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August 11, 2018 12:24 PM Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba declared his pride at being named captain for Friday's Premier League opening 2-1 win over Leicester, but pointedly suggested he wants to be trusted more by manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though 16

August 9, 2018 12:08 PM Chelsea swoop for Kepa in record move as transfer deadline looms

LONDON: Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut. While the rest of Europe's leading leagues don't close the window until later in August, England's top-flight clubs have until 1600GMT on Thursday 25

June 14, 2018 9:39 AM Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

LONDON: Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season. The match will also be new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's first in English football's top flight. The exact date of the game will be confirmed 19

May 16, 2018 6:51 AM Stakes raised for Mourinho-Conte feud in Cup final showdown

LONDON: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte renew hostilities with the stakes heightened when Manchester United and Chelsea face off in Saturday's FA Cup final needing silverware to mask this season's flaws. Conte's need is the greater. Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, many expect the Wembley showpiece to be the Italian's final 26

April 17, 2018 12:51 AM United stars face axe as Mourinho fumes

Manchester United's Paul Pogba looks dejected after the 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion, April 15, 2018. ― Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 17 ― Jose Mourinho has vowed to drop several of Manchester United's stars as he fumes over their lacklustre loss to West Bromwich Albion. United crashed to a shock 1-0 home defeat against bottom of the table Albion 22

April 15, 2018 11:55 PM PSG secure title, but thoughts already on summer of change

PARIS: It may have felt in many respects as though Paris Saint-Germain's season ended a month ago, but this Sunday they find themselves celebrating reclaiming the French title, their second trophy in a fortnight. While Neymar is still absent recovering from an operation on a fractured foot, Unai Emery's side took back the Ligue 1 crown in the best possible 32

April 15, 2018 12:27 AM Slick City on brink of title after sinking Spurs

LONDON: Pep Guardiola says winning the Premier League will be one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career after Manchester City moved to the brink of the title with a stylish 3-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday. Guardiola's side extended their lead over second-placed Manchester United to 16 points thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay 34

April 9, 2018 1:55 AM Mourinho plays down Guardiola’s ‘mistake’ in Pogba claim

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (right) and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester April 7, 2018. — Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 9 — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola, but believes his counterpart made a mistake in claiming he had been offered the chance 16

April 7, 2018 12:20 AM Man City were offered United’s Pogba in January, says Guardiola

Pogba has endured a troubled season at Old Trafford, and is by no means guaranteed to be in the starting line-up for the Manchester derby. — Picture by Action Images via ReutersMANCHESTER, April 7 — Manchester City were offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the January transfer window, according to City manager Pep Guardiola 24

April 4, 2018 4:10 PM Lone forward Lukaku has shone despite poor service, says Cole

Lukaku opened his account for Jose Mourinho’s side in the 2-1 European Super Cup defeat by Real Madrid and has added another 25 goals in all competitions this season. ― Reuters picLONDON, April 4 — Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku has been “top drawer” in his debut season at Old Trafford despite not playing alongside a partner up front, former striker 27