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(...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

Marouane Fellaini’s header gave Manchester United a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and got Louis Van Gaal’s side back on track in the race for a Champions League spot. Photograph: Reuters

Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United’s victory at Crystal Palace may have been unconvincing, but Louis van Gaal’s men will no(...)

Mayweather versus Pacquiao was unavoidable be it outside Operation Princess HQ or with Chris Eubank on Clare Balding’s couch. Photograph: Esther Lin/EPA

There really was no escaping The Fight of the Century™ all week, no matter how hard you tried, and even if you settled down in front of your telly to (...)

Adnan Januzaj’s Manchester United future hangs in the balance after a disappointing second season in the first team. Photograph: Getty

Adnan Januzaj’s immediate future at Manchester United is in the balance, with Louis van Gaal considering whether the 20-year-old should go out on loan(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy  scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the 3-0 win at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

The Grim Reaper appeared at Goodison Park to accompany David Moyes to his end as Manchester United manager 12 months ago. This time Louis van Gaal sc(...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the Premier League match at Goodison Park. Photo:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Everton 3 Manchester United 0The Grim Reaper did not appear beside the visitors’ bench as he did for David Moyes’s final game as Manchester United man(...)

Michael Carrick limped off injured during Manchester United’s 4-2 win over Manchester City and will miss Saturday’s trip to Chelsea. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will have to reshuffle his defence for Saturday’s game at Chelsea after he revealed four of his first-team sq(...)