Manchester United’s Robin van Persie (centre) celebrates scoring his sides second goal against Southampton   with team-mates Ashley Young (right) and Ander Herrera   at St Marys, Southampton. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal and his flexible system may enhance his squad’s Premier League hopes but an ever-growing injury list and the lack of European football(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Samir Nasri celebrates his opener against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Getty Images

AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2There have not been too many distinguished nights for Manchester City since they started dining on the top table of Europea(...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko and Frank Lampard warm up during a training session for the game against Roma. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

A night in Rome may prove the defining moment of Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City career.The demand from the club‘s owners is material progress in (...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko and Frank Lampard warm up during a training session for the game against Roma. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

A night in Rome may prove the defining moment of Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City career.The demand from the club‘s owners is material progress in (...)

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City reacts after sustaining an injury during their English Premier League match against Everton.Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Sergio Aguero is likely to discover the extent of his knee injury tomorrow as fears grow at Manchester City of a lengthy lay-off for their top scorer.(...)

Manchester city owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan: has invested €1.46 billion in the club in  six years.  Photo: Andrew Yates/AFP

Manchester City believe they will comply with Uefa’s financial fair play break-even rules this season after announcing they reduced their annual loss (...)

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard: on January 31st Chelsea entertain City at Stamford Bridge in an encounter that could have a defining influence on who takes the title this season.

To stand only one goal behind Thierry Henry in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts is a measure of Frank Lampard’s supreme talent. To score a(...)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany limps off during Sunday’s 3-0 win over Southampton

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is short of defensive options for Wednesday’s trip to Sunderland following the loss of Vincent Kompany to in(...)

 Sergio Agüero of Manchester City scored three against Bayern Munich. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 3 Bayern Munich 2The astonishing thing about this night is that it, once again, it exposed all Manchester City’s shortcomings in Europ(...)