Lionel Messi is hoisted aloft by his Barcelona team-mates after  scoring the second goal of his hat-trick against Sevilla to become the leading scorer in La Liga history. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed “rumours” that the club could attempt to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Messi’s future(...)

Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro stoops to head in his side’s late winner against Argentina at Old Trafford

Portugal 1 Argentina 0There was scant sign of the apparent animus between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before the start of this friendly encount(...)

 Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scores his side’s second goal during the  Premier League match against QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA

QPR 2 Manchester City 2 Sergio Aguero saved Manchester City further embarrassment with a double in a 2-2 Premier League draw at QPR.Manuel Pellegrini (...)

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany (right)  after defeat to CSKA Moscow. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City 1 CSKA Moscow 2Manuel Pellegrini’s misfiring Manchester City are bottom of Group E with two points and require a minor miracle to qual(...)

The signing of Ángel Di María, along with Radamel Falcao, illustrates the power United still wield in the transfer market, despite their absence from Europe. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Here we go then, same old Manchester derby. Settled champion team against big-spending upstarts. Well-grooved star names against a roster of new faces(...)

Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring his side’s  second goal during the  Capital One Cup fourth round victory over Manchester City at  the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photo:  Peter Byrne/PA

Manchester City 0 Newcastle United 2 Manchester City relinquished their grip on the League Cup in the worst possible fashion. The lack of spark (...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal against  Aston Villa  at Villa Park. Photograph: Kieran Galvin / EPA

Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 2 Yaya Toure sent a message to his critics as he and Sergio Aguero struck late to secure a 2-0 win for Manchester(...)

Manchester City players (L-R) Vincent Kompany, Frank Lampard and Aleksandar Kolarov during their  training session in Munich on Tuesday. Photograph: Marc Mueller / EPA

The mission for Manchester City in Bavaria this evening is to prove their Champions League lesson has been learned. With Manuel Pellegrini hoping for(...)

Danny Welbeck  during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal’s signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United was a curious example of a deal that seemed to leave both sides disappointed. Arsène Wenger’(...)

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere scores his side’s first goal during the  Premier League match against Manchester City   at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2Martin Demichelis seized a point for Premier League champions Manchester City with a late headed equaliser at the Emirates (...)