Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feels his side is lacking pace and creativity. Photograph: Getty

Q: Why have you brough Sergio Romero to the club? A: “I think that in our circumstances, with the threat that David de Gea is going to Real Madrid, we(...)

Thomas Müller in action for Bayern Munich during a  friendly against Inter Milan in  Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm says he cannot guarantee that Thomas Müller will not follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United. Rep(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is preparing fans for a ‘big surprise’. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United are in the process of recruiting a new striker. Senior sources at United were insistent last week that (...)

After spending last season on loan at Real Madrid, Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez is unsure of where he will be next year but just want’s to play. Photo: Pierre-Phillipe Marcou//AP

Javier Hernandez is looking for consistent playing time next season, whether it is at Manchester United or any other club. The Mexico international sp(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Karim Benzema has  a glittering CV at club and international level,  and at 27 is at the peak of his powers. Photograph: JuanJo Martin/EPA

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid striker viewed by the manager as an answer to Manchester United’s goalscorin(...)

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has emerged as a target for Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal. Photograph: Afp

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid player viewed by the Manchester United manager as an answer to their goals(...)

 A camera operator at the  La Liga match between Real Madrid  and Valencia  at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The players union have called an indefinite strike on May 16th over disagreements on how revenue from a proposed new law will be divided amongst top teams and lower leagues in Spain. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s hopes of overhauling La Liga leaders Barcelona suffered a stinging blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia on Saturd(...)

Real Madrid’s  Alvaro Arbeloa  gets a touch before Ronaldo to score his side’s  third goal in the    La Liga match against  Almeria at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid 3 Almeria 0Real Madrid kept alive their hopes of overhauling La Liga leaders Barcelona when a James Rodriguez stunner set them on their wa(...)

Thierry Henry is earning €5.6million as a football pundit on Sky Sports. Photograph: Getty

Oh, Thierry. It wasn’t meant to be this way. How did we get here? What happened? And is there a rewind button? Eight months into that giddily well-rem(...)