Manchester United’s Juan Mata scores past Alessio Romangnoli and goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski of AS Roma during the first half of an International Champions Cup match at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Photograph: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Juan Mata has admitted that Louis van Gaal showed his first flash of anger after the goals Manchester United conceded in Saturday’s win over Roma, t(...)

Louis van Gaal: wants Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij among others. Photograph: PA.

Louis van Gaal has been told he is free to break the world transfer record to bring the right player to Manchester United. Last year Real Madrid set (...)

 Athletic Bilbao’s  Ander Herrera (left) battle for the ball.  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Manchester United have signed Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera after meeting the buy-out clause in his Athletic Bilbao contract.United had a bid of €3(...)

 Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs and Athletic Bilbao’s  Ander Herrera (left) battle for the ball.  Herrera is the subect of a bid from the Old Trafford club. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Manchester United are close to signing Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, Press Association Sport understands.Reports have suggested United are(...)

Atletico’s coach Diego “Cholo” Simeone ponders a question at a recent Champions League final news conference. “It’s hard for me to interact with players who don’t give themselves completely. The weak don’t interest me.”

Last Saturday evening at the Camp Nou Barcelona surrendered its Spanish league title following a head-to-head encounter with Atlético Madrid. Seconds (...)

Atlètico Madrid coach Diego Simeone: Photograph: Getty Images

There was a moment late in the penultimate game of the season last weekend when Atlético Madrid’s assistant coach, Óscar Ortega, began to celebrate th(...)

 Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe (left) has been included in extended 30-man Spanish squad for World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Vincent West/Reuters

Uncapped Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe were named in Spain’s provisional World Cup squad today.Coach Vicente del Bosque opted for plenty of youth (...)

Recently appointed European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (above) appears to have prompted action by EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia in relatio(...)

Ander Herrera (left) of Athletic Bilbao is still a  target for Manchester United.  Photograph: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

David Moyes is considering returning for Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera in the January transfer window, with the Manchester United manager conscious (...)

 Jose Mourinho  with    Aitor Karanka when they were with Real Madrid.

DOMINIC FIFIELDThe former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka is in pole position to succeed Ian Holloway as manager of Crystal Palace as the Premier L(...)