Pogba selected in Premier League team of the season

Soccer 04/25/19, 04:41

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is the only player not from Manchester City or Liverpool to be selected in the Premier League's Team of the Year for the 2018-19 season.City had six representatives — Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero — while Liverpool had four, ...

Solskjaer to begin much-needed rebuilding job at United

Sports 04/17/19, 07:01

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spent much of his time as Manchester United manager harking back to the club's trophy-laden past under Alex Ferguson.Now it's time to focus on the future — and he knows it.United's 4-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals highlighted just how far England's ...

Another good start for Solskjaer as Man United beats Watford

Soccer 03/30/19, 12:14

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial secured a scrappy 2-1 home win for Manchester United against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday as the Red Devils leapfrogged Arsenal into the last Champions League spot.As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrated his first match in charge as permanent manager, the win ...

Man United make coach Solskjaer permanent hire

Sports 03/28/19, 04:39

Manchester United hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its permanent manager on Thursday as a reward for leading the team to 14 wins in 19 games in his impressive interim spell.The former United striker has turned United's season around after replacing Jose Mourinho as coach on Dec. 19, leading the team ...

Solskjaer’s unbeaten EPL start at United ended by Arsenal

Soccer 03/10/19, 13:52

Soaked by the rain swirling around Arsenal's stadium, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched helplessly as his dream Premier League start as Manchester United manager was brought to a halt on Sunday.After 12 unbeaten matches across three months since Jose Mourinho's firing, United finally lost in the league under the interim manager.Granit ...

Spotlight back on Mourinho after Real Madrid collapse

Soccer 03/07/19, 07:46

With Real Madrid in tatters, it's time to talk about Jose Mourinho again.The spotlight turned to the Portuguese coach immediately after Madrid's disastrous week came to an end — along with its entire season.The Spanish club is already thinking about next season, and it appears the changes will start at ...

Man United into EPL’s top 4 after beating Southampton 3-2

Soccer 03/02/19, 13:05

Romelu Lukaku scored an 88th-minute goal to earn Manchester United a thrilling 3-2 victory over Southampton and a place in the top four of the Premier League on Saturday.When interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December, United was in sixth spot, 11 points off the Champions League ...

Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million

Soccer 02/14/19, 07:24

The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United $25 million.In its latest financial results, published Thursday, United lists 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in exceptional items relating to the cost of dismissing Mourinho and six members of his coaching staff.Mourinho was fired in December after two and a half years ...

Champions League: PSG inflicts Solskjaer’s 1st United loss

Soccer 02/12/19, 17:09

Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain handed Manchester United a reality check under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning 2-0 in the Champions League last-16 Tuesday to inflict the interim manager's first loss.Angel Di Maria was the architect of both goals in the first leg on his return to Old Trafford as PSG ...

PSG fans have cause to worry ahead of Manchester United game

Soccer 02/11/19, 00:25

Paris Saint-Germain fans were no doubt brimming with confidence about facing Manchester United when the Champions League draw was made nearly two months ago.Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were scoring with ease, Marco Verratti was pulling the strings in midfield, and the club had secured impressive back-to-back wins against ...

Man United beats Fulham to move into Premier League’s top 4

Soccer 02/09/19, 10:44

Manchester United moved into the Premier League's top four by beating Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday, with Paul Pogba scoring two more goals to continue his resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Pogba gave United the lead with a blistering shot from a tight angle in the 14th minute and ...

Mourinho accepts guilty plea for tax fraud in Spain

Sports 02/05/19, 07:05

Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has received a one-year suspended sentence after reaching a guilty plea for tax fraud in Spain.Mourinho will not have to serve time after admitting he defrauded Spain authorities in 2011 and 2012. Sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders can be suspended ...

The Fallen One: Mourinho tumbles at ice hockey game

Hockey 02/04/19, 14:14

Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has ceremonially opened an ice hockey game in Russia — and promptly fallen on the ice.Mourinho was given the honor of making the first puck drop on Monday at the Kontinental Hockey League game between Avangard Omsk and SKA St. Petersburg.As he turned to ...

Rashford and Pogba combine to lead Man United to victory

Sports 02/03/19, 11:17

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba combined to lead Manchester United to a 1-0 victory at Leicester on Sunday for the team's seventh triumph in eight Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Rashford brought down a lofted pass from Pogba before striking into the bottom corner in the ninth minute of ...

FA Cup: Sanchez scores on Arsenal return as United advances

Soccer 01/25/19, 17:21

Booed throughout his return to Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez responded to the rancor with a rare goal for Manchester United and reveled in the celebrations.The forward's fifth goal in 33 appearances since leaving Arsenal a year ago set United on its way to a 3-1 victory to book a place in ...

Sarri must face up to own failings in Chelsea blame game

Soccer 01/21/19, 00:18

Maurizio Sarri has decided to go down a dangerous road by using a post-match news conference to criticize the attitude and character of his Chelsea players.Memories were suddenly revived of a TV interview that Jose Mourinho gave after a game in December 2015, accusing the Chelsea team of "betraying" him. ...

Solskjaer breaks Busby record, United closes in on 4th place

Soccer 01/19/19, 15:11

On a day of commemorations for Matt Busby, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surpassed the start of the late, great Manchester United manager.With a 2-1 victory over Brighton on Saturday, Solskjaer racked up a sixth successive Premier League win since replacing the fired Jose Mourinho. Busby, who died 25 years ago this ...

Man United beats Brighton as Solskjaer sets another record

Soccer 01/19/19, 12:39

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's record-breaking start to life in the Manchester United dugout continued as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford struck against Brighton on Saturday to secure a seventh successive win in all competitions.On a day when Old Trafford stood to remember Matt Busby ahead of the 25th anniversary of his ...

Mourinho’s longtime No 2 takes 1st senior job in Qatar

Sports 01/18/19, 12:30

The longtime right-hand man of Jose Mourinho has taken up his first senior managerial job at a club in Qatar.Rui Faria, who spent 17 years as Mourinho's assistant at Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United among other clubs, has signed a contract with Al Duhail.The Qatari club announced ...

Solskjaer beats Pochettino in unofficial Man U job audition

Soccer 01/13/19, 18:46

Manchester United's league position hasn't changed. Everything else has under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Surpassing the great Matt Busby in 1946, Solskjaer has now opened his United reign with a club-record six successive victories after beating Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. It was secured by Marcus Rashford's first-half goal ...

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