PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps recalled Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman and Paris Saint-Germain left back Layvin Kurzawa for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against...
PSG becoming Champions League specialists in failure
PARIS (AP) — There really are no excuses left for Paris Saint-Germain.
For the second time in three seasons, the cash-rich French club made the wrong kind of Champions League history in 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...
Man United forwards Martial, Lingard out for 2-3 weeks
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United could be without forwards Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial for at least two weeks.
In the 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, Lingard was substituted just before halftime with a hamstring injury. Martial's groin problem saw him withdrawn before the start of the second half.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the players will be "out for two to three weeks, looking at it now."
Young striker Maja leaves England to try his luck in France
PARIS (AP) — Josh Maja's journey from England to France is the opposite of the path commonly taken, as it's normally young French talents who flock to wealthy Premier League clubs.
Anthony Martial, for example, became soccer's most expensive teenager when Manchester United signed the forward from Monaco at age 19. Countless young prospects left long before Martial did in 2015, and many more will do so because the French academies are among the best in Europe at developing young players.
Man United beats Fulham to move into Premier League’s top 4
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United moved into the Premier League's top four by beating Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday, with Paul Pogba scoring two more goals to continue his resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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.
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.
Patched-up Man United recovers to draw 2-2 with Arsenal
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United's patched-up side twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday after Jose Mourinho made a statement by dropping Paul Pogba.
Mourinho made seven changes to his United team, including demoting Pogba to the bench, and had to rely on some players who were struggling for full fitness amid injury problems in his squad.
Martial, Pogba, Lacazette latest injuries in France squad
PARIS (AP) — An avalanche of injuries has struck World Cup champion France after four more players were ruled out on Monday.
Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial as well as Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy will miss the trip to the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League and a home friendly against Uruguay.
Anthony Martial back in France’s national team squad
PARIS (AP) — Anthony Martial was called back to France's national team on Thursday, eight months after his latest appearance with the squad.
The Manchester United forward was included in France coach Didier Deschamps' list of players for upcoming matches at the Netherlands on Nov. 16 in the UEFA Nations League and Uruguay in a friendly four days later at Stade de France.
‘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.
Pogba, Martial score as Man United beats Everton 2-1
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scored either side of halftime as Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 to secure a much-needed victory for under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho on Sunday.
Talk of crisis and the need for a managerial change may have dissipated at Old Trafford but the importance of a win remained for United, which was outclassed midweek by Juventus in the Champions League and frustrated in a 2-2 draw at Chelsea last weekend.
Mourinho attacks “wickedness” after thrilling Man U win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho lashed at his critics after Manchester United's thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Newcastle on Saturday, calling the attacks against him "wickedness" and "man-hunting."
Three goals in the last 20 minutes by Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, and Alexis Sanchez earned United its first English Premier League win since the opening round, as it rallied from conceding two goals in the first 10 minutes.
Man U slips further behind Man City and Liverpool after loss
LONDON (AP) — After a third loss in seven English Premier League games so far, Jose Mourinho was quick to apportion blame for Manchester United's collapse at West Ham.
While the moans about refereeing decisions were predictable after the 3-1 loss on Saturday, holding the media partly responsible was a fresher excuse to pour scorn on another ineffective display by Anthony Martial.
Pogba scores 2 in Man United’s 3-0 win at Young Boys
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Game-winning displays like Paul Pogba's in a 3-0 victory for Manchester United over Young Boys should help to improve his relations with coach Jose Mourinho.
Pogba scored twice late in the first half Wednesday to get United off to a smooth start in the Champions League against the group-stage newcomer.
A curling shot in the 35th minute and an assured penalty in the 44th — after a trademark slow-trot approach — showed Pogba at his most elegant.
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.
Marquee signings could be solutions, problems for EPL powers
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was the obvious question, and a fairly unconvincing answer.
Just how was Arsene Wenger planning to fit newcomers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan into an Arsenal attack already containing previous club-record signings Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette?
"It's always possible," Wenger said on Friday, with a furrowed brow. "Will I do it? Maybe. I don't know."
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.
Mourinho says Sanchez deal close after United win
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Anthony Martial scored his third goal in as many Premier League games as second-placed Manchester United won 1-0 at Burnley on Saturday.
After the game, United manager Jose Mourinho said he expected the big-money deal to sign Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to go through soon.
"I expect soon or never," said Mourinho. "I think it's so close — so close that if it doesn't happen (soon) it's not going to happen.
Martial grabs winner as United squeeze past Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Anthony Martial scored his third goal in as many Premier League games as second-placed Manchester United won 1-0 at Burnley on Saturday.
It was United's fourth successive victory while Burnley, who earned a point at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, slipped to its fourth straight loss of 2018.
Jose Mourinho's team, which is hoping to seal a big-money move for Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez in the next few days, lacked thrust up front early on.
Man United beats Stoke 3-0, reduces City’s lead to 12 points
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Alexis Sanchez potentially on his way to Manchester United, two members of the current forward line issued reminders of their goal-scoring talents on Monday.
Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku, whose places in the team would be threatened by the arrival of Sanchez, both netted in United's 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Stoke in the English Premier League.
Man United beats Everton 2-0 to end run of draws in EPL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard delivered a pair of brilliant second-half finishes to lead Manchester United to a 2-0 win at Everton on Monday, ending its run of three straight draws in the Premier League.
After a disappointing first-half display at Goodison Park, United was dominant after halftime with Paul Pogba — playing in a more attacking role — at the heart of everything for the visitors.
Man United beats Watford 4-2 to keep in sight of City
WATFORD, England (AP) — A first-half double from Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard's 60-meter solo goal helped Manchester United beat Watford 4-2 on Tuesday to keep in sight of Premier League leader Manchester City.
Watford fought back from 3-0 down with goals in the 77th and 84th minutes, but Lingard ensured the hosts would not complete the comeback by running from inside his own half, skipping past two defenders before finding the corner.
United beats Benfica 2-0 after more agony for keeper Svilar
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Another Champions League victory for Manchester United. Another moment to forget in the competition for young Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar.
Two weeks after carrying the ball over his own goal-line to gift United a 1-0 win in Lisbon, the 18-year-old Svilar endured the misfortune of conceding an own goal to set the English club on its way to a 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Man U beats Spurs 1-0 to keep in touch with Man City in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Martial struck late against Tottenham to ensure Manchester United still has Manchester City within its sights at the top of the English Premier League.
Martial came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at Old Trafford on Saturday, preventing third-placed Spurs from claiming what would have been a valiant point in the absence of leading scorer Harry Kane.
Martial strikes late as Man United beats Tottenham 1-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Anthony Martial struck late to give Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Having lost for the first time in the Premier League this season at Huddersfield a week ago, United needed a victory to keep the pressure on leader Manchester City, which can re-establish a five point lead with victory at West Bromwich Albion later Saturday.
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.
Miserable return for Rooney as Man United routs Everton 4-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United thrashed Everton 4-0 after scoring three goals in the final 10 minutes on a miserable return to Old Trafford for Wayne Rooney in the Premier League on Sunday.
United was only leading through Antonio Valencia's 4th-minute strike when Rooney, the former United captain, was substituted in the 82nd minute.
Free-scoring Man United already looks team to beat in EPL
Free-scoring, tight at the back, and confidence oozing through the side, Manchester United already might be the team to beat in the English Premier League.
United hasn't challenged for the title since winning its record-extending 20th championship in 2013, Alex Ferguson's last year in charge. But back-to-back 4-0 wins has sent a powerful early season message to its rivals.
Man United thrashes Swansea in 2nd straight 4-0 win
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Manchester United swept to its second straight 4-0 win to start the Premier League season by thrashing Swansea on Saturday, with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring again for Jose Mourinho's side.
Center back Eric Bailly gave United the lead on the stroke of halftime with a close-range strike at a corner, and the visitors were comfortable in the second half before running amok in the final 10 minutes.
Lukaku scores 2, Man United beats West Ham 4-0 in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — New signing Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a long-range strike as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season on Sunday.
With offseason recruit Nemanja Matic also excelling in central midfield, United looks to have a side that can seriously challenge for its first league title since 2013, Alex Ferguson's final year at the club.
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.
Martial stars as Man United beats Watford 2-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Anthony Martial scored one goal and set up the other in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday that extended the team's unbeaten run in the Premier League to 16 games.
United manager Jose Mourinho has called on Martial to show improvement with so many other wide players competing for places in the team, and the France winger responded in style at Old Trafford.
Martial, Pogba score late as Man United beats Middlesbrough
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho's year looked like ending badly before his Manchester United team scored two goals in the closing minutes to beat Middlesbrough 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Anthony Martial struck in the 85th minute at Old Trafford, quickly followed by Paul Pogba in the 86th, after Middlesbrough had taken the lead halfway through the second half through Grant Leadbitter.
Man United, Southampton into English League Cup semifinals
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan's vision and Anthony Martial's cool finishing helped Manchester United into the English League Cup semifinals as two of the team's out-of-favor forwards showed their worth on Wednesday.
United's 4-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford was illuminated by Mkhitaryan's touch and eye for a pass in only his third start for the club since his high-profile move from Borussia Dortmund in the offseason.
Man United held 1-1 by last-place Stoke in Premier League
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United's stumbles in the Premier League continued Sunday with a 1-1 home draw against struggling Stoke, which left Old Trafford without losing for the first time in 36 years.
United, which has won just one of its last four league games, took the lead in the 69th minute through Anthony Martial's curling strike — two minutes after he came on as a substitute.
Spotlight on concussion after head injury in Premier League
LONDON (AP) — Lying flat on the Vicarage Road pitch, it seemed Anthony Martial's game could be prematurely over.
The Manchester United forward had clashed with Watford defender Daryl Janmaat's head as they both soared to reach the descending ball. While Janmaat made the connection for the header, Martial felt the full force of the impact with his Premier League opponent.
Ibrahimovic strikes as Man United beats Bournemouth 3-1
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — A superb goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his Premier League debut helped Manchester United to a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday in Jose Mourinho's first league game in charge of his new club.
Juan Mata opened the scoring five minutes before halftime after a defensive blunder and captain Wayne Rooney headed United's second in the 59th after a wayward shot by Anthony Martial.