Manchester United target Sergio Ramos in action for Real Madrid against AC Milan in Shanghai yesterday, a match which Real won 10-9 on penalties. Any move by the Spanish club for United goalkeeper David de Gea depends on Ramos going in the opposite direction. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of finalising a deal this weekend to buy Ángel Di María from Manchester United for a fee of around £40 million (€57m)(...)

Angel di Maria failed to board his flight to the United States and therefore did not join Manchester United’s pre-season tour party on Saturday, Louis van Gaal has revealed. Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced negotiations for Angel Di Maria, with the French club having offered €40m to buy the 27-year(...)

Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
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Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

David de Gea: offered €206,000 a week to stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has admitted he is already planning for David de Gea’s departure and the Manchester United manager has revealed a list of potential re(...)

Manchester United executive chief-executive Ed Woodward has praised Louis Van Gaal for returning the club into the Champions League. Photograph: Afp

Louis van Gaal has been praised for his first season in charge of Manchester United by the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. United have all(...)

Gareth Bale has said he wants to stay at Real Madrid long-term. Photograph: Reuters

Gareth Bale has no desire to leave Real Madrid and is confident the Spanish club view him as an integral part of their long-term future, making any ho(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal: football now merely a part of the bigger equation that is commercial success at Old Trafford. Photo:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

It had threatened to be a bad weekend for Wayne Rooney, but then it all turned out rather well. After 34 minutes, he seized on Nabil Bentaleb’s mispla(...)

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(...)