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  • Chelsea face Everton, Manchester United look for win against Burnley 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    From the World Cup semi-finals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months. The coach who led the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup enters his fourth match as Manchester United manager still searching for his first win. Chelsea will face...
  • Manchester United's Van Gaal plan: Conquer Champions League by 2017 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    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...
  • Manchester City exit looms for Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair 16 hours 20 minutes ago

    The Manchester City careers of Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti appear to be over after manager Manuel Pellegrini said the trio were not part of the squad for this season. Former England defender Richards, who made his debut for the club in 2005, has rarely featured under Pellegrini, kept...
  • Don't expect miracles from Di Maria, says Van Gaal Yesterday

    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...
  • Manchester United smash British record by signing Di Maria 3 days ago

    Manchester United smashed the British transfer record when they signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($98.77 million) on Tuesday. Di Maria has signed a five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on their website, with the fee breaking the British record of 50 million...
  • United's Van Gaal says Di Maria won't provide instant fix 3 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 3 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...
  • Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria for 59.7 million pounds 3 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by their most disappointing season in a generation. The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United's...
  • England's Frank Lampard retires from international football 3 days ago

    London: England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps. The 36-year-old was released by Chelsea in May after 13 years at the London club and he signed for New York City before agreeing to move to Manchester City on a six-month loan deal. Lampard scored 29 goals...
  • Manchester United agree record British transfer for Angel Di Maria 4 days ago

    Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) to secure Angel di Maria from Real Madrid and are set to announce his transfer officially on Tuesday, British media reported. The Argentina winger arrived in Manchester on Monday and would have a medical test later...
  • Stevan Jovetic double helps Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 4 days ago

    Manchester: A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday. With new signing Mario Balotelli watching from the...
  • Deal still not confirmed but Alonso wishes Di Maria luck at Man United 5 days ago

    The Spain international and Real Madrid teammate, Xabi Alonso has wished the winger well at Old Trafford, with the Argentine ace set to complete a big-money transfer to the Red Devils in the next few days Xabi Alonso has bid farewell Angel Di Maria, who is reportedly on the verge of...
  • Manchester United held by Sunderland, leaving Van Gaal winless 5 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 6 days 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...
  • Champions Manchester City host title pretenders Liverpool 1 week ago

    Liverpool's regrets about missing out on a first English league title for 24 years last season will be stronger than ever on Monday when they visit champions Manchester City, who pipped them by two points. The meeting of last term's top two is the highlight of the weekend Premier League programme,...
  • I have gone from 'king of Manchester' to 'devil', says Louis van Gaal 1 week ago

    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...
  • Marcos Rojo must wait for Manchester United debut 1 week ago

    England: New signing Marcos Rojo will not make his Manchester United debut against Sunderland on Sunday as he has yet to receive a work permit, adding to a growing list of absentees for manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentina defender was presented Friday as United's third big acquisition of the summer,...
  • Five things to know about the English Premier League August 22, 2014

    Manchester: One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest their slump. Strengthened by new attacking signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea delivered...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid August 21, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...
  • Manchester United complete signing of defender Marcos Rojo August 21, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in...
  • Paul Scholes 'scared' about Manchester United's future August 21, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United great Paul Scholes has said he is scared about the club's future and believes they could spiral into decline in the same way rivals Liverpool did in the 1990s. Scholes, who played for United throughout his whole career and won 11 Premier League titles, says the club need...
  • Edin Dzeko signs new four-year deal at Manchester City August 20, 2014

    Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old striker, who signed for City from VfL Wolfsburg in 2011, penned the new deal to keep him at the club until 2018. "I knew from the beginning when...
  • Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers injury August 20, 2014

    Marouane Fellaini is the latest Manchester United injury victim Marouane Fellaini has become the latest Manchester United player to suffer an injury, which media reports suggested could prevent him moving away from the club during the transfer window. Television pictures showed him hobbling on crutches, with a protective boot on his left...
  • Sporting Lisbon to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United August 20, 2014

    Sporting have agreed to sell Argentina's World Cup left back Marcos Rojo to Manchester United while Nani will move the other way as he joins the Portuguese side on loan. Sporting said in a statement to Portugal's Market Securities Commission that the Premier League side would pay 20 million euros ($26.64...
  • Michael Owen sees good times ahead for Manchester United and Liverpool August 19, 2014

    Manchester United will return to the top four of the Premier League this season but it is only Liverpool that can challenge for the title, according to former England striker Michael Owen who played for both clubs. After contrasting campaigns last season and differing fortunes in their opening league matches this...
  • 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...
  • Manuel Pellegrini wary of second-season collapse August 18, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains wary of avoiding another "disaster" the season after winning a Premier League title, despite the comfortable nature of Sunday's opening 2-0 victory at Newcastle United. Three years ago, City claimed their first top-flight title in 44 years under Italian Roberto Mancini but were off the...