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  • Eden Hazard wins England's PFA player of the year award 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea's Belgium forward won Eden Hazard 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 14 hours 51 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    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 18 hours 32 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 51 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Beating Manchester United will not make Chelsea champions: Mourinho April 17, 2015

    The self-styled "Special One" faces what he agreed is a special fixture this weekend but Jose Mourinho refused to accept that beating Manchester United to establish a 10-point lead with six games left would mean Chelsea had won the Premier League. His team are seven points clear with a game in...
  • Man City's Vincent Kompany could miss rest of season: Manuel Pellegrini April 17, 2015

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany may not be fit before the end of the season because of a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 29-year-old central defender limped off at halftime during last weekend's 4-2 derby defeat by Manchester United and could miss City's remaining six games...
  • Manchester United short of defensive options for Chelsea game April 17, 2015

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Daley Blind will miss Saturday's Premier League clash against leaders Chelsea because of injury, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. "It is the worst scenario," Van Gaal told a news conference. "Marcos and Phil can both play left central defender and Jonny...
  • Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea to play in US in pre-season tour April 15, 2015

    Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday. The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America's Major League Soccer. Barcelona, 22-times...
  • Manchester United can win Premier League next season: Eric Cantona April 14, 2015

    London: Manchester United legend Eric Cantona believes his former team can win the English Premier League football tournament next season. United defeated cross-city rivals Manchester City 4-2 on Sunday to consolidate their third position in the league table. "Now they are the kings of the city," Frenchman Cantona was quoted as...
  • Manchester United warn Chelsea about 'fantastic' Fellaini April 13, 2015

    London: Chelsea will have to be wary of the danger posed by the in-form Marouane Fellaini when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, according to his team mates Ashley Young and Chris Smalling. Fellaini has played a key role in United's run of six straight league wins and the towering...
  • Manuel Pellegrini feeling the heat after painful derby loss April 13, 2015

    Manchester: When fans sing "you're getting sacked in the morning" it is galling enough for the opposing manager, but when he is the coach of the champions and they have just been thumped by their derby rivals you know there is a big problem. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini saw his...
  • Louis van Gaal rings in changing of the guard April 13, 2015

    It was the moment manager Louis van Gaal had been dreaming of: Manchester United stopping a run of four straight derby league defeats against Manchester City and shifting the power in the city from blue to red. Not since November 2013, when United were sixth and City were ninth, has the...
  • Manchester United end recent derby pain with 4-2 win over Manchester City April 12, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United ended a four-match losing run against Manchester City in style on Sunday, beating their fierce rival 4-2 in the Premier League to signal a power shift back to the red half of the city. United's sixth straight league win came despite the soon-to-be-deposed champions going ahead through Sergio...