• This is a Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's Anthony Martial of France as he reacts  during his French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium against Ajaccio.  The French Football Federation said Monday  Aug. 31, 2015 that Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry Henry, was granted permission to leave France's national squad to sign a contract at Manchester United. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    West Ham signs 3 players on final day of transfer window

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United took a gamble in making French forward Anthony Martial the most expensive teenager in football history as Premier League spending in the summer transfer window reached record levels on Tuesday.

    Updated: 11:33 am

  • This is a Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's Anthony Martial of France as he reacts  during his French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium against Ajaccio.  The French Football Federation said Monday  Aug. 31, 2015 that Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry Henry, was granted permission to leave France's national squad to sign a contract at Manchester United. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    Man United turns to Monaco again in bid to sign Martial

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the second straight year, Manchester United is turning to French club Monaco to solve its striker shortage in the final hours of Europe’s summer transfer window.

  • Manchester United's captain Wayne Rooney, left, and Ander Herrera, third left, wait in the center circle to restart after they conceded a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    United’s biggest problems exposed in 2-1 loss at Swansea

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United’s early-season problems at both ends of the pitch were exposed in a 2-1 loss at Swansea on Sunday that ended its unbeaten start in the Premier League.

  • This is a Sunday, May 10, 2015 file photo of Wolfburg's  Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium, right, as he is challenged by Paderborn's Daniel Brueckner  during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Paderborn, Germany.  Kevin de Bruyne has joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg for a reported fee of 58 million pounds ($89 million), making the Belgium midfielder the second most expensive player in the history of English football. City announced the transfer on Sunday Aug 30, 2015, saying the 24-year-old De Bruyne has signed a six-year deal. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

    Kevin de Bruyne joins Man City from Wolfsburg

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City demonstrated its financial might by breaking the club’s transfer record for the second time this summer to sign Kevin de Bruyne on Sunday, making the Belgium midfielder the second most-expensive player in English football history.

  • Manchester United's Memphis Depay, centre, fights for the ball against Newcastle's Chancel Mbemba during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Flamboyant Depay already a crowd-pleaser at Man United

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Players who have flourished in the iconic No. 7 jersey at Manchester United have had three attributes in common: attitude, ability and aura.

  • Chelsea’s John Terry leaves the pitch after being sent off during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Chelsea missing Terry with captain’s place under scrutiny

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — John Terry ended last season as still the best center back in the English Premier League.

  • Manchester United's Wayne Rooney gestures after scoring a goal during the Champions League play-off round, second leg soccer match at  the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium on Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Dubrule)

    Man United back in Champions League, Rooney scoring again

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United had double reason to celebrate on Wednesday — the team is back in the Champions League group stage and star striker Wayne Rooney is scoring again.