Mark Noble of West Ham has signed a new long-term contract with the club. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has signed a new long-term contract, the Barclays Premier League side have announced.The 27-year-old vice-captain has p(...)

Commercial deals helped increase  Manchester United’s revenues to a record €565.37 million. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Last season may have been disastrous on the pitch for Manchester United but off it the club have reaped the benefits of huge commercial growth to nar(...)

Manchester United have sacked one of their European scouts, Torben Aakjaer, after a series of controversial Facebook posts. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The former Manchester United scout Torben Aakjaer, who was sacked on Wednesday for making racially abusive comments, has hit back at the club over his(...)

  Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona has suggested he may not be at the club next year. Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Lionel Messi has alerted Manchester United to his potential availability by casting doubt over his future at Barcelona, with the Argentina forward (...)

The social media big four of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram offer instant and direct access to potential new supporters with the hope that these will become consumers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The growing significance of social media to the 21st-century global football club was illustrated clearly last month when Manchester United’s Ed Wo(...)

Louis van Gaal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Stoke City. Photograph: Peter Powell/Inpho

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal claims he is “disgusted” at reports that he will spend heavily on new players.Van Gaal also responded angrily to(...)

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea are not at the top because of an easy run, they are there because their rounded squad has been improved due to  astute buys by a  superb manager.

On August 16th Alexis Sanchez, all €40 million of him, made his Arsenal debut in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Twelve weeks later, the man who bo(...)

Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind were two of Louis Van Gaal’s summer signings at Old Trafford but both are currently on a lengthy injury list with the club unlikely to bring in further new faces in the January transfer window

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has played down the chance of the club making new signings in January despite concerns over the (...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs. The club has targeted the American market where they set a record attendance this summmer. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manchester United are targeting the burgeoning US football market, with the sport there undergoing a “step-change” in popularity and commercial growth(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs. Former player  Giggs insists Manchester United will never abandon their traditions or their youth policy. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Record revenues for Manchester United
  • Soccer
  • September 11, 2014, 10:19

Manchester United have set a target of finishing in the top three of the Premier League this season, the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward ha(...)