England manager Roy Hodgson  will take in the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Italy in London. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

England manager Roy Hodgson has told his players that World Cup starting places are up for grabs in the coming weeks.Hodgson’s 23-man squad touched d(...)

Ryan Giggs’s perspective under former manager David Moyes was that United had become constricted in style and appearance. And from the legendary player’s point of view that was alarming. photograph: nick potts/paPhotograph: Nick Potts/PA

Gary Neville told a story in his autobiography about a Manchester United defeat in Turin against Juventus in a Champions League group game in 1(...)

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs is the right man to lead Manchester United, says former boss Alex Fergsuon. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs should become the next permanent Manchester United manager despite the club viewing the 40-year-old as lackin(...)

 Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs with former boss David Moyes: “My philosophy is the Manchester United philosophy,” said Giggs. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

The first thing Ryan Giggs did on becoming Manchester United’s interim manager was pick up the phone to call Alex Ferguson. (...)

(l-r) Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs have taken the reins at Manchester United. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Nicky Butt has stated it will be a proud moment for Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and himself, when they take charge of Manchester Uni(...)

  Paul Scholes has been added to Ryan Giggs’s backroom staff at Manchester United. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Paul Scholes has been added to Ryan Giggs’s backroom staff at Manchester United, with the 39-year-old helping run Wednesday morning’s training (...)

Gary Neville: “The players have to take massive responsibility. They are the ones out on the football pitch. I never once in my 18-year career at United turned around after the game and thought ‘you lost us that game, boss’. It’s always the players.”

Manchester United’s players lost confidence and belief under David Moyes and played poor football but the manager’s sacking on Tuesday showed a(...)

John O’Shea with Ryan Kirwan, Darragh Keane, Gideon Star, Cole Cunningham, Craig Sheridan, Ellie Meade and Sam Matundo from Corduff FC at the Aviva. Photograph: Inpho

John O’Shea comes over every inch the seasoned pro when refusing to countenance Sunderland being relegated this M(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho gestures during their Premier League victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, London. Photograph: Reuters

When Paul Merson is unimpressed by a player’s performance he is in the habit of declaring “he’s like a fish up a tree”, a curious enough assessment an(...)

Tottenham Hotspur manager André Villas-Boas reacted angrily to public criticism from the press and former Spurs chairman Alan Sugar. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has suggested André Villas-Boas acted “immaturely” by criticising the press coverage of his management of Spurs.“You h(...)