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(...)

Alex Ferguson wanted neither David Moyes nor Louis van Gaal to replace him. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Alex Ferguson has revealed that David Moyes, the man chosen as his managerial successor at Manchester United, was sixth on a list of ideal replacemen(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal during training in Manchester on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff 2:08

The pressure Louis van Gaal is feeling as Manchester United re-enter the Champions League after a 20-month hiatus showed when Adnan Januzaj was asked (...)

Leinster interim head coach Leo Cullen at an open training session at Edenderry RFC yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has a sensible face. Elderly, almost. It’s always been like that. The prospective Leinster head coach is just one of those chaps of whom(...)

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(...)

New Manchester United team-mates Daley Blind and Memphis Depay during a Dutch training session  in Katwijk ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier  against Latvia in Riga. Photo:  Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United have formally completed the signing of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven. United agreed a €43 million deal with the Dutch club for th(...)

Louis van Gaal stole the show with his speech at the Manchester United Player of the Year Awards. Photo: Matthew Peters/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal gave a charismatic speech at Manchester United’s annual awards evening in which the manager acknowledged the fans for their support,(...)

Adnan Januzaj’s Manchester United future hangs in the balance after a disappointing second season in the first team. Photograph: Getty

Adnan Januzaj’s immediate future at Manchester United is in the balance, with Louis van Gaal considering whether the 20-year-old should go out on loan(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini during Monday night’s defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini’s position as the Manchester City manager is safe and there will be no knee-jerk reaction despite Monday night’s defeat at Crystal (...)

Paul Ince wonders about an emerging generation who, he feels, are so coached in specialist roles that they fail to develop into the more rounded midfielders. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Ince spent two years at the start of his career playing for West Ham alongside Liam Brady, who was approaching the end of his. Having arrived int(...)