Karim Benzema has  a glittering CV at club and international level,  and at 27 is at the peak of his powers. Photograph: JuanJo Martin/EPA

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid striker viewed by the manager as an answer to Manchester United’s goalscorin(...)

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has emerged as a target for Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal. Photograph: Afp

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid player viewed by the Manchester United manager as an answer to their goals(...)

‘The Sunday Game’ pundits Joe Brolly, Pat Spillane and Colm O’Rourke watch a game in Croke Park with the show’s presenter Michael Lyster. Former Derry footballer Brolly has apologised for making a comment about RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey  at half-time in the Cavan-Monaghan game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On Sunday evening, I came in the door from Celtic Park and went to check the GAA championship results. Celtic had been presented with the league troph(...)

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Hull City 0 Manchester United 0 Farewell then, for now, Hull City. Steve Bruce’s game but toothless Tigers claimed the final relegation spot at(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson says Jack Grealish is on his radar. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

England manager Roy Hodgson says he will leave it to Jack Grealish to decide upon his international future with the England manager apparently in no h(...)

Charlie Austin is one of an uncapped trio called up by Roy Hodgson to face Ireland next month. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

Uncapped trio Tom Heaton, Jamie Vardy and Charlie Austin have been called up to the England squad for the first time ahead of the international fri(...)

David de Gea: offered €206,000 a week to stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has admitted he is already planning for David de Gea’s departure and the Manchester United manager has revealed a list of potential re(...)

Pep Guardiola speaks to Lionel Messi at half-time during the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena. Photo: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

“Raus mit applaus!” was the headline in the German tabloid Abendzeitung after Bayern Munich’s energetic but ultimately rather meek and bloodless exit (...)

Jamie Cudmore in his eye-catching footwear in the Champions Cup final against Toulon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont lock Jamie Cudmore drew some attention in the build-up to the European Rugby Champions Cup final for his choice of footwear. Laced high above(...)

Marouane Fellaini’s header gave Manchester United a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and got Louis Van Gaal’s side back on track in the race for a Champions League spot. Photograph: Reuters

Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United’s victory at Crystal Palace may have been unconvincing, but Louis van Gaal’s men will no(...)