Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. Photograph: EPA

Manuel Pellegrini admits that the next nine days in which they face Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Chelsea will provide the champions with an indicator of(...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren (left): When he was three years old his family had to flee Yugoslavia or “somebody would have been killed”. Photograph: PA

By Jamie JacksonSTANDFIRST: the refugee childhood of Liverpool’s new Croatia centre-back has inspired him to work hard and be strongWhen he was three (...)

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart warms up with team-mate Willy Caballero prior to Sunday’s Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: PA

Joe Hart or Willy Caballero? Manuel Pellegrini must decide who will be his goalkeeper when Manchester City travel to Newcastle United on Sunday for t(...)

 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. (...)

Ryan Giggs of Manchester United is looking forward to a tense game with Arsenal. (Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Ryan Giggs has laughed off any suggestion that Manchester United are underdogs in tomorrow afternoon’s encounter with Arsenal at Old Trafford, with t(...)

Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United.

David Moyes has warned that none of his Manchester United squad can be certain of starting games, with the manager wanting to “use players at the righ(...)