BLACKBURN, England -- Manchester United are becoming accustomed to winning without Wayne Rooney, so much so that his absence from Sunday's FA Cup fifth round victory against Blackburn Rovers passed without the merest hint of angst over the their captain's injury-enforced absence at Ewood Park. Marcus Rashford's first-half goal, which cancelled out Danny Graham's opener for the home team, preceded Zlatan Ibrahimovic's second-half winner, a goal that spared Jose Mourinho and his players an unwanted...
Coming from a goal down, Manchester United prevailed 2-1 at Blackburn to set up an Emirates FA Cup quarterfinal against Chelsea, thanks to strikes from Marcus Rashford and the irrepressible Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Blackburn were adept in defence and often canny in attack but United's superior creativity wore them down although only after, in a compliment to Blackburn, they summoned two of their biggest stars from the bench.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan again set the tone, Michael Carrick commanded...
BLACKBURN, England -- Three thoughts from Manchester United's 2-1 win at Blackburn, which sees them advance to the FA Cup quarterfinals.
1. Man United substitutes get the job done
There was half an hour remaining when Jose Mourinho signalled his determination to avoid a replay. There was a quarter of an hour to go when Manchester United's deluxe replacements powered the holders into the last eight of the FA Cup.
Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic came on together. They linked up again, albeit separated...
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Rooney set for shock China switch?
Wayne Rooney could quit Manchester United for the Chinese Super League against Jose Mourinho's wishes, according to the Telegraph, with multiple clubs in China hopeful of convincing the England captain to leave Old Trafford in the next fortnight.
The report states that Rooney, who has not started...
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ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger said there has been no change to his plan to decide his future in March or April but that he will still be a manager next season, "whether it is here or somewhere else." He has also denied reports of a dressing room row after the 5-1 loss at Bayern.
- Alexis Sanchez is in Barcelona to deal with his court case over alleged tax fraud but will return to full training before Monday's FA Cup game against Sutton United
- Mesut Ozil's...
Everyone wants to be like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right? Or at least the Manchester United striker thinks so.
Ibrahimovic took over United's Instagram page with a series of videos on Friday, and after a lighthearted threat -- "Don't miss it or else I will come for you" -- proceeded to reveal 10 easy ways to be more like him.
Included were some more pearls of wisdom to add to his seemingly endless list of memorable quotes, such as: "Why do it normal? Why do it more than normal? Do it brilliant."