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  • Daley Blind enormously proud to be a Red Devil 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Amsterdam: Netherlands international Daley Blind said he was proud to be joining Manchester United after a 17.5 million euros (13.85 million pounds) move from Ajax Amsterdam was agreed between the clubs on Saturday. "I am enormously proud to be at one of the biggest clubs in the world," the 24-year-old told...
  • Di Maria learns money doesn't always talk in Premier League 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    There was little fanfare but a few lessons perhaps learnt as the most expensive player in the history of English football - Angel di Maria - lasted 70 minutes on his Premier League debut for Manchester United in their goalless draw at Burnley on Saturday. It was a result and performance...
  • Manchester United's Van Gaal plan: Conquer Champions League by 2017 Yesterday

    Manchester: Reeling from arguably the most humiliating loss in the club's illustrious history, the prospect of Manchester United being European champions by 2017 seems far-fetched. Yet that is the target new manager Louis van Gaal has set the team as part of an ambitious three-year plan. "I hope we are in the...
  • England manager Hodgson wrong to criticise Shaw, says Van Gaal Yesterday

    England manager Roy Hodgson was wrong to criticise Luke Shaw's fitness and the defender is an "example" in the changing room, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Having joined United from Southampton for around 30 million pounds ($49.74 million) after the World Cup, Shaw was told by Van...
  • Don't expect miracles from Di Maria, says Van Gaal 2 days ago

    Manchester: Angel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his big-money move from Real Madrid - pace, energy, incisiveness and goals. Just don't expect instant miracles from the Argentina midfielder. "I hope he shall give us good results," Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said...
  • AC Milan make bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres 2 days ago

    AC Milan have made a bid to lap up Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window. The Serie A club wants to bring Torres on a season-long loan following Mario Balotelli's £16m move to Liverpool. "Torres is certainly an important forward and we...
  • United's Van Gaal says Di Maria won't provide instant fix 4 days ago

    London: Manchester United's new winger Angel Di Maria will not change the course of their troubled season straight away following his British record transfer from Real Madrid, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. The Dutchman was speaking after United's humiliating 4-0 loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League...
  • Manchester United thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons in League Cup 4 days ago

    London: Manchester United's early season problems were compounded by a humiliating 4-0 loss to third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup second round on Tuesday leaving new manager Louis van Gaal still looking for his first win. MK Dons' Will Grigg and substitute Benik Afobe scored two goals apiece as...
  • World Cup stars fail to sparkle on Premier League return 5 days ago

    Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament's flops stealing the early limelight. Whether it is Arsenal's World Cup winning heroes, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, Chile's leading light...
  • Manchester United held by Sunderland, leaving Van Gaal winless 6 days ago

    Sunderland: Louis van Gaal remains without a win as Manchester United manager after the team's opening-day loss was followed by a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday. Although Juan Mata put the 20-time English champions in front in the 17th minute, former Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell...
  • Manchester United agree British record fee for Angel Di Maria: reports 1 week ago

    Manchester: Manchester United are finalising a British record deal for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria. The reports in England and Spain say Di Maria will join Manchester United in a British record transfer - after rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign him. United will pay Real Madrid...
  • I have gone from 'king of Manchester' to 'devil', says Louis van Gaal August 22, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured scorn on critics who he says have made a "devil" of him after one defeat in his new job. United's 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City was the shock result on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. They face a...
  • Delhi Dynamos sign tallest goalkeeper August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos on Tuesday signed towering Belgian goalkeeper Kristof Van Hout for the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL) that would be held October-December. An accomplished goalkeeper, Van Hout played for Belgian powerhouse Racing Genk last season. At 6 ft 10 inches, he also has the distinction...
  • As Manchester United owners cash in, need to buy stars grows August 18, 2014

    London: With new investors to attract and a team in need of strengthening to appease disgruntled fans, it's a busy August at Manchester United as England's biggest club tries to push deals over the line on two fronts. In Manchester, new manager Louis van Gaal has been evaluating the state of...
  • Manchester United's woes laid bare in opening day defeat August 18, 2014

    In Louis van Gaal Manchester United have the big name manager, but 90 minutes of struggle against Swansea City proved that the 20-times English champions are still without the players required to bury the memory of last season's horror show. Dutchman van Gaal was drafted into Old Trafford in a bid...
  • Manchester United need to learn to cope with pressure: Louis van Gaal August 16, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season. United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European...
  • West Brom, Sunderland open EPL season with 2-2 draw August 17, 2014

    England: Sebastian Larsson scored a late equaliser as Sunderland snatched a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Saturday. Jordi Gomez found Patrick van Aanholt down the left and his cut-back was deftly diverted past goalkeeper Ben Foster by Larsson from close range in the 85th...
  • Swansea upset Manchester United 1-2 in Van Gaal's debut August 16, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal made a losing start to his Premier League career with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford. Gylfi Sigurdsson seized on poor defending to net the Welsh club's...
  • EPL: Louis van Gaal confident of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney August 16, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Wayne Rooney not to let the burden of the club's captaincy weigh heavily on his shoulders. Van Gaal handed the armband to Rooney and he will skipper the Red Devils for the first time in a competitive match in their Premier League...
  • Louis Van Gaal is over-training Man United players, says Verheijen August 15, 2014

    London: The injury sustained by Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was caused by too many training sessions from new manager Louis van Gaal, former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen said on Thursday. England left back Shaw, signed from Southampton in the close season for around 30 million pounds ($50.06 million), may...
  • EPL: What to watch in the opening week August 16, 2014

    Manchester: The English Premier League is back - and it looks more competitive than ever this season. Manchester City head into the first match of their title defense, against Newcastle on Sunday, knowing there are four genuine pretenders to the trophy after a typically frenetic summer of transfers and coaching changes...
  • Belgium defender Van Buyten announces retirement August 14, 2014

    Brussels: Veteran Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he was to join champions Anderlecht for the season. The 36-year-old, one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil, came to the end of his contract with Bayern Munich in June and although he...
  • Manchester United beat Valencia 2-1 in friendly August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United named Wayne Rooney as their new captain on Tuesday shortly after the team beat Valencia 2-1 in manager Louis van Gaal's first home game in charge of the English Premier League club. Rooney will wear the armband in United's season opener against Swansea City with Darren Fletcher named...
  • Wayne Rooney named Manchester United's new captain August 13, 2014

    Manchester: New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has given England striker Wayne Rooney the role of team captain and made Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher his vice-captain. "It is a huge honour for me - and for my family - to be named captain of this great club," Rooney told United's...
  • EPL Team Preview: Manchester United set to begin afresh under Van Gaal August 12, 2014

    Manchester: From the gloom and constant disappointments of David Moyes' tenure to hope and anticipation under new manager Louis van Gaal, the mood at Manchester United has shifted dramatically heading into the new Premier League season. Order appears to have been restored at Old Trafford after United's most tumultuous year in...
  • Louis van Gaal can bring the smile back to Manchester United August 8, 2014

    London: Charismatic, assured and meticulous, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has quickly stamped his authority on a club desperate to return to the summit of English football. After a dismal season under David Moyes, United acted quickly to appoint the experienced Dutchman to restore them to former glories and he...
  • Manchester United believe in the Van Gaal way: Juan Mata August 6, 2014

    Miami: Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata says the team has shown during their pre-season tour of the United States that they believe in the new system introduced by Dutch coach Louis van Gaal. United wrapped up their US tour with a 3-1 win over rivals Liverpool in the International Champions...
  • Manchester United's Robin Van Persie to miss Premier League opener August 3, 2014

    London: Dutch striker Robin van Persie is set to miss Manchester United's opening Premier League match against Swansea City after being given an extended break after the World Cup. Van Persie, 30, did not travel with United on their pre-season tour of the United States, and will not appear in the...
  • Manchester United defenders impress new coach Louis van Gaal August 3, 2014

    Manchester United defenders have impressed new coach Louis van Gaal in their unbeaten pre-season tour with the Dutchman lauding the backline for adapting well to the new formation he has introduced since arriving at the club last month. United defeated European champions Real Madrid 3-1 in the International Champions Cup match...
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy named as Netherlands assistant coach August 1, 2014

    Ruud van Nistelrooy has been named as one of the Netherlands national team assistant coaches, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Friday. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, who scored 35 goals in 70 internationals, will work under new coach Guus Hiddink and alongside Danny Blind, who will...