PSG coach says Champions League failure is an ‘accident’
PARIS (AP) — Accidents will happen, according to Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, and it happened to his team.
PSG was handed a surprising — and historic — loss to Manchester United...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has lashed out against a video assistant referee decision that opened the way for Manchester United to eliminate his French club from the...
PARIS (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed he's still a specialist in delivering last-minute victories for Manchester United in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain, though, remains a...
Man United defies injury crisis to beat Palace 3-1
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United made light of its injury crisis by winning 3-1 at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday, with Romelu Lukaku scoring two of the goals on his return to...
Liverpool back atop Premier League after 0-0 at Man United
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League by drawing 0-0 at Manchester United on Sunday in a lackluster game featuring more injuries than outstanding...
Rashford and Pogba combine to lead Man United to victory
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba combined to lead Manchester United to a 1-0 victory at Leicester on Sunday, with a seventh triumph in eight Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer moving the team up to fifth place.
Rashford brought down a lofted pass from Pogba before striking into the bottom corner in the ninth minute of his 100th appearance for United.
FA Cup: Sanchez scores on Arsenal return as United advances
LONDON (AP) — Booed throughout his return to Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez responded to the rancor with a rare goal for Manchester United and reveled in the celebrations.
The forward's fifth goal in 33 appearances since leaving Arsenal a year ago set United on its way to a 3-1 victory on Friday that booked a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
As Solskjaer, Klopp acclaim players, Sarri goes on offensive
LONDON (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shifted the acclaim onto his players as a Manchester United managerial record was broken. Juergen Klopp praised the character of title-chasing Liverpool. Maurizio Sarri, though, chose Saturday to eviscerate his Chelsea squad.
The drama on the field in the Premier League was no match for Sarri's stinging attack on his team's mental frailties after a 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Saturday night.
Man United beats Brighton as Solskjaer sets another record
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's record-breaking start to life in the Manchester United dugout continued as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford struck against Brighton on Saturday to secure a seventh successive win in all competitions.
On a day when Old Trafford stood to remember Matt Busby ahead of the 25th anniversary of his death on Sunday, the caretaker coach broke another of the Scot's long-standing United records.
De Gea’s saves help United beat Tottenham in Premier League
LONDON (AP) — There were too many saves for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to even remember.
Everyone else was certainly counting: Eleven. The most by any goalkeeper in a Premier League match this season. And they were all in the second half to thwart a Tottenham comeback.
Solskjaer beats Pochettino in unofficial Man U job audition
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's league position hasn't changed. Everything else has under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Surpassing the great Matt Busby in 1946, Solskjaer has now opened his United reign with a club-record six successive victories after beating Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. It was secured by Marcus Rashford's first-half goal and 11 second-half saves by goalkeeper David de Gea.
United beats Newcastle 2-0 for 4th win under Solskjaer
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became only the second manager to win his first four matches in charge of Manchester United as his team beat Newcastle 2-0 thanks to second-half goals by Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford on Wednesday.
Matt Busby was the other coach to achieve that feat, in 1946, putting Solskjaer in great company as he continues his perfect start to life at the helm of the club after replacing the fired Jose Mourinho last month.
Pogba leads resurgent Man United to 4-1 win over Bournemouth
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Paul Pogba is feeling so good at Manchester United these days that he's practicing his goal celebrations during the pre-game warmup.
With good reason, too, as the French World Cup winner is once again finding plenty of reasons to celebrate.
Pogba scored another two goals and added an assist as United continued its resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a free-flowing 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.
Solskjaer’s Man U downs Huddersfield 3-1 with Pogba double
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Paul Pogba scored twice as interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer marked his first home match in charge of Manchester United with a 3-1 win over bottom club Huddersfield in the English Premier League on Wednesday.
Solskjaer, whose first match in charge on Saturday was a 5-1 victory at Cardiff, received a warm reception from the crowd as he returned to Old Trafford 11 1/2 years after representing them as a player.
Lingard lights up Man United’s 5-goal show at Cardiff
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Jesse Lingard scored twice as Manchester United celebrated its first match under new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 5-1 rout of lowly Cardiff in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Solskjaer took over this week after Jose Mourinho was fired for the club's poor results.
Marcus Rashford needed only three minutes to give United the lead as he blasted home a free kick from 25 meters.
Man United beats Fulham 4-1 to end 4-match EPL winless run
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United ended a four-match Premier League winless run as Jose Mourinho's sixth-placed team eased to a 4-1 victory over rock-bottom Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ashley Young struck into the top corner to put United ahead in the 13th minute, Juan Mata coolly slotted in the second from Marcus Rashford's cutback in the 28th and Romelu Lukaku ended his 997-minute wait for a goal at Old Trafford in the 42nd.
‘Lucky’ Mourinho criticizes Man United despite victory
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho described himself as "the luckiest manager in the Premier League" after a last-gasp goal from substitute Marcus Rashford earned Manchester United a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.
United looked completely out of sorts early on and trailed in the 11th minute after the unmarked Callum Wilson converted Junior Stanislas' cross from close range.
England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years
MADRID (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting "Ole" at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players.
It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their national team concede three goals for the first time ever in a competitive match at home. By the end, they were witnesses to La Roja's first home loss in 15 years.
England striker Rashford set to resume life on the margins
With goals in each of England's two games over the international break, Marcus Rashford might have nailed down a starting place for his country.
Rashford secures England win over Switzerland to halt slump
LEICESTER, England (AP) — This time England held onto the lead after Marcus Rashford scored and avoided a record fourth successive loss.
The forward's close-range volley in the 54th minute gave England a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a friendly on Tuesday when coach Gareth Southgate made sweeping changes.
Rashford was one of only two players retained in the starting lineup from Saturday's UEFA Nations League game against Spain when Rashford's strike was wiped out and England lost 2-1.
Mourinho enters calm spell as Man United wins 2-0 at Burnley
LONDON (AP) — After the furore that followed straight Premier League defeats for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho's team produced a routine 2-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku's first-half double put United in control before the second half briefly took a dramatic turn when Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba's penalty kick and substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off for violent conduct only 11 minutes after coming on.
Lukaku double gives Man United 2-0 win at Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Romelu Lukaku's first-half double gave an improved Manchester United a 2-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.
Only a second-half penalty miss from Paul Pogba, and Marcus Rashford's sending off shortly after, prevented United from producing the margin of victory its dominant performance merited.
MOSCOW (AP) — When FIFA allowed teams to make a fourth substitution in extra time at the World Cup, it was widely assumed they would bring on their penalty specialists.
That's not always happening, however.
Of the six players who have come on as fourth substitutes in World Cup games in Russia, only two have taken a penalty in a shootout and only one has scored.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Michael Carrick ended his Manchester United playing career at Old Trafford by helping to set up the goal in a 1-0 win over Watford on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Carrick's superb long pass played Juan Mata in behind the defense and Marcus Rashford tapped into the goal in the 34th minute for the runners-up.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton secured English Premier League football for another season by beating Manchester United 1-0 on Friday.
Pascal Gross scored early in the second half and Brighton ended a seven-match winless run.
United arrived on the south coast knowing a win would all-but seal second place, but a poor effort led to its first loss to Brighton since 1982.
Ugly win for Man United, uglier loss for West Ham in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An ugly win for Manchester United. An even uglier loss for West Ham.
United scored twice through Marcus Rashford in the opening 24 minutes then produced a gritty, ultra-defensive display to grind out a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool and strengthen second place in the Premier League.
"It was perfect, in relation to what the game gave us," said United manager Jose Mourinho, who won the tactical battle over rival manager Juergen Klopp.
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As Manchester United turned to established superstars to ignite its attack, young striker Marcus Rashford was in danger of becoming a forgotten man at Old Trafford.
He reminded the world of his talent on Saturday.
Making his first start of 2018 in possibly the biggest match in English soccer, Rashford scored two goals in the first 24 minutes to set United on its way to a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Rashford double helps United beat Liverpool 2-1 in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford scored twice in the first 24 minutes of his first start of 2018 before Manchester United held on for a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool to strengthen its second place in the Premier League on Saturday.
In a typically frenetic match between England's two biggest teams historically, Liverpool failed to handle United's aggressive and direct start as two long balls forward resulted in goals from the 20-year-old Rashford in the 14th and 24th minutes.
Sanchez sets up 2 goals on Man United debut in FA Cup win
YEOVIL, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez set up two goals on a lively debut as Manchester United won 4-0 at fourth-tier side Yeovil in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday.
The Chile forward, who joined from Premier League rival Arsenal on Monday, created goals for striker Marcus Rashford and midfielder Ander Herrera before coming off with around 20 minutes remaining.
Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku added late goals in southwest England at modest Huish Park, which has a capacity below 10,000.
Street footballer Sanchez to provide spark at Man United
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez was welcomed to Manchester United by its greatest manager when he arrived at Old Trafford on Monday to put the finishing touches to his high-profile transfer from Arsenal.
Alex Ferguson was spotted chatting to Sanchez and his representative outside the ground, eight years after trying — but failing — to bring the Chile international to United from Italian team Udinese.
Lukaku scores again, United beats West Brom 2-1 in EPL
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Romelu Lukaku scored for the second straight Premier League game to set Manchester United on its way to a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Lukaku ends Premier League drought, United beats Bournemouth
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Romelu Lukaku ended a four-game run without scoring in the Premier League to help Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday.
The striker headed in the only goal after 25 minutes on a night of heavy rain and sleet at Old Trafford.
Substitute Marcus Rashford later hit the bar but it was an otherwise subdued performance from United, which needed goalkeeper David de Gea to make a string of fine saves.
Man United loses to Huddersfield for first time in 65 years
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Manchester United finally lost in the English Premier League, and not where anyone thought it would.
Promoted Huddersfield won 2-1 for its first win over United in 65 years on Saturday.
Huddersfield last beat United in March 1952, just a month after Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.
Man United beats Benfica after young goalkeeper’s mistake
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Manchester United took advantage of an embarrassing mistake by the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in the Champions League to beat Benfica 1-0 and maintain its three-point lead in Group A on Wednesday.
Belgian goalkeeper Mile Svilar, making his Champions League debut at age 18, was deceived by a long free kick taken by Marcus Rashford in the second half, going over the line while holding the ball with his arms outstretched.
Lukaku scores again as Man United beats Palace 4-0 in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Romelu Lukaku scored for the sixth straight game after Marouane Fellaini netted twice as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 4-0 on Saturday, keeping the beleaguered visitor without a point or a goal in the English Premier League.
Lukaku was kept relatively quiet at Old Trafford until the 86th minute, when he tapped in for an 11th goal in 10 games for his new club.
It wrapped up unbeaten United's fourth 4-0 win in seven league games.
Goals flow for England’s top clubs in League Cup
England's top clubs showcased their strength in depth in the League Cup on Wednesday, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton all advancing to the last 16 despite fielding virtual second-string lineups.
Back-up forwards had a particularly fruitful time on an evening when the yawning gap between the Premier League and the lower leagues was highlighted.
Mourinho-Hughes friction as Man United’s perfect start ends
STOKE, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho took aim at Stoke's apparently defensive tactics after Manchester United's perfect start to the English Premier League ended in a 2-2 draw in the fourth round on Saturday.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting became the first player to score against United this season when he netted twice for Stoke by capitalizing on errors by Eric Bailly and Phil Jones.
Germany, England close in on World Cup qualification
Germany roared back to its best in a 6-0 demolition of Norway, while England also closed in on World Cup qualification, albeit in contrasting fashion in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Monday.
An early Marcus Rashford blunder put England on the back foot but the 19-year-old forward made amends by scoring the winner to put his side five points clear in Europe Group F with two rounds remaining.
3rd win gives Mourinho belief United is transformed force
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Three wins out of three for Manchester United, just like the start of last season. No wonder Jose Mourinho is so restrained this time around.
Far from laying the foundations for an English Premier League title challenge, United faded after its trio of successes last August and — with far too many draws — slumped over the line in sixth place.
"I'm not getting carried away," Mourinho said on Saturday after the 2-0 victory over Leicester.
Sterling rescues Man City; Subs extend perfect United start
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling came to Manchester City's rescue with a stoppage-time winner in a frenzied finale at Bournemouth, and Manchester United overcame Leicester's resistance to maintain its perfect English Premier League start.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney could finish his Manchester United career by hoisting a European trophy, surrounded by jubilant teammates and with fireworks exploding around him.
Still, it wouldn't be quite the end he would have envisioned after 13 years at the English club.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Losing the Europa League final is a prospect that doesn't bear thinking about at Manchester United.
Not for the players, who would face another season out of the prestigious Champions League — the bonus prize for winning Europe's second-tier competition — not to mention the pain of defeat in a high-profile title match.
Not for the club's owners, who would be hit with a big reduction in sponsorship money and, potentially, prize money from European competition next season.
VIGO, Spain (AP) — Marcus Rashford was decisive again, scoring from a free kick in the second half for Manchester United to beat Celta Vigo 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.
Rashford, who netted an extra-time winner against Anderlecht in the quarterfinals, drove a right-foot strike over the wall and into the far left corner in the 67th minute, securing United the advantage going into the second leg in Manchester next week.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gylfi Sigurdsson's free kick dented Manchester United's Champions League hopes as Swansea drew 1-1 Sunday at Old Trafford to enhance its Premier League survival bid.
It was a deflating way for fifth-placed United to set a club record unbeaten streak: 25 matches dating back to Oct. 23. A more important statistic is the 14 league games they have drawn this season, 10 in front of their own fans.
Swansea, though, is now only two points from safety with three games to go.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney made the most of rare starts by scoring first-half goals in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, lifting the team to within a point of the Champions League qualification positions.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured and Marcus Rashford rested, Martial started as the center forward and opened the scoring in the 21st minute at Turf Moor after exchanging passes with Ander Herrera on a quick counterattack.
Mourinho relying on Rooney amid United’s injury crisis
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney could be thrown into action sooner than planned by Manchester United to solve a growing injury crisis that has left manager Jose Mourinho to warn: "We're in trouble."
Rooney has played just twice in 2 1/2 months due to injury niggles — the latest being an ankle problem — and the fact he has dropped down the pecking order of strikers at United, behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford.
Rashford steers Man United into Europa League semifinals
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Teenage striker Marcus Rashford enhanced his reputation by stepping up in the absence of the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic to steer Manchester United into the Europa League semifinals with an extra-time winner against Anderlecht.
Showing coolness beyond his years, Rashford deceived two defenders in the penalty area with a Cruyff turn and slotted home a shot in the 107th minute to give United a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been many things for Manchester United this season: A leader, a guaranteed source of goals, an inspiration to the club's youngsters on and off the field.
But, in one way, has he been holding the team back?
Ibrahimovic was dropped to the bench for United's Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday and his replacement, 19-year-old Marcus Rashford, produced an electric, goal-scoring display in a 2-0 win.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A tactical masterclass from Jose Mourinho ensured the path to the English Premier League title will no longer be a procession for his former club, Chelsea.
Only four points separate Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham with six games left after Manchester United's 2-0 win over the lackluster leaders opened up the title race on Sunday. At one stage four weeks ago after a 2-1 win over Stoke, Chelsea held a 13-point lead.