Robin van Persie admitted he and his Manchester United team-mates were given a lift with seeing some of top Premier League sides exit the FA Cup on Saturday. Photograph:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Robin van Persie admits he has no idea whether he will sign a contract extension at Manchester United.Van Persie enjoyed a successful World Cup with t(...)

It is clear that referee Alan Wilkie’s regulation Umbro shorts are at least two inches too short, as if they have shrunk in the machine. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/AllSport

The infamous three minutes of footage from what should have been another poxy and soon-forgotten 1-1 English league match is like the Zapruder film of(...)

Angel Di Maria slips past QPR’S Charlie Austin during their Premier League match at Loftus Road last week, the Manchester United midfielder was played as a striker by Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters.

Louis van Gaal has come out fighting over supporters’ criticism of his 3-5-2 formation, accepting that the players might be more comfortable with 4-4(...)

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger watches from the touchline during his side’s victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: AFP

This season has been a fun season for Sam Allardyce and, as usual when things are going well for him, explaining the secrets of his success is half th(...)

Everton’s predicament this season has been bothering Vinny. Seamus Coleman has been a wonder going forward but if Vinny was in charge he’d remind him of his primary duty – defending. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

The walk along the Clontarf promenade from the wooden bridge to the garda station and back measured six kilometres, for which Vinny Fitzpatrick’s pers(...)

Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, with manager Brendan Rodgers unable to guarantee him a place in the side. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

‘This has been the toughest decision of my life and one which both me and my family have agonised over for a good deal of time.”Considering that the d(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Louis van Gaal believes Wayne Rooney can be a success in a midfield role. Photograph: Howard Walker/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has admitted that he feels pressure from Alex Ferguson’s belief in him as Manchester United manager but that it drives him to achieve (...)

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

Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to turn Manchester United into world-beaters again.Van Gaal was handed the task of bringing the glory days bac(...)