Archive for the ‘Manchester United’ Category

Manchester City v Manchester United: a battle for ideological dominance

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

City has seen a Court for Arbitration in Sport ruling go against it as the club deals with charges that it breached UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. Over at United, fans remain concerned about the club's owners and their failure to deliver the levels of success they have previously enjoyed. Yet despite the tensions associated with the head-to-head and the perpetual financial waltz of trying to work within the constraints of FFP, a bigger battle is being fought out in Manchester – one that is largely anonymous though profoundly more important than anything that a single Premier League game can manifest.

The Five Pointer: Solskjaer’s United stutter again, Root’s double ton, Ravens make statement

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Welcome to the Five Pointer - Yahoo Sport's video round-up of the day's big stories. Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United's draw against Aston Villa. Arsenal are on the hunt for a new manager and could look to pry Brendan Rodgers away from high-flying Leicester City.

Manchester United fans may want to rid club of Glazers, but sportswashing Saudis would be a new low

Monday, November 4th, 2019

This weekend, even as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were demonstrating their inadequacy on the pitch at Bournemouth, the attention of many Manchester United fans was diverted much further south. A story bloomed on social media suggesting that the Saudi royal family was about to buy the club. Richard Arnold, United's managing director, had been spotted in Riyadh the previous week and the news was that this was but the opening of negotiations.

The Five Pointer: Murray rediscovers winning feeling, Klopp’s VAR rage, RWC semis decided

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Five Pointer - Yahoo Sport's video round-up of the day's major stories. Jurgen Klopp was not best pleased VAR following Manchester United's controversial opener in Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. An emotional Andy Murray won his first singles title for over two years after beating Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final in Antwerp.

The Five Pointer: Under fire United and Spurs bosses need wins, GB eye more gold in Doha, NFL hits London

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Yahoo Sport’s video preview of the weekend action.

The Five Pointer: Klopp on Champions League defence, new deal for de Gea, veteran cricketer’s record score

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Yahoo Sport's video round-up of the day's major stories.

Manchester United fans make push to get #GlazersOut

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

More than a decade ago, the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the owners of the Manchester United soccer club in England. As explained by Cindy Boren of the Washington Post, fans of Manchester United recently have embarked on a publicity campaign aimed at pressuring the Glazer family to sell the team. Despite winning the Premier League championship 20 times, Manchester United hasn't secured a title in six years.

How Barcelona, Real Madrid help El Clasico evolve into the world’s first $8 billion sporting event

Friday, October 26th, 2018

El Clasico is never just another match, of course, but Sunday’s El Clasico is the first $8 billion match in the history of sport. Sunday’s 177th league El Clasico features Real Madrid valued at $4.088 billion and Barcelona valued at $4.064 billion, good enough for the fourth- and third-most valuable sports franchises, respectively — behind only Manchester United and the Dallas Cowboys per Forbes’ 2018 valuations. No match in any sport has featured two clubs valued at a combined $8 billion, and unlike the recent state of the Cowboys and United, Barcelona and Real Madrid have continued to succeed in the field of play and in the financial arena.

Spanish ‘Clasico’ the top attraction in Europe this weekend

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

For the first time in more than a decade there will be a "clasico" between Barcelona and Real Madrid without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. The Spanish rivals meet Sunday at the Camp Nou Stadium with Messi out with a broken arm and Ronaldo far away in Italy playing for Juventus.

Mourinho isn’t entirely to blame for United’s problems, they’re much deeper than him

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The black clouds are closing in at Old Trafford and manager Jose Mourinho is copping the flak from all sides following Manchester United’s poor Premier League start. Since Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill’s departure in 2013, this a club that have placed financial results above on-field performances. You only need look at the other major sporting franchise the Glazer family owns – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – to see where Manchester United could be heading.