HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Manchester United's hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League ended with a 1-1 draw at already relegated Huddersfield on Sunday, removing the chance of...
Pogba selected in Premier League team of the season
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is the only player not from Manchester City or Liverpool to be selected in the Premier League's Team of the Year for the 2018-19...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Paul Pogba converted two penalties as Manchester United stayed in the hunt for a top-four finish with a 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday that ended a run of four losses...
LONDON (AP) — Paul Pogba's calm nerves and David De Gea's quick reflexes kept Manchester United in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Big and slick wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.
Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World...
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 defeats Chelsea, advances to FA Cup quarterfinals
LONDON (AP) — Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba each scored first-half goals as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Monday at Stamford Bridge to advance to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
United, which has lost just once in interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 13 games in charge, has reached the quarterfinals of the competition for the fifth consecutive season.
Champions League: PSG inflicts Solskjaer’s 1st United loss
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When the reality check came for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, it wasn't even handed out by a full-strength Paris Saint-Germain.
A 2-0 victory in the Champions League — consigning Solskjaer to the first loss 12 games under his caretaker command — was produced by PSG on Tuesday without two of the French club's fearsome forwards.
PSG fans have cause to worry ahead of Manchester United game
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fans were no doubt brimming with confidence about facing Manchester United when the Champions League draw was made nearly two months ago.
Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were scoring with ease, Marco Verratti was pulling the strings in midfield, and the club had secured impressive back-to-back wins against Liverpool and Red Star Belgrade to qualify for the last 16 at Napoli's expense.
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.
MLS champ Atlanta United signs Paul Pogba’s older brother
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed defender Florentin Pogba, whose younger brother Paul starred for France in the 2018 World Cup and plays for Manchester United.
The reigning MLS Cup champions announced the signing Tuesday.
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.
Man United come back late to draw 2-2 against Burnley
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's winning start at Manchester United came to end on Tuesday as his team needed a late comeback just to salvage a 2-2 draw against Burnley in the Premier League.
Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood had put Burnley on course for a first win at Old Trafford since 1962 but Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof rescued a point for the hosts, who had been frustrated for most of the game by an organized side backed up by in-form goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
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.
Man United revitalized with Solskjaer at the wheel
They've quickly created a song for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
"Ole's at the wheel," the United faithful chant about their new manager. "Tell me how good does it feel."
Much, much better than it did under Jose Mourinho.
The cloud over England's biggest soccer club has been lifted since United fired Mourinho, perhaps its most divisive manager ever, last month and replaced him with its former striker from Norway.
Man City, Man United rediscover old selves in EPL wins
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City finally rediscovered the kind of football that made it Premier League champion, just in time for this week's crucial top-of-the-table clash against Liverpool.
Paul Pogba and Manchester United are finally looking like their old selves, too, although whether there's still time to launch a challenge for the Champions League spots remains to be seen.
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.
Pogba or Mourinho: Who will last longer at United?
Paul Pogba was soccer's most expensive player two years ago. He was lifting the World Cup with France only five months ago.
So how has it gotten to the stage where, on Sunday, one of the world's most talented midfielders didn't even get off the bench for Manchester United in one of its biggest matches of the season against Liverpool?
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.
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.
Pogba has no regrets about United move ahead of Turin return
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Paul Pogba insists he has no regrets about leaving Juventus to rejoin Manchester United.
Pogba was signed by United for a then-world record fee of $116 million from Juventus in 2016, ending a four-year spell at the Italian club during which he won four Serie A titles and two Italian Cup trophies.
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.
Paul Pogba back to friendly environment with France
PARIS (AP) — Far away seem the days when Paul Pogba was praised for the mature displays that helped France win the World Cup.
For the Manchester United midfielder, the euphoria that engulfed French players following their title lasted only a few weeks as he fell out with coach Jose Mourinho on his return to Old Trafford.
Mourinho says some players care more than others about slump
LONDON (AP) — At Manchester United, you can criticize the team on Jose Mourinho's terms.
"I think that some (players) care more than others (about the team's slump)," the United manager said on Monday.
But players giving a glimpse of what it's like at United right now run the risk of repercussions.
With West Ham loss, Mourinho has United matching Moyes’ low
LONDON (AP) — Far from turning Manchester United back into title contenders, Jose Mourinho is instead matching the lows of David Moyes.
A 3-1 loss at West Ham on Saturday left United with 10 points from seven games — matching the club's previous worst English Premier League start under Moyes in 2013 immediately after Alex Ferguson's retirement.
Defending champion Manchester City is already nine points ahead of its 10th-place neighbor, which was runner-up last season.
European soccer weekend: What to watch in main competitions
What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend:
Fresh from inflicting Liverpool's first loss of the season in the League Cup, Chelsea hosts Juergen Klopp's side in the Premier League on Saturday.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who scored the winner at Anfield on Wednesday after dribbling past several opponents, said "we won against one of the best in the world at the moment." Liverpool is the only team with a 100 percent record in the league after six games.
Paul Pogba stripped of Man United vice captaincy by Mourinho
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho has stripped Paul Pogba of the Manchester United vice captaincy, but wouldn't offer an explanation for the decision.
Mourinho insisted that it wasn't because of a dispute with the World Cup-winning France midfielder who returned to United in 2016 for 105 million euros (then $116 million).
Mourinho told broadcaster Sky Sports that "the only truth is that I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain any more but no fallout, no problems at all."
Wolves hold struggling Man U to 1-1 in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nuno Espirito Santo put one over his mentor Jose Mourinho when promoted Wolverhampton held Manchester United to 1-1 at Old Trafford in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Wolves manager Espirito Santo, who once played under the United coach at Porto, saw Mourinho's team take the lead in the 18th minute when Paul Pogba set up Fred.
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.
Giroud’s stunning strike gives France 1st Nations League win
GENEVA (AP) — It took a stunning goal for World Cup champion France to get its first win in international soccer's newest competition on Sunday.
Not from superstar Kylian Mbappe — who did tap in the first goal of France's 2-1 win over the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League game — and not from Antoine Griezmann or Paul Pogba, as France fielded all 10 outfield starters from the World Cup final.
Still party time for world champion France in Nations League
PARIS (AP) — Less than two months after claiming a second World Cup title, no wonder France is still in a partying mood.
After a summer of euphoria, Didier Deschamps' players didn't look ready against Germany in the teams' opening UEFA Nations League match, which ended in a goalless draw. The French were on the back foot for long spells and avoided defeat only thanks to a series of outstanding saves from Paris Saint-Germain 'keeper Alphonse Areola.
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.
Ronaldo’s Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League
MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the storied teams were drawn together at the Champions League group stage on Thursday.
After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end Juventus' 23-year wait for a third European title.
Ronaldo’s Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League
MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the teams were drawn together in a Champions League group along with Valencia and Young Boys on Thursday.
After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end Juventus' 23-year wait for a third European title.
Three-time defending champion Madrid will play Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.
Pogba’s future at Man United mired in uncertainty
By placing the captain's armband on Paul Pogba, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho might have thought he would quell growing speculation about the World Cup-winning midfielder's future at the English club.
Comments by Pogba himself, and the player's outspoken agent, over the last two days have only added to the uncertainty.
Pogba scores as Man United wins Premier League opener
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho received an instant reward for handing Paul Pogba the captaincy when the World Cup-winning midfielder paved the way for Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Leicester as the English Premier League season opened on Friday.
Having returned from France's triumph in Russia last month to intense media speculation about his future under United manager Mourinho, the 25-year-old Pogba was named skipper of a team that included debutant Fred.
English Premier League wasn’t always a global beast
LONDON (AP) — Somerville, Massachusetts, 26 May, 1989. Answerphone message, Beep:
"It's your brother-in-law, Andre. Arsenal needed to win by two clear goals at Anfield to win the league and did it with almost the last kick of the match!"
Shaqiri’s goal highlights Liverpool’s 4-1 win
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jose Mourinho said he wouldn't have wanted to pay money to watch this match — but the Manchester United manager had to admit there were a couple sparkling goals.
Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too
MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese descent.
Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea.
Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian.
Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion.
Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title.
Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local):
Paul Pogba has paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai soccer team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier.
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Fast, exciting and now the youngest scorer in France's World Cup history.
Kylian Mbappe is the one.
At 19 years and 183 days, Mbappe became the youngest player to score for France's national team on soccer's biggest stage. And his reward was leading his squad into the round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over Peru on Thursday.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local):
Paul Pogba is no longer the scorer of France's winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Australia.
FIFA says its panel of former coaches and players analyzing World Cup games judged that Australia defender Aziz Behich got the decisive final touch in the 81st minute.
After Pogba stretched to shoot, the ball looped up from Behich's attempted clearance and struck the crossbar on its way down to land over the goal-line.
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — With a group of players worth more than a billion dollars, anything other than a win against Australia will be deemed as a failure for France in its World Cup opener.
The amount of individual talent within the France squad is impressive, including players such as Paul Pogba, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe, Nabil Fekir, and Antoine Griezmann.
Having such star power assembled in Russia would be a dream for most coaches. For Didier Deschamps, it looks more like a headache.
PARIS (AP) — France has options, too many perhaps. Especially up front where the dilemma is who to leave out at the World Cup.
And that's without Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, a four-time Champions League winner once again overlooked by coach Didier Deschamps.