Manchester United

  • Manchester United tweet by Mario Balotelli triggers racist abuse 3 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United FC's shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media. Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 5-3 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 2-0 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • EPL: Diamond is Louis van Gaal's new best friend 2 days ago

    After switching to a new-look formation that sparkled against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, a diamond may just be Louis van Gaal's new best friend as the Manchester United boss looks set to continue with it against Leicester City on Sunday. United claimed their first three points of the season thanks...
  • Arsenal enjoy revenue boost after ending trophyless run 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal generated revenue of more than 300 million pounds ($489 million) in 2013-14 when the English Premier League club ended a nine-year run without a major trophy. Arsenal returned to winning ways when they lifted the FA Cup in May, gaining a reward after investing in players including German midfielder...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes 4 days ago

    Berlin: German teams scored a point - or more accurately, seven - in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 6 days ago

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality 1 week ago

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from match-winner Di Maria 1 week ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 4-0 to register first win of season 1 week ago

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...
  • Three major Manchester United signings set for QPR debut September 14, 2014

    Three of Manchester United's major transfer window signings are set to make their debuts as the team seek a first competitive win under Louis Van Gaal in Sunday's Premier League visit of Queens Park Rangers. Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, a deadline day loan recruit from Monaco, Netherlands defender Daley Blind, signed...
  • Louis van Gaal happy to swap Danny Welbeck for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United September 13, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits the chance to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao made the less prolific Danny Welbeck surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Welbeck's move to Arsenal in a 16 million pounds ($26 million) deal on transfer deadline day raised a few eyebrows, with former United...
  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out for a month September 12, 2014

    England: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says center back Phil Jones will be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury. Jones was hurt during England's 20 win over Switzerland in a European Championship qualifier in Basel. Van Gaal says Jones would be sidelined for "maybe three weeks or...
  • Falcao, Welbeck lead charge of the debutants in Premier League September 12, 2014

    London: Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck and Toby Alderweireld are among the players in line to make their debuts as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break. Falcao's move to Manchester United on a seasonlong loan from Monaco was the headline story when the transfer window closed on Sep...
  • Falcao stays cool under Manchester United glare September 12, 2014

    London: A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made the media bow at Manchester United on Thursday, showing few signs of the weight of goalscoring expectation on his shoulders. United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao...
  • Falcao wants to make loan at Manchester United permanent September 11, 2014

    Manchester: Just one practice session in the company of Radamel Falcao has convinced Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that the Colombia striker is the player to turn around the team's flagging fortunes. "I don't have doubts because he is for me one of the best strikers in the world," Van...
  • Manchester United will never abandon their youth policy, says Giggs September 10, 2014

    Manchester United may have sold homegrown Danny Welbeck and spent over 150 million pounds ($241.88 million) on imports but they will never abandon their policy of giving youngsters a chance, Ryan Giggs said on Wednesday. Assistant manager Giggs, who joined as a 14yearold, made his debut aged 17 and retired as...
  • Moyes reign cost Manchester United USD 90 million, but revenue rising September 10, 2014

    Manchester: The wall of fame of Manchester United managers still informs Old Trafford visitors that a "new chapter has begun" under David Moyes. In reality, it was a short, painful chapter in United history that will cost around $90 million, the club disclosed on Wednesday. Although the museum display hasn't been...
  • New signings can fire Manchester United back to Europe, says Scholes September 10, 2014

    Manchester United's transfer window spending spree can help restore their attacking flair and spark a renewed challenge for a Champions League spot, according to their former England player Paul Scholes. United, winners of a record 20 English League titles, including 13 since the Premier League was launched in the 1992/93 season,...
  • Manchester United see revenue, profit fall from European absence September 10, 2014

    English soccer club Manchester United (MANU.N) forecast on Wednesday that revenue and profit would fall in 201415, paying a price for missing out on European soccer this season. United, 20 times English champions, reported revenue of 433 million pounds ($698 million) in the year to the end of June, and core...
  • Missing Europe will help Manchester United recovery: Bobby Charlton September 9, 2014

    Manchester United director Bobby Charlton believes the club's absence from European competition this season will aid their recovery as they begin a "great adventure" under new manager Louis van Gaal. The former European Cup and World Cup winner, who scored 247 goals in 754 appearances for United, said he was sure...
  • Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria herald Manchester United's age of excess September 7, 2014

    London: Following a period of relative parsimony in Alex Ferguson's final years as Manchester United manager, the English giants have changed course dramatically in the 15 months since he retired. Ferguson was fond of the refrain that there was "no value" in the transfer market whenever he was asked to explain...
  • Real Madrid pressured Angel Di Maria not to play in World Cup final September 6, 2014

    Buenos Aires: British football's record signing Angel Di Maria says he tore up a letter sent on the morning of the World Cup final by his then club Real Madrid telling him not to play for Argentina against Germany. The 26yearold whose 59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) transfer...
  • UEFA ponders Champions League seeding changes September 4, 2014

    Geneva: UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, is considering how to change the seedings for the Champions League clubs, with one option guaranteeing topseeding to winners of highranked leagues. Currently, UEFA ranks clubs over five years of competition results, leaving national champions Manchester City, Juventus and Paris SaintGermain among...
  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo granted UK visa September 4, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been granted a work permit and will be able to make his debut against Queens Park Rangers on September 14, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 24yearold Argentine was signed for 16 million pounds ($26.24 million) last month but missed the first...
  • It's great to be a part of Arsenal, says Danny Welbeck September 3, 2014

    New Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is determined to prove that he is worth the 16 million pound the Premier League club spent on the transfer deadline day to sign him from Manchester United. Several Arsenal fans have voiced doubts about the signing on social media, and Welbeck was one of the...
  • English Premier League the biggest winner as talent pours in September 3, 2014

    For Manchester United, the answer to a slump in form or a crisis of confidence comes in 50 pound notes. Millions of them. The giants of Old Trafford haemorrhaged almost 150 million pounds ($247.9 million) in the last few weeks, dressing the likes of Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Falcao...
  • Aston Villa sign Manchester United's Tom Cleverley on loan September 2, 2014

    England: Aston Villa have taken England midfielder Tom Cleverley on a seasonlong loan from Manchester United, completing the deal a day after the closing of the summer transfer window. Villa had to wait until the Premier League confirmed that they had received the paperwork for the signing before Monday's transfer deadline. Villa...
  • Radamel Falcao completes loan move to Manchester United September 2, 2014

    Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a oneyear loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday. "#mufc is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1year loan from Monaco with an option to buy," the Premier League team said on its...
  • Manchester United complete signing of Daley Blind September 2, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax on Monday for 14 million pounds. The 24yearold Blind is being reunited with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford after being part of his World Cup squad that reached the World Cup semifinals. "Louis van Gaal is a...
  • Arsenal sign striker Danny Welbeck from Manchester United September 3, 2014

    Arsenal confirmed they had signed England forward Danny Welbeck to a longterm deal from Premier League rivals Manchester United as the transfer window closed on Monday. The 23yearold Welbeck, who can play as a centre forward or winger, scored 20 goals in 90 appearances for United and has won 26 caps...