MANCHESTER UNITED

  • English Premier League clubs profitable again after 15 years 2 days ago

    London: English Premier League clubs are collectively in profit for the first time in 15 years thanks to surging television cash and a slowing of wage growth. Accountancy firm Deloitte reported that the 20 teams in 2013-14 generated a combined pre-tax profit of 190 million pounds (now $283 million) after losses...
  • Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel gets 3-match ban for stamp 2 days ago

    London: Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been banned for three matches after failing to overturn a charge for stamping on the leg of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during a Premier League game. The Football Association's Independent Regulatory Commission rejected Skrtel's appeal on Wednesday, leaving Liverpool without its most consistent...
  • Liverpool defender Skrtel charged with violent conduct 4 days ago

    Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during Sunday's Premier League clash, the FA said. The incident, in stoppage-time of United's 2-1 victory at Anfield, was missed by match officials. Slovakia international Skrtel appeared to tread on De Gea's...
  • 3-0 and Louis Van Gaal: Have Manchester United finally turned a corner? 5 days ago

    3-0 is an important score line in Louis Van Gaal's career. At Bayern Munich it was a 3-0 win over Hannover that triggered a nine game win streak which catapulted the Bundesliga giants to the title. It was followed by a 4-0 decimation of Juventus as Bayern reached the final...
  • Juan Mata enjoys 'best game' for Manchester United 5 days ago

    Juan Mata, it appears, has struggled to make a lasting impression on Louis van Gaal at Manchester United just as he failed to woo Jose Mourinho at his previous club Chelsea. The Spanish playmaker's two well-taken goals in a 2-1 Premier League victory at the home of arch rivals Liverpool on...
  • Juan Mata's brilliant brace helps Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 5 days ago

    Steven Gerrard was sent off less than a minute after coming on as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday in the Premier League with two goals from Juan Mata. The 34-year-old Gerrard was shown a straight red card for stamping on Ander Herrera after replacing Adam Lallana at the start...
  • 'Falcao's confidence will be restored on international duty' 5 days ago

    Manama: Colombia football team manager Jose Pekerman on Sunday pledged to restore striker Radamel Falcao's diminished confidence when he joins up with his international teammates next week. The Manchester United flop has been named in Pekerman's 24-man squad for Colombia's upcoming games against Bahrain and Kuwait, reports mirror.co.uk. Falcao, 29, has scored...
  • Battle for Champions League spots hot up as Liverpool host Manchester United 1 week ago

    London: Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League's showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last...
  • Van Gaal turns whistleblower before Manchester United face Liverpool 1 week ago

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been refereeing training games to help his players keep their emotions in check for the Premier League top-four showdown with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. The Dutchman has a reputation as a disciplinarian who keeps his players on a tight leash but has...
  • Manchester United is my last job in football, says Van Gaal March 20, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will retire from football when he leaves his job at Old Trafford, he was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph on Thursday. "This is my last job. For sure," he said in an interview published on the newspaper's website (www.telegraph.co.uk). "I have to pay attention...
  • Manchester United outclass Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in EPL March 15, 2015

    Wayne Rooney scored a superb solo goal, and produced just as good a celebration, as Manchester United convincingly beat Tottenham 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday to open up a six-point gap between the teams in the race for Champions League qualification. After dribbling his way through Tottenham's fragile defense...
  • Angel di Maria to stay in Manchester United next year: Louis van Gaal March 15, 2015

    Manchester: Winger Angel di Maria will be at Manchester United next season, according to manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentine's poor form and dismissal in the 1-2 FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Arsenal led to speculation that the record 59.7 million-pound signing may seek a move away. But van Gaal said:...
  • Manchester United fan commits suicide after loss against Arsenal March 14, 2015

    A Manchester United supporter committed suicide after the Red Devils' 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Arsenal on Monday. According to reports, the man was very confident that the Red Devils will humiliate Arsenal in the cup clash, but goals from Nacho Monreal and former United player Danny Welbeck sealed...
  • Manchester United cannot afford Spurs slip in top-four race March 14, 2015

    Out of the FA Cup and with Champions League qualification hanging in the balance, Manchester United's season reaches a pivotal stage in the Premier League on Sunday at home to Tottenham Hotspur. United were knocked out of the Cup by Arsenal in the quarter-finals on Monday, a result which effectively ended...
  • Falcao not humiliated by under-21 appearance, says Luis van Gaal March 13, 2015

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has denied humiliating Radamel Falcao by playing him for the club's under-21 team this week and said they are searching for a solution to the striker's poor form. Much was expected of the 29-year-old Colombian after he joined United on a season-long loan from AS...
  • FA Cup exit adds to Manchester United's post-Ferguson agony March 10, 2015

    Few Manchester United fans thought life after Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford would be easy but fewer would have imagined the possibility of a second successive season without any silverware and devoid of Champions League football. Monday's 2-1 home defeat by Arsenal, which eliminated United from the FA Cup, means United...
  • Angel Di Maria red card adds to Louis van Gaal's woes March 10, 2015

    Another unconvincing display from Manchester United was compounded by a needless red card for Angel Di Maria on Monday as the Argentine added to manager Louis van Gaal's woes. With United trailing 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final, Di Maria was booked for diving and minutes later grabbed the...
  • Danny Welbeck scores winner as Arsenal sink Manchester United 2-1 in FA Cup March 10, 2015

    Discarded striker Danny Welbeck returned to demolish Manchester United's hopes of silverware by netting the winner in Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final victory at Old Trafford on Monday. England international Welbeck, who joined the Londoners in September after his United career stalled, pounced on a horrendous back pass by Antonio Valencia...
  • Angel Di Maria can still inspire Man United to success, says Giggs March 9, 2015

    Angel Di Maria, whose form has declined since his British record transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United, can still play an important role in his side's quest for success this season, according to assistant manager Ryan Giggs. The 27-year-old Argentine became the most expensive player signed by a British club...
  • Memories of great Cup goal resurface amid Ryan Giggs speculation March 9, 2015

    London: A combination of a stony countenance and a couple of throwaway comments from an old chum was all it took to spark speculation about Ryan Giggs' future at Manchester United this week. It all came before a match guaranteed to remind every United fan what a revered position Giggs holds...
  • Breaking from top-4 tussle, Liverpool host Blackburn in FA Cup March 8, 2015

    London: The priority is returning to the Champions League for Manchester United. Winning the FA Cup, though, would provide a bonus prize at the end of a first stuttering season in England for coach Louis van Gaal. Knock out Arsenal in the quarter-finals and the path to Wembley Stadium would become...
  • Wayne Rooney, inspired by memory of Manchester United loss, eyes first FA Cup March 6, 2015

    Wayne Rooney has never won an FA Cup winner's medal and the Manchester United captain is desperate to get his hands on one having fallen in love with the competition watching his team lose the final 20 years ago. In a glittering 13-year career, the oldest cup competition in soccer remains...
  • Papiss Cisse apologises for spitting row, Jonny Evans denies wrongdoing March 5, 2015

    Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has apologised for his part in a spitting row involving Manchester United defender Jonny Evans during a Premier League match on Wednesday. Shortly after Northern Ireland's Evans issued a statement on Thursday saying he had not spat at Cisse following a first-half tangle in United's 1-0...
  • Young's late strike helps Manchester United beat Newcastle 1-0 in EPL March 5, 2015

    Ashley Young capitalized on a dreadful error by Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul and scored an 89th-minute goal to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Wednesday, tightening his team's grip on fourth place. Under pressure from Wayne Rooney, Krul miss-hit a hurried clearance along the ground and...
  • Race for Champions league spots heat up in Premier League March 4, 2015

    Manchester: Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain their status as England's top team. So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and...
  • Louis van Gaal urges patience over misfiring Angel Di Maria March 3, 2015

    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...
  • Di Maria will get back to his best at Manchester United, says Rooney March 2, 2015

    Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said. The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($92 million) United spent to recruit the...
  • Angel di Maria needs to adapt, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal March 1, 2015

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney provides timely reminder of Manchester United worth March 1, 2015

    Wayne Rooney provided a timely reminder to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he can be a prolific Premier League goalscorer after he netted a brace in a 2-0 win against Sunderland to help United go third. Van Gaal restored Rooney to an advanced position after trialing him in a...
  • Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0, wrong player sent off February 28, 2015

    Manchester:Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland on Saturday. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first half at Old Trafford but Rooney, restored to his favoured forward...