David Moyes brought in his own backroom staff when he took over at Manchester United as he looked to create his own dynasty in the wake of Alex Ferguson’s returement. Photograph: Getty

The plane is on the runway at Manchester Airport but the captain is not on board. A club source confirms Nemanja Vidic has suspected sciatica. Davi(...)

Roman Abramovich’s loan to Chelsea has now exceeded £1 billion (€1.38 billion) Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s loan to the club’s parent company Fordstam has surpassed £1 billion (€1.38 billion), accounts show.The loan to Fordst(...)

 John Terry (left) and Cesar Azpilicueta after winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea became champions with a 1-0 victory. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

It was perhaps appropriate that the team ground down by Chelsea to confirm a first league title in five years were Crystal Palace. Retreat to March 20(...)

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the pitch after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou Stadium. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Paris St Germain’s then sports director Leonardo declared the club were ready for tougher competitions in Europe two years ago but Tuesday’s Champion(...)

Barcelona forward Neymar  scores his second goal during the Champions League quarter-final second leg against  Paris Saint-Germain at the Nou  Camp. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona 2 PSG 0 (Barcelona win 5-1 on agg)Barcelona are in the semi-final of the Champions League for the sixth time in seven years. For Paris Saint(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi  and  Zlatan Ibrahimovic talk before a training session at  the Nou Camp  ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Barcelona. Photo: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc accepts his side face an almost impossible mission trying to turn around their Champions League quarter-final ag(...)

Neymar gave Barcelona the lead in their 3-1 win away at PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals. Photograph: Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain 1 Barcelona 3Barcelona’s claim on this competition can feel irresistible on nights such as this. The Catalans prospered here where(...)

Luis Suarez says he has had to adapt to play alongside Lionel Messi and his new Barcelona team mates. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Luis Suarez will head into Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris St Germain admitting he left Liverpool to win European fo(...)

Neymar and Lionel Messi arrive at Barcelona training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final in Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

It was Laurent Blanc who brought up the need for “a minor miracle“ on the eve of Paris Saint-Germain’s quarter-final, referring specifically to Thiag(...)

Chelsea players converge upon referee Bjorn Kuipers following a controversial tackle by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Oscar that resulted in a red card for the PSG striker. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty

John Terry has admitted Chelsea’s willingness to surround and pressurise referees “does not look good at all” but he and his team-mates will continue(...)