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Man United are a club in crisis, but who's to blame?

Manchester United are in disarray just two games into the season under Jose Mourinho. Cracks are appearing in every corner, but why has it all gone so wrong?

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Pathetic United prove Mourinho's warning true

Jose Mourinho warned Manchester United were in for a difficult season in the summer. On the basis of this abysmal showing at Brighton, he's right.

Bailly 3/10 in abject Manchester United display

Eric Bailly turned in perhaps his worst performance in a Manchester United shirt as Jose Mourinho's men suffered a miserable day at Brighton.

Examining the disconnect between Mourinho and Man United

Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop delve into Man United's performance against Brighton and Paul Pogba's post-match comments regarding his attitude.


Brighton 3-2 Man United: Shock defeat for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's men looked utterly listless in a shock early-season defeat for Manchester United at the hands of Brighton.


Can Jose Mourinho fix Manchester United?

Can Jose Mourinho get his squad to rebound from a tough loss to Brighton or has his negativity and demeanor affected them beyond repair?


Mourinho refuses to single out players in defeat

Jose Mourinho refused to blame specific players for Manchester United's shock defeat to Brighton.


Premier League

Premier League Team of the Weekend: Week 2


Aguero as lethal as ever, but Cech's time is up

The second weekend of the Premier League season is all but done. Join Nick Miller as he toasts Sergio Aguero and calls for more change at Arsenal.

Advantage Sarri in top-four battle vs. Emery

Neither Chelsea or Arsenal will play Champions League football this season. Saturday's result showed which side is likelier to make a swift return.


Power Rankings: Can anyone catch Martínez's Atlanta?

Josef Martínez inspired Atlanta United to yet another win, while the duo of Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta has D.C. United fans in wonderland.

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Martinez equals MLS record in Atlanta victory

Josef Martinez's 27th goal in 25 games put the Atlanta United forward in a four-way tie for the single-season MLS scoring record. His club defeated Columbus 3-1 to go top of the East.

The numbers behind Martinez's MLS record

Josef Martinez matched the Major League Soccer record for goals in a season with nine games remaining as he scored his 27th goal of the year.

Martinez ties MLS single-season goals record

Josef Martinez broke the deadlock for Atlanta United against Columbus with his 27th goal of the season, tying the MLS record.


Atlanta 3-1 Columbus - Martinez ties the record - Via MLS

Josef Martinez matched the MLS single-season goals record with his 27th of the season as Atlanta's big three led the Five Stripes past Columbus.


Mane needs goals to emulate Salah, Firmino success

Sadio Mane is the third man of Liverpool's front three, but more goals could put him on level pegging with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool prove they can have a go at Manchester City

After Liverpool made easy work of West Ham, the FC crew examine what makes the Reds capable of challenging Man City for the Premier League title.


Liverpool unwise to sell Klavan and Mignolet

With Ragnar Klavan joining Cagliari and Simon Mignolet also linked with an exit, David Usher writes that Liverpool could rue letting them go.


Transfer Talk: Chelsea, Manchester United circling Ramsey

Chelsea and Man Utd have been put "on alert" after Aaron Ramsey's contract negotiations at Arsenal reportedly stalled. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Neves to Manchester City

Kieran Tierney to Tottenham and Ruben Neves to Manchester City are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Rumour Rater: Alderweireld, Moura, Marchisio & more

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson delves into the rumours surrounding Toby Alderweireld, Lucas Moura, Claudio Marchisio and many more in Rumour Rater.


Ronaldo-mania hits Chievo


Ronaldo just 6/10 on Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo found it frustrating on his Serie A debut as Juventus were made to work to ensure his first game ended in victory.

The Ronaldo effect hits Serie A

He didn't score on his Serie A debut but Cristiano Ronaldo's mere presence made for a spectacle that heralds a new era for Juventus and Italian football.

Watch Serie A on ESPN

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and the stars of Serie A all season long, with every match from the Italian top flight available on ESPN and ESPN+.


Horncastle: Juventus have a superiority complex

FC's James Horncastle discusses whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo's first game at Juventus lived up to all the hype.


Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus debut vs. Chievo

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score but still provided highlights in his Juventus debut vs. Chievo in a 3-2 victory.


Is there a siege mentality to shut down Ronaldo & Juventus?

The FC guys delve into the theory Serie A clubs are out to prove they can do what other leagues could not; slow down Cristiano Ronaldo.


Premier League highlights

Brighton 3-2 Man United: Shock defeat for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's men looked utterly listless in a shock early-season defeat for Manchester United at the hands of Brighton.


Man City 6-1 Huddersfield: Aguero nets hat trick

Sergio Aguero netted his 13th career hat trick with Manchester City and Gabriel Jesus added a goal of his own as Man City dominate Huddersfield 6-1.


Burnley 1-3 Watford: Hornets' second half surge

Troy Deeney and Will Hughes each scored early in the second half to help Watford pull away from Burnley with a 3-1 victory.


Chelsea win frantic derby; West Ham woe

Craig Burley runs through the talking points from each of Saturday's Premier League matches, including Chelsea's win over Arsenal.


Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal: Alonso seals derby win

Marcos Alonso scored the winner for Chelsea in a back-and-forth London derby against Arsenal, who paid the price for their missed chances.


Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Kane breaks his August duck

Harry Kane scored an August goal for the first time in his career, adding to goals from Lucas Moura and Kieran Trippier in Spurs' win over Fulham.


Everton 2-1 Southampton: Toffees' new hero strikes again

Everton newcomer Richarlison scored his third goal in two matches to secure a win for the Toffees over Southampton in his debut at Goodison Park.


Leicester 2-0 Wolves: Vardy sees red in Foxes win

Leicester City rode their luck to beat Wolves, but lost Jamie Vardy after a reckless challenge.


West Ham 1-2 Bournemouth: Wilson's solo goal sparks Cherries win

Bournemouth seal three points at the London stadium as Steve Cook scores the winner in the 66th minute.


Cardiff 0-0 Newcastle: Etheridge the hero in stoppage time

Neil Etheridge came up big for Cardiff as he denied Newcastle's Kenedy in the last minute of stoppage time to secure a point in Wales.


No De Bruyne, no problem; Silva, Aguero spark City rout

How would Manchester City cope without Kevin De Bruyne? Pep Guardiola's men provided an emphatic answer as they hammered Huddersfield 6-1.

Hat-trick hero Aguero 9/10

Sergio Aguero scored the 13th hat trick of his Manchester City career in Sunday's rout of Huddersfield, fully deserving his 9/10 rating.

Favourable fixtures could see Man City fly

Ross Dyer and Janusz Michallik dissect Manchester City's demolition of Huddersfield and say the fixtures are kind for another extended winning run.


Man City 6-1 Huddersfield: Aguero nets hat trick

Sergio Aguero netted his 13th career hat trick with Manchester City and Gabriel Jesus added a goal of his own as Man City dominate Huddersfield 6-1.


Guardiola responds to Mourinho's 'class' jibe

Pep Guardiola responds to Jose Mourinho after the Manchester United manager accused City of lacking class.


Aguero completes his hat trick

Sergio Aguero scores his third goal to give Manchester City a 5-1 lead over Huddersfield.


Terrene Kongolo own goal for Huddersfield

English Premier League: Terence Kongolo (85') Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield




Stankovic gets one back for Huddersfield

English Premier League: Jon Gorenc Stankovic (43') Manchester City 3-1 Huddersfield


Sergio Aguero gives Man City 3-0 Lead

English Premier League: Sergio Aguero (35') Manchester City 3-0 Huddersfield


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