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Man United chief executive secretly filmed saying club ‘burnt through cash’ | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold admitted the club had "burnt through cash" after being filmed secretly while meeting with supporters of the struggling English giants. But he promised new manager Erik Ten Hag, who will replace interim boss Ralf Ragnick, would have money to spend in a video clip posted on social media. Fans had been planning a protest outside Arnold's home amid ongoing unrest about the ownership of United by the US-based Glazer family. Arnold, who heard about the protest plan, then met with the supporters at a nearby pub instead. The chief executive, who replaced Ed Woodward earlier this year, bought drinks for the group and discussed a range of topics, including the owners, financial issues, and United's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De...
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A beer and a chat: Watch Man United CEO takes subtle dig at Woodward, gives Frenkie de Jong transfer update

A small group of disgruntled Manchester United supporters headed toward the home of the club’s chief executive to voice their concerns amid widespread unrest in the fanbase about the ownership of the Glazer family and other issues. Richard Arnold. Talking about the Glazers. pic.twitter.com/RnHXCQuXfk — Paul, Manc Bald and Bred (@MufcWonItAll) June 18, 2022 They probably got more than they were bargaining for. The planned protest by the fans turned into an impromptu sit-down with Richard Arnold, the CEO, in a pub where a range of topics appeared to be discussed, from the owners to the club’s financial issues to the heavily reported pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong. “Richard heard that a group of fans had gathered in a pub near his house,” United said. “He went to meet the...
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Paul Pogba hits out at United: ‘Manchester made a mistake in not offering me a contract’

Paul Pogba has hit out at his former club Manchester United for offering him ‘nothing’ despite two contract offers worth around £300,000-a-week. In the new Amazon Prime documentary titled – The ‘Pogmentary’, which is set for release on Friday, it is revealed how the failed negotiations transpired between the player and the club. The Athletic, which had access to preview material, reported how the Frenchman dismissed United’s second offer with his late agent Mino Raiola, describing it as ‘nothing’ as he sat in his Rolls Royce. This was even after United made a number of genuine attempts to keep Pogba at the club.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “Paul, you are in a situation which is very particular. You have no idea. You have no idea,” Raiola tells Pogba as he is drivi...
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Manchester City to begin Premier League title defence at West Ham | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to West Ham United, while the season will kick off with a London derby for the second year in a row as Crystal Palace host Arsenal. Liverpool, who finished second last season, will travel to newly-promoted Fulham, and Nottingham Forest will play at Newcastle United to mark their return to the Premier League after 23 years. Chelsea will kick off their season under the new ownership led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital by playing away to Everton, while Bournemouth will host Aston Villa in their first game in the top flight after earning promotion. Manchester United, under new manager Erik ten Hag, will begin their campaign at home against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur will host Southampton. Th...
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Ajax Amsterdam name Schreuder as new coach to replace Ten Hag | Football News – Times of India

AMSTERDAM: Ajax Amsterdam on Thursday named Alfred Schreuder as their new coach to replace Erik ten Hag who is headed to Manchester United. Ajax has signed a two-year deal with the 49-year-old Schreuder, who is on the brink of taking Club Brugge to the Belgian title. Schreuder was an assistant to Ten Hag at Ajax for 18 months and with Ronald Koeman at Barcelona last season. He has been head coach at Twente and Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and at Brugge from January. They have come from behind to lead the Belgian league in the closing stages of the season and will seal the title if they win on Sunday. "Becoming head coach at Ajax is an honour and a great opportunity for me, which I grab with both hands. I would like to win prizes in Amsterdam with a team that plays attractive football. Wit...
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Manchester United win 11th FA Youth Cup in front of record-breaking crowd

Manchester United’s Under-18 side beat Nottingham Forest 3-1 to clinch FA Youth Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Alejandro Garnacho was the hero for United as win their first FA Youth Cup since 2011. The team reached the milestone in presence of a remarkable record-breaking 67,492 crowd at the Theatre of Dreams. “It is our first triumph in the tournament since 2011, when current first-team players Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba were involved,” the club said in a statement. A special night at Old Trafford 🏟✨ 🏆 #FAYouthCup #MUFC | #MUAcademy pic.twitter.com/H8HKJGP498 — Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 11, 2022 United captain Rhys Bennett’s opener was cancelled out when Joshua Powell’s shot beat Radek Vitek just before half-time. But Travis Binnion’s team were not to be denied and Ga...
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David Beckham hopes Cristiano Ronaldo stays on at Manchester United | Football News – Times of India

Manchester United are set to undergo major changes after another disappointing season but former midfielder David Beckham hopes Cristiano Ronaldo sticks around for at least another year. United's 4-0 hammering at Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend means they cannot finish higher than sixth. The Old Trafford side have appointed Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik ten Hag to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick from the end of the current campaign, with the Dutchman expected to revamp the squad during the close season. Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and Beckham, who also wore United's number seven jersey, hopes the 37-year-old forward will stay on. "It's important to him -- we all know how much United means to him. He's still doing what he does best," Beckham tol...
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Chelsea crowned WSL champions as Kerr shines in win over Manchester United | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Chelsea won the Women's Super League with a brilliant 4-2 come-from-behind win over Manchester United on Sunday featuring two stunning volleys from Sam Kerr to secure their third straight league title and fifth in seven years. Arsenal, who beat West Ham United 2-0, finished second on 56 points, one behind Chelsea, and Manchester City grabbed the final Champions League spot by beating Reading to finish third. CONGRATULATIONS, @CHELSEAFCW! 🏆 https://t.co/JQ7BxDHeik— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 1652015066000Birmingham City were the only side relegated from the 12-team division, and they will be replaced next season by Liverpool. Martha Thomas gave Manchester United the lead with a deft header from Katie Zelem's free kick, and although Erin Cuthbert levelled four minutes later, Chelsea ...
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Chelsea don’t need open heart surgery, says Thomas Tuchel | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea will only need a "facelift" to succeed next after Ralf Rangnick said Thursday's opponents Manchester United will require "open heart surgery". Tuchel's side head to Old Trafford looking to cement their grip on third place in the Premier League, while sixth-placed United appear certain to miss out on a top-four finish. United interim boss Rangnick fears Erik ten Hag, the Ajax coach who will take charge at Old Trafford from the end of this season, will have to significantly overhaul his squad to make the club competitive at the highest level. In contrast, Tuchel is confident Chelsea's needs only run skin deep despite an inconsistent season marred by Russian owner Roman Abramovich putting the club up for sale following the British government's sanctio...
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EPL: Arsenal dent Manchester United top-four hopes with 3-1 win | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Arsenal dealt a blow to Manchester United's hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka struck in a 3-1 win on Saturday that revived the home side's chances of Champions League football next season. Arsenal were rewarded for their blistering early pace as Tavares tapped home in the third minute after United goalkeeper David de Gea pushed away a curling effort by Saka, following some poor defending by the visitors at The Emirates. AS IT HAPPENEDSaka doubled the Gunners' lead from the penalty spot after a foul on the winger in the build-up to a strike by Eddie Nketiah that went in but was ruled out as offside by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). United's sluggish display overshadowed fleeting moments in which they threatened and was ano...
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Manchester United will need an ‘open-heart surgery’ under Erik ten Hag, says Ralf Rangnick | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick said on Friday that his successor Erik ten Hag will need to perform "open-heart surgery" on the English giants if they are to return to their glory days. United were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool in midweek, a defeat which left them in sixth place in the table, 23 points behind leaders and neighbours Manchester City. They also face an uphill struggle to reach the Champions League next season. "One of the very few good things, is that it's crystal clear. You don't even need glasses to analyse and to see where the problems are," said 63-year-old Rangnick. "So, now it's only about how do we solve them? For me, it's clear it's not enough to do some little, minor amendments, some little issues here and there, some minor cosmetic things. "No...
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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire receives bomb threat | Off the field News – Times of India

LONDON: Harry Maguire's house was checked by police on Thursday after the Manchester United captain received a bomb threat. England defender Maguire, who lives with his fiancée and two children, has endured a difficult season with club and country, but it is not known who made the threat. The 29-year-old's home was swept by Cheshire Constabulary to ensure his safety. "In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home," a spokesman for Maguire said. "He has reported this to the police who are now looking into the matter. "The safety of his family and those around him is obviously Harry's number one priority. "He will continue to prepare for this weekend's fixture as normal and we will not be commenting in any further detail at this time." The bomb scare is the ...
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Spurs boss Conte looking forward to reunion with Brentford’s Eriksen | Football News – Times of India

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte said he was happy to see Christian Eriksen playing again after his cardiac arrest at last year's European Championship and looking forward to a reunion with the Brentford midfielder in Saturday's Premier League game. Denmark midfielder Eriksen helped Conte's Inter Milan win the Serie A title last season but he had to leave the club as players who have heart-starting devices implanted are not allowed to play in Italy. The 30-year-old spent seven years at Spurs before moving to Inter. He was a free agent when he joined Brentford in January and signed a contract until the end of the season. "To meet him tomorrow for a game will be a pleasure," Conte told reporters on Thursday. "I'm very happy to see him, to play football again because the images were...
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Ralf Rangnick exposes Manchester United rebuilding task after Anfield misery

The remaining Manchester United fans inside Anfield were chanting for the club’s owners to sell up when the coaches and players were already back inside analyzing their failings in a 4-0 humiliation by Liverpool. It was a moment, before facing the media, for introspection and self-criticism by interim manager Ralf Rangnick and midfielder Bruno Fernandes at the home of their club’s fiercest rival. “What I tell them in the locker room stays there, obviously, “Rangnick said, before offering a flavour of the damning assessment. “We were just not up to it in the first half. We didn’t win a single second ball. In most of the first ball situations, we were just spectators. We were onlookers.” “If you play like that against a team like Liverpool, then it’s difficult.” Coming from the temporary...
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Liverpool thrash miserable Manchester United to go top of Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool embarrassed Manchester United for the second time this season to move top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah struck twice in a 4-0 thrashing on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp's men won 5-0 at Old Trafford in October and expectations of a similar rout were well-founded as Liverpool exposed the massive gulf between the sides with Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane also on target. Liverpool move two points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table, but still need the English champions to slip up in their remaining seven league games of the season to win the title. In contrast to the fine margins separating Liverpool and City, a 22-point gap now lies between the league leaders and United in sixth with only Tottenham and Arsenal's own failings keeping the Red Devils in the race ...
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Manchester United’s Ronaldo to miss Liverpool match after the death of newborn son | Football News – Times of India

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not play against Liverpool in the Premier League later on Tuesday following the death of his newborn son a day earlier, the club said. Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez, who announced in October last year they were expecting twins, said on Monday that one of the two babies had died. "Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time," United said in a statement on the club website. "As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening and we underline the family's request for privacy." United are fifth in the Premier League table, three points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, ahead of their trip to A...
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EPL: Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes fit to face Liverpool despite car crash | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): Bruno Fernandes will be fit for Manchester United's Premier League trip to Liverpool despite being involved in a minor car crash on Monday. No parties involved are understood to have sustained serious injuries and Fernandes took part in training with the rest of the United squad on the eve of the game at Anfield. "Obviously the accident happened on the way to Carrington, but as far as I know nobody was injured," Rangnick said at his pre-match press conference. "He trained with the team and he was ok. That's why I think he will also be ok for tomorrow." Both sides are in desperate need of the points for different reasons. Liverpool can go top with victory over their old rivals, who they thrashed 5-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the season. United needed a Crist...
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EPL: Ronaldo hat-trick rescues Man United amid fan anger in Norwich win | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Cristiano Ronaldo's 50th club career hat-trick and second Premier League treble of the season earned below-par Manchester United a 3-2 victory over Norwich City on Saturday amid scenes of fan protest at Old Trafford. With Tottenham Hotspur losing 1-0 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion earlier on Saturday, the door was open for United to close on the Champions League qualification places with victory over bottom side Norwich and they just about took advantage. A first-half double from veteran striker Ronaldo seemingly put the hosts on course for a comfortable win in the sunshine, with Norwich struggling to keep pace. However, Kieran Dowell's goal out of nowhere in first-half stoppage time got the visitors back in the contest, before Finnish forward Teemu Pukki co...
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Everton lifts survival hopes with win over lackluster United

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. It was another lackluster performance by United, which brought two great saves out of Jordan Pickford — both from efforts by Marcus Rashford — early in the match and was frustrated by some obdurate and at times desperate defending by Everton in the second half. Whoever is hired as the full-time replacement for interim manager Ralf Rangnick — and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag looks to be the favorite for the job — is set to arrive at Old Trafford with United out...
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Wolves can’t retain Neves if clubs will pay 100 million pounds to sign him: Lage | Football News – Times of India

Wolverhampton Wanderers will do everything to retain midfielder Ruben Neves but will not be able to stand in the way of clubs willing to pay over 100 million pounds ($131 million) for him, manager Bruno Lage said on Thursday. Neves, who was instrumental in Wolves' promotion to the top flight and been their midfield lynchpin for five years, has been linked with a move to Manchester United by British media. The 25-year-old Portugal international has over two years left to run on his Wolves contract, and would command a high price tag in the transfer market. "I don't know if it's United or other teams, what I know is we have a special player here with us. What he's doing this season is very good," Lage told reporters ahead of Friday's league trip to Newcastle United. "I think also the way ...