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 (...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal would expect himself to be making progress after this amount of time, work and expense. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images

In the run-up to Tuesday night in Wolfsburg, it was noted that Manchester United’s previous nine matches had yielded eight goals. That’s eight in tota(...)

Real Madrid’s forward Jese Rodriguez celebrates with Nacho Fernandez at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images

Real Madrid 1 PSG 0 Real Madrid booked a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after the first-half substitute Nacho Fernández scored to clinch(...)

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(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after completing his hat-trick in Real Madrid’s Champions League game against  Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo moved three goals clear of Lionel Messi as the Champions League top scorer when he netted a hat-trick for(...)

Anthony Martial opens his Manchester United goalscoring account as he beats Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In his comments on Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick strengthened the sense of what strange times these are at Manchester United. Martial made an ex(...)

Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford in what was once a defining match in football but is now waning somewhat. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

There is a top-of-the-table match involving a team from Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Man City, first in the Premier League, are at Crystal Pal(...)

Ángel Di María has apologised to Manchester United fans following an unsuccessful season at Old Trafford. Photograph: Epa

Ángel Di María has apologised to Manchester United supporters for his unsuccessful spell at Old Trafford in an open letter, suggesting that factors be(...)

On arrival Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao were billed as United’s galacticos. Yet each ended their spell at Old Trafford as an expensive mistake.

Angel Di Maria seemed to want to leave Manchester United from the moment he arrived. After completing the move last August the open letter he wrote(...)

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)(...)