Memphis Depay celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal Photograph: Andrew YatesReuters

Wayne Rooney ended his 11-match goal drought as Manchester United climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over two yea(...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

Alex Ferguson wanted neither David Moyes nor Louis van Gaal to replace him. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Alex Ferguson has revealed that David Moyes, the man chosen as his managerial successor at Manchester United, was sixth on a list of ideal replacemen(...)

Anthony Martial opens his Manchester United goalscoring account as he beats Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In his comments on Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick strengthened the sense of what strange times these are at Manchester United. Martial made an ex(...)

Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford in what was once a defining match in football but is now waning somewhat. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

There is a top-of-the-table match involving a team from Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Man City, first in the Premier League, are at Crystal Pal(...)

Louis van Gaal:  had his eyes on Barcelona’s Neymar and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale but failed to sign them. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal’s splurge in the transfer market is over with the Dutchman having brought in 12 new players for more than £250 million (€340 million) (...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon clashes withMayo’s Aidan O’Shea during an often fraught All-Ireland semi-final  at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

From “a big load of shite” to “absolutely brillint!”, the RTÉ panel travelled much the same journey as ourselves yesterday, losing the will to draw br(...)

Gareth Bale scores their Real Madrid’s  fifth goal during the La Liga match between against Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez had two goals each as Real Madrid claimed a comfortable 5-0 victory over Real Betis in a high-tempo Primera Division m(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal during training in Manchester on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff 2:08

The pressure Louis van Gaal is feeling as Manchester United re-enter the Champions League after a 20-month hiatus showed when Adnan Januzaj was asked (...)

 Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj celebrates scoring in the Premier League game against Aston Villa at Villa Park.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal maintains he has complete faith in Wayne Rooney despite his indifferent start to the campaign. Rooney has bee(...)