Southampton defender  Nathaniel Clyne has been called up to the England senior squad for the first time for the European qualifier games against    San Marino and Estonia. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Roy Hodgson has bowed to the demands of Brendan Rodgers by leaving Daniel Sturridge out of the England squad.Sturridge is in contention to play for Li(...)

 Louis van Gaal insists he is not taking a risk by looking to Manchester United’s Academy to solve his injury crisis.

Louis van Gaal has said he will solve Manchester United’s injury crisis by applying the methods that solved Arjen Robben’s fitness problems and the m(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his fourth goal during the midweek victory over Elche at the the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Juanjo Martin/Epa

Manchester United will have to pay at least €180 million to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford with Real Madrid reportedly ready to cash in(...)

  Tyler Blackett (right) is suspended ahead of West Ham game.  Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has admitted Manchester United’s plight is the hardest moment of a glittering managerial career. United have only five points from fiv(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal (right) and his assistant Ryan Giggs during their Premier League defeat to   Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team’s embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester. United looked set for a comfortable win afte(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and his assistant Ryan Giggs (left)  react during the  Premier League defeat to Leicester   at King Power Stadium. Photograph:  Kieran Galvin/EPA

Louis van Gaal hit out at his Manchester United players after watching them crumble to an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester.United raced into a 3-1(...)

England’s Phil Jones (left) leaves the field during a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group E match at the St Jakob-Park Stadium, Basel.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been ruled out for up to a month with a torn hamstring. Jones hobbled off in the second half of England’(...)

England’s Danny Welbeck scores his first goal against Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Switzerland 0 England 2 The only disappointment for Roy Hodgson, perhaps, is that England could not conjure up this kind of football more often(...)

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring the equaliser against Manchester United at Stadium of Light. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1 The crest on the shirt is still the same. The songs go to the same tune and in the closing moments, hunting a (...)