Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Brazilian forward Neymar and Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, current winner of the award, are the three finalists for the 2015 Ballon d’Or. Photograph: Getty Images

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head once again for the title of world’s best footballer after being short-listed along wi(...)

Andy Cole, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes – three of Manchester United’s great players from 1990s. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Which was the greatest football team in history? The Brazilians of 1970? The Dutch AC Milan of the late 80s? The Barcelona of Guardiola and M(...)

A Spanish radio station is reporting Pep Guardiola will take over at Manchester City in the summer. Photograph: Epa

Pep Guardiola has agreed to leave Bayern Munich at the end of this season and take over at Manchester City, according to reports in Spain. (...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and manager Louis van Gaal speak during squad training. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Louis van Gaal has given Luke Shaw a few days off to aid his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in Manchester United’s opening Champions Leagu(...)

Louis van Gaal with his then assistant trainer at Barcelona Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Barcelona captain Xavi admits he initially thought Louis van Gaal was an “idiot” but changed his mind after a week working with him. The ex-Spa(...)

Michael Carrick leaves the pitch during England’s friendly match against Spain played at the Rico Perez stadium in Alicante. Photograph: EPA

England and Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick sustained an ankle injury during England’s 2-0 friendly defeat in Spain on Friday. The 34-yea(...)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named Swedish footballer of the year for the last nine years. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Half Bosnian, half Croat, half Swede, half borderless superstar, half council estate immigrant, half team player, half narcissist: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (...)

Thomas Muller celebrates with Douglas Costa after scoring Bayern Munich’s fifth goal against Arsenal. Photograph: Reuters

Arsène Wenger lamented a dismal defensive performance from his Arsenal team, as they slumped to a 5-1 loss at Bayern Munich that left their Champions (...)

Arsenal’s Petr Cech looks dejected after Thomas Muller scored Bayern Munich’s second goal. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Bayern Munich 5 Arsenal 1 From the moment that Robert Lewandowski exploited slackness in the Arsenal back line to score his 18th goal of the club sea(...)

Arsenal’s French head coach Arsene Wenger laughs during a press conference on the eve of their Champions League Group F match against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Getty Images

Pep Guardiola once harboured ambitions to play for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has claimed. The Bayern Munich coach enjoyed a glittering career as a player(...)