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  • Striking deficiencies giving Louis van Gaal much to ponder 11 hours 11 minutes ago

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal accepts that finding a cure for his side's misfiring forward line will be essential if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season. United's steady improvement under the Dutchman has come to a grinding halt with consecutive defeats against Chelsea, Everton...
  • EPL: Sergio Aguero earns Manchester City 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur Yesterday

    London: Manchester City responded to officially losing its Premier League title by beating Tottenham 1-0 through Sergio Aguero's goal to cement second place on Sunday. The Argentina striker took his league-high tally to 22 goals by finishing off a classic counterattack in the 29th minute, running onto David Silva's pass and...
  • Louis van Gaal rues Manchester United's poor finishing skills Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has blamed his side's finishing for Manchester United's 0-1 loss against West Bromwich Albion at home in the English Premier League. Dutch striker Robin van Persie saw his second-half penalty saved as United went down 0-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion. It was United's...
  • West Brom inflict Manchester United's 3rd straight loss in Premier League 2 days ago

    Jonas Olsson gave West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 victory at Manchester United on Saturday that should ensure the team stays in the English Premier League. But a third successive loss for United has seen their grip on fourth place loosened, with Liverpool only four points behind in the race for Champions...
  • Wayne Rooney fit for Manchester United, Van Gaal ponders three-year plan 3 days ago

    London: Wayne Rooney is fit to lead the Manchester United attack in the weekend's Premier League game at home to West Bromwich Albion, coach Louis van Gaal said on Friday. The England captain limped off near the end of Sunday's 3-0 loss at Everton with a knee injury but will be...
  • Shaky Manchester City must improve defensively, says Manuel Pellegrini 3 days ago

    London: Scoring goals is not a problem but Manchester City must tighten up defensively if they are going to challenge for the Premier League title next season, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. City scored 102 goals and conceded 37 on their way to the title last seoasn but with four...
  • Manchester City set for upheaval after season of struggles 5 days ago

    Manchester: Proof of the struggles at Manchester City this season arrived when the Premier League's team of the year was announced on Sunday. Chelsea had six players included. Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all had representatives. City? Not one player. Before the end of this season, the manager is under severe pressure...
  • Barcelona, Man United, Chelsea to play exhibitions in US 6 days ago

    New York: Barcelona will play Manchester United in an exhibition game at Santa Clara, California, on July 25 and will meet Chelsea three days later at Landover, Maryland. The matches were among 17 announced Tuesday by organizers of the International Champions Cup North America, a preseason tournament that despite its name...
  • Manchester United target Gerson priced at 22 million pounds 6 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football club Fluminense have placed a 22 million pound price tag on Manchester United target Gerson. The 17-year-old has caught the eye of Old Trafford scouts for his performances with Brazil's Under-20 team. An attacking midfielder, Gerson has already made 12 first-team appearances for Fluminense and scored...
  • Eden Hazard wins England's PFA player of the year award 1 week ago

    London: Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard won England's PFA player of the year award ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea on Sunday. England striker Kane, 21, was voted young player of the year at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner with Hazard, 24, second...
  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal April 26, 2015

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's absence...
  • Manchester United go down to fourth after humiliating loss to Everton April 26, 2015

    Liverpool: Manchester United's top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal's side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory on the counter-attack...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo would be great anywhere, Lionel Messi wouldn't: Alex Ferguson April 26, 2015

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday said Lionel Messi is purely a Barcelona player but believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be a success anywhere in the world. The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards have won the last seven Ballon d'Or awards between them, marking the pair as the two...
  • Manchester United will win title within two years: Louis van Gaal April 26, 2015

    Manchester: English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will...
  • EPL: Manchester City, Leicester win as Liverpool draw April 26, 2015

    Leicester City continued to do their best Houdini impression on Saturday as they escaped the Premier League drop zone for the first time since November while Manchester City went up to second spot with a thrilling win. A battling 1-0 triumph at bottom club Burnley gave Leicester their fourth consecutive league...
  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL April 25, 2015

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made it...
  • Marouane Fellaini contemplated Manchester United exit after difficult season April 25, 2015

    London: Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini contemplated leaving the club after a disappointing debut season but the towering Belgian believes he is now reaping the rewards of fighting for his place at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old Fellaini joined United in a 27 million-pound ($41 million) deal from Everton in 2013 to become...
  • Louis van Gaal thinks Ryan Giggs will be next Manchester United manager April 25, 2015

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal has said he believes Ryan Giggs will succeed him as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal, 63, is nearing the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford and is contracted to the club until 2017. "I expect that he will be the next manager after I...
  • Rafael da Silva adds to Manchester United injury woes April 24, 2015

    Manchester United have suffered yet another defensive injury with right-back Rafael da Silva ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his ribs. Manager Louis van Gaal told MUTV that the Brazilian suffered the injury in an Under-21 match against Leicester this week. United, who lie in third place, a...
  • Roberto Martinez wants celebration of former chairman against Manchester United April 24, 2015

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants Sunday's home game against Manchester United to be a tribute to former chairman Philip Carter, who died aged 87 on Thursday, having overseen some of the club's most successful years. Carter was in charge when Everton won the FA Cup, the European Cup Winners Cup and...
  • Radamel Falcao's future at Manchester United still unsure April 21, 2015

    Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev says Manchester United will wait until the end of the season to decide whether to use its option to buy loan striker Radamel Falcao. Vasilyev told local newspaper Nice Matin that he recently met with United officials, and they remain perplexed following the Colombia forward's poor...
  • Manchester United defender Chris Smalling extends contract to 2019 April 21, 2015

    England: Manchester United says defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019. The 25-year-old Smalling, who has won the English Premier League twice and played 147 times since signing for United in 2010, says, "this is a very exciting time to be at...
  • No fracture for Manchester City's David Silva April 20, 2015

    London: Manchester City playmaker David Silva has been given the all-clear by doctors after it was feared he may have fractured his cheekbone. The Spain midfielder went to hospital after suffering a facial injury during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Silva received treatment for nearly 10...
  • Mourinho plan worked very well against United: Cesc Fabregas April 20, 2015

    London: Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has saluted the strategy employed by Jose Mourinho for Saturday's 1-0 win over Manchester United, a victory that took the Londoners 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Towering midfielder Marouane Fellaini was instrumental in United's run of six successive victories leading up...
  • Manchester City's David Silva taken to hospital with cheek injury April 19, 2015

    Manchester City playmaker David Silva was taken to hospital after sustaining an injury to his cheek bone during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Spaniard Silva received treatment for nearly 10 minutes and was carried off on a stretcher after being hit on the head by...
  • Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-0 to close on United April 19, 2015

    London: Manchester City climbed to within one point of third-placed neighbours United with a comfortable 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday to end a difficult week on a high. James Collins's freak own goal and Sergio Aguero's 20th league strike of the season secured a routine win...
  • Louis van Gaal salutes Manchester United's dominant display in defeat April 19, 2015

    Louis van Gaal described Manchester United's display in their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday as their best of the season and said it gave him plenty to be optimistic about in the future. A 4-2 victory against champions and rivals Manchester City at a raucous Old Trafford last week was...
  • EPL: Chelsea two games from title after beating Manchester United April 19, 2015

    London: Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday opened up a 10-point lead and sent the engravers off to sharpen their tools as the Londoners' name looks set to be carved on the Premier League trophy. Chelsea's performances have been far from dazzling in recent weeks but Eden Hazard's first-half...
  • Hazard sends Chelsea 10 points clear by clinching Manchester United win April 19, 2015

    London: Eden Hazard propelled Chelsea closer to their first English Premier League title in five years on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory over Manchester United that established a 10-point lead. It hasn't been a convincing title run-in - with Chelsea winning seven of their last 10 league games but only...
  • EPL: Manchester United look to stop Chelsea's march to the title April 18, 2015

    Manchester United's resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea's march to the title. The league trophy is looming into view for Chelsea, which is seven points clear with a game in hand and needs...