De Gea’s saves help United beat Tottenham in Premier League

Soccer 01/13/19, 13:43

David de Gea produced 11 saves in a virtuoso goalkeeping performance on Sunday, helping Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over Tottenham secured by Marcus Rashford's goal.By passing his first significant test since replacing Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first United manager to open with six straight wins ...

Without titles, Pochettino still soccer’s most coveted coach

Soccer 01/10/19, 15:04

During a decade in management, Mauricio Pochettino has never lifted a trophy. The Argentine is still one of the most coveted coaches in world soccer.Whenever a job comes up at a leading club, you can be sure Pochettino's name will be in the mix for the vacancy. From Real Madrid ...

What to watch in the main soccer leagues in Europe

Soccer 01/10/19, 13:16

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:ENGLANDOle Gunnar Solskjaer gets his first big test as Manchester United manager in an away match at Premier League title contender Tottenham.With four victories in the league and another in the FA Cup since taking over from Jose Mourinho, ...

Man United revitalized with Solskjaer at the wheel

Sports 01/09/19, 04:02

They've quickly created a song for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United."Ole's at the wheel," the United faithful chant about their new manager. "Tell me how good does it feel."Much, much better than it did under Jose Mourinho.The cloud over England's biggest soccer club has been lifted since United fired ...

Solskjaer gets record-tying 5th straight win as United coach

Soccer 01/05/19, 09:39

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some serious selection dilemmas to weigh up as he looks to make more history in his record-setting start as Manchester United manager.United beat second-tier struggler Reading 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday for a fifth straight win since Solskjaer replaced the ...

United beats Newcastle 2-0 for 4th win under Solskjaer

Soccer 01/02/19, 17:42

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became only the second manager to win his first four matches in charge of Manchester United as his team beat Newcastle 2-0 thanks to second-half goals by Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford on Wednesday.Matt Busby was the other coach to achieve that feat, in 1946, putting Solskjaer ...

Solskjaer retains magic touch at Man United with another win

Soccer 01/02/19, 17:04

With Manchester United still scoreless after an hour at Newcastle, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was facing the first real challenge of his interim tenure at England's biggest club.His response showed he might just have the same magic touch as a United manager that he had as a player.Solskjaer sent on Romelu ...

Pogba leads resurgent Man United to 4-1 win over Bournemouth

Sports 12/30/18, 13:39

Paul Pogba scored another two goals and added an assist as Manchester United continued its resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a free-flowing 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.Pogba, who had been relegated to the bench during the final weeks of Jose Mourinho's reign after falling ...

Solskjaer tells United players to enjoy Old Trafford

Sports 12/25/18, 06:05

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can't wait to lead Manchester United out at Old Trafford for the first time on Wednesday against relegation-threatened Huddersfield.Having been parachuted in as caretaker manager for the rest of the season, the fan favorite got the post-Jose Mourinho era off to a dream start.United ran amok at ...

Lingard lights up Man United’s 5-goal show at Cardiff

Soccer 12/22/18, 14:55

Jesse Lingard scored twice as Manchester United celebrated its first match under new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 5-1 rout of lowly Cardiff in the English Premier League on Saturday.Solskjaer took over this week after Jose Mourinho was fired for the club's poor results.Marcus Rashford needed only three minutes ...

Solskjaer hopes Man United stay extends beyond this season

Soccer 12/21/18, 07:40

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to be managing Manchester United beyond this season.After Jose Mourinho was fired on Tuesday, Solskjaer was hired until the end of the season as United undergoes a restructuring process and searches for a new fulltime manager.Solskjaer says "there are so many managers who would love to ...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Soccer 12/20/18, 12:44

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:ENGLANDAnother new era starts for Manchester United on Saturday, and the club is looking to the future by returning to the past.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United's popular former striker who scored the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final, ...

The challenges facing Solskjaer at Man United

Soccer 12/19/18, 14:24

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has landed his dream job as Manchester United manager after a whirlwind 24 hours, and it will take some time for the euphoria to fade.Once it does, it will quickly dawn on him just how big a challenge he has taken on.Much of the blame for United's ...

Solskjaer looks to rescue United again, this time as coach

Sports 12/19/18, 06:07

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on another rescue mission at Manchester United, this time as manager.The former striker who became a United great by conjuring up important goals typically as a substitute — most famously an injury-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final — was picked as the man to ...

Man City reaches League Cup semifinals after shootout win

Soccer 12/18/18, 17:03

On a tumultuous day for beleaguered Manchester United, crosstown rival Manchester City advanced to the English League Cup semifinals to keep in the hunt for trophies on four fronts this season.City beat Leicester 3-1 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday to stay on course to retain the title and give ...

Column: Sacking Mourinho will allow United to rebuild

Soccer 12/18/18, 14:28

When you're in a hole, stop digging: That's the strategy Manchester United is pursuing by sacking Jose Mourinho.Ditching the manager midseason, a risky move with no successor in place, became necessary not simply because results on the pitch have been bad but because the 55-year-old's negativity was making United tough ...

Column: Mourinho firing doesn’t fix malaise at Man United

Soccer 12/18/18, 12:08

The rot runs deep at Manchester United. Firing Jose Mourinho just removes the immediate stench of gloom.With every rebuke aimed — very publicly — at his players or paymasters, Mourinho looked more fixated on picking public fights rather than addressing his own shortcomings.Call it palpable discord.Chelsea used that phrase when ...

Special Once? Mourinho’s box-office career takes new twist

Sports 12/18/18, 10:28

He started off as a translator before becoming a self-styled "Special One," as close as it gets to being a guaranteed winner of titles. Now he's unemployed, with a philosophy seemingly unsuited to modern soccer.Jose Mourinho's firing by Manchester United on Tuesday is the latest chapter in a thrill-a-minute coaching ...

Update: United to hire caretaker; Carrick interim coach

Soccer 12/18/18, 06:05

The Latest on Jose Mourinho's departure from Manchester United (all times local):10:55 p.m.Michael Carrick is in temporary charge as Manchester United searches for a caretaker manager until the end of the season.Carrick joined the United coaching staff after retiring from playing in May.Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks out from ...

10 Things to Know for Today

World 12/18/18, 06:01

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO IS HEADED FOR SENTENCING Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, will probably walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors. 2. HOW THE BORDER WALL ...

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