Valencia likely to leave Man United at end of season
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia looks likely to leave the club at the end of the season after 10 years at Old Trafford.
Valencia back for Man United after operation on his mouth
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained the absence of Antonio Valencia in recent matches by saying the right back is recovering from a "very complicated" operation on his mouth.
Valencia last played for United in the 0-0 draw against Spanish club Valencia in the Champions League on Oct. 2.
Mourinho asks players to be like Federer ahead of Swiss game
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Jose Mourinho wants his Manchester United players to think like Roger Federer and adapt to different playing surfaces for their Champions League opener on artificial turf in Switzerland.
Playing against Young Boys on Wednesday in Federer's home country, Mourinho does not want to make excuses for a field he does not like.
The United coach says the "big man (Federer) ... has also to win on the surfaces that he is not in love with, so we have to do it."
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.
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.
Bale, Dzeko, Sanchez headline stars on World Cup sidelines
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo just made it. Gareth Bale, Edin Dzeko and Alexis Sanchez weren't as fortunate.
While only 23 of the 32 qualifiers for next year's World Cup have been determined, there's already a long list of high-profile players who have missed the cut.
Here's a 3-4-3 lineup of some of the biggest names who will be watching the action in Russia from the sidelines:
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.
Man United extends Antonio Valencia’s contract until 2018
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Antonio Valencia has extended his contract with Manchester United until 2018.
The 31-year-old Ecuadorean has become a key player at Old Trafford since joining from former Premier League club Wigan in 2009, scoring 21 goals in 271 appearances and winning six trophies.
Previously a winger, Valencia has established himself as Jose Mourinho's first-choice right back.
Feyenoord downs Man United 1-0 as Europa League kicks off
Feyenoord stunned Manchester United 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, handing the English giant a second loss in less than a week.
For Feyenoord, it was just more of the same - Giovanni van Bronckhorst's team has won all five of its Dutch league matches.
The win was not the only surprise on a night that featured the fastest league goal, a stunning comeback, and a shock defeat for a European powerhouse at the hands of a Europa League debutant.
LONDON (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an 83rd-minute winner as Manchester United beat Leicester 2-1 Sunday to capture the Community Shield and earn Jose Mourinho his first trophy as the club's manager.
On the day United moved closer to signing Paul Pogba in potentially a world-record transfer, its most high-profile offseason signing so far made an immediate impact in the English season's traditional curtain-raiser at Wembley Stadium.