MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed measures are in place to protect players’ mental health at a time when club captain Harry Maguire has been the subject of intense criticism.
MILAN (AP) — England coach Gareth Southgate is taking inspiration from his rugby counterpart, Eddie Jones, by continuing to pick valued players even if they are not regularly competing at the highest level.
The imminent prospect of relegation from the Nations League's elite is unlikely to worry Gareth Southgate.
What might be troubling the England coach far more is the fitness issues, poor form or fragile club status of some of his key players two months out from the World Cup.
LONDON (AP) — Ivan Toney was called up by England for the first time on Thursday, giving the Brentford striker an unlikely shot at making Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup.
Toney, a tall center forward who links up play well and is a great penalty-taker, was playing for Peterborough in England's third division two years ago.
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Cristiano Ronaldo pushed for a move away from Manchester United in the transfer window so he could play for a team in the Champions League.
Harry Maguire has been dropped by Manchester United despite being its club captain and the most expensive defender in soccer history.
The big question now: How will that affect his place in England's team ahead of the World Cup?
LONDON (AP) — Wesley Fofana became one of the most expensive defenders in soccer history after securing a move to Chelsea from Premier League rival Leicester for a reported fee of 75 million pounds ($87 million) on Wednesday.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Manchester United’s stand-in captain Bruno Fernandes made it back-to-back wins for Erik ten Hag’s team by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has joined Marseille on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move, the Premier League club said Wednesday.
United said the deal “includes the possibility of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.”
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Finally, there are signs of life at Manchester United.
Against a backdrop of protests against the club’s ownership, United delivered a performance of intensity and spirit to beat fierce rival Liverpool 2-1 on Monday and claim its first points in the Premier League this season.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United completed the signing of Argentina center back Lisandro Martinez from Ajax for nearly $58 million on Wednesday, a move that casts doubt on the status of much-criticized captain Harry Maguire.
LONDON (AP) — Jarrod Bowen was rewarded for his breakthrough season at West Ham by earning his first call-up to the England squad ahead of four Nations League games next month.
Bowen, who scored 12 goals and had 10 assists in the Premier League, was joined in England's 27-man squad by Leicester fullback James Justin.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has received a bomb threat, leading to police searching his house in northern England.
Maguire lives at the property with his fiancée Fern Hawkins and their two children.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton gained a huge win in its fight for survival and further damaged Manchester United’s flimsy top-four hopes with a 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.
Anthony Gordon’s shot from the edge of the penalty area deflected into the net off the outstretched leg of United defender Harry Maguire in the 27th minute at Goodison Park.
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The Premier League title race resumes with leader Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool in action. Liverpool hosts relegation-threatened Watford in the first of seven matches on the day.
It looked like a perfectly innocent post-match tweet, the kind sent by soccer players virtually every week.
“Enjoyable week playing for my country,” Harry Maguire posted on Twitter early Wednesday, complete with emojis of a Union Flag and a heart and a picture of him kicking a ball.
LONDON (AP) — England coach Gareth Southgate criticized the fans who jeered Harry Maguire before and during the team's 3-0 win over the Ivory Coast on Tuesday.
“I thought the reception was a joke, an absolute joke," Southgate said of the boos of some England fans when Maguire's name was read out at Wembley Stadium.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored only his second Manchester United hat trick to clinch a 3-2 victory over Tottenham, sending his team fourth in the Premier League.
Ronaldo made an instant impact returning from injury, striking from 25 yards (meters) in the 12th minute in front of retired NFL great Tom Brady at Old Trafford on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored twice to allow Manchester City to outclass Manchester United for the second time this season, winning the derby 4-1 on Sunday.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Manchester United conceded twice in 24 seconds at Leeds to throw away the lead before goals from substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga secured a 4-2 victory in the Premier League on Sunday.
Out of the FA Cup, now out of the Premier League's top four.
Manchester United is going through a rough spell under Ralf Rangnick — and Cristiano Ronaldo currently isn't in good enough scoring form to get the team out of it.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to score a late equalizer on his debut for Aston Villa in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday.
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Manchester United will look to bounce back from a demoralizing loss in the Premier League when it hosts Aston Villa in an FA Cup third-round match.
NORWICH, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s 13th goal of the season helped Manchester United close in on the English Premier League’s top four with a hard-fought 1-0 win at last-placed Norwich on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager looked to be hanging by a thread after a 4-1 loss at Watford on Saturday which saw the visitors finish with 10 men.
United had lost four of its last six Premier League games before the international break and this heavy defeat only piled more pressure on the beleaguered Norwegian.
GENEVA (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winning goal capped a classic Manchester United comeback win in the Champions League on Wednesday.
In a less chaotic manner, Bayern Munich and Juventus also recorded typical trademark wins to top their groups with three straight victories and no goals conceded.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester consigned Manchester United to a first away loss in the English Premier League in nearly two years thanks to late goals by Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka in a wild 4-2 victory on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raphael Varane will miss the start of a difficult run of games for Manchester United after being ruled out for “a few weeks" Tuesday because of a groin injury.
The center back, signed from Real Madrid in the offseason, was hurt in the first half of France’s 2-1 victory over Spain in the Nations League final on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Fikayo Tomori earned a recall to England's squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary, with coach Gareth Southgate saying on Thursday the center back has been rewarded for impressive performances in high-pressure games for AC Milan.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United captain Harry Maguire could be sidelined for “a few weeks” with a calf injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday.
The center back was injured in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday and will miss United's match against Spanish team Villarreal in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.
England's players were jeered for taking a knee, pelted with plastic cups after goals and then targeted with alleged racist chants.
They still weathered the hostile atmosphere to earn a 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday in the team's first game since losing the European Championship final.
LONDON (AP) — Five games, no goals conceded.
England’s defense at the European Championship has proved to be an impenetrable part of Gareth Southgate’s winning formula in the team's run to the semifinals.
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Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko says it’s too early to say whether he will stay in his job after his team’s quarterfinal loss to England at the European Championship.
ROME (AP) — England is going back home — with something to play for.
Harry Kane scored twice and England overwhelmed Ukraine 4-0 Saturday to reach the European Championship semifinals.
It was the only match of Euro 2020 that England had to play away from Wembley Stadium and it was the team’s most dominant performance of the tournament.
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North Macedonia has become the first team to be eliminated from the European Championship.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was one of four specialist right backs selected in England's final 26-man squad for the European Championship on Tuesday, while Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson were included despite ongoing fitness concerns which make them doubtful for group-stage matches.
GDANSK, Poland (AP) — For Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning the Europa League would mean more than avoiding another trophyless season. He’s hoping Wednesday’s final will be the start of something bigger.
LONDON (AP) — Naming a 33-man provisional list, Gareth Southgate gave himself another week to deliberate on England's final European Championship squad.
To keep the three newcomers or not? How fatigued will the 12 players competing in this week's European club finals be?
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is set to miss the Europa League final against Villarreal on Wednesday.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer downplayed expectations about Maguire returning from an ankle injury in time to play in Gdansk, Poland.
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