Manchester United

5:32 AM ET Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his position as Manchester United manager, the club have confirmed. A humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday was the final straw for the club’s owners, the Glazer family, with Solskjaer out amid a wretched run of five defeats in seven Premier League games. A club statement
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11:52 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a sensational return to Manchester United. The 36-year-old has returned to Old Trafford 12 years after leaving the club to join Real Madrid and will sign a two-year contract. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access The Portugal
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4:59 PM ET Rob Dawson Manchester United teenager Anthony Elanga continued his good form in preseason with another goal against Brentford, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team could only draw 2-2 at Old Trafford. Elanga, 19, scored for the second game in a row while Andreas Pereira was also on the scoresheet with an outrageous volley,
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3:11 PM ET Ed Woodward has resigned as Manchester United executive vice-chairman after eight years in the role, the club announced. The former JP Morgan investment banker, who succeeded David Gill as the man in charge of United’s day-to-day operations in 2012, had been planning to step down at the end of the season, sources
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7:00 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have appointed John Murtough as the club’s first football director and Darren Fletcher as their first technical director. Murtough has been promoted from head of football development while former Scotland international Fletcher rejoined the club in January as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff. – When is
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6:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are still the “No.1 club in Manchester” despite Manchester City‘s recent success, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. City have won four Premier League titles since United’s success in 2013 but ahead of Saturday’s derby at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has insisted the reds are still top dogs. – ESPN+
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