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  • Louis van Gaal says he can fulfill Manchester United expectations July 17, 2014

    New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet the expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" but refused to indulge in predictions when he was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday. The Dutchman, smiling and looking relaxed after arriving from...
  • Saker salutes Jordan's Sri Lanka rout in third ODI May 29, 2014

    Manchester: England bowling coach David Saker hailed Chris Jordan as the "ultimate professional" after the allrounder spearheaded a stunning 10-wicket defeat of Sri Lanka in the third one-day international. Sussex paceman Jordan took a career-best five wickets for 29 runs as England dismissed Sri Lanka for just 67 at Old Trafford...
  • I want to be the new Manchester United manager, says Van Gaal May 8, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal wants to become the next manager of Manchester United, the Dutchman said on Wednesday. The Netherlands coach described United as the "biggest club in the world" and said he would "love the job". "I hope that I shall be the one. It's the biggest club in the...
  • Kolkata boy selected to train at Manchester United April 20, 2014

    Rajib Ray, 16-year-old and living in a slum of Kolkata's red light area has been chosen to train with Premier League club Manchester United. The teenager plays barefoot on the back streets of Kolkata was spotted by the scouts of United at a tournament for India's best youngsters. Rajib's life changed two...
  • Spirited Manchester United hold Bayern Munich 1-1 in Champions League April 2, 2014

    England: Bastian Schweinsteiger scored an equaliser for Bayern Munich and was then sent off as the holders drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United, floundering in the English Premier League under new manager David Moyes, confounded grim pre-game...
  • Anti-Moyes banner flown over Old Trafford March 29, 2014

    A banner calling for the dismissal of beleaguered Manchester United manager David Moyes was flown over Old Trafford on Saturday as his side's Premier League match with Aston Villa kicked-off. United fans unhappy with their side's poor season pitched together to raise money for a fly past, with the banner reading...
  • Humbled Manchester United slipping into mediocrity March 17, 2014

    Conceding three penalties to Liverpool at Old Trafford would have usually triggered a furore among Manchester United fans, players and management under any other circumstances but for the humiliating manner in which they lost Sunday's derby. Not even the fiery Wayne Rooney questioned referee Mark Clattenburg's decisions on an afternoon the...
  • Gerrard, Suarez score as Liverpool sink Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford March 17, 2014

    Steven Gerrard converted two penalties and Luis Suarez also scored as Liverpool confirmed their new-found superiority over Manchester United with an accomplished 3-0 victory over their great rival in the Premier League on Sunday. After the darkest day of David Moyes' tumultuous first season at Old Trafford, United are virtually assured...
  • Manchester United lift gloom with 2-0 win over Swansea January 12, 2014

    England: Manchester United lifted the gloom around Old Trafford by beating Swansea 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a three-match losing run that pushed the English champions to the brink of a crisis. The relief was clear inside the iconic stadium after Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck scored second-half...
  • Manchester United in decline as David Moyes era faces crunch time January 6, 2014

    England: Moments before Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford for the final time as a coach, he issued a defiant message to the Manchester United fans who were so used to hanging on his every word. "I'd like to remind you," Ferguson said as he stood inside the center circle, getting lightly...
  • Reading My Autobiography by Sir Alex is a sheer delight December 23, 2013

    I love reading biographies and autobiographies for a simple fact that they teach me something. I have always gained a thing or two whenever I have read a biography. I decided to read Sir Alex's biography mainly because of twitter and some crazy Manchester United Football Club fans that I...
  • I'm responsible for Manchester United's poor results: David Moyes December 9, 2013

    London: David Moyes said Manchester United's players are hurting after consecutive Premier League defeats at Old Trafford but he was "responsible" for the club's poor start to the season. United languish in ninth place in the Premier League following 1-0 losses to Everton and Newcastle United in the space of...
  • Red Devil Robin van Persie is Arsenal's nemesis again November 11, 2013

    Manchester: Arsene Wenger said before Sunday's visit to Old Trafford that he would always think of Robin van Persie as an Arsenal man. Whether the Frenchman still feels that way, having watched his former striker's jubilant celebrations after scoring the winner in Manchester United's 1-0 triumph, remains to be seen. Van...
  • Man United aim to get back to winning ways against Sociedad October 22, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United may have to rely on increased noise levels rather than current form to make their home advantage count when they host Real Sociedad in Champions League Group A on Wednesday. Old Trafford will be trying out a new 'singing section' at the stadium, with up to 1,400 of...
  • Januzaj signs new five-year deal with Manchester United October 19, 2013

    Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj has signed a new five-year contract at Old Trafford, the club announced on Saturday. The 18-year-old Januzaj was due to be out of contract next summer, but following his match-winning double against Sunderland, the EPL champions have moved swiftly to secure his long-term future with...
  • Road near Old Trafford to be named 'Sir Alex Ferguson Way' October 14, 2013

    England: A road adjacent to Manchester United's Old Trafford is to be renamed Sir Alex Ferguson Way in honour of the club's long-serving manager who retired in May after nearly 27 years in charge. Ferguson, who is now a director at the Premier League club, will also be given the Honourary...
  • Manchester United ruin Suarez return by beating Liverpool September 26, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United ruined Luis Suarez's long-awaited return from a 10-match ban for biting by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday, relieving some early-season pressure on manager David Moyes. Javier Hernandez showed a poacher's instinct to volley home deftly 39 seconds into the second...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI September 8, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the match between England and Australia at the Old Trafford. Australia vice-captain George Bailey is praying the Manchester weather will not stop his side from giving England a tough time at Old Trafford on Sunday. Rain washed out the opening one-day international at Headingley...
  • 2nd ODI: Australia, England pray for sunny Manchester September 7, 2013

    Leeds: Australia vice-captain George Bailey is praying the Manchester weather will not stop his side from giving England a tough time at Old Trafford on Sunday. Rain washed out the opening one-day international at Headingley in Leeds on Friday, leaving the tourists kicking their heels in frustration. Having picked themselves up...
  • Rooney saga hangs over Chelsea-United clash August 25, 2013

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pursuit of Manchester United's unsettled striker Wayne Rooney has added spice to the first big Premier League match of the season when the title rivals clash at Old Trafford on Monday. The west London club have already tabled two bids for the England forward and have not...
  • I shouldn't need to convince Rooney to stay at Man Utd: David Moyes August 7, 2013

    London: With speculation over the future of Wayne Rooney continuing, Manchester United manager David Moyes said on Tuesday he did not have to convince the striker to stay at Old Trafford. Asked what Rooney's reaction had been to Manchester United turning down a reputed bid of 30 million pounds from...
  • The Ashes, 3rd Test, Day 5: As it happened August 5, 2013

    For Live updates from day five of the third Test, CLICK HERE So the proceedings at the Old Trafford ended with the remaining play on day five getting abandoned due to rain. The drawn Test also meant that England would retain the Ashes after winning the first two Tests. End of 20...
  • David Warner relishes crowd taunts at Old Trafford August 5, 2013

    Manchester: Australia's David Warner insists he is relishing the jeers of the Old Trafford crowd that have accompanied his return to Test cricket. Warner was recalled for the ongoing third Ashes Test against England after missing the first two matches, having being banned from the warm-up games for punching England's...
  • The Ashes: Fortune smiles on England as weather hits third Test August 5, 2013

    Manchester: England moved to the cusp of a third straight series win over Ashes rival Australia - and it has the inclement Manchester weather to thank. Australia built a lead of 331 runs on Sunday and were weighing up when to declare their second innings when bad light stopped play 37...
  • The Ashes, 3rd Test, day 4: As it happened August 4, 2013

    For Live updates from day four of the third Test, CLICK HERE. End of over 36, Australia 172/7: Bad light stopped play as Australia managed to extend their lead past 300. England continued to be on the prowl and kept picking wickets in regular intervals. At Tea, Australia: 137/5: England picked up...
  • Aussie press laud 'pure theatre' Kevin Pietersen August 5, 2013

    Manchester: Australia's cricket writers on Sunday hailed old nemesis Kevin Pietersen's fighting century in the third Test, saying the knock had tempered the tourist's hopes of a dramatic Ashes comeback. Pietersen's first hundred of this Ashes series and his 23rd overall in Tests helped put England within sight of avoiding the...
  • Experienced Lyon may return for 3rd Ashes Test against England July 31, 2013

    London: If, as many anticipate, offspinner Nathan Lyon returns to the Australia side for the third Ashes Test against England this week it would be just the latest unlikely chapter in a career which already has the flavour of a tale of the unexpected. A return looked highly improbable just two...
  • We can beat England and keep Ashes alive, says Clarke July 31, 2013

    Sydney: Michael Clarke provoked raucous laughter when he said Australia could still win the Ashes after the Lord's pasting but he was at it again on Wednesday when he asserted his tourists could buck the odds and beat England at Old Trafford. Two down in the series and coming off the...
  • Australia hope Warne can help spinners turn corner July 31, 2013

    Manchester: Australia are to call on Shane Warne to advise their spinners ahead of the make-or-break third Ashes Test at Old Trafford - where the leg-spin legend delivered the 'ball of the century' 20 years ago. Warne, in England as a television commentator, has been asked to have a word with...
  • Australia batting issues mental, not technical: Gilchrist July 30, 2013

    Melbourne: Blaming limited overs cricket for the struggles of Australia's Test batsmen is wrongheaded, according to former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, who says their problems in the Ashes are mental rather than technical. Australia's specialist batsmen have been mostly woeful on tour in England, surrendering their wickets cheaply and putting their...