Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Louis van Gaal has said Manchester United are in the market for a new full back this month after revealing Ashley Young could be out for the season. (...)

Zach Fagan, once of Arsenal, now playing with Welling United. Photograph: Getty Images

Many are called but few are chosen. Unless of course we’re talking about Premier League football, in which case the equation is even more extreme. Eve(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling scores his first goal for the club during the International Champions Cup football match against Roma at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling scored less than three minutes into his Manchester City debut in a pre-season friendly in Australia. The England forward, signed from (...)

England’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal against Slovenia in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group E match at the Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney considers the spirit within the squad to be the best he has experienced during his 12 years with England as the players of a new generati(...)

Mourinho believes a new core of experienced players is emerging at Chelsea. Photograph: Reuters / Eddie Keogh

José Mourinho believes a new core of experienced players is emerging at Chelsea, taking over from such as the departed Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole,(...)

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Jose Mourinho has claimed Newcastle United raise their game specifically for contests against Chelsea and, as with other Premier League sides, treat o(...)

  Controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the FA for an allegedly  racist and antisemitic post on Instagram.   Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for reposting an image of the Nintendo character Super Mario that prompted accusations of(...)

Bayern Munich’s  Arjen Robben gave his former Chelsea team-mate  Ashley Cole the runaround during Tuesday night’s 7-1 win over Roma   at the  Stadio Olimpico. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Having “sacked” Roma with an imperious 7-1 Champions League drubbing at the Olympic Stadium in Rome last night, German champions Bayern Munich this mo(...)

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben celebrates scored twice against   AS Roma  at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini / Reuters

AS Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at(...)

 Roy Hodgson has criticised Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recovery regimen.  Photograph: Valda Kalnina

Roy Hodgson has questioned whether Liverpool are using the correct fitness regime after claiming there is little medical evidence to support the “two-(...)