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Guardian - Wed Oct 24 3:24 PM
• Coach Marco Ianni faces improper conduct charge • Eden Hazard will miss Europa League match with back injury Maurizio Sarri insisted Chelsea will “accept the consequences” of coach Marco Ianni’s improper conduct charge from the Football Association. Related: David Squires on … José Mourinho's b...
Guardian - Wed Oct 24 1:57 PM
• United coach delayed by midweek traffic for second time • Club may face fine by Uefa following two pitch invasions Manchester United are reviewing their options for matchday travel following the late arrival of the team coach because of traffic congestion for Tuesday night’s defeat to Juventus...
Guardian - Wed Oct 24 11:32 AM
Jose Mourinho’s side were astonishingly passive against Juve but amid his post-match bluster there was the kernel of a point The problem with modern European football is how stratified it has become. With resources now divided so unequally, how, realistically, are the lesser sides in the group st...
Guardian - Wed Oct 24 12:18 AM
• Manchester United manager acknowledges work to do at club • Champions League defeat ‘good experience’ for his side José Mourinho claimed more investment at is needed at Manchester United to bridge the gap to the Champions League’s big hitters after his side slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Crist...
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 11:53 PM
Some Manchester United fans were desperate to show their love of their former No 7 but he had no sympathy for his opponents on the pitch When the pitch invader sprinted on to the turf four minutes into the match, there was a sudden nervousness in the air. It is the condition of our times: how did...
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 10:41 PM
Paulo Dybala scored the only goal and shone throughout ensuring a busy night for United’s David de Gea David de Gea 8 Could do little about Dybala’s winner and made fines saves from Ronaldo (twice) and Matuidi. Related: Juventus’s Paulo Dybala hands Ronaldo winning return to Manchester United Rel...
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 9:56 PM
There was a time when Old Trafford would lap up these nights. Manchester United versus Juventus: it was an occasion, not just a football match. Except those were the days when the players in red could hold their own against even the most accomplished opponents. The days when it felt like anything...
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 7:03 PM
Champions League Group F updates, kick-off 8pm BST Manchester United v Juventus – follow it live! And feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 6.54pm BST Kevin De Bruyne makes his first start for Manchester City since 12 August. Kyle Walker misses out, having sat out City’s win over Burnle...
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 6:30 PM
Champions League Group H updates, kick-off 8pm BST Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City – follow it live! And feel free to email your thoughts to Scott Murray 5.30pm BST Never mind Cristiano Ronaldo or Paul Pogba; Manchester United versus Juventus can only mean one thing. That night in Turin, the s...
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 10:39 AM
Our cartoonist looks back at an eventful afternoon at the Bridge for Chelsea and Manchester United View all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 10:34 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo says he and his lawyers are confident he will be cleared of an allegation of rape, with the Juventus player declaring himself a ‘happy man’ prior to facing former club Manchester United in the Champions League . The 33-year-old is being sued by a woman in the United States, Kath...
Guardian - Tue Oct 23 10:00 AM
After what George Best called the most exciting debut he had seen, the flicks, tricks, stepovers and goals just kept on coming Ronaldo’s Old Trafford unveiling was remarkable in many ways, not least for George Best calling it the most exciting debut he had ever seen when the winger was on the pit...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 8:56 PM
• Juventus forward faces questions over allegation of rape • ‘We know it will be tough against United, ’ Ronaldo says Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday he is a “happy man” and claimed “the truth comes first” as he answered questions in Manchester about the allegation of rape against him. Ronaldo i...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 7:00 PM
The Juventus forward is back on Tuesday for the first time since Alex Ferguson was still Manchester United manager At some point on Tuesday night the home fans at Old Trafford will probably sing a round of Viva Ronaldo . From distant metro platforms to wind-raked terraces, it has been a Mancheste...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 4:44 PM
• Ianni twice goaded Jose Mourinho during 2-2 draw • Mourinho hit with warning after trying to confront Italian Chelsea’s assistant coach, Marco Ianni, has been charged with improper conduct following the chaotic scenes that marked the closing stages of the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Stam...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 4:27 PM
Melissa Rudd is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paul MacInnes as they discuss Chelsea’s dramatic draw with Manchester United, Fulham’s shocking defence, five-star Luka Jovic and much more Join the conversation on Facebook , Twitter and email . Melissa Rudd is joined by Barry Glen...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 4:24 PM
José Mourinho has denied any interest in taking over at Real Madrid saying that he wants to stay on as Manchester United manager beyond his current contract, which ends in the summer of 2020. Reports in Spain have claimed Mourinho is seen by Real as a replacement for Julen Lopetegui following t...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 2:50 PM
• Mourinho linked following Julen Lopetegui’s poor start at Real • He wants to stay at Manchester United beyond current contract José Mourinho has denied any interest in taking over at Real Madrid, stating he wishes to stay as Manchester United manager beyond his current contract, which ends in t...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 8:43 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is still willing to fight and die for that inch Despite ongoing uncertainty over the future of José Mourinho, who many sages still believe to be approaching his Old Trafford endgame irrespective of a couple of decent recent results, Manchester United continue to be linked wi...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 8:12 AM
Woefully leaky Fulham are on course to concede 100 goals, and is it nearly time for Álvaro Morata and Chelsea to part ways? On the eve of the new season Slavisa Jokanovic said Fulham “don’t have to change much but we need to be intelligent. We need to grow up.” Two months down the line and either...
Guardian - Sun Oct 21 10:30 PM
• José Mourinho provoked by Marco Ianni after late equaliser • FA could issues charges depending on Mike Dean’s report Chelsea and Manchester United are expected to be let off with a warning and reminded of their future conduct by the Football Association following the chaotic scenes that marked...
Guardian - Sun Oct 21 8:08 PM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight View the Dozen archive Continue reading
Guardian - Sun Oct 21 7:30 PM
As Juventus prepare to face Manchester United in the Champions League, the midfielder tells of how his tears as a baby helped his family flee war in Bosnia Fahrudin Pjanic knew war was coming. As a footballer for FK Drina Zvornik in the Yugoslavian third division, he travelled around the country...
Guardian - Sun Oct 21 1:05 PM
• Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia linked with £4bn takeover bid • United’s owners not even interested in selling stake in club Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, have no immediate intentions to sell the club, or even a stake in it. Rumours first began to circulate around a week ago that...
Guardian - Sun Oct 21 11:14 AM
Manchester United seem incapable of doing the thing José Mourinho’s teams are renowned for so the manager must change his approach There are times when you wonder whether the gods of football have almost too pronounced a sense of irony. Not content with a script that pitted an under-pressure José...
Guardian - Sun Oct 21 8:30 AM
Teenager dazzled on debut and told his teammates he was the best, say those who worked with him, but his inspirational performances took the club to another dimension Mike Phelan observed all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s six years at Manchester United from the intimate position of first coach and then...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 7:04 PM
Allowing attacking talents off the leash in the second half exposed a glaring truth about how United should be playing Nobody really knows how good Anthony Martial is, or could have been or may yet be. Least of all, you suspect, Martial himself, whose last three years after that lavish £53m trans...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 6:23 PM
Maurizio Sarri has admitted that Chelsea were in the wrong over a touchline bust-up between his assistant coach and José Mourinho. Mourinho has dismissed Marco Ianni's behaviour as 'bad education'. The events transpired after Ross Barkley's 96th-minute goal saw the game end with two goals each Co...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 5:38 PM
• Sarri: assistant coach made ‘big mistake’ provoking Portuguese • Mourinho says Ianni’s actions were down to ‘bad education’ Maurizio Sarri apologised to Manchester United and admitted Chelsea were in the wrong after one of his coaches sparked a furious touchline row with José Mourinho. Related:...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 4:40 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd: late leveller sparks touchline chaos And feel free to email your thoughts to Scott here 4.40pm BST Huddersfield make one change to the team sent out for the 1-1 draw at Burnley a fortnight ago. Rajiv van La Parra makes way s...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 4:39 PM
A late equaliser from Ross Barkley maintained Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season as tempers flared on the touchline at Stamford Bridge. However, it was clear that the Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, felt his side deserved to take the three points from his former employers. ‘When you...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 4:24 PM
Anthony Martial went from invisible to brilliant, while David Luiz showed his old failings in Chelsea’s defence Kepa Arrizabalaga The Spaniard showed bravery and quick instincts to deny Juan Mata and Ander Herrera but he could do nothing about Anthony Martial’s double. 7 Related: Chelsea 2-2 Manc...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 2:48 PM
As the game entered stoppage time, everything had seemed so orderly. José Mourinho had kept to his word not to over-celebrate if his team were winning and, in fairness, Chelsea fans had shown no appetite to hound him in the way that had happened on his previous visits back to his old club. But th...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 11:00 AM
Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off Barney Ronay: Mourinho’s career is like the plague And feel free to email your thoughts to Scott here 10.44am BST The annoyingly protracted international break is over, and the Premier League returns with a bang. It’s one of the greatest rivalr...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 10:30 PM
• Italian cannot compare himself to former Chelsea manager • ‘Mourinho is a coach who has won everything, everywhere’ Maurizio Sarri has said he is “lucky” to find himself in direct opposition to José Mourinho and does not yet consider himself worthy of favourable comparisons to the Manchester Un...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 7:00 PM
Their club’s former midfielder has turned into an effective pundit but his targets need to be more wide-ranging I remember having a discussion at least a decade ago about things you just couldn’t say in a football press box, the kind of stuff that could get you excommunicated from polite society....
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 3:33 PM
José Mourinho has yet to see his Manchester United team even score at Stamford Bridge, with this a distinctly awkward reunion with his former club. The riotous comeback against Newcastle may have sustained hope through the international break, but it is unlikely to have healed all of United’s ill...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 3:20 PM
José Mourinho's Manchester United face high-flyers Chelsea in the early kick-off on Saturday. His side currently sit eighth in the table, seven points behind his former club. Throughout his career Mourinho has managed some of the world's biggest clubs. How has he fared against his former employer...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 2:04 PM
• Mourinho keen to show respect to his former club • Manager granted extension to respond to FA charge José Mourinho has said he will not gloat if Manchester United beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday because he has too much respect for his former club. Related: Mourinho's career is like...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 1:07 PM
What makes Anfield better than Wembley? Why did Juventus fans hate the Stadio delle Alpi? And why are West Ham fans unhappy? Architects and design experts offer some answers By Sam Diss for MUNDIAL , part of the Guardian Sport Network I’m a West Ham fan. Our stadium is not good. It’s beautiful, b...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 10:41 AM
Manchester United’s trip to face Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea offers a clash of styles on and off the pitch and starts a defining run of matches for Mourinho One reason put forward to explain why the great plague did not just keep on ravaging the human race forever is that it ran out of people to kil...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 10:05 AM
Who broke a record? Who won twice? Who missed a penalty? Hiromu Inada completed the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles in just under 17 hours. What made his achievement extra special? He is 13 years old He completed the whole race...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 9:20 AM
Today’s fluff is sweating in a jumper Once the euphoria subsided, a realisation floored Alexis Sánchez : it was only Newcastle. Related: Should José Mourinho be punished for his foul-mouthed outburst? | Paul MacInnes Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Continue reading
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 12:01 AM
José Mourinho will want to make a point at Stamford Bridge while Chris Hughton returns to a chaotic St James’s Park In Manchester United’s last match, against Newcastle , José Mourinho demonstrated some of the audacity with which he made his name. He made a tactical substitution after 19 minutes,...
Guardian - Thu Oct 18 8:17 PM
The Manchester United manager has been charged by the FA for using ‘abusive, insulting or improper language’ but it seems reasonable to raise the question: was it really offensive? In this week’s episode of the José Mourinho show the Manchester United manager could have another sentimental return...
Guardian - Thu Oct 18 4:31 PM
• The England left-back has faced criticism from José Mourinho • His career at Old Trafford has been restricted by injury Luke Shaw has signed a new five-year deal at Manchester United in a development he admitted would have seemed “impossible” not long ago. Related: José Mourinho charged with im...