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  • Louis van Gaal urges patience over misfiring Angel Di Maria Yesterday

    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...
  • Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick moves up to Formula 4 2 days ago

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's teenage son is following in his father's racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year, his new team said on Monday. Mick Schumacher, whose father -- a seven-time F1 champion -- suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013...
  • Angel di Maria needs to adapt, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal 3 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...
  • Robin van Persie set for long absence with ankle injury: Louis van Gaal 5 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Minnows Preston next test for unconvincing Manchester United February 14, 2015

    This season's cup competitions are providing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with the opportunity to visit some of England's more obscure footballing outposts in his first year in Britain. After a stunning 4-0 loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the League Cup in August, Van...
  • Manchester United system still giving Louis van Gaal a headache February 13, 2015

    London: Louis van Gaal came under fresh attack on Friday over his style of play at Manchester United and acknowledged he was still struggling to come up with a preferred system. Former England midfielder Paul Scholes labelled recent performances under the Dutch manager as "miserable" and questioned whether he was prepared...
  • Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge February 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has denied a Football Association misconduct charge relating to comments he made following last month's FA Cup draw with Cambridge United, the governing body said on Tuesday. "Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge in relation to media comments and requests personal hearing, date...
  • Louis van Gaal produces United dossier to counter long-ball claims February 10, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has produced a dossier of statistics to respond to claims by West Ham that the team relies on long balls. After the 1-1 draw in the English Premier League on Sunday, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce described Van Gaal's team as "long-ball United." But Van...
  • Battling qualities delight Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal February 9, 2015

    London: It may not have been pretty but Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal did not mind at all after Daley Blind's late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The visitors were second best for much of the match at Upton Park...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Paul van Ass who named Indian men's hockey coach February 8, 2015

    Former Dutch national team coach Paul van Ass was named as the new head coach of India's men's hockey team, ending three months of uncertainly after Australian Terry Walsh quit under controversial circumstances. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha February 8, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Delhi elections, Indian Hockey men's new coach Paul van Ass, AIB roast and AAP funding row. He also talks to BJP's chief ministerial candidate 'Kiran Bedi'. ...
  • Angel Di Maria wants to play despite safety fears: Louis van Gaal February 7, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has no doubts that Angel Di Maria can continue to play for the club despite the Argentine's fears for the safety of his family after an attempted break-in at his home. British media reported that intruders smashed a patio door as they attempted to enter...
  • Louis van Gaal to contest FA charge for Cambridge comments February 6, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will contest his Football Association charge for comments he made about the referee following the FA Cup match at Cambridge United. United were held to a 0-0 draw by the fourth-tier side before winning the fourth-round replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. "In 30 years...
  • Louis van Gaal charged by FA over alleged media comments February 5, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been charged by the English FA for comments made after the FA Cup fourth-round match at Cambridge United last week. United were held to a 0-0 draw by the fourth-tier side before winning the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. "Every aspect of the...
  • Louis van Gaal targets FA Cup to provide first silverware February 4, 2015

    Shorn of European excitement and with only a remote hope of winning the Premier League, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal wants the FA Cup to garnish his first season in charge. His side needed two attempts to beat fourth tier Cambridge United, comfortably winning a fourth round replay 3-0 at...
  • FIFA elections: FIFA confirm four candidates to stand for president February 3, 2015

    FIFA confirmed that incumbent Sepp Blatter, Luis Figo, Michael van Praag and Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan have bid to stand for president. ...
  • FIFA confirm four candidates to stand for president February 2, 2015

    Zurich: FIFA have confirmed that incumbent Sepp Blatter, former Portugal forward Luis Figo, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag and Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan have bid to stand for president. Soccer's governing body said in a statement that the four would be subject to integrity checks carried out by...
  • Van Persie, Falcao score as Manchester United beat Leicester City 3-1 January 31, 2015

    Radamel Falcao scored only his fourth goal for Manchester United in a 3-1 victory over Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday. The striker, who is on loan until the end of the season from Monaco, scored between Robin van Persie's first goal since last month and Wes Morgan's own...
  • Paul van Ass named Indian men's hockey coach January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass was on Friday named the new coach of the Indian men's hockey team while New Zealand's Anthony Thornton was made the coach of the women's hockey team. The names were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports Ajit...
  • Motorola sells 3 million devices in India; aims to set up service centres, service vans January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the response to its smartphones and the company's growth last year, Motorola India has more aggressive plans for the Indian market this year. Motorola, which has only been concentrating on devices since it re-entered the Indian market, is now aiming to focus on service needs of consumers,...
  • Paul Pogba will never return to Manchester United: Andrea Pirlo January 28, 2015

    Turin: Veteran Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo believes Manchester United would be wasting their time in trying to re-sign team-mate Paul Pogba. The 21-year-old left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012 after growing frustrated with a lack of first-team appearances under Alex Ferguson. He has since developed into one of the best midfielders...
  • Robin van Persie unsure over long-term Manchester United future January 27, 2015

    London: Robin van Persie admits he doesn't know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires with Manchester United. Van Persie scored 30 goals and won the Premier League title in his first season with United following his move from Arsenal, but last season he struggled...
  • Everything was against Manchester United in Cup tie: Van Gaal January 24, 2015

    Cambridge: Manchester United were happy to survive a difficult challenge by coming away with a 0-0 draw at fourth-tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday, said manager Louis van Gaal. Cambridge did not manage a single shot on target but that was little comfort to the contingent...
  • Cambridge hold Man United to 0-0 draw in FA Cup January 24, 2015

    Cambridge: Cambridge held visiting Manchester United to a 0-0 tie on the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie missed good chances to score in the second half as manager Louis van Gaal's...
  • Congress goes hi-tech, vans and videos to showcase Delhi's development to woo voters January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: With filing of nomination papers for Delhi Assembly elections over, the Congress has hit the ground with full force and has become very aggressive in its election campaign. Experimenting with technology, the Congress will flag off 45 vans having LED screens at 3 PM on Thursday. These vans will...