John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Ronald Koeman brings his Southampton team into Europa League action tonight. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has said his squad will take time to gel this season after a busy transfer window that saw a number of key players (...)

New Holland boss Danny Blind turned down a ‘fantastic offer’ to join up with Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Photograph: Afp

Danny Blind said he turned down a “fantastic offer” to join Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. Blind, the father of the United midfielder Daley, is(...)

 Sean O’Driscoll is set to be the new Liverpool assistant manager. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images

Liverpool are expected to appoint the England Under-19 head coach, Sean O’Driscoll, as their new assistant manager as part of the overhaul of Brendan (...)

Luis Suarez says he has had to adapt to play alongside Lionel Messi and his new Barcelona team mates. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Luis Suarez will head into Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris St Germain admitting he left Liverpool to win European fo(...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is hopeful that the club will qualify for either of next year’s European competitions. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks Premier League teams are failing in Europe because there is no winter break in English football.The Pr(...)

 Martin Keown of Arsenal goads Ruud Van Nistelrooy of Man Utd after Van Nistelrooy missed his penalty at Old Trafford in 2003. Photo:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

By an accident of scheduling the premiere of Sky Sports’ Invincibles documentary about Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003-04 title-winning season was broadcast i(...)

 Louis van Gaal with Ryan Giggs during Manchester United’s match against Tottenham  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Louis van Gaal has admitted the FA Cup represents Manchester United’s best hope for a trophy this season, as the manager prepares his team for tomorr(...)

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint Germain second best to Bjorn Borg in Swedish sports poll. Photograph: Yoan Valat / EPA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed disappointment at finishing second in a list of the 150 greatest Swedish sports stars. Former tennis ace Bjorn Borg,(...)