Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (right) and assistant manager Roy Keane during the Barclays Premier League defeat to Queens Park Rangers  at Loftus Road on Monday night.  Photograph:    Ian Walton/Getty Images

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will resist calls from fans to give Jack Grealish more repsonsibility in his side despite a fifth straight league de(...)

Marouane Fellaini competes with Gary Cahill during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Louis van Gaal was only a few days out regarding his plea for time. Judge his team and his philosophy after three months, he said, when becoming the (...)

Queens Park Rangers’ Charlie Austin celebrates scoring the opening goal of game  at Loftus Road, London, last night. Photograph: PA

QPR 2 Aston Villa 0 A brace from Charlie Austin lit up an otherwise forgettable game as QPR moved off the bottom of the Premier League and ease(...)

The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair am(...)

Louis van Gaal: says Robin van Persie just needs a bit of luck to score.

Listen to Louis van Gaal on Robin van Persie and the impression given is hardly that the striker is fighting to retain his place in the Manchester Uni(...)

  Glenn Whelan of the Republic of Ireland receives treatment during the Euro  2016 qualifier against  Germany   in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill is set to be without both Glenn Whelan and Wes Hoolahan for the critically important European Championship qualifier against Scotland (...)

 Diego Godin (left) jumps to celebrate scoring their fourth goal against Malmo FF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Olympiacos are top of Group A after former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Juventus. The Greek champions are (...)

Arsenal’s Calum Chambers (centre) and Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans (right) vie for the ball  at Constant Vanden Stockt Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand /  EPA

Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2Arsene Wenger had wanted something to warm his cockles on the occasion of his 65th birthday and after plenty of suffering, he go(...)

Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Anderlecht v Arsenal Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, 7.45pm.Emiliano Martinez might need to pinch himself at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium here in (...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester Utd The Hawthorns 7.45pm, Sky Sports 1 Louis van Gaal believes defeating West Bromwich Albion at The Hawtho(...)