Tag Archives: Manchester United

Wayne Rooney set for six weeks on sidelines

Wayne Rooney has scored seven goals in his past nine games (Image credit: Reuters)

Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney is facing about six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury. Rooney picked up the injury in last weekend’s loss at Sunderland and could now miss United’s next eight matches. “He scores a lot of goals so he is very important for us. We know that but we have to cope,” said ...

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Nicky Butt appointed head of academy at Old Trafford

Nicky Butt was a member of Manchester United's famous 'Class of 92'

Manchester United have named former midfielder Nicky Butt as their head of academy. Butt, 41, came through the junior ranks at Old Trafford and played 387 games between 1992 and 2004. He worked as a reserve team coach and coach of the under-19s since returning to the club in 2012. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “Nicky has the club’s heritage ...

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Man United to name stand after Charlton

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Manchester United home ground, Old Trafford’s South Stand is to be renamed the Sir Bobby Charlton stand. The unveiling of the stand’s new name will take place before United’s home game with Everton on Saturday 2 April and will be attended by Sir Bobby Charlton and “key figures from his life”. The Reds’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “Bobby is, quite ...

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Manchester United on track to earn £500m

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Manchester United are on track to become the first British club to earn more than £500m in one year despite their lack of success on the pitch. Second-quarter revenues rose by 26.6% to a record £133.8m, with commercial revenues up 42.5% to £66.1m. Broadcast revenue rose 31.3% to £37.3m and sponsorship revenue rose by £1.6m, but matchday income was down ...

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Jose Mourinho ‘tells friends he is heading for Old Trafford’

Is Jose Mourinho Old Trafford-bound?

Jose Mourinho is convinced he will be the next Manchester United manager, according to widespread reports. The former Chelsea boss is being heavily linked with the job at Old Trafford, with Louis van Gaal under severe pressure. It was revealed last week that United had already held talks with Mourinho’s representatives as they plan for Van Gaal’s possible departure. Now, according to Wednesday’s ...

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Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United: Costa goal in added time deals blow to Red Devils’ top four aim

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Diego Costa pounced a minute into added time to rescue a point for Chelsea and leave Manchester United six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, following a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. United were heading to what would have been a morale-boosting three points, thanks to a brilliant turn and half-volley finish from Jesse Lingard in the 61st minute.  But Chelsea’s ...

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FA Cup fifth-round draw: Chelsea to play Manchester City, Shrewsbury host Manchester United

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Chelsea and Manchester City will face each other in a mouth-watering tie in the FA Cup fifth round. The Blues, who dispatched MK Dons comfortably in the fourth round on Sunday, will host the Premier League title challengers who also won convincingly against Aston Villa. League One Shrewsbury – the lowest ranked team left in this year’s competition – will ...

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Man Utd ease to cup win at Derby

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Manchester United relieved the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal by beating Derby in the FA Cup fourth round. Van Gaal dismissed claims he offered to resign after losing to Southampton on Saturday, and his team were more positive against the Championship side. Wayne Rooney curled in from 20 yards to put United ahead before George Thorne cut through their ...

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Louis van Gaal offered to resign as United manager on Saturday

Louis van Gaal will be back in Manchester on Tuesday after returning to the Netherlands for his daughter’s birthday. Photograph: Michael Mayhew/Sportsphoto/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar

Louis van Gaal offered to resign as the Manchester United manager on Saturday following the dismal home defeat by Southampton but Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, persuaded him to discuss his future with his family. Having returned to the Netherlands on Sunday Van Gaal will hold fresh talks with Woodward on Tuesday when he is expected at the club for ...

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