The Ireland jersey was worn by William (Billy) Grant Byron in 1899, the year of Ireland’s second Triple Crown victory. It is reputed to be the oldest international rugby jersey in the world.

What has been described as “the oldest international rugby jersey in the world”, and a football signed by some of Manchester United’s ill-fa(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: “We have to score more goals  . . . but only one more than the opponent.” Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

For Manchester United, defence could prove the best way of mounting an attack on the Premier League title. After 12 games United have conceded (...)

Louis van Gaal is unlikely to change his ways to appease supporters frustrated at Manchester united’s current style of play. Photograph: PA

Amid all the rancour and frustration, it has almost seemed to go unnoticed during this jarring spell for Manchester United that Louis van Gaal’s team (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels that there is an inherent “culture of vultures” in modern football. Photo: Tony O’Reilly/Reuters

Here we are then, José Mourinho and your correspondent, ensconced in the “penthouse” suite in Harrods. Before you ask: oh yeah, all the time. (...)

Friends and family carry the remains Seamus Wright to his funeral Mass in St Agnes’  Church  in Belfast on Tuesday. The inset is a picture of Seamus Wright which was placed on his coffin. Photograph: Reuters

The funeral Mass of Seamus Wright, one of the ‘Disappeared’ killed by the IRA in October 1972, was told on Tuesday it had taken a very long time to(...)

David Moyes brought in his own backroom staff when he took over at Manchester United as he looked to create his own dynasty in the wake of Alex Ferguson’s returement. Photograph: Getty

The plane is on the runway at Manchester Airport but the captain is not on board. A club source confirms Nemanja Vidic has suspected sciatica. Davi(...)

 Actor Luke Andrew Feeney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Since the dawn of time – or at least the dawn of the automobile – teenagers have had a reputation for being a lazy, self-centred bunch with more ho(...)

Ryan Giggs’s perspective under former manager David Moyes was that United had become constricted in style and appearance. And from the legendary player’s point of view that was alarming. photograph: nick potts/paPhotograph: Nick Potts/PA

Gary Neville told a story in his autobiography about a Manchester United defeat in Turin against Juventus in a Champions League group game in 1(...)

A plane displaying a banner in protest against David Moyes is flown over Old Trafford last month. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

In Frank O’Farrell’s day, he started getting suspicious when he turned up for Bobby Charlton’s testimonial dinner and discovered that he was no(...)

Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta (centre) scores the opening goal against West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium last night

Manchester City 3 West Brom 1 There is a song that can be heard on n(...)