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  • Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0, wrong player sent off 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    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...
  • Robin van Persie set for long absence with ankle injury: Louis van Gaal Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United could be without its first-choice striker for a critical stage of the season after Robin van Persie was ruled out for a "long time" by manager Louis van Gaal on Friday. The Netherlands international was hurt in United's 2-1 loss at Swansea last Saturday and left the Liberty...
  • Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief 3 days ago

    Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart. The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar 3 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona's attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences. The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for...
  • Suarez scores brace, Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 in Champions League 4 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez marked his return to England by scoring both of Barcelona's goals in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the quarterfinals for an eighth straight year. However, Barcelona could live to regret Lionel Messi having a...
  • Champions League: Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca 4 days ago

    Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday's last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders. Last season's exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City's shortcomings in...
  • Manchester City is ready for Barcelona this time: Samir Nasri 5 days ago

    Manchester: Samir Nasri says Manchester City goes into their last-16 rematch against Barcelona in the Champions League with a different mindset, acknowledging that it was "too much of a big game" for his team last season. Appearing in the knockout stage for the first time, City lost both legs to the...
  • Listless Manchester United finally run out of luck 6 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team's "missed chances" in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long. The Dutchman praised his team's second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity...
  • Manchester United 'forgot to score' against Swansea, says Van Gaal 1 week ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was frustrated his side "forgot to score" against Swansea City but believes they were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. United's scratchy performances this season have received criticism but Van Gaal insisted on Friday that his team would be top of...
  • Manchester City rout Newcastle United 5-0 in EPL 1 week ago

    Manchester City regained their attacking swagger in time for the visit of Barcelona in the Champions League by thrashing Newcastle 5-0 on Saturday, and trimming the gap to English Premier League leader Chelsea to five points. The champions were 3-0 ahead within 21 minutes through goals by Sergio Aguero - from...
  • EPL: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City 1 week ago

    Swansea: Manchester United lost for only the second time since November as Swansea came from behind to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Jonjo Shelvey grabbed the winner for Swansea in the 73rd minute, scoring a deflected shot from 25 meters to complete a league double for the Welsh...
  • EPL: Selection dilemma for Manchester City as Bony prepares for debut February 21, 2015

    Manchester: Five weeks after his big-money transfer to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony is ready to play his first match for the English champions and give manager Manuel Pellegrini a selection dilemma up front. Bony became one of the most expensive African players of all time when he joined City from Swansea...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have tough task ahead February 19, 2015

    It's that time of the year again. The Champions League has reached its knockout stages and many are left wondering to the pedigree of the English teams remaining in the European competetion. After Liverpool's exit in the group stages, the task of carrying forward the English contingent rests on Arsenal, Manchester...
  • Louis Van Gaal warned by FA over referee comments February 18, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned as to his future conduct following comments he made about the referee after his team's 0-0 FA Cup draw at Cambridge United, the FA said on Wednesday. The 63-year-old Dutchman said everything had been against United during the fourth-round match last month...
  • Wayne Rooney apologised to me for diving: Preston goalkeeper February 18, 2015

    London: English Preston North End FC goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann claimed on Wednesday that striker Wayne Rooney has apologised for his alleged "dive" during Manchester United's 3-1 win in FA Cup. Rooney won a controversial penalty after allegedly diving to get the verdict in his favour and converted it to score his...
  • Louis van Gaal's change of tactics bears fruit February 17, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was rewarded for a bold change of tactics as his team came from behind to beat Preston North End 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday. A turgid first-half display in which United dominated possession against their third-tier opponents but failed to create...
  • Manchester United beat Preston 3-1 to reach FA Cup quarters February 17, 2015

    Preston: Manchester United had to come from behind to avoid an FA Cup upset at Preston, rallying with three second-half goals to beat the third-tier club 3-1 and reach the quarter-finals. Preston looked set to spring another major surprise in this year's competition when Scott Laird put the hosts ahead in...
  • Minnows Preston next test for unconvincing Manchester United February 14, 2015

    This season's cup competitions are providing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with the opportunity to visit some of England's more obscure footballing outposts in his first year in Britain. After a stunning 4-0 loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the League Cup in August, Van...
  • Manchester United system still giving Louis van Gaal a headache February 13, 2015

    London: Louis van Gaal came under fresh attack on Friday over his style of play at Manchester United and acknowledged he was still struggling to come up with a preferred system. Former England midfielder Paul Scholes labelled recent performances under the Dutch manager as "miserable" and questioned whether he was prepared...
  • Manchester City are back in the groove, says Manuel Pellegrini February 12, 2015

    Normal service has been resumed, according to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, after his side rediscovered their free-scoring touch to beat Stoke City 4-1 and halt a worrying form slump on Wednesday. City have endured a miserable start to the year but the swashbuckling style that had gone AWOL to leave...
  • Flip charts fail to spark listless Manchester United February 12, 2015

    Louis van Gaal got the flip charts out this week to defend his tactics but his Manchester United team again looked laboured and uninspired in a 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley on Wednesday. United were outplayed by the relegation strugglers for long periods at Old Trafford, although two goals from...
  • Manchester City outclass Stoke thanks to Sergio Aguero's double February 12, 2015

    Stoke: Sergio Aguero scored in each half to guide Manchester City to a 4-1 win at Stoke on Wednesday as the champions rediscovered their form after a five-match winless run in the Premier League. James Milner and Samir Nasri also found the net in City's first win at Britannia Stadium in...
  • Chris Smalling, Van Persie on target as unconvincing Manchester United win February 12, 2015

    Manchester: Defender Chris Smalling scored twice after coming on as an early substitute to help Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Burnley that lifted the team to third place in the Premier League on Wednesday. Sent on the fifth minute for the injured Phil Jones, Smalling scored within 22 seconds...
  • Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge February 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has denied a Football Association misconduct charge relating to comments he made following last month's FA Cup draw with Cambridge United, the governing body said on Tuesday. "Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge in relation to media comments and requests personal hearing, date...
  • Louis van Gaal produces United dossier to counter long-ball claims February 10, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has produced a dossier of statistics to respond to claims by West Ham that the team relies on long balls. After the 1-1 draw in the English Premier League on Sunday, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce described Van Gaal's team as "long-ball United." But Van...
  • Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough for stumbling Manchester City February 10, 2015

    Manchester: With the English Premier League title slipping away, Manchester City's Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough from the African Nations Cup to lift the stumbling champion. City haven't won any of its last five matches in all competitions, the club's worst run since the final days of Mark Hughes' reign...
  • Manchester City cannot afford any more slip-ups, says James Milner February 9, 2015

    London: Manchester City's chances of winning the Premier League title for the third time in four seasons will almost certainly end if they lose at Stoke City and Chelsea beat Everton on Wednesday. The gap between the leaders and the champions widened to seven points on Saturday when Chelsea won 2-1...
  • Battling qualities delight Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal February 9, 2015

    London: It may not have been pretty but Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal did not mind at all after Daley Blind's late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The visitors were second best for much of the match at Upton Park...
  • Daley Blind rescues point for Manchester United against West Ham February 8, 2015

    London: Netherlands midfielder Daley Blind smashed home an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for Manchester United against West Ham in a pulsating Premier League game at Upton Park on Sunday. West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate opened the scoring with a stunning volley in the 49th minute, after controlling the ball from...
  • Seven-point lead means nothing in England, says Jose Mourinho February 8, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said the Premier League title race is still open despite his team stretching their lead over Manchester City to seven points on Saturday. Branislav Ivanovic secured a 2-1 win for Chelsea at Aston Villa while City needed a late James Milner goal to scrape a 1-1 home...