Renato Sanches is reportedly on the brink of a move to Manchester United from Benfica. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United are hopeful of beating off fierce competition to sign Benfica’s central midfielder Renato Sanches for €60 million after talks with t(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke: “With the winner Danny Willett and indeed Lee Westwood playing a lot better and Justin Rose and Matt Fitzpatrick, there were so many Europeans up there in the top 10.” Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed the “wonderful” performance of Europe’s top players at the US Masters. With champion Danny Willett one o(...)

Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur dance in celebration against Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

If you’ve somehow managed to miss the opening eight months of the Premier League season you could have picked up a pretty decent precis of the action (...)

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

Lads, it’s Manchester United. Or at least, it’s something that looks a bit like them, United at one remove, a United-style product. On a chilly, slow-(...)

Both Manchester United and Tottenham have underwent remarkable transistions since Alex Ferguson’s departure. Photograph: GettyImages

1) Can in-form Canaries wreak further havoc? A third consecutive win for Norwich City would draw Alex Neil’s side level on points with Saturday’s opp(...)

 Antonio Conte will take over as Chelsea manager for the start of next season. Photograph: EPA

“Eat grass.” Out of context, Antonio Conte’s message to his Juventus players may have sounded more like a threat than an instruction but he repeated i(...)

Wes Morgan’s goal against Southampton helped Leicester City to their seventh 1-0 win of the season. Photograph: PA

Leicester City’s victory over Southampton on Sunday edged them closer to completing one of football’s greatest fairytales. Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes, b(...)

 Gary Neville reign as manager of Valencia did not go to plan. Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Back to José. Back to last October, back to London, to Harrods and to an interview given eight weeks before Chelsea decided they had had enough of Jos(...)

Alex Ferguson has urged Manchester United supporters to be patient with Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Afp

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has sprung to the defence of under-fire Louis van Gaal and urged fans to be patient during the club(...)

FC United of Manchester have their own ground at Broadhurst Park, but infighting is putting the future of the club at risk. Photograph: Getty

It has been 11 years since a breakaway group of Manchester United supporters, weary of the commercialism and gluttony of the modern-day sport, and bit(...)