Manchester United players during the penalty shootout. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has criticised Louis van Gaal’s tactics at Old Trafford by suggesting he would have disliked playing unde(...)

Part of a  processing plant at Carrickedmund near the Louth /Armagh border where customs officers uncovered a diesal laundering operation. Photograph: Tom Conachy

A new marker could be a “game changer” in the battle against multi-million pound fuel laundering crime on the island of Ireland, the North’s Minister (...)

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring the opening goal against West Ham  at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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A file photo of former footballer Andy Cole. Lee Patrick Byrne and Gregory Horan will be sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court today after the former Manchester United footballer was racially abused on a plane. Photograph: PA

Two men will be sentenced today after former Manchester United footballer Andy Cole was racially abused on a plane. Cole (42) was returni(...)

File photoggraph of  Andy Cole playing for Manchester United in 2001. Photograph:Phil Noble /PA

An Irishman has been charged in connection with the racial abuse of former Manchester United footballer Andy Cole on a flight from Dublin to Mancheste(...)