Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was the most fouled players in the English Premier League last season. Photograph: Catherine Mill/Getty Images.

The text message was sent in the aftermath of a parting of the ways, and it was meant as an apology. Eden Hazard had been receiving treatment for tha(...)

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia  fails to stop Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi  from scoring at the Nou Camp in  2011.  Photograp: Carl De Souza/Getty Images

For the three English clubs left in the Champions League there must be a sense of deja vu about the draw for the last 16 but not a great deal of sati(...)

Valencia’s new coach Gary Neville poses with his jersey during his presentation at the Mestalla Stadium last week: the former Manchester United defender is the eighth member of United’s 1996-97 squad to be appointed as a head coach. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters

Last week, Alex Ferguson issued a communiqué to Sky Sports News, wishing his former player Gary Neville well in his new role as head coach at Valencia(...)

Rafael Benítez has been instructed by the club president Florentino Pérez  to keep Gareth Bale centre stage at Real Madrid. Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

They have turned on Rafa Benítez with indecent haste. No one said it would be easy managing Real Madrid, but the speed at which critics have rounde(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance against Paris St-Germain in their Champions League encounter. Photo: Thibault Camus/PA

PSG 0 Real Madrid 0 Real Madrid took a big step towards finishing top of Champions League Group A when they held Paris St Germain to a 0-0 draw(...)

Angel di Maria will have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for €63 million. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Angel di Maria has arrived in Doha for his medical with Paris St Germain. The Argentina international touched down in Qatar late on Sunday night and (...)

 Angel di Maria will have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for €63 million. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Angel di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the F(...)

Manchester United target Sergio Ramos in action for Real Madrid against AC Milan in Shanghai yesterday, a match which Real won 10-9 on penalties. Any move by the Spanish club for United goalkeeper David de Gea depends on Ramos going in the opposite direction. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of finalising a deal this weekend to buy Ángel Di María from Manchester United for a fee of around £40 million (€57m)(...)

Louis van Gaal has admitted the speculation over the future of goalkeeper David de Gea is unfavourable. Photograph: Getty

Louis van Gaal has admitted the uncertainty over the future of David de Gea is far from ideal for Manchester United, the goalkeeper and his suitors Re(...)

 Angel di Maria failed to board his flight to the United States and therefore did not join Manchester United’s pre-season tour party on Saturday, Louis van Gaal has revealed.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Zlatan Ibrahimovich believes Angel Di Maria can help Paris Saint-Germain realise their dream of winning the Champions League and has urged the Argenti(...)