James McClean of the Republic of Ireland challenges Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the friendly international at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Portugal 5 Republic of Ireland 1: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his return to fitness as Portugal completed their World Cup preparations with a comforta(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (right) arrives at the team hotel  in Obidos, Portugal.  Photograph: Rafael Marchante / Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo missed training on Friday and will sit out Saturday’s friendly against Greece after complaining of muscular pain in his left thigh, (...)

Yaya Touré: “I simply said it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted, and it would be an honour to play for PSG”. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Yaya Touré has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, stating his recent comments over a move to Paris Saint-Germain were taken “ou(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid after scoring the winner  in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla in Valencia, Spain. Photogrpah:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 The Cardiff Express set off at 23.12 and (...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes during the defeat to West Brom at the weekend.

David Moyes will be backed by the Glazer family in the January transfer window should he wish to spend heavily, with the Manchester United manager con(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland 2 Portugal 4Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick to spare Portugal’s blushes against Northern Ireland on an ill-tempered night that sa(...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes on the touchline during the Premier League defeat to Liverpool at Anfield

In an attempt to put a bitter summer of transfer humiliation behind them, David Moyes will sit down with under-fire Manchester United vice-chairman Ed(...)

Everton’s Marouane Fellaini (right) has been sold to Manchester United for €32.5m. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Manchester United ended the transfer window in farce and disappointment with the deal to sign Ander Herrera having failed after the club refused to pa(...)

Real gone kid?: Gareth Bale is seemingly determined to talk to Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale’s representatives hope to meet Daniel Levy this week to impress on the Tottenham Hotspur chairman their client’s desire to move to Real Ma(...)