a bumper 25-man squad on Friday for the club's tour to the United States. Van Gaal, who arrived at Old Trafford this week after guiding the Netherlands to an...
  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure July 18, 2014

    Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City and is looking forward to the new season with them, he said on Friday. "The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure told Sky Sports television. "I want to stay. I will...
  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand joins QPR July 18, 2014

    Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has joined Premier League Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer after he was released by Manchester United, the London club said on Thursday. Ferdinand, 35, has signed a one-year contract with QPR who were promoted back to the top flight through the second tier playoffs...
  • Manchester United's Michael Carrick will miss 12 weeks after ankle surgery July 17, 2014

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick will miss the start of season after undergoing surgery on a serious ankle injury, the club confirmed on Thursday. The 32-year-old England midfielder sustained an ankle ligament injury in training earlier this week and underwent an operation on Thursday morning, ruling him out of action for between...
  • Louis van Gaal says he can fulfill Manchester United expectations July 17, 2014

    New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet the expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" but refused to indulge in predictions when he was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday. The Dutchman, smiling and looking relaxed after arriving from...
  • Nissan signs as sponsor of Manchester City July 17, 2014

    Premier League champion Manchester City have signed Nissan Motor Co. as the first global sponsor of their portfolio of clubs. The five-year deal with Nissan was announced on Thursday, two months after City bought a stake in Japanese team Yokohama F Marinos from the car giant. Man City, who have been rapidly...
  • Real Madrid still world's most valuable team: Forbes July 17, 2014

    Spanish soccer club Real Madrid retained their title as the world's most valuable sports franchise, according to a poll released by Forbes on Wednesday that was again dominated by National Football League teams. Soccer clubs held the top three positions with the European champions valued at $3.44 billion, topping the list...
  • Van Gaal arrives at Manchester United on the crest of wave of expectation July 15, 2014

    Louis van Gaal arrives for his new job at Manchester United on Wednesday on a wave of expectation following the World Cup finals in Brazil where his reputation was greatly enhanced. The achievement of the 62-year-old coach in taking the Netherlands to third place at the tournament highlighted the meticulous nature...
  • Manchester United agree record shirt deal with Adidas July 14, 2014

    Manchester United have agreed a 10-year, 750 million pounds ($1.3 billion) deal with Adidas AG for the German sportswear company to supply shirts and kit to the former English soccer champions. United, who finished seventh in the Premier League last season, had previously enjoyed a long-running supply deal with Nike, the...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina not afraid of Germany, says Martin Demichelis July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis feels that Argentina are respectful but won't fear Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final. "Germany have gained respect as a team, but we do not fear it, we're eager for Sunday," Demichelis said. Demichelis added that Germany have a "very smart coach"...
  • World Cup 2014: Hair to stay? Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini cuts his famous afro locks July 11, 2014

    Marouane Fellaini endured a tough first season at Manchester United but the midfielder was always one of the most recognisable players on the pitch thanks to his dark flowing afro. However the Belgium international, who was on Thursday pictured at a hair salon in Brussels sporting a much shorter look, won't...
  • Samir Nasri signs new 5-year deal at Man City July 10, 2014

    Manchester: France midfielder Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, keeping him at the English Premier League champion until 2019. Nasri was one of City's key players in its run to the league and League Cup titles last season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions and becoming...
  • Nike to end Manchester United sponsorship citing rising cost July 9, 2014

    US sportswear company Nike Inc will not renew its long-running kit supply deal with former English soccer champions Manchester United after pulling out of a bidding war with a rival. United are reported to be close to finalising a 10-year agreement with German sportswear company Adidas AG that could be worth...
  • Van Gaal orders evening training session for Manchester United players July 8, 2014

    London: Louis van Gaal might be completely swamped with the Netherlands preparation for their FIFA World Cup semi-final match against Brazil but his uncompromising approach was felt all the way in England when he ordered Manchester United players to take part in an evening session on their second day of...
  • Goalkeeper Willy Caballero signs with Manchester City July 8, 2014

    Manchester City say they have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero to a three-year contract on a free transfer from Spanish club Malaga. The 32-year-old Caballero, whose contract with Malaga expired at the end of the 2013-14 season, says on the club's website that "this is a new challenge and a new league...
  • Nike to end kit supply deal with Manchester United: source July 8, 2014

    US sportswear company Nike will not renew a long-running kit supply deal with English soccer club Manchester United because of the cost of a new contract, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said. Nike has been supplying United's famous red shirts since 2002 but the current agreement expires next year....
  • Ryan Giggs to be in charge of Manchester United's pre-season training July 7, 2014

    London: Former midfielder Ryan Giggs will be in charge for Manchester United's pre-season training on Monday as newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal is still at the FIFA World Cup with the Netherlands reaching the semi-finals. Giggs, who was announced as Van Gaal's No.2, will be assisted by Dutchman Albert Stuivenberg,...
  • Peacocks take over UK street and trash woman's kitchen July 6, 2014

    London: Escaped peacocks have taken over a suburban street in Greater Manchester, with some of them invading a grandmother's home and trashing her kitchen. Jenny Gibson popped to her neighbour's briefly and left her front door ajar, only to find five of the birds in her home upon her return. The...
  • I wasn't ready for top job at Manchester United, says Ryan Giggs June 29, 2014

    Ryan Giggs, who briefly took over when Manchester United sacked David Moyes towards the end of last season, says he is "not quite ready" to become a manager. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will take over at Old Trafford when his side's involvement in the World Cup in Brazil is over...
  • Manchester United sign teenage defender Luke Shaw June 27, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United made teenage defender Luke Shaw their second signing in two days as the club spends heavily to strengthen the squad following its worst English Premier League campaign. The 18-year-old left back joined United from Southampton on a four-year deal on Friday straight after returning from his first World...
  • Manchester United sign midfielder Ander Herrera from Bilbao June 26, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United have signed midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, the first summer recruit since Louis van Gaal took charge of the struggling club. The 24-year-old Herrera will join on a four-year contract after he receives an international transfer certificate. United says it triggered a buyout clause in Herrera's contract. Herrera...
  • Manchester City complete signing of Fernando from Porto June 26, 2014

    Manchester City have completed the signing of FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Fernando, the Premier League champions said on Thursday. The Portuguese club had said in a stock market statement on Wednesday that they have sold the 26-year-old for 15 million euros ($20.45 million) to City. "I am so happy to finally be...