Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal (right) and his assistant Ryan Giggs during their Premier League defeat to   Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team’s embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester. United looked set for a comfortable win afte(...)

 Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria  displays his new shirt and number on the pitch at Old Trafford with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester United are in a frantic final push to recoup as much money as possible before the transfer window closes following Ángel di María’s €75.4 (...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie could face Sunderland at the weekend. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Robin van Persie is likely to give Louis van Gaal a much-needed boost by being available for Manchester United’s trip to Sunderland on Sunday, with t(...)

 Marouane Fellaini ’s proposed loan to Napoli is in doubt. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Marouane Fellaini’s proposed loan move to Napoli is in doubt after the Belgian was pictured on crutches following a reported training ground injury.M(...)

Manchester United are lining up a move for  Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo. Photograph:   Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Louis van Gaal hopes to sign the Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for €20 million and is renewing his interest in Ángel di María af(...)

Manchester United forward Javier Hernández, front, and  midfielder Shinji Kagawa, right, in action at the  International Champions Cup in  Michigan last week, are interesting Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. Photograph: Tony Ding/AP Photo

Louis van Gaal’s attempts to rebuild Manchester United’s squad are likely to be accelerated this week, with Atletico Madrid ready to launch a bid to s(...)

Marouane Fellaini, seen here in World Cup action for Belgium in Brazil, right, is reported toi have been meeting with officials of Napoli over a possible move to the Italian Serie A club. Photograph:  Clive Mason /Getty Images

Marouane Fellaini’s nightmare time at Manchester United could be about to end as the club are in negotiations with Napoli regarding the midfielder, wh(...)

USA’s DeAndre Yedlin gives chase as Belgium’s Eden Hazard closes in on goal during their last-16 game. His coach, Marc Wilmots, will be looking for some inspiration from the Chelsea midfielder.

The football talk in Brazil this week has been all about emotion, and how the gladiators of the national team are struggling to control theirs. You ca(...)

United States players react after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (not pictured) scored his side’s first goal in extra-time of the World Cup Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Belgium 2 USA 1 (after extra-time, 0-0 after 90 mins)Another dramatic night ended in extra-time with goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku giving(...)