Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

Soccer Apr 23, 2019

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus. If ever there was a need to emphasize Cristiano Ronaldo's impact as a soccer player, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner did it again last weekend ...

Jose Mourinho avoids jail but fined for tax fraud in Spain

Soccer Feb 5, 2019

Jose Mourinho avoids jail but fined for tax fraud in Spain

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has avoided jail for tax fraud as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors revealed Tuesday but will pay a fine of close to €2 million. The 56-year-old is accused of committing tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 when he ...

Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

Soccer Jan 7, 2019

Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

Soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month on a public intoxication charge and taken to jail to sober up after he triggered a door alarm at a Washington-area airport, authorities said Sunday. Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 by police at Dulles International Airport in ...

United eases past Reading in F.A. Cup

Soccer Jan 6, 2019

United eases past Reading in F.A. Cup

Alexis Sanchez was resting up in the Manchester United dugout moments after getting substituted when he got a tap on the arm. It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, telling him to get out of the manager's seat and find another. There's no doubt who's the boss inside ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes instant impact with Manchester United

Soccer Dec 23, 2018

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes instant impact with Manchester United

Manchester United was stunning and Manchester City was stunned. United responded to a change in coach by producing a rampant display to thrash lowly Cardiff 5-1 on Saturday, hours after English Premier League leader City slumped to a first defeat at home, 3-2 against struggling ...

Manchester United dismisses embattled coach Jose Mourinho

Soccer Dec 18, 2018

Manchester United dismisses embattled coach Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer's biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the Premier League. Assistant coach Michael Carrick will take charge of the team on an interim ...

Manchester United loses chance to top group

Soccer Dec 13, 2018

Manchester United loses chance to top group

Manchester United missed the chance to finish top of its Champions League group as an understrength team lost 2-1 at Valencia on Wednesday, with an embarrassing own goal by Phil Jones proving decisive. With first-place Juventus losing 2-1 at Young Boys, United could have jumped ...

United overcomes slow start for tie against Southampton

Soccer Dec 2, 2018

United overcomes slow start for tie against Southampton

It seemingly takes a sleepy start to a game to jolt Manchester United's players into action these days. Their latest stirring comeback came at Southampton on Saturday. Trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes against a team without a win in three months, United recovered to earn a ...