Danny Welbeck training with Arsenal after his move from Manchester United. Photograph:  Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has delivered a brutal explanation for Manchester United’s decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal, saying the England international(...)

Ryan Giggs: “The history of the club is to play exciting football, to give youngsters a chance and to keep to the traditions of the club”

Ryan Giggs has denied Manchester United’s recent transfer policy represents a betrayal of Old Trafford traditions, although Nicky Butt, the club’s re(...)

 Louis van Gaal:  “Maybe it is too big a club. Not only in a sporting sense but also commercially. We have to do a lot of things that normally I don’t allow. I have to adapt to this big club but I think also this big club has to adapt to Louis van Gaal. Photo:  Clive Mason/Getty

Louis van Gaal has questioned whether Manchester United are “too big a club” for their own good as he outlined his concerns that commercial demands c(...)

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal:  “It is the biggest club because of world renown but in sport you are never the biggest unless you’ve proved it every season.” Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA

Louis van Gaal says he is only interested in winning the Premier League in his first season at Manchester United. The Dutchman has, however, asked f(...)

Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the  second goal against England. Photograph:Christopher Lee/Getty Images

This World Cup is a bit good. To the point where you can’t even resist sharing the company of the Ivory Coast and Japan at 2am and beyond, Tony O’Dono(...)

 England’s Wayne Rooney takes a free kick during the friendly match against Honduras last week in Florida. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Just as most people believe they are above-average drivers, so most football fans are irrationally optimistic about their team’s chances at the start (...)

England’s Ross Barkley during the training session at Urca Military Training Ground in Rio de Janeiro.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Paul Scholes has urged England manager Roy Hodgson to put his faith in Ross Barkley at the World Cup and believes he can have a similar impact to Way(...)

Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville could yet become part of Louis van Gaal’s staff at Manchester United.

Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville could yet become part of Louis van Gaal’s staff at Manchester United, with the decision on their futures pos(...)

 Wayne Rooney happy with his form and positioning on the pitch. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Wayne Rooney could not care less about the critics who say he should be dropped from the England team.Rooney’s place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI has(...)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says England must play like Liverpool in Brazil  Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Paul Scholes has called for England to “adopt Liverpool’s attacking mentality” at the World Cup and has encouraged Roy Hodgson to include up to five o(...)