Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with a 2-1 victory over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera.

LONDON, May 20: Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty proved decisive as Chelsea salvaged their season by beating Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final in what is widely expected to be manager Antonio Conte’s swansong on Saturday.

Liverpool want to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak but will have to fork out €100million to meet his buyout clause, according to reports.

April 19: Manchester United tightened their grip on second place in the Premier League after goals in each half by defender Chris Smalling and substitute Romelu Lukaku gave them a clinical 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.

LONDON, April 16: A week later than they would have preferred Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

April 15: Manchester City emerged from a trough of despair to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 and move to within three points of the Premier League title at Wembley on Saturday.

March 23: Agent Philippe Lamboley failed to rule out the possibility of Anthony Martial leaving Manchester United this summer, amid rumours that Arsenal could sign the £57.4m-ratedforward.

Manchester City are reportedly ready to put together a stunning £305million transfer package to beat Manchester United and Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.

MANCHESTER, March 20: Manchester United have extended Ashley Young’s deal for an extra year by triggering a one-year option in the versatile England wing back’s contract, British media said on Monday.

LONDON, March 11: Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United beat their arch-rivals Liverpool 2-1 in a highly-charged derby on Saturday to consolidate second place in the Premier League table.

MANCHESTER, March 8: Manchester City advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals despite suffering their first home loss in over a year, going through 5-2 on aggregate after a 2-1 defeat by Swiss champions Basel on Wednesday.

LONDON, Feb 26: Pep Guardiola claimed his maiden English silverware as his side thrashed Arsenal 3-0 in the League Cup final with Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva all on target in a disappointingly one-sided showpiece on Sunday.

The Chilean admitted to evading payments totaling €983,443 (£874,810) in 2012 and 2013 while he was playing for Barcelona. Sanchez appeared in court via video link in January and pleaded guilty to concealing part of what he earned from image rights during his time at Camp Nou. The 29-year-old has now been given a 16-month prison suspended sentence, which means he will not serve any time in jail.

LONDON, Feb 4: Manchester United’s new signing Alexis Sanchez scored on his home debut in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town as they took advantage of a slip by cross-town rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday.

LONDON, Feb 1: Manchester City tightened their stranglehold at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday by trouncing bottom club West Bromwich Albion 3-0 as nearest rivals Manchester United suffered a chastening 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

LONDON, Feb 1: Manchester City tightened their stranglehold at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday by trouncing bottom club West Bromwich Albion 3-0 as nearest rivals Manchester United suffered a chastening 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

LONDON, Jan 22: Manchester United (MANU.N) have retained their position as the highest revenue-generating soccer club in the world, edging out Spain’s Real Madrid by the narrowest margin ever between the top two.

Manchester United took time off from their pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez to coast to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Stoke at Old Trafford on Monday. Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial in the first half, and Romelu Lukaku after the break, were on the scoresheet as Jose Mourinho finally beat struggling Stoke as United manager at the fourth time of asking.

The Chile international will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season once his contract with the Gunners expires. City came close to signing Sanchez for £60 million in the closing stages of the summer transfer window but Arsenal pulled the plug on the deal as they were unable to sign a replacement in time

Dec 18: Manchester City will hold talks with manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the season about extending his three-year deal, British media reported on Sunday.

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LONDON, Nov 2: Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for his second Premier League visit since taking the reins at Manchester United.

LONDON, July 12: Manchester officials say they are making U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande an honorary citizen of the city because of her response to the deadly concert attack in May.

Manchester United's former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has rejoined boyhood favourites Everton from their Premier League rivals, the Merseyside club said on Sunday.

LONDON, July 8: Manchester United have agreed a fee with Everton for the transfer of Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku subject to medical and personal terms, the Premier League side said on Saturday.

Manchester United have agreed a 75 million pound ($97 million) deal for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday.

MANCHESTER, June 5: Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city nearly two weeks ago.

NEW YORK, May 31: Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry will join Ariana Grande at a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday.

Manchester bomber's terrorist links

LONDON, May 28: The hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large, Britain's interior minister said Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Government of Nepal today has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Manchester of the United Kingdom where 19 people were killed yesterday.

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed a deal to join Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.

Manchester United clinched a sixth consecutive Premier League win for the first time since April 2015 as Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored second-half goals in a controversial 2-0 victory at 10-man West Ham United on Monday.

FRANKFURT, Nov 22: Lionel Messi is back, and that's the best news Barcelona could have ahead of its Champions League match at Celtic.

MANCHESTER, Nov 19: Olivier Giroud scored an 89th-minute equalizer as Arsenal snatched a 1-1 draw at Manchester United despite being outplayed in a disappointing Premier League match between two English heavyweights on Saturday.

LONDON, Nov 5: Manchester City will have the chance to put daylight between themselves and their title rivals when the Premier League leaders try to cap a memorable week by beating Middlesbrough on Saturday.

LONDON, Sept 22: With dead-eyed efficiency, Pep Guardiola has hit the ground running as Manchester City manager, ruthlessly clearing his squad of unwanted players and transforming the team into a winning machine.

MANCHESTER, Sept 15: Sergio Aguero kept up his explosive start to the season by scoring a hat trick for Manchester City in a 4-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in a rescheduled Champions League match on Wednesday.

LONDON, Sept 12: Manchester United became the first British football club to earn more than half a billion pounds in a single year after announcing Monday total revenue of £515.3 million ($683.5 million, 608.9 million euros) for the year ending June 30, 2016.

Manchester, Sept 10: Manchester becomes the center of the football universe on Saturday when Jose Mourinho's United tackle Pep Guardiola's City in a feverishly anticipated local derby at Old Trafford.

LONDON, Sept 9 : The eyes of the world will be on Manchester this weekend as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola bring their bitter feud to the Premier League for the first time.

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LONDON, Sept 8: Manchester United welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford on Saturday in a derby match that sees opposing managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew their sulphurous rivalry.

MANCHESTER, Aug 9: They've hired the two most coveted coaches in world football. Their spending on new players this offseason has almost reached the $400-million barrier. Their stated aim is to win the English Premier League.

Manchester, Aug 2: Manchester City took its offseason spending close to $100 million under coach Pep Guardiola by signing Germany winger Leroy Sane from Schalke on Tuesday.