Category: Manchester United

Man United finishing second is sad indictment of Premier League

With the Premier League season coming to an end, Manchester United clinched their spot in second place with 78 points. It’s the most points the Red Devils have earned since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. Hats off to Mourinho for this accomplishment. But if a casual football fan sat down and watched an entire United match this season, they’d surely be scratching their heads or falling asleep. At the very least, they’d wonder how they finished so high in the table. It’s a straightforward query: How on earth did Manchester United finish in second place? Yes, they ... Read more

Man Utd’s Jones hopeful of full recovery for stricken legend Ferguson

London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Phil Jones is hopeful legendary former manager Alex Ferguson will make a full recovery from emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage, despite admitting he was “devastated” by the news of his ill health. Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson, 76, won 38 trophies in just over 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice before retiring in 2013. United have offered no update on Ferguson’s condition since saying a procedure on the haemorrhage on Saturday had gone “very well”, but ... Read more

Jones ‘devastated’ for father figure Ferguson

London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Phil Jones said he was “devastated” to learn his old manager Alex Ferguson had suffered a brain haemorrhage, but backed the man he described as a father figure to battle back to full health. Ferguson, 76, remains in intensive care following emergency surgery on the haemorrhage on Saturday, but United said the procedure had gone “very well”. Jones was signed by Ferguson from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 and was part of the squad that won the Scot’s 13th Premier League title in his final season before retiring in 2013. “(I am) just devastated, absolutely ... Read more

Manchester United thank outpouring of support for stricken Ferguson

London (AFP) – Manchester United thanked well wishers from around the football world for showing their support for legendary former manager Alex Ferguson following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson, 76, won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice before retiring in 2013. United have offered no update no Ferguson’s condition since saying a procedure on the haemorrhage on Saturday had gone “very well” but that a period of intensive care is needed ... Read more

Where to watch Brighton vs. Man United on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Brighton vs. Man United on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. Between Brighton and Manchester United, there’s still plenty to play for. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United has an excellent opportunity to inch closer to guaranteeing a second place finish in the league. Meanwhile, the odds of Brighton getting relegated from the Premier League this season are 33/1, so Chris Hughton will want Albion to do everything they can to ensure Premier League football. Match: Brighton vs. Man United Kickoff: Friday, 3pm ET Looking to ... Read more

Why Champions League exits shouldn’t undermine league title wins

West Bromwich Albion arguably produced the biggest shock of the English Premier League season when they beat Manchester United 1-0 giving Manchester City the league title. Winning the league was a landmark for coach Pep Guardiola who had spent several hundred million on acquiring players over two seasons in charge. A title was needed this season to justify Guardiola’s spending. Champions of England means you achieved winning the league in a country where it is seen as the most competitive. Nothing can be taken away from City’s fantastic achievement. Yet just a few days before this result, City crashed out ... Read more

Man United-Spurs FA Cup semifinal could be preempted by your FOX network

Warning! Be prepared to make alternate viewing plans in case your local FOX station won’t be showing the Manchester United vs. Spurs FA Cup semifinal this weekend. That’s because many FOX stations nationwide, particularly in Texas, will be televising live coverage of the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush. On Saturday, the Barbara Bush funeral will be televised by many channels from Noon-3pm ET. And the important semifinal between Manchester United and Tottenham from Wembley Stadium in London? That’s scheduled to kick off at 12:15pm ET on the over-the-air national FOX network. A few FOX stations have either moved ... Read more

Early predictions for next season’s Premier League title race

It’s not often mid-April when fans get to begin the annual rite of predicting next season’s Premier League champions. While Manchester City galloped out of the gates, they somewhat limped to the finish line. Will Manchester City pick up where they left off earlier this season steam rolling the competition? Or, will another side wrestle the trophy from the blue side of Manchester? Here are my predictions of the most likely title contenders: Manchester City This season’s title winners. Photo credit: AFP Without a doubt, Guardiola’s team will be odds-on favorites to lift the title again next season. They have ... Read more