MANCHESTER

  • Papiss Cisse apologises for spitting row, Jonny Evans denies wrongdoing 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has apologised for his part in a spitting row involving Manchester United defender Jonny Evans during a Premier League match on Wednesday. Shortly after Northern Ireland's Evans issued a statement on Thursday saying he had not spat at Cisse following a first-half tangle in United's 1-0...
  • Manchester City humble Leicester City 2-0 in EPL Yesterday

    Manchester: David Silva and James Milner struck late in each half as champion Manchester City grabbed a scrappy but much-needed 2-0 win over Leicester in the Premier League on Wednesday. Silva pounced from close range to put City ahead after an unconvincing start at the Etihad Stadium and Milner came off...
  • Young's late strike helps Manchester United beat Newcastle 1-0 in EPL Yesterday

    Ashley Young capitalized on a dreadful error by Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul and scored an 89th-minute goal to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Wednesday, tightening his team's grip on fourth place. Under pressure from Wayne Rooney, Krul miss-hit a hurried clearance along the ground and...
  • Race for Champions league spots heat up in Premier League 2 days ago

    Manchester: Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain their status as England's top team. So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and...
  • Manuel Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Manchester City woes 2 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club's owners despite a recent slump that threatens to leave them without a trophy this season. The Premier League champions are struggling to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and face an uphill battle to stay in the Champions...
  • Louis van Gaal urges patience over misfiring Angel Di Maria 2 days ago

    Manchester United must be patient with record signing Angel di Maria who has struggled to make an impact in his first season at the club, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. The quicksilver Argentina winger has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks, often deployed as a central forward, and...
  • Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Premier League champions Manchester City brought in a three-day football coaching clinic here which drew around 400 youngsters. The clinic ended on Tuesday with the youngsters getting a chance to learn the tricks and trades of modern football from international coaches. Also on display was the Premier League trophy. Prominent Manchester...
  • Di Maria will get back to his best at Manchester United, says Rooney 3 days ago

    Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said. The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($92 million) United spent to recruit the...
  • Misfiring Manchester City must change and adapt 3 days ago

    If you were to ask Premier League fans which attacking players they would like their clubs to sign given a limitless budget, the likes of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva would be at the top of most wish lists. Put them in a rigid 4-4-2 formation like...
  • Retaining title 'difficult', says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini 4 days ago

    A dejected Manuel Pellegrini said it would be "difficult" for Manchester City to catch leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Champions City could have closed the deficit to two points with the west London side...
  • Philippe Coutinho's curler earns Liverpool 2-1 win over Manchester City 4 days ago

    Liverpool: Two superb curling efforts from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho handed Liverpool a 2-1 home win against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday to deliver a thumping blow to Manuel Pellegrini's title aspirations. Henderson, who passed a late fitness test to feature in the match, bent in an...
  • Angel di Maria needs to adapt, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal 4 days ago

    London: Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal admitted on Sunday that he had no choice but to take off Angel di Maria after the club's new signing suffered the humiliation of being substituted at half-time during an English Premier League (EPL) match. Di Maria endured a torrid first half at Old...
  • Wayne Rooney provides timely reminder of Manchester United worth 5 days ago

    Wayne Rooney provided a timely reminder to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he can be a prolific Premier League goalscorer after he netted a brace in a 2-0 win against Sunderland to help United go third. Van Gaal restored Rooney to an advanced position after trialing him in a...
  • Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0, wrong player sent off 5 days ago

    Manchester:Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland on Saturday. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first half at Old Trafford but Rooney, restored to his favoured forward...
  • Robin van Persie set for long absence with ankle injury: Louis van Gaal 6 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United could be without its first-choice striker for a critical stage of the season after Robin van Persie was ruled out for a "long time" by manager Louis van Gaal on Friday. The Netherlands international was hurt in United's 2-1 loss at Swansea last Saturday and left the Liberty...
  • Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief February 25, 2015

    Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart. The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar February 25, 2015

    Manchester: Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona's attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences. The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for...
  • Suarez scores brace, Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 in Champions League February 25, 2015

    Manchester: Luis Suarez marked his return to England by scoring both of Barcelona's goals in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the quarterfinals for an eighth straight year. However, Barcelona could live to regret Lionel Messi having a...
  • Champions League: Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca February 24, 2015

    Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday's last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders. Last season's exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City's shortcomings in...
  • Manchester City is ready for Barcelona this time: Samir Nasri February 23, 2015

    Manchester: Samir Nasri says Manchester City goes into their last-16 rematch against Barcelona in the Champions League with a different mindset, acknowledging that it was "too much of a big game" for his team last season. Appearing in the knockout stage for the first time, City lost both legs to the...
  • Listless Manchester United finally run out of luck February 22, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team's "missed chances" in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long. The Dutchman praised his team's second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity...
  • Manchester United 'forgot to score' against Swansea, says Van Gaal February 22, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was frustrated his side "forgot to score" against Swansea City but believes they were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. United's scratchy performances this season have received criticism but Van Gaal insisted on Friday that his team would be top of...
  • Manchester City rout Newcastle United 5-0 in EPL February 22, 2015

    Manchester City regained their attacking swagger in time for the visit of Barcelona in the Champions League by thrashing Newcastle 5-0 on Saturday, and trimming the gap to English Premier League leader Chelsea to five points. The champions were 3-0 ahead within 21 minutes through goals by Sergio Aguero - from...
  • EPL: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City February 21, 2015

    Swansea: Manchester United lost for only the second time since November as Swansea came from behind to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Jonjo Shelvey grabbed the winner for Swansea in the 73rd minute, scoring a deflected shot from 25 meters to complete a league double for the Welsh...
  • EPL: Selection dilemma for Manchester City as Bony prepares for debut February 21, 2015

    Manchester: Five weeks after his big-money transfer to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony is ready to play his first match for the English champions and give manager Manuel Pellegrini a selection dilemma up front. Bony became one of the most expensive African players of all time when he joined City from Swansea...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have tough task ahead February 19, 2015

    It's that time of the year again. The Champions League has reached its knockout stages and many are left wondering to the pedigree of the English teams remaining in the European competetion. After Liverpool's exit in the group stages, the task of carrying forward the English contingent rests on Arsenal, Manchester...
  • Louis Van Gaal warned by FA over referee comments February 18, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned as to his future conduct following comments he made about the referee after his team's 0-0 FA Cup draw at Cambridge United, the FA said on Wednesday. The 63-year-old Dutchman said everything had been against United during the fourth-round match last month...
  • Wayne Rooney apologised to me for diving: Preston goalkeeper February 18, 2015

    London: English Preston North End FC goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann claimed on Wednesday that striker Wayne Rooney has apologised for his alleged "dive" during Manchester United's 3-1 win in FA Cup. Rooney won a controversial penalty after allegedly diving to get the verdict in his favour and converted it to score his...
  • Louis van Gaal's change of tactics bears fruit February 17, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was rewarded for a bold change of tactics as his team came from behind to beat Preston North End 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday. A turgid first-half display in which United dominated possession against their third-tier opponents but failed to create...
  • Manchester United beat Preston 3-1 to reach FA Cup quarters February 17, 2015

    Preston: Manchester United had to come from behind to avoid an FA Cup upset at Preston, rallying with three second-half goals to beat the third-tier club 3-1 and reach the quarter-finals. Preston looked set to spring another major surprise in this year's competition when Scott Laird put the hosts ahead in...