Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

As a player Roy Keane came to owe Alex Ferguson a lot but there was a time when the Scot would have readily acknowledged  the scale of the repayment made. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The Roy Keane parody account on Twitter has been quiet of late and whoever is behind it continued to lay low yesterday. What with the Cork man claim(...)

Thomas Müller in action for Bayern Munich during a  friendly against Inter Milan in  Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm says he cannot guarantee that Thomas Müller will not follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United. Rep(...)

England fans sing their national anthem before the friendly match with the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

It’s not often we have England for Sunday lunch, but happily the visitors to the Afifa were impeccably behaved this time, apart from those moments whe(...)

Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: PA

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United central defen(...)

Thriving on the intimidation factor: Rory McIlroy holds press court at Wentworth on Wednesday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy is very comfortable in his own skin. That much is obvious. On the 18th green here at Wentworth yesterday, his final act of the pro-am was(...)

Rory McIlroy returns to Wentworth this week for the PGA Championship, a tournament which kickstarted a magic year for the world number one in 2014. Photograph: Reuters

World number one Rory McIlroy admitted success is now measured in terms of major titles as he looks to defend the BMW PGA Championship title which kic(...)

Carlos Tevez, pictured with Juventus team mate Patrice Evra, was been been an integral part of the Old Lady’s progress to the Champions League semi-finals. Photograph: Afp

Last week, a few hours after Juventus’s victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, Carlos Tevez was stopped by(...)

Raheem Sterling: are Brendan Rodgers and Daniel Sturridge the sort of role models that are going to lead him to the top of the game? Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A little over two years ago, Raheem Sterling told the Daily Mail: “I don’t think I’m famous. I suppose a few people know me, but it’s not changed me. (...)

Jamie Carragher and Paul Ince had to choose between Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard for their combined Liverpool/Man U team during a Carlsberg Ireland event. Photograph: John Peters/Getty Images

Liverpool and Manchester United fans will get the chance to settle some bragging rights this Sunday as the two famous clubs battle it out in pursuit o(...)