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.
ST. PETERSBURG, France (AP) — After the euphoria of scraping through to the last 16 of the World Cup, Argentina now must address its glaring weaknesses.
Argentina has little time to prepare for Saturday's match against France, which is considered among the tournament favorites, yet has much to work on.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — From his thigh to his foot to the back of the net, Lionel Messi finally scored a goal at this year's World Cup.
The exquisite strike from the Argentina great sparked the first of several celebrations from an animated Diego Maradona, who screamed, shouted and made obscene gestures — and raised concerns for his health.
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.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will return to Manchester United's squad after long-term injuries for the English Premier League match against Newcastle on Saturday, boosting the attacking options of a team that has struggled for goals in recent weeks.
VIGO, Spain (AP) — Manchester United defender Luke Shaw will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
The 21-year-old Shaw missed most of last season after a double leg break and has endured a frustrating comeback campaign.
The England international had managed to force his way back into Jose Mourinho's plans in recent weeks. In only his 19th appearance of the campaign, Shaw was force off inside the opening 10 minutes against Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An injury crisis, coupled with an intense schedule, is eroding Manchester United's status as favorite to win the Europa League.
United, England's most decorated club, is the standout name on the list of semifinalists that also contains Celta Vigo, Lyon and Ajax.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Manchester United ravaged by a mix of injury and suspension, coach Jose Mourinho is contemplating an extreme idea as his side looks to navigate two competitions at the end of a grueling season.
"I'm also training hard in the gym," he said, breaking out into a smile, "so I can be an option."
Except United's list of absentees is no laughing matter for Mourinho.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic could have played his last game for Manchester United.
The English Premier League club announced on Saturday that Ibrahimovic sustained "significant knee ligament damage" on Thursday in the Europa League quarterfinal victory over Anderlecht.
United didn't put a timeframe on the Swedish striker's recovery.
LONDON (AP) — One month after Jose Mourinho said Luke Shaw could be Manchester United's best left back, the England international could be looking for a new club.
Mourinho questioned the defender's commitment after again leaving Shaw out of his squad for the 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
HULL, England (AP) — Manchester United reached the English League Cup final despite surrendering its 17-match unbeaten record with a 2-1 loss to Hull in the second leg of their semifinal on Thursday.
United, which won the first leg 2-0, advanced with a 3-2 win on aggregate and will play Southampton in the final at Wembley Stadium on Feb. 26.
On-loan striker Oumar Niasse scored the winner with an 85th-minute tap-in, and another goal for Hull would have sent the game into extra time.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Leighton Baines converted an 88th-minute penalty to earn Everton a 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday in the latest setback for Jose Mourinho's team in the English Premier League.
Substitute Marouane Fellaini had only been on the field for a few minutes when he brought down Idrissa Gueye, and Baines found the corner with the resulting spot kick.