Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scores the second in  their Uefa Champions League Group B game against  FC Basel at Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas / EPA

Real Madrid 5 FC Basel 1Real Madrid escaped to Europe for a little therapy. It is 114 days and only six games since they won the trophy that defines t(...)

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas  during their Spanish first division soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid at the weekend. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Real Madrid begin the defence of the trophy that appears to have been forgotten after just six games. They waited 12 years to finally win their 10th E(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid poses with his Uefa’s Best Player in Europe  award at Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco, last month. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier / EPA

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sought to play down an apparent spat with Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday as he announced the La Liga club’s income(...)

 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with Angel Di Maria after the club broke the British transfer fee record  to bring the player to Old Trafford. Photograph: EPA

Louis van Gaal will have money to spend in January if he still believes his Manchester United squad is not up to scratch.Van Gaal was by far the bigge(...)

 Angel di Maria wants to leave  Real Madrid. Photograph:   Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Angel Di Maria has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the club and has rejected the offer of a new contract, coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed.Di Ma(...)

 Luka Modric in action against Koke of Atletico de Madrid  during the Supercopa first leg match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with European champions Real Madrid. The 28-year-old former Dinamo Zagreb and Tott(...)

Raul Garcia of Atletico  Madrid scored a late header to earn his side a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia netted a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup first leg after substitute James Rod(...)

 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo  celebrates a goal  with James Rodriguez during last night’s Uefa Super Cup victory over Sevilla at  Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Real Madrid 2 Sevilla 0 After the chastening experience of finishing third in La Liga last season, Real Madrid have declared their intention (...)

Manchester United are lining up a move for  Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo. Photograph:   Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Louis van Gaal hopes to sign the Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for €20 million and is renewing his interest in Ángel di María af(...)

An aerial view of Michigan Stadium during the Guinness International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester United. Photograph: Leon Halip/Getty Images

Manchester United 3 Real Madrid 1: Louis van Gaal claimed his biggest scalp of pre-season as Manchester United beat European champions Real Madrid to (...)