Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal waves to the Old Trafford crowd. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

We were informed how he walked and where he walked. How he stood and where he stood. We had his facial expressions and the language of his body interp(...)

Richard Dunne: “Retiring from international football has been an extremely difficult decision for me to make.”

After 14 years as Ireland’s last line of defence, Richard Dunne has decided that the time is right to bring down the curtain on his international care(...)

Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands tackles Lionel Messi during Wednesday’s semi-final in Sao Paulo. “The only thing that counts is the title.” Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Having kept him pretty quiet on the pitch on Wednesday night, Argentina’s players may not be overly concerned about the noises Arjen Robben was making(...)

Arjen Robben celebrates after the Netherlands penalty shootout win against Costa Rica, which set up a semi-final against Argentina. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

At the press conference after the Netherlands had, in the blink of an eye, turned Mexico’s victory into heartbreaking defeat in Fortaleza, poor, crush(...)

 Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford prior to a Champions League match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich in 2010. Photograph:Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

There is a famous story about Louis van Gaal from his time at Bayern Munich. Van Gaal had insisted from the start on two major protocols at team meals(...)

 Louis van Gaal is expected to  bring Patrick Kluivert as part of his coaching staff if he is appointed Manchester United manager.  Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal is hopeful that a deal to make him Manchester United manager will be sealed this week, with the Dutch national coach keen to do (...)