Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal leaves the pitch after losing to Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League clash. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has already described Wednesday night’s FA Cup quarter-final replay at West Ham as Manchester United’s “last chance of a title”, though(...)

Paris Saint Germain fans hold aloft a banner before their side’s clash with Manchester City in the Champions League at the Parcs des Princes Stadium. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA

It is in the nature of sport to make a mockery of predictions. The best bit of TV commentary on the 1970 World Cup is the BBC’s response to Pelé’s te(...)

A view of the scoreboard in the 90th minute. Photo: Reuters

The sight of David Luiz pulling down Sergio Agüero virtually from kick-off cheered the visiting fans. It meant the unpredictable Brazilian was booked (...)

Ballboys have their selfies taken with Argentina’s Lionel Messi as he leaves the field after defeating Chile 2-1. Photograph: Getty Images

Lionel Messi’s return sparked Argentina to a 2-1 win over Chile in Santiago on Thursday, breathing new life into their South American qualifying camp(...)

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic throws his jersey to fans after his side knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Goodbye to all that then. Chelsea exited the Champions League at Stamford Bridge for the last time in some time, outgunned by a high quality Paris Sai(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic  celebrates scoring their second goal during the  Champions League round of 16 second leg  match against   Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 PSG 2 ( PSG won 4-2 on agg) By the end, it was a sobering reminder for Chelsea that when it comes to the leading European teams there is no(...)

Marcus Rashford is one of 14 Manchester United academy players handed their debut by manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Reuters

Louis van Gaal has given debuts to 14 academy players since taking over at Manchester United – seven in the opening two months of last season and seve(...)

Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel equalises against Paris St Germain in their Champions League last 16 clash. Photo: Yoan Valat/PA

Paris St Germain 2 Chelsea 1 In other seasons, when Chelsea were a more formidable team, this might actually have been considered a productive resu(...)

Chelsea  striker Diego Costa wears a protective face mask as he  take part in a training session at the club’s complex in Cobham, Surrey. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Chelsea were in Paris, almost a year to the day, the front cover of France Football was filled with a picture of Jose Mourinho and thou(...)

Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has extended his contract with the French champions until 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

Paris St Germain have opted for stability and extended coach Laurent Blanc’s contract until 2018 on Thursday, giving the former France boss two extra (...)