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(...)

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(...)

On arrival Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao were billed as United’s galacticos. Yet each ended their spell at Old Trafford as an expensive mistake.

Angel Di Maria seemed to want to leave Manchester United from the moment he arrived. After completing the move last August the open letter he wrote(...)

Rafael da Silva is on the verge of joining Lyon from Manchester United. Photograph: Getty

Lyon are closing in on the signing of Brazilian right-back Rafael from Manchester United. The defender was told he could leave United earlier this su(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feels his side is lacking pace and creativity. Photograph: Getty

Q: Why have you brough Sergio Romero to the club? A: “I think that in our circumstances, with the threat that David de Gea is going to Real Madrid, we(...)

Phil Neville: worked as a coach during David Moyes’s ill-fated spell in charge at Old Trafford.

Phil Neville is in talks with Valencia but has not been appointed despite the Spanish club claiming the former England defender is their new assistant(...)