Marouane Fellaini competes with Gary Cahill during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Louis van Gaal was only a few days out regarding his plea for time. Judge his team and his philosophy after three months, he said, when becoming the (...)

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Let’s pretend. It’s The Life of Brian and the debate surrounds “what have the Irish ever done for us?” Stan: “Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, Heaney, Joyce?” Re(...)

Police guard the entrance to the St Louis County Justice Building in Clayton, Missouri, as protestors gathered in August after the killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson.  File photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

A white off-duty St Louis city policeman shot and killed a black teenager who fired on him yesterday, police said, triggering protests just miles fro(...)

Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, center, makes a save against an attempt on the goal by Manchester United in the first half during the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Photograph: Photo/Lynne Sladky

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1This was a friendly only in name yet at the end of an entertaining, sweat soaked 90 minutes, it was Louis van Gaal who (...)

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans, center, moves the ball as Inter Milan’s Diego Laxalt, left, and Marco Andreolli defend during the second half of the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup. Photograph: AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez

After deciding not to replace David de Gea as the shootout that decided this International Champions Cup game approached, Louis van Gaal saw Darren(...)

 Antonio Sanabria (right) of AS Roma passes the ball past Luke Shaw (Manchester United). Shaw has been told by Louis van Gaal to get fit. Photograph: Bob Pearson/Epa

Manchester United have had to devise a special training programme to get Luke Shaw in shape for the start of the season.Shaw had a fortnight off afte(...)

Ben Davies: reads the game well and  has a lovely left foot, which complements strong technique. Photograph: PA

When Neil Taylor fractured his ankle against Sunderland back in September 2012, the concern at Swansea City extended beyond the Welshman’s personal (...)

  Adam Lallana is in Liverpool ahead of a proposed move from Southampton to the Anfield club.Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Adam Lallana looks set to follow Luke Shaw out of Southampton, with a move to Liverpool understood to be close.Teenage left back Shaw completed his mo(...)

 Luke Shaw has completed his move to Manchester United from Southampton according to his twitter account. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Luke Shaw has become the most expensive teenage footballer in history after he completed his €33.7 million move to Manchester United from Southampton.(...)