David De Gea will miss Manchester United's Champions League clash with Valencia at Old Trafford, according to the Manchester Evening News . United's No.1 was absent from the squad when they checked into The Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Monday night ahead of the game, and is now expected to miss the clash with his compatriots at Old Trafford . The Spaniard is expected to be replaced by Sergio Romero, with summer signing Lee Grant being added to the bench. De Gea played in United's 3-0 win at Young Boys in their opening Champions League group game of the campaign, but missed two of their six group matches last season. Romero's only previous appearance of this season came in the Carabao Cup against Derby County last week, when he was sent off in the 67th minute. Confirmed Manchester United squad members vs Valencia Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Lee Grant Defenders: Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly … [Read more...] about De Gea set to miss Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Valencia
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With tough assignments against Valencia and Juventus to come, United knew just how important it would be to get three points in their Group H opener on the Stade de Suisse's synthetic surface. United were not at their best in Bern but emerged victorious from this tricky encounter, with Pogba following his classy opener with a superb spot-kick and assist for Anthony Martial in the 3-0 win. It was a comprehensive, if not always convincing, start to their Champions League campaign - and all the more satisfying as Mourinho's players appeared to avoid injury on the Swiss champions' controversial surface. Young Boys started the brighter but United's quality eventually told, with Marcus Rashford's effort off the post a warning sign that was followed by Pogba's moment of class. Wearing the captain's armband in place of Antonio Valencia - absent due to concerns over the pitch - the United midfielder followed a lovely touch with an unerring finish into the top left-hand corner. Pogba then netted … [Read more...] about Paul Pogba stars as Manchester United get Champions League campaign off to winning start
0 Comments Watch: 50 years ago today George Best's goal helped Manchester United win their first European Cup BelfastTelegraph.co.uk On 29 May 1968, an English team got their hands on the European Cup for the first time ever. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united/watch-50-years-ago-today-george-bests-goal-helped-manchester-united-win-their-first-european-cup-36957656.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36574567.ece/a1094/AUTOCROP/h342/MunichDisaster-005.jpg Email On 29 May 1968, an English team got their hands on the European Cup for the first time ever. Manchester United lifted the famous trophy thanks to a 4-1 extra-time victory over Benfica at Wembley and a certain George Best got himself on the score-sheet. Matt Busby's United side had won the English First Division title in 1965 and 1967 and finally took the step to be crowned European champions, partly thanks to an injury-time goal from Belfast boy Best. … [Read more...] about Watch: 50 years ago today George Best’s goal helped Manchester United win their first European Cup
Manchester United have been handed a boost ahead of future Champions League campaigns. New UEFA rules mean that finishing in fourth place in the Premier League will result in automatic qualification for the group stages of Europe's top club competition. Under previous rules, any side which finished fourth in the league would have to qualify for the competition via a two-legged play-off. The Reds finished fourth in the 2015-16 season and had to overcome a play-off fixture against Belgian champions Club Brugge. However, under the restructure, which comes into effect next season, the top four will be guaranteed qualification. New rules will also see two new kick-off times, with the traditional 7.45pm kick-offs being scrapped in favour of 5.55pm and 8pm slots. Winning the Champions League and the Europa League will now also guarantee qualification to the last 32. However, if two teams who finish outside England's top four win those two competitions, then the fourth-placed team would … [Read more...] about Manchester United handed Champions League boost
Manchester City can clinch the Premier League title by winning their next two games, starting at Everton in Saturday’s evening kick-off. Pep Guardiola’s side are currently 16 points clear of their neighbours and nearest challengers Manchester United. If City beat Everton and then beat United in next weekend’s Manchester derby, they will be crowned champions. Top 25 players in Premier League history 25 show all Top 25 players in Premier League history 1/25 Behind Ronaldo and Rooney, the next-most important man to United’s recovery in the second half of the 2000s. He was a stylish player for Tottenham but over 11 seasons at Old Trafford he has given them the control that they lacked during their difficult years in the early 2000s. And he was even more important to their resurgence in Europe. Getty 2/25 The most decisive attacking player in the Premier League of this decade, Hazard came to Chelsea from Lille in 2012. He was then Chelsea’s … [Read more...] about When can Manchester City win the league title and can they win it against Manchester United in the derby?