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Pogba hailed as 'best midfielder in the world' by Solskjaer

Dec 25, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Paul Pogba delivers for Manchester United in his return to football action after a long injury lay-off

BEST. Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba remains to be the best in the world. File photo by Alain Grosclaude/Rappler

Liverpool beat Man City to boost hopes of historic title triumph

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Liverpool solidify their bid for a first Premier League title in 30 years with a nine-point lead over defending champion Manchester City

TRIUMPHANT. Liverpool take down titleholders Manchester City. Photo from Twitter/@LFC


'They just defend': Klopp frustrated as stubborn Man Utd hold Liverpool

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Liverpool see their 17-game winning run in the Premier League snapped

MISFORTUNES. Jurgen Klopp says "pretty much everything went against" Liverpool against Manchester United. Photo from Twitter/@LFC


Terror probe after mass stabbing at UK shopping center

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) Police say the man in his 40s was 'lunging and attacking people' with a large knife in the Arndale shopping center

WATCH LIVE: Manchester United vs Astana UEFA Europa League game

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the UEFA Europa League opener of Manchester United and FC Astana live for free

RETURN. Manchester United faces the returning FC Astana in their Champions League opener. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Johnson says Brexit a 'massive economic opportunity'

Jul 27, 2019 - 8:01 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade deals and set up free ports to boost the economy

BREXIT. In this file photo, activists wave EU flags near the Houses of Parliament in central London on April 10, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

WATCH: Manchester City wins thrilling title race, breaks Liverpool hearts

May 13, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Manchester City becomes the first team in 10 years to retain the Premier League title

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (C) holds up the Premier League trophy after their 4-1 victory in the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on May 12, 2019. - Manchester City held off a titanic challenge from Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League on Sunday by coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 on Sunday. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Liverpool back on top as Man Utd, Arsenal falter in top 4 chase

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Liverpool blanks Cardiff as Manchester United and Arsenal suffer shock defeats

GOAL SCORERS. Geoginio Wijnaldum (left) and James Miller net in goals for Liverpool's win over Cardiff City. Photo from Liverpool Twitter

WATCH: Manchester City laments 'cruel' Champions League exit

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Tottenham frustrates Manchester City on away goals to reach the Champions League semifinals

PIVOTAL. Tottenham's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (second from right) scores the Hotspurs' third goal against Manchester City Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Messi demands more from 'nervous' Barcelona

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

'We put on a spectacle. But we came out cold and looked nervous in the first 5 minutes,' Messi says after Barcelona reached the Champions League semifinals

SUPERIOR. After overcoming a jittery start, Lionel Messi and Barcelona easily dispose of Manchester United. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Stage set for Pogba to prove his worth to Man Utd

Apr 09, 2019 - 12:24 PM

World Cup winner Paul Pogba is set to start for Manchester United against Barca

PROVING HIMSELF. Paul Pogba has a chance to prove himself for Manchester United. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Solskjaer: Pogba has 'big part' to play at Man Utd

Apr 02, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'Paul is happy here. He is going to be a big, big part of things here,' says Manchester United manager Solskjaer

HIGHLY-COVETED. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Paul Pogba will stay in Manchester United. File photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

WATCH: Solskjaer named permanent Manchester United manager

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:24 PM

After an impressive interim run, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets appointed as permanent Manchester United manager on a three-year deal

ON BOARD. Manchester United says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brings a ‘wealth of experience.’ Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvaag/ NTB SCANPIX/AFP

Liverpool oust Manchester City for Premier League's top spot

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Liverpool survive a scare from Fullham to be in the running of ending a 29-year title drought

PACK LEADER. Liverpool gain a two-point advantage over defending champions Manchester City. Photo from Twitter (@LFC)


Premier League's Fab 4 dominate Champions League quarterfinals

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

For the first time in a decade, half of the Champions League quarterfinalists are from the Premier League

NEXT ROUND. Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva celebrates with his teammates as Manchester City advances to the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks, to miss Manchester Utd tie

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Sidelined by a foot injury, Neymar will likely return to action in the Champions League quarterfinals, if Paris Saint-Germain qualifies

KEY LOSS. Neymar is set to miss a crucial stretch in PSG's campaign. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

WATCH: Soccer star Wayne Rooney arrested for public intoxication

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The former Manchester United star has paid the fine for the misdemeanor stemming from a Washington airport incident

MISCONDUCT. Wayne Rooney’s club team DC United says it will handle the incident internally. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Man City snap Liverpool's unbeaten run to reignite title race

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The champions are now trailing the Premier League leaders by just 4 points

UNBEATEN NO MORE. Fernandinho and Manchester City inflict Liverpool their first Premier League defeat this season. Photo from Twitter (@fernandinho)


UK police probe Manchester knifings as 'terrorist' attack

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The suspect reportedly shouts 'Allah' during what Hopkins called a 'horrific attack' on 3 people, including a police officer, at Manchester Victoria station

STABBING. Police officers stand near a cordon at Manchester Victoria Station, in Manchester on January 1, 2019, following a stabbing on December 31, 2018. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Three and easy: Pogba stars again in Man Utd win

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Since coach Jose Mourinho got sacked, the change in mood in Manchester United is palpable, no more so in the performances of Paul Pogba


ALL GOOD. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (right) celebrates with Eric Bailly after scoring the opening goal against Bournemouth for their third straight win. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool tests new title favorite tag

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Arsenal and Manchester City look to challenge Liverpool's title credentials in the next Premier League games

UNBEATEN. Liverpool tries to sustain its perfect run behind star striker Mohamed Salah (right). Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

WATCH: Solskjaer hails impact of 'happy boy' Pogba

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Paul Pogba strikes twice as Manchester United wins on interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's home debut

HAPPY FIGURE. Paul Pogba, who clashed with sacked coach Jose Mourinho, now has a ‘big smile on his face.’ Photo from Manchester United Twitter

WATCH: Solskjaer makes instant impact as Man United thrash Cardiff

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Manchester United scores 5 goals in a single Premier League game for the first time since 2013

MAN OF THE MATCH. Jesse Lingard caps off the game with two goals that punctuated the win. Photo from Manchester United Twitter

WATCH: Solskjaer wants to be Manchester United's permanent boss

Dec 22, 2018 - 4:10 PM

'I understand there are so many managers who would love to be manager of Manchester United and I am one of them,' says current caretaker Solskjaer

PROMOTION. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expresses his desire to take over his former football club as head coach. Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvaag/ NTB SCANPIX /AFP/Norway OUT

Solskjaer vows to get best out of Pogba

Dec 22, 2018 - 11:19 AM

'He hasn't changed but he's a better player of course and he's one that I want to get the best out of,' says Manchester United caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

FALLING OUT. Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba sours his relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho. Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

WATCH: 'Legend' Solskjaer named Manchester United caretaker manager

Dec 19, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes over as the club looks for a new full-time coach

OLD SPIRIT. After sacking Jose Mourinho, Manchester United hopes to ‘bring back some of the spirit’ with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvaag/AFP

WATCH: 5 contenders to replace Mourinho at Manchester United

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino lead the early favorites to replace Jose Mourinho

FRONTRUNNER. Real Madrid's former French coach Zinedine Zidane has been tipped as among the early favorites to take over Manchester United. (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)

Manchester United sacks Jose Mourinho

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United after suffering from a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool

SACKED. Jose Mourinho leaves the club with immediate effect. Photo from Twitter (@ManUtd)

Liverpool back on top as Shaqiri sinks United, Arsenal's unbeaten run ends

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Xherdan Shaqiri fires two goals off the bench for Liverpool

SPARKPLUG. Xherdan Shaqiri comes off the bench to will Liverpool into victory. Photo from Twitter (@ChampionsLeague)


Gary Neville: 'Sterling has endured abuse for years'

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling receives alleged racist slurs from Chelsea fans

ABUSIVE. Raheem Sterling experiences harsh criticism for his performances which trace back to when he started playing for the England national team. Photo from Twitter (@ManCity)

Champions League: Real Madrid, Juventus, Man City into last 16

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Defending champion Real Madrid leads the first 7 teams marching into the Champions League qualifiers

GAME HEROES. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (rear) and Lucas Vazquez celebrate their key victory. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Man City back on top with derby win as Liverpool maintains title pursuit

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accepts there is now a different in class between the two Manchester clubs

ON TOP. Manchester City returns to the top of the leaderboards. File photo Paul Ellis/AFP


Man United stuns Juventus; Man City, Real enjoy big wins

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first Champions League goal for Juventus but Manchester United pulls off a stunning comeback

KEY WIN. Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (left) wasn't enough as Luke Shaw and Manchester United rally to a key Champions League victory. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

Rescued Thai football team honored by Manchester United

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The 12 youngsters from the "Wild Boars" club, aged between 11 and 16, and their coach spent 17 days trapped underground before being rescued

GIVING BACK. The young Thailand footballers rescued from an underground cave were treated by Manchester United. Photo by Ministry of Health/Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital/AFP


Ronaldo helps Juve sink Manchester Utd as Real Madrid wins

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Juventus comes out too good for Manchester United in the Champions League

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo falls to the ground under pressure from Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young during their Champions League match. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Ronaldo out to heap pressure on old club United

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'To return here to Manchester for me is a huge emotion. When we were drawn together I remembered the history I made here,' says Cristiano Ronaldo

RETURN. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford after scoring the winning goal to edge a contentious Champions League last-16 tie in favor of Real Madrid in 2013. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Mourinho plays down touchline melee after 'awful' Chelsea draw

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained after a late equalizer salvaged Chelsea's unbeaten record

DRAW. Chelsea midfielder Willian (center) vies for the ball with Manchester United's Luke Shaw (left) and Paul Pogba during the English Premier League football match that ended in a thrilling draw. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Amid the turmoil, Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

It's business as usual for Ronaldo as he braces for next week's trip to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League

FOCUSED. Despite the rape allegations, Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus keep its perfect record after 8 games. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

'It's a manhunt': Mourinho slams critics after United escapes

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Jose Mourinho's future as Manchester United manager remains the subject of intense speculation

FIGHTBACK. Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saves a chance from Manchester United striker Anthony Martial (right) during their Premier League match where United completed a comeback win. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

11-year-old Filipina gymnast killed in UK car crash

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Tributes flow for Marianne Haboc, who was fatally hit by a car while she was on her way home from school

Marianne Haboc was a member of the Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club and had represented the club in various competitions. Photo courtesy of Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club (via the Philippine Embassy in London)

Mourinho facing end of Manchester United reign

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:59 AM

A British report says manager Jose Mourinho would be sacked this weekend regardless of the results of Manchester United's game

EMBATTLED. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (right) has reportedly lost the confidence of the board after the team suffered its worst start in 29 years. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Real Madrid suffers shock loss as Man United stutters again

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Toni Kroos' mistake proved costly as Real Madrid absorbs a surprise 1-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League

STUNNER. Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez and CSKA Moscow midfielder Jaka Bijol contest the ball during CSKA's upset win in the UEFA Champions League. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Man United faces West Ham test with all eyes on Pogba

Sep 28, 2018 - 12:07 PM

The Paul Pogba-Jose Mourinho saga continues as Manchester United seems to be on the cusp of a full-blown crisis

CONTROVERSIAL. Manchester United  star Paul Pogba was recently filmed in a tense-looking exchange  with team manager Jose Mourinho at the club's training ground. Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

Ronaldo gets one-game Champions League ban

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:42 PM

The Juventus superstar will get to see action against his former club Manchester United

SIDELINED. Cristiano Ronaldo will serve his one-game suspension when Juventus plays Young Boys at home next week. Photo by Isabella Bonotto

Mourinho: Pogba not to captain Man United again

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The tension between Manchester United Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho continues to rise

SCATHING. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly told Paul Pogba that the World Cup French star ‘doesn’t represent what a captain is.’ Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Lyon stuns favorite Manchester City

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City's Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start

SAVED. Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes stops Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus' attempt on goal during their UEFA Champions League match. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Reports say the contentious relationship between France World Cup star Paul Pogba and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho prompted the move

CONTROVERSIAL. Speculations on the departure of French World Cup star Paul Pogba from Manchester United are rife. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Manchester United to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:52 PM

United is hopeful that its first signing of the summer will be a significant step to beating Premier League champ Man City

AGREEMENT. Brazil's midfielder Fred is slated to join Man United days after the International friendly football match between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield in Liverpool on June 3, 2018. File Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Man City on verge of title after bouncing back at Spurs

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah hits 40 to solidify the team's hold in the top 4

OPENER. Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (R) opens the scoreline in the 22nd minute of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib