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  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal Yesterday

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's absence...
  • Manchester United will win title within two years: Louis van Gaal 2 days ago

    Manchester: English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will...
  • Louis van Gaal thinks Ryan Giggs will be next Manchester United manager 3 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal has said he believes Ryan Giggs will succeed him as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal, 63, is nearing the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford and is contracted to the club until 2017. "I expect that he will be the next manager after I...
  • Rafael da Silva adds to Manchester United injury woes 3 days ago

    Manchester United have suffered yet another defensive injury with right-back Rafael da Silva ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his ribs. Manager Louis van Gaal told MUTV that the Brazilian suffered the injury in an Under-21 match against Leicester this week. United, who lie in third place, a...
  • Indian hockey team starts training for Japan series 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team today began the preparation for the upcoming Test series against Japan but coach Paul van Ass has FIH Hockey World League semi-final in mind as the players fine-tuned their skills in a practice session. The India-Japan Test Series is scheduled from 03 to 09 May 2015...
  • Louis van Gaal salutes Manchester United's dominant display in defeat April 19, 2015

    Louis van Gaal described Manchester United's display in their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday as their best of the season and said it gave him plenty to be optimistic about in the future. A 4-2 victory against champions and rivals Manchester City at a raucous Old Trafford last week was...
  • Gus Van Sant, Macbeth to jazz up 68th Cannes film festival April 17, 2015

    Paris: Palme d'Or laureate Gus Van Sant's 'The Sea of Trees' and Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' will jazz up the 68th Cannes festival, the glittering cinema showcase to which Woody Allen returns after a three-year hiatus. Todd Haynes's 'Carol', a drama featuring Cate Blanchett about a lesbian love affair, joins the list. Matthew...
  • India's men hockey coach wants to rope in a psychologist April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Conceding late goals by a fragile backline has been Indian's men hockey team's perennial bane which new chief coach Paul van Ass wants to eradicate by roping in a full-time psychologist for Sardar Singh and Co. In the recently-concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, India conceded...
  • Indian hockey team surprised me with Azlan Shah bronze: Paul van Ass April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief coach Paul van Ass said that he was surprised with the way the Indian hockey team came back to win the bronze medal at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India did not start well at the invitation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, following their 2-2 draw...
  • Louis van Gaal rings in changing of the guard April 13, 2015

    It was the moment manager Louis van Gaal had been dreaming of: Manchester United stopping a run of four straight derby league defeats against Manchester City and shifting the power in the city from blue to red. Not since November 2013, when United were sixth and City were ninth, has the...
  • Hockey: We learnt lessons in Azlan Shah Cup, says Paul van Ass April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: For Paul van Ass, the third-place finish in his maiden assignment as India's new hockey chief coach was undoubtedly a creditable performance and the Dutchman said that he has managed to achieve his target in the tournament by learning "six beautiful lessons". From the very beginning, Van Ass said that...
  • Manchester United offer Robin van Persie 5 million pounds to leave club April 12, 2015

    Manchester: English football team Manchester United will offer their star striker Robin van Persie five million pounds to quit the club at the end of the current season. The 31-year-old moved to Manchester United back in 2012 when the Dutchman was bought for 24 million pounds from Arsenal, reports The Mail...
  • Camila Giorgi beats Agnieszka Radwanska to reach Katowice Open final April 12, 2015

    Katowice: Camila Giorgi upset home favorite Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in the semi-finals of the Katowice Open. Giorgi saved all three break points she faced and won the last five games of the match, clinching the victory with a forehand winner. The third-seeded Giorgi is looking for her first WTA title...
  • The win showed we can play hockey, says Indian coach Paul van Ass April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: The 4-2 win over world champions Australia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was India's new chief coach Paul van Ass' first big win since taking over the charge a month back and he said today's result showed the world that the Sardar Singh-led side "can play hockey". Van Ass...
  • I feared Aston Villa more than Manchester City, says Louis van Gaal April 11, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was more worried about playing Aston Villa than he feels about facing local rivals and champions Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday. Third-placed United have won five successive Premier League games and eight of their last 10 to move above City in the table...
  • Azlan Shah Cup: India qualify to play bronze medal match after winning 4-2 against Australia April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. Already out of title race,...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup April 11, 2015

    Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only new...
  • Manchester United primed to resume Manchester top-dog role April 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United, buoyed by five successive Premier League victories, head into Sunday's derby against Manchester City a place and a point above their rivals and believing they are poised to restore red ascendancy in the city. Champions City have won the last four league meetings against United, including a 1-0...
  • Azlan Shah: Indian coach gives special attention to PCs ahead of tie against Aus April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Aware that India will not get too many scoring chances against world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday, chief coach Paul van Ass, on Friday emphasized on the penalty corner conversion drills during the team's short practice session. Penalty corner is considered as India's strong point...
  • Upbeat Louis van Gaal looks to buck the trend against Manchester City April 10, 2015

    Football is a strange sport. And its fans are even stranger. This time last season, Manchester United fans were in meltdown. Before every big game the worry lines became deeper. Frowns more evident. Not so long ago, the mood around Old Trafford was not much different. But all that has changed...
  • Against Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only...
  • India's weak defence a worry for Indian hockey coach April 9, 2015

    Ipoh: The fragile backline has been Indian men's hockey team's perennial problem and new chief coach Paul van Ass today admitted that the defence continues to be his major concern. Out of title reckoning, India had to toil hard on Thursday to register a 5-3 win against a lowly Canada, their...
  • We gave it away again, says India hockey coach Paul van Ass April 8, 2015

    Ipoh: A lackluster India on Wednesday suffered their second consecutive defeat to crash out of the title race of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and chief coach Paul Van Ass expressed his unhappiness over the performance of his players, saying that for the second day on the trot they...
  • Azlan Shah: Forwardline needs to be more responsible, says Sardar Singh April 7, 2015

    Ipoh: Missed chances were the order of the day for India in its opening two games of the ongoing 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and national captain Sardar Singh minced no words when he said that the team's forwardline will have to play more responsibly to give themselves...
  • Azlan Shah Hockey: India look to bounce back against Malaysia April 7, 2015

    Ipoh: Still winless after two outings, a demoralised India would be desperate to get their Azlan Shah Cup hockey campaign back on track with a positive result against a spirited Malaysia in their third league match, on Wednesday. Under new chief coach Paul van Ass, India are still searching for their...
  • We must reduce our mistakes, says Indian hockey coach Paul van Ass April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: After India suffered a 1-2 loss at the hands of New Zealand in their second match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, team's new chief coach Paul van Ass said that despite being the better side on turf for the second consecutive day, results continued to elude his...
  • Satisfied with performance but not with result, says India's hockey coach April 5, 2015

    Ipoh: The hard-fought 2-2 draw against Korea in the Azlan Shah Cup was Paul van Ass' first international game as India's chief coach and the Dutchman said he was "satisfied" with the way his wards played on Sunday, although he regrets not finishing as winners. India took the lead through Nikkin...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah will kickstart our preparation for Rio 2016: India's hockey coach April 4, 2015

    Ipoh: Indian hockey team's newly appointed chief coach Paul van Ass wants to start his team's preparation for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in right earnest with a good show in the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament. "Every chance that you get to play against international opponents, you...
  • Hockey: India begin hunt for another Sultan Azlan Shah title April 4, 2015

    With the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup commencing on Sunday in Malaysia, the Indian men's hockey team is all geared up to put their best foot forward in the opening clash against South Korea. The two teams last met in the semi-final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,...
  • Manchester United striker Van Persie not ready for Manchester derby April 4, 2015

    London: Manchester United forward Robin van Persie is unlikely to be fit for the Premier League derby match against Manchester City later this month, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. The 31-year-old has missed the last five games with an ankle problem suffered in the 2-1 defeat at Swansea City...