Alex Ferguson has praised Louis van Gaal, Michael Carrick and Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...), wins the league, wins the UEFA Cup, wins the European Cup, goes to Chelsea, wins the league twice in a(...)

Former Liverpool striker may be on his way from AC Milan  to boyhood club Atlético Madrd. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) remainder of his Chelsea contract in Italy. Yet the World Cup and European Championship winner has scored(...)

 Manchester City’s Joe Hart in action against Crystal Palace  at the Etihad Stadium, a game in which City registered their eighth win in sucession. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Chelsea. “There’s a lot more to do before then,” Hart said. “There’s the FA Cup too, which we’re keen to(...)

Romain Poite will referee back to back  European Champions Cup games in Ireland in January. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There will be a French flavour to Munster’s closing two Pool One games, with Roman Poite and Pascal Gauzere set to referee their two must-win encounte(...)

EPCR  highlighted Delon Armitage’s ‘appalling disciplinary record’ in its full judgement on his 12-week ban for misconduct. Photograph:   David Jones/PA

Rugby following his team’s European Champions Cup defeat against Leicester at Welford Road earlier this(...)

Rory McIlroy won a second RTÉ Sports Person of the Year award. Photograph: Cathal Nooan/Inpho
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(...) second RTÉ Sports Person of the Year award. Back-to-back Major wins, a first WGC event win, the European(...)

Bertram Allen and his Dublin Grand Prix winner Molly Malone V finished seventh in the  World Cup qualifier at Olympia. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

London’s Olympia arena came undone at the bogey fence in the Longines FEI World Cup qualifier jump(...)

Rory McIlroy holds up the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship  at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky. It was his second Major win of the year. Photo: John Locher/AP

(...) different Majors by the age of 25. He kick started his year by winning the European Tour’s flagship even(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid takes on the San Lorenzo defence during the FIFA Club World Cup final in Marrakech on Saturday. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Real Madrid 2 San Lorenzo 0 Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San(...)

(...) moving up the table towards the European places.The match was an uninspiring affair but Sociedad were on(...)