MANCHESTER UNITED

  • Injured Daley Blind faces long spell out: Louis van Gaal 3 hours 31 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Daley Blind faces a "long" spell out after the midfielder hurt his left knee playing for the Netherlands in a European Championship qualifier. Van Gaal said on Thursday that Blind's knee is in a brace and that the player will go for a...
  • Manchester United revenues hit by Champions League absence 2 days ago

    London: English Premier League club Manchester United suffered a 10 percent fall in first quarter revenue as the absence of lucrative Champions League soccer this season took its toll. United, currently seventh in the table and still struggling with what has been a dismal transition since Alex Ferguson retired as manager...
  • I was Manchester United scapegoat, says Marouane Fellaini November 11, 2014

    London: Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes he was made the scapegoat for the team's torrid time under former manager David Moyes in the Premier League last season. Fellaini, who moved to Old Trafford from Everton for 27.5 million pounds ($43.6 million) last year, endured a difficult first season at United,...
  • Former Manchester United manager Moyes takes over as head coach of Real Sociedad November 11, 2014

    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has agreed to take over as head coach of Real Sociedad until 30 June 2016, the La Liga club announced in a statement on Monday. Moyes, 51, replaces Jagoba Arrasate, who was sacked by the San Sebastian-based club on Nov. 2 after a poor start...
  • Louis van Gaal feels Manchester United on course for top four November 10, 2014

    Manager Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United's chances of finishing in the Premier League top four remain in their own hands after they returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace. United recorded a victory for the first time in four attempts, but they made hard work of their 1-0 triumph against...
  • EPL: Juan Mata scores as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 November 8, 2014

    Manchester: Juan Mata came on as a substitute to score in the 67th minute and give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Just four minutes after coming on for Adnan Januzaj, the United midfielder curled a deflected shot past Julian Speroni to...
  • Radamel Falcao faces extended absence, says Louis van Gaal November 8, 2014

    London: Whether it be injury or for reasons of balance, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned striker Radamel Falcao could face a lengthy absence from his top-heavy side as they struggle to find a winning formula. Colombia striker Falcao, who is earning 285,000 pounds ($452,400) per week, according to...
  • EPL: Struggling Liverpool face table-toppers Chelsea; City take on QPR November 8, 2014

    Manchester: Criticised for picking a perceived weakened lineup against Real Madrid in midweek, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers can justify that controversial selection if his regulars return to hand Chelsea a first Premier League loss of the season on Saturday. Rodgers was accused by some of betraying Liverpool's rich European pedigree by...
  • Manchester United's Marcos Rojo out for 6 weeks with shoulder injury November 7, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says defender Marcos Rojo will be out for six weeks after dislocating his shoulder in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday. Van Gaal says "he saw a specialist yesterday evening who said the conservative way to heal it is best" and that "it...
  • Louis van Gaal feeling 'lousy' after Manchester United's poor start November 7, 2014

    London: A dismal start to the season and a seemingly never-ending defensive injury crisis have left Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feeling "lousy" at Old Trafford. After losing 1-0 at fierce rivals Manchester City last weekend, United are 10th in the Premier League following their worst start to a...
  • Stupid Smalling, stellar Aguero and a laughing Mourinho November 4, 2014

    The Manchester derby last night ended with a predictable result, based on recent history. In what was ultimately a mediocre, error-strewn game, we did get to understand much and more about the two teams on the field. Some of the more pertinent ones are presented below: 1. The last few...
  • Louis van Gaal must stop history repeating itself at Manchester United November 3, 2014

    The year was 1986 and with just three league wins to their name by the first weekend of November, Manchester United dismissed Ron Atkinson as manager and appointed Alex Ferguson. The rest, as they say, is history as Ferguson won 38 trophies - including 13 Premier League titles - during his...
  • Defensive injuries are a disaster, says Louis van Gaal November 3, 2014

    London: Manchester United's defensive woes deepened on Sunday with Argentine defender Marcos Rojo dislocating his shoulder and centre back Chris Smalling getting sent off in the 1-0 derby defeat by Manchester City. Already missing the injured Jonny Evans and Phil Jones as well as left-back Rafael, manager Louis van Gaal is...
  • Manchester United and Aston Villa count cost of indiscipline November 3, 2014

    London: Manchester United and Aston Villa paid a heavy price for having men sent off on in the Premier League on Sunday with United losing a tight derby to Man City and Villa surrendering a lead in defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. Sergio Aguero condemned United manager Louis van Gaal to a...
  • What Smalling did was not very smart, says Louis van Gaal November 2, 2014

    Manchester: It was a wonder that Louis van Gaal's face did not turn as scarlet as his team's shirts. After preaching the need for discipline and calm-headedness in the furnace of the Manchester derby on Sunday, all the new United manager got for his pains was the match-losing brainlessness of Chris...
  • Louis van Gaal says Marcos Rojo has dislocated shoulder November 2, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says defender Marcos Rojo dislocated his left shoulder in the 1-0 loss to fierce rival Manchester City in the Premier League. The Argentina international was carried off on a stretcher in the 55th minute at Etihad Stadium after being hurt in a challenge with City...
  • EPL: Manchester City beat 10-man spirited Manchester United 1-0 November 2, 2014

    Manchester: Sergio Aguero's second-half goal earned Manchester City a 1-0 victory over 10-man Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday, taking the team's winning run in the derby to four games. United played with 10 men from the 39th minute after center back Chris Smalling's sending-off, and Aguero broke down...
  • Record scorer Wayne Rooney returns for Manchester derby November 2, 2014

    Manchester United are set to welcome back captain Wayne Rooney from suspension for their visit to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, hoping the striker can add to his record scoring tally in the derby. Rooney, who has scored more goals than anyone in the Manchester derby, is back after...
  • Manchester derby leads talking points this EPL weekend November 1, 2014

    Manchester: The Manchester derby was a fixture that filled the blue half of the city with dread during United's glory years under Alex Ferguson. Now, it's United fans who are starting to fear the worst when one of English football's biggest matches comes around. City is looking for a sixth win in...
  • Radamel Falcao out of Manchester derby, Wayne Rooney fit October 31, 2014

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says striker Radamel Falcao will miss Sunday's derby match against Manchester City but captain Wayne Rooney is fit to play. Van Gaal says "Falcao is still injured" after sustaining a problem in training but that "Rooney was not injured. He shall play, he is...
  • Louis van Gaal unhappy with 'stupid' Robin van Persie October 28, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal labelled compatriot Robin van Persie "stupid" after his celebrations in scoring a dramatic late equaliser for Manchester United in their 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea saw the experienced Dutch striker booked. Van Gaal looked on course to fall to a defeat against Chelsea...
  • The real Marouane Fellaini is finally standing up October 27, 2014

    Written off last season as a sub-standard misfit with a comical haircut, there are signs that Marouane Fellaini is finally beginning to feel comfortable in a red Manchester United shirt. The Belgian powerhouse, signed at the start of the ill-fated David Moyes era for 27.5 million pounds, was a convenient scapegoat...
  • Jose Mourinho frustrated to let Manchester United break out of jail October 27, 2014

    Manchester: Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result. Leading through Didier Drogba's header early in the second half,...
  • Robin van Persie helps Manchester United grab 1-1 draw against Chelsea October 26, 2014

    Manchester: Robin van Persie rescued Manchester United with a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with leader Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Netherlands striker rammed home a loose ball from 10 meters to make amends for his error that helped Chelsea...
  • Diego Costa likely to start against Manchester United October 26, 2014

    Manchester: Spanish marksman Diego Costa has overcome his hamstring problem and illness and is likely to be in Chelsea's starting squad against Manchester United in the English Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday. According to the Daily Mail, the football league's top scorer came through Saturday's training session and will...
  • Old Trafford is more like Gold Trafford for Chelsea October 26, 2014

    A trip to Manchester United has in the past struck fear into the heart of many an opposition team, but that will not apply to Chelsea on Sunday because they know history is on their side. The Londoners seem to have the Indian sign over United at Old Trafford, having lost...
  • EPL: Chelsea facing striker crisis before Manchester United match October 25, 2014

    Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho's league leaders will definitely be without their nine-goal top scorer Diego Costa, who...
  • Manchester United, Arsenal eye Brazil defender Mario Fernandes October 25, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United and Arsenal are eyeing Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes. Fernandes' club CSKA Moscow is understood to have placed a 20 million-pound price tag on the 24-year-old center-half, who can also play at right-back, reports Xinhua. "CSKA is always open to offers, but the...
  • Jose Mourinho is a very Special One, says Louis van Gaal October 24, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal says the visit of Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday will be extra special for the Manchester United manager as he greets his "modest" former apprentice. The pair have maintained a close relationship since former Barcelona boss Van Gaal gave the self-styled...