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Arsenal facing make-or-break 6 days

Jan. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EST

It's a six-day stretch that could make or break Arsenal's season and prompt renewed scrutiny into the machinations of a club that appears to have issues at every level. A home game against Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday, soon followed by the visit of Manchester United in the FA Cup. Lose both...

Solskjaer beats Pochettino in unofficial Man U job audition

Jan. 13, 2019 6:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's league position hasn't changed. Everything else has under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Surpassing the great Matt Busby in 1946, Solskjaer has now opened his United reign with a club-record six successive victories after beating Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. It...

Guardiola sends message to Liverpool as De Bruyne returns

Jan. 7, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Receiving a pass at shoulder height while facing his own goal, Kevin De Bruyne headed the ball backward and over an opponent just behind him before spinning to collect it and race forward to start yet another Manchester City attack. That's just one snippet from the FA Cup match between City and Rotherham on...

Another win for Solskjaer as 2 EPL teams ousted from FA Cup

Jan. 5, 2019 2:43 PM EST

Alexis Sanchez was resting up in the Manchester United dugout moments after getting substituted when he got a tap on the arm. It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, telling him to get out of the manager's seat and find another. There's no doubt who's the boss inside Old Trafford these days. On a day when English Premier...

Pulisic to join Chelsea as most expensive American player

Jan. 2, 2019 6:16 PM EST

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer to English club Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. Chelsea paid 64 million euros ($73 million) for the 20-year-old United States winger, who will be loaned back to...

Man City, Man United rediscover old selves in EPL wins

Dec. 30, 2018 3:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City finally rediscovered the kind of football that made it Premier League champion, just in time for this week's crucial top-of-the-table clash against Liverpool. Paul Pogba and Manchester United are finally looking like their old selves, too, although whether there's still time...

Solskjaer starts Man U with win; Man City and Chelsea lose

Dec. 22, 2018 3:48 PM EST

Manchester United was stunning and Manchester City was stunned. United responded to a change in coach by producing a rampant display to thrash lowly Cardiff 5-1 hours after English Premier League leader City slumped to a first defeat at home, to struggling Crystal Palace 3-2 on Saturday. Former striker Ole Gunnar...

Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads

Dec. 18, 2018 6:22 PM EST

Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer. It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho. United brought an end to Mourinho's turbulent 2½-year spell at the storied English club by firing him on Tuesday, an inevitable move that follows a...

Column: Mourinho firing doesn't fix malaise at Man United

Dec. 18, 2018 12:47 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The rot runs deep at Manchester United. Firing Jose Mourinho just removes the immediate stench of gloom. With every rebuke aimed — very publicly — at his players or paymasters, Mourinho looked more fixated on picking public fights rather than addressing his own shortcomings....

Special Once? Mourinho's box-office career takes new twist

Dec. 18, 2018 10:28 AM EST

He started off as a translator before becoming a self-styled "Special One," as close as it gets to being a guaranteed winner of titles. Now he's unemployed, with a philosophy seemingly unsuited to modern soccer. Jose Mourinho's firing by Manchester United on Tuesday is the latest chapter in a thrill-a-minute...