Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)

Former Barcelona player Juliano Belletti shows the name of Manchester United football club during the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony in Monaco. Photo: Valery Hache/Getty Images

Manchester City’s unhappy knack of being handed tough Champions League draws continued on Thursday, when they were placed into a group alongside last (...)

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrate a goal against Bayern Munich, the joint fastest in the league’s history. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Coach Pep Guardiola said Bayern Munich were taught a lesson after conceding an early goal against Hoffenheim on Saturday and battling back to win 2-1 (...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

 Southampton have announced the signing of Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu on a three-year contract. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu says manager Ronald Koeman was a key factor in his decision to join the Saints from Chelsea on a three-year deal. (...)

Why criticise José Mourinho for failing to bring through young players when doing so is essentially incompatible with his job – which is to win titles. Photograph: PA

Last week, José Mourinho made a memorable contribution to the conversation around talent development in English football. In recent years, Chel(...)

Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini have penned new deals at Chelsea and Manchester City respectively on the eve of the new Premier League season. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea. The Blues announced Mourinho’s new deal on the eve of the Barclays Premier League sea(...)

Louis van Gaal came up against Club Brugge in the Champions League during his time in charge of FC Barcelona. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal is looking forward to a reunion with old foe Club Brugge after Manchester United were pitted against the Belgian side in the Champions (...)

Nigel De Jong’s tackle against Xabi Alonso in the 2010 World Cup final, he was in the spotlight again against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has dismissed complaints about a Nigel de Jong tackle during Tuesday’s friendly match against Bayern Munich by sayin(...)

Bayern Munich Arturo Vidal poses for the media following his transfer from Juventus. Photograph: Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his move to Bayern Munich from Juventus. The German champions have confirmed that Vidal has signed a four(...)