Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney: record goalscorer in the Manchester derby with 11 goals. Photo: Nigel French/PA

Wayne Rooney has given Manchester United a big boost by being passed fit to lead the attack in tomorrow’s derby while the champions will be without t(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard  with team-mate Mario Balotelli. Gerrard has still to sign a new deal with the Anfield club. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Sturridge to miss Liverpool’s most demanding week of the season as they play Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Chelsea (...)

The signing of Ángel Di María, along with Radamel Falcao, illustrates the power United still wield in the transfer market, despite their absence from Europe. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

(...) season of flux in English football’s champion city. Guardian Service(...)

Striker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea after missing four matches with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA
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SATURDAY Newcastle (14) v Liverpool (7) - Live BT Sport 1, 12.45pm Cheick Tiote will miss out for Newcastle after failing to overcome a calf (...)

Wayne Rooney is set to captain Manchester United in the derby game with Manchester City on Sunday. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for the Manchester derby, but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.Manager Louis van Gaal denied reports Rooney (...)

 Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Sunday’s derby against Manchester United and faces up to three weeks out with a knee injury. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

David Silva will be out for three weeks with a knee ligament injury in what is a sizeable blow to Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s 168th derby and We(...)

 Chelsea’s Diego Costa is to return to the starting XI against QPR on Saturday.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Diego Costa will return to Chelsea’s starting lineup for their west London derby against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday though José Mourinho is alrea(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard syas he may not be at the club next season. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has cast doubt on his future at Anfield, with the 34-year-old yet to agree terms on a new contract and his deal due t(...)

Jan Vertonghen of Spurs in action during the  Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on October 26. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Jan Vertonghen remembers the seven long years his former club Ajax spent without the Eredivisie title. To them, it was akin to a drought of many decad(...)

Sprinter turned 7s sensation Carlin Isles is proof USA Rugby are open to attracting athletes from other sports. Photograph: Getty Images.

(...), and Nigel Melville, former English scrumhalf turned CEO of USA Rugby, has held talks with the(...)