It is clear that referee Alan Wilkie’s regulation Umbro shorts are at least two inches too short, as if they have shrunk in the machine. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/AllSport

The infamous three minutes of footage from what should have been another poxy and soon-forgotten 1-1 English league match is like the Zapruder film of(...)

Southampton’s Dutch manager Ronald Koeman congratulates defender Ryan Bertrand after the victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Nigel Adkins was not happy. His team had lost 2-0 on Merseyside and he had an issue with one of his best young forwards whose head, Adkins explained, (...)

Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller will return to Cork City having agreed a contract at Leeside.(Photograph: INPHO/Getty Images)

Cork City have announced the signing of former Manchester United, Celtic and Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller. The Ireland international has recently(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)

Wimbledon AFC’s Alan Bennett: “We’re playing to pay the mortgage, the likes of Steven Gerrard are motivated by a completely different set of circumstances.” Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty

There are some who are adamant that Wimbledon won the 1988 FA Cup final in the tunnel before the game. A couple of players from that side recall how (...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal prasied the performance of Robin Van Persie but was unhappy with the majority of his team after United’s 2-1 win away at Southampton

Louis van Gaal launched a three-pronged attack on Gary Neville, his own players and long-term foe Ronald Koeman after Manchester United’s 2-1 win at S(...)

Roy Keane signing the back of Sadie McCarthy’s jacket at the book signing of his first autobiography in Easons, Patrick Street, Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

Charles Dickens was the first literary superstar. On his legendary public reading tours, he enthralled audiences of thousands but as an old booksel(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill talks to members of the media ahead of his side’s crucial European Championship qualifying game against Scotland in Celtic Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 2:31

Martin O’Neill is likely to make a call on James McCarthy’s fitness this morning in Malahide with the Republic of Ireland strongly suggesting that th(...)

Rio Ferdinand, QPR footballer on the sport stage of Web Summit. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile 2:03

Soccer player Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he won’t appeal a three-game ban and £25,000 fine after directing a jibe on Twitter to a follower who had cr(...)

Manchester United captain  Wayne Rooney in action. A number of travel agents  arrange trips to see the team play at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA
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I want to treat my two sons to a trip to see their favourite football team, Manchester United, play in the Premiership, preferably at home. How do I g(...)