THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

“If I had to sleep with a Premiership footballer, it would be Thierry Henry. ”Fair point, well made by my Manchester United-supporting brother in law.(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, rejects Paul Scholes’s claim that City are attracting the best local talentPhotograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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 Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie insists he is back to his best and has denied suggestions he is over the hill. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal prasied the performance of Robin Van Persie but was unhappy with the majority of his team after United’s 2-1 win away at Southampton

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Robbie Keane  was named the league’s Most Valuable Player ahead of Sunday’s final with New England Revolution.   Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

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Rio Ferdinand, QPR footballer on the sport stage of Web Summit. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile 2:03

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 Neymar celebrates scoring against Real Madrid on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

That was a highly decent football week, especially for those from Dundalk and Madrid, the television highlight hard to choose because there were so ma(...)

Danny Welbeck  during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal’s signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United was a curious example of a deal that seemed to leave both sides disappointed. Arsène Wenger’(...)

  Danny Welbeck training with Arsenal after his move from Manchester United. Photograph:  Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has delivered a brutal explanation for Manchester United’s decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal, saying the England international(...)

Ryan Giggs: “The history of the club is to play exciting football, to give youngsters a chance and to keep to the traditions of the club”

Ryan Giggs has denied Manchester United’s recent transfer policy represents a betrayal of Old Trafford traditions, although Nicky Butt, the club’s re(...)