By Simon Stone BBC Sport 23 May From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48370600 Read more about sharing. On 26 May, it will be 20 years since Manchester United completed a remarkable Treble - becoming the only team to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in one season.The club are marking the achievement by hosting a Champions League final rematch against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford, and will also be paying tribute on next season's kit.Yet, such are the fine margins between success and failure that United's Treble hopes were almost killed off before the players seriously started to think it was possible.Six weeks before finally completing their hat-trick of titles - Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup - Sir Alex Ferguson's side were playing major … [Read more...] about Man Utd 1999 Treble: Near misses, determination & ‘pure luck’
Sport by Press Association 22/05/2019, 4:31 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Manchester United Under-23s boss Ricky Sbragia has left the club, Press Association Sport understands. Having previously had a spell in charge of the second string, the Scot returned to the club in 2017 to lead the Under-23s. United were relegated from the top tier of Premier League 2 in 2017-18 and last season finished sixth in the 12-team second division. Press Association Sport understands that Sbragia has now left the club by mutual consent, with head of academy Nicky Butt to focus on the youth system’s structure as United move forwards. United’s former second-string boss Warren Joyce is available after leaving A-League side Melbourne City earlier this month. … [Read more...] about Under-23s boss Ricky Sbragia leaves Manchester United
Sport by Press Association 22/05/2019, 12:51 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Newcastle are braced for Manchester United’s first bid for Sean Longstaff. An offer for the midfielder from Old Trafford is expected before the weekend, Press Association Sport understands. Any approach is likely to be immediately rejected with the Magpies determined to keep the 21-year-old. He signed a four-year deal in December and would cost United over £20million if they convinced Newcastle to sell. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being backed this summer and wants to revamp the squad with younger players after their failure to reach the Champions League. United are still a draw, despite their on-field problems which saw them finish sixth in the Premier League this season, and would provide a greater chance of success. They are keen to sign British talent and are reportedly close to signing Swansea winger Daniel James for around £15million. Longstaff, … [Read more...] about Manchester United linked with move for Longstaff
By Simon Stone BBC Sport 22 May From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48365185 Read more about sharing. Manchester United are talking to Swansea about Wales winger Daniel James, but a fee is yet to be agreed.James, 21, has been targeted by a number of Premier League teams.And United are hopeful of completing a deal for a player given his international debut in November by Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs.James came close to joining the Swans' Championship rivals Leeds United in January, but a potential deadline-day move fell through.Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting younger players in particular this summer as he looks to improve on a sixth-placed finish last season.Analysis from BBC Sport Wales football correspondent Rob Phillips:Dan James' rise … [Read more...] about Daniel James: Manchester United in talks for Swansea City winger
By Simon Stone BBC Sport 17 May From the section Man Utd Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48299387 Read more about sharing. Jose Mourinho has won two Champions Leagues, eight league titles and 10 cup competitions.So when, the day before Manchester United's opening game of the season against Leicester in August, the then manager said he regarded finishing second in the previous campaign - 19 points behind champions Manchester City - as his greatest managerial achievement, few took him seriously.Wind the clock forward nine months.The gap to City has grown to 32 points. Mourinho is no longer United boss, sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After a brief renaissance, they have slipped to sixth and failed to qualify for the Champions League for the third time in six seasons.So, while … [Read more...] about Manchester United: Was Jose Mourinho right about state of club?