Manchester City have the richest owner in Sheikh Mansour; United, however, boast a worldwide reach as Ed Woodward continues to grow the business

Managers Manchester City Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, head coach are six words to delight all City fans and make every Manchester United devote(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has long been on intimate terms with disappointment, so he was well qualified to comment on just how big a disappointment it was to los(...)

Nicky Butt is not much into symbolism, though – this is a man without a single medal or item of memorabilia on display at home. He is into reality and is quite aggressive about it. Those are qualities Manchester United need badly. Photograph: Getty Images

Even inside a church, Nicky Butt was prepared to make a challenge. It was September 2009 and beneath the towering arches of Durham Cathedral, coinci(...)

Amedspor fans cheer outside the stadium before the Turkish Cup quarter-final  soccer match between Amedspor and Fenerbahce in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. Photograph:  Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Tear gas hung in the air and an F-16 fighter jet roared overhead, as the two teams took their places on a football pitch in Diyarbakir, the unwilling (...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: “We still have a good team and we can still score goals. I am convinced of that. But we also need a little luck.”

Louis van Gaal may seek to solve Manchester United’s goalscoring problems by buying a new striker in the transfer window. United have just 25 goals in(...)

Manchester United have recalled striker Will Keane from his loan spell at Preston North End as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his thin squad. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have cut short Will Keane’s loan at Preston as they “needed an extra body” to bolster their goal-shy attack. Louis van Gaal’s side (...)

 French supporters hold a banner to appreciate the support prior to the friendly match between England and France at Wembley. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

In ordinary circumstances, it was the kind of result England would cherish on the countdown to a major tournament. These, of course, are not ordina(...)

Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo and Memphis Depay arrive for training on Monday morning. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Memphis Depay and Robin van Persie were two of the biggest casualties of Holland coach Danny Blind’s shake-up on Monday, with both players left out of(...)

Daley Blind reacts after Turkey score during their 3-0 win over Holland. Photograph: Afp

Turkey 3 Holland 0 Turkey leapfrogged Holland into third place in Group A of the Euro 2016 Qualifiers, as Arda Turan inspired them towards a 3-(...)

Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)