Articles tagged 'manchester united'

Zimbos show Warriors some love 22 January 2017 HARARE - The Warriors might be a perennial bore and pain to some local fans but they remain firmly tucked in the hearts of most football loving supporters. On a day English Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool clashed in one of the world's eagerly anticipated matches character...
Life bans for Man United bus attackers 11 May 2016 LONDON - West Ham will issue life bans to any fans found responsible for attacking the Manchester United team coach before Tuesday's game at Upton Park. A window on the bus was smashed and the kick-off delayed by 45 minutes as a result of the trouble. "We are aware that there were some supp...
Man U eye Zim teen 13 October 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe-born Everton defender Brendan Galloway has triggered interest from record English champions Manchester United as a replacement for injured left back Luke Shaw according to reports in the British press. Galloway moved to Goodison Park last year and has acquitted himself well i...
Lloris frustrates Man United 29 December 2014 LONDON - Nobody saw this stalemate coming. Manchester United and Tottenham have been erratic in defence, to say the least, and capable of better things going forward yet the 0-0 was not rooted in either of them bolting the door at the back. United were left to lament their profligacy in front ...
LVG dreading busy month 2 December 2014 LONDON - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted he is dreading the Christmas period as his team continue their bid for a Champions League place against lowly Stoke City at Old Trafford tonight. The visit of Mark Hughes' team marks the beginning of a month in which United play seven ...
RVP is stupid – Van Gaal 28 October 2014 LONDON - Robin van Persie rescued a point for Manchester United with a late equaliser against Chelsea and was then branded “stupid” by Louis van Gaal for taking his shirt off in celebration and drawing a booking from Phil Dowd, the referee. Chelsea were leading until the fourth minute of stopp...
I've joined Man United - Rojo 20 August 2014 LONDON - Marcos Rojo has indicated his move to Manchester United is secured by describing it as a “dream” to play for the club. The 20-times champions have offered Sporting Lisbon £16m plus Nani on a one-season loan to take the left-sided defender. While Nani’s decision regarding whether to...
Losing start for LVG 16 August 2014 LONDON - Maybe now it should be clearer why Louis van Gaal has been telling anyone who cares to listen that nobody should be surprised if Manchester United's rehabilitation takes longer than they would ideally like. He had warned his new club to expect some difficult moments and here was the h...
The best EPL ever in prospect 16 August 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The global showpiece which is the English Premiership kicks off this afternoon with lots of intriguing promises from various clubs. Champions Manchester City have once again gone into the overdrive when it comes to recruitment by making use of billions from the oil money being p...
Van Gaal a mad genius - Scholes 16 August 2014 LONDON - Paul Scholes has described Louis van Gaal as “a mad genius” who will bring to Manchester United the combination of charisma, ability, intimidation and fear with which Sir Alex Ferguson inspired a succession of title-winning charges. “I haven’t really come across him a lot,” said Schol...
Shaw not fit enough – LVG 30 July 2014 LONDON - Luke Shaw is currently "not fit" enough to do what Louis van Gaal demands of him, with the Manchester United manager devising a special programme for the left-back to reach the levels required. During training at Washington's FedExField in the run up to yesterday's meeting with Intern...
Valencia up first for Van Gaal 11 July 2014 LONDON - Manchester United have announced Louis van Gaal’s first game in charge at Old Trafford will be against Valencia on Tuesday, August 12. The game is part of the ‘REUNITED 14’ pre-season event that celebrates a number of key milestones at the club as the 2014/15 season approaches. Van...
Man U appoint Van Gaal 19 May 2014 LONDON - Manchester United have confirmed their decision to appoint Louis van Gaal as their new manager to replace David Moyes. The current Dutch manager has vowed that he will "make history" at the club when he takes over in July after the World Cup. He has signed a three-year deal and wil...
Manchester United sacks David Moyes 22 April 2014 LONDON - Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked, only 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. The club had previously refused to comment on national newspaper reports  on Monday that Moyes would be dismissed before the end of the season. Moyes, 50, was c...
United, Bayern draw at Old Trafford 2 April 2014 LONDON - Manchester United and Bayern Munich battled to a 1-1 draw in their Champions Leaquarterfinal, first leg on Tuesday as the visitors finished with 10 men after goalscorer Bastian Schweinsteiger was sent off. Schweinsteiger, who fired home the equaliser for the European champions in the ...
Man United stretched for Bayern's visit 1 April 2014 LONDON - With Bayern Munich due at Old Trafford tonight, Rafael da Silva's enforced removal at half-time was not what David Moyes wanted at the weekend against Aston Villa. The manager's defence already looks severely depleted. After two goals from Wayne Rooney had answered Ashley Westwood's ear...
Aspiring stars set for Man U camp 20 January 2014 HARARE - A number of aspiring football players are set to travel to England in April for the Manchester United Soccer Schools UK Residential Camp. The trip, which will be facilitated by local sports agency, Friendly Academy, will run from April 11 to 17. The UK camp will see young players u...
'Everton must be positive' 4 December 2013 LONDON - Roberto Martínez has told Everton to break their "damage-limitation" mentality in the Premier League's toughest away fixtures as they prepare for tonight's reunion with David Moyes at Manchester United. Everton have not won at Old Trafford since 1992 and that dreadful record also cont...
Rooney lashes at TV commentators 25 November 2013 LONDON - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney hit out at two television commentators for saying he deserved to be sent off during his side's 2-2 draw at Cardiff City on Sunday. Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler and pundit Graeme Souness, the former Liverpool manager, said Rooney was fortun...
Van Persie haunts Arsenal again 11 November 2013 LONDON - Robin van Persie turned on his old club by scoring the only goal of the game as champions Manchester United beat Premier League leaders Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday to revive their title challenge. The Dutchman, who joined United in a £24 million move in August last year afte...
Pride at stake in Manchester derby 22 September 2013 LONDON - Manchester United and Manchester City approach Sunday's 166th city derby knowing defeat for either side would leave them in danger of being cut adrift in the Premier League title race. The new season is only four games old, but both sides have already squandered points – United drawin...
Bayer baptism for Moyes 17 September 2013 LONDON - David Moyes will sample the Champions League group phase for the first time Tuesday night when his Manchester United side host Bayer Leverkusen in their opening Group A fixture. Moyes was selected to succeed Alex Ferguson as United manager at the end of last season despite having only...
Rooney returns to sink Palace 15 September 2013 LONDON - Wayne Rooney returned from injury to give Manchester United manager David Moyes his first win at Old Trafford as the striker's free-kick clinched a 2-0 victory over 10-man Crystal Palace on Saturday. Neither Robin van Persie nor Rooney had the most distinguished game, in keeping with ...
Zulu was denied opportunity to play for Man U 14 September 2013 HARARE – Ten-time Zimbabwe Soccer Star of the Year finalist Joseph Zulu still bears emotional scars of his failure to honour a one-month trial call-up by British football giants Manchester United. The year was 1979 when the then high-riding attacking midfielder was invited for a trial stint at...
Rooney will not be sold: Moyes 5 July 2013 LONDON - New Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney is not for sale after facing the media for the first time in his Old Trafford reign on Friday. Rooney's future has been the focus of much speculation this summer and has cast a huge shadow over the early stages ...