Carlo Ancelotti is expected to be fired by Real Madrid this week, with the Italian to take a year out in order to have an operation on his back. Photograph: Afp

West Ham United’s faint hopes of convincing Carlo Ancelotti to be their new manager appear to have been dashed after the Italian, who is expected to b(...)

New England Patriots quarter-back Tom Brady has been banned for four games for his part in the ’Deflategate’ scandal. Photograph: NYT

The NFL has come down heavily on one of the league’s biggest stars, suspending Tom Brady for four games for his part in the Deflategate scandal.The le(...)

Manchester United are willing to consider offers for striker Robin Van Persie this summer. Photograph: Afp

Robin van Persie is fighting for his Manchester United future, with the club ready to consider offers for the Dutchman this summer.The striker, whose (...)

Newcastle fans vent their frustration as the club battles relegation having lost eight league games in a row under caretaker manager John Carver. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

In the corner shops of Tyneside, Thursday’s Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought a story from the vaults. It concerned May 7th, 1955, and Jackie Milbur(...)

David de Gea has been heavily linked with a move from Manchester United to Real Madrid. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Phil Neville fears David de Gea will leave Manchester United this summer.European champions Real Madrid have been monitoring De Gea’s contract negotia(...)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique first met Guardiola when they both played on Spain’s gold-medal winning football team at the Barcelona ’92 Olympics. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barça beat Córdoba 8-0 at the weekend. The team is humming, and its coach knows it. When Luis Enrique spoke about the draw for tonight’s Champions Lea(...)

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(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Marouane Fellaini to keep his focus on his return to Goodison Park on Sunday. Photograph: Epa

Louis van Gaal has spoken to Marouane Fellaini about maintaining his focus during Sunday’s return to his former club Everton.Fellaini has emerged as a(...)