Tag: Manchester United

Manchester United sets sights on Senegalese youngster Diatta

Manchester United sets sights on Senegalese youngster Diatta

African Sports
Starsport understands United boss Jose Mourinho sent club scouts to watch Diatta in action for Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 against Odd on Monday. Diatta, 18, is regarded as one of the most promising youngsters currently playing in Europe and United have monitored his progress in recent months. The midfielder has strength, athleticism and pace and has caught the attention of Mourinho and his coaching team. Sarpsborg handed Diatta a new four-year deal in February in a bid to keep him at the club. But this will not stop United from making a move should Mourinho decided he wants to add him to his squad.Diatta admits joining a European giant like United would be a dream come true. He said: "I'm young and just have to work hard. It's a dream for me to play to play in the big leagu...
Lukaku scores as Man Utd ruins Rooney home return

Lukaku scores as Man Utd ruins Rooney home return

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  Romelu Lukaku scored against his former club as Manchester United thrashed Everton to move joint top of the Premier League. Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat - embossed by three late goals - which sent Everton into the bottom three. The Toffees have endured a dire start to the season and have not scored a goal in any of four successive defeats in all competitions. Antonio Valencia smashed a shot past Jordan Pickford from 25 yards to put Jose Mourinho's side into an early lead which rarely came under threat. Rooney, United's record goalscorer, had Everton's two best opportunities but once he left the pitch with nine minutes to go his former employers hit overdrive. Lukaku found Henrikh Mkhitaryan to steer home before the Belgium striker bu...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoins Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoins Manchester United

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Manchester United have re-signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a one-year contract. The 35-year-old former Sweden striker made 46 appearances and scored 28 goals for United last season. Ibrahimovic was RELEASED BY THE CLUB in June after his season was ended prematurely by a knee injury, but he is expected to be fit again in December. "After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return," said manager Jose Mourinho. Ibrahimovic, who initially joined the Red Devils on free transfer in July 2016, had been recuperating at United's training ground after knee surgery. Mourinho added: "We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us. "I have no doubt tha...
Fosu -Mensah: I am looking forward for more game time

Fosu -Mensah: I am looking forward for more game time

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah completed his one season loan from Manchester United after a phone call with his former boss, Frank de Boer, showed that the Eagles boss was keen on the 19 year old defender being part of his squad once again. “The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away and I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club. “I am only 19 years old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development.” His spell at Palace will not only see him working under Frank again but he will once again be under the watchful eye of assistant boss,
Real Madrid beat Man United to win Super Cup

Real Madrid beat Man United to win Super Cup

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Manchester United were outclassed as Spanish and European champions Real Madrid retained the Uefa Super Cup victory in a sweltering Skopje. Madrid dominated from the start and deservedly led when Casemiro - who looked offside - slid in a half volley. They doubled their lead when Isco calmly slotted in from eight yards after a neat one-two with Gareth Bale, who started ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. New £75m striker Romelu Lukaku tapped in before Marcus Rashford scuffed wide. The Europa League winners were given encouragement by Lukaku's strike, despite rarely threatening the Madrid goal in the previous hour, and could have scored a barely deserved equaliser through half-time substitute Rashford with nine minutes left. United were unable to create another clear-cut chance as Mad
Zaha accuse Man Utd, Liverpool of racial abuse

Zaha accuse Man Utd, Liverpool of racial abuse

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Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has accused Manchester United and Liverpool fans of calling him a "black monkey" in messages on social media. The 24-year-old posted on Instagram: "If Man United and Liverpool fans feel better by calling me a black monkey in my messages .. feel free to carry on if it makes your day better." Ivory Coast international Zaha signed for Manchester United in 2013. The Ivorian is in Hong Kong with the club for the Premier League Asia Trophy. He posted the message following the 2-0 win over West Brom on Sunday in which Palace manager Frank de Boer said the winger had been the victim of rough treatment.  Source: BBC
Jose Mourinho to rest players against Arsenal

Jose Mourinho to rest players against Arsenal

International News
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will rest players for Sunday's Premier League trip to Arsenal. United's 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win at Celta Vigo on Thursday was their 10th game since 1 April. With Mourinho's side lying fifth in the Premier League, the Europa League could represent their best chance of reaching next season's Champions League. "The players that have accumulated lots of minutes are not going to play next weekend," said Jose Mourinho. Marcus Rashford's free-kick gave United victory in Spain, along with an away goal to take back to Old Trafford for next Thursday's second leg. If United reach the final in Stockholm on 24 May, it will be their 64th game of the season. Their stretched squad received a boost in Spain, with defender ...
Yaya Toure:No ref. would be better for Manchester derby

Yaya Toure:No ref. would be better for Manchester derby

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would prefer to play "without a referee" in Thursday's derby with Manchester United after criticizing the standard of officiating in the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal. Referee Craig Pawson ruled out Sergio Aguero's first-half strike at Wembley. Replays suggested the goal should have stood and City went on to lose the game 2 - 1 after extra time. "I think the referees have to stop this," said Toure. "I am very disappointed. It is not the first time, there have been a couple of times. "Maybe on Thursday we are going to have a better referee or maybe play without a referee - I'd prefer that." Officials ruled that Leroy Sane's cross had gone out of play before reaching Aguero. The Argentina striker later did score to put City a...
Acheampong,Appiah crashed out of Europa league

Acheampong,Appiah crashed out of Europa league

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Ghana's Frank Acheampong and Dennis Appiah have crushed out of this year's Europa League competition after their club Anderlecht suffered a defeat to Manchester United. The duo were kicked out of this year's European competitions after losing 1 - 2 to English giants Manchester United at away from home. Both players excelled in their respective positions but could not help their side sail through after Herik Mekitayan and Marcus Rushford scored two goals in each half to help the Red Devils qualify to the next round. Both players lasted the entire duration of the game which was played at the Old Trafford.          
Inaki williams not in a rush despite interest from Clubs

Inaki williams not in a rush despite interest from Clubs

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Ghanaian born Spanish striker Inaki Williams has revealed that he is in no rush to leave Athletic Bilbao after he was link to several premiership clubs. The former Spanish youth star has been link with Manchester United, West Ham, Dortmund and Liverpool who are bent on taking him away from Bilbao. But the forward has stated that the San Mames is his 'home' and he is in no rush to move to the English Premier League. "The first thing I would do is talk to the president. Lots of things are coming out in the news but I am calm," he told Sportium. "If clubs are looking at me it's because I'm doing things right, they've given me everything. "Staying put is my first option right now, I love this club, my teammates and the city. I'm happy in Bilbao, Same for my family." he added.