MANCHESTER, England - Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined.United is looking for its third manager since Ferguson's trophy-laden 26-year dynasty ended in 2013 after firing Louis van Gaal on Monday following ...
May 24, 2016
LONDON - Louis van Gaal had little time to savor delivering Manchester United's first trophy since the Alex Ferguson dynasty ended three years ago.Within an hour of collecting the FA Cup after Saturday's victory over Crystal Palace, Van ...
May 22, 2016
MANCHESTER, England - A stunning solo goal by Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool eliminate great rival Manchester United from the Europa League, while titleholder Sevilla and tournament favorite Borussia Dortmund also reached the quarterfinals with ease on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Liverpool drew 1- ...
Mar 18, 2016
MANCHESTER, England - It took an 18-year-old local academy graduate making his professional debut as a late injury replacement to spare Manchester United from potential humiliation in the Europa League on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Many inside Old Trafford will have ...
Feb 26, 2016
DERBY, England - Manchester United eased the pressure on manager Louis Van Gaal following a 3-1 win over second-tier Derby in the FA Cup on Friday.Goals from Wayne Rooney, Daley Blind and Juan Mata saw United advance to the fifth ...
Jan 30, 2016
LONDON - The fans' booing has become louder at Manchester United as the team's performances have become duller.Through it all, the club's hierarchy has remained silent about the setbacks, supporters' discontent and increasingly embattled manager Louis ...
Jan 25, 2016
MANCHESTER, England - A moment of magic from Wayne Rooney. Both strikers on the scoresheet. And, most importantly, three points.After a troubled end to 2015, the new year has got off to a good start for beleaguered Manchester United and manager Louis ...
Jan 3, 2016
MANCHESTER, England - The January transfer window opens for business on Friday, and rarely has so much been at stake for teams in the lucrative English Premier League.Lagging behind in the race for Champions League qualification, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool could ...
Dec 31, 2015
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United delivered an improved performance for beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal but couldn't cure its scoring woes in a scoreless draw with Chelsea that left his team five points off the Champions League positions on Monday.Van ...
Dec 29, 2015
STOKE, England - Louis van Gaal raised the prospect of quitting as Manchester United manager after Stoke condemned the club to a fourth straight loss for the first time in 54 years on Saturday.The 2-0 loss at the windy Britannia Stadium ...
Dec 27, 2015
LONDON - Manchester United failed to score again in a draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.United toiled in attack with an out of form Wayne Rooney leading the line and Palace had the best chances to win the ...
Nov 1, 2015
MANCHESTER, England - The first scoreless Manchester derby in five years left Louis van Gaal frustrated and combative.Not over the inability of his United team - like City - to produce more than one shot on target but at the increased scrutiny of Wayne ...
Oct 26, 2015
BELLEVUE, Washington - While Bastian Schweinsteiger may be new to English soccer, he's quite aware of what he's getting into with Louis van Gaal as his manager at Manchester United.This isn't the first time their paths ...
Jul 16, 2015
MANCHESTER United is set to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger for about US$217,000 per week.The move will reunite the veteran midfielder with Louis van Gaal, the Manchester United manager who handled Bayern from 2009 to 2011.Schweinsteiger, part of the 2014 ...
Jul 11, 2015
A SOUTHAMPTON shirt had to be scrambled from the dressing room before the forgetful Dusan Tadic could enter the Old Trafford pitch.Within minutes, it was being ripped off again as the second-half substitute celebrated scoring the goal that gave Southampton ...
Jan 12, 2015
MANCHESTER, England - Angel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his big-money move from Real Madrid - pace, energy, incisiveness and goals.Just don't expect instant miracles from the Argentina midfielder."I hope ...
Aug 29, 2014
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7 million (US$99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a ...
Aug 27, 2014
LONDON - In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club's illustrious history on Tuesday.The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing ...
Aug 27, 2014
THE World Cup memories are fading fast for Louis van Gaal as the size of the rebuilding job at Manchester United hits home.A week after losing its season opener, United was held to a 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday, ...
Aug 25, 2014
MANCHESTER, England - Louis van Gaal lost his first Premier League game with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford.Gylfi Sigurdsson took ...
Aug 17, 2014
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