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Man City well ahead as Chelsea beat United

Man City well ahead as Chelsea beat United

Manchester City were left with a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League after second-placed Manchester United suffered a 1-0 loss away to champions Chelsea hours after the leaders saw off Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday. United manager Jose Mourinho, a former title-winning boss with Chelsea, saw his latest visit to Stamford Bridge […]

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High-stakes clash awaits United and Spurs

High-stakes clash awaits United and Spurs

Manchester – Defeat is not an option for Jose Mourinho or Mauricio Pochettino as their teams seek to keep pace with leaders Manchester City in the Premier League title race. Mourinho’s Manchester United and Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur begin the weekend five points behind City as they face each other at Old Trafford in Saturday’s early […]

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Man Utd slip lets Aguero send Man City clear

Man Utd slip lets Aguero send Man City clear

Manchester United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday as Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring Manchester City moved five points clear at the Premier League summit. Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored at the John Smith’s Stadium to give Huddersfield a first win over United since 1952 and condemn Jose Mourinho’s side […]

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Echoes of Best as Man Utd and Benfica collide

Echoes of Best as Man Utd and Benfica collide

London – Manchester United’s Champions League encounter with Benfica on Wednesday represents a resumption of hostilities with foes who have provided a yardstick for their European standing for over half a century. Benfica, famously, were the team United defeated at Wembley in 1968 to become the first English side to win the European Cup. Two […]

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Man Utd held at Liverpool as Mourinho parks bus

Man Utd held at Liverpool as Mourinho parks bus

Manchester United ceded the initiative in the Premier League title race after drawing 0-0 with arch foes Liverpool in a drab game at Anfield on Saturday. Despite his side having previously matched leaders Manchester City stride for stride, United manager Jose Mourinho resorted to familiar spoiling tactics that meant his team registered just one shot […]

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Fellaini double helps Man United crush Palace 4-0

Fellaini double helps Man United crush Palace 4-0

Manchester United provisionally went top of the Premier League after Marouane Fellaini scored two goals either side of Juan Mata’s opener and Romelu Lukaku’s record-equalling strike in a 4-0 rout of Crystal Palace on Saturday. The result extended Palace’s Premier League record to seven successive opening defeats without scoring in former England manager Roy Hodgson’s […]

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Man United’s Pogba out long-term with injury – Mourinho

Man United’s Pogba out long-term with injury – Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is facing a long spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Pogba suffered the injury in United’s 3-0 Champions League win over Basel this month and has missed the past four games. “He’s injured, he cannot play tomorrow and it’s not an […]

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To Russia with love for Manchester United’s Mkhitaryan

To Russia with love for Manchester United’s Mkhitaryan

Trips to Russia have traditionally been seen as complicated assignments for English clubs, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have little trouble acclimatising when Manchester United visit CSKA Moscow this week. The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 when the Armenian capital was still part of the Soviet Union. He speaks fluent, accent-free […]

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Mourinho sent off as Lukaku fires United

Mourinho sent off as Lukaku fires United

Southampton have now failed to score in nine of their past 10 home games, and their manager Mauricio Pellegrino, formerly with Valencia, has failed to best Mourinho, the ex-Real Madrid coach, in five attempts. United were on top from the first kick and could have had an early penalty when Wesley Hoedt grabbed handfuls of […]

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Rashford double helps Man Utd sink Burton

Rashford double helps Man Utd sink Burton

London – Marcus Rashford scored twice as holders Manchester United brushed aside second-tier Burton Albion 4-1 at Old Trafford to reach the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday. The 19-year-old England striker produced two lethal finishes in the opening 20 minutes and Jesse Lingard killed the tie off before halftime with a deflected […]

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