Manchester United named Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal to succeed David Moyes as the record 20-time English soccer champion seeks to bounce back from this season’s slump.
Manchester United’s worst season since at least 1992 was underscored yesterday by the departure of coach David Moyes. As a business, the club still has few peers in soccer.
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes said he understands why he was replaced at the English Premier League soccer club and shares the fans’ frustration at the team’s poor performances.
Manchester United Chief Executive Officer David Gill said he wouldn’t be surprised if veteran midfielder Paul Scholes quits at the end of this season.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes will retire for a second time at the end of this season, the Premier League soccer champion said on its website.
Manchester United beat 10-man Queens Park Rangers 2-0 yesterday to extend its advantage atop soccer’s Premier League to eight points as second-place Manchester City lost 1-0 at Arsenal.
Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United beat 10-man Manchester City 3-2 to reach the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup. Paul Scholes made a playing return for United.
Manchester City remains on course for a first English soccer championship in 44 years after a 2-0 victory at Newcastle that keeps it atop the Premier League on goal difference from Manchester United with one match to play.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
"I am not a man of many words but I can honestly say that playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United has been a real honor."
- Paul Scholes on May 31, 2011