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  • Samir Nasri signs new 5-year deal at Man City 10-07-2014 08:54 PM

    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...
  • Nike to end Manchester United sponsorship citing rising cost 09-07-2014 12:05 AM

    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...
  • Van Gaal orders evening training session for Manchester United players 08-07-2014 04:57 PM

    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 08-07-2014 04:23 PM

    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...
  • Nike to end kit supply deal with Manchester United: source 08-07-2014 10:41 AM

    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...
  • Ryan Giggs to be in charge of Manchester United's pre-season training 07-07-2014 01:15 PM

    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...
  • Peacocks take over UK street and trash woman's kitchen 06-07-2014 09:25 PM

    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....
  • I wasn't ready for top job at Manchester United, says Ryan Giggs 29-06-2014 10:00 AM

    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...
  • Manchester United sign teenage defender Luke Shaw 27-06-2014 08:02 PM

    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...
  • Manchester United sign midfielder Ander Herrera from Bilbao 26-06-2014 10:21 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City complete signing of Fernando from Porto 26-06-2014 04:07 PM

    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...
  • Athletic Bilbao reject Manchester United's bid for Herrera 26-06-2014 03:32 PM

    Athletic Bilbao have rejected a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Ander Herrera, the La Liga club said on Thursday. "The Athletic Club wishes to report that this week it rejected an offer from Manchester United FC, estimated at 36 million euros ($49.01 million), to transfer the federation and economic...
  • Yaya Toure claims City denied him time to see dying brother 24-06-2014 06:02 PM

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure hit out at Manchester City, claiming his club denied him compassionate leave at the end of the Premier League season to be with his brother, who was dying of cancer. Ibrahim Toure died of the disease aged just 28 in Manchester last Thursday, while his...
  • Valencia signs new three-year deal at Manchester United 21-06-2014 05:16 PM

    Manchester United say their midfielder Antonio Valencia has signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2018. The 28-year-old Valencia says on the club's website "I am so happy to have signed a new deal" and that he is "looking forward to working with (new manager) Louis...
  • EPL 2014-15 schedule: Manchester City draw Liverpool at home in 2nd round 18-06-2014 02:19 PM

    London: Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their English Premier League title away to Newcastle then face Liverpool at home. Manchester United, with new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, have a favorable start, playing all three newly promoted sides in their opening five games. United play Chelsea on October...
  • World Cup 2014: Fellaini shines for Belgium, buries awful Manchester United season 18-06-2014 08:35 AM

    Lanky midfielder Marouane Fellaini had a dreadful season for Manchester United. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if the newly appointed club manager Louis van Gaal cuts his losses and sells the Belgian before the upcoming season. But Fellaini managed to prove his critics wrong. He put a miserable season...
  • Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen on his way to Manchester United: report 16-06-2014 05:33 PM

    Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen is packing his bags at the Emirates after agreeing a 100,000-a-week deal in principle to move to Old Trafford this summer, The Telegraph has reported. According to the newspaper, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to add strength to United's defensive line. However, United...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: It's Manchester United vs Spain tonight 13-06-2014 12:42 PM

    Manchester United are said to have around 800 million fans worldwide. So when it comes to supporting a country at the world cup Red Devils are as diverse as they come. But this year it is different. United appointed Netherlands Louis van Gaal as their manager. With LvG yet to...
  • Manchester City style has boosted World Cup chances, says David Silva 11-06-2014 10:02 PM

    Playmaker David Silva believes the passing game Manuel Pellegrini introduced at Manchester City has highlighted his best qualities and helped make him a strong contender to start Spain's World Cup opener in Brazil on Friday. Spain begin their bid to retain the trophy in a Group B encounter against the...
  • Premier League clubs earned record revenue in 2012-13 05-06-2014 05:05 PM

    London: English Premier League clubs earned a record $4.23 billion in revenue in the 2012-13 season to lead the "big five" leagues in the world. An annual review conducted by consultants Deloitte shows that revenues among the 20 Premier League sides grew by $276 million with over 60 percent of...
  • Stop marijuana use to boost fertility: Study 05-06-2014 01:20 PM

    London : Planning to start a family? Stop using marijuana now as cannabis use may put your fertility at risk, especially if you are young. Young men who use marijuana (or cannabis) may be inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm, a new research shows. "Our data suggests...
  • Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies at 85 29-05-2014 08:20 AM

    Miami: Malcolm Glazer, a reclusive self-made billionaire and patriarch of the family that owns the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Manchester United soccer club, died on Wednesday, the teams said. He was 85. Glazer, who as a teenager sold watch parts from a suitcase before building a wide-ranging business...
  • Yaya Toure expresses interest for PSG move 27-05-2014 04:28 PM

    Paris: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says it would be an "honour" to play for Paris Saint-Germain, adding to speculation that he could leave the England champions. Toure, who was the driving force behind City's Premier League title success this season, complained last week about the way the club celebrated...
  • Van Persie looking forward to Van Gaal's arrival at Old Trafford 25-05-2014 06:43 PM

    Robin Van Persie said he was relishing the prospect of linking up with Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal when the Dutchman takes over as Manchester United manager after the World Cup. Van Gaal signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford earlier this week to replace David Moyes, who was sacked...
  • Ronaldo first to score for two different European Cup winners 25-05-2014 04:18 PM

    Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in the 59-year history of the European Cup to score for two different winning teams when he netted Real Madrid's fourth goal in their 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The 29-year-old Portugal captain also scored for Manchester United when they won the...
  • Former Manchester United manager David Moyes accused of assault in bar 22-05-2014 08:25 PM

    David Moyes, who was sacked as manager of Manchester United last month, has been accused of assaulting a man in a bar in northern England, a police source said on Thursday. The incident occurred in the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe north of Manchester on Wednesday night and no one...
  • Louis van Gaal has a massive task on his hand, says Paul Scholes 22-05-2014 04:32 PM

    Former midfielder Paul Scholes says new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has a "massive task" on his hands and questions whether the club's hierarchy are up to the job of restoring the club's fortunes. Scholes also believes Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos should be Van Gaal's first signing as he...
  • Louis van Gaal targets trophies in first season at Manchester United 20-05-2014 07:49 PM

    Louis van Gaal wants to put Manchester United back top of the English game as soon as possible, he said after being confirmed as the Premier League club's manager on Monday. "My ambition is to have them back top where they were in the years of (Sir Alex) Ferguson," he...
  • Yaya Toure could leave Manchester City over birthday snub, says agent 20-05-2014 07:22 PM

    Midfielder Yaya Toure is upset with Manchester City after an apparent birthday snub and could leave the club, his agent said on Tuesday. According to Dimitri Seluk, who represents the Ivory Coast international, Toure was dismayed that, despite the club giving him a 31st birthday cake, the owners did not...
  • Party animal Van Gaal the perfect fit for Manchester United 20-05-2014 08:37 AM

    Manchester: Dutch coach Louis van Gaal is a man who rarely goes unnoticed and he should feel right at home attempting to following in the massive footsteps of Manchester United club legend Alex Ferguson. Emotional during victories and resembling a red-hot volcano ready to explode after defeats, the 62-year-old, who...