Everton continue to insist that James McCarthy is not for sale to Manchester City. Photograph: EPA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has moved quickly to quash rumours in the British media suggesting his club were poised to sign Manchester United cen(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty after failing to score agaings   Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu at Windsor Park on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Michael O’Neill believes Northern Ireland’s next two matches will determine their Euro 2016 fate. Northern Ireland have not qualified for a major tour(...)

Northern Ireland train at Windsor Park: Michael O’Neill may have five players from Premier League clubs in his starting line-up. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

A Romanian reporter, perhaps lacking in some local knowledge, asked Michael O’Neill yesterday at Windsor Park if Northern Ireland would embark on a “g(...)

John Carver will be replaced as  Newcastle United manager by Steve McClaren.   Photo:  Richard Sellers/PA

John Carver has left Newcastle as the club prepares to appoint a new head coach. The 50-year-old, who took charge of the final 20 games of last season(...)

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(...)

David de Gea: offered €206,000 a week to stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has admitted he is already planning for David de Gea’s departure and the Manchester United manager has revealed a list of potential re(...)

Marouane Fellaini’s header gave Manchester United a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and got Louis Van Gaal’s side back on track in the race for a Champions League spot. Photograph: Reuters

Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United’s victory at Crystal Palace may have been unconvincing, but Louis van Gaal’s men will no(...)

Newcastle fans vent their frustration as the club battles relegation having lost eight league games in a row under caretaker manager John Carver. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

In the corner shops of Tyneside, Thursday’s Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought a story from the vaults. It concerned May 7th, 1955, and Jackie Milbur(...)

Michael Carrick will not play for Manchester United again this season while a number of Louis van Gaal’s players are also struggling with illness. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

Michael Carrick will not play again for Manchester United this season because of a calf injury.In his press conference today Louis van Gaal also said (...)

Wayne Rooney is expected to be available for Manchester United’s match against West Brom on Saturday.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Louis van Gaal has claimed that last summer’s preseason tour of America is a prime factor in Manchester United trailing Chelsea in the league.His team(...)