Los Angeles Galaxy’s  Robbie Keane issues instructions to a teammate as Jermaine Jones of the New England Revolution looks on during the MLS Cup. Photograph: Getty Images  1:06

Robbie Keane has hitched up his shorts like Fabien Barthez and you can see the black kinesio tape on his hamstrings. He glugs down half a bottle of wa(...)

Manchester United forward Javier Hernández, front, and  midfielder Shinji Kagawa, right, in action at the  International Champions Cup in  Michigan last week, are interesting Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. Photograph: Tony Ding/AP Photo

Louis van Gaal’s attempts to rebuild Manchester United’s squad are likely to be accelerated this week, with Atletico Madrid ready to launch a bid to s(...)

Marouane Fellaini, seen here in World Cup action for Belgium in Brazil, right, is reported toi have been meeting with officials of Napoli over a possible move to the Italian Serie A club. Photograph:  Clive Mason /Getty Images

Marouane Fellaini’s nightmare time at Manchester United could be about to end as the club are in negotiations with Napoli regarding the midfielder, wh(...)

Mauricio Pochettino would consider an approach from Tottenham Hotspur to become their manager after the sacking of Tim Sherwood (above) yesterday, but(...)

Rodgers and his erstwhile boss Mourinho are friends of many years, having worked together at Chelsea. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Early Friday afternoon at Cobham and Jose Mourinho is bristling. The tone at his first domestic pre-match press conference for three weeks had come(...)

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez: Thorn in Manchester United’s side  scored the third and decisive goal. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

‘Twenty times, 20 times Man United. Twenty times, 20 times I say . . .” And so on around the Old Trafford stands for 20 minutes, as Liverpool’s(...)

Leiva Lucas and   Oscar get into a scrape late in the game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1: Chelsea starved Luis Suarez of chances in claiming a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Liverpool in a pulsating Premier League cla(...)

Chelsea boss  Jose Mourinho and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger have two very different approaches to the game. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of Jose Mourinho’s recurring themes over the years has been his sense of wonder at the way Arsene Wenger can continue at Arsenal year after year w(...)

Jose Mourinho during a Chelsea training session this morning. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Jose Mourinho insists there will be no compromise in Chelsea’s attacking approach despite their stuttering recent form.The self-proclaimed Special One(...)

Liverpool’s Spanish defender José Enrique

Liverpool’s preparations for this weekend’s Merseyside derby have suffered a blow after defender Jose Enrique was ruled out with a long-term knee inju(...)