MANCHESTER

  • Holders Manchester City exit League Cup to resurgent Newcastle 13 hours 26 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester City's defense of the League Cup was ended by a 2-0 home loss to Newcastle in the last 16 on Wednesday, with an injury to playmaker David Silva completing a miserable night for the out-of-form English champions. Tottenham and Southampton also won to reach the quarterfinals, where Chelsea and...
  • Louis van Gaal unhappy with 'stupid' Robin van Persie 2 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal labelled compatriot Robin van Persie "stupid" after his celebrations in scoring a dramatic late equaliser for Manchester United in their 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea saw the experienced Dutch striker booked. Van Gaal looked on course to fall to a defeat against Chelsea...
  • Chelsea face mismatch in last 16 of Capital One Cup 2 days ago

    Two days after playing at Old Trafford, Chelsea will experience the other side of English football when the Premier League leaders visit fourth-tier club Shrewsbury for the biggest mismatch of the last 16 of the League Cup. The 9,875-capacity Greenhous Meadow Stadium will have a slightly different atmosphere to Manchester United's...
  • The real Marouane Fellaini is finally standing up 3 days ago

    Written off last season as a sub-standard misfit with a comical haircut, there are signs that Marouane Fellaini is finally beginning to feel comfortable in a red Manchester United shirt. The Belgian powerhouse, signed at the start of the ill-fated David Moyes era for 27.5 million pounds, was a convenient scapegoat...
  • Jose Mourinho frustrated to let Manchester United break out of jail 3 days ago

    Manchester: Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result. Leading through Didier Drogba's header early in the second half,...
  • Robin van Persie helps Manchester United grab 1-1 draw against Chelsea 3 days ago

    Manchester: Robin van Persie rescued Manchester United with a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with leader Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Netherlands striker rammed home a loose ball from 10 meters to make amends for his error that helped Chelsea...
  • Diego Costa likely to start against Manchester United 4 days ago

    Manchester: Spanish marksman Diego Costa has overcome his hamstring problem and illness and is likely to be in Chelsea's starting squad against Manchester United in the English Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday. According to the Daily Mail, the football league's top scorer came through Saturday's training session and will...
  • Old Trafford is more like Gold Trafford for Chelsea 4 days ago

    A trip to Manchester United has in the past struck fear into the heart of many an opposition team, but that will not apply to Chelsea on Sunday because they know history is on their side. The Londoners seem to have the Indian sign over United at Old Trafford, having lost...
  • West Ham stun champion Manchester City 2-1 in Premier League 5 days ago

    London: West Ham maintained their strong form and stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, inflicting a second loss in the champion's Premier League title defense. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring for West Ham with a 22nd minute tap-in following a low pass into the box from Enner Valencia. Diafra...
  • EPL: Chelsea facing striker crisis before Manchester United match 5 days ago

    Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho's league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who...
  • Manchester United, Arsenal eye Brazil defender Mario Fernandes 5 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United and Arsenal are eyeing Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes. Fernandes' club CSKA Moscow is understood to have placed a 20 million-pound price tag on the 24-year-old center-half, who can also play at right-back, reports Xinhua. "CSKA is always open to offers, but the...
  • Best is yet to come from Aguero, says Pellegrini 5 days ago

    Sergio Aguero may have scored eight goals in his last five games for Manchester City but the Premier League champions are yet to see the best of the Argentina striker, said manager Manuel Pellegrini. Aguero scored all four goals in the home win against Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday to take his...
  • Jose Mourinho is a very Special One, says Louis van Gaal 5 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal says the visit of Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday will be extra special for the Manchester United manager as he greets his "modest" former apprentice. The pair have maintained a close relationship since former Barcelona boss Van Gaal gave the self-styled...
  • Costa may return against Manchester United, says Mourinho 5 days ago

    Diego Costa, Ramires and John Mikel Obi could all return to the Chelsea squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said. But striker Loic Remy is definitely out. The three all missed Chelsea's 6-0 Champions League club record win over Maribor on...
  • Rio Ferdinand plans to retire at end of season 5 days ago

    London: Former England captain Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season. After being released by Manchester United at the end of last season, the 35-year-old defender has struggled to make an impact at Queens Park Rangers. He was an unused substitute in Sunday's loss to...
  • Manchester United job was just too big for Moyes, says Ferguson October 22, 2014

    Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes' short, traumatic reign at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job while denying he retired leaving the club in decline. In an updated version of his book, "My Autobiography", Ferguson also says it was "nonsense" to...
  • CSKA Moscow rally to draw 2-2 with Manchester City in Champions League October 21, 2014

    Moscow: Manchester City were left struggling in the Champions League on Tuesday after squandering a two-goal lead and conceding a late penalty to draw 2-2 at CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium. Goals from Sergio Aguero and James Milner gave City a comfortable two-goal lead by half-time at Arena Khimki, where...
  • Louis van Gaal's United not good enough, says Gary Neville October 21, 2014

    After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville. A late Daley Blind equaliser secured a point for United as they twice came...
  • Manchester City look to escape trouble in Champions League October 21, 2014

    Manchester: This was supposed to be the season Manchester City finally made a sustained push in the Champions League. It's not working out that way for the English champions. City are the most high-profile team in early trouble in Europe's elite club competition after picking up just one point from their...
  • Blind's late strike rescues a point for Manchester United at West Brom October 21, 2014

    Manchester United came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, with Daley Blind scoring the second equaliser with three minutes remaining. United looked like coming unstuck on the road again when Saido Berahino restored West Brom's lead in the 65th...
  • Frank Lampard ruled out of Manchester City's clash in Moscow October 20, 2014

    Manchester City will be without midfielder Frank Lampard for Tuesday's Champions League trip away to CSKA Moscow after he was injured in his side's 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Former Chelsea stalwart Lampard, on loan from New York City FC for six months, damaged his thigh making a tackle...
  • Manchester United are adapting to Van Gaal's Dutch style, says Blind October 19, 2014

    Manchester United defender Daley Blind says his team mates are adapting to Louis van Gaal's Dutch style of play and it is only a matter of time before they start reaping the rewards of their new look. After making a slow start to the season, United have found their feet in...
  • David Moyes mulling return to Manchester United management October 18, 2014

    London: Former Manchester United manager David Moyes said that he is ready to revive his managerial career six months after being sacked by the 'Red Devils'. "I am ready to return. I have enjoyed the time off but I have got to wait on the right job and make sure it's...
  • Aguero scores four as Manchester City thrash Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 October 18, 2014

    Sergio Aguero scored four goals in a dazzling display to lead Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday in an entertaining Premier League game that featured four penalties and a red card. The champions made it 15 goals against Spurs in their last three meetings thanks to Aguero,...
  • In-form Chelsea aim to extend lead, Man City face Spurs test October 18, 2014

    London: In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will re-focus Chelsea's globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second international break of the season. Like most of their Premier League rivals, Chelsea's squad was scattered far...
  • Pochettino gives positive spin as Spurs head for Manchester City October 17, 2014

    London: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino likes to erase bad memories and cherish good ones and it is a trait he hopes his players have acquired ahead of Saturday's clash at Premier League champions Manchester City. The north London club, then managed by Andre Villas-Boas, were crushed 6-0 in the corresponding...
  • Pep Guardiola eyes Manchester United manager role October 16, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he can imagine managing Manchester United at some stage in his career. A book on the Catalan's first year in Germany, 'Pep Confidential', reveals that Guardiola voiced the desire to his assistant during a visit to Old Trafford during Sir Alex Ferguson's final season...
  • Clubs could do more for hard-pressed fans, says Lampard October 15, 2014

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard sympathises with fans' fears over the rising cost of watching football in England and believes clubs should offer more cut-price tickets. A BBC report published on Wednesday revealed a 13 percent increase in the cost of the cheapest match-day tickets for England's top four divisions since...
  • UEFA urged to amend financial fair play policy October 15, 2014

    Paris: French football club Paris Saint-Germain and English Premier League's Manchester City have urged the European football governing body, UEFA, to make changes to its Financial Fair Play policy (FFP) rules. The French Ligue 1 side and English Premiership champions, who were each fined 60 million euros by UEFA this summer...