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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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Lukaku opens account as United cruise past Basel

Lukaku opens account as United cruise past Basel

Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both opened their Champions League accounts as Manchester United returned to the competition with a 3-0 rout of Basel in their opening Group A match at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United, who missed last season’s Champions League but qualified this time by winning the Europa League, dominated the first half […]

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Mourinho recalls Smalling and Lindelof for Basel game

Mourinho recalls Smalling and Lindelof for Basel game

London – Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof will start at the heart of Manchester United’s defence when they host FC Basel on their Champions League return on Tuesday, manager Jose Mourinho has said. Defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, who have started all four of United’s Premier League games this season, are serving UEFA bans […]

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United held as Choupo-Moting fires Stoke

United held as Choupo-Moting fires Stoke

United Kingdom – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ended Manchester United’s perfect start to the Premier League season as his first two goals for Stoke secured a 2-2 draw against Jose Mourinho’s side on Saturday. Choupo-Moting gave Stoke the lead before grabbing the crucial equaliser after Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku had put United ahead. The Cameroon […]

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Manchester United’s Jones baffled by ‘insults’ ban

Manchester United’s Jones baffled by ‘insults’ ban

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has expressed bemusement over the two-game suspension given to him by UEFA for insulting a doping official after last season’s Europa League final. Jones was also fined 5,000 euros ($6,020) for “insulting and abusive language towards the doping control officer” and a “lack of cooperation and respect” following United’s 2-0 […]

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Ibrahimovic returns to Manchester United

Ibrahimovic returns to Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be returning to Serie A this summer, as he’s signed a new contract with Manchester United. The striker was a free agent after his previous contract expired, and he’s currently out of action with a cruciate ligament injury. He was linked with a return to Milan, and agent Mino Raiola has said […]

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Team spirit holds key to Man Utd flying start, says Matic

Team spirit holds key to Man Utd flying start, says Matic

Manchester – Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is enjoying the positive dressing room atmosphere at his new club and believes that such team spirit will help the club cope with pressure over a long season. United have won each of their first two Premier League games 4-0 and are top of the table on goal […]

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United opening win “means nothing” yet says Mourinho

United opening win “means nothing” yet says Mourinho

Manchester – The opening weekend of the Premier League season ended with an emphatic win as Manchester United beat West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday but manager Jose Mourinho was wary of fuelling talk of his team as title contenders. With new striker Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and another close-season signing, midfielder […]

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