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  • EPL: Diamond is Louis van Gaal's new best friend 3 hours 44 minutes 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 12 hours 9 minutes 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...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa to face Manchester City, despite fitness fight 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    London: Diego Costa will play for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend despite not being 100 percent fit, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 32 million pounds($52.22 million) Brazil-born Spain striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League games since joining from Atletico Madrid, is...
  • Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry 19 hours 55 minutes ago

    Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights. Lampard, who became a talismanic figure at Stamford Bridge before leaving in the close-season after 10 successful years, is...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes Yesterday

    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...
  • Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City Yesterday

    Bayern Munich's last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances. Last season's Bundesliga striker Robert Lewandowski, brought in to boost their frontline, has yet to score...
  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto 2 days ago

    Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 1-0. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off team-mate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City team-mate Joe...
  • Boateng's goal gives Bayern Munich 1-0 win over Manchester City 2 days ago

    Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a last-gasp goal that secured a 1-0 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday. Boateng, who joined Bayern from City in 2011, broke the deadlock in Munich with a...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match 2 days ago

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • Familiar rivals Bayern Munich, Manchester City clash again in Champions League 2 days ago

    Bayern Munich have reached at least the semi-finals in each of their last three Champions League appearances. With the 2014-15 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for their second title in three years. Bayern kick off their campaign at home Wednesday against familiar rival...
  • Injury-hit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany 3 days ago

    Munich: Injury-hit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 3-2 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 4 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini loses cool over referee 6 days ago

    London: The normally serene Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini lost his cool and slammed the referee for allowing two "illegal goals" and missing what he called a clear penalty in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Saturday. In a rare outburst from Pellegrini, the Chilean said there were fouls in the...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out with bad ankle sprain 6 days ago

    London: Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy has a badly sprained ankle and it's unclear how long he will be sidelined. Manager Arsene Wenger says Debuchy's injury "doesn't look good" and more tests will be needed to determine its severity. The 29-year-old Debuchy landed awkwardly and clutched his left ankle in the second...
  • Martin Demichelis' header gives Manchester City 2-2 draw at Arsenal 6 days ago

    London: Martin Demichelis spared Manchester City from a second successive loss by heading in a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. After Sergio Aguero put defending champion City in front in the first half, Arsenal staged a fight-back after the break inspired by...
  • Louis van Gaal happy to swap Danny Welbeck for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United 6 days ago

    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...
  • Lampard ready to make Manchester City debut, says Pellegrini 6 days ago

    London: Frank Lampard is "ready" to play for Manchester City and the former Chelsea midfielder could make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 36-year-old Lampard, who is on a six-month loan from City's affiliate club New York, has been training with the Premier League...
  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out for a month 1 week ago

    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 2-0 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 1 week ago

    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 season-long 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 goal-scoring 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 14-year-old, 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 2014-15, 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...
  • Aaron Ramsey doubtful for Arsenal against champions Manchester City September 10, 2014

    Midfielder Aaron Ramsey could miss Arsenal's Premier League clash with champions Manchester City on Saturday after twisting his ankle on a pitch described by Wales team-mate Gareth Bale as "the worst I have ever played on." Ramsey, who has scored in two of Arsenal's three Premier League games this season, limped...