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Guardian - Wed Feb 7 6:03 PM
• Ruling dates back to his time at Barcelona but he will not go to jail • Agent calls agreement ‘unjust’ and hits out at inland revenue Alexis Sánchez’s agent has confirmed the Manchester United striker has accepted a prison sentence for tax fraud, but has described the agreement as “entirely unj...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 8:32 PM
• ‘This is a pilgrimage. A trip every United fan should make once’ • Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge among the speakers The strains of “We’ll keep the red flag flying high” sang out across Manchester Platz, or Manchester Square, Munich on a bitterly cold February day. The sun shone out of t...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 6:43 PM
The 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster was marked with a commemoration service at Old Trafford. In attendance was Sir Bobby Charlton, who survived the fatal plane crash Sir Alex Ferguson and the Manchester United first-team squad Continue reading
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 6:08 PM
Fans, players and survivors hold minute’s silence in remembrance of 23 people killed in 1958 crash Football fans, players and the families of victims of the Munich air disaster have held a minute’s silence at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium 60 years after the tragedy. Standing in the sta...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 4:09 PM
The Busby Babes, current Manchester United players and legends of the game have been paying their respects Manchester United have been remembering their Flowers of Manchester, the eight players who died in Munich on 6 February 1958 on the way home from a European Cup quarter-final in Belgrade. In...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 11:30 AM
On 60th anniversary of the air disaster, Roger Domeneghetti recalls the eight reporters who died that tragic night in Munich Looking back now, from a world saturated by instantaneous digital media, it seems inevitable that the immediacy and intimacy of radio and TV would kickstart the long, slow...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 10:08 AM
Geoffrey Fink, a Manchester United season-ticket holder since 1946, and his wife Ruth have vivid memories of the air crash and its aftermath Even now, on the 60th anniversary, recalling the Munich air disaster moves Geoffrey Fink to tears. “At the time, yeah, I cried, ” says Fink, 85 years old an...
Guardian - Tue Feb 6 8:00 AM
With the Champions League returning for the knockout stages next week, we want to know how far you think your team will go The Champions League resumes for the last-16 stage next week with all five English clubs still in the competition. Both of the Manchester clubs and Liverpool will fancy their...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 7:00 PM
There have been worse air crashes involving football teams before and since Munich, yet the tragedy that struck Manchester United is always perceived as the most poignant Each time a significant anniversary of the Munich air disaster comes round those of us lucky enough to be in a position to wri...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 5:42 PM
News of the plane crash that all but wiped out Manchester United’s young team dominated coverage in the following day’s paper An early report said that seven of the team had died in the tragedy on 6 February 1958. It was later confirmed that eight players were killed. Other passengers, including...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 1:02 PM
Donny Davies was the son of an orphanage boy and survived a German POW camp in the first world war. In February 1958 he was among those to lose his life in the wreckage of G-ALZU The afternoon light was fading and the crowd of 52, 000 were dispersing as Donny Davies completed his match report. “A...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 8:41 AM
Sam Allardyce looks to next season, Swansea find belief under Carlos Carvalhal and Liverpool’s defence worthy of praise Get The Recap, the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Liverpool’s oft-maligned defence deserved a little credit here. For almost the entire game they kept Spurs at bay, with...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 8:22 AM
Today’s gossip feels like a shell of itself Perhaps having twigged that Nemanja Matic’s legs move at about half the speed he thought they did, José Mourinho has made signing an energetic midfielder who can disguise Paul Pogba’s contempt for defensive midfield play a priority. And the name he has...
Guardian - Sun Feb 4 10:30 PM
• ‘Don’t speak about attacking players – nobody is coming here’ • Coach praises Paul Pogba after dropping midfielder from starting XI José Mourinho has ruled out signing a forward next summer, believing he has assembled a Manchester United frontline capable of challenging for trophies, but admitt...
Guardian - Sun Feb 4 10:05 PM
Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight • Follow us on Instagram for more great sports photography Continue reading
Guardian - Sat Feb 3 10:30 PM
Tottenham’s captain says aggression was the key to sinking Manchester United and wants more of the same at Anfield Harry Kane started sprinting before the first whistle in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 Wembley win over Manchester United on Wednesday night and, for Hugo Lloris, it was a moment to symbol...
Guardian - Sat Feb 3 5:08 PM
The good news for Manchester United is that Manchester City’s lead has been cut to 13 points. The bad news, apart from the fact that 13 points is still a lot, is that this performance was not a vast improvement on the one against Tottenham at Wembley . While Huddersfield were overcome in the end...
Guardian - Sat Feb 3 2:00 PM
Premier League updates and further afield Follow the goals as they go in around Europe The Recap: sign up for the best of our coverage And you can email Rob here with your musings 1.58pm GMT Manchester City are on course to move 18 points clear at the top of the table. Scott Murray has the latest...
Guardian - Sat Feb 3 9:00 AM
Tottenham will arrive on a high following defeat of Manchester United plus a comprehensive victory over Liverpool at Wembley in October. Since that 4-1 reverse, however, Jürgen Klopp’s side have lost only once in 16 league games, scoring 43 goals in that period, and arrested a recent dip with vic...
Guardian - Fri Feb 2 3:43 PM
After the mid-week 2-0 humbling from Tottenham, Manchester United face a side they were poor against earlier in the season, Huddersfield Town, losing 2-1 in October’s reverse fixture. That had been United’s worst performance until the defeat at Wembley and as they are only five points better off...
Guardian - Fri Feb 2 1:55 PM
• Manager admits United’s aim now is to finish second • Mourinho says his team are ‘better than last season in every aspect’ José Mourinho has conceded the title to Manchester City for the first time, the manager stating Manchester United must now strive to be the “first of the last” this season....
Guardian - Thu Feb 1 2:01 PM
The January transfer window has been a bonanza for agents but clubs and governing bodies are preparing to put a stop to it The January transfer window closed with a blizzard of late moves, delivering £50m as the new normal fee for players – £142m for one of the best, Philippe Coutinho – and undis...
Guardian - Thu Feb 1 12:28 PM
A hectic January transfer window closed on Wednesday night – our writers look at all the 20 Premier League clubs and how their business unfolded A hectic transfer window closed on Wednesday night – amid seven Premier League games – with several clubs able to conclude deals on deadline day. Premie...
Guardian - Thu Feb 1 12:00 PM
Manchester United’s young Brazilian, on loan at Valencia and preparing to face Barcelona, talks about his hopes of impressing José Mourinho “Bom dia.” It was only two words and it was not exactly poetry, but it was enough. Andreas Pereira was being shown around Carrington by Manchester United’s c...
Guardian - Thu Feb 1 12:10 AM
• Mourinho identifies four errors for Tottenham’s opening goal • Of Alexis Sánchez, he says: ‘The game was not for him’ José Mourinho lamented the “ridiculous” defensive errors that condemned his Manchester United team to a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham. The manager watched in horror as his players mad...