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. Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced negotiations for Angel Di Maria, with the French club having offered €40m to buy the 27-year(...)

Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

Lionel Messi inspired Argentina’s 6-1 Copa America semi-final  win over Paraguay. Photograph: Afp

The problem with a genius like Lionel Messi is that you’re always waiting for him to perform. You can’t watch a game he plays in as you watch any othe(...)

Lionel Messi dribbles past Robbie Keane in the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The FAI has denied allegations made in Argentinian newspaper La Nacion that the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at Lansdowne Road in 2010 wa(...)

Ángel Di María has said that he has no plans to leave Old Trafford but says he doesn’t know why he was left out of the team so much last season. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Ángel Di María has insisted he has no plans to leave Manchester United this summer despite enduring a difficult first season at Old Trafford, although(...)

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Hull City 0 Manchester United 0 Farewell then, for now, Hull City. Steve Bruce’s game but toothless Tigers claimed the final relegation spot at(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has credit for winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season with Manchester City. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager for next season after the club’s hierarchy reviews the Chilean’s performance, a pr(...)

Ángel Di María has made only 23 starts for Manchester United, scoring four goals. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Louis van Gaal has thrown doubt over Angel Di Maria’s future at Manchester United by admitting he is not certain the Argentinian wants to stay at the(...)